Statue at Hessle Road, Hull depicting George Henry Smith, Skipper of the trawler ‘Crane’ d. 1904 and other casualties of the Dogger Bank Incident
Hessle Road, Hull, England
'ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION / TO THE MEMORY OF / GEORGE HENRY SMITH / (SKIPPER) / AND / WILLIAM RICHARD LEGGETT / (THIRD HAND)/OF THE ILL-FATED TRAWLER 'CRANE' / WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE NORTH SEA / BY THE ACTION OF THE RUSSIAN BALTIC FLEET / OCTOBER 22ND 1904 / AND / WALTER WHELPTON / (SKIPPER) OF THE TRAWLER 'MINO' / WHO DIED FROM SHOCK MAY 13TH 1905 / UNVEILED BY / LORD NUNBURNHOLME / AUGUST 30TH 1906'[additional plaque] 'This plaque marks the centenary of the tragic events / which took place in the North Sea October 1904 / As a result of the heated international situation at the / time of the Russo-Japanese War, the Hull fishing / fleet came under fire in the North Sea / victims of mistaken identity. / This statue, a portrait of skipper Smith of the / trawler 'Crane', situated at the heart of Hessle Road, / for generations the home of the fishing community. / It remains as a tribute to the bravery / of the city's trawlermen past and present. / Unveiled on this day 24th of October 2004 / by Commander Makhovney / Naval attaché to the Russian Embassy.'
Description: Above the incriptions a pair of horns and the initials RAOB (Royal Antidiluvian Order of Buffaloes). Statue of a fisherman in Guernsey, souwester, and seaboots, his right hand raised, holding binoculars in his left hand. Type: Memorial Materials: marble, granite Date Erected: 1906 Artists: Albert Leake Vessel: Crane, Mino
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Notes: Trawlers 'Mino' and 'Crane' fired on by Russian fleet in mistake for the Japanese. Lord Nunburnholme (Charles Henry Wilson) was indisposed on the morning of the unveiling which was carried out by John Watt JP. Albert Leake, a stone mason ans sculptor of Spring Bank West assembled the monument at a cost of £245-00. It was carved in Italy from a photograph posed by Mr Leake wearing oilskins and a souwester. The memorial committee were elected for the Blythe Boys Lodge of the RAOB of which Skipper Smith had been a member. Bibliography: 'Hull Daily Mail' (5 April 1978). Arthur G. Credland 'North Sea Incident 21-22 October 1904 commonly called the Russian Outrage (Hull, 1986,) pp. 63-4. Image from contemporary postcard. Recorder: Christine Parkes, David Saunders, Barbara Tomlinson
Headstone at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Fife commemorating Alexander Wallace Brown RNR d. 1920
St Andrews Cathedral, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
'ERECTED / BY / ANNIE WALLACE BROWN / IN MEMORY OF HER FATHER / ALEXANDER WALLACE BROWN, / FISHERMAN-SCIENTIST, AND OF THE NAVY / AND NAVAL RESERVE, / BORN 27TH MARCH 1844, DIED 16TH JUNE 1920; / CUSTODIAN AND INVALUABLE AID ON LAND / AND SEA AT THE GATTY MARINE LABORATORY / OF THE UNIVERSITY FOR 36 YEARS. / AND HER MOTHER / ANNIE BROWN, / BORN 15TH JULY 1844, DIED 25TH OCTOBER 1928. / JAMES / HIS SON DROWNED IN THE HARBOUR OF / St ANDREWS 10TH MARCH 1880, AGED 12 YEARS. / HIS YOUNGER SON/ ALEXANDER / BORN FEBRUARY 1873, DIED JUNE 1929. / IN READING P.A; U.S.A. / AND / ANNIE WALLACE BROWN / DIED 19TH FEBRUARY 1960, AGED 84 YEARS. / ONLY REMEMBERED BY WHAT YOU HAVE DONE'
Description: Headstone with triangular top, in unpolished light grey granite, sitting on a granite base. Lead lettering. Good sound condition. Type: Gravestone Materials: Granite
Brown, Aexander Wallace Age: 76 Date of Death: 16/6/1920 Cause of Death: Unknown/None Rank / Occupation: Fisherman; Scientist Organisation: Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Navy