Captain Charles Fitzgerald Sowerby


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Captain Charles Fitzgerald Sowerby RN lost his life aged 50 in command of HMS Indefatigable


Captain Charles Fitzgerald Sowerby

HMS Indefatigable

Captain Charles Fitzgerald Sowerby was born in 1866; his childhood home was Snow Hall in Darlington.

Captain Charles Fitzgerald Sowerby

HMS Indefatigable

HMS Indefatigable was part of the Battlecruiser fleet and was hit several times in the first few minutes of the “Run to the South” which was the opening phase of the battlecruiser action. Only two of the crew of 1,019 survived, they found Captain Sowerby badly wounded in the water but Charles died before they were rescued.