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The Wreck of the Deutschland,St Patrick's Cemetery, Leytonstone, E11 | by sludgegulper
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The Wreck of the Deutschland,St Patrick's Cemetery, Leytonstone, E11

Subject of a famous poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins , who was born nearby in Stratford (plaque commemorates him there). Pray for the Souls of Barbara Hultenschmidt ,Henrica Fassbender (not found) Norberta Reinkober Aurea Badziura and Brigitta Damhorst.

Franciscan Nuns from Germany who were Drowned near Harwich in the wreck of the Deutschland Dec 7th 1875. Four of whom were interred here Decr. 13th. RIP

Franciscan Sisters,Daughters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary, Salzkotten, Germany. (a small town south-west of Paderborn) At that time, Bismarck had spied a bogy man and had from his northern German Protestant perspective cracked down on southern German Catholic tendencies , banning the Jesuits and closing seminaries for example. Apparently these five nuns were sailing to Britain to escape, persecution.

The SS Deutschland which ran aground 25 miles off Harwich was bound for the USA carrying over 120 emigrants.

Thanks to a message from @Wyngaerde (below) now I can add a link to the site of the wreck on an English Heritage webpage and descriptions of items found on the wreck here

The story of the shipwreck is blogged here by Idle Speculations.

Finally, the whole saga of the wreck of the Deutschland has been research and placed here by ENGLISH HERITAGE in the series Maritime Women.

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Taken on April 24, 2009