Memorial: M4962

Location

Church, Cobh, County Cork, Republic of Ireland

Transcript

'Sacred/TO THE MEMORY/OF/THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF/H.M. SHIP 'MARS'/WHO LOST THEIR LIVES THROUGH A GUN ACCIDENT/THAT OCCURRED ON BOARD THAT SHIP/ON THE 14TH OF APRIL 1902/WHILST AT SEA/OFF THE WEST COAST OF IRELAND/THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED/BY THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF/H.M. SHIPS 'JUPITER' AND 'MARS'

Details

Description: An anchor suspended from a cross set on a rocky plinth. Chain cable is wrapped round the cross and the anchor.
Type: Memorial
Position: Graveyard
Vessel: HMS Mars

People

Barton, Frank
Age:
Date of Death: 14/4/1902
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Bourne, James
Age:
Date of Death: 14/4/1902
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Browne, Edward
Age:
Date of Death: 14/4/1902
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Leading Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Collins, Ellis
Age:
Date of Death: 14/4/1902
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Hopkins, George
Age:
Date of Death: 14/4/1902
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Petty Officer
Organisation: Royal Navy
Humphries, Henry
Age:
Date of Death: 14/4/1902
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Petty Officer
Organisation: Royal Navy
Miller, Thomas
Age:
Date of Death: 14/4/1902
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Porter, Thomas
Age:
Date of Death: 14/4/1902
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Shipton, Alfred
Age:
Date of Death: 14/4/1902
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Sutton, Edwin
Age:
Date of Death: 14/4/1902
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Chief Petty Officer
Organisation: Royal Navy
Thomas, Samuel
Age:
Date of Death:
Cause of Death:
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: The crew members were manning a gun turret when a charge exploded during gunnery exercises.
Bibliography: 'Navy News' (Oct 2001) p. 26. 'Family Tree Magazine' (June 2005) p. 34.

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