List of shipwrecks in 1869

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The list of shipwrecks in 1869 includes some of the ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1869.

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1869
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date


January[edit]

15 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 January 1869
Ship Country Description
Lord Coke  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Sizewell Bank, in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk. Her four crew were rescued by the Southwold Lifeboat.[1]

19 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 January 1869
Ship Country Description
Union  United States The sternwheel paddle steamer sank in the Lafayette rapids on the Dayton River in Oregon. Her boiler later was salvaged.

22 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 1869
Ship Country Description
Demetrius flag unknown The ship was driven ashore at Bridport, Dorset, England.[2]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1869
Ship Country Description
Glide  United States The sternwheel paddle steamer was destroyed by a boiler explosion.

February[edit]

12 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 February 1869
Ship Country Description
Friends  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Margate, Kent, England, in a storm.[3]

March[edit]

9 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 March 1869
Ship Country Description
Blue Jacket  United States The clipper was abandoned four days after her cargo caught fire in the South Atlantic Ocean off the Falkland Islands. Her nine survivors were rescued on 16 March by the barque Pyrmont (Flag of the German Empire.svg North German Confederation).

26 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 March 1869
Ship Country Description
Mystery  Australia The lugger, serving as a pilot cutter, was wrecked in Keppel Bay, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.

May[edit]

11 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 May 1869
Ship Country Description
Chōyō Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy
Illustration of the explosion of Chōyō Maru.
Boshin War, Naval Battle of Hakodate Bay: The steam corvette exploded and sank in Hakodate Bay, Japan, with the loss of at least 86 lives when she suffered a hit in her ammunition magazine during combat with the paddle schooner Banryū ( Republic of Ezo).

15 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 May 1869
Ship Country Description
Cheduba  United Kingdom The steamship sank in the Bay of Bengal with the loss of all hands.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1869
Ship Country Description
Banryū Republic of Ezo Boshin War, Naval Battle of Hakodate Bay: The paddle schooner was beached on the shore of Hakodate Bay, Japan, and set on fire after running out of ammunition. She later was salvaged and placed in commercial service.
Matoaka  United Kingdom The full-rigged ship disappeared after departing Lyttelton, New Zealand, on 13 May bound for London with 77 people on board.

September[edit]

12 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 September 1869
Ship Country Description
Carnatic  United Kingdom
The wreck of Carnatic, The Illustrated London News, 16 October 1869.
The steamship was wrecked on the Sha`b Abu Nuhas reef in the Red Sea with the loss of 31 lives.

23 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 September 1869
Ship Country Description
Ocean Wave  United States The scow schooner sank without loss of life in Lake Michigan off Door County, Wisconsin, during a storm.

October[edit]

26 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 October 1869
Ship Country Description
Frank Shaw  United Kingdom The collier ran aground on the Goodwin Sands in the English Channel off Kent, englad, and was wrecked with the loss of eight of her 28 crew. Survivors were rescued by the Broadstairs and Ramsgate lifebats (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution).[4]

30 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 October 1869
Ship Country Description
Lightning  United Kingdom The clipper was scuttled in Corio Bay off Geelong, Victoria, Australia, after a fire aboard her went out of control.

December[edit]

5 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 December 1869
Ship Country Description
Loretta  Spain The schooner was abandoned in the Bristol Channel off Porthcawl, Glamorgan, United Kingdom. All on board were rescued by Good Deliverance (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution).[5]

13 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 December 1869
Ship Country Description
Corliana  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked near Llanmadoc, Glamorgan, Wales. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Clonakilty, County Cork to Newport, Monmouthshire[5]

31 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 December 1869
Ship Country Description
Nuavo Plato  Austria-Hungary The brig foundered on the Greengrounds, in the Bristol Channel. Her crew survived.[5]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1869
Ship Country Description
Elsinore  Denmark The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Walberswick, Suffolk, United Kingdom before 30 December.[1]
Triumph  Haiti The casemate ironclad disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean off the United States East Coast, probably off the Delaware Capes or Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, sometime after 19 December while en route from Chester, Pennsylvania. to Port au Prince. Haiti, apparently sinking with the loss of all hands.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1869
Ship Country Description
A. S. Ruthven  United States The screw steamer was lost during 1869.[6]
Avonmore  United Kingdom Anchored off Sharp's Nose in the parish of Morwenstow, Cornwall, England, where the captain ordered the three masts to be cut down. She drifted on to the rocks below Hawker's Hut, close to Higher Sharpnose Point. Seven out of twenty-two crew died. She was en route from Cardiff to Montevideo with coal.[7]
Diana  United Kingdom The whaler was driven ashore at Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, England, and broke up, a total loss.
Italian  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground and was wrecked at Cape Finisterre, Spain.[8]
Syrian  United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked in Corcubion Bay.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bottomley, Alan Farquar. "Shipwrecks at or near Walberswick from 1848 - 1874" (PDF). Suffolk Records Society. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Historical List of Shipwrecks at Chesil Beach & from Bridport to Lyme Regis". Burton Bradstock Online. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Lane, Anthony (2009). Shipwrecks of Kent. Stroud: The History Press. p. 88. ISBN 978-0-7524-1720-2. 
  4. ^ Bignell, Alan (2001). Kent Shipwrecks (Second ed.). Newbury: Countryside Books. pp. 29–32. ISBN 1 85306 719 9. 
  5. ^ a b c Tovey, Ron. "A Chronology of Bristol Channel Shipwrecks" (PDF). Swansea Docks. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Naval History and Heritage Command: Confederate Ships: A. S. Ruthven
  7. ^ Historic England. "Avonmore (1062382)". PastScape. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Italian". The Yard. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  9. ^ "Syrian". The Yard. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
Ship events in 1869
Ship launches: 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869 1870 1871 1872 1873 1874
Ship commissionings: 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869 1870 1871 1872 1873 1874
Ship decommissionings: 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869 1870 1871 1872 1873 1874
Shipwrecks: 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869 1870 1871 1872 1873 1874