List of shipwrecks in January 1849

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The list of shipwrecks in January 1849 includes ships sunk, foundered, wrecked, grounded, or otherwise lost during January 1849.

1 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Dart  United Kingdom The yawl foundered in the North Sea off Aldeburgh, Suffolk with the loss of four of the seven people on board.[1]
Despina  Greece The brig was abandoned in the Mediterranean Sea. Her crew were rescued by Bordeaux Packet ( France).[2]
Formosa  United Kingdom The ship caught fire and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Henry Winch ( United Kingdom). Formosa was on a voyage from Pará, Brazil to London.[3]
Hesperus  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Cardiff, Glamorgan. She was on a voyage from Cardiff to Whitby, Yorkshire.[4]
Newport  United Kingdom The ship ran aground and was damaged at Sunderland, County Durham. She was refloated but found to be leaky.[4]
Sea Bird  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Bowler Bank, in the English Channel off the coast of Sussex. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to Galway. She was refloated and resumed her voyage.[5]

2 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: January 1849
Ship Country Description
Carl Richard Flagge Greifswald.png Greifswald The ship ran aground at South Shields, County Durham, United Kingdom and was damaged. She was on a voyage from Greifswald to South Shields. She was refloated and taken in to South Shields in a leaky condition.[5]
Circonstance  France The full-rigged ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 40 leagues (120 nautical miles (220 km)) west of Cape Finisterre, Spain. Her crew were rescued by the galiot Voorwark ( Netherlands).[6][7]
Constant  United Kingdom The brig was abandoned in the North Sea. Her crew survived. She was subsequently driven ashore at Happisburgh, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Cartagena, Spain. She was refloated on 26 January and towed in to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.[4][8][9]
Hugo POL Szczecin flag.svg Stettin The brig ran aground on the Gunfleet Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex, United Kingdom before 5 February.[4][10]
Lisbonnais  France The ship was sighted off the "Malguire Islands" whilst on a voyage from Havre de Grâce, Seine-Inférieure to Lima, Peru. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[11]
Messenger  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked on the Gunfleet or the Shipwash Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. Her eight crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sunderland to London.[4][5][10][12]
Thetis  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Leman Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Lincolnshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Königsberg, Prussia to Limerick.[13]
William Jarvis  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. She was on a voyage from New Orleans to Liverpool, Lancashire.[14]

3 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 1849
Ship Country Description
James  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the Belfast Lough. She was on a voyage from Belfast to Newry, County Antrim. She was refloated and put back to Belfast in a leaky condition.[15]
Jeune Marie  France The chasse-marée was driven into Petronelle ( Belgium) and was abandoned in Whitesand Bay. Her crew were rescued by Petronelle She subsequently drifted out to sea.[15][16] Jeune Marie was subsequently taken in to the Isles of Scilly in a derelict condition.[17]
Maria  Prussia The ship was sighted in the Øresund whilst on a voyage from Königsberg to London, United Kingdom. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[18]
Oswald  Denmark The ship was driven ashore at "Tiabbreng". She was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom to Holbæk.[7]
Pioneer  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bristol, Gloucestershire to New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.[19]

4 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Cincinatti  United States The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean off Faial Island, Azores. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Baltimore, Maryland to Dublin, United Kingdom.[20]
Experiment  United Kingdom The ship ran aground and was damaged on the Scroby Sands, Norfolk. She was refloated.[21]
Skjald  Norway The brigantine was wrecked on a reef in the Atlantic Ocean (34°57′30″S 56°05′00″W / 34.95833°S 56.08333°W / -34.95833; -56.08333).[22]

5 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 January 1849
Ship Country Description
George Armstrong  United Kingdom The ship was destroyed by fire in the Hooghly River. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Calcutta, India to Liverpool, Lancashire.[23]
Grasshopper  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on The Manacles. She was refloated and beached at Helford, Cornwall. She was on a voyage from Limerick to Truro, Cornwall.[17]
Grecian  United Kingdom The ship was damaged by fire at Malta.[24]
Omega  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Break Point, China with the loss of twelve of the 37 people on board. She was on a voyage from Hong Kong to another port in China.[25]
Quicksilver  United Kingdom The ship struck The Manacles. She was consequently beached at Helford, Cornwall. She was on a voyage from Cork to Truro and Southampton, Hampshire.[7]
Saone  United States The ship was driven ashore at Cape Florida, Florida. She was on a voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana to London, United Kingdom. She was refloated in late January or early February and resumed her voyage.[26]

6 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Cape Packet  United Kingdom The ship was destroyed by fire at Penang, Malaya.[27]

7 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Genesee  United States The barque ran aground on the Gingerbread Grounds. Her crew were rescued. She had become a wreck by 20 February.[28]
Maria  United Kingdom The schooner sank at Swansea, Glamorgan. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Pentreath, Cornwall to Swansea.[3][29]

8 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Blossom  United Kingdom The ship was severely damaged at Aberdeen.[30]
Ceylon  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in Ross Bay, County Cork. She was on a voyage from the River Clyde to New York, United States. Twenty-eight people were rescued,[31] thirteen drowned.[32]
Industrie  France The ship ran aground and sank in the Seine. She was on a voyage from Rouen, Seine-Inférieure to London.[32]
Lady Ridley  United Kingdom The ship was in collision with another vessel and sank off the Nore. Her crew were rescued.[13]
Mansfield  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Johnshaven, Aberdeenshire. Her crew were rescued.[33]
Sarzeantin  France The ship was driven ashore and sank at the mouth of the Laq. She was on a voyage from Swansea, Glamorgan, United Kingdom to La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime.[34]
Union  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Aberdeen. Her five crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire.[33][35]
Venus  United Kingdom The schooner struck the pier and ran aground at Aberdeen. She was on a voyage from Hartlepool to Aberdeen.[36]
Victory  United Kingdom The ship struck the Loughor Bridge, Llanelly, Glamorgan and sank. She was on a voyage from Aberystwyth to Spitty, Glamorgan.[37]
Zwey Gebruder  Hamburg The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked on Scharhörn.[38]

9 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Ada Alice  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Harmony ( United Kingdom). She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to New York, United States.[39][40]
Bon Père  United Kingdom The ship was driven onto the Oyster Rocks, off Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom and was damaged.[41] She was refloated on 12 January.[42]
Buconnoc  United Kingdom The ship struck the Culperd Rock in the Irish Sea and was damaged. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Limerick She put in to Holyhead, Anglesey in a leaky condition.[37]
Christina  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked on the West Hoyle Bank, in Liverpool Bay. Her crew were rescued by the tug Express ( United Kingdom). Christina was on a voyage from Newry, County Antrim to Liverpool.[29][43]
Dahlia  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Aberdeen. Her crew survived.[33] Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Arbroath, Forfarshire.[44] She was refloated on 24 January and taken in to Aberdeen.[45]
Deux Frères  United Kingdom The brig was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Swordfish ( United Kingdom). Deux Frères was on a voyage from New York to Havre de Grâce, Seine-Inférieure.[7][26]
Diadem  United Kingdom The ship ran aground and was damaged on the Burbo Bank, in Liverpool Bay. She was on a voyage from New York to Liverpool. She was refloated and taken in to Liverpool in a leaky condition.[43]
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) north of Aberdeen with the loss of three of her five crew. She was on a voyage from Aberdeen to Leith, Lothian.[30][33][36][41] She was refloated on 24 January and taken in to Aberdeen.[45]
Gulph  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Lymington, Hampshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Swanage, Dorset to London.[2][3]
Hart United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Isle of Man The schooner was driven ashore at Laxey.[7]
Integrity  United Kingdom The ship struck the Arklow Bank, in the Irish Sea off the coast of County Wicklow and sank. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Hartlepool, County Durham to Dublin.[46]
Isabella  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked north of Aberdeen. Her crew were rescued by the Aberdeen Lifeboat. She was on a voyage from Riga, Russia to an Irish port.[33][36][41]
Louise  France The brig was driven ashore at Limerick.[38][41]
Maria Sophie  Denmark The schooner was wrecked on Skagen. Her crew were rescued She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom to Holbæk.[47]
Mary O'Neile  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak in the Irish Sea. She was taken in tow by the tug Diamond ( United Kingdom) and was beached at Egremont, Lancashire. She was on a voyage from Newry to Liverpool.[1]
Panama  United States The ship was driven ashore at Limerick.[38]
Witte Leeuw  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore at Limerick.[38] She was on a voyage from Rotterdam, South Holland to Limerick. She was refloated on 12 January but consequently sank.[48]

10 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Anna Maria  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Holyhead, Anglesey with the loss of two of her crew. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Dordrecht, South Holland, Netherlands.[49]
Catherine, or
Katherine
 United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore near Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.[33] Her crew were rescued by rocket apparatus.[44] She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Aberdeen.[38]
Charles  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Formby, Lancashire.[42]
Competitor  United Kingdom The brig ran aground on a reef off Punta Mala, Spain. She was on a voyage from Livorno, Grand Duchy of Tuscany to Cork. She was refloated and resumed her voyage.[50]
Douglas United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Isle of Man The schooner was driven into Oneca ( United Kingdom) and was consequently beached at Seacombe, Cheshire.[42] She was refloated on 12 January and taken in to Liverpool.[49]
Duchess of Gloucester  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Kilkeel, County Down.[38][51] She was on a voyage from Glasgow, Renfrewshire to Gloucester.[41]
Economy  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Porthdinllaen, Caernarfonshire. Her crew were rescued.[3]
Effort  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked near New Slains Castle, Aberdeenshire with the loss of all hands, about seven lives.[38][52]
Fanny  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at "Traethsarth", Cardiganshire. She was on a voyage from Dublin to Gloucester. She was refloated on 12 January and taken in to New Quay, Cardiganshire.[3]
Golden Eagle  United Kingdom The ship collided with Emigrant and capsized at Seacombe, Cheshire. She was on a voyage from Nassau, Bahamas to Liverpool, Lancashire.[43]
Harriet  United Kingdom The barque was driven ashore in the Hilbre Islands, Cheshire.[42] She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Constantinople, Ottoman Empire. She was refloated on 12 January and put back to Liverpool.[49]
Helena  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Virginian ( United States). Helena was on a voyaged from New York, United States to Galway.[53]
Hero  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore, capsized and was wrecked near Peterhead with the loss of two of her crew. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire.[33][38][42][51]
Isabella  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked at the mouth of the River Ythan.[3]
Janet  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at "Auchingale", Caithness. She was on a voyage from Port Gordon, Morayshire to Scrabster, Caithness.[44][54]
London  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Peterhead. Her crew were rescued.[44]
Margaret  United Kingdom The brig ran aground on the Scroby Sands, in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Poole, Dorset to Hull, Yorkshire. She was refloated and taken in to Great Yarmouth in a leaky condition.[37]
Maria  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Westport, County Mayo. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Galway.[38]
Pauline  France The ship was driven ashore in Tor Bay. She was on a voyage from Havre de Grâce, Seine-Inférieure to Martinique.[3]
Pheasant  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and wrecked in Duncan's Bay with the loss of three of her crew. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to Barbadoes.[2][54][55][56]
Phœnix  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore near Formby.[41]
Prosperous  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Herd Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of County Durham. She was refloated.[38]
Scotsman  United Kingdom The brig foundered in the North Sea off Buchan Ness, Aberdeenshire with the loss of all hands.[3][44][57]
Soeridderen  Denmark The ship was wrecked at "Wonlesser". Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London, United Kingdom to Helsingør.[58]
St. Pierre  France The sloop ran aground on the Foreness Rock, Margate, Kent, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Honfleur, Calvados to London.[37] She was refloated on 11 January and anchored off Kingsgate, Kent.[42]
Vivid  United Kingdom The Humber Keel was wrecked in Runswick Bay. Her crew were rescued.[2][3]
Vorwarts  Prussia The ship foundered in the Irish Sea off the coast of Lancashire, United Kingdom with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Pillau to Liverpool, Lancashire.[38][42]
William Oughtsted  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Deal, Kent. She was on a voyage from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk to Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex.[43] She was refloated and put in to Ramsgate, Kent.[37]

11 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Agnes Lee  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore, capsized and was wrecked at Cardigan with the loss of ten of the 14 people on board. She was on a voyage from Alexandria, Egypt to Liverpool, Lancashire.[3][55][59]
Albion  United Kingdom The lugger sank off North Foreland, Kent with the loss of all but one of her nine crew. She was going to the aid of a vessel in distress.[32][60]
Ariel  United Kingdom The ship capsized at Limerick.[61]
Breeze  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Rhyl, Denbighshire. She was on a voyage from Wicklow to Liverpool.[38][49]
Caledonia  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore east of Whitstable, Kent.[42] She was refloated on 24 January and taken in to Whitstable the next day.[62]
Diana Grace, and
Phœnix
 United Kingdom The ships collided in the English Channel off Dungeness, Kent and both sank. Their crews were rescued. Diana Grace was on a voyage from London to Liverpool. Phœnix was on a voyage from London to Hastings, Sussex.[38]
Dolphin United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was driven ashore at Cape Poge, Massachusetts, United States. She was on a voyage from Saint John, New Brunswick to New York. She was refloated and completed her voyage.[63]
Grace  United Kingdom The ship, a schooner or brig was beached at Sheerness, Kent. She was refloated and taken in to Sheerness.[64]
Harriet  United Kingdom The barque ran aground on the Middle Patch, in the Irish Sea off the coast of Denbighshire. She was refloated and taken in to the River Dee.[38]
Jeune Aimée  France The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Rossbeigh, County Kerry, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bordeaux, Gironde to Cork, United Kingdom.[54][65]
Jong Antonia  Belgium The ship was in collision with a schooner and was beached at Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom.[54]
La Louisa  France The brig ran aground and was severely damaged at Limerick.[61]
Lemiena  United Kingdom The ship capsized at Limerick.[61]
Liberal  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the West Bank, in the North Sea off the coast of Kent.[48]
Liverpool  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Whitstable.[57]
Mary, and
Velocity
 United Kingdom Mary was in collision with Velocity in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk. All bar Velocity's captain jumped aboard Mary, which subsequently came ashore at Pakefield. All on board were rescued. Mary was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to London.[55]
Mary Franks  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Grimsby, Lincolnshire. She was refloated.[66]
Neva  United Kingdom The sloop was wrecked at Granville, Manche, France with the loss of six of her nine crew, and also five would-be rescuers from Passe Partout ( French Navy).[67]
Oak  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Grimsby. She was refloated.[66]
Palermo  United Kingdom The barque was driven ashore at Hartlepool, County Durham. She was later refloated and towed in to the River Tyne.[42][62]
Prosperous  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Herd Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of County Durham. She was refloated.[41]
Rapid  United Kingdom The ship capsized at Limerick.[57]
Rapid  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Girdler Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Kent. She was on a voyage from Galway to London. She was refloated and taken in to The Downs.[57]
Robert and Mary  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Maplin Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. She was refloated and put in to Sheerness, Kent.[32]
Skea  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Angle, Pembrokeshire. She was on a voyage from Chepstow, Monmouthshire to Dublin.[3]
Susan and Harry  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Grimsby. She was refloated.[66]
Sylph  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Hartlepool. She was later refloated and towed in to the River Tyne.[62]
Unity  United Kingdom The two-masted schooner was wrecked at Port Seton, Lothian with the loss of two of her four crew. She was on a voyage from Clackmannan to the Moray Firth.[52]
Virginie  France The ship sank off Cherbourg, Seine-Inférieure. She was on a voyage from Lézardrieux, Côtes-du-Nord to Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom.[24]
William and Mary  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Porthdinllaen, Caernarfonshire. She was on a voyage from Youghal, County Cork to Liverpool.[3] She was refloated on 24 January and taken in to Porthdinllaen.[62]
Williams  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked on the Cairn Rock, off the coast of Wigtownshire with the loss of all hands.[60]

12 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Alice  United Kingdom The brig was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Walter R. Jones ( United Kingdom). Alice was on a voyage from Baltimore, Maryland, United States to Galway.[26][68][69]
Atlantic  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Ardrossan, Ayrshire. All on board, more than 400 people, were rescued by the steam tug Conqueror ( United Kingdom). Atlantic was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.[70][71][72]
Boykett  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Formby, Lancashire with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Bordeaux, Gironde to Liverpool, Lancashire.[38][48][49]
Carlotta  United States The barque capsized at Limerick, United Kingdom.[24]
Enchantress  United Kingdom The ship ran around on the Goodwin Sands, Kent. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Zakynthos, Greece to London. She was refloated and taken in to Ramsgate, Kent, where she arrived on 15 January.[24][38][57]
European  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Kattendyk. She was on a voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States to Antwerp, Belgium. She was refloated and taken in to Antwerp.[2]
Independence  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Brake Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Kent. She was on a voyage from Hartlepool, County Durham to Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France. She was refloated but consequently had to be beached on the Kent cost. She was subsequently taken in to Ramsgate, Kent.[3][54]
John Quayle United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Isle of Man The ship was wrecked near Parkgate, Cheshire.[48]
Mary  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Lowestoft, Suffolk. Her crew were rescued.[57]

13 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Caledonia  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Cross Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk with the loss of three of her crew. She was on a voyage from London to Hartlepool, County Durham. She was refloated and taken in to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, where she arrived on 15 January.[3][24]
Catherine and Mary  United Kingdom The flat was driven ashore at Rhyl, Denbighshire.[38]
Dickey Sam  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore between Formby and Waterloo, Lancashire with the loss of three of her crew. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Lima, Peru.[54] She was refloated on 29 January with assistance from Defiance ( United Kingdom).[73]
Edmond  France The ship was lost off Paraiab, Brazil. her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Havre de Grâce, Seine-Inférieure to Valparaíso, Chile.[74]
Enigma  France The sloop was lost in the English Channel off Dungeness, Kent, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued.[75]
Eugine  France The ship was driven ashore in the Gulf of Saros. She was on a voyage from Xeros, Cyprus to Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône.[76][77]
RMS Forth  United Kingdom The ship ran aground and was wrecked on the Alacranes, 70 nautical miles (130 km) off Cartagena, Republic of New Granada. All on board survived.[78][79][80]
Friends  United Kingdom The brig ran aground on the North Gar, in the North Sea off the coast of County Durham. She was on a voyage from the Clyde to Sunderland, County Durham.[2]
Johannes Marinus  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore at Dungeness. She was on a voyage from Batavia, Netherlands East Indies to a Dutch port. She was refloated.[3]
Lord Hill  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Grimsby, Lincolnshire. She was on a voyage from Southampton, Hampshire to Sunderland. She was refloated and taken in to Grimsby.[64]
Lucy  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at South Foreland, Kent. She was on a voyage from Antigua to London. She was refloated and taken in to Ramsgate.[38]
Newham  United Kingdom The brig capsized at Limerick.[24][55]
President  Belgium The ship ran aground in the Willems Rek. She was on a voyage from Havana, Cuba to Antwerp.[2]
Quiz  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore in the Sea of Marmora at "Port Canary", Ottoman Empire, where she was wrecked. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Constantinople, Ottoman Empire to Cork or Falmouth, Cornwall.[76]
Sir William Collings  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Guernsey, Channel Islands. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Guernsey to London.[7]
Uneas  United States The ship was driven ashore by ice in the Scheldt and capsized. She was on a voyage from Charleston, South Carolina to Antwerp, Belgium.[3][34]

14 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Cestrian  United Kingdom The barque was abandoned in Cardigan Bay. She was subsequently driven ashore at Barmouth, Caernarfonshire. She was on a voyage from Bonny, Africa to Liverpool, Lancashire.[24][81][82]
James Watt  United Kingdom The paddle steamer ran aground on the Great Bank of Melsoorden. She was on a voyage from Antwerp, Belgium to London.[24]

15 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Alpine United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was in collision with another vessel and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Uriel ( United Kingdom). Alpine was on a voyage from Halifax, Nova Scotia to an Irish port.[26]
Amicizia  Brazil The ship was attacked by local inhabitants off Guimarães, Maranhã. Her anchor ropes were cut. She was driven ashore, pillaged and subsequently wrecked. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Gibraltar to Rio de Janeiro.[27]
Bonito  United Kingdom The brig sprang a leak in the North Sea and subsequently foundered 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) north of the Haisborough Sands. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to Maldon, Essex.[64]
Humming Bird United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Bermuda The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Halifax, Nova Scotia, British North America. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Trinidad to Halifax.[83]
Janet Gibson  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near "Klitmoller", Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Kirkcaldy, Fife to Königsberg or Memel, Prussia.[62]

16 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 1849
Ship Country Description
John and Alice  United Kingdom The fishing smack departed from Liverpool, Lancashire for fishing grounds off the Isle of Man. Presumed subsequently run down and sunk with the loss of all six crew.[84]
Victoria  United Kingdom The schooner was in collision with the barque Pascoe Grenfell ( United Kingdom) and foundered in the Bristol Channel off Port Eynon, Glamorgan. Her crew were rescued.[85]
William  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Hurst Castle, Hampshire. She was on a voyage from London to Cádiz, Spain. She was refloated on 19 January and taken in to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.[81]

17 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Arab  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Zakynthos, United States of the Ionian Islands. She was on a voyage from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk to Cephalonia, United States of the Ionian Islands.[86]
Leo  United Kingdom The ship struck a sunken wreck on the Stamford Sand, in the North Sea and was damaged. She was on a voyage from Blyth, Northumberland to Havre de Grâce, Seine-Inférieure. She put in to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk in a leaky condition.[81]
Milo  United Kingdom The brig departed from Hull, Yorkshire for Grangemouth, Stirlingshire. No further trace. presumed foundered with the loss of all hands, possibly on 20 January.[87]
Seagull  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Point Lynas, Anglesey. She was refloated but was abandoned and sank. She was on a voyage from Wexford to Liverpool, Lancashire.[88]
Stadt Kolberg POL Kołobrzeg flag.svg Kolberg The ship was driven ashore and sank on "Horsoe". Her crew were rescuedl She was on a voyage from London, United Kingdom to Stettin.[62]
Theodor  Hamburg The ship was wrecked on Heligoland. She was on a voyage from "Porto Plata" to Hamburg.[58]

18 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Britannia  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at "Ballyhealy", County Wexford. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bristol, Gloucestershire to Barbadoes.[81]
Franz POL Szczecin flag.svg Stettin The ship was driven ashore near "Vesterklit", Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham, United Kingdom to Stettin.[62]
Gem  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and damaged at "Killeries", County Wexford. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from New York to Galway.[88][89] She was refloated on 21 January but had to be beached.[90]
Retriever  United Kingdom The ship ran aground and was damaged in the Sound of Scarp, Outer Hebrides. She was on a voyage from Saint John, New Brunswick, British North America to Dundee, Forfarshire.[72] She was refloated on 4 May and resumed her voyage, but consequently put in to Londonderry in a leaky condition.[91]
Rose in June  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Trinity Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Lincolnshire and sank. She was on a voyage from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire to Wakefield, Yorkshire. She was refloated and taken in to Grimsby, Lincolnshire.[81]
Selvstændingheden  Denmark The ship was lost off "Titterodderne" with the loss of two of her crew. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom to Aalesund.[92]
Thomas  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged at Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France. She was on a voyage from Blyth, Northumberland to Boulogne.[81] She was refloated the next day and taken in to Boulogne.[9]
Veracity  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore in the River South Esk. She was on a voyage from Dundee, Forfarshire to Leith, Lothian.[7] She was refloated.[9]

19 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Faize Flag of the British East India Company (1801).svg India The ship was destroyed by fire. All 33 people on board took to the boats. They were rescued on 23 January by Maidstone ( United Kingdom).[93][94][95]
Menado  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in a hurricane at "Menao".[25]
Proteus  United Kingdom The brig ran aground on the Long Bank, in the Irish Sea off the coast of County Wexford. She floated off but consequently sank. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Newfoundland, British North America.[89][96]

20 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Armin  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and was abandoned in The Downs. She was on a voyage from Neath, Glamorgan to Hamburg. She was subsequently beached near Sandown Castle, Kent.[58] Armin was taken in to Ramsgate, Kent on 22 January.[89]
Mantura  United Kingdom The brig struck the North Rock, off the coast of County Antrim, and sank. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Leith, Lothian to Malta.[58][97]
Ocean  United Kingdom The steamship was driven ashore in the Clyde 8 nautical miles (15 km) downstream of Greenock, Renfrewshire. She was on a voyage from Greenock to Dublin.[98]
Sea Nymph United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New Zealand The ship was damaged by fire at Sydney, New South Wales.[99]
Sophia  United Kingdom The ship struck the pier and was beached at Ayr. She was on a voyage from Belfast, County Antrim to Ayr.[75][100] She was refloated on 27 January and taken in to Ayr.[9]
Victoria  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Gunfleet Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. She was refloated and resumed her voyage.[89]

21 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Adventure  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Lough Foyle.[20]
Heir Apparent  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Kilrush, County Clare. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Limerick.[89] She was refloated on 29 January.[86]
Invincible Free Territory Trieste Flag.svg Trieste The brig was driven ashore and wrecked at Cullenstown, County Wexford, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Constantinople, Ottoman Empire to Cork, United Kingdom.[20][96][101]
Kate United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New Zealand The schooner struck rocks at Open Bay, on the South Island's West Coast, New Zealand, with the loss of one crew member.[102]
Nancy  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Isle of May, Fife with the loss of a crew member.[45]
Norna  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Limekilns, Fife. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Aberdeen to Charleston, South Carolina, United States.[56]
Porteous  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Long Bank Sand, in the Irish Sea off the coast of County Wexford. She floated off and consequently foundered. Her crew were rescued. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Newfoundland, British North America.[103]
Unicorn  United Kingdom The paddle steamer collided with the steamship Rob Roy ( United Kingdom and sank in the North Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) off the Newarp Lightship (Trinity House Ensign (pre-1937).svg Trinity House ). Her crew were rescued by Rob Roy. Unicorn was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire to Antwerp, Belgium.[100][104][105]

22 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Alexander  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Beynis Island, Valentia Harbour, County Cork. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Oporto, Portugal to Cork.[45]
Great Britain  United Kingdom The barque was driven ashore by ice in the Delaware River. She was on a voyage from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States to an Irish port.[69] She was refloated and put back to Philadelphia for repairs.[63]
Jeune Anyse  France The schooner was in collision with Augusta (Flag of Stralsund.svg Stralsund) and was abandoned in the English Channel off the coast of Pas-de-Calais. She was on a voyage from London, United Kingdom to Caen, Calvados.[62] Jeune Anyse was towed in to Ramsgate, Kent, United Kingdom on 25 January.[106]
Napoleon  Norway The ship was wrecked on the Jadder Bank, in the North Sea with the loss of two of her crew.[107]
Pheasant United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was driven ashore on Goose Island. She was on a voyage from Saint John's, Newfoundland to Saint John, New Brunswick[108]
Tigress  United Kingdom The East Indiaman was driven ashore and wrecked west of the Shakespeare Cliff, near Dover, Kent. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Ceylon to London. The local inhabitants plundered the wreck.[58][89][109]

23 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: January 1849
Ship Country Description
Albertina  Prussia The ship was wrecked at Memel. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Memel to Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom.[62]
Alpine United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was in collision with another vessel in the Atlantic Ocean. She was abandoned the next day. Her crew were rescued by Uriel ( United States). Alpine was on a voyage from New York, United States to an Irish port.[110]
Courier  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Beckfoot, Cumberland. She was on a voyage from Pentewan, Cornwall to Liverpool, Lancashire.[45][111]
Hanna and Marie  Denmark The ship foundered off Fotö, Sweden with the loss of three of her five crew. She was on a voyage from Leith, Lothian, United Kingdom to Copenhagen.[83]
Hymen  Prussia The ship was driven ashore on "Homum". Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom to Hamburg.[68]
Marys  United Kingdom The brig was driven out to sea from Souter Point, County Durham.[100][112] She was subsequently taken in to Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, where she arrived on 29 January.[111]
Norma  Portugal The barque was wrecked at the mouth of the Douro. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Oporto to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[62][70][113]
Velocity United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was driven ashore and wrecked between the mouths of the Guadarranque and the Palmones. She was on a voyage from Saint John's, Newfoundland to Valencia, Spain.[68] Velocity was consequently condemned.[53]

24 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Argonaut  Bremen The ship was wrecked on Düne, Heligoland. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from New York, United States to Bremen.[62][114]
Benjamin Scott  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Saltfleet, Lincolnshire.[106][115] She was on a voyage from London to Goole, Yorkshire.[116]
Dorothea  Bremen The ship was wrecked on Heligoland. Her crew were rescued.[109][114]
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The brig ran aground on the Boulmer Rocks, Northumberland. She was refloated but was again driven ashore and wrecked.[72][75]
Elizabeth and Sarah  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked on the Rhomigyr Rocks, off the coast of Anglesey. She was on a voyage from Cork to Bangor, Caernarfonshire.[62]
Hugh  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore in Derryoge Bay, County Down. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Dublin to Trinidad.[62]
Julia  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned off the Farne Islands, Northumberland. Her crew were rescued by Wanderer ( United Kingdom). Julia was on a voyage from Aberdeen to Sunderland, County Durham.[50][62]
Reform  United Kingdom The crewless smack was driven out to sea from the Belfast Lough. She was on a voyage from Inverness to Dublin.[117] Reform was towed in to Whitehaven, Cumberland on 25 January.[50]
Rover  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) west of Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France. She was on a voyage from Portsmouth, Hampshire to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.[75]

25 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Britannia  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Wicklow Banks, in the Irish Sea. She was on a voyage from Wexford to Preston, Lancashire.[118]
Ceres  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off Lowestoft, Suffolk with the loss of a crew member. Survivors were rescued by the brig Beta (Civil flag of Oldenburg.svg Grand Duchy of Oldenburg). Ceres was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Southampton, Hampshire.[119][120]
Eirion  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore near Holywood, County Down. She was on a voyage from Glasgow, Renfrewshire to Dublin.[117] She was refloated on 26 January and taken in to Belfast, County Antrim for repairs.[116]
Leander  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Vila Nova de Portimão, Portugal. Her crew were rescued.[121]
Mate United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New Zealand The ship was wrecked in the Open Bay Islands with the loss of a crew member.[122]
Revenge  United Kingdom The brigantine foundered in the North Sea off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire.[70] Her crew had been taken off previously by the galiot Neptune ( Kingdom of Hanover). She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Southampton, Hampshire.[68]
Sirion  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore near Holywood. She was on a voyage from Glasgow, Renfrewshire to Dublin.[62]

26 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Charles Fleming  United Kingdom The ship was ran aground in Prince's Bay, Tobago and was damaged. She was on a voyage from London to Tobago.[123]
James and Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Skinburness, Cumberland. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Maryport, Cumberland to Belfast, County Antrim.[106]
Naples  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at "Aberfeoll", Pembrokeshire. She was on a voyage from Boston, Lincolnshire to Dublin.[62]
Nathanis  United States The brig was in collision with another vessel and capsized with the loss of five of the eight people on board. Survivors were rescued by the schooner Winesota ( United States). Nathanis was on a voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana to Boston, Massachusetts.[124]
Rebecca  United Kingdom The brig foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape St. Vincent, Portugal. Her crew were rescued by the barque Harmonie ( Russia).[125]
Sophie Maria  Denmark The ship was wrecked on a reef north west of "Vaederoe". She was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom to Marstal.[126]

27 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Angler  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Gunfleet Sands, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. She was refloated and made for Harwich, Essex but consequently sank. Her crew were rescued.[113] Angler was on a voyage from Dundee, Forfarshire to London.[116]
Appoline  United Kingdom The barque was driven ashore at Gibraltar. She was on a voyage from Gibraltar to Jamaica. She was refloated with assistance from HMS Polyphemus ( Royal Navy).[53][68][125]
Arcadian  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the North Bull, in the Irish Sea. She was refloated the next day and taken in to Dundalk, County Louth.[70][111]
Archibald  Prussia The barque was wrecked on the Big Scaurs Rocks, in the Bay of Luce. Three of her crew were rescued, eight took to a boat.[127]
Ernaad  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and damaged in the Whitby Passage. She was on a voyage from Moulmein, Burma to Calcutta, India.[93] She was refloated on 6 March.[128]
Jacques Laffitte  France The ship was wrecked near "Poulequien". Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Marennes, Charente-Maritime to Bristol, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.[47]
John Gilpin United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The schooner was wrecked on the Second Bocas. Her crew were rescued.[123]
Lady Kenmare  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the Firth of Clyde. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from the Clyde to Bristol, Gloucestershire.[70]
Scamander United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The brig was wrecked on a reef off the Isle of Pines, New Caledonia with the loss of seventeen of her 21 crew.[129]
Unicorn  United Kingdom The sloop collided with the clipper Nonsuch ( United Kingdom) and sank in the Swin, off the coast of Essex with the loss of all but her captain from her four crew. She was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire to the River Thames.[62][115]

28 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Brooke  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Tenerife, Canary Islands with the loss of a crew member. She was on a voyage from Bonny, Africa to Liverpool, Lancashire.[27][130]
Dracut  United States The ship was driven ashore at "Nauset". She was on a voyage from Machias, Maine to Madeira.[26][63]
Iris, or
Trio
 United Kingdom The ship struck rocks and sank off Wexford. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Constantinople, Ottoman Empire to Wexford.[70][111]
Perseverance  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at St. Leonard's-on-Sea, Sussex. Her crew were rescued.[119]

29 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Abraham  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Shipwash Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk. She was refloated and taken in to Handfleet Water.[10][116]
Achilles  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Staithes, Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued.[70]
Admiral Hood  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Bridlington, Yorkshire.[116]
Barbara  United Kingdom The ship struck rocks in Gun's Island Bay. She was refloated and put back to Strangford, County Antrim.[14]
Bee  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore south of Hartlepool, County Durham.[131]
Compton  United Kingdom The abandoned ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Vatersay, Outer Hebrides.[132]
Cubana  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Barrow Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Hartlepool, County Durham to London. She was refloated and put in to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.[116]
Defiance  United Kingdom The paddle tug ran aground in Bootle Bay whilst going to the assistance of Dickey Sam ( United Kingdom). She was refloated.[73]
Donegal  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and severely damaged at Redcar, Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Middlesbrough, Yorkshire.[70][111] She was refloated on 3 February and towed in to Middlesbrough, Yorkshire.[133]
Gulanre  United Kingdom The ship capsized at Lerwick, Shetland Islands.[53]
Hope  United Kingdom The ship was in collision with Chili ( United Kingdom) in the North Sea off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued.[111] She came ashore at Hornsea, Yorkshire.[120] She drove ashore the next day 14 nautical miles (26 km) south of Bridlington, Yorkshire.[134]
Laurel  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked at Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Dublin.[53][135]
Luck's All  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off the coast of Lincolnshire. Her crew were rescued.[70]
Mary Clark  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore near Seaton Snook, County Durham. She was refloated on 5 February and towed in to Sunderland, County Durham.[70][136][137]
Pallion Castle  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore at Redcar. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Sunderland, County Durham.[70]
Planter  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Richard N. Parker ( United Kingdom). Planter was on a voyage from Odessa to Falmouth, Cornwall.[83]
Richmond Hill  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Skinningrove, Yorkshire with the loss of her captain. She was on a voyage from London to Sunderland or Seaham, County Durham.[70]
Ringmahon Castle United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Jersey The barque was driven ashore at Redcar. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Jersey to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.[70]
Sarah  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore south of Hartlepool.[131]
Sophia  United Kingdom The ship was run into by William ( United Kingdom) and was severely damaged. She was on a voyage from Hartlepool, County Durham to Plymouth, Devon. She was assisted in to Lowestoft, Suffolk.[70]
Tennant  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Whitby, Yorkshire.[131] She was refloated on 5 February and taken in to Whitby.[133]
Vest  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore at Seaton Carew, County Durham. She was refloated on 5 February and taken in to Hartlepool.[131][133]
Vintage  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Redcar. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to South Shields, County Durham.[70]
Violet  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore south of Hartlepool.[131] She was refloated on 31 January.[133]
William Packet  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore south of Hartlepool.[131]

30 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Baron Escheles  Greece The barque was driven ashore and severely damaged at South Shields, County Durham, United Kingdom.[76][120] Her crew were rescued by the South Shields Lifeboat.[9] She was on a voyage from Antwerp, Belgium to South Shields.[119] She was refloated on 20 February.[138]
Breeze United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The ship was sighted off Cape Upstart whilst on a voyage from Sydney to Keppel Bay. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[139]
Hope  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in the Bay of Luce. her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Maryport, Cumberland to Belfast, County Antrim.[127]
Jason  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at King's Lynn, Norfolk.[119]
John  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked north of Geron Head. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Troon, Ayrshire to Belfast, County Antrim.[14]
New Concord  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and severely damaged at South Shields. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to London. She was later refloated and towed in to South Shields.[76][119][140]
Penelope United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was wrecked at St. Shott's, Nova Scotia. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sydney, Nova Scotia to New York, United States.[141]
Scio  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Kentish Knock. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Havre de Grâce, Seine-Inférieure, France. She was refloated and taken in to Ramsgate, Kent in a leaky condition.[70]
Shakespeare  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Herd Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of County Durham. She was on a voyage from Agrigento, Sicily to South Shields. She was refloated and taken into South Shields in a waterlogged condition.[119]
Tay  United Kingdom The sloop foundered off St. Abb's Head, Berwickshire. Her crew were rescued.[70] Both crew were rescued by the sloop Rose ( United Kingdom).[142] Tay was on a voyage from South Shields to Bo'ness, Lothian.[76]

31 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 January 1849
Ship Country Description
Aimable  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in Carmarthen Bay.[143]
Juno  United Kingdom The ship was lost off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued.[47]
Lady Constable  United Kingdom The ship ran aground off Broom Hill, County Waterford. She was on a voyage from Baltimore, Maryland, United States to Waterford. She was refloated and taken in to Waterford.[14]
Pioneer  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bristol, Gloucestershire to New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.[140]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date in January 1849
Ship Country Description
Achilles  Greece The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at "Porto Camares", Ottoman Empire.[100]
Amiral Miami  France The lugger foundered before 11 January. Her crew were rescued by Leon ( United Kingdom).[38]
Avenir  France The ship was wrecked near Lannion, Côtes-du-Nord before 12 January. She was on a voyage from Nantes, Loire-Inférieure to a British port.[7]
Blarney  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Irish Sea before 25 January.[62]
Comet  United Kingdom The ship was in collision with Midlothian ( United Kingdom) and foundered in the Atlantic Ocean before 12 January. Her crew were rescued by North Ash ( United Kingdom). Comet was on a voyage from Ramsgate, Kent to São Miguel Island, Azores.[89]
Elisia  Greece The ship was wrecked at the Isola Sant' Andrea Lighthouse, Gallipoli.[100]
Emma and Louise  Netherlands The ship was wrecked on the Goodwin Sands, Kent with the loss of all on board. She was on a voyage from Batavia, Netherlands East Indies to Amsterdam, North Holland.[89]
Finland  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Gallipoli, Ottoman Empire before 2 January. She was on a voyage from Odessa to Cork or Falmouth, Cornwall. She was refloated and taken in to Syra, Greece in a leaky condition.[89]
Francis  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore in the Sound of Criska. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Ballina, County Mayo.[82]
Friends  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore near Hartlepool, County Durham before 13 January. She was on a voyage from the Clyde to Sunderland, County Durham.[54][82]
Gem  United States The whaler was wrecked on one of the uncharted Suwarrow reef's. No lives were lost and after 21 days repairing the whaleboats on a sand bank they sailed to an unstated occupied location.[144]
Harmonie  France The ship was lost at the mouth of the Loire before 8 January.[13]
Hudson  Bremen The ship was lost off the mouth of the Weser before 18 January. Her crew were rescued by the wherry Bremen ( Bremen). Hudson was on a voyage from Puerto Rica to Hamburg.[89][145]
John and Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Bideford, Devon. She was refloated on 8 January.[37]
Lady Adelaide  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Colorado Reef before 22 January. She was on a voyage from British Honduras to Cork.[58]
Lady Sale  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Long Island, New York, United States before 23 January. She was on a voyage from Kingston, Jamaica to New York City. She was refloated on 25 January and towed in to New York City.[63]
Lena United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was driven ashore on Saint John, Virgin Islands between 29 January and 1 February. She was on a voyage from Saint John's, Newfoundland to Barbadoes[146]
Marie Rose  France The ship was destroyed by fire in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom to Dieppe, Seine-Inférieure.[53]
Mary  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Augusta, Sicily before 5 January. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Alexandria, Egypt to Cork.[89]
Montbars  Spain The brig was wrecked on the coast of Spain.[19]
Pollux  Denmark The ship was driven ashore by ice in the Delaware River. She was on a voyage from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. She was later refloated and taken in to Philadelphia in a severely damaged condition.[26]
River Chief United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The ship ran aground at the mouth of the Yarra River before 4 January.[147]
Quebec Packet  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near New Quay, Cardiganshire before 15 January. She was on a voyage from Limerick to Bristol Gloucestershire.[24]
Resoluto Austria-Hungary-flag-1869-1914-naval-1786-1869-merchant.svg Austrian Empire The brig was abandoned in the Mediterranean Sea before 11 January. She was on a voyage from Constantinople, Ottoman Empire to Trieste. She was subsequently towed in to Augusta, Sicily by an English ship.[81]
Skylark  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Shipwash Sand before 12 February.[10]
Sophia and Susanna  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Civitavecchia, Papal States. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Civitavecchia to Messina, Sicily.[126]
Standard  United Kingdom The ship was lost off Martinique between 1 and 10 January with some loss of life. She was on a voyage from Demerara, British Guiana to Liverpool.[53]
Telemacho Flag unknown The ship was wrecked on a reef in the Sea of Marmora. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Odessa to the Ionian Islands or Malta.[53]
Thekla  Denmark The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Skagen before 3 January. She was on a voyage from Aarhus to an English port.[58]
William  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at "Airies", Wigtownshire with the loss of all hands.[38][41]

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Ship events in 1849
Ship launches: 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849 1850 1851 1852 1853 1854
Ship commissionings: 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849 1850 1851 1852 1853 1854
Ship decommissionings: 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849 1850 1851 1852 1853 1854
Shipwrecks: 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849 1850 1851 1852 1853 1854