HMS Eurydice

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Reference WMO254686

Address:

Clayhall Road

Gosport

England

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Status: Damaged
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other monolith
Materials:
  • Rock/Rough Stone Rock/Rough Stone
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • 19th Century Wars
About the memorial: From http://www.parksandgardens.org/places-and-people/site/3888?preview=1: "There are a number of large monuments dedicated to various conflicts and tragedies: that to HMS Eurydice is listed at Grade II* (NHLE ref 1428092) and commemorates the worst naval disaster in peacetime, when a sail training vessel foundered off the Isle of Wight in 1878 with the loss of 317 lives. Its memorial has the original ship's anchor set into the top of a moulded rock formation." See also: http://www.haslarheritagegroup.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49&Itemid=109
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Also a plaque at St Ann's Church - HMS Eurydice -Location On the West wall of the nave, to the North of the main entrance. OFFICERS AND CREW WHO WERE LOST BY THE FOUNDERING OF H.M.SHIP "EURYDICE" OFF DUNNOSE, ISLE OF WIGHT MARCH 24TH 1878 16 OFFICERS 268 MEN 26 MARINES 7 MILITARY PASSENGERS

The Secretary of the Admiralty, in transmitting the enclosed list of officers and others borne in Her Majesty's ship Eurydice, begs to inform the Editor of The Times that it has been made out from the latest returns which have been received in office, but that its strict accuracy cannot at the present time be certified.The Times, 26 March 1878 Officers.- Francis H. Tabor, senior lieutenant; Frank Pittman, paymaster; Stanley A. B. Burney, lieutenant; M.A.S. Hare, captain; Hon. E.R. Gifford, sub-lieutenant; Herbert S. Edmunds, sub-lieutenant; Frederick Allen, gunner; William E. Black, lieutenant; William Lamont, assistant clerk; Joseph Warren, boatswain; William Brewer, boatswain (instructor); James L. Whitney, staff surgeon; Robert Murdoch, surgeon; Walter S. Smith, sub-lieutenant; Charles V. Strange, lieutenant. Ship's Company.- Charles Newberry, Charles Pack, Daniel Harley, Cornelius Chamberlain, and John Mitchell, petty officers, first class; Alexander Robertson, armourer; Henry Petty, ropemaker; James C. Hoare, sailmaker; David Walsh, caulker; Alfred Arnell, cook, first class; Henry Clark, sick berth attendant; Edward Slater, Edward Norris, James E. Magin, Benjamin Cuddiford, George Perring, John Gillard, able seamen; Samuel Cotton,leading seaman; William Sparrow, able seaman; Thomas Rhynheart, ship's corporal, 2d class; Walter Miller, Frederick Barnes, John Sparrow, able seamen; John F. Pitman, petty officer, 2d class; Charles Hucklesby, ship's corporal, 1st class; Thomas H. Henshaw and Edward J. Stockwell, able seamen; John J. Lee, petty officer, 1st class; Thomas Nicholas, ship's corporal, 1st class; Charles Lewis, F.W. Morris, and Lima J. Bence, able seamen; Joseph Symons, skilled carpenter's mate; George Jennett, naval schoolmaster; John S. Coombes, ship's corporal, 2d class; Thomas Gordon, leading seaman; Reuben Shears, leading seaman; Thomas Hayes, yeoman of signals; William D. Owen, petty officer, 2d class; James Harding, domestic, 3d class; James Scarr, domestic, 2d class; William Hardy, domestic, 3d class; Robert Perry, petty officer, 1st class; William S. Saunders, master at arms; John Purches, painter, 1st class; Arthur Cockrell, lamptrimmer; Samuel Haine, domestic, 1st class; William J. Wilmshurst, cooper; Gottfd. J. Seidenstücker, musician; Richard Hooper, captain of hold; Charles Welch, George A. Bennett, John Corbon, and William Cottier, petty officers, 1st class; John Wreford, shipwright; Thomas Weaire, William R. Bryans, and Robert Harrison, able seamen; Thomas Haver, barber; Charles Champion, signalman, 2d class; James K. Waugh, David Bennett, and John W. Thompson, able seamen; William Gray, domestic, 1st class; William Jennings, ship's steward; John Hayes, domestic, 3d class; William Uglow, ship's steward, 3d class; Elias Whitfield, John G. Cock, and Joseph Dorothy, petty officers, 1st class; and James Long, able seaman. Marines.- Privates George Wood and Stephen Taylor, Corporal Joseph Curtis, Privates John Elson, Robert Crickmer, John Cowen, George Falconer, George Ledger, James P. Tomlinson, Isaac Wheeler, Charles Baker, James Madden, Henry Gould, Thomas Hellier, and James Turner. Supernumeraries.- Peter Mason, ordinary, 1st class; John Scanlan, ordinary, 1st class; Melchk. Varcoe, ordinary, 2d class; William Davey, ordinary, 2d class; John M'Donnell, ordinary, 2d class; Samuel T. Board, ordinary, 1st class; John Broad, ordinary, 2d class; Charles Clements, ordinary, 2d class; Arthur Kadford, ordinary, 1st class; John Curd, ordinary, 2d class; Alfred Parker, ordinary, 1st class; John G. Abraham, ordinary, 1st class; George Slade, ordinary, 2d class; Charles J. Blake, ordinary, 2d class; Albert J. Brown, ordinary, 2d class; William R. Allen, ordinary, 2d class; Edward Horne, ordinary, 2d class; Henry Duncan, ordinary, 2d class; William E. Sandy, ordinary, 2d class; Henry Gilham, ordinary, 2d class; Wm. H. Sibthorpe, ordinary, 2d class; William Begg, ordinary, second class; Daniel J. Devitt, ordinary, 1st class; John Matlock, ordinary, 1st class; Alexander W. Vassie, ordinary, 2d class; Charles F. Butler, ordinary, 2d class (Run 3d of January, 1878. Recaptured: sent to prison); Alma Taylor, ordinary, 2d class; R.A.G. Albone, ordi-nary, 2d class; John H. Mooney, ordinary, 2d class; John Winter, ordinary, 1st class; Peter Lamond, ordinary, 1st class; Samuel Hounsell, ordinary, 2d class; W.J.R. Coombes, ordinary, 2d class; James Pearce, ordinary, 2d class; Charles Wilkins, ordinary, 1st class; Simeon R. Armstrong, ordinary, 1st class; William Stewart, ordinary, 2d class; George Bexhall, ordinary, 1st class; William Snell, ordinary, 1st class; James W. Farrar, ordinary, 2d class; Henry Underwood, ordinary, 1st class; John Woodgates, ordinary, 1st class; Eugene A.A. Horswell, ordinary, 1st class, discharged to Mili-tary Prison, Barbadoes, for 28 days, on the 22d of December, 1877, not known whether he returned to ship before leaving station; Ed. I. Parker, ordinary; W.R. Adams, ordinary, 2d class; John Bowman, ordinary, 2d class; Frederick E. Austin, ordinary, 2d class; W.R. Pitt, ordinary, 2d class; W.H. Shuker, ordinary, 2d class; William C. Golf, ordinary, 2d class; Charles F. Read, ordinary; Alfred Seymour, ordinary; Chas. M'Dermott, ordinary; Harry Taylor, ordinary; William Frampton, ordinary, 2d class; Thomas Parker, ordinary, 2d class; Alma J. Drury, ordinary, 2d class; Wm. Chamberlin, ordinary, 2d class; John H. Brookes, ordinary, 2d class; Charles Day, ordinary, 2d class; Alex. Crerar, ordinary; Albt. G. Newland, ordinary, 2d class; Wm. Council, ordinary, 2d class; Jas. H. Millie, ordinary, 2d class; John Ransome, ordinary, 2d class; Saml. Fair, ordinary; Lawce. Feherty, ordinary, 2d class; Geo. Gray, ordinary, 2d class; Henry Fielder, ordinary, 2d class; George Smith, ordinary; Charles Adams, ordinary, 2d class; Charles Claringbold, ordinary, 2d class; Britton Cranstone, ordinary, 2d class; William R. French, ordinary; William Russell, ordinary, 2d class (run 7th January, 1878, recaptured, query in prison); Joseph G.F.B. Butler, ordinary, 2d class; William Brewer, ordinary, 2d class; Charles Clarke, ordinary, 2d class; Samuel Hunt, ordinary, 2d class; Ed. Lockett, ordinary, 2d class; Thomas Bailey, ordinary, 2d class; Henry Chapple, ordinary, 2d class; W.J. Duff, ordinary, 2d class; John Havern, ordinary, 2d class; James Kelly, ordinary; Thomas B. Smith, ordinary; James Knight, ordinary, 2d class; Adam Storey, ordinary, 2d class; John Craig, ordinary, 2d class; John Smith, ordinary, 2d class; Charles Dunn, ordinary, 2d class; John Williams, ordinary; R. Watts, ordinary; David Bowden, ordinary, 2d class; John Adams, ordinary; John Galbraith, ordinary; George J. Smith, ordinary; Martin Mooney, ordinary, 2d class; Christopher Kiely, ordinary, 2d class; James Goggin, ordinary, 2d class; Wm. J. Wilmot, ordinary, 2d class; John Appledore, ordinary, 2d class; Henry Veals, ordinary, 1st class; Charles Mellish, ordinary, 2d class; Joseph Gibbs, ordinary, 2d class; Thomas Claverley, ordinary, 2d class; Thomas Esling, ordinary, 2d class; Henry Scull, ordinary, 1st class; William J. Trotman, ordinary, 2d class; Patrick Keating , ordinary, 2d class; Samuel Eminett, ordinary, 1st class; Robert A.Cozens, ordinary, 2d class; William Smith, ordinary, 2d class; E.W. Drayton, ordinary, 2d class; A.W. Batchelor, ordinary, lst class; Thomas Dally, ordinary, 1st class. James Linforth, ordinary, 1st class; Archibald D. Hillier, ordinary, 2d class; Albert C. Doogood, ordinary, 1st class; Stephen Dale, ordinary, 1st class, discharged to gaol, Barbadoes, December 22, 1877, for 28 days, not known whether he returned to ship before she left station; Robert Fitzsimmons, ordinary, 1st class; William Plank, ordinary, 1st class; James Dowdal, ordinary, 2d class; Andrew Philip, ordinary, 1st class; William Shorrock, ordinary, 1st class; George Ward, ordinary, 1st class; James J. Richards, ordinary, 1st class; James H. Chew, ordinary, 1st class; William J. Arnold, ordinary, 2d class; George Symons, ordinary, 1st class; Charles Mutton, ordinary, 1st class; Alfred Barnes, ordinary, 1st class; Thomas Keast, ordinary, 1st class; George Lambe, ordinary, 2d class; Alfred G. Glass, ordinary, 1st class; William Martin, ordinary, 1st class; Henry Wands, ordinary, 1st class; Alfred Walker, ordinary, 2d class; Albert L. Pead, ordinary, 1st class; Samuel Brown, ordinary, 2d class (discharged to hospital 24th of November, 1877, and not returned, 31.12.77); Arthur W. Leggs, ordinary, 2d class; Charles F. Bradfield, ordinary, 2d class; David Harvey, ordinary, 2d class; Frederick Channon, ordinary, 1st class; Charles Howard, ordinary, 1st class; William J. Logan, ordinary, 1st class; Ernest Hill, ordinary, 1st class; William J. Badcock, ordinary, 2d class; Thomas Grigg, ordinary, 2d class; Sydney Fletcher, ordinary, 2d class; Frank Targett, ordinary; James Riley, ordinary, 2d class; John W. Poole, ordinary, 2d class; Francis Dawes, ordinary, 2d class; Charles Allen, ordinary, 2d class; William Blight, ordinary; Ward Lister, ordinary, 2d class; Albert Adams, ordinary; Albert Curtis, ordinary; Thomas Wardlow, ordinary, 2d class; John S. March, ordinary, 2d class; John Marney, ordinary, 2d. class (discharged to Military Gaol, Barbadoes, for 28 days,, on December 22, 1877; not known whether he returned to ship before she left station); Aquila Paver, ordinary; Henry Sandham, ordinary, 2d class; Patrick Grannon, ordinary, 2d class; William J. Desver, ordinary, 2d class; Thomas Calnau, ordinary; Charles Lawrence, ordinary; Philip Baker, ordinary; James Rose, ordinary; Richard Farndell, ordinary; Charles A. Wentworth, ordinary; Matthew Aitken, ordinary; George W. Rolls, ordinary; Alfred W. Walker, ordinary, 2d class (run Jan. 7, 1878, at Grenada, recaptured per return for Feb., 1878: query sent to prison); Edward Burnside, ordinary, 2d class; Walter J. Baker, ordinary; Walter Swindells, A.B.; Jas. Garrett, ordinary; George W. Ambridge, ordinary, 2d class; Sam. R. A. Mitchell, ordinary, 2d class; Sim. W. Last, ordinary; Thomas Brophy, ordinary; Geo. W. Lee, ordinary, 2d class; Chas. E. Fry, ordinary; Charles Jackson, ordinary; Thomas Spriddle, ordinary; Wm. H. Mildou, ordinary, 2d class; Charles Bloomfield, ordinary; Wm. A. Brookes, ordinary, 2d class; John Gordon, ordinary, 2d class; Jas. Chandler, ordinary, 2d class; John Robertson, ordinary, 2d class; John Galvin, ordinary; Alfred J. Gale, ordinary, 2d class; Jas. M'Dermott, ordinary, 2d class; Edward Turner, ordinary, 2d class.

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