List of shipwrecks in 1892

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The list of shipwrecks in 1892 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1892.


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1892
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date

January[edit]

6 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1892
Ship Country Description
USRC Gallatin Ensign of the United States Revenue-Marine (1868).png United States Revenue Cutter Service Also known as USRC Albert Gallatin, the revenue cutter was wrecked on Boo Hoo Ledge in the Atlantic Ocean off Manchester, Maine, United States. Her wreck is located at 42°33′50″N 70°44′52″W / 42.56389°N 70.74778°W / 42.56389; -70.74778

8 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 January 1892
Ship Country Description
Namchow  China The steamer foundered off Cupchi Point.[where?][1]

February[edit]

19 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1892
Ship Country Description
Messina  German Empire The cargo steamer foundered off the Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom on passage Cardiff for Marseille with coal. Only one survivor.[2]

21 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 February 1892
Ship Country Description
Tunisie  France The ship was driven ashore on Lundy Island, Devon, United Kingdom. Her 21 crew were rescued.[3]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 February 1892
Ship Country Description
Star of Erin  United Kingdom The full-rigged ship was wrecked in the Forveaux Straits, New Zealand.[4]
Soudan  United Kingdom The ship, belonging to the British and Eastern Shipping Company, was carrying grain from Tacoma to Antwerp when she wrecked off North Point on Ascension Island (7°53.266′S 14°22.599′W / 7.887767°S 14.376650°W / -7.887767; -14.376650), without loss of life.[5]

March[edit]

8 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1892
Ship Country Description
County of Salop  United Kingdom The steamer was wrecked at Wanson Mouth near Bude, Cornwall, United Kingdom.[6]

May[edit]

3 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 May 1892
Ship Country Description
Christiana  United Kingdom The smack ran aground and was wrecked at Cardigan. Her two crew were rescued by Lizzie & Charles Leigh Clare (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution). She was on a voyage from Caernarfon to Llangrannog, Glamorgan.[7]

5 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 May 1892
Ship Country Description
Frascati  Germany The steamer ran aground at Cape Town, South Africa. Later refloated and returned to service.[1]

June[edit]

22 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 June 1892
Ship Country Description
City of Chicago  United Kingdom The passenger ship ran aground off the Old Head of Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. All on board, including 1,100 passengers, were rescued. She broke up and sank a few days later.[8]
Fred B. Taylor  Canada The wooden sailing ship was cut in two by the steamer Trave ( Germany) in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) south east of Sandy Hook, New Jersey, United States, with the loss of two of her 21 crew. The survivors were rescued by Trave. The stern section came ashore at Wells, Maine, United States on 7 August. The bow section was last sighted off the coast of North Carolina, United States, in late August.[9]

July[edit]

1 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1892
Ship Country Description
Ella Moore  Canada
Ella Moore.

The barque ran aground near Canso, Nova Scotia. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[10]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date July 1892
Ship Country Description
Beaver  Canada The partially stripped wreck of the steamer, aground on rocks at Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, since 17 July 1888, sank after being struck by the wake of the passing steamer Yosemite.

August[edit]

30 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 1892
Ship Country Description
Western Reserve  United States The lake freighter suffered a structural failure, broke in two, and sank in Lake Superior with the loss of 31 lives. There was one survivor.

September[edit]

8 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 September 1892
Ship Country Description
Charles W. Wetmore  United States The whaleback steam cargo ship ran aground at Coos Bay, Oregon, and was abandoned.

17 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 September 1892
Ship Country Description
Vienna  United States The steamer was accidentally rammed by the steamer Nipigon (Canada Canada) and sank in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior.

October[edit]

1 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 October 1892
Ship Country Description
Camiola  United Kingdom Despite warning signals from the Sevenstones Lightship, the Newcastle steamer struck the Seven Stones Reef at full speed and quickly sank; all of her crew managed to get into the ship's two boats. She was carrying 3,400 tons of coal from Cardiff to Naples,[11] or Barry Docks to Malta.[12]

9 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 October 1892
Ship Country Description
Sirene  Norway The barque was wrecked alongside North Pier at Blackpool, Lancashire, England, during a storm. Her entire crew of 11 survived by jumping onto the pier.

28-29 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28-29 October 1892
Ship Country Description
W. H. Gilcher  United States The lake freighter disappeared during the night of 28-29 October in Lake Michigan somewhere near North Manitou Island with the loss of her entire crew, variously reported as 18 or 22 men.

November[edit]

8 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 November 1892
Ship Country Description
Watergeus  United Kingdom The steamer sank after a collision in Shanghai harbour.[1]

17 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1892
Ship Country Description
Abbey Town  Sweden The three-masted sailing ship, previously called Ida, was wrecked in Perelle Bay on the west coast of Guernsey in the Channel Islands during a voyage from Raine Island to Granville, Manche, with a cargo of guano.[13][14][15]

30 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1892
Ship Country Description
Chishima  Imperial Japanese Navy The unprotected cruiser sank after a collision in Seto Inland Sea with P&O merchant vessel Ravenna ( United Kingdom) with the loss of 90 lives.

December[edit]

9 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 December 1892
Ship Country Description
Duke  United Kingdom During a voyage from Runcorn, Cheshire to Cardigan, the schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Cemaes Head, Cardiganshire, Wales. Her crew were rescued by the lifeboat Lizzie & Charles Leigh Clare (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution).[7]

18 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 December 1892
Ship Country Description
Bokhara  United Kingdom The steam passenger ship struck a reef in the Taiwan Strait off Sand Island in the Pescadores during a typhoon and foundered with the loss of 125 of the 150 people on board. She was on a voyage from Shanghai, China, to Hong Kong.

20 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 December 1892
Ship Country Description
Nubian  United Kingdom The passenger-cargo steamer sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Lisbon, Portugal.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date
Ship Country Description
Danube  United Kingdom The sailing ship disappeared during a voyage from Guadeloupe to New York City.


Citations and references[edit]

Citations

  1. ^ a b c "Belgian Merchant P-Z" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 December 2010. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Wrecks and Casualties". Liverpool Mercury (13784). 10 March 1892. p. 3. 
  3. ^ Tovey, Ron. "A Chronology of Bristol Channel Shipwrecks" (PDF). Swansea Docks. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Star of Erin". The Yard. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  5. ^ Colley (2013), pp.26 & 28.
  6. ^ Noall, C. (1969?) Cornish Shipwrecks Illustrated. Truro: Tor Mark Press; p. 31
  7. ^ a b "CARDIGAN & DISTRICT SHIPWRECKS AND LIFEBOAT SERVICE". Glen Johnson. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Shipwrecked". Kilbrittain. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Wreck of the Fred B. Taylor on Wells Beach". SoMeOldNews. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Ella Moore - 1892". Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  11. ^ Noall, Cyril (1968). Cornish Lights and Shipwrecks. Truro: D. Bradford Barton. 
  12. ^ Larn, Richard (1992). The Shipwrecks of the Isles of Scilly. Nairn: Thomas & Lochar. ISBN 0-946537-84-4. 
  13. ^ "Ida (ex-Abbey Town) [+1892]". www.wrecksite.eu. 
  14. ^ Dufiel, Yves (2008). Dictionnaire des naufrages dans la Manche (in French). 
  15. ^ Dafter, Ray. Guernsey wrecks. Matfield Books. p. 105. ISBN 0-9540595-0-6. 

References

  • Colley, Paul (2013) Diving and Snorkelling Ascension Island: Guide to a Marine Life Paradise (Dived Up). ISBN 978-1-909455-00-9


Ship events in 1892
Ship launches: 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897
Ship commissionings: 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897
Ship decommissionings: 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897
Shipwrecks: 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897