List of shipwrecks in 1902

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The list of shipwrecks in 1902 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1902.

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1902
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
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January[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1902
Ship Country Description
Glenbervie  United Kingdom The barque was wrecked at Lowland Point near Coverack, Cornwall, laden with 600 barrels of whisky, 400 barrels of brandy and barrels of rum.[1] The 16 crewmen were saved by lifeboat.[2]

12 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1902
Ship Country Description
Perseverance  Belgium The steamer collided with Andreas in the River Usk, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom and was severely damaged. Later repaired and returned to service.[3]

February[edit]

25 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 February 1902
Ship Country Description
Liverpool  United Kingdom The iron-hulled four-masted sailing ship was on route from Antwerp to San Francisco with general cargo when she sailed slowly onto the rocks at Hommeaux Florains, on the northeastern tip of Alderney in the Channel Islands in fog. There was no loss of life.[4][5]

March[edit]

5 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 March 1902
Ship Country Description
Waesland  United States The steamer collided with the steamer Harmonides ( United Kingdom) off Anglesey, United Kingdom and sank with the loss of two passengers.[6][7]

7 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 March 1902
Ship Country Description
Welcome  United States The sternwheel passenger paddle steamer ran aground on the north flats of the Coquille River in Oregon during a squall. She was refloated undamaged that night and returned to service.

25 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 March 1902
Ship Country Description
John Ewin  United Kingdom The schooner got into difficulties in the Teifi Estuary. Her crew were taken off by Lizzie & Charles Leigh Clare (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution). She was subsequently wrecked.[8]

April[edit]

13 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1902
Ship Country Description
Legia  Belgium The steamer collided with the steamer Julia (flag unknown) off the Newarp Lightvessel ( United Kingdom) and sank.[3]

May[edit]

6 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 May 1902
Ship Country Description
Camorta  United Kingdom The passenger ship sank in the Irrawaddy Delta with the loss of all 737 passengers and crew.

24 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 May 1902
Ship Country Description
Stanleyville  Belgium The steamer was wrecked off Takoradi, Gold Coast.[6]

27 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 May 1902
Ship Country Description
HMS Recruit  Royal Navy The Brazen-class destroyer struck rocks half a mile north of Cape Cornwall. Refloated and towed to Penzance by tugs.[9]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date in May 1902
Ship Country Description
Ryvingen  Norway The full-rigged ship was driven ashore and wrecked in Table Bay. Her crew were rescued by lifeboat. She was on a voyage from Ardrossan, Ayrshire, United Kingdom to Cape Town.[10]

June[edit]

7 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 June 1902
Ship Country Description
Thomas Wilson  United States
Three capstans at the stern of the wreck of Thomas Wilson on 15 August 2007.
The whaleback cargo ship sank in the harbor at Duluth, Minnesota, after a collision with the steamer George Hadley ( United States). Nine crew were killed.

12 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 June 1902
Ship Country Description
Advance  Australia
Advance
The schooner was wrecked at Henry's Point, Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia.

28 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 June 1902
Ship Country Description
Gustav Adolph  Norway The barque ran onto rocks near Port Elizabeth, South Africa, just west of the Palmiet River and was wrecked.

August[edit]

4 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1902
Ship Country Description
Wordsworth  Belgium The ship was wrecked off Assu Torre, Bahia, Brazil.[11][6]

September[edit]

6 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 September 1902
Ship Country Description
Crête-à-Pierrot Haiti Haitian Navy
Crête-à-Pierrot

The gunboat was scuttled at Gonaïves to prevent her capture by SMS Panther ( Kaiserliche Marine). All five crew on board were killed.

October[edit]

10 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 October 1902
Ship Country Description
Yoshina Maru  Japan The steamer caught fire in the Van Diemen Strait and was abandoned. She then drifted ashore at Kagoshima, Japan.[12]

November[edit]

5 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 November 1902
Ship Country Description
Elingamite  Australia The passenger ship sank near the Three Kings Islands, New Zealand, with the loss of 45 passengers and crew.

18 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1902
Ship Country Description
Greenock  UK The steamer collided with the steamer Ape (flag unknown) near Gourock Bay and Cloch Point in the River Clyde. One man missing.[13]

December[edit]

17 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1902
Ship Country Description
Frank A. Palmer  United States The four-masted schooner collided with the schooner Louise B. Crary ( United States) in the Atlantic Ocean off Gloucester, Massachusetts, during a gale and sank with the loss of 11 of the 21 crew members aboard the two ships.
Louise B. Crary  United States The five-masted schooner collided with the schooner Frank A. Palmer ( United States) in the Atlantic Ocean off Gloucester, Massachusetts, during a gale and sank with the loss of 11 of the 21 crew members aboard the two ships.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date in December 1902
Ship Country Description
Broughton  United Kingdom The full-rigged ship was wrecked whilst on a voyage from Hamburg, Germany to the Clyde.[14]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1902
Ship Country Description
George Rennie  Australia
George Rennie
The paddle steamer was scutlled to form a breakwater at Picnic Bay, Queensland, Australia.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Noall, C (c. 1969). Cornish Shipwrecks Illustrated. Truro: Tor Mark Press. p. 10. 
  3. ^ a b "Belgian Merchant H-O" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 31 October 2010. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "sv Liverpool". 
  5. ^ John Elsbury. "SHIPWRECKS NEAR ALDERNEY". 
  6. ^ a b c "Belgian Merchant P-Z" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 December 2010. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "The Sinking of the Waesland". Norway Heritage. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "Cardigan & District shipwrecks and lifeboat service". Glen Johnson. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  9. ^ Leach, Nicholas (2003). Sennen Cove Lifeboats. Stroud: Tempus. ISBN 0-7524-3111-0. 
  10. ^ "Tenasserim". The Yard. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  11. ^ "SS Wordsworth". wrecksite.eu. Retrieved 23 Feb 2016. 
  12. ^ "Belgian Merchant A-G" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  13. ^ Clyde Shipwrecks page 31 by Peter Moir
  14. ^ "Broughton". The Yard. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
Ship events in 1902
Ship launches: 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907
Ship commissionings: 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907
Ship decommissionings: 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907
Shipwrecks: 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907