On This Day in Trinity House History – 8 January

1941

Trinity House Vessel Lost During the Second World War

THV Strathearn is destroyed by an enemy mine, with the loss of 17 men.

BARRETT, Percy Victor – Greaser

BOWMAN, Henry Quinton – Chief Engineer

BULL, David Cecil – Third Engineer

CAPPS, John Alfred – Seaman

CASON, Wilfred Henry – Steward

COOPER, Frederick George – Donkeyman

EDWARDS, Daniel Edward – Seaman

JAMES, John Leslie – Lightvessel Fog Signal Driver

HARRIS, Albert Sidney – Seaman

HART, Harry Rivett – Seaman

LOVICK, William Robert – Seaman

MAYSTONE, Edward – Steward

RAVEN, Ronald Spackman – Master

SMITH, William George – First Officer

STONE, William Daniel – Seaman

THORPE, Frederick Walter – Seaman

WILLIAMSON, John Hawkes – First Officer

THV Strathearn, built in 1935, was the first diesel ship commissioned for Trinity House.

The lives lost during the First and Second World War are commemorated in a stained glass window at St. Olave’s Church, Tower Hill. St. Olave’s is the chapel of the Corporation of Trinity House and the resting place of 17th century diarist Samuel Pepys, twice Master of the Corporation.

Stained glass window at St Olaves Church - Saint Clement  Trinity arms

Stained glass window at St Olaves Church – Saint Clement Trinity arms

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