Captain Charles Duff RN (Battle of Trafalgar)

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Reference WMO/275868

Address:

St Paul's Cathedral

Ludgate Hill

London

EC4M 8AD

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Figure sculpture
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Revolutionary/Napoleonic (1792-1815)
About the memorial: Memorial in St Paul’s Cathedral, London commemorating Captain Charles Duff RN d. 1805 during the Battle of Trafalgar. In relief, Britannia lays an oak wreath on a sarcophagus carved with a profile portrait of Duff, her lion reclines behind her. On the opposite side of the monument, a sailor mourns over the inscription tablet with an ensign draped behind him. In the Crypt, Nelson Chamber west bay,
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'ERECTED AT THE PUBLIC EXPENSE / TO THE MEMORY OF / CAPTAIN GEORGE DUFF / WHO WAS KILLED THE XXITH OF OCTR / MDCCCV / COMMANDING THE MARS / IN THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR / IN THE FORTY SECOND YEAR OF HIS AGE / AND THE TWENTY-NINTH OF HIS SERVICE'

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