List of shipwrecks in 1900

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The list of shipwrecks in 1900 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1900.

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1900
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
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January[edit]

5 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 January 1900
Ship Country Description
Ibex  United Kingdom The passenger and mail ship hit the Platte Fougere reef off Guernsey in the Channel Islands in bad visibility and sank with two fatalities.[1]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1900
Ship Country Description
Lady Elizabeth  United Kingdom Carrying barrels of naphtha and petrol, the ship burned at the Cattewater in Plymouth, United Kingdom.[2]

February[edit]

16 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1900
Ship Country Description
Cashier  Belgium The schooner sank off Green Scar, St Brides Bay.[3]

25 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 February 1900
Ship Country Description
Ethiopia  United Kingdom The steamship ran aground at Oxwich Point, Glamorgan. She was refloated several days later.[4]

March[edit]

5 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 March 1900
Ship Country Description
Hermann Köppen  Germany The steamer ran aground on the rocks at Barsier, west of Alderney in the Channel Islands, and was wrecked.[5][6]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1900
Ship Country Description
Ugie  United Kingdom The steamer sank following a collision with another ship.[7]
Concord  United Kingdom The ship sank on the Triggs, just outside her home port, Porthleven, Cornwall, United Kingdom.[2]

May[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date in May 1900
Ship Country Description
Iolani  United States The full-rigged ship collided with Argus ( United Kingdom) and foundered off Astoria, Oregon, United States.[8]

June[edit]

15 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 June 1900
Ship Country Description
Tivyside  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Overton, Glamorgan. All thirteen people on board survived.[4]

30 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 June 1900
Ship Country Description
Bremen  Germany 1900 Hoboken Docks Fire: The Norddeutscher Lloyd ocean liner was set on fire at Hoboken, New Jersey, by windspread fire after cotton bales on a wharf caught fire, then ignited turpentine and oil barrels. She broke free of her moorings, ran aground on the Weehawken flats in the Hudson River, and burned. The tug Nettie Tice ( United States) rescued about 100 people from the ship. The combined death toll aboard Bremen, Main, and Saale (all  Germany) was over 300 lives. Bremen was later refloated, repaired, and returned to service.[9]
Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse  Germany 1900 Hoboken Docks Fire: The Norddeutscher Lloyd ocean liner was set on fire in several places at Hoboken, New Jersey, by wind-spread fire after cotton bales on a wharf caught fire, then ignited turpentine and oil barrels. She suffered only moderate damage and all aboard got off the ship safely. She was repaired and returned to service.[9]
Main  Germany 1900 Hoboken Docks Fire: The Norddeutscher Lloyd ocean liner was set on fire at Hoboken, New Jersey, by wind-spread fire after cotton bales on a wharf caught fire, then ignited turpentine and oil barrels. She broke free of her moorings, ran aground on the Weehawken flats in the Hudson River, and burned with the loss of 44 crew members. Fifteen crew members survived by taking refuge in an empty coal bunker while the fire raged and were rescued after it was put out. Main was later refloated, repaired, and returned to service.[9]
Saale  Germany 1900 Hoboken Docks Fire: The Norddeutscher Lloyd ocean liner was set on fire at Hoboken, New Jersey, by wind-spread fire after cotton bales on a wharf caught fire, then ignited turpentine and oil barrels. She broke her moorings, drifted into the Hudson River, burned, and sank. The remains of 99 people killed aboard Saale were recovered from her interior later; the combined death toll aboard Saale, Bremen, and Main (all  Germany) was over 300 lives. Saale was later refloated, repaired, and returned to service.[9]

August[edit]

11 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 1900
Ship Country Description
Framée  France The Framée-class destroyer was sunk in a collision.

16 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 1900
Ship Country Description
Futami Maru  Japan The steamship went aground on a reef at Mindoro Island, near Manila, while on a voyage from Australia to Eastern ports.[10] All the crew and 150 passengers were taken to shore, and a consignment of gold bullion was salvaged.[11]

22 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1900
Ship Country Description
Antoinette  France The Dundee-class yacht, en route from Saint-Cast-Le-Guildo, Brittany, France, to Denmark loaded with wheat, was lost with all hands south of Guernsey in the Channel Islands.[12]

24 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1900
Ship Country Description
Mataura New Zealand Code Signals Flag 1899.gif New Zealand The refrigerated barque was dismasted and abandoned in the Pacific Ocean. She subsequently foundered. Mataura was on a voyage from Levuka, Fiji, to NantesLoire-Atlantique, France.[13]

September[edit]

18 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1900
Ship Country Description
American  United States The tug collided with Minnehaha ( United Kingdom) and sank in New York Harbour. Two of the tug's crewmen were killed. Later salvaged and recommissioned.

October[edit]

5 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 October 1900
Ship Country Description
Narvik  Norway The cargo ship struck an object and sank in the White Sea.[14]

7 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 October 1900
Ship Country Description
A. A. Shaw The schooner sank in the Atlantic Ocean off the mouth of the Delaware Bay after colliding with the steamship Hamilton. Hamilton rescued all seven crew members.[15]

10 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 October 1900
Ship Country Description
City of Monticello  United Kingdom The paddle steamer foundered in the Bay of Fundy 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) off Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada with the loss of 36 of her 40 crew. She was on a voyage from Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada to Yarmouth.[16]

20 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 October 1900
Ship Country Description
Kommandøren  Norway The passenger-cargo ship ran aground near Tjugum, Balestrand, Norway. She was refloated and returned to service.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date October 1900
Ship Country Description
Bee  Australia The steamship sank off Queensland, Australia. She was refloated, repaired, and returned to service.

November[edit]

7 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 November 1900
Ship Country Description
Mouse  United Kingdom The smack was wrecked at Cardigan. Her three 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 Chester, Cheshire to Fishguard, Pembrokeshire.[17]

16 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 November 1900
Ship Country Description
Pyrenees  United Kingdom The ship caught fire and was beached on Sanatul Island, Mangraneva Islands. She was on a voyage from Tacoma, Washington, United States to Leith, Lothian. Pyrenees was abandoned as a total loss, but was sold in 1902. Subsequently refloated, repaired and returned to service.[18]
T. H. Camp  United States The overloaded tugboat took on a heavy list and sank in Lake Superior between Madeline Island and Basswood Island after her cargo shifted in choppy seas.

17 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1900
Ship Country Description
Fife Canada Canada On her maiden voyage, the steamer ran aground and sank at Twin Island, St John's Bay, Strait of Belle Isle.[19]

23 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1900
Ship Country Description
Carmen  Germany The steamer collided with Hernosand (flag unknown) and sank in the Baltic Sea (54°43′N 12°52′E / 54.717°N 12.867°E / 54.717; 12.867).[7]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1900
Ship Country Description
Agot  United Kingdom The barque was wrecked on the Whitford Sands, in the Bristol Channel. Her crew were rescued by the Llanelli pilot boat.[4]

December[edit]

4 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 December 1900
Ship Country Description
Rossgull  United Kingdom On a voyage from Plymouth to Jersey in the Channel Islands, the ship ran aground at night off Corbiere, Jersey, in a gale. Eleven of her crew were saved but nine men in one lifeboat drowned.[20][21]

10 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 December 1900
Ship Country Description
Nordland  Norway The lifeboat ran aground and was wrecked near Kjelvik, Norway. All crew members survived.[22]

16 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 December 1900
Ship Country Description
SMS Gneisenau  Kaiserliche Marine During a storm, the Bismarck-class corvette suffered a failure of her propulsion machinery, dragged her anchors, was wrecked on the harbor mole at Malaga, Spain, and sank with the loss of 40 lives.

28 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 December 1900
Ship Country Description
Pegasus  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Lavernack Point, Glamorgan with the loss of four of her crew. She was on a voyage from San Francisco, California, United States to Sharpness, Gloucestershire. Pegasus was later refloated an taken in to Sharpness for repairs.[4]
Primrose Hill  United Kingdom The barque was wrecked on South Stack off Holyhead, Wales, with the loss of 33 lives.[23]
Seine  France The barque was driven ashore and wrecked at Perranporth, Cornwall, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued.[24]
Zefiro  Italy The barque was in collision with the steamship King's County (Canada Canada in the Bristol Channel off the English and Welsh Grounds Lightship ( United Kingdom) and was consequently beached at Clevedon, Somerset, United Kingdom.[4]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1900
Ship Country Description
Capricorno  Austria-Hungary The barque was wrecked at Bude, Cornwall, United Kingdom.[25]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1900
Ship Country Description
Copenhagen  United Kingdom The steamer sank near Pompano Beach, Florida.
Manchester  United Kingdom The four-masted barque disappeared after departing New York City for Yokohama, Japan, on 21 August 1900 and was wrecked on an unknown date, probably in late 1900, on Bikar Atoll in the Marshall Islands with the loss of all hands. Her wreck was discovered in July 1901.
Star of Scilly  United Kingdom The ketch was wrecked on Porthminster Point, St. Ives, Cornwall, crew rescued by lifeboat.[26]
Welbury  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Hartland Point, Devon.[4]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date in 1900
Ship Country Description
Brighton  New South Wales The paddle steamer collided with the collier Brunner ( New South Wales) off Newcastle. Her passengers were evacuated and she was beached. Subsequently repaired and returned to service.[27]

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Ship events in 1900
Ship launches: 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905
Ship commissionings: 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905
Ship decommissionings: 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905
Shipwrecks: 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905