List of shipwrecks of England

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This is a list of shipwrecks located off the coast of England.


The wreck of the Copeland at South Shields, 2 November 1861 (painting by Joseph Newington Carter)

East[edit]

Essex[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
HMS Dundalk 16 October 1940 A Hunt-class minesweeper that struck a mine and foundered under tow off Harwich. 52°3′N 1°48′E / 52.050°N 1.800°E / 52.050; 1.800 (HMS Dundalk (J60))
Terukuni Maru 19 November 1939 A Japanese ocean liner that struck a German mine off Harwich. 51°50′N 01°30′E / 51.833°N 1.500°E / 51.833; 1.500 (Terukuni Maru (1929))

Norfolk[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
HMT Agate 6 August 1941 A trawler that ran aground on Haisborough Sands. 52°53′N 01°43′E / 52.883°N 1.717°E / 52.883; 1.717 (HMT Agate)
Alf 23 November 1909 A Norwegian barque that ran aground on Haisborough Sands. 52°54′N 01°43′E / 52.900°N 1.717°E / 52.900; 1.717 (Alf (barque))
SS Cantabria 2 November 1938 A Spanish cargo ship that was sunk by the Nadir northeast of Cromer, during the Spanish Civil War. 53°1′58″N 1°31′57″E / 53.03278°N 1.53250°E / 53.03278; 1.53250 (SS Cantabria (1919))
SS English Trader 26 October 1941 A merchant ship grounded on Hammond Knoll.
HMT Force 27 June 1941 A naval trawler that was sunk by German aircraft off Winterton Ness. 52°48′55″N 001°47′48″E / 52.81528°N 1.79667°E / 52.81528; 1.79667 (HMT Force)
SS Gallois 6 August 1941 A merchant vessel that ran aground on Haisborough Sands. 52°54′N 01°43′E / 52.900°N 1.717°E / 52.900; 1.717 (SS Gallois)
SS Georgia 20 November 1927 An oil tanker that ran aground on Haisborough Sands. 52°52′54″N 001°46′16″E / 52.88167°N 1.77111°E / 52.88167; 1.77111 (SS Georgia)
HMS Gloucester 1682 A third rate ship that sank off Great Yarmouth.
SB Hibernia 9 November 1937 A spritsail that foundered off East Runton.
SS Hopelyn 17 October 1922 A merchant vessel that was stranded on the Scroby Sands. 52°37′N 01°47′E / 52.617°N 1.783°E / 52.617; 1.783 (SS Hopelyn)
HMS Invincible (1765) 16 March 1801 A third rate warship that struck rocks off Happisburgh.
HMS Kent 15 October 1672 A fourth rate frigate that sank off Cromer.
SS Meriones 22 January 1941 A merchant vessel that was stranded on the wreck of the SS Monte Nevoso at Haisborough Sands, and then bombed by German aircraft. 52°51′N 01°45′E / 52.850°N 1.750°E / 52.850; 1.750 (SS Meriones)
SS Monte Nevoso 14 October 1932 A merchant vessel that ran aground on Haisborough Sands. 52°51′N 01°46′E / 52.850°N 1.767°E / 52.850; 1.767 (SS Monte Nevoso)
SS Mount Ida 9 October 1939 A merchant vessel that ran aground on Ower Bank. 53°10′44″N 1°55′46″E / 53.17889°N 1.92944°E / 53.17889; 1.92944 (SS Mount Ida)
HMS Umpire 19 July 1941 A U-class submarine that collided with the Peter Hendriks off Blakeney. 53°09′N 1°06′E / 53.150°N 1.100°E / 53.150; 1.100 (HMS Umpire (N82))

Suffolk[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
SS Elbe 31 January 1895 A German liner sunk in the North Sea after colliding with the steamship Crathie.
HMS Exmoor 25 February 1941 A Hunt-class destroyer that was attacked by E-boats and capsized off Lowestoft. 52°30′N 02°04′E / 52.500°N 2.067°E / 52.500; 2.067 (HMS Exmoor (L61))
SS Golconda 3 June 1916 A passenger ship that struck a mine and sank 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) southeast of Aldeburgh. 52°08′30″N 1°44′45″E / 52.14167°N 1.74583°E / 52.14167; 1.74583 (SS Golconda (1887))
Harwich ferry 18 April 1807 A ferry that capsized off Landguard Fort while overburdened with foot soldiers, women and children.
U-13 31 May 1940 A Type IIB U-boat that was sunk by HMS Weston southeast of Lowestoft. 52°26′N 02°02′E / 52.433°N 2.033°E / 52.433; 2.033 (German submarine U-13 (1935))

East Midlands[edit]

Leicestershire[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Stanegarth 6 June 2000 A tug scuttled at Stoney Cove to create an artificial reef.

North East[edit]

County Durham[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Seaton Carew Wreck A protected wreck lying in the intertidal zone at Seaton Carew. 54°39′29″N 1°10′49″W / 54.65806°N 1.18028°W / 54.65806; -1.18028 (Seaton Carew Wreck)

Northumberland[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
SS Abessinia 3 September 1921 A German steamer wrecked on the Farne Islands. 55°38.78′N 1°36.27′W / 55.64633°N 1.60450°W / 55.64633; -1.60450 (SS Abessinia)
HMS Ascot 10 November 1918 A Racecourse-class minesweeper that was torpedoed by UB-67 off the Farne Islands. 55°37′9.24″N 001°29′8.60″W / 55.6192333°N 1.4857222°W / 55.6192333; -1.4857222 (HMS Ascot (1916))
Forfarshire 7 September 1838 A paddlesteamer that foundered on the Farne Islands. 55°38′22″N 1°37′09″W / 55.63938°N 1.61911°W / 55.63938; -1.61911 (Forfarshire (ship))
HMS G11 22 November 1918 A G-class submarine that ran aground near Howick. 55°27′07″N 1°35′20″W / 55.452°N 1.589°W / 55.452; -1.589 (HMS G11)
SM UB-115 29 September 1918 A Type UB III U-boat that was sunk by British forces off Newton-by-the-Sea. 55°14.460′N 1°22.454′W / 55.241000°N 1.374233°W / 55.241000; -1.374233 (SM UB-115)
HMS Unity 29 April 1940 A U-class submarine that collided with Atle Jarl off Blyth. 55°13′N 1°19′W / 55.217°N 1.317°W / 55.217; -1.317 (HMS Unity (N66))
Yewglen 1960 Ran aground off Beadnell Point.

Tyne and Wear[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
MS Oslofjord 1 December 1940 An ocean liner that hit a mine off South Shields. 55°0.17′N 1°23.72′W / 55.00283°N 1.39533°W / 55.00283; -1.39533 (MS Oslofjord (1938))
UC-32 23 February 1917 A German U-boat that struck its own naval mine at Sunderland.

North West[edit]

Lancashire[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Abana 22 December 1894 A barque that was caught in a storm and ran aground at Bispham, Blackpool.
MS Riverdance 31 January 2008 A RO-RO ferry that ran aground on Blackpool beach and was finally scrapped in place after refloating attempts failed. 53°52′23″N 3°03′09″W / 53.873182°N 3.052444°W / 53.873182; -3.052444 (MS Riverdance)

Merseyside[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Alarm 1922 A lightship sunk in a collision in Liverpool Bay.
Pelican 20 March 1793 A privateer that sank in the River Mersey.

South East[edit]

East Sussex[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
RMS Alaunia 19 October 1916 Struck a mine off Hastings.
Amsterdam 26 January 1749 A Dutch East India Company ship that ran aground near Hastings. The wreck site is protected. 52°22′21.00″N 4°54′51.48″E / 52.3725000°N 4.9143000°E / 52.3725000; 4.9143000 (VOC ship Amsterdam)
HMS Ariadne 26 July 1917 A Diadem-class cruiser torpedoed off Beachy Head by German submarine UC-65. 50°39′18″N 0°17′28″E / 50.655°N 0.291°E / 50.655; 0.291 (HMS Ariadne (1898))
HMS Holland 5 8 August 1912 A Holland-class submarine that foundered off Beachy Head while under tow to be scrapped. 50°43′44″N 0°14′53″E / 50.729°N 0.248°E / 50.729; 0.248 (HMS Holland 5)
RMS Moldavia 23 May 1918 An armed merchantman torpedoed off Beachy Head by UB-57. 50°23.13′N 0°28.72′W / 50.38550°N 0.47867°W / 50.38550; -0.47867 (RMS Moldavia)
MV Nyon 15 June 1962 A Swiss cargo ship that ran aground at Berwickshire in 1958, but was salvaged and repaired. It sunk for the final time off Beachy Head, following a collision.
Sitakund 20 October 1968 A Norwegian motor tanker that exploded off the coast of Eastbourne. 50°43′08″N 0°14′24″E / 50.719°N 0.240°E / 50.719; 0.240 (Sitakund)
SS Storaa 3 November 1943 A British coaster sunk by a German torpedo near Hastings.
U-40 13 October 1939 A German submarine sunk by a mine off Eastbourne. 50°42′N 0°15′E / 50.700°N 0.250°E / 50.700; 0.250 (German submarine U-40 (1938))
U-413 20 August 1944 A German submarine sunk by depth charges south of Brighton. 50°21′N 00°01′W / 50.350°N 0.017°W / 50.350; -0.017 (German submarine U-413)
SM UC-65 3 November 1917 A German minelaying submarine torpedoed by HMS C15 off Eastbourne. 50°31′N 00°27′E / 50.517°N 0.450°E / 50.517; 0.450 (SM UC-65)

Hampshire[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Grace Dieu 1439 Henry V's flagship, struck by lightning in the River Hamble. Now a protected wrecksite. Wreck found in 1859. 50°53′30″N 1°17′19″W / 50.891665°N 1.28848°W / 50.891665; -1.28848 (Grace Dieu (ship))
Impétueux 24 August 1794 A Téméraire-class ship of the line that took part in the Glorious First of June. It was captured by the British and accidentally destroyed in a fire at Portsmouth.
HMS Invincible (1747) February 1758 A French ship of the line that ran aground in the East Solent.
Mary Rose 19 July 1545 A Tudor warship sunk in Portsmouth Harbour, possibly during an engagement with the French fleet. Now a protected wrecksite 50°47′59″N 1°06′24″W / 50.79972°N 1.10667°W / 50.79972; -1.10667 (Mary Rose)
HMS Newcastle 27 November 1703 A fourth-rate frigate wrecked at Spithead in the Great Storm of 1703.
HMS Royal George 29 August 1782 A first-rate ship of the line that sank at anchor off Portsmouth, with the loss of over 800 lives.

Isle of Wight[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
HMS Acheron 17 December 1940 An A-class destroyer sunk by a mine off St. Catherine's Point. 50°32′N 1°26′W / 50.533°N 1.433°W / 50.533; -1.433 (HMS Acheron (H45))
HMCS Alberni 21 August 1944 A Flower-class corvette sunk by U-480 off St. Catherine's Point. 50°18′N 0°51′W / 50.300°N 0.850°W / 50.300; -0.850 (HMCS Alberni (K103))
SS Albert C. Field 18 June 1944 A Canadian ship sunk by a torpedo from a German aircraft off St. Catherine's Point. 50°28′N 01°45′W / 50.467°N 1.750°W / 50.467; -1.750 (Albert C. Field)
HMS Assurance 1753 A frigate wrecked off The Needles.
HMS Boxer 8 February 1918 An Ardent-class destroyer that collided with SS St Patrick off Culver Down. 50°36′08″N 01°06′02″W / 50.60222°N 1.10056°W / 50.60222; -1.10056 (HMS Boxer (1894))
SS Eider 31 January 1892 A German ocean liner that ran aground on the Back of the Wight.
HMS Hazard 28 January 1918 A Dryad-class torpedo gunboat that collided with SS Western Australia off Seaview. 50°43′37″N 01°03′14″W / 50.72694°N 1.05389°W / 50.72694; -1.05389 (HMS Hazard (1894))
SS Irex 25 January 1890 A sailing ship wrecked at Scratchell's Bay, near The Needles. 50°39′47″N 1°34′16″W / 50.663°N 1.571°W / 50.663; -1.571 (SS Irex)
SS Leander 8 August 1940 A German coastal trading vessel captured by the British Navy, and bombed by German aircraft off St. Catherine's Point. 50°25′52″N 1°42′16″W / 50.43111°N 1.70444°W / 50.43111; -1.70444 (SS Leander (1925))
HMS Loyalty 22 August 1944 An Algerine-class minesweeper sunk by U-480. 50°09′N 00°41′W / 50.150°N 0.683°W / 50.150; -0.683 (HMS Loyalty (J217))
SS Mendi 21 February 1917 A troopship rammed by SS Darro, with the loss of 646 lives. 50°28′0″N 1°33′0″W / 50.46667°N 1.55000°W / 50.46667; -1.55000 (SS Mendi)
PS Normandy 17 March 1870 A mail steamer that collided with the steamship Mary near The Needles.
SMS Nürnberg 7 July 1922 A Königsberg-class cruiser that was scuttled in Scapa Flow in 1919, but was raised by Allied forces and ultimately sunk as a target.
USS Osprey 5 June 1944 A Raven-class minesweeper sunk by a mine. 50°12′N 1°20′W / 50.200°N 1.333°W / 50.200; -1.333 (USS Osprey (AM-56))
HMS Pomone 14 October 1811 A Leda-class frigate that served in the Napoleonic Wars, and was wrecked off The Needles.
MV Pool Fisher November 1979 A merchant vessel.
HMS Swordfish 7 November 1940 An S-class submarine sunk off St. Catherine's Point. 50°28′N 1°21′W / 50.467°N 1.350°W / 50.467; -1.350 (HMS Swordfish (61S))
U-1195 7 April 1945 A German submarine sunk by HMS Watchman. 50°33′22.26″N 0°56′17.81″W / 50.5561833°N 0.9382806°W / 50.5561833; -0.9382806 (German submarine U-1195)
U-480 February 1945 A German submarine sunk by a mine. 50°22′4″N 1°44′10″W / 50.36778°N 1.73611°W / 50.36778; -1.73611 (German submarine U-480)
SM UB-81 2 December 1917 A German submarine that struck a mine and then collided with a patrol boat.
SS Varvassi 1947 A Greek merchant steamship that ran aground off The Needles.
Vénus 25 March 1801 A French corvette captured by the British and renamed Scout. She was wrecked off The Needles.

Kent[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
HMS Amphion 6 August 1914 An Active-class scout cruiser sunk by a mine laid by SS Königin Luise. 52°07′N 2°22′E / 52.11°N 2.36°E / 52.11; 2.36 (HMS Amphion (1911))
HMS Brazen 20 July 1940 A B-class destroyer sunk by German dive bombers off Folkestone. 51°01′05″N 01°17′15″E / 51.01806°N 1.28750°E / 51.01806; 1.28750 (HMS Brazen (H80))
HMS Bulwark 26 November 1914 A Formidable-class battleship that exploded off Sheerness with the loss of 736 men. 51°25′N 0°39′E / 51.417°N 0.650°E / 51.417; 0.650 (HMS Bulwark (1899))
HMS Codrington 27 July 1940 An A-class destroyer bombed whilst in dock at Dover. 51°7′32″N 1°20′4″E / 51.12556°N 1.33444°E / 51.12556; 1.33444 (HMS Codrington (D65))
SS Deutschland 6 December 1875 A passenger steamship that ran aground on the Kentish Knock. 51°40′00″N 01°37′00″E / 51.66667°N 1.61667°E / 51.66667; 1.61667 (SS Deutschland (1866))
HMS Erin's Isle 7 November 1919 A paddle steamer that was sunk by a mine north of Thanet. 51°33′N 1°19′E / 51.550°N 1.317°E / 51.550; 1.317 (HMS Erin's Isle)
HMS Ghurka 8 February 1917 A Tribal-class destroyer that hit a mine off Dungeness. 50°51′20″N 0°53′17″E / 50.85556°N 0.88806°E / 50.85556; 0.88806 (HMS Ghurka (1907))
SMS Grosser Kurfürst 31 May 1878 A turret ship that collided with SMS König Wilhelm off Folkestone, resulting in 269 deaths.
Hindostan 11 January 1803 An East Indiaman caught in a gale off Margate.
Northern Belle 5 January 1857 An American transatlantic ship that ran aground off Thanet.
Northfleet 22 January 1873 A Blackwall Frigate that was rammed by a steamer while at anchor off Dungeness, resulting in the loss of 293 lives.
HMS Paragon 17 March 1917 An Acasta-class destroyer torpedoed in the Strait of Dover.
Preußen 6 November 1910 A five-masted windjammer that was rammed by SS Brighton, and subsequently driven onto rocks off the coast of Dover. 51°8.02′N 1°22.17′E / 51.13367°N 1.36950°E / 51.13367; 1.36950 (Preußen (ship))
TSS The Queen 26 October 1916 A steamship torpedoed by German destroyer S-60 off the Varne Bank. 50°54′N 1°19′E / 50.900°N 1.317°E / 50.900; 1.317 (TSS The Queen)
RMS Royal Adelaide 30 March 1850 A steamship wrecked at Tongue Sands off Margate.
U-12 8 October 1939 A German submarine sunk by a mine off Dover. 51°10′N 01°30′E / 51.167°N 1.500°E / 51.167; 1.500 (German submarine U-12 (1935))
SM UB-33 11 April 1918 A German submarine that struck a mine off the Varne Bank.
SM UB-55 22 April 1918 A Type UB III U-boat that was sunk by a mine. 50°59′N 01°20′E / 50.983°N 1.333°E / 50.983; 1.333 (SM UB-55)
SM UB-56 19 December 1917 A Type UB III U-boat that was sunk by a mine. 50°58′N 01°21′E / 50.967°N 1.350°E / 50.967; 1.350 (SM UB-56)
SM UB-58 10 March 1918 A Type UB III U-boat that was sunk by a mine. 50°58′N 01°14′E / 50.967°N 1.233°E / 50.967; 1.233 (SM-UB 58)
SM UC-50 4 February 1918 A German minelaying submarine sunk by HMS Zubian off Dungeness.
SM UC-64 20 June 1918 A German minelaying submarine sunk by a mine off the Varne Bank. 50°58′N 01°23′W / 50.967°N 1.383°W / 50.967; -1.383 (SM UC-64)
HMS Venetia 19 October 1940 A V-class destroyer that was sunk by a mine 12 nautical miles northeast of Margate.

Goodwin Sands[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Admiral Gardner 25 January 1809 A merchant vessel sunk in a storm.
SS Cap Lopez 21 December 1907 A cargo ship wrecked in heavy seas.
Ganges 14 October 1881 A Nourse Line sailing ship wrecked en route from Middlesbrough to Calcutta.
Guttenburg 1 January 1860 A German brig driven onto the South Sand Head by hurricane force winds.
SS Mahratta (1892) 9 April 1909 A steamship that ran aground and broke in two. 51°14′45″N 01°30′05″E / 51.24583°N 1.50139°E / 51.24583; 1.50139 (SS Mahratta (1892))
SS Mahratta (1917) 9 October 1939 A steamship that ran aground and broke in two. It now lies on top of the wreck of the first Mahratta. 51°14′45″N 01°30′05″E / 51.24583°N 1.50139°E / 51.24583; 1.50139 (SS Mahratta (1917))
Mary White 6 March 1851 A brig that became stranded in rough weather. Its crew were rescued by a lifeboat which subsequently took the name Mary White.
SS Montrose 20 December 1914 A transatlantic ocean liner, upon which the murderer Hawley Crippen was arrested while attempting to flee to Canada. The ship was wrecked when she broke loose from her moorings during a gale.
HMS Northumberland 27 November 1703 A third-rate ship of the line wrecked in the Great Storm of 1703, with 220 deaths. 51°15′29″N 01°30′01″E / 51.25806°N 1.50028°E / 51.25806; 1.50028 (HMS Northumberland (1679))
HMS Restoration 27 November 1703 A third-rate ship of the line wrecked in the Great Storm of 1703, with 387 deaths. 51°15′42″N 01°30′3″E / 51.26167°N 1.50083°E / 51.26167; 1.50083 (HMS Restoration (1678))
Rooswijk 19 December 1739 A Dutch East Indiaman that was wrecked in a heavy storm with the loss of all hands. The wreck was discovered in 2004. 51°16′27″N 01°34′32″E / 51.27417°N 1.57556°E / 51.27417; 1.57556 (Rooswijk)
HMS Stirling Castle 27 November 1703 A third-rate ship of the line wrecked in the Great Storm of 1703. 51°16.4561′N 01°30.4121′E / 51.2742683°N 1.5068683°E / 51.2742683; 1.5068683 (HMS Stirling Castle (1679))
U-16 25 October 1939 A German submarine that ran aground while under attack from HMS Puffin and HMS Cayton Wyke. 51°9′N 1°28′E / 51.150°N 1.467°E / 51.150; 1.467 (German submarine U-16 (1936))
SM UC-46 8 February 1917 A German minelaying submarine sunk by HMS Liberty. 51°07′N 01°39′E / 51.117°N 1.650°E / 51.117; 1.650 (SM UC-46)
SM UC-63 1 November 1917 A German minelaying submarine torpedoed by HMS E52. 51°23′N 02°00′E / 51.383°N 2.000°E / 51.383; 2.000 (SM UC-63)

River Thames[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
HMT Amethyst 24 November 1940 A naval trawler sunk by a mine in the Thames Estuary. 51°30′28″N 1°01′15″E / 51.50778°N 1.02083°E / 51.50778; 1.02083 (HMT Amethyst)
The Blackfriars shipwrecks A series of four shipwrecks discovered in Blackfriars along the banks of the Thames, the earliest dating back to the 2nd century AD. 51°30′39″N 0°06′14″W / 51.5109°N 0.1038°W / 51.5109; -0.1038 (Blackfriars Ships)
Boddington 1805 A merchantman and convict ship that was stranded on a sandbank near Blackwall.
HMS London 7 March 1665 A second-rate ship of the line that accidentally exploded in the Thames Estuary, killing 300 crewmen. 51°29′48″N 0°44′23″E / 51.4966°N 0.7397°E / 51.4966; 0.7397 (HMS London (1656))
Marchioness 20 August 1989 A pleasure boat that collided with the dredger Bowbelle near Cannon Street Railway Bridge. 51°30′32″N 0°05′37″W / 51.5088°N 0.0936°W / 51.5088; -0.0936 (Marchioness disaster)
Princes Channel Wreck An Elizabethan wreck discovered in the Thames Estuary in 2004. 51°29′28″N 1°06′43″E / 51.491075°N 1.111873°E / 51.491075; 1.111873 (Princes Channel Wreck)
SS Princess Alice 3 September 1873 A paddle steamer that collided with the Bywell Castle near North Woolwich, with over 650 deaths. 51°30′38″N 0°05′25″E / 51.51054°N 0.09015°E / 51.51054; 0.09015 (SS Princess Alice (1865))
SS Richard Montgomery 20 August 1944 A Liberty ship that ran aground off the Nore in the Thames Estuary with over a thousand tons of explosives on board. A protected wreck site, designated as dangerous. 51°27′57″N 0°47′12″E / 51.46583°N 0.78667°E / 51.46583; 0.78667 (SS Richard Montgomery)
Stornoway 7 June 1873 A clipper wrecked at the mouth of the Thames.

West Sussex[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
HMS A3 2 February 1912 An A-class submarine sunk as a target of the Isle of Portland.

South West[edit]

Bristol Channel[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
SS Bengrove 7 March 1915 A collier torpedoed by German submarine U-20. 51°21′04″N 4°06′58″W / 51.351°N 4.116°W / 51.351; -4.116 (SS Bengrove)
HMS Montagu 29 May 1906 A battleship run aground in fog on Shutter Reef, Lundy.
USCGC Tampa 26 September 1918 A cutter that was torpedoed by German submarine UB-91. 50°40′N 6°19′W / 50.667°N 6.317°W / 50.667; -6.317 (USCGC Tampa (1912))

Cornwall[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
HMS A7 16 January 1914 An A-class submarine that sank in Whitsand Bay. 50°19′45″N 04°18′25″W / 50.32917°N 4.30694°W / 50.32917; -4.30694 (HMS A7)
Adolf Vinnen 9 February 1923 A barquentine that was driven ashore at Bass Point. 49°57′53″N 5°11′00″W / 49.96472°N 5.18333°W / 49.96472; -5.18333 (Adolf Vinnen (barquentine))
HMS Anson 29 December 1807 A third rate ship of the line wrecked off Loe Bar.
Antoinette 2 January 1895 A barque wrecked off Doom Bar.
Ardgarry 29 December 1962 Lost in a heavy storm off Lizard Point; 12 crew perished.
Ben Asdale 30 December 1978 A Scottish fishing trawler wrecked near Falmouth.
Caledonia 7 September 1842 A brig that was wrecked near Morwenstow. 50°54′18″N 4°34′08″W / 50.905°N 4.569°W / 50.905; -4.569 (Caledonia (brig))
SS Corvus 27 February 1945 A steam merchant that was torpedoed by U-1018 off Lizard Point. 49°55′N 05°22′W / 49.917°N 5.367°W / 49.917; -5.367 (SS Corvus)
SS Eastfield 27 November 1917 A steamship torpedoed by U-boat off Mevagissey. 50°14.255′N 4°42.262′W / 50.237583°N 4.704367°W / 50.237583; -4.704367 (SS Eastfield)
SS Flying Enterprise 10 January 1952 A steamship that sank after taking damage in a storm.
Hanover 13 December 1763 A brigantine driven ashore near Perranporth.
SS James Eagan Layne 21 March 1945 A Liberty ship, situated in 22 m of water in Whitsand Bay next to the wreck of HMS Scylla. 50°19.602′N 4°14.714′W / 50.326700°N 4.245233°W / 50.326700; -4.245233 (SS James Eagan Layne)
RFA Lady Cory-Wright 26 March 1918 A cargo ship and mine carrier that was torpedoed by German submarine SM UC-17 off The Lizard. 49°45′N 05°20′W / 49.750°N 5.333°W / 49.750; -5.333 (RFA Lady Cory-Wright)
Maria Asumpta 30 May 1995 A brig that struck rocks at Rump Point. 50°35′40″N 4°55′28″W / 50.594556°N 4.924389°W / 50.594556; -4.924389 (Maria Asumpta)
Merchant Royal 23 September 1641 A merchant ship wrecked off Land's End in rough weather.
SS Mohegan 14 October 1898 Wrecked on The Manacles.
MV RMS Mülheim 22 March 2003 German cargo ship that ran ashore at Land's End. Five crew members were airlifted to safety. 50°04′35″N 5°42′45″W / 50.07639°N 5.71250°W / 50.07639; -5.71250 (MV RMS Mulheim)
HMS Primrose 22 January 1809 A Cruizer-class brig-sloop that ran aground at The Manacles.
HMCS Regina 8 August 1944 A Flower-class corvette that was torpedoed by U-667 north of Trevose Head. 50°42′N 5°3′W / 50.700°N 5.050°W / 50.700; -5.050 (HMCS Regina (K234))
Rosehill 23 September 1917 Torpedoed by U-40 off Fowey. 50°19.793′N 4°18.520′W / 50.329883°N 4.308667°W / 50.329883; -4.308667 (Rosehill (ship))
HMS Scylla 27 March 2004 A type F71 Frigate sunk to create an artificial reef for divers and marine life by the National Marine Aquarium.[1] 50°19.655′N 4°15.162′W / 50.327583°N 4.252700°W / 50.327583; -4.252700 (HMS Scylla)
St Anthony (aka Santo António) 15 January 1527 A Portuguese carrack that foundered in Gunwalloe Bay. 50°03′00″N 5°17′13″W / 50.050°N 5.287°W / 50.050; -5.287 (St Anthony (ship))
SS Stanwood 10 December 1939 A steamship that was scuttled after catching fire in the Carrick Roads.
Torrey Canyon 18 March 1967 A supertanker wrecked on Seven Stones reef. 50°2.50′N 6°7.73′W / 50.04167°N 6.12883°W / 50.04167; -6.12883 (Torrey Canyon)
U-1018 27 February 1945 A Type VIIC/41 U-boat that was sunk by HMS Loch Fada in the English Channel. 49°56′N 05°20′W / 49.933°N 5.333°W / 49.933; -5.333 (German submarine U-1018)
U-1021 14 March 1945 A Type VIIC/41 U-boat that was sunk by a mine seven miles off Newquay. 50°33.3′N 5°11.6′W / 50.5550°N 5.1933°W / 50.5550; -5.1933 (German submarine U-1021)
U-1063 15 April 1945 A German submarine sunk by HMS Loch Killin off Salcombe. 50°08′54″N 03°53′24″W / 50.14833°N 3.89000°W / 50.14833; -3.89000 (German submarine U-1063)
SM UB-65 14 July 1918 A Type UB III U-boat that sunk for unknownn reasons northwest of Doom Bar. 50°36′40″N 5°00′18″W / 50.611°N 5.005°W / 50.611; -5.005 (SM UB-65)
SM UC-66 12 June 1917 A German minelaying submarine sunk by armed trawler Sea King off Landewednack.
SS Vigrid 31 December 1917 A Norwegian cargo ship that was torpedoed by U-95. 50°03′N 05°55′W / 50.050°N 5.917°W / 50.050; -5.917 (SS Vigrid)
Volnay December 1917 A Canadian cargo ship that struck a mine in Falmouth Bay.
HMS Whiting 15 September 1816 A Baltimore clipper that ran aground on the Doom Bar.

Devon[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
HMS Amethyst 15 February 1811 A frigate that served in the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars, eventually blown ashore at Mount Batten.
HMS Amphion 22 September 1796 A fifth-rate ship that exploded while undergoing repairs at Plymouth.
Cattewater Wreck The first ship to be protected under the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973, this wooden ship is believed to be from the 16th century. 50°21′43″N 4°07′42″W / 50.36194°N 4.12833°W / 50.36194; -4.12833 (Cattewater Wreck)
HMT Elk 27 November 1940 A former fishing trawler sunk by a mine off Plymouth. 50°17.800′N 4°10.600′W / 50.296667°N 4.176667°W / 50.296667; -4.176667 (HMT Elk (1902))
HMS Empress of India 4 November 1914 A battleship sunk as a target in Lyme Bay. 50°29′42″N 2°57′54″W / 50.49500°N 2.96500°W / 50.49500; -2.96500 (HMS Empress of India (1891))
HMS Formidable 1 January 1915 A Formidable-class battleship sunk off Start Point by German submarine U-24. 50°13′N 3°04′W / 50.217°N 3.067°W / 50.217; -3.067 (HMS Formidable (1898))
HMS Foyle 15 March 1917 A River-class destroyer that struck a mine in the Strait of Dover but sank while under tow to Plymouth 50°16.70′N 04°10.80′W / 50.27833°N 4.18000°W / 50.27833; -4.18000 (HMS Foyle)
Glen Strathallen April 1970 A luxury yacht sunk as an underwater training facility near Fort Bovisand. 50°18.922′N 4°7.529′W / 50.315367°N 4.125483°W / 50.315367; -4.125483 (Glen Strathallen)
Hallowe'en 1887 A clipper wrecked off Salcombe.
Herzogin Cecilie 18 January 1939 A German barque that was beached at the Kingsbridge Estuary and later capsized. 50°12.82′N 3°47.02′W / 50.21367°N 3.78367°W / 50.21367; -3.78367 (Herzogin Cecilie)
MV Ice Prince 15 January 2008 A cargo ship that sank in the English Channel.
London 9 October 1796 Sank in Rapparee Cove, North Devon in stormy weather, while carrying prisoners and treasure from the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia.
SS Louis Sheid 7 December 1939 A Belgian steamer that ran aground near Thurlestone. 50°15.658′N 3°51.831′W / 50.260967°N 3.863850°W / 50.260967; -3.863850 (SS Louis Sheid)
USS LST-493 12 April 1945 A US Navy tank landing ship run aground while attempting to enter Plymouth harbour.
HMS M1 12 November 1925 An M-class submarine that collided with the SS Vidar in the English Channel. 49°59′N 3°56′W / 49.983°N 3.933°W / 49.983; -3.933 (HMS M1)
HMS M2 26 January 1932 A British aircraft-carrying submarine shipwrecked in Lyme Bay. 50°34′34″N 2°32′55″W / 50.57611°N 2.54861°W / 50.57611; -2.54861 (HMS M2)
SS Maine 21 November 1917 A steamship torpedoed by U-17 off Dartmouth. 50°12.750′N 3°50.955′W / 50.212500°N 3.849250°W / 50.212500; -3.849250 (SS Maine)
Marguerite 28 June 1917 A French ship torpedoed by UB-40. 50°36′06″N 2°58′39″W / 50.60167°N 2.97750°W / 50.60167; -2.97750 (Marguerite (ship))
RMS Medina 1 February 1917 A Royal Mail Ship torpedoed off Start Point.
HMS Penylan 3 December 1942 A Hunt-class destroyer sunk by E-boats off Start Point. 50°08′N 03°39′W / 50.133°N 3.650°W / 50.133; -3.650 (HMS Penylan (L89))
SS Persier 11 February 1945 A cargo ship that was torpedoed off the Eddystone Rocks. 50°17′00″N 3°58′15″W / 50.28333°N 3.97083°W / 50.28333; -3.97083 (SS Persier (1918))
HMHS Rewa 4 January 1918 A hospital ship torpedoed by German submarine U-55. 50°55′N 4°49′W / 50.917°N 4.817°W / 50.917; -4.817 (HMHS Rewa)
U-214 26 July 1944 A Type VIID U-boat that was sunk by HMS Cooke southeast of Salcombe. 49°58′N 03°30′W / 49.967°N 3.500°W / 49.967; -3.500 (German submarine U-214)
U-269 25 June 1944 A German submarine sunk by HMS Bickerton off Torquay. 50°01′N 2°59′W / 50.017°N 2.983°W / 50.017; -2.983 (German submarine U-269)
SM UC-49 8 August 1918 A German minelaying submarine sunk by HMS Opossum off Start Point. 50°20′N 03°30′W / 50.333°N 3.500°W / 50.333; -3.500 (SM UC-49)
SM UC-51 17 November 1917 A German minelaying submarine sunk by a mine off Salcombe. 50°08′N 03°42′W / 50.133°N 3.700°W / 50.133; -3.700 (SM UC-51)
HMS Victory 4 October 1744 A first-rate ship of the line that was lost in a storm, and discovered in 2009 near Salcombe. 49°42.5′N 3°33.3′W / 49.7083°N 3.5550°W / 49.7083; -3.5550 (HMS Victory (1737))

Dorset[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
HMS A1 1911 An A-class submarine sunk off Bracklesham Bay. 50°44′33″N 0°55′17″W / 50.7425°N 0.9213°W / 50.7425; -0.9213 (HMS A1)
Aeolian Sky 4 November 1979 A Greek freighter that collided with another ship near the Channel Islands, and sank off St Alban's Head. 50°30.55′N 2°8.33′W / 50.50917°N 2.13883°W / 50.50917; -2.13883 (Aeolian Sky)
Alexander 27 March 1815 An East Indiaman driven ashore in a storm at Wyke Regis.
SS Athen 1911 A German merchant ship that collided with SS Thor off of Portland Bill.
SS Binnendijk 8 October 1939 A Dutch cargo ship that struck a mine and sank off of Portland Bill.
HMS Bittern 4 April 1918 An Avon-class destroyer that collided with SS Kenilworth off the Isle of Portland.
HMS Boadicea 13 June 1944 A B-class destroyer sunk off the Isle of Portland. 50°28′12″N 02°29′30″W / 50.47000°N 2.49167°W / 50.47000; -2.49167 (HMS Boadicea (H65))
HMS Delight 29 July 1940 A D-class destroyer sunk by German bombers off the Isle of Portland. 50°34′25″N 2°26′1″W / 50.57361°N 2.43361°W / 50.57361; -2.43361 (HMS Delight (H38))
Earl of Abergavenny 5 February 1805 An East Indiaman sunk in Weymouth Bay.
HMS Foylebank 5 July 1940 A merchant ship converted into an anti-aircraft ship, sunk by German Stuka off the Isle of Portland. 50°34′37″N 2°25′10″W / 50.57694°N 2.41944°W / 50.57694; -2.41944 (HMS Foylebank)
HMS Hood 4 November 1914 A pre-dreadnought battleship sunk as a blockship in Portland Harbour. 50°34′09″N 2°25′16″W / 50.56917°N 2.42111°W / 50.56917; -2.42111 (HMS Hood (1891))
HMS Invincible (1869) 17 September 1914 An Audacious-class battleship that sank in a storm off Portland Bill.
Kyarra 5 May 1918 A luxury liner sunk by German submarine U-57 near Swanage. 50°35′27″N 1°56′58″W / 50.59083°N 1.94944°W / 50.59083; -1.94944 (Kyarra)
HMS L24 10 January 1924 An L-class submarine that collided with HMS Resolution off Portland Bill. 50°22.50′N 02°37.79′W / 50.37500°N 2.62983°W / 50.37500; -2.62983 (HMS L24)
USS LST-507 28 April 1944 A tank landing ship sunk by German E-boats off the Isle of Portland. 50°27.15′N 2°43.55′W / 50.45250°N 2.72583°W / 50.45250; -2.72583 (USS LST-507)
Radaas 21 September 1917 A Danish steamship sunk by UB-40 off Portland Bill. 50°34′13″N 3°4′50″W / 50.57028°N 3.08056°W / 50.57028; -3.08056 (Radaas)
HMS Safari 8 January 1946 An S-class submarine that sunk while under tow to be scrapped. 50°25′34″N 2°2′54″W / 50.42611°N 2.04833°W / 50.42611; -2.04833 (HMS Safari (P211))
HMS Sidon 14 June 1957 An S-class submarine that sunk in Portland Harbour on 16 June 1955 following an explosion. It was later raised and sunk as a target off Weymouth.
Swash Channel Wreck The remains of a 17th-century armed merchantman wrecked outside Poole Harbour.
U-322 19 December 1944 A Type VIIC U-boat that was sunk by HMCS Calgary south of Weymouth. 50°25′N 02°26′W / 50.417°N 2.433°W / 50.417; -2.433 (German submarine U-322)
HMS Warrior 11 July 1940 A steam yacht bombed off the Isle of Portland.

Isles of Scilly[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
HMS Association 22 October 1707 A second rate ship of the line wrecked in the Scilly naval disaster of 1707, with about 800 dead.
MV Cita 26 March 1997 A merchant vessel that ran aground off St Mary's.
HMS Colossus 10 December 1798 A protected wreck site, broke anchor and ran aground off Samson.
SS Dundee 2 September 1917 A steam passenger and cargo ship sunk by German submarine UC'49.
HMS Eagle 22 October 1707 A third rate ship of the line wrecked in the Scilly naval disaster of 1707.
HMS Firebrand 22 October 1707 A fireship wrecked in the Scilly naval disaster of 1707. 49°53′20″N 06°20′35″W / 49.88889°N 6.34306°W / 49.88889; -6.34306 (HMS Firebrand (1694))
Hollandia 13 June 1743 An East Indiaman wrecked off the island of Annet with 276 deaths.
USS Jacob Jones 6 December 1917 A Tucker-class destroyer torpedoed by German submarine U-53. 49°23′N 6°13′W / 49.383°N 6.217°W / 49.383; -6.217 (USS Jacob Jones (DD-61))
HMS K5 20 January 1921 A K-class submarine that sank en route to a mock battle.
Minnehaha 18 January 1874 A barque wrecked off Peninnis Head.
Rachel Harvey 1 October 1999 A fishing vessel that struck rocks off Peninnis Head.
HMS Romney 26 October 1707 A fourth-rate ship of the line wrecked in the Scilly naval disaster of 1707.
SS Schiller 7 May 1875 A German ocean liner wrecked on the Retarrier Ledges, with 335 deaths.
SS Thames 4 January 1841 An Irish steamship that ran aground on Cribewidden Rock.
Thomas W. Lawson 14 December 1907 An American schooner wrecked off the island of Annet, spilling 58,000 barrels of kerosene. 49°53′38″N 06°22′55″W / 49.89389°N 6.38194°W / 49.89389; -6.38194 (Thomas W. Lawson (ship))
SM UC-19 6 December 1916 A German minelaying submarine sunk by HMS Ariel. 49°41′N 06°31′W / 49.683°N 6.517°W / 49.683; -6.517 (SM UC-19)
Wheel Wreck An unidentified shipwreck located off Little Ganinick, believed to date from around 1835. 49°56′42″N 6°16′34″W / 49.945°N 6.276°W / 49.945; -6.276 (Wheel Wreck)

Yorkshire and the Humber[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
SS Empire Bay 15 January 1942 A collier that was bombed by German aircraft off Middlesbrough. 54°41′08″N 1°08′36″W / 54.68556°N 1.14333°W / 54.68556; -1.14333 (SS Empire Bay)
HMS Falmouth 19 August 1916 A Town-class cruiser sunk by U-63 off Hornsea. 53°58.93′N 0°4.50′W / 53.98217°N 0.07500°W / 53.98217; -0.07500 (HMS Falmouth (1910))
SS Lanthorn 21 May 1917 A cargo ship that was sunk by SM UB-41 off Whitby. 54°30′N 00°29′W / 54.500°N 0.483°W / 54.500; -0.483 (SS Lanthorn)
SS Saint Ninian 7 February 1917 A cargo ship that was torpedoed by SM UB-48 off Whitby. 54°28′46.1″N 0°28′10.3″W / 54.479472°N 0.469528°W / 54.479472; -0.469528 (SS Saint Ninian)
MS Piłsudski 26 November 1939 A Polish ocean liner sunk off Grimsby. 53°45.75′N 0°45.67′E / 53.76250°N 0.76117°E / 53.76250; 0.76117 (MS Piłsudski)
SS Rohilla 30 October 1914 A steamship that struck a reef near Whitby.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warship scuttled in Cornish bay". BBC News. 27 March 2004.