Memorial: M1221

Memorial at Ballyhalbert Graveyard, Ballyhalbert, County Down, Northern Ireland commemorating Captain Charles McWhirk, d. 1838 in the loss of the ‘Rowena’

Location

Ballyhalbert Graveyard, Ballyhalbert, County Down, Northern Ireland

Transcript

'Here lieth the body of Captain Charles McWhirk of Ballyhalbert who was lost at Skerries with all the crew of the ship 'Rowena' of Belfast of which vessel he commanded on Feb 24th 1838 aged 30 years'

Details

Vessel: Rowena

People

McWhirk, Charles
Age: 30
Date of Death: 24/2/1838
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Notes: The Rowena was on route from Chepstow, Monmouthshire to Belfast when she ran aground and was wrecked off St Patrick's Island, Dublin.