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HMS Bristol

HMS Bristol était un croiseur léger de classe Bristol. En dépit d'être le nom du navire de la classe, il a été le dernier à être lancé et le dernier à être achevé. Au cours des quatre années précédant la Première Guerre mondiale, elle a servi dans la Home Fleet (1910-1913), la Second Fleet (1913), le 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron (1913-1914) et le 5th Cruiser Squadron (1914).

Au début de la guerre, il rejoint le 5th Cruiser Squadron aux Antilles. Là, elle a eu sa première rencontre avec des croiseurs allemands, lorsqu'elle a engagé le SMS Karlsruhe dans une courte escarmouche (6 août). Les Karlsruhe a coulé seize navires alliés avant d'exploser le 4 novembre 1914.

Les Bristol était l'un des navires envoyés aux Malouines à la suite de la victoire allemande à Coronel. Elle est ainsi présente à la bataille des Malouines (8 décembre 1914). Le matin de la bataille, le Bristol l'avait fait tirer et prenait du charbon. Au moment où elle avait levé la vapeur, la chasse était lancée et il était trop tard pour qu'elle y participe. Au lieu de cela, elle a été envoyée après les charbonniers allemands (avec l'AMC Macédoine). Après la bataille le Bristol a participé à la chasse au SMS Dresde, le seul croiseur allemand à s'échapper des Malouines, mais ne faisait pas partie de l'escadron qui l'a finalement trouvé.

Les Bristol servi en Méditerranée en 1915, dans l'Adriatique en 1916-17 et autour de l'Amérique du Sud en 1918. Au lendemain de la guerre, il fut versé dans la réserve en juin 1919 et vendu pour être démantelé en 1921.

Déplacement (chargé)

Charge profonde de 5300t

Vitesse de pointe

25 nœuds

Varier

5 070 milles marins à 16 nœuds

Armure – pont

2in-0.75in

Longueur

453 pieds

Armement

Deux 6 pouces 50 chargement par la culasse Mk XI
Dix 4 pouces 50 chargement par la culasse Mk VIII
Quatre 3pdr
Deux tubes lance-torpilles de 18 pouces (immergés)

Complément d'équipage

480

Lancé

23 février 1910

Complété

décembre 1910

Livres sur la Première Guerre mondiale | Index des sujets : Première guerre mondiale


HMS Bristol (1711)

HMS Bristol était un navire de ligne de 50 canons de quatrième rang construit pour la Royal Navy au cours de la première décennie du XVIIIe siècle.

  • 50 armes à feu :
  • Gundeck : 22 × 18-pdr canon
  • Pont supérieur : canon 22 × 9-pdr
  • Quart de pont : canon 4 × 6 pdr
  • Gaillard : canon 2 × 6-pdr
  • 50 armes à feu :
  • Gundeck : canon 22 × 24 pdr
  • Pont supérieur : canon 22 × 12-pdr
  • Quart de pont : canon 4 × 6 pdr
  • Gaillard : canon 2 × 6-pdr

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Mais l'accord devrait cesser "à la fin de 2020", a déclaré la marine, jetant le doute sur l'avenir de Bristol.

Une pétition appelant le Musée national de la Marine royale envisager de reprendre le navire a jusqu'à présent été soutenu par près de 7 500 personnes.

Et maintenant, Conseil municipal de Portsmouth Le leader Gerald Vernon-Jackson a mis tout son poids dans la campagne pour sauver Bristol.

Parler à Les nouvelles, le conseiller Vernon-Jackson a déclaré: "Le chantier naval historique de Portsmouth a un navire Tudor dans le Mary Rose, un navire géorgien dans le HMS Victory, il en a un victorien dans le HMS Warrior - ce qu'il n'a pas, c'est un gris de bonne taille navire en métal à ajouter à la collection.


Quelques hommes de Bristol de la marine de Nelson.

Christopher Beaty, 33 ans, mitrailleur quart, HMS Bellerephon.

George Beck, 25 ans, commis du capitaine à bord du HMS Defiance. 1805, salaire à la mère

George Bedford, 23 ans, Alberta, HMS Naiad

Abraham Bennett, 17 ans, garçon de 2e classe, 1805, HMS Thunderer

John Bennett, 23 ans, AB, 1805, HMS Orion du HMS Desiree

William Blake, Landsman, Marshfield, Glos

Walter Bond, 30 ans, mitrailleur quart, HMS Dreadnought

Richard Bowden, 21 ans, Alberta, 1805, HMS Royal Sovereign

Robert Boyde, 35 ans, Alberta, Downing (sic) Glos, HMS Conqueror, salaire de 1807 à sa mère, Sarah

Thomas Braine, 21 ans, matelot de 1re classe. (histoire : 1800-4, Renommée, garçon 1804-5, OS Thunderer, 1805-8, OS Sirius, 1808-10, OS Diomède, 1810-11 Reine, 1811, « Capitaine de mât.)

Joseph Briton (sic) Landsman

Philip Bretton, 18 ans, Landsman, Bath, HMS Euryalus. Les notes disent qu'il a été baptisé Lyncombe & Widcombe, 1785, et sa sœur Ann, en 1782/3. Elle est devenue Ann Viner et en 1806 a vécu 12 Somerset St, Bath

Simon Gage Britton, chirurgien adjoint, 1804, HMS Pickle

William Broad, 24 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Orion d'Anson

William Broad, 30 ans, équipage de Carpenter, HMS Britannia

John Brock, 41 ans, & 160 AB, HMS Sirius, 1804

William Brooks, 25, AB, St Garges, (sic) Glos, salaire à la mère Catherine

Joseph Brooks, 26 ans, Landsman, 1804, livre de paie du navire, HMS Polyphemus

James Brown, 23 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Conqueror, 1804

John Brown, 31 ans, bénévole, HMS Belleisle,&# 160 1802-5, à Trafalgar.

John Brown, 22 ans, AB, HMS Swiftsure d'Ulysse, 1804

Samuel Brown, 28 ans, Bath, AB, quartier-maître, HMS Swiftsure, 1804.

William Brown, 27 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Neptune

William Buck, 25 ans, quartier-maître, HMS Conqueror, 1804

William Buckley, 36 ans, Yeoman of the Sheets, HMS Mars

Samuel Burgess, 20 ans, bénévole, Landsman, HMS Leviathan, 1804

James Burton, compagnon de maître, Ratcliffe (sic)

Peter Bush, 18 ans, garçon de 2e classe, Kingswood, Glos, HMS Prince, 1804

Joseph Buxton, 23 ans, Alberta, Hanham, Glos, HMS Conqueror

George Cannon, Landsman, Bain

John Campbell, 36 ans, mitrailleur quart, HMS Orion, 1805

William Cantell, 20 ans, Landsman, Whitechurch (sic) Somerset, HMS Spartiate, 1804

Jacob Cappell, Sdt. Reine Charlton, Somerset, (TR "Victory")

Hugh Carney, 32 ans, soldat, Marine, St Michael, Bristol, (TR "Britannia", 1805)

Comm. John. Lac de voiture. Né à Colyton, Devon, 1785. Entré R.N. 1799. Aspirant

sur "Victory" 1805. Promu après la bataille au lieut. Commandant à la retraite,

1852, N.G.S. Médaille, deux fermoirs. Décédé à Clifton en 1865. (TR)

Charles Cawly, 22 ans, Landsman, HMS Naiad

John Chambers, 20 ans, Landsman. HMS Dreadnought. (comme Ord. Seaman ?TR "Dreadnought". Fermoir Martinique)

Daniel Chilcott, mitrailleur quart

James Chivers, 23 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Dreadnought

William Clements, Landsman, Bain

Thomas Cobley, 44 ans, matelot de 1re classe « Condamnés graciés du cyclope », HMS Leviathan

Isaac Cole, 23 ans, matelot de 3e classe, Hanham, Glos, HMS Ajax, 1805

Samuel Cole,&# 160 26, AB, Downing, (sic) Glos, HMS Prince, 1804

John Coleman, 32 ans, équipage de charpentier, Bath, HMS Ajax, 1805

Michael Collins, 21 ans, matelot de 1re classe, Bath, HMS Spartiate, 1804

Thomas Condon, 22 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Mars, 1805

John Cook, 24 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Salvador, volontaire, 1804

John Cooper, 24 ans, Landsman, Cyson (sic) (Siston) Glos, HMS Defiance

John Cope, 24 ans, Alberta. A l'origine un garçon, "monkey gun brick" sur le HMS Diligence. Puis 1803, HMS Utrecht, 1804-6, HMS Victory, à&# 160 Trafalgar, 1806 HMS Gelykheid, 1806-9, HMS Ocean, 1809, HMS Salvador del Mondo. Progrès de matelot de 1re classe à AB. 1809 HMS Jalouse, Quarter Gunner, 1809-12, capitaine de mât, servi 1812-16

Samuel Cowles, 26 ans, Alberta, Landsman, Downing (sic) (Downend) 1805

Charles Cox, 20 ans, Landsman, Stapleton, Glos, HMS Leviathan, 1804

John Cramer, 23 ans, Landsman, HMS Leviathan

Robert Cuddiford, l'équipage de Carpenter. (TR "Naïade.)

Benjamin Dagger, 26, Carpenter&# 8217s crew, Bath, HMD Thunderer, de renommée, 1805

William Davis, 20 ans, matelot de 1re classe, 1804-5, HMS Mars

William Davis, 26 ans, matelot de 3e classe, HMS Agamemnon et HMS Foudroyant*. À Trafalgar

Bartholomew George Smith Day, 21 ans, aspirant, de Royal William, fin Amsterdam, HMS Revenge, à Trafalgar, TR Revenge. "Supérieure" 10 février 1809

Thomas Day, 27, AB, HMS Bellerephon, 1804. De Royal William

James Dowling, garçon, 2 e classe

Thomas Downey, 14 ans, garçon de 2e classe, Bath, HMS Leviathan

John Downs, mitrailleur quart

Jeremiah Dunn, 22 ans, AB, HMS Spartiate, 1804

Francis Eaves, 29 ans, 1804-6, HMS Victory, à Trafalgar. Fait son testament en 1805, nommant Thomas Ansell, matelot à bord du Victory. Survécu. 1806-9, HMS Ocean, 1809-13, HMS Rhin, Yeoman de la salle d'eau. Ran, 5.3.1813, Plymouth, de congé.

James Edwards, 21 ans, Alberta, HMS Mars

Walter Ellis, 25 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Orion d'Anson, 1805

Matthew Evans, 20 ans, Landsman, HMS Swiftsure, 1804

Thomas Evans, 30 ans, Yeoman of the Sheets, HMS Swiftsure, 1804-5

William Fields, 21 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Conqueror

Nicholas Fitzgerald, équipage du charpentier

Charles Fletcher, 23 ans, AB, HMS Royal Sovereign, 1805

Thomas Fletcher, 26 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Thunderer, 1805

John Flooke, 16 ans, garçon, 1 re classe, HMS Tonnant, 1805

George Floyd, 26 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Tonnant, 1804

William Forrest, 37 ans, AB, Keynsham, Som, HMS Belleisle, de Victory, 1804-5, était à Trafalgar.

James Fowler, 27 ans, matelot de 3e classe, HMS Bellerephon, était à Trafalgar

Thomas Francis, 25 ans, Landsman, HMS Conqueror, était à Trafalgar

John French, AB, 33 ans, HMS Neptune (?TR "Euralyus")

Edward Fry, Landsman, 20 HMS Spartiate, 1804,  (TR "Spartiate")

John Fry, 21 ans, Landsman, HMS Spartiate, 1803 « suppléant de James Thompson, United Brothers, Resolve »

Thomas Fry, 24 ans, matelot de 1re classe, Bath, HMS Ajax, 1805

Thomas Fry, 28 ans, Landsman, Bath, HMS Ajax, 1805

Isaac Fudge, 34 ans, matelot de 3e classe, matelot de 3e classe

John Gardner, 23 ans, Landsman, HMS Prince, 1804

John/James Gardner, 20 ans, Landsman, HMS Ajax, 1805

William Gardner, 25 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Bellerephon

Thomas Gascoyne, matelot de 1re classe

James Gerrard, AB, 26 ans, HMS Swiftsure, 1804

George Gibbons, 24 ans, AB, HMS Belleisle, de Victory, 1805, était à Trafalgar

Thomas Gibson, AB (?TR "Euralyus")

William Giles, 24 ans, AB, HMS Bellerephon

William Giles, 27 ans, Landsman, « Gainson », c'est-à-dire Keynsham, Som, HMS Ajax, 1805

Nicholas Gooding, 17 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Dreadnought

William Goodman, 23 ans, matelot de 3e classe, HMS Minotaur, tué au combat, le 21 octobre 1805

John Gordon, 28 ans, Alberta, Bath, HMS Naiad

John Graham, garçon, 3 e classe

William Graves, 25 ans, Ord Seaman, HMS Royal Sovereign, 1805, HMS Formidable, 21 décembre 1805 au 25 décembre 1805, renvoyé à l'hôpital de Plymouth, décembre 1805

Thomas Griffiths, 27 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Conqueror

William Griffiths, 21 ans, Landsman, HMS Salvador, bénévole, 1805

Charles Grimes, 23 ans, matelot de 3e classe, HMS Thunderer de renommée, 1805

Joseph Gullick, 23 ans, Landsman, HMS Salvador, volontaire. 1805

Thomas Hall, 19 ans, Landsman, « Battern », c'est-à-dire Bitton, Glos, HMS Spartiate, bénévole

Samuel Hammans, 23 ans, matelot de 3e classe, Somerset, HMS Spartiate, tué au combat, le 21 octobre 1805

Thomas Handley, AB (TR "Bellerophon"

John Hannam, 44, Carpenter’s Crew, 1805, HMS Ajax,&# 160 (TR comme Hannan "Ajax")

Joseph Hannam, garçon, 2 e classe

John Harding, 28 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Prince, 1804

Thomas Harding, 23 ans, Landsman à Ord Seaman, HMS Ajax, 1805

Samuel Harris, 21 ans, AB, HMS Royal Sovereign, 1805

Thomas Harris, 25 ans, Alberta, 1805, HMS Ajax. Salaire à la mère à Bristol. Démobilisé en 1807 sur le HMS Glatton

John Hartland, 46 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Spartiate, 1804

James Harvey, 17 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Dreadnought, 1805

Samuel Hawkins, 33 ans, Alberta, HMS Royal Sovereign. Fait sera 1804 en faveur de sa tante, Eliz, vivant dans le Devon, 1804. Était à Trafalgar, détails de service de 1796-1811

George Hayes, 26 ans, AB, HMS Achille, 1805, était à Trafalgar

James Helliar, 27 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Orion d'Anson, 1805

William Hemmings, Landsman

William Henderson, trompettiste

Edward Henley, 39 ans, Landsman, HMS Defence. (Compagnon armurier en AN)

Job Henley, 22 ans, Landsman, volontaire, HMS Achille, était à Trafalgar, renvoyé à l'hôpital de Plymouth, novembre 1806

William Herbert, 25 ans, matelot de 3e classe, HMS Belleisle, 1802-1806, était à Trafalgar

Augustus Thomas Hicks, 15 ans, volontaire 1 ère classe, Berkeley, HMS Defiance. (TR Defiance", décédé en 1857)

John Hinds, 28 ans, compagnon de quartier-maître, HMS Neptune

Thomas Christopher Holland, Aspirant, Bain

Charles Hopkins, 24 ans, Ord Seaman, HMS Conqueror de Salvador, Sirius, « prest ». était à Trafalgar, renvoyé à l'hôpital de Cadix le 26 octobre 1805

David Howell, trompettiste, bain

John Howell, 28 ans, matelot de 3e classe HMS Belleisle, 1803-5

William Howell, 21 ans, Landsman, Manilsfield sic – (Mangotsfield), Glos, HMS Temeraire, était à Trafalgar, tué au combat, le 25 octobre 1805

William Hubber, 30 ans, Ord Seaman, HMS Polyphemus, 1804. était à Trafalgar (TR "Polyphemus")

Aaron Hubert, 16 ans, garçon, 2 e classe, Cosham sic – (Cotham ?), Bristol. âgés de 16 ans. Sur "Victory" 1803-6, à Trafalgar. HMS Océan 1806.

Abraham Hughes, 30 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Conqueror

William Humphries, 28 ans, trimestre Artilleur, Bath, HMS Mars, était à Trafalgar (TR "Mars")

William Hutchinson, 29 ans, matelot de Ord Seaman, HMS Royal Sovereign, 1805

Thomas Hyde, 22 ans,&# 160 Landsman, HMS Conqueror, était à Trafalgar(TR "Conqueror")

James Jackson, 23 ans, Alberta, HMS Swiftsure, 1804

Richard Jackson, 36 ans, Landsman, HMS Defence

James James, 23 ans, Landsman, HMS Achille, de Kite (sloop) 1805, était à Trafalgar

Stephen Watts Jeffries, 29 ans, matelot de 1re classe, Mangotsfield, Glos, HMS Spartiate

James Jenkins, 46 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Dreadnought, 1805

John Jenkins, 29 ans, Alberta, HMS Dreadnought,

George Johnson, 19 ans, Bath, HMS Thunderer, 1805.

John Johnson, 24 ans,&# 160 Landsman, HMS Britannia

John Johnston, 33 ans, matelot de 3e classe, HMS Spartiate, bénévole, 1805

Francis Jones, 21 ans, Landsman, Bath, HMS Bellerephon, bénévole

George Jones, 24 ans, Landsman, HMS Britannia

Isaac Jones, 22 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Royal Sovereign

Richard Jones, 20 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Conqueror

William Jones, 26 ans, Alberta, HMS Ajax, 1805

Thomas King, 25 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Thunderer, 1805

William King, 26 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Thunderer, 1805

Edward Kingston, 19 ans, Ord Seaman, HMS Dreadnought,  "late Plymouth Hospital", était à Trafalgar, (TR "Dreadnought")

George Lacey, 24 ans, Alberta, HMS Neptune

Samuel Lacey, 24 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Polyphemus

Solomon Leonard, 40 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Colossus

John Lisle, 26 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Prince, 1804

William Lloyd, 24 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Polyphemus, 1804

George Long, 20 ans, Landsman, HMS Neptune

William Long, 20 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Tonnant, 1804-5

William Loveless, 24 ans, Landsman, Winterbourne, Glos, HMS Africa, volontaire du HMS Sussex, navire-hôpital. Détails 1805-1811

Robert Luton, 32 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Britannia

William Maggs, 21 ans, Landsman, Bath, HMS Prince

George Manning, 18 ans, AB, Bath, HMS Swiftsure (?TR comme Ord. Seaman "Victory", et Basque Roads)

Thomas Mansfield, 46 ans, HMS Dreadnought, yeoman de la salle d'eau

John Marks, matelot de 1re classe, bain

James Marshall, 24 ans, AB, Ord Seaman, HMS Neptune, 1805, renvoyé à l'hôpital de Plymouth

James Marshall, 28 ans, Landsman, HMS Prince Frederick, de l'hôpital, 1805

William Marshall, 26 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Temeraire, 1804

John Martin, 35 ans, Alberta, HMS Minotaur

William Matthews, caporal du navire, Bath

Thomas Mason, 30 ans, Alberta, HMS Dreadnought

George May, 15 ans, garçon, 2e classe, Bath, HMS Swiftsure, 1804

Mark McMullen, 18 ans, Landsman, Camerton, Som. HMS Naïade, 1805

Henry Merchant, 42 ans, Ord Seaman, démobilisé du HMS Bellerephon au HMS Bedford 1807 et salaire versé à sa femme Ann.

Thomas Merchant, 21 ans, matelot de deuxième classe, Bath, HMS Euralyus, était à Trafalgar

John Miller, 19 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Temeraire, du HMS Salvador, feu Lousia, 1805, « Prest »

Simeon Moon, 25 ans, volontaire, AB, 1803, HMS Utrecht, 1803-6, HMS "Victory".  Blessé à Trafalgar. Déchargé le 31.1.1806, « inutilisable ».

John Mooney, 12 ans, garçon de 3e classe, HMS Dreadnought

Joseph Henry Moore, Garçon 2 ème Classe, Bain

Thomas Moore, Landsman, Bain

James Morris, matelot de 1re classe/AB, HMS Temeraire, 1804-5

William Mountain, 30 ans, Landsman, HMS Defence

Thomas Murphy, 57 ans, mitrailleur quart, MS Ajax, 1805

Richard Musto, 20 ans, compagnon de Bosun, HMS Agamemnon. service répertorié 1805-1808, lorsque le capitaine de l'afterguard incl séjour à l'hôpital, Deal, Kent, et le paiement du salaire à l'épouse Elizabeth, 1807, à Portsmouth.&# 160

George Nash, 47 ans, quartergunner, HMS Spartiate, 1804

Thomas Nash, 22 ans, quartergunner, HMS Spartiate, 1804

Thomas Neal, 22 ans, AB, HMS Prince, 1804, était à Trafalgar, TR "Prince"

Thomas Neal, 34 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Minotaur

Richard Newman, 26 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Conqueror

Thomas Norman, 25 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Naiad

John Norton, matelot de 1re classe, Bath, HMS Ajax, 1805

Thomas Owens, 20, Landsman, Bath, HMS Britannia (NB apparaît AN comme « Fours »)

William Owen(s), 23 ans, Alberta, HMS Orion, 1805

Charles Parker, Landsman, Bain

Giles Parker, 14 ans, garçon, 3 e classe, Wootton under Edge, HMS Achilles, bénévole, 1810

Joseph Parker, 22 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Bellerephon

Job Parsons, 27 ans, Landsman, HMS Thunderer, 1805

Thomas Partridge, 35 ans, Alberta, Bath, HMS Swiftsure

John Patterson, 35 ans, AB, HMS Dreadnought, « from American gun ship » (voir mon blog sur la guerre de 1812 – peut-être un Américain naturalisé ?)

George Pearson, 13 ans, Bénévole 1re classe, Som, HMS Bellerephon

*John Peart, 27 ans, HMS Africa,  voir les lettres, un homme de Portsmouth, était à Trafalgar

Erasmus Peeps, 26 ans, Aspirant/Quartermaster's Mate, Pill, Somerset, HMS Leviathan, 1805

William Peirce, 23 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Polyphemus, 1804

Anthony Perks, 43 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Temeraire, 1804

William Perry, 23 ans, Landsman, HMS Polyphemus, 1804

Comm. John Phepoe. Né à Dublin, 1776, entré RN, 1801. Aspirant "Ajax" à & & #160; & #8216Trafalgar. Commandant à la retraite, 1848, N.G.S. médaille avec fermoir. Décédé à Clifton en 1862, enterré à Clifton St Andrews. (TR)

James Phillips : selon sa nécrologie dans le Bristol Journal de Felix Farley du 14 mars 1818, il était le maître d'équipage de Lord Nelson à bord du "Victory" à la bataille de Trafalgar, "ayant prouvé son attachement à son brave amiral par de nombreuses blessures, à savoir. quatre larges blessures au sabre sur la tête, de nombreuses blessures par balles sur le corps et trois balles à la cuisse et à la jambe droites, son genou étant alors fracassé. Il obtint une décharge honorable et une pension libérale de son Roi et de son Pays. Il a cependant été embarqué par le sinistre tyran de la mort à North Street, Bedminster lundi dernier, venant d'atteindre sa 47 e année, l'âge de son commandant bien-aimé et il sera descendu à sa dernière couchette dans l'église de Redcliff demain à heures. ." Son nom n'apparaît pas sur le site Web d'Age of Nelson. Un autre article paru dans le Bristol Observer du 25 mars 1994, indique que son nom était "Slasher" Brown ! IL EST MAINTENANT CONSIDÉRÉ ÊTRE UN IMPOSTEUR !

William Phillips, AB, 38 ans, « Prest » HMS Achille, etc., service répertorié 1805-1813, attribution des salaires versés à sa femme Elizabeth, 1805, payé à Bristol. Déchargé 1814 « inutilisable » au HMS Gladiator.

Colston Pierce, 30 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Spartiate, 1804

George (ou David) Pitt, 19 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS  "Victory". Blessé à Trafalgar. 1804, 1803, "Puissant", 15 janvier 1806, "Océan" (TR "Victoire")

George Pontin, 20 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Naiad

Robert Pordie, Yeoman, Bosun’s Débarras

John Powell, 18 ans, garçon, 2 e classe, HMS Thunderer

John Powell, 22 ans, matelot de 3e classe, Bath, HMS Conqueror,  (?TR comme "AB" "Conqueror")

William Powers, 27 ans, Alberta, HMS Royal Sovereign, 1805

Charles Price, 28 ans, Frampton, Glos, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Conqueror

James Price, 21 ans, Landsman, HMS Royal Sovereign, 1805 (TR "Tennant")

Thomas Prior, 21 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Temeraire, 1804

Francis Pritchard, 23 ans, Landsman, HMS Bellerephon, a réparti les salaires versés à sa mère, Joan, renvoyé de Temeraire au HMS Bedford, 1807

Thomas Pullen, armurier, Downing

Samuel Randall, 23 ans, AB, Bath, HMS Ajax : à Trafalgar. Démobilisé le 25 octobre 1805 Envoyé dans la chaloupe pour aider le St Augustine Spanish Prize, le bateau s'est détaché du navire au cours d'une nuit très bruyante et les hommes ont été soit perdus, soit faits prisonniers, probablement le premier.

William Read, 25 ans, Yeoman of the Sheets, HMS Swiftsure, 1804

Thomas Rees, 28 ans, AB, HMS Africa, 1805, était à Trafalgar, de Ceres, remplaçant, 1808-9, grade : tonnelier, décédé le 9 janvier 1809. Argonaut, navire-hôpital.

William Reeves, AB, 29 ans, HMS Ajax, 1805, était à Trafalgar. 26 octobre 1805
Commentaires : Démobilisé le 26 octobre 1805 Envoyé dans la chaloupe pour aider le St Augustine Spanish Prize, le bateau s'est détaché du navire au cours d'une nuit très bruyante et les hommes ont été soit perdus, soit faits prisonniers. Probablement le premier.

James Reynolds, 11 ans, garçon, 3e classe, HMS Royal Sovereign, 1805, « de la Marine Society »

John Reynolds, 31 ans, matelot de 3e classe, Bath, HMS Swiftsure, 1804

Francis Rice, 23 ans, Landsman, HMS Conqueror, carrière répertoriée 1803-1814, (AB) était à Trafalgar, le rassemblement pour le HMS Barham a déclaré qu'il était né à Abergavenny.

John Rice, 22 ans, Landsman, HMS Conqueror

Daniel Rich, 23 ans, Landsman, HMS Conqueror, carrière répertorié 1803-14, Ord Seaman, était à Trafalgar

Joseph (?) Richardson, 22 ans, AB, Bath, HMS Phoebe, 1802

Arthur Roberts, 34 ans, matelot de 3e classe, HMS Bellerephon, salaire versé à sa femme Sarah, Portsmouth, démobilisé sur le HMS Bedford, 1807

James Roberts, 24 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Naiad

William Roberts, 26 ans, Alberta, HMS Leviathan

William Roberts, 19 ans, Landsman, HMS Conqueror

Daniel Rogers, 28 ans, matelot de 2e classe, Bedminster, Bristol, HMS Britannia

Richard Rogers, 22 ans, AB, HMS Polyphemus, 1804

William Romney, 33 ans, Landsman/AB, HMS Leviathan, 1804

John Rudge, 20 ans, Landsman, HMS Spartiate, 1804, (TR "Spartiate")

James Sanders, 26 ans, Alberta, Bath, HMS Royal Sovereign

John Saunders, 21 ans, matelot de 3e classe, HMS Conqueror, 1804. Répartition des salaires à l'épouse Mary en 1806

Richard Searle, 30 ans, AB, Bath, HMS Victory, 1803-6, était à Trafalgar, 1806 à l'hôpital Haslar

Samuel Sensbury, (Sainsbury ?) 40, Gunner’s mate, HMS Swiftsure, 1804

Comm. Joseph Seymour. Master RN, 1796, Master of "Conqueror" 1804, à Trafalgar. Commandant à la retraite 1846. Médaille NGS avec deux fermoirs. Mort à Bristol en 1862, enterré à Arnos Vale. (TR)

Elias Shaddock, 30 ans, mitrailleur de quart, HMS Royal Sovereign, 1805

Benjamin Shepherd, 42 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Orion d'Anson, 1805

John Shepherd, 28 ans, matelot de 1re classe/AB, HMS Polyphemus, 1804

James Sherbourne, 22 ans, Landsman, HMS Thunderer, de Salvador, 1805, « Prest ».

William Simmonds, 20 ans, AB, HMS Leviathan, de l'Union - navire marchand

Benjamin Simmons, 38 ans, équipage du charpentier, HMS Thunderer, de Renown, 1805.  (TR "Thunderer")

William Simmons, 28 ans, matelot de 1re classe, Bath HMS Neptune

William Smart, 21 ans, AB, Bath, HMS Leviathan, de Portsmouth, bénévole

Lionel Smith, compagnon de l'armurier, Bathford, Som

Thomas Smith, 19 ans, Landsman, HMS Sirius, 1804

Thomas Smith, 21 ans, Alberta, HMS Thunderer, 1805, bénévole

Thomas Smith, 27 ans, Ord Seaman/AB, Bath, HMS Royal Sovereign, carrière répertoriée 1803-7, était un Trafalgar

William Smith, 23 ans, Landsman, HMS Mars

William Smith, 29 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Spartiate 1804

Christopher Spring, matelot de 1re classe

John Steager, Landsman, Keynsham, Somerset

Joseph Stokes, 23 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Bellerephon

James Stone, 20 ans, aspirant, Bath, HMS Leviathan

Thomas Stone, 21 ans, Landsman, HMS Polyphemus, 1805

William Stone, 27 ans, AB, HMS Royal Sovereign, carrière 1803-5, rejoint en tant que volontaire du HMS Braave

William Strong, 22 ans, matelot de 2e classe, HMS Leviathan, 1803, du navire marchand Zephyr, « prest »

William Symonds, 23 ans, Landsman, HMS Temeraire, 1804

William Symonds, 33 ans, Landsman, HMS Temeraire

Francis Taylor, Garçon, 3 e classe

Hugh Taylor, 23 ans, Alberta, HMS Dreadnought

William Taylor, 29 ans, armurier&# 8217s Mate, HMS Conqueror, salaire à la mère, 1803 & 1807, payé à partir de Bristol

John Thomas, 19 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Tonnant,  1804-5, (TR "Tennant")

John Morris Thompson, 32 ans, HMS Conqueror, compagnon de maître. Quartier-maître 1805, salaire versé à sa femme Mary, 1807, Plymouth,

Joseph Thompson, 20 ans, Landsman, HMS Naiad

William Thompson, 28 ans, matelot de 1re classe,  HMS Naiad (TR "Victory")

Joseph Thorn, AB, Ratclift (sic)

Nathaniel Thorne, 21 ans, Landsman, HMS Thunderer, volontaire de Salvador

Bowham Tomkyns, 14 ans, volontaire, 1re classe, HMS Tonnant, à Trafalgar

Thomas Tripp, 20 ans, matelot, HMS Leviathan, de Pegasus, cotre actif

James Tucker, 39 ans, équipage du charpentier, Bath, HMS Dreadnought

John Tucker, 37 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Leviathan, 1804-5

William Turner, 22 ans, Landsman, HMS Dreadnought

Jeremiah Vincent, 21 ans, Landsman, Bath, HMS prince, 1804

* John Viner, 25 ans, Landsman, HMS Spartiate, 1804, voir lettres.

George Warren, 26 ans, Alberta, Bath, HMS Ajax, 1805

John Webb, 38 ans, compagnon de quartier-maître, Alveston, Glos, HMS Achille, 1804-14. décédé le HMS Achille à Rio de Janeiro, le 20 septembre 1814.

William Webb, 45 ans, AB, HMS Prince, 1804

George White, 27 ans, Alberta, HMS Defiance. Tué au combat à Trafalgar, le 21 octobre 1805

John White, 28 ans, AB, volontaire, Bitton, Glos, HMS Achille, tué au combat à Trafalgar, le 21 octobre 1805

Thomas White, 44 ans, maître d'armes, Som, HMS Britannia

Thomas White, 28 ans, Alberta, Som, HMS Neptune

James Whiting, matelot de 1re classe, bain

James Whittington, 32 ans, Alberta, HMS Britannia

Richard Whittington, 20 ans, Landsman, Kingswood, (nr Wootton-under-Edge) JMS Leviathan (TR "Leviathan")

George Wilkins, Ord Seaman, 25 ans, sur la "Victoire" à Trafalgar. 11 mai 1803, Utrecht, 15 janvier 1806, "Ocean"

Henry Wilkins, 25 ans, matelot de 3e classe, HMS Victory. Mort accident en mer le 6 février 1810

John Wilkins, 28 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Prince, 1804

John Wilkins, AB, 28 ans, Churchill, Somerset, HMS Neptune

Thomas Wilkins, Alberta, Keynsham, Somerset

James Williams, 20 ans, Landsman, HMS Conqueror

James Williams, 40 ans, Landsman, HMS Achille, 1805-9, était à Trafalgar, démobilisé en avril 1809, inutilisable

John Williams, 21 ans, matelot de 3e classe, HMS Conqueror (?TR "Defiance" ou "Britannia")

John Williams, 23 ans, Alberta, HMS Naiad

Stephen Williams AB, 25 ans, HMS Revenge, (TR Revenge")

Thomas Williams, 44 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Spartiate

Francis Willis, 52 ans, AB, HMS Polythemus, 1804 de Stately

George Wilson, 17 ans, garçon, 2 e classe, HMS "Victory". Tué au combat à Trafalgar le 21 octobre 1805. Rejoint le 27 avril 1803. Enterré en mer, le 21 octobre 1805

Samuel Wilson, matelot de 1re classe, bain

Thomas Wiltshire, 20 ans, compagnon d'armurerie, Cainsan (sic) (Keynsham) HMS Agamemnon, 1804-9, était à Trafalgar. Salaires versés, 1807, à sa mère, Elizabeth, Bristol.&# 160  (TR "Agamemnon", et St Domingo, Malaga.)

Andrew Winter, 21 ans, Landsman, HMS Thunderer, volontaire de Salvador, 1805

James Wolfe, 34 ans, matelot de 1re classe, HMS Naiad, 1804

John Wood, 25 ans, AB, HMS Belleisle, 1802-5, était à Trafalgar, salaire versé à sa femme 1803, Plymouth

John Woodman, 20 ans, Landsman, HMS Tonnant, 1804

Jacob Wookey, 32 ans, Ord Seaman, Somerset, HMS Spartiate, bénévole de United Brothers

John Wright, 24 ans, compagnon de l'armurier, HMS&# 160 Naiad

William Wyatt, 34 ans, AB, HMS Achille, 1805-10, était à Trafalgar

Thomas York, 23 ans, Landsman, HMS Thunderer, remplaçant de Salvador

William Abbot, Sdt, Marshfield, Glos. (TR "Léviathan")

John Adams, 23 ans, Sdt. HMS Britannia, 1805

William Adams, Sdt, St George’s, Bristol

Matthew Amos, Sdt, "Rackley" sic. (Redcliffe ?) Nr Bristol

James Applegate, Sdt, Berkeley, Glos, (TR "Naiad")

William Bailey, Sdt, Winford, Som

John Ball, Sdt, Marshfield, Glos

William Bartlett, Sdt, Walcot, Bain

John Brookes, Sdt. 30, HMS Victory" à Trafalgar. 14 avril 1803, Zélande, 15 janvier 1806 au QG de Chatham. Sur TR.

John Buckley, Sdt, St James, Bristol

John Cantle, Sdt, Bedminster

Jacob Capell, soldat, 27, Queen Charlton, Som, HMS Victory, 1803-6, à Trafalgar, payé Chatham, 1806,&# 160 (TR "Victory")

Hugh Carney, Pte, 32, St Michael, Bristol , HMS Britannia, à Trafalgar, (TR "Britannia")

Isaac Chandler, Sdt, Melksham, Wilts. HMS Euralyus, attribution faite à la femme, à partir des salaires, de Wootton sous le bord, la femme est déjà décédée.

Charles Chappell, soldat, 26 ans, Thornbury, HMS Victory, à Trafalgar, a payé Chatham 1806

Richard Chinnock, Sdt, 20 ans, Lye (sic) sur Mendip, HMS Britannia, à Trafalgar, (TR "Britannia")

Charles F. Clear, garçon, RM, HMS Achille, à Trafalgar, est décédé à l'hôpital de Plymouth, 1806

Jeremiah Coke, Clutton, Bain

Thomas Coles, Sdt, St Philips, Glos

John Cook, sergent, de St Mary Redcliffe

William Cook, Sdt, Hawkesbury, Glos

Capitaine James Cottell/Cottle, 2 e Lieut, RM, 1798, 1 er Lieut, 1804. HMS Tonnant, à Trafalgar. Demi-solde à la retraite, 1835, décédé à Bedminster en 1842.

Moses Dagger, Pte, St Philip & St Jacob, Glos, HMS Dreadnought

James Davis, garçon, Ratcliffe (sic) Bristol

William Day, Sdt, HMS Spartiate

David Drew, Sdt, Croomdell (sic) (Cromhall ?) Glos, HMS Mars

Samuel Eyles, Sdt, Stapleton, Glos, HMS Naaiid

James Fisher, Sdt, Marshfield, Glos, HMS Swiftsure

William Ford, Sdt, 26 St Stephen&# 8217s, Bristol,&# 160 HMS Victory à Trafalgar. 18 avril 1803, Winchelsea, 15 janvier 1806, QG de Chatham

John Grimes, Sdt, St Michael’s Bristol, HMS Royal Sovereign

Thomas Harding, Garçon, marin

Thomas Harding, Sdt, marine

Samuel Harris, soldat, Winterbourne, Glos, HMS Prince

John Hayward, garçon, RM, Milksham (sic) Wilts, HMS Belleisle

Francis Hicks, Sdt, 23 ans, Bitten, (sic : Bitton) Glos, HMS Orion

John Hicks, Sdt, Bath, HMS Achille, service 1805-1812, était à Trafalgar, attribution du salaire 1807 à la mère Hannah,&# 160 Bath payé, congédié 1815 Plymouth

George Hodges, Pte, C40, St Georges, (sic) Bristol. 26 ans. HS Victory, à Trafalgar". 17 avril 1803 et 15 janvier 1806, au QG de Chatham.

Edward Hore, Sdt, Chew Magney (sic)

Robert House, Sdt, Camerton, Som, HMS Prince

James Hughes, Sdt. St Philips, Bristol, HMS Neptune

Thomas Hurle, Sdt. Berkeley, Glos, HMS Temeraire

George Jeffries, Sdt, Siston, Glos, HMS Sirius

James Jones, Sdt, Milksham (sic) Wilts, (TR "Tonnant")

Thomas Lansdown, Sdt, Olveston, Glos, HMS Conqueror

Moses Llewellyn, Sdt, Mangotsfield, Glos, HMS Achille, 1805-1812, à Trafalgar, démobilisé Portsmouth, 1813

Isaac May, Sdt, Avening, Glos, HMS Sirius

George Moseley, soldat, 24 ans, Frampton Cotterell, HMS Defiance

Orgue Cornélius, Sdt. North Nibley, HMS Spartiate

John Parfitt, Sdt, Détroit, Somerset

Charles Parsons, Sdt, Yeaton, (sic Yatton) Somerset, HMS Neptune

John Phillips, Sdt, Temple, Bristol, HMS Neptune

Charles Pinker, Pte, Temple, Som (Temple Cloud plutôt que Temple Bristol ?), HMS Temeraire

Amos Poulson, Sdt, Melksham

Benjamin Powell, Sdt, Timsbury

David Powell, soldat, 24 ans, HMS Victory, à Trafalgar, 1803-1806, payé en 1806

Henry Powell, Sdt, P18, 22 ans, sur la "Victoire" à Trafalgar. 21 mai 1803, Zélande, 15 janvier 1806, QG de Chatham

John Skinner, Sdt, 20 ans, Bath. HMS Britannia

George Skidmore, soldat, Iron Acton, Glos, HMS Mars, tué au combat, Trafalgar, 21 octobre 1805

*? Isaac Smith, Sdt, Trowbridge. (voir lettres) HMS Swiftsure

*John Summers, Sdt (voir lettres) HMS Ajax

John Thorn, Sdt, Barclay, Som, (sic)

Daniel Webb, garçon, RM, Melksham, Wilts, HMS Bellerephon

*? Joseph Webb, Sdt, Melksham, Wilts (voir lettres) HMS Prince

Joseph White, Sdt, Mangotsfield, Glos, HMS Defence

John Whiting, Sdt, 19 ans, Shepton Mallet, HMS Britannia,&# 160 attribution des salaires versés à la mère, 1804-5, à Trafalgar (TR)

Mark Williams, Sdt, Westbury, Glos, HMS Naiad

Bibliographie, abréviations et sources

" Les hommes qui ont servi avec Nelson" BAFHS Journal, n° 71, mars 1993

Archives nationales – base de données, Ancêtres Trafalgar

Appellation « voir lettres » = plus d'informations en ma possession à ajouter au blog en temps voulu.

"Un goudron britannique. Interrogatoire devant une cour martiale des officiers en service de feu le navire Java de Sa Majesté, Jones humble, maître d'équipage, déposé ‘Environ une heure après le début de l'action, j'ai été blessé, je suis descendu et je me suis arrêté près d'une heure et quand j'ai eu le bras un peu redressé par un garrot, rien d'autre, (ma main était emporté, mon bras blessé au niveau du coude) j'ai mis mon bras dans la poitrine de ma chemise et je suis remonté et quand j'ai vu l'ennemi devant nous réparer ses dégâts, j'ai eu mes ordres du lieutenant Chads avant que l'action ne commence à applaudir les pensionnaires avec ma pipe pour qu'ils puissent faire un printemps propre de l'embarquement. C'est un spécimen fin et vraiment caractéristique du marin britannique. " (FFBJ 5.6.1813)

Un marin de Trafalgar à bord de " Britannia " s'est fait tirer à la jambe un peu au-dessous du genou et a dit à l'officier ordonnant qu'il soit transporté dans le cockpit " C'est mais une touche de shilling, Votre Honneur, un pouce plus haut et j'aurais dû avoir mes dix-huit pence ." (c.-à-d. pension selon la gravité.)

Le même type a dit à l'un de ses amis : « Je dis Bob, regarde ma jambe et donne-moi la boucle d'argent de ma chaussure. J'en ferai autant pour vous une autre fois. » (les deux anecdotes rapportées FFBJ 16.11.1822)


Les images montrent l'histoire des quais de la ville de Bristol au fil des ans

We’ve been going through the archives again, and it goes without saying that the Post and the Western Daily between them amassed an awful lot of photos of Bristol’s city docks at work. Happily we have an excuse to show you a batch of them (along with a couple of interesting agency pics) this week.

Our pretext for showing them comes courtesy of Amy King, who is collecting people’s stories of the city docks. She recently sent us an appeal to BT readers saying:

Do you remember the Old City Docks?

Maybe you worked down on the Docks? Or played there as a child? Or lived nearby and remember a certain boat coming in?

I am collecting memories for a project about the Bristol Old City Docks, and I would like to hear from anybody with memories to share. I really want to bring the original voices back to the space of the docks, so I would love to record our conversation. I may then use parts of our recording to make a series of audio tracks people can listen to when they walk around what used to be the City Docks, from M Shed up to Underfall Yard.

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So whether you remember the dockers’ brilliant nicknames (like ‘Olympic Torch’ because he never went out!), the fig trees growing out of Bristol Bridge or tricking boats into throwing coal at you (free warmth!), I would love to hear your stories.

If you have any memories to share, or would like further information, please get in touch. You can reach me via email ([email protected] ) , phone 0117 382 7017 or on Twitter @bristoldockers

Archive pictures tell the story of the old Bristol docks

June 20 1935. This appears to have been taken for a national newspaper and shows “Mrs Clutterbuck hanging out her washing on Bristol dock quayside”. She presumably lived in one of the old dock cottages (probably one of the block that’s the Sea Cadets centre nowadays). The bridge in the background was part of the old docks railway system, which suggests that her whites wouldn’t come out whiter than white if she left them on the line too long.

Western Daily Press, April 25 1946: “INO&aposS MAIDEN VOYAGE. The Ino, first of the Bristol Steam Navigation Company&aposs two new motor vessels, berthed at Bristol City Docks yesterday, bringing her maiden voyage a cargo of oilcake. She lies near Prince Street bridge, and was gay with flags yesterday. She was built by a Goole firm. A sister ship, Cato, is now completing at Goole and will shortly be in service.

This, according to our captioning, is the BD6, a steam dredger originally built in the 1840s and show here still going strong 110 years later. It remained in use until 1961 and pulled itself across the harbour with attached to bollards on the quaysides.

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July 15 1954. The River Police station by Prince Street Bridge.

June 4 1954. Not something you’d ever have seen coming up the river all that often, but it’s OK, it’s one of ours. This was HMS Amphion, built for the Royal Navy in 1944, but entering service too late to have seen any action. She was scrapped in 1971.

July 15 1955. If you’re old enough you might remember the Kingstonian, the little pleasure steamer which regularly took people on trips up the river, usually as far as Keynsham, in the summer months. She did this for decades (from about the 1890s?), though we’re not sure when she was finally retired, but think it was the late 1960s. In this photo, she’s taking a party of schoolboys on a trip, courtesy of the Bristol Round Table. The Post’s Pillar Box Club also used to take its young members on outings on the Kingstonian with ‘Uncle’ Bob Bennett leading the singing.

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May 28 1957. Another reminder of the railways all round the docks. This bascule bridge used to carry trains across the harbourside entrance to Bathurst Basin. It was removed in the early 1960s, and there’s nowadays a footbridge (built in the 1980s) on the spot.

The old CWS building, photographed on a dull January day in 1962.

HMS Locust was originally designed as a gunboat to patrol the Yangtse River in China but on being commissioned in 1940 was diverted to more urgent duties. She took a lot of damage taking part in the Dunkirk evacuation, and was involved in the Dieppe and St Nazaire raids as well as D-Day. In 1951 she arrived at Mardyke Wharf to become a “drill ship” for the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. And here she stayed until the day this picture was taken in 1968 when she was towed off to Newport to be broken up.

OK, help needed here. The only information we have is that it’s 1968 and it’s a Russian vessel. She’s presumably leaving because of the way she’s pointed and because she looks dangerously high in the water. At a guess she would have been bringing in a cargo of timber, but we don’t know. We can’t read all the name on the back but our amateur translation of the Cyrillic lettering suggests it ends in “-ansk” or “-yansk” and that she was registered in Talinn. Any ideas?

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It’s 1969 and we’re all mod cons in the control room of the new Cumberland Basin swing bridge.

It’s 1984 (possibly February) and here is a chapter in more recent dockside history that doesn’t deserve to be forgotten. After a couple of years of planning and a lot of hard work by volunteers, L Shed (next to M Shed) opened as the National Lifeboat Museum in 1979, with a collection of lifeboats and artefacts dedicated to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. It gained respectable numbers of visitors but for all the hard work and dedication it lurched from one financial crisis to another before finally closing in 1988. Its collection of boats continued to grow all this time and beyond until they were moved to Chatham in 1994. At that time the Post announced that there were plans to turn L Shed into a sort of high-tech dinosaur museum to cash in on the popularity of ‘Jurassic Park’ … Nowadays L Shed is used for storage of historical and heritage artefacts.


MY WAR 1939 - 1946

My name is Donald William Hutton Stepney, I was born on 23/08/24 to Betty and Walter Thomas Stepney of Staines in Middlesex. Father had served as a Sapper in The Royal Engineers during the 1914 –18 War and in 1939 we were living at 44, London Road Staines. The day war broke out – with apologies to that great comedian Mr Robb Wilton – my Mum said to me, “It’s up to you” I said “me” she said“yes” I said “why” she said “ Well, your Father did his bit in the trenches in the 1914 –18 War and now its your turn”
Well, on the 3rd September 1939 I had just turned 15 years of age and was attending Ashford (Middx)County Grammar School, was commencing my third year, was not very happy there and due to the outbreak of the war was only going to school one day a week initially. I found that due to the war pupils could leave school before the age of sixteen so I jumped at the chance and found myself a job in the Costs Office of the Staines Linoleum Co as junior clerk at a wage of seventeen shillings and sixpence a week.
In a few months when I became 16 I was allowed to become one of the Fire Watchers in the area where I lived, so my war effort began! Together with David Cooper, a friend of the same age and also two older men, we took turns on a rota system of Fire Watching in the area in which we lived. The headquarters were in a nearby disused shop, we went there from 9pm in the evening until 6am the following morning. Duties were to patrol the area and keep a lookout for fire incendiary bombs dropped by enemy aircraft and if necessary deal with them with a stirrup pump if possible. We lived in Staines about 16 miles from Hyde Park Corner. We were also a few miles from the railway marshalling yard at Feltham, a favourite target for enemy aircraft. A few bombs were ditched over Staines by aircraft returning from bombing London. Whilst on these firewatch duties one could see the huge glow in the air over London during the blitz. I did these duties for a year until I was 17 and joined the Works Home Guard unit. I did not have to deal with any incendiaries during this period but do recall one night when a stick of bombs weredropped about a quarter of a mile away from our home and that was just after the All Clear had sounded.
Home Guard duties were vastly different to fire watching. I was a private with the unit where I worked, this was a company that manufactured linoleum but now, in wartime was greatly turned over to various munitions manufacture. It’s site covered 50 acres and consisted of some 250 buildings of all shapes and sizes. It had it’s own power station and goods railway yard. It certainly warranted its own Home Guard unit. Specialist training was done with the local Middlesex Battalion Home Guard – Training with Machine Gun firing, Grenade throwing, Rifle and Bayonet use etc all mostly done at weekends as were military manoeuvres with various other local units. Sadly I recall one Sunday morning, on Staines Moor when grenade throwing was being practised, a member of the town Home Guard was killed. On the lighter side I remember, whilst in the factory unit Home Guard that on the top of one seven storey building Air Observer duties were done on a rota basis. There was no shortage of volunteers for duty on a Thursday afternoon – Why? – well, binoculars were used of course to overlook the surrounds of the Staines area, and it was early closing day in the nearby High Street, so the shop girls and their boy friends spent the afternoon on Staines Moor – need I say more.
Having registered for service in the armed forces when I became 17 and having indicated a preference for the Royal Navy, on the 18th May 1943 I was very pleased to be called upon to report to HMS Bristol, at Bristol.
This particular ‘ship’ was what is known, in naval jargon as a ‘stone frigate’ – It was a collection of Victorian built buildings on Ashley Down in Bristol and had originally been built as an orphanage by a George Muller and I believe these children’s homes, in the Bristol area, still exist today under that name. Gloucestershire County Cricket Ground is next to the site.
My medical had classed me as Grade 2 due to eyesight and up to this time in 1943 the RN did not take persons graded as such. However, in May 1943 things changed, and at HMS Bristol an eight week course had been set up to put recruits through their paces, assess the medical problems etc: and if all tests were passed, they were accepted into the RN. We were called Prob Ord. Seaman.
We did plenty of physical training (running round the County Cricket Ground) Rifle Drill, Route Marches etc: Some did not make the grade but I am pleased to say that I did and even took part in a parade in Portishead where a Naval Detachment was called for. I really enjoyed my time in HMS Bristol. If I remember correctly the Commanding Officer at that time was a Captain Walker RN who had previously had a distinguished naval career at sea.
In July 1943 I went to HMS Royal Arthur at Skegness ( This was another ‘stone frigate’ – prewar it was a Butlin’s Holiday Camp) here I changed to square rig and became a Prob Supply Assistant. On the 6th Aug’43 I went to President V in Highgate, London for a Supply Branch Training course. President V was Highgate College. Whilst here I was billeted at home, in Staines, and travelling Staines to Waterloo then Underground on the Northern Line. to Archway, morning and evening!
Previous to all this at some point during my induction period. I should add, I had been asked which naval depot I would prefer to be based at – Chatham, Portsmouth or Devonport?. Naturally, living at Staines I said either Portsmouth or Chatham would be suitable!. Naturally, again! I ended up a Devonport rating!!
On the 18th October 1943 having passed my Supply Branch exams I ended up at HMS Drake in Devonport as a Supply Assistant awaiting a draft posting. That was exactly 5 months after joining.
The 23rd Oct I joined HMS Brigadier who was attached to a buoy in Portland Harbour. I was an assistant to a Leading Supply Assistant and we were responsible for all Naval Stores (Engineering and Maintenance) Brigadier had been a cross channel ferry before the war – she was the SS Worthing and did the Newhaven – Dieppe run. When I joined she was a Landing Ship Infantry, she carried 6 Landing Craft Assault (LCA’s) I did not find out her full history until this year (2005) She was built in 1928 Tonnage of 2,343 gross. In 1939 she was a troop carrier, also a hospital Carrier during the Dunkirk evacuation. In 1940 a Fleet Air Arm target vessel. From 1941 she became an Infantry Landing Ship and carried out troop landing exercises in Scotland then eventually coming south to Portland where I joined her.
Crew wise she was a mixture of RN and T124X personnel. Officers were RNR and RNVR. Ratings were mostly RN and Combined Operations for the LCA’s. T124x rating s had been in the MN and still received that rate of pay – they were usually Stokers, Stewards, Cooks and Victualling Stores ratings.
All other ratings including the two Naval stores supply assistants were RN!
From when I joined Brigadier in Oct’43 until May ’44 we were on landing exercises along the mostly Devon coast, loading up with British, Canadian and American troops either at Portsmouth or Southampton and transporting them for practising assault landings in the LCA’s
On the 5th June 1944 HMS Brigadier departed the Solent as part of Assault Convoy J10 to land troops at the Juno beach-head on the morning of 6th June 1944. As far as I can remember we lost 2 of our LCAs that day when they went in to land. We came back to Portsmouth. late afternoon, it was very sunny, just off of Arromanches, we took onboard from a MTB, 2 badly wounded soldiers and one who had died and we brought them with us back home.
On this D Day as it was known, HMS Brigadier’s Landing Craft Assault Crews were part of 513 Flotilla and as far as I recall, their Petty Officer was named Croucher and came from Sunbury and the officer was Sub/Lt McMasters RNVR. The Captain was Cdr A Paramore RNR, Ist Lt was Lt D Winters RNR, Chief Engineer was Lt Cdr McLellan RNR and the Paymaster was SubLt D Love RNVR whocame from Hounslow
Some of the Rating friends I recall were LSA Frank Dart from Newton Abbot, Supply Asst William Dummett from Plymouth and Steward Bert Waller who had been on the ship when she was SS Worthing on the Newhaven/Dieppe run.
After the 6th of June Brigadier was part of a cross-channel shuttle service carrying reinforcements of all types, men an stores across to France. Once such journey included the Royal Navy’s own Dance Band,’ The Blue Mariners ‘ under the leadership of pianist Petty Officer George Crowe and featuring the noted alto saxophonist Freddy Gardner who was also of P O rank. The compere of this group that were going to entertain Service units in Europe was Sub Lt Eric Barker RNVR noted entertainer..
We had our moments of danger on these trips, such as, disposing of floating mines with rifle fire! Then there was the time I went aft on deck and saw the 28,000 tons of SS Monowi bearing down speedily upon us! There was a scraping noise on the starboard side but thankfully no serious damage!
The end for HMS Brigadier came on the 11/11/44 - It was a Saturday evening and we were leaving Southampton with 430 troops on board when we rammed the stern of HM Headquarters Ship Hilary at anchor at Spithead. The vessels were locked together and had to be cut apart, Brigadier’s bow was pushed back to the hawse pipes. She returned to Southampton the next day and paid off on the 18/12/44. I understand she was returned to Red Ensign service again and once more became SS Worthing on her Newhaven/Dieppe run! As a matter of interest she was sold to a Greek firm in 1954 and did cruisies in the Med under the name PHRYNI. Sadly she was broken up in Greece in 1954 after an illustrious career
After Christmas leave I was back to HMS Drake in Devonport awaiting draft. I should mention I was now a Leading Supply Assistant having applied to be upgraded whilst on Brigadier,. by virtue of the fact that I had passed my original exam with an 80% plus pass that allowed me to take that step.
On the 1st March 1945 I joined a Castle Class Corvette named HMS Headingham Castle at Blyth in Northumberland. She had recently been completed and it was my job to store her for commissioning. I was the sole supply branch rating aboard responsible to the First Lieutenant for all stores. I had an Able Seaman allocated as ‘Tanky’ (Assistant).
At this stage all the crew were gradually arriving but billeted ashore in Blyth as ship’s accommodation was not ready. One Able Seaman and myself were staying with a very hospitable family in Blyth they treated us as if we were their very own family members.I have always thought very highly of ‘Geordie’ folk since that period of my life.
Castle Class Corvettes were built for anti-submarine work and it was assumed that we would eventually be engaged on such activites. Commissioning took place and we did our ‘working up trials’ around Scotland at Tobermory,. Fairlie and ended up at Greenock. By this time VE Day had arrived whilst we were still at Blyth so when we had completed our trials it was assumed we would be making our way to the Far East. Then VJ Day arrived and that changed things completely. I cannot remember why but on VJ Day we were anchored off of Southend Pier and I recall travelling home to Staines on leave that very day!
Headingham Castle did not head for the Far East but as the war was over became based at Greenock and did three week periods in the North Atlantic as a Weather Ship
For some reason, known only to the Lords of The Admiralty! The crew of Headingham Castle, some 120 men, in Feb 1946 became the crew of HMS Oxford Castle and vice versa ! So eventually on Oxford Castle we ended up back at Portland Harbour. By this time Portland was an ASDIC training base. On the 18th May 1946 I was awarded my 1st 3yr Good Conduct Badge. As my Class A Naval Release was pending, in July’46 I was back at Devonport and drafted to DrakeII to await my release.
My waiting time was spent destoring a Cable ship that was moored at Turnchapel. For this period I was once again living ashore and actually stayed with my friend from HMS Brigadier days, Bill Dummett, he had already returned to civvy street and I boarded with him and his wife at their home in Hartley Vale, Plymouth,travelling into the City and over to Turnchapel each morning.
On the 24th September 1946 I was released from Naval Service from St Budeaux to proceed on 56 days resettlement leave.

I returned to my home with Mum and Dad in Staines, Middx and after my leave resumed my employment at the Staines Linoleum Co. All the members of the family had been very fortunate to survive World War II unscathed.

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HMS Bristol (1910)

Alus tilattiin osana vuosien 1908-1909 laivasto-ohjelmaa John Brown and Companyltä Clydebankista, missä köli laskettiin 23. maaliskuuta 1909. Alus laskettiin vesille 23. helmikuuta 1910 ja valmistui samana vuonna 17. joulukuuta. [1] Alus poikkesi muista Bristol-luokan aluksista siten, että sen voimanlähteenä oli kahteen akseliin kytketty Brown Curtis -turbiinit eivätkä neliakseliset Parsons-turbiinit. Aluksella oli peräkkäin kaksi konehuonetta, joissa kummassakin oli yksi turbiinimoottori. [2]

Palvelukseen otettaessa alus liitettiin Kotilaivaston 2. taistelulaivaviirikköön tiedustelijaksi. Alus ajoi karille 22. joulukuuta 1912 Plymouthinlahdella, mistä aiheutuneiden vaurioiden korjaamisen jälkeen se liitettiin Kotilaivaston 2. laivastoon tammikuussa 1913, edelleen 2. risteilijäviirikköön heinäkuussa ja 5. risteilijäviirikköön 1914. [3]

Elokuussa 1914 alus siirrettiin 4. risteilijäviirikköön, jonka muut alukset olivat Monmouth-luokan panssariristeilijät HMS Suffolk, HMS Lancaster, HMS Essex oui HMS Berwick. Alus lähti viirikköönsä Länsi-Intian ja Pohjois-Amerikan laivastoasemalle Bermudalle, missä se oli edelleen ensimmäisen maailmansodan alkaessa. Se oli ensimmäinen ympärysvaltojen alus, joka osallistui sotatoimiin kohdatessaan 6. elokuuta Saksan keisarikunnan laivaston kaapparin SMS Karlsruhen, joka kuitenkin pakeni yhteenottoa suuremman nopeutensa turvin. [3]

Alus kuului joulukuun 1914 alussa kontra-amiraali Stoddartin osastoon, joka oli lähetetty tuhoamaan amiraali Maximilian von Speen laivasto-osasto kostoksi Coronelin taistelussa kärsitystä tappiosta. Se oli 8. joulukuuta hiilestämässä Port Stanleyssa, joten se ei osallistunut Falklandsaarten taisteluun. Alus valtasi yhdessä apuristeilijä HMS Macedonian kanssa myöhemmin kaksi saksalaisosastoon kuulunutta tukilaivaa. Alus ajoi joulukuun lopun takaa risteilijä SMS Dresdeniä, minkä jälkeen se liitettiin Välimeren laivastoon. [3]

Vuonna 1916 alus siirrettiin Adrianmeren laivueeseen Italian laivaston amiraalin alaisuuteen, jolloin se osallistui Otrantonsalmen taisteluun Itävalta-Unkarin laivastoa vastaan. Tämän jälkeen alus siirrettiin 1917 Etelä-Amerikan rannikolle partiointitehtäviin, josta se palasi kotivesille 1918. [3]

Bristol siirrettiin kesäkuussa 1919 Portsmouthissa reserviin, josta alus asetettiin poistolistalle toukokuussa 1920. Alus myytiin romutettavaksi 9. toukokuuta 1921 Wardille Hayleen. [3]


The Deadliest Atlantic Hurricane

1780 was among the worst years in history for North Atlantic hurricanes. The season kicked off in mid-June when a squall formed in the Caribbean and tore across St. Lucia and Puerto Rico. In August, two more storms struck the Caribbean islands and New Orleans, killing dozens of people and wrecking all the ships moored in the mouth of the Mississippi River. The month of September was relatively quiet, but October 3 brought the infamous Savanna-la-Mar hurricane, which drowned the coast of Jamaica in a deadly storm surge. “The sky on a sudden became very much overcast, and an uncommon elevation of the sea immediately followed,” British Colonel John Dalling later wrote. “Whilst the unhappy settlers…were observing this extraordinary phenomenon, the sea broke suddenly in upon the town, and on its retreat swept everything away with it, so as not to leave the smallest vestige of Man, Beast or House behind.”

While the Caribbean was still reeling from the effects of the Savanna-la-Mar storm, the behemoth that would become known as the “Great Hurricane” was brewing thousands of miles away in the Atlantic. Meteorologists are uncertain of its exact birthplace, but most believe it formed off the coast of West Africa near the Cape Verde Islands. The slow-moving storm system then migrated west, feeding off the warm waters near the equator and growing in size and strength. By October 9, it was looming just off the coast of Barbados and the other islands of the Lesser Antilles.

HMS Hector and HMS Bristol in the hurricane of 1780.

Since the Great Hurricane came long before the advent of modern storm tracking, the residents of the Caribbean had no warning of what was about to hit them. In Barbados, witnesses noted that October 9 was a particularly pleasant day, distinguished only by a brilliant blood-red sky in the evening. A light rain began to fall after sunset and continued throughout the night, giving way to downpours and gusting winds by midmorning. By nightfall on October 10, the entire island was in the grip of punishing winds typical of a category five hurricane. Houses creaked, swayed and then blew apart, and trees and shrubs were uprooted and thrown about like kindling. Many of the ships docked in the island’s harbors were swept out to sea or dashed against the shore. Witnesses later noted that the gales ripped the bark off felled trees𠅊 phenomenon believed to occur only when winds climb above 200 miles per hour.

“The very tone or sound of the wind was wound up to a pitch almost bordering upon a whistle,” British colonist William Senhouse later wrote. “Rain fell like a deluge, which added great weight to the wind and when driven in our faces felt like hail or small shot the thunder and lighting was tremendous and incessant.” In the capital city of Bridgetown, Governor James Cuninghame was forced to retreat to a basement cellar after the wind ripped his house’s roof away. When the cellar flooded, he and his family fled outside and passed an anxious night hiding under a cannon, terrified that at any moment it might blow over and crush them.

The Great Hurricane ravaged Barbados for most of late October 10 and early October 11. Sugar cane fields were flattened, and nearly all of the island’s buildings—including those made of stone—were blown away like houses of cards, leaving only pockmarked foundations behind. The island’s forts and military garrison were leveled, and one cannon was picked up and carried hundreds of feet by the wind. Many residents were buried beneath the rubble of their collapsed houses. Others were struck by flying debris or drowned when the rivers and streams flooded. “The most beautiful island in the world has the appearance of a country laid waste by fire, and sword,” British Admiral Sir George Rodney later wrote.

Drawing of Port Royal, Martinique from the 1750s.

Some 4,500 people lay dead on Barbados, but the island was only the first target in the Great Hurricane’s crosshairs. On October 11, the storm turned northwest and passed over the island of Saint Vincent, where it ripped apart over 500 houses. Nearby Saint Lucia was hit even harder. The hurricane pulverized the island for several hours, flooding its harbors and tossing one helpless ship on top of a hospital. In Port Castries, only two houses were left standing. Next to feel the storm’s wrath was Martinique, where screaming winds and a 25-foot storm surge claimed 9,000 lives and leveled a cathedral and a brand new hospital.

The destruction wasn’t limited to land. The storm came during the height of the American Revolution, when the French and Spanish were fighting a naval war against Britain for domination of the Caribbean islands. Both sides saw dozens of warships overwhelmed before they could escape to calmer seas. British Admiral Rodney lost several vessels at St. Lucia, and a Dutch flotilla of 19 ships sank after being thrown onto rocky shoals near Grenada. An even more horrific scene unfolded off the coast of Martinique, where the storm enveloped a 40-ship fleet of French supply ships. Nearly all the vessels were driven to the ocean floor or thrashed against the coastline, killing some 4,000 sailors.

After leveling Martinique, the Great Hurricane continued to drift north across the islands of Dominica, Guadeloupe and St. Kitts. At the Dutch colony of Saint Eustatius, a colossal sea surge killed an estimated 4,000 people. The storm then clipped Puerto Rico and Hispaniola on its way north toward the open ocean. It finally died down after reaching the chilly waters of the North Atlantic sometime after October 18, but not before striking tiny Bermuda, where it caused mass devastation and wrecked several dozen ships.

British Admiral Sir George Rodney described the devastation of the Great Hurricane.

The Great Hurricane left much of the eastern Caribbean in utter ruin. The misery only mounted in mid-October, when another massive hurricane struck a Spanish fleet in the Gulf of Mexico and caused 2,000 fatalities. The storms crippled the Caribbean’s sugar trade, and despite an outpouring of charitable donations and government aid from Britain and elsewhere, it took several years before many of the islands recovered. “The melancholy appearance of every person and thing, struck me with a degree of terror not easily to be described,” wrote a British colonist who arrived in Barbados in early 1781.

All told, an estimated 22,000 people lost their lives during the Great Hurricane of 1780. Because of the outbreaks of famine that followed—particularly among the islands’ slave population—some historians place the number closer to 30,000. To this day, it remains the deadliest Atlantic storm in recorded history.


We visited the Matthew after visiting the M Shed and were pleasantly surprised by the lovely little replica. The volunteers do an amazing job of the upkeep of the boat and are available for any questions you might have. It really is a wondrous little

We’ve just got back home and had a wonderful trip on The Matthew. The crew were fantastic and the fish and chips and wine were very welcome. The history talk was very informative. The weather was superb. What more could we have hoped for?


1st Earl of Bristol

John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol

John Hervey (1665-1751) followed his father Sir Thomas Hervey as MP for Bury St Edmunds. On 27 March 1702/3, he was raised to the Peerage of England as Baron Hervey of Ickworth in the County of Suffolk. On 19 October 1714 he was further honoured when he was made Earl of Bristol in the Peerage of Great Britain. He married twice and fathered 20 children. He had a large impact in setting up the family for the next few hundred years. He married 2 heiresses who greatly contributed to the Bristol Estates. Firstly, he married Isabella Carre of Sleaford who brought in all the Lincolnshire estates, and secondly, he married Elizabeth Felton who helped increase the size of the Suffolk Estates but also brought in the Essex estates.

John, Lord Hervey

John, Lord Hervey (1696-1743), eldest son of the 1st Earl of Bristol, was a politician, courtier, writer and memoirist. He was Vice-Chamberlain of the Household and a member of the Privy Council. He became Lord Privy Seal in 1740. His memoirs of the Court of King George II from 1727-37 are some of the best written accounts of this period in existence, which also outline his close relationship with Queen Caroline. His father, 1st Earl of Bristol blamed his early death at the age of 47 on his fondness for “that detestable and poisonous plant, tea."

John, Lord Hervey was the father of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Earls of Bristol and General the Hon. Sir William Hervey.

2nd Earl of Bristol

George, 2nd Earl of Bristol (1721-75) was the eldest son of John, Lord Hervey. He held political office, firstly as Minister in Turin (1755-8) before becoming Ambassador to Madrid 1758-61. It was during this period where he commissioned a significant amount of Ambassadorial silver to signify his status and compete with other foreign ambassadors of the time.

He was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1766-7, and it was thanks to his influence here that his younger brother Frederick (later 4th Earl of Bristol) was elevated to Bishop of Cloyne in 1767. A large monument was erected at Downhill, the house in Ireland built by the 4th Earl in memory of his elder brother. After Ireland the 2nd Earl became Lord Privy Seal (1768-70), a position his father had held some 30 years earlier.

3rd Earl of Bristol

Augustus, 3rd Earl of Bristol

The 2nd Earl was succeeded by his brother Augustus John Hervey as 3rd Earl of Bristol (1724- 79). The 3rd Earl was a vice-admiral of the Royal Navy and a politician. He served as Chief Secretary for Ireland 1766-67. In the Royal Navy he commanded the HMS Phoenix at the Battle of Minorca in May 1756, as well as HMS Dragon at the Capture of Belle Île in June 1761, the Invasion of Martinique in January 1762, and the Battle of Havana in June 1762 during the Seven Years’ War. He went on to be First Naval Lord 1771-75. He was known as the English Casanova, due to his colourful personal life, which by his own account included deflowering a dozen Portuguese nuns.

4th Earl of Bristol

Frederick, 4th Earl of Bristol

The 3rd Earl was succeeded by his next younger brother, Frederick, who became the 4th Earl of Bristol (1730-1803). The 4th Earl of Bristol served as Bishop of Cloyne from 1767 to 1768 and as Bishop of Derry from 1768 to 1803. He is commonly known as the Earl Bishop. The majority of the hotels around the world bearing the name ‘Hotel Bristol’ are named after him, including the Bristol hotels in Paris and Vienna. It is said that Lord Bristol’s love of travelling and luxury inspired the fashion for naming a hotel the Hotel Bristol. The implication being that if Lord Bristol were in town, that is where he would stay. Sir Jonah Barrington described him as ‘a man of elegant erudition, extensive learning, and an enlightened and classical, but eccentric mind: bold, ardent, and versatile he dazzled the vulgar by ostentatious state, and worked upon the gentry by ease and condescension.’ He was passionate about art and architectural design. He built 2 large houses in Ireland: Downhill, and Ballyscullion before designing and commencing Ickworth House in Suffolk. Unusually as an English protestant bishop in Ireland at the time he believed in complete religious equality, giving no preference to one religion over another. In 1799 he also became the fifth Baron Howard de Walden when the abeyance of this peerage was terminated. He married Elizabeth, sister and heir of Sir Charles Davers, 6th Baronet (1737–1807), and great-granddaughter of Thomas Jermyn, 2nd Baron Jermyn, nephew of Henry Jermyn, 1st Baron Jermyn.

5th Earl and 1st Marquess of Bristol

Frederick William Hervey, 1st Marquess of Bristol

Upon the 4th Earl's death in 1803, the title passed to his son Frederick who became the 5th Earl of Bristol (1769-1859). He was a politician, MP for Bury St Edmunds, and served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1801-03. In 1826 he was created Marquess of Bristol and Earl Jermyn, of Horningsheath in the County of Suffolk. He had a fractured relationship with his father, choosing a life of responsibility and long-term gains over short term highs. He had a significant impact in strengthening the family position and estates, helping those less fortunate than him, as well as completing the building of Ickworth.

5th Marquess of Bristol

Herbert, 5th Marquess of Bristol

Lord Herbert Hervey 1870-1960 (father of Victor, 6th Marquess of Bristol, and grandfather of the present Marquess of Bristol) became 5th Marquess of Bristol in later life after the death of his older brother Frederick, 4th Marquess of Bristol in 1951. The 5th Marquess spent a large part of his working life abroad, in particular in South America. He was Consul to Chile in 1892, Consul in Abyssinia 1907-9, Minister and Consul-General to Columbia 1919-23, and Minister to Peru and Ecuador from 1923 to 1929. He married Lady Jean Cochrane, daughter of Douglas, 12th Earl of Dundonald, and great granddaughter of the famous Thomas Admiral Lord Cochrane (later 10th Earl of Dundonald). Lord Cochrane, nicknamed by Napoleon, ‘the sea wolf’, successful in virtually all his naval actions, helped lead the navies of Chile and Brazil in their fight for independence. Patrick O’Brian is believed to have based his protagonist Jack Aubrey on him.

The present head of the family is Frederick, 8th Marquess of Bristol, who married Meredith Dunn of Weston, Massachusetts in 2018. They have a daughter, Lady Arabella Hervey, born on 8th March 2020.


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