List of shipwrecks in 1864
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The list of shipwrecks in 1864 includes any ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1864.
|Belle Creole||United States||The sidewheel paddle steamer sank in the Ohio River near West Columbia, West Virginia, during the winter of 1863-1864.|
|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.|
|Blanco||United States||The 170-ton brig capsized off the coast of Oregon off the Siletz River and washed ashore at the river′s mouth, where Native Americans looted and burned her wreck. Her crew disappeared and were rumored to have been killed by Native Americans.|
|Brandt||Unknown||The vessel was lost either on 19 October or 26 November, either off the coast of Oregon in Yaquina Bay or off Ediz Hook, Washington.|
|Carolina||Confederate States of America||American Civil War, Union blockade: The merchant ship sank in the Gulf of Mexico after departing Galveston, Texas.|
|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.|
|CSS Columbus||Confederate States Navy||American Civil War: The screw steamer was burned and sunk in the Ogeechee River in Georgia, 5 miles (8 km) above the wreck of the sidewheel paddle steamer CSS Nashville ( Confederate States Navy).|
|Convey||United States||The 350-ton steamer burned and sank in 12 feet (3.7 meters) of water in Pensacola Bay off Pensacola, Florida.|
|Cordelia Ann||United States||The sternwheel paddle steamer struck a snag and sank in the Ohio River below Grandview, Indiana, during the summer of 1864.|
|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.|
|Ellwood||United States||The 21-ton sidewheel ferry sank on the St. Francis River in Arkansas in the autumn of 1864. She later was refloated.|
|Enterprise||Unknown||The full-rigged ship was lost at Point Chehalis on the coast of Washington Territory.|
|Explorer||United States||The barge was torn from her moorings and sank during a flood on the Colorado River at Pilot Knob, California, near Yuma, Arizona.|
|Fanny||Unknown||The sloop lost her masts, became waterlogged, and was wrecked on the coast of Washington Territory off Shoalwater Bay or Willapa Bay. Her hulk later capsized and sank after Pacific (flag unknown) rammed it.|
|Fanny Lewis||Unknown||The 273-ton brig was wrecked on the coast of North Carolina off Fort Fisher.|
|CSS Gallego||Confederate States Navy||American Civil War: The schooner was run aground in a sinking condition by Confederate forces on the James River below the obstructions at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, in late 1864. She was refloated on 18 January 1865, repaired, and returned to service.|
|CSS General Clinch||United States||American Civil War: Evidence exists that the armed 256-bulk-ton sidewheel paddle steamer or screw steamer was refloated in Charleston Harbor off the coast of South Carolina during or before October 1864 for use as a blockade runner.|
|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.|
|Gillum||United States||The steamer was wrecked during a voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Matamoros, Mexico. Nine members of her crew were rescued from one of her boats in the Gulf of Mexico off Sabine Pass by the armed screw steamer USS Circassian ( United States Navy) on 3 September. The schooner Cora (flag unknown) picked up the rest of her crew.|
|Hartford||Unknown||The bark was wrecked on the Humboldt Bar in Humboldt Bay on the coast of California in either October 1861 or October 1864.|
|J. E. Murcock||Unknown||The schooner may have been stranded in Mendocino County, California, during 1864.|
|J. H. Done||United States||American Civil War: The 211-ton sternwheel paddle steamer was lost on the Arkansas River at Scotia, Arkansas.|
|CSS John F. Carr||Confederate States Navy||The 200-ton sidewheel cottonclad gunboat may have been wrecked in Matagorda Bay on the coast of Texas.|
|John Rumsey||United States||The 39-ton steamer was lost at St. Paul, Minnesota.|
|La Salle||United States||The 196-ton sternwheel paddle steamer struck a snag and sank in the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in either August or late September.|
|Louisa||United States||The 250-ton sidewheel paddle steamer was scuttled in the Missouri River at South Point, Missouri, after her cargo caught fire.|
|Louisville||United States||The 288-ton sternwheel paddle steamer struck a snag and sank below Sioux City, Iowa, and Fort Randall in Dakota Territory in either April or May.|
|Marens||Unknown||The brig sank in the James River in Virginia sometime during the American Civil War (1861-1865).|
|Mary Lou||United States||Carrying a cargo of whiskey, the steamer was lost on the Missouri River below Omaha, Nebraska Territory.|
|Noyo||United States||The 95-ton schooner was wrecked on Coos Bay Bar in Coos Bay off the coast of Oregon and burned to the waterline.|
|Ocean Bird||United States||The bark either was lost in the Pacific Ocean southwest of Cape Flattery on the coast of Washington Territory on 19 March or disappeared on 3 April.|
|Orion||United States||The 138-ton sternwheel paddle steamer struck a snag and sank in the Missouri River at Eureka Landing, Missouri.|
|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).|
|Pride of the Huon||New Zealand||The schooner, operated by the Canterbury Provincial Government was lost while leaving harbour on New Zealand's South Island West Coast, probably at Martins Bay, sometime prior to March 1864. The crew survived the wreck, but one died on the arduous trek across mountainous country to the nearest town, Queenstown.|
|Rialto||United States||The sternwheel paddle steamer sank in the Missouri River at the mouth of Bee Creek, about 2 miles (3.2 km) below Weston, Missouri.|
|Sicilian||New Zealand||The schooner left the Chatham Islands bound for New Zealand's South Island in May 1864, and was not seen again.|
|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.|
|Victoria||United States||The four-masted schooner was burned at Port Famine Slough in Mexico in 1863 or 1864.|
|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.|
|Wythe||Unknown||The schooner sank in the James River in Virginia sometime during the American Civil War (1861-1865).|
|12 unidentified barges||United States||American Civil War: The barges Buena Vista, Commodore Stockton, Fort (112 tons), John McHale (122 tons), John Mitchell (114 tons), Margaret and Rebecca (125 tons), Mary Ann, Mary Linda (116 tons), Musadora (123 tons), Pilgrim (126 tons), Richard Vaux (120 tons), and Rolling Wave (112 tons) and two unnamed barges (all United States) were purchased to be xcuttled as blockships at Trent's Reach in the James River in Virginia by Union forces and were loaded with 60 short tons (54.4 ( metric tons/tonnes) of stone each. Three of the barges sank while under tow from Baltimore, Maryland, to Hampton Roads, Virginia, sometime after 13 July, two sank at Hampton Roads, five were scuttled on 20 July at Trent′s Reach, and two were scuttled later in Trent’s Reach. Which of the barges sank in which location and when was not recorded.|
|Unidentified large boat||Confederate States of America||American Civil War: The boat was destroyed by the vessel Brinker ( United States) in the James River in Virginia ca. December 1864.|
- Gaines, p. 195.
- Gaines, p. 105.
- Gaines, p. 138.
- Gaines, p. 167.
- Gaines, p. 39.
- Gaines, p. 135.
- Gaines, p. 9.
- Gaines, p. 194.
- Gaines, p. 80.
- Gaines, p. 119.
- Naval History and Heritage Command: Confederate Ships: Gallego
- Gaines, p. 181.
- Naval History and Heritage Command: Confederate Ships: General Clinch
- Gaines, p. 146.
- Gaines, p. 106.
- Gaines, p. 168.
- Gaines, p. 28.
- Gaines, p. 10.
- Gaines, p. 169.
- Gaines, p. 99.
- Gaines, p. 107.
- Gaines, p.184.
- Gaines, p. 152.
- Ingram & Wheatley, p. 99.
- Ingram & Wheatley, p. 105.
- Gaines, p. 103.
- Gaines, p. 81.
- Gaines, p. 110.
- Gaines, p. 191.
- Gaines, W. Craig, Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecks, Louisiana State University Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-8071-3274-6.
- Ingram, C. W. N., and Wheatley, P. O., (1936) Shipwrecks: New Zealand disasters 1795–1936. Dunedin, NZ: Dunedin Book Publishing Association.
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