List of shipwrecks in 1899

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The list of shipwrecks in 1899 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1899.

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1899
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date

January[edit]

12 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1899
Ship Country Description
Forest Hall  United Kingdom The barque got in trouble off Porlock, Somerset, England. The Lynmouth Lifeboat Station answered her distress call by taking the lifeboat Louisa (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution), pulled by horses and people, overland for 15 miles (24 km) to go to her rescue, climbing 1,423 feet (434 m) during the journey.[1]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date January 1899
Ship Country Description
Voorwaarts  Italy The steamship was wrecked at Morwenstow, Cornwall, United Kingdom.[2]

February[edit]

4 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 February 1899
Ship Country Description
Mary Hannah  United Kingdom A Penzance schooner on passage from Cardiff to Plymouth with a cargo of coal. Disabled after the main boom was damaged in a huge sea and gale off the Lizard, she headed for Newlyn but was unable to enter the harbour and ran ashore at Tolcarne. All four crew were rescued by breeches-buoy.[3]

March[edit]

1 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 March 1899
Ship Country Description
Labrador  United Kingdom The passenger ship was wrecked on Skerryvore. All on board survived. She was on a voyage from St. John, New Brunswick, Canada to Liverpool, Lancashire.[4]

12 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 1899
Ship Country Description
Castilian  United Kingdom The cargo liner ran aground on the Gannet Dry Ledge and was wrecked. All on board were rescued. She was on the return leg of her maiden voyage, from Portland, Maine, United States to Liverpool, Lancashire.[5]

26 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 March 1899
Ship Country Description
Science  United Kingdom The steamer collided with the steamer Daybreak ( United Kingdom) north of Cape St Vincent, Portugal and sank.[6]

30 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 March 1899
Ship Country Description
Stella  United Kingdom The passenger ferry sank off the Casquets, Channel Islands with the loss of 78 lives.[7][8]

April[edit]

24 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 April 1899
Ship Country Description
Loch Sloy  United Kingdom The three-masted barque sank off Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

May[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date May 1899
Ship Country Description
City of Paris  United States The ocean liner was grounded at Lowland Point near Coverack, Cornwall, United Kingdom. The Falmouth and Porthoustock lifeboats helped transfer her passengers to tugs. The ship was successfully salved after seven weeks of work.[9]

June[edit]

4 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 June 1899
Ship Country Description
Lindus  New South Wales The coastal cargo ship was wrecked during a storm on the wreck of the coastal cargo ship Colonist ( New South Wales) near Oyster Bank, Newcastle, New South Wales , Australia, at position 32°54′50″S 151°47′49″E / 32.914°S 151.797°E / -32.914; 151.797Coordinates: 32°54′50″S 151°47′49″E / 32.914°S 151.797°E / -32.914; 151.797.
R. G. Stewart  United States The packet steamer burned and sank in Lake Superior off Michigan Island in Chequamegon Bay, Lake Superior, with the loss of one life. The other 11 people on board survived, as did the ship′s cargo of cattle, which were pushed overboard and swam to shore.

July[edit]

5 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 July 1899
Ship Country Description
Three Sisters  United Kingdom The ketch sank in the Bristol Channel after colliding with the steamship Tweed with the loss of two of her three crew. She was on a voyage from Port Talbot, Glamorgan to Llangrannog, Cardiganshire.[10]

12 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 July 1899
Ship Country Description
City of York  United Kingdom The three-masted barque sank off Rottnest Island, Western Australia.

21 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1899
Ship Country Description
Nunobiki Maru  Japan The steamer foundered off Formosa (now Taiwan) in a typhoon.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date July 1899
Ship Country Description
Oakland  New South Wales The passenger-cargo ship ran aground at the Richmond River on the coast of New South Wales, Australia. She was refloated, repaired, and returned to service.

August[edit]

1 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1899
Ship Country Description
Benjamin C. Cromwell  United States The schooner was beached and wrecked at Dog Island, Florida, during a hurricane.
James A. Garfield  United States
James A. Garfield (center) beached after the hurricane.
The three-masted bark was beached at Dog Island, Florida, during a hurricane. She was intact, but salvaging her was deemed impossible.

September[edit]

16 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 September 1899
Ship Country Description
Duraes  Norway The steamer foundered off Elba, Italy.[11]

22 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 September 1899
Ship Country Description
Scotsman  United Kingdom The passenger ship was wrecked in the Strait of Belle Isle with the loss of thirteen lives.[12]

October[edit]

14 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 October 1899
Ship Country Description
Typo
The wreck of Typo still stands upright at the bottom of Lake Huron.

The wooden three-masted schooner was run down in Lake Huron by the steamer W. P. Ketcham. Typo sank immediately and the four crew on board drowned.[13]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date October 1899
Ship Country Description
Llandaff  United Kingdom The Welsh collier was wrecked at Bude, Cornwall, England.[14]

November[edit]

10 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 November 1899
Ship Country Description
Belgique  Belgium Formerly called Mount Hebron, the ship foundered 6 nautical miles (11 km) northwest of the Casquets[15][16]

11 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 November 1899
Ship Country Description
Duisberg  Norway The barque ran aground at Oxwich Point, Glamorgan, United Kingdom and was wrecked. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada to The Mumbles, Glamorgan.[10]

December[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date December 1899
Ship Country Description
Ida  Spain The steamer was wrecked.[17]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1899
Ship Country Description
Bay State  United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked near Cape Ballard, Newfoundland.[18]
Frank A. Palmer  United States The four-masted schooner grounded near Tathem's life-saving station in New Jersey. She was refloated on 23 July and returned to service.
Merrimac  United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered with the loss of all 36 crew whilst on a voyage from Quebec City, Canada to Belfast, County Antrim.[19]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Noall, C (c. 1969). Cornish Shipwrecks Illustrated. Truro: Tor Mark Press. p. 30. 
  3. ^ Larn, R; Larn, B (1991). Shipwrecks around Mounts Bay. Penryn: Tor Mark Press. [page needed]
  4. ^ "Labrador". The Yard. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Castilian - 1899". Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Belgian Merchant H-O" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "SS Stella (1899)". www.wrecksite.eu. Retrieved 26 Aug 2015. 
  8. ^ "SS Stella Disaster". akesimpkin.org. Retrieved 27 Aug 2015. 
  9. ^ Noall, C (c. 1969). Cornish Shipwrecks Illustrated. Truro: Tor Mark Press. pp. 2, 6. 
  10. ^ a b Tovey, Ron. "A Chronology of Bristol Channel Shipwrecks" (PDF). Swansea Docks. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Mail & Shipping Intelligence". The Times (35937). London. 18 September 1899. col D, p. 4. 
  12. ^ "Scotsman". The Yard. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  13. ^ "Typo". Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. NOAA. 
  14. ^ Noall, C (c. 1969). Cornish Shipwrecks Illustrated. Truro: Tor Mark Press. p. 31. 
  15. ^ "MOUNT HEBRON". 
  16. ^ Dufiel, Yves (2008). Dictionnaire des naufrages dans la Manche (in French). 
  17. ^ "Belgian Merchant P-Z" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  18. ^ "Bay State". The Yard. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  19. ^ "Alexander Elder". The Yard. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
Ship events in 1899
Ship launches: 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904
Ship commissionings: 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904
Ship decommissionings: 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904
Shipwrecks: 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904