List of shipwrecks in 1912
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The list of shipwrecks in 1912 includes some ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1912. The website wrecksite.eu records 214 ships lost in 1912.
- 1 January
- 2 February
- 3 March
- 4 April
- 5 May
- 6 June
- 7 July
- 8 August
- 9 September
- 10 October
- 11 November
- 12 December
- 13 See also
- 14 References
- Calderon ( United Kingdom): Collided with Musketeer ( United Kingdom) in the Crosby Channel. Beached but broke in two, a total loss.
- Maud ( United Kingdom): The Fleetwood trawler drifted ashore at Kynance Cove, Cornwall, when her tow broke.
- Bessie ( United Kingdom): The Truro registered three-masted schooner was forced to shelter in Newquay Bay, Cornwall in a strong north wind and drifted ashore when her anchor fouled. Two of the crew were saved by breeches buoy, the others clambered up the 100 ft (30 m) cliff on the cliff ladder. She was on a voyage from Ballincurragh, County Cork to Penryn.
- Oceana ( United Kingdom): Sank after a collision with Pisagua ( Germany) off Beachy Head.
- Wendur ( United Kingdom): The Glasgow sailing vessel struck the southern most rock of the Seven Stones Reef while carrying grain from Plymouth. Three of the twenty-one crew lost their lives. She held the record for the fastest voyage between Newcastle and Valparaiso.
- Gunvor ( Norway): Wrecked on the Pedn-Men-an-Mor rocks, Black Head, The Lizard Cornwall, crew scrambled to safety.
- Barquentine Mildred ( United Kingdom): Struck rocks at Gurnard's Head, Cornwall in dense fog and sank with her sails set. No lives lost.
- RMS Titanic ( United Kingdom): Largest ocean liner launched to date, sank during her maiden voyage. Over 1,500 lives lost, 709 survived.
- USLHT Armeria ( United States Lighthouse Service): Lighthouse tender was wrecked off of Cape Hinchinbrook Light, Alaska, while landing supplies.
- Vendémiaire ( French Navy): A submarine, rammed near Cherbourg by the battleship Saint Louis ( French Navy) and sank with the loss of twenty-five sailors.
- Transporter ( United Kingdom): The North Shields ship in ballast from St Nazaire to the Tyne for coal went ashore in thick fog, to the south of Mousehole, Cornwall. The salvage steamer Lady of the Isles hauled her clear and she resumed her journey undamaged.
- HMS Waterwitch ( Royal Navy): The British Admiralty survey vessel, rammed by the governor's launch while anchored in Singapore Harbour.
- Endurance ( United Kingdom): Shackleton's ship of the British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition caught in ice and finally sank in the Weddell Sea.
- Antonios ( Greece): The steamer was lost on rocks known as Old Bess, within the Isles of Scilly. Her crew was lost and the wreck went unnoticed for three days when thousands of oranges were washed up on St Agnes along with wreckage.
- Tripolitania ( United Kingdom): Wrecked on Loe Bar, near Porthleven, Cornwall in 100 mph winds. Nearly all the crew were saved but the ship was a total loss.
- "Belgian Merchant A-G". Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
- Carter, C (1998). The Port of Penzance. A History. Lydney: Black Dwarf Publications.[page needed]
- "Wreck of the Bessie". Newquay Old Cornwall Society. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
- Larn, Richard (1992). The Shipwrecks of the Isles of Scilly. Nairn: Thomas & Lochar. ISBN 0-946537-84-4.
- "City of Cardiff". Cornish Wreck Chart.
- Leonard, Alan (2008). "Profiting from Shipwrecks". Picture Postcard Annual: 14–16.
- http://www.st-keverne.com/Treleague/wrecks.html A Diver's Guide to the Shipwrecks of The Lizard
- Larn, R; Larn, B (1991). Shipwrecks around Mounts Bay. Penryn: Tor Mark Press.
- "Belgian Merchant H-O". Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 31 October 2010.
- "Koninklijke Nederlandse Bibliotheek". Koninklijke Nederlandse Bibliotheek. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
- Noall, C (c. 1969). Cornish Shipwrecks Illustrated. Truro: Tor Mark Press. p. 15.
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