List of shipwrecks in 1896

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The list of shipwrecks in 1896 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1896.

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1896
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date
References

January[edit]

1 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 January 1896
Ship Country Description
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.[1]

4 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 January 1896
Ship Country Description
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.[2]

6 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1896
Ship Country Description
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.[3]

February[edit]

29 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 February 1896
Ship Country Description
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.[4]

March[edit]

2 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 March 1896
Ship Country Description
Rosstrevor  United Kingdom The passenger-cargo ship grounded at Carlingford Lough. Refloated on 7 March, repaired and returned to service.[5]

6 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 March 1896
Ship Country Description
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.

7 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 March 1896
Ship Country Description
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.[6]

April[edit]

10 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 April 1896
Ship Country Description
Cleves  Belgium The steamer caught fire at Antwerp, Belgium, and was gutted. Later repaired and returned to service.[7]

11 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 April 1896
Ship Country Description
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.[8][9][10]

25 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 April 1896
Ship Country Description
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 (56°33′00″N 154°20′00″W / 56.5500°N 154.3333°W / 56.5500; -154.3333 (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.[11]

May[edit]

22 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 1896
Ship Country Description
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.

June[edit]

5 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 June 1896
Ship Country Description
Princesse Clementine  Belgium The steamship collided with the sailing ship Axel Wästfelt ( Sweden) in the Bay of Biscay (45°50′N 9°30′E / 45.833°N 9.500°E / 45.833; 9.500. Both ships sank.[12]
Drummond Castle  United Kingdom The steamer ran aground at Ushant, France, and sank with the loss of 242 crew and passengers.

July[edit]

10 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 July 1896
Ship Country Description
Audacieux  French Navy The torpedo boat sank after a collision.[13]

13 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1896
Ship Country Description
Immanuel  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the Teifi Estuary.[14]

23 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1896
Ship Country Description
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.[15][16][17]

24 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1896
Ship Country Description
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 (Ensign of the United States Revenue-Marine (1868).png United States Revenue Cutter Service) rescued her entire crew of 27.[18]

30 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 July 1896
Ship Country Description
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.[18]
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.[19]

August[edit]

27 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 August 1896
Ship Country Description
HHS Glasgow Zanzibar
The tips of the masts and funnel of Glasgow at Zanzibar Town harbour in 1902

Anglo-Zanzibar War: The royal yacht was sunk by the  Royal Navy. All crew rescued.

September[edit]

10 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 1896
Ship Country Description
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.[20]

22 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 September 1896
Ship Country Description
Christiana  United Kingdom The smack was wrecked at Poppit, Pembrokeshire. Her crew were rescued by Lizzie & Charles Leigh Clare (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution).[14]
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 (54°15′N 165°30′W / 54.250°N 165.500°W / 54.250; -165.500 (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.[21]

24 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 September 1896
Ship Country Description
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

26 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1896
Ship Country Description
Alexander james Yeats  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Gurnard's Head. Crew of 19 rescued.[22]

27 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 September 1896
Ship Country Description
Adgar Flag unknown The ship was wrecked off Folkestone, Kent, United Kingdom. All crew saved by the Hythe Lifeboat.[23]
Baron Holberg Flag unknown The ship was wrecked off Folkestone, Kent, United Kingdom. All crew saved by the Hythe Lifeboat.[23]

October[edit]

30 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 October 1896
Ship Country Description
Samuel P. Ely  United States
The wreck of Samuel P. Ely on 14 June 2008.
The 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.

November[edit]

17 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1896
Ship Country Description
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.[24]

December[edit]

5 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 December 1896
Ship Country Description
Nathan F. Cobb  United States
Nathan F. Cobb

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.[25]

8 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 1896
Ship Country Description
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.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date in December 1896
Ship Country Description
Douro BrazilBrazil The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Ouessant, Finistère, France.[26]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date in 1896
Ship Country Description
HMS Vixen  Royal Navy
The wreck of HMS Vixen on 12 July 2010.
The gunboat was scuttled as a blockship at Bermuda.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Chevy Chase". Caledonian Maritime Heritage Trust. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Emperor of St John - 1896". Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  4. ^ "An Atlantic Liner Sunk". The Standard (22361). London. 2 March 1896. p. 3.
  5. ^ Patton, Brian (2007). Irish Sea Shipping. Kettering: Silver Link Publications. pp. 178–184. ISBN 978-1-85794-271-2.
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  7. ^ "Belgian Merchant A-G" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 October 2010.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Chesneau, Roger, and Eugene M. Kolesnik, Conway′s All the World′s Fighting Ships, 1860-1905, New York: Mayflower Books, 1979, ISBN 0-8317-0302-4, p. 263.].
  9. ^ wrecksite.eu S-48 (+1896)
  10. ^ Philbin, Tobias R., Admiral von Hipper: The Inconvenient Hero, Amsterdam: B. R. Grüner Publishing Company, 1982, ISBN 978-90-272-7258-4, p. 13.
  11. ^ alaskashipwreck.com Alaska Shipwrecks (E)
  12. ^ "Belgian Merchant P-Z" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 December 2010.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ Chesneau, Roger, and Eugene M. Kolesnik, Conway′s All the World′s Fighting Ships, 1860-1905, New York: Mayflower Books, 1979, ISBN 0-8317-0302-4, p. 328.].
  14. ^ a b "CARDIGAN & DISTRICT SHIPWRECKS AND LIFEBOAT SERVICE". Glen Johnson. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
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  16. ^ dawlishchronicles.com SMS Iltis – a gunboat, a pope and a stand-off in the Pacific
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  19. ^ Allen, Tony; Lettens, Jan (30 July 2013). "SS Rajah Brooke [+1896]". The Wreck Site. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
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  21. ^ alaskashipwreck.com Alaska Shipwrecks (S)
  22. ^ Leonard, Alan (2008). "Profiting from Shipwrecks". Picture Postcard Annual: 14–16.
  23. ^ a b Ogley, Bob; Currie, Ian; Davison, Mark (1991). The Kent Weather Book. Brasted Chart: Froglets Publications Ltd. p. 21. ISBN 1-872337-35-X.
  24. ^ "Memphis". The Yard. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  25. ^ "Beached shrimp boat gone from Ormond leaving thousands of selfies in wake". Daytons Beach News Journal. 2 November 2018.
  26. ^ "Historian". The Yard. Retrieved 18 February 2017.

See also[edit]

Ship events in 1896
Ship launches: 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901
Ship commissionings: 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901
Ship decommissionings: 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901
Shipwrecks: 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901