List of shipwrecks in 1920

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 The list of shipwrecks in 1920 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1920.

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1920
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec

January[edit]

2 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 January 1920
Ship Country Description
Ernest T. Lee  United States The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Hildebrand ( United Kingdom).[1]
Jemtland  Sweden The liner struck a mine and sank at Herthas Flak [2][3] with the loss of seven of her 26 crew.[4]
Nicolaas  Netherlands The cargo ship struck a mine in the North Sea off the Dogger Bank and sank with some loss of life.[3]
Nipponier  Belgium The cargo ship foundered in the Bay of Biscay (44°24′N 9°03′W / 44.400°N 9.050°W / 44.400; -9.050 (SS Nipponier)). Her crew were rescued by Rio de Janeiro ( Norway).[5][6]
Roumanier  Belgium The cargo ship caught fire whilst ship berthed at Antwerp. Her hull was badly damaged and the ship was laid up. She was scrapped in 1923 at Hamburg, Germany.[7]
Stella II  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked on the coast of Africa.[8]

3 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 1920
Ship Country Description
Figueira  Portugal The cargo ship collided with Ango ( France) at Oporto and was beached.[9]

4 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 January 1920
Ship Country Description
San Giuseppe  Italy The cargo ship foundered in the Bay of Biscay (46°30′N 8°56′W / 46.500°N 8.933°W / 46.500; -8.933). Her crew were rescued by Tartar Prince ( United Kingdom).[10]

5 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 January 1920
Ship Country Description
Abrigada  United States The cargo ship caught fire at Saint Michaels, Maryland and was scuttled.[9]
Frances Gardner  United Kingdom The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 70 nautical miles (130 km) off Cape Race, Newfoundland. Her crew were rescued by Albr. W. Selmer ( Norway).[9]
Joachim  Spain The schooner was wrecked at Testadelaban. Her crew were rescued by Armenie ( France).[11]
Melamson Bros  United Kingdom The schooner ran aground on Cobblers' Reef, Barbados and was wrecked with the loss of four crew.[9][12]

6 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1920
Ship Country Description
Mathilde  Denmark The schooner came ashore at Easington, County Durham, United Kingdom and was wrecked,[9]
Metamora  United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned and set afire in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued. The fire was extinguished and Metamora was towed into Saint Michaels, Maryland, United States by Lages (Brazil Brazil).[9]

7 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 1920
Ship Country Description
San Josefa  Italy The auxiliary barque was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Tartar Prince ( United Kingdom).[11]

8 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 January 1920
Ship Country Description
Gelasma  United Kingdom The auxiliary sailing ship came ashore 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) east of Dungeness, Kent. Her crew were rescued.[12]
HMT Leonard  Royal Navy The naval trawler foundered off the coast of Scotland with the loss of all nine crew.[13][14]
Le Pluvier  France The tug foundered with the loss of between 25 and 30 lives.[15]
St. Louis  United States The ocean liner caught fire at Hoboken, New Jersey and was scuttled. She was a total loss and was scrapped in 1925.
Spartan  France The cargo ship sank in Rothesay Dock, Glasgow, Renfrewshire, United Kingdom.[12]

9 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 January 1920
Ship Country Description
Treveal  United Kingdom The cargo ship, on her maiden voyage, ran aground on the Kimmeridge Ledge, off the coast of Dorset and broke in two with the loss of 36 of her 43 crew. She was on a voyage from Calcutta, India to Dundee, Forfarshire.[16]
West Avenal  United States The Design 1019 cargo ship collided with Lancastrian ( United Kingdom) in New York Harbor and was beached. She was refloated over a month later and returned to service.

10 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 January 1920
Ship Country Description
Treveal  United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked in the English Channel off the coast of Dorset. Thirty six of her crew were killed.[17]

11 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 January 1920
Ship Country Description
Auguste Charles  France The sailing ship was driven ashore at Knapp Head, Devon, United Kingdom and was wrecked with the loss of three of her five crew.[18]
Doyo Maru  Japan The cargo ship departed from Chinwangtao, China for Yokohama. No further trace, presumed foundered by 15 January with the loss of all hands.[19]

12 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1920
Ship Country Description
Afrique  France Chargeurs Réunis' 5,404 GRT ocean liner foundered in the Bay of Biscay 32 nautical miles (59 km) off the Île de Ré with the loss of 556 of the 599 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Ceylan ( France) and another vessel.[20][21][22]
Monte Grande  France The schooner was driven ashore at East Wittering, West Sussex, United Kingdom and was wrecked.[23]
Serbier  Belgium The cargo ship foundered in the Bay of Biscay 80 nautical miles (150 km) off Penmarc'h, Finistère, France (47°38′N 6°10′W / 47.633°N 6.167°W / 47.633; -6.167 (SS Serbier)). Her crew were rescued by Docteur Pierre Benoit ( France).[6][7]

13 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 January 1920
Ship Country Description
Jane and Ann  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at St. Anne's on Sea, Lancashire and was wrecked.[18]
Willy  Norway The cargo ship collided with Trentino ( United Kingdom) in the Atlantic Ocean off the Longships and sank.[18]

15 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 January 1920
Ship Country Description
HMT Denford  Royal Navy The naval trawler ran aground at North Kearney Point, County Down. Her crew were rescued.[24] She was refloated on 20 January.[25]
Sancho Maru  Japan The cargo ship foundered in the Pacific Ocean off Rikuchū Province with some loss of life.[26]

16 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 1920
Ship Country Description
Preveza  Greece The cargo ship came ashore at Chesil Beach, Dorset, United Kingdom and was abandoned by her crew. She was later reboarded but attempts to refloat her in the early hours on 17 January were unsuccessful.[10]
W. T. White  United Kingdom The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean. Six crew were rescued by Marion L. Mason ( United Kingdom).[27]

20 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 January 1920
Ship Country Description
Lavonia  United Kingdom The schooner caught fire in the Florida Straits off Bahía Honda, Cuba and was abandoned.[26]
Macona  United States The cargo ship ran aground off the Nidingen Lighthouse, Sweden and foundered with the loss of 40 of her 41 crew.[25][28]

21 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 January 1920
Ship Country Description
Condor  Spain The barque sprang a leak and foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) off San Juan, Puerto Rico with the loss of six of her 36 crew.[29][30]

22 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 1920
Ship Country Description
Catspaw flag unknown The cargo ship sank off the Segersjada Lighthouse, Öland, Sweden.[31]
Kifune Maru  Japan The cargo ship collided with Gweneth ( United Kingdom) at Shanghai, China and sank.[32]
Mayport  United States The cargo ship was wrecked on the Levana Bank. Her crew were rescued.[33]

23 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 January 1920
Ship Country Description
Arlette  United Kingdom The coaster was driven ashore on Walney Island, Lancashire. Her crew were rescued.[29]
Eos  Sweden The cargo ship was wrecked at Stoktaskeri, Iceland.[30]
Sigvard  Sweden The cargo ship collided with another ship off Barry, Glamorgan, United Kingdom and sank with the loss of one of her eighteen crew.[29]

25 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 January 1920
Ship Country Description
Marne  United States The cargo ship suffered an explosion in her fuel tanks at Colón, Colombia and was scuttled by gunfire. She was a total loss.[34]

26 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 January 1920
Ship Country Description
Winga  Sweden The coaster sprang a leak and foundered in the Skaggerak 12 nautical miles (22 km) north of hirtshals, Denmark with the loss of two of her twelve crew.[34]

27 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 January 1920
Ship Country Description
Rennen  Norway The cargo ship collided with Fermia ( Sweden) in the North Sea off Tynemouth, United Kingdom and sank. Her crew were rescued by the pilot boat Queen o' the May ( United Kingdom).[32]

28 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 January 1920
Ship Country Description
Eira  Sweden The cargo liner was driven ashore at Cimbrishamn and was a total loss. All on board were rescued.[35]

29 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 1920
Ship Country Description
Doris Andreta Canada Canada The schooner was abandoned and set afire in the Atlantic Ocean (39°03′N 22°03′W / 39.050°N 22.050°W / 39.050; -22.050). Her crew were rescued by San Giovanni ( Italy).[36]
Novara  French Navy The Novara-class cruiser sprang a leak in the Adriatic Sea and put into Brindisi, Apulia, Italy, where she sank.[37] She was refloated in early April.[38] Novara was subsequently repaired and entered service with the French Navy.
Samuel Faunce  United States The tug departed Wilmington, Delaware for Key West, Florida. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all hands.[39]
Spey  United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore 7 nautical miles (13 km) south of Jaffa, British-occupied Palestine (31°52′00″N 34°30′30″E / 31.86667°N 34.50833°E / 31.86667; 34.50833) and wrecked with the loss of a crew member.[36][40]

30 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 January 1920
Ship Country Description
Glen Tilt  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north of Scotston Head, Aberdeenshire. All fifteen crew were rescued.[41] She was refloated on 5 February.[42]
Hera  Sweden The schooner came ashore at Hals, Denmark with the loss of four of her crew.[33]
Martin  Denmark The schooner came ashore on the south coast of Skagen with the loss of two of her crew.[33]
Mielero  United States The tanker broke in two and sank in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of 22 of her 40 crew.[43] Survivors were rescued by Suerosa (flag unknown).[44]

31 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 January 1920
Ship Country Description
Nero  United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in the Bay of Biscay 15 nautical miles (28 km) west of Molène, Finistère, France with the loss of her captain. Survivors reached land in their lifeboats.[33][44]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1920
Ship Country Description
USC&GS Isis Flag of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.svg United States Coast and Geodetic Survey The survey ship struck a submerged object and sank off Crescent Beach, Florida.
Anémone  France The trawler ran ashore on Loe Bar, Mount's Bay, Cornwall, United Kingdom.[45]

February[edit]

1 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 1920
Ship Country Description
Berrima  United Kingdom The passenger ship ran aground off Margate, Kent. She was refloated the next day by the tugs HMT Firm ( Royal Navy), Java, Lady Brassey, Lady Duncan and Scotia (all  United Kingdom).[46]
Ruth Hickman  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Minard, Argyllshire and wrecked. Her crew were rescued by HMS Fearless ( Royal Navy).[36]

2 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1920
Ship Country Description
C.J.S.  United Kingdom The barque sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Indian Ocean off Mauritius.[47]
Kaskaskia  United States The cargo ship caught fire at New York and was beached.[48]
Kenora  United Kingdom The cargo ship was abandoned in the Bristol Channel off Lundy Island, Devon. Her crew were rescued by an Admiralty trawler.[36]

3 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1920
Ship Country Description
Doris Andreta  United Kingdom The schooner sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 39°N 22°W / 39°N 22°W / 39; -22). She was set afire and abandoned.[40]

4 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 February 1920
Ship Country Description
Francis Molison  United Kingdom The schooner foundered in the North Sea 9 nautical miles (17 km) off the mouth of the River Tyne. Her crew were rescued by the trawler Dover Patrol ( United Kingdom).[42]
Sterling  United Kingdom The auxiliary schooner sank in Tees Bay.[48]
Ville d'Alger  France The cargo ship caught fire in the Indian Ocean off Réunion.[49] She was abandoned at approximately 18°S 52°E / 18°S 52°E / -18; 52).[50]

5 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 February 1920
Ship Country Description
Sybil  France The cargo ship collided with Veratyr ( Denmark) off Barry, Glamorgan, United Kingdom and was beached.[51]

6 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 February 1920
Ship Country Description
Bradboyne  United Kingdom The cargo ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (43°36′N 36°10′W / 43.600°N 36.167°W / 43.600; -36.167) after her cargo shifted. Six of her 31 crew were lost. Survivors were rescued by Monmouth ( United States) and Oxonian ( United Kingdom), which lost thirteen crew during the rescue when a lifeboat capsized.[49][52]
Brookland  United States The cargo ship caught fire at Havana, Cuba.[47] She sank and was a total loss.[53]
Hyltonia  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off Saint-Clément-des-Baleines, Finistère, France. Her crew were rescued.[51] She was refloated on 5 March.[54]

7 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 1920
Ship Country Description
Princess Anne  United States The passenger ship ran aground off Long Island. Her passengers and 29 of her crew were taken off by a United States Coast Guard cutter.[55]

10 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 1920
Ship Country Description
Pylos  Germany The cargo ship ran aground at Spannholmen, Utsira, Norway. She broke in two; the stern section sank with the loss of ten of her crew.[56]

11 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 1920
Ship Country Description
Douglas Adams Canada Canada The schooner sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) north north east of Castro, Spain. Her crew were rescued by Spanish fishing boats. Douglas Adams was later towed into Bilbao.[50]
Gregor  Germany The passenger ship ran aground at Kylios, Ottoman Turkey. She broke up and was a total loss. One hundred and fifty of her 200 passengers were rescued by rocket apparatus.[57]
Imperator Pierre le Grand  France The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea off Varna, Romania. Her crew survived.[58]
Northwestern  United States The tanker caugh fire at Galveston, Texas and was beached.[50] She burnt out and was a total loss.[57]
West Aleta  United States The Design 1019 cargo ship ran aground on Terschelling, Netherlands.[50] Her crew were rescued.[57]

13 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 February 1920
Ship Country Description
Giacomo Pittalugo  Italy The schooner foundered off the coast of Spanish Morocco. Her crew survived.[52]
Marie Louise H  United Kingdom The schooner sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean (34°08′N 15°32′W / 34.133°N 15.533°W / 34.133; -15.533). She was set afire and abandoned. All on board were rescued by Molière ( France):[57]
Sahara  France The cargo ship sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal. She was beached at Leixões.[52]

14 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 February 1920
Ship Country Description
Nobility  United Kingdom The schooner came ashore on the east coast of Barbados and was wrecked.[52]

15 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1920
Ship Country Description
Regina  Norway The schooner was discovered abandoned in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued by Fritiof ( Sweden). Regina was towed into IJmuiden, Netherland by the trawer Eendracht II ( Netherlands).[59][60][61]

18 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 February 1920
Ship Country Description
Amelia Zeman  United States The schooner departed from Norfolk, Virginia for Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all hands.[62][63]
Joan Hickman  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore near Chipiona, Cádiz, Spain. Her crew were rescued by Cabo Roche ( Spain).[61]
Rostellan  United States The four-masted schooner sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued.[64]

20 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 February 1920
Ship Country Description
Aghia Paraskevi  Greece The cargo ship was wrecked off Cape St. Thomas, Argentina with the loss of fifteen of her crew. Survivors were rescued by Carnarvonshire ( United Kingdom).[65]
Commandant Dorise  France The cargo ship was destroyed by fire at Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône.[65]
Kamma  Denmark The schooner was driven ashore on the south coast of Skagen and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued by a lifeboat.[65]

21 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 February 1920
Ship Country Description
City of Cologne  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with another vessel and was beached at Barry Island, Glamorgan.[65]

23 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 1920
Ship Country Description
Hilton  United Kingdom The full-rigged ship collided with Fahrwold ( Finland) in the River Plate and sank with the loss of seven of her crew. Survivors were rescued by Cabo Santa Maria ( Spain).[66][67]
Kemmel  United Kingdom The turret deck ship caught fire at São Vicente, Cape Verde, Portugal.[68] She was beached but was declared a total loss on 6 April.[69]
Maria I  Norway The auxiliary schooner caught fire in the North Sea and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued by the trawler Nairana ( United Kingdom).[70]
Strathord  United Kingdom The fishing trawler struck a mine in the North Sea and sank with the loss of all nine crew.[71]

24 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 February 1920
Ship Country Description
Gwendolen Warren  United Kingdom The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Pikepool ( United Kingdom).[72]

26 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 February 1920
Ship Country Description
Llovet Hermanos  Spain The schooner was destroyed by fire at Valencia.[73]

27 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 February 1920
Ship Country Description
Carrier Dove  United States The schooner ran aground on a reef at Levuka, Fiji.[68]

28 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1920
Ship Country Description
Gallacier  Belgium The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (36°22′N 7°08′W / 36.367°N 7.133°W / 36.367; -7.133 (SS Gallacier)).[68][74]
Schiedam  Netherlands The schooner ran aground at Hoek van Holland, South Holland. Her crew were rescued by rocket apparatus.[68]
Lucanio Manara  Italy The cargo ship was destroyed by fire in the Sea of Marmara .[75]
War Casco  United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire at Gibraltar and was a total loss.[68]

29 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 February 1920
Ship Country Description
Cubadist  United States The cargo ship was reported to be 111 nautical miles (206 km) south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[39][76]
Pregel  Denmark The cargo ship ran aground at Esbjerg. Her crew were rescued by HDMS Absalom ( Royal Danish Navy).[77]
Tungus  Norway The cargo ship ran aground on Cayo Arenas, Puerto Rico.[77] She was refloated on 10 March.[78]

March[edit]

1 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 March 1920
Ship Country Description
Bohemian  United Kingdom The cargo liner ran aground off Sambro, Nova Scotia, Canada.[79] She broke in two on 2 March,[80] and was a total loss. Five of her crew were killed.[81]
Tinto  United Kingdom The cargo liner ran aground on the wreck of Manorbier Castle ( United Kingdom). She refloated but was holed and sank. Her crew were rescued.[77] She was damaged by an explosion during salvage operations on 4 March.[82] Tinto was refloated in early June. She arrived at Grimsby, Lincolnshire for drydocking on 3 June.[83]

2 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 March 1920
Ship Country Description
Moccasin  United States The cargo ship sank at New York.[81]
Mozambique  Norway The barque sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (36°45′N 60°20′W / 36.750°N 60.333°W / 36.750; -60.333).[84]
Sydnæs  Norway The barque was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (36°50′N 50°15′W / 36.833°N 50.250°W / 36.833; -50.250). Her crew were rescued by Elba ( United Kingdom).[85]

3 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 March 1920
Ship Country Description
Old Head  United Kingdom The schooner struck the breakwater at Cherbourg, Seine-Maritime, France and sank.[81]

6 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 March 1920
Ship Country Description
Bratto  United Kingdom The cargo ship was abandoned in the Bristol Channel. Her crew were rescued by St. Louis ( United States). Bratto was towed into Padstow, where she sank.[86]
Dunstan  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Tutoya, Maranhão, Brazil.[87] She was refloated on 17 March.[88]

8 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1920
Ship Country Description
Brookfield  United States The cargo ship caught fire at Faial Island, Azores, Portugal and was a total loss. Her crew were rescued.[89]
Guildford  United States The cargo ship sprang a leak and was abandoned off the Bujho Shoal in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Massachusetts.[89] She was later towed into Vineyard Haven, arriving on 10 March.[90]
USS H-1  United States Navy The H-class submarine ran aground off Santa Margarita Island with the loss of four crew. She sank during salvage attempts on 24 March.
Lejok  United States The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida. Her crew were rescued by W. S. Rheem ( United States).[89]
Natenna  United States The cargo ship was driven ashore at Casablanca, French Morocco and was a total loss.[89]
Vénézuela  France The cargo liner was driven ashore at Casablanca and was a total loss. Her crew were rescued.[91]

10 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 March 1920
Ship Country Description
Jutland  Canada The beam trawler departed Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and was not seen or heard from again. On 11 March, the trawler Lemberg ( Canada) discovered two damaged dories in the Atlantic Ocean 86 nautical miles (160 kilometers) southeast of Halifax, one of them containing the body of one of Jutland′s crew members. No trace of the other 20 men on board ever was found.[92][93]

11 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 March 1920
Ship Country Description
Hilda Rachel  Spain The cargo ship caught fire and foundered whilst on a voyage from Penarth, Glamorgan, United Kingdom to Gibraltar. Her crew were rescued.[87][94]
Maid of La Have  United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean 500 nautical miles (930 km) east of New York, United States. Her crew were rescued by Adriatic ( United Kingdom).[95]
Per Marquette 3  United States The passengers ship was crushed by ice and sank in Lake Michigan off Ludington, Michigan. All 35 people on board were rescued.[96]

12 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 1920
Ship Country Description
Carroo  United Kingdom The cargo ship suffered an onboard explosion in her cargo of benzine with the loss of a crew member. She caught fire and was beached at Townsville, Queensland, Australia.[90]
Commandant Mages  France The ocean liner ran aground 20 nautical miles (37 km) east of Hong Kong. She was refloated on 25 March.[97]
Henriette flag unknown The sailing ship sank at Bordeaux, Gironde, France.[95]
Llai Llai  Chile The cargo ship collided with O'Higgins ( Chilean Navy) at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States and sank.[98]
Olockson  United States The cargo ship caught fire in the Gulf of Panama 100 nautical miles (190 km) off Panama City, Colombia.[99] She was abandoned on 17 March.[100] Olockson came ashore at Balboa and sank.[85]

13 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1920
Ship Country Description
Alexandra  United Kingdom The tug foundered in the River Humber with the loss of three of her four crew.[99] She was refloated on 10 May.[101]
Alfonzo  United States The cargo ship was destroyed by fire at Manila, Philippines.[102]
Chatcauqua  United States The cargo ship ran aground off Bermuda. Her crew were rescued.[90]
Yungai  United Kingdom The cargo ship issued a SOS in the Atlantic Ocean (30°10′N 77°00′W / 30.167°N 77.000°W / 30.167; -77.000).[99] She was abandoned and her crew were rescued by Limos ( United States).[98]

15 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 March 1920
Ship Country Description
Lux  France The cargo ship departed from Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône for Oran, Algeria. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Mediterranean Sea with the loss of all hands.[103]

16 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 March 1920
Ship Country Description
Balabac  United States The cargo ship was destroyed by fire at a Trinidadian port.[98]
Rosa Harriette  United Kingdom The schooner sprang a leak and foundered in the English Channel off St Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight. Her crew were rescued by Odland ( Norway) after 16 hours adrift.

17 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 March 1920
Ship Country Description
Adolf  Sweden The cargo ship collided with Moliere ( United Kingdom) in the Bristol Channel off Barry, Glamorgan, United Kingdom and was beached.[100] A fire broke out on 18 March.[104]
Cadrier  France The cargo ship sprang a leak in the English Channel north of Alderney, Channel Isles and sank. Four of her 23 crew were rescued by Wagland ( Norway).[105]
Tewkesbury  United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore at Cape Vine, Nova Scotia, Canada and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[88]

18 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 March 1920
Ship Country Description
USS Althea  United States Navy The motorboat was sunk by ice at Detroit, Michigan. She was sold for salvage but salvage efforts were abandoned in 1926.
Cordier  France During her first commercial trip from Nantes (region Pays de la Loire, France) to Rotterdam (Netherlands) loaded with iron ore, sank following a leak at N of Alderney Channel Islands. 19 perished, only 4 sailors were rescued by the Norwegian steamer Wacland.[106][107]
Eva  Denmark The cargo ship came ashore on the west coast of Skagen. Her crew survived.[104]
Jeremiah Smith  United States The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Hatteras ( United States).[108]

20 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 March 1920
Ship Country Description
Gladys Strut  United Kingdom The three-masted schooner sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean (48°10′N 19°30′W / 48.167°N 19.500°W / 48.167; -19.500). She was set afire and abandoned; her crew were rescued by Major Wheeler ( United States).[109]
Jerx G. Shaw  United States The schooner was driven ashore on Block Island, Rhode Island. Her crew were rescued.[105]
White Rose  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Fantee ( United Kingdom) in the Bristol Channel 8 nautical miles (15 km) off Trevose Head, Cornwall and sank. Her crew were rescued by Fantee.[109]

22 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 March 1920
Ship Country Description
Ambar  Portugal The whaler was wrecked in the Congo River at Loanda, Portuguese East Africa. Some of her passengers and crew were rescued.[110]
Kara  United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked off Cape Quintres, Santoña, Spain. Her crew were rescued.[111][112]
Rock Island Bridge  United States The cargo ship collided with Iroquois (flag unknown) in the English Channel 8 nautical miles (15 km) south south east of The Lizard, Cornwall, United Kingdom.[85] She was taken in tow by Kenowsha ( United States) beached in the Helford River but subsequently sank.[113][114] The wreck was sold by auction in May 1920.[113]

24 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 March 1920
Ship Country Description
City of St. Helens  United States The auxiliary schooner caught fire and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean off the east coast of the United States.[115]
Mutlah  United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire at Naples, Italy and sank.[19]
Teje  Norway The cargo ship collided with Mimer ( Norway) off Kristiansand, Norway, and was beached.[110]

25 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 March 1920
Ship Country Description
Botanist  United Kingdom The cargo liner ran aground on the Komuriya Reef, off the coast of Ceylon.[116] Her passengers were rescued by Arracan ( United Kingdom).[117] She was declared a total loss on 30 March.[118] Her crew were rescued.[119]

27 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1920
Ship Country Description
Inga  France The cargo ship ran aground at Villa San Giovanni, Calabria, Italy.[120] She was refloated on 31 March.[121]

28 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 March 1920
Ship Country Description
Crostafels  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on the Ceiba Bank, off the coast of Cuba.[120] She was later refloated and arrived at Kingston, Jamaica on 5 March.[122]
Picardie  France The cargo ship collided with New London ( United Kingdom) in the North Sea and sank.[123]

29 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 March 1920
Ship Country Description
City of St. Helens  United States The auxiliary schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Caper Hatteras, North Carolina.[119]
Kitagawa Maru  Japan The cargo ship sprang a leak and was abandoned off Chōsi, Chica.[115]

30 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 March 1920
Ship Country Description
Prince John  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Prince Albert ( United Kingdom) off Deadtree Point, British Columbia, Canada and was beached.[124] She was refloated on 8 April.[125]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1920
Ship Country Description
USS Brown  United States Navy The minesweeping tug sank at Naval Air Station Wildwood, Cape May, New Jersey.
Kerowlee  United States The cargo ship was wrecked in the Weser, Germany in late March.[126] She broke in two on 25 March.[110]

April[edit]

2 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 April 1920
Ship Country Description
USCGC Leader  United States Coast Guard The motorboat was destroyed by fire.

3 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 April 1920
Ship Country Description
Britannia  United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in North Sea off Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire. All sixteen crew survived.[127]
Rosegg  Norway The cargo ship ran aground at Goswick, Northumberland, United Kingdom.[127]
Sologne  France The tug came ashore at Ryhope, County Durham, United Kingdom and sank.[127]
Steinsund  Norway The four-masted barque departed Bordeaux, France for Newport News, Virginia, United States. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all hands.[128]

4 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 1920
Ship Country Description
Malabar  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground near the Barns Ness Lighthouse, Lothian. Her crew were rescued.[127] She broke in two on 6 April.[122]

5 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 April 1920
Ship Country Description
Aughinish  United Kingdom The cargo ship struck a submerged object and was beached on Montague Island, New South Wales, Australia.[121] She was refloated on 12 April.[129]
Verdun  France The auxiliary schooner caught fire in the River Seine and was a total loss.[121]

7 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 1920
Ship Country Description
Olinda  United States The cargo ship ran aground off Manati, Cuba.[130] She was refloated on 14 April.[131]

8 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 April 1920
Ship Country Description
Clutha  United Kingdom The cargo ship sprang a leak at Manzanillo, Cuba and was beached.[132] She was refloated on 13 April.[133]

10 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 April 1920
Ship Country Description
Powel  United States The cargo ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida. Her crew survived.[132]

11 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 April 1920
Ship Country Description
Bastia  Italy The cargo ship caught fire at Naples.[132] She was scuttled the next day.[134]
Roye  France The auxiliary sailing vessel arrived at Salonica, Greece on fire. She was a total loss.[134]

12 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 April 1920
Ship Country Description
Zilia  Italy The auxiliary sailing vessel caught fire at Oporto, Portugal and was scuttled.[134]

13 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1920
Ship Country Description
Meditation  United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north of Faial Island, Azores, Portugal.[134]

14 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 April 1920
Ship Country Description
Flensburg  Germany The fishing trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off List, Schleswig-Holstein.[135]

15 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 April 1920
Ship Country Description
Eagle Wing  United States The schooner sprang a leak and was beached at Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba.[135]

16 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 April 1920
Ship Country Description
Svelviksand I  Norway The auxiliary sailing ship was wrecked on the Knock Sand, North Sea. Her crew sought refuge on the Knock Lightship ( United Kingdom).[135]

18 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 April 1920
Ship Country Description
William O'Brien  United States The cargo ship probably foundered on this date.[136] She had issued a SOS in the Atlantic Ocean (40°00′N 65°50′W / 40.000°N 65.833°W / 40.000; -65.833) which was answered by Baltic and Minniekahda (both  United Kingdom but no trace of the vessel or her crew was found.[137]

19 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 April 1920
Ship Country Description
St. Barcran  United Kingdom The coaster collided with Whinhill ( United Kingdom) at Liverpool, Lancashire and was beached. She was later refloated and taken to Manchester.[138]

20 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 April 1920
Ship Country Description
Bayonnaise  France The schooner foundered in the Bristol Channel. Her crew were rescued by the Mumbles Lifeboat.[139]

22 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 April 1920
Ship Country Description
Matilde  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Whitby, Yorkshire and was wrecked.[140]

24 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 April 1920
Ship Country Description
Arthur V. S. Woodruff  United States The schooner came ashore on the east coast of Barbados.[141] She was a total loss.[137]
Westgate  United Kingdom The cargo ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean.[141]
Ernst (1885)  Sweden) The sailing ship struck a mine at Herthas Flak in Kattegat on April 24 or 25 and sank with all hands, 22 in all.[142]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1920
Ship Country Description
Brisk  United States The schooner caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean in early April. Her crew were rescued by Hellenes ( United Kingdom).[143]
Gladys Street  United Kingdom The sailing ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Major Wheeler ( United States).[143]
J. T Ralston Canada Canada The schooner caught fire in the Caribbean Sea. Her crew were rescued by USS Chemung ( United States Navy).[144]

May[edit]

2 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 May 1920
Ship Country Description
Latona  United Kingdom The barquentine foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 17 nautical miles (31 km) west of Tory Island, County Donegal. Her crew were rescued.[145]

3 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 May 1920
Ship Country Description
Munamar  United States The passenger ship ran aground on Watling Island, Bahamas. All eighty passengers and crew were rescued by Athenic ( United Kingdom).[146] She was later refloated and beached.[147] Munamar was refloated on 20 May.[148]
Notre Dame d'Arvour  France The barque came ashore on Wardang Island, South Australia. She was later gutted by fire.[145]
Risør  Norway The auxiliary schooner caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 40°N 68°W / 40°N 68°W / 40; -68 and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued by City of Canton ( United Kingdom).[145]

4 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 May 1920
Ship Country Description
Benito Suarez  Spain The three-masted schooner was wrecked in Bay Limonade, Haiti. Her crew were rescued.[149]

5 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 May 1920
Ship Country Description
Joseph Leopold  United States The four-masted schooner ran aground on the Silver Bank, in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the Dominican Republic, and was a total loss.[150]

6 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 May 1920
Ship Country Description
Sunshine  United Kingdom The schooner struck a sunken wreck at Zeebrugge, West Flanders, Belgium and sank. Her crew were rescued.[151]

9 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 May 1920
Ship Country Description
Harlsywood  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Melilla, Spain. She was refloated on 25 May.[147][152]
Merkur  Finland The cargo ship collided with Castro Alen ( Spain) in the Bristol Channel off Barry, Glamorgan, United Kingdom and sank. Her crew were rescued by a pilot cutter.[153] Salvage efforts were abandoned in September 1920.[154]
USAT Northern Pacific  United States The United States Army troopship ran aground on Collnas Shoal at the entrance to the harbor at San Juan, Puerto Rico.[155] She was refloated and underway again the next day.[156]
Windrush  United States The barque collided with Buenos Aires ( Spain) in the Atlantic Ocean 1,000 nautical miles (1,900 km) east of Sandy Hook, New Jersey and sank with the loss of five crew.[157]

10 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 May 1920
Ship Country Description
Tibermede  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground near the Cabo Carvoeiro Lighthouse, Portugal. Her crew were rescued; the ship was declared a total loss.[157][158]

12 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 May 1920
Ship Country Description
Lake Stobi  United States The Design 1099 cargo ship ran aground off the Koshiki Lighthouse, Gotō Islands, Japan and was wrecked.[159]

13 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 May 1920
Ship Country Description
Florence Thurlow  United States The schooner collided with Laramie ( United States) off New York and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued by Laramie.[160]

15 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 May 1920
Ship Country Description
Padouk  United Kingdom The barque ran aground 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) off Bassein, Burma. Her crew abandoned ship in the lifeboats.[159]
Tenzan Maru  Japan The cargo ship departed Montevideo, Uruguay for Antwerp, Belgium. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[128]

16 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 May 1920
Ship Country Description
Lake Grafton  United States The Design 1093 cargo ship ran aground on the Runnel Stone, off the coast of Cornwall, United Kingdom and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[157]

17 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 May 1920
Ship Country Description
Clewbay  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on the west coast of Mutton Island, County Galway.[161] She was refloated on 2 June.[162]

18 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 May 1920
Ship Country Description
HSwMS Laxen  Swedish Navy The submarine sank at Karlskrona, Sweden.[163]

22 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 1920
Ship Country Description
Cordora  United Kingdom The passenger ship caught fire in the Indian Ocean off Socotra and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued by Umtata ( United Kingdom).[164]
Manoussis  Greece The cargo ship ran aground on the Carromeiro Rocks, off Corcubión, A Coruña, Spain and was a total loss.[165]
Tafna  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Tunas Channel, Cuba.[166] She was refloated on 26 May.[167]

23 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 May 1920
Ship Country Description
Lurcher  United Kingdom The cargo liner ran aground 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south Portpatrick, Wigtownshire. All 53 passengers were taken off.[165]

24 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 May 1920
Ship Country Description
John W. Wood  United Kingdom The schooner was rammed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by Lake Elsah ( United States). Her crew were rescued.[164]
Wasa  United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire off Colonsay, Inner Hebrides and was a total loss. Four of her crew were killed.[152]

25 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 May 1920
Ship Country Description
Albertus  Germany The cargo ship came ashore at Hustadvika, Norway and was a total loss.[166]
Equity  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in fog on Alderney, Channel Islands carrying a cargo of potatoes from Jersey.[168] She was refloated on 15 June.[169]

26 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 May 1920
Ship Country Description
Fau Sang  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off the Hainan Head Lighthouse, China.[170] She later broke her back and was declared a total loss on 3 June.[171]

27 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 May 1920
Ship Country Description
Deva  United States The cargo ship caught fire at Faial Island, Azores, Portugal and was beached.[167]
Dunleith  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Proudfoot, Caithness. Her crew were rescued.[166] She was refloated on 2 June.[172]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1920
Ship Country Description
Prarial  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Melilla, Spain in early May. She was refloated at the end of the month.[173]

June[edit]

1 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 June 1920
Ship Country Description
Little Florence  United Kingdom The sailing ship foundered in the English Channel off Paimpol, Côtes-du-Nord, France.[174]

3 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 June 1920
Ship Country Description
Samos  Greece The cargo ship ran aground at Pointe Fern, Ouessant, Finistère, France.[63] She broke in two on 11 June and was a total loss.[175]

7 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 June 1920
Ship Country Description
Britannia  United Kingdom The barque foundered in the North Sea 125 nautical miles (232 km) east by north of Spurn Point, Yorkshire with the loss of a crew member. Survivors were rescued by the trawler Dragon ( United Kingdom).[176]
Irmgard  United States The schooner was wrecked at Suva, Fiji.[176]
Pak Ling  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on Button Island, East China Sea. She was refloated on 15 June.[177]

8 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 June 1920
Ship Country Description
Berwyn  United States The cargo ship struck rocks off Sharbithat, Oman (17°50′N 57°22′E / 17.833°N 57.367°E / 17.833; 57.367): She refloated but consequently foundered. Her 54 crew were rescued by Katiagallus (flag unknown).[178][179]

11 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 June 1920
Ship Country Description
Boswell  United Kingdom The tug struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Terschelling, Netherlands with the loss of sixteen of her 22 crew. Survivors were rescued a Dutch tug.[180]

14 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 June 1920
Ship Country Description
Arkley  United Kingdom The auxiliary sailing vessel ran aground on the Sow and Pig Sands, in the North Sea off Blyth, Northumberland. She was abandoned by her crew, but was later boarded by some of the crew of the Blyth Lifeboat. Arkley was refloated and brought into Blyth Harbour.[181]

15 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 June 1920
Ship Country Description
Anna  Soviet Union The cargo ship was destroyed by fire in the Skagerrak off Kristiansand, Norway.[161]
Gladys  United Kingdom The Thames barge collided with Chifuku Maru ( Japan) in the Thames Estuary off the Mucking Lightship ( United Kingdom) and sank. Her crew were rescued.[169] Gladys was later refloated.[182]
Pacifico  United States The cargo ship was destroyed by fire in the Atlantic Ocean off Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.[161]
Pauline M. Cummins  United States The schooner ran aground on the Hogsty Reef, Barbados and was a total loss. Her crew survived.[169]
Robert Forest  United Kingdom The tug sprang a leak in the North Sea and was beached off Grimsby, Lincolnshire. Her crew were rescued by the Spurn Lifeboat.[183]

16 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 June 1920
Ship Country Description
Campos Brazil Brazil The cargo ship struck rocks in Victoria Girazill Bay and was beached at Rio de Janeiro.[184]
F. R. Hazard  United States The cargo ship collided with another vessel in Whitefish Bay and was consequently beached at Whitefish Point.[161]

18 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 June 1920
Ship Country Description
Engineer  United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire at Lourenço Marques, Mozambique and was severely damaged.[185] She sank on 20 June.[178]
Wico  United States The cargo ship ran aground in the Rabbit Islands, Turkey.[186] She was refloated on 24 June.[187]

20 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 June 1920
Ship Country Description
Frontera  Norway The cargo ship caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Cuba and was abandoned. She was later towed into Gibara.[188]

21 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 June 1920
Ship Country Description
William C. May  United States The schooner sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued.[189]

26 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 June 1920
Ship Country Description
Ansaldo San Giorgio III  Italy The cargo ship caught fire and sank at Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.[187]

29 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 June 1920
Ship Country Description
Gladys and Nellie  United Kingdom the schooner was destroyed by fire at Antilla, Cuba.[190]
Koyo Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground on the Serrana Bank, Columbia.[191] She was refloated on 1 August.[192]

July[edit]

2 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 July 1920
Ship Country Description
Grayson  United States The cargo ship ran aground on Stroma, Caithness, United Kingdom.[193] She was declared a total loss on 7 July.[194]

3 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 July 1920
Ship Country Description
Chas E. Moody  United States The ship was destroyed by fire in Bristol Bay.[195]

7 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 July 1920
Ship Country Description
West Nosska  United States The Design 1013 cargo ship ran aground at Baltimore, Maryland.[189] She was refloated on 12 July.[196]

9 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 July 1920
Ship Country Description
Primrose  United Kingdom The skiff was driven ashore at Oxwich Point, Glamorgan with the loss of the only crew member on board.[154]

12 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 July 1920
Ship Country Description
Fort de Troyon  France The cargo ship ran aground at Rio Grande, Brazil.[196] She was refloated on 16 July.[128]

13 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1920
Ship Country Description
Lake Frampton  United States The cargo ship collided with Comus ( United States) at New York and sank with the loss of two of her crew.[197]

19 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1920
Ship Country Description
Caroline  France The barque caught fite at Antofagasta, Chile and was beached.[198][199]

20 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 July 1920
Ship Country Description
Jan  Netherlands The tug foundered off Wenchow, China in a typhoon.[200]
Shanghai  Netherlands The dredger foundered off Wenchow in a typhoon.[200]

21 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1920
Ship Country Description
Carlo Alberto Racchia  Italian Royal Navy Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War: The Mirabello-class destroyer sank in the Black Sea after striking a mine off Odessa, Ukraine.[201]

26 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 July 1920
Ship Country Description
Mayals  United Kingdom The coaster ran aground at Bideford, Devon. Her crew were rescued.[202]
Stanton  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Redriff ( United Kingdom) in the Thames Estuary and sank. Her crew were rescued.[202]

27 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 July 1920
Ship Country Description
Santa Elena  United States The cargo ship was destroyed by fire at Valparaíso, Chile.[203]

28 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 July 1920
Ship Country Description
Niki  Greece The cargo ship arrived at Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom leaking. She was beached at Tranmere, Cheshire.[203]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1920
Ship Country Description
Suki Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground at Cooktown, Queensland, Australia in late July. She was refloated on 9 August.[204][205]

August[edit]

1 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1920
Ship Country Description
Emanuel Repoulis  Greece The cargo ship departed Salonica for Beirut, Greater Lebanon. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Mediterranean Sea with the loss of all hands.[206]

3 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 1920
Ship Country Description
Bitche  France The cargo ship caught fire in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Tiñoso, Spain and was abandoned.[207]

4 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1920
Ship Country Description
H. C. Grube  Denmark The schooner was driven ashore at Casablanca, French Morocco and was wrecked.[204]

5 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1920
Ship Country Description
Adramantis  Greece The cargo ship sank in the Ionian Sea off Cerigo.[204]
Santiago de Cuba  Cuba The cargo ship was destroyed by fire.[204]

6 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 August 1920
Ship Country Description
Pride of the West  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Westkapelle, Netherlands.[208] She broke up and was a total loss. Her crew were rescued.[209]
West Eldara  United States The Design 1013 cargo ship ran aground at Barier Point, Oahu, Hawaii.[210] She was refloated on 10 August.[211]

12 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 1920
Ship Country Description
Matra  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on the Curlew Reef, off Port Augusta, South Australia.[212] She was refloated on 17 August.[213]
Norman  United Kingdom The whaler founderef off the Aliwal Shoal with the loss of all hands.[213]

15 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 August 1920
Ship Country Description
Dorcas The Thames barge was destroyed by fire in the River Thames at Woolwich, London with the loss of one of her three crew.[214]

16 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 1920
Ship Country Description
A.S.310  France The tug foundered in the English Channel off the East Goodwin Lightship ( United Kingdom). Her crew were rescued.[215]
Seresia  Belgium The cargo ship collided with Eglantier ( Belgium) at Antwerp and was beached.[215] She was refloated on 18 August.[216]

17 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 August 1920
Ship Country Description
Fife  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Kaskinen, Finland.[213] She was refloated on 24 August.[217]

18 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 August 1920
Ship Country Description
Ponrabbel II  United Kingdom The dredger ran aground on San Martiño, Galicia, Spain.[218] She was refloated on 8 September.[219]
Snug Harbor  United States The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Montauk Point, New York.[216]

20 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1920
Ship Country Description
Superior City  United States The cargo ship collided with Willis L. King ( United States) in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior and sank with the loss of 29 of her 33 crew. The boiler exploded as the vessel sank.[220]

21 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 August 1920
Ship Country Description
Hammonia flag unknown The ship struck a submerged wreck in the Baltic Sea off Fehmarn, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany and sank.[221]
Panos  Greece The cargo ship foundered in the Bay of Biscay 55 nautical miles (102 km) off Bilbao, Biscay, Spain.[222]

23 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1920
Ship Country Description
Haaber  Denmark The schooner was wrecked at Hyrdalsand, Iceland with some loss of life.[222]
Hebe  Denmark The schooner foundered off Keflavík, Iceland.[222]
Old Point Comfort  United States The cargo ship was destroyed by fire at Baltimore, Maryland.[223]

26 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 1920
Ship Country Description
Electra  Netherlands The schooner was driven ashore on Trinidad and was wrecked.[224]
Friend Ship  United States The schooner collided with a scow she was towing in the Atlantic Ocean off Hoffman Island, New York and was beached.[224]
J. A. McKee  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Saint Lawrence River at Saguenay, Quebec, Canada.[224] She was refloated on 29 August.[225]
Lady C  United Kingdom The schooner foundered in Placentia Bay. Her crew were rescued.[226]

29 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 August 1920
Ship Country Description
Anthracite Bridge  United States The cargo ship ran aground at Nazik Point, Salonica, Greece.[225] She was refloated on 28 September.[227]

30 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 1920
Ship Country Description
Arakan  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Point Reyes, California and was abandoned by her crew.[228][229] She was refloated on 2 September.[226]
Carmenchu  Spain The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Rosinos de la Requejada, Zamora.[225]
Hickleton  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Gurnard's Head, Cornwall. She later refloated but sank and was a total loss. Her thirteen crew survived.[228][230]
Lisette  France The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Pine, Newfoundland with the loss of a crew member.[226]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1920
Ship Country Description
Dagny  Denmark The ship foundered in pack ice off Shannon Island, Greenland. Her crew survived, but a number of them died before they were rescued in September 1921.[231]
Kamui Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground on Formosa in early August. She was declared a total loss on 12 September.[232]

September[edit]

1 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 September 1920
Ship Country Description
Myron C. Taylor  United States The three-masted schooner was destroyed by fire at Cadiz, Spain.[233]
USS S-5  United States Navy
July 2001 sonar image of the wreck of S-5
The S-class submarine sank in the Atlantic Ocean off the Delaware Capes wit her stern above water, all crew rescued. S-5 sank completely during an attempt to tow her to port on 3 September.

2 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 September 1920
Ship Country Description
Gjede  Norway The cargo ship sprang a leak in the North Sea (57°20′N 5°10′E / 57.333°N 5.167°E / 57.333; 5.167 and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued by a British trawler.[226]
Red Dawn Flag of the Russian SFSR.svg Russian Navy (Bolshevik Russian Civil War: The warship was sunk by an onboard explosion with the loss of 130 lives.[234]
Stavros  Greece The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the English Channel. All nine crew were rescued by Marshal Plumer ( United Kingdom).[226][235]

3 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 September 1920
Ship Country Description
Cristóba Cólon  Spain The ocean liner was severely damaged by fire at Ferrol, Galicia whilst under construction.[236]
Genyei Maru  Japan The cargo ship foundered in the South China Sea north of Formosa in a typhoon.[237]
George Fisher  United Kingdom The cargo ship sank on the Middle Cross Sand, North Sea. Her crew were rescued by Lucient ( United Kingdom and the Caister Lifeboat. She was a total loss.[235]

5 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 September 1920
Ship Country Description
Astarte  France The cargo ship collided with Hird ( Norway) in the Bay of Biscay 6 nautical miles (11 km) off Ouessant, Finistère and sank.[238][239]
Dimitrios  Greece The coaster foundered in the English Channel off Hartland Point, Devon, United Kingdom. All nine crew survived.[236]

6 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 September 1920
Ship Country Description
Berwyn  United States The cargo ship was wrecked at the Khuriya Muriya Islands in the Arabian Sea at approximately 17°44′N 056°38′E / 17.733°N 56.633°E / 17.733; 56.633 (SS Berwyn).
Norton  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off Zooria Island, Greece.[238] She was refloated on 10 September.[240]
Queenmead  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Punta Entinas, Spain.[238] She was refloated on 9 September.[241]

7 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 September 1920
Ship Country Description
City of Omaha  United States The cargo ship sank at Yokohama, Japan.[219]

8 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 September 1920
Ship Country Description
Comboyne  Australia The cargo ship sank at Port Kembla, New South Wales. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.

9 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 September 1920
Ship Country Description
Basaan  United States The cargo ship sprang a leak. She was towed to Riverhead, Newfoundland by Portia ( United Kingdom and beached.[242]
Loughborough  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Konigin Luise ( United Kingdom) in the Atlantic Ocean off Belém, Portugal and was beached.[242]
Pentakota  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on the Gahha Reef.[243] She was refloated on 30 September.[244]
Siboney  United States The passenger ship ran aground at Vigo, Galicia, Spain,[245] due to an error in navigation by her captain. Her 500 passengers were taken off on 10 September.[246] She was refloated on 30 September.[244]
War Fundy  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Gulf of Bothnia off Grundkallen, Sweden and was a total loss. Her crew were rescued.[242]

10 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 1920
Ship Country Description
USS Pittsburgh  United States Navy The Pennsylvania-class cruiser ran aground in the Baltic Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Liepāja, Latvia.[247] She was refloated on 11 September.[248]

14 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 September 1920
Ship Country Description
Fylla  Denmark The schooner departed Campbellton, Newfoundland for Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all hands.[249]
Mary L. Oxner  United Kingdom The schooner ran aground on the Silver Bank, off the Turks Islands and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[250]

15 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 September 1920
Ship Country Description
Charles A. Ritcey  Canada The schooner was wrecked at Rose Head, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia with the loss of her captain.[251]
Havfruen  Denmark The cargo ship collided with United States ( Denmark) in the Lessoe Channel. She was towed into Frederikshavn, Nordjylland, where she capsized with the loss of a crew member.[250]
Spyrios  Greece The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off the Eddystone Lighthouse, Cornwall, United Kingdom. Her crew survived.[250]

16 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 September 1920
Ship Country Description
Charles A. Ritcey  United Kingdom The schooner was lost of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada.[252]

17 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 September 1920
Ship Country Description
Warita  United Kingdom The coaster was severely damaged by fire at Fleetwood, Lancashire.[252]

19 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 September 1920
Ship Country Description
Zelo  United Kingdom The cargo ship struck the wreck of Merkur (Flag of Finland (1918-1920).svg Finland) and sank in the Bristol Channel off Barry Island, Glamorgan with the loss of one of her 27 crew.[253]

22 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 September 1920
Ship Country Description
Nea Ellas  Greece The cargo ship ran aground on the Brazilian coast (5°11′S 35°10′W / 5.183°S 35.167°W / -5.183; -35.167).[254] She was refloated on 28 September.[255]

23 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 September 1920
Ship Country Description
I. D. S. Adolph  Denmark The cargo ship ran aground on Middelgrunden.[256] She was refloated on 28 September.[257]

25 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 September 1920
Ship Country Description
Annavore  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with España No.4 ( Spain) and was consequently beached at Bonanza, Cadiz, Spain.[258] She broke in two on 27 September.[257]

26 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1920
Ship Country Description
Eikhang  Norway The cargo ship collided with Trostan ( United Kingdom) in the Lessoe Channel and sank with the loss of three of her crew.[259]

27 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 September 1920
Ship Country Description
Northland  United States The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Henry, Virginia.[257] She was later refloated in a severely leaking condition and beached.[227]

28 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 September 1920
Ship Country Description
Fujinoki Maru No.2  Japan The cargo ship ran aground in Tobashima Province. She broke up and was wrecked with the loss of two lives.[260]

29 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 September 1920
Ship Country Description
Flandre  France The cargo ship foundered in the English Channel off St. Brieuc, Côtes-du-Nord. Her crew survived.[261]

30 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 September 1920
Ship Country Description
Katingo A. Lemos  Greece The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 105 nautical miles (194 km) off Cape Finisterre, Spain.[262]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1920
Ship Country Description
Southern Cross  United Kingdom The brigantine was lost with all hands in Bass Strait, Australia.

October[edit]

1 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 October 1920
Ship Country Description
Albyn  Finland The barque departed Norfolk, Virginia, United States for Gothenburg, Sweden. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all hands.[249]

3 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 October 1920
Ship Country Description
Yvonne  France The barquentine ran aground at Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom with the loss of a crew member. The survivors were rescued by a lifeboat.[260]

4 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1920
Ship Country Description
Montclair  United States The cargo ship ran aground on Ellis Island, New York.[263] She was refloated on 21 October.[264]

5 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 October 1920
Ship Country Description
Cometa  Norway The coaster came ashore at Desterro, Brazil and was wrecked.[265]
Sorknes  Norway The barque was dismasted and abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. She was subsequently towed in to Barry, Glamorgan, United Kingdom and was hulked.[266]

7 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 October 1920
Ship Country Description
Elizabeth Alice  Belgium The schooner foundered in the Bristol Channel. All six crew survived.[267]

8 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 October 1920
Ship Country Description
Zuleika  United Kingdom The cargo ship came ashore at Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain.[268] She was declared a total loss on 11 November.[269]

9 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 October 1920
Ship Country Description
Mars  Finland The auxiliary schooner collided with Eston ( United Kingdom) in the North Sea (54°12′N 0°08′W / 54.200°N 0.133°W / 54.200; -0.133) and was abandoned.[268]
Masnedsund  United Kingdom The cargo ship came ashore at Bacton, Norfolk.[268] She was driven further up the beach on 10 October and was abandoned by her crew.[270]

10 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 October 1920
Ship Country Description
Benicia  United States The barquentine ran aground on the Lafolle Reef off the coast of Haiti and was a total loss.[271]
Svartskog  Norway The barque departed Newport News, Virginia, United States for Buenos Aires, Argentina. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all hands.[272]

11 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 October 1920
Ship Country Description
Dinorwic  United Kingdom The cargo ship struck rocks off Lambay Island, County Dublin. She proceeded to Dublin but sank at her moorings there.[273]
Esther Anne  United States The four-masted schooner collided with Duquesne ( United States) in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Pennsylvania and sank. Her crew were rescued.[273]
Ella C. Hollett  United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. She was discovered derelict and on fire at 44°33′N 17°33′W / 44.550°N 17.550°W / 44.550; -17.550 by St. Catherine ( United Kingdom).[271]
Inverawe  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on the Haisborough Sands.[270][274] She was refloated on 14 October.[275]
Peder Wessel  Denmark The three-masted schooner collided with Ravensworth ( United Kingdom) in the English Channel off the Royal Sovereign Lightship ( United Kingdom) and sank. Her crew were rescued.[270]

13 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 October 1920
Ship Country Description
Nikon  Greece The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea and sank off Västervik, Sweden.[276]

14 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 October 1920
Ship Country Description
Santiago Arago  Spain The schooner was destroyed by fire in the Mediterranean Sea off Almería. Her crew were rescued.[271]

18 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 October 1920
Ship Country Description
Burnside  United States The cargo ship caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean and was abandoned (49°22′N 4°32′W / 49.367°N 4.533°W / 49.367; -4.533). Her crew were rescued by Goliath ( United States).[277] She later broke in two, with both sections remaining afloat and coming ashore on the Cornish coast.[278]

20 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 October 1920
Ship Country Description
Rose  United Kingdom The Thames barge foundered in the Thames Estuary 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) off Slough Fort.[279]

21 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 October 1920
Ship Country Description
Adonis  United Kingdom The schooner came ashore on the east coast of the United States 300 nautical miles (560 km) from Jacksonville, Florida and was abandoned.[264]
Chama  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on Bellechasse Island, Quebec, Canada.[280] She was refloated on 25 October.[281]
Georgie  France The cargo ship came ashore at Quebec City, Canada.[280] She was refloted on 11 November.[269]
Nordica  United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (43°53′N 51°28′W / 43.883°N 51.467°W / 43.883; -51.467). Her crew were rescued by Willfaro ( United States).[264]

22 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 1920
Ship Country Description
Zaca  United States The cargo ship caught fire at Port of Spain, Trinidad and was beached.[282]

23 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 October 1920
Ship Country Description
Village Belle  United Kingdom The cargo ship sprang a leak and was abandoned off Cape St. Mary's, Newfoundland.[283]

25 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 October 1920
Ship Country Description
E. Hoel  Norway The cargo ship collided with Grandlieu ( France) in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) off Vigo, Galicia, Spain and sank. Her crew were rescued.[281]

27 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 October 1920
Ship Country Description
Bernard B. Conrad  United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (45°50′N 38°54′W / 45.833°N 38.900°W / 45.833; -38.900). Her crew were rescued by British Fern ( United Kingdom).[284]
Hastier  Belgium The cargo ship arrived at Antwerp with a fire in her cargo. She sank on 3 November. Hastier was raised in 1921 and scrapped in 1922.

28 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 October 1920
Ship Country Description
Minard Castle  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Maple ( United Kingdom) in the River Clyde and was beached at Dumbarton.[285] She was refloated the next day.[286]

29 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 October 1920
Ship Country Description
Sodegaura Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground at Ninian, India.[284] She was refloated on 8 November.[287]

30 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 October 1920
Ship Country Description
Cape Fear  United States The concrete ship collided with City of Atlanta ( United States) off Providence, Rhode Island and sank with the loss of twenty crew.[288]

31 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 October 1920
Ship Country Description
New York Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground in the Red Sea off Mocha, Aden Protectorate.[289] She was refloated on 17 November.[290]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1920
Ship Country Description
Ella C. Holley  United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by County of Cardigan ( United Kingdom and were landed at Bermuda on 1 November.[291]
Gromoboi  Soviet Navy The crew of the armoured cruiser mutinied and took over the ship off Kronstadt in late October. Commisars and officers were killed and the ship was scuttled.[292]

November[edit]

1 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 1920
Ship Country Description
Coast Battleship Number 1  United States Navy
Coast Battleship Number 1, ex-USS Indiana, after sinking
The decommissioned Indiana-class battleship (formerly USS Indiana) sank in shallow water in the Chesapeake Bay while in use as a target. Her wreck was sold for scrap.
Lothair  United Kingdom The Thames barge was driven ashore at Felixstowe, Suffolk and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued by the Walton Lifeboat.[284]
Posen  United Kingdom The captured Nassau-class battleship (ex- Kaiserliche Marine) was driven ashore at Hawkcraig, Fife.[284]

2 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1920
Ship Country Description
Riberhuus  Germany The cargo ship collided with Westwood ( United States) at Saint-Nazaire, Loire-Atlantique, France and sank.[291]
Thomas Lagnelet  France The schooner foundered on this date. Her crew were rescued.[293]

4 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 November 1920
Ship Country Description
Harvester  United States The schooner departed Vavau, Tonga for San Francisco, California. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Pacific Ocean with the loss of all hands.[272]
Les Aulnays  France The cargo ship ran aground at Pointe du Touquet, Pas-de-Calais.[294] She broke in two the next day and was a total loss.[295]

5 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 November 1920
Ship Country Description
Guillane Ness  United Kingdom The coaster was destroyed by fire in the North Sea off Montrose, Forfarshire. Her crew survived.[296]
Loring R. Haskell  United Kingdom The schooner foundered in White Bay. Her crew were rescued by Cactus ( United Kingdom).[296]

6 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 November 1920
Ship Country Description
Stella  Norway The sail-powered cargo ship was driven ashore at Lyngvær, Norway, and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[296]

7 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 November 1920
Ship Country Description
Barbadoes  United Kingdom The trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea with the loss of all ten crew.[297]

9 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 November 1920
Ship Country Description
Ulla  Sweden The steamer struck a mine in the North Sea, and sank immediately. The crew survived.[298]

10 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 November 1920
Ship Country Description
Baltabor  United Kingdom The passenger ship ran aground at Liepāja, Latvia. All 152 passengers were taken off.[269][299] She was refloated on 7 December.[300]
Ella L. Williams  United Kingdom The schooner caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 19°N 67°W / 19°N 67°W / 19; -67) and was abandoned.[301]
El Mundo  United States The tanker suffered an onboard explosion and caught fire at New York with the loss of a crew member. She was beached on Ellis Island.[301][302] El Mundo was refloated on 20 November.[303]

11 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 November 1920
Ship Country Description
Clan Graham  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with another vessel and was beached at Vlissingen, Netherlands.[301] She was refloated on 21 November.[304]
Ekstrand  Norway The cargo ship foundered in the Skagerrak off Larvik, Norway.[302]
Italian Prince  United Kingdom The cargo ship was destroyed by fire at Limassol, Cyprus.[302]
Lake Falk  United States The cargo ship ran aground in the Paracel Islands.[305] She was later refloated and arrived at Hong Kong on 23 November.[306]

12 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 November 1920
Ship Country Description
Houthulst  Belgium The schooner was wrecked off Smögen, Sweden.[5][305]

13 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1920
Ship Country Description
Baymanter  United Kingdom The cargo ship came ashore at Ras Hafun, Italian Somaliland.[305] She was declared a total loss on 7 December.[300] Her crew were rescued.[307]
Edith Pardy  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Lamaline, Newfoundland and was a total loss.[305]
J. A. Maclean  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Englee, Newfoundland and was a total loss.[305]

14 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 November 1920
Ship Country Description
Ferret  Australia
Ferret

The cargo ship ran aground at Reef Head, Cape Spencer, South Australia and was wrecked. All 21 crew survived.

15 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 November 1920
Ship Country Description
HMS Amethyst  Royal Navy The Topaze-class cruiser parted tow from Eagle and Margaret Ham (both  United Kingdom) in the Irish Sea off the Smalls Lighthouse.[308] Most of her crew were taken off by the Aberystwyth Lifeboat.[309]
Maria José  Portugal The schooner was driven ashore at Porthcawl, Glamorgan, United Kingdom with the loss of one of her six crew. Survivors were rescued by breeches buoy.[310]
T.30  Reichsmarine The torpedo boat foundered at Cuxhaven, Germany.[311]
Nicholas  Greece The cargo ship foundered in the Black Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off Cape Tuzla, Soviet Union. Her crew survived.[308]
Pechiney  France The auxiliary sailing ship caught fire and sank at Le Havre, Seine-Maritime.[309]

16 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 November 1920
Ship Country Description
Sarah Lightfoot  United Kingdom The schooner was dismasted in the North Sea (55°22′N 0°16′W / 55.367°N 0.267°W / 55.367; -0.267) and was abandoned in a sinking condition. Her crew were rescued by Bessheim ( United Kingdom).[309]
HMS Tyne  Royal Navy The troopship sprang a leak and sank in the River Medway at Chatham, Kent.[312]
Waltraute  United Kingdom The depôt ship was driven ashore at Leith, Lothian.[313] She was refloated on 28 November.[314]

17 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1920
Ship Country Description
Delta  Norway The barque ran aground north of Bergen, Norway and was severely damaged.[313] She was towed to Hindö for examination with the expectation that she would be condemned as a constructive total loss.[303]
Yute  Spain The cargo ship issued an SOS in the Atlantic Ocean 240 nautical miles (440 km) south east of Cape May, Newfoundland. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[315]

18 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1920
Ship Country Description
K.1 Russia White Movement Russian civil war:The River Gunboat, a converted Bolinder type landing barge, was scuttled on this date.[316]
Neptunus  Netherlands The auxiliary schooner foundered in the Irish Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off the Smalls Lighthouse after her cargo shifted with the loss of one of her five crew. Survivors were rescued by the trawler Kirkland ( United Kingdom).[297][317]
Scarpa  United Kingdom became stranded on the North Rock, Cloughey Bay, Country Down.[318] She was raised on 23 February 1921, repaired and returned to service.[74]

20 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 1920
Ship Country Description
General Horne  United Kingdom The schooner departed Catalina, Newfoundland for the Change Islands. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[319]
Grandest  United Kingdom The coaster struck rocks off the Hanois Lighthouse, Guernsey, Channel Islands and sank. All twelve crew were rescued by a trawler.[320]
Minnie Sommers  United Kingdom The barquentine departed Bo'ness, Lothian for Cherbourg, Seine-Maritime, France. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[321]

21 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 November 1920
Ship Country Description
Blenda  Sweden The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea, en route from Finland to Hull. Her crew were rescued.[322][323]

22 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 November 1920
Ship Country Description
Chausey  France The cargo ship sank south of Belle Île, Morbihan.[324]
Lizzie  United Kingdom The cargo ship struck a rock and sank at Cherbourg, Seine Maritime, France.[325]
Santa Rosa  Spain The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank off Cape Prior, Galicia.[324]

23 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1920
Ship Country Description
Gregory  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Tutóia, Brazil.[306] She broke her back on 29 November and was a total loss.[326]
Margaret F. Dick  United Kingdom The schooner sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean (41°40′N 53°42′W / 41.667°N 53.700°W / 41.667; -53.700. She was set afire and abandoned. Her crew were rescued by Leersum ( Netherlands).[327]

24 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 November 1920
Ship Country Description
Meduana  United Kingdom The ocean liner caught fire and capsized at Wallsend, Northumberland.[327]
Taunton  Norway The cargo ship ran aground in the Bahamas.[328] She was abandoned the next day and was a total loss.[314]

25 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 November 1920
Ship Country Description
Zenith  United Kingdom The barquentine foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) west of the Longships. All seven crew were rescued.[329]

26 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 November 1920
Ship Country Description
W J Pirrie  United States The schooner barge foundered in the Pacific Ocean off La Push, Washington whilst under tow from Tacoma, Washington to Antofagasta, Chile. Only two of her sixteen crew survived.[330]

27 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 November 1920
Ship Country Description
Comboyne  Australia The cargo ship sank off Shellharbour, New South Wales. Her crew survived.
Erminie  France The schooner was abandoned in the Bay of Biscay 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) north west of Ouessant, Finistère. Her crew were rescued by West Maximus ( United States).[314]
Evangelistria  Greece The cargo ship foundered in the English Channel off the Casquets, Guernsey, Channel Islands. Her crew survived.[314]

28 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 November 1920
Ship Country Description
Betsy  Netherlands The schooner sprang a leak and sank in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued by the trawler Unity ( United Kingdom).[331]
Ioannis Carras  Greece The cargo ship sank in the Iroise Sea off the Pierres Noires, Finistère, France. Her crew survived.[332]

29 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 1920
Ship Country Description
Capitaine Remy  France The auxiliary sailing vessel capsized in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) south of The Lizard, Cornwall, United Kingdom.[333]
Meta  France The schooner foundered off in the Mediterranean Sea off Port-la-Nouvelle, Aude.[332]
Notre Dame de la Mer  France The cargo ship capsized at Brunsbüttelkoog, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.[334]

30 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1920
Ship Country Description
Sheila Margaret  United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in the English Channel. Wreckage from the ship washed up at Swanage, Dorset.[334][335]

December[edit]

1 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1920
Ship Country Description
Betsy  Netherlands The schooner sprang a leak in the North Sea and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued.[335]
Giant King  United Kingdom The schooner ran aground on Ambergris Cay, Turks Islands. Her passengers and crew were rescued.[336]

2 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 December 1920
Ship Country Description
Ansgir  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground near Mousehole, Cornwall. Her crew of 45 were rescued.[337]
Blanche H. King  United States The schooner ran aground on the West Reef, Bahamas and was a total loss. Her crew survived.[338]
Dauntless  Norway The cargo ship struck a mine in the Baltic Sea off the Närs Lighthouse, Sweden. Her crew were rescued.[337]
Eastern Tempest  United States The cargo ship ran aground on the Bogskär, Finland and was abandoned by her crew. She was refloated on 7 December.[338][339]
Fiorino  Norway The barque departed Kristiansand, Norway for the Hampton Roads. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[340]
Hathor  Germany The cargo ship ran aground on the Lethegus Ledge off the Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom and was wrecked. All 24 crew were rescued by the St. Mary's Lifeboat.[337]
Kate  United Kingdom The schooner issued an SOS off Holyhead, Anglesey. Her crew were taken off by the Holyhead Lifeboat.[341]

4 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 December 1920
Ship Country Description
Hermina  Netherlands The auxiliary schooner broke free from her mooring and was wrecked at Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom in a gale with the loss of one of her ten crew. Survivors were rescued by the Fishguard Lifeboat or by rocket apparatus.[341][342]
Renvoyle  United Kingdom The cargo ship was abandoned off Belle Île, Finistère, France.[341] she subsequently sank.[343]
Schoolcraft  United Kingdom The cargo ship was destroyed by fire at Kingston, Ontario, Canada.[343]
Timbo  United Kingdom The coaster was driven ashore near Clynnog Fawr, Caernarfonshire with the loss of four of her eight crew. Five of the thirteen crew of the Rhoscolyn Lifeboat were lost attempting to rescue her crew before she came ashore.[341][342]
Tourmaline  United Kingdom The coal hulk was driven ashore 16 nautical miles (30 km) west of Thurso, Caithness and was a total loss. Her crew were rescued by rocket apparatus.[341]

5 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 December 1920
Ship Country Description
Verena  Netherlands The schooner was abandoned in the North Sea (55°50′N 0°30′E / 55.833°N 0.500°E / 55.833; 0.500). Her crew were rescued by Haakon VII ( Norway).[341]

6 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 December 1920
Ship Country Description
Graf Waldersee  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Tregantle ( United Kingdom) in the River Thames at Gravesend, Kent. She then collided with Fairfield and the ice hulk Sumatra (both  United Kingdom) and was then beached. Fairfield sank and the other ships were damaged.[343] Graf Waldersee was refloated on 8 December.[339]
Taff  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on the Dogger Bank in the North Sea and was a total loss.[343]

10 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 December 1920
Ship Country Description
Yellowstone  United States The cargo ship dragged her anchor and ran hard aground off Ponta Delgada in the Azores and was declared a total loss. All 45 of her crew were saved.

13 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 December 1920
Ship Country Description
Nikolaos Stathatos  Greece The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) off Cape Ortegal, Galicia, Spain. All 25 crew were rescued.[307]

15 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 December 1920
Ship Country Description
Limehouse  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on the East Barrow Sands in the Thames Estuary.[344] She was refloated on 21 December.[345]

16 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 December 1920
Ship Country Description
Anna G. Lord  United States The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Maryland. Her crew were rescued.[346]
Emma Belliveau  United Kingdom The schooner foundered off Saint Michael, Barbados.[347]
Inca  United States The five-masted schooner was abandoned in the Pacific Ocean (approximately 34°S 154°E / 34°S 154°E / -34; 154). Her crew were rescued by Cosmos ( United Kingdom).[346] She was towed into Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, arriving on 18 December.[347]
Monnow  United Kingdom The four-masted auxiliary schooner was destroyed by fire off Southend, Essex. All nineteen crew survived.[348]
Perry Setzer  United States The four-masted schooner was beached at Jacksonville, Florida.[349]
St. Louis  United States The ocean liner was severely damaged by fire at New York.[349]
Yellowstone  United States The cargo ship was driven ashore at Saint Michael, Barbados and was wrecked.[348]

17 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1920
Ship Country Description
Bar-le-Duc  French Navy The despatch boat was wrecked off Euboea, Greece with the loss of 26 of her 105 crew.[350][351]

18 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 December 1920
Ship Country Description
Elisabeth  Denmark The schooner came ashore on the south coast of Iceland and was a total loss. Her crew were rescued.[347]

19 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 December 1920
Ship Country Description
Jane Palmer  United States The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (35°04′N 65°25′W / 35.067°N 65.417°W / 35.067; -65.417). Her crew were rescued by Cotati ( United States).[352]

20 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 December 1920
Ship Country Description
Spyros  Greece The cargo ship foundered in the English Channel 11 nautical miles (20 km) south of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom. All eleven crew were rescued.[352]

21 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 December 1920
Ship Country Description
Ferdenborg  Denmark The schooner was driven ashore 6 nautical miles (11 km) south of Johnshaven, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued by the Johnshaven Lifeboat, which later capsized with the loss of two of her crew and a lifeboatman.[353]
Robert H. McCurdy  United States The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean.[353]

23 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 December 1920
Ship Country Description
Curieuse  France The schooner departed Fogo, Newfoundland for Alicante, Spain. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all hands.[354]
Vlassios  Greece The cargo ship foundered in the Aegean Sea off Leipsoi with the loss of six of her fifteen crew.[355]

25 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 December 1920
Ship Country Description
Kwinana  United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire at Carnarvon, Western Australia and sank.[356][357]
Ougree  Belgium The cargo ship collided with Aleppo ( United Kingdom) in the River Scheldt and was beached off Vlissingen, Netherlands.[358] She was declared a constructive total loss on 30 December.[5]
Photios  Greece The cargo ship sprang a leak, broke in two, and sank in the Mediterranean Sea between Corsica and Elba, Italy. Her crew were rescued by Calliroi Saparis ( Greece).[357]
Prah  United Kingdom The cargo liner ran aground 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) east of Grand-Bassam, French West Africa.[359] She was refloated on 3 January 1921.[360]

26 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 December 1920
Ship Country Description
Navarino  United Kingdom The cargo ship arrived at Queenstown, County Cork, United Kingdom on fire and was beached.[358] She was refloated on 31 December.[361]

27 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 December 1920
Ship Country Description
Elsie L. Corkum  United Kingdom The schooner sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (40°29′N 13°38′W / 40.483°N 13.633°W / 40.483; -13.633).[356] Her six crew were rescued by Heronspool ( United Kingdom).[361]

28 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 December 1920
Ship Country Description
Impressive  United Kingdom The schooner foundered off Memory Rock, Bahamas.[356]
Tris Adelft  Greece The cargo ship sank in theb Tyrrhenian Sea 18 nautical miles (33 km) north west of Monte Circeo, Lazio, Italy. Her crew were rescued.[357]

29 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 December 1920
Ship Country Description
Korsnæs  Norway The auxiliary schooner was destroyed by fire off Chesapeake, Virginia, United States.[357]
Lakeside Bridge  United States The cargo ship ran aground on Pico Island, Azores, Portugal and was a total loss.[356]

30 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 December 1920
Ship Country Description
Saint Oran  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Eveleen ( United Kingdom) off Ailsa Craig, Ayrshire and sank. Twenty of her crew were rescued.[357]

31 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 December 1920
Ship Country Description
Kentucky  Denmark The cargo ship came ashore at Duncansby Head, Caithness, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued.[361]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1920
Ship Country Description
Kaes Samud flag unknown The ship sank off Bangkok, Thailand.[362]
Marion J. Smith  United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Pennyworth ( United Kingdom) and landed at Tarragona, Spain on 15 December.[348]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1920
Ship Country Description
UB-21  United Kingdom The Type UB II submarine foundered off the coast of England whilst under tow to be scrapped.
Varyag  United Kingdom The protected cruiser ran aground at Lendalfoot, Ayrshire whilst under tow to be scrapped. She sank in 1925.

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