List of shipwrecks of the United States

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This is a list of shipwrecks located in or around the United States of America.

Alabama[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
American Diver February 1863 An experimental Confederate submarine that sank in Mobile Bay while under tow during a storm.[1]
Eliza Battle 1 March 1858 A commercial steamboat that caught fire and sank in the Tombigbee River, and subsequently entered Alabama folklore as a ghost ship.[2] 32°14′37″N 88°00′45″W / 32.24359°N 88.01238°W / 32.24359; -88.01238 (Eliza Battle)
CSS Gaines 5 August 1864 A Confederate side-wheel gunboat sunk in Mobile Bay after heavy damage during the Battle of Mobile Bay.[1]
CSS Huntsville 12 April 1865 A Confederate ironclad warship scuttled in Spanish River to avoid capture. 30°46′09″N 88°01′14″W / 30.76924°N 88.02053°W / 30.76924; -88.02053 (CSS Huntsville)
USS Philippi 5 August 1864 A Union side-wheel gunboat sunk in Mobile Bay after heavy damage during the Battle of Mobile Bay.[1] 30°23′01″N 88°02′00″W / 30.3835°N 88.0334°W / 30.3835; -88.0334 (USS Philippi (1863))
CSS Phoenix 7 August 1864 A Confederate ironclad warship scuttled at Dog River. 30°36′08″N 88°02′19″W / 30.60231°N 88.03860°W / 30.60231; -88.03860 (CSS Phoenix)
USS Rodolph 1 April 1864 A Union stern-wheel tinclad minesweeper and gunboat sunk by a naval mine (called a "torpedo" at the time) in Mobile Bay.
USS Tecumseh 5 August 1864 A Union monitor warship sunk by a naval mine (called a "torpedo" at the time) during the Battle of Mobile Bay.[1] 30°13′54″N 88°1′33″W / 30.23167°N 88.02583°W / 30.23167; -88.02583 (USS Tecumseh (1863))
CSS Tuscaloosa 12 April 1865 A Confederate ironclad warship scuttled in Spanish River to avoid capture. 30°46′09″N 88°01′14″W / 30.76924°N 88.02053°W / 30.76924; -88.02053 (CSS Tuscaloosa (ironclad))

Alaska[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
FV Alaska Ranger 23 March 2008 A factory ship that flooded and sank off Unalaska. 53°53′N 169°58′W / 53.883°N 169.967°W / 53.883; -169.967 (FV Alaska Ranger)
Al-Ki 1 November 1917 A passenger steamer, wrecked on Point Augusta.[3]
SS Aleutian 26 May 1929 A passenger steamer which sank after striking a submerged pinnacle rock. 57°29′N 153°50′E / 57.48°N 153.84°E / 57.48; 153.84 (SS Aleutian)
Bear 1916 A passenger steamer, in surf broadside.[3]
FV Big Valley 15 January 2005 A crabbing vessel that sank off Saint Paul Island.
USC&GS Carlile P. Patterson 11 December 1938 A research vessel that ran ashore in the Gulf of Alaska.
City of Seattle 15 August 1912 A passenger steamer, brought ashore in Alaska.[3]
SS Coldbrook 16 June 1942 Also known as Colebrook; a Hog Islander merchant ship grounded off Middleton Island.[4]
W H Dimond 2 February 1914 The 390-ton 3-masted barquentine was wrecked having run aground on Bird Island, Alaska, carrying general cargo from San Francisco to Unga Island[5]
PS Eliza Anderson March 1898 A steamboat that was abandoned and washed ashore at Dutch Harbor.
Farallon 5 January 1910 A passenger steamer, wrecked in the Cook Inlet.[3]
USS Grunion 30 July 1942 Discovered in the Bering Sea in August 2007. 52°14′16″N 177°25′5″E / 52.23778°N 177.41806°E / 52.23778; 177.41806 (USS Grunion (SS-216))
I-24 11 June 1943 A Type C submarine that was sunk by USS Larchmont near Shemya. 53°16′N 174°24′E / 53.267°N 174.400°E / 53.267; 174.400 (Japanese submarine I-24)
I-31 13 May 1943 A Type B1 submarine sunk by gunfire near Attu Island. 52°32′31″N 172°10′37″E / 52.542°N 172.177°E / 52.542; 172.177 (Japanese submarine I-31)
SS Islander 15 August 1901 A Canadian steamship sunk in Lynn Canal. 58°22′35″N 134°47′19″W / 58.3765°N 134.7885°W / 58.3765; -134.7885 (SS Islander)
Jabez Howes A three-mast full rigged ship, wrecked in Chignik Bay. Wooden full-rigged ship owned by the Columbia River Packers Association and used as a cannery tender.[3]
Jessie 28 June 1898 Swamped in turbulent water at the mouth of the Kuskokwim River. 18 miners from the Columbia Exploration Company were believed to have been massacred by Yup'ik Natives or lost with wreck. One person, a trader called Ling, survived to bring word of the wreck to St. Michael. Jessie was towing the barge Minerva and a second unknown barge, which were both lost. Yup'ik Eskimos were said to have looted vessels.[6]
Mariposa 18 November 1917 Hit a reef on Strait Island, near Pt. Baker, while carrying 269 passengers and a full cargo of copper ore and canned salmon. The vessel had previously picked up the crew from the wrecked Al-Ki and the pirates from the wrecked Manhattan. All passengers and crew were rescued before vessel sank by the Curaçao, Ravalli, and Jefferson. She went down with 25,000 cases of salmon and 1,200 tons of copper ore. The reef is now called Mariposa Reef.[6]
Mount McKinley 1942 A passenger steamer, beached near Scotch Cap, Aleutian Islands.[3]
Nenohi 5 July 1942 A Hatsuharu-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Triton off Agattu Island. 52°15′N 173°51′E / 52.250°N 173.850°E / 52.250; 173.850 (Japanese destroyer Nenohi)
Nissan Maru 19 June 1942 Japanese armed freighter sunk by U.S. bombers in Kiska Harbor.
FV Northern Belle 20 April 2010 A fishing vessel that sank in the Gulf of Alaska.
Oboro 17 October 1942 A Fubuki-class destroyer that was sunk by US aircraft northeast of Kiska. 52°17′N 178°08′E / 52.283°N 178.133°E / 52.283; 178.133 (Japanese destroyer Oboro (1930))
Olga 1909 A whaling schooner wrecked near Nome, Alaska.
Olympia 10 December 1910 Ran aground on Bligh Reef and sank without loss of life.[7]
Patterson 1938 A steam freighter, wrecked and aground at Cape Fairweather.[3]
Politkofsky 1915 A sidewheel steamer built by the Russian-American Company, completed 4,000 miles (6,400 km) before being abandoned in St. Michael near the entrance of the Yukon River.
SS Portland 12 November 1910 A steam ship which struck the rocks off Cordova.[8]
SS Princess Kathleen 7 September 1952 A passenger steamer, sunk near Point Lena. When she went aground at Point Lena rock, the vessel was a mile and a half off course. She was the flagship of the Canadian Pacific Lines.[3] 58°14′02″N 134°27′54″W / 58.234°N 134.465°W / 58.234; -134.465 (Princess Kathleen (1924))
SS Princess Sophia 25 October 1918 A passenger liner sunk off Vanderbilt Reef near Juneau, with 343 lives lost. 58°36′08″N 135°01′25″W / 58.6022°N 135.0236°W / 58.6022; -135.0236 (Princess Sophia (steamer))
MS Prinsendam 4 October 1980 A cruise ship that caught fire and sank off Baranof Island. 55°52′59″N 136°27′00″W / 55.883°N 136.450°W / 55.883; -136.450 (MS Prinsendam (1973))
USS Rescuer 31 December 1942 A Rescuer-class rescue and salvage ship that was wrecked in the Aleutian Islands.
USS S-27 19 June 1942 An S-class submarine that ran aground off Amchitka.
MV Selendang Ayu 8 December 2004 A cargo ship that ran aground off the coast of Unalaska Island, causing an oil spill.
Torrent 15 July 1868 A wooden bark ship that foundered in a storm and went ashore in Cook Inlet.[9]
USS Wasmuth 29 December 1942 A Clemson-class destroyer sunk by her own depth charges in the Aleutian Islands.

Arizona[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Charles H. Spencer 1921 A steamboat that sank in a flood near Lee's Ferry.

Arkansas[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
USS Linden 22 February 1864 A steamer sunk after striking a snag on the Arkansas River.

California[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
SS Avalon 16 September 1964 Foundered under tow off Palos Verdes. 33°43′34″N 118°21′14″W / 33.726°N 118.354°W / 33.726; -118.354 (SS Avalon (1891))
USS Benevolence 25 April 1950 Sunk after a collision with SS Mary Luckenbach.
Brother Jonathan 30 July 1865 Ran aground off Crescent City.
Carrier Pigeon 6 June 1853 Ran aground between Santa Cruz and San Francisco.
SS City of Rio de Janeiro 22 February 1901 The iron hulled steam powered passenger ship sank after striking a submerged reef at the entry to San Francisco Bay while inward bound from Hong Kong
SS Cuba 7 September 1923 German steamer, seized by the United States in 1917. Ran aground off San Miguel Island, the same day as the Honda Point Disaster.
SS Columbia 20 July 1907 A steamship that collided with San Pedro off Shelter Cove. 39°57′29.43″N 124°11′2.26″W / 39.9581750°N 124.1839611°W / 39.9581750; -124.1839611 (SS Columbia (1880))
Diosa del Mar 30 July 1990 A wooden schooner that ran aground on Ship Rock at Santa Catalina Island. 33°27′46″N 118°29′31″W / 33.462770°N 118.491925°W / 33.462770; -118.491925 (Diosa del Mar)
SS Emidio 20 December 1941 Sunk by the Imperial Japanese Navy, Crescent City. 41°45′1.96″N 124°11′47.95″W / 41.7505444°N 124.1966528°W / 41.7505444; -124.1966528 (SS Emidio)
SS Escambia 19 June 1882 The British 2,154 grt iron screw steamer was built at Sunderland in 1879. She capsized with the loss of 20 lives having encountered heavy seas when crossing the bar of San Francisco, California.[10]
USS F-1 17 December 1917 Sunk in collision off San Diego.
USS Delphy 8 September 1923 One of seven United States Navy ships that were lost when they ran aground off Lompoc in an incident known as the Honda Point Disaster. 34°36′07″N 120°38′39″W / 34.602067°N 120.644109°W / 34.602067; -120.644109 (Honda Point Disaster)
King Philip 1878 Ran aground in heavy surf at Ocean Beach 37°45′5.48″N 122°30′35.29″W / 37.7515222°N 122.5098028°W / 37.7515222; -122.5098028 (King Philip shipwreck)
La Janelle 13 April 1970 Grounded off Port Hueneme, California.
USS Moody 21 February 1933 Blown up in San Pedro Bay for MGM movie Hell Below.
SS Winfield Scott 1 December 1853 Ran aground Anacapa Island.

Connecticut[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
USS Chewink 31 July 1947 Sunk off New London in 1947.
USS G-2 30 July 1919 G-class submarine, sank at mooring near Niantic Bay.
USS Guardfish 10 October 1961 Sunk as target off New London.
USS Mary Alice 5 October 1918 A patrol vessel that was accidentally rammed by USS O-13 off Penfield Reef Light.

Delaware[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
USS Cherokee 26 February 1918 A tugboat that foundered in a gale off Fenwick Island. 38°50′N 74°48′W / 38.84°N 74.8°W / 38.84; -74.8 (USS Cherokee (ID-458))
USS Gallup 21 February 1918 A minesweeper that ran aground at Cape Henlopen.
Ice Boat No. 3 5 February 1905 She was between the two breakwaters when No. 3's paddlewheels became jammed by ice, and, unable to manoeuvre, the vessel was dragged by the ice floes over a recently sunken barge, the Santiago, one of whose broken masts pierced the ice boat's hull below the waterline. Within minutes, water had extinguished No. 3's furnaces and the order was given to abandon ship. Unable to launch a lifeboat because of the surrounding ice, the crew were forced to leap for safety onto the ice floes, the ice boat sinking shortly thereafter, at about 6 am.
USNS Mission San Francisco 7 March 1957 A fleet oil tanker, collided with the Liberian freighter Elna II while passing New Castle, caught fire and exploded.
SS Monroe 30 January 1914 The ocean liner collided with SS Nantucket in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) off the Delaware Capes and sank with the loss of 41 of the 140 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Nantucket.[11]

Florida[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Benjamin C. Cromwell 1 August 1899 The transport schooner was beached at Dog Island during a hurricane.
Benwood 9 April 1942 Collided with the Robert C. Tuttle off Key Largo.[12]
City of Washington 10 July 1917 Ran aground off Key Largo.[13][14]
USS Coco 10 September 1919 The patrol vessel was wrecked at Key West in the 1919 Florida Keys hurricane.
SS Commodore 2 January 1897 She was a steamboat that shipwrecked off the coast of Florida while en route to Cuba. The event was immortalized when passenger and author Stephen Crane, who was traveling as a war correspondent for the Bacheller-Johnson syndicate, wrote the classic short story "The Open Boat" about his experience. Crane and three other men, including the ship's captain, Edward Murphy, were stranded in a 10-foot (3.0 m) dinghy for nearly 30 hours near the Mosquito Inlet Lighthouse (today's Ponce de Leon Inlet Light) before they were able to reach shore; all but one of the men survived.
SS Copenhagen 1900 Wrecked off Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
HMS Fowey 26 June 1748 Struck reef offshore from Biscayne Bay.
Georges Valentine 16 October 1904 The Italian bark sank in a storm off Hutchinson Island. 27°11′55.8″N 80°09′49.8″W / 27.198833°N 80.163833°W / 27.198833; -80.163833
SS Gulfamerica 11 April 1942 A tanker torpedoed by U-123 off Jacksonville. 30°14′N 81°18′W / 30.233°N 81.300°W / 30.233; -81.300 (SS Gulfamerica)
USS Helena I 11 September 1919 The patrol vessel was wrecked at Key West in the 1919 Florida Keys hurricane.
Henrietta Marie 1700 A slave ship sunk off Florida Keys.
James A. Garfield 1 August 1899 The 3-masted bark was beached at Dog Island during a hurricane.
USS Katherine K. 10 September 1919 The patrol vessel was wrecked at Key West in the 1919 Florida Keys hurricane.
Maple Leaf 1 April 1864 American Civil War troopship, struck naval mine near Jacksonville.[15][16]
Nathan F. Cobb 1 December 1896 The 3-masted schooner capsized in heavy seas en route from Brunswick, Georgia to New York with a cargo of timber and cross ties. The cook and a shipmate drowned when they were swept overboard in violent seas. The crew righted the vessel by removing the three masts and they drifted for four days until they became grounded on a sandbar off Ormond Beach, Florida.
Nuestra Señora de Atocha 6 September 1622 Spanish galleon which sank in 1622 and was found on 20 July 1985 40 miles (64 km) off the coast of Key West by treasure hunters who soon began to raise $400 million in coins and silver.
USS Oriskany 17 May 2006 Sunk as an artificial reef off Pensacola. 30°02′33″N 87°00′23″W / 30.042500°N 87.006383°W / 30.042500; -87.006383 (USS Oriskany (CV-34))
USS Patrol No. 1 10 September 1919 The patrol vessel was wrecked at Key West in the 1919 Florida Keys hurricane.
USS Sea Hawk 10 September 1919 The patrol vessel was wrecked at Key West in the 1919 Florida Keys hurricane.
USS Sturtevant 26 April 1942 Ran into a friendly minefield in the northwest channel. 24°45′N 82°1′W / 24.750°N 82.017°W / 24.750; -82.017 (USS Sturtevant (DD-240))
USS St. Sebastian 9 September 1919 The patrol vessel was wrecked at Key West in the 1919 Florida Keys hurricane.
USS Sylvia 9 September 1919 The patrol vessel was wrecked at Key West in the 1919 Florida Keys hurricane.

Georgia[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Carrier Dove 3 March 1876 A medium clipper that ran aground near Tybee Island.
CSS Georgia 21 December 1864 A Civil War ironclad floating battery scuttled off Savannah. 32°5′5″N 81°2′9″W / 32.08472°N 81.03583°W / 32.08472; -81.03583 (CSS Georgia (battery))
CSS Muscogee April 1865 A Confederate ironclad ram, was captured and burned off the coast of Georgia.
Rattlesnake 28 February 1863 A Confederate privateer sunk by USS Montauk in Ogeechee River.
USS Noble 1862 A barque that was scuttled as a blockship near Savannah.
USS Phoenix 5 December 1861 A whaler that was scuttled as a breakwater off Tybee Island.
USS South America 8 December 1861 A whaler that was beached at Tybee Island.
SS Republic 25 October 1865 Sank in a hurricane about 100 miles (160 km) southeast of Savannah.
USS Water Witch 19 December 1864 A sidewheel gunboat burned to avoid capture at White Bluff.

Great Lakes[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
SS Carl D. Bradley 18 November 1958 A self-unloading Great Lakes freighter caught in a vicious storm on Lake Michigan.
Comet 26 August 1875 Cargo and passenger steamship that suffered a series of maritime accidents before her final collision with the Manitoba in Whitefish Bay. 46°43.02′N 84°52.00′W / 46.71700°N 84.86667°W / 46.71700; -84.86667 (Comet (shipwreck))
SS Daniel J. Morrell 29 November 1966 Broke in two in a storm on Lake Huron, with the aft section coming to rest five miles from the bow. 43°51′00″N 82°35′24″W / 43.850°N 82.590°W / 43.850; -82.590 (SS Daniel J. Morrell)
SS Edmund Fitzgerald 10 November 1975 Lost in a storm on Lake Superior, the Edmund Fitzgerald is one of the largest ships to have sunk in the Great Lakes. The exact cause of the disaster has never been made clear, and has been the subject of much discussion. 46°59.91′N 85°06.61′W / 46.99850°N 85.11017°W / 46.99850; -85.11017 (SS Edmund Fitzgerald)
SS Francisco Morazan 29 November 1960 Grounded and became a total loss in 1960 off the south shore of South Manitou Island. She ran over the wreck of the bulk freighter SS Walter L Frost.
SS John B. Cowle 12 July 1909 Sank in Whitefish Bay with the loss of 14 lives after colliding with the Isaac M. Scott.[17] 46°44.435′N 84°57.877′W / 46.740583°N 84.964617°W / 46.740583; -84.964617 (SS John B. Cowle (1902))
John M. Osborn 27 July 1884 Wooden steam barge rammed by 'terror of the lakes' Alberta. 46°51.974′N 85°05.210′W / 46.866233°N 85.086833°W / 46.866233; -85.086833 (John M. Osborn (steamboat))
Lady Elgin 8 September 1860 A steamship wrecked in Lake Michigan near Chicago following a collision with the schooner Augusta. 42°11′00″N 87°39′00″W / 42.18333°N 87.65000°W / 42.18333; -87.65000 (PS Lady Elgin)
Miztec 13 May 1921 A schooner barge that survived the 1919 storm that took her partner, the SS Myron. The Miztec's good fortune ended when she sank in 1921 with the loss of all hands. She came to rest next to the Myron. 46°48.073′N 85°04.500′W / 46.801217°N 85.075000°W / 46.801217; -85.075000 (Miztec (schooner barge))
SS M.M. Drake 2 October 1901 Sank off Vermilion Point on Lake Superior.[17] 46°46.588′N 85°05.933′W / 46.776467°N 85.098883°W / 46.776467; -85.098883 (SS M.M. Drake (1882))
SS Myron 23 November 1919 Lumber hooker lost in a storm on Lake Superior. 46°48.463′N 85°01.646′W / 46.807717°N 85.027433°W / 46.807717; -85.027433 (SS Myron)
HMS Ontario 31 October 1780 A British 22-gun brig-sloop sunk in a storm on Lake Ontario, discovered in 2008.
Regina 10 November 1913 Lost on Lake Huron during the Great Lakes Storm of 1913.
Rouse Simmons 23 November 1912 Sunk in a storm on Lake Michigan with its cargo of Christmas trees.
SS Sagamore 29 July 1901 A whaleback barge, sank in a collision with Northern Queen near Iroquois Point in Whitefish Bay. 46°31.085′N 84°37.935′W / 46.518083°N 84.632250°W / 46.518083; -84.632250 (SS Sagamore (1892))
SS Samuel Mather 21 November 1891 Sank in a collision with the Brazil off Iroquois Point in Whitefish Bay with no loss of life.[17] 46°34.308′N 084°42.325′W / 46.571800°N 84.705417°W / 46.571800; -84.705417 (SS Samuel Mather (1887))
SS Superior City 20 August 1920 Collided with Willis L. King in Whitefish Bay. 46°43.51′N 84°52.37′W / 46.72517°N 84.87283°W / 46.72517; -84.87283 (SS Superior City)
SS Vienna 17 September 1892 Rammed by Nipigon in Whitefish Bay. 46°44′N 84°57′W / 46.733°N 84.950°W / 46.733; -84.950 (SS Vienna (1873))

Guam[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Aratama Maru 1944 A Japanese Navy transport sunk in Talofofo Bay.
SMS Cormoran 7 April 1917 A German steamer scuttled in Apra Harbor to avoid capture at the start of American involvement in World War I. 13°27′33″N 144°39′15″E / 13.45917°N 144.65417°E / 13.45917; 144.65417 (SMS Cormoran (1909))
Kitsugawa Maru A Japanese merchant freighter sunk by torpedo in Apra Harbor.
Tokai Maru 1943 A Japanese Navy armed transport sunk in Apra Harbor.

Hawaii[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
USS Arizona 7 December 1941 A battleship lost in the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. 21°21′53″N 157°57′00″W / 21.364775°N 157.950112°W / 21.364775; -157.950112 (USS Arizona (BB-39))
USS Barbero 7 October 1964 A Balao-class submarine sunk as a target off Pearl Harbor.
Carrier Dove 21 November 1921 A schooner that struck a reef off Molokai.
USS Carbonero 27 April 1975 A Balao-class submarine sunk as a target.
Cleopatra's Barge 6 April 1824 The royal yacht of King Kamehameha II that ran aground in Hanalei Bay.
USS Darter 7 January 1992 A submarine that was disabled in a collision with Kansas Getty, and sunk as a target off Pearl Harbor.
Ehime Maru (えひめ丸) 9 February 2001 A Japanese fishery high school training ship sank about 9 nautical miles (17 km) off the south coast of Oahu, after a collision with United States Navy submarine USS Greeneville. Nine of its crewmembers were killed, including four high school students.
I-18tou A Japanese midget submarine depth-charged at Pearl Harbor.
I-401 31 May 1946 An I-400-class submarine that was sunk as a target off Kalaeloa.
USS LST-480 21 May 1944 A tank landing ship sunk following the West Loch Disaster in Pearl Harbor.
USNS Mission San Miguel 8 October 1957 A fleet oiler run aground on Maro Reef.
USS S-28 4 July 1944 An S-class submarine that sunk off Oahu.
USS Saginaw 29 October 1870 A sloop-of-war that ran aground off Kure Atoll.
USS Stickleback 29 May 1958 A Balao-class submarine sunk in a collision with USS Silverstein.
USS Tinosa November 1960 A Gato-class submarine that was scuttled after being used as an anti-submarine warfare target.
USS Utah 7 December 1941 A battleship lost in the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. 21°22′8″N 157°57′45″W / 21.36889°N 157.96250°W / 21.36889; -157.96250 (USS Utah (BB-31))
YO-257 1989 Sunk by Atlantis Submarines Hawaii as an artificial reef.
San Pedro 1996 Sunk by Atlantis Submarines Hawaii as an artificial reef.

Indiana[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Lucy Walker 23 October 1844 Sank in the Ohio River near New Albany.

Kansas[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Arabia 5 September 1856 A steamboat that sank in the Missouri River. The wreck now lies under a field in Kansas City. 39°10′24.97″N 94°40′12.89″W / 39.1736028°N 94.6702472°W / 39.1736028; -94.6702472 (Arabia (steamboat))

Kentucky[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
USS Fixity An Admirable-class minesweeper that sank in Ohio River at Maysville. 38°38′43″N 83°44′21″W / 38.6452°N 83.7391°W / 38.6452; -83.7391 (USS Fixity (AM-235))

Louisiana[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
CSS Arkansas 6 August 1862 An ironclad warship that was scuttled in the Battle of Baton Rouge. 30°29′14″N 91°12′5″W / 30.48722°N 91.20139°W / 30.48722; -91.20139 (CSS Arkansas)
USS Carolina 27 December 1814 A schooner sunk by British forces near New Orleans.
El Cazador 1784 A Spanish brig carrying silver currency, sank 50 miles (80 km) south of New Orleans, discovered by a fishing trawler in 1993.
USS Covington 5 May 1864 A gunboat that was scuttled to prevent capture off Alexandria.
CSS Governor Moore 24 April 1862 A gunboat that took heavy damage in the Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip and was scuttled to prevent capture.
USS Lancaster 25 March 1863 A steamboat that was sunk by Confederate forces off Port Hudson.
CSS Louisiana 28 April 1862 An ironclad that burned, exploded, and sunk near Fort St. Philip on the Mississippi River. 29°21′48″N 89°27′41″W / 29.36333°N 89.46139°W / 29.36333; -89.46139 (CSS Louisiana)
CSS Manassas 24 April 1862 An ironclad warship that was run aground by USS Mississippi in the Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip.
CSS McRae 28 April 1862 A gunboat that took heavy damage in a battle with USS Iroquois, and was scuttled off Algiers.
New York Sunk in a hurricane off the coast.
SS Robert E. Lee 30 July 1942 A passenger freighter torpedoed by U-166.[18][19]
USS Signal 19 April 1864 A gunboat that was scuttled to prevent capture off Alexandria.
U-166 30 July 1942 A German U-boat sunk by a depth charge from a US Navy patrol boat. 28°37′N 90°45′W / 28.617°N 90.750°W / 28.617; -90.750 (German submarine U-166 (1941))
USS Varuna 24 April 1862 A steamship that sank in the Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip.
USCGC White Alder 7 December 1968 A coastal buoy tender sunk in the Mississippi River near White Castle following a collision.

Maine[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Alice E. Clark 1 July 1909 A 4-masted schooner, struck Islesboro Ledge (off Islesboro, Penobscot Bay) in fog.
Amaretto 1 July 1985 A fishing vessel, sunk by pirates two miles off the coast of Owls Head.
Annie C. Maguire 24 December 1886 A barque that ran aground at Portland Head Light. 43°37′22″N 70°12′29″W / 43.62283°N 70.20799°W / 43.62283; -70.20799 (Annie C. Maguire shipwreck)
USS Eagle Boat 56 23 April 1945 An Eagle-class patrol boat that was sunk by U-853 off Cape Elizabeth. 43°33′28″N 70°09′44″W / 43.5577°N 70.1621°W / 43.5577; -70.1621 (USS Eagle Boat 56 (PE-56))
SS Georgia January 1875 A Canadian screw steamer - formerly of the Confederate States Navy.
Nottingham 11 December 1710 A British galley which struck rocks and sank near Boon Island.
Mary Barrett A 241-foot five masted schooner built in Bath in 1901. It was intentionally sunk in Robinhood Cove in Georgetown. Known locally as Mary Barrett's Bones. 43°50′41″N 69°43′56″W / 43.844612°N 69.732199°W / 43.844612; -69.732199 (Mary Barrett)
USS S-21 23 March 1945 An S-class submarine that was sunk as a target.

Maryland[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
USS Blenny 7 June 1989 A Balao-class submarine that was scuttled as an artificial reef off Ocean City, Maryland.
USS Cherokee, (a.k.a. "The Gunboat") 26 February 1918 Built in New Jersey in 1891, and initially named the Edgar F. Luckenbach. The Cherokee spent a year in the service of the U.S. Navy. In February 1918, she foundered off Fenwick Island lightship during a gale while en route to Washington, D.C.[20] 38°50′N 74°48′W / 38.84°N 74.8°W / 38.84; -74.8 (USS Cherokee (ID-458))
USS Governor R. M. McLane A steamboat that sunk near Baltimore. 39°16′28″N 76°36′04″W / 39.2745°N 76.6012°W / 39.2745; -76.6012 (USS Governor R. M. McLane (SP-1328))
The Mallows Bay wrecks Includes as many as 152 WWI-era merchant ships abandoned after the salvage company went bankrupt.
U-1105 19 September 1949 A Type VII-C/41 U-boat that was wrecked off Piney Point. 38°08′10″N 76°33′10″W / 38.13611°N 76.55278°W / 38.13611; -76.55278 (German submarine U-1105)

Massachusetts[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
USS Albert Gallatin 6 January 1892 Grounded on Boo Hoo Ledge off Manchester. 42°33′50″N 70°44′52″W / 42.56389°N 70.74778°W / 42.56389; -70.74778 (USS Albert Gallatin (1871))
Ada K. Damon 26 December 1909 Wrecked on Cranes Beach, Ipswich. 42°41′28.14″N 70°46′58.14″W / 42.6911500°N 70.7828167°W / 42.6911500; -70.7828167 (Ada K. Damon (1871))
SS Alexander Macomb 3 July 1942 Liberty ship torpedoed by German U-215. 41°48′N 66°35′W / 41.800°N 66.583°W / 41.800; -66.583 (SS Alexander Macomb)
Alma A. E. Holmes 10 October 1914 Collision with steamer Belfast. 42°26′6″N 70°44′54″W / 42.43500°N 70.74833°W / 42.43500; -70.74833 (Alma A. E. Holmes (ship))
SS Andrea Doria 26 July 1956 Collision in Nantucket Sound. 40°29.408′N 69°51.046′W / 40.490133°N 69.850767°W / 40.490133; -69.850767 (SS Andrea Doria)
MV Argo Merchant December 1976 Ran aground 25 milles southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, causing an oil spill. 41°01′59″N 69°27′00″W / 41.033°N 69.45°W / 41.033; -69.45 (MV Argo Merchant)
USS Bancroft 24 September 1940 A Clemson-class destroyer that sank in a collision off Cape Cod.
SS City of Columbus 18 January 1884 Ran aground on Devil's Bridge. 41°21′36″N 70°50′55″W / 41.36000°N 70.84861°W / 41.36000; -70.84861 (SS City of Columbus)
City of Taunton 1930s Beached and abandoned.
Edna G. June 1988 A fishing vessel that sank near Stellwagen Bank.
Frank A. Palmer 1902 Collision with the schooner Louise B. Crary.
USS Grouse 21 September 1963 Grounded on Little Salvages shoal.
SS James Longstreet Grounded on 26 October 1943, then used as a target ship until 1971. 41°49′53.27″N 70°02′39.28″W / 41.8314639°N 70.0442444°W / 41.8314639; -70.0442444 (SS James Longstreet)
Jennie M Carter 12 April 1894 The 3-masted schooner was first damaged on April 10, 1894, crippled, they were overtaken by the storm of April 12. The survivors attempted to abandon the schooner in a lifeboat but did not reach land. The ship, meanwhile, had been driven by the storm onto Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts.[21]
LV-117 15 May 1934 A lightvessel that was rammed by RMS Olympic off Nantucket. 40°37′2″N 69°37′6″W / 40.61722°N 69.61833°W / 40.61722; -69.61833 (United States lightship LV-117)
LV-58 11 December 1905 A lightvessel that started to leak and sank while being towed off Nantucket.
Louise B. Crary 1902 Collision with the schooner Frank A. Palmer.
USS Merrimack A ship that served in the Quasi-War and was wrecked off Cape Cod. 42°07′34″N 69°44′56″W / 42.126°N 69.749°W / 42.126; -69.749 (USS Merrimack (1798))
USS Mohave 13 February 1928 Struck submerged ledge and sank. 42°18′18″N 70°50′52″W / 42.30500°N 70.84778°W / 42.30500; -70.84778 (USS Mohave (AT-15))
Monohansett June 1904 A paddle steamer that sank off Salem Harbor.
Nantucket 7 August 1859 Whaler wrecked on Nashawena Island.
USS New Hampshire 26 July 1922 Caught fire and sank on 23 May 1921. Raised and sold for scrap, but caught fire and sank while under tow in Casco Bay. 43°4′18″N 70°45′47″W / 43.07167°N 70.76306°W / 43.07167; -70.76306 (USS New Hampshire (1864))
USS Nezinscot 11 August 1907 The navy tug was steaming from Portsmouth to Boston carrying a cargo of chains, anchors and search light equipment for the USS Missouri. She capsized and sank when a deck load shifted in heavy seas off Cape Ann. Of the 9 person crew, there were 4 fatalities
SS North American 4 September 1967 A steamboat that sank under tow off Nantucket. 42°11′00″N 87°39′00″W / 42.18333°N 87.65000°W / 42.18333; -87.65000 (SS North American)
Paul Palmer 1902 A historic shipwreck located off Provincetown.
Pan Pennsylvania 16 April 1944 Torpedoed by the German submarine U-550 when it lagged behind its wartime convoy. 40°23′N 69°36′W / 40.383°N 69.600°W / 40.383; -69.600 (SS Pan-Pennsylvania)
Portland November 1898 Sank off Cape Ann in the Portland Gale.
SS Port Nicholson 16 June 1942 A refrigerator ship sunk by U-87 off Portland. 42°11′N 69°25′W / 42.183°N 69.417°W / 42.183; -69.417 (SS Port Nicholson (1918))
RawFaith 8 December 2010 A wheelchair-accessible galleon that sank off Nantucket.
RMS Republic 24 January 1909 Sank after collision with SS Florida. 40°26′0″N 69°46′0″W / 40.43333°N 69.76667°W / 40.43333; -69.76667 (RMS Republic (1903))
S A Rudolph 12 April 1894 The 3-masted schooner loaded with ice blocks bound for Ocean City, Maryland from Boothbay, Maine. Captained by John P Burns of Camden, New Jersey. The ship was caught in a sudden gale on the night of Thursday, April 12 and floundered on the shoals of Cape Cod. The fractured hull of the ship washed up north of Nauset Beach. All 6 crew members perished including Captain Burns and his brothers on board the vessel
HMS Somerset 2 November 1778 Wrecked off Cape Cod.
U-550 16 April 1944 A Type IXC/40 U-boat sunk by USS Joyce off Nantucket. 40°09′N 69°44′W / 40.150°N 69.733°W / 40.150; -69.733 (German submarine U-550)
USS Valor 29 June 1944 An Accentor-class minesweeper sunk by USS Richard W. Suesens off Cuttyhunk. 41°28′N 70°57′W / 41.467°N 70.950°W / 41.467; -70.950 (USS Valor (AMc-108))
Whydah Gally 26 April 1717 Sank in a storm off Cape Cod.
USS Yankee 23 September 1908 A steamboat that sank in Buzzards Bay while under tow.

Michigan[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
SS Alpena 15 October 1880 A sidewheel steamer built by Thomas Arnold of Gallagher & Company at Marine City, Michigan in 1866. She was operated by the Goodrich Line after being purchased from Gardner, Ward & Gallagher in April 1868. The Alpena sank in Lake Michigan in the "Big Blow" storm on October 15, 1880 with the loss of all 80 onboard
USS Althea 12 March 1920 A pleasure cruiser that was sunk by ice off Detroit.
SS Cyprus 11 October 1907 The lake freighter sank during a storm on Lake Superior. The ship went down in 460 feet (140 m) of water about 7 nautical miles (13 km) N of Deer Park in Luce County. All but one of the 23 members of the crew perished 46°47′N 85°36′W / 46.79°N 85.60°W / 46.79; -85.60Coordinates: 46°47′N 85°36′W / 46.79°N 85.60°W / 46.79; -85.60
Three Brothers 27 September 1911 She was carrying a load of hardwood worth of $4,200 from Boyne City to Chicago. After leaving Boyne City the vessel was sailing in heavy weather, and the hull began to leak more than usual. In order to save the vessel captain Sam Christopher elected to drive the vessel ashore on South Manitou Island, where she landed just 200 yards (180 m) east of the lifesaving station
Quincy Dredge Number Two 1967 A dredge that sank in Torch Lake. 47°8′39″N 88°27′35″W / 47.14417°N 88.45972°W / 47.14417; -88.45972 (Quincy Dredge Number Two)

Minnesota[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
USS Essex 14 October 1931 A steamship that was burned near Duluth.
SS Hesper 4 May 1905 The steamship sank off the coast of Silver Bay in Lake Superior in a late spring snowstorm.
Madeira 28 November 1905 The schooner-barge was under the tow of the steamer William Edenborn when she was caught in a fierce storm with winds around 70 to 80 miles per hour, blowing snow onto the deck and kicking up huge swells. The tow line was cut loose and she crashed into a cliff called Gold Rock, near Beaver Bay, and sank. One life was lost.
SS Thomas Wilson 7 June 1902 The 1,713 grt whaleback freighter left the Duluth harbor carrying a load of Mesabi iron ore. The hatches were not yet closed, because the weather was clear and calm. She was in collision with the wooden steamer George Hadley.

Mississippi[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
USS Baron DeKalb 13 July 1863 A City-class ironclad warship that was sunk by a mine near Yazoo City.
USS Cairo 12 December 1862 A river gunboat that struck a naval mine in the Yazoo River. The wreck was raised in 1964 and is currently on display at Vicksburg National Military Park. 32°22′33″N 90°52′0″W / 32.37583°N 90.86667°W / 32.37583; -90.86667 (USS Cairo (1861))
Josephine A side-wheel steamer foundered off the barrier islands.
USS Lily 28 May 1863 A tugboat that collided with USS Choctaw in the Yazoo River.
USS Petrel 22 April 1864 A steamboat that was burned in the Yazoo River.
Star of the West March 1863 A steamship that was scuttled as a blockship near Greenwood.

Missouri[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
USS Mingo November 1862 A steamboat that sunk off Cape Girardeau. 37°18′54″N 89°30′32″W / 37.315°N 89.509°W / 37.315; -89.509 (USS Mingo (1862))
Montana 22 June 1884 Large paddle wheeler, beached after collision with bridge near Bridgeton. 38°47′41″N 90°28′1″W / 38.79472°N 90.46694°W / 38.79472; -90.46694 (Montana (steamboat))
USS Naiad 1 June 1868 A steamboat that sank at Napoleon. 39°08′00″N 94°04′25″W / 39.1332°N 94.0735°W / 39.1332; -94.0735 (USS Naiad)
Saluda 9 April 1852 A steamship that exploded near Lexington.

Nebraska[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Bertrand 1 April 1865 A steamboat that sunk in the Desoto Bend of the Missouri River. 41°31′24″N 96°1′44″W / 41.52333°N 96.02889°W / 41.52333; -96.02889 (Bertrand (steamboat))
Pirate April 1839 A steamboat that sank in the Missouri River near Bellevue.

New Hampshire[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
USS O-9 20 June 1941 An O-class submarine that sank off Portsmouth.

New Jersey[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Adonis Struck shore at Deal Beach.
USS Algol 18 November 1991 An Andromeda-class attack cargo ship sunk as an artificial reef in Shark River. 40°07′37″N 73°39′23″W / 40.1269°N 73.6564°W / 40.1269; -73.6564 (USS Algol (AKA-54))
USS Arundo Torpedoed.
SS Atlantus 8 June 1926 Sank in a storm. 38°56′40″N 74°58′19″W / 38.94444°N 74.97194°W / 38.94444; -74.97194 (SS Atlantus)
Ayuruoca Sank in a collision.
Beth Dee Bob Foundered in a storm.
Brunette Sank in a collision.
SS Carolina 2 June 1918 A passenger liner sunk by U-151 off Atlantic City.
Chappara Struck a naval mine.
SS Choapa Sank in a collision.
Delaware Burned then sank under tow.
Goulandris Sank in a collision.
SS Gulftrade Torpedoed.
USS Jacob Jones 28 February 1942 Sunk by a U-boat. 38°37′N 74°32′W / 38.617°N 74.533°W / 38.617; -74.533 (USS Jacob Jones (DD-130))
Lana Carol Foundered off Manasquan Inlet.
Malta Ran aground near Belmar.
Maurice Tracy Sank in a collision.
USRC Mohawk 1 October 1917 A revenue cutter that sank in a collision with SS Vennacher off Sandy Hook.
USS Moonstone 16 October 1943 Sank in a collision with the USS Greer off Cape May. 38°30′03″N 74°06′40″W / 38.5008°N 74.111°W / 38.5008; -74.111 (USS Moonstone (PYc-9))
SS Morro Castle 8 September 1934 Caught fire off Long Beach Island.
Park City Sank in a collision.
Persephone Torpedoed.
SS Pinta Sank in a collision.
Pliny Ran aground on Deal Beach.
Rjukan Ran aground.
R.P. Resor 28 February 1942 Torpedoed by U-578.
Rusland Struck wreck of Adonis.
San Saba Struck a naval mine.
Sindia 1901 Ran aground on the beach of Ocean City.
USS St. Augustine 6 January 1944 A gunboat that was accidentally rammed by Camas Meadows off Cape May.
Stolt Dagali Sank in a collision.
USS Tarantula 28 October 1918 A patrol boat that collided with SS Frisa off Fire Island.
Tolten Torpedoed.
U-869 11 February 1945 A German submarine thought to have been sunk near Gibraltar until its wreck was discovered off the coast of New Jersey in 1991. 39°19′48″N 73°12′00″W / 39.33000°N 73.20000°W / 39.33000; -73.20000 (German submarine U-869)
Vega Capsized under tow.
Vizcaya Sank in a collision.
PS Washington Irving 1 June 1926 A sidewheeler that collided with an oil barge on the North River and sunk off Jersey City.
Western World Ran aground.
HMS Zebra 22 October 1778 A sloop that ran aground at Little Egg Harbor. 39°34′41″N 74°18′00″W / 39.578°N 74.300°W / 39.578; -74.300 (HMS Zebra (1777))

New York[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
A.E. Vickery 17 August 1889 A schooner that struck a reef near Rock Island Light. 44°16.820′N 76°01.183′W / 44.280333°N 76.019717°W / 44.280333; -76.019717 (A.E. Vickery)
USS Baldwin 5 June 1961 A Gleaves-class destroyer that ran aground near Montauk, and although recovered, was deemed not worth repairing, and subsequently scuttled.
Bessie White 1919-1922 A Canadian schooner, recently revealed by superstorm Sandy on Block Island, lost in fog while transporting coal.
Cadet A steamboat that was wrecked in Lake George.
USS California 19 July 1918 An armored cruiser sunk by a torpedo or mine near Fire Island. 40°32′15″N 73°2′13.92″W / 40.53750°N 73.0372000°W / 40.53750; -73.0372000 (USS California (ACR-6))
Champlain II 16 July 1875 A passenger steamboat ran aground by pilot under influence of morphine near Westport on Lake Champlain. 44°12′21″N 73°22′39″W / 44.20583°N 73.37750°W / 44.20583; -73.37750 (Champlain II)
Charles R. Morse 1866 A schooner, went missing and suspected to have rammed the SS Oregon off Long Island.
HMS Culloden 23 January 1781 British ship that ran aground at Montauk during the American Revolution.
Forward A motor launch that was wrecked in Lake George.
PS General Slocum 15 June 1904 A steamboat that caught fire and sank near North Brother Island, with over 1,000 deaths.
Glückauf March 1893 An oil tanker that ran aground at Fire Island.
MV Gwendoline Steers 30 December 1962 A tugboat that sunk on the approach to Huntington Bay.
Harold 26 September 1903 The barge moved out of dock at the South Street Seaport in New York City with 7,700 silver and lead ingots, bound for American Smelting and Refining Company in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. The silver and the smelters belonged to the Guggenheim family. The barge sank, and was never recovered.
Holland III November 1883 A prototype submarine built by John Philip Holland and stolen by the Fenian Brotherhood, who accidentally sunk it off Whitestone.
HMS Hussar 23 November 1780 A frigate that sank near Long Island Sound.
USRC Jefferson 15 December 1847 A cutter wrecked off Gardiners Point Island.
John Milton 6 December 1856 A ship that was wrecked in a snowstorm at Hampton Bays.
Land Tortoise c. 1758 A radeau that was intentionally sunk in Lake George during the French and Indian Wars. 43°25′16″N 73°42′30″W / 43.42111°N 73.70833°W / 43.42111; -73.70833 (Land Tortoise (shipwreck))
Lexington 14 January 1840 A paddlewheel steamship which caught fire north of Long Island.
HMS Liverpool 11 February 1778 A Coventry-class frigate wrecked in Jamaica Bay. 40°35′25″N 73°51′16″W / 40.5902°N 73.8545°W / 40.5902; -73.8545 (HMS Liverpool (1758))
Morania 29 October 1951 The result of a gasoline explosion that wrecked the Penobscot, as well. Closest shipwreck to the mouth of the Buffalo River
SS Narragansett 11 June 1880 A passenger paddle steamer of the Stonington Line that burned and sank on June 11, 1880 after a collision with her sister ship SS Stonington in heavy fog at 23:30 in Long Island Sound. Approximately 50 passengers, but only one crewman, died.
USS Ohio 1884 A ship of the line that burned in Greenport Harbor.
SS Oregon 6 March 1886 A passenger liner that was sunk off Long Island following a collision with a schooner believed to be the Charles R. Morse. 41°31′00″N 71°44′00″W / 41.5167°N 71.7333°W / 41.5167; -71.7333 (SS Oregon (1883))
Rusland 19 March 1877 The Belgian Red Star Line owned ocean liner ran aground at Long Island. All 125 passengers were taken ashore. There were attempts made to salvage ship, but it broke in two on 16 April and was declared a total loss.[22]
USS Salmon 5 June 1993 A Sailfish-class submarine that was sunk as a target near Hudson Canyon. 40°25′22″N 73°40′52″W / 40.4229°N 73.6811°W / 40.4229; -73.6811 (USS Salmon (SSR-573))
SS Savannah 5 November 1821 The first steamship to cross the Atlantic, before running aground off Long Island.
USS Spikefish 4 August 1964 A Balao-class submarine that was sunk as a target off Long Island.
USS Turner 3 January 1944 A destroyer; exploded and sunk at Ambrose Light. 40°27′00″N 73°48′00″W / 40.45000°N 73.80000°W / 40.45000; -73.80000 (USS Turner (DD-648))
USS Verdi 31 July 1931 A patrol vessel that was wrecked off Watch Island.
Vierge Marie 9 November 1854 A barque that came ashore carrying nuts from the Canary Islands[23] and immigrants.[24] Between Amagansett and Montauk.
Wiawaka bateaux 1758 The wrecks of seven British and colonial bateaux that were scuttled in Lake George in 1758.
Washington 1 December 1917 A schooner that ran aground at the entrance to the Ambrose Channel.

North Carolina[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
USS Aeolus August 1988 Sunk as an artificial reef. 34°16.685′N 76°38.659′W / 34.278083°N 76.644317°W / 34.278083; -76.644317 (USS Aeolus (ARC-3))
CSS Appomattox 10 February 1862 A steamboat that was scuttled to prevent capture near Elizabeth City.
USS Atlanta December 1869 An ironclad warship that sank off Cape Hatteras. 35°15′16″N 75°31′12″W / 35.25458°N 75.51995°W / 35.25458; -75.51995 (USS Atlanta (1861))
USS Bainbridge 21 August 1863 Capsized off Cape Hatteras.
HMT Bedfordshire 11 May 1942 Anti-submarine trawler torpedoed by German submarine U-588 off the coast of Ocracoke Island. 34°10′N 76°41′W / 34.167°N 76.683°W / 34.167; -76.683 (HMT Bedfordshire)
Carroll A. Deering January 1921 A five-masted commercial schooner that ran aground in late January off the coast of Cape Hatteras. When the wreck was discovered and boarded, it was found to have been completely abandoned. Its crew were never heard from again. 35°15′45″N 75°29′30″W / 35.262440°N 75.491695°W / 35.262440; -75.491695 (Carroll A. Deering)
SS Central America 12 September 1857 A sidewheel steamer carrying 10 tons of gold when it was caught up in a Category 2 hurricane. 31°35′N 77°02′W / 31.583°N 77.033°W / 31.583; -77.033 (SS Central America)
USS Chopper 21 July 1976 Sunk off Cape Hatteras, while being rigged as a tethered underwater target.
USS Comte de Grasse 7 June 2006 Sunk as a target, along with her sister ship, USS Stump.
CSS Curlew 7 February 1862 Sunk in battle off Roanoke Island. 35°53′08″N 75°45′41″W / 35.88565°N 75.76131°W / 35.88565; -75.76131 (CSS Curlew)
USS Cythera 2 May 1942 A patrol boat that was torpedoed by U-402. 33°30′N 75°40′W / 33.500°N 75.667°W / 33.500; -75.667 (USS Cythera (PY-26))
CSS Ellis 24 November 1862 A gunboat that ran aground in New River and was destroyed to prevent capture. 34°43′04″N 77°25′31″W / 34.7179°N 77.4254°W / 34.7179; -77.4254 (CSS Ellis)
CSS Fanny 10 February 1862 A steamboat and balloon carrier that ran aground near Elizabeth City.
CSS Forrest 10 February 1862 A gunboat that was burned to prevent capture at Elizabeth City.
Governor Ames 13 December 1909 A schooner that was wrecked in a gale off Cape Hatteras. 35°43′37″N 75°20′24″W / 35.727°N 75.340°W / 35.727; -75.340 (Governor Ames)
Hereford April 1907 A sailing ship that was wrecked off Hatteras Island.
SS Home 7 October 1837 A steam packet ship sunk off Ocracoke Inlet in the 1837 Racer's Storm hurricane. 35°14′42″N 75°30′53″W / 35.2451°N 75.5146°W / 35.2451; -75.5146 (SS Home)
Key West 12 October 1870 A steamship that sank off Cape Hatteras.
USS Huron 24 November 1877 Ran aground off Nags Head.
USS Indra 4 August 1992 Sunk as artificial reef.
USS Margaret 14 April 1942 A cargo ship that was sunk by U-571 off Cape Hatteras.
USS Monitor 31 December 1862 Lost off Cape Hatteras while under tow by USS Rhode Island. 35°0′6″N 75°24′23″W / 35.00167°N 75.40639°W / 35.00167; -75.40639 (USS Monitor)
CSS Neuse March 1865 Burned to avoid capture in Neuse River; currently installed beside the river at the Governor Caswell Memorial. 35°16′1.33″N 77°37′17.8″W / 35.2670361°N 77.621611°W / 35.2670361; -77.621611 (CSS Neuse)
USS New Jersey 5 September 1923 Bombed as a target off Cape Hatteras.
CSS North Carolina 27 September 1864 A gunboat that sank off Southport. 33°54′49″N 78°1′8″W / 33.91361°N 78.01889°W / 33.91361; -78.01889 (CSS North Carolina)
Papoose March 1942 Torpedoed and sank off Oregon Inlet.[25][26] 34°17′N 76°39′W / 34.283°N 76.650°W / 34.283; -76.650 (Papoose (tanker))
USS Pilgrim A patrol vessel that was scuttled off Harkers Island as a breakwater. 34°42′44″N 76°35′20″W / 34.71226°N 76.58878°W / 34.71226; -76.58878 (USS Pilgrim (SP-1204))
Queen Anne's Revenge 1718 A frigate that was captured by pirates and became Blackbeard's flagship, eventually running aground at Beaufort Inlet. It was discovered in 1996, near Atlantic Beach.
USS Schurz Sank in a collision.
CSS Sea Bird 10 February 1862 Rammed and sunk by USS Commodore Perry off Elizabeth City. 36°17′07″N 76°10′30″W / 36.285242°N 76.175079°W / 36.285242; -76.175079 (CSS Sea Bird)
USS South Wind 11 October 1861 A schooner that was scuttled in the Ocracoke Inlet.
USCGC Spar October 2004 Scuttled in 108 feet (33 m) of water, 30 miles (48 km) off Morehead City.
HMCS St. Laurent 12 January 1980 A Canadian destroyer; sank off Cape Hatteras.
USS Tarpon 8 June 1957 Foundered off Cape Hatteras. 34°45.195′N 75°46.025′W / 34.753250°N 75.767083°W / 34.753250; -75.767083 (USS Tarpon (SS-175))
USS Tiru 19 July 1979 A Balao-class submarine sunk as a target off Cape Hatteras. 36°N 73°W / 36°N 73°W / 36; -73 (USS Tiru (SS-416))
U-352 9 May 1942 Sunk by depth charges from USCGC Icarus. 34°21′N 76°35′W / 34.350°N 76.583°W / 34.350; -76.583 (German submarine U-352)
U-701 7 July 1942 Sunk by depth charges off Cape Hatteras.
U-85 14 April 1942 Sunk by gunfire from USS Roper.
USS Virginia 5 September 1923 Bombed as target off Cape Hatteras.
SS William Rockefeller 28 June 1942 Torpedoed by U-701. 35°14′11″N 75°2′1″W / 35.23639°N 75.03361°W / 35.23639; -75.03361 (SS William Rockefeller)
USS Yancey 1990 Sunk as an artificial reef off Morehead City.

Ohio[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
USS Abeona 7 March 1872 The gunboat caught fire and was destroyed in the Mississippi River at Cincinnati
USS Carondelet 1873 Sank in the Ohio River during a flood.
Moselle 25 April 1838 A riverboat that exploded off Cincinnati.

Oregon[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Blue Magpie 19 November 1983 3,800-ton cargo freighter that hit Newport's North Jetty while attempting to enter Yaquina Bay during a storm and sank. The fuel tanks ruptured, releasing 60,000 gallons of Bunker C oil and 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel. Near the tip of the jetty at the south side of the bay's mouth the ship's wreckage was visible just above the water for a number of years before it finally collapsed.[27]
SS Charles W. Wetmore 8 September 1892 The 3,000 grt whaleback freighter ran aground in fog off Coos Bay while carrying a load of coal from Tacoma, Washington bound for San Francisco.
SS Iowa 12 January 1936 A steel-hulled steamship that ran aground on Peacock Spit at the mouth of the Columbia River in a storm. The ship foundered, drowning 34 passengers and crew.
New Carissa 4 February 1999 Freighter which ran aground near Coos Bay. The wreck was later dismantled and towed out to sea. 43°23.92′N 124°18.71′W / 43.39867°N 124.31183°W / 43.39867; -124.31183 (New Carissa)
Oliver Olson 3 November 1953 307-foot (94 m) ship headed to Bandon to load lumber went aground. Part of its hull has been filled with rocks to form an extension of the Coquille River South Jetty near Bandon.[28]
Peter Iredale 25 October 1906 Ran aground off the coast of Astoria, still remains on beach. 46°10′42″N 123°58′52″W / 46.178361°N 123.981003°W / 46.178361; -123.981003 (Peter Iredale)

Pennsylvania[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Elizabeth M 9 January 2005 A towboat that sank in the Ohio River.
USS Rush 8 December 1917 She was on a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts, to Philadelphia when she struck a submerged log at the entrance to the back channel of League Island Navy Yard and was wrecked. All hands were saved.

Rhode Island[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Black Point 5 May 1945 A steel collier sunk by U-853 after World War II hostilities had ceased.
HMS Cerberus 5 August 1778 A frigate that was burnt in Narragansett Bay to prevent capture by the French, along with HMS Lark.
USS Cero 21 October 1918 A patrol vessel that caught fire in Narragansett Bay.
USS G-1 21 June 1921 A G-class submarine that was sunk as a target in Narragansett Bay.
HMS Gaspée 9 June 1772 British customs ship burned and sunk by American patriots in the lead-up to the American Revolution.
HMS Lark 5 August 1778 A Richmond-class frigate that was burnt in Narragansett Bay to prevent capture by the French, along with HMS Cerberus.
USS Leyden 21 January 1903 A steamboat and tug that foundered off Block Island.
HMS Liberty 19 July 1769 A British ship that was burned by American colonists off Goat Island.
USS Sealion 8 July 1978 A Balao-class submarine that was sunk as a target off Newport.
USS Snowden 27 June 1969 An Edsall-class destroyer escort that was sunk as a target off Newport.
U-853 6 May 1945 Sunk off Block Island by USN blimps' rockets. 41°13′01″N 71°27′00″W / 41.217°N 71.450°W / 41.217; -71.450 (German submarine U-853)

South Carolina[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
HMS Actaeon 29 June 1776 Frigate burned at Charleston; reported as discovered by NUMA in 1981.
USS Amazon 20 December 1861 A barque that was part of the Stone Fleet scuttled at Charleston Harbor.
Anchor Wreck Located near Myrtle Beach.
USS American 20 December 1861 A barque that was part of the Stone Fleet scuttled at Charleston Harbor.
CSS Charleston 18 February 1865 An ironclad warship that was scuttled at Charleston to prevent capture. 32°47′29″N 79°55′21″W / 32.79139°N 79.92250°W / 32.79139; -79.92250 (CSS Charlestown)
Civil War Wreck Located near Myrtle Beach.
City of Richmond Located near Myrtle Beach.
USS Dixon 21 July 2003 A submarine tender that was sunk as a target off Charleston. 31°16′17.9″N 73°57′46.2″W / 31.271639°N 73.962833°W / 31.271639; -73.962833 (USS Dixon (AS-37))
CSS Georgiana 19 March 1863 Iron hulled Confederate cruiser destroyed off Isle of Palms with cargo of munitions, medicines and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000, while attempting to run past the federal blockade fleet into Charleston. 32°46′47″N 79°45′35″W / 32.77972°N 79.75972°W / 32.77972; -79.75972 (SS Georgiana)
SS Governor November 1861 A side wheel steamer used for federal transport, carrying a marine battalion of 600 under Major John G Reynolds. It sank off Georgetown after a gale and a hit from a rescue vessel. It foundered for 3 days. Seven men lost.
HEBE & St Cathan Located near Myrtle Beach.
USS Housatonic 17 February 1864 Sunk by CSS Hunley, becoming the first warship in history to be sunk by a submarine. 32°43′7″N 79°48′17″W / 32.71861°N 79.80472°W / 32.71861; -79.80472 (USS Housatonic (1861))
CSS H. L. Hunley 17 February 1864 Sank three times in its eight-month career, sinking for the final time shortly after its attack on USS Housatonic. Placed on National Register of Historic Places in 1978. 32°44′N 79°46′W / 32.733°N 79.767°W / 32.733; -79.767 (H. L. Hunley (submarine))
USS Keokuk 8 April 1863 An experimental ironclad steamer, sunk in the First Battle of Charleston Harbor. 32°41′36″N 79°52′19″W / 32.69333°N 79.87194°W / 32.69333; -79.87194 (USS Keokuk)
USS Kingfisher 28 March 1864 A barque that ran aground on the banks of the Combahee River.
Mary Bowers 31 August 1864 Iron-hulled sidewheel steamer of 680 tons, stranded on the wreck of CSS Georgiana while attempting to run the federal blockade into Charleston. 32°46′47″N 79°45′35″W / 32.77972°N 79.75972°W / 32.77972; -79.75972 (Mary Bowers)
USS Meteor 9 January 1862 A sailing ship that was part of the Stone Fleet scuttled at Charleston Harbor.
USS New England 25 January 1862 A whaler that was part of the Stone Fleet scuttled at Charleston Harbor.
Norseman Iron-hulled propeller steamer, ran on wreck of CSS Georgiana and stranded a half mile inshore while attempting outbound run through the federal blockade of Charleston with a cargo of cotton. The vessel was owned by George Trenholm (aka the "real Rhett Butler").
USS Patapsco 15 January 1865 Struck a naval mine at Charleston. 32°45′55″N 79°53′29″W / 32.765252°N 79.891281°W / 32.765252; -79.891281 (USS Patapsco (1862))
USS Peri 25 January 1862 A ship of the Stone Fleet scuttled at Charleston Harbor.
Pipe Wreck Located near Myrtle Beach.
USS Potomac 9 January 1862 A whaler that was part of the Stone Fleet scuttled at Charleston Harbor.
Raccoon Blockade runner at Charleston.
USS Rebecca Sims 20 December 1861 A whaler that was part of the Stone Fleet scuttled at Charleston Harbor.
USS Robin Hood 20 December 1861 A ship that was part of the Stone Fleet scuttled at Charleston Harbor.
Ruby Blockade runner run aground at Folly Island, Charleston.
USS Stephen Young 25 January 1862 A brig that was part of the Stone Fleet scuttled at Charleston Harbor.
Stonewall Jackson Blockade runner grounded and burned at Isle of Palms, Charleston.
USS Tenedos 20 December 1861 A barque that was part of the Stone Fleet scuttled at Charleston Harbor.
USS Timor 26 January 1862 A ship that was part of the Stone Fleet scuttled at Charleston Harbor.
SS United States 3 April 1881 Wrecked off Cape Romain[29]
USS Vermilion 4 March 1988 A Tolland-class attack cargo ship that was sunk as an artificial reef off Myrtle Beach.
USS Weehawken 6 December 1863 American Civil War monitor at Charleston. 32°42′57″N 79°53′25″W / 32.7157°N 79.8903°W / 32.7157; -79.8903 (USS Weehawken (1862))

Tennessee[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Chattanooga A paddlewheel steamer that sank in the Tennessee River near Chattanooga.
CSS Colonel Lovell 6 June 1862 A cottonclad warship that was rammed by USS Queen of the West and USS Monarch in the Battle of Memphis.
Eclipse 27 January 1865 A Mississippi River steamboat that exploded near Johnsonville.[30]
M.E. Norman 8 May 1925 A steamboat that sank near Memphis.
Pennsylvania 13 June 1858 A steamboat that sank near Memphis.
SS Sultana 27 April 1865 A Mississippi River paddlewheeler that exploded four miles (6 km) south of Memphis, killing an estimated 1,600 passengers. 35°11′26″N 90°6′52″W / 35.19056°N 90.11444°W / 35.19056; -90.11444 (SS Sultana)

Texas[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Anona 1944 A steam yacht sunk in the Viosca Knoll area.[31]
La Belle 1686 A barque-longue of French explorer La Salle's expedition, which ran aground in Matagorda Bay.
City of Waco 9 November 1875 The Mallory Line (New York) Steamer sunk after a fire aboard off Galveston. 56 lives were lost.
USS Elizabeth 15 November 1918 A patrol vessel that was wrecked at the mouth of the Brazos River.
SS Grandcamp 16 April 1947 Accidental detonation of 2,300 tons of ammonium nitrate aboard this French-registered vessel killed 581 pople in the Texas City disaster. 29°22′39″N 94°53′29″W / 29.37750°N 94.89139°W / 29.37750; -94.89139 (SS Grandcamp)
Gulfpenn 13 May 1942 A fuel tanker torpedoed by U-boat U-506.[32][33]
Hannah Elizabeth 19 November 1835 Two-masted schooner sunk near Pass Cavallo.[34]
USS Hatteras 11 January 1863 A US Navy gunboat sunk by CSS Alabama off Galveston during the American Civil War.
Heredia 1943 A United Fruit Company freighter torpedoed by a submarine.[19]
Mary A steamship that ran aground at Aransas Pass.
SS Nicaragua 16 October 1912 Ran aground on Padre Island. 26°41′34″N 97°19′06″W / 26.69280°N 97.31820°W / 26.69280; -97.31820 (SS Nicaragua)
Oaxaca 26 July 1942 A Mexican freighter torpedoed by U-171 near Port O'Connor. 28°22′N 96°11′W / 28.367°N 96.183°W / 28.367; -96.183 (Oaxaca (ship))
OMI Charger 9 October 1993 An oil tanker that exploded near Galveston.
Sheherezade An oil tanker sunk by a torpedo.

Vermont[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
A.R. Noyes 17 October 1884 A standard canal boat that broke loose from tug at Proctor Shoal, Lake Champlain.[35]
General Butler 9 December 1876 A sailing canal boat that hit breakwater near Burlington on Lake Champlain.[36]
O.J. Walker 11 May 1895 A sailing canal boat sunk in a gale near Burlington.[37]
Phoenix 4 September 1819 A steamer that caught fire near Colchester Shoal.[38]
Unknown horse ferry The only known example of a horse-powered ferry on Lake Champlain, found in Burlington Bay.[39][40]
Water Witch 26 April 1866 A schooner that foundered in a gale off Diamond Island.[41]

Virginia[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Amaganzette Swamped.
USAS American Mariner October 1966 A research vessel that was sunk as a target in Chesapeake Bay. 38°02′25″N 76°09′17″W / 38.04028°N 76.15472°W / 38.04028; -76.15472 (USAS American Mariner)
Anglo African Sunk off Cape Charles.
USS Beale 24 June 1969 A Fletcher-class destroyer that was sunk as a target in Chesapeake Bay.
USS Charles F. Hughes 26 March 1969 A Benson-class destroyer that was sunk as a target.
USS Coos Bay 9 January 1968 A Barnegat-class seaplane tender that was sunk as a target.
USS Cumberland 8 March 1862 A frigate that was rammed by CSS Virginia at Newport News. 36°57′42″N 76°25′54″W / 36.96167°N 76.43167°W / 36.96167; -76.43167 (USS Cumberland (1842))
USCGC Cuyahoga 26 November 1978 Collided with MV Santa Cruz II off Smith Point. Raised and re-sunk as an artificial reef off the Virginia Capes.
USS Despatch 10 October 1891 A steamship that was wrecked in a gale off Assateague Island. 37°58′42″N 75°14′48″W / 37.9783°N 75.2467°W / 37.9783; -75.2467 (USS Despatch (1873))
Doxie Girl
CSS Drewry 24 January 1865 A gunboat that was wrecked in the Battle of Trent's Reach.
Ethel C.
Eureka Sank in a collision.
CSS Florida 28 November 1864 A cruiser that collided with USAT Alliance at Newport News. 37°04′24″N 76°32′35″W / 37.0732°N 76.5431°W / 37.0732; -76.5431 (CSS Florida (cruiser))
Francis E. Powell Torpedoed.
CSS Fredericksburg 4 April 1865 An ironclad warship that was scuttled in the James River to prevent capture.
USS Guavina 14 November 1967 A Gato-class submarine that was sunk as a target off Cape Henry.
Gulf Hustler Swamped.
USS Gyatt 11 June 1970 A Gearing-class destroyer that was sunk as a target.
Hanks Swamped.
USS Henry Andrew 24 August 1862 A steamship that ran aground off Cape Henry.
CSS Jamestown 15 May 1862 A steamship that was sunk as a blockship near Drewry's Bluff.
SS John Morgan 1 June 1943 Collided with SS Montana.
USS John W. Weeks 19 November 1970 An Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer that was sunk as a target. 37°10.9′N 73°45.6′W / 37.1817°N 73.7600°W / 37.1817; -73.7600 (USS John W. Weeks (DD-701))
Juno 1802 Spanish ship lost in a storm; still owned by Spain according to a ruling of the Fourth Circuit (Virginia v. Spain).[42]
USS Katahdin September 1909 An ironclad warship that was sunk as a target in Rappahannock River.
Kingston Ceylonite Torpedoed.
La Galga 1750 Sank in a tropical cyclone; Spain claimed ownership to the wreck, but the Fourth Circuit (Virginia v. Spain) ruled that Spain had expressly abandoned it in 1763.[42]
Lillian Luckenbach Sank in a collision.
USS Manta 16 July 1969 A Balao-class submarine that was sunk as a target off Norfolk. 37°02′20″N 76°11′28″W / 37.039°N 76.191°W / 37.039; -76.191 (USS Manta (SS-299))
SS Marine Electric 12 February 1983 A 605-foot bulk carrier that sank 30 miles east of Chincoteague. An investigation by the United States Coast Guard found that the ship had been in an un-seaworthy condition, and that many of its inspection reports had been faked.
Merida 13 May 1911 Collided with SS Admiral Farragut.
USS Mona Island 1975 A repair ship that was scuttled as an artificial reef off Wachapreague.
USS Moore 13 June 1975 An Edsall-class destroyer escort that was sunk as a target.
Ocean Venture Torpedoed.
SMS Ostfriesland 21 July 1921 A Helgoland-class battleship sunk as a target off Cape Hatteras. 37°09′08″N 74°34′03″W / 37.15222°N 74.56750°W / 37.15222; -74.56750 (SMS Ostfriesland)
Ironsides 29 August 1873 A steamship that was stranded at Hog Island. 37°24′40″N 75°39′39″W / 37.4110°N 75.6607°W / 37.4110; -75.6607 (USS Philadelphia (1861))
USS R-8 19 August 1936 An R-class submarine sunk as a target off Cape Henry.
Santore Struck a naval mine.
USS Saxis 7 July 1917 A patrol vessel that was wrecked off West Point.
USS Scurry 14 August 1967 An Admirable-class minesweeper that was sunk as a target off the Virginia Capes.
SS SeaBreeze December 2000 A cruise ship that sank off the coast of Virginia. 36°54′21″N 72°08′50″W / 36.9059°N 72.1472°W / 36.9059; -72.1472 (SS SeaBreeze)
USS Sumpter 24 June 1863 A steamship that sank in a collision near Smith Island. 37°05′48″N 75°42′14″W / 37.0968°N 75.7040°W / 37.0968; -75.7040 (USS Sumpter (1853))
USS Teaser 27 December 1918 A patrol vessel that caught fire in the Hampton Roads.
USS Texas 21 March 1911 A pre-dreadnought battleship that was sunk as a target in Tangier Sound. 37°43′10″N 76°05′00″W / 37.71944°N 76.08333°W / 37.71944; -76.08333 (USS Texas (1892))
SS Tiger 1 April 1942 Torpedoed by U-754 in Chesapeake Bay.
USS Tills 3 April 1969 A Cannon-class destroyer escort that was sunk as a target.
USCGC Unimak A Casco-class cutter that was sunk as an artificial reef.
SS Vestris 12 November 1928 A steamship that sank in a storm off Norfolk. 37°38′N 70°23′W / 37.633°N 70.383°W / 37.633; -70.383 (SS Vestris)
CSS Virginia 11 May 1862 An ironclad warship that was scuttled off Craney Island to prevent capture. 36°54′25″N 76°20′37″W / 36.90694°N 76.34361°W / 36.90694; -76.34361 (CSS Virginia)
USS Washington 25 February 1924 An incomplete battleship; construction work ceased upon the signing of the Washington Naval Treaty in February 1922. The ship was ultimately sunk as a target.
Winthorp
USS Witek 4 July 1969 A Gearing-class destroyer that was sunk as a target.
William D. Sanner Collision in the Chesapeake Bay.

Wake Island[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Libelle 4 March 1866 A German barque that shipwrecked on the eastern reef during a gale.[43]
Hayate 11 December 1941 A Japanese destroyer sunk by US Marines. 19°10′N 166°22′E / 19.167°N 166.367°E / 19.167; 166.367 (Japanese destroyer Hayate)
Kisaragi 11 December 1941 A Japanese destroyer sunk by US Marines. 18°55′N 166°17′E / 18.917°N 166.283°E / 18.917; 166.283 (Japanese destroyer Kisaragi)

Washington[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Alice Gertrude 11 January 1907 A steamboat that was wrecked in a snowstorm at the entrance to Clallam Bay.
USS Bugara 1 June 1971 A Balao-class submarine that sunk under tow off Cape Flattery.
SS Catala 1 January 1965 A steamship that ran aground in a storm in Grays Harbor. 46°56′35″N 124°06′43″W / 46.943°N 124.112°W / 46.943; -124.112 (SS Catala)
Dix 18 November 1906 A steamboat that collided with the Jeanie off Duwamish Head.
Dode 20 July 1910 A steamboat that struck a rock off Marrowstone Island.
USS General M. C. Meigs 9 January 1972 A General John Pope-class troop transport that ran aground under tow in a storm. 48°17′10″N 124°41′15″W / 48.286095°N 124.687566°W / 48.286095; -124.687566 (USS General M. C. Meigs (AP-116))
SS Great Republic 19 April 1879 An American steamboat accidentally run aground on sand and subsequently destroyed by waves near the mouth of the Columbia River. 46°16′41″N 124°01′26″W / 46.278°N 124.024°W / 46.278; -124.024 (SS Great Republic)
Hector April 1913 A tugboat that sank after an internal explosion off Purdy Spit.
Isabella 1830 A Hudson's Bay Company British supply ship. Remains are in 40 feet (12 m) of water off Cape Disappointment near Astoria. Site is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service.[44]
Leona 1912 A steamship that burned on the Lewis River near La Center.
USS Memphis 13 May 1883 A steamship that caught fire at Seattle. 47°37′12″N 122°22′37″W / 47.620°N 122.377°W / 47.620; -122.377 (USS Memphis (1862))
North Pacific 18 July 1903 A steamboat that ran aground off Marrowstone Point Light.
SS Pacific 6 November 1875 The paddle steamer sunk after being in collision with SS Orpheus off Cape Flattery. At least 318 lives lost.
T.W. Lake 5 December 1923 A steamboat that foundered off Lopez Island.
USS YMS-416 A YMS-1-class minesweeper that sank in Lake Washington.
Yosemite 9 July 1909 A steamboat that was wrecked at Port Orchard Narrows.

Wisconsin[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
SS Appomattox 2 November 1905 The wooden steamship went aground in smoke and fog on the Wisconsin coast of Lake Michigan, near Milwaukee in 1905. Crews worked for two weeks in an effort to free the ship, but eventually it broke up, and was abandoned as a total constructive loss.
Atlanta 18 March 1906 Steamer from the Goodrich line that caught fire and burned 10 nautical miles (19 km) NE of Port Washington in Lake Michigan. Captain Delos H. Smith rescued 74 of 75 from the burning ship.[45]
Daniel Lyons 18 October 1878 The schooner was in collision with schooner Kate Gillett off Algoma in Lake Michigan. There was no loss of life
Fleetwing 26 September 1888 Ran aground and sunk in Lake Michigan.
Frank O'Connor 3 October 1919 A bulk carrier that sank in Lake Michigan off the coast of North Bay, Door County, Wisconsin
Hetty Taylor 26 August 1880 She was a schooner that encountered a squall and sank in Lake Michigan off the coast of Sheboygan, Wisconsin.[46] In 2005, the shipwreck site was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[47] There were no casualties.
Joys 23 December 1898 She was at anchor in the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal. At about 1:00 a.m., the captain saw flames from the wheelhouse and sounded the alarm. The crew was able to escape, but in the ensuing chaos the ship was carried in the current toward the canal office and government warehouse. Eventually, efforts from those on land were successful in towing the vessel away from land, where it then burned to the waterline and sank.
L. R. Doty October 1898 Largest wooden steamship on the Great Lakes, sunk in a storm with no survivors. Its wreck was located in June 2010.[48]
Louisiana 1913 Burned in a gale.
Lucerne 17/18 November 1886 The commercial schooner sank with all hands due to bad weather in Lake Superior, off the coast of Long Island in Chequamegon Bay. The site of the wreck was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[49]
Marquette 15 October 1903 While about 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) East of Michigan Island and carrying a cargo of iron ore, she sprang a leak and began to sink. The crew escaped in lifeboats.
SS Milwaukee 22 October 1929 Sunk in Lake Michigan from storm damage. 43°08′11″N 87°49′55″W / 43.13639°N 87.83194°W / 43.13639; -87.83194 (SS Milwaukee)
Moonlight 13 September 1903 She sank in a storm by Michigan Island while hauling iron ore out of Ashland.
Noquebay 2 October 1905 The wooden schooner caught fire and sank in Lake Superior off the coast of Stockton Island, in Chequamegon Bay.
Phoenix 21 November 1847 Wooden steamship that caught fire from over-stoked boilers and burned to the waterline off the coast of Sheboygan, WI, killing 240 of the nearly 300 souls on board. Three 23-man lifeboats were launched, the first with Captain Sweet and crew, the second with first-class passengers, and the third, badly overloaded, sank.[50]
Pretoria 2 September 1905 The wooden schooner sank in a storm on Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands
Senator 30 October 1929 A collision with the Marquette in a dense fog sank the Senator off Port Washington in Lake Michigan.[51]
Sevona 2 September 1905 The steamboat sank in a storm on Lake Superior near Sand Island.
Tennie and Laura 2 August 1903 The schooner was sailing from Muskegon, Michigan to Milwaukee carrying a cargo of lumber worth roughly $500 at the time. The ship was crewed by two men, Captain John Sather and First Mate Charles Nordbach. About 9 nautical miles (17 km) from Port Washington she was caught in a storm. The ship eventually capsized, and Mate Morbach died.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Marx, Robert F. (1987). Shipwrecks in the Americas. New York: Dover. pp. 145–191. ISBN 0-486-25514-X. 

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