This memorial lies close to the Southern Boundary of the cemetery, immediately to the west of the entrance gate from St Mary's Road
This sandstone monument is about 3 metres high and in a deteriorating condition.
RICHARD WHITTLE, GEORGE W ADAMS
THOMAS H JENKINS
WHO WERE KILLED BY THE EXPLOSION
OF A BOILER ON BOARD HMS "THUNDERER"
AT SPITHEAD JULY 14TH 1876
Inscription (East Side)
MEMBERS OF THE STEAM ENGINE MAKERS
SOCIETY AS A LAST TOKEN OF ESTEEM TO
THEIR DEPARTED BRETHREN
For a full account of the accident and the subsequent investigation see:- www.btinternet.com/~philipr/thexp.html
There is a large imposing memorial to all of the men who lost their lives on HMS Thunderer in the Naval Cemetery, Haslar.
The small granite plaque leaning against the base of this monument is not connected to this memorial. See the memorial to Arthur Ernest.