List of shipwrecks in 1831

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The list of shipwrecks in 1831 includes some ships sunk, wrecked or otherwise lost during 1831.


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1831
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date

January[edit]

3 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 1831
Ship Country Description
Balclutha  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Terranova, Sicily.[1]

5 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 January 1831
Ship Country Description
Frances  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Barbuda. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.[2]

6 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1831
Ship Country Description
Mary  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Irish Sea off Abergele, Caernarfonshire with the loss of seven of her crew. She was on a voyage from Newport, Monmouthshire to Liverpool, Lancashire.[3]

8 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 January 1831
Ship Country Description
Mercury  United Kingdom The ship ran aground in Gourock Bay and was wrecked.[4]

9 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 January 1831
Ship Country Description
Elizabeth & Harriet  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Gibraltar. She was on a voyage from Zante, Greece to London[5][6]
Nostra Señora de Montserrat  Spain The ship was driven ashore at Málaga.[7]

10 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 January 1831
Ship Country Description
Margaretta Flag of Bremen.svg Bremen The ship was wrecked on the north coast of Harbour Island, Bahamas. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bremen to Havana, Cuba.[8]
Virginie  France The ship sprang a leak and foundered in the English Channel off Jersey, Channel Islands. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Granville, Manche to Jersey.[9]

11 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 January 1831
Ship Country Description
Betsey  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged at Loch Indaal.[9]
Mary Ann  United Kingdom The ship sank at Dumfries.[9]
Vulcan  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Haisborough Sands, in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk. She was consequently beached at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.[9]

12 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1831
Ship Country Description
Duke of Wellington  United Kingdom The ship sank at Jersey, Channel Islands.[10]

14 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 January 1831
Ship Country Description
Anna Elizabeth  Sweden The ship ran aground on the Cross Sand, in the North Sea off Lowestoft, Suffolk, United Kingdom and was abandoned by her crew. She was on a voyage from Gothenburg to London, United Kingdom.[11]

16 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 1831
Ship Country Description
Helen  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Ballyquinton Point, County Down. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Glasgow, Renfrewshire.[12]

18 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 January 1831
Ship Country Description
Lady Codrington United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Barbuda The ship was wrecked at Barbuda.[2]
Nova  Portugal The ship was wrecked on Terceira, Azores. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Pernambuco, Brazil to Lisbon.[7]

19 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 January 1831
Ship Country Description
Malvina  United Kingdom The ship was in collision with Isabella ( United Kingdom) in the North Sea off Happisburgh, Norfolk and was consequently beached there. Her crew were rescued by Isabella. Malvina was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to London.[13]

20 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 January 1831
Ship Country Description
Lucretia Russian Empire Grand Duchy of Finland The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Cádiz, Spain.[6]

21 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 January 1831
Ship Country Description
Jane  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Balbriggan, County Dublin.[14][15]

22 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 1831
Ship Country Description
Mary  United Kingdom The ship driven ashore and subsequently sank at Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to London.[13]
Port of Spain  United Kingdom The ship was lost with all hands. She was on a voyage from the West Indies to Halifax, Nova Scotia, British North America.[16]

24 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 January 1831
Ship Country Description
Concordia  Sweden The ship was wrecked on the Goodwin Sands, Kent., United Kingdom Her thirteen crew were rescued by Deal boatmen. She was on a voyage from St. Ubes, Spain to Bergen, Norway.[17][18]
Henry  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore at Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk with the loss of three of her seven crew. Survivors were rescued by the Winterton Lifeboat.[1]

25 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 January 1831
Ship Country Description
Abigail  United States The sloop foundered at Leeds Point, New Jersey.[19]
Merino  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Hartlepool, County Durham. Her crew were rescued.[20]

26 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 January 1831
Ship Country Description
Bons Amis  France The ship was wrecked off Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône. Her crew were rescued.[21]

27 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 January 1831
Ship Country Description
Cumberland  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Barnard Sand, in the North Sea off Southwold, Suffolk. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to London.[6]

28 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 January 1831
Ship Country Description
Cumberland  United Kingdom The brig struck the Barnard Sand and foundered in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Southwold, Suffolk. Her crew were rescued.[22][23]

30 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 January 1831
Ship Country Description
Minerva  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Buenos Aires, Argentina.[24]

31 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 January 1831
Ship Country Description
Barbadoes Packet  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Chapel St. Leonards, Lincolnshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Cádiz, Spain to Hull, Yorkshire.[6]
Friends  United Kingdom The ship capsized at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.[25]
Isabella  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Skegness, Lincolnshire. Her crew were rescued.[6]
Jane  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) east of Campbeltown, Argyllshire.[26]
Jane and Ann  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off Holmpton, Yorkshire.[6][27]
Jenny  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and Damaged at Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Messina, Sicily to Hull.[6] Jenny was refloated in late February and taken in to Hull.[28]
Mary  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the River Mersey. She was on a voyage from Maranhão, Brazil to Liverpool, Lancashire.[1][6]
Neptunus  Sweden The ship struck a rock off Fleckeroë, Norway and foundered with the loss of all but three of her crew. She was on a voyage from St. Ubes. Spain to Gothenburg.[28]
York  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Ingoldmells. She was on a voyage from London to York.[6]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1831
Ship Country Description
Andrew Forbes  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Islandmagee, County Antrim. She was on a voyage from Ballyshannon, County Donegal to Liverpool, Lancashire.[1]
Ceres  United States The ship was lost before 8 January with the loss of three of her crew. She was on a voyage from New York to Grenada.[28]
Lively  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Balbaggan, County Dublin with the loss of all hands.[17]
Opossum United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The schooner may have been wrecked on Bruny Island, Van Diemen's Land.[29]
Peter & Jane  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Flamborough Head, Yorkshire in late January.[6]
St. Rosalie  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Mediterranean Sea. She was on a voyage from Genoa, Kingdom of Sardinia to London.[7]

February[edit]

1 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 1831
Ship Country Description
Alexander  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore in the Mull of Galloway, Ayrshire.[30]
Ann  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire.[31] Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Dartmouth, Devon to Liverpool, Lancashire.[20]
Beer & Wyngett  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Saltfleet, Lincolnshire. She was on a voyage from Gallipoli, Ottoman Empire to Hull, Yorkshire.[6]
Bell  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Dundee, Forfarshire.[22]
Cygnet  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Saltfleet.[6]
Dwyna  United Kingdom The collier, a brig, was wrecked at Bridlington, Yorkshire with the loss of all eight of her crew.[32][33][34][35]
Endeavour  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore and wrecked at Boulby, North Riding of Yorkshire.[6]
Fame  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked near Rye, East Sussex with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Sciacca, Sicily to London.[36][37]
Gleaner  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Cambois, Northumberland with the loss of four of her six crew.[6]
Helen  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) east of Queensferry, Lothian with the loss of all hands.[35]
Henry  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Saltfleet.[6]
Hibberts United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was driven ashore 2 leagues (6 nautical miles (11 km) south of Oporto, Portugal.[38]
Industry  United Kingdom The smack was driven ashore near Saltfleet.[6]
Jarman  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Saltfleet. She was on a voyage from London to Selby, Yorkshire.[6] Jarman had been refloated by 15 February and taken in to Hull.[39]
Maid of the Mill United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The schooner capsized off Nobbys Island. Her four crew were rescued.[40]
Margerie  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at "Achabone". She was on a voyage from Belfast, County Antrim to Irvine, Ayrshire.[26]
Mark & Ann  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Saltfleet.[6]
Mary  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked at Auchmuthie, Forfarshire with the loss of all seven crew. She was on a voyage from Aberdeen to Sunderland.[35]
Mearns  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Saltfleet. She was on a voyage from London to York.[6] Mearns had been refloated by 15 February and taken in to Wainfleet, Lincolnshire.[39]
Newcastle  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at North Berwick, Lothian. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Aberdeen.[22]
Peggy and Jenny  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore in the Mull of Galloway.[30]
Petrel  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at South Shields, County Durham.[5]
Providence  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Blyth and was abandoned by her crew.[6]
Rambler  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Gainsborough, Lincolnshire to London.[6] Rambler was later refloated.[20]
Robert and Jean  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in Kilkenny Bay. She was on a voyage from Dublin to Liverpool.[41]
Robert and Mary  United Kingdom The barge was wrecked at Dundee.[22]
St Charles  France The ship was driven ashore east of Dungeness, Kent, United Kingdom and sank with the loss of six of her crew. She was on a voyage from Tréguier, Côtes-du-Nord to Dunkerque, Nord.[42]
Stranger  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Saltfleet.[6]
Surprize  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off Peterhead, Aberdeenshire with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Belfast, County Antrim to London.[43]
Treore  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Sunderland. Her crew were rescued.[6]
Union  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at South Shields.[5]
Venus  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Great Yarmouth. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Leeds, Yorkshire. Venus was refloated on 3 February.[6]
Vulcan  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Rye, East Sussex.[22]

2 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1831
Ship Country Description
Argo  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Herd Sand, in the North Sea off Hartlepool, County Durham.[41]
Alfred  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Bamburgh, Northumberland.[31]
Amelia  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Hartlepool. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to Guernsey, Channel Islands.[6]
Boston Packet  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Ryhope, County Durham. Her crew were rescued.[6]
Commerce  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore at Warkworth. Northumberland.[22][31] Her crew were rescued.[44]
Diamond  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Leith, Lothian. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Portsmouth, Hampshire to Sunderland, County Durham.[39][43]
Duke of Kent  United Kingdom The smack was driven ashore at Warkworth.[22][31] Her crew were either rescued,[44] or lost.[22]
Enterprize  United Kingdom The ship capsized in the North Sea off Blyth, Northumberland with the loss of all hands.[41]
Flora  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore at Warkworth.[22][31] Her crew were either rescued,[44] or lost.[22]
Friore  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Sunderland, County Durham.[41]
Good Intent  United Kingdom The collier was wrecked on the Herd Sand. Her crew were rescued.[6]
Humility United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Jersey The ship was driven ashore in Whitburn Bay.[41]
Isabella  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Hendon, County Durham.[41]
Jane  United Kingdom The ship was driven onto the Seaton Rocks, County Durham and wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[6]
Juno  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and wrecked at St Monans, Fife with the loss of all but one of her crew. She was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.[45][46]
Lilley  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Hendon.[6][41]
Mary Ann  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore at Warkworth with the loss of a crew member[22][31]
Masham  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Hartlepool with the loss of two of her crew.[6]
Peterel  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Hartlepool. Her crew were rescued.[6]
Prince Regent  United Kingdom The collier was driven ashore and wrecked near Hartlepool. Her crew were rescued.[6][32]
Romulus and Regulus  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Whitsand Bay.[41]
Samuel  United Kingdom The brig was deriven ashore at Warkworth.[22][31] Her crew were rescued.[44]
Stockton Packet  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Ryhope. Her crew were rescued.[6]
Thomas and Mary  United Kingdom The brig was deriven ashore at Warkworth with the loss of a crew member.[22][31]
Union  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Hartlepool. Her crew were rescued.[6]
Venus  United Kingdom The brig was deriven ashore at Warkworth.[22][31] Her crew were rescued.[44]
Webster  United Kingdom The schooner was deriven ashore at Warkworth.[22][31] Her crew were rescued.[44]
William  United Kingdom The ship was wreckked on the Herd Sand. Her crew were rescued.[6]
William and Henry  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off Spurn Point, Yorkshire with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from North Shields to London.[22]
William and Mary  United Kingdom The sloop foundered in the North Sea off Whitby, Yorkshire with the loss of all hands.[6]

3 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1831
Ship Country Description
Apollo  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Sunk Sand, in the Humber. She was on a voyage from Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands to Hull, Yorkshire.[41] Apollo was refloated on 11 February and taken in to Hull.[39]
Britannia  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off Bridlington, Yorkshire.[47]
James Anderson  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Blyth, Northumberland.[41]
Jean  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Great Yarmouth to Stirling. Jean was later refloated.[20][41]
Young Husband  United Kingdom The collier foundered in the North Sea off Alnmouth, Northumberland with the loss of all hands.[6][32][41]

4 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 February 1831
Ship Country Description
Ann  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Rosto do Cão, Azores, Portugal. Her crew were rescued.[48]
Arundel  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Dunbar, Lothian. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Arundel, West Sussex to South Shields, County Durham.[43]
Belvidera  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Seaton Sluice, County Durham. Her crew were rescued.[22]
Brothers  United Kingdom The smack was driven ashore and wrecked at Dunbar with the loss of all hands.[22][45]
Commerce  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked on the Ribble Bank, in Liverpool Bay. She was on a voyage from St. John, New Brunswick, British North America to Liverpool, Lancashire.[7][49]
Corsican  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and wrecked 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) north of Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Aberdeen to Southampton, Hampshire.[46]
Czar  United Kingdom The smack was driven ashore and wrecked at Dunbar with the loss of 27 lives. She was on a voyage from London to Leith, Lothian.[22][43]
Dolly  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on the Goodwick Sands, Pembrokeshire. She was on a voyage from Chester, Cheshire to Swansea, Glamorgan.[20]
Hester  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at "Requexado" with the loss of all but her captain. She was on a voyage from Plymouth, Devon to "Requexado".[50]
Johanna  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Nieuwland, Zeeland. She was on a voyage from Vlissingen, Zeeland to Antwerp, Belgium.[39]
Newcastle  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Berwick upon Tweed. Her crew were rescued.[45]
Scilly  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and wrecked at Seacliff, Lothian. All six crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Arundel to South Shields.[35]
Trident  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Herd Sand. Her crew were rescued by the South Shields Lifeboat.[20][22] Trident broke up on 7 February.[39]

5 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 February 1831
Ship Country Description
Fame  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Pakefield, Suffolk. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to London.[37]
Frances  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Barbuda. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.[19]
George & William  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Herd Sand, in the North Sea off Hartlepool, County Durham. She was refloated on 14 February and taken in to North Shields, County Durham.[39]
HNLM Gunboat No. 2  Royal Netherlands Navy Belgian Revolution: The gunboat ran aground in the Scheldt at Fort St. Lawrence, Antwerp, Belgium and was boarded by twelve Belgian Free Corps soldiers, who wished her captain to surrender. The boat was scuttled by the detonation of her magazine with the loss of 30 of her 32 crew and all Belgian Free Corps members that were aboard, 42 lives in total.[45][51][52]
Jupiter  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the North Sea off Lowestoft, Suffolk.[7]
Venus  United Kingdom The ship sank at Margate, Kent.[20]

6 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 February 1831
Ship Country Description
Fame  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off Pakefield, Suffolk. Her crew were rescued.[31]
Isabella  United Kingdom The ship ran aground off Great Ganilly, Isles of Scilly. She was on a voyage from Aberdeen to Liverpool, Lancashire.[38]

7 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 1831
Ship Country Description
Alfred  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked south of North Sunderland, County Durham.[44]
Caroline  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged at Hartlepool, County Durham. Her crew were rescued.[37]
Friendship  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Hartlepool. Her crew were rescued.[37]
Mary and Susan  United Kingdom The ship struck The Manacles and sank. She was on a voyage from Poole, Dorset to Liverpool, Lancashire.[43]
Progress  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged at Hartlepool. Her crew were rescued.[37]
Shylock  United Kingdom The ship departed from St. Ives, Cornwall for Swansea, Glamorgan. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[50]

9 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 February 1831
Ship Country Description
Mary Ann  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Castletown, Isle of Man. She was on a voyage from Drogheda, County Louth to Runcorn, Cheshire.[53][54]

10 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 1831
Ship Country Description
Swan  United Kingdom The ship ran aground in Glenluce Bay. She was on a voyage from Dundalk, County Louth to Glasgow, Renfrewshire.[38]

12 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 February 1831
Ship Country Description
Anna  Denmark The ship was wrecked on Skagen. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Messina, Sicily to Copenhagen.[48]
Hero  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and sunk at Port Soderick, Isle of Man.[53] Both crew members survived.[54]
Terry  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore west of Douglas Head, Isle of Man.[54]

13 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 February 1831
Ship Country Description
Lavinia  United Kingdom The brig ran aground on the Whitton Sand, in the North Sea and sank. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Goole, Yorkshire.[39]
Mary  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Loch Indaal. She was on a voyage from Tralee, County Kerry to Liverpool, Lancashire.[50][54]

14 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 February 1831
Ship Country Description
Barrick  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Wexford. She was on a voyage from Pictou, Nova Scotia, British North America to Belfast, County Down.[47]

15 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1831
Ship Country Description
Marcella  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Key West, Florida, United States. She was on a voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States to Greenock, Renfrewshire.[55][56]
Swift  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked off Castletown, Isle of Man.[54]
William Mabb  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at the entrance to the Dardanelles. She was on a voyage from Livorno, Grand Duchy of Tuscany to Constantinople, Ottoman Empire.[57][58]

17 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 February 1831
Ship Country Description
Idus  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Bootle Bay. She was on a voyage from Savannah, Georgia, United States to Liverpool, Lancashire.[53]

19 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1831
Ship Country Description
Folgerdinga  Netherlands The ship was wrecked on Eierland, North Holland with the loss of all but her captain. She was on a voyage from Stockholm, Sweden to Harlingen, Friesland.[2]
Mary Ann  United Kingdom The brig was lost in the Pacific Ocean 14 to 30 nautical miles (26 to 56 km) off Valparaiso. Chile. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Valparaiso.[59][60]

20 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 February 1831
Ship Country Description
Betsey  United Kingdom The ship collided with Columbia ( United States) in the English Channel off Hastings, East Sussex and sank. Her crew were rescued but a sailor from Columbia was drowned. Betsey was on a voyage from Ipswich, Suffolk to Liverpool, Lancashire.[61]
Orion  United Kingdom The ship was wrefked at Larne, County Antrim. She was on a voyage from Alicante, Spain to Belfast, County Down.[62]

21 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 February 1831
Ship Country Description
Friends  United Kingdom The ship capsized at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.[28]

22 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 February 1831
Ship Country Description
Carl  Sweden The ship sprang a leak and was abandoned in the English Channel. She was on a voyage from Stockholm to Bordeaux, Gironde, France[28]
Oak  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Sunderland, County Durham. She was on a voyage from King's Lynn, Norfolk to Sunderland.[28]

23 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 1831
Ship Country Description
Speedwell  United Kingdom The sloop departed from Girvan, Ayrshire for Liverpool, Lancashire. She subsequently foundered in Woodland Bay with the loss of all five people on board.[19]

25 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 February 1831
Ship Country Description
Globe  United Kingdom The ship capsized in the River Severn at Gloucester with the loss of her captain. She was on a voyage from Bordeaux, Gironde, France to Gloucester.[25][28]

27 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 February 1831
Ship Country Description
Byron  United Kingdom The brig foundered in the Firth of Clyde off Ailsa Craig. She was on a voyage from Troon, Ayrshire to an Irish port.[63]

28 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1831
Ship Country Description
Industry United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The ship was wrecked at "Easy Harbour" with the loss of sixteen of the eighteen people on board.[64]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1831
Ship Country Description
Anne  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked on the Ox Scarrs with the loss of all hands.[35]
Anson  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Kinghorn, Fife before 3 February.[39]
Elizabeth and Mary United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The schooner was wrecked on the coast of New Zealand. Her crew were rescued.[65]
Enterprize  United Kingdom The barque ran aground on the Drum Sand, in the Firth of Forth off Cramond, Lothian.[35]
Fame  United Kingdom The brig foundered in the Irish Sea off Point of Ayre, Isle of Man.[1]
Flor de Amizade  Portugal The ship was lost near Pará, Brazil before 2 February.[53]
Gaspee  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Heneaga, Bahamas.[66][67]
Gilbert Ruggles  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at the mouth of the Arno before 11 February.[28]
Mary Ann  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the north west coast of Ireland. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Galway.[68]
Peter & Jane  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and damaged at Bridlington, Yorkshire. She was refloated on 26 February and taken in to Bridlington. Peter & Jane was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.[48]
Sarah  United Kingdom The ship was holed by an anchor and sank at Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire.[68]

March[edit]

3 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 March 1831
Ship Country Description
Trafalgar  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Terceira, Azores, Portugal with the loss of three of her crew.[69]

5 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 March 1831
Ship Country Description
West India  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Bonavista Reef. Her crew were rescued by Duckenfield ( United Kingdom). West India was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to the Cape of Good Hope and Mauritius.[70]

6 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 March 1831
Ship Country Description
Carlisle  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Hale Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Lincolnshire. She was on a voyage from Cardiff, Glamorgan to Blyth, Northumberland.[48]

8 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1831
Ship Country Description
Cicero  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Berck-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, France. She was on a voyage from Málaga, Spain to Hull, Yorkshire.[48]
Phæton  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in Warden Bay, Isle of Wight. She was on a voyage from Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France to Southampton, Hampshire.[71]

9 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 March 1831
Ship Country Description
Ann  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Eierland, North Holland, Netherlands. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire to Memel, Prussia.[72]

10 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 March 1831
Ship Country Description
Frances  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Anegada, Virgin Islands. She was on a voyage from Jamaica to Bristol, Gloucestershire.[66]
Pomona  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore and wrecked at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. Her cew were rescued.[71]

12 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 1831
Ship Country Description
Barrow  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at "Redness Point". She was on a voyage from Garlieston, Wigtownshire to Ulverston, Lancashire.[73]
Betsey  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Workington, Cumberland.[73]
Britannia  United Kingdom The brig foundered in the Irish Sea off The Skerries, Anglesey with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Waterford to Liverpool.[58][74]
Eliza  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the Atlantic Ocean. She was set afire and abandoned. Eliza was on a voyage from St. John, New Brunswick, British North America to Cork.[75]
Jenny  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Pillau, Prussia to London.[55]
Little John  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Portpatrick, Wigtownshire with the loss of all but one of her those on board. She was on a voyage from Cork to Glasgow. Renfrewshire.[58][73]
New John  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Belfast, County Antrim.[76]
Robet and Isabella  United Kingdom The ship foundered in Boylagh Bay with the loss of all hands.[77]
St. Peter  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Workington.[73]
Travellers  United Kingdom The ship was in collision with Sylph in the Irish Sea and was abandoned. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Cork.[73]

13 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1831
Ship Country Description
Castle  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Ullapool, Ross-shire.[77]
Free Mason  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Ullapool.[77]
Harriet  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked south of Corsewall Point, Wigtownshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Greenock, Renfrewshire to Demerara.[78]
James Daly  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Loch Indaal. She was on a voyage from Glasgow, Renfrewshire to Faial, Azores, Portugal.[79]
Paddy Carey  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in Dingle Bay. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Charleston, South Carolina to Liverpool, Lancashire.[74]

14 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1831
Ship Country Description
Ann  United Kingdom The ship sank at Liverpool, Lancashire.[73]
Harriet  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Portpatrick, Wigtownshire. She was on a voyage from Greenock, Renfrewshire to Demerara.[76]

15 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 March 1831
Ship Country Description
Argyle  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the North Bull Rock, off Dublin.[80]
Atlantic  United Kingdom The ship, a "bilyboy" was wrecked on the Pudding Pie Sand, in the Humber with the loss of all four people on board. She was on a voyage from Boston, Lincolnshire to Hull, Yorkshire.[81][82]

16 March[edit]

For the possible loss of the paddle steamer Frolic on this date, see the entry for 16 March 1831.
List of shipwrecks: 16 March 1831
Ship Country Description
Betsey and Sophia  United Kingdom The whaler was wrecked on Desolation Island. Fifteen of her crew survived.[83]
Eleanor  United Kingdom The ship was in collision with Dolphin ( United Kingdom) in the North Sea off the coast of Aberdeenshire and foundered. Her crew were rescued by Dolphin. Eleanor was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.[84]
Henry  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked off Benbecula, Hebrides. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Charleston, South Carolina, United States.[85][86]
Frolic  United Kingdom The paddle steamer was wrecked on the Nash Sand, in the Bristol Channel with the loss of all 36 passengers and crew. She was on a voyage from Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire to Bristol, Gloucestershire.[81][87]
Minstrel  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Ameland, Friesland, Netherlands. She was n a voyage from Liverpool to Leer, Kingdom of Hanover.[88]

17 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 March 1831
Ship Country Description
Clyde  United Kingdom The ship caught fire at Holyhead, Anglesey and was scuttled.[74][84]
Harmonie  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore on Texel, North Holland. She was on a voyage from Harlingen, Friesland to Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom.[58]

18 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 March 1831
Ship Country Description
Fraer Catherina  Prussia The ship foundered in the North Sea off Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Pillau to London, United Kingdom.[89]

19 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 March 1831
Ship Country Description
Atalanta  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the Humber with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Boston, Lincolnshire to Hull, Yorkshire.[79]
Eleanor  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Memel, Prussia.[90]
Erasmus  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and wrecked at "Bulin", Northumberland.[91]
Peter  United Kingdom The sloop was wrecked on Hilbre Island, Cheshire with the loss of all five people on board. She was on a voyage from Connah's Quay, Flintshire to Conwy, Caernarfonshire.[92]

22 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 March 1831
Ship Country Description
Betsey  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Nore Sand, in the Thames Estuary.[77]
Jong Jacob Admiralty flag of Hamburg.svg Hamburg The ship was in collision with the steamship Monarch and was consequently beached at Hamburg. She was on a voyage from Hamburg to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom.[93]

23 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 March 1831
Ship Country Description
Phillipina POL Słupsk flag 1.svg Stolp The ship foundered in the Baltic Sea off Stolp. She was on a voyage from Stolpe to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom.[94]
San José  Spain The ship foundered at sea. She was on a voyage from Bilbao to Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom.[95]
Saratoga  United States The ship sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (25°46′N 46°30′W / 25.767°N 46.500°W / 25.767; -46.500). Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom to Savannah, Georgia.[96]
Sprightly  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Gran Canaria, Canary Isles, Spain. She was on a voyage from London to Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands.[97]>
William Peile  United States The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Plymouth. She was on a voyage from Charleston, South Carolina to Plymouth.[58][77]

24 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 March 1831
Ship Country Description
Candida  Spain The brig sank at Tonga with the loss of nine lives.[98]
Caroline  United Kingdom The whaler foundered in the Pacific Ocean off Tonga.[98][99]
Newcastle  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Mazara del Vallo, Sicily. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage fropm Odessa, Russia to Portsmouth, Hampshire via Constantinople, Ottoman Empire.[100]

25 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 March 1831
Ship Country Description
Henry Carter  United Kingdom The ship was destroyed by fire whilst on a voyage from Port-au-Prince, Haiti to Falmouth, Cornwall. Her crew survived.[66]
Telford  United Kingdom The smack foundered in the Irish Sea off Parkgate, Cheshire with the loss of two of her four crew. She was on a voyage from Beaumaris, Anglesey to Liverpool, Lancashire.[58]

28 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 March 1831
Ship Country Description
Ann  United Kingdom The ship was lost on the coast of Norway.[89]
August  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Kentish Knock, in the North Sea off the coast of Kent with the loss of nine of her crew. She was on a voyage from Dunkerque, Nord, France to an Irish port.[101]

30 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 March 1831
Ship Country Description
Manning  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked 12 nautical miles (22 km) east of Blankenberge, West Flanders, Belgium. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Antwerp, Belgium.[86]

31 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 March 1831
Ship Country Description
St. Joseph United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Dominica The sloop was wrecked at Dominica.[24]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1831
Ship Country Description
Arrow  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Maughold Head, Isle of Man before 22 March.[93]
Delight  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Ballyshannon, County Antrim.[84]
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship ran aground near Lista, Vest-Agder, Norway before 16 March. Her crew were rescued.[102]
Jane  United Kingdom The sloop was lost at Little Haven, Pembrokeshire. She was on a voyage from Caernarfon to Swansea, Glamorgan[84][103] Jane was refloated on 13 April but subsequently sank again.[104] She was refloated again in late May and taken in to Little Haven for temporary repairs, prior to being taken to Milford Haven for permanent repairs.[105]

April[edit]

For the loss of the British ship Guildford in late April or early May, see the entry for 29 December 1830.

1 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 April 1831
Ship Country Description
Dumfries  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Loggerhead Shoals, off the coast of Florida, United States. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Lisbon, Portugal to New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.[106]

2 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 April 1831
Ship Country Description
Rapid  United Kingdom The paddle steamer was destroyed by fire at Kirkcaldy, Fife.[72]

8 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 April 1831
Ship Country Description
Maria  United Kingdom The ship ran aground and sank in the River Tyne.[107]
Neutraliten  Sweden The ship was in collision with another vessel and sank in the English Channel off Beachy Head, East Sussex, United Kingdom with the loss of six of her twelve crew.[108]
Robert Fudge  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Alvarado, Veracruz, Mexico with the loss of two lives.. She was on a voyage from Falmouth, Cornwall to Alvarado.[109]

10 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 April 1831
Ship Country Description
Helen  United States The ship was wrecked at Ocracoke, North Carolina. She was on a voyage from Eastport, California to St. John, New Brunswick, British North America.[106]

12 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 April 1831
Ship Country Description
John  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Cádiz, Spain.[75]
Pomerania  France The ship ran aground at "Quellebourg".[102]

13 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1831
Ship Country Description
HMS Pylades  Royal Navy The sloop-of-war ran aground and capsized at Roona Point, County Mayo.[102]

14 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 April 1831
Ship Country Description
Liberty  United Kingdom The ship struck a sunken rock and foundered whilst on a voyage from Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire to Bristol, Gloucestershire. Her crew were rescued.[104]

15 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 April 1831
Ship Country Description
Therese  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire to Hamburg.[100]

18 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 April 1831
Ship Country Description
Romulus  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked 70 nautical miles (130 km) east of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Greenock, Renfrewshire to Halifax.[109][110]

21 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 April 1831
Ship Country Description
Castro Primeiro  Portugal The ship was wrecked at Oporto.[111]
Swallow  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Great Yarmouth to Hull, Yorkshire.[97] Swallow was refloated on 9 May and taken in to Great Yarmouth for repairs.[112]

22 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 April 1831
Ship Country Description
Carlisle  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Sunderland, County Durham. Her crew were rescued. She was refloated on 26 April.[113]
Dauntless  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Haisborough Sands, in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk, and sank. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to a Dutch port.[97]

25 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 April 1831
Ship Country Description
Bee  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on Scroby Sands and was abandoned by her crew.[97]
Lord Nelson  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on Scroby Sands and sank. Her crew were rescued.[97]

30 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 1831
Ship Country Description
Coquette  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked at Terceira, Azores, Portugal.[114]
Juno  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the English Stones, in the River Severn and was consequently beached at Slimeroad Bay. She was on a voyage from Livorno, Grand Duchy of Tuscany to Gloucester.[115] She was taken in to Gloucester on 11 May for repairs.[116]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1831
Ship Country Description
Caribbean United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The cutter was wrecked off Port Stephens. Her crew were rescued.[117]
Jonge Arie  Netherlands The ship capsized in the Tagus with the loss of three of her crew.[111]
Mirables  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at "Skenoer", Sweden before 26 April. She was on a voyage from Pillau, Prussia to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.[118]
Rover United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The cutter foundered whilst on a voyage from Sydney to Newcastle.[117]
Waterloo United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The steamboat was sunk by ice in the St. Lawrence River. All on board survived. She was on a voyage between Montreal and Quebec City, Lower Canada.[119]

May[edit]

4 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 May 1831
Ship Country Description
Archibald  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Sandhamn, Sweden.[120]

5 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 May 1831
Ship Country Description
Janet  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. Her crew were rescued by the Fraserburgh Lifeboat.[112]
Mary Ann  United Kingdom The schooner was in collision with a brig and sank with the loss of three of her five crew. she was on a voyage from Portaferry, County Down to Campbeltown, Argyllshire.[70]

9 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 May 1831
Ship Country Description
Hero  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on St. Paul's Island, Nova Scotia, British North America. Her crew were rescued.[121]

10 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 May 1831
Ship Country Description
Sarah  United Kingdom The ship foundered off Skagen, Denmark.[66]

11 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 May 1831
Ship Country Description
Jessie United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The sloop was wrecked off Newcastle. Her crew were rescued.[122][123]
John  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in Jank's Sound, off Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire. Her crew were rescued.[124]
Union  United Kingdom The ship was lost on the East Barrow Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. All on board were rescued by the cutter Area ( United Kingdom).[112]

12 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 May 1831
Ship Country Description
Doris  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Lady Ridley ( United Kingdom).[125]
Duke of York  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Madeira, Portugal.[126][127]
George United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Cape Colony The cutter was wrecked on Dyer Island. Her crew were rescued.[128]

13 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 May 1831
Ship Country Description
Mary Ann  United Kingdom The brig capsized off Hiiumaa, Russia with some loss of life. .[129]

14 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 May 1831
Ship Country Description
Fleece  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked on Scroby Sands, in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk. Her crew were rescued by HMS Royal Charlotte ( Royal Navy). She was on a voyage from Boston, Lincolnshire to London.[120][130]

15 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 May 1831
Ship Country Description
Rattler  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Arctic Sea. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Arkhangelsk, Russia.[131]

17 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 May 1831
Ship Country Description
Pero  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at North Somercotes, Lincolnshire. She was on a voyage from London to Hull, Yorkshire.[132]

19 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 May 1831
Ship Country Description
Coosa  United States The steamboat collided with Huntress ( United States) and sank in the Mississippi River 90 miles (140 km) downstream of the mouth of the Ohio River with the loss of eight lives. She was on a voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana to Louisville, Kentucky.[133]
Henrick Admiralty flag of Hamburg.svg Hamburg The three-masted barque capsized in the River Thames at St. Katherine's Dock, London, United Kingdom. Her twenty crew survived. She was refloated later that day.[134][135]
Thorne  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Robin Island, Cape Colony. She was on a voyage from the Cape Colony to London.[128]

20 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 May 1831
Ship Country Description
Lively  United Kingdom The ship capsized and sank off "Huen Island". Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Pillau, Prussia to Ramsey, Isle of Man.[129]

22 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 1831
Ship Country Description
Prosperous  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked and sank on the north coast of Guernsey, Channel Islands. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Weymouth, Dorset to Guernsey.[136]

23 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 May 1831
Ship Country Description
Ruby  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia, British North America. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Poole, Dorset to St. Andrews, New Brunswick, British North America.[59]

24 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 May 1831
Ship Country Description
Hercules  United Kingdom The ship was lost on the Corton Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk. She was on a voyage from Dominica to London.[66]
Lady Cathcart  United Kingdom The ship was destroyed by fire at Kingston, Jamaica.[137]
Windart  United Kingdom The ship was lost on the Corton Sand.[66]

25 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 May 1831
Ship Country Description
Sarah  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Lossiemouth, Inverness-shire where she subsequently became a wreck.[138]

26 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 May 1831
Ship Country Description
Cape Breton  Spain The ship was destroyed by fire at Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom.[129]
Mary Porter  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia, British North America. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to St. John, New Brunswick, British North America.[59]
Sir Charles Ogle United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was lost west of Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was on a voyage from Demerara to Halifax.[59]

27 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 May 1831
Ship Country Description
Governor Hodgson  United Kingdom The ship was wreckled at County Harbour, Nova Scotia, British North America. She was on a voyage from Bermuda to Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America.[59]
Mary  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Anholt, Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Riga, Russia to London.[126]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1831
Ship Country Description
Devenant  France The ship was driven ashore in the Bay of Anthie in early May. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Havre de Grâce, Seine-Maritime to Hamburg.[136]
Maria  United Kingdom The ship was captured in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa by a 10-gun Spanish pirate brig. Most of her crew were murdered and the ship was scuttled.[139]
Mina  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea approximately 20 nautical miles (37 km) north of Kinnaird Head, Aberdeenshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Ballachulish, Inverness-shire to Dundee, Forfarshire.[112]
Mersey  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on "The Triangles" before 25 May. She was on a voyage from .Liverpool, Lancashire to Vera Cruz, Mexico.[140]
HMS Monkey  Royal Navy The schooner was wrecked at Tampico, Mexico. Her crew were rescued.[141]
Providence  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean whilst on a voyage from Liverpool to Newfoundland, British North America. Her crew were rescued.[142]

June[edit]

4 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 June 1831
Ship Country Description
Friends  United Kingdom The ship capsized in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of two of her crew. She was on a voyage from Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America to Bridgwater, Somerset.[143]
Home  United States The steamboat was destroyed by fire at Beavertown, Pennsylvania. All on board were rescued.[144][145]

7 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 June 1831
Ship Country Description
General Jackson  United States The steamboat suffered a boiler explosion and sank in Haverstraw Bay with the loss of at least two lives. She was on a voyage from New York City to Peekskill, New York.[146]
Jane Young  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked south of the Bassein Fort, India. She was on a voyage from London to Bombay, India[147]

12 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 June 1831
Ship Country Description
Dee  United Kingdom The ship was destroyed by fire at Bonny, Nigeria.[148]

15 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 June 1831
Ship Country Description
Superior  United States The ship was wrecked off Crooked Island, Bahamas. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from New York to Jamaica.[149]

18 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 June 1831
Ship Country Description
Amethyst  United Kingdom The ship sank at Halifax, Nova Scotia, British North America.[150]
Eliza  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Halifax.[150]
Supply  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Halifax.[150]

20 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 June 1831
Ship Country Description
America  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Wreck Island. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Hobart, Van Diemens Land to Batavia, Netherlands East Indies.[151]

21 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 June 1831
Ship Country Description
William and Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and foundered in the Baltic Sea off Götaland, Sweden. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to Saint Petersburg, Russia[152]

23 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 June 1831
Ship Country Description
Avon  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Tobago.[153]

25 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 June 1831
Ship Country Description
St. Johannes  Denmark The ship foundered in the North Sea off Mandahl, Norway. She was on a voyage from Copenhagen to Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.[154]

28 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 June 1831
Ship Country Description
Eliza  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Great Wass Island, Maine, United States. Her crew were rescued.[155]
London  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on a reef off Port Medway, Nova Scotia, British North America. She was on a voyage from Port Medway to Liverpool, Lancashire.[156]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1831
Ship Country Description
Conceicão  Portugal The ship was driven ashore and wrecked 20 leagues (60 nautical miles (110 km)) south west of Bahia, Brazil. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Macao to Bahia.[157]
Fame  United Kingdom The ship struck a rock and sank off South Uist, Outer Hebrides. She was subsequently declared a constructive total loss.[155]
Frederick United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The ship foundered off Port Stephen with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Sydney to Newcastle.[158]
Shannon  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Saaremaa, Russia. Her crew were rescued.[159]

July[edit]

5 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 July 1831
Ship Country Description
James  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Fish Key. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from "Savanilla" to Liverpool, Lancashire.[149]

7 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 July 1831
Ship Country Description
Sylvia  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Florida Reef. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Jamaica to Boston, Massachusetts, United States.[160]

11 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 July 1831
Ship Country Description
Ann  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked off the mouth of the Brass River, Africa.[161]
George  United Kingdom The ship was in collision with Pearl ( United Kingdom) off "Dunlington" and sank. Her crew were rescued. George was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to London.[162]

12 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 July 1831
Ship Country Description
Cerus  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Barber Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk. She was consequently beached at Great Yarmouth.[163]
William  United Kingdom The ship ran aground off Goswick, Northumberland. She was on a voyage from Miramichi, New Brunswick, British North America to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.[162]

13 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1831
Ship Country Description
Eden  United Kingdom The ship ran aground in the Elbe and was severely damaged. She was on a voyage from London to Hamburg.[154]

16 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 July 1831
Ship Country Description
Conch  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in Table Bay. Her crew survived.[164]
Gandian  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in Table Bay. Her crew survived.[164]
Lord Whitworth  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Bic Island, Lower Canada, British North America. She was on a voyage from London to Quebec City, Lower Canada.[153]
Rambler  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in Table Bay. Her crew survived.[164]
Sir J. Saumarez  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in Table Bay. Her crew survived.[164]
Terra Nova  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in Table Bay. Her crew survived.[164]
Thomas United Kingdom of Great Britain and IrelandSaint Lucia The drogher was lost off Point Michelle, Dominica with the loss of eight lives.[165]
Usk  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in Table Bay.[139]
Vine  United States The brig was driven ashore and wrecked in Table Bay.[164]

18 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 1831
Ship Country Description
Caledonia  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Hiiumaa, Russia. Her crew were rescued.[128]

21 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1831
Ship Country Description
Friends  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Liverpool, Lancashire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Kirkcudbright.[166]

26 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 July 1831
Ship Country Description
Henry Clay  United States The schooner capsized and sank in Lake Erie with the loss of six lives. She was on her maiden voyage from Oswego, New York to Cleveland, Ohio.[167]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1831
Ship Country Description
Jean  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked 20 nautical miles (37 km) north of Bombay, India. All on board were rescued.[168]
Maria Theresa  Portugal The ship was lost in the Quillimane River, Africa with the loss of all but three of her crew.[169]

August[edit]

2 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1831
Ship Country Description
Hind  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore east of Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk.[154]
Theodosia  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore east of Wells-next-the-Sea. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to Newham, Essex.[154]

8 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1831
Ship Country Description
Medal  United States The ship was wrecked on Little Heneaga, Bahamas. She was on a voyage from Baltimore, Maryland to Jamaica.[170]

9 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 August 1831
Ship Country Description
Lady Sherbrooke  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Mouse Island, in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with the loss of 241 of the 273 people on board. She was on a voyage from Londonderry to Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America. Her captain was subsequently found guilty of wilfully wrecking the ship and was sentenced to death.[171][172]
Matchless  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the Abaco Islands. She was on a voyage from London to Havana, Cuba.[173]

11 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 1831
Ship Country Description
Adelaide United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Vincent The sloop was driven ashore in a hurricane at Kingstown, Saint Vincent.[174][175]
Agenoria  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and wrecked in a hurricane at Kingstown, Saint Vincent.[174][175]
Alliance  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore in a hurricane at Barbados.[176]
Ann  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore in a hurricane at Barbados.[176]
Antoinette  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore in a hurricane at Barbados.[176]
Arethusa  United Kingdom The barque was driven ashore in a hurricane at Barbados.[176]
Ariel United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Vincent The sloop was driven ashore in a hurricane at Kingstown, Saint Vincent.[174][175]
Aurora United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Vincent The schooner was driven ashore in a hurricane at Saint Vincent.[174]
Barbadoes Packet United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was driven ashore in a hurricane at Kingstown, Saint Vincent.[174][175]
Barbadoes  United Kingdom The mailboat was driven ashore in a hurricane at Barbados.[176]
Commerce United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The brig was driven ashore in a hurricane at Saint Vincent. All 30 crew were rescued.[174][175]
Dasher  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Conk Reef, in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida, United States. She was on a voyage from "Laguira" to London.[177]
Decagon  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore in a hurricane at Barbados.[176]
Delta United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Vincent The schooner was driven ashore in a hurricane on Canouan, Grenadines.[174][175]
Despatch United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Vincent The sloop was driven ashore in a hurricane in Greethead's Bay, Saint Vincent.[174][175]
Diamond United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The brig was driven ashore in a hurricane at Kingstown, Saint Vincent.[174][175]
Dove  United States The brigantine was driven ashore at Kingstown, Saint Vincent.[175]
Duncan Ferguson United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Lucia The sloop was wrecked at Saint Lucia with the loss of a crew member.[178]
Eliza  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore in a hurricane at Barbados.[176]
Elizabeth United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was driven ashore in a hurricane at Saint Vincent.[174]
Emerald United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was driven ashore in a hurricane at Saint Vincent.[174]
Emily United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Vincent The schooner was driven ashore in a hurricane at Kingstown, Saint Vincent.[174][175]
Eurus United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Vincent The sloop was driven ashore in a hurricane at Kingstown, Saint Vincent.[174][175]
Exchange  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore in a hurricane at Barbados.[176]
Fanny United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Vincent The sloop was driven ashore in a hurricane in Greethead's Bay, Saint Vincent.[174][175]
Henry United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was driven ashore in a hurricane at Saint Vincent.[174]
Henry Clay  United States The schooner was driven ashore in a hurricane at Kingstown, Saint Vincent.[175]
Horatio Nelson  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore in a hurricane at Barbados.[176]
Irlam  United Kingdom The barque was driven ashore in a hurricane at Barbados.[176]
Jane United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Mustique The Sloop was driven ashore in a hurricane at Mustique.[175]
Kezia  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore in a hurricane at Barbados.[176]
Lady of the Isles United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Vincent The sloop was driven ashore in a hurricane at Kingstown, Saint Vincent.[174][175]
Lady's Adventure United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Vincent The sloop was driven ashore in a hurricane at Kingstown, Saint Vincent.[174][175]
Mary  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore in a hurricane at Barbados.[176]
Montague  United Kingdom The mailboat was driven ashore in a hurricane at Barbados.[176]
Neptune United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was driven ashore in a hurricane at Saint Vincent.[174]
Orleans United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was driven ashore in a hurricane at Saint Vincent.[174]
Perseverance  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore in a hurricane at Barbados.[176]
Quebec  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore in a hurricane at Barbados.[176]
Rambler United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Vincent The schooner was driven ashore in a hurricane at Kingstown, Saint Vincent.[175]
Samuel Hinds  United Kingdom The brigantine was driven ashore in a hurricane at Barbados.[176]
Sarah Ward  United Kingdom The full-rigged ship was driven ashore and wrecked in a hurricane at Kingstown, Saint Vincent.[174][175]
Sector United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Vincent The schooner was driven ashore in a hurricane at Kingstown, Saint Vincent.[174][175]
Shark United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Vincent The sloop was driven ashore in a hurricane on Bequia, Grenadines.[174][175]
St. Vincent United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Bermuda The ship was driven ashore in a hurricane at Saint Vincent.[174]
Susannah United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Vincent The sloop was driven ashore in a hurricane at Kingstown, Saint Vincent.[174][175]
Thetis  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore in a hurricane at Kingstown, Saint Vincent.[174][175]
Triangle United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Vincent The sloop was driven ashore in a hurricane at Saint Vincent.[174]
Trinidad United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was driven ashore in a hurricane at Saint Vincent.[174]
Union United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Vincent The schooner was driven ashore in a hurricane at Saint Vincent.[174]
Wellwood  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on "Lavenscar Island". She was on a voyage from Havana, Cuba to Saint Petersburg, Russia.[179]
William McCall United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Vincent The sloop was driven ashore in a hurricane at Calliaqua, Saint Vincent.[174][175]
Zephyr United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Vincent The schooner was driven ashore in a hurricane on Bequia, Grenadines.[174][175]

13 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 August 1831
Ship Country Description
Frances Ann  United States The ship was wrecked in the "Fuskett Islands". Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from New York to St. John, New Brunswick, British North America.[180]
Perseverance  United Kingdom The ship foundered whilst on a voyage from Martinique to Barbados.[139]

16 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 1831
Ship Country Description
Chieftain  United Kingdom The steamship ran aground in the Copeland Islands, County Down. Her passengers were rescued. She was on a voyage from Belfast, County Antrim to Liverpool, Lancashire. Chieftain was refloated on 18 August and taken in to Belfast.[181]
Dispatch United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Nevis The sloop was driven ashore and wrecked by a "severe ground swell" at Saint Kitts.[176]
Eight Sisters United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Kitts The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked by a "severe ground swell" at Saint Kitts.[176]
Greyhound United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Kitts The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked by a "severe ground swell" at Saint Kitts with the loss of three of her crew.[176]
Industry Netherlands Sint Eustatius The sloop was driven ashore and wrecked by a "severe ground swell" at Saint Kitts.[176]
Rambler United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Kitts The sloop was driven ashore and wrecked by a "severe ground swell" at Saint Kitts.[176]

17 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 August 1831
Ship Country Description
Dart  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore crewless on Barbados. She was on a voyage from Newfoundland, British North America to Barbados.[139]
Felix Leopold  France The ship was driven ashore in the Mississippi River. She was on a voyage from Bordeaux, Gironde to Campeche, Mexico.[182] She was refloated on 12 November.[183]
Norval  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near "Cape Rofo" or "Cape Roxo", Africa with the loss of at least five lives. She was on a voyage from London to the Cape Colony.[184][185]
Ulysses  United Kingdom The ship foundered at Belize, British Honduras.[186]

18 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 August 1831
Ship Country Description
Ben Nevis  United Kingdom The paddle steamer was driven ashore and wrecked near Campbeltown, Argyllshire. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Stornoway, Isle of Lewis to Glasgow, Renfrewshire.[181][187]
Rothsay Castle  United Kingdom
Rothesay Castle.
The paddle steamer was wrecked in the Menai Strait with the loss of about 130 lives. There were 23 survivors.

19 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 August 1831
Ship Country Description
Fancy  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Spurn Point, Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.[188]
John  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged at Blackpool, Lancashire. Her four crew survived.[181]
Liberty  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and foundered in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued by Maria ( France).[189]
Prosper  United Kingdom The trow foundered in the River Severn. Her crew survived.[190]
Viewly Hill  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Her crew were rescued.[188]
Yare  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Great Yarmouth. Her crew were rescued.[188]

20 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1831
Ship Country Description
Berbice  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Hoyle Bank, in Liverpool Bay. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Liverpool, Lancashire.[191]
Fancy  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Withernsea, Yorkshire.[153]
Laurel  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) off North Foreland, Kent. The seven people on board survived, but her captain died from a cause unrelated to the shipwreck before they reached land.[188][191]
Pacific  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked off Key West, Florida, United States. She was on a voyage from "Laguira" to London.[177]
Pillhead  United Kingdom The ship was sriven ashore at Lowestoft, Suffolk. Her cre were rescued. She was on a voyage from Teignmouth, Devon to Hull, Yorkshire.[191]
Scarthingwell  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore south of Scarborough, Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Harwich, Essex to Sunderland, County Durham.[188][191][192]

22 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1831
Ship Country Description
Addison  United Kingdom The ship departed from Liverpool, Lancashire for Pictou, Nova Scotia, British North America. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all hands.[193]
Polygon  United Kingdom The ship was lost in the Saint Lawrence River. She was on a voyage from Saint Vincent to Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America.[194]
Rosemount  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, British North America. She was on a voyage from the Clyde to St. John, New Brunswick.[195]

23 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1831
Ship Country Description
Hebe  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the Crozet Islands. Her crew were rescued.[196]
New Tamar  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and foundered in the Irish Sea off Burrow Head, Wigtownshire. She was on a voyage from Newcastle, County Down to Whitehaven, Cumberland.[165]
Paragon  United Kingdom The sloop was run down and sunk in the North Sea off St. Abb's Head, Berwickshire by Lavinia ( United Kingdom). Her crew were rescued by Lavinia.[197]

25 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 August 1831
Ship Country Description
Charlotte  United Kingdom The ship ran aground and was damaged in the River Avon, Bristol, Gloucestershire. She was on a voyage from Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, British North America to Bristol.[189]
Liberty  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and foundered in the North Sea (53°59′N 6°30′E / 53.983°N 6.500°E / 53.983; 6.500). Her crew were rescued.[149]
Six Brothers  United Kingdom The sloop foundered in Dublin Bay. Her crew were rescued.[198]

26 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 1831
Ship Country Description
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Redness Point, Cumberland. She was on a voyage from Dublin to Whitehaven, Cumberland.[189]

27 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 August 1831
Ship Country Description
Cherokee  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) south of Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from New Calabar to Liverpool, Lancashire.[198]
Frances  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Barbuda. She was on a voyage from Jamaica to Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America.[199]

31 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 August 1831
Ship Country Description
Betsy and Mary  United Kingdom The ship was sighted in Loch Laxford on this date whilst on a voyage from Wick, Caithness to Limerick. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[200]
Maria Elizabeth  Russia The ship was driven ashore and sank at Kronstadt.[201]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1831
Ship Country Description
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked on a reef in the Pacific Ocean (29°37′S 158°58′E / 29.617°S 158.967°E / -29.617; 158.967).[202]
Mariner  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Tampico, Mexico before 22 August.[203]
Wanderer  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on an ice island before 8 August. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Saint John, New Brunswick, British North America to Bristol, Gloucestershire.[190]

September[edit]

1 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 September 1831
Ship Country Description
Ceres POL Szczecin flag.svg Stettin The ship was wrecked on Læsø, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Stettin to London, United Kingdom.[204]

2 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 September 1831
Ship Country Description
Ambrosia  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged at Calais, France. She was on a voyage from Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway to an English port.[205]
Bonne Madeleine  France The ship was wrecked at the mouth of the Garonne. She was on a voyage from Senegal to Bordeaux, Gironde.[170]

4 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 September 1831
Ship Country Description
Caroline  United Kingdom The ship was wrecled on Öland, Sweden. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Stockholm, Sweden to Hull, Yorkshire.[206]
Hampshire  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Götaland, Sweden with the loss of a crew member. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburgh, Russia to London.[207]

5 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 September 1831
Ship Country Description
Ann  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off Lowestoft, Suffolk. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Selby, Yorkshire to London.[208]

6 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 September 1831
Ship Country Description
Hero  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. All five people on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Dingwall, Ross-shire.[209]

8 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 September 1831
Ship Country Description
Jane  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and sank near Rimouski, Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Belfast, County Down to Quebec City.[139]

9 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 September 1831
Ship Country Description
Juventus  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on a reef off Kyleakin, Isle of Skye.[210]
Matchless  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on a reef ff the Abaco Islands. She was on a voyage from London to Havana, Cuba.[203]

10 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 1831
Ship Country Description
James Beachem  United States The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Cape Henry, Virginia. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bremen to New York.[211]
Rodney  United Kingdom The ship was run down and sunk in the River Medway off Sheerness, Kent by Lucia ( United Kingdom) with the loss of one of the four people on board. She was on a voyage from Rochester, Kent to London.[212]
Sefton  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Haisborough Sands, in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk. Her crew were rescued.[213]

11 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 September 1831
Ship Country Description
Goole  United Kingdom The ship ran aground in the Humber and capsized with the loss of two of her crew. She was on a voyage from Goole, Yorkshire to London.[205]

12 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 September 1831
Ship Country Description
Ellen  United Kingdom The sloop was wrecked on the North Bank, in Liverpool Bay. She was on a voyage from Preston, Lancashire to Newry, County Armagh. Ellen was later refloated and beached at Egremont, Cumberland.[214][215]

14 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 September 1831
Ship Country Description
Mary Jane United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Lucia The drogher was driven ashore and wrecked.[216]

15 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 September 1831
Ship Country Description
Fortuna  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Eierland, North Holland, Netherlands. She was on a voyage from London to Antwerp, Belgium.[217]

18 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1831
Ship Country Description
Delos  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Frances Mary ( United States. Delos was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to the Kennebec River, Maine, United States.[218]
William and John United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Saint Kitts The cutter was wrecked at Barbados.[216]

19 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 September 1831
Ship Country Description
Briton  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (46°00′N 34°00′W / 46.000°N 34.000°W / 46.000; -34.000). Her crew were rescued by Corinthian ( United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Dublin to Miramichi, New Brunswick, British North America.[139][174][219]

20 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 September 1831
Ship Country Description
Edward  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Bree Bank, in the North Sea and foundered. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands to London.[206]
Harriet United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The whaler was wrecked on Jenning's Island. Her crew were rescued.[220][221]

21 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 September 1831
Ship Country Description
Neptune  Prussia The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Tobermory, Mull, Argyllshire, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom to Pillau.[195][207]

23 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 September 1831
Ship Country Description
September  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the River Lune with the loss of all on board, at least six people. She was on a voyage from Dundalk, County Louth to Lancaster, Lancashire.[222]
Two Sisters  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at St. John's, Antigua.[223]

26 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1831
Ship Country Description
Amelia Flag of Bremen.svg Bremen The ship was wrecked at Dragør, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Bremen to Saint Petersburg, Russia.[179]
Pandora  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Cronstadt, Russia.[170]
Peru  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire. She was on a voyage from Mobile, Alabama, United States to Liverpool, Lancashire.[180]
Venus  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Cronstadt.[170]

27 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 September 1831
Ship Country Description
Canada  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Cape Rosier, Maine, United States. Her crew were rescued.[224]
Intended United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America: The ship was wrecked near Liverpool, Nova Scotia. She was on a voyage from Antigua to Arichat, Nova Scotia.[183]

28 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 September 1831
Ship Country Description
Ionia United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The ship was wrecked in the Bass Strait She was on a voyage from Mauritius to Sydney.[225]
Ursula  United States The ship departed from Smyrna, Ottoman Empire for Boston, Massachusetts. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[226]

29 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 September 1831
Ship Country Description
Eliza  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Irish Sea off Waterford. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Cork to London.[177]

30 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 September 1831
Ship Country Description
Ceres  United States The ship was driven ashore at Gibraltar.[227]
Flora  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in Tramore Bay. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Cádiz, Spain to Cork.[139]
Success  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in Mount's Bay. Her crew were rescued by the Penzance pilot boat. She was on a voyage from Neath, Glamorgan to Looe, Cornwall.[228]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1831
Ship Country Description
Betsey  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked on the Gunfleet Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex before 24 September. Her crew were rescued by Aid ( United Kingdom.[229]
Hannah  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the Sound of Hoy before 12 September.[230]
John  United Kingdom The ship departed from Gloucester for Gothenburg, Sweden. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[231]
Sarah  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the coast of Courland, Russia. She was on a voyage from London to Riga, Russia.[186]

October[edit]

1 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Brunswick  United Kingdom The ship was in collision with Brunswick ( United Kingdom) and foundered in the North Sea off Lowestoft, Suffolk. Her crew were rescued.[177] The ship that sank was on a voyage from Hamburg to London.[229]
Meddlenot  United States The ship was wrecked in the Abaco Islands. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from New York to Havana, Cuba.[232]
Sarah  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the Outer Hebrides. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Archangelsk, Russia to Greenock, Renfrewshire.[211]

2 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Pilgrim  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Cape Gaspé, Lower Canada, British North America.[233]

3 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Countess of Dalhousie  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the south coast of Götaland, Sweden. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to London.[234]
London  United States The ship was wrecked on North Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Gothenburg, Sweden to Boston, Massachusetts.[235][236]
Mantura  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Baltic Sea off Götaland, Sweden. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg to London.[232]
Wellington  United Kingdom The ship was lost in Dublin Bay.[211]

4 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Acasta  United Kingdom The ship foundered off Uist, Outer Hebrides. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Archangelsk, Russia to Plymouth, Devon.[237]
Hope  United Kingdom The ship departed from Drogheda, County Louth for Liverpool, Lancashire. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Irish Sea with the loss of all hands.[238]
Union  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore near Ramsey, Isle of Man. She was on a voyage from Sligo to Liverpool.[139]

6 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Commerce United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was wrecked in the Saint Lawrence River and Point Mille Vaches, Lower Canada. She was on a voyage from Saint Vincent to Quebec City, Lower Canada.[239]
Countess of Dalhousie  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Götaland, Sweden. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to London.[232]
Field Marshal Paskewitsch  Russia The ship was lost in the Mediterranean Sea off Methoni, Greece She was on a voyage from Odessa to London.[240]
Mary and Peggy  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore and wrecked at Douglas, Isle of Man. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Wexford to Liverpool, Lancashire.[139]
Rose  United Kingdom The sloop was wrecked in Luce Bay. She was on a voyage from Drogheda, County Louth to Liverpool.[139]

7 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Huntcliff  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at "Zerkshall". She was on a voyage from Hamburg to Liverpool, Lancashire.[241]

8 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Adeona  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near "Sescar Island" whilst bound for Saint Petersburg, Russia.[223][242]

9 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Charles Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was destroyed by fire at Starcross, Devon.[211]
Mermaid  United Kingdom The ship was destroyed by fire at Salt Key, Florida, United States.[243]

10 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Chance United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Jamaica The brig was wrecked in the Atlantic Ocean and was abandoned by her crew.[244]
Napoleon  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Anegada, Virgin Islands and was abandoned by her crew. She was on a voyage from Gibraltar to New York, United States.[245]
Theodosius  United Kingdom The ship sank on the Cross Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to London.[211]
Three Friends  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Gunfleet Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk to London.[211]

11 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Hannah  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Miramichi, New Brunswick, British North America. She was on a voyage from New Ross, County Wexford to Miramichi.[200]
Mary Macdonald  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Randers, Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to London.[241] She floated off on 16 October and was anchored off Randers.[223]
Thistle  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore and wrecked at Portknockie, Morayshire. Her crew survived.[246]

12 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Bell  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Liverpool, Nova Scotia, British North America.[200]
Ceres Flagge der kreisfreien Stadt Oldenburg.svg Oldenburg The ship was capsized and sank in the English Channel off Cherbourg, Seine-Maritime, France with the loss of a crew member. She was on a voyage from Oldenburg to Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom.[247]
Invizca  United States The ship departed from Málaga, Spain for Boston, Massachusetts. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[226]
Xantho United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Guernsey The ship sprang a leak and was abandoned in the North Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued by Twee Gebroeders ( Netherlands). Xantho was on a voyage from Guernsey to South Shields, County Durham.[241]

13 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Vrouw Antina  Netherlands The ship sprang a leak and put in ti Heligoland, where she was deemed beyond economical repair. She was on a voyage from Wismar to Amsterdam, North Holland. Vrouw Antina was beached on 18 October to salvage her cargo.[232]

14 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Dawn  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the North Sea off the Lemon sand. She was on a voyage from Riga, Russia to London.[237][241]
Luistania  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Kinsale, County Cork. All on board were rescued. She was in a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Oporto, Portugal.[237]

15 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Enige Broder flag unknown The ship departed from Copenhagen, Denmark for Saint Petersburg, Russia. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[248]

16 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Charles  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Burghead, Morayshire. She was on a voyage from Bangor to Whitehaven, Cumberland.[182]
Mary  United Kingdom The ship was holed by an anchor and was consequently beached at South Shields, County Durham.[235]
Stad Rotterdam  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore near Hellevoetsluis, Zeeland.[249]

17 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Effort  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on "Dorgey Island". Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Cork to Limerick.[227]
Emerald  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and capsized at Pillau, Prussia with the loss of a crew member.[250]
Themis  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Scatarie Island, Nova Scotia, British North America. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Miramichi, New Brunswick, British North America.[251]

18 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 October 1831
Ship Country Description
James  United States The ship departed from Málaga, Spain for Boston, Massachusetts. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[226]

19 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Alfred  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Baltic Sea. Her crew were rescued by Mary ( United Kingdom). Alfred was on a voyage from Riga, Russia to London.[233][239]
Catherine  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in Catalan Bay, Gibraltar with the loss of three of her eight crew. She was on a voyage from Çeşme, Ottoman Empire ro London.[223][252]

20 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Ajax  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the Magdalen Islands, Lower Canada, British North America. She was on a voyage from Quebec City, Lower Canada to Cork.[251]

21 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Carl Ludwig Russian Empire Grand Duchy of Finland The ship ran aground on the Bear Rock, in the Baltic Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) off Öregrund, Sweden, where she was wrecked two days later. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Helsingfors to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[253]
Cleopatra  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Dublin. She was refloated on 23 October.[203]
Commerce  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on a reef at Youghal, County Cork.[227]
Nostra Señhora del Gracia  Spain The ship was wrecked on Anegada, Virgin Islands.[245]

22 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Neptunus  Denmark The ship was wreckedon the Goodwin Sands, Kent, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Copenhagen to Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France.[203]
Valiant  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Stag Rock, off Penzance, Cornwall. She was on a voyage from Richibucto, New Brunswick, British North America to Hull, Yorkshire.[249]
Wakefield  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Holyhead, Anglesey. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Brazil.[227]

23 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Leonidas  Spain The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by William Pitt ( United Kingdom). She was on a voyage from St. Ubes to Portland, Maine, United States.[254][255]
Raven  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire. She was on a voyage from Newry, County Armagh to Liverpool, Lancashire.[182]
Vigilant  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked on Lizard Point, Cornwall. Her crew were rescued.[256]

24 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Champion  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Hogland, Russia at the end of October.[185] Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to London.[257][258]
Diana  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at "Marshand". She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Helsingfors, Grand Duchy of Finland.[259]
George Canning  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on North Cape, Prince Edward Islands, British North America.[200]
Red Rover  United Kingdom The yacht was wrecked at Rio Real, Brazil whilst on a voyage from an English port to Buenos Aires, Argentina.[260]

25 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Columbus  United Kingdom The ship foundered in Swansea Bay.[261] She was on a voyage from Cardiff, Glamorgan to Blyth, Northumberland.[250]
Junius  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Islay. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Newfoundland, British North America.[262]
Lady Digby  United Kingdom The barque was wrecked on the Magdalen Islands, Lower Canada, British North America with the loss of 50 lives. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Quebec City, Lower Canada.[251][263][264]
Liberty  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked north of Tynemouth, Northumberland. Her crew were rescued.[261]
Wellington  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Stockton on Tees, County Durham to London.[265]

26 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Commerce  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off Corton, Suffolk. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Chatham, Kent.[179]

27 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Devonshire  United Kingdom The ship passed through the Skaggerak whilst on a voyage from Riga, Russia to Antwerp, Belgium. No further trace, presumed foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all hands.[266]

28 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Neptune  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by William and Mary ( United Kingdom).[238]

29 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Caroline Admiralty flag of Hamburg.svg Hamburg The ship was driven ashore at Thisted, Denmark, where ste was burnt by order of local officials. She was om a voyage from AAltona to Thisted.[168]

30 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Minerva  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at "Pilkappen", 36 nautical miles (67 km) south of Memel, Prussia. Her crew were rescued.[257]

31 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 October 1831
Ship Country Description
Europe  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Karlskrona, Russia. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to "Wyburg".[257]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1831
Ship Country Description
Alexandrine  Spain The ship was driven ashore near San Pedro del Pinatar.[227]
Echo  United Kingdom The steamship was wrecked at Plymouth, Devon.[256]
Louisa  France The ship sank in the Loire.[262]
Lusitania  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Ardmore, County Waterford, where she broke up on 22 October.[173]
Manly  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Korčula, Kingdom of Dalmatia before 14 October. Her crew were rescued.[252]
Margaret  United States The ship was driven ashore on Europa Point, Gibraltar before 8 October. She was on a voyage from Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[227]
Maria  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked on the Gunfleet Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex before 15 October. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne to Sheerness. Kent.[229]
Mary  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the coast of Jutland. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg to London.[267]
Three Friends  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked on the Gunfleet Sand before 15 October. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk to London.[229]
Triumvirate United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean.[251]
Try Me United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was wrecked on Burin, Newfoundland. Her crew were rescued.[224]

November[edit]

1 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Acadia  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Greenisland, County Antrim. She was on a voyage from Dublin to Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America.[268]
Ann  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the Bay of Bulls. Her crew were rescued.[243]
Waterloo  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on the Dutch coast. She was on a voyage from Leith, Lothian to Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands.[224]

2 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Catharine  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Talmine, Sutherland with the loss of all three of her crew. She was on a voyage from Tongue, Sutherland to Wick, Caithness.[269]

3 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Ant  United Kingdom The ship capsized and sank in the Irish Sea off Larne, County Antrim with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Londonderry to Liverpool, Lancashire.[270]
Harmony  United Kingdom The whaler was wrecked on the Trinity Sand, in the Humber.[268]
Julia  United Kingdom The ship was run down and sunk in The Solent 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) east of Cowes, Isle of Wight by the steamship Lord of the Isles ( United Kingdom). Her crew were rescued by Lord of the Isles.[216]

4 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Dorothea  Norway The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Noordwijk, South Holland, Netherlands. She was on a voyage from Christiansand to Bordeaux, Gironde, France.[257]
Eliza  United Kingdom The ship departed from Marstrand, Sweden for London. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[271]
Jane  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Irish Sea off Peel, Isle of Man. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Belfast, County Antrim to Liverpool, Lancashire.[272]
Mary  United Kingdom The ship was in collision with another vessel in the Irish Sea and was abandoned by her crew. She was on a voyage from Glasgow, Renfrewshire to Lisbon, Portugal.[273]
Sisters  United Kingdom The ship was in collision with another vessel in the Baltic Sea between Hogland, Russia and the Aspö Islands, Grand Duchy of Finland. She capsized and sank. Her crew were rescued. Sisters was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to London.[274]

5 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Allonby  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and sank at Burnfoot, Dumfriesshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Maryport, Cumberland to Dumfries.[275]
Ariel  United Kingdom The schooner-brig was wrecked near Brindisi, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. Her crew were rescued by HMS Actaeon ( Royal Navy). She was on a voyage from Trieste to Greenock, Renfrewshire.[276][277]
Betty and Peggy  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at "Rhydland" with the loss of a crew member. She was on a voyage from Bangor, Caernarfonshire to Liverpool, Lancashire.[216]
Ceres  United Kingdom The ship was holed by an anchor and sank at Beaumaris, Anglesey.[216]
Radiant  United Kingdom The ship sailed from Montreal, Lower Canada, British North America for London. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[278]

6 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 November 1831
Ship Country Description
James  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Egmond aan Zee, North Holland, Netherlands. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Inverkeithing, Fife to Schiedam, South Holland, Netherlands.[168][257]
Nancy Dawson  United Kingdom The coaster was wrecked on the West Hoyle Sandbank, in Liverpool Bay.[242][273]

7 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Anna  Sweden The ship foundered in the North Sea off Lindesnes, Vest-Agder, Norway. She was on a voyage from Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France to Gothenburg.[279]
Betsey  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. Her crew were rescued.[280]
Diana Flag of Bremen.svg Bremen The ship ran aground on the Goodwin Sands, Kent. She refloated but consequently foundered in the North Sea off the Galloper Sand. Her crew were rescued. Diana was on a voyage from Bremen to Cuba.[223]
Iona  France The ship foundered in the North Sea off Lindesnes.. She was on a voyage from Marseille to Gothenburg.[279]
Premier  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at the mouth of the Volta River, Gold Coasts. Her crew were rescued.[281][282]
Snowden  United Kingdom The ship was lost in early November.[216][273]
Torra Vechia flag unknown The ship foundered in the North Sea off Lindesnes.[283]

8 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Agenoria  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on the north west coast of North Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Archangelsk, Russia to Aberdeen.[284]
Ann and Jane  United Kingdom The collier, a brig, sprang a leak and foundered. Her crew were rescued.[285]
Cossack  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at "Norbeck". She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Sierra Leone.[286]
Forley  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned at sea. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Plymouth, Devon.[287]
Gouvernor Jan Imhoff Admiralty flag of Hamburg.svg Hamburg The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Pembrey Sands, Glamorgan with the loss of a crew member. She was on a voyage from Livorno, Grand Duchy of Tuscany to Hamburg via Swansea, Glamorgan.[242][286]
Hopewell  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Point of Ayre, Isle of Man and was abandoned by her crew. She later floated off and was boarded by the crew of the Ramsey Lifeboat, who intended to take her in to port.[216]
Latona  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in Bighouse Bay. She was on a voyage from Hammerfest, Norway to Swansea, Glamorgan.[288]
Vriendschap Flag of British Heligoland.svg Heligoland The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Düne.[257]
Zephyr  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Kyleakin, Skye. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Newry, County Armagh.[183]

9 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Camperdown  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the New Ground, 14 Wersts (approximately 8 nautical miles (15 km)) north east of Osmussaar, Russia. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to London.[147]
Frieundschaft Admiralty flag of Hamburg.svg Hamburg The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Thisted, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham, United Kingdom to Hamburg.[289]

10 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Anacreon  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Resolution ( United Kingdom). She was on a voyage from Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America to London.[277]
Belus  United Kingdom The ship sank on the Cross Sand, in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. she was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to Dartmouth, Devon.[272]
Cinque Frères  France The ship was wrecked on the Goodwin Sands, Kent, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom to Nantes, Loire-Atlantique.[218]
George  United Kingdom The ship was lost near the Water of Urr.[275]
Lady Montgomerie  United Kingdom The brig foundered in the Irish Sea 2 to 3 nautical miles (3.7 to 5.6 km) off Saltcoats, Ayrshire with the loss of three of her five crew. The survivors were rescued by the Ardrossan Lifeboat.[269] She was on a voyage from Irvine, Ayrshire to Dublin.[270]
Gleaner  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Lindisfarne. She was on a voyage from Perth to London.[290]
Nelson  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged at Workington, Cumberland. She was on a voyage from Belfast, County Antrim to Workington.[275]
Resolution  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Loch Indaal. She was on a voyage from Dublin to Portrush, County Antrim[161]
William  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Loch Indaal. She was on a voyage from Wick, Caithness to Limerick.[161]

11 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Anna Helena Flag of Bremen.svg Bremen The ship departed from Gravesend, Kent, United Kingdom for Bremen. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[291]
Corsica  United States The brig was wrecked on Anegada, Bahamas. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Gibraltar to Vera Cruz, Mexico.[292]
Lady Ridley  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Bailey's Mistake, Newfoundland, British North America. Her eighteen crew were rescued.[264][293]
Mary Graham  United Kingdom The ship was in collision with another vessel in the Irish Sea. She was abandoned the next day off the Wicklow Sandbank.[242]

12 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Britannia  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Amrum, Duchy of Holstein. She was on a voyage from London to Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands.[294]
Charles Kerr  United Kingdom The ship departed from Macao on this date. Presumed foundered in the Gulf of Siam.[295]
Christian  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on "Sescar Island". Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Arbroath, Forfarshire.[277]
Heroine  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked of Læsø, Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg to London.[277]

13 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Bell and Mary  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all five of her crew. She was on a voyage from Montrose, Forfarshire to Leith, Lothian.[296]
Charles and Jean  United Kingdom The ship foundered off Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire with the loss of all hands.[297]
Constantia Flag of Bremen.svg Bremen The ship was wrecked off Borkum, Kingdom of Hanover. She was on a voyage from Rönnebeck to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, United Kingdom.[298]
Hoopup  Prussia The ship was wrecked at Norden, Kingdom of Hanover.[299]
James Grant  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked 11 nautical miles (20 km) from Liebau, Prussia with the loss of eleven of her crew. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to London.[255][277]
Regalia  United Kingdom The ship foundered in Liverpool Bay off Southport, Lancashire. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Lisbon, Portugal.[224]
Mary Ann  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Stranraer, Wigtownshire. She was on a voyage from "Bellyharnaw" to Glasgow, Renfrewshire.[183]
Union Flag of Bremen.svg Bremen The ship was lost in the North Sea off the Newarp Lightship ( United Kingdom). She was on a voyage from Bahia, Brazil to Bremen.[168]

14 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Ambrook  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked east of Newhaven, East Sussex. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.[183]
Johansen  Denmark The ship was driven ashore at Helsingborg. She was on a voyage from Riga, Russia to Dunkerque, Nord, France.[265]
Maria Denmark Duchy of Holstein The ship was wrecked near Ahrenshoop, Prussia with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Eckernförde to London, United Kingdom.[298]
Maria  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the Magdalen Islands, Lower Canada, British North America. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Quebec City, Lower Canada to Greenock, Renfrewshire.[300]

15 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Elliot  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Bornholm, Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She later refloated, no further trace.[277][301]
Fanny  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Sea Palling, Norfolk. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Hull. Yorkshire.[275][302]
Perina POL Szczecin flag.svg Stettin The ship was wrecked near Strömstad, Sweden. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Stettin to Hull.[231]

16 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Alicia  United Kingdom The sloop sank at Liverpool, Lancashire.[238]
Amelia  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near "the Potteries". She was on a voyage from Archangelsk, Russia to Liverpool.[238]
Fanny  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Ballyferris Point, County Down. She was on a voyage from Wick, Caithness to Dublin.[233]
Gibraltar Packet  United Kingdom The ship sailed from Youghal, County Cork for Brixham, Devon. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[303]
William and Ann  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Sunderland, County Durham.[304]

17 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Montreal  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the Humber. She was on a voyage from Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire to New York, United States.[161]
Narcissus  United Kingdom British North America The ship was wrecked near "Fermose", Newfoundland. She was on a voyage from Dundee, Forfarshire to Saint John, New Brunswick, British North America.[194]

18 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Robert  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at sea with the loss of four of her eleven crew. Survivors were rescued by Iris (Flag of Bremen.svg Bremen). Robert was on a voyage from Riga, Russia to Plymouth, Devon.[147][276] She was taken into "Kingskisping", Jutland in March 1832.[305]
Union  United Kingdom The ship foundered off Neuwerk, Kingdom of Hanover. Six of her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bahia, Brazil to Bremen.[257]

19 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Hazard  United Kingdom The ship sank at Rye Harbour, East Sussex. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Portsmouth, Hampshire.[290]
Integrity  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Havre de Grâce, Seine-Maritime, France.[200] She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne to Havre de Grâce.[257]
Peter Felix  France The ship sprang a leak and foundered in The Downs. Her crew were rescued by George the Third ( United Kingdom). She was on a voyage from Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, Somme to Bordeaux, Gironde.[233][239]
Surprise  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashopre at the mouth of the Authie, Pas-de-Calais, France. She was on a voyage from Dublin to London.[279]

20 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Alexander Adam  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Margate, Kent. She was on a voyage from Alicante, Spain to London.[233] She was refloated on 22 November and taken in to Margate.[257]
Aurea  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the Baltic Sea off Öland, Sweden. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Hull, Yorkshire.[231]

21 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Amie  France The fishing vessel was driven ashore and wrecked near Rye, East Sussex, United Kingdom. Her 30 crew were rescued.[306]
Henry  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Cowbridge, Glamorgan with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Baltimore, County Cork to Bristol, Gloucestershire.[307]
William and Betsey  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Sizewell Sandbank, in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk. She was consequently beached at Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Her crew were rescued. William and Betsey was on a voyage from Perth to London.[257] She was refloated on 25 November and taken in to Southwold, Suffolk.[243]

22 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 November 1831
Ship Country Description
David Ricardo  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Vlissingen, Zeeland, Netherlands. She was on a voyage from Antwerp Belgium to Riga, Russia.[308]
Henry  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Cowbridge, Glamorgan with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Baltimore, County Cork to Cardiff, Glamorgan.[200]
Lord Wellington  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Point-aux-Caux, British North America. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Chatham, Kent to Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America.[300]
Maria  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Stralsund, Prussia.[299]
Phœnix  Denmark The brig ran aground off Kungsbaka, Sweden and was wrecked. She was on a voyage from Kiel, Duchy of Holstein to Goole, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.[302]
Roseau United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was wrecked at Point Sapean, New Brunswick. Her crew were rescued.[300]
Rover  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Fair Isle, either with the loss of all but two of her crew, or without loss.[274][309]
William  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Dunbar Sand, off Padstow, Cornwall with the loss of all hands.[257]

24 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Ben Lomond  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Nidingen, Sweden. She was on a voyage from Helsingør, Denmark to Hull, Yorkshire.[298][310]
Fancy  United Kingdom The ship departed from Jersey, Channel Islands for Lisbon, Portugal. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[311]
William  United Kingdom The ship was run into by another vessel at Poole, Dorset and sank.[257]

25 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Neptune  United Kingdom The ship struck a rock and sank in Porthkerry Bay. She was on a voyage from Newport, Monmouthshire to Wexford.[284]
Orion  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Sandhale, Lincolnshire. She was on a voyage from Caernarfon to Hull, Yorkshire.[294]

26 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Campion  United Kingdom The ship was lost in the Baltic Sea.[277]
Shaw Stewart  United Kingdom The sloop was wrecked near Oysterhaven, County Cork. Her four crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Greenock, Renfrewshire to Limerick.[296][299]

27 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Aid  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Blackwater Bank, in the Irish Sea off the coast of County Wexford. Her crew were rescued.[312]
Henri  France The ship sank on the Banjaard Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Belgium. She was on a voyage from Bordeaux, Gironde to Antwerp, Belgium.[313]
Horatio  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Blackwater Bank. She was consequently beached at Cahore Point. Horatio was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Newfoundland, British North America.[312]
Nancy  United Kingdom The ship foundered in Babbacombe Bay.[243]
St. Patrick  United Kingdom The steamship was driven ashore and wrecked near the Hook Lighthouse, County Wexford. Her crew were rescued.[314]

28 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Argyle  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Wrath, Sutherland. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from the Shetland Islands to Dublin.[315]
Lloyd's  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Graemsay, Orkney Islands. She was on a voyage from Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire to an Irish port.[298][315]
Trusty  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked on a sandbank off the Dutch coast with the loss of all nine of her crew. She was on a voyage from East Wemyss, Fife to Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands.[316]

29 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 1831
Ship Country Description
Joyeuse Ariveé  Belgium The galiot was in collision with another vessel in Dublin Bay and foundered. Her crew were rescued by Deux Frères ( France). Joyeuse Ariveé was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom to Antwerp.[313]
Louisa Wilhelmina POL Szczecin flag.svg Stettin The ship was wrecked on the Long Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Stettin to London.[284]
Samuel  United Kingdom The ship departed from Newry, County Antrim for London. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[317]

30 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1831
Ship Country Description
John Danford  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Favourite ( United Kingdom). John Danford was on a voyage from Miramichi, New Brunswick, British North America to London.[303]
Lively  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off Rattray Head, Aberdeenshire with the loss of her captain. She was on a voyage from Banff, Aberdeenshire to Leith, Lothian.[318]
Venus  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Whitford Sands, in the Bristol Channel off Neath, Glamorgan.[312]
Vigilant  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the North Bank, in Liverpool Bay. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newport, Monmouthshire to Liverpool, Lancashire.[312]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1831
Ship Country Description
Abeona  United Kingdom The ship foundered off Texel, North Holland, Netherlands.[308]
Acorn  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on the Dutch coast in mid-November.[304]
Ben Lomond  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the Kattegat after 22 November. She was on a voyage from Helsingør, Denmark to Hull, Yorkshire.[298]
Britannia  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Hamburg before 25 November.[299]
Britannia  United Kingdom The ship was lost near Zandvoort, North Holland before 28 November. She was on a voyage from Texel to Sunderland, County Durham.[308]
Briton  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Götaland, Sweden. She was burnt by order of the authorities there. Briton was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to London.[290]
Carl Ludwig  Norway The ship was lost during November.[306]
Christian  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on "Sescaar Island" before 12 November. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg to Arbroath, Forfarshire.[313]
Columbus  United Kingdom The ship foundered whilst on a voyage from Saint Petersburg to London.[319]
Concordia  United Kingdom The ship foundered off Texel.[308]
Elliot  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Bornholm, Denmark.[319]
Hammerfest  Norway The ship foundered off Haröe Island, Greenland in late November.[320]
Harmony  United Kingdom The whaler was wrecked on the coast of Yorksgire in early November.[252]
Heroyquor  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Læsø, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg to London.[319]
Herrings  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Sunk Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. Her crew were rescued.[321]
James  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Liebau, Prussia. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg to London.[319]
Kains United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The ship was wtecked in the Tamar River, Van Diemens Land in early December.[322]
Leslie Gault  United Kingdom The steamship foundered off Barra Head, Outer Hebrides. She was on a voyage from Belfast, County Antrim to the Clyde.[323]
London Merchant  United Kingdom The steamship was driven ashore in the Maas.[265]
Madeira Packet United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The whaler, a schooner, was wrecked north of Moreton Bay in late November.[324]
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