Memorial: M987

Statue in St Paul’s Cathedral, London commemorating Admiral of the Fleet, John Jervis, Earl St Vincent d. 1823

Location

St Paul's Cathedral, London, England

Transcript

'ERECTED AT THE PUBLIC EXPENSE / TO THE MEMORY OF / JOHN, EARL OF ST VINCENT / AS A TESTIMONY OF HIS DISTINGUISHED EMINENCE / IN THE NAVAL SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY; / AND AS A PARTICULAR MEMORIAL OF THE GLORIOUS / AND IMPORTANT VICTORY WHICH HE GAINED OVER / THE SPANISH FLEET OFF CAPE ST VINCENT, / ON THE 14TH OF FEBRUARY 1797 / HE DIED ON THE 13TH OF MARCH 1823'

Details

Description: Full-length figure in uniform.
Type: Statue
Position: Crypt
Materials: White marble
Date Erected: 1826
Artists: Edward Hodges Baily

Event

Battle of Cape St Vincent

Event Date

1797

Event Category

1793-1802 French Revolutionary War

People

Jervis, John
Age: 89
Date of Death: 13/3/1823
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Admiral of the Fleet
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Earl of St Vincent (1734-1823). Date of contract 18/12/1823, value £2, 100.