List of shipwrecks in 1839
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The list of shipwrecks in 1839 includes some ships sunk, wrecked or otherwise lost during 1839.
|Achille||France||The ship was lost before 21 July. She was on a voyage from Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône to Guadeloupe.|
|Attaran||United Kingdom||The schooner was wrecked near Nampang Island, China. Her crew were rescued but the ship was burnt by the Chinese.|
|Constance||France||The ship was driven ashore in the Ganges. She was on a voyage from Calcutta, India to a French port. Constance was later refloated and put back to Calcutta.|
|Elizabeth||United Kingdom||The ship was wrecked off Saugor, India. She was on a voyage from Greenock, Renfrewshire to Calcutta.|
|Elizabeth||United Kingdom||The ship was wrecked off the Cape of Good Hope. She was on a voyage from Madras, India to London.|
|Equitable||United Kingdom||The ship was lost in the Ganges with the loss of four lives. She was on a voyage from Bordeaux, Gironde, France to Calcutta.|
|Fame||United Kingdom||The ship was wrecked at Naples, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Ancona, Papal States to Liverpool.|
|Gazelle||United Kingdom||The ship was wrecked at Bahia, Brazil. She was on a voyage from London to Hobart, Van Diemen's Land.|
|Herald||United States||The ship was destroyed by fire with the loss of five lives. She was on a voyage from Calcutta to Boston, Massachusetts.|
|Industry||United Kingdom||The ship sank off Dale, Pembrokeshire. She was refloated in early May.|
|Jane||United Kingdom||The ship was wrecked whilst on a voyage from "Lumbuck" to China. Her crew were rescued.|
|Juno||United Kingdom||The whaler was wrecked in the Fiji Islands. All but three of those on board were murdered by the local inhabitants.|
|Pleiades||New South Wales||The barque was wrecked on Lombok, Netherlands East Indies.|
|Tiger||United Kingdom||The ship was wrecked on "Astovia Island", in the Indian Ocean. All 26 people on board survived. One of them was killed by a shark, fourteen sailed to seek another island from where rescue could be arranged. No further trace. Eleven people were rescued 70 days after the shipwreck by a whaler. Tiger was on a voyage from Liverpool to Calcutta.|
|Trazas||France||The ship was lost at Sierra Leone. She was on a voyage from Sierra Leone to Bordeaux, Gironde.|
- "Shipping Intelligence". The Morning Chronicle (21749). London. 8 August 1839.
- "Ship News". The Times (17108). London. 31 July 1839. col F, p. 2.
- "Domestic Intelligence". The Sydney Herald. Sydney. 18 November 1839. p. 2.
- "Ship News". The Times (17260). London. 22 January 1840. col A, p. 7.
- "Dreadful Casualties at Sea". The Champion and Weekly Herald (171). London. 22 December 1839.
- "Ship News". The Times (16971). London. 21 February 1839. col C, p. 3.
- "Van Diemen's Land". The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser. Sydney. 14 September 1839. p. 2.
- "Ship News". The Australian. Sydney. 5 November 1839. p. 3.
- "Ship News". The Morning Post (21541). London. 6 February 1840.
- "Shipping Intelligence". The Morning Chronicle (21672). London. 7 May 1839.
- "Projected Departures". The Colonist. Sydney. 4 May 1839. p. 2.
- "Shipping Intelligence". Caledonian Mercury (18773). Edinburgh. 7 May 1840.
- "Shipping Intelligence". Adelaide Chronicle and South Australian Advertiser. Adelaide. 14 March 1840. p. 2.
- "Wreck of the Tiger Merchantman. - Crew and Passengers Seventy Days on a Coral Reef". Launceston Advertiser. Launceston, Van Diemen's Land. 26 March 1840. p. 4.
- "Shipping Intelligence". The Morning Chronicle (21672). London. 6 May 1839.
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