Category Archives: Vessel Loss

All Saints' Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile at All Saints’ Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England commemorating Lewis Bryant  d. 1883 in the loss of the ‘Mascotte’

Location

All Saints' Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'LEWIS BRYANT / aged 25 / lost in the Lugger / Mascotte / in the North Sea / March 6 1883'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Materials: Ceramic
Vessel: Mascotte

People

Bryant, Lewis
Age: 25
Date of Death: 6/3/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Recorder: Pippa Lacey
Photographer: Pippa Lacey

All Saints' Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile at All Saints’ Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England  commemorating John Goddard d. 1896 in the loss of the barge ‘Frances’

Location

All Saints' Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'John Goddard /aged 52 / Lost with his barge / Frances / Flushing to London / Dec 4th 1896'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Materials: Ceramic
Vessel: Frances

People

Goddard, John
Age: 52
Date of Death: 4/12/1896
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Recorder: Pippa Lacey
Photographer: Pippa Lacey

All Saints' Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile at All Saints’ Church, Brightlingsea, Essex commemorating Rochford Nurse d. 1917 in loss of ‘Robert Smith’

Location

All Saints' Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

' Rochford Nurse / Aged 32 / Lost from H.M. Steam / Trawler Robert Smith / July 20 1917'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Materials: Ceramic
Vessel: HM Trawler Robert Smith

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War

People

Nurse, Robert, George
Age: 32
Date of Death: 20/7/1917
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Deck hand
Organisation: Royal Naval Reserve

Extra

Notes: 'Robert Smith' sunk by gunfire on 21 July 1917 by 'U44' with loss of all hands.
Recorder: Pippa Lacey
Photographer: Pippa Lacey

All Saints' Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial at All Saints’ Church, Brightlingsea, Essex commemorating George Kemp d. 1883 in the loss of the smack ‘Conquest’

Location

All Saints' Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Details

Description: 'GEORGE KEMP / aged 21 / Native of Kirkby-le-Soken / lost in the smack Conquest / in the North Sea / March 6 1883'
Type: Memorial tile
Materials: Ceramic
Vessel: Conquest

People

Kemp, George
Age: 21
Date of Death: 6/3/1883
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Fisherman
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Recorder: Pippa Lacey
Photographer: Pippa Lacey

St Enodoc Church, Trebetherick, Cornwall, England

Memorial at St Enodoc Church, Cornwall to three crew members who died in the wreck of the ‘Maria Asumpta’

Location

St Enodoc Church, Trebetherick, Cornwall, England

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF / EMILY MACFARLANE, JOHN SHANNON, ANNE TAYLOR / WHO PERISHED ON 30TH MAY 1995 WHEN THE BRIG / MARIA ASUMPTA WAS WRECKED ON THE RUMPS / TWO AND A HALF MILES NORTH OF THIS CHURCH'

Details

Description: Slate wall tablet on granite corbels. A relief of the vessel in profile within a semi-circular, rope twist border. Carved monkey's fists in the corners.
Type: Wall tablet
Materials: Slate, granite
Artists: Philip Chatfield
Vessel: Maria Asumpta

People

MacFarlane, Emily
Age: 19
Date of Death: 30/5/1995
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Assistant bosun
Organisation: Unknown
Shannon, John
Age: 30
Date of Death: 30/5/1995
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: 2nd engineer
Organisation: Unknown
Taylor, Anne
Age: 51
Date of Death: 30/5/1995
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Cook
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Notes: Sail training vessel 'Maria Asumpta' 1858 driven on rocks following engine failure. The master was charged for gross negligence for bringing the vessel too close inshore.
Recorder: Les Pawson 2006

St Rhuddlad's Church, Porth Swtan, Anglesey, Wales

Gravestone at St Rhuddlad’s Church, Porth Swtan, Wales commemorating passengers and crew of ‘Green Linnet’ wrecked in 1811

Location

St Rhuddlad's Church, Porth Swtan, Anglesey, Wales

Transcript

[Not exact] 'In memory of three sailors who drowned 15 Novemeber 1811 near this place in the wreck of the Green Linnet of Beaumaris on their passage from Dublin and were interred here 1 December 1811 viz Captain John Griffiths husband of Mary Griffiths of Limerick and for Owen Griffiths and Mary his wife aged 21 years and Owen son of the above named Owen Griffiths aged 20 years and Samuel Hughes aged 17 years'

Details

Description: A gravestone lying flat
Type: Gravestone
Vessel: Green Linnet

People


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Extra

Recorder: David Saunders 1994

Ryde Old Parish Cemetery, Ryde, Isle of Wight, England

Headstone at Ryde Cemetery commemorating Arthur Horatio Dawson RN d. 1870 in the loss of HMS ‘Captain’

Location

Ryde Old Parish Cemetery, Ryde, Isle of Wight, England

Transcript

‘IN / MEMORY OF / MA'AM STAGG / OF BELCROFT ST HELENS/ WHO DIED AT RYDE / JANUARY 15 1858 AGED 74 YEARS/ MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS OF HER LIFE WERE/ SPENT IN THE CARE AND EDUCATION OF CHILDREN / HER DYING WORDS WERE/ THOUGH HE SLAY ME YET WILL I TRUST HIM/ MERCIFUL JESUS HAVE MERCY ON ME / ALSO ONE OF HER LAST PUPILS / ARTHUR HORATIO DAWSON HILL
/ WHO WAS LOST IN H.M.S. CAPTAIN / SEPTEMBER 7 1870 IN THE 18TH YEAR OF HIS AGE / MAY THEY REST IN PEACE’

Details

Type: Headstone
Materials: Stone
Vessel: HMS Captain

People

Hill, Arthur Horatio Dawson
Age: 17
Date of Death: 7/9/1870
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Recorder: Barry Fisher 2011

St Mary's Church, Eling, Hampshire, England

Brass in St Mary’s Eling, Hampshire commemorating five crew members d. 1912 in the loss of ‘Titanic’

Location

St Mary's Church, Eling, Hampshire, England

Transcript

‘To the memory of / FREDERICK WALTER GODWIN, aged 34 years / WILLIAM THOMAS FOX, aged 27 years / TOM WARWICK, aged 25 years / all of this Parish / BOYSIE RICHARD RUSSELL of REDBRIDGE, aged 17½ years / WILLIAM EDWARD HINE of LYNDHURST, aged 36 years / WHO WERE LOST IN THE FOUNDERING OF THE S.S. “TITANIC” / AFTER COLLISION WITH AN ICEBERG / IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC’

Details

Description: Brass, with border of crosses, a red cross above the inscription. Gothic lettering highlighted in red.
Type: Brass
Materials: Brass
Vessel: RMS Titanic

People

Godwin, Frederick Charles
Age: 36
Date of Death: 15/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Greaser
Organisation: White Star Line
Fox, William Thomas
Age: 27
Date of Death: 15/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Greaser
Organisation: White Star Line
Warwick, Tom
Age: 34
Date of Death: 15/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Steward
Organisation: White Star Line
Russell, Boysie Richard
Age: 17
Date of Death: 15/4/912
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Steward
Organisation: White Star Line
Hine, William Edward
Age: 36
Date of Death: 15/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: 3rd Baker
Organisation: White Star Line

Extra

St Nicholas Church, Sandhurst, Kent, England

Gravestone at St Nicholas, Sandhurst, Kent commemorating Leonard Ward d. 1878 in the loss of SS ‘Dante’

Location

St Nicholas Church, Sandhurst, Kent, England

Transcript

[Not exact] ‘Thomas NEWMAN WARD Esq. formerly Thomas Newman Collins of Field Green in this parish died at Ore, Sussex on 25th December 1851, age 62, his wife Charlotte died at Broadstairs, Kent in March 1868 and is buried beneath this tomb. Also of Douglas, 2nd son of Newman Ward Esq. Barr. At Law died 23rd August 1858 aged 9, buried in the vault beneath. Also of Leonard, 3rd son of Newman and Louisa Jane Ward, drowned off the Smalls in Bristol by the sinking of the SS Dante through collision 30th December 1878 aged 21. Also of Newman WARD Esq. barrister at Law only son of Thomas and Charlotte Ward died 27th March 1898 aged 75, buried in Torquay, Cornwall. His wife Louisa Jane died in London 3rd August 1864 aged 38 and is buried in Willesden Cemetery’

Details

Type: Vault
Position: Churchyard
Vessel: SS Dante

People

Ward, Leonard
Age: 21
Date of Death: 30/12/1878
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Unknown
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

St Paul's Church, Warton-on Ribble, Lancashire, England

Vault commemorating George Richardson d. 1872 in the loss of the ‘British Workman’

Location

St Paul's Church, Warton-on Ribble, Lancashire, England

Transcript

'In memory of Captain George Richardson, lost while bound for Rio Grande do Sul, South America, December 1872, aged 30 years.

Details

Description: Vault with small memorial tablet.
Type: Vault
Vessel: British Workman

People

Richardson, George
Age: 24
Date of Death: 12/1872
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: Merchant service

Extra

Notes: Tablet lost in churchyard clearance.
Recorder: L.B. Richardson