Category Archives: Vessel Loss

Tower Hamlets Cemetery, Bow, London, England

Memorial t Tower Hamlets Cemetery, London commemorating Captain James and Louise Price d. 1877 in the loss of the ‘Sorata’ with five of their children

Location

Tower Hamlets Cemetery, Bow, London, England

Transcript

'[Inscribed beneath memorials to other members of the Gandy family of Old Ford - William (1770-1853), Martha (1769-1844), Hannah (1839-1845) and George William (1846-1848), a poem by George Whitefield and a line from Psalm 90]. 'ALSO IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF / LOUISA / GRANDDAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE / WHO WITH HER HUSBAND CAPTn JAMES J PRICE / COMMANDER OF THE SORATA BOUND FOR / JAMAICA AND FIVE OF THEIR CHILDREN / WERE LOST OFF RAMSGATE IN THE STORM / OF SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11th 1877'

Details

Description: Tall white headstone, triangular at the top, with carved scrolls at the sides. Semi-cylindrical base stone and small foot stone.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Grave No.283 Square 57
Vessel: Sorata

People

Price, Louise
Age:
Date of Death: 11/11/1877
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Price, James
Age:
Date of Death: 11/11/1877
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: The inscription is now difficult to decipher due to erosion, but was accurately recorded by a family member about 50 years ago.

Cliff top, Port Campbell, Victoria, Australia

Plaque at Port Campbell, Victoria, Australia commemorating passengers and crew of the ‘Loch Ard’, lost 1878

Location

Cliff top, Port Campbell, Victoria, Australia

Transcript

In memory of the 52 people who died / when the 'Loch Ard' sank / near here on 1st June 1878 / Only four bodies were recovered-those of Mrs. Evory Carmichael, Miss Raby / Carmichael, Arthur Mitchell and Reginald Jones. These were placed in coffins / made from timber washed up in Loch Ard Gorge and buried in this cemetery. A / cross of spars from the wreckage was erected over the graves and this was later / replaced with headstones / PASSENGERS / DR. EVORY CARMICHAEL / MRS. EVORY CARMICHAEL / REBECCA (Raby) CARMICHAEL / MARGARET CARMICHAEL / ANNIE CARMICHAEL / EVORY CARMICHAEL / THOMAS CARMICHAEL / W.R. GODBY / REGINALD JONES / ARTHUR MITCHELL / WILLIAM PATTERSON / THOMAS PITTS / HERBERT RALF / GERALD ROLLESTON / JOHN STUCKEY / MRS. JOHN STUCKEY / GEORGE YATES / CREW / Captain / GEORGE GIBB / First Mate / GEORGE McLAUCHLAN / Second Mate / GEORGE K. BAXTER / Third Mate ERNEST A. ATKINSON / Carpenter / JAMES RANCIE / Boatswain / R. HUNT / Sailmaker / ROBERT FOX / Steward / GEORGE CLAZ / Cook / RONALD GILES / Ordinary Seaman / E.F. FINCHAM / Engine Driver / HENRY DONOHUE / Lamp Trimmer / WILLIAM JOHNSTON / Second Steward / WILLIAM SPICER / Able Seamen / THOMAS HESDTOR / G.M. NEIL/J.M. GEMILY / EVIDEL / A.M. GRANGOEST / JOHN JOHNSTON / JOHN EGAN / CHARLES CAMERON / GEORGE FREEMAN / JOSEPH KING / WILLIAM LEGG / WILLIAM WRIGHT / GEORGE CHINN / JOHN BROKS / THOMAS KING / GEORGE SMITH / JAMES WOOD / HENRY ANDERSON / C. ARCHER / MAGNUS MUNAY / Apprentices / ROBERT STRASENBERGH / W.H. STEPHENSON/ERECTED BY THE NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE 1978'

Details

Type: Plaque
Date Erected: 1978
Vessel: Loch Ard

People

Anderson, Henry
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Archer, C.
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Atkinson, Ernest A.
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: 3rd Mate
Organisation:
Baxter, George K.
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: 2nd Mate
Organisation:
Broks, John
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Cameron, Charles
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Carmichael, Evory
Age: 40
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Carmichael, Rebecca
Age: 20
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Carmichael, Margaret
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Carmichael, Annie
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Carmichael, Evory
Age: 45
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Carmichael, Thomas
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Chinn, George
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Claz, George
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Steward
Organisation:
Donohue, Henry
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Engine driver
Organisation:
Egan, John
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Evidel, Evidel
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Fincham, E. F.
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Ordinary Seaman
Organisation:
Fox, Robert
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Sailmaker
Organisation:
Freeman, George
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Gemily, J. M.
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Gibb, George
Age: 29
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:
Godby, W. R.
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Grangoest, A. M.
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Hesdtor, Thomas
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Hunt, R
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Boatswain
Organisation:
Johnston, William
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lamp trimmer
Organisation:
Johnston, John
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Jones, Reginald
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
King, Joseph
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
King, Thomas
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Legg, William
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
McLauchlan, Thomas
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: 1st Mate
Organisation:
Mitchell, Arthur
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Munay, Magnus
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Neil, G. M.
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Patterson, William
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Pitts, Thomas
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Ralf, Herbert
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Rancie, James
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Carpenter
Organisation:
Rolleston, Gerald
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Smith, George
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Spicer, William
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: 2nd Steward
Organisation:
Stephenson, W. H.
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Apprentice
Organisation:
Strasenbergh, Robert
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Apprentice
Organisation:
Stuckey, John
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Stuckey, John
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Wood, James
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Wright, William
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Yates, George
Age:
Date of Death: 1/6/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Dr Evory Carmichael was acting as ship's doctor in return for nominal sum and free accommodation.

Candie Cemetery, Upland Road, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Memorial at Candie Cemetery, Upland Road, Guernsey commemorating the crew of the ‘Echo’, wrecked in 1884

Location

Candie Cemetery, Upland Road, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Transcript

'In memoriam / Wreck of the Echo off Jersey / December 20th 1884 / Joseph Quesnel Master / John Freeman, Mate / Peter Hansen seaman / Harry Spicer seaman / Samuel Hodge, J. Wm. Ferguson / and James Piprell passengers / be ye also ready'

Details

Type: Memorial
Vessel: Echo

People

Ferguson, J. W.
Age:
Date of Death: 20/12/1884
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Freeman, John
Age:
Date of Death: 20/12/1884
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Mate
Organisation:
Hansen, Peter
Age:
Date of Death: 20/12/1884
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:
Hodge, Samuel
Age:
Date of Death: 20/12/1884
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Piprell, James
Age:
Date of Death: 20/12/1884
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Owner
Organisation:
Quesnel, Joseph
Age:
Date of Death: 20/12/1884
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:
Spicer, Harry
Age:
Date of Death: 20/12/1884
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Ketch 'Echo' wrecked Corbiere, Jersey 20/12/1884. No bodies recovered.
Bibliography: David Kreckeler 'Nineteenth Century Monumental Memorials in Guernsey and their history of nautical interest' (typescript).

St John's Church, Les Amballes Road, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Headstone at St John’s Church, Les Amballes Road, Guernsey commemorating Charles Henry Winterflood d. 1886 in the loss of the ‘Never Despair’

Location

St John's Church, Les Amballes Road, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Transcript

'In affectionate memory of Charles Henry, beloved son of Captain David Winterflood, lost at sea off Cape Barfleur 4th December 1886 aged 26 years and 3 months'

Details

Type: Headstone
Position: Churchyard
Vessel: Never despair

People

Winterflood, Charles Henry
Age: 26
Date of Death: 4/12/1886
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Crew member of 'Never Despair' bound Guernsey to London, laden with stone. Run into by French barque 'Edmund Gabriel'. All saved except Charles Winterflood.

Hanley Registry Office, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England

Plaque in Hanley Registry Office, Stoke-on-Trent commemorating Captain Edward John Smith d. 1912 in the loss of ‘Titanic’

Location

Hanley Registry Office, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England

Transcript

'This tablet is dedicated to the memory of Commander Edward John Smith RD RNR Born in Hanley 27 Jany 1850 died at sea 15 April 1912. Be British. Whilst in command of the White Star SS Titanic that great ship struck an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean during the night and speedily sank with nearly all who were on board. Captain Smith having done all that man could for the safety of the passengers and crew remained at his post on the sinking ship until the end. His last message to his crew was "Be British"'

Details

Type: Plaque.
Materials: Copper
Vessel: RMS Titanic

People

Smith, Edward John
Age: 62
Date of Death: 15/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: Royal Naval Reserve

Extra

Notes: Photograph of John Smith hung above. This building was formerly the town hall.

St Faith's Church, Crosby, Lancashire, England

Plaque in St Faith’s Church, Crosby, Lancashire commemorating Joseph Bell d. 1912 in the loss of ‘Titanic’

Location

St Faith's Church, Crosby, Lancashire, England

Transcript

'...who was lost with all his engineering staff in the foundering of that vessel after collision with an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean April 15th 1912'

Details

Type: Plaque
Vessel: RMS Titanic

People

Bell, Joseph
Age:
Date of Death: 15/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Chief Engineer
Organisation: White Star Line

Extra

Bibliography: David Saunders 'Maritime Memorials & Mementoes' (Yeovil, 1996) p. 40.

St Nicholas's Chapel, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England

Wall tablet at St Nicholas’ Chapel, Kings Lynn, Norfolk commemorating Archdale Wilson, d. 1758 in the loss of the ‘Prince George’

  

Location

St Nicholas's Chapel, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England

Transcript

'Near this Place are deposited the Remains of / ANNE / Wife of JOHN WILSON ESQUIRE, / Who departed this Life 26 September 1767 / Aged 65 Years. / She was a Virtuous Woman, / whose example in All Relations to Life / was Worthy of Imitation. / Also six of their children were Here Buried / CATHERINE, MARY, ELIZABETH, / EDWARD, JOHN, ROBERT. / JOHN their first Born Son / was Buried at DIDLINGTON 1725. / ARCHDALE perished at Sea / on Board ye PRINCE GEORGE Man of War / (Burnt 11 April 1758) on his travels to ITALY / JOHN WILSON ESQUIRE / Departed this Life 14 May 1781 / In the 84th Year of his Age / He was SHERIFF of this County 1735 / MAYOR of this Borough 1753 / And in every Stage of his Life / A JUST and WORTHY Man.'

Details

Position: Wall outside choir vestry
Vessel: HMS Prince George

People

Wilson, Archdale
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 11/4/1758
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Notes: HMS 'Prince George' was originally built in Woolwich in 1682 as HMS ‘Duke’, a 90-gun second rate ship. It was relaunched in 1701. In 1757, she was commissioned as Rear Admiral Broderick’s flagship. A fire broke out below decks while sailing through the Bay of Biscay. Out of the 745 crew members, 485 perished.

St Stephen's Old Church, Fylingthorpe, East Yorkshire, England

Gravestone at St Stephen’s Old Church, Fylingthorpe commemorating John Storm  d. 1859 in the loss of the brig ‘Lomer’

Location

St Stephen's Old Church, Fylingthorpe, East Yorkshire, England

Transcript

'In remembrance of / JOHN STORM / Master Mariner / who was lost with the / Brig Lomer of Whitby / in October 1859 / aged 31 years / Also WILLIAM THOMAS / son of the Above / JOHN and ELIZABETH STORM/who died April 3rd 1876 / aged 17 years / Also the above ELIZABETH STORM / who died October 21 1905 / aged 72 years'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: North Yorkshire
Vessel: Lomer

People

Storm, John
Age: 31
Date of Death: 26/10/1856
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master Mariner
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: From Robin Hood's Bay

St Nicholas Church, Churchstoke, Powys, Wales

Tablet in Churchstoke, Powys, dedicated to William Kyffin Lloyd d. 1893 in the wreck of the ‘Earl of Shaftesbury’

Location

St Nicholas Church, Churchstoke, Powys, Wales

Transcript

'William KYFFIN LLOYD, Born at MELLINGSTON HALL Sept 18th 1872, twin son of the late George Lloyd MD. of Edgebaston, Birmingham and Grandson of T B Brown Esq. drowned May 8th 1893 in the wreck of the Earl of Shaftesbury near Point de Galle, Ceylon when serving as second officer'

Details

Type: Tablet
Position: Sanctuary, south wall
Materials: Brass
Vessel: Earl of Shaftesbury

People

Lloyd, William Kyffin
Age:
Date of Death: 8/5/1893
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Second Officer
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: The 'Earl of Shaftesbury' was a British cargo sailing vessel. She ran aground on the 8th May, 1893 and was wrecked at Amblangoda, Sri Lanka.
Bibliography: Credit to Allen Tony for the additional information.

Church of St Thomas A Becket, Warblington, Hampshire, England

Headstone at the Church of St Thomas A Becket, Warblington, Hampshire commemorating William Duke d. 1796

Location

Church of St Thomas A Becket, Warblington, Hampshire, England

Transcript

'Sacred / to the Memory of / JOSEPH DUKE / who departed this life / the 25 of July /1805 / Aged 71 Years / Also / WILLIAM Son of / JOSEPH / and LYDIA DUKE / who was Shipwrecked / on the Bolt in / Devonshire / and drowned on the / 12th January 1796 / in the 34th Year of his Age'

Details

Type: Double headstone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Limestone

People

Duke, William
Age: 33
Date of Death: 12/1/1796
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: DOSSIER.