Memorial: M5

Memorial on Ascension Island to officers and crew of HMS ‘Redpole’ believed lost in action with a pirate vessel ‘Congress’ in 1828.

Location

Cross Hill, Ascension Island

Transcript

'HMS REDPOLE / BRIG SLOOP 239 TONS 10 GUNS / 76 CREW ST. HELENA STATION / 1817-1819 / COMMANDER JOS: THOMAS PASLY DIED 15-6-1817 / REDPOLE LOST 10-8-1828 / BELIEVED SUNK IN ACTION WITH A PIRATE VESSEL / CONGRESS OFF CAPE FRIO / JRC 1951'

Details

Type: Pyramid
Position: Near the navigation lights
Materials: Stone, copper plaque
Vessel: HMS Redpole; Congress

People

Pasly, Jos.Thomas
Age:
Date of Death: 15/6/1817
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: HMS 'Redpole' formerly of the St Helena Station, sunk in action with a pirate vessel - 'Congress' off Cape Frio, North of Buenos Aires in 1828.

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