Monument in Westminster Abbey, London commemorating Rear Admiral Richard Tyrell RN d. 1766
Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England
'Sacred to the Memory of RICHARD TYRELL Esqr / who was descended / from an Ancient Family in Ireland and died Rear Admiral / of the White on the 26th day of June 1766 in the 50th Year of his Age / Devoted from his Youth to the Naval Service of his Country and being found under / the Discipline and animated by the Example of his renown'd Uncle Sr. Peter Warren / He distinguished himself as an able and Experienced officer in many Gallant / Actions particularly on the 3rd Nov. 1758 when commanding the Buckingham / of 66 Guns and 472 Men. He attacked and defeated three French ships / of War one of which was the Florisant of 74 Guns and 700 Men / but the Buckingham being too much disabled to take possession of her / after she had struck the enemy under the cover of Night escaped / In this Action he received several Wounds and lost three Fingers / of the right hand. Dying on his return to England / from the Leeward Islands where he had for three Years / Commanded a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships / His Body according to his own desire was committed / to the sea with the proper Honours and / Ceremonies', 'The Sea shall give up her dead / and every one shall be rewarded / according to his works'
Position: South wall nave
Artists: Nicholas Read
Date of Death: 26/6/1766
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Rear Admiral of the White
Organisation: Royal Navy
Bibliography: 'The history of the Abbey of St Peter's Westminster' Published R. Ackermann, vol. ii (1812). Plate facing pp. 33 an engraving of the complete monument.