List of shipwrecks in 1786

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The list of shipwrecks in 1786 includes some ships sunk, wrecked or otherwise lost during 1786.

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1786
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Sep Oct Nov Dec
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January[edit]

1 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 January 1786
Ship Country Description
Betty  Sweden The ship was driven ashore near St. Lucar, Spain. She was on a voyage from Memel, Prussia to Cádiz, Spain.[1]
Cornelius  Sweden The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near St. Lucar. She was on a voyage from Stockholm to Cádiz.[1]
Jenny  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore and wrecked 8 leagues (24 nautical miles (44 km)) from St. Andero, Spain with the loss of four of her crew.[2]
Senhouse  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at "Llencalth" and severely damaged. She was on a voyage from London to Barbadoes.[3]

3 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 1786
Ship Country Description
James  Great Britain The ship was wrecked on the south coast of the Isle of Wight. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Portsmouth, Hampshire.[4]

4 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 January 1786
Ship Country Description
Rosamund  Great Britain The ship sank at Plymouth, Devon.[4]
St. Antonia Boa Viagem  Great Britain The ship was severely damaged at Plymouth. She was on a voyage from Oporto to London, Great Britain.[4]
Trecothick  Great Britain The ship was lost near Looe, Cornwall with the loss of all but four of her crew. She was on a voyage from London to Grenada.[4]
Twee Gesustus  Dutch Republic The ship sank at Plymouth. She was on a voyage from Bourdeaux, France to Amsterdam.[4]
Zeelust  Dutch Republic The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Plymouth. She was on a voyage from Nantz, France to Amsterdam.[4]

5 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 January 1786
Ship Country Description
Hannah  Great Britain The ship sank at Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland. She was on a voyage from Waterford, Ireland to Liverpool, Lancashire.[5]

6 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1786
Ship Country Description
Halsewell Flag of the British East India Company (1707).svg British East India Company
Halsewell

The full-rigged ship was driven ashore at St Alban's Head, Dorset and wrecked with the loss of over 240 lives. There were 74 survivors.

7 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 1786
Ship Country Description
Jonge Ricke  Dutch Republic The ship foundered in the North Sea west of Ostend, West Flanders, France. Her crew were rescued.[6]
L'Aimable Desirée  France The brigantine was wrecked at San Sebastián, Spain with the loss of all but two of her crew.[7]

8 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 January 1786
Ship Country Description
Hero  Great Britain The ship foundered in St. Brides Bay. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Virginia, United States to London.[5]

10 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 January 1786
Ship Country Description
Thomas and Wiliam  Great Britain The ship capsized and sank at Cork, Ireland.[8]

14 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 January 1786
Ship Country Description
Peggy  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore and damaged at Waterford, Ireland. She was on a voyage from Virginia, United States to Whitehaven, Cumberland.[1]

15 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 January 1786
Ship Country Description
Nancy  Ireland The ship was wrecked on The Skerries, in the Irish Sea off the coast of County Down. She was on a voyage from Memel, Prussia to Drogheda, County Louth.[9]
Ross  Great Britain The brig foundered in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Thistle ( Great Britain).[10]

17 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 January 1786
Ship Country Description
William and Margaret  Great Britain The ship was lost near Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. She was on a voyage from Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland to Liverpool, Lancashire.[8]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1786
Ship Country Description
Antilope  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Slapton, Devon, Great Britain. She was on a voyage from St. Ubes, Portugal to Gothenburg.[11]
Betsey  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore in Whitsand Bay. She was on a voyage from Lisbon, Portugal to London.[12]
Britannia  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Spurn Point, Yorkshire. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to London.[1]
Catharine  Great Britain The ship was lost near Plymouth, Devon. She was on a voyage from Lisbon to London.[12]
Crescent  French Navy The Enterprise-class frigate) was wrecked off Petit-Goâve, Saint-Domingue.
Defiance  Great Britain The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Ouessant, France. She was on a voyage from "Guyon" to London.[1]
Diana  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Spurn Point. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne to London.[1]
Dispatch  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore near Boulogne, France. She was on a voyage from Waterford, Ireland to London[1]
Enterprize  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Lisbon.[13] She was later refloated.[14]
Everton  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Gibraltar.[1]
Friends  Great Britain The ship was lost at Madeira.[4]
Friends  Great Britain The ship was lost off Portland, Dorset. She was on a voyage from Seville, Spain to London.[4]
Friendship  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore and wrecked whilst on a voyage from Leith, Lothian to London.[11]
Friendship  Great Britain The ship was lost at Oporto, Portugal. She was on a voyage from Newfoundland, British America to Oporto.[15]
Ganges Flag of the Dutch East India Company.svg Dutch East India Company The East Indiaman was wrecked in the Atlantic Ocean and put into Padstow, Cornwall, Great Britain. She was abandoned by her crew and plundered by the local inhabitants.[9]
George  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Salcombe, Devon.[11]
Grampus  Great Britain The ship was wrecked in Bigbury Bay with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Newfoundland to Dartmouth, Devon.[11]
Hibernia  Ireland The ship foundered in Tramore Bay with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Waterford to London.[11]
Hope  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Helston, Cornwall. She was on a voyage from Lisbon to London.[11]
Jupiter  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Steden Point, Zealand, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Memel, Prussia to London.[4]
Le Maria  France The ship was driven ashore on the Isle of Wight, Great Britain.[3]
Marie Anne  France The ship was driven ashore near Sandown Castle, Kent, Great Britain. She was on a voyage from La Rochelle to Dunkerque.[12]
Martha  Great Britain The ship was wrecked off Boulogne. She was on a voyage from Milford, Pembrokeshire to London.[5]
Molly  Ireland The ship was driven ashore and damaged at Kinsale, County Cork. She was on a voyage from Rotterdam, Dutch Republic to Londonderry. Molly was later refloated.[16]
Notre-Dame-de-Montserrat  Spain The polacca was wrecked at Cádiz.[7]
Nancy  Great Britain The ship was lost at Port a Ferry, County Down, Ireland. She was on a voyage from Cork, Ireland to Bristol, Gloucestershire.[9]
Patience  Denmark The ship was lost near "St. Peter's Castle". Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Riga, Russia to Marseille, France.[1]
Peggy  Great Britain The ship foundered in the Bristol Channel off Minehead, Somerset. She was on a voyage from Waterford to Bristol.[17]
Piedmont  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore near Saltfleet, Lincolnshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Hull, Yorkshire.[9] Piedmont was later refloated and taken in to Hull.[1]
Pilten  Great Britain The sloop was run down and sunk by Monmouth ( Great Britain). She was on a voyage from Neath, Glamorgan to Barnstaple, Devon.[12]
Polly  Great Britain The ship was lost near Portland. She was on a voyage from New Providence, New Jersey, United States to London.[1]
Pomona  Ireland The ship was lost 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) east of the Waterford Lighthouse with the loss of three of her crew. She was on a voyage from Málaga, Spain to Belfast, County Antrim.[16]
Prescieux  France The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged in the Garonne. She was on a voyage from Saint Domingo to Bourdeaux.[5]
Prince of Wales  Great Britain The ship was lost near Aveiro, Portugal. She was on a voyage from the United States to Lisbon.[3]
Providence  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Plymouth. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Teignmouth, Devon.[11]
Rose  Ireland The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Clear Island County Cork. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Philadelphia to Dublin.[16][18]
Sally  Great Britain The ship was lost near Copenhagen, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Memel to Pool, Dorset.[15]
Silecia  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore near Weymouth, Dorset. She was on a voyage from London to Bristol.[11]
Snowden Hill  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Beaumaris, Anglesey. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Aberdovey, Cardiganshire.[15]
Speedwell  Great Britain The ship was lost near Plymouth. She was on a voyage from Bilboa, Spain to Plymouth.[12]
St Elias  Russia The ship was wrecked on the French coast with the loss of three of her crew. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg to Nantz, France.[1]
Thomas and Mary  Great Britain The ship foundered in the Bristol Channel off Minehead. She was on a voyage from Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire to Bristol.[17]
Thomas and William  Great Britain The ship capsized at Cork.[4]
Willian & Margaret  Great Britain The ship was lost near Youghall, County Cork, Ireland. She was on a voyage from Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland to London.[5]

February[edit]

2 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1786
Ship Country Description
San Pedro de Alcantara  Spanish Navy The fourth rate ship-of-the-line sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Peniche, Portugal with the loss of 128 of the 398 people on board. She was on a voyage from Lima, Viceroyalty of Peru to Cádiz.[19][20]

3 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1786
Ship Country Description
Alexander  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Saltcoats, Ayrshire with the loss of all but one of her crew. She was on a voyage from Greenock, Renfrewshire to The Rosses, County Donegal, Ireland.[21]

5 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 February 1786
Ship Country Description
Emperor  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Calais, France. She was on a voyage from Ostend, Dutch Republic to Liverpool, Lancashire.[22]

7 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 1786
Ship Country Description
Maria  Great Britain The ship was wrecked on the Goodwin Sands, Kent. She was on a voyage from Borrowstounness, Lothian to Falmouth, Cornwall.[23]

21 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 February 1786
Ship Country Description
Jenny  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on the Isle of Arran. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Greenock, Renfrewshire to Antigua.[24]

23 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 1786
Ship Country Description
William  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Roscoff, France. She was on a voyage from London to Ostend, Dutch Republic and Nantz, France.[24]

25 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 February 1786
Ship Country Description
Earl Tyrone  Ireland The ship was lost near Land's End, Cornwall, Great Britain. She was on a voyage from Dungarvan, County Waterford to Portsmouth, Hampshire, Great Britain.[19]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1786
Ship Country Description
Adventure  Great Britain The ship was wrecked at Trapani, Kingdom of Sicily.[25]
Brothers  Ireland The ship was wrecked on the coast of Scotland. She was on a voyage from Killybegs, County Donegal to Bristol, Gloucestershire, Great Britain.[26]
Concordia  Denmark The ship was lost in the Shetland Islands, Great Britain with the loss of all but thirteen of her crew. She was on a voyage from Copenhagen to the East Indies.[14]
Fermuse Bandiera del Regno di Sicilia 4.svg Kingdom of Sicily The ship was wrecked on the coast of Portugal. She was on a voyage from Newfoundland, British America to Naples.[13]
Friendship  Great Britain The ship was lost on the coast of Cornwall. She was on a voyage from Cork, Ireland to Falmouth, Cornwall.[22]
Harmony  Ireland The ship was wrecked on the Goodwin Sands, Kent, Great Britain. She was on a voyage from Dublin to Rotterdam, Dutch Republic.[13]
Helena  Great Britain The hoy was driven ashore 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Embden, Electorate of Hanover to London.[23]
Houghton  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore in the River Thames. She was on a voyage from Oporto, Portugal to London.[14]
Iris  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Great Yarmouth. She was on a voyage from Hamburg to Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands.[23]
Mary  Ireland The ship was lost at the Koog of Texel, Dutch Republic. She was on a voyage from Dublin to Rotterdam.[14]
Minerva  Great Britain The ship foundered in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Hamburg to London.[23]
Propserity  Ireland The ship was wrecked on the Dutch coast. She was on a voyage from Belfast, County Antrim to Gothenburg, Sweden and the West Indies.[23]

March[edit]

4 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 March 1786
Ship Country Description
Bahama  Great Britain The ship was wrecked on the Bimini Rocks, Bahamas. She was on a voyage from British Honduras to New Providence, New Jersey, United States.[27]
Hedwig Christiana  France The ship was wrecked on the coast of Spain. She was on a voyage from Cette to Alderney, Channel Islands.[27]

5 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 March 1786
Ship Country Description
Clio  Great Britain The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (37°37′N 50°51′W / 37.617°N 50.850°W / 37.617; -50.850). Her crew were rescued on 22 March by a French ship. She was on a voyage from Jamaica to London.[28]
Friendship  Ireland The ship foundered between Cádiz and the Strait of Gibraltar, Spain. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Cádiz to Cork.[29]
Postillion  Dutch Republic The ship was driven ahsore and wrecked north of St. Lucar, Spain. She was on a voyage from Ostend to Cádiz.[29]

15 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 March 1786
Ship Country Description
Friends Adventure  Great Britain The brigantine was wrecked on Sandy Key, off Grand Bahama. All on board survived. The made a small boat from the wreckaged and reached the Abaco Islands on 7 June.[30]

16 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 March 1786
Ship Country Description
Christian  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Bridlington, Yorkshire. She was on a voyage from Leith, Lothian to Rotterdam, Dutch Republic.[2]
John & Elizabeth  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Whitby, Yorkshire. She was on a voyage from Chatham, Kent to Sunderland, County Durham.[2]
Nancy  United States The sloop was driven ashore at Swansborough, North Carolina. She was on a voyage from Charleston, South Carolina to New York.[31]
Vulcan  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore 20 nautical miles (37 km) north of Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. She was on a voyage from Jamaica to Newcastle upon Tyne.[32]

17 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 March 1786
Ship Country Description
Henrietta  Great Britain The ship was wrecked on the coast of Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued.[33]

31 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 March 1786
Ship Country Description
John & Elizabeth  Great Britain The ship ran aground at Plymouth, Devon with the loss of three of her crew. She was refloated.[34]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1786
Ship Country Description
Betsey  Great Britain The ship was lost at Pool, Dorset. She was on a voyage from Sandwich, Kent to Pool.[35]
Elogium  Great Britain The ship foundered in the North Sea off the coast of Lincolnshire.[35]
Endeavour  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore in Dunworley Bay. She was on a voyage from Limerick, Ireland to Bristol, Gloucestershire.[34]
Flora  Great Britain The ship was lost at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to London.[35]
Frederick  Sweden The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Gothenburg to Lisbon, Portugal.[35]
Friendship  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Happisburgh, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Embden, Electorate of Hanover to London.[35]
Hannah  Great Britain The ship foundered. Her crew were rescued by Brothers ( Great Britain). Hannah was on a voyage from London to Bourdeaux, France.[36]
Happy Return  Great Britain The ship was wrecked on the Welsh coast. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bristol to Liverpool, Lancashire.[2]
Jenny  Great Britain The ship was wrecked near Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Dundalk, County Louth to Liverpool.[32]
Johnson  Great Britain The ship was wrecked on The Skerries, in the Irish Sea, with the loss of all hands.[2]
La San Jos la Conception  Spain The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Ouessant, France. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bristol to St. Andero.[37]
Mercurius Admiralty flag of Hamburg.svg Hamburg The ship was lost near Dunkerque, France. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Bourdeaux.[19]
Molly  Great Britain The ship was wrecked at Carlingford, County Louth, Ireland. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Greenock, Renfrewshire to Portsmouth, Hampshire.[25]
Polly  Great Britain The ship was wrecked on the Wicklow Bank, in the Irish Sea. Her crew were rescued.[2]
Rose & Sally  Great Britain The ship foundered whilst on a voyage from Tinmouth, Devon to Bristol.[2]
Sally  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on the coast of Suffolk 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south of Great Yarmouth. She was on a voyage from Gainsborough, Lincolnshire to Colchester, Essex.[35]
Success  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Waxham, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Guernsey, Channel Islands.[35]
Vrow Catharina  Hanover The ship was driven ashore at North Somercotes, Lincolnshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Embden to Pool, Dorset, Great Britain.[35]
Woodhouse  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Beachy Head, Sussex. She was on a voyage from Lisbon to Hull, Yorkshire.[2]

April[edit]

2 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 April 1786
Ship Country Description
Lady Cathcart  Great Britain The ship was wrecked on the south west coast of Hispaniola. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Jamaica.[38]

10 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 April 1786
Ship Country Description
Carolina  United States The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued.[39] She was on a voyage from Wilmington, Delaware to a port in North Carolina.[40]

17 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 April 1786
Ship Country Description
Adriana  Dutch Republic The ship was driven ashore at Hellevoetsluis. She was on a voyage from Smyrna, Ottoman Empire to Rotterdam.[41]

20 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 April 1786
Ship Country Description
Maria Elizabeth flag unknown The ship was driven ashore and wrecked 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) north of Deal, Kent, Great Britain.[42]

24 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 April 1786
Ship Country Description
Fly Kingdom of Great Britain Jersey The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean whilst on a voyage from Jersey to Newfoundland, British America. Her crew were rescued.[43]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1786
Ship Country Description
American  United States The ship capsized at Fayal, Azores with the loss of all but two of her crew. She was on a voyage from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Fayal.[44]
Ann  Great Britain The ship sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean. She was run ashore at Fayal and was wrecked.[42]
Cato Admiralty flag of Hamburg.svg Hamburg The ship was wrecked on the Corton Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk with the loss of three of her crew. She was on a voyage from Altona, Hamburg to Barcelona, Spain.[28]
Horizon  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at San Sebastián, Spain. She was on a voyage from Trapani, Kingdom of Sicily to a Baltic port.[28]
Jamaica Paquet  Great Britain The ship was struck by lightning and destroyed by fire in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Amity ( Great Britain). Jamaica Paquet was on a voyage from Jamaica to London.[45]
James  Great Britain The ship foundered in the Bristol Channel off Lundy Island, Devon. She was on a voyage from Dartmouth, Devon to Neath, Glamorgan.[44]
Lucia Emerantia Denmark Danish Asiatic Company The East Indiaman was lost at the Cape of Good Hope. She was on a voyage from Bengal to copenhagen.[46][47] She was later refloated and resumed her voyage.[45]
Prince George  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore on the Holderness coast, Yorkshire. She was on a voyage from London to Sunderland, County Durham.[44]
Seville Packet  Great Britain The ship ran aground near St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Cádiz, Spain.[48]

May[edit]

6 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 May 1786
Ship Country Description
Lord Townsend  Great Britain The ship ran aground on the Colleradoes and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Jamaica to London.[49]

7 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 May 1786
Ship Country Description
Zonsderdorf  Prussia The ship foundered in the Dogger Bank. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, Great Britain to Königsberg.[50]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1786
Ship Country Description
Albion  Great Britain The ship foundered in the Irish Sea off Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland to Bristol. Gloucestershire.[27]
Alexander  Great Britain The ship ran aground in the River Thames. She was on a voyage rom London to Cádiz, Spain.[51]
Betsey  Great Britain The ship was wrecked on the Calf of Man, Isle of Man. She was on a voyage from Newry, County Antrim, Ireland to Liverpool, Lancashire.[52]
Betsey  Great Britain The ship was wrecked on Zea, Republic of Venice. She was on a voyage from Smyrna, Ottoman Empire to London.[50]
Clyde  Great Britain The ship was lost whilst on a voyage from Cork to Lisbon, Portugal. Her crew were rescued.[53]
Friendship  Great Britain The ship was destroyed by fire at Rotterdam, Dutch Republic.[51]
Neptune  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Dantzick. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Dantzick.[52][54]
Prosperous  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore on the Île d'Oléron, France. She was on a voyage from London to Newfoundland, British America.[55] She was later refloated and taken in to St Martin's, Isles of Scilly for repairs.[50]
Rebecca  Great Britain The ship was lost near the mouth of the Llobregat, Spain. She was on a voyage from Barcelona, Spain to Zant, Republic of Venice.[54]
Sally  Great Britain The ship departed from Cádiz for Newfoundland. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all hands.[56]
St. Joseph  Spain The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Santoña. She was on a voyage from London to Bilboa.[50]
St. Joze e St. Antonio  Portugal The ship was wrecked at Aveiro, Portugal. She was on a voyage from Pernambuco, Brazil to Lisbon.[53]

June[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1786
Ship Country Description
Crown  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore in the Orkney Islands. She was on a voyage from Whitehaven to Memel, Prussia.[57]

July[edit]

16 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 July 1786
Ship Country Description
Eliza  Great Britain The ship was lost at Barbadoes.[45]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1786
Ship Country Description
Britannia  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in the River Thames at Pitcher's Point. She was on a voyage from Grenada to London.[58]
Lutin Kingdom of France French West India Company The ship departed from Africa for the French West Indies. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[59]
Rose  Great Britain The ship was lost in the Bay of Bulls.[60]
Scotia  Great Britain The ship foundered in the North Channel. She was on a voyage from Barnstaple, Devon to Coleraine, County Antrim, Ireland.[61]

August[edit]

5 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1786
Ship Country Description
Dolphin  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore north of Helsingborg, Sweden.[47] She was later refloated and taken in to Copenhagen, Denmark for repairs.[62]
Florentia  Prussia The ship foundered. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Königsberg to Dort, Dutch Republic.[45]

29 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 August 1786
Ship Country Description
Three Cranes  Great Britain The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 37°N 60°W / 37°N 60°W / 37; -60) whilst on a voyage from Jamaica to London. Her crew were rescued.[63]

30 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 1786
Ship Country Description
Nelly  Great Britain The ship was driven out of Dominica in a storm. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[64]

31 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 August 1786
Ship Country Description
Trial  Great Britain The ship departed from Saint Vincent. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[64]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1786
Ship Country Description
Aid  Great Britain The ship capsized at Liverpool, Lancashire.[65]
Ann Marian  Ireland The ship was driven ashore in Loch Crinan. She was on a voyage from Dublin to Riga, Russia.[62]
Mary Ann  Great Britain The ship was lost near Long Island, Rhode Island, United States. She was on a voyage from L'Orient, France to a port in New England, United States.[66]
Nancy  Ireland The ship was driven ashore on the coast of Scotland. She was on a voyage from Memel, Prussia to an Irish port.[46]
Peggy  Great Britain The ship was lost near Kirkwall, Orkney Islands. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Narva, Russia.[45]
Resolution  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at "Holmstadt", Sweden. She was on a voyage from Memel to London.[62]

September[edit]

2 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 September 1786
Ship Country Description
Brathwait  Great Britain The ship was wrecked at Barbadoes.[67]
Bridgetown Kingdom of Great Britain Barbadoes The brig was wrecked at Barbadoes.[66]
Generous Planter  Great Britain The ship was wrecked at Barbadoes.[67]
Hibernia  Ireland The ship was wrecked at Barbadoes.[67]
Industry  Great Britain The sloop was driven ashore at Barbadoes. She was later refloated.[66]
Isabella  Ireland The ship was wrecked at Barbadoes.[67]
James  Great Britain The sloop was driven ashore at Barbadoes. She was later refloated.[66]
Mary  Great Britain The schooner departed from Tobago for London. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[68]
Speedwell  Great Britain The brig was driven ashore at Barbadoes. She was later refloated.[66]
Townsend  Great Britain The ship was wrecked at Barbadoes.[67]
William  Great Britain The brig was driven ashore at Barbadoes.[66]

3 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 September 1786
Ship Country Description
Cruger  United States The ship was wrecked on the Horseshoe Reef, off Anegada, Virgin Islands. She was on a voyage from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Saint Croix, Virgin Islands.[69]
Jackson  Great Britain The ship foundered in the Irish Sea with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from St. Ubes, Portugal to Limerick, Ireland.[70]

8 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 September 1786
Ship Country Description
Sally  Great Britain The ship was lost on the Wicklow Banks, in the Irish Sea. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to New York, United States.[70]

14 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 September 1786
Ship Country Description
Cadiz Packet  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore in Stokes Bay. She was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire to Lisbon, Portugal.[70][71] Cadiz Packet was later refloated and taken in to Portsmouth, Hampshire for repairs.[72]

15 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 September 1786
Ship Country Description
Two Brothers  France The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in Chale Bay. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Marennes to Dunkerque.[71]

16 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 September 1786
Ship Country Description
Castlecrieve  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore near Formby. Lancashire. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to the West Indies.[71]

22 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 September 1786
Ship Country Description
La Laurette  France The ship was wrecked at Le Havre, Seine-Maritime.[73]

23 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 September 1786
Ship Country Description
Nelly  Great Britain The ship ran aground at Ostend, Dutch Republic and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[74]

24 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 September 1786
Ship Country Description
Four Brothers  Great Britain The ship departed from Newfoundland, British America for Plymouth, Devon. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all hands.[75]

27 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 September 1786
Ship Country Description
General Melville  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Saint-Quentin-au-Bosc, France. She was on a voyage from Dominica to London.[74]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1786
Ship Country Description
Auspicious  Great Britain The ship was wrecked on the Dutch coast with the loss of all but one of her crew.[72]
Britannia  Great Britain Captain Muirhead's ship was driven ashore and severely damaged in the Bristol Channel. She was later refloated.[60]
Britannia  Great Britain Captain Roberts's ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Padstow, Cornwall. She was on a voyage from London to Liverpool, Lancashire.[74]
Brothers  Great Britain The ship foundered in the Baltic Sea 5 leagues (15 nautical miles (28 km)) west of Hogland, Russia.[76]
City of Seville  Spain The ship was driven ashore east of Ostend, Dutch Republic. She was on a voyage from Seville to Ostend.[60] She was later refloated and taken in to Ostend.[72]
Columba Alba Gdansk flag.svg Dantzick The ship was lost whilst on a voyage from Dantzick to Liverpool.[74]
Copenhagen  Denmark The ship foundered in the Mediterranean Sea. Two of her crew were rescued by a Tuscan vessel.[60]
Diana  Ireland The ship was driven ashore on the Dutch coast. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Cork.[74]
John & Mary  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Calais, France. She was on a voyage from Archangelsk, Russia to Falmouth, Cornwall.[72] John & Mary was later refloated and taken in to Calais.[77]
John and Thomas  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore near "Strumstadt", Norway. She was on a voyage from Leith, Lothian to Saint Petersburg.[74]
Phebe  Great Britain The ship was wrecked on the Falsterbo Reef, in the Baltic Sea. She was on a voyage from Aberdeen to Memel, Prussia.[60]
Polly  Great Britain The ship was wrecked on the coast of Norway with the loss of all but one of her crew. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg to Hull, Yorkshire.[72]
Severn Packet  Great Britain The ship sank in the Bengal River, India with the loss of all but one of her crew.[56]
Speedwell  Great Britain The ship departed from Placentia, Newfoundland, British America. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[78]
Young William  Great Britain The ship ran aground in the Bristol Channel off The Mumbles, Glamorgan.[70]

October[edit]

4 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1786
Ship Country Description
Betsey  Ireland The ship was wrecked on Sanday, Orkney Islands, Great Britain. She was on a voyage from Dram, Norway to The Rosses, County Donegal.[79]

20 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 October 1786
Ship Country Description
Brothers  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Jamaica.[80]
Hector  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Jamaica.[80]
Hope  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Jamaica.[80]
Lady Charlotte  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Jamaica.[80]
Mercury  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Jamaica.[80]
Minerva  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Jamaica.[80]
New Betsey  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Jamaica.[80]
Sally  Great Britain The schooner capsized at Kingston, Jamaica during a gale with the loss of seven lives.[81] She was towed in to Port Royal hull uppermost.[82]

24 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 1786
Ship Country Description
Betsey  Great Britain The ship was lost at Renewse, Newfoundland.[83]

28 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 October 1786
Ship Country Description
Hendrick and Jacob Admiralty flag of Hamburg.svg Hamburg The ship was wrecked on the Goodwin Sands, Kent, Great Britain. She was on a voyage from Altona, Hamburg to Barcelona, Spain.[84][85]

Unknown Date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown Date 1786
Ship Country Description
America  United States The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Creden Head, County Waterford, Ireland. She was on a voyage from Cape Fear, North Carolina to Erskine, Renfrewshire, Great Britain.[86]
Catharina  Sweden The ship was lost near Marstrand. She was on a voyage from Bourdeaux, France to Stralsund.[86]
Dispatch  Ireland The ship was driven ashore at Hoylake, Cheshire, Great Britain.[87]
General Washington Flag of Genoa.svg Republic of Genoa The ship was abandoned off Cape Spartel, Morocco. She was on a voyage from Nice, France to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.[77]
Glory  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore in the River Thames at Northfleet, Kent. She was on a voyage from Archangelsk, Russia to London.[88]
Jane  Great Britain The ship was wrecked on the Steen Stares, in the Gulf of Finland. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Leith, Lothian.[89][66]
Johanna Cornelia  Sweden The ship was lost near Marstrand.[86]
Juno  Great Britain The ship was wrecked on the Sandhammer, in the Baltic Sea. Her crew were rescued.[86]
Lambkin  Great Britain The ship departed from Newfoundland, British America for Pool, Dorset. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all hands.[56]
Pitt  Great Britain The ship was run down and sunk in the Baltic Sea by Hope ( Great Britain). Her crew were rescued.[86]
Prosperous  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Margate, Kent. she was on a voyage from Oporto, Portugal to London.[87] Prosperous was later refloated.[86]

November[edit]

3 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 1786
Ship Country Description
Kettle Bender  Great Britain The ship departed from Newfoundland. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[90]

6 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 November 1786
Ship Country Description
New London  Great Britain The ship ran aground on the Cutler Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk and was severely damaged. She was on a voyage from London to Stockholm, Sweden. New London was taken in to Bawdsey, Suffolk.[79]

14 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 November 1786
Ship Country Description
L'Aimable Marthe  France The ship foundered in the Bristol Channel. Her crew were rescued.[73]

23 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1786
Ship Country Description
Thomas and William  Great Britain The ship was lost near Campbeltown, Argyllshire with the loss of two of her crew. She was on a voyage from Bourdeaux, France to Liverpool, Lancashire.[91]

26 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 November 1786
Ship Country Description
Le Fry  France The ship foundered off Cordovan. Her crew were rescued.[73]

28 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 November 1786
Ship Country Description
Notre Dame de Grâce  France The ship was lost at D'Arcachon with the loss of three of her crew. She was on a voyage from Dunkerque to Bourdeaux.[92]

30 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1786
Ship Country Description
Fly  United States The ship was lost at La Rochelle, France. She was on a voyage from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Bourdeaux, France.[82]
Le Pressigny  France The ship was wrecked at Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, Manche.[73]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1786
Ship Country Description
Anna Christina  Sweden The ship capsized in the North Sea. She was subsequently towed in to Pegwell Bay crewless.[93]
Anna Elizabeth  Russia The ship ran aground on the Goodwin Sands, Kent, Great Britain. She was taken in to Ramsgate, where she sank due to damage sustained.[75]
Bonavista  Great Britain The ship departed from Newfoundland, British America for Oporto. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all hands.[56]
Britannia  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Bremen to London.[93]
British Queen  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore near St. Lucar, Spain. she was on a voyage from Quebec, British America to the Strait of Gibraltar.[64]
Charlotte  Great Britain The ship was lost on the coast of Scotland. She was on a voyage from Málaga, Spain to Liverpool, Lancashire.[75]
Congress  United States The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. She was on a voyage from Bourdeaux, France to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[94]
Enterprize  Ireland The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Duncannon, County Wexford. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Cádiz, Spain to Dublin.[75]
Glasgow  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore near Lowestoft, Suffolk. She was on a voyage from Carron, Stirlingshire to London].[93]
King George  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Bawdsey, Suffolk. She was on a voyage from London to Rotterdam, Dutch Republic.[95][96]
L'Amiable Marie  France The ship was wrecked on Drake's Island, Devon, Great Britain. She was on a voyage from Newfoundland, British America to Grandville.[64]
Lowstoff  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore near "Draken". She was on a voyage from Memel to London.[66]
Nymph  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Boulogne, France. She was on a voyage from Lisbon, Portugal to London.[67]
Prince of Orange  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Barcelona, Spain. She was on a voyage from "Saloe" to London.[96]
Providence  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Calais, France.[93]
Providence  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Saltfleet, Lincolnshire with the loss of her captain. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Hull, Yorkshire.[97]
Thornton  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore and wrecked 5 leagues (15 nautical miles (28 km)) from Cronstadt, Russia. She was on a voyage from Lisbon to Saint Petersburg.[66]
Three Friends  Great Britain The ship was lost at Beaumaris, Anglesey. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg to Liverpool.[75]
Two Sisters  Great Britain The ship was wrecked on the Maplin Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex[96]

December[edit]

2 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 December 1786
Ship Country Description
Friendship  Great Britain The ship foundered in the Bay of Biscay off Bayonne, France. She was on a voyage from the Shetland Islands to Alicante, Spain.[98]

8 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 1786
Ship Country Description
Swallow  Great Britain The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of two of her crew. Survivors were rescued by Brothers ( Great Britain). Swallow was on a voyage from America to Greenock, Renfrewshire.[99]

10 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 December 1786
Ship Country Description
Thistle  Great Britain The ship was wrecked in the Kenmare River, Ireland.[100] She was on a voyage from Cork to Málaga, Spain.[101]

14 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 December 1786
Ship Country Description
L'Amphitrite  French Navy The fifth rate frigate sank at the Île de France, Mauritius.[102] She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[103]
L'Aurore  French Navy The fifth rate frigate was driven ashore at the Île de France.[102] She was later refloated and returned to service.[104]
La Colombe Kingdom of France French East India Company The East Indiaman sank at the Île de France.[102]
L'Actiff Kingdom of France French East India Company The East Indiaman sank at the Île de France. She was refloated.[102]
La Fidele Kingdom of France Mauritius The ship was driven ashore at the Île de France.[102]
La Rosalie Kingdom of France French East India Company The East Indiaman sank at the Île de France. She was refloated within three weeks.[102]
L'Astrée Kingdom of France French East India Company The East Indiaman sank at the Île de France. She was refloated.[102]
Le Bien Amis Kingdom of France French East India Company The East Indiaman was lost at the Île de France.[102]
Le Bons Amis Kingdom of France French East India Company The East Indiaman was lost at the Île de France.[102]
Le Boukons Kingdom of France Mauritius The ship sank at the Île de France. She was refloated within three weeks.[102]
Le Chancellor Du Brabant Kingdom of France French East India Company The East Indiaman was driven ashore and severely damaged at the Île de France.[102]
Le Colon Kingdom of France French East India Company The East Indiaman sank at the Île de France. She was refloated within three weeks.[102]
Le Compte D'Artois Kingdom of France French East India Company The East Indiaman was lost at the Île de France.[102]
Le Consalateur Kingdom of France French East India Company The East Indiaman sank at the Île de France. She was refloated within three weeks.[102]
Le David Kingdom of France French East India Company The East Indiaman was lost at the Île de France.[102]
Le Louisa Kingdom of France Mauritius The ship was lost at the Île de France.[102]
Le Maria Jeaune Kingdom of France Mauritius The ship was driven ashore at the Île de France.[102]
Le Pacifique Kingdom of France French East India Company The East Indiaman was lost at the Île de France.[105][102]
Le Telemaque Kingdom of France French East India Company The East Indiaman was driven ashore at the Île de France.[102]
L'St Esprit Kingdom of France French East India Company The East Indiaman sank at the Île de France. She was refloated within three weeks.[102]

15 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 December 1786
Ship Country Description
Robert  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore and sank near the Black Rock, in Liverpool Bay. She was on a voyage from Barbadoes to Liverpool, Lancashire[98]

16 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 December 1786
Ship Country Description
Petersfield  Great Britain The ship was in collision with Judith ( Great Britain) off the coast of Kent and foundered. Her crew were rescued by Judith. Petersfield was on a voyage from London to Jamaica.[98]

17 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1786
Ship Country Description
Whalefisher  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in Broad Bay, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis with the loss of four of her crew.[106]

23 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 December 1786
Ship Country Description
Anna  Sweden The ship was lost near Cádiz, Spain. She was on a voyage from Barcelona, Spain to Gothenburg.[107]

24 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 December 1786
Ship Country Description
Adventure  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore near Cádiz, Spain. She was on a voyage from Valencia, Spain to London. Adventure was refloated in January 1787 and taken in to Cádiz Bay.[108][109]
Joseph  Great Britain The ship foundered in The Swin. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Memel, Prussia to London.[83]
Success  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Dublin, Ireland.[83]

27 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 December 1786
Ship Country Description
Molly  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on the south coast of Sicily. She was on a voyage from Zant, Venetian Republic to London.[110]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1786
Ship Country Description
Ann  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore near Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Newry, County Antrim, Ireland.[111]
Benjamin  Great Britain The ship was lost near Weymouth, Dorset. She was on a voyage from Weymouth to London.[83]
Betsey  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Tingmouth, Devon.[112]
Capelin  Great Britain The ship was lost near Figueira da Foz, Portugal.[101]
Christian Hendrick  Dutch Republic The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in Deadman's Bay, Devon. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Rotterdam to Barcelona, Spain.[113]
Congress  United States The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Prince Frederick ( Great Britain), which sprang a leak three days later and was abandoned. The crews from both ships reached Flores Island, Azores.[114] Congress was on a voyage from a French port to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prince Frederick was on a voyage from New York, United States to London.[110]
Dame Maria Anne  Spain The ship was wrecked on the Spanish coast. She was on a voyage from a port in Catalonia to Cádiz.[59]
Fletcher  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Limerick, Ireland. She was on a voyage from Virginia, United States to London.[101]
Grenada Packet  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore and sank at Liverpool. She was on a voyage from Grenada to Liverpool.[91]
Gryfraald  Sweden The brig was driven ashore at Gibraltar. She was on a voyage from Sicily to Lisbon, Portugal.[98]
Hercules  Great Britain The ship was lost near Bilboa, Spain.[98]
Hercules  Great Britain The ship foundered in the Baltic Sea off "Derwinde". She was on a voyage from Riga, Russia to Dundee, Perthshire.[115]
Industry  Great Britain The ship was lost on the Nass Sand, in the Bristol Channel. She was on a voyage from Waterford, Ireland to Bristol, Gloucestershire.[83]
Industry  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at Figueira da Foz.[115]
Johannes Francisco  Dutch Republic The ship was driven ashore near Dartmouth, Devon. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Rotterdam to Gibraltar.[113]
Juno  Dutch Republic Navy The fifth rate frigate was wrecked in Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight with the loss of six of her crew.[113][116]
L'Aimable Thèrese  France The ship was wrecked at the Cape of Good Hope.[73]
La Ville de Havre  France The ship was wrecked near Cherbourg. She was on a voyage from Saint Domingo to Cape Town, Dutch Cape Colony and Le Havre.[111][73]
Messenger  Great Britain The ship was lost in Blacksod Bay, County Mayo, Ireland. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newfoundland, British America to an English port.[83]
Mette Catharina  Russia The ship was wrecked near Plymouth, Devon. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg to Genoa.[113]
Montgomery  Great Britain The ship was wrecked on the Welsh coast. She was on a voyage from Newry to London.[98]
Neptune  Great Britain The ship became trapped by ice at Narva, Russia and was abandoned by her crew. She was on a voyage from Narva to Hull, Yorkshire.[98]
Nostra Señora de Begona  Spain The ship was wrecked near Newhaven, Sussex, Great Britain with the loss of five of her crew.[111]
Ormond  Great Britain The ship was lost near Wexford, Ireland. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Africa.[111]
Polly  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore on the coast of Cornwall.[113]
Polly  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore at North Foreland, Kent. She was on a voyage from Rotterdam to London.[117]
Providence  Great Britain The ship sank at Bridlington, Yorkshire. She was on a voyage from Amsterdam, Dutch Republic to Hull.[113]
Rebecca  Great Britain The ship was lost at Plymouth. Her crew were rescued.[92]
Rodney  Great Britain The ship was lost on the coast of Ireland.[118]
Sally  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore between Waterford and] Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland. She was on a voyage from Limerick to Pool, Dorset.[91]
Samuel  Great Britain The ship was lost in The Wash with the loss of all but one of her crew. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne to Herne Bay, Kent.[98]
St. Antonio  Spain The ship departed from Carthagena, Viceroyalty of New Granada for Ferrol. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all hands.[119]
Success  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore on Texel, Dutch Republic. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Hamburg.[91]
Sophia  Great Britain The ship was lost near Harwich, Essex. She was on a voyage from Ostend, Dutch Republic to London.[83]
Three Brothers  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore near Figueira da Foz.[115]
Wallfish POL Szczecin flag.svg Stettin The ship was driven ashore on the coast of Jutland. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Stettin.[117]
Wasa  Russia The ship was driven ashore on Terschelling, Dutch Republic. She was on a voyage from Riga to Lisbon and Oporto, Portugal.[117]
William and Mary  Great Britain The ship was lost near Figueira da Foz.[101]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1786
Ship Country Description
Assistance  Great Britain The ship was wrecked at the Black River, Belize.[120]
Baton Rouge  Great Britain The ship was lost on the coast of Cuba. She was on a voyage from Jamaica to New Orleans, Louisiana, New Spain.[121]
Biscayner  Great Britain The whaler was lost on the coast of Newfoundlan, British America.[86]
Brabant  France The ship was wrecked on Rodrigues, Mauritius. She was on a voyage from the Malabar Coast to France.[101]
Bridget  Great Britain The ship was lost.[25]
Britannia  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, South Carolina, United States.[57]
Carolina  Great Britain The ship foundered in the Gulf of Florida. She was on a voyage from St. Marks, Florida, New Spain to Charleston, South Carolina and London.[54]
Commerce  Great Britain The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean whilst on a voyage from Savannah, Georgia, United States to Liverpool, Lancashire.[122] Her crew were rescued.[123]
Dolphin  Great Britain The ship was lost on "Robert Island", off the Cape of Good Hope.[62]
Enterprize  Great Britain The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean whilst on a voyage from Rhode Island, United States to Dublin, Ireland. Her crew were rescued by Buckthorn ( Great Britain).[34][124]
Flor de Naugacas  Portugal The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by a Dutch vessel. She was on a voyage from Maranão, Brazil to Oporto.[62]
Friendship  Great Britain The ship was wrecked on a reef off Antigua. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bristol to the Musquito Shore and British Honduras.[38]
Hansford  Great Britain The brig was lost whilst on a voyage from Virginia, United States to Antigua.[47]
Hawke  Great Britain The ship was lost in the Bahamas. She was on a voyage from New Providence, New Jersey, United States to Jamaica.[125]
Hector  Great Britain The ship was lost at Jamaica.[126]
Hope  Great Britain The ship was wrecked on the east coast of Jamaica. She was on a voyage from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States to Savanna-la-Mar, Jamaica.[67]
Hope  United States The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to the West Indies and Virginia.[66]
Hunter  Great Britain The ship was wrecked on the coast of Brazil. Her crew were rescued.[127]
Kitty  Great Britain The ship was lost whilst on a voyage from Pool, Dorset to Newfoundland.[91]
La Brunette de Nantes  France The ship was wrecked on Aiglenau whilst of a voyage from Port-au-Prince, Hispaniola to France. Her crew were rescued.[73]
Les Deux Amis de Havre  France The ship was wrecked at Guernsey, Channel Islands.[73]
Marquis de Voyer  France The ship was lost whilst on a voyage from the West Indies to France.[128]
Mary  Great Britain The ship was abandoned off the Virginia Capes, United States. Her crew were rescued by New Hope ( Great Britain). Mary was on a voyage from London to Cádiz, Spain and Virginia.[64]
Mary  Great Britain The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean. She was on a voyage from Saint Lucia to Virginia.[75]
Maryland Paquet  Great Britain The ship was lost on the Virginia Capes, United States. She was on a voyage from London to Maryland, United States.[129]
Nuestra Señora del Rosário  Spain The ship was wrecked on Faial Island, Azores.[130]
Peggy  Great Britain The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean whilst on a voyage from Shelburne, Nova Scotia to New York, United States.[131]
Porgey  United States The ship was wreckedin the Turks Islands. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from New York to Jamaica.[36][132]
Providence  Great Britain The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Friendship ( Great Britain). Providence was on a voyage from Newfoundland to Cádiz.[111]
Rebecca  Great Britain The ship was lost in the Bengal River. She was on a voyage from Madras to Bengal, India.[128]
Renuse  Great Britain The ship was lost at Newfoundland.[66]
Revenge  Great Britain The ship was wrecked on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.[75]
Sally  Great Britain The ship was lost in the Turks Islands. She was on a voyage from Jamaica to Maryland.[94]
Santa Roza  Portugal The ship was lost in the Chinese Sea. Her crew were rescued.[133]
Success  Great Britain The ship was wrecked off Dublin, Ireland.[134][135]
Susannah  Great Britain The ship was lost whilst on a voyage from Newfoundland to Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine, United States.[87] She may have been the ship that sank at "Harbour De Lute" and was subsequently refloated.[75]
Telemachus  United States The ship was wrecked on the Isle of Sable. She was on a voyage from Georgia to Amsterdam, Dutch Republic.[123]
Theodore de Nantes  France The ship struck a rock and was wrecked.[73]
True Briton  Great Britain The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Halifax, Nova Scotia, British America. She was on a voyage from a port in New Brunswick to Halifax.[87]
Uu Terre Neuvier  France The ship foundered in the Bay of Biscay off La Rochelle, France.[73]
Warren's Town  Great Britain The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean whilst on a voyage from Cork, Ireland to Cadiz, Spain.[122] Her crew were rescued.[123]

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Ship events in 1786
Ship launches: 1781 1782 1783 1784 1785 1786 1787 1788 1789 1790 1791
Ship commissionings: 1781 1782 1783 1784 1785 1786 1787 1788 1789 1790 1791
Ship decommissionings: 1781 1782 1783 1784 1785 1786 1787 1788 1789 1790 1791
Shipwrecks: 1781 1782 1783 1784 1785 1786 1787 1788 1789 1790 1791