List of shipwrecks in 1877

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The list of shipwrecks in 1877 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1877.

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List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1877
Ship Country Description
Aleuta  Imperial Russian Navy The schooner was wrecked on "Matsma Island" in late 1877.[1]
Alpha  United Kingdom The barque was destroyed by fire at sea between 13 September and 30 November. Her cfrew were rescued by the barque Kohinoor ( United Kingdom). Alpha was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Valparaíso, Chile.[2]
Camelia  United Kingdom The barque struck a sunken rock and foundered off the Isla de Flores, Uruguay. Her crew were rescued.[3]
Ceres  Norway The brig was abandoned in the North Sea after 20 April. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham, United Kingdom to Christiania. She was towed in to Grimsby, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom on 4 May.[4]
Charles  United Kingdom The fishing lugger was driven ashore and wrecked at Holywell, Sussex in the autumn of 1877. Both crew were rescued by the Eastbourne Lifeboat.[5]
Charmer  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on "Dyer's Island", Cape Colony.[6]
Chundrabhan  India The ship was wrecked on the Malabar Coast.[7]
Circassian  United Kingdom The ship departed from Liverpool for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all 28 crew.[8]
Clara Bell  United States The barque was abandoned in the Beaufort Sea a few miles south of Cape Smith, Territory of Alaska (70°40′N 151°30′W / 70.667°N 151.500°W / 70.667; -151.500 (Cape Smith)). She was found at anchor and clear of ice in 1877, partially stripped by Alaska Natives. Passing ships further stripped her. Around 20 September 1877 she broke loose and drifted off to the northeast. She was last seen off Harrison Bay before she disappeared in the Beaufort Sea.[9]
Concordia  United Kingdom The barque was abandoned at sea. She was on a voyage from San Francisco, California, United States to Cape Town, Cape Colony.[10]
D. S. Soule  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean between 19 October and 14 November. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from New York, United States to Queenstown, County Cork.[11]
Evadne Flag unknown The ship, a brig or brigantine capsized in the Atlantic Ocean between 14 August and 25 September.[12]
Ganja Nerisal Navi Bhabi  India The ship was lost in the Gulf of Cambay with the loss of 63 of the 111 people on board.[7]
Glendale  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned at sea between 3 August and 25 September. She was on a voyage from Charleston, South Carolina, United States to a British port.[6]
Hampshire  United Kingdom The barque was destroyed by fire at sea in late November or early December. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Swansea, Glamorgan to Valparaíso.[13]
Hampton  United Kingdom The full-rigged ship was destroyed by fire in the Indian Ocean. Her 28 crew took to four boats; fifteen of them in two boats reached the Seychelles. It was thought that those in the other two boats had been rescued. Hampton was on a voyage from Leith, Lothian to Bombay, India.[14]
Hannah Law  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned at sea. Her crew were rescued by Minniehaha ( United Kingdom). Hannah Law was on a voyage from Hong Kong to New York.[15]
Jadaree  India The ship was run down and sunk at Bombay by Pekin ( United Kingdom).[7]
Jacques Cartier  France The ship was wrecked on the coast of New Caledonia. She was on a voyage from Melbourne, Victoria to Mauritius.[16]
Margaret  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean between 27 November and 2 December with the loss of all but one of her crew. The survivor was rescued by the steamship Rivera ( Spain). Margaret was on a voyage from Cardiff, Glamorgan to Malta.[17]
Margaretha  Germany The brig was wrecked at "Petit Iron".[18]
Montezuma  United Kingdom The steamship was captured by pirates off the Spanish Main. She was plundered and set afire. Some of her crew were murdered. There were twenty survivors.[19]
Mya  United Kingdom The ship departed from New York for London. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all seventeen crew.[8]
Orakau  New Zealand The 44-ton barge went ashore and was wrecked at the mouth of the Waikato River.[20]
Paramount  United States The barque was wrecked in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all fifteen crew. She was on a voyage from the West Indies to Baltimore, Maryland.[21]
Sakhari  India The ship was lost off Vakarai, Ceylon.[7]
Tagus  United Kingdom The steamship departed from Oporto, Portugal for Liverpool. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all 27 people on board.[8]
Thomas Hunt  United States The sealer was presumed lost with all hands on the return voyage from a sealing trip to Stonington, Maine.[22]
Towkully  India The ship collided with East Lothian ( United Kingdom) and sank with the loss of two of her crew.[7]

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  1. ^ "Losses of Russian Ships of War". Pall Mall Gazette. No. 4157. London. 18 June 1878.
  2. ^ "Shipping". Newcastle Courant. No. 10589. Newcastle upon Tyne. 7 December 1877.
  3. ^ "Disasters at Sea". The Times. No. 28939. London. 11 May 1877. col C, p. 8.
  4. ^ "Shipping". Liverpool Mercury. No. 9147. Liverpool. 10 May 1877.
  5. ^ Renno, David (2004). Beachy Head Shipwrecks of the 19th Century. Sevenoaks: Amhurst Publishing. p. 289. ISBN 1-903637-20-1.
  6. ^ a b "Latest Shipping Intelligence". The Times. No. 29057. London. 26 September 1877. col E, p. 5.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Disasters in the Indian Seas". The Times. No. 29347. London. 30 August 1878. col C, p. 4.
  8. ^ a b c "Shipping Disasters". Liverpool Mercury. No. 9172. Liverpool. 8 June 1877.
  9. ^ "Alaska Shipwrecks (C)". alaskashipwreck.com. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  10. ^ "Neglecting to Report a Wreck". The Cornishman. No. 39. 10 April 1879. p. 3.
  11. ^ "Latest Shipping Intelligence". The Times. No. 29106. London. 22 November 1877. col D, p. 6.
  12. ^ "Mercantile Ship News". The Standard. No. 16615. London. 24 October 1877. p. 6.
  13. ^ "Disasters at Sea". The Times. No. 29144. London. 5 January 1878. col F, p. 5.
  14. ^ "Shipping". Newcastle Courant. No. 10595. Newcastle upon Tyne. 18 January 1878.
  15. ^ "Shipping Intelligence". Glasgow Herald. No. 11888. Glasgow. 29 January 1878.
  16. ^ "Shipping". Liverpool Mercury. No. 9386. Liverpool. 13 February 1878.
  17. ^ "Latest Shipping Intelligence". The Times. No. 29119. London. 7 December 1877. col F, p. 11.
  18. ^ "Latest Shipping Intelligence". The Times. No. 28877. London. 28 February 1877. col A, p. 12.
  19. ^ "Seizure of a Vessel by Pirates. Murder of the Captain and Several of the Crew". Aberdeen Journal. No. 6735. Aberdeen. 7 February 1877.
  20. ^ Ingram & Wheatley, p. 221.
  21. ^ "Loss of a Barque and all Hands". Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough. No. 2832. Middlesbrough. 1 August 1877. p. 3.
  22. ^ "Disasters at Sea". The Times. No. 29274. London. 6 June 1878. col B, p. 7.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Ingram, C. W. N., and Wheatley, P. O., (1936) Shipwrecks: New Zealand disasters 1795–1936. Dunedin, NZ: Dunedin Book Publishing Association.
Ship events in 1877
Ship launches: 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882
Ship commissionings: 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882
Ship decommissionings: 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882
Shipwrecks: 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882