List of shipwrecks in January 1861
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The list of shipwrecks in January 1861 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during January 1861.
|Caroline||United States||The 112-ton sternwheel paddle steamer was sunk by ice on the Wabash River at Terre Haute, Indiana.|
|Mary Jane||United Kingdom||The ship ran aground on the Scarweather Sands in the Bristol Channel and was abandoned. She was subsequently taken in to Porthcawl, Glamorgan, Wales, repaired, and returned to service.|
|Frontier City||United States||The 144-ton sternwheel paddle steamer struck a snag and sank in the Mississippi River at Napoleon, Arkansas, at the head of Smith's Cut-off near the mouth of the Arkansas River.|
|Shamrock||New South Wales||The brig was wrecked at Palliser Bay, New Zealand. She was en route from Auckland to Otago, when she was caught in a severe gale with mountainous seas. Her sails were all blown out. The captain steered the vessel onto the beach at Whangaimoana so as to avoid the danger of being dashed on the rocks.|
|William Jenkins||United States||The 1,011- or 1,012-ton sidewheel paddle steamer burned at Savannah, Georgia.|
|Ada||New Zealand||The steamer was wrecked at the mouth of the Clutha River, New Zealand. She hit the bar at the river's mouth and was holed. The crew and all seven passengers landed safely.|
|Swift||New Zealand||The schooner was wrecked at the mouth of the Warehama River, on New Zealand's North Island east coast. She hit the bar at the river's mouth during a heavy gale. The crew and all seven passengers landed safely.|
|Dewi Wynn||United Kingdom||The schooner was wrecked at Cardigan, Wales. Her eight crew were rescued.|
|Cora Anderson||United States||The 658-ton sidewheel paddle steamer sank in the Mississippi River at Eagle Bend, Mississippi. She was refloated and returned to service.|
|Aid||United States||The 60-ton sidewheel paddle steamer struck a snag on the St. Francis River in Arkansas and sank.|
|Melrose||United States||The 177-ton sternwheel paddle steamer sank in the Ohio River at Shawneetown, Illinois, after colliding with Pacific (flag unknown).|
|Fantome||New Zealand||The schooner left Lyttelton Harbour for Wellington on 7 January and was not seen again. She is likely to have foundered in the same storm which claimed the Shamrock (qv). |
|Mersey||United Kingdom||The 219-ton Brixham brig was wrecked on the beach at Porthleven, Cornwall, England.|
- Gaines, p. 53.
- Tovey, Ron. "A Chronology of Bristol Channel Shipwrecks" (PDF). Swansea Docks. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
- Gaines, p. 94.
- Ingram & Wheatley, pp. 69-70.
- Gaines, p. 51.
- Ingram & Wheatley, p. 71.
- Ingram & Wheatley, p. 70.
- "CARDIGAN & DISTRICT SHIPWRECKS AND LIFEBOAT SERVICE". Glen Johnson. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
- Gaines, p. 62.
- Gaines, p. 8.
- Gaines, p. 136.
- Treglown, Tony (2011). Porthleven in Years Gone by; Local Shipwrecks. Ashton: Tony Treglown.
- Gaines, W. Craig, Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecks, Louisiana State University Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-8071-3274-6.
- Ingram, C. W. N., and Wheatley, P. O., (1936) Shipwrecks: New Zealand disasters 1795–1936. Dunedin, NZ: Dunedin Book Publishing Association.
|Ship events in 1861|