Memorial: M1165

Memorial at the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Aldeburgh, Suffolk commemorating Thomas Cable, RNLI d. 1855 and Thomas Cable, RNLI d. 1859


Church of St Peter and St Paul, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England


'Thomas Cable, accidentally drowned by the upsetting of the Aldboro' Life boat 21 Dec 1859 aged 58. Thomas Cable, son of the above, drowned while endeavouring to save the crew of a Swedish Brig, wrecked on Orford Ness beach 3 Nov 1855 aged 35 years'


Vessel: Pascoe, Vesta, Unity


Cable, Thomas
Age: 58
Date of Death: 21/12/1859
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lifeboatman
Organisation: RNLI
Cable, Thomas
Age: 35
Date of Death: 3/11/1855
Cause of Death: Drowning
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation: RNLI


Notes: Thomas Cable senior drowned on 21st December 1859, during the rescue of the Whitby brig, 'Unity'. The lifeboat, 'Pascoe' capsized in heavy seas. Thomas Cable junior lost his life when he attempted to swim to the rescue of the Swedish brig, 'Vesta', on 3rd November 1855. The 'Vesta' had been washed ashore in a gale. Cable and other managed to rescue seven of nine crew members.

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