List of shipwrecks in 1914

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The list of shipwrecks in 1914 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost in 1914.


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1914
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date


January[edit]

2 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 January 1914
Ship Country Description
Nerok  Russia The cargo ship was driven ashore near Rønne, Denmark with the loss of all but two of her crew.[1] The vessel was built by Messrs Smith Dock Company Limited for Russia. One of the survivors was engineer John Joseph Hayes from South Bank, Middlesbrough, the other was a Russian Naval Lieutenant named Bolimor.

4 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 January 1914
Ship Country Description
Oklahoma  United States The tanker exploded and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) south east of Sandy Hook, New Jersey with the loss of 32 of her 40 crew. Survivors were rescued by Bavaria ( Germany) and Salvo ( Spain).[2]
Thomas Winsmore  United States The three-masted schooner ran aground on the Lookout Shoal in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Carolina and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued by USRC Seminole (United States United States Revenue Cutter Service).

7 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 1914
Ship Country Description
Cora  France The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked on Chesil Beach, Dorset, United Kingdom.[3]

10 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 January 1914
Ship Country Description
Gina  Italy The coaster sank at Bosa, Sardinia whilst discharging cargo.[4]
HMCS Karluk  Royal Canadian Navy The brigantine was crushed by ice and sank off Herald Island, Russia during the Canadian Arctic Expedition.

13 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 January 1914
Ship Country Description
Ajuricaba Brazil Brazil The cargo ship foundered in the Amazon River at Manaus[4]
Cobequid  United Kingdom The passenger ship ran aground in the Bay of Fundy 8 nautical miles (15 km) north east of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. All on board were rescued.[5]

14 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 January 1914
Ship Country Description
Kenkon Maru XI  Japan The cargo ship struck a rock at Harimoen Djawa and was wrecked. Her crew survived.[6]

16 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 1914
Ship Country Description
A7  Royal Navy The A-class submarine sank in Whitesand Bay, Cornwall with the loss of all eleven crew.

17 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 January 1914
Ship Country Description
Spring  Norway The cargo ship collided with another vessel and sank in Heltefjord.[7]

21 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 January 1914
Ship Country Description
Alexandra  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Atlantic Ocean 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Sagres, Portugal and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[8]

25 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 January 1914
Ship Country Description
Armenia  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on Goeree, Zeeland, Netherlands. She was refloated on 30 January.[9]
San Antonio  Germany The sailing ship ran aground off the coast of Morocco. She was refloated, repaired, and returned to service.

27 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 January 1914
Ship Country Description
Restless  United Kingdom The schooner was run down and sunk in the Thames Estuary off Southend, Essex by the dredger Lord Desborough ( United Kingdom) with the loss of three of her seven crew.[10]
Sao Vicente Brazil Brazil The cargo ship sank on this date.[11]

28 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 January 1914
Ship Country Description
Posidonia  United Kingdom The seagrass dredge departed Fremantle, Western Australia on this date for Port Pirie, South Australia. Assumed to have been lost in a storm in the vicinity of Cape Leeuwin, with all hands.[12][13]

30 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 January 1914
Ship Country Description
Monroe  United States The ocean liner collided with Nantucket ( United States) in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) off the Delaware Capes and sank with the loss of 41 of the 140 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Nantucket.[14]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1914
Ship Country Description
Jeanette  United States The dredger was destroyed by fire at St. Louis, Missouri.[15]

February[edit]

3 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1914
Ship Country Description
Biessard  France The barque departed Le Havre, Seine-Maritime for Tchio, New Caledonia. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[16]
Snipe  United Kingdom The cutter foundered in the Thames Estuary 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) of the Gunfleet Lighthouse with the loss of a crew member.[17]

5 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1914
Ship Country Description
Camberwarra  Netherlands The self-propelled floating crane struck a rock and sank in the Indian Ocean 10.8 miles (17.4 km) southwest of Green Head, Western Australia, with no loss of life.[18]

12 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 February 1914
Ship Country Description
Arnside  United Kingdom The coaster foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Land's End, Cornwall with the loss of all twelve of her crew.[19]
Liniers  United Kingdom The tug was driven ashore at Dungeness, Kent and wrecked. Her crew survived.[20]
Miown  United Kingdom The coaster foundered in the English Channel 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex with the loss of eight of her nine crew.[19]

17 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 February 1914
Ship Country Description
John H. Hanson  United States The schooner sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean whilst on a voyage from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Boston, Massachusetts.[21]
W. H. Dimond  United States The schooner foundered in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Alaska.[21]

18 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 February 1914
Ship Country Description
Romeu Brazil Brazil The cargo ship foundered in a tributary of the Amazon River.[11][22]

20 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1914
Ship Country Description
Mexico  Norway The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked on the coast of the Keeragh Islands, United Kingdom on 20 February.[11][23]

22 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 February 1914
Ship Country Description
Elizabeth Crouch  United Kingdom The ketch foundered in the Bristol Channel. Her two crew were rescued by the cutter Dawn ( United Kingdom).[24]
Itucuman Brazil Brazil The coaster sank at Manaus.[11]

23 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 1914
Ship Country Description
Ekliptika  Denmark The cargo ship foundered in the Bay of Biscay with the loss of twelve of the 23 people on board. The survivors were rescued by Wildenfels ( Germany).[25]

25 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 February 1914
Ship Country Description
Kalxten  Russia The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Casablanca, Morocco. Her crew were rescued.[26]

26 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 February 1914
Ship Country Description
Maria  Greece The schooner was wrecked in the Mediterranean Sea off Hyères, Var, France.[26]

28 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1914
Ship Country Description
HMS Laverock  Royal Navy The Laforey-class destroyer ran aground at Skelmorlie, Ayrshire.[27] She was refloated on 30 March.[28]
Nokomis  United States The schooner was wrecked on Perton Island. Her crew were rescued.[29]

March[edit]

3 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 March 1914
Ship Country Description
Tasman  Norway The barque capsized and sank in the North Sea.[30]

4 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 March 1914
Ship Country Description
Fulmar  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire. She was refloated on 9 March.[31]

7 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 March 1914
Ship Country Description
Julia A. Truher  United States The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (38°15′N 66°09′W / 38.250°N 66.150°W / 38.250; -66.150). Her crew were rescued by Nubian ( United Kingdom).[32]

8 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1914
Ship Country Description
Charlemagne Tower Junior  United States The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) off Seaside Park, New Jersey. All 22 crew were rescued.[33]

9 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 March 1914
Ship Country Description
Bydgo  Norway The coaster collided with Dania ( Denmark) at Skagen, Denmark and sank.[31]
Hokuse Maru  Japan The cargo ship collided with Oriental ( United Kingdom) at Shanghai, China and sank.[31]

12 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 1914
Ship Country Description
Gordon's Charge  United Kingdom The schooner ran aground on Sully Island, Glamorgan. She was refloated and beached for repairs. She was refloated on 28 March and towed to Newport, Monmouthshire.[34][35]
Turia  Spain The cargo ship was driven ashore at Dénia, Alicante and wrecked.[36]

13 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1914
Ship Country Description
James Shearer  United Kingdom The schooner foundered in St. Bride's Bay. Her crew survived.[37]

14 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1914
Ship Country Description
Catharine  United Kingdom The brigantine ran aground at Newhaven, East Sussex and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued by the Newhaven Lifeboat.[38]
Dorothea  Netherlands The cargo ship was driven ashore on Chesil Beach, Dorset, United Kingdom.[39] She was refloated on 20 October.[40]
Hydra  Norway The brig sprang a leak and was abandoned in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued by Dronningen ( Norway).[38]
Irish Girl  United Kingdom The schooner ran aground on Little Roancorrig, County Cork and was wrecked. Her crew survived.[38]
Jaghin  United Kingdom The barge was driven ashore at Newhaven and wrecked. Her crew were rescued by the Newhaven Lifeboat.[38]
Leonardo  Italy The coaster sank at Melilla, Spanish Morocco in a storm.[39]

15 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 March 1914
Ship Country Description
Trifolium  Sweden The barque was driven ashore at Whitesand Bay, Sennen, Cornwall, United Kingdom with the loss of five of her eleven crew.[41]

16 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 March 1914
Ship Country Description
Coburn  United Kingdom The tug foundered in the River Thames at Greenhithe, Kent with the loss of all five crew.[42]

17 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 March 1914
Ship Country Description
City of Sydney  United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore at Cape Sambro, Nova Scotia, Canada and was wrecked.[43]

18 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 March 1914
Ship Country Description
Balder  United Kingdom The three-masted schooner foundered in the English Channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) south west of The Needles, Isle of Wight. All six crew were rescued by the tug Vulcan ( Germany).[44]

19 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 March 1914
Ship Country Description
Africa  Belgium The cargo ship was wrecked at Zaccarossa, Sardinia, Italy. She was refloated on 23 May and subsequently scrapped.[45][46][47]
Torquay  Norway The cargo ship collided with a trawler and sank in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued.[32]

22 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 March 1914
Ship Country Description
Oddersjaa  Norway The cargo ship was reported to have been seen abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (46°33′N 7°58′W / 46.550°N 7.967°W / 46.550; -7.967 on this date.[48]

29 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 March 1914
Ship Country Description
Isobe Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground at Fukaura, Aomori. Salvage operations were abandoned in mid May.[49]

31 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 March 1914
Ship Country Description
Southern Cross Canada Canada The barque-rigged sealer sank off the east coast of Canada with the loss of 173 lives.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1914
Ship Country Description
Cecil  Norway The cargo ship ran aground on Mayaguana, Bahamas and was wrecked between 1 and 11 March.[36][50]

April[edit]

1 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 April 1914
Ship Country Description
Gungner  Norway The schooner sprang a leak and was abandoned in the North Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) off the Naze, Essex, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued.[51]
Othello  Sweden The cargo ship ran aground at Kyrenia, Cyprus.[51] She was refloated on 8 April.[52]
358  French Navy The torpedo boat struck rocks and sank in the Mediterranean Sea west of Saint-Tropez, Var. Her crew were rescued.[53]

2 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 April 1914
Ship Country Description
USRC Hartley Ensign of the United States Revenue-Marine (1868).png United States Revenue Cutter Service The harbor vessel sank alongside her wharf at San Francisco. Later raised, but never repaired, she was sold on 1 August 1919.[54]
Kate  Australia The steam tug collided with the ferry Bellubera ( Australia) in Sydney Harbour off Dobroyd Head, New South Wales, Australia, and sank; the lighter Kate was towing capsized. Bellubera rescued Kate′s four-man crew.
Maine flag unknown The coaster collided with José de Aramburu ( Spain) in the English Channel and sank. Her crew were rescued by José de Aramburu.[55]
Normand  France The coaster ran aground in the English Channel on the Beagle Rock, Cornwall, United Kingdom and sank. Her crew were rescued.[55]

5 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 April 1914
Ship Country Description
Gannet  United Kingdom The coaster collided with Minna Schuldt ( Germany) in the River Thames at Erith, Kent and sank. Her crew were rescued.[56] She was refloated on 8 April and beached.[52]

6 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 April 1914
Ship Country Description
Croydon  United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore on Barbuda and wrecked.[57]
Maritime  United Kingdom The cargo ship passed Fernando de Noronha, Brazil on this date bound for Campana, Argentina.[58] Believed to have foundered on or before 12 April at 20°58′S 40°00′W / 20.967°S 40.000°W / -20.967; -40.000 with the loss of all hands.[59]

7 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 1914
Ship Country Description
Umzimvubu  United Kingdom The coaster ran aground at Port St. Johns, South Africa.[60] She was refloated on 13 April.[61]

9 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 April 1914
Ship Country Description
Cairnhill  United Kingdom The cargo ship was abandoned in the Pacific Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) off New Ireland following the breaking of her propeller shaft.[62] Six weeks later, she was towed in to Namantanai, New Guinea.[63]

15 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 April 1914
Ship Country Description
Median  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on the Salmedina Bank, Cartagena, Colombia.[64] She was refloated on 23 April.[65]

16 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 April 1914
Ship Country Description
Calabria  United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked at Esbjerg, Denmark.[66]

17 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 April 1914
Ship Country Description
Highland Piper  United Kingdom The ocean liner ran aground on the English Bank, Montevideo, Uruguay and was severely damaged. She was refloated on 29 April[66][67]

19 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 April 1914
Ship Country Description
La Roserina flag unknown The cargo ship ran aground in the River Plate. She was refloated on 27 April.[68]

20 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 April 1914
Ship Country Description
Kathleen  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on Castle Island, Bermuda.[69] She was refloated on 27 April.[68]

21 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 April 1914
Ship Country Description
Edith  United Kingdom The ketch collided with Thirlby ( United Kingdom in the Bristol Channel and sank with the loss of a crew member. The survivors were rescued by Thirlby.[70]
Envermeu  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on the Kimmeridge Ledge, in the English Channel off Swanage, Dorset.[65] She was refloated on 1 May.[71]

22 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 April 1914
Ship Country Description
Carbineer  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with HMS Isis ( Royal Navy) and consequently sank in the English Channel 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) south south east of the Owers Lightship ( United Kingdom). Her crew were rescued by HMS Isis.[72]
Glencoe  United Kingdom The Thames barge foundered in Studland Bay. Her crew were rescued.[73]

23 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 April 1914
Ship Country Description
Loire  Belgium The coaster foundered in the English Channel off Sept Îles, Côtes-du-Nord, France. Her crew survived.[65]

27 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 April 1914
Ship Country Description
Kometa  Russia The tanker exploded and sank in the Mediterranean Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) west of Algiers, Algeria with the loss of fifteen of the 30 people on board.[68][74]
Werner  Germany The coaster collided with Rolandsbeck ( Germany) at Glückstadt, Schleswig-Holstein and sank.[68]
Yurimaguas  Peru The coaster foundered in the Purus River.[68]

28 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 April 1914
Ship Country Description
Penelope  Greece The cargo ship ran aground near Cape Bougaroni, Algeria. Salvage operations were abandoned on 13 May.[75]
Werner  Germany The cargo ship collided with Rolandseck ( Germany) and sank in the River Elbe at Glückstadt.[76]

30 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 1914
Ship Country Description
SS Benjamin Noble  United States The cargo ship foundered in Lake Superior.[77] Entire crew of 16 lost[78]
Ystad  Sweden The cargo ship collided with Liv ( Norway) at Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany and sank with the loss of one life. Her crew were saved.[79]

May[edit]

1 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 May 1914
Ship Country Description
Dollart  Germany The coaster struck the wreck of Werner ( Germany) and sank in the River Elbe at Glückstadt with the loss of two crew. She was later raised, repaired and returned to service.
New Grand Island  United States The dredger was destroyed by fire at San Francisco, California.[71]

3 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 May 1914
Ship Country Description
Columbian  United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean off Sable Island, Nova Scotia, Canada (41°27′N 59°05′W / 41.450°N 59.083°W / 41.450; -59.083) and was abandoned by her 49 crew. Thirteen of them were rescued by Seydlitz ( Germany), fourteen were rescued by Manhattan (flag unknown). A third lifeboat with sixteen crew was reported to be missing, but was discovered on 17 May by USRC Seneca (United States United States Revenue Cutter Service) with just five survivors.[80][81][82]

4 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 May 1914
Ship Country Description
Emma  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground south of Las Palmas, Canary Islands and sank.[62] She was refloated on 9 May.[83]
Irismere  United Kingdom The cargo ship was severely damaged by fire at Penang, Malaya and was scuttled to extinguish the fire.[62] She was refloated on 9 May.[83]
Sahara  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on Martín García Island, Argentina.[84] She was refloated on 9 May.[83]

10 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 May 1914
Ship Country Description
Birtley and Storm Force  United Kingdom The cargo ships collided in the River Thames at Erith, Kent. Both vessels were beached but Storm Force was refloated later that day.[85] Birtley was refloated the next day.[86]

11 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 May 1914
Ship Country Description
Agnes Craig  United Kingdom The schooner struck The Manacles and was consequently beached at Falmouth, Cornwall.[86]
Henrika  Germany The schooner foundered in the North Sea off Aberdeen, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland with the loss of one of her four crew. The survivors were rescued by the trawler Desiree ( United Kingdom).[86]

13 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 May 1914
Ship Country Description
Turret Hill  United Kingdom The coaster sprang a leak and capsized in the North Sea off Lowestoft, Suffolk with the loss of twelve of her fourteen crew. The survivors were rescued by Kremlin ( Belgium) and Wearside ( United Kingdom).[87]
W. W. Jones  United Kingdom The pilot cutter collided with Star of New Zealand ( United Kingdom in the Bristol Channel and sank with the loss of five of her 21 crew.[87]
Yewdale  United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore on West Mouse, Anglesey. Her crew were rescued.[88] She was refloated on 21 May.[89]

15 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 May 1914
Ship Country Description
Times  Norway The cargo ship ran aground on the Pickel Reef, in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida, United States.[90] She was refloated on 18 April.[91]

17 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 May 1914
Ship Country Description
Tore Jarl  Norway The cargo liner ran aground in the North Sea off the Lista Lighthouse. Her passengers were taken off.[92] She was declared a total loss.[93] She was refloated on 18 June.[94]

19 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 May 1914
Ship Country Description
Paramita  United States The barque was beached in Lost Harbour whilst on a voyage from San Francisco, California to Bristol Bay, Alaska.[93]

20 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 May 1914
Ship Country Description
Doris M. Pickup  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at St. Jago, Cape Verde Islands, Portugal. Her crew were rescued.[95]
El Dorado  Russia The cargo ship came ashore in America Bay.[95] She was refloated on 23 May.[47]
Gloria  Sweden The cargo ship caught fire off Malmö and was scuttled.[95]

21 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 May 1914
Ship Country Description
Atlantis  Norway The passenger ship ran aground in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) off Tampico, Florida, United States. USS Connecticut ( United States Navy) rescued 100 passengers.[89] She was refloated on 26 May.[96]

22 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 1914
Ship Country Description
Svenor  Norway The barque was abandoned in the Southern Ocean off the west coast of Tasmania whilst on a voyage from Fremantle, Western Australia to Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Her crew were rescued by Wainui ( Australia) and the ship was set afire. It beached at Wreck Bay.[97][98]

23 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 May 1914
Ship Country Description
Septa  Russia The barque departed from Buenos Aires, Argentina. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[16]

24 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 May 1914
Ship Country Description
Berthier  United Kingdom The coaster was destroyed by fire at Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[99]
Pueyrredon  Argentina The coaster caught fire at Concepción del Uruguay and was beached.[47]

25 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 May 1914
Ship Country Description
Abana  United Kingdom The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Carleton Point, Prince Edward Island, Canada.[100]
Halifax No.19  Canada The lightship was wrecked at Liscomb, Nova Scotia.[101]
W. H. Gilbert  United States The cargo ship collided with Caldera ( United States) and sank in Lake Erie off Cleveland, Ohio.[102]

26 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 May 1914
Ship Country Description
Livonia  United Kingdom The brigantine was wrecked at Cadiz, Spain.[96]

27 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 May 1914
Ship Country Description
Pericles  Greece The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 90 nautical miles (170 km) off Ouessant, Finistère, France. Her crew were rescued.[99]

28 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 May 1914
Ship Country Description
Concordia  Denmark The schooner collided with Cyrus ( Russia) in the Baltic Sea and sank. Her crew were rescued by Cyrus.[100]

29 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 may 1914
Ship Country Description
Brenhilda  United Kingdom The full-rigged ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. She subsequently foundered.[103]
Empress of Ireland  Canada The ocean liner was rammed by Storstad ( Norway) in the Gulf of St Lawrence and sank with the loss of 1,012 of the 1,477 people on board.

31 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 May 1914
Ship Country Description
Anda  Norway The barque foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 42°S 41°W / 42°S 41°W / -42; -41) with the loss of two of her crew.[104]
Frida  Germany The schooner was driven ashore at Simrishamn, Skåne County, Sweden and sank.[104][105]
Triton  Russia The full-rigged ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (29°53′S 47°24′W / 29.883°S 47.400°W / -29.883; -47.400). Her crew were rescued by Alexandria ( Germany).[105]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1914
Ship Country Description
Marie Amélie  France The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (44°36′N 48°30′W / 44.600°N 48.500°W / 44.600; -48.500) due to field ice some time between 11 and 19 May. Her crew were rescued by Corinthian ( United Kingdom) and the fishing vessel St. Mathurin ( France).[106]
F. J. Luckenach  United States The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South Carolina sometime between 15 and 28 May with the loss of all 28 crew.[107][108]
Torridge  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Port Eads, Louisiana, United States in late May.[109] She was refloated on 4 June,[110]

June[edit]

4 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 June 1914
Ship Country Description
Fulani  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on the Carpenter Rock, Sierra Leone.[111] She was declared a total loss.[112]

6 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 June 1914
Ship Country Description
Oriole  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Corinthian ( United Kingdom) in the River Thames at East Greenwich, London and sank. All 24 people on board were rescued.[113] She was refloated on 13 June and beached.[114]
Pinto  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off Itajahy, Brazil and was wrecked.[115]

8 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 June 1914
Ship Country Description
Argenfels  Germany The cargo ship struck a submerged object and was beached at Cape St. James, China.[116]
Victoria Luise  Germany The ocean liner ran aground in the Elbe and developed a list. Her engine rooms were flooded. She was later refloated,[117] repaired and returned to service.

9 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 June 1914
Ship Country Description
Castor  Norway The schooner was driven ashore on the Schoughall Rocks, Berwickshire, United Kingdom. Her four crew were rescued.[118]

11 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 June 1914
Ship Country Description
Scotia  United Kingdom The barquentine collided with Ogono ( Spain) in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Souter Point, County Durham and sank.[119]
Thyra  Norway The cargo ship ran aground at Duncansby Head, Caithness, United Kingdom.[119]

14 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 June 1914
Ship Country Description
Campbell  Norway The whaler was driven ashore at Port Philip Heads, Victoria, Australia and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[120]

15 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 June 1914
Ship Country Description
Nachodka  Russia The coaster sank in America Bay.[121]

17 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 June 1914
Ship Country Description
HMHS Maine  United Kingdom The hospital ship ran aground on the Isle of Mull, Argyll and was wrecked.

18 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 June 1914
Ship Country Description
Dashwood  United Kingdom The schooner was destroyed by fire at Kingston Dock, Glasgow, Renfrewshire.[122]
Monrovia  United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked 12 nautical miles (22 km) north of the mouth of the Futa River, Chile.[94]
Navigator  United Kingdom The schooner was destroyed by fire at Kingston Dock, Glasgow.[122]
St. Nicholas  United Kingdom The passenger ship ran aground and sank in Wick Bay, Orkney Islands. All on board were rescued.[123]
Volant  United Kingdom The schooner was destroyed by fire at Kingston Dock, Glasgow.[122]
Warsash  United Kingdom The sailing vessel was destroyed by fire at Kingston Dock, Glasgow.[122]

24 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 June 1914
Ship Country Description
Gothland  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly.[124] She was refloated on 27 June and beached at St. Mary's.[125]
Penhale  United Kingdom The cargo ship struck rocks at Vaasa, Finland and was beached.[124] She was refloated on 28 June.[125]

25 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 June 1914
Ship Country Description
Antares  Italy The barque was reported in the Atlantic Ocean at approximately 7°N 25°W / 7°N 25°W / 7; -25. She subsequently foundered with the loss of all hands. Wreckage washed up at Warramboo, South Australia in mid December.[126]

27 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 June 1914
Ship Country Description
California  United Kingdom The ocean liner ran aground on Tory Island, County Donegal. Her passengers were taken off by four vessels which included Cassandra ( United Kingdom) and HMS Swift ( Royal Navy). California was refloated on 20 August, repaired and returned to service.
Dorothy  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Punta Avaca, Chile.[125] She was refloated on 2 July.[127]

30 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 June 1914
Ship Country Description
Pardo  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Hyanthes ( United Kingdom in the River Plate and was beached.[128][129]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1914
Ship Country Description
Datetree  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on the Brissons, Cape Cornwall.[125] She broke in two on 6 July and was declared a total loss.[130]
Ingebjörg  Norway The barque was dismasted in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 34°S 50°W / 34°S 50°W / -34; -50). She was abandoned and set afire. Her crew were rescued by Hawkhead ( United Kingdom).[131]
Kintuck  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off Batavia, Netherlands East Indies at the end of June due to high seas caused by an earthquake.[125] She was refloated on 2 July.[127]
Lord Antrim  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Cape Race, Portugal. Salvage efforts were abandoned on 10 July.[132]

July[edit]

1 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1914
Ship Country Description
Unione  Italy The cargo ship ran aground on Lošinj, Austria-Hungary and sank. Her crew were rescued.[133]

2 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 July 1914
Ship Country Description
Gay Head  United Kingdom The whaler was wrecked in Castle Bay, Alaska, United States.[127]

7 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 July 1914
Ship Country Description
Calypso  French Navy The Laboeuf-class submarine collided with Mousqueton ( French Navy) and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Toulon, Var. All 26 crew were rescued.[134]
Granfos  Norway The cargo ship ran aground on Mouse Island, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom.[135] She was refloated on 10 July.[136]

8 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 July 1914
Ship Country Description
Tyne  United Kingdom The schooner ran aground at Porthmadog, Caernarfonshire. She sank the next day.[137]

10 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 July 1914
Ship Country Description
Newstead  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the North Sea off Boulmer, Northumberland.[138] She was refloated on 15 July.[139]

11 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 July 1914
Ship Country Description
Mendoza  Argentina The cargo liner ran aground at Punta Mogotes.[140] She was abandoned by her crew on 15 July and was declared a total loss.[139]
Precursore  United Kingdom The ketch collided with William Balls in the North Sea and sank. Her crew were rescued.[136]

13 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1914
Ship Country Description
Vivid  United Kingdom The brigantine collided with St. Ronald ( United Kingdom) in the North Sea off the coast of Yorkshire and sank with the loss of three of her four crew.[141]

14 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 July 1914
Ship Country Description
Usania  Norway The cargo ship was destroyed by fire at Siglufjörður, Iceland.[142]

15 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 1914
Ship Country Description
Nymphea  United Kingdom The bulk molasses carrier ran aground at Whinnyfold, Aberdeenshire and was a total loss.[139][143]

18 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 1914
Ship Country Description
Jeanne A. Pickels  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Chance Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada and was wrecked.[144]

19 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1914
Ship Country Description
Cienfuegos  Cuba The cargo ship was wrecked at Scatarie Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.[145]
Clarence II Venner  United States The schooner was wrecked at Cape Sable, Nova Scotia,[145]
Harold C. Beecher  United States The schooner was wrecked at Scatarie Island.[145]
Ragna  Norway The cargo ship was wrecked near Louisbourg, Nova Scotia.[145][146]

23 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1914
Ship Country Description
Berlin  Germany The passenger ship collided with Ostsee ( Germany) in the Swinemünde Haff and sank. All on board were rescued.[147]

27 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 July 1914
Ship Country Description
Yparraguirre  Spain The cargo ship was severely damaged by fire at Sevilla, Andalusia.[148]

29 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 July 1914
Ship Country Description
Paragon  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Taygetos ( United Kingdom) in the Irish Sea off Barry, Glamorgan and was beached.[149]

30 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 July 1914
Ship Country Description
Cedia  Russia The schooner was abandoned in the Baltic Sea.[150]

31 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 July 1914
Ship Country Description
Buccaneer  United Kingdom The cargo ship came ashore at Tamatave, Madagascar and was wrecked. Her crew survived.[151]
Framfjord  Norway The barque came ashore in Saldanha Bay, South Africa and was wrecked.[151]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1914
Ship Country Description
Camrose  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on The Burlings, Portugal.[152] She was abandoned on 29 July as a total loss.[153]
Maltby  United Kingdom The cargo ship was severely damaged by fire at Buenos Aires, Argentina.[152]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1914
Ship Country Description
America  United States The passenger and package delivery ship ran aground in Lake Superior, suffering considerable damage.[154] She was refloated, repaired, and returned to service.
County of Devon  United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean in late February or early March. Her crew were rescued by the tanker Deutschland ( Germany) and landed at Copenhagen, Denmark on 8 March.[33]
Dyle  United Kingdom The cargo ship was sunk as a blockship in Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands. She was raised and scrapped in 1919.[45]
Florence J.  United States The oil service vessel capsized in Puget Sound immediately after being launched at Dockton, Washington, in either 1913 or 1914. She was righted, completed, and eventually entered service.
SMS Markomannia  Kaiserliche Marine World War I: The auxiliary cruiser was sunk in the Indian Ocean by HMS Yarmouth ( Royal Navy).[155]
Maria O. Teal  United States The four-masted schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean sometime before 9 February. Her crew were rescued by Rio Colorado ( United Kingdom).[156]
Nostra Senora del Rosario  Italy The barque departed Cadiz, Spain for Montevideo, Uruguay on 17 February. She subsequently foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all hands. A lifeboat with a decomposed body was found in mid March off Cadiz.[157]

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Ship events in 1914
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