List of shipwrecks in 1867

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The list of shipwrecks in 1867 includes some of the ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1867.

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1867
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date

January[edit]

3 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 1867
Ship Country Description
Marianne Shifornaine  France The lugger foundered nine miles north of Govrevy Point, Cornwall, United Kingdom while bound for Nantes from Cardiff with coal and other, unspecified cargo. Three of the four crew lost their lives.[1]

5 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 January 1867
Ship Country Description
Eliza  United Kingdom The schooner, heading for Devoran, Cornwall, England, from Wales with coal, lost her foremast and maintopmast in a gale, and attempted to make for St Ives, Cornwall. She anchored between Gurnard's Head and the Three Oar Stone but was blown back out to sea, where the steamship Colon (flag unknown) took off all of her crew of seven, bar one man, Richard Bawden, who fell overboard and drowned. The Eliza sank off Plymouth.[1]
Heiress  United Kingdom The vessel, of Teignmouth, England, was attended by the lifeboat Richard Lewis (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution). Richard Lewis was launched twice at Long Rock, Mount's Bay, Cornwall, England, and saved 30 men from four different shipwrecks on this date.[2][3]
Oliver Lloyd  United Kingdom While on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, England, to Cardigan, Wales, the sloop was driven out of Cardigan in a gale. Her three crew were rescued by the lifeboat John Stuart (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg) Royal National Lifeboat Institution). Oliver Lloyd was later taken in to Cardigan.[4]
Salome  United Kingdom The vessel, of Teignmouth, England, was attended by the lifeboat Richard Lewis (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution). Richard Lewis was launched twice at Long Rock, Mount's Bay, Cornwall, England, and saved 30 men from four different shipwrecks on this date.[2][3]
Selina Ann  United Kingdom Six men from the Looe brigantine were saved by the lifeboat Richard Lewis (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution) in Mount's Bay.[3] Richard Lewis was launched twice at Long Rock, Mount's Bay, Cornwall, England, and saved 30 men from four different shipwrecks on this date.[5]
Turtle Dove  United Kingdom The smack was driven out of Cardigan in a gale. Her three crew were rescued by John Stuart (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution). She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Cardigan. Turtle Dove was later taken in to Cardigan.[4]

6 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1867
Ship Country Description
Courrier de Dieppe  France The vessel was wrecked off Dymchurch, Kent, England, in a gale and heavy sea. The Reverend Charles Cobb rescued one crewman by wading into the surf.[5]

7 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 1867
Ship Country Description
John Gray  United Kingdom While on voyage from Demerara to London, the Glasgow registered barque beached at Long Rock in a tremendous south-southwesterly gale. Thirteen crew were saved by the lifeboat Richard Lewis (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution).[2]
Seraphim  France The brigantine was wrecked near Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, United kingdom. Her eight crew were rescued by City of Bath (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution).[6]

8 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 January 1867
Ship Country Description
Ann & Emily  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Lyme, Dorset.[7]
Coronation  United Kingdom The smack was lost off Cardigan. Her four crew were rescued by John Stuart (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution). She was on a voyage from Runcorn, Cheshire to Plymouth, Devon.[4]
Espoir  France The lugger foundered in the Bristol Channel. Her crew were rescued by City of Bath (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution). She was on a voyage from Swansea, Glamorgan, United Kingdom to Nantes, Loire-Atlantique.[6]
Panda  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Lyme.[7]
Spec  United Kingdom The brigantine was driven ashore and wrecked at Lyme.[7]
Tiger  United Kingdom The steamship was heading for Liverpool from Bayonne with an unspecified cargo when she foundered off either the Brisons or Pendeen in a force 9 NW gale. All fourteen on board lost their lives. The ship's boat was found at Porthchapel and Joseph Bawden of Phillack was committed at Camborne Petty Sessions to two months hard labour for concealment of staves, the property of Her Majesty's Customs.[1]
Vulan  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Lyme.[7]
Zenith  United Kingdom The brig foundered in the Bristol Channel off Burry Holms with the loss of all hands.[6]

11 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 January 1867
Ship Country Description
Superior  Sweden The brig, carrying a cargo of coal from Cardiff, Wales, to London, lost her bearings and canvas off the coast of Cornwall, England, and struck a reef at Millook. Nine of the 15 aboard lost their lives, including the captain.[1]

12 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1867
Ship Country Description
Blayais  France The brig ran aground in the Minquiers, south of Jersey in the Channel Islands. The crew escaped in lifeboats.[8]

17 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 January 1867
Ship Country Description
Lifeboat (name unknown)  United Kingdom A Royal Humane Society lifeboat capsized when it went to the aid of a French three-masted vessel (name unknown) which had gone ashore at the back of Calais pier. Five members of the English volunteer lifeboat crew drowned.[5]

19 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 January 1867
Ship Country Description
Vesper  Brazil The Clyde-built paddle steamer split in half and foundered in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 50 miles (80 km) off the Isles of Scilly while steaming to Bahia, Brazil, where she was going to work the rivers as a ferry. Three members of her crew died; the rest were saved by the steamer Vigilante ( Denmark).[5]

22 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 1867
Ship Country Description
Several ships A number of ships on the River Thames in England were dismasted, stove in, or driven ashore by ice that was breaking up into blocks that were one to 12 feet (0.3 to 3.7 meters) thick.[5]

24 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 January 1867
Ship Country Description
Emily United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New Zealand The schooner foundered in fine weather on the bar at Sumner. It is thought that her hull had been previously damaged.[9]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1867
Ship Country Description
Steamship (name unknown) Unknown A steamship was lost with only 80 of the 400 people aboard found.[5][10]

February[edit]

3 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1867
Ship Country Description
James  United Kingdom The schooner sank off the Black Rocks, in Cardigan Bay, Wales. She was later salvaged.[4]

5 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 February 1867
Ship Country Description
Edouard  France The sloop was lost when she hit a rock north of Plateau des Minquiers, south of Jersey in the Channel Islands.[11]

6 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 February 1867
Ship Country Description
Albert Edward II Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution While coming to the assistance of the schooner Georgiana (flag unknown), which was dragging her anchors and being driven onto the Doom Bar at the mouth of the River Camel in Cornwall, England, the lifeboat was driven ashore at St Minver, Cornwall, with five of the lifeboat crew drowning. One crew member from Georgiana also drowned.[12]
Fanny Lambert  United Kingdom During a voyage from Cardiff, Wales, to Dieppe, France, the steamship sank in a Force 10 west-northwesterly gale between 6 and 8 nautical miles (11 and 15 km) north of St Ives Head, Cornwall, England. The entire crew of 18 lost their lives.[1][13]

11 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 1867
Ship Country Description
Zanoni  United Kingdom While on voyage from Port Wakefield to Port Adelaide in South Australia, the Liverpool registered barque foundered during a squall in Gulf St Vincent early in the afternoon. Fourteen crew and two passengers escaped to the vessel’s small boats and were rescued at 11:00 p.m. that day by the sailing ketch Powles (flag unknown).[14]

13 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 February 1867
Ship Country Description
Star of the Evening United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New Zealand The steamer was wrecked at Poverty Bay whilst en route from Napier to Auckland. She struck rocks which at first seemed to have caused only slight damage, but the ship broke up within an hour. Six of the 17 people on board (three crew and three passengers) drowned.[9]

16 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1867
Ship Country Description
Nile United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New Zealand The 24-ton schooner became a wreck after running ashore at the mouth of the Haast River. This may have been the same Nile which was reported wrecked in June 1864.[9]

19 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1867
Ship Country Description
Mercury United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New Zealand The cutter became a wreck after running ashore at East Cape, New Zealand. [15]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1867
Ship Country Description
Fortuna  Prussia The brig was driven ashore and wrecked in Broughton Bay, Wales. Her crew were rescued.[6]

March[edit]

8 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1867
Ship Country Description
Taraipire United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New Zealand The schooner left Wairoa on March 7, and anchored overnight at Paritu, south of Gisborne. She sailed the next day and was not seen again. [15]

12 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 1867
Ship Country Description
Rover  United States The bark struck a coral reef called Qixingyan near Oluanpi, Formosa, and drifted into the area of Kenting, Formosa. Surviving crew members who made it to shore were massacred by Taiwanese Aborigines, prompting an unsuccessful U.S. military expedition against the offending Paiwan tribe.

13 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1867
Ship Country Description
Sir Duncan Cameron United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New Zealand The cutter was wrecked at Napier during a severe gale, with the loss of four lives. [15]

14 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1867
Ship Country Description
Stately United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New Zealand The 80-ton schooner was wrecked at Oamaru during a gale, when she was driven onto rocks. All hands were saved. [15]

17 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 March 1867
Ship Country Description
Providence  United Kingdom The Channel Island brig collided with the Gambia ( United Kingdom) of Plymouth, England, struck the Albert Pier, and sank off the harbour at Penzance, Cornwall, England. Both crews were saved.[16][17]

25 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 March 1867
Ship Country Description
Jonkeer Unknown The vessel went ashore on rocks in Mount's Bay near Polurrian, England, during a storm. The only survivor, a Greek sailor, climbed the cliff in Mullion parish and was discovered the following morning.[18]

27 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1867
Ship Country Description
Montmorency  United Kingdom The ship was destroyed by fire at Napier, New Zealand. She had arrived with immigrants from the United Kingdom on the 24th. They had all disembarked, and the crew abandoned the ship during the fire, but all cargo was lost. [19]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date March 1867
Ship Country Description
Henry United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New Zealand The schooner went ashore and was wrecked on Mahia Peninsula towards the end of the month. All hands were saved. [20]

April[edit]

1 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 April 1867
Ship Country Description
Alabama  United States The sidewheel paddle steamer was destroyed by fire at Grand View, Louisiana.

2 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 April 1867
Ship Country Description
South Australian United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland South Australia The steamer was wrecked on the coast of South Otago, New Zealand while en route from Port Chalmers to Melbourne. She hit rocks heavily, stoving in part of her hull, and she took on water rapidly. All hands were saved.[20]

5 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 April 1867
Ship Country Description
Queen United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New Zealand The steamer struck rocks and foundered near the Brothers Islands in Cook Strait while en route from Wellington to Nelson. The crew were rescued from a lifeboat near the entrance to Tory Channel by the steamer Adelaide. All hands were saved.[21]

16 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 April 1867
Ship Country Description
Onehunga United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New Zealand The schooner went ashore and was wrecked near the mouth of the Fox River, New Zealand.[22]

17 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 April 1867
Ship Country Description
Iona United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New Zealand The cables of the schooners Iona and Cymraes became entangled in a heavy sea near Hokitika. The crew of the Cymraes managed to clear her in a damaged but reparable state, but the Iona was driven ashore and wrecked.[22]

May[edit]

30 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 May 1867
Ship Country Description
HMS Osprey  Royal Navy The gunboat was wrecked on the coast of South Africa in Algoa Bay off Cape St. Francis.[23]

June[edit]

19 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 June 1867
Ship Country Description
USS Sacramento  United States Navy The sloop-of-war was wrecked on a reef at the mouth of India′s Godavari River without loss of life.

July[edit]

17 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1867
Ship Country Description
Lady Lyttleton  United Kingdom The barque sank in the Emu Point Channel in Oyster Harbour near Albany, Western Australia.
Monarch  Victoria The vessel ran aground on the western side of Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia, while on a voyage from Melbourne to Newcastle.[24]

August[edit]

11 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 1867
Ship Country Description
Stella  United States The barque was wrecked on an island in Shelikhov Gulf in the northeastern Sea of Okhotsk. Two men were lost as the barque was smashed on the rocks. The rest of the crew were rescued by nearby vessels.[25][26][27]

September[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date September 1867
Ship Country Description
El Rayo  Colombian National Navy The Colombian government screw steamer was blown from her moorings in the harbor at Cartagena, Colombia, in mid-September and wrecked on a coral reef, where she was abandoned.

October[edit]

9 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 October 1867
Ship Country Description
Sea Slipper Unknown The vessel was wrecked at Spotted Island off Labrador. William Jackman (1837–1877) swam to the vessel 27 times to bring everyone on board safely to shore.

24 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 1867
Ship Country Description
Æolus  New South Wales The ketch was wrecked at Hole in the Wall, Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia, without loss off life.

29 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 October 1867
Ship Country Description
Rhone  United Kingdom
The wreck of Rhone in 2003.
The brig-rigged passenger steamship was wrecked off Salt Island in the British Virgin Islands during a hurricane, killing 123 people. Only 23 people – all of them crew members – survived.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1867
Ship Country Description
Amazon United Kingdom Canada The brigantine was driven ashore on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, and was abandoned. Salvaged in 1868, repaired and returned to service as Mary Celeste.

November[edit]

13 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1867
Ship Country Description
Hendrick Hudson  United States The schooner-rigged screw steamer was lost near Havana, Cuba.

17 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1867
Ship Country Description
Marie Flagge Greifswald.png Greifswald The brig was driven ashore on the coast of Glamorgan, United Kingdom. Her 11 crew were rescued by the Penarth Lifeboat (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution).[6]

18 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1867
Ship Country Description
USS De Soto  United States Navy A tsunami tore the sidewheel paddle steamer from her moorings at St. Thomas in the Danish Virgin Islands and threw her onto a wharf. A later tsunami wave picked her up off the wharf and washed her back into the harbor, where her crew was able to effect repairs that kept her from sinking.

December[edit]

18 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 December 1867
Ship Country Description
Sir George Seymour  United Kingdom The ship was carrying a cargo of coal from Liverpool to Bombay when the cargo suffered spontaneous combustion at 25°S 25°W / 25°S 25°W / -25; -25. Her crew abandoned her; Leda ( United Kingdom), which was on her way to Calcutta, rescued 15 crew members.[28]

21 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 December 1867
Ship Country Description
Colonel Stell  United States The sidewheel paddle steamer was lost.[29]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1867
Ship Country Description
Good Intent Unknown The brigantine, carrying coal, sank after hitting the Crim Rocks, in the Western Rocks, Isles of Scilly.[30]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1867
Ship Country Description
Eliza Unknown The coal hulk was wrecked in the Isles of Scilly. Her figurehead is in the Tresco Abbey Gardens on Tresco.[31]
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.[32]
O.K.  United States The 48- or 75-ton sidewheel paddle steamer was lost in either 1867 or 1881.[33]
Platt Valley  United States The sidewheel paddle steamer sank in the Mississippi River near the Arkansas shoreline across from Memphis, Tennessee, after striking the wreck of the sidewheel ram CSS General Beauregard ( Confederate States Navy).[34]
Shooting Star  United States The clipper was wrecked off the coast of Formosa.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

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  4. ^ a b c d "CARDIGAN & DISTRICT SHIPWRECKS AND LIFEBOAT SERVICE". Glen Johnson. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "General Miscellany". Royal Cornwall Gazette. 24 January 1867. Retrieved 5 April 2014.
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  9. ^ a b c Ingram & Wheatley, p. 141.
  10. ^ Report in the New York Morning Herald.
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  12. ^ Larn, Richard; Larn, Bridget. Wreck & Rescue round the Cornish coast. Redruth: Tor Mark Press. p. 48. ISBN 978-0-85025-406-8.
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  16. ^ Larn, Richard and Bridget (1997). "Vol 1 Section 4". Shipwreck Index of the British Isles. London: Lloyd's Register of Shipping. ISBN 0-900528-88-5.
  17. ^ Historic England. "Providence (923753)". PastScape. Retrieved 6 November 2011.
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  20. ^ a b Ingram & Wheatley, p. 143.
  21. ^ Ingram & Wheatley, pp. 143–144.
  22. ^ a b Ingram & Wheatley, p. 144.
  23. ^ pdavis.nl William Loney RN - Background
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  25. ^ Sea Breeze, of New Bedford, Aug. 15, 1867, Old Dartmouth Historical Society.
  26. ^ Whalemen's Shipping List and Merchants' Transcript (Vol. XXV, No. 35, Oct. 29, 1867, New Bedford).
  27. ^ Starbuck, Alexander (1878). History of the American Whale Fishery from Its Earliest Inception to the year 1876. Castle. ISBN 1-55521-537-8.
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  29. ^ Naval History and Heritage Command: Confederate Ships: Colonel Stell
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  32. ^ Gaines, p. 106.
  33. ^ Gaines, p. 30.
  34. ^ Gaines, p. 95.

Bibliography[edit]

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