List of shipwrecks in 1820

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The list of shipwrecks in 1820 includes some ships sunk, wrecked or otherwise lost during 1820.


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January[edit]

1 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Marianna  Sweden The ship was lost near Gothenburg with the loss of one life.[1] She was on a voyage from Liebau, Prussia to London, United Kingdom.[2]
Roseberry  United Kingdom The ship struck the pier at Whitby, North Riding of Yorkshire and was severely damaged.[3]

3 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Albion  Sweden The full-rigged ship was driven ashore at Mogadore, Morocco.[4]
Assunta Flag of the Kingdom of Sardinia.svg Kingdom of Sardinia The brig-schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Mogadore.[4]
Minerva Flag of the Kingdom of Sardinia.svg Kingdom of Sardinia The bombard was driven ashore and wrecked at Mogadore.[4]
Vine  United Kingdom The ship struck Rock Patrick, off Strangford, County Down, and foundered. She was on a voyage from Beaumaris, Anglesey, to Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland.[5]

4 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Charles  France The ship was lost near Nantes, Loire-Atlantique. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Nantes to Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône.[6]
Indian Hunter  United States The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by United States ( United States). She was on a voyage from Bermuda to New York.[7]
Vine  United Kingdom The ship struck a rock at Strangford, County Antrim and was wrecked. She was on a voyage from Beaumaris, Anglesey to Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland.[8]

5 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Mateldess  Portugal The ship was lost at the mouth of the Rio Grande. She was on a voyage from "Acra" to Madeira.[9]

6 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Isabella  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Spurn Point, East Riding of Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued by a lifeboat. She was on a voyage from Miramichi Bay to Hull, Yorkshire.[10] Isabella was later refloated and taken in to Hull.[11]

7 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 1820
Ship Country Description
El Furia  Spain The ship sprang a leak and foundered off Jamaica. She was on a voyage from Jamaica to Santa Marta, Viceroyalty of New Granada.[12]
Flora  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at São Miguel, Azores, Portugal. Her crew were rescued.[6]
Preussens Freywilliger  Prussia The ship was wrecked on Læsø, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Pillau to London, United Kingdom.[13]
Sultan  France The ship was wrecked at Sables d'Olonne, Vendée. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bordeaux, Gironde to "Rodon".[6]
Wessaweskeay  United States The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at the Wood Island Lighthouse, Maine. She was on a voyage from Havana, Cuba to Portsmouth, New Hampshire.[13]
William & Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Poole, Dorset. She was on a voyage from London to Poole.[5]

8 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Charles  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked off Port Royal, Jamaica.[14]
William Henry  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. She was on a voyage from London to Vlissingen, Zeeland, Netherlands.[10] William Henry was refloated on 12 January and taken in to Margate.[11]

9 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Eliza  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Eyemouth, Berwickshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Leith, Lothian to Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland.[15]
Ibbetson  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Spaniard Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Kent. She was on a voyage from Cork to London. Ibbetson was later refloated and taken in to Whitstable, Kent.[5]
Magnet  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) north of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.[16] Her crew were rescued.[15]
Maria  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the East Barrows Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. All on board were rescued She was on a voyage from Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands to London.[5]

10 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Countess of Leven & Melville  United Kingdom The ship departed from Malta for Trieste. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[17]
Elizabeth  United States The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Deal, New Jersey.[18]
General Gadsden  United States The ship was driven ashore at Deal, New Jersey. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands to New York.[18]
John  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Stoney Binks, in the North Sea off the coast of County Durham. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to London.[19]
Sally  United States The ship was wrecked in New Topsail Inlet. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands to Wilmington, Delaware.[7]
Valor  United States The ship was wrecked at Deal, New Jersey. She was on a voyage from Havana, Cuba to New York.[18]

11 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Isabella  United Kingdom The sloop was wrecked on Mahee Island, County Down. She was on a voyage from Larne, County Antrim to Dublin.[15]
John  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Hull, Yorkshire.[20]
USS Lynx  United States Navy The Baltimore Clipper departed from St. Mary's, Georgia for Jamaica. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all 50 hands.

12 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Active  Portugal The ship was wrecked at Terceira, Azores.[21]
Ann  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in Galway Bay. She was on a voyage from Berbice to London.[15]
Felix Ventura  Portugal The ship was wrecked at Terceira.[21]
Fleece  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Newry, County Antrim. Her crew were rescued.[22]
Hope  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Terceira.[21]
Lord Cathcart  United Kingdom The ship struck a rock and foundered in the Adriatic Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) east north east of Pelagosa, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies with the loss of five of her nineteen crew.[23][24]
Thomas  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Terceira.[21]
Valency  United Kingdom The ship was lost near Ceuta, Spain. She was on a voyage from Messina, Sicily to London.[25]
Young William  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Terceira.[21]

13 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Eliza  United States The ship was wrecked on the coast of Newfoundland, British North America. She was on a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to Halifax, Nova Scotia, British North America.[26]

15 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Duke of Wellington  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in a gale at São Miguel, Azores, Portugal.[21]
Elizabeth and Sarah  United Kingdom The ship was last seen in the Atlantic Ocean (46°55′N 12°00′W / 46.917°N 12.000°W / 46.917; -12.000 whilst on a voyage from São Miguel to London. Presumed subsequently foundered with the loss of all hands.[27]
Twelve Brothers  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore crewless at Blakeney, Norfolk.[16]

16 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Diana  United Kingdom The ship struck a rock and sank in Loch Tarbert. She was on a voyage from Limerick to Liverpool, Lancashire.[28]
Mary  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore near Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Alnmouth, Northumberland to London.[15]

17 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Friends  United States The ship was wrecked near Eastport, Maine.[29]
George and Jenny  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore at Southport, Lancashire.[30] Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Limerick to Greenock, Renfrewshire.[2]
Heart of Oak  United Kingdom The ship ran aground, capsized and was wrecked at Brielle, South Holland, Netherlands Her crew survived.[6]
Helen  France The ship was wrecked on Long Island, New York, United States. She was on a voyage from Bordeaux, Gironde to New York City.[28]
Jeune Corrinne  France The ship ran aground on the Îles Deux Moulins, Gironde. She was on a voyage from New Orleans Louisiana, United States to Bordeaux.[31]
Midas  United States The ship was run down and sunk off Boston, Massachusetts. She was on a voyage from Saint Domingo to Boston.[32]
Quatre Sœurs  France The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Manasquan, New Jersey, United States. She was on a voyage from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to New York.[28]
Rodney  United Kingdom The brig was sunk by ice in the River Thames at Wapping, Middlesex.[16]

18 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Adventure  United Kingdom The ship foundered in Dublin Bay with the loss of all hands She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Dublin.[33]
Catherine  United Kingdom The sloop foundered in the Irish Sea off Great Orme Head, Caernarvonshire with the loss of two of her crew. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Pwllheli, Caernarvonshire.[34]
Hero  United Kingdom The sloop foundered in the Irish Sea off Great Orme Head. Her crew were rescued.[34]
Jane  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Carlingford, County Louth. She was on a voyage from Newry, County Antrim to Whitehaven, Cumberland.[6]
Rubicon  United States The full-rigged ship was driven ashore at Long Branch, New Jersey. She was on a voyage from Charleston, South Carolina to New York.[32]
Union  United States The ship was wrecked off Cape Ann, Massachusetts, United States with the loss of nine lives. She was on a voyage from Halifax, Nova Scotia, British North America to Boston, Massachusetts.[7][32]

19 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Anne  United Kingdom The ship ran aground, capsized and was wrecked at Kilcolgan, County Galway. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Berbice to London[33]
Bountiful  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Ambleteuse, Pas-de-Calais, France. Her crew were rescued.[6]
Cleopatra  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on Gray Point, Belfast Lough and sank. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Workington, Cumberland to Belfast, County Antrim.[35]
Clio  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and was abandoned in the North Sea off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued by Dido ( United Kingdom).[31]
Cruizer  United Kingdom The brig capsized and was wrecked off Wylfa, Anglesey with the loss of all hands.[6][34]
Dolphin  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and severely damaged in Swansea Bay. She was on a voyage from Dartmouth, Devon to Neath, Glamorgan.[2]
Dumfries  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and was abandoned at sea. Her crew were rescued by Mary Ann ( United Kingdom). She was on a voyage from Cardiff, Glamorgan to Whitehaven, Cumberland.[31]
Emilie  Norway The ship was lost of Christiansand.[29]
Jennet  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Irish Sea off Howth, County Dublin with the loss of all hands.[22]
Jobson  United Kingdom The ship ran aground and sank at Porto Santo Stefano, Grand Duchy of Tuscany with the loss of a crew member. She was on a voyage from London to Genoa, Grand Duchy of Tuscany.[21]
John & Mary  United Kingdom The ship was sunk by ice at Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. She was on a voyage from Wisbech to London.[36]
Margaret  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Eyemouth, Berwickshire. Her crew were rescued.[21]
Mary  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Portpatrick, Wigtownshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Greenock, Renfrewshire to Liverpool, Lancashire.[37]
Merton Hall  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Ballantrae, Ayrshire. She was on a voyage from Belfast, County Antrim to Ayr.[36]
Neptune  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Sunderland, County Durham and was wrecked.[31]
Nicholas  United Kingdom The ship was lost near Howth. Her crew were rescued by Countess ( United Kingdom). She was on a voyage from Whitehaven, Cumberland to Dublin.[22]
Providence  United Kingdom The ship ran aground and was severely damaged on the Herd Sand, in the North Sea off South Shields, County Durham. She was refloated in late August and taken in to South Shields.[6][38]
Resolution  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at North Shields, County Durham.[34] She was refloated on 16 February and taken in to South Shields.[7]
Sprightly  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore by ice in the River Thames.[2]
Supply  United Kingdom The ship was lost near Amlwch, Anglesey with the loss of all hands.[6]
Susan & Ann  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Herd Sand. Her crew were rescued. She was later refloated.[36]
Thomas and Alice  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Herd Sand. She was later refloated and taken in to South Shields.[6][7][36]
Three Brothers  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at North Shields.[34]
Union  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Islandmagee, County Antrim with the loss of two lives.[31]

20 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Charlotte  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Hook Sand with the loss of more than four lives. She was on a voyage from Pwllheli, Caernarvonshire to Bristol, Gloucestershire.[31][39]
John  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at St Martin's, Isles of Scilly.[31] She was on a voyage from Prince Edward Island, British North America to Bristol. John was later refloated and taken in to St Mary's, Isles of Scilly.[21]
Lamb  United Kingdom The schooner foundered in the Bristol Channel off Lundy Island, Devon with the loss of at least three lives.[39]
Margaret  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Quoddy Head, Maine, United States. She was on a voyage from St. Andrews, New Brunswick, British North America to Liverpool, Lancashire.[29] Margaret was eventually refloated and taken in to a port.[40]
Riga Packet  United Kingdom The ship was dismasted and abandoned off St. Ives, Cornwall. She was on a voyage from Demerara to London.[36]
Thetis  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Ilfracombe, Devon with the loss of two lives. She was on a voyage from Ilfracombe to Bristol, Gloucestershire.[6]

21 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Bell & Mary  United Kingdom The ship sank at South Shields, County Durham. She was refloated the next day and beached.[36]
Drie Gesusters Flag of Bremen.svg Bremen The ship was lost in the English Channel off Folkestone, Kent, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from the Charente to Bremen.[6][34]
Edmund  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on the Holderness coast, Yorkshire.[36]
George  United Kingdom The ship was lost off Worms Head, Glamorgan.[22] Her four crew were rescued.[41]
John  United Kingdom The ship foundered in Rhossilli Bay with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Llanelli to Swansea, Glamorgan.[22]
Minerva  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Stony Binks, in the North Sea off the mouth of the Humber with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Rochester, Kent.[6]
Picton  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Foreland Point, Devon. She was on a voyage from Bristol, Gloucestershire to Barbados.[6] Two crewmen died; remainder of crew and woman passenger were rescued.
Ponsonby  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and capsized at Newport, Monmouthshire.[22]
Rambler  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Pakefield, Suffolk. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.[6] Rambler was refloated in June and taken in to Great Yarmouth.[40]
Rubicon  United States The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Long Branch, New Jersey. She was on a voyage from Charleston, South Carolina to New York.[7]
William  United Kingdom The ship was lost in the English Grounds. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Youghal, County Cork to Bristol.[6]

22 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Hope  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked off Margate, Kent. Her crew were saved. She was on a voyage from London to Portsmouth, Hampshire.[6]
Hugh Crawford  United Kingdom The ship struck a rock and was wrecked in the Clyde 6 nautical miles (11 km) from Dunoon, Ayrshire. She was on a voyage from Charleston, South Carolina, United States to Greenock, Renfrewshire.[31][42]
Spartan  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged at Londonderry. She was later refloated.[13][31]
Victory  United States The brig was abandoned at sea. Her crew were rescued by Agile ( United States). She was on a voyage from Surinam to Boston, Massachusetts.[29][43]

23 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Anna  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Dunworthy Bay.[22]
Rabbit  United Kingdom The ship was lost near the Carr Rock. Her crew were rescued.[21]

24 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Brothers  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore at Beachy Head, East Sussex. Her crew were rescued.[44] She was on a voyage from Barcelona, Spain to London. Brothers was later refloated and taken in to Newhaven, East Sussex.[21]
Collins  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Dundrum Bay. She was on a voyage from St. John, New Brunswick, British North America to Liverpool, Lancashire.[22]
Jean McCleary  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Cushendun, County Antrim. She was on a voyage from Whitehaven, Cumberland to Londonderry.[45]
John Edwards  United Kingdom The ship struck a rock and sank at Tobermory, Isle of Mull. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sligo to Dublin.[35]
Lady Bulkeley  United Kingdom The ship sank in the Irish Sea off Southport, Lancashire with the loss of all hands.[31]
Mean McCleary  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at "Cashendom". Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Whitehaven, Cumberland to Londonderry.[35]
Minerva  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned off Memel, Prussia. She was on a voyage from London to Memel. Minerva subsequently came ashore north of Memel.[18]

25 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Alabama  United States The ship was driven ashore on the coast of Haiti and was plundered by 400 of the local inhabitants. Her crew were rescued.[46]
Anacreon  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the north west coast of Wangerooge, Kingdom of Hanover. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Havana, Cuba to Bremen.[21]
Belle Sauvage  United States The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newport, Rhode Island to Bilbao, Spain.[26]
Countess of Leven and Melville  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Lastovo, Austrian Empire with the loss of all but two of those on board. She was on a voyage from Malta to Trieste, Austrian Empire.[47]
Giacomina  Malta The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in St. Paul's Bay, Malta. She was on a voyage from Constantinople, Ottoman Empire to Malta.[14]
Integrity  United Kingdom The transport ship was driven ashore and damaged at Mountbatten, Devon. She was on a voyage from Chatham, Kent to Plymouth, Devon.[6] She was later refloated.[48]
Isabella  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Home Sand, in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Zakynthos, Greece to Hull, Yorkshire.[31] Isabella was refloated on 28 January and taken in to Hull.[22]
Leda  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Malta. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Drontheim, Norway to Ancona, Papal States.[49]
Rose  United Kingdom The ship ran aground and was damaged at Plymouth, Devon. She was on a voyge from Cork to London. Rose was later refloated.[42]
San Fidel  Spain The ship struck rocks and sank off Gibraltar. She was on a voyage from "Caril" to Algeciras.[14]
Sisters  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Saron, Cantabria, Spain with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Tarragona, Spain to Hull.[50][51]
Stag  United States The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near the Cape Henry Lighthouse, Virginia. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sumatra to Baltimore, Maryland.[29]
Two Generals  United States The ship sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. All on board were rescued by George Crosard ( France). She was on a voyage from Charleston, South Carolina to Bordeaux, Gironde, France.[21]

26 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Augusta  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (51°00′N 20°30′W / 51.000°N 20.500°W / 51.000; -20.500). Five of her eleven crew died before the survivors were rescued on 9 February by Everthorpe ( United Kingdom). Augusta was on a voyage from St. John, New Brunswick, British North America to Dumfries.[52]
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged at Scarborough, Yorkshire.[42]
Giacomina  Ottoman Empire The ship was wrecked in St. Paul's Bay, Malta.[53]
Leda  Norway The ship was wrecked in Melleha Bay, Malta.[53]
Thetis  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Worthing, West Sussex. She was on a voyage from Malta to London.[31] Thetis was later refloated and taken in to Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.[22]
Union  United Kingdom The ship ran aground and sank at St Helen's, Isles of Scilly. She was on a voyage from Chepstow, Monmouthshire to St Helen's.[35] Union was later refloated and taken in to St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly.[21]

27 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Nile  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at "Rieutienville", Pas-de-Calais, France.[22] She was on a voyage from Malta to London.[54] Nile was refloated and taken in to Le Crotoy, Somme, France.[7]

28 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Borneo  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near "Carragona", on the north west coast of America.[55]
Jane  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Bayonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newfoundland, British North America to Bilboa, Spain.[18]
John  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the North Sea and was abandoned by her crew. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to London.[35]
Sally  United States The ship was lost in the Turks Islands. She was on a voyage from Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Gonaïves, Haiti.[12]
Tiger  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Bayonne. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newfoundland to Bilboa.[18]

29 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Nancy  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Naas Sand with the loss of a crew member. She was on a voyage from Swansea, Glamorgan to Bridgwater, Somerset.[21]
Sisters  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Naas Sand. She was on a voyage from Swansea to Bridgwater.[56]
Thomas  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Naas Sand. She was on a voyage from Swansea to Bridgwater.[21]

30 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 January 1820
Ship Country Description
Fleece  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Spit Sand, in the English Channel off Portsmouth, Hampshire and was wrecked. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Portsmouth.[21]
Fortune  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on "Cazgiel Island" in the Gulf of Venice. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Fiume, Austrian Empire.[49][57]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1820
Ship Country Description
Belinda  United Kingdom The ship was damaged at Penzance, Cornwall. She was on a voyage from London to Cork.[5]
Bell and Mary  United Kingdom The sloop sank at North Shields, County Durham before 22 January. She was later refloated and beached in shallow water.[44]
Bellona  Spanish Navy The ship was wrecked at Vera Cruz, Viceroyalty of New Granada.[12]
Consulado de la Havannah  Spanish Navy The ship was wrecked at Vera Cruz.[12]
Earnest  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Cherbourg, Seine-Maritime, France. She was on a voyage from Pernambuco, Brazil to Havre de Grâce, Seine-Maritime.[58]
Guia  Spanish Navy The ship was wrecked at Vera Cruz.[12]
Hugh  United States The ship ran aground at Toward Point, Argyllshire, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Charleston, South Carolina to the Clyde.[44]
Louisa  France The ship was wrecked at Lannion, Côtes-du-Nord. She was on a voyage from Bordeaux, Gironde to Lannion.[6]
Martha  United States The ship was lost of Matanzas, Cuba. She was on a voyage from Charleston, South Carolina to Matanzas.[31]
Mary  United Kingdom The ship was reported wrecked at Cahirsiveen, County Kerry before 29 January. She was on a voyage from Bengal, India to Liverpool.[4] Also reported as arriving at Valentia Island, County Kerry on 25 January.[45]
Medina  United Kingdom The schooner ran aground off Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine. Her crew were rescued by rocket apparatus. She was on a voyage from Cadiz, Spain to Bristol.[59]
Princess Royal  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Hogsty Reef. She was on a voyage from Jamaica to Bermuda.[12]
Rippon  United Kingdom The ship was destroyed by fire in the North Sea. She was on a voyage from London to York.[4][22]
Rising Sun  Netherlands The ship was lost whilst on a voyage from Bordeaux, Gironde, France to Amsterdam, North Holland.[15]
Rose Victoire  France The ship foundered in the English Channel off Guernsey, Channel Islands. Her crew were rescued.[60]
St. Johannes POL Szczecin flag.svg Stettin The ship was wrecked near "Swenor". Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Leith, Lothian, United Kingdom to Stettin.[61][62]
Shannon  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly. Her crew were rescued.[44]
Swallow  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked at Portishead, Gloucestershire in early January.[63][64]
Young Thomas  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Filey Bridge, Yorkshire in late January. She was later refloated and taken in to Scarborough, Yorkshire.[4]

February[edit]

1 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 1820
Ship Country Description
General Miranda  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia, British North America. She was on a voyage from Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, British North America to Tobago.[65]

2 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1820
Ship Country Description
Boldon  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Sunderland, County Durham.[66]

3 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1820
Ship Country Description
Theodosia  United Kingdom The ship caught fire and was abandoned. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Table Bay to Algoa Bay.[67]

4 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 February 1820
Ship Country Description
Janson  Netherlands The ship was sunk by ice in the North Sea off Den Helder, North Holland. Her crew were rescued.[68]
Uranie  French Navy The corvette struck a rock in Berkley Sound, East Falkland, Falkland Islands. She was beached on 6 February in French Bay. Her 120 crew were later rescued by Mercury ( France). Uranie was on a voyage from New Holland to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[69][70][71][72]

5 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 February 1820
Ship Country Description
New Triton  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near St. Bees Head, Cumberland. She was on a voyage from Douglas, Isle of Man to Whitehaven, Cumberland.[13]

6 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 February 1820
Ship Country Description
Diana  United Kingdom The ship struck a rock and sank near Loch Tarbert. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Limerick to Liverpool, Lancashire.[7]
Louisa Elizabeth  Netherlands The ship was lost near Hellevoetsluis, South Holland. She was on a voyage from Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France to Rotterdam, South Holland.[13]
Mary & Betty  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and sank at St. Bees Head, Cumberland.[13]
Moira  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Westport, County Mayo. She was on a voyage from São Miguel Island, Azores to Liverpool, Lancashire.[13]

7 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 1820
Ship Country Description
John & James  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near St. Alban's Head, Dorset. She was on a voyage from Plymouth, Devon to Portsmouth, Hampshire.[18]

9 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 February 1820
Ship Country Description
Cupido  Sweden The ship was wrecked in the Weser. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from the Weser to Gothenburg.[73]
Three Brothers  United States The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Cape Cod, Massachusetts.[46]

10 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 1820
Ship Country Description
Fox  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the North Sea. She was subsequently taken in to Whitby, Yorkshire in a waterlogged condition.[13]
Harry Morris  United Kingdom The ship struck a rock and sank off Whitby. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to London.[51]

11 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 1820
Ship Country Description
Peggy  United Kingdom The ship was lost off the Isle of Rhum. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sligo to Glasgow, Renfrewshire.[74]

14 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 February 1820
Ship Country Description
Ann  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Teignmouth, Devon.[75]
Prince of Wales  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and capsized at Brighton, East Sussex. She was deemed beyond repair.[75]

16 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1820
Ship Country Description
Helen  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Ardgowan, Renfrewshire. She was on a voyage from Greenock, Renfrewshire to Jamaica.[7]

17 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 February 1820
Ship Country Description
Active  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Prince's Bay, New York City, United States. She was on a voyage from Martinique to New York.[7]
Helen  France The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Southampton, New York, United States. She was on a voyage from Bordeaux, Gironde to New York.[7]
Mary  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Cold Spring Bar, in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New Jersey. She was on a voyage from Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands to New York.[7]
Midas  United States The ship was run down and sunk off Boston, Massachusetts. She was on a voyage from Santo Domingo, Hispaniola to Boston.[7]
Ogland  Norway The sloop was wrecked at Burrafeith, Uist, Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom.[76]
Port of Sunderland  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Isle of Whithorn, Cumberland. She was on a voyage from Miramichi Bay to Maryport, Cumberland and Kirkcudbright.[77]

18 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 February 1820
Ship Country Description
Sans Souel  United Kingdom The ship foundered off "Point Galico de Zamba". Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Jamaica to India.[67]

19 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1820
Ship Country Description
Fortuna Flag of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (1816).svg Kingdom of the Two Sicilies The schooner was wrecked at Cape Carbonara, Kingdom of Sardinia. She was on a voyage from Tunis to Naples.[46]
Mars  France The ship was wrecked at Cape St. Mary's, Portugal. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Havre de Grâce, Seine-Maritime to Sète, Hérault.[53]

20 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 February 1820
Ship Country Description
Belle Adele  France The ship was wrecked at Wilmington, Delaware, United States. She was on a voyage from Havana, Cuba to Wilmington.[46]
Quebec Packet  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned off the Shipwash Sand, in the North Sea. She was taken in to Harwich, Essex in a waterlogged condition the next day.[78]
William and Mary  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Ballyhack, County Wexford. She was on a voyage from Ross to Youghal, County Cork.[73]

22 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 February 1820
Ship Country Description
Success  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Herd Sand, in the North Sea off South Shields, County Durham. Her crew were rescued by the South Shields Lifeboat.[7] She was on a voyage from Littlehampton, West Sussex to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.[66]

24 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 February 1820
Ship Country Description
Harbinger  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from London to Scarborough, Yorkshire. Harbinger was refloated on 26 February.[79]
Perfect  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and wrecked at Aberdeen. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Savannah, Georgia, United States to Aberdeen.[80]

25 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 February 1820
Ship Country Description
Dolphin  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in Red Wharf Bay with the loss of five of the twenty people on board. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to New Providence, Bahamas.[23][73]
Elizabeth & Sally  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Beaumaris, Anglesey. She was on a voyage from Tralee, County Kerry to Liverpool.[79]
Friends  United Kingdom Captain Mearns's sloop was driven ashore and wrecked at Bridlington, Yorkshire with the loss of all hands.[23][66]
Friends  United Kingdom Captain Payne's ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Bridlington. Her crew were rescued.[23]
San Fidel  Spain The ship struck rocks off Gibraltar and foundered. She was on a voyage from "Caril" to Algeciras.[53]

26 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 February 1820
Ship Country Description
Alexandrine  France The ship ran aground at Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, Manche. She was on a voyage from London, United Kingdom to Rouen, Seine-Maritime.[25] She was refloated on 20 April and taken in to Rouen, Seine-Maritime.[81]
Dolphin  United Kingdom The ship ran aground and capsized at Dover, Kent. She was on a voyage from Messina, Sicily to Saint Petersburg, Russia.[79]
Flirt  United Kingdom The ship fouled her anchor and was beached in Swanage Bay. She later sank but was refloated and taken in to Poole, Dorset Flirt was on a voyage from Dunbar, Lothian to Bristol, Gloucestershire.[27]
Neapolitan  France The ship was driven ashore at Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue. She was on a voyage from Málaga, Spain to Havre de Grâce, Seine-Maritime.[74]
Star  United Kingdom The ship was severely damaged by fire at Rotherhithe, Surrey. She was on a voyage from London to Saint Petersburg.[17]

27 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 February 1820
Ship Country Description
Albion  United States The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Ballyteague, County Wexford, United Kingdom Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Charleston, South Carolina to Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom.[46]
Star  United Kingdom The ship was severely damaged by fire at Rotherhithe, Surrey.[73]

28 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1820
Ship Country Description
Armavilla  United Kingdom The ship capsized in the Atlantic Ocean (38°N 17°W / 38°N 17°W / 38; -17). Six crew were rescued by John Bulkley ( United Kingdom). Armavilla was on a voyage from New Brunswick, British North America to Saint Vincent.[9]
Little Belt  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Cape Palos, Spain. She was on a voyage from Palermo, Sicily to London.[46]
Prince Regent  United Kingdom The ship ran aground in the River Thames at Gravesend, Kent. She was on a voyage from London to Bombay, India and China.[79] Prince Regent was later refloated.[82]
Respect  United Kingdom The ship was lost off Skagen, Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Randers, Denmark.[57]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1820
Ship Country Description
Alert  United Kingdom The brig was struck by lightning off Cape St. Mary's, Portugal and foundered. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Trieste to Hamburg.[83]
Amie United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Grenada The drogher was wrecked at Saint Lucia.[84]
Duke of Wellington  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Batavia, Netherlands East Indies in early February.[85]
Friends  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Carrickfergus, County Antrim.[45]
Endeavour  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Carrickfergus.[45]
Fame  United Kingdom The ship was ran aground on a sandbank 18 nautical miles (33 km) off mouth of the Demerara River. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Demerara.[9] Fame was later refloated but ran aground again in the Demerara River and was subsequently sold. She was refloated in June.[85][86]
Fanny  United Kingdom The ship was lost off Lambay Island, County Dublin. She was on a voyage from Irvine, Ayrshire to Dublin.[56]
Heroine  United States The ship was lost at Bermuda.[7]
Isabella  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked between "Abavy" and "Mahacooy" in early February. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Essequibo, British Guiana.[9]
Jeanne  France The brig was wrecked near Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Bordeaux, Gironde to Havre de Grâce, Seine-Maritime.[87]
Jubilee  United Kingdom The schooner sprang a leak and was beached at Coleraine, County Antrim.[13]
Kitty  United Kingdom The ship sank at Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin. She was on a voyage from Killala, County Cork to Liverpool, Lancashire.[27]
Lord Wellington United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Tortola The schooner was wrecked on the north coast of St. John, Virgin Islands in mid-February. She was on a voyage from Puerto Rico to Tortola.[46][84]
Mariner  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Castletown, Isle of Man. She was on a voyage from Dublin to Richmond, Virginia, United States.[75]
Mary United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Grenada The sloop was wrecked near Levers, Grenada before 9 February.[84]
May United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was wrecked on "Bridger's Island", New York, United States with the loss of all hands.[46]
Onderneming  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore on the Dutch coast. She was on a voyage from Genoa, Grand Duchy of Tuscany to Amsterdam, North Holland.[68]
Santa Croce Flag of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.svg Grand Duchy of Tuscany The ship departed from Gibraltar for Genoa. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Mediterranean Sea with the loss of all hands.[88]
Sophie  France The ship foundered in the English Channel off Honfleur, Calvados. She was on a voyage from Rouen, Seine-Maritime to London, United Kingdom.[24]
Vine  United Kingdom The ship foundered off Islay in mid-February.[51]

March[edit]

1 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 March 1820
Ship Country Description
Isabella and Helen  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Killala, County Mayo with the loss of all but one of her crew. She was on a voyage from Rothesay, Bute to Killala.[89]
Thomas and Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and sank at Hurst Castle, Hampshire. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Plymouth, Devon to Portsmouth, Hampshire.[82]

2 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 March 1820
Ship Country Description
Active  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk with some loss of life. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Burnham Overy Staithe.[27]
Active  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Herne Bay, Kent. She was on a voyage from Seville, Spain to London.[89]
Active  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Herne Bay. She was on a voyage from Weymouth, Dorset to London.[90]
Albertus Adrianus  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Southwold, Suffolk, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Rotterdam, South Holland to Alnwick, Northumberland, United Kingdom.[89][90]
Ann  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Calais, France. She was on a voyage from Waterford to London.[91]
Ann  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore crewless at Margate, Kent.[89]
Betsey  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Scarborough, Yorkshire.[25] Her crew were rescued.[92]
Blessing  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Calais. She was on a voyage from Rouen, Seine-Maritime to London.[91]
Bocca Tigris  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore at Blankenberge, West Flanders.[93]
Boldon  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Sunderland, County Durham.[92]
Bremezer  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Sheerness, Kent. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Chatham, Kent.[27]
Celestine  France The ship was driven ashore near Calais. She was on a voyage from Havre de Grâce, Seine-Maritime to Dunkerque, Nord. She was refloated on 17 March and taken in to Calais.[53][74][91]
Ceres  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Irish Sea off Beaumaris, Anglesey.[92]
Cygnet  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all hands.[9]
Diadem  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Bootle, Lancashire. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Virginia, United States.[52][92] Diadem was refloated on 12 March.[57]
Dorothea  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked on the West Barrows Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Kent with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from London to Hamburg.[94]
Donnison  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all hands.[95]
Eliza  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Walton, Suffolk. She was on a voyage from Banff, Aberdeenshire to London.[89]
Eliza  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the English Channel off Seaford, East Sussex.[95]
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.[27]
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Calais. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Lisbon, Portugal.[91]
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Corton, Suffolk.[96] She was refloated on 27 March and taken in to Great Yarmouth.[46]
Endeavour  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Whitstable, Kent.[89]
Endeavour  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Great Yarmouth.[90]
Fisher  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Grimsby, Lincolnshire.[25] She was on a voyage from London to Selby, Yorkshire.[92]
Fleece  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Calais. She was on a voyage from Spithead, Hampshire to Sunderland.[91] Fleece was refloated on 22 April and taken in to Calais.[67]
Flora  United Kingdom The snow was wrecked on the Sunk Sand with the loss of four of her eleven crew.[89][90][93]
Four Brothers  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Reculver, Kent. She was on a voyage from Arundel, West Sussex to London.[89]
Free Briton  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore between Cap Gris Nez and Gravelines. Her nine crew survived.[97]
Friends  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Pakefield, Suffolk.[96]
Friends  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Bridlington. She was on a voyage from Woodbridge, Suffolk to Bridlington.[92]
Friends  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all hands.[9]
Friendship  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Whitstable.[89]
Friendship  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Goodwin Sands with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne to London.[29]
Hannah  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Mouse Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Kent. She was on a voyage from London to Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland.[25]
Harvest Home  United Kingdom The Humber Keel was driven ashore and wrecked at Sheerness. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Great Yarmouth to London.[27]
Henry & William  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Sunderland.[92]
Hercule  France The brig was driven ashore near Calais. Her eight crew survived. She was on a voyage from Rouen to London.[91][97] Hercule was later refloated and taken in to Calais.[98]
Isis  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Calais.[91]
Jane  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Margate, Kent.[89] She was on a voyage from Waterford to London. Jane was refloated on 15 March and taken in to Margate.[12]
Jane  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Sizewell, Suffolk. Her crew were rescued.[89] She was on a voyage from London to South Shields.[90]
Jane  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Great Yarmouth. She was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire to Great Yarmouth.[90]
Jason  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at "Handfleet". She was on a voyage from London to Boston, Lincolnshire.[89]
Jeune Auguste  France The dogger was driven ashore near Calais. Her six crew survived. She was on a voyage from Havre de Grâce, Seine-Maritime to Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands.[91][97] Jeune Auguste was refloated on 17 March and taken in to Calais.[53]
John  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at "Handfleet". She was on a voyage from London to Sunderland.[89] She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[95]
John  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Goodwin Sands. Her crew were rescued by Diligence ( United Kingdom).[99]
John and Adeline  United States The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Bermuda. Her crew were rescued.[67]
Jones  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Dover, Kent with the loss of all hands.[93]
Jubilee  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Handfleet, Suffolk. She was on a voyage from London to York.[89] Jubilee was later refloated and taken in to Harwich, Essex.[98]
Kincardine  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Great Yarmouth with the loss of four of her crew.[89]
Korah  United Kingdom The smack was wrecked on the Mouse Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Kent. Her crew were rescued.[89]
Latona  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and wrecked at Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk with the loss of four of her crew. She was on a voyage from Dundalk, County Louth to London.[96]
Laurel  United Kingdom The sloop was wrecked on the Grain Spit, in the Thames Estuary off the Isle of Grain, Kent. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Southwold.[27]
Liberty  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore between Cap Gris Nez and Gravelines. Her seven crew survived.[97] Liberty was on a voyage from Southwold, Suffolk to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. She was later refloated and taken in to Calais.[98]
Lively  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Handfleet. She was on a voyage from Louth, Lincolnshire to London.[89] Lively was later refloated and taken in to Harwich.[98]
Lord Duncan  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Bridlington, Yorkshire.[25]
Mantura  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore and wrecked between Cap Gris Nez and Gravelines. Her five crew survived. She was on a voyage from São Miguel Island to London.[74][97]
Mary  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at "Handfleet". She was on a voyage from London to South Shields, County Durham.[89]
Mary Ann  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Minster, Isle of Sheppey, Kent. Her crew were rescued.[89]
Mentor  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Calais. She was on a voyage from São Miguel, Azores, Portugal to London.[91]
Mexico  United States The full-rigged ship was driven ashore near Calais. Her seventeen crew survived. She was on a voyage from Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands to St. Ubes, Spain.[57][91][97] Mexico was later refloated and taken in to Calais.[98]
Minerva  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Goodwin Sands with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to London.[29]
Minerva  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all hands.[95]
Mitten Hill  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Gorleston, Suffolk. She was on a voyage from London to Whitby, Yorkshire.[90][96]
Nancy  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Calais. She was on a voyage from Leith, Lothian to São Miguel.[91][97]
Nancy  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the English Channel off Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France.[91]
Nancy  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Goodwin Sands.[12]
Neptune  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Bridlington.[25]
Pandora  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Hunstanton, Norfolk.[100]
Perfect  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Aberdeen. She was on a voyage from Savannah, Georgia, United States to Aberdeen.[92]
Prince Cobourg  United Kingdom The steamship was driven ashore and wrecked at Minster, Isle of Sheppey, Kent. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire to Cowes, Isle of Wight.[27][89]
Prince of Wales  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore near Calais. Her four crew survived. She was on a voyage from Sunderland to Portsmouth.[91][97]
Providence  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Gorleston.[96]
Ruby  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and sank at Reculver. She was on a voyage from Cardiff, Glamorgan to London.[89]
Sally  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Herne Bay. She was on a voyage from Caernarfon to London.[89]
Sally  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Hull to Colchester, Essex.[25]
Themistocles  France The brig was driven ashore near Calais. Her eight crew survived.She was on a voyage from Bordeaux to Dunkerque.[91][97] Themistocles was later refloated and taken in to Calais.[98]
Thomas  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Calais. She was on a voyage from Portsmouth to Sunderland.[91] She was later refloated and taken in to Calais.[95]
Three Brothers United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Jamaica The drogher was driven ashore and wrecked on the east coast of Jamaica.[67]
Toms  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore between Sheerness and Minster.[89]
Union  France The brig was driven ashore near Calais. Her nine crew survived.[91][97]
Union  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore and wrecked at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from London to Spalding, Lincolnshire.[96]
Venus  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Dunkerque. She was on a voyage from Rye, East Sussex to Newcastle upon Tyne.[53] Venus was refloated on 18 March and taken in to Dunkerque.[46]
Vigilant  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Margate, Kent. She was on a voyage from Portsmouth, Hampshire to London.[27]
Vrede  Netherlands The ship was driven onto the Kaloot Bank, in the North Sea off Vlissingen, South Holland. She was on a voyage from Batavia, Netherlands East Indies to Dordrecht, South Holland.[49]
Wilhelmus and Jeanne  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore at Abergele, Caernarvonshire, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Antwerp to Liverpool.[25]

3 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 March 1820
Ship Country Description
Active  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Berwick upon Tweed to London.[90]
Active  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Blankenberge, West Flanders, Netherlands.[57][92]
Alfred  United Kingdom The ship capsized in the Great Ouse near King's Lynn, Norfolk.[100]
Alliance  United Kingdom The ship sank at King's Lynn.[100]
Ann  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the Great Ouse at King's Lynn.[100]
Anna Gesina  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Egmond aan Zee, North Holland. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom to Amsterdam, North Holland.[57]
Blessing  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore between Calais, France and Ostend, Netherlands.[100]
Bloming  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore between Calais and Ostend.[93]
Cepheus  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Sandhale, between Grimsby and Trusthorpe, Lincolnshire. Her crew were rescued.[99][101]
Collins  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore between Grimsby and Trusthorpe.[101]
Commerce  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Hunstanton, Norfolk with the loss of a crew member.[100]
Deux Frères  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Quillebeuf-sur-Seine, Seine-Maritime.[102]
Dione  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the Great Ouse at King's Lynn.[100]
Dove  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Saint-Valery-en-Caux, Seine-Maritime, France.[29] She was on a voyage from Falmouth, Cornwall to Stangate Creek, Kent.[103]
Economy  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Goodwin Sands, Kent. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne to London.[93]
Eliza  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Calais.[74]
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and severely damaged between Calais and Gravelines, Nord, France with the loss of one of her nine crew.[97][100] She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Lisbon, Portugal.[92]
Endeavour  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Sandhale.[29]
Fleece  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore between Calais and Ostend.[100] She was on a voyage from Spithead, Hampshire to Sunderland.[92]
Fly  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore between Cap Gris Nez, Pas-de-Calais and Gravelines. Her eight crew survived.[97] She was on a voyage from Portsmouth to Sunderland.[74]
Four Brothers and Sisters  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Point Hourdel, Somme, France. She later put into the River Somme.[103]
Fox  United Kingdom The smack was driven ashore between Grimsby and Trusthorpe. She was on a voyage from Aberdeen to Hull, Yorkshire.[92][101]
Friends  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on the Norfolk coast.[96] Her crew were rescued.[92]
Friends of Yarmouth  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Pakefield, Suffolk.[92]
Friendship  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Goodwin Sands. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Hastings, East Sussex.[60][93]
Friend's Increase  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on the Norfolk coast.[96] Her crew were rescued.[92]
Garland  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Sandhale, between Grimsby and Trusthorpe. Her crew were rescued.[99][101] She was refloated on 16 March and taken in to Grimsby.[95]
Henry and William  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore at Sunderland. She was refloated on 6 March.[99]
Hester  United Kingdom The ship sank at King's Lynn.[100]
Isis  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and severely damaged between Calais and Gravelines with the loss of two of her five crew.[91][92][97][100]
Industry  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked between Grimsby and Trusthorpe with the loss of a crew member.[101]
Jane and Margaret  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire. She was on a voyage from Limerick to Liverpool, Lancashire. Jane and Margaret was later refloated and taken in to Aberdovey, Merionethshire.[92]
Janet  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore between Grimsby and Trusthorpe.[101]
John  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the Great Ouse at King's Lynn.[100] She was later refloated and repaired.[98]
John  United Kingdom The ship was lost at Sutton Wash, Lincolnshire.[92]
John and Dorothy  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked off Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, France. Her crew were rescued.[60] She was on a voyage from South Shields to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, Somme, France.[57]
John and Mary  United Kingdom The sloop sprang a leak and was beached at Fishguard, Pembrokeshire where she was subsequently wrecked.[91]
John Gifford  United Kingdom The ship sank at Great Yarmouth.[92]
Latona  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Corton Sand, in the North Sea off Corton, Suffolk. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Dundalk, County Louth to London.[60]
Lavinia  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Sandhale, between Grimsby and Trusthorpe. Her crew were rescued.[99][101]
Leeds  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Wainfleet, Lincolnshire with the loss of all hands.[57] She was on a voyage from London to Leeds, Yorkshire.[49]
Liberty  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Calais.[74]
London  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked on the Shipwash Sand, in the North Sea. Six of her crew were rescued by James ( United Kingdom).[100]
Louisa  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Faversham, Kent.[25]
Lucy and Mary  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on the Norfolk coast.[96] Her crew were rescued.[92]
Mantura  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore between Calais and Ostend.[100]
Marshland  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on the Norfolk coast.[96] Her crew were rescued.[92]
Minerva  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Goodwin Sands with the loss of all hands.[98]
Nancy  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked between Calais and Gravelines with the loss of three of her five crew.[97][100] She was on a voyage from Leith, Lothian to São Miguel Island Azores.[92]
Neptune  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore near Bridlington, Yorkshire. She was refloated in late March and taken in to Whitby, Yorkshire.[84]
Nossa Senhora de Victoria  Portugal The ship was driven ashore near Caen, Calvados, France. She was on a voyage from Havre de Grâce to Oporto.[102]
Olive Branch  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near The Needles, Isle of Wight. She was on a voyage from Looe, Cornwall to Arundel, West Sussex. Olive Branch was later refloated and taken in to Cowes, Isle of Wight.[74]
Paix  Netherlands The ship was wrecked on the Calvet Bank, in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Batavia, Netherlands East Indies to Dordrecht, South Holland.[29]
Prince of Wales  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore between Calais and Ostend.[100] She was on a voyage from Sunderland to Portsmouth, Hampshire.[92]
Queen Charlotte  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Trusthorpe.[25] She was on a voyage from Norfolk to Stockwith, Nottinghamshire.[92]
Redbreast  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore at Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. Her crew were rescued. She was later refloated and taken in to Wells-next-the-Sea.[96][98]
Rosamund  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Sandhale, between Grimsby and Trusthorpe. Her crew were rescued.[99][101] She was later refloated and put into Hull.[9]
Ruby  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off Reculver, Kent. Her crew were rescued.[60]
Sally  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Brest Sand, in The Wash.[100]
Sally  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the English Channel off Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, France.[90]
Samuel Whitbread  United Kingdom The ship was lost near King's Lynn with the loss of her captain. She was on a voyage from Lerwick, Shetland Islands to London.[46]
Staines  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Terrington Marsh, Norfolk.[91][100]
Success  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Herd Sand.[92]
Supply  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on the Norfolk coast.[96] Her crew were rescued.[92]
Susannah  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on the Norfolk coast. Her crew were rescued.[96]
Thistle  United Kingdom The ship capsized in the North Sea off Sutton Wash. Her crew were rescued by John and Mary (both  United Kingdom).[60][92]
Thomas  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore between Calais and Ostend.[100] She was on a voyage from Portsmouth to Sunderland.[92] Thomas was refloated on 17 March and taken in to Calais.[53]
Triton  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore between Grimsby and Trusthorpe.[101]
True Briton  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Calais.[74]
True Friends  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the Great Ouse at King's Lynn.[100]
Vigilance  France The ship was driven ashore at Ostend.[92][93]
Vode  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore and wrecked at Saint-Valery-en-Caux. Her seven crew were rescued[104]
Vrienden  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore between Grimsby and Trusthorpe with the loss of three lives. She was on a voyage from Ostend, West Flanders to Hull.[92][101]
Woodford  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Lowestoft.[92]
Wren  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the Great Ouse at King's Lynn.[100]

4 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 March 1820
Ship Country Description
Anna  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Herne Bay, Kent. She was on a voyage from London to Poole, Dorset.[25][103]
Celebrity  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at King's Lynn, Norfolk with the loss of three lives.[100]
Commerce  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Alum Bay, Isle of Wight. She was on a voyage from Cork to Southampton, Hampshire.[25] Commerce was later refloated and taken in to Cowes, Isle of Wight.[14]
Dove  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore at Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, France. Her crew were rescued.[57]
Vrais Amis  France The ship was lost off Ostend, Netherlands. She was on a voyage from Marennes, Charente-Maritime to Ostend.[29]

5 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 March 1820
Ship Country Description
Ann  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Shipwash Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Kent. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to South Shields, County Durham.[25]
Spring  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Mouse Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Kent. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Aberdeen to London.[46]
Zephyr  Bremen The ship ran aground off the Île de Batz, Finistère, France. She was on a voyage from Bordeaux, Gironde, France to Bremen.[98]

7 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 March 1820
Ship Country Description
Enigkeit  Prussia The ship was driven ashore on Møn, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Königsburg to Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.[9]

9 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 March 1820
Ship Country Description
Indian Hunter  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at St. Ubes, Spain.[46]

11 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 March 1820
Ship Country Description
Robert & Christian  United Kingdom The ship struck a rock off Campbeltown, Argyllshire and was abandoned. She subsequently came ashore on Isla Ross and was wrecked. Robert & Christian was on a voyage from Ulverston, Lancashire to Oban, Argyllshire.[98]

12 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 1820
Ship Country Description
Blaydes  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Stoney Binks, in the North Sea off the mouth of the Humber with the loss of two of her crew. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to London.[95]
Ville de Caen  France The ship was wrecked at Cape Barfleur, Manche. She was on a voyage from Guadeloupe to Caen, Calvados.[46]

13 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1820
Ship Country Description
Antoinet  Portugal The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[105]

14 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1820
Ship Country Description
Amity  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Flamborough Head, Yorkshire. She was later refloated.[14]
Brothers  United Kingdom The ship was lost in the English Channel off Newhaven, East Sussex.[106]
Malvina  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Flamborough Head. She was later refloated.[14]
Star of North Shields  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Flamborough Head. She was later refloated.[14]
William  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Flamborough Head. She was later refloated.[14]

15 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 March 1820
Ship Country Description
Integrity  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Liverpool, Lancashire.[98]

16 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 March 1820
Ship Country Description
Argus  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Anegada. She was on a voyage from London to Jamaica and Cuba.[26]
Islington  United States The full-rigged ship was wrecked at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. All on board survived.[107]

18 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 March 1820
Ship Country Description
Albion  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to London. Albion was later refloated and taken in to Wells-next-the-Sea.[95][108]
Diana  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Goodwin Sands, Kent. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Portsmouth, Hampshire.[53]
Flora  United States The schooner sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (2°23′S 36°30′W / 2.383°S 36.500°W / -2.383; -36.500). Her crew were rescued by Eliza ( United Kingdom). Flora was on a voyage from Pernambuco, Brazil to "Margaretta".[26]

20 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 March 1820
Ship Country Description
Belle Isle  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Columbine Rock, 5 leagues (15 nautical miles (28 km) north east of Trinidad. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Berbice to Glasgow, Renfrewshire.[109]
Mary United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British Guiana The ship was driven ashore at Vila Nova de Portimão, Portugal. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Madeira to a Portuguese port.[67]

24 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 March 1820
Ship Country Description
Ann  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Selby, Yorkshire to Sheerness, Kent.[46]

25 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 March 1820
Ship Country Description
Betsey  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Brighton, East Sussex. Her crew were rescued.[46]
Twee Gebroder  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore on Ameland, Friesland. She was on a voyage from a port in the Duchy of Holstein to Zaandam or Amsterdam, North Holland.[67]

26 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 March 1820
Ship Country Description
Betsey  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Brighton, East Sussex, where she subsequently broke up.[110]
Lark  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and foundered in the English Channel off Dover, Kent. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Rye, East Sussex to Chatham, Kent.[46]

27 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1820
Ship Country Description
Albion  United States The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on the Burrow of Ballyteague, County Clare, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Charleston, South Carolina to Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom.[84]
Bayard  United States The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in Chale Bay, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.[46][46]

29 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 March 1820
Ship Country Description
Anna Margaretha  Hamburg The ship was driven ashore on Eierland, North Holland, Netherlands. She was on a voyage from New York, United States to Hamburg. Anna Margaretha was later refloated.[110]

31 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 March 1820
Ship Country Description
Eclipse  United Kingdom The ship departed from King's Lynn, Norfolk for Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[111]
Moreland  United Kingdom The ship was destroyed by fire at Kingston, Jamaica.[112]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1820
Ship Country Description
Agile  France The ship struck rocks and was wrecked at Le Conquet, Finistère.[53]
Ariadne Flag of Bremen.svg Bremen The galiot was driven ashore and wrecked near Penzance, Cornwall, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Bordeaux, Gironde, France to Bremen.[113]
Berkeley Castle  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near St Albans Head, Dorset in early March. She was on a voyage from Aberthaw, Glamorgan to London. Berkeley Castle was later refloated and taken in to Weymouth, Dorset.[92]
Cygnet  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the English Channel off Beachy Head, East Sussex on or before 17 March.[14][53]
Dorothy  United Kingdom The ship was lost on the West Burrows Sand, in the North Sea, with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from London to Hamburg.[53]
Eliza  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the English Channel off Brighton, East Sussex on or before 16 March.[108]
Happy Return  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near St Albans Head in early March. She was on a voyage from Waterford to London. Happy Return was later refloated and taken in to Weymouth on 6 March.[92]
Harriet  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore and wrecked in Yallah's Bay, Jamaica in early March.[67]
Hopewell  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Shellness, Kent in early March.[92]
John & Mary  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Fishguard, Pembrokeshire in early March. She was on a voyage from Chester, Cheshire to Llanelli, Glamorgan. John & Mary was refloated on 14 March and taken in to Fishguard.[108]
London  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the English Channel off Littlehampton, West Sussex on or before 14 March.[108]
Margaret  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Grand Cayman Island. She was on a voyage from Jamaica to Quebec, British North America.[112]
Minerva  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the English Channel between Beachy Head and Fairleigh, East Sussex on or before 13 March.[98]
Nereid  France The ship was lost at the mouth of the Garonne.[14]
Palmers  United Kingdom The ship foundered at Madras, India between 28 and 31 March. Her crew were rescued.[114]
Phoenix  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex.[115][115]
Princess Charlotte  United Kingdom The smack was run down and sunk by Dundee ( United Kingdom) in the North Sea off the Gunfleet Sand.[57]
Quatre Sœurs  France The ship was wrecked at La Tremblade, Charente-Maritime with the loss of all but two of her crew. She was on a voyage from London to Bordeaux.[76]
Recovery  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the English Channel off Beachy Head on or before 8 March.[14]
Rinchania Savoie flag.svg Kingdom of Sardinia The ship foundered off Sardinia. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône to Sète, Hérault, France .[116]
Sea Nymph  United Kingdom The brig was lost on the Long Sand, in the North Sea.[53]
Sophia  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the English Channel off Dover, Kent.[89]
Success  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Herd Sand, in the North Sea off South Shields, County Durham. She was later refloated and taken in to South Shields.[95]
Thomas and Elizabeth  United Kingdom The smack was driven ashore and wrecked at Portsmouth, Hampshire.[117]
Victoria Russian Empire Grand Duchy of Finland The ship ran aground on the Long Sand, in the North Sea. She was on a voyage from Jacobstadt to Lisbon, Portugal. Victoria was subsequently refloated and taken in to Harwich, Essex.[103]

April[edit]

1 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 April 1820
Ship Country Description
Echo  United Kingdom The whaler was wrecked on the Cato Reef, in the Coral Sea. Her crew were rescued.[118]

2 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 April 1820
Ship Country Description
Horatio  United States The full-rigged ship was lost on the Diamond Shoals, off the coast of North Carolina with the loss of eight lives.[107]
Ocean  United States The ship foundered with the loss of a crew member. She was on a voyage from St. Ubes, Portugal to Alexandria, Virginia.[119]
Rose  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Margate, Kent. She was on a voyage from Madeira to London.[9] She was refloated the next day and taken in to Margate.[110]

6 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 April 1820
Ship Country Description
Bellona United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Jamaica The schooner was wrecked on the Mariguana Reef, Jamaica. All on board were rescued by Merlin ( United Kingdom).[120]
Dash  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Brighton, East Sussex.[76]

7 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 1820
Ship Country Description
Rock  United Kingdom The brig ran aground on the Shoals of Grado, in the Adriatic Sea. She was on a voyage from Saint Domingo to Trieste.[83] Rock was refloated on 13 April and taken in to Trieste.[67]

8 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 April 1820
Ship Country Description
Equator  Portugal The ship was beached at Lisbon. She was on a voyage from Barcelona, Spain to Lisbon.[67]

10 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 April 1820
Ship Country Description
Carl Johan  Sweden The ship foundered off Kalmar. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London, United Kingdom to Kalmar.[121]
Friendship  United Kingdom The ship was destroyed by fire at Mauritius.[122]

11 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 April 1820
Ship Country Description
Hope  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on St. Philip's Key, off Cape St. Antonio. Cuba. She was on a voyage from Cuba to Liverpool, Lancashire.[123]
Telegraph  United States The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Gravesend, Long Island, New York. She was on a voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana to New York City.[123]

15 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 April 1820
Ship Country Description
Hibernia  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Cape St Mary's, Portugal. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Greenock, Renfrewshire to Buenos Aires, Argentina.[124]

21 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 April 1820
Ship Country Description
Echo  United Kingdom The whaler was wrecked on Cato's Shoal, in the Pacific Ocean. Her crew survived.[125]

25 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 April 1820
Ship Country Description
Neptune  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Sizewell Bank, in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk. She floated off and consequently foundered. Her crew were rescued. Neptune was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to London.[83]
Peggy  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Whitehaven, Cumberland. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Killough, County Down to Whitehaven.[121]

26 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 April 1820
Ship Country Description
New Society  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and foundered in the Irish Sea off the Isle of Man. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Whitehaven, Cumberland to Dublin.[121]

28 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 April 1820
Ship Country Description
Flirt  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean between Padstow and St. Ives, Cornwall. She was on a voyage from Bristol, Gloucestershire to Portsmouth, Hampshire.[112]

30 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 1820
Ship Country Description
Staffa  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Gibraltar. She was on a voyage from Gibraltar to Alicante, Spain.[120]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1820
Ship Country Description
Ann  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on South Uist, Outer Hebrides. She was on a voyage from Saint John, New Brunswick, British North America to Aberdeen.[126]
Betsey  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked on the coast of Newfoundland, British North America.[55]
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked on the coast of Newfoundland.[55]
Fortitude  United Kingdom The ship foundered in British waters.[110]
Four Brothers  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked on the coast of Newfoundland.[55]
Hatt  United Kingdom The brig was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (48°08′N 22°28′W / 48.133°N 22.467°W / 48.133; -22.467) before 14 April.. Her crew were rescued by Hercules ( United Kingdom. Hatt was on a voyage from Torquay, Devon to Newfoundland, British North America.[81][127][128]
Havre de Grâce  France The ship struck a sandbank at the mouth of the Amazon in late April. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Oporto, Portugal to Pará, Brazil.[129]
Principe de Beira  Portugal The schooner was attacked by an insurgent privateer and left in distress. Her crew were rescued by Peter and John ( United Kingdom). Principe de Beira was on a voyage from São Miguel Island, Azores to Figueira da Foz.[130]
Quatre Sœurs  France The ship was wrecked at La Tremblade, Seine-Maritime with the loss of all but two of her crew. She was on a voyage from London, United Kingdom to Bordeaux, Gironde.[110]
Sophia  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked on the coast of Newfoundland.[55]
Star  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked on the coast of Newfoundland.[55]
St. George  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Bermuda.[131]

May[edit]

2 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 May 1820
Ship Country Description
Medea  Russia The ship departed from Bahia, Brazil foe Reval. No further trace, presumed founderedwith the loss of all hands.[132]

3 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 May 1820
Ship Country Description
Orb  United Kingdom The ship ran aground of the Corton Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk. She was on a voyage from Hamburg to London. Orb was later refloated and taken in to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.[86]

7 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 May 1820
Ship Country Description
Eliza  United Kingdom The ship capsized in the River Suir.[26]
Molly  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Strangford, County Antrim. She was on a voyage from Whitehaven, Cumberland to Dublin.[120]
Nestor  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Stroma. She was on a voyage from Aberdeen to the United States.[133] Nestor was later refloated.[134]
Phœnix  Prussia The ship was wrecked at Memel, Prussia. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Memel to London, United Kingdom.[112][135]
Richard  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Great Egg Harbour, New Jersey, United States. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Londonderry to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.[131]

8 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 May 1820
Ship Country Description
Eliza  United Kingdom The ship capsized in the River Suir.[86]
Four Sisters Flag of the British East India Company (1801).svg India The ship was wrecked in a hurricane at Madras with the loss of all but one of her crew.[136]

9 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 May 1820
Ship Country Description
Atlas  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Poulicat, India with the loss of three of her crew.[136]

10 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 May 1820
Ship Country Description
Mary Ann  United States The schooner was abandoned at sea. Her crew were rescued by Sophia ( United Kingdom).[127]
Noah  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Barbados. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Dublin to "Margaritta".[137]
Telegraph  United States The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Gravesend, Brooklyn, New York. She was on a voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana to New York.[137]

12 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 May 1820
Ship Country Description
Liveley United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The schooner was lost near Cape Negro, Nova Scotia. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Antigua to Halifax, Nova Scotia.[55]
William and Matthew  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked on Cape Negro with the loss of two lives. She was on a voyage from London to St. John, New Brunswick, British North America.[55][138]

14 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 May 1820
Ship Country Description
Nile  United Kingdom The ship struck rocks and was wrecked off Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, British North America. She was on a voyage from Greenock, Renfrewshire to Chaleur Bay.[111]

15 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 May 1820
Ship Country Description
Minerva  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked in the Saint Lawrence River 18 nautical miles (33 km) from Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Quebec City.[123]

16 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 May 1820
Ship Country Description
Boyton  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Amherst Island, in Lake Ontario. She was on a voyage from Dublin to Miramichi Bay.[71]
Harriet United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Guernsey The ship was wrecked on Anticosti Island, Quebec, British North America. She was on a voyage from Guernsey to Gaspee Point, Rhode Island, United States.[139]

17 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 May 1820
Ship Country Description
Medea  Portugal The ship departed from Bahia, Brazil for Faial Island, Azores. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[140]
Veronica Admiralty flag of Hamburg.svg Hamburg The ship was sunk by ice off Hogland, Russia Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Hamburg to Saint Petersburg, Russia.[127]

19 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 May 1820
Ship Country Description
Alexander  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Southern Four Keys. She was on a voyage from London to Jamaica and British Honduras.[141]
Bertha  Prussia The ship was wrecked near Skagen, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Memel to Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands.[131]
Jacoba  Netherlands The ship was wrecked on the Kentish Knock, in the North Sea, with the loss of all but one of her crew. She was on a voyage from Amsterdam to Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.[112]
Thetis POL Szczecin flag.svg Stettin The ship capsized off Anholt, Denmark. The wreck subsequently came ashore at Warberg.[127] She was on a voyage from Cette, Hérault, France to Stettin.[126]

20 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 May 1820
Ship Country Description
William and Mary  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Poole, Dorset. She was on a voyage from Poole to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.[134]

21 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 May 1820
Ship Country Description
Frances Ann  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked off St. Mary's Bay, Newfoundland, British North America. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Irvine, Ayrshire to Chaleur Bay.[105]
Halce  United Kingdom The brig ran aground at Cape Spear, Newfoundland. Her crew were rescued.[137]

23 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 May 1820
Ship Country Description
Mary  United Kingdom The ship was lost near Gaspee Point, Rhode Island, United States. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Waterford to Quebec, British North America.[141]

25 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 May 1820
Ship Country Description
Flor de Tejo  Portugal The ship was lost whilst on a voyage from Lisbon to Faial, Azores.[137]
Jacoba  Netherlands The ship was lost on the Kentish Knock, in the North Sea. She was on a voyage from Amsterdam, North Holland to Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.[142]

27 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 May 1820
Ship Country Description
Aid  United Kingdom The ship was struck a sunken wreck and was beached at Lowestoft, Suffolk. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to London.[131] Aid was later refloated and taken in to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk for repairs.[143]

28 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 May 1820
Ship Country Description
Flirt  United Kingdom The ship foundered between Padstow and St. Ives, Cornwall. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bristol, Gloucestershire to Portsmouth, Hampshire.[144]
Halec  United Kingdom The brig ran aground and was wrecked at Cape Spear, Newfoundland. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Faial Island, Azores to Saint John's, Newfoundland.[123]
Pilot  United Kingdom The ship departed from Bengal, India for the United Kingdom. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[145]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1820
Ship Country Description
Abeona  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and damaged at Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America. She was on a voyage from Quebec City to London. Abeona was later refloated.[123]
Alligator  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.[137]
Freedom  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.[137]
Irmaoem  Portugal The ship was lost on Salt Island.[119]
Lady of the Lake  United States The ship capsized off Hawkins Point, Baltimore, Maryland in early May. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Baltimore to Havre de Grâce, Seine-Maritime, France.[55]
Mary and Jane United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was wrecked in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.[137]
Minerva  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.[137]
Nostra Señora del Carmen  United Kingdom The ship was lost on the Musquito Shore. She was on a voyage from Havana, Cuba to Chagres, Viceroyalty of New Granada.[88]
Princess of Wales  United Kingdom The whaler departed from The Downs for the South Seas. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[146]
Royal Oak  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the St. Lawrence River. She was on a voyage from Dublin to Quebec City.[137]
Susannah  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.[137]
Three Brothers  United Kingdom The ship foundered in a hurricane at Madras, India .[136]
William Pitt United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Bermuda The brig was abandoned off Bermuda.[124]

June[edit]

1 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 June 1820
Ship Country Description
Vrow Catherina  Netherlands The ship struck the pier at Ostend and was consequently beached.[147]

2 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 June 1820
Ship Country Description
Carolina  France The ship foundered off Osmussaar, Russia. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Rouen, Seine-Maritime.[55]
Industry United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Bahamas The ship was wrecked in the Bahamas. She was on a voyage from Nassau to Saint-Domingue.[148]
Vrow Catherina  Netherlands The ship struck the pier at Ostend, West Flanders and was beached. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom to Ostend.[65]

4 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 June 1820
Ship Country Description
Heros United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Lucia The drogher was lost at Saint Lucia.[149][150]
Mary Ann  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Haisborough Sands, in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk with the loss of all but one of her nine crew. The survivor was rescued by Irequois ( United Kingdom).[151]

6 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 June 1820
Ship Country Description
Thalia  United Kingdom The ship ran aground in the River Thames at Blackwall, Middlesex. She was on a voyage from London to Bombay, India.[65]

8 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 June 1820
Ship Country Description
Esperance  France The ship was run into by Anna Carolina ( Norway at Ostend, Netherlands and sank.[127]
London  United Kingdom The ship was run down and sunk by Hope ( United Kingdom) in the North Sea off Happisburgh, Norfolk. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Thorn[127]

9 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 June 1820
Ship Country Description
Enterprise  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the French Keys. She was on a voyage from Jamaica to London.[149]
John  United Kingdom The sloop was wrecked off Brighton, East Sussex.[88]

14 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 June 1820
Ship Country Description
John  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at "Gabbam". She was on a voyage from Saint Vincent to "Ristico", Prince Edward Island, British North America.[152]

18 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 June 1820
Ship Country Description
Patriot  United Kingdom The ship struck a sunken wreck off Reculver, Kent and foundered. She was on a voyage from Swanage, Dorset to Maldon, Essex.[40]

29 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 June 1820
Ship Country Description
Brothers  United Kingdom The whaler was lost in the Davis Straits. Her crew were rescued.[85]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1820
Ship Country Description
British Queen  United Kingdom The ship foundered in Liverpool Bay.[137]
Crown Prince United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Jamaica The ship sank in the Rio de la Hacha, Colombia at the end of June.[148] Her crew survived.[153]
Emma  United Kingdom The ship foundered off the Shetland Islands before 8 June.[154]
Gustaff  Sweden The ship was driven ashore and sank in the Åland Islands. She was on a voyage from Stockholm to Helsinki.[55]
Hibernia Flag of the British East India Company (1801).svg India The brig was lost off Cape Remus with some loss of life.[155]
Louise  France The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Ortegal, Spain before 23 June. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Havre de Grâce, Seine-Maritime to Mauritius.[156]
Mackerel United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Jamaica The schooner was driven ashore and damaged in the Cayman Islands.[154]
Mary  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and foundered 10 nautical miles (19 km) off the Tuskar Rock on or before 15 June. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Glasgow, Renfrewshire to Gibraltar.[40]
Mary  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Cap Rozier, British North America.[157]
Patrovinio  Portugal The ship was wrecked 20 nautical miles (37 km) north of Bahía, Brazil. She was on a voyage from Oporto to Bahía.[153]

July[edit]

1 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1820
Ship Country Description
Good intent  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Falsterbo Reef. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Vyborg, Russia.[156]

6 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 July 1820
Ship Country Description
HMS Carron  Royal Navy The Cyrus-class post ship was wrecked on the coast of "Juggernaut" with the loss of twenty of her crew.[145][158]
Robert Dewar  United Kingdom The schooner was lost at Jamaica.[159]

7 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 July 1820
Ship Country Description
Agnes  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Wreck Cove, Labrador, British North America. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Quebec, British North America to Greenock, Renfrewshire.[148]

8 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 July 1820
Ship Country Description
William Broughton United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The sloop was wrecked south of Botany Bay with the loss of three of her crew.[160]

9 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 July 1820
Ship Country Description
Duke  United Kingdom The ship was sighted west of Götaland, Sweden on this date. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Riga, Russia to London.[161]
Gotha United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Bermuda The ship was abandoned whilst on a voyage from Bermuda to Demerara. Her crew were rescued by Echo ( United Kingdom).[161]

10 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 July 1820
Ship Country Description
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Teignmouth, Devon.[71]

11 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 July 1820
Ship Country Description
Wanstead  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in Irvin's Bay, Grenada. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Grenada to London.[38]
Wellington  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the Narrows, Kingston, Jamaica. She was on a voyage from Kingston to London.[153] Wellington was refloated in mid-June and resumed her voyage.[162]

13 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1820
Ship Country Description
Hermosa  Spain The ship was lost in the Black River, Jamaica. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Carthagena to Vera Cruz, Gran Colombia.[163]

15 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 1820
Ship Country Description
Amelia  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Langlade Island, Miquelon. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Miramichi, New Brunswick, British North America to Port Rush, County Antrim.[164]

16 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 July 1820
Ship Country Description
Hope  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Rathlin Island, County Antrim. She was on a voyage from Belfast, County Antrim to Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America.[129] Hope was later refloated and put into Whitehaven, Cumberland, where she arrived on 21 July. She resumed her voyage the next day.[154]

17 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1820
Ship Country Description
Mary Ann  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Whitby, Yorkshire. She was later refloated.[129]
Ophelia  United Kingdom The ship ran aground and sank near Whitby.[129]
Sea Nymph  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Whitby. She was later refloated.[129]
Thomas & Mary  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Whitby. She was later refloated.[129]
Triton  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (49°20′N 38°30′W / 49.333°N 38.500°W / 49.333; -38.500). She was on a voyage from Quebec, British North America to Hull, Yorkshire.[165] Triton was subsequently taken in to Broadhaven Bay by HMS Fly ( Royal Navy).[166]

18 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 1820
Ship Country Description
London  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and severely damaged at Teignmouth, Devon. She was on a voyage from Teignmouth to London.[154]

19 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1820
Ship Country Description
Charlotte  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Herd Sand, in the North Sea off South Shields, County Durham. Her crew were rescued by the South Shields Lifeboat. Charlotte was later refloated with some damage.[141]

20 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 July 1820
Ship Country Description
London  United Kingdom The schooner was severely damaged on the Bench Rocks, in the English Channel off Teignmouth, Devon. She was on a voyage from Teignmouth to London.[141]
Madelaine United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The schooner was abandoned at sea whilst on a voyage from Quebec to Saint Vincent. She came ashore on New Providence on 16 September.[167][168][169]

21 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1820
Ship Country Description
Prosperity  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and wrecked at Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Dram, Norway to London.[154]

22 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 1820
Ship Country Description
Marquess of Ely Flag of the British East India Company (1801).svg British East India Company The East Indiaman was last sighted in the Atlantic Ocean (31°20′S 34°20′E / 31.333°S 34.333°E / -31.333; 34.333) whilst on a voyage from China to Saint Helena. Presumed subsequently foundered with the loss of all hands.[168]

23 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1820
Ship Country Description
Atalanta  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged at Calais, France. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Ramsgate, Kent to Calais.[38]
Cynthia  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Neuwerk, Kingdom of Hanover She was on a voyage from London to Hamburg.>[139] Cynthia was refloated on 25 July and taken in to Hamburg.[170]

25 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 July 1820
Ship Country Description
Piutus  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Domesnes Reef, in the Baltic Sea. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Riga, Russia to London.[148]

27 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 July 1820
Ship Country Description
Mercurius Gdansk flag.svg Dantzig The ship was abandoned in the Dogger Bank. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Dantzig to Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands.[122]

30 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 July 1820
Ship Country Description
Betty  United Kingdom The ship struck the Red Rocks, Guernsey, Channel Islands and was damaged. She was on a voyage from Gothenburg, Sweden to Guernsey. Betty was later refloated and taken in to Guernsey.[122]
Grant  United Kingdom The ship departed from Gibraltar for San Blas. No further trace. There was an unconfirmed report in March 1821 that she had been seized off the coast of Peru.[171]

31 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 July 1820
Ship Country Description
Ceres  Netherlands The ship was wrecked on the Wicklow Banks, in the Irish Sea. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom to Antwerp.[122]
Mary  United Kingdom The humber keel foundered in the North Sea off Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Her crew were rescued by James ( United Kingdom). She was on a voyage from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire to London.[122][172]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1820
Ship Country Description
Ariel  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Fair Isle before 20 July. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to an American port. Ariel was later refloated and taken in to Fair Isle.[173]
Dispatch  United States The ship was driven ashore at Aveiro, Portugal. She was on a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts to San Sebastián, Spain.[129]
Emma  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked off the Shetland Islands in early July.[141]
Finchett  United Kingdom The ship ran aground in the Ponoo River, Russia. She was on a voyage from Archangelsk, Russia to Liverpool, Lancashire.[148] She was later refloated and taken in to Archangelsk, where she arrived on 27 July.[174]
Nile  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Fair Isle before 20 July. She was on a voyage from South Shields to an American port. Nile was later refloated and taken in to Fair Isle.[173]
William Ewart  United Kingdom The ship foundered off Falmouth, Jamaica.[175]

August[edit]

1 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Superior  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Rathlin Island, County Antrim. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.[122] Superior was later refloated and resumed her voyage.[85]

2 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Concord  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off Lindisfarne, Northumberland with the loss of all but one of her crew. The survivor was rescued by Inverness Packer ( United Kingdom). Concord was on a voyage from Perth to London.[150]

3 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Hope  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and was beached at Orford Haven, Suffolk. She was on a voyage from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire to Southampton, Hampshire.[122]

5 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Peace  United Kingdom The ship was lost at the mouth of the Orinoco. Her crew were rescued.[164]

9 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Duke  United Kingdom The ship was sighted in the Baltic Sea off Götaland, Sweden with her cargo having shifted. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Riga, Russia to London.[175]

10 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 August 1820
Ship Country Description
New Jersey  United States The full-rigged ship was driven ashore on South Hampton Beach, Rhode Island. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom to Alexandria, Virginia.[114][176]

12 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Samuel  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Mad Wharf Bank. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to London.[150]
Oden  Sweden The ship capsized at Plymouth, Devon.[148]

13 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Marcellus  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Sagar Island, Bengal. She was on a voyage from the Netherlands to Bengal.[118]
Neptune  France The ship was driven ashore near Cape Malabata, Beylik of Tunis, where she was burnt by the local inhabitants. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Brest, Finistère to Messina, Sicily.[177]

14 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Maria  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore on the coast of East Florida, New Spain. She was on a voyage from Havana, Cuba to Amsterdam, North Holland. Maria was later refloated and put into Nassau, Bahamas for repairs.[178]
Ulysses  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Whithorn, Wigtownshire. She was on a voyage from Whithorn to Gorleston, Suffolk.[179]

16 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Glatton  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Haaks Bank, in the North Sea off Texel, North Holland, Netherlands and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bahia, Brazil to Hamburg.[148]
Janna Admiralty flag of Hamburg.svg Hamburg The ship was lost near Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands to Hamburg.[180]

18 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Peterell  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Cabrita Point, Spain. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Gibraltar.[114]

19 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Achilles  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the River Plate at Buenos Aires, Argentina.[181]
Adonia  Argentina The brig was wrecked in the River Plate at Buenos Aires.[181]
Ann  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked in the River Plate at Buenos Aires.[181]
Argo  United States The brig sank in the River Plate at Buenos Aires.[181]
Despatch  Argentina The brig was wrecked in the River Pate at Buenos Aires.[181]
Fly United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Jamaica The ship was wrecked on the Guinea Reef.[182]
Hercules  Russia The ship was wrecked in the River Plate at Buenos Aires.[181]
Mary Ann  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Cape Gommett, Jamaica. She was on a voyage from Bermuda to Jamaica.[183]
Navarrois  France The brig was wrecked in the River Plate at Buenos Aires.[181]
Peru  United Kingdom The brig ran aground in the River Plate at Buenos Aires.[181]
San Juan Nepornacia  Argentina The polacca was wrecked in the River Plate at Buenos Aires.[181]
Trafalgar  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the River Plate at Buenos Aires.[181]
Twey Gesusters  Netherlands The ship ran aground near Sandhamn, Sweden. She was on a voyage from Danzig to Amsterdam, North Holland.[114]

20 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Achilles  United Kingdom The ship was severely damaged at Buenos Aires, Argentina.[184]
Adonio  Argentina The brig was driven ashore or sank at Buenos Aires.[184]
Anne  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Buenos Aires.[184]
Argo  United States The brig sank at Buenos Aires.[184]
Brilliant  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Ensenada, Buenos Aires.[185]
Dispatch  Argentina The brig was driven ashore or sank at Buenos Aires.[184]
Hercules  Russia The full-rigged ship was driven ashore at Buenos Aires.[184]
Johanna  Netherlands The ship was wrecked on the Dutch coast. She was on a voyage from Königsburg, Prussia to Amsterdam, North Holland.[161]
Navarrois  France The brig was driven ashore at Buenos Aires.[184]
Peru  United Kingdom The brig ran aground at Buenos Aires. She was refloated on 25 August.[184]
San Juan Nepomacia  Argentina The polacca was driven ashore or sank at Buenos Aires.[184]
Trafalgar  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Buenos Aires with the loss of two of her crew.[184]

21 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Providence  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Kentish Knock, in the North Sea off Margate, Kent. Her crew were rescued.[180] She was on a voyage from Kragerø, Norway to Margate .[186]
Sprightly  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Sikar Reef, she was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Harrington, Cumberland.[163]

22 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Escalop  United Kingdom The schooner capsized off Falmouth, Cornwall. Her crew were rescued. Escalop was later righted and taken in to Falmouth.[162]
Jonge Harm  Netherlands The ship ran aground near Dunkerque, Nord, France. Her crew were rescued.[174]
Maria Constance  Netherlands The ship foundered off Caen, Calvados, France. She was on a voyage from Amsterdam, North Holland to Havre de Grâce, Seine-Maritime, France and the Canary Islands.[161]
William and Mary  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea. She was on a voyage from Gothenburg, Sweden to Topsham, Devon.[187]

23 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Maria Constance  Netherlands The ship foundered in the English Channel off Caen, Calvados, France. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Havre de Grâce, Seine-Maritime, France to the Canary Islands, Spain.[174]
Vrow Elizabeth  Netherlands The ship was lost off Terschelling, Friesland. She was on a voyage from Königsburg, Prussia to Amsterdam, North Holland.[161]
Vrow Hendrica Jacoba  Netherlands The ship was lost off Terschelling. She was on a voyage from Dantzig to Amsterdam.[161]

26 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Harmony  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked on the North Bank, in Liverpool Bay. Her crew were rescued.[180] She was on a voyage from Charlestown, Cornwall to Liverpool, Lancashire.[162]

27 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Jane  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Barbadoes.[164]

29 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Bons Amis  France The ship was driven ashore at Dungeness, Kent, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Morlaix, Finistère to Hamburg.[38] Bons Amis was refloated on 9 September and taken in to Dover, Kent.[114]
Doggerbank  France The ship was wrecked on the Swedish coast. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bordeaux, Gironde to Saint Petersburg, Russia.[114]
Pitt  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged on Saint Kitts. She was on a voyage from Nevis to Saint Kitts and London.[164] Pitt was later refloated,[188] but was declared a total loss.[189]

30 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Sterling  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Beaver Harbour, New Brunswick, British North America. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to New Brunswick.[166]

31 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Koophandel  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore on Terschelling, Friesland. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Rotterdam, South Holland.[114]
Vrow Alberdina  Netherlands The ship was lost off Texel, North Holland. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg to Rotterdam.[161]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1820
Ship Country Description
China Packet  United States The ship struck a reef and foundered in the Old Bahama Channel, Bahamas. Her crew were rescued.[114]
Integrity  United Kingdom The ship was lost near Burin, Newfoundland, British North America. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Newfoundland.[177]
Mercurius  Prussia The ship was wrecked off Campvere, Zeeland, Netherlands at the end of August. She was on a voyage from Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Charente-Maritime, France to Memel, Prussia.[174]
Theodore  Netherlands The ship was lost near Riga, Russia. She was on a voyage from Amsterdam, North Holland to Riga.[180]
Vrouw Alberdina  Netherlands The ship was wrecked off Texel, North Holland. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Rotterdam, South Holland.[187]
Vrow Christina  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore on Skagen, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Königsburg, Prussia to Amsterdam. Vrow Christina was later refloated and put into Arendahl, Norway.[190]

September[edit]

1 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Martha  United States The schooner was wrecked on the Anegado Shoals.[191]

2 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Forsoget  Norway The schooner was wrecked on the Goodwin Sands, Kent, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bergen to Messina, Sicily.[175] The wreck refloated on 5 September and was taken in to Ramsgate, Kent.[114]
Rysberge  Netherlands The smack was driven ashore and wrecked at Ostend.[114]

5 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Ariana  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Narva, Russia. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Leith, Lothian.[192]
Ellens  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Gunfleet Sand, in the North Sea off Harwich, Essex.[114] Ellens was refloated on 10 September and taken in to Harwich in a severely damaged condition.

6 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Diligence  United Kingdom The sloop was wrecked at Llanmadoc, Glamorgan. Her crew were rescued.[41][114]
Tanjore  United Kingdom The ship was struck by lightning in the Indian Ocean off Ceylon and was abandoned with the loss of two of her crew. She was on a voyage from London to Ceylon, Madras and Bengal, India.[193][194]

7 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Juno  United States The ship was wrercked in the Abaco Islands. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Providence, Rhode Island to Havana, Cuba.[195]

9 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Industrie  France The ship was run down and sunk in the Baltic Sea off Skagen, Denmark by Salus ( United Kingdom) with the loss of a crew member. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Rouen, Seine-Maritime.[163][196]

10 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Philip and William  United States The ship capsized and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Charleston, South Carolina with the loss of all but two of her crew She was on a voyage from Havana, Cuba to Bristol.[195]

11 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Kingston  United States The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean. She was on a voyage from St. Ubes, Spain to Newburyport, Massachusetts.[197]
Mary  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near L'Islette, Lower Canada, British North America. She was on a voyage from Quebec City, Lower Canada to Coleraine, County Antrim.[178]

12 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Gesusters  United Kingdom The ship was lost near Monte Christo, Gran Colombia. She was on a voyage from Kingston, Jamaica to Puerto de Plata, Santo Domingo via Monte Christo.[167]
Juffrow Johanna Shrabeth  Norway The ship was abandoned in the English Channel off the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom. She was later taken in to Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom. Juffrow Johanna Shrabeth was on a voyage from Christiansand to Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.[177][198]

13 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Brilliant  United Kingdom The ship departed from Cronstadt, Russia for London. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[199]

15 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Polly  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore east of Newhaven, East Sussex. She was on a voyage from Bangor to Newhaven. Polly was later refloated and taken in to Newhaven[200]

16 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Charlotte  United Kingdom The ship collided with Endymion ( United Kingdom) off Lowestoft, Suffolk and foundered with the loss of two lives. Endymion was severely damaged and made for Harwich, Essex.[168]
Trader  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in Loch Mingary.[159]

17 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Frederica Dorothea  France The ship was wrecked near Ringkøbing, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Rouen, Seine-Maritime to Saint Petersburg, Russia.[201]
Helen  United Kingdom The ship was wreked in the English Channel 130 nautical miles (240 km) north east of Ouessant, Finistère, France with the loss of three of her twelve crew. The survivors were rescued by a French brig. She was on a voyage from Buccari, Austrian Empire to Portsmouth, Hampshire.[202]
Thomas  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Home Sand, in the North Sea off Lowestoft, Suffolk.[168]

18 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Mary  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Beacon Ridge, in the North Sea off Lowestoft, Suffolk. She was on a voyage from Riga, Russia to London. Mary was refloated on 21 September and taken in to Lowestoft.[203]

19 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Frederica Christina Svensk flagg 1815.svg Sweden The ship was wrecked on the coast of Jutland. She was on a voyage from Stockholm to Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands.[204]
Friendship  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Cape Broyle, Newfoundland, British North America. She was on a voyage from St. John's to "Buctush".[199]
Jane  United Kingdom The ship was lost on the Ooster Bank, in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands to Hull, Yorkshire.[159]

20 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Mary  United Kingdom The sloop foundered in the River Tay with the loss of all three of her crew.[205]
Orestes  United Kingdom The collier was driven ashore and wrecked at Brighton, East Sussex. Her crew were rescued.[206]
Twee Gesusters  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore at Sandhammaren, Sweden. She was on a voyage from Danzig to Amsterdam, North Holland.[136]
Valentine  United Kingdom The ship was lost near Portreath, Cornwall. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Swansea, Glamorgan to Portreath.[163]

21 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 September 1820
Ship Country Description
America  United States The ship was driven ashore on the west coast of Bermuda.[167]
British Queen  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and foundered in Cardigan Bay. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Caernarfon to London.[163]
Frau Maria  Prussia The ship foundered 20 leagues (60 nautical miles (110 km)) north west of Britrum Island. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Königsburg to Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands.[192]
Pallas  Russia The ship was driven ashore on Listerlandet, Sweden. She was on a voyage from Madeira to Saint Petersburg.[207] Pallas had been refloated by 20 November and was taken in to Fahrsund for repairs.[208]
Victory  United Kingdom The ship was lost near the Chagres River. She was on a voyage from Kingston, Jamaica to the Chagres.[209]

22 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Oscar  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and hogged in the River Mersey. She was on a voyage from Gamla Carleby Sweden to Liverpool, Lancashire. Oscar was refloated the next day and taken in to Liverpool.[163]
Paramaraibo  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore at Kijkduin, South Holland.[192]
Vine  United Kingdom The sloop foundered in the North Sea off Clyth, Caithness. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Clyth to London.[210]

23 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Bittern  United Kingdom The shipsprang a leak and was abandoned off the coast of Norway. Her crew were rescued by Betsey ( United Kingdom).[136]
George  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on "Rothscar", Sweden. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Boston, Lincolnshire.[159]
Hope  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Lavinia and Nancy (both  United Kingdom). Hope was on a voyage from Oporto, Portugal to Weymouth, Dorset.[192]
James  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (41°00′N 13°30′W / 41.000°N 13.500°W / 41.000; -13.500). Her crew were rescued by Flying Fish( United Kingdom). She was on a voyage from Oporto to Bristol, Gloucestershire.[182]
William  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Skagen, Denmark and was abandoned by her crew. She had been refloated by 28 September and taken in to Aalborg. William was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Riga, Russia.[211][212]

24 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Christian  Hamburg The ship was lost near "Cruds Island". She was on a voyage from Archangelsk, Russia to Hamburg.[213]
L. R. Paris  France The ship was driven ashore at Portland, Dorset, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Morlaix, Finistère to Havre de Grâce, Seine-Maritime.[159]
William & Isabella  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Bergen, Norway. She was on a voyage from North Shields, County Durham to "Molda".[214]

25 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Aurora  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Gravesend, Kent. She was on a voyage from London to Bilboa, Spain.[163]
Union  United Kingdom The sloop capsized and sank in the English Channel off the coast of Hampshire with the loss of her captain.[159]

26 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Æschylus  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at The Mumbles, Glamorgan. She was on a voyage from Cardiff to Oporto, Portugal. Æschylus was later refloated and taken in to Swansea.[159]
Bee  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Naas Sands, in the Bristol Channel, and foundered with the loss of three of her crew. She was on a voyage from Chepstow, Monmouthshire to Dublin.[211]
Jugaren Svensk flagg 1815.svg Sweden The ship was lost near Ameland, Friesland, Netherlands. She was on a voyage from Kristianstad to Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands.[204]
Mary United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Dominica The droging sloop foundered in the Caribbean Sea off Dominica.[132]
Patriot  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Anticosti Island, Quebec, British North America with the loss of three of her crew. She was on a voyage from Bermuda to Quebec.[215]
Vine  United Kingdom The ship foundered off Clyth, Caithness. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Clyth to London.[216]

27 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Eliza  Netherlands The ship was lost off Vlieland, Friesland. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Amsterdam, North Holland.[204]
General Macomb  United States The brig foundered off Port-au-Prince, Haiti.[191]
General Pike  United States The brig foundered off Port-au-Prince.[191]
Prince of Orange  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on the Bramble Bank, in the Solent.[159]
Princess Charlotte  United Kingdom The brig departed from Hobart Town, Tasmania for Sydney, New South Wales. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all on board.
Vriendschap  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore on Vlieland.[204]

28 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Express  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked at Martinique.[132]
William  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at New London, Prince Edward Island, British North America. She was on a voyage from New London to Falmouth, Cornwall. The ship was abandoned on 9 October.[217]

29 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Fortuna United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Gibraltar The ship was wrecked at the mouth of the Martil River. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Gibraltar to Tétouan, Morocco.[182][207]

30 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 September 1820
Ship Country Description
Alfred United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Guernsey The ship was driven ashore on Skagen, Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Copenhagen, Denmark to Bergen, Norway.[201] Alfred had been refloated by 5 October and was making for Aalborg, Denmark.[218]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1820
Ship Country Description
Active  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Irish Sea off Bardsey Island, Pembrokeshire with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Waterford