Memorial: M5764

Plaque in Maryport, Cumbria dedicated to the crew of the barque ‘Midas’, lost in 1898.

Location

Maryport Maritime Museum, Maryport, Cumbria, England

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF THE / OFFICERS AND CREW/OF THE BARQUE "MIDAS" / WHICH WAS LOST WITH ALL HANDS, / DURING A PASSAGE FROM NAGASKI [sic] TO PORTLAND OREGON / LAST HEARD OF 15TH FEBRUARY 1898 / NAMES OF CREW / CAPT. T. MESSENGER / IST MATE, R. RICHMOND / 2ND MATE G.H. JENKINS / BOATSWAIN A. THOMPSON / CARPENTER J. SHORT / STEWARD J. T. ARMSTRONG / COOK, L. S. JAMS / A.B: G.W. SWAN / A.B: F.N. DAVIS / A.B: F. ROSS / A.B: S. GORDON / A.B: J. COLLIGAM / A.B: J. URRAY / A.B: ADAMAMLING / A.B: E. SCOTT / APPRENTICES / E. BURNETT / A. THOMAS / A.F. LIGHT / ... / W. MESSENGER / Safe at anchor now they rest with many of their fleet / but once again they will set sail their Saviour Christ to meet.'

Details

Description: Brass plaque on wooden base.


Type: Plaque
Materials: Wood, brass
Vessel: Midas

People

Adamamling
Age:
Date of Death: 14/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Armstrong, J.T.
Age:
Date of Death: 14/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Steward
Organisation:
Burnett, A.
Age:
Date of Death: 14/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Apprentice
Organisation:
Colligam, J.
Age:
Date of Death: 14/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Davis, F.N.
Age:
Date of Death: 14/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seamen
Organisation:
Gordon, S.
Age:
Date of Death: 14/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Jams, L.S.
Age:
Date of Death: 14/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Cook
Organisation:
Jenkins, G.H.
Age:
Date of Death: 14/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: 2nd Mate
Organisation:
Light, A.F.
Age:
Date of Death: 14/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Apprentice
Organisation:
Messenger, T
Age:
Date of Death: 14/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:
Richmond, R.
Age:
Date of Death: 14/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: 1st Mate
Organisation:
Ross, F.
Age:
Date of Death: 14/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Scott, E.
Age:
Date of Death: 14/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Short, J.
Age:
Date of Death: 14/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Carpenter
Organisation:
Swan, G.W.
Age:
Date of Death: 14/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation:
Thomas, A.
Age:
Date of Death: 14/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Apprentice
Organisation:
Thompson, A.
Age:
Date of Death: 14/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Boatswain
Organisation:
Urray, J.
Age:
Date of Death: 14/2/1898
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Able Seamen
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Erected by public subscription in Maryport Seamen's Mission in 1898, moved to thr seamen's Bethel in Workington in 1927 when the mission closed, then to London when this closed in 1974. Willie Messenger was the Captain's nephew.