List of shipwrecks in 1909

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List of shipwrecks in 1909 includes sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1909.

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1909
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date

January[edit]

12 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1909
Ship Country Description
Sibyl Marston  United States
The wreck of Sibyl Marston in 2010.
The wooden schooner was wrecked during a storm near Surf Beach, California, with the loss of two lives.

23 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 January 1909
Ship Country Description
RMS Republic  United Kingdom
RMS Republic sinking.
The ocean liner collided in fog with the ocean liner Florida ( Italy) off Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing six people (three passengers and three crew). Republic sank on 24 January. Over 1,500 rescued.

26 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 January 1909
Ship Country Description
SS Mjølner  Norway The cargo ship was on a voyage from N. Shields to Napoli with a cargo of coal and coke, when she was wrecked, off Burhou, Alderney Channel Islands.[1]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1909
Ship Country Description
Pendeen  United Kingdom The fishing vessel was lost in a gale. A search by the St Ives Lifeboat found no wreckage.[2]

February[edit]

4 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 February 1909
Ship Country Description
Lobito  Portugal The passenger-cargo ship sank at Ilha do Maio in the Cape Verde Islands while on passage from São Vicente for Cape Verde.

12 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 February 1909
Ship Country Description
Penguin  New Zealand The inter-island steam ferry struck Toms Rock in the Cook Strait and sank off New Zealand′s Cape Terawhiti near the entrance to Wellington Harbour with the loss of 85 passengers and crew. Thirty survivors.
Australia  Belgium The steamer collided with a sailing ship and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Alborán Island.[3]

21 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 February 1909
Ship Country Description
Renown  United Kingdom The East coast drifter went aground at Penzance railway station, Cornwall, UK after missing the harbour mouth in a fresh breeze and rough seas. The lifeboat Cape of Good Hope (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution) passed a wire rope from the drifter to the Albert pier where hundreds of people hauled the ship off, and she was escorted into harbour.[4] 3 February according to Carter.[5]

March[edit]

29 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 March 1909
Ship Country Description
Ilorin  United Kingdom . The 946 GRT Elder Dempster cargo ship ran aground and sank on the bar at Forçados River, Nigeria while attempting to assist the Andoni.[6]

April[edit]

8 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 April 1909
Ship Country Description
Mahratta  United Kingdom
Mahratta broken in half.
The passenger-cargo ship was wrecked on Goodwin Sands in the English Channel off Kent, England, and broke in half two days later. One crew member committed suicide.
Dagenham  United Kingdom A British cargo steamer of 1,466 grt built in 1907 by John Crown & Sons for Furness, Withy & Co. On the 18th April 1909, when north-west Grunes, Cobo Bay, Guernsey Channel islands, she ran aground and was wrecked while on a voyage from the Tyne to Saint-Malo with a cargo of coal.[7][8]

20 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 April 1909
Ship Country Description
Eber Ward  United States The steam cargo ship struck ice and sank in the Straits of Mackinac west of Mackinaw City, Michigan, with the loss of five of her 14 crew members.

26 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 April 1909
Ship Country Description
Foca  Italian Royal Navy The submarine was scuttled in the harbor at Naples, Italy, to extinguish a fuel fire that resulted from an internal gasoline explosion. She was refloated, repaired, and returned to service.[9]

May[edit]

13 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 May 1909
Ship Country Description
Palomares  Belgium Abandoned in the Gulf of Finland. Later salvaged, repaired and sold.[10]

29 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 May 1909
Ship Country Description
Narara  Australia The cargo steamer sprang a leak and sank in the Narrabeen Bight off Sydney, Australia, with no loss of life.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1909
Ship Country Description
Loango flag unknown The schooner was wrecked near St Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom[11] Four crew rescued[2]

June[edit]

11 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 June 1909
Ship Country Description
RMS Slavonia  United Kingdom The passenger ship ran aground at Punda dos Fenais, Flores, Azores, Portugal and was wrecked. All passengers were rescued by Prinzess Irene and Batavia (both  Germany).

20 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 June 1909
Ship Country Description
Louise  Belgium foundered 28 nautical miles (52 km) off Ventimiglia, Italy.[12]

25 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 June 1909
Ship Country Description
Lord Londonderry  United Kingdom The cargo ship, which had caught fire the day before, was abandoned 30 nautical miles (56 km) off Sines, Portugal. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Huelva, Spain to Savannah, Georgia, United States.[13]

July[edit]

12 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 July 1909
Ship Country Description
John B. Cowle  United States The 420 feet (130 m), 4,731 GRT Cowle was laden with 7,023 tons of iron ore loaded at Two Harbors, Minnesota and bound for Cleveland, Ohio, when she was rammed in dense fog by Isaac M. Scott. The Cowle sank in three minutes, taking 14 of her 24-man crew with her.

15 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 1909
Ship Country Description
HMS C11  Royal Navy The C-class submarine sank in collision with Eddystone ( United Kingdom) in the North Sea off Cromer, Norfolk, England. Three survivors

27 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 July 1909
Ship Country Description
Waratah  United Kingdom . The Blue Anchor Line ocean liner was due to reach Cape Town on 29 July. No trace was ever found and over 750 passengers and crew lost. Last sighted by Guelph ( United Kingdom) on 27 July.

August[edit]

5 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1909
Ship Country Description
Lucania  United Kingdom The ocean liner caught fire at Huskisson Dock at Liverpool, England. She sank at her moorings and later was sold for scrap.
Maori  United Kingdom
SS Maori
The steamer was wrecked near on the Cape Peninsula neat Llandudno, Cape Town, South Africa, with 32 crew killed.

11 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 1909
Ship Country Description
USS Nezinscot  United States Navy The tug capsized and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Ann, Massachusetts.[14]

20 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1909
Ship Country Description
Adolphe  United Kingdom The ketch was wrecked in the Teifi Estuary.[15]

September[edit]

5 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 September 1909
Ship Country Description
Eduard Bohlen  Germany
The wreck of Eduard Bohlen.
The cargo ship ran aground on German South-West Africa's Skeleton Coast in a heavy fog.

12 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 September 1909
Ship Country Description
Sarah Ann  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Porthgain, Pembrokeshire.[15]

15 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 September 1909
Ship Country Description
Francesco Morosini  Regia Marina The decommissioned Ruggiero di Lauria-class ironclad battleship was sunk as a torpedo target at La Spezia, Italy.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date September 1909
Ship Country Description
USS Katahdin  United States Navy The decommissioned harbor defense ram was sunk as a gunnery target at Rappahannock Spit, Virginia.

October[edit]

15 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 October 1909
Ship Country Description
Quatrino  United States The barge was wrecked between Green Island and Grey Island.[16]

23 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 October 1909
Ship Country Description
Anne Marie  France Barge based Erquy (region of Brittany, France). Carrying cobblestone from its home port to Saint Malo (same area), was wrecked on the Minquiers Channel Islands tray.[17]

November[edit]

5 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 November 1909
Ship Country Description
Alligator  United States The paddle steamer burned and sank on Lake Crescent in Florida without loss of life.

24 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 November 1909
Ship Country Description
Alf  Norway The barque ran aground on Haisborough Sands and was wrecked. Crew of 16 rescued by the Cromer lifeboat Louisa Heartwell (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution).

27 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 November 1909
Ship Country Description
Lancelot  United Kingdom The spritsail barge was driven ashore in West Bay, Dorset.[18]

29 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 1909
Ship Country Description
Levernbank  United Kingdom The barque was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean 300 nautical miles (560 km) west of the Isles of Scilly. She was on a voyage from Bilbao, Spain to Cardiff, Glamorgan.[19]
Ottawa  United States The tug caught fire, burned to the waterline, and sank in Lake Superior off Russell, Wisconsin, after rescuing another vessel.

December[edit]

2 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 December 1909
Ship Country Description
Whitewood  United Kingdom The Screw Collier left Hull 2 Dec 1909 bound for Bremen. Not heard of after this date.[citation needed]

3 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 December 1909
Ship Country Description
Ellan Vannin United Kingdom Isle of Man The paddle steamer sank in Liverpool Bay in a Force 11 gale. All 36 passengers and crew killed.

8 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 1909
Ship Country Description
Marquette & Bessemer No. 2  United States The train ferry sank in Lake Erie in a storm with the loss of all hands, variously reported as between 30 and 38 lives.

13 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 December 1909
Ship Country Description
Governor Ames  United States The 5-masted schooner was wrecked in a gale 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) off Cape Hatteras on the North Carolina coast. Thirteen of the fourteen aboard perished, including the master, Captain King, and his wife. The sole survivor was Joseph Speering of New York.

26 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 December 1909
Ship Country Description
Ada K. Damon  United States
The wreck of Ada K. Damon in 2005.
The schooner was wrecked on Crane Beach in Ipswich, Massachusetts, after her anchor chain broke during a snowstorm, setting her adrift.[20][21] Her five crew members survived.[22]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1909
Ship Country Description
America  United States The passenger and package delivery steamer ran aground in the Great Lakes. She was refloated, repaired, and returned to service.
Congress  United Kingdom The steamer was swamped by a wave off St. Ives, Cornwall. Three people swept overboard were rescued.[2]

References[edit]

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Ship events in 1909
Ship launches: 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914
Ship commissionings: 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914
Ship decommissionings: 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914
Shipwrecks: 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914