Memorial: M4267

Memorial in Church of St Andrew with St Luke, Stoke Damerel, Devon dedicated to Captain Tobias Furneaux RN d. 1781

Location

Church of St Andrew with St Luke, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England

Transcript

'CAPTAIN TOBIAS FURNEAUX R.N. ERECTED BY THE FURNEAUX FAMILY IN VICTORIA AUSTRALIA' 'IN MEMORY OF / CAPTAIN TOBIAS FURNEAUX R.N. / FIRST MAN TO CIRCUMNAVIGATE / THE WORLD FROM EAST TO WEST / AND WEST TO EAST / IN HIS SHIP H.M.S. ADVENTURE / DIED 18TH SEPTEMBER 1781 / SAILED WITH / CAPTAIN COOK / ON HIS SECOND VOYAGE OF ADVENTURE'

Details

Description: Carved with a map of Australia, compass rose, cherub's heads and a relief of a ship. The lettering is gold.
Type: Wall tablet
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Slate
Vessel: HMS Adventure

People

Furneaux, Tobias
Age:
Date of Death: 18/9/1781
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Sighted 2010 B. Tomlinson