List of shipwrecks in April 1916

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The list of shipwrecks in April 1916 includes some ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during April 1916.


April 1916
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1 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 April 1916
Ship Country Description
Ashburton  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 80 nautical miles (150 km) west north west of Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM U-44 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[1][2]
Bengairn  United Kingdom World War I: The four-masted barque was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 165 nautical miles (306 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-28 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her 26 crew survived.[2][3][4]
Perth  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) south east by east of the Cross Sand Lightship ( United Kingdom) by a Kaiserliche Marine submarine with the loss of six of her crew.[2]
Peter Hamre  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off the Kentish Knock Lightship by SM UB-10 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of fourteen of her crew.[5]

2 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 April 1916
Ship Country Description
Anniel E. Larder  United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew survived.[6]
Arena  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea (57°29′N 5°26′E / 57.483°N 5.433°E / 57.483; 5.433) by SM U-70 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[7]
HMT Commandant  Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[8]
Simla  United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) north west of Gozo, Malta (36°25′N 13°12′E / 36.417°N 13.200°E / 36.417; 13.200) by SM U-39 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of ten crew.[9]

3 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 April 1916
Ship Country Description
Clan Campbell  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 29 nautical miles (54 km) south east of Cape Bon, Tunisia (36°47′N 11°33′E / 36.783°N 11.550°E / 36.783; 11.550) by SM U-39 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[2][10]
Ellaston  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 65 nautical miles (120 km) north west by west of Cape Serrat, Tunisia (37°41′N 7°59′E / 37.683°N 7.983°E / 37.683; 7.983) by SM U-34 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[2][11]
Enrichetta  Imperial Russian Navy World War I: The auxiliary minesweeper was shelled and damaged in the Black Sea west of Lazistan by SM U-33 ( Kaiserliche Marine). She became a total loss by 16 April.[12]
Giuseppe Padre  Italy World War I: The brigantine was sunk in the Strait of Sicily (36°55′N 11°20′E / 36.917°N 11.333°E / 36.917; 11.333) by SM U-39 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[13]
Ino  Norway World War I: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) south of the Kentish Knock Lightship ( United Kingdom) (51°28′40″N 1°35′20″E / 51.47778°N 1.58889°E / 51.47778; 1.58889). Her crew survived.[14]
HMT Pecheur  Royal Navy The naval trawler collided with another vessel and sank in the Irish Sea off the Smalls Lighthouse.[15]
Sneaton  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) north north east of Cape de la Garde, Algeria by SM U-34 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[2][16][17]

4 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 1916
Ship Country Description
Bendew  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary 9 nautical miles (17 km) south of the Kentish Knock Lightship ( United Kingdom) (51°30′N 1°37′E / 51.500°N 1.617°E / 51.500; 1.617) with the loss of a crew member.[18]
Maria Carmella Findari  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Strait of Sicily by SM U-39 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[19]

5 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 April 1916
Ship Country Description
Baus  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) west north west of Cap de la Hève, Seine-Maritime, France by SM UB-18 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of four of her crew.[20] Survivors were rescued by a French fishing vessel.[21]
Chantala  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) north of Cape Bengut Algeria (37°12′N 3°48′E / 37.200°N 3.800°E / 37.200; 3.800) by SM U-34 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of nine crew.[22]
Jeanette  France World War I: The lugger was sunk in the English Channel 12 nautical miles (22 km) off St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom by SM UB-18 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[23]
SM UB-26  Kaiserliche Marine World War I: The Type UB II submarine was trapped in anti submarine nets and was scuttled. Subsequently salvaged by the French, repaired and entered French Navy service at Roland Morillot.
Zent  United Kingdom World War I: The refrigerated cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 28 nautical miles (52 km) west by south of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-66 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of 49 crew.[24]

6 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 April 1916
Ship Country Description
Asger Ryg  Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel west of Beachy Head, East Sussex, United Kingdom by SM UB-29 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of all fifteen crew.[25]
Beicos  Belgium The cargo ship foundered in the Black Sea.[26]
Binicaise  France World War I: The schooner was sunk in the English Channel (50°20′N 7°00′W / 50.333°N 7.000°W / 50.333; -7.000) by SM U-66 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[27]
Stjerneborg  Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sardinia, Italy (38°45′N 9°15′E / 38.750°N 9.250°E / 38.750; 9.250) by SM U-39 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew were rescued by a Regia Marina warship.[21][28]
Vesuvio  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) east of the Owers Lightship ( United Kingdom) (50°38′30″N 0°31′30″E / 50.64167°N 0.52500°E / 50.64167; 0.52500) by SM UB-29 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of seven of her crew.[29]
Yonne  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 18 nautical miles (33 km) north north west of Cape Cherchell, Algeria by SM U-34 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[2][30]

7 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 1916
Ship Country Description
Braunton  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 4.5 nautical miles (8.3 km) south by west of Beachy Head, East Sussex (50°39′N 1°11′E / 50.650°N 1.183°E / 50.650; 1.183) by SM UB-29 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[31]
Clyde  United Kingdom World War I: The brig was scuttled in the English Channel 32 nautical miles (59 km) north of Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, France by SM UB-18 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[2][32]
Eemdijk  Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south south west of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom (50°30′N 1°19′W / 50.500°N 1.317°W / 50.500; -1.317) by SM UB-18 ( Kaiserliche Marine). She was beached but was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[33]
Halcyon  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) south west by south of Folkestone, Kent (51°01′N 1°10′E / 51.017°N 1.167°E / 51.017; 1.167). Her crew survived.[34]
Marguerite  France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the English Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) north of Cap de la Hève, Seine Maritime by SM UB-29 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[35]
Rijndijk  Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) west north west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly United Kingdom by SM U-66 ( Kaiserliche Marine). She was beached but was later refloated.[36]
Sainte Marie  France World War I The barquentine was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) west of the Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom (49°45′N 7°10′W / 49.750°N 7.167°W / 49.750; -7.167) by SM U-66 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[37]

8 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 April 1916
Ship Country Description
HMS Adamton  Royal Navy World War I: The collier was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) north of Skerryvore (56°32′N 7°26′W / 56.533°N 7.433°W / 56.533; -7.433) by SM U-22 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[8][38]
Moss Rose  United Kingdom The tug foundered at Barry, Glamorgan. Her crew were rescued.[39]
Sal'dagan  Russia World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Black Sea (44°52′N 32°40′E / 44.867°N 32.667°E / 44.867; 32.667) by SM UB-7 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[40]
Santanderino  Spain World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 18 nautical miles (33 km) off Ouessant, Finistère, France (48°20′N 5°33′W / 48.333°N 5.550°W / 48.333; -5.550) by SM U-66 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of four of her twenty crew. Survivors were rescued by a Norwegian merchant ship.[21][41]
Zafra  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 44 nautical miles (81 km) north of Oran, Algeria (36°26′N 1°00′E / 36.433°N 1.000°E / 36.433; 1.000) by SM U-34 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[2][16][42]

9 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 April 1916
Ship Country Description
Avon  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km) south east by east of the Tongue Lightship ( United Kingdom) with the loss of two of her crew.[2]
Caledonia  Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 23 nautical miles (43 km) south south east of the Le Titan Lighthouse, Île du Levant, Var, France (42°34′N 6°44′E / 42.567°N 6.733°E / 42.567; 6.733) by SM U-39 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[43]
Eastern City  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 18 nautical miles (33 km) north by west of Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM U-66 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[2][44]
Glenalmond  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 27 nautical miles (50 km) north of Ouessant by SM U-66 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[2][45]
Gryoz  Russia World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Black Sea by SM UB-7 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[46]
Sjolyst  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) north of Ouessant by SM U-66 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[47]

10 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 April 1916
Ship Country Description
Dorthea  Denmark World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (55°45′N 3°30′E / 55.750°N 3.500°E / 55.750; 3.500). Her crew were rescued by a Dutch trawler.[48]
Silksworth  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 1.25 nautical miles (2.32 km) off the Corton Lightship ( United Kingdom) by SM UB-12 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of three of her crew.[49]

11 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 April 1916
Ship Country Description
Angus  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 76 nautical miles (141 km) east by north of Valencia, Spain (39°57′N 1°08′E / 39.950°N 1.133°E / 39.950; 1.133) by SM U-34 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[2][50]
Inverlyon  United Kingdom World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 108 nautical miles (200 km) west north west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-73 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[2][51]
Margam Abbey  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 55 nautical miles (102 km) south west of The Lizard, Cornwall by SM U-66 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[2][16][52]
Robert Adamson  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea. Her 29 crew were rescued.[48]
Unione  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Land's End, Cornwall by SM U-66 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[53] Her crew were rescued by a French Navy destroyer and a Royal Navy patrol vessel.[21]
Murjek  Sweden World War I: The cargo ship, en route from Philadelphia to Narvik, struck a mine 13 nautical miles north of Cape Wrath and sank immediately. One casualty.[54]

12 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 April 1916
Ship Country Description
Orlock Head  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 65 nautical miles (120 km) south east of Barcelona, Spain (40°40′N 2°32′E / 40.667°N 2.533°E / 40.667; 2.533) by SM U-34 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[2][55]
Prøven  Denmark World War I: The schooner was sunk in the North Sea 22 nautical miles (41 km) north of the Smith's Knoll Lightship ( United Kingdom) by SM UB-13 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[56]
Vega  France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 80 nautical miles (150 km) east of Barcelona (40°42′N 2°09′E / 40.700°N 2.150°E / 40.700; 2.150) by SM U-34 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[57] Her 33 crew were rescued by Jaime II ( Spain).[48]

13 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1916
Ship Country Description
Chic  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 45 nautical miles (83 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-22 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of nine crew.[58]
Lipari  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 36 nautical miles (67 km) off Cape Spartivento, Calabria (36°00′N 16°49′E / 36.000°N 16.817°E / 36.000; 16.817) by SM U-39 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[59]

14 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 April 1916
Ship Country Description
HMT Alberta  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Grimsby, Lincolnshire.[60]
HMT Orcades  Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[16]
Shenandoah  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) west of Folkestone, Kent (51°01′40″N 1°12′30″E / 51.02778°N 1.20833°E / 51.02778; 1.20833) with the loss of two of her crew.[61]

15 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 April 1916
Ship Country Description
Fairport  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 31 nautical miles (57 km) north by west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly (50°18′N 6°52′W / 50.300°N 6.867°W / 50.300; -6.867) by SM U-69 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[2][62]
Schwanden  Russia World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean by SM U-69 ( Kaiserliche Marine) at approximately the same position as Fairport ( United Kingdom).[63]

16 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 April 1916
Ship Country Description
Cardonia  United Kingdom World War I: The full-rigged ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) south of the Fastnet Rock (50°57′N 10°06′W / 50.950°N 10.100°W / 50.950; -10.100) by SM U-67 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[2][64]
Demir Hissar  Ottoman Navy World War I: The torpedo boat was sunk in the Strait of Chios by HMS Jed, HMS Kennet and HMS Wear (all  Royal Navy).[65]
Glendoon  Norway World War I: The full-rigged ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) west south west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom (49°28′N 7°40′W / 49.467°N 7.667°W / 49.467; -7.667) by SM U-69 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[66]
Harrovian  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) west of the Bishop Rock (49°23′N 7°40′W / 49.383°N 7.667°W / 49.383; -7.667) by SM U-69 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[2][67]
Papelera  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Isles of Scilly by SM U-69 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[68]
HMT Sunbeam I  Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[16]

17 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 April 1916
Ship Country Description
Ernest Reyer  France World War I: The full-rigged ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Ouessant, Finistère (49°07′N 7°49′W / 49.117°N 7.817°W / 49.117; -7.817) by SM U-69 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Although her 29 crew were allowed to take to the lifeboats, they did not survive.[69]
Terje Viken  Norway World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Cabo Guia, Portugal. Her crew survived.[70]

18 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 April 1916
Ship Country Description
Ravenhill  United Kingdom World War I: The full-rigged ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 72 nautical miles (133 km) west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly by SM U-69 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[2][71]

20 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 April 1916
Ship Country Description
Cairngowan  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 55 nautical miles (102 km) west by north of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-69 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[2][72]
SS Libau  Kaiserliche Marine World War I: Easter Rising: The freighter, masquerading as Aud ( Norway), was scuttled off Fenit, County Kerry, Ireland.
Lodewijk Van Nassau  Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the Galloper Lightship ( United Kingdom) (51°50′N 1°55′E / 51.833°N 1.917°E / 51.833; 1.917).[73]
Sabbia  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 7 nautical miles (13 km) off the Isle of May, Fife (56°07′N 2°18′W / 56.117°N 2.300°W / 56.117; -2.300).[74] Her crew were rescued by Nordland ( Netherlands).[75]
Whitgift  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (47°51′N 6°10′W / 47.850°N 6.167°W / 47.850; -6.167) by SM U-67 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of 32 crew.[2][76]

21 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 April 1916
Ship Country Description
Estafette  French Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Dunquerque, Nord (51°02′N 2°11′E / 51.033°N 2.183°E / 51.033; 2.183) with the loss of eight of her crew.[77]
Feliciana  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 67 nautical miles (124 km) north north west of the Fastnet Rock (51°08′N 11°27′W / 51.133°N 11.450°W / 51.133; -11.450) by SM U-19 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[2][78]

22 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 April 1916
Ship Country Description
Chanaral  France World War I: The four-masted barque was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) south of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom (50°03′N 8°07′W / 50.050°N 8.117°W / 50.050; -8.117) by SM U-67 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[79]
József Agost Föherzeg  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (49°36′N 10°06′W / 49.600°N 10.100°W / 49.600; -10.100 by SM U-19 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[80]
Ross  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 108 nautical miles (200 km) west by north of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly by SM U-19 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[2][81]
Tregantle  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea by enemy action.[2][82]

23 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 April 1916
Ship Country Description
HMT Lena Melling  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the Elbow Lightship ( United Kingdom).[83]
Parisiana  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 82 nautical miles (152 km) west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (47°55′N 7°04′W / 47.917°N 7.067°W / 47.917; -7.067) by SM U-19 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[2][84]
Olga  Norway World War I: The barque was reported to have been sunk by a German submarine. Her crew survived.[82]
Ribston  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 66 nautical miles (122 km) west by south of Ouessant (47°51′N 6°44′W / 47.850°N 6.733°W / 47.850; -6.733) by SM U-19 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[2][16][85]

24 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 April 1916
Ship Country Description
HMT Clover Bank  Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[8]
Hsin-Yu  National Revolutionary Army The transport ship collided with Hai Yung ( Republic of China Navy) in the East China Sea south of the Chusan Islands and sank. There were only 30 survivors of over 1,000 people on board.[86]
HMT King Stephen  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler, operating as a Q-ship, was sunk in the North Sea off Lowestoft, Suffolk by a Kaiserliche Marine destroyer. Her crew were taken as prisoners of war.[87]
SM UB-13  Kaiserliche Marine World War I: The Type UB I submarine was lost in action off the mouth of the River Thames with the loss of all seventeen crew.

25 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 April 1916
Ship Country Description
HMT Au Fait  Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[8]
Berkelstroom  Netherlands World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea by SM UB-29 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[88]
Carmanian  Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock (50°16′N 12°02′W / 50.267°N 12.033°W / 50.267; -12.033) by SM U-19 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of three crew.[89]
HMS E22  Royal Navy World War I: The E-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk by SM UB-18 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of all 30 crew.
Georgiy Pobedonosets  Russia World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Black Sea south west of Cape Khersones by SM UC-15 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[90]
HMS Penelope  Royal Navy World War I: The Arethusa-class cruiser was damaged in the North Sea of Lowestoft, Suffolk by SM UB-29 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[91] She was later repaired and returned to service.
Zhivuchi  Imperial Russian Navy World War I: The Boiki-class destroyer struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea off Sevastopol.[92][93]
Niola  Sweden World War I: The iron barque, en route from Pensacola to Dundee, was scuttled by a German torpedo boat 15 nautical miles from Smith's Knoll lightship. The crew was saved.[94]

26 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 April 1916
Ship Country Description
Alfred  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea 27 nautical miles (50 km) east by south of Lowestoft, Suffolk by SM UB-18 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[95]
Dubhe  Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and was damaged in the North Sea (51°49′30″N 1°57′30″E / 51.82500°N 1.95833°E / 51.82500; 1.95833). She was beached but was later refloated.[96]
Noordzee  Netherlands World War I: The tug struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (51°49′30″N 1°57′30″E / 51.82500°N 1.95833°E / 51.82500; 1.95833).[97]

27 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 April 1916
Ship Country Description
Industry  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) west by north of the Fastnet Rock (51°11′N 12°46′W / 51.183°N 12.767°W / 51.183; -12.767) by SM U-45 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[2][98]
HMS Nasturtium  Royal Navy World War I: The Arabis-class sloop struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Malta with the loss of eight of her 79 crew.[99]
HMS Russell  Royal Navy : World War I: The Duncan-class battleship struck two mines and sank in the Mediterranean Sea at Malta and sank with the loss of 124 of her 720 crew.
SM UC-5  Kaiserliche Marine World War I: The Type UC I submarine ran aground in the North Sea (51°59′N 1°38′E / 51.983°N 1.633°E / 51.983; 1.633) and was scuttled. Her crew were rescued by HMS Firedrake ( Royal Navy). She was subsequently salvaged by the British and used for propaganda purposes.

28 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 April 1916
Ship Country Description
HMY Aegusa  Royal Navy World War I: The naval yacht struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Malta with the loss of six of her crew.[100]
Anzhelika  Russia World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Black Sea off Adler by SM U-33 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[101]
Blessing  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Tyne Estuary by SM UB-27 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[102]
Christian  Denmark World War I: The schooner was damaged in the North Sea 16 nautical miles (30 km) east north east of the Souter Point Lighthouse, Northumberland, United Kingdom by SM UB-27 ( Kaiserliche Marine). She was beached but was later refloated.[103]
Lyusya  Russia World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Black Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south of Pitsunda by SM U-33 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[104]

29 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 April 1916
Ship Country Description
Esmerelda  United Kingdom The schooner collided with another vessel and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Trevose Head, Cornwall. Her crew were rescued.[105]
Saint Corentin  French Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 0.5 nautical miles (0 km) north of Dunquerque, Nord (51°04′N 2°11′E / 51.067°N 2.183°E / 51.067; 2.183) with the loss of eleven of her crew.[106]
Teal  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Seaham, County Durham by SM UB-27 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[2][107]

30 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 1916
Ship Country Description
Bakio  Spain World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by SM U-20 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[108]
City of Lucknow  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) east of Malta (36°03′N 15°45′E / 36.050°N 15.750°E / 36.050; 15.750) by SM U-21 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her 42 crew survived and were rescued by HMS Rifleman ( Royal Navy).[2][109][110]
Mod  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) east by north of the mouth of the River Tyne (55°45′N 0°25′W / 55.750°N 0.417°W / 55.750; -0.417) by SM UB-27 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[111]
Vinifreda  Spain World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay (47°48′N 7°48′W / 47.800°N 7.800°W / 47.800; -7.800) by SM U-45 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member. Survivors were rescued by Elpis ( Greece).[112][113]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1916
Ship Country Description
Chirketi Hairie  Ottoman Empire World War I: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Sea of Marmara by a Royal Navy submarine.[114]
Imperator  Russia World War I: The barquentine was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean and was abandoned by her 33 crew. They were rescued by Darentria ( Netherlands) and Lady Plymouth ( United Kingdom), which towed Imperator in to Valencia, Spain.[48]

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