HMS Thunderer

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Reference WMO256946

Address:

Clayhall Royal Naval Cemetery

Clayhall Rd

Gosport

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Obelisk
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Leaded
Conflicts:
  • Other
About the memorial: A stone obelisk standing on a pink granite 2 step plinth. The four stone faces have leaded lettering remembering the 45 crew that died when HMS Thunderer's boiler exploded at Stokes Bay in 1878, many of which are buried nearby. Another memorial to this incident is to be found in Kingston Cemetery, Portsmouth; erected by the Steam Engine Makers' Society (WMO251479)
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(Face 1) This monument which stands on the graves of MESS.T.G.SLADE CHIEF ENGINEER R.N.. AND ROBERT WINFIELD ENGINEER R.N.. IS ERECTED BY BROTHER OFFICERS FELLOW WORKMEN AND FRIENDS. TO THE MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES THROUGH THE EXPLOSION OF A BOILER ON BOARD HMS THUNDERER AT SPITHEAD ON JULY 14TH 1876. THE GREATER PART OF WHOM ARE BURIED IN THE GRAVES ADJOINING THIS MONUMENT.

(Face 2) Killed in the explosion CHIEF ENGINEER R.N..MR. THOMAS G. SLADE ENGINEER R.N..MR. ROBERT WINFIELD FITTERS GEORGE ADAMS. WILLIAMS DOWNS. HENRY JENKINS. LEADING STOKERS WILLIAM GREEN. JOHN WILLIAMS. STOKERS JOHN CAMPBELL. SAMUEL KING. JAMES FARWELL. HENRY NINNIM. THOMAS GRANT. HENRY OLIVER. WILLIAM GREGORY. JAMES O'BRIEN. CHARLES HARVEY. PETER PACE. FRANK HENDY. JOSEPH RODGERS. (Face 3) Also died subsequently in ROYAL NAVAL HOSPITAL HASLAR LEADING STOKER GEORGE S. CROCKFORD. STOKERS JOHN BELLINGER. JAMES BEVIS. ROBERT BENNETT. CHARLES EDGECOMBE. ALFRED FREELAND. WILLIAM CODDEN. OLIVER GREENFIELD. ROBERT LITTLEFIELD. RICHARD LONGMAN. JOHN MOORE. WILLIAM PICKETT. GEORGE E. REED. DAVID REX. CHARLES WAKEFORD. (Face 4) And died subsequently in ROYAL NAVAL HOSPITAL HASLAR FITTERS ANDREW BEARD. ARTHUR CRUSHA. HENRY FIBBENS. WILLIAM KINGSNORTH. HARRY SMITH. RICHARD WHITTLE. SHIPWRIGHT WILLIAM BISSET. SICKBERTH STEWARD THOMAS J. WARREN. SKILLED LABOURERS EDWARD PHILLIPS. JAMES PERRY. CHARLES E. WILLIAMS.

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Grade II (England)

1428094

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