Old Royal Navy Burial Ground Halifax – Thomas Griffiths

Thomas Griffiths was listed as Captain of the Foretop. The Captain of Foretop was the sailor in charge of the top platform on the forward mast. Many accidents occurred with sailors falling to their death from high within the mast complex. Did this happen to Thomas?

Thomas died on 27 Apr 1808

A little confusingly, in the death records, on the same day, is listed a Thomas Griffiths – Landsman.

HMS Latona  was a 38-gun 5th-rate frigate that launched in 1781 and was struck-off later in 1808. This vessel served in the Revolutionary War. She was also spelled Letona

There is nothing further listed of this sailor.


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