Memorial: M3400

Obelisk in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia commemorating Commander Charles Clerke RN d. 1779

Location

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia, Rest of the World

Transcript

'SACRED TO THE MEMORY / OF / CAPTAIN CHARLES CLERKE R.N. / WHO DIED AUGUST 22ND 1779 / AGED 38 YEARS / AND WHOSE BODY IS INTERRED / BENEATH THIS STONE.'

Details

Type: Obelisk
Materials: Granite
Date Erected: 1913

People

Clerke, Charles
Age: 38
Date of Death: 22/8/1779
Cause of Death: Infectious disease
Rank / Occupation: Commander RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: James Cook's second-in-command. Died in Petropavlovsk of tuberculosis. The obelisk was erected by the Admiralty in 1913.