Memorial: M2746

Memorial at St Clement’s Church, Ipswich, Suffolk commemorating Captain A. Smith and the crew of SS ‘Mountpark’ lost in 1911

Location

St Clement's Church, Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Transcript

'IN MEMORY OF / CAPT A. SMITH AND CREW OF THE / ILLFATED S.S. 'MOUNTPARK'. / RUN DOWN OFF KENTISH KNOCK / FEBY 16TH 1911 / ERECTED BY THE LATE OFFICERS / CAPT. H. McDERMOTT / CHIEF ENGINEER D. ROBERTSON & 2ND ENGINEER J. HAMILTON / S.S. “GLENPARK”'

Details

Type: Plaque
Materials: Brass
Vessel: SS Mountpark

People

Smith, A.
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 16/2/1911
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: Mountpark Steamship Company (J & J Denholm)

Extra

Notes: SS 'Mountpark'collided with the SS 'Tremont' 27 miles off the West Hinder Lightship. She was transporting salt from Cadiz, Spain to Great Yarmouth. 14 crew members drowned. Four survived, though one died later of exposure.