List of shipwrecks in 1840

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The list of shipwrecks in 1840 includes some ships sunk, wrecked or otherwise lost during 1840.


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List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1840
Ship Country Description
Clio  France The ship was lost in the Maldive Islands.[1]
Egyptian  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Pratas Shoal. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Sydney.[2]
Falcon  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked off Anegada, Virgin Islands. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Saint Domingo.[3]
Guillardon United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The ship was wrecked at the mouth of the Hooghly River with the loss of a pilot. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sydney to Calcutta, India.[4]
Jenny  United Kingdom The sloop foundered in the Irish Sea. She was on a voyage from Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire to Cardigan.[5]
Jeune Lise  France The ship ran aground on reefs off Guadeloupe. She was on a voyage from Guadeloupe to Bordeaux, Gironde. Jeune Lise was refloated and taken into Guadeloupe.[6]
John Barry United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The ship was reported to have been wrecked in the Lombok Strait,[7] but had merely run aground. She was refloated and taken to Sourabaya, Netherlands East Indies for repairs.
Lonach  United Kingdom The barque was wrecked in the Nicobar Islands before 29 June. She was on a voyage from Calcutta to Port Adelaide, South Australia.[8]
Mary  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the east coast of what is now the Dominican Republic. She was on a voyage from Saint Croix, Virgin Islands to London.[9]
Matilda  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the Cayman Islands.[10]
Randolph  United States The steamboat was destroyed by fire on the Mississippi River.[11]
Staulkner  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked on the coast of Newfoundland, British North America.[12]
Vermoil  United States The steamboat sank in the Mississippi River at St. Louis, Missouri.[11]
Vlarhandel  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore in the Netherlands East Indies. She was on a voyage from Tjilatjap to Rotterdam, South Holland. Vlarhandel was refloated and put back to Tjilatjap.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ship News". The Times (17432). London. 11 August 1840. col C, p. 7.
  2. ^ "Shipping Report". Southern Australian. Adelaide. 27 November 1840. p. 2.
  3. ^ "Ship News". The Times (17410). London. 15 July 1840. col B, p. 7.
  4. ^ "Shipping Intelligence". Commercial Journal and Advertiser. Sydney. 18 July 1840. p. 2.
  5. ^ "CARDIGAN & DISTRICT SHIPWRECKS AND LIFEBOAT SERVICE". Glen Johnson. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Shipping Intelligence". The Morning Chronicle (22130). London. 29 October 1840.
  7. ^ "Shipping Intelligence". Commercial Journal and Advertiser. Sydney. 14 November 1840. p. 2.
  8. ^ "Ship News". The Times (17526). London. 17 November 1840. col E, p. 7.
  9. ^ "Ship News". The Times (17289). London. 25 February 1840. col E, p. 7.
  10. ^ "Shipping Intelligence". Caledonian Mercury (18763). Edinburgh. 13 April 1840.
  11. ^ a b "Latest from America". The Belfast News-Letter (10803). Belfast. 22 January 1841.
  12. ^ "Shipping Intelligence". The Morning Chronicle (22041). London. 17 July 1840.
  13. ^ "Shipping Intelligence". The Morning Chronicle (22209). London. 30 January 1841.
Ship events in 1840
Ship launches: 1835 1836 1837 1838 1839 1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845
Ship commissionings: 1835 1836 1837 1838 1839 1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845
Ship decommissionings: 1835 1836 1837 1838 1839 1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845
Shipwrecks: 1835 1836 1837 1838 1839 1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845