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.
|USRC Gallatin||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|
|Namchow||China||The steamer foundered off Cupchi Point.[where?]|
|Messina||German Empire||The cargo steamer foundered off the Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom on passage Cardiff for Marseille with coal. Only one survivor.|
|Tunisie||France||The ship was driven ashore on Lundy Island, Devon, United Kingdom. Her 21 crew were rescued.|
|Star of Erin||United Kingdom||The full-rigged ship was wrecked in the Forveaux Straits, New Zealand.|
|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 ( ), without loss of life.|
|County of Salop||United Kingdom||The steamer was wrecked at Wanson Mouth near Bude, Cornwall, United Kingdom.|
|Christiana||United Kingdom||The smack ran aground and was wrecked at Cardigan. Her two crew were rescued by Lizzie & Charles Leigh Clare ( Royal National Lifeboat Institution). She was on a voyage from Caernarfon to Llangrannog, Glamorgan.|
|Frascati||Germany||The steamer ran aground at Cape Town, South Africa. Later refloated and returned to service.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Charles W. Wetmore||United States||The whaleback steam cargo ship ran aground at Coos Bay, Oregon, and was abandoned.|
|Vienna||United States||The steamer was accidentally rammed by the steamer Nipigon ( Canada) and sank in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior.|
|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, or Barry Docks to Malta.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Watergeus||United Kingdom||The steamer sank after a collision in Shanghai harbour.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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 ( Royal National Lifeboat Institution).|
|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.|
|Nubian||United Kingdom||The passenger-cargo steamer sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Lisbon, Portugal.|
|Danube||United Kingdom||The sailing ship disappeared during a voyage from Guadeloupe to New York City.|
Citations and references
- "Belgian Merchant P-Z" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 December 2010.[permanent dead link]
- "Wrecks and Casualties". Liverpool Mercury (13784). 10 March 1892. p. 3.
- Tovey, Ron. "A Chronology of Bristol Channel Shipwrecks" (PDF). Swansea Docks. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
- "Star of Erin". The Yard. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
- Colley (2013), pp.26 & 28.
- Noall, C. (1969?) Cornish Shipwrecks Illustrated. Truro: Tor Mark Press; p. 31
- "CARDIGAN & DISTRICT SHIPWRECKS AND LIFEBOAT SERVICE". Glen Johnson. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
- "Shipwrecked". Kilbrittain. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
- "Wreck of the Fred B. Taylor on Wells Beach". SoMeOldNews. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
- "Ella Moore - 1892". Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
- Noall, Cyril (1968). Cornish Lights and Shipwrecks. Truro: D. Bradford Barton.
- Larn, Richard (1992). The Shipwrecks of the Isles of Scilly. Nairn: Thomas & Lochar. ISBN 0-946537-84-4.
- "Ida (ex-Abbey Town) [+1892]". www.wrecksite.eu.
- Dufiel, Yves (2008). Dictionnaire des naufrages dans la Manche (in French).
- Dafter, Ray. Guernsey wrecks. Matfield Books. p. 105. ISBN 0-9540595-0-6.
- Colley, Paul (2013) Diving and Snorkelling Ascension Island: Guide to a Marine Life Paradise (Dived Up). ISBN 978-1-909455-00-9
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