Memorial: M2732

Plaque in St Mary’s Chapel, Buckler’s Hard, Hampshire commemorating Sir Francis Chichester d. 1972

Location

St Mary's Chapel, Buckler's Hard, Hampshire, England

Transcript

'GIPSY MOTH / SIR FRANCIS CHICHESTER KBE / NAVIGATOR OF THE SKIES & SEAS / INSPIRER OF THE HEARTS OF MEN / 1901-1972 / [Round relief of yacht] 'BUCKLER'S HARD 1952-82. HOME PORT GIPSY MOTHS II, III, IV & V' [On scroll] THEY THAT GO DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS & OCCUPY THEIR BUSINESS IN GREAT WATERS / THESE MEN SEA THE WORKS OF THE LORD & HIS WONDERS IN THE DEEP'

Details

Description: A pair of dolphins carved at the top, and a relief of 'Gypsy Moth' in the centre.
Type: Plaque
Position: Interior
Materials: Oak
Vessel: Gipsy Moth

People

Chichester, Francis
Age: 70
Date of Death: 26/8/1972
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Yachtsman
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Notes: Died of cancer in Plymouth.
Recorder: Patricia Barber 2019
Photographer: Patricia Barber