Category Archives: Vessel Loss

Barnoon Cemetery, St Ives, Cornwall, England

Gravestone in St Ives, Cornwall dedicated to William Carbines d. 1912

Location

Barnoon Cemetery, St Ives, Cornwall, England

Transcript

'ihs / In / LOVING MEMORY OF / ANN, THE BELOVED WIFE OF / WILLIAM CARBINES / WHO / DIED 2ND OCTOBER 1904 / AGED 80 YEARS / "WITH CHRIST WHICH IS FAR BETTER." / ALSO OF THOMAS , BELOVED SON OF / SAMUEL & PEGGY W. COCKING; / AND GRAND-SON OF THE ABOVE / WHO DIED 29 APRIL, 1906 / AGED 22 YEARS / HIS END WAS PEACE / ALSO OF THE ABOVE / WILLIAM CARBINES, / WHO DIED 21ST OCTR. 1908 / AGED 85 YEARS, / THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD I SHALL NOT WANT / ALSO OF / WILLIAM CARBINES / GRAND-SON OF THE ABOVE AND BELOVED SON OF / NICHOLAS AND JANE CARBINES, / WHO WAS DROWNED ON BOARD THE S.S. TITANIC, / 14TH APRIL 1912 / AGED 19 YEARS, / NEARER MY GOD TO THEE / NEARER TO THEE'

Details

Description: Marble headstone with lead lined lettering.


Type: Gravestone
Materials: Marble
Vessel: Titanic

People

Carbines, William
Age: 19
Date of Death: 14/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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Toxteth Park Cemetery, Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Memorial at Toxteth Park Cemetery, Liverpool commemorating William Cochran d. 1883 in the loss of the ‘City of Brussels’

Location

Toxteth Park Cemetery, Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Transcript

'In affectionate remembrance of Emma, the beloved wife of William Cochran, who departed this life 3rd March 1883 aged 58 years. Also WILLIAM, eldest son of the above, who lost his life in the collision between the Inman Steamer 'CITY OF BRUSSELS' and S.S.'KIRBY HALL' off this port, 7th January 1883, aged 30 years'

Details

Type: Headstone
Position: Q765
Vessel: City of Brussels, SS Kirby Hall

People

Cochran, William
Age: 58
Date of Death: 7/1/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation: Inman Line

Extra

Recorder: Martin Davies 1985

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Lieutenant Ronald Sycamore Frost RN d. 1941

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'Lt Ronald Sycamore Frost R.N.R.32 H.M. Submarine P33 sunk in Mediterranean by enemy action 20 Aug 1941'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: P33

People

Frost, Ronald Sycamore
Age: 32
Date of Death: 20/8/1941
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RNR
Organisation: Royal Naval Reserve

Extra

Notes: P33 presumed mined off Tripoli formerly paid off 20.8.1941. Also commemorated by granite gravestone in the churchyard.
Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

The Green, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, England

Fountain on the Green, Shipton-under-Wychwood commemorating parishioners who died in the loss of the ‘Cospatrick’ in  1874

Location

The Green, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, England

Transcript

[East side] 'The fountain was erected by public subscription in the year 1878 in memory of the 17 parishioners who perished in the Cospatrick by fire on her voyage to New Zealand Nov. 17 1874. This plate was affixed as a memento of the coronation of King Edward VII' [South side] 'Henry Townsend aged 62, Ann his wife aged 53, George Charter aged 31, Jane Townsend his wife aged 35 and their two children, Henry Hedges aged 30, Mary Townsend his wife aged 30 and their three children' [North side] 'Richard Hedges aged 56, Sarah his wife aged 53, John Hedges aged 24, Sarah his wife aged 22, Thomas Hedges aged 27, Charles Hedges aged 18 sons of Richard and Sarah Hedges', 'The tree opposite was planted by Mrs K Wiggins and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Cospatrick disaster' [West side] John Ch. IV Verse 13 & 14'

Details

Description: Obelisk on a square gothic plinth with columns at the corners. Lion's head spout. Inscription on triangular brass plates.
Type: Fountain
Materials: Sandstone
Vessel: Cospatrick

People

Charter, George
Age: 31
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Charter, Jane
Age: 30
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Hedges, Henry
Age: 30
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Hedges, Mary
Age: 30
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Hedges, Richard
Age: 56
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Hedges, John
Age: 24
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Hedges, Sarah
Age: 22
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Hedges, Thomas
Age: 27
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Hedges, Charles
Age: 18
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Townsend, Henry
Age: 62
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Townsend, Ann
Age: 53
Date of Death: 17/11/1874
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:

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Church, La Arosa Bay, Spain, Rest of the World

Memorial at La Arosa Bay, Spain commemorating those lost in the wreck of HMS ‘Serpent’ 1890

Location

Church, La Arosa Bay, Spain, Rest of the World

Transcript

'+In memory of one hundred and seventy three officers and men who lost their lives at the wreck of her Britannic Majesty's ship 'Serpent' on the 10th November 1890 at Punta del Buey. This tablet is erected by the British Admiralty'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Lead
Vessel: HMS Serpent

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St Michael and All Angels Church, Melksham, Wiltshire, England

Tablet in St Michael and All Angels Church, Melksham commemorating Frederick and Augusta Goodwin and their six children d. 1912 in the loss of ‘Titanic’

Location

St Michael and All Angels Church, Melksham, Wiltshire, England

Transcript

'On Sunday 14 April 1912 the SS Titanic on her first voyage to America with 2207 souls aboard struck an Iceberg and sank in less than 3 hours only 705 being saved. Amongst those who were doomed was a whole family from this Parish Frederick and Augusta Goodwin with their six children Lilian, Charles, William, Jessie, Harold, Sidney. The children were all in the Sunday School and the three older boys in the choir of this church'

Details

Type: Tablet
Position: Set in pillar on east side nave
Vessel: RMS Titanic

People

Goodwin, Frederick
Age:
Date of Death: 14/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Goodwin, Augusta
Age:
Date of Death: 14/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Goodwin, Lilian
Age:
Date of Death: 14/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Goodwin, Charles
Age:
Date of Death: 14/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Goodwin, William
Age:
Date of Death: 14/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Goodwin, Jessie
Age:
Date of Death: 14/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Goodwin, Harold
Age:
Date of Death: 14/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:
Goodwin, Sidney
Age:
Date of Death: 14/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:

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St Peter's Church, St Peter, Jersey, Channel Islands

Wall tablet in St Peter’s Church, St Peter, Jersey commemorating Lieutenant John Thomas Le Seelleur RN d. 1916 in the Battle of Jutland and Sub-Lieutenant G.J. Le Seelleur d. 1917

Location

St Peter's Church, St Peter, Jersey, Channel Islands

Transcript

'IN LOVING MEMORY OF / LIEUT J.T. LE SEELLEUR, R.M., H.M.S. INVINCIBLE, / KILLED IN ACTION IN NAVAL BATTLE OFF JUTLAND,/MAY 31ST 1916, IN HIS 28TH YEAR. / AND OF / SUB LIEUT. G.J. LE SEELLEUR, R.N.D., / KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE,. AUGUST 11TH 1917, IN HIS 23RD YEAR. / BELOVED SONS OF CAPT. J.M. LE SEELLEUR, / HAUTE PLACE, ST PETER'S, JERSEY. / "THOU WILT KEEP HIM IN PERFECT PEACE WHOSE MIND IS STAYED/ON THEE BECAUSE HE TRUSTETH IN THEE." / DEEPLY MOURNED BY THEIR SORROWING FATHER, / MOTHER, BROTHER AND SISTER'

Details

Description: Foul anchor carved above the inscription.
Type: Wall tablet
Materials: White marble
Vessel: HMS Invincible

Event

Battle of Jutland

Event Date

1916

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War

People

Le Seelleur, John Thomas
Age: 27
Date of Death: 31/5/1916
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RM
Organisation: Royal Marines
Le Seeleur, G. J.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 11/8/1917
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Sub Lieutenant
Organisation: Royal Naval Division

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Hong Kong Cemetery, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, China, Rest of the World

Memorial in Hong Kong Cemetery commemorating to Elizabeth Swift Nye Abbe d. 1863 following the loss of the ‘Hotspur’

Location

Hong Kong Cemetery, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, China, Rest of the World

Transcript

'SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / ELIZABETH / BELOVED WIFE OF B. R ABBE M.D. / OF BOSTON USA. / WHO DIED APRIL 4TH 1863 / Saved from the wreck of the “Hotspur” on February 19th, exposure for many days in an open boat / proved fatal to her, already / weakened by long / illness'

Details

Description: Obelisk on plinth
Type: Obelisk
Vessel: Hotspur

People

Abbe, Elizabeth Swift Nye
Age: 40
Date of Death: 4/4/1863
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Passenger
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Wife of B. R. Abbe M.D. Buried in Hong Kong with another memorial at Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA. 'Hotspur' was wrecked on the Paracels Reef, on a voyage from Foo Chow to New York. The crew escaped in three boats and survived with the exception of Elizabeth Abbe.
Recorder: Christine M.Thomas. Recorded in 1985

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.