List of shipwrecks in 1896
The list of shipwrecks in 1896 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1896.
|Ealing||United Kingdom||The ship ran aground off Isaacs Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada, with the loss of eighteen of her 27 crew. She was on a voyage from Pelley Island, Newfoundland to New York, United States.|
|Chevy Chase||United Kingdom||The ship was in collision with Rathlin ( United Kingdom) in the River Thames at Woolwich, London and was damaged. She was on a voyage from Christiania, Norway to London. She was consequently condemned and scrapped.|
|Emperor of St. John||Canada||The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged south of Cape George, Nova Scotia. She was on a voyage from Montreal, Quebec to Guysborough, Nova Scotia.|
|Ailsa||United Kingdom||The steamer was rammed and sunk by the French liner La Bourgogne while anchored at the entrance to New York Harbor in fog. All on board were rescued.|
|Rosstrevor||United Kingdom||The passenger-cargo ship grounded at Carlingford Lough. Refloated on 7 March, repaired and returned to service.|
|Volo||Norway||During a voyage from Goteburg, Sweden, to Lourenço Marques, Portuguese East Africa, with a cargo of Baltic pine timber, the barque was wrecked without loss of life on the coast of South Africa near the mouth of the Bushman River.|
|Lincoln||United States||The two-masted schooner departed Seattle, Washington, bound for Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska with 37 people on board and was never heard from again. She probably sank in a severe storm that struck the Gulf of Alaska during the first week of April.|
|Cleves||Belgium||The steamer caught fire at Antwerp, Belgium, and was gutted. Later repaired and returned to service.|
|SMS S48||Imperial German Navy||The torpedo boat sank with the loss of five lives after colliding during a storm with the torpedo boat SMS S46 ( Imperial German Navy) in the Jade in Germany.|
|Edward E. Webster||United States||The 98.8-gross register ton, 83.5-foot (25.5 m) sealing schooner departed Kodiak, Territory of Alaska, with a crew of 29 aboard and was never heard from again. She was last seen near the Trinity Islands ( ) by the sealing schooner Herman ( United States), with which she was hunting. Herman reported her lost at San Francisco, California, on 26 September.|
|Belgravia||United Kingdom||The ocean liner ran aground in heavy fog on Saints Rest Beach shortly after departing Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, without loss of life. She was declared a total loss.|
|Princesse Clementine||Belgium||The steamship collided with the sailing ship Axel Wästfelt ( Sweden) in the Bay of Biscay ( . Both ships sank.|
|Drummond Castle||United Kingdom||The steamer ran aground at Ushant, France, and sank with the loss of 242 crew and passengers.|
|Audacieux||French Navy||The torpedo boat sank after a collision.|
|Immanuel||United Kingdom||The ship was wrecked in the Teifi Estuary.|
|SMS Iltis||Imperial German Navy||The gunboat sank in the East China Sea off China′s Shandong Peninsula near Tsingtao during a typhoon with the loss of 77 lives. There were 11 survivors.|
|Hidalgo||United States||After being forced ashore by ice about 8 nautical miles (15 km; 9.2 mi) west of Cape Thompson on the Chukchi Sea coast of the Territory of Alaska on 21 July, the 175-ton, 101-foot (30.8 m) brigantine broke up when the ice washed away. The revenue cutter USRC Bear ( United States Revenue Cutter Service) rescued her entire crew of 27.|
|Hero||United States||During a voyage from "Wood Island" (probably Woody Island in the Kodiak Archipelago) to "Seldoria C. I." (probably Seldovia), the 8.8-gross register ton, 31-foot (9.4 m) schooner was wrecked in fog on a rock in the Barren Islands off the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska, becoming a total loss. Her crew of two survived.|
|Rajah Brooke||Sarawak||While en route from Singapore to Kuching, the cargo ship ran aground and was wrecked on Victory Island in the South China Sea between Singapore and Borneo.|
|James A. Borland||United States||During a voyage from Karluk, Territory of Alaska, to San Francisco, California, with four passengers, a crew of 13, and a cargo of 27,333 cases of canned salmon aboard, the 670-gross register ton, 145-foot (44.2 m) bark was wrecked in fog on Tugidak Island in the Kodiak Archipelago without loss of life.|
|Christiana||United Kingdom||The smack was wrecked at Poppit, Pembrokeshire. Her crew were rescued by Lizzie & Charles Leigh Clare ( Royal National Lifeboat Institution).|
|San Jose||Canada||The 55-ton sealing schooner was wrecked without loss of life on a rocky beach in "Akun Cove" – probably the body of water now known as Akun Bay ( ) – on Akun Island near Unimak Pass in the Aleutian Islands during a gale. The steamer Dora (flag unknown) rescued her crew on 23 September, and before leaving San Jose her captain burned her wreck to prevent it from becoming a hazard to navigation.|
|Hugo||Spain||The former White Star Line passenger liner ran aground on Terschelling Island in the Netherlands. She was declared a total loss. After refloating, she was auctioned for scrap on 9 December 1896 and towed to Amsterdam, where she was broken up|
|Alexander james Yeats||United Kingdom||The ship ran aground at Gurnard's Head. Crew of 19 rescued.|
|Adgar||Flag unknown||The ship was wrecked off Folkestone, Kent, United Kingdom. All crew saved by the Hythe Lifeboat.|
|Baron Holberg||Flag unknown||The ship was wrecked off Folkestone, Kent, United Kingdom. All crew saved by the Hythe Lifeboat.|
|Samuel P. Ely||United States||schooner sank in Lake Superior without loss of life after dragging her anchors and running into a breakwater during a storm at Two Harbors, Minnesota.|
|Memphis||United Kingdom||The cargo ship was wrecked in Dunlough Bay, County Cork with the loss of nine of her crew. She was on a voyage from Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Avonmouth, Somerset.|
|Nathan F. Cobb||United States|
The three-masted schooner capsized in the Atlantic Ocean after departing Brunswick, Georgia, and drifted onto the outer sand bar off Ormond Beach, Florida, where she ran aground. Two crewmen and a civilian rescuer were killed during the incident.
|British Peer||United Kingdom||The sailing ship struck a reef off Saldanha Bay, South Africa, and was wrecked with 471 Indian indentured labourers on board. Eighteen crew were killed; there were only four survivors.|
|Douro||Brazil||The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Ouessant, Finistère, France.|
|HMS Vixen||Royal Navy||gunboat was scuttled as a blockship at Bermuda.|
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- "Beached shrimp boat gone from Ormond leaving thousands of selfies in wake". Daytons Beach News Journal. 2 November 2018.
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