List of shipwrecks in 1906

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The list of shipwrecks in 1906 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1906.

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1906
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date

January[edit]

12 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: January 1906
Ship Country Description
Itata  United Kingdom
Itata

The barque was destroyed by fire at Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. She later was scuttled in Saltpan Creek, Middle Harbour, Sydney, Australia.

21 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 January 1906
Ship Country Description
Aquidabã  Marinha do Brasil The battleship sank after an explosion in her magazines with the loss of 212 lives.

22 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 1906
Ship Country Description
Valencia  United States
SS Valencia
The passenger steamer ran aground off Pachena Point, British Columbia, Canada, with the loss of at least 136 lives.

24 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 January 1906
Ship Country Description
Regulator  United States
Regulator
The sternwheel paddle steamer was destroyed by an explosion and fire while undergoing an overhaul on the ways at St. Johns, Oregon. Two crew members were killed.

27 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 January 1906
Ship Country Description
Agnes  Australia The launch sank after a collision in Sydney Harbour.

February[edit]

19 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1906
Ship Country Description
L'Avenir  Belgium The steamer was wrecked 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south of Flamborough Head, England.[1]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1906
Ship Country Description
Stainburn  United Kingdom The Workington collier almost wrecked on the Runnelstone, off Gwennap Head, Cornwall and caught fire. Managed to make her way to Penzance where she was repaired.[2]
Buller  United Kingdom St Ives pilot boat, with seven pilots on board, capsized, in St Ives Bay, Cornwall when she was hit by a schooner, throwing all her occupants into the water. No fatalities.[3]

March[edit]

2 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 March 1906
Ship Country Description
Ocean Queen  United Kingdom The steamer was wrecked on the south coast of Guernsey during a voyage from London to Jersey carrying cement and general argo.[4][5]

12 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 1906
Ship Country Description
xxxx  Norway The ship foundered off Cardigan Island, Cardiganshire, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued by Lizzie & Charles Leigh Clare (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution).[6] -->

13 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1906
Ship Country Description
Olympian  United States The sidewheel paddle steamer was wrecked at Possession Bay, Chile, while under tow by the steamer Zealandia (flag unknown).

18 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 March 1906
Ship Country Description
Athen  Germany The cargo ship was wrecked at Portland Bill, United Kingdom.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date March 1906
Ship Country Description
SMS Albatross  Kaiserliche Marine The collier foundered in a storm.

April[edit]

30 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 1906
Ship Country Description
Courier II  United Kingdom The steamer struck Les Anons, a rock south of Jethou.[7] There were 29 survivors and 10 deaths. The ship was salvaged on 1 August 1906 and returned to service after repairs.[8]

May[edit]

19 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 May 1906
Ship Country Description
Comte de Smet de Meyer  Belgium The training ship foundered in the Bay of Biscay (47°12′N 12°10′W / 47.200°N 12.167°W / 47.200; -12.167) on her second voyage with the loss of 33 crew.[9]

29 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 May 1906
Ship Country Description
Leros  Germany The steamer was en route from Newcastle to Lisbon with a cargo of Singer sewing machines when she ran aground in thick fog on Tasse de la Frette Rocks, NW Burhou near Alderney Channel Islands.[10][11]

30 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 May 1906
Ship Country Description
HMS Montagu  Royal Navy
HMS Montagu aground on Lundy Island

The Duncan-class battleship was wrecked on Lundy Island. Salvage was abandoned in 1907 and the ship was scrapped in situ.

June[edit]

10 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 June 1906
Ship Country Description
Etolia  United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked off Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia Canada. Her crew survived.[12]

July[edit]

11 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 July 1906
Ship Country Description
Angola  United Kingdom The Elder Dempster 1,811 grt steamship was on a voyage from Vera Cruz to Montreal when she ran aground and was wrecked when 6 nautical miles (11 km) East of Louisburg, Nova Scotia.[13]

26 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 July 1906
Ship Country Description
Maggie Schultz  Belgium The steamer foundered 80 nautical miles (150 km) off Bilbao, Spain.[1]

30 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 July 1906
Ship Country Description
Marjorie J. Sumner  Canada The schooner capsized at Eatonville, Nova Scotia during unloading. Subsequently salvage, repaired and returned to service.[14]

31 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 July 1906
Ship Country Description
Socoa  France
Socoa aground off Cadgwith. Plumes of steam from pumps being used to refloat her can be seen.

The three-masted full-rigged sailing ship was stranded off Kildonan Point, Lizard Point, in dense fog. She was re-floated after jettisoning 50,000 barrels of cement and beached in Cadgwith Cove. She was later towed round to Falmouth and repaired.[15]

August[edit]

4 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1906
Ship Country Description
Sirio  Italy
Painting The Sinking of the SS Sirio, by Benedito Calixto.
The passenger steamer was wrecked on the Punta Hormigas, a reef off Hormigas Island east of Cape Palos, Cartagena, Spain, with the loss of at least 150 – and perhaps as many as 400 – lives.[16][17][18] The steamer Marie Louise ( France) and the merchant ships Joven Migeul and Vicente Llicano (both flag unknown) were among ships rescuing survivors.

7 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1906
Ship Country Description
Forth  United Kingdom The steamer ran aground in thick fog and was wrecked on Long Pierre Rock off Herm, Channel Islands, whilst on passage from Middlesbrough to St. Malo.[19][20]

23 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1906
Ship Country Description
Primrose  United Kingdom On a journey from her home port of Garston with a cargo of coal, the steamer hit the Low Lee rocks, Mount's Bay in thick fog one mile from her destination, Newlyn.[21]

24 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1906
Ship Country Description
Princess Canada Canada The steamboat foundered off George Island in Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

31 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 August 1906
Ship Country Description
USAT Sheridan United States United States Army The passenger ship ran aground on Barber's Point, Hawaii. Refloated on 2 October 1923, subsequently scrapped.[22]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date in August 1906
Ship Country Description
Cingalese  Norway The full-rigged ship was dismasted and abandoned in the Indian Ocean. She was on a voyage from Zanzibar to Hamburg, Germany. Cingalese was later towed in to East London, South Africa, where she was scrapped in 1907.[23]

September[edit]

13 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 September 1906
Ship Country Description
Oregon  United States The coastal passenger/cargo ship was wrecked on the coast at Cape Hinchinbrook, Alaska, without loss of life. A small party took a lifeboat to Valdez, Alaska, to seek help; the remaining 110 people stranded aboard the wreck were rescued by the cutter USRC Columbine (Ensign of the United States Revenue-Marine (1868).png United States Revenue Cutter Service).

18 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1906
Ship Country Description
HMS Phoenix  Royal Navy
HMS Phoenix
The Phoenix-class steel screw sloop foundered alongside a coaling pier in Hong Kong during a typhoon.

25 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1906
Ship Country Description
Columbian  Canada The sternwheel paddle steamer was destroyed by an explosion and fire on the Yukon River at Eagle Rock in the Yukon Territory in Canada, killing six members of the 25-man crew.

October[edit]

25 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 October 1906
Ship Country Description
Peter Iredale  United Kingdom
Peter Iredale, 1906

The barque was wrecked at Clatsop Spit, Oregon.

November[edit]

13 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1906
Ship Country Description
Galena  United Kingdom
Galena

The barquentine was wrecked at the mouth of the Columbia River.

18 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1906
Ship Country Description
Dix  United States The steamboat sank after a collision with the steam-powered schooner Jeannie ( United States). Over 45 lives lost.
Montobello  France The barque ran aground in South Australia on the south coast of Kangaroo Island near the mouth of the Stun Sail Boom River, whilst on passage from Hobart to Port Pirie.[24]

21 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 November 1906
Ship Country Description
Lurline  United States The paddle steamer was rammed and sunk at Rainier, Oregon, by the steam schooner Cascade. She was refloated, repaired, and returned to service.[25][26]

26 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 November
Ship Country Description
Alsternix  Germany The barque departed from Callao, Peru for Melbourne, Australia. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Pacific Ocean with the loss of all hands.[27]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1906
Ship Country Description
Little Malta  United Kingdom The steam trawler sank in the Teifi Estuary.[6]

December[edit]

6 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 December 1906
Ship Country Description
Monarch  United States
The bow section of SS Monarch.
The passenger-package freighter strayed off course and was wrecked when she ran into the palisade area on the north side of Blake Point on Isle Royale in Lake Superior at full speed at night with the loss of one life. All other passengers and crew evacuated safely onto Isle Royale, where they camped for four days until rescued on 10 December 1906. During the night of 11–12 December 1906, the wreck broke into two pieces, leaving only the bow section visible.[28][29][30]

16 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 December 1906
Ship Country Description
Prinzessin Victoria Luise  Germany The passenger ship ran aground off Kingston, Jamaica, and was declared a constructive total loss.

17 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1906
Ship Country Description
Cap Juby  Belgium The steamer sank after colliding with the steamer Arlington ( United Kingdom) in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) off Dungeness, Kent, United Kingdom.[9]

21 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 December 1906
Ship Country Description
Tilley  United Kingdom The ketch sprang a leak in the Bristol Channel and was abandoned. Her three crew were rescued by Ragusa 2 ( United Kingdom).[31]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1906
Ship Country Description
Bergen  Norway The lifeboat was lost during a rescue operation off Stave, Andøya, Norway.[32]
Ina Mactavish  United Kingdom The coaster sank. She was refloated, lengthened and repaired, and returned to service.
Polly  United States The steam tug sank in the Yukon River.

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See also[edit]

Ship events in 1906
Ship launches: 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911
Ship commissionings: 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911
Ship decommissionings: 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911
Shipwrecks: 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911