TQ2272 : The Ismay plot, Putney Vale Cemetery: Behold also the ships . . .

taken 11 years ago, near to Roehampton, Wandsworth, Great Britain

The Ismay plot, Putney Vale Cemetery:  Behold also the ships . . . .
The Ismay plot, Putney Vale Cemetery: Behold also the ships . . . .
The quotation inscribed on this stone - the first thing you see on reaching the plot - is from the Epistle of James:

'Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whither so ever the governor listeth.' (James, 3.4.)

To me this seems an odd choice of text, woefully under-estimating the power of the elements - and ironic, when the one event in Bruce Ismay's life which everyone remembers is the sinking of the Titanic.

See: TQ2272 : Here lies the father of the Titanic: the tomb of Bruce Ismay, Putney Vale Cemetery
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Sunday, 22 August, 2010   (more nearby)
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Monday, 16 April, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  Burial ground, Crematorium 
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