Category Archives: Fishing

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Daniel Firman d. 1874

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'DANIEL I FIRMAN / aged 26 / drowned from the / Smack ‘Ratcliffe' / in the North Sea. / March 12, 1874'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Ratcliffe

People

Firman, Daniel I.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 12/3/1874
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001)

Photographer: P Lacey

Lowestoft Municipal Cemetery, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

Memorial at Lowestoft Municipal Cemetery, Lowestoft, Suffolk commemorating John Stewart, d. 1908

Location

Lowestoft Municipal Cemetery, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

Transcript

'JOHN STEWART late Fisherman of Lossiemouth, Inverness, Scotland who was drowned at Lowestoft Nov 21 1908 aged 57'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Plot 12

People

Stewart, John
Age: 57
Date of Death: 21/11/1908
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Grimsby Central Hall, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England

Window in Grimsby Central Hall commemorating the officers and crew of the steam trawler ‘Sheldon’ lost 1953

Location

Grimsby Central Hall, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England

Transcript

'ST PETER Patron saint of Fishermen', 'In memory of the Officers and Crew who were serving in the / S.T. Sheldon when she was lost in a heavy gale on Saturday 31st / January 1953 on her way from Grimsby to the Faroe Fishing Grounds / Their names are recorded below / T.R. Beesley, Skipper / R.T.Beesley, Mate / H.V. Wass, Ch. Eng. / B. Cullen, 2nd Eng. / H.Hess, Dk Hand / S.B. Blastland, Dk Hand / C.A. Robinson, Dk Hand / J.W. Swinson, Dk Hand / G.H. Young, Dk. Hand / T. Bell Trimmer / K. Barrett, Trimmer / S. Carlton, Trimmer / J. Hopward, Trimmer / S. King, Cook'

Details

Description: The window depicts St Peter clad in a short tunic and holding a net, seagulls behind. Below, a profile portrait of the trawler within a border of shells and fish. The names of the men are on panes bordered by fishing net. A lighthouse is placed at the bottom of the window.
Type: Window
Position: Fisherman's and Seaman's Memorial Chapel
Materials: Glass
Date Erected: 1954
Artists: G.E.R. Smith, A.K. Nicholson
Vessel: Sheldon

People

Barrett, K.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Trimmer
Organisation:
Beesley, T. R.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Trawler Skipper
Organisation:
Beesley, R.T.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Mate
Organisation:
Bell, T.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Trimmer
Organisation:
Blastland, S.B.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Deck hand
Organisation:
Carlton, S.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Trimmer
Organisation:
Cullen, B.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Trawlerman
Organisation:
Hess, H.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Trawlerman
Organisation:
Hopward, J.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Trimmer
Organisation:
King, S.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Cook
Organisation:
Robinson, C.A.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Deck hand
Organisation:
Swinson, J.W.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Deck hand
Organisation:
Wass, H.V.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Chief engineer
Organisation:
Young, G.H.
Age:
Date of Death: 31/1/1953
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Deck hand
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Steam trawler 'Sheldon' lost radio contact and was presumed lost with all hands. The window was erected by her owners, Sir Thomas Robinson & Son at a cost of £150. It was originally placed in the Bethel Mission, Cleethorpes.
Bibliography: Alan J Worton 'The Fisherman's and Seaman's Memorial Chapel' (leaflet)
Photographer: B. Tomlinson

All Saints' Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints’ Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Benjamin Chaplin d. 1883

Location

All Saints' Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'BENJAMIN CHAPLAIN / aged 51 / lost in the Smack / ‘Pride’, / in the North Sea / Dec, 12 1883'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Pride

People

Chaplin, Benjamin
Age: 51
Date of Death: 12/12/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001)

Photographer: P Lacey

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating John Britton d. 1884

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'JOHN BRITTON / aged 26 / washed overboard from / the smack 'Two Sisters’ / in the North Sea / Oct, 11 1884'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Two Sisters

People

Britton, John
Age: 26
Date of Death: 11/10/1884
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Notes: Britton was swept overboard in bad weather

Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

Photographer: P Lacey

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Edward Cook d. 1883

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'EDWARD COOK / aged 63 / Master of the Smack / 'Walter & Henry’ / lost in the North Sea / Dec 12 1883'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Walter and Henry

People

Cook, Edward
Age: 65
Date of Death: 12/12/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001)

Photographer: P Lacey

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Thomas Tillett d. 1891

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'THOMAS TILLETT / aged 45 / Master of the Smack / ‘Glance’, / Lost in the North Sea. / January 1891'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Glance

People

Tillett, Thomas
Age: 45
Date of Death: 1/1891
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001)
Photographer: P Lacey