Memorial: M3462

Memorial at St Enodoc Church, Cornwall to three crew members who died in the wreck of the ‘Maria Asumpta’

Location

St Enodoc Church, Trebetherick, Cornwall, England

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF / EMILY MACFARLANE, JOHN SHANNON, ANNE TAYLOR / WHO PERISHED ON 30TH MAY 1995 WHEN THE BRIG / MARIA ASUMPTA WAS WRECKED ON THE RUMPS / TWO AND A HALF MILES NORTH OF THIS CHURCH'

Details

Description: Slate wall tablet on granite corbels. A relief of the vessel in profile within a semi-circular, rope twist border. Carved monkey's fists in the corners.
Type: Wall tablet
Materials: Slate, granite
Artists: Philip Chatfield
Vessel: Maria Asumpta

People

MacFarlane, Emily
Age: 19
Date of Death: 30/5/1995
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Assistant bosun
Organisation: Unknown
Shannon, John
Age: 30
Date of Death: 30/5/1995
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: 2nd engineer
Organisation: Unknown
Taylor, Anne
Age: 51
Date of Death: 30/5/1995
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Cook
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Notes: Sail training vessel 'Maria Asumpta' 1858 driven on rocks following engine failure. The master was charged for gross negligence for bringing the vessel too close inshore.
Recorder: Les Pawson 2006