HMS Minotaur (built 1793)
Her History, Her Officers, and Her Crew

Memorial to Captain Charles John Moore Mansfield

Captain CJM Mansfield died on 23rd April 1813, aged 52, and was buried at St Margaretís Church, Rochester, Kent, where there is a wall monument in his memory.  The memorial reads as follows:

 

TO THE MEMORY OF

Captn CHARLES JOHN MOORE MANSFIELD

ROYAL NAVY

Who during a Period of 40 Years arduous

Service established the character of an

Honorable and Gallant Officer.

In the Year 1793 he was made Commander

and was afterwards raised to the Rank of

POST CAPTAIN.

While commanding the Andromache he was

attacked by an Algerine Frigate under

Spanish Colors, which he captured after

a long and desperate engagement.

For many years he commanded the Minotaur,

and had the Honor of capturing the

El Neptuno a Spanish 80 Gun Ship

in the ever memorable engagement of

TRAFALGAR

.

Soon after this Period, worn down by fatigue

he retired into the bosom of his Family,

and, after a long and afflicting illness,

calmly resigned his Soul

into the hands of his Maker

On the 23d day of April 1813, Aged 52 Years

 


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