List of shipwrecks in 1870

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The list of shipwrecks in 1870 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1870.

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1870
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec

January[edit]

2 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 January 1870
Ship Country Description
Eliza  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Bristol Channel with the loss of all hands.[1]

4 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 January 1870
Ship Country Description
USS Maria  United States Navy The paddle tug collided with the monitor USS Miantonomoh ( United States Navy) and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.[2]

16 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 1870
Ship Country Description
Laura  United Kingdom The vessel sprang a leak and foundered in the English Channel 9 nautical miles (17 km) south of Bridport, Dorset. Her nine crew were rescued.[3]

24 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 January 1870
Ship Country Description
USS Oneida  United States Navy
Illustration of the sinking of USS Oneida from 19 March 1870 edition of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.
The sloop-of-war collided with Bombay ( United Kingdom) off Yokohama, Japan and sank with the loss of 125 of her 216 crew. Survivors were rescued by Japanese fishing boats.

28 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 January 1870
Ship Country Description
City of Boston  United Kingdom Departed Halifax, Nova Scotia for Liverpool. No further trace, possibly foundered in a storm on 30 January.

March[edit]

2 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 March 1870
Ship Country Description
Shōhei Maru  Imperial Japanese Navy The sailing frigate was wrecked on a sandbar at 41°52′N 140°07′E / 41.867°N 140.117°E / 41.867; 140.117 off what is now Kaminokuni, Hokkaidō, Japan, after a storm.

17 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 March 1870
Ship Country Description
Normandy  United Kingdom The paddle-wheel mail steamer sank with the loss of 10 lives in the English Channel 20 miles from The Needles after colliding with the screw steamship Mary (flag unknown). Mary rescued 50 survivors.

May[edit]

9 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 May 1870
Ship Country Description
HMS Slaney  Royal Navy The Algerine-class gunboat was wrecked in the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea during a typhoon.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1870
Ship Country Description
Joseph Hume  United Kingdom The ship foundered on or about 10 May with some loss of life.[4]

June[edit]

1 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 June 1870
Ship Country Description
Cremorne  United States The clipper passed through the Golden Gate bound for Liverpool, England. No further trace.

17 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 June 1870
Ship Country Description
Forward  Canada Battle of Boca Teacapan: The steamship, which had been seized by Mexican pirates and was in use as a pirate ship, was beached in the Teacapan Estuary at Boca Teacapan, Sinaloa, Mexico, when she was destroyed by United States Navy and United States Marine Corps personnel manning six boats – a howitzer-equipped launch and five cutters – from the sloop-of-war USS Mohican ( United States Navy).

23 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 June 1870
Ship Country Description
Mary  United Kingdom The schooner was in collision with the steamship Sheldrake ( United Kingdom) and sank with the loss of one life. Survivors were rescued by Sheldrake, which lost a crew member in the accident. Mary was on a voyage from Barrow in Furness, Lancashire to Cardiff, Glamorgan.[1]

July[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1870
Ship Country Description
Emily  South Australia The two-masted schooner was wrecked at Indented Head, Victoria.[5]
HMS Maeander  Royal Navy The sailing frigate foundered in a gale in the South Atlantic Ocean off Ascension Island at 7°54′45″S 14°24′24″W / 7.91250°S 14.40667°W / -7.91250; -14.40667.

August[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date in August 1870
Ship Country Description
Pilot  South Australia The three-masted schooner was wrecked on the coast of New Caledonia.[5]

September[edit]

5 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 September 1870
Ship Country Description
HMS Trinculo  Royal Navy The Britomart-class gunboat collided with the steamer SS Moratin ( Spain) off Estepona, Spain, and was wrecked.[6]

6 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 September 1870
Ship Country Description
HMS Captain  Royal Navy The masted turret ship capsized and sank in a gale in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Finisterre, Spain, with the loss of approximately 480 lives. There were 27 survivors.

October[edit]

12 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 October 1870
Ship Country Description
Brigand  United Kingdom The schooner was in collision with another vessel off The Mumbles, Glamorgan, Wales, and foundered. Her crew were rescued by the tug Pero Gomez ( United Kingdom).[1]
Joseph et Marie flag unknown The schooner foundered off Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sardinia, Italy to Swansea.[1]
Key West  United States The merchanr steamer ran aground off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and was wrecked..

16 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 October 1870
Ship Country Description
Sydney  United Kingdom
Memorial to those lost on the Sydney
Wrecked off Glen Head, Sturrall, Donegal, Ireland.

19 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 October 1870
Ship Country Description
Cambria  United Kingdom The passenger-cargo steamship was wrecked off the Giant's Causeway, Ireland.

26 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 October 1870
Ship Country Description
Kennet  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Bridport, Dorset.[3]

29 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 October 1870
Ship Country Description
USS Saginaw  United States Navy
Wreck of USS Saginaw
The sidewheel sloop-of-war was wrecked in the Pacific Ocean off Kure Atoll.

November[edit]

17 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1870
Ship Country Description
Seraing  Belgium Wrecked near Björkösund, Gulf of Finland.[7]

29 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 1870
Ship Country Description
Union  Germany The Norddeutscher Lloyd mail steamer, Bremen for New York with 310 passengers, after repairing engine in heavy weather, stranded off Rattray Head, Aberdeenshire. All passengers, 112 crew and mails were landed in boats.[8] The ship later broke up.[9]

December[edit]

9 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 December 1870
Ship Country Description
Dasher  United Kingdom The pilot cutter struck the Tusker Rock, in the Bristol Channel and was wrecked. Her three crew were rescued by Good Deliverance (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution).[1]

15 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 December 1870
Ship Country Description
HMS Psyche  Royal Navy The paddle dispatch vessel was wrecked in the Mediterranean Sea off Catania, Sicily, Italy.

24 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 December 1870
Ship Country Description
Ulpiano  Spain The barque was stranded on Süderoogsand, Föhr, Germany 54°25′30″N 8°28′44″E / 54.425°N 8.478889°E / 54.425; 8.478889[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Tovey, Ron. "A Chronology of Bristol Channel Shipwrecks" (PDF). Swansea Docks. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Maria". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Historical List of Shipwrecks at Chesil Beach & from Bridport to Lyme Regis". Burton Bradstock Online. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  4. ^ "No. 23709". The London Gazette. 24 February 1871. p. 706.
  5. ^ a b "Major Vessels Built at the Tasmanian Government Dockyards" (PDF). Keyportarthur. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  6. ^ wrecksite.eu HMS Trinculo (+1870)
  7. ^ "Belgian Merchant P-Z" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 December 2010.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "The Shipwreck of the German Steamship "Union"". The Aberdeen Journal (6413). 7 December 1870. p. 6.
  9. ^ "Breaking up of the steamer Union". The Dundee Courier & Argus (5417). 12 December 1870. p. [3].
  10. ^ Das Meer legt die "Ulpiano" frei Archived 2013-01-19 at the Wayback Machine. (German)

See also[edit]

Ship events in 1870
Ship launches: 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869 1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875
Ship commissionings: 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869 1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875
Ship decommissionings: 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869 1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875
Shipwrecks: 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869 1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875