List of ships sunk by icebergs

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A non-exhaustive listing of ships which have sunk as a result of striking ice masses of larger than "growler" or pack size (such collisions with minor ice are comparatively common, usually resulting in lesser damage). Note that many vessels have been lost without a trace in seas containing icebergs; these are not listed due to other possible explanations and lack of survivor testimony.[1]

Date Ship name Deaths
2007 Explorer none
1991 Finnpolaris none
1977 William Carson none
1959 Hans Hedtoft 95
1923 Le Raymound 2+
1912 Titanic 1,517
1905 Albatross 8
1905 Borston (all)
1905 Gibralter 5
1901 Islander 40
1900c Emmeline 15
1897 Vaillant 78
1894 Rose 12
1893 Horn Head 25 [2]
1887 Susan 6
1882 Western Belle 13
1880 Edith Troop 25
1875 Vicksburg 42
1861 Canadian 35
1857 John Gilpin none
1856 John Rutledge 118
1856 Pacific 186
1849 Hannah 49
1849 Maria 109
1847 Eulalia 24
1841 William Brown 47
1828 Superb 6+

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brian T. Hill (May 22, 2009). "Ship Iceberg Collisions database". IceData.com. Archived from the original on March 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ "STEAMER AND CREW LOST. - The Horn Head Sinks in Midocean with Twenty-five Persons on Board. - View Article - NYTimes.com" (PDF). New York Times. Retrieved 2013-11-29.