List of shipwrecks in 1808

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The list of shipwrecks in 1808 includes ships sunk, wrecked or otherwise lost during 1808.

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January[edit]

1 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 January 1808
Ship Country Description
Barrett  United Kingdom The ship was holed by an anchor and sank at Falmouth, Jamaica.[1]
Brisk  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and was abandoned by her crew. She was on a voyage from London to Africa.[2]
Jenny  United Kingdom The sloop collided with a brig off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and was abandoned by her crew. She was then driven ashore. Jenny was on a voyage from Boston, Lincolnshire, to London.[3]
Leighton  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Isle of Skye. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Quebec, British North America, to Portsmouth, Hampshire.[4]
Lucena  United States The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Trafalgar, Spain. She was on a voyage from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Lisbon, Portugal.[5]

2 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 January 1808
Ship Country Description
Marlborough  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Barbadoes.[6]

3 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 1808
Ship Country Description
Mars  United Kingdom The ship departed from Savannah, Georgia, United States, for London. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[7]
Melantho  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and wrecked between Falsterbo, Sweden, and Møn, Denmark.[8]

4 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 January 1808
Ship Country Description
Spy  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean. Hannah ( United Kingdom) rescued the crew. Spy was on a voyage from Jamaica to London.[9]

5 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 January 1808
Ship Country Description
Henrietta  Sweden The ship ran aground in the Vlie. She was on a voyage from Stockholm to London, United Kingdom.[10]
Mary  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Orfordness, Suffolk.[11] She was on a voyage from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, to London.[12]

8 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 January 1808
Ship Country Description
America  United States The ship was driven ashore in the Saltee Islands, County Donegal, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Savannah, Georgia, to Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom.[13]
Choice  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Irish Sea off Wicklow. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, to Haiti.[4]

9 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 January 1808
Ship Country Description
Crawford  United States The ship was driven ashore on Heligoland. She was on a voyage from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Amsterdam, Holland.[4]

10 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 January 1808
Ship Country Description
Robert  United Kingdom The sloop ran aground on the Glenstokan Rocks, off Colvend, Kirkcudbrightshire, and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[14]
Robert Bollon  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Gulf of Mexico (27°10′N 87°00′W / 27.167°N 87.000°W / 27.167; -87.000). Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, to Savannah, Georgia, United States.[2]

11 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 January 1808
Ship Country Description
John  United Kingdom The ship foundered in Broadhaven Bay. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, to Galway.[15]

13 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 January 1808
Ship Country Description
Success  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore at Portsmouth, Hampshire.[16]

14 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 January 1808
Ship Country Description
Agincourt  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Cowes, Isle of Wight. She was later refloated.[4]
Alexander  Sweden The ship was driven ashore at Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom.[4]
Anges  United Kingdom The transport ship was driven ashore at Cowes. She was later refloated.[4]
Argo  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Spurn Point, Yorkshire. She was on a voyage from London to Hull, Yorkshire.[17]
Beaufoy  United Kingdom The victualling hoy sank at Dover, Kent.[18]
Betsey  United Kingdom The barque was driven ashore near Margate, Kent. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newfoundland, British North America to London.[19]
Betsey  United Kingdom The ship foundered in The Downs with the loss of three of her crew. She was on a voyage from London to Portsmouth, Hampshire.[4]
Blanchland  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on the Norfolk coast between Wells-next-the-Sea and Cromer with the loss of nine of her crew.[20]
Calliope  United Kingdom The West Indiaman was driven ashore at Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk. She later refloated but was driven ashore and wrecked at Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk.[16]
Flora  United Kingdom The ship was in collision with Lovell ( United Kingdom) in The Downs and sank Lovell was abandoned by her crew.[4]
Flora  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Hornsea, Yorkshire.[4]
Flora  Denmark The sloop, a prize, was abandoned in the English Channel. She was on a voyage from Dover to London. She came ashore on the French coast.[4][21]
Fountain  United Kingdom The brigantine sank at Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, with the loss of a crew member.[22]
Frederick  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Margate.[4]
Hope  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Kingsdown, Kent.[23]
Hope  United Kingdom The ketch was driven ashore at Walmer, Kent.[4]
Industry  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Cowes.[4]
Jenny and Phoebe  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Margate.[4]
John  United Kingdom The ship was lost in Sheephaven Bay. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Galway.[24]
Levant  United Kingdom The ship was run into by a collier and was abandoned by her crew. She consequently foundered in the English Channel off the east Kent coast.[4]
Maida  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. She was on a voyage from Cork to London.[4]
Mary and Ann  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the English Channel off Margate. She was on a voyage from Surinam to London.[4]
Nordstern Flag of Bremen.svg Bremen The ship was wrecked on Heligoland.[9]
Northumberland Packet  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Scarborough, Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued by the Scarborough Lifeboat. She was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland.[4]
Nottingham  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Goodwin Sands, Kent, and was abandoned by her crew. She was refloated but consequently foundered.[4] Nottingham was on a voyage from Deptford, Kent, to Portsmouth.[25]
Sally  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Hornsea.[4]
Susannah  United Kingdom The sloop foundered in the North Sea off Whitby.[4]
Thomas and Mary  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore at Portland, Dorset. She was on a voyage from Poole, Dorset, to Exeter, Devon.[4]
Union  United States The ship was driven ashore at Margate. She was later refloated and taken in to Ramsgate.[4]
Venus  United Kingdom The collier was driven ashore at Deal, Kent.[23] She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham, to Gibraltar.[25]
Vervandering Flag of Bremen.svg Bremen The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Heligoland.[9]
William and Henry  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Ramsgate, Kent.[4] She was on a voyage from London to the Cape of Good Hope.[25] William and Henry was later refloated and taken in to Ramsgate.[26]
William and James  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.[4]

15 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 January 1808
Ship Country Description
Lord Keith  Royal Navy The same storm that wrecked HMS Sparkler drove His Majesty's hired armed cutter Lord Keith into Cuxhaven where the French captured her entire crew.[27]
Ohio  United States The ship was wrecked at Cape Florida, East Florida. She was on a voyage from Jamaica to New York.[2]
HMS Sparkler  Royal Navy The gun-brig was wrecked on Terschelling, Holland with the loss of seventeen of her 53 crew.[28][29]

16 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 1808
Ship Country Description
Levant  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore on the French coast. She was refloated on 26 January and taken in to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, Somme.[30]
Orpheus  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) east south east of Coquet Island, Northumberland, with the loss of seven of her twelve crew. Survivors were rescued by Eliza ( United Kingdom). Orpheus was on a voyage from Dram, Norway, to Leith, Lothian.[17]

17 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 January 1808
Ship Country Description
Jane  United Kingdom Napoleonic Wars: The ship was captured and burnt by Hermione and Hortense (both  French Navy). Jane was on a voyage from Newfoundland, British North America to Grenada.[31]

20 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 January 1808
Ship Country Description
Mary Anne  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Wexford. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Kinsale, County Cork, to Dublin.[32]
Catherine Green  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Wexford. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Kinsale to Dublin.[32]

23 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 January 1808
Ship Country Description
Hope United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Dominica The brig ran aground at Caernarfon. Her crew were rescued. She was destroyed in a storm on 28 January. Hope was on a voyage from Dominica to Liverpool, Lancashire.[33]

24 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 January 1808
Ship Country Description
HMS Carrier  Royal Navy The cutter ran aground off Étaples, Pas-de-Calais, France. She was abandoned by her crew, who tried to set her afire without success. They were rescued and became prisoners of the French. HMS Carrier was subsequently taken into French service as the privateer Anacreon.

28 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 January 1808
Ship Country Description
John  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked near Bideford, Devon. She was on a voyage from Newfoundland, British North America to Waterford.[20][34]
Othello  United States The ship was wrecked near Bideford. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Charleston, South Carolina, to Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom.[20][34]
Summer  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Gothenburg, Sweden, with the loss of all but three of her crew.[30] She was on a voyage from London to a Baltic port.[35]

29 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 1808
Ship Country Description
Little George  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Long Island, New York, United States.[36]

30 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 January 1808
Ship Country Description
Canopus Flag of Bremen.svg Bremen The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands to Gothenburg, Sweden.[20] Canopus was refloated on 1 February.[37]
Grace  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on a reef north east of Nevis. She was on a voyage from London to Nevis.[38]
Mary and Sally  United States The ship was wrecked at Westport, County Mayo, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Charleston, South Carolina, to Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom.[30]

31 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 January 1808
Ship Country Description
Abby & Sally  United States The ship was driven ashore and damaged at the Cape of Good Hope. She was refloated on 2 February.[39]
HMS Leda  Royal Navy The Leda-class frigate was wrecked at Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire. Her crew were rescued.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1808
Ship Country Description
HMS Ariel  Royal Navy The sloop-of-war ran aground on the Gunfleet Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex and was severely damaged. She was refloated and put into Harwich, Essex, on 30 January.[40]
Belfast  United Kingdom The ship was lost near Sligo. She was on a voyage from Sligo to Dublin.[41]
Betsey  United States The brig was driven ashore and wrecked at North Meols, Lancashire, United Kingdom. Her 24 crew were rescued.[20][33] She was on a voyage from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Liverpool, Lancashire.[40]
Brothers  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in The Wash off Boston, Lincolnshire. Her crew were rescued.[42]
Carl  Sweden The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Gothenburg.[30] She was on a voyage from Gothenburg to a Baltic port.[35]
Courier  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off the Isles of Scilly with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Newfoundland to Dartmouth, Devon.[4]
HMS Delight  Royal Navy War of the Fourth Coalition: The Seagull-class brig-sloop ran aground off Reggio Calabria, Kingdom of Sicily, where she came under fire from French shore-based artillery. She was burnt to prevent her capture.
Divina Providentia  Portugal The ship was driven ashore near Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Plymouth to London.[43]
Edwin  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Baltic Sea. Her crew were rescued.[15] She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia, to Boston, Lincolnshire.[24]
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Irish coast.[44]
Endeavour  United Kingdom The transport ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Heligoland.[45]
Excell  United Kingdom The ship foundered in The Downs. Her crew were rescued.[42]
Endeavour  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the Highlands. She was on a voyage from Messina, Kingdom of Sicily, to Liverpool.[26]
Fanny  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Carmarthen Bay. She was on a voyage from Baltimore, Maryland, United States, to Bristol, Gloucestershire.[3]
Flora  United Kingdom The ship, as cartel, was lost in Carmarthen Bay.[44]
Flora  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Cromer, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire, to Leith, Lothian.[17]
HMS Flora  United Kingdom The fifth-rate was wrecked on the Dutch coast.[46]
Friends Delight  United Kingdom The ship sank at Pill, Gloucestershire. She was on a voyage from London to Bristol.[15]
Gabriel  United Kingdom The ship was sunk in the North Sea off Coquet Island, Northumberland, by the privateer Eglé ( France).[44]
George  United Kingdom A boat from the ship was discovered off the Isles of Scilly by HMS Plover ( Royal Navy).[17]
Globe  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and wrecked on Islay. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, to Galway.[47]
Good Intent  United Kingdom The ship foundered in a gale.[30]
Goodrich  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Irish coast. She was on a voyage from Newfoundland to Poole, Dorset.[4]
Grove Hill  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Copenhagen, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Riga, Russia, to Hull.[48]
Haabet Unknown The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean whilst on a voyage from Plymouth to Charleston, South Carolina, United States.[49] Her crew were rescued by the privateer Crescent ( United Kingdom).[50]
Harmony  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Bristol Channel off Barry Island, Glamorgan. She was on a voyage from Bristol to Milford, Pembrokeshire.[17]
Hope  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Deal, Kent.[42] She was later refloated and taken in to Ramsgate, Kent.[15]
Hope  United Kingdom The ship foundered with the loss of two of her crew. She was on a voyage from Figueira da Foz, Portugal, to Guernsey, Channel Islands.[20][40]
Johannes  Sweden The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Gothenburg.[30] She was on a voyage from Gothenburg to a Baltic port.[35]
John and Joseph  United States The ship was wrecked off Middelburg, Kingdom of Holland.[51] She was on a voyage from Baltimore, Maryland, to Amsterdam, Kingdom of Holland.[43]
Joseph  United Kingdom The ship foundered in Aberdaron Bay. Her crew were rescued.[52] She was on a voyage from Milford to Liverpool.[17]
Knud Unknown The ship was lost at Cape La Hague, Manche, France. She was on a voyage from Lisbon, Portugal, to London.[53]
Maria Gdansk flag.svg Danzig The ship was wrecked at Varberg, Sweden. She was on a voyage from Danzig to Belfast, County Antrim.[20][40]
Mercurius  Sweden The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Gothenburg.[30][35] She was on a voyage from Hull to Gothenburg.[35]
Neutrality  Denmark The ship was detained by Caledonia ( United Kingdom). She subsequently foundered in the Atlantic Ocean.[4][13]
Nottingham  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the English Channel off Deal. She was on a voyage from Deptford, Kent, to Portsmouth, Hampshire.[42]
Novo Conto  Sweden The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Gothenburg.[30] She was on a voyage from London to Gothenburg.[35]
Peggy  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Isle of Man with the loss of all on board. She was on a voyage from Sligo to Liverpool.[53]
Pope  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Caernarfon. She was on a voyage from Dominica to Liverpool.[45]
Prosperity  United Kingdom The ship foundered whilst on a voyage from Ireland to New York. All on board were rescued by Patriote ( French Navy).[15]
Renown  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Tenby, Pembrokeshire. She was on a voyage from Cork to Swansea, Glamorgan.[11] She was later refloated and taken in to Tenby for repairs.[17]
Rising Star  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Aldeburgh, Suffolk, with the loss of all but two of her crew. She was on a voyage from Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, to London.[45]
Roxburgh Packet  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Blakeney, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Leith to London.[15]
Sandwich  United Kingdom The ship foundered in a gale.[30]
Speculation  Sweden The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Gothenburg.[30] She was on a voyage from Lancaster, Lancashire, to Gothenburg.[35]
Sugnal  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on the Isle of Mull. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Limerick.[52]
Sultana  United States The ship foundered in the North Sea off Hellevoetsluis, Kingdom of Holland.[4][13]
Ulysses  United Kingdom The ship was lost at Newport, County Mayo. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Wiscasset, Maine, United States, to Liverpool.[44]
Venus  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Deal. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham, to Gibraltar.[42]
Vine  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Gunfleet Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. she was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne to London.[44]
Vine  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Gothenburg. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to a Baltic port.[20]
William Murdoch  United States The ship was lost near the Virginia Capes in late January. She was on a voyage from Rotterdam, Kingdom of Holland, to Georgetown.[54]
Zalema  United States The ship was lost near New Romney, Kent. She was on a voyage from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Rotterdam, Kingdom of Holland.[3]

February[edit]

5 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 February 1808
Ship Country Description
Catharine  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off Redcar, Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued.[48]
Dispatch  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland to Newcastle-upon-Tyne.[55]

6 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 February 1808
Ship Country Description
Comerciante  Spain The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Gibraltar.[1]
Euphrates  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Algeciras, Spain. She was on a voyage from British Honduras to an Irish port.[1][56]
Mary  United States The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Gibraltar.[1]
Minerva  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Gibraltar. She was on a voyage from Barcelona, Spain, to Gibraltar.[1]

8 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 February 1808
Ship Country Description
Peggy  United Kingdom The ship departed from Gravesend, Kent, for Cork. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[57]

9 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 February 1808
Ship Country Description
Joseph and John  United Kingdom The ship struck rocks in the North Sea off Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland and sank. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire to Grangemouth, Stirlingshire.[49]
Matilda  United Kingdom Napoleonic Wars: The ship was captured by a French privateer whilst on a voyage from Halifax, British North America, to Saint Domingue. She was set afire and sunk.[2]

10 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 1808
Ship Country Description
Dove  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Dublin. Her crew were rescued.[49]
Havant  United Kingdom The ship struck the pier and sank at Ramsgate, Kent. she was on a voyage from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, to Portsmouth, Hampshire.[48]
Mayflower  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Dublin. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Clonakilty, County Cork, to Dublin.[49]
Robert Bollon  United States The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (27°10′N 37°00′W / 27.167°N 37.000°W / 27.167; -37.000. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Savannah, Georgia.[58]
Washington  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Cape Wrath, Sutherland, with the loss of all but three of her crew. She was on a voyage from Lisbon, Portugal, to Liverpool, Lancashire.[49]

11 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 1808
Ship Country Description
Harriet  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the West Hoyle Bank, in Liverpool Bay with the loss of 25 of the 32 people on board. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, to Berbice.[49]
Sygnet  French Navy The 20-gun corvette was driven ashore and wrecked at Cherbourg, Manche.[59]
Seine  French Navy The 20-gun corvette was driven ashore and wrecked at Cherbourg.[59]

12 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 February 1808
Ship Country Description
Amity  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore at Harwich, Essex. She was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire, to London.[49][60] Amity was later refloated and brought into that port.[30]
Amphitrite  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Ryde, Isle of Wight. She was later refloated.[49]
Benjamin  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Gore-end Bay, Margate, Kent, with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Waterford to London.[49]
Brothers  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Dover, Kent.[49]
Buxar  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore between Corton, Suffolk and Gunton, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham, to London.[49][61] Her crew were rescued.[62]
Charleston  United Kingdom The ship sank at Scarborough, Yorkshire. She was on a voyage from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland to London.[49]
Clyde  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Gore-end Bay, Margate, with the loss of four of the nine people on board. She was on a voyage from Halifax, Nova Scotia, British North America, to London.[49][63]
Countess of Elgin  United Kingdom The cutter was driven ashore in Margate Bay.[62]
Crompton  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore between Corton and Gunton.[49][61] Her crew were rescued.[62]
Diana  United States The ship was driven ashore at Dublin, United Kingdom.[30] She was on a voyage from New York to Dublin.[35]
Douro  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore between Corton and Gunton. She was on a voyage from Hull to Surinam.[49][61] Her crew were rescued.[62]
Eliza  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Hoyle Bank, in Liverpool Bay. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, to Savannah, Georgia, United States. Eliza was later refloated and taken in to Liverpool.[60]
Elizabeth  United Kingdom Captain Jeffries' ship was driven ashore between Corton and Gunton.[49][61] Her crew were rescued.[62]
Elizabeth  United Kingdom Captain Prowton's ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Great Yarmouth. Her crew were rescued.[35]
Elizabeth  Denmark The ship, a prize, was driven ashore at Queenborough, Kent.[30][64]
Governor  United Kingdom The hoy was driven ashore and wrecked at Margate.[65]
Griffin  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore between Corton and Gunton. She was on a voyage from Ipswich, Suffolk, to King's Lynn, Norfolk.[49][61] Her crew were rescued.[62]
Harmony  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore at Harwich. She was on a voyage from Hull to London.[49][60]
Heroine  United Kingdom The ship was lost whilst on a voyage from Greenock, Renfrewshire, to Limerick.[66]
Huntress  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the River Mersey at Liverpool. She was on a voyage from Virginia, United States, to Liverpool. Huntress was later refloated.[60]
Jane  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin.[30]
Jenny  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore between Corton and Gunton. She was on a voyage from London to Newcastle-upon-Tyne.[49] Her crew were rescued.[62]
John and Margaret  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Berwick upon Tweed to London.[66]
Leith  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore at Harwich. She was on a voyage from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to London.[49][60]
Little Jane  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Ryde. She was on a voyage from London to the Cape of Good Hope.[49][65] She was later refloated.[30]
Lucy and Alida  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore in Marsh Bay, Isle of Thanet. She was on a voyage from Africa to London.[60][65] Lucy and Alida was refloated on 13 March and taken in to Margate.[67]
Malcolm  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Ryde.[49]
HMS Mariner  Royal Navy The brig was driven ashore in Margate Bay.[62]
Martha  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Great Yarmouth.[49][61][62]
Mary  United States The ship was driven ashore at Ryde.[49]
Marys  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Great Yarmouth.[49][61][62]
Mayflower  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Heligoland. Her crew were rescued.[55]
Mercator  United States The ship was driven ashore near Dún Laoghaire.[30]
Neptune  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Kingsgate, Kent. She caught fire the next day and was destroyed. Neptune was on a voyage from Chatham, Kent, to Chepstow, Monmouthshire.[62]
Neptune  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Portland, Dorset, whilst on a voyage from Arundel, Sussex, to Bridport, Dorset. She was later refloated.[49]
Norfolk  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore at Harwich. She was on a voyage from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to London.[49][60]
Olympus  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Dún Laoghaire. She was on a voyage from Cork to Dublin.[30][35]
Perseverance  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Gore-end Bay, Margate. She was on a voyage from Cork to London.[49] She was refloated on 3 March.[5]
Providence  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from London to Madeira, Portugal.[68]
Quebec  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore at Orfordness, Suffolk, and was abandoned by her crew. She subsequently refloated and drifted out to sea.[49]
Racehorse  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and foundered in the English Channel. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from King's Lynn to Liverpool.[49][62]
Ravensworth  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off Harwich with the loss of six of her nine crew. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham, to London.[49] Her crew were rescued.[62]
Rochdale  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore between Corton and Gunton. She was on a voyage from Hull to London.[49][61]
Snake  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Margate. She was on a voyage from Poole, Dorset, to London.[49]
St. Michael  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Dún Laorghaire.[30]
Swift  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Great Yarmouth with the loss of a crew member. She was on a voyage from London to Montrose, Forfarshire.[49][61][62]
Telemachus  United Kingdom The sloop ran aground on the Knock John Sandbank, at the mouth of the River Thames and was wrecked with the loss of two of her three crew.[69]
Thomas and Judith  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Gore-end Bay, Margate, with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Portsmouth, Hampshire, to London.[49]
Union  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore between Corton and Gunton.[49][61] Her crew were rescued.[62]
Union  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Dublin.[30] She was on a voyage from Whitehaven, Cumberland, to Dublin.[35]
Unity  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Portland. She was on a voyage from Southampton, Hampshire, to Penryn, Cornwall. Unity was later refloated.[60]

13 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 February 1808
Ship Country Description
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Plymouth, Devon, to Boston, Lincolnshire.[30][49][61]
Lord Melville  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Great Yarmouth.[49][61]
Robin Redbreast  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Great Yarmouth.[49][61]

14 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 February 1808
Ship Country Description
Mary  United Kingdom The ship foundered in The Downs. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham, to Weymouth, Dorset.[70]

15 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1808
Ship Country Description
Ohio  United States The ship was wrecked on Martyr's Reef, off the Bahamas. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Jamaica to New York.[71]
HMS Raposa  Royal Navy The corvette ran aground 50 nautical miles (93 km) off Cartagena, New Granada. She was set afire and scuttled by her 55 crew, who were rescued by the Spanish and taken prisoner.

16 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1808
Ship Country Description
Ida  United States The brig was driven ashore at Cape May, New Jersey.[1] She was on a voyage from Lisbon, Portugal, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[72]
Nelson  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore at Bideford, Devon. She was on a voyage from St. Ives, Cornwall, to Newport, Monmouthshire.[30]
Thetis  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Cape May.[1]

20 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 February 1808
Ship Country Description
Rhine  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Heligoland.[66]

23 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 1808
Ship Country Description
HMS Hirondelle  United Kingdom The brig ran aground off Cape Bon and capsized, becoming a wreck, and waves swamped one of her boats as it tried to reach shore. Four members of Hirondelle′s crew survived.[73]

24 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 February 1808
Ship Country Description
Chalmers  United Kingdom Atlantic slave trade: The ship was wrecked on the Spanish Main. She was on a voyage from Africa to the West Indies. The slaves were rescued by the Spanish.[74]

26 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 February 1808
Ship Country Description
Boreas  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Pakefield, Suffolk.[70]
Nancy  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Goodwin Sands, Kent. Her crew were rescued.[5]

28 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1808
Ship Country Description
Lars Johan  Sweden The ship was driven ashore near Campbeltown, Wigtownshire, United Kingdom.[5] She was on a voyage from Helsingfors to Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom.[56]

29 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 February 1808
Ship Country Description
Jupiter  United Kingdom The ship was captured and destroyed off Madeira by Pénélope and Thémis (both  French Navy). She was on a voyage from London to Barbadoes.[7]
London  United Kingdom The ship was captured and destroyed off Madeira by Pénélope and Thémis (both  French Navy). She was on a voyage from London to Barbadoes.[7]
Magdalen  United Kingdom Napoleonic Wars: The ship was captured and destroyed off Madeira by Pénélope and Thémis (both  French Navy). She was on a voyage from Falmouth, Cornwall, to Barbadoes.[7]
Richmond  United Kingdom The ship was captured and destroyed off Madeira by Pénélope and Thémis (both  French Navy). She was on a voyage from London to Barbadoes.[7]
Trafalgar  United Kingdom The ship was captured and destroyed off Madeira by Pénélope and Thémis (both  French Navy). She was on a voyage from London to Surinam.[7]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1808
Ship Country Description
Active  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Guernsey, Channel Islands.[30]
Albion  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the North Sea off the mouth of the Humber.[30]
Anna Maria Denmark Norway The ship departed from Arundahl for London, United Kingdom. No further trace, presumed foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all hands.[75]
Bristol Packet  United Kingdom The full-rigged ship foundered in the Bristol Channel off Minehead, Somerset. She was on a voyage from Teignmouth, Devon, to Bristol, Gloucestershire.[49]
Brutus  United States Napoleonic Wars: The ship was captured and burnt by Hermione and Hortense (both  French Navy). Brutus was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom, to New York.[31]
Cecilia  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Margate, Kent. She was on a voyage from São Miguel Island, Azores to London.[48] Cecilia was refloated on 12 February and put into Margate.[60]
Delight  United States The ship was abandoned in the North Sea. She subsequently came ashore on the coast of Essex. Delight was refloated and taken in to Sheerness, Kent.[64]
Dutchman  United Kingdom The ship sank at Whitby after 24 February. She was on a voyage from London to Newcastle upon Tyne.[76]
Eliza  United States Napoleonic Wars: The ship was captured and burnt by French frigate Hermione (1804) and Hortense (both  French Navy). Eliza was on a voyage from Liverpool to New York.[31]
Europe  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on South Uist, Outer Hebrides. She was on a voyage from Pictou, Nova Scotia, British North America, to Ayr[37]
Fortitude  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Alnwick, Northumberland, with the loss of all hands.[55] She was on a voyage from Gibraltar to Liverpool.[77]
Friend  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Lymington, Hampshire.[30] She was on a voyage from London to Falmouth, Cornwall.[64] Friend was refloated on 1 March.[78]
Industry  United Kingdom The ship departed Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, for London. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[68]
Lochnell Packet  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at "Red Noses". All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Dublin.[49][60]
Margaretta Barbara  Sweden The ship was wrecked whilst on a voyage from Varberg to London.[5]
Mars  United States The brig was detained by Redbridge ( French Navy) but was subsequently lost off Nassau, Bahamas.[79]
Matilda  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Plymouth, Devon. She was on a voyage from Montevideo to London.[49]
Mentor  United Kingdom The ship struck an anchor and sank at the mouth of the River Avon. She was on a voyage from Oporto to Bristol.[49][60]
Neptune  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Scarborough, Yorkshire.[70]
Pomona  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at "Red Noses" She was on a voyage from Whitehaven, Cumberland, to Liverpool.[49]
Sally  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Fishguard, Pembrokeshire. She was on a voyage from Cork to Liverpool, Lancashire.[49]
Spraycombe  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the Scilly Islands.[59]
Star  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, to Bridlington, Yorkshire.[80]
HMS Tang  Royal Navy The Ballahoo-class schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all 25 people on board.
True Briton  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Shipwash Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham, to London.[48]

March[edit]

2 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 March 1808
Ship Country Description
Mentor  United Kingdom The ship was run down and sunk in the North Sea by Berwick Merchant ( United Kingdom).[78]

7 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 March 1808
Ship Country Description
General Moore  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Wexford.[81]

8 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1808
Ship Country Description
Dunkerquoise  France Napoleonic Wars: The privateer was driven ashore at Katwijk, Kingdom of Holland and was then destroyed by Princess Augusta ( United Kingdom).[82]

9 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 March 1808
Ship Country Description
St. Michael  United Kingdom The ship foundered off the Blasket Islands, County Kerry. Her crew were rescued. She was reported to have been on a voyage from Kinsale, County Cork, to Cork.[83]

12 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 1808
Ship Country Description
Hope  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked at Mevagissey, Cornwall. Her crew were rescued.[84]

14 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1808
Ship Country Description
Fanny  United Kingdom The ship departed from Southampton, Hampshire, for the Bristol Channel. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[85]

15 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 March 1808
Ship Country Description
Harry  United Kingdom The ship departed from Liverpool, Lancashire, for Saint John, New Brunswick, British North America. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[86]

19 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 March 1808
Ship Country Description
Elizabeth  United Kingdom Napoleonic Wars: The ship was captured by two French Navy frigates whilst on a voyage from Malta to London. She was set afire and sunk.[87]

20 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 March 1808
Ship Country Description
Diana  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Teignmouth, Devon.[83]

21 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 March 1808
Ship Country Description
Diamond  United Kingdom The smack was wrecked on the Tyningham Sands, in the North Sea off the Lothian coast, with the loss of five lives. She was on a voyage from London to Leith, Lothian[83][88]

22 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 March 1808
Ship Country Description
Bremen Packet  United Kingdom The ship foundered at the mouth of the Humber. Her crew were rescued.[83]
HDMS Prins Christian Frederick Denmark Dano-Norwegian Navy Battle of Zealand Point: The 74-gun ship of the line ran aground whilst engaged in a battle with HMS Nassau and HMS Stately (both  Royal Navy). She was captured by the British and was subsequently set afire and destroyed on 23 March.[89]
Prosperity  United Kingdom The ship foundered at the mouth of the Humber.[83]

23 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 March 1808
Ship Country Description
HMS Astraea  Royal Navy The Active-class frigate was wrecked on the Horseshoe Reef, off Anegada,[90] Virgin Islands with the loss of four of her crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS St. Christopher ( Royal Navy)
HDMS Prinds Christian Frederick  Royal Danish Navy Gunboat War, Battle of Zealand Point: The Prindcesse Caroline-class ship of the line was driven ashore on the coast of Zealand by HMS Nassau and HMS Stately (both  Royal Navy). She was burnt by the British.

24 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 March 1808
Ship Country Description
HMS Milbrook  Royal Navy A squall drive the ship onto a reef off Berlenga Grande Island in the Berlengas in the Atlantic Ocean off Portugal. Her crew refloated her and anchored her in clear water for the night.
Resolution United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Guernsey Napoleonic Wars: The privateer was captured and burnt by Hermione and Hortense (both  French Navy).[31]

25 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 March 1808
Ship Country Description
HMS Electra  Royal Navy The Seagull-class brig-sloop ran aground off Augusta, Sicily. Although salvaged, she was declared a total loss and was dismantled.
HMS Milbrook  Royal Navy For the second day in a row, the ship was driven onto rocks off Berlenga Grande Island in the Berlengas in the Atlantic Ocean off Portugal. She bilged, fell over onto her side, and was lost. Her crew survived.

26 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 March 1808
Ship Country Description
Caledonia  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Redcar, Yorkshire, with the loss of seventeen or nineteen lives.[38][91]

30 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 March 1808
Ship Country Description
North Star  United Kingdom The whaler was destroyed by fire.[92]
Providence  United Kingdom The ship was sunk at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.[38]

31 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 March 1808
Ship Country Description
Totness  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Deal Castle, Kent. She was on a voyage from London to Dartmouth, Devon.[54]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1808
Ship Country Description
Ann  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Wexford with the loss of two of her crew. She was on a voyage from Conwy, Denbighshire, to Neath, Glamorgan.[54]
Argo  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Teignmouth, Devon.[6] She was later refloated.[56]
Atalanta Unknown The ship was lost in the Baltic Sea.[67]
Enterprize  United Kingdom Napoleonic Wars: The ship was captured and burnt on or about 18 March by Hermione and Hortense (both  French Navy). Enterprize was on a voyage from Malta to Liverpool, Lancashire.[31]
Hope  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Isle of Uist. She was on a voyage from New Brunswick, British North America, to Liverpool.[93]
Joseph and Janet  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the North Sea off Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland. She was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire to Glasgow, Renfrewshire.[83]
King George  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Bridlington, Yorkshire.[8]
Mentor  United States Napoleonic Wars: The ship was captured and burnt by Hermione and Hortense (both  French Navy). Mentor was on a voyage from Catalonia, Spain, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her crew were taken prisoner.[31]
Sappho  United Kingdom Napoleonic Wars: The ship was on a voyage from London to Madeira, Portugal, when the French Navy frigates Italienne and Sirène ( French Navy) captured her. They set her on fire and sank her.[83]
Sarah King  United Kingdom Napoleonic Wars: The ship was captured by Italienne andSirène (both  French Navy) whilst on a voyage from London to Saint Domingue. She was set afire and sunk.[83]
Windham  United States Napoleonic Wars: The schooner was captured by Sirène (both  French Navy). She was set afire and sunk.[83]

April[edit]

1 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 April 1808
Ship Country Description
Governor Hunter United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The schooner was driven ashore on Badger Island in a hurricane. She was subsequently repaired and arrived at Sydney on 3 April 1810[94][95]

3 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 April 1808
Ship Country Description
Merchant  United Kingdom The ship was run down and sunk in the North Sea off North Shields, County Durham, with the loss of seven of her ten crew.[57]

4 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 1808
Ship Country Description
Ann  United Kingdom The sloop was capthred in the English Channel by the privateer Actif ( France): She subsequently came ashore on the south coast of the Isle of Wight.[68]
Lovely Cruiser  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Rame Head, Cornwall. She was on a voyage from Cork to Plymouth, Devon.[96]
Mary  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Whithorn, Wigtownshire.[97]
Mercury  United States The ship was in collision with a Royal Navy warship in the English Channel. She was subsequently driven onto the Goodwin Sands, Kent, United Kingdom, and wrecked. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, to London, United Kingdom.[96]
Success  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Rame Head. She was on a voyage from Cork to London.[96]

5 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 April 1808
Ship Country Description
Albion  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Portsmouth, Hampshire. She was refloated the next day.[68]
George  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Plymouth, Devon.[96]
George  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Portsmouth.[68]
Hamlet  United States The ship was driven ashore in Pegwell Bay, Kent, United Kingdom. She later refloated and consequently sank off Ramsgate, Kent.[68]
John  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Portsmouth. She was refloated the next day.[68]
Lovely Cruizer  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Ram Head, Devon. She was on a voyage from Cork to Plymouth, Devon.[98]
Success  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Ram Head, Devon. she was on a voyage from Cork to London.[98]
Three Brothers  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the English Channel off Seaford, Sussex, with the loss of all hands.[68] She was on a voyage from Surinam to London.[99]
Thomas and Martha  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Great Yarmouth, norfolk. She was on a voyage from Aberdeen to Jersey, Channel Islands.[68]

7 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 1808
Ship Country Description
Agatha Flagge der Hansestadt Lübeck.svg Lübeck The ship wrecked near Memel, Prussia, with the loss of eighteen of the 29 people on board.[100][101]

8 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 April 1808
Ship Country Description
Perseverance  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and wrecked west of Sker Point, Glamorgan. All 83 [people on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Cork to Bristol, Gloucestershire. Her cargo of whiskey was plundered by the local inhabitants, two of whom drank themselves to death.[68][102]

9 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 April 1808
Ship Country Description
Isabella  United States The ship was lost off Hellevoetsluis, Kingdom of Holland.[31]

15 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 April 1808
Ship Country Description
Dryade  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Marichoneal, Jamaica. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Jamaica to London.[103]
Four Sisters  United Kingdom The ship was run down and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Eddystone Lighthouse. Her crew were rescued.[97]
Nancy  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Skagen, Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, to a Baltic Port.[104]

17 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 April 1808
Ship Country Description
Chalmers  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Isla Margharita.[105]

19 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 April 1808
Ship Country Description
Four Sisters  United Kingdom The ship was run down and sunk off the Eddystone Lighthouse. Her crew were rescued.[106]
Isabella  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Bervie, Aberdeenshire.[107]

20 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 April 1808
Ship Country Description
HMS Widgeon  Royal Navy The Cuckoo-class schooner was wrecked 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) north west of Banff, Aberdeenshire. Her crew were rescued.

21 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 April 1808
Ship Country Description
James  United Kingdom The sloop foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off St. Ives, Cornwall. She was on a voyage from Ilfracombe, Devon, to Plymouth, Devon.[108]

22 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 April 1808
Ship Country Description
HMS Bermuda  Royal Navy The Bermuda sloop was wrecked on Memory Rock, Little Bermuda.
Hope  United Kingdom The ship was run down and sunk by another vessel with the loss of nine of her crew.[105]

23 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 April 1808
Ship Country Description
Elizabeth & Mary  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Grand Caicos. She was on a voyage from Hayti to Jamaica and London.[109]
Fancy  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore at Cardigan. She was on a voyage from Galway to Newry, County Down.[108]
Mary  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Goodwick, Pembrokeshire. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, to Penzance, Cornwall.[110]

27 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 April 1808
Ship Country Description
Fame  United Kingdom The ship sank on the Haisborough Sands, Norfolk, with the loss of a crew member. She was on a voyage from Carron, Stirlingshire, to London.[108]

28 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 April 1808
Ship Country Description
Adventure  United Kingdom The whaler was wrecked on the Goodwin Sands, Kent, with the loss of two lives. She was on a voyage from London to the South Seas[108][110] She was later beached near Margate, Kent.[111]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1808
Ship Country Description
Apollo  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Haisborough Sands. She was on a voyage from Harwich, Essex, to Sunderland, County Durham.[38]
Belfast  United Kingdom The ship foundered whilst on a voyage from London to Norfolk, Virginia, United States. Her crew were rescued by an American vessel.[108]
Brooke  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Point Corsel, Loch Ryan. She was on a voyage from Montevideo to Liverpool, Lancashire.[57][112]
Chalmers  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Margherita Island.[113]
Fox  United Kingdom The ship was captured by a Spanish privateer whilst on a voyage from Malta to London. She subsequently foundered.[105]
Harmony  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Luce Bay. She was on a voyage from Glasgow, Renfrewshire, to Liverpool.[38]
Hermanest August Unknown The ship foundered off Marazion, Cornwall, United Kingdom, with the loss of all but two of her crew.[114]
Lauriana  Portugal The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Trafalgar, Spain. She was on a voyage from Lisbon to Liverpool.[2][115]
Lochend  United Kingdom The ship was lost near the Mull of Kintyre, Argyllshire, with the loss of all hands.[57]
Paramatta  New South Wales The ship was wrecked at Cape Brett, New Zealand, after making a hasty departure from the Bay of Islands. The crew survived the wreck but were captured and killed after a violent exchange with local Māori.[116]
Speculation  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and wrecked at Kilnsea, Yorkshire. She was on a voyage from Southampton, Hampshire, to South Shields, County Durham.[117]
William  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Lisbon, Portugal. Her crew were rescued.[68]

May[edit]

5 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 May 1808
Ship Country Description
Fairless  United Kingdom The ship ran aground off Corton, Suffolk. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham, to London. Fairless was later refloated.[118]

9 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 May 1808
Ship Country Description
Margaret  United Kingdom The schooner was lost at Newfoundland, British North America. Her crew were rescued.[74]

13 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 May 1808
Ship Country Description
Greenfield  United Kingdom The ship ran aground and sank on Schooner Island. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from "Berry" to Alnwick, Northumberland.[119]

15 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 May 1808
Ship Country Description
Nancy  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Skagen, Denmark. Her crew were rescued.[85]

18 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 May 1808
Ship Country Description
HMS Rapid  Royal Navy Napoleonic Wars: The gun-brig was sunk without loss of life by coastal artillery fire in the Tagus off southern Portugal. Her crew were rescued by the brig-sloop HMS Primrose ( Royal Navy).[120]

19 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 May 1808
Ship Country Description
Minerva  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Great Saltee Island, County Donegal. She was on a voyage from Youghall, County Cork to Whitehaven, Cumberland.[121]

22 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 1808
Ship Country Description
Hope  United Kingdom The ship was run down and sunk with the loss of nine of her crew.[113]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1808
Ship Country Description
Amelia  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and damaged near Holyhead, Anglesey. She was on a voyage from Padstow, Cornwall, to Liverpool, Lancashire.[7] Amelia was later refloated and taken in to Holyhead.[113]
Fox  United Kingdom The ship was captured by a Spanish privateer but subsequently foundered. She was on a voyage from Malta to London.[113]
Vengeance  France The privateer was sunk off Guadeloupe by a Royal Navy ship with the loss of all 180 crew.[122]
Young Charles  United Kingdom The ship was dismasted in the Bristol Channel and was abandoned by her crew. She was later towed in to Appledore, Devon, by HMRC Shark (HM Customs Ensign.PNG Board of Customs).[113]

June[edit]

14 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 June 1808
Ship Country Description
Ann United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Jamaica Napoleonic Wars: The ship was driven ashore by a French privateer and wrecked.[87]

15 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 June 1808
Ship Country Description
Hebe  United Kingdom The ship struck a reef off Port Dalrymple, Van Diemen's Land, New South Wales, with the loss of a crew member.

16 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 June 1808
Ship Country Description
HM hired armed ship Harelequin  Royal Navy The ship was driven ashore between Cowes and Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.[123]
Robert  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked off Marichoneal Harbour, Jamaica.[124]

18 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 June 1808
Ship Country Description
Young John  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Red Island, in the Saint Lawrence River. Her crew were rescued.[125]

30 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 June 1808
Ship Country Description
HMS Capelin  Royal Navy The Ballahoo-class schooner struck the Parquette Rock, in the Bay of Biscay off Brest, Finistère, France, and consequently foundered. Her crew were rescued by HM Hired armed cutter Adrian, HMS Champion, HMS Entreprenante, HMS Sybille and HMS Whiting (all  Royal Navy).

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1808
Ship Country Description
Charlotte  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned off Buchan Ness, Aberdeenshire, when her crew spotted a vessel they supposed to be a privateer. She was on a voyage from Gothenburg, Sweden, to Leith, Lothian.[126]
Eliza  United States The brig was wrecked south-southwest of Narai Island in Fiji in the Pacific Ocean. One of her crew was lost.
Neptune  United Kingdom Napoleonic Wars: The ship was captured and scuttled by Milan ( French Navy). She was on a voyage from Gibraltar to Jersey, Channel Islands.[123]
St. Thomas's  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore and wrecked near Aldeburgh, Suffolk.[74]

July[edit]

10 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 July 1808
Ship Country Description
HMS Netley  Royal Navy The brig capsized off Barbados with the loss of all but nine of her crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Julia ( Royal Navy).

14 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 July 1808
Ship Country Description
Stag  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Roseau, Dominica.[127]

19 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1808
Ship Country Description
Chiswick  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Aux Cayes, Hispaniola.[128]

21 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1808
Ship Country Description
Hiram  United States The ship was wrecked on Abaco. She was on a voyage from New York to Havana, Cuba.[129][130]

27 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 July 1808
Ship Country Description
HMS Pickle  Royal Navy The topsail schooner was wrecked off Cape Santa Maria, Spain. Her crew survived.

30 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 July 1808
Ship Country Description
HMS Meleager  Royal Navy The Perseverance-class frigate was wrecked on the Barr Bush Keys, off Port Royal, Jamaica, with the loss of three of her crew.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date in July 1808
Ship Country Description
Bayley  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Langness Point, Isle of Man. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, to Gothenburg, Sweden.[109]
Courier  United Kingdom The sloop sprang a leak and put into Whitby, Yorkshire, where she sank. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, to Sandwich, Kent.[131]
Juno  United Kingdom Gunboat War: The ship was captured and burnt off Dragør, Denmark, by the Danes.[132]

August[edit]

3 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 1808
Ship Country Description
Robert and Jane  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Haisborough Sands, in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham, to London.[133] f

7 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1808
Ship Country Description
HMS Delphinen  Royal Navy The sloop of war Dolphio was wrecked on the Dutch coast. Her crew were rescued but taken prisoner.[134]

8 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1808
Ship Country Description
HMS Jaseur  Royal Navy The ship-sloop departed Calcutta for Prince of Wales Island. She subsequently foundered with the loss of all hands.

12 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 1808
Ship Country Description
Helena  Sweden The ship departed from Dalarö for Grimsby, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[135]
Venture  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and foundered. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Gothenburg, Sweden.[136]

18 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 August 1808
Ship Country Description
Hermione  French Navy The Hortense-class frigate was lost in the Iroise Sea.

22 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1808
Ship Country Description
Tentacao  United States The ship was wrecked at Cape Henry, Virginia. She was on a voyage from Madeira, Portugal, to Baltimore, Maryland.[129]

24 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1808
Ship Country Description
Vsevolod  Imperial Russian Navy
Vsevolod.

Anglo-Russian War: The 74-gun ship of the line ran aground in the Baltic Sea while in combat with the 74-gun third rate HMS Implacable ( Royal Navy). The frigate Poluks ( Imperial Russian Navy) towed her off, but Vsevolod ran aground again later the same day near Baltiski, about 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi) from Rager Vik. While still aground, she was captured on 25 August by HMS Implacable and the 74-gun third rate HMS Centaur ( Royal Navy). The British set the grounded Vsevolod afire and destroyed her on 26 August.

25 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 August 1808
Ship Country Description
HMS Centaur  Royal Navy Anglo-Russian War: The 74-gun third rate ran aground in the Baltic Sea near Baltiski, about 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi) from Rager Vik, while in combat with the grounded 74-gun ship of the line Vsevolod ( Imperial Russian Navy). The 74-gun third rate HMS Implacable ( Royal Navy) hauled her off.
George  United Kingdom The ship departed from the Nore for Gothenburg, Sweden. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[137]

27 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 August 1808
Ship Country Description
Charlotte United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The sloop capsized in a squall 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north of Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia, with the loss of both members of her crew.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1808
Ship Country Description
Albion  United Kingdom The ship foundered whilst on a voyage from the Cape of Good Hope to London with some loss of life.[138]
Catherina  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and was beached between Malmö and Ystad, Sweden.[139] She was on a voyage from London to Stockholm, Sweden.[140]
Dundee United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The ship foundered at the mouth of the Hunter River with the loss of two of her crew.
Nossa Senhora de Conceico  Portugal The ship was wrecked at Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Bristol, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, to Brazil.[124]
Richard and Sarah  United Kingdom The ship departed from Weymouth, Dorset, for London. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[128]
Sarah & Elizabeth  United Kingdom Napoleonic Wars: The ship was captured and burnt by Pelade ( France). She was on a voyage from Barbadoes to Bermuda.[141]

September[edit]

1 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 September 1808
Ship Country Description
Aurora  United Kingdom The ship was run ashore near Eastbourne, Sussex, to avoid three French privateers. She was on a voyage from Newport, Monmouthshire, to Chatham, Kent.[127] Aurora was refloated on 4 September.[142]

10 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 1808
Ship Country Description
Dove  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Wexford. She was on a voyage from Wexford to Swansea, Glamorgan.[143] Dove was later refloated and taken in to Wexford.[144]

12 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 September 1808
Ship Country Description
Mary  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Baltimore, Maryland.[145]

24 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 September 1808
Ship Country Description
Mary Ann (or Maryann)  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (42°14′N 41°35′W / 42.233°N 41.583°W / 42.233; -41.583) while sailing from Jamaica to London. Brook Watson rescued her crew ( United Kingdom).[146]

25 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 September 1808
Ship Country Description
Sisters  United Kingdom The ship struck rocks and foundered 3 leagues (9 nautical miles (17 km)) off Grand Manan Island with the loss of sixteen of her 22 crew. She was on a voyage from Greenock, Renfrewshire, to St. John's, Newfoundland, British North America.[147][148]

27 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 September 1808
Ship Country Description
Brothers  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked on the Corton Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk. Her crew were rescued.[149]

29 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 September 1808
Ship Country Description
HMS Maria  Royal Navy The gun-brig was captured by the corvette Départment des Landes ( French Navy) off Guadeloupe and was beached by her French prize crew to prevent her from sinking due to damage she sustained in combat with Départment des Landes.

30 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 September 1808
Ship Country Description
Providence  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Irish Sea. Her crew were rescued by Jemima ( United Kingdom). Providence was on a voyage from Waterford to Swansea, Glamorgan.[150]
Virginia  United States The ship was lost near Drontheim, Norway, with the loss of all but two of her crew.[151]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1808
Ship Country Description
Alexander  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea. She was on a voyage from Gothenburg, Sweden, to Belfast, County Down.[143]
Charlotte United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The ship was lost in late September with some loss of life.[152]
Fortuna  Sweden The ship departed from Gothenburg for Visby. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[75]
Juliana  United States The ship was captured by four French Navy warships and was scuttled. She was on a voyage from Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands to New York.[135] Juliana was later discovered at sea by a Royal Navy frigate and was taken in to Saint Kitts.[153]
Phœnix  United Kingdom The ship sank at Dover, Kent.[154] She was on a voyage from London to Dover.

October[edit]

5 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 October 1808
Ship Country Description
Prosperous  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Scarborough, Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued.[150]

7 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 October 1808
Ship Country Description
Adventure  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the River Mersey. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Cork.[155]
Ann and Sarah  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Bideford, Devon.[155][156]
Apollo  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Liverpool with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to London.[156]
Ardent  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Parkgate, Cheshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Dublin.[157]
Ariel  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Liverpool. She was later refloated.[157]
Bee  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Parkgate.[157]
Catherine Brigetta Unknown The ship was sighted in the Dogger Bank. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[158]
Defence  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Parkgate. She was on a voyage from Londonderry to Chester, Cheshire.[157]
Endeavour  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore in the River Mersey. She was on a voyage from Cork to Liverpool.[159]
Experiment  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Parkgate. She was on a voyage from Belfast to Chester.[157]
Fletcher  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at North Meols, Lancashire, with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Heligoland.[150][159]
George  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Liverpool. She was later refloated.[157]
Hannah  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in the River Mersey. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Jamaica.[159] She refloated on 18 October, drifted upstream in a capsized state.[130]
Hibernia  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in Loch Indaal. She was on a voyage from Londonderry to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.[160] She was on refloated in November 1809 and taken in to Greenock, Renfrewshire, where she arrived on the 11th of that month.[161]
Hopewell  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Ayr. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Quebec, British North America, to Ayr.[162][163]
Industry  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and damaged at Liverpool whilst on a voyage from Liverpool to Spain. She was later refloated.[155][156]
Isabella  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore at Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. Her crew were rescued.[164]
Jolly Major  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore at Greenock.[162]
Juno  United Kingdom The ship was lost near Liverpool. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to London.[157]
King George  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Parkgate. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Dublin.[157]
Mentor  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore in the River Mersey. She was on a voyage from Dublin to Liverpool.[150]
Neptune  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the River Mersey. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Berbice or Demerara. Neptune was later refloated.[129][155][159]
Phillipsburg  United States The ship was driven ashore and damaged at Liverpool. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to New York.[157]
Pomona  United Kingdom The brig foundered in Liverpool Bay off Hoylake.[157]
Princess of Wales  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at North Battery, Liverpool. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Brazil.[159] She refloated on 18 October and drifted out to sea.[130]
Princess Royal  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Parkgate. She was on a voyage from Belfast to Chester.[157]
Sedulous  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Parkgate.[157]
Shannon  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Greenock.[162]
Three Brothers  United Kingdom The transport ship foundered whilst on a voyage from Portugal to France with the loss of 283 of the 293 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Alert ( United Kingdom).[129][156][165] Date also reported as 27 September.[166]
Tiger  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Liverpool. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Portugal.[156]

8 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 October 1808
Ship Country Description
Active  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Kentish Knock. Her crew were rescued.[167]
Alexander  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the River Mersey. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, to Brazil.[159]
Bee  United Kingdom The schooner caught fire in the North Sea off Tod Head, Berwickshire. She was beached at Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland where she was wrecked. Her crew were rescued. Bee was on a voyage from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, to Aberdeen.[163][168][169]
Catherine  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Whitehaven, Cumberland. She was on a voyage from Sligo to Liverpool.[156] Catherine was later refloated.[170]
Catherine Birgetta flag unknown The ship was reported to be off the Dogger Bank, in the North Sea. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[135]
Ceres  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off Aberdeen with the loss of eight of her thirteen crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Cygnet ( Royal Navy). She was on a voyage from Pictou, Nova Scotia, British North America, to London.[171][172][173]
Comet  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked at Ballycastle, County Antrim, with the loss of eight of her crew.[174]
Contest  Sweden The galiot foundered off Bighouse, County Antrim, United Kingdom, with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom, to Gothenburg.[175]
Fielding  United Kingdom The brigantine was driven ashore in Torrisdale Bay She was on a voyage from Greenock, Renfrewshire, to Gothenburg, Sweden.[145][170][176] She was later refloated and put into Burnt Island, Fife.[177]
Friendship  United Kingdom The sloop foundered in the North Sea off Arbroath, Forfarshire.[176]
Freemason  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore and wrecked at Bridlington, Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued by the Bridlington Lifeboat.[176]
Hibernia  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Lochendaal, Islay. Her 70 passengers, and the crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Londonderry to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.[178] She was refloated in November 1809.[179]
Jane  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Irish Sea off Anglesey. Her crew were rescued.[157]
John  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and wrecked at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. Her crew were rescued.[176]
Lizard  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) north of Peterhead and wrecked. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham, to Newburgh, Forfarshire.[176]
Mary  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Leith, Lothian. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Dundee, Forfarshire, to Gothenburg, Swedem.[180]
Neptune  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Montrose, Forfarshire.[181]
Supply  United Kingdom The schooner foundered off Bighouse. Her crew were rescued.[175]
Unity  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked at Bangor, County Down. Her crew were rescued.[168]
Supply  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore near Tongue, Sutherland. Her crew were rescued.[176]
Three Brothers  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Barnstaple, Devon.[155]
Unity  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Bangor, County Down. She was on a voyage from Belfast to Workington, Cumberland.[130]

9 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 October 1808
Ship Country Description
Atlas  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Heligoland.[172]
Ephron  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Benion Strand, County Donegal. She was on a voyage from Saint John, New Brunswick, British North America, to Liverpool, Lancashire.[164]
Nelly  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Heligoland.[172]

12 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 October 1808
Ship Country Description
Diana  United Kingdom The ship was sighted by Doncaster whilst on a voyage from London to Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[182]

13 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 October 1808
Ship Country Description
Vrow Albertina Flag of British Heligoland.svg Heligoland The crewless ship was driven out to sea from Heligoland and subsequently foundered.[145]

14 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 October 1808
Ship Country Description
Gage  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Newhaven, Sussex.[163]
Nile  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Newhaven. She was on a voyage from London to Poole, Dorset.[163]

15 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 October 1808
Ship Country Description
Hyena  United Kingdom The ship foundered off Falmouth, Cornwall. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Falmouth to Guernsey, Channel Islands.[129]
John  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and wrecked at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. Her crew were rescued.[175]
John and Isabella  United Kingdom The brigantine was driven ashore and wrecked on Lindisfarne, Northumberland Her crew were rescued.[175]
Lizard  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore and wrecked at Peterhead. Her crew were rescued.[175]

16 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 October 1808
Ship Country Description
Joseph & Lois  United Kingdom The ship was lost on Little Islands. She was on a voyage from Hayti to Halifax, Nova Scotia, British North America.[183]
Lovely  United Kingdom The ship departed from Sydney, Nova Scotia, for Quebec City, Lower Canada. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[184]

17 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 October 1808
Ship Country Description
Lark  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Irish Sea off Great Orme, Caernarfonshire, with the loss off all hands.[172]

18 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 October 1808
Ship Country Description
Peggy  United Kingdom The ship was run down and sunk in the North Sea off Orfordness, Suffolk, by Neptune ( United Kingdom). Her crew were rescued by Neptune.[171]

20 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 October 1808
Ship Country Description
Brothers  United Kingdom The sloop was wrecked near the Ross of Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Greenock, Renfrewshire, to Ulverston, Lancashire.[185]
Concordia Netherlands Kingdom of Holland The brig was wrecked on the Saltees Rocks with the loss of two of her eleven crew. She was on a voyage from Livorno, Kingdom of Etruria, to Dublin.[186]
Friendship  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Docking, Norfolk Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire to London.[171]
John  United Kingdom The brig was run down and sunk in the English Channel off Dungeness, Kent. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham, to Portsmouth, Hampshire.[167]
Nelly and Peggy  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Leith, Lothian. Her crew were rescued by the Leith Lifeboat.[187][188]
Majestic  United Kingdom The transport ship was destroyed by fire at Barbadoes.[189]
William  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and sunk at Dungeness. She was refloated two days later and taken in to Dover, Kent. She was on a voyage from London to Carmarthen.[167]

21 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 October 1808
Ship Country Description
Amphitrite  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Pictou, Nova Scotia, British North America. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bedec, Prince Edward Island, to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Amphitrite was refloated on 6 November was later driven ashore at Bedec.[135][158]
John  United Kingdom The brig was run down and sunk in the English Channel off Dungeness, Kent. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham, to Portsmouth, Hampshire.[173]
Neath Castle  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Bridlington, Yorkshire.[167]

22 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 1808
Ship Country Description
Friendship  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire to London.[172]

23 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 October 1808
Ship Country Description
Admecus  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore at Dymchurch, Kent.[171]
Cicero  United Kingdom The collier foundered in The Downs.[173]
Fanny  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Fairness Rock, off the Kent coast. She was refloated on 24 October and taken in to Margate, Kent. Fanny was on a voyage from Wexford to London.[173]
George and Ann  United Kingdom The ship foundered in Bigbury Bay.[170]
Unity  United Kingdom The brig foundered in the English Channel east of Dungeness, Kent.[171]
HMS Volador  Royal Navy The brig-sloop wrecked on a reef in Gulf of Cora in the Caribbean. She was abandoned the next day. Her crew were rescued.[184]
York  United Kingdom The sloop was wrecked on the coast of Norfolk. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Lancaster, Lancashire, to Hull, Yorkshire.[190]

24 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 1808
Ship Country Description
Admetis  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wreckwed at Hythe, Kent. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham, to Exeter, Devon.[167]
Balsamao  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Deal, Kent.[167]
Canada  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Deal.[167]
Cicero  United Kingdom The collier foundered in The Downs.[167]
Helen  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Deal.[167]
Principe Atalanta  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Deal.[167]
St. Marcus  Portugal The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Margate, Kent.[167]
Unity  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the English Channel off Dungeness, Kent.[170]

25 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 October 1808
Ship Country Description
Ceres  United Kingdom The ship was driven onto rocks at South Shields, County Durham, and wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[172]
Good Intent  United Kingdom The sloop was driven onto rocks at South Shields and wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[172]
John  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked near Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.[188]
Lizard  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Peterhead.[188]
Sir Sidney Smith  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked inn Widewal Bay, Orkney Islands. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from a Swedish port to Liverpool, Lancashire.[188]
Sarah  United Kingdom The ship was driven onto rocks at South Shields and wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[172]

26 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 October 1808
Ship Country Description
HMS Crane  Royal Navy The Cuckoo-class schooner was driven ashore at Plymouth Hoe, Devon. She refloated but subsequently sank. Her crew were rescued.
Mathew  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on the coast of Norway. Her crew were rescued but made prisoner. She was on a voyage from London to Gothenburg, Sweden.[191]
Ruby  United Kingdom The sloop was wrecked 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south of Portpatrick, Wigtownshire, with the loss of all five of her crew. She was on a voyage from Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, to Bristol, Gloucestershire.[187][192]
Vedra  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Lytham, Lancashire. She was on a voyage from Malta to Liverpool, Lancashire.[172]

29 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 October 1808
Ship Country Description
HMS Banterer  Royal Navy The Banterer-class post ship was wrecked in the Saint Lawrence River.

30 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 October 1808
Ship Country Description
Acorn  United Kingdom The ship capsized and sank with the loss of most of her crew. She was on a voyage from the United States to Stockton-on-Tees, Yorkshire.[138]

31 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 October 1808
Ship Country Description
Hope  Sweden The ship was wrecked 12 nautical miles (22 km) from Lisbon, Portugal. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Lisbon to Gothenburg.[193]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1808
Ship Country Description
Alexander  United Kingdom The ship departed from the Bay of Fundy for Aberdeen. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[194]
Ann  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued by Kitty ( United Kingdom).[188]
Comet  United Kingdom The ship foundered off Belfast, County Antrim.[164]
Eliza  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Pictou, British North America. She was on a voyage from Aberdeen to Pictou.[138]
Endeavour  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Bridlington, Yorkshire. She was later refloated.[173]
Fame  United Kingdom The transport ship was wrecked on the French coast with the loss of all hands.[129]
Freemason  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off Bridlington, Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued by the Bridlington Lifeboat.[164]
Industry  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.[170]
Industry  United Kingdom The ship departed from Longhope Orkney Islands for Gothenburg, Sweden. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[195]
Myrtle  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Cornish coast with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Lancaster, Lancashire, to London.[196]
Pallas  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at St. Asaph, Denbighshire.[129] She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, to Cork.[130]
Ruby  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on the coast of County Donegal. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Quebec, British North America, to Liverpool.[129]
St. Nicholas  Imperial Russian Navy The ship of the line ran aground near Malmö, Sweden, during an engagement with Dano-Norwegian Navy gunboats. She was set afire and destroyed by her crew.[188]

November[edit]

1 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 1808
Ship Country Description
Nancy  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the coast of Galicia, Spain, with the loss of two of her crew. She was on a voyage from Malta to London.[197]

2 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1808
Ship Country Description
HMS Delphinen  Royal Navy The ship was wrecked on the Dutch coast.[198]

4 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 November 1808
Ship Country Description
Friendship  United Kingdom The transport ship departed from A Coruña, Spain. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all on board.[199]

7 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 November 1808
Ship Country Description
Travers Flag of the British East India Company (1801).svg British East India Company
The wreck of Travers
The East Indiaman struck a rock off Sunken Island (15°38′N 94°20′E / 15.633°N 94.333°E / 15.633; 94.333), near Diamond Island (Myanmar), and foundered with the loss of sixteen lives. Earl Spencer and Monarch (both Flag of the British East India Company (1801).svg British East India Company), rescued the survivors.[200]

10 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 November 1808
Ship Country Description
George  United Kingdom The collier was wrecked on the Mouse Sand, in the Thames Estuary off Sheerness, Kent. Her crew were rescued[201]
Jane  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Banff, Aberdeenshire.[202]
Pomona  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Banff. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, to Leith, Lothian.[202][203]
Sarah  United Kingdom The collier was wrecked on the Mouse Sand. Her crew were rescued.[201]

11 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 November 1808
Ship Country Description
Cato  United States The ship was wrecked on Sandy Hook, New Jersey.[135]

12 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 November 1808
Ship Country Description
Hiram  United Kingdom Napoleonic Wars: The ship was captured by Vénus ( French Navy) whilst on a voyage from St. Ubes, Portugal, to Cork. She was set afire and sunk.[204]
Thames  United Kingdom Napoleonic Wars: The ship was captured and burnt by Surveillante ( French Navy). She was on a voyage from Surinam to London.[183]

13 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1808
Ship Country Description
Albion  United Kingdom Napoleonic Wars: The ship was captured by Vénus ( French Navy) whilst on a voyage from Newfoundland, British North America to Poole, Dorset. She was set afire and sunk.[204]
Nikolai Flag of the Russian-American Company.svg Russian-American Company The schooner ran aground on the Olympic Peninsula in the Oregon Country on a beach north of the Quillayute River and James Island during a gale and was abandoned by her crew.

15 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 November 1808
Ship Country Description
Auckland  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in Cadiz Bay. All on board were rescued.[205]
Barbara  United Kingdom The sloop foundered in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Montrose, Forfarshire, to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.[206]
Brothers  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and damaged at Penzance, Cornwall. She was on a voyage from Neath, Glamorgan, to Plymouth, Devon. She was later refloated and put into Newlyn, Cornwall.[207]
Courier  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and subsequently drove onto the Stoney Binns, in the Humber. Her crew were rescued.[203]
Favourite  United Kingdom Napoleonic Wars: The ship was captured off Ouessant, Finistère, France, whilst on a voyage from Gijón, Spain, to London. She was subsequently lost near Cherbourg, Seine-Inférieure, France.[208]

16 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 November 1808
Ship Country Description
Apollo  United Kingdom The transport ship was driven ashore at Millbay, Plymouth, Devon.[141]
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The transport ship was wrecked on the south coast of the Isle of Wight with the loss of eleven of her twenty crew.[141]
Nemisis  Portugal The ship was in collision with Allegria Constant ( Portugal) at Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom, and was subsequently driven ashore and wrecked.[203]
Peggy  United Kingdom The ship was lost near Whitehaven, Cumberland. She was on a voyage from Dublin to Newry, County Antrim and Harrington, Cumberland.[193]
Pomona  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Banff, Aberdeenshire. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, to Leith, Lothian.[207]
Recovery  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Plymouth to Gothenburg, Sweden.[141]
Rosina  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Whitstable, Kent.[141] She was refloated on 21 November.[193]

17 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1808
Ship Country Description
Ariel  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Rathlin Island, County Donegal. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Nova Scotia, British North America, to Hull, Yorkshire.[197]
Friendship  United Kingdom Napoleonic Wars: The transport ship was captured by three French privateers off Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France, and was destroyed.[75]
Jane  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Kamouraska, Quebec, British North America.[209]
Lady Borrington  United Kingdom The ship was lost at Quebec, British North America.[209][210]
Margaret  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Kamouraska.[209]
Neva  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Kamouraska.[209]
Zephyr  United Kingdom The transport ship was severely damaged at Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire.[203]

18 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1808
Ship Country Description
Cruizer  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Ramsgate, Kent. She was on a voyage from London to Rio de Janeiro.[207]
Enterprize  United Kingdom The transport ship was driven ashore at Mawgan Porth, Cornwall.[211]
Maria  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Hoylake, Lancashire.[212]
Neutrality  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Ramsgate, Kent. She was on a voyage from Málaga, Spain, to London.[207]
Olive Branch  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (50°05′N 31°15′W / 50.083°N 31.250°W / 50.083; -31.250). Her crew were rescued by Margaret ( United Kingdom). Olive Branch was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, to Newfoundland, British North America.[213]
Triton  United Kingdom The sloop was wrecked at Hoylake with the loss of a crew member.[203]
Two Brothers  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged at Plymouth, Devon.[193]

19 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 November 1808
Ship Country Description
Henry  United Kingdom The ship departed from Cork for Portsmouth, Hampshire. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[214]
Providence  United Kingdom The transport ship was wrecked at Bolt Head, Devon, with the loss of all but her captain.[207]
Roebuck  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Ilfracombe, Devon, with the loss of all but one of her crew.[193]

20 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 1808
Ship Country Description
Integrity  United Kingdom The transport ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Trevose Head, Cornwall. Her crew had been rescued by Speedwell ( United Kingdom) before she came ashore.[211]

21 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 November 1808
Ship Country Description
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Trevose Head, Cornwall, with the loss of two of her crew. She was on a voyage from Waterford to Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex.[211]
Integrity  United Kingdom The transport ship was wrecked near Padstow, Cornwall. Her crew were rescued.[193]
Lord Nelson Flag of the British East India Company (1801).svg British East India Company The East Indiaman was last seen at 8°30′S 80°00′E / 8.500°S 80.000°E / -8.500; 80.000. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Madras, India, to London.
Lovely Dorcas  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in the River Shannon. She was on a voyage from St. Ubes, Portugal, to Limerick.[206]
Selina  United Kingdom The transport ship was driven ashore in Bigbury Bay, Devon. She was on a voyage from Cork to Portsmouth, Hampshire[193]
Speedy  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Trevose Head with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Malta to London.[211]

22 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 November 1808
Ship Country Description
Barbara  United Kingdom The sloop foundered in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Montrose, Forfarshire, to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland.[215]
Olive Branch  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (50°05′N 51°15′W / 50.083°N 51.250°W / 50.083; -51.250) whilst on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, to Newfoundland, British North America. Her crew were rescued by Margaret ( United Kingdom).[216][217]

25 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 November 1808
Ship Country Description
Polly  United Kingdom The ship sailed from Malta on this date. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[218]

26 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 November 1808
Ship Country Description
Britannia  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked between Port Antonia and Port Maria, Jamaica.[219]
Goede Verwagting Netherlands Kingdom of Holland The galiot was captured by an English privateer. She subsequently foundered on the Brown Bank, in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued by a Dutch fishing vessel.[135]
John  United Kingdom The ship struck a rock off Heligoland and was abandoned by her crew. She was on a voyage from the Clyde to Heligoland.[137]

28 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 November 1808
Ship Country Description
Atlas  United Kingdom The collier was driven ashore near Brighton, Sussex. She was later refloated and taken in to Newhaven, Sussex.[217]
Dee Vigilante Netherlands Kingdom of Holland The ship ran aground near Dordrecht.[135]
Delight  United Kingdom The collier was driven ashore near Brighton.[217]
Harlequin  United Kingdom The ship was sunk at Madeira, Portugal, by cannon fire from a land-based fort.[210] She was on a voyage from London to Berbice.[220]
Hercules  United Kingdom The collier was driven ashore near Brighton. She was later refloated and taken in to Newhaven.[217]
John and Jane  United Kingdom The collier was driven ashore near Brighton.[217]
Maria Charlotta  Sweden The ship foundered in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Her crew were rescued.[221] She was subsequently beached at Southwold, Suffolk, United Kingdom.[222] Maria Charlotta was on a voyage from Gothenburg to Gibraltar.[223]
Mary  United Kingdom The collier was driven ashore near Brighton.[217]
Summer  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the Isles of Scilly. She was on a voyage from Lisbon, Portugal, to Plymouth, Devon.[223]

29 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 1808
Ship Country Description
Spero  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked at the mouth of the River Don. Her crew were rescued.[224]

30 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1808
Ship Country Description
John and Thomas  United Kingdom The sloop struck the quay at Whitehaven, Cumberland, and sank with the loss of all hands, which numbered at least four.[217][225]
Nelly & Ann  United Kingdom The ship departed from Plymouth, Devon, for London. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[226]
Phœnix  United Kingdom The sloop was wrecked near Pittenweem, Forfarshire, with the loss of four of her six crew. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham, to Aberdeen.[224]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1808
Ship Country Description
Admiral Dacres United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Jamaica Napoleonic Wars: The ship was driven ashore by French privateers.[227]
Alert  United Kingdom The ship foundered at the mouth of the River Thames. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham, to London.[203]
Amphitrite  United Kingdom After being refloated at Pictou, Nova Scotia, British North America, on 6 November, the ship later was driven ashore at Bedec, New Brunswick, British North America.[135][158]
Annan  United Kingdom The ship departed from Newfoundland, British North America for Waterford. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[228]
Doris  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey. She was on a voyage from London to Liverpool, Lancashire.[201]
Duncombe  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the Saint Lawrence River. She was later refloated.[229]
Experiment Flag of the British East India Company (1801).svg British East India Company The East Indiaman foundered with the loss of all hands while returning to England from Bengal.
Freden  Sweden The ship foundered off Møn, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Westerwick, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom, to Gothenburg.[230]
Gardiner and Joseph  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the Saint Lawrence River.[229] She was on a voyage from Quebec City to London.[231]
Glory  United Kingdom The East Indiaman foundered with the loss of all hands while returning to England from Bengal.
Grindet United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Jamaica Napoleonic Wars: The ship was driven ashore by French privateers.[227]
Henry  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (47°07′N 8°28′W / 47.117°N 8.467°W / 47.117; -8.467). Her crew were rescued by Summer ( United Kingdom). Henry was on a voyage from Bristol, Gloucestershire, to Seville, Spain.[193]
Hoppet  United Kingdom Gunboat War: The ship was captured and burnt by the Danes. She was on a voyage from Stockholm, Sweden, to London.[141]
James  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Cross Haven, County Cork. She was on a voyage from St. Ubes, Portugal, to Limerick.[232]
Jane  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the Saint Lawrence River.[229]
Laura  United Kingdom The ship sank at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Her crew were rescued.[193]
Margaretta  Sweden The ship was driven ashore on the coast of Norway. Her crew were rescued but taken prisoner.[191] She was on a voyage from Gothenburg to a Spanish port.[233]
Maria  United Kingdom The transport ship was driven ashore at Newhaven, Sussex.[141]
Mars  United Kingdom The transport ship was driven ashore and wrecked on the Île de Ré, Charente-Maritime, France. Her crew were rescued.[137]
Mary and Margaret  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Pembroke with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Lisbon, Portugal, to Ayr.[203][234]
Susannah  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the Saint Lawrence River.[229]
Trusty  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Bideford, Devon, with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Newfoundland to Bristol, Gloucestershire.[206]
Union  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on "Wargorne Island". She was on a voyage from Rochester, Kent, to Gothenburg.[201]
Vrow Catharina Flag of British Heligoland.svg Heligoland The ship departed from Gravesend, Kent, for Heligoland. No further trace, presumed foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all hands.[235]

December[edit]

1 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1808
Ship Country Description
Euphrates  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked at São Miguel Island, Azores.[184]
Waterman  United Kingdom The ship was last sighted on this date. She was on a voyage from the Nore to Gothenburg, Sweden. Presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[236]

3 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 December 1808
Ship Country Description
Friends Goodwill  United Kingdom The ship was lost near Land's End, Cornwall. She was on a voyage from Swansea, Glamorgan, to St. Mawes, Cornwall.[137]
Vrouw Catherina Flag of British Heligoland.svg Heligoland The ship departed from London for Heligoland. No further trace, presumed foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all hands.[218]

4 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 December 1808
Ship Country Description
Charlotte  United Kingdom The ship departed from Dublin for Plymouth, Devon. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[236]
Mary Hellen Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at São Miguel Island, Azores.[237]
Wilhelmina  Sweden The galiot was driven ashore and wrecked at Cairnbulg, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom. Her eleven crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Gothenburg to Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom.[238]

5 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 December 1808
Ship Country Description
Fanny  United Kingdom The ship was lost near Milford, Pembrokeshire. Her crew were rescued.[239]
John  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Ystad, Sweden. She was on a voyage from Loviisa, Sweden, to London.[240]
Joseph and Mary  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued.[241]
Polly  United Kingdom The ship struck a rock and sank whilst on a voyage from Limerick to the Clyde.[135]
HMS Proselyte  Royal Navy The bomb was crushed by ice in the Baltic Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km; 9.2 mi) off Anholt, Denmark, and was abandoned.
Victim  Spain The schooner, which had been captured the previous day by Vénus ( French Navy), foundered. She was on a voyage from Havana, Cuba, to Cadiz.[204]

6 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 December 1808
Ship Country Description
HMS Crescent  Royal Navy The fifth-rate was wrecked on the coast of Jutland with the loss of over 200 lives.[242][243]
Friends  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Minehead Bay and sank. She was on a voyage from St. Ives, Cornwall, to Bristol, Gloucestershire.[239]
Johanna Margaretta  Sweden The ship was sighted in the Dogger Bank whilst on a voyage from Stockholm to Brazil. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[244]
Pomona  United Kingdom The ship departed from Seville, Spain, for London. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[214]

7 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 December 1808
Ship Country Description
Anna Maria  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on the "Great Island", near Heligoland.[245]
Anna Margaretta Flag of British Heligoland.svg Heligoland The ship was wrecked at Heligoland with the loss of all hands.[245][246]
Bertius  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on the coast of Denmark.[221]
Eliza  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Heligoland.[221]
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Düne, Heligoland.[246]
Enigheden Flag of British Heligoland.svg Heligoland The ship was driven ashore on the coast of Denmark.[246]
Freden  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Heligoland.[221][223][247]
George  United Kingdom The ship foundered off Harbor Island, New Providence, New Jersey, United States.[218]
Haabe Flag of British Heligoland.svg Heligoland The ship was driven ashore on the "Great Island", Heligoland.[245]
Haabet Flag of British Heligoland.svg Heligoland The ship was driven ashore on the coast of Denmark.[221]
Hope  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Heligoland.[247]
Jonge Hendrick flag unknown The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Heligoland.[221][247]
Jong-Jacob Flag of British Heligoland.svg Heligoland The ship was wrecked on Düne with the loss of all hands.[246]
Lively  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Heligoland.[247]
Minerva  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Heligoland.[247]
New Success  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Heligoland.[247]
New Versuck Flag of British Heligoland.svg Heligoland The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Heligoland.[221][223][246][247]
New Vorwick Flag of British Heligoland.svg Heligoland The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Düne.[245]
Norden Star Flag of British Heligoland.svg Heligoland The ship was driven ashore on "Great Island", Heligoland.[245]
Paulinea Flag of British Heligoland.svg Heligoland The ship foundered in the North Sea off Heligoland with the loss of all hands.[245][246]
Perseverance  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on the coast of Denmark.[221]
Providentia  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on the "Great Island", Heligoland.[245]
Richard  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Bangor, County Down. She was on a voyage from Jamaica to Belfast, County Antrim.[221]
Roberts  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Heligoland.[221][247]
Sophia  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Düne.[246]
Swan  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Düne.[246]
Twee Gebroeders Flag of British Heligoland.svg Heligoland Captain Vasser's ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Düne.[246]
Twee Gebroeders Flag of British Heligoland.svg Heligoland Captain Derecks's ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Düne.[246]

8 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 1808
Ship Country Description
Betsey United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Guernsey The ship was wrecked on the coast of East Friesland, Prussia. She was on a voyage from Gothenburg, Sweden, to Guernsey.[248]
Charlotte  United Kingdom The ship foundered with the loss of all but two of her crew. She was on a voyage from Dublin to Plymouth, Devon.[249]
Experiment  United Kingdom The ship struck the pier and sank at Dover, Kent. She was on a voyage from Portsmouth, Hampshire, to London[250]
Richard  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Tusker Rock, in the Bristol Channel with the loss of four of her seven crew. She was on a voyage from Cardigan to the Ogmore River.[102]

10 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 December 1808
Ship Country Description
HMS Jupiter  Royal Navy The Portland-class frigate was wrecked in Vigo Bay. Her crew were rescued.
Molly  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Baltic Sea. Her crew were rescued.[251]
Phœnix  United Kingdom The ship departed from Dungarvan, County Waterford, for Portsmouth, Hampshire. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[252]

11 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 December 1808
Ship Country Description
Active  United Kingdom The ship departed from Madeira for London. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[214]
Pomona  United Kingdom Napoleonic Wars: The ship was captured and destroyed by a French ship operating under a Letter of Marque. She was on a voyage from Lisbon, Portugal, to London.[253]

15 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 December 1808
Ship Country Description
Ersahnung Unknown The ship ran aground on the Fairness Rock, off Margate, Kent, United Kingdom, and was severely damaged. She was refloated in January 1809 and taken in to Margate.[229][254]
HMS Flying Fish  Royal Navy The schooner was wrecked on the coast of Hispaniola. Her crew were rescued.

17 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1808
Ship Country Description
Albion  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Her crew were rescued.[177]
Beaver  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on the French coast and was taken possession of by the French. She was on a voyage from London to Madeira.[255]
Chrononotonthologos  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at St. Ives, Cornwall. She was on a voyage from Guernsey, Channel Islands, to Dublin.[135]
Clio  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Holyhead, Anglesey. Her crew were rescued.[241]
Peggy  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Holyhead. Her crew were rescued.[241]
Providence  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the English Channel off Start Point, Devon. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Neath, Glamorgan, to Rye, Sussex.[240]
Surprize  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Conwy, Denbighshire.[177][240]
Walpole Flag of the British East India Company (1801).svg British East India Company The East Indiaman was driven ashore at Margate, Kent. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bengal to London.[241][256][257]
William  Sweden The brigantine was lost near Cape Wrath, Sutherland, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Gothenburg to Alicante, Spain.[258][259]

18 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 December 1808
Ship Country Description
Berwick  United Kingdom The ship was sighted whilst on a voyage from London to Barbadoes. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[194]
Brighton Packet  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak in the English Channel and was abandoned by her crew. They were rescued by Achilles ( United Kingdom).[240]
Commerce  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Lowestoft, Suffolk. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Ipswich, Suffolk, to Leeds, Yorkshire.[240]
Francis  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Kingsdown, Kent.[241] She was on a voyage from Cardiff, Glamorgan, to London.[245]
Friendship  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the English Channel. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Fowey, Cornwall, to Portsmouth, Hampshire.[191][233]
Lord Duncan  United Kingdom The ship was lost near Gijón, Spain. She was on a voyage from London to Gijón.[231]
Mary  United Kingdom The ship sank near Beaumaris, Anglesey. She was on a voyage from Harrington, Cumberland, to Dundalk.[177]
Weatbell  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Kirkley, Suffolk. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Boston, Lincolnshire.[240]

19 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 December 1808
Ship Country Description
Ann  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the English Channel off Portland, Dorset. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Cardiff, Glamorgan, to London.[240]
Catharina  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Stora Reef. She was on a voyage from Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands to Jacmel, Haiti.[260]
Dash United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Jersey Napoleonic Wars: The ship was captured by a French privateer. She was subsequently wrecked on the French coast. Her crew were rescued but made prisoners. Dash was on a voyage from Glasgow, Renfrewshire, to Jersey.[235]
Neptune  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Walberswick, Suffolk. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Whitby, Yorkshire.[222]
Twee Oenstur  Sweden The ship was wrecked on the Goodwin Sands, Kent, United Kingdom Her crew survived.[261]

20 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 December 1808
Ship Country Description
Integrity  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked between Birling Gap and Beachy Head, Sussex. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Rio de Janeiro to London.[240][262]
Perseverance  United Kingdom The ship foundered off Belize. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Jamaica to British Honduras.[263]
Spanish Junta  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Stoney Points Reef, off Guazava Island, Cuba. She was on a voyage from London to Havana, Cuba.[183]
Wilson  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the east coast of the United States. She was on a voyage from Nevis to Boston, Massachusetts, United States.[231]

21 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 December 1808
Ship Country Description
Dolphin  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Bridlington, Yorkshire.[240]
Eleanor  United Kingdom The brig foundered in the English Channel off Dover, Kent, with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Cardiff, Glamorgan, to London.[257]
Jane  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and wrecked at Shakespeare Cliff, Dover, with the loss of all but her captain. She was on a voyage from Limerick to London.[135][257]
Jenny  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Bridlingdon.[240]
Neptune  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Southwold, Suffolk Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Whitby, Yorkshire.[240]
Sarah