List of shipwrecks in 1863

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The list of shipwrecks in 1863 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1863.

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List of shipwrecks: Unknown date in 1863
Ship Country Description
Adrien Unknown The lugger sank at Gurnard's Head, Cornwall, England, with the loss of four of the five crew.[1]
Alcyone  United States The 88-ton schooner capsized during a gale at the Noyo River in Noyo Harbor at Fort Bragg, California, either between 12 and 16 January or on 17 February.[2]
Alhambra  United States The 187-ton sternwheel paddle steamer burned on the Mississippi River at Commerce, Missouri.[3]
Alice and Mary Unknown The full-rigged ship was wrecked on the coast of Texas.[4]
Argo  Confederate States of America American Civil War: The sternwheel paddle steamer was burned by the sidewheel paddle steamer USS Linden ( United States Navy) in Mississippi about 75 miles (121 km) up the Sunflower River in mid-1863.[5]
Argosy  Confederate States of America American Civil War: The steamer was burned on the Sunflower River in Mississippi in mid-1863 to prevent her capture by Union forces.[6]
Artizan  United Kingdom The paddle steamer was abandoned at Killaloe, County Clare, Ireland.[7]
Beejapore  United Kingdom The clipper was lost in the Pacific Ocean during a voyage from Keppel Bay, Queensland, Australia, to Callao, Peru.
Belle Creole  United States The sidewheel paddle steamer sank in the Ohio River near West Columbia, West Virginia, during the winter of 1863-1864.[8]
Belle Peoria  United States The sidewheel paddle steamer was wrecked in the Missouri River at Fort Buford in the Dakota Territory sometime between 1862 and 1864. She was repaired and returned to service.[9]
Blossom Unknown The full-rigged ship was wrecked in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Texas.[10]
California  Confederate States of America American Civil War: The 77-ton schooner was scuttled as a blockship at the Dog River Bar in Mobile Bay, Alabama, in 1862 or 1863.[11]
Caroline Unknown The 80-ton schooner was wrecked in Mendocino County, California.[12]
Carrier Dove  United States The clipper ran aground near Valentia Island, Ireland. She was refloated, repaired and returned to service. During the year, she also was in collision with another vessel in the River Mersey off the coast of England, but was repaired and returned to service.
Catalonian  United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked.[13]
Catherine Unknown American Civil War, Union blockade: During an attempt to run the Union blockade, the schooner was stranded at Sabine Pass on the border between Louisiana and Texas sometime during the American Civil War.[10]
Charm  Confederate States of America American Civil War: The sidewheel paddle steamer sank in the Mississippi River sometime in 1863 while lashed to the sidewheel paddle steamer Paul Jones ( Confederate States of America). Her wreck was burned to the waterline.[14]
Cochief  United States The 69-ton schooner was wrecked on Fish Rock at Point Arena, California, on either 30 January 1863 or 30 January 1865.[12]
Colombo  United States The vessel was wrecked off Jamaica in early 1863.[15]
Colonel Clay  Confederate States of America American Civil War: The 257-ton sidewheel paddle steamer was scuttled as a blockship at the Dog River Bar in Mobile Bay, Alabama, in 1862 or 1863.[11]
Courier  United States The 165-ton sternwheel paddle steamer was lost.[16]
Dr. Kane  United States The 191-ton sternwheel paddle steamer struck a snag and sank in deep water in the Ohio River 300 yards (274 meters) below the public wharf at Cairo, Illinois, sometime during the American Civil War.[17]
Eagle Unknown The schooner may been stranded on the coast of California during 1863. If so, she was refloated and returned to service.[18]
Far West Unknown The two-masted schooner was stranded on the coast of California at Russian Gulch on either 15 January or 17 February.[18]
Francis Helen (or Francis Ellen) Unknown Carrying a cargo of railroad ties and pilings, the schooner drifted ashore in Bell Creek in California either during April or on 6 October.[18]
Frigate Bird Unknown The full-rigged ship was lost at Applegate Cove on the coast of Washington Territory.[19]
General McNeil Unknown The sternwheel paddle steamer struck a snag and sank in the Missouri River at Howards Bend near St. Louis, Missouri, sometime during the 1860s.[20]
Grand Duke  Confederate States Army American Civil War: The sidewheel paddle steamer burned on the Red River of the South at Shreveport, Louisiana, late in 1863.[21]
J. D. Swaim  Confederate States of America American Civil War: The sidewheel paddle steamer was sunk in McCall's River sometime in 1862. Union forces refloated her in early April 1864, repaired her, and placedher in Union service.[22]
Juliana  France American Civil War, Union blockade: The sloop was captured by United States Navy forces at Galveston, Texas, and sunk by the gunboat USS Owasco ( United States Navy).[23]
Maggie Johnston Unknown The schooner was stranded on the coast of California in San Mateo County.[24]
Marens Unknown The brig sank in the James River in Virginia sometime during the American Civil War 91861-1865).[25]
Mary Martin Unknown The schooner was stranded on the coast of California in San Mateo County.[24]
Matilda  Confederate States of America The schooner was wrecked on the coast of Texas at Matagorda Bay.[26]
Morning Star II Unknown American Civil War, Union blockade: The 198-ton sidewheel paddle steamer was burned by Confederates off the coast of Texas.[27]
Nanjemoy  Confederate States of America American Civil War: The full-rigged ship was sunk with no cargo aboard in shallow water in the Coan River in Virginia while operating as a blockade runner sometime between 1861 and 1863. The armed tug USS Yankee ( United States Navy) refloated her as a prize on 15 July 1863.[28]
Neptune  Confederate States of America The schooner sank in the Hillsborough River near Tampa, Florida.[29]
Nevada  United States The sidewheel paddle steamer struck a snag in Steamboat Slough upstream from Rio Vista, California, while racing the steamer New World. She then ran into a bank in Cache Slough in quicksand and sank without loss of life.[24]
North  United States The 232-register ton sidewheel paddle steamer was lost in late 1863.[30]
Osiris  Confederate States of America American Civil War: The 145- or 183-ton sidewheel paddle steamer, operated as a ferry by the Confederate Quartermaster Department on the coast of South Carolina between Charleston, Castle Pickney, and Sullivn's Island, was destroyed by a fire allegedly set by Union sympathizers sometime during the American Civil War (1861-1865).[31]
Paul Jones  Confederate States of America American Civil War: The sidewheel paddle steamer sank in the Mississippi River sometime in 1863 while lashed to the sidewheel paddle steamer Charm ( Confederate States of America). Her wreck was burned to the waterline.[32]
Return Unknown The schooner foundered in Lake Erie off Long Point, Ontario.[33]
Rowena  United States The 435-ton sidewheel paddle steamer was lost on the Mississippi River. She either struck a snag and sank just above Cape Girardeau, Missouri, at either Buffalo Island or Devil Island on 18 April or she burned on 13 May.[34]
Sam Gaty  United States The 294-ton sidewheel paddle steamer sank in the Mississippi River at Island No. 92 either in September or on 1 October. She later was refloated.[34]
Shawmut Unknown The full-rigged ship was lost at Bird Rock in San Francisco, California.[35]
CSS Slidell  Confederate States Navy The gunboat was lost on the Tennessee River in Tennessee sometime before 6 February.[36]
Stephen Decatur  United States The 308-ton sidewheel paddle steamer sank in the Mississippi River at Devil's Island below St. Louis, Missouri, sometime between 1862 and 1865. She later was refloated.[37]
T. W. Roberts  United States American Civil War: The 288-ton sidewheel paddle steamer was burned at Shreveport, Louisiana, to prevent her capture by Confederate forces.[38]
CSS Talomico  Confederate States Navy American Civil War: The armed sidewheel paddle steamer sank accidentally at Savannah, Georgia, in 1863.[39][40]
Vermont Unknown The 255-ton steamer was lost, probably in the Great Lakes.[30]
Victoria  United States The four-masted schooner was burned at Port Famine Slough in Mexico in 1863 or 1864.[41]
William B. Romer  United States The pilot schooner was wrecked on submerged rock – later named Romer Shoal – in New York Harbor off New York City sometime during the American Civil War (April 1861–April 1865). One pilot lost his life in the wreck.[42]
Wythe Unknown The schooner sank in the James River in Virginia sometime during the American Civil War (1861-1865).[43]
Unidentified barge  United States Carrying a cargo of coal, the barge was sunk in the Mississippi River off Point Pleasant, Missouri, sometime before 2 December 1863.[44]
Unidentified floating drydock  United States The floating dry dock was burned by Confederate forces on the Mississippi River at Walnut Bend in August or September 1863.[9]
Unidentified schooners  Confederate States of America American Civil War: Confederate forces scuttled a number of schooners as blockships before 7 December to obstruct Skull Creek in South Carolina.[45]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Adrien". Pastscape. Historic England. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  2. ^ Gaines p. 25.
  3. ^ Gaines, p. 91.
  4. ^ Gaines, p. 165.
  5. ^ Naval History and Heritage Command: Confederate Ships: Argo
  6. ^ Naval History and Heritage Command: Confederate Ships: Argosy
  7. ^ "ARTIZAN". Clydesite. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  8. ^ Gaines, p. 195.
  9. ^ a b Gaines, p. 105.
  10. ^ a b Gaines, p. 167.
  11. ^ a b Gaines, p. 1.
  12. ^ a b Gaines, p. 26.
  13. ^ "Catalonian". The Yard. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  14. ^ Naval History and Heritage Command: Confederate Ships: Charm
  15. ^ Gaines, p. 33.
  16. ^ Gaines, p. 196.
  17. ^ Gaines, p. 135.
  18. ^ a b c Gaines, p. 27.
  19. ^ Gaines, p. 194.
  20. ^ Gaines, p. 106.
  21. ^ Naval History and Heritage Command: Confederate Ships: Grand Duke
  22. ^ Naval History and Heritage Command: Confederate Ships: J. D. Swaim
  23. ^ Gaines, p. 169.
  24. ^ a b c Gaines p. 29.
  25. ^ Gaines p. 184.
  26. ^ Gaines, p. 170.
  27. ^ Gaines, p. 171.
  28. ^ Gaines, p. 185.
  29. ^ Gaines, p. 43.
  30. ^ a b Gaines, p. 197.
  31. ^ Gaines, p. 152.
  32. ^ Naval History and Heritage Command: Confederate Ships: Paul Jones
  33. ^ Gaines, p. 56.
  34. ^ a b Gaines, p. 102.
  35. ^ Gaines, p. 30.
  36. ^ Gaines, p. 162.
  37. ^ Gaines, p. 103.
  38. ^ Gaines, p. 75.
  39. ^ Naval History and Heritage Command: Confederate Ships: Talomico
  40. ^ Gaines p. 51.
  41. ^ Gaines, p. 81.
  42. ^ Gaines, p. 110.
  43. ^ Gaines, p. 191.
  44. ^ Gaines, p. 104.
  45. ^ Gaines, p. 158.

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Ship events in 1863
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