List of shipwrecks in August 1844

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The list of shipwrecks in August 1844 includes ships sunk, foundered, wrecked, grounded, or otherwise lost during August 1844.

1 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Convoy  United States The ship was wrecked on "Tuconia Island".[1]
Isidore  United States The ship was wrecked on Trundy's Reef, off Cape Elizabeth, Maine. She was on a voyage from Matanzas, Cuba to Saint Petersburg, Russia.[2]
Laurel  United Kingdom The fishing smack was wrecked on the Couchèe Rocks, off the coast of Jersey, Channel Islands with the loss of fourteen of her twenty crew.[3]
Levenlass  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Garrock Point, Renfrewshire. She was on a voyage from Glasgow, Renfrewshire to Montreal, Province of Canada, British North America. She was later refloated and taken in to Greenock, Renfrewshire.[4]
Wilberforce  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Middenplat, in the North Sea off the Dutch coast. She was on a voyage from Dundee, Forfarshire to Exeter, Devon. She was refloated the next day.[5]

2 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Anne  United Kingdom The ship foundered n the Bristol Channel off The Mumbles, Glamorgan.[6]
Friends  United Kingdom The sloop foundered in the Bristol Channel off Lundy Island, Devon with the loss of all on board.[7]
Integrity  United Kingdom The brig foundered off the coast of Cornwall with the loss of all six crew. The wreck subsequently came ashore at Northcott.[8][9]
Julia  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore at Worms Head, Glamorgan with the loss of a crew member. She was on a voyage from Bridgwater, Somerset to Dublin.[6]
Maria  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked off Tenby, Pembrokeshire with the loss of all but three of her crew.[10]
Maria  United Kingdom The ship departed from St. Jago de Cuba, Cuba for Llanelly, Glamorgan. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[11]
Mary  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked near Rhosilli, Glamorgan with the loss of a passenger.[6]
Rose  United Kingdom The ship departed from Penzance, Cornwall for a Welsh port. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[12]
Thetis  United Kingdom The schooner foundered in Oxwich Bay Her four crew were rescued by Affo ( United Kingdom).[6]
Triton  United Kingdom The smack was driven ashore and wrecked at Port Eynon Point, Glamorgan with the loss of five of her six crew. She was on a voyage from Par, Cornwall to Swansea, Glamorgan.[6]
Valiant  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the West Barrows, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. She was on a voyage from Limerick to London. She was refloated and taken in to the River Colne.[13]
Whim  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked in Kynance Cove, Cornwall with the loss of all five of her crew.[14][8]

3 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Active  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged at Porthcawl, Glamorgan. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newport, Monmouthshire to Plymouth, Devon.[4][5] She was refloated on 6 August.[3]
Alliance  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and scuttled at Caldy Island, Pembrokeshire. She had been refloated by 6 August.[15][16]
Ann  United Kingdom The ship sank at The Mumbles, Glamorgan. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Cardiff, Glamorgan to London.[17] She was refloated on 18 August.[18]
Arama  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore and wrecked between "Zeeburg" and Brielle, South Holland. She was on a voyage from Ventava, Courland Governorate to Rotterdam, South Holland.[15]
Breeze  United Kingdom The ship foundered in Carmarthen Bay.[15]
Briton  United Kingdom The steam tug sank at Bristol, Gloucestershire.[19]
Brothers  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Wicklow.[3]
Catherine and Mary  United Kingdom The brig was run down and sunk in the English Channel off Dungeness, Kent with the loss of two of her four crew. Survivors were rescued by the coaster Despatch ( United Kingdom). Catherine and Mary was on a voyage from Port Madoc, Caernarfonshire to Ipswich, Suffolk.[20][17][21]
Commerce  United Kingdom The ship was lost near St. David's Head, Pembrokeshire. Her crew were rescued.[15]
Estafette  France The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Havre de Grâce, Seine-Inférieure.[22]
Friends  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Cefn Sands, in Carmarthen Bay with the loss of all on board.[4][23]
Friends  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and scuttled at Caldy Island She had been refloated by 6 August.[16]
Four Brothers  United Kingdom The fishing smack was driven ashore and wrecked at Tenby, Pembrokeshire with the loss of two of her crew.[23]
Harmony  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and scuttled at Caldy Islands. She had been refloated by 6 August.[15][16]
Hope  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Saint Tudwal's Islands, Caernarfonshire.[3]
Jane  United Kingdom The fishing smack was driven ashore and wrecked at Pendine, Carmarthenshire.[23]
Jane and Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Saint Tudwal's Islands.[3]
Margaret  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked in Broughton Bay. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherland to Bristol, Gloucestershire.[6][8] She was refloated on 7 September and taken in to Whiteford, Glamorgan in a severely damaged condition.[24]
Medina  United Kingdom The smack was driven ashore and wrecked on the Cefn Sands with the loss of all hands.[8][9]
Pilot  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Pwllheli, Caernarfonshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire.[18][15]
Pheasant  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at The Mumbles. She was refloated on 17 August.[18]
Prince of Wales  United Kingdom The collier was wrecked on the Mouse Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. Her crew were rescued by Hope ( United Kingdom).[25][26]
Priscilla  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Saint Tudwal's Islands.[3] She was on a voyage from Pwllheli, Caernarfonshire to Swansea, Glamorgan.[27]
Richard  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and wrecked at Tenby with the loss of four of her seven crew. She was on a voyage from Cardiff, Glamorgan to London.[13][23][9]
Rose  United Kingdom The yacht was driven ashore and wrecked at Pendine. Her crew were rescued.[23]
Speculator  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Pembrey, Carmarthenshire.[17]
Superb  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Barnstaple, Devon. She was on a voyage from Gloucester to Barnstaple.[17] She was refloated on 13 August.[28]
Terrier  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and scuttled at Caldy Island. She had been refloated by 6 August.[15][16]
Thomas Gelston  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. She was on a voyage from Belfast, County Antrim to Quebec City, Province of Canada, British North America.[10][29]
Union  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on the Pendine Sands. Her crew were rescued.[15]
Unique  France The lugger was driven ashore and wrecked at Havre de Grâce.[22]
Vulcan  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Saint Tudwal's Islands.[3]
Wave  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Porthcawl. Her crew were rescued.[4] She was refloated on 15 August.[30]
Xenia  United Kingdom The ship was lost off St. Davids Head. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Charleston, South Carolina, United States to Liverpool.[15]
X. L.  United Kingdom The ship was run aground on the Newcombe Sand, in the English Channel off the coast of Kent and foundered. Her crew were rescued by Alert ( United Kingdom). X. L. was on a voyage from Hartlepool, County Durham to Portsmouth, Hampshire.[20][13]

4 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Brama  Kingdom of Hanover The ship capsized off Brielle, South Holland, Netherlands. All five people on board were rescued by Columbine ( United Kingdom). Brama was on a voyage from Windau, Prussia to Rotterdam, South Holland.[31]
Dart  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Tenby, Pembrokeshire. She was on a voyage from Sydney, New South Wales to Liverpool, Lancashire.[8]
Prince of Wales  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked on the Mouse Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to London.[3][27]
Sarah  United Kingdom The ship sank in the English Channel west of Dungeness, Kent.[21]

5 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Alfred  United Kingdom The sailing barge sprang a leak and was run aground on the Maplin Sands, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. She was on a voyage from Harwich, Essex to London. She was later refloated and resumed her voyage.[32]
Harebell  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at St. Just, Cornwall. She was on a voyage from Kertch, Russia to London. She was refloated and resumed her voyage.[33]
Sharon  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Goodwin Sands, Kent. She was on a voyage from Cronstadt, Russia to St. Ubes. Portugal. She was refloated and taken in to Ramsgate, Kent in a leaky condition.[5]

6 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Adelaide  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Nefyn, Caernarfonshire.[12]
Behering  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at "Jeyerit Fatmi", on the Red Sea coast of Africa and opposite Mocha. Her crew were rescued.[34][35]
Bolina United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Jersey The ship was driven ashore west of Almería, Spain. She was on a voyage from Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône], France to Penzance, Cornwall. She was refloated and put in to Almería before proceeding on her voyage.[36]
Desire  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Barmouth, Caernarfonshire.[37]
Fateh Salem Ottoman Empire Habesh Eyalet The ship was wrecked at "Khore Reamus", in the Strait of Hormuz. Her crew were rescued.[34]
Highlander  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Annot Bank, in the North Sea off the coast of Forfarshire. Her crew were rescued by the Montrose Lifeboat. She was on a voyage from Archangelsk, Russian Empire to Montrose, Forfarshire. She was refloated on 15 August and taken in to Montrose in a severely damaged condition.[5][38]
Neptune  United Kingdom The ship foundered in Carnarvon Bay. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire to Swansea, Glamorgan.[39]
New Milford  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore 8 nautical miles (15 km) west of Porthdinllaen, Caernarfonshire. She was on a voyage from Cardigan to Bristol, Gloucestershire.[5]
Providence Goodwill  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire to Maldon, Essex.[21] She was refloated on 8 August and taken in to Great Yarmouth.[40]
Union  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Arbroath, Forfarshire. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Arbroath.[26]
William and Friends  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Irish Sea off Lambay Island, County Dublin. Her crew were rescued by Kitty ( United Kingdom). William and Friends was on a voyage from the Clyde to Dublin.[5]

7 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Arvonia  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Caernarfon. Her crew were rescued.[41]
Falcon  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Shoebury Knock Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. She was on a voyage from Montrose, Forfarshire to London.[42]
Henricus Everhardees  Kingdom of Hanover The ship was lost off the mouth of the Ems. Her crew were rescued.[10]
Juan  United Kingdom The ship was beached at Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire.[16]
Le Figaro  France The ship was driven ashore at Filey Bridge, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.[26]
King William IV  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Caernarvon. Her crew were rescued.[42]
Margaret  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Ynys Llanddwyn, Anglesey.[42]
HMS Stromboli  Royal Navy The paddle steamer ran aground on Horse Island, County Cork.[10] She was refloated with assistance from HMS Hecate and HMS Tartarus (both  Royal Navy) and taken in to Cork.[38]
Union  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Arbroath, Forfarshire. Her crew survived.[41] She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Arbroath.[40]

8 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Canarie  France The ship was wrecked off Arendsburg, Norway. She was on a voyage from Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine to Saint Petersburg, Russia.[43]
Delight  United Kingdom The sloop was wrecked on Flodday, Loch Maddy.[44]
Malta  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the North Sea off Texel, North Holland, Netherlands. Her crew were rescued by William Tell ( United Kingdom). Malta was on a voyage from Grangemouth, Stirlingshire to Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands.[10][45]
Minerva  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Herd Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of County Durham.[16] She was on a voyage from Inverness to South Shields, County Durham. Minerva was refloated.[29]
Miranda  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged in Silloth Bay.[10]

9 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Anna Sophia  Russia The ship was driven ashore on "Worms Island". She was on a voyage from Reval to Riga.[46] She was refloated on 15 September and taken in to Hiiumaa for repairs.[47]
Brandon  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on Nickman's Ground, in the Baltic Sea. She was on a voyage from Seaham, County Durham to Saint Petersburg, Russia. She was later refloated and resumed her voyage, arriving at Saint Petersburg on 16 August.[48]
Celia Large  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the West Maraguanna Reef. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Jamaica to London.[49][50]
Emelie  Prussia The schooner was driven ashore at Königsberg.[51][38]
Flanquer  Prussia The ship capsized off Hela with the loss of three of her crew.[36]
Hercules POL Szczecin flag.svg Stettin The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Pillau, Prussia. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Königsberg to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom.[51]
Neptune  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Lapsand, in the Baltic Sea. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Hull. She was refloated and resumed her voyage.[51]

10 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 Aug 1844
Ship Country Description
Elba  Spain The ship ran aground on the Vogelsand, in the North Sea. She was on a voyage from Bilboa to Hamburg. She was refloated and taken in to Cuxhaven.[52]
Emilie  Prussia The ship was driven ashore at Pillau. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom to Pillau. She was refloated on 21 August and taken in to Pillau.[53]
Elizabeth and Mary  United Kingdom The ship ran aground off Morup, Sweden and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to a Baltic port.[36] She was refloated and taken in to Varberg.[54]
Hoop op Welvaart  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore on Baltrum, Kingdom of Hanover. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Østerisør, Norway to Groningen. Hoop op Welvaart floated off the next day and was taken in to "Dornmersiel".[55]
Lady Champness  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Great Orme Head, Caernarfonshire. She was refloated and taken in to Conwy for repairs.[39]
Lark  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore and wrecked near Grimsby, Lincolnshire; her crew were rescued.[39]
Panama  United States The whaler Panama under Captain Cummings dragged ashore and was wrecked in a heavy swell on the Island of Dominica, the wind having suddenly fallen away. She was broken up on the 14th Nov.[56]
Vigilancen  Hamburg The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Grundsunda, Sweden.[57]

11 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Aurora  Bremen The ship ran aground off "Roas", Denmark. She was refloated and resumed her voyage.[36]
Drie Gebroeders  Netherlands The ship was sighted off Helsingør, Denmark whilst on a voyage from Wismar to Amsterdam, North Holland. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[58]
Neptunus  Hamburg The ship sprang a leak and foundered in the North Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) north north east of the mouth of the Humber. Her crew were rescued by the fishing smack Sovereign ( United Kingdom) although both captains and two crew of Sovereign were lost. Neptunus was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom to Altona.[28]
Two Friends  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Teignmouth, Devon. She was on a voyage from Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham to Teignmouth. She was refloated and put in to Teignmouth.[38]
Vrouw Annegiena  Netherlands The ship was sighted off Helsingør whilst of a voyage from Wismar to Amsterdam. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[58]

12 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Alla Elizabeth Flag of Stralsund.svg Stralsund The ship was driven ashore near "Strundhoff". She was on a voyage from Riga, Russia to a Norwegian port.[54]
Ardent  United Kingdom The ship ran aground and sank on the Kentish Knock with the loss of her captain. She was on a voyage from Limerick to Boston, Lincolnshire.[12]
Catherine  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the English Channel 30 nautical miles (56 km) south of Portland Bill, Dorset. Her crew were rescued.[39]
Charlotte and Louisa  Netherlands The ship was sighted off Helsingør, Denmark whilst on a voyage from Danzig to Amsterdam, North Holland. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[58]
Henry  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in Ramsey Sound. She was on a voyage from Caernarfon to London.[37]
Morgan  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Liebau, Kingdom of Prussia. Her crew were rescued.[54]

13 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Princess Josephine  Sweden The ship capsized at Calais, France. She was later refloated.[59]
Sir William Chaytor  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Ramsgate, Kent. She was refloated[26]
Sovereign United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The schooner was driven ashore on Governors Island, Prince Edward Island. She was on a voyage from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Prince Edward Island. She was refloated and taken into port.[60]

14 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Agamemnon Flagge der Hansestadt Rostock.svg Rostock The ship ran aground in Seine Bay and capsized. She was on a voyage from Rostock to Cherbourg, Seine-Inférieure.[61]
Caroline  Prussia The brig ran aground on the Lemon and Ore Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Dantsic to London, United Kingdom. Caroline refloated and assisted into Harwich, Essex by four smacks after 18 August.[62][59]
Claudina Catharina  Netherlands The ship was sighted off Helsingør, Denmark whilst on a voyage from Malmö, Sweden to Amsterdam, North Holland. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[58]
Pearl  United Kingdom The schooner was in collision with Sophia ( United Kingdom) and sank in Liverpool Bay. Her crew were rescued by Sophia. Pearl was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Glasgow, Renfrewshire.[63] The wreck of Pearl drove ashore at Southport, Lancashire.[38][64]

15 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Agamemnon  France The ship ran aground, capsized and sank off Rouen, Seine-Inférieure. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Rostock to Cherbourg, Seine-Inférieure.[55]
George and Jane  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Havre de Grâce, Seine-Inférieure, France. She was on a voyage from Warkworth, Northumberland to Havre de Grâce.[65]
Sockragen Flag unknown The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on the coast of Spain. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France to Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom.[66]
Spray  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and sank at Havre de Grâce. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Havre de Grâce.[65]
Warrior  United Kingdom The barque was wrecked in the Magdalen Islands, Nova Scotia, British North America. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Richibucto, New Brunswick, British North America to Bideford, Devon.[60][67]

16 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Active  United Kingdom The barque departed from Hull, Yorkshire for Hamburgh. Subsequently foundered in the North Sea.[68]
Alexandrine  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Skagen, Denmark. She was on a voyage form Arbroath, Forfarshire to a Baltic port. She was refloated on 19 August and resumed her voyage on 29 August.[69]
Farmer's Increase  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and sank at Lavernock Point, Glamorgan. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Gloucester to London.[18]
Favourite  United Kingdom The brig ran aground on the Robin Rigg Bank, in the Solway Firth and foundered. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Lndonderry to Workington, Cumberland.[18][30]
Fawcett  United Kingdom The ship an aground on the Robin Rigg Bank. She was refloated.[70]

17 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Brothers  United Kingdom The ship foundered off Rhyl, Denbighshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Wicklow to Chester, Cheshire. Brothers subsequently came ashore near Rhyl and was wrecked.[61][71]
Lord Mulgrave  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the West Rocks, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to London. She was refloated and resumed her voyage.[61]

18 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Caroline  Netherlands The ship struck the Lemon Sandbank, in the North Sea and capsized. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Memel, Prussia to Rotterdam, South Holland.[72][36] She was taken in to Harwich, Essex, United Kingdom in a waterlogged condition on 25 August.[73]
Christine  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in the Jahde. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Hooksiel, Kingdom of Hanover.[46]
Forth  United Kingdom The ship ran aground and was damaged at Plymouth, Devon. She was refloated the next day.[36]
Jane and Helen  United Kingdom The smack was driven ashore and wrecked at Porthdinllaen, Caernarfonshire. She was on a voyage from Caernarvon to Southampton, Hampshire.[72][36]

19 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Amity  United Kingdom The ship ran aground off Ameland, Friesland, Netherlands. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Hamburg.[73]
Devotion  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Merlimont, Pas-de-Calais, France. She was on a voyage from Newport, Monmouthshire to Altona.[74][36]
Fortuna  Norway The ship was abandoned in the North Sea (54°36′N 4°29′E / 54.600°N 4.483°E / 54.600; 4.483). Five of her ten crew were rescued by Hudson ( United States), the rest were left on board. Survivors brought to Frederikshavn. Fortuna was on a voyage from Narva, Russia to Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands.[75]
Hoffnung  Hamburg The ship was driven ashore on "Langerry Island". Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from a Scottish port to Hamburg.[46]
Hoffnung Flag unknown The ship was wrecked on Norderney, Kingdom of Hanover. She was on a voyage from "Steinharsersiel" to Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.[73]
Pilotage  Belgium The sloop was driven ashore at Wijk aan Zee, North Holland.[55]
Rosalie Sarzena Flag unknown The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Juist, Kingdom of Hanover.[73]
Trois Montes Ranges  Bremen The ship was driven ashore near the mouth of the Geeste. She was refloated on 26 August.[54][53]
Zephyr  Norway The ship was wrecked on Grønningen Island. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Figueira da Foz, Portugal to Bergen.[69][76]

20 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Batavier  Netherlands The steamship ran aground off Hellevoetsluis, Zeeland. Her passengers were evacuated. She was on a voyage from Rotterdam, South Holland to London, United Kingdom.[77][78] Batavier was later refloated and resumed her voyage. She arrived at Gravesend, Kent, United Kingdom on 28 August.[79]
Gerbrand  Hamburg The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Ameland, Friesland, Netherlands with the loss of all but one of her crew. She was on a voyage from Hamburg to Rouen, Seine-Inférieure, France.[55]
Jane and Eliza  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Petten, South Holland. She was on a voyage from Newport, Monmouthshire to Dordrecht, South Holland.[36]
Methesis  United Kingdom The barque ran aground on the Elbow End Bank, at the mouth of the River Tay and was severely damaged. She was on a voyage from Ichaboe Island, Portuguese West Africa to Aberdeen. She was refloated and towed in to Ferry-Port on Craig, Fife.[36]
Thomas Perkins  United States The ship was driven ashore at New York. She was later refloated.[60]

21 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Ann and Mary  United Kingdom The brig foundered in the Irish Sea west of the Isle of Man with the loss of all hands.[80]
Emma Maria  France The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked near Fécamp, Seine-Inférieure with the loss of three of her crew. She was on a voyage from Pontrieux, Côtes du Nord to Rouen, Seine-Inférieure.[81]
Isabel  Spain The barque, a prize of HMS Cleopatra ( Royal Navy)) was driven ashore and wrecked in Algoa Bay. Her crew were rescued.[82]
Larkins  United Kingdom The East Indiaman was damaged by fire at Madras, India.[83][84]
Maria Anna  Kingdom of Hanover The ship ran aground off Haurvig, Denmark. Her crew were rescued.[53]
Seaforth  United Kingdom The ship foundered at the mouth of the Kowie River, Cape Colony.[82]
Telemachus  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked on Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newport, Monmouthshire to Altona.[46][85]
Trekboer Cobern United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Cape Colony The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in Algoa Bay with the loss of a crew member.[82]
Trois Enfans  France The ship was wrecked on the Sherweather Sands, in the Bristol Channel. She was on a voyage from Newport to Brest, Finistère.[54]
Union  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Eierland, North Holland, Netherlands. She was on a voyage from Stettin to Hull, Yorkshire. She was refloated ad taken in to a port on Texel, North Holland.[46]
Vrow Antina  Hamburg The ship was wrecked on the Movinsand. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from a Scottish port to Hamburg.[54][48]
574  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Gloucester. She was on a voyage from Gloucester to Quebec City Province of Canada, British North America. She was refloated the next day and taken in to Gloucester.[36]

22 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Æolus United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Van Diemen's Land The sloop was wrecked opposite the coast of Huon Island.[86]
Glasgow  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. She was on a voyage from London to Inverness. She was later refloated and resumed her voyage.[73]
Isabella United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Van Diemen's Land The ship was wrecked at Cape Buffon, South Australia. Her crew were rescued.[87]
Johanna Flag unknown The ship was sighted off Helsingør, Denmark whilst on a voyage from "Elburg" to Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[88]
Maggie  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in a capsized state on Rottumeroog, Kingdom of Hanover.[24]
Providence  United Kingdom The ship, which had collided with a brig on 16 August and sprang a leak four days later, was abandoned in the Dogger Bank. Her crew were rescued by the barque Minerva ( Kingdom of Hanover).[46][89]
Spencer Wynne  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire. Her crew were rescued.[55][53]
Twende Brodre  Norway The ship was abandoned in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued by Johanna ( Kingdom of Hanover). Twende Brodre was on a voyage from Gothenburg to Jersey, Channel Islands. She was taken in to Bremen on 24 August.[46][53]

23 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Helen  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Long Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. She was on a voyage from Inverkeithing, Fife to Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex. She was refloated and put in to Ramsgate, Kent in a leaky condition.[73]
Mary Ann United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was wrecked on the coast of Labrador.[90]

24 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Energy  United Kingdom The ship ran aground in the River Shannon. She was on a voyage from Limerick to Quebec City, Province of Canada, British North America.[70]
Lady Mount Stewart  United Kingdom The ship ran aground in the Swin and was damaged. She was on a voyage form London to Dublin.[73]

25 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Eva  Bremen The ship was driven ashore at Tønning, Duchy of Holstein. She was on a voyage from Bremen to Wolgast, Prussia.[69]
Friendship  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and was beached in St Brides Bay. She was on a voyage from Aberdyfi, Merionethshire to Newport, Monmouthshire.[70] She was refloated the next day and taken in to Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire.[46]
Iduna  Bremen The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged at Tønning. She was on a voyage from Bremen to Stettin.[69]
Triton  Hamburg The ship ran aground at Helsingør, Denmark. She was refloated on 27 August and taken in to Helsingør.[69]

26 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Cecilie Maria  Norway The ship was wrecked at Kærgård near Varde, Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Lillesund to Ribe.[91][75]
Effort  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and wrecked at Thorsminde, Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Riga, Russia to Bristol, Gloucestershire.[92][93]
Groenland  French Navy The paddle frigate was wrecked 3 leagues (9 nautical miles (17 km)) from Larache, Morocco and was abandoned by her crew. The wreck was set afire and burnt.[94][95][96]
John and Mary  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on a reef off Skagen, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Saint Petersburg, Russia. John and Mary was refloated and put in to Helsingør, Denmark in a sinking condition.[93]
Rambler  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned with the loss of her captain. She was on a voyage from Königsberg, Prussia to London.[2]

27 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Britannia  United Kingdom The ship ran aground and was wrecked off Wangeroog, Kingdom of Hanover. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland to a Baltic port.[97][93]
Express  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked off Thorsminde, Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Hartlepool, County Durham to Saint Petersburg, Russia.[97][93]
Hoffnung  Kingdom of Hanover The ship was wrecked off "Rawenburg", Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Memel, Prussia to Leer.[97]
Jupiter  Brazil The brig was burnt in the Corimba River, Portuguese West Africa by the Portuguese Navy as she was engaged in the African slave trade.[98]
Lena  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Aberdeen. She was on a voyage from Dantzic to Aberdeen.[53]
Nostra Senora de Belvedera Flag of the Kingdom of Sardinia.svg Kingdom of Sardinia The brig was driven ashore north of Pernambuco, Brazil.[90]
Robert and George  United Kingdom The ship ran aground off Skagen, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Saint Petersburg, Russia. She was refloated and put in to "Skula", Sweden.[43]
Skylark  United Kingdom The ship ran aground in the Elbe. She was on a voyage from Hamburg to Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham. She was refloated and put back to Hamburg in a leaky condition.[53]
St. Antonie  Hamburg The ship was driven ashore on Langeoog, Kingdom of Hanover. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from a Norwegian port to Hamburg.[68]
Wilhelmina Flag of Stralsund.svg Stralsund The ship was driven ashore near "Aubery", Demark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom to Dantsic.[75]

28 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Cumbrian  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore. She was refloated seventeen day later and resumed her voyage to Sierra Leone. She arrived on 2 October and was condemned.[99]
Dorothy  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Nairn. She was refloated and taken in to Peterhead.[69]

29 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Clifton  United Kingdom The ship ran aground and was damaged at New Orleans, Louisiana United States.[100]
Henry  France The ship ran aground and was damaged at New Orleans. She was on a voyage from New Orleans to Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône.[100]
Houghton-le-Spring  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked on the Refshorn, off the coast of Denmark with the loss of all eleven crew.[68][93]
Johanna Catherina  Hamburg The ship sprang a leak and sank in the North Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) off Whitby, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued by a fishing yawl. She was on a voyage from King's Lynn, Norfolk to Seaham, County Durham, United Kingdom.[53][101]
Neptune POL Gdańsk flag.svg Danzig The ship was driven ashore on Amrum, Duchy of Holstein. She became a wreck on 21 October.[102]
Rasmus Flag unknown The ship was driven ashore at "Marschonak". Her crew were rescued.[43]
Sally  United Kingdom The ship ran aground and capsized at Skinburness, Cumberland. She was on a voyage from Saint John, New Brunswick, British North America to Carlisle, Cumberland. She was righted and towed in to Port Carlisle.[69]

30 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Anna Sophia  Netherlands The ship capsized off Langeoog, Kingdom of Hanover. She was on a voyage from Bergen, Norway to Amsterdam, North Holland.[43]
Arene  Sweden The ship was lost at "Sikhjelma".[49]
Camoens  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at the mouth of the New Calabar River.[103]
Catharina
Ellen
 Denmark
 United Kingdom
The ships were in collision and were both driven ashore at Hamburg. Both were refloated. Ellen proceeded on her voyage from Hamburg to Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire on 3 September. The yacht Catharina put back to Hamburg in a leaky condition.[43][93]
Henry Winch  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at the mouth of the New Calabar River with the loss of three of her crew.[103]
Michel  Portugal The ship was wrecked in Buenos Bay and was abandoned by her crew. She was on a voyage from Figueira da Foz to a Norwegian port.[75]
Panope  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at the mouth of the New Calabar River. She was refloated on 1 September and taken in to Bonny.[103]

31 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 August 1844
Ship Country Description
Thetis  United Kingdom The ship ran aground in Colwell Bay, Isle of Wight. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Southampton, Hampshire. She was refloated the next day and resumed her voyage.[76]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date in August 1844
Ship Country Description
Amethyst  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the coast of Jutland. She was on a voyage from Greifswald to London.[92]
Artemis  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the Chiloé Archipelago before 15 August. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Valparaíso, Chile to Liverpool, Lancashire.[104]
Baldur  Sweden The ship was abandoned in the North Sea before 28 August. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Gothenburg or Stockholm to Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.[68]
Brothers  United Kingdom The lugger was wrecked on the Shearwater Sands, in the Bristol Channel. She was on a voyage from Newport, Monmouthshire to Brest, Finistère, France.[77]
Bourbonnais  France The ship was wrecked at Papéiti, Tahiti before 19 August.[105]
Caroline  Norway The brig was abandoned in the North Sea before 21 August.[75]
Eliza and Mary  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Newfoundland, British North America.[48]
Express  United States The ship was wrecked in the Straits of Magellan before 15 August Her crew were rescued. she was on a voyage from New York to Valparaíso, Chile.[106]
Faith or Forth  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and damaged in Batten Sound before 19 August. She was later refloated.[18][107]
George United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The steamship stuck rocks and sank in the Saint Lawrence River. She had been refloated and taken in to Quebec City, Province of Canada by 23 August.[90]
George and Jane  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Havre de Grâce, Seine-Inférieure, France. She was on a voyage from Warkworth, Northumberland to Havre de Grâce. She was refloated.[18]
Good Intent  United Kingdom The smack was driven ashore and wrecked on Drakes Island, Devon before 9 August.[40]
Isabella  United Kingdom The ship departed from Cape Town, Cape Colony for Ichaboe Island, Portuguese West Africa. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[108]
Loyal Packet  United Kingdom The ship struck a rock off Hammerfest, Norway and was wrecked before 7 August.[46][73]
Neptun POL Gdańsk flag.svg Danzig The ship was abandoned in the North Sea before 22 August.[46][48]
Norham Castle  United Kingdom The ship ran aground in the Sea of Marmora. She was on a voyage from Odessa to London. She was refloated but consequently put in to Malta in a leaky condition, arriving on 2 September.[93]
Pandora  United Kingdom The ship caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean before 21 August.[70]
Providence  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on "Langlais Island". Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Richibucto, New Brunswick, British North America to Cork.[2]
Spray  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and sank at Havre de Grâce. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Havre de Grâce. Spray was refloated and taken in to port but sank again due to damage sustained.[18]
Syrinx  United Kingdom The ship sank off Boon Island, Maine, United States before 5 August. She was on a voyage from the Clyde to Boston, Massachusetts, United States. She was refloated and taken in to Saco, Maine.[48]
Three Sostre  Norway The ship was abandoned in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued by Rosa (POL Kołobrzeg flag.svg Kolberg). Three Sostre was on a voyage from Greifswald to Guernsey, Channel Islands.[109]

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