Memorial: M5655

Memorial at Rathmullan Cemetery, Rathmullan, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland commemorating the officers and crew of HMS  ‘Saldanha’ who drowned on 5th January 1811

Location

Rathmullan Cemetery, Rathmullan, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland

Transcript

'This Stone is erected by the Officers and Company of His Majesty's ship Saldanha. Sacred to the memory of Mr Francis Graham, Midshipman, and John Musket, Elias Mier, Sam Greenwood, Wm Calderon, Philip Tell, Juan Perrot, Wm Baker, seamen, who were unfortunately drowned while employed on the King's Service in Loughswilly, January 5th 1811.'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Vessel: HMS Saldanha

People

Baker, William
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 5/1/1811
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Calderon, William
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 5/1/1811
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Graham, Francis
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 5/1/1811
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Greenwood, Sam
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 5/1/1811
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Mier, Elias
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 5/1/1811
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Musket, John
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 5/1/1811
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Perrot, Juan
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 5/1/1811
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Tell, Philip
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 5/1/1811
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Likely to be an accident with a ship's boat. TNA Log ADM 51/2801

An estimated 253 men drowned when the HMS Saldanha was wrecked off the coast of Ireland in a gale on the night of 4th December 1811

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