List of shipwrecks in 1872
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The list of shipwrecks in 1872 includes some ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1872.
|Great Republic||United States||The clipper sank off Bermuda in a storm.|
|USS Abeona||United States Navy||The gunboat caught fire and was destroyed in the Mississippi River at Cincinnati, Ohio.|
|El Majidi||Sultanate of Zanzibar||The full-rigged ship was driven ashore in a hurricane at Zanzibar.|
|Monticello||United States||The screw steamer foundered in the North Atlantic Ocean off Newfoundland.|
|Lahloo||United Kingdom||The clipper was wrecked on Sandalwood Island, Fiji.|
|America||United States||The passenger steamship was destroyed by fire in Yokohama Harbour, Japan.|
|Assomption||France||The sloop, built in Cherbourg, France, and belonging to a resident of that city, was wrecked on the coast of Guernsey in the Channel Islands.|
|Eiderstedt||Denmark||The paddle steamer was driven ashore at Covehithe, Suffolk, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from London, United Kingdom to Tønning.|
|Missouri||United States||The steamship burned and sank in the Bahamas 25 nautical miles (29 statute miles; 46 km) northeast of Abaco with the loss of 69 lives.|
|Moscou||Belgium||Foundered off Skagen, Denmark.|
|Pyrenee||United Kingdom||The schooner was wrecked at Cardigan with the loss of all three of her crew.|
|Jane Catherine||United Kingdom||The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked between Fleet and Wyke, Dorset with the loss of four of her crew,|
|Pera||Norway||The barque was driven ashore and wrecked at Port Tennant, Glamorgan, United Kingdom. All seventeen people on board survived.|
|Antonio Luca||United Kingdom||The barque was driven ashore and wrecked at Oxwich Point, Glamorgan, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom to Venice.|
|Paladino||Italy||The brig was driven ashore at Swansea, Glamorgan. Her crew were rescued. She broke up over the next few days.|
|Royal Adelaide||United Kingdom||The sailing ship was driven ashore at Chesil Beach, Dorset, England, and wrecked with the loss of six lives. Four salvors also killed in attempting to salvage her cargo of brandy and gin.|
|Dalmatian||United Kingdom||The cargo ship foundered in the Irish Sea off Bardsey Island, Pembrokeshire. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Trieste.|
|Celeste Maria||France||The schooner ran aground on the Barnard Sands, in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued by the Southwold Lifeboat ( Royal National Lifeboat Institution). She later came ashore at Covehithe, Suffolk and was wrecked. Celeste Maria was on a voyage from Grimsby, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom to Dieppe, Seine-Maritime.|
|Coronella||United Kingdom||The smack foundered in the North Sea between 10 and 16 November.|
|Thomas and Edward||United Kingdom||The smack foundered in the North Sea between 10 and 16 November.|
|Gosforth||United Kingdom||On a voyage from Sark to Guernsey the ship struck a rock between Herm and Jethou Channel Islands and sank. All crew and passengers got ashore on Herm |
|Mary Celeste||Canada||The brigantine was discovered abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean off the Azores.|
|Hope||United Kingdom||The collier was driven ashore and wrecked in Porteynon Bay. Her four crew survived. She was on a voyage from Cork to Swansea, Glamorgan.|
|Margaret Ann||United Kingdom||The barque was driven ashore at Swansea. She was later refloated. Margaret Ann was on a voyage from Quebec, Canada to Swansea.|
|Mystery||United Kingdom||The cutter was in collision with the schooner John Pearce ( United Kingdom in the Bristol Channel off Penarth, Glamorgan and sank. All fourteen people on board were rescued by John Pearce.|
|The Eleanor||Canada||The ship ran aground off Cardiff, Glamorgan. All but one of her crew were taken off by George Gay ( Royal National Lifeboat Institution). Her crew returned the next day, she was refloated and taken in to Cardiff for repairs.|
|Wallace||United Kingdom||The brig capsized in the Bristol Channel with the loss of all hands.|
|Karmt||Norway||The cargo ship foundered in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, United Kingdom on her maiden voyage.|
|Don Leandro||Unknown||The 86-ton two-masted lumber schooner was wrecked. She was refloated, repaired, and returned to service.|
|USS Mohican||United States Navy||The decommissioned steam sloop-of-war sank at her moorings at Mare Island Navy Yard in Vallejo, California, during the second half of the year. She was refloated, beached, and scrapped.|
|Ocean Chief||United Kingdom||The clipper sank in a storm in the Bay of Bengal off Calcutta, India.|
|USS Picket Boat No. 5||United States Navy||The torpedo boat was lost.|
|Ticonderoga||United States||The clipper was wrecked off India.|
- Naval History and Heritage Command: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Monticello I (ScStGbt)
- "SV Assomption (+1872)". wrecksite.eu.
- Bottomley, Alan Farquar. "Shipwrecks at or near Walberswick from 1848 - 1874" (PDF). Suffolk Records Society. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
- "Belgian Merchant H-O" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 31 October 2010.[permanent dead link]
- "CARDIGAN & DISTRICT SHIPWRECKS AND LIFEBOAT SERVICE". Glen Johnson. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
- "Historical List of Shipwrecks at Chesil Beach & from Bridport to Lyme Regis". Burton Bradstock Online. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
- Tovey, Ron. "A Chronology of Bristol Channel Shipwrecks" (PDF). Swansea Docks. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
- "Dalmatian". The Yard. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
- "Gosforth SS (+1872)". wrecksite.eu. Retrieved 25 Aug 2015.
- "M/S Karmt". Warsailors. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
- Gaines, W. Craig, Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecks, Louisiana State University Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-8071-3274-6, p. 27.
- Gaines, W. Craig, Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecks, Louisiana State University Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-8071-3274-6, p. 186.
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