Memorial: M3023

Memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, Suffolk commemorating Vice-Admiral Sir Hyde Parker, RN, d. 1782 in the loss of HMS ‘Cato’

Location

Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, Suffolk, England

Transcript

'IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE / OF / SIR HYDE PARKER BART. / VICE ADMIRAL OF THE BLUE SQUADRON / OF H M FLEET. / COMMANDER OF H.M. SHIPS / AT ST LUCIA / ON THE 25TH OF MARCH 1780, / AND IN THE ACTION OFF THE DOGGER BANK / THE 5TH AUGUST 1781 WHO WAS LOST AT SEA IN PROCEEDING TO TAKE THE CHIEF NAVAL COMMAND / IN THE EAST INDIES / 1782 IN H.M. SHIP CATO / THIS TESTIMONY OF RESPECT TO / THE FATHER OF SIR HARRY / IS INSCRIBED'

Details

Type: Chest-tomb
Materials: Marble
Vessel: HMS Cato

People

Parker, Hyde
Age: c. 67
Date of Death: 1782
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Vice Admiral of the Blue
Organisation: Royal Navy

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