Memorial: M1387

Memorial at St Thomas Cathedral, Mumbai, India, commemorating the offices and crew of HEIC steam frigate ‘Cleopatra’ which was lost in a hurricane on 15th April 1847.

Location

St Thomas Cathedral, Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India, Rest of the World

Transcript

'Sacred to the memory of the / Commander, Officers and Ship's Company / of the Hon.ble East India Company's Steam Frigate ‘Cleopatra, / which is supposed to have foundered / in a hurricane off the coast of Malabar, / on the 15th day of April 1847. / There were lost in the Ill-fated Vessel, / J. A. Young, Commander, / Cha. Eden, / Hy. Ralph, / Tho. Lawes, Lieutenants. / J. T. Carr, Assistant Surgeon, / F. Nott, Mate, / I Soady, Midshipman, / T. G. Croad, Clerk in Charge, / W. S. B. Hadley, Captain's Clerk. / Together with a Crew of 142 souls. / This monument is erected by the Officers and Seamen of the Indian Navy, / as a tribute of respect to their lamented colleagues.’

Details

Description: The inscription flanked by tridents and wreaths, trophies on top include, flags and anchor, a shield, sword and gun.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: North wall C88 N14
Materials: White marble
Artists: Bovey
Vessel: HEIC Cleopatra

People

Carr, J. C.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Assistant Surgeon HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Croad, T.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Clerk in charge HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Eden, Charles
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Hadley, W. S. B.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Captain's clerk HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Lawes, Thomas
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Nott, F.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Mate HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Ralph, Henry
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Soady, J.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company
Young, J.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 15/4/1847
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master HEIC
Organisation: Honourable East India Company

Extra

Notes: The Cleopatra was hit by a cyclone off the MalabarCoast en route from Bombay to Singapore. In addition to the crew, the Cleopatra was carrying 100 convicts with their Royal Marine guard.

Bibliography: 'Illustrated London News' (February 1853) p.157.

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