Saturday 2nd November, 2019
11:00 All Ensign John Davis Camp No. 10 members are asked to muster for the Annual Camp Encampment at:
The Chelsea Pig (upper room), Old Church Street, Chelsea, SW3 5BS
13:00 American Civil War Remembrance Day Service at:
Chelsea Old Church, Old Church Street, Chelsea, SW3 5DQ
Ensign John Davis Camp No. 10 members are encouraged to bring their guests to the Service. Members of the public are also welcome to attend.
Remembrance Day and the USS Tulip disaster
By a strange coincidence both events share the same date – the 11th November.
Our Camp namesake, Ensign John Davis, was a sailor on the steam-screw gunboat USS Tulip when, on the 11th November, 1864, off Ragged Point, Virginia, the vessel’s starboard boiler exploded . Of the crew of 57, Davis was one of only 8 survivors.