List of shipwrecks in January 1864

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The list of shipwrecks in January 1864 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during January 1864.

January 1864
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 Unknown date

1 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 January 1864
Ship Country Description
John B. White  United States Army American Civil War: The tug was sunk by a Confederate mine in the waters of Virginia.[1]
Sylvanus  United Kingdom American Civil War, Union blockade: The schooner, a blockade runner with a cargo of salt, liquor, and cordage, was hit at the waterline with an 11-inch (279-mm) shell and driven ashore in Doboy Sound, Georgia, by the gunboat USS Huron ( United States Navy). The tide then covered her.[2][3]
Unidentified schooner Unknown American Civil War, Union blockade: The schooner, a blockade runner with a cargo of turpentine, was burned at Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina, by a landing party of United States Navy and United States Marine Corps personnel from the gunboat USS Nipsic ( United States Navy).[4][5]

2 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 January 1864
Ship Country Description
Bendigo  Confederate States of America American Civil War, Union blockade: The 178-register ton sidewheel paddle steamer, a blockade runner, ran aground on the coast of North Carolina west of Lockwood Folly Inlet. Her crew set fire to her and abandoned her. The screw steamer USS Fahkee ( United States Navy) discovered her aground, partially burned, and with 7 feet (2.1 meters) of water in her hold on 3 January. She was destroyed by gunfire by Fahkee, the sidewheel paddle steamer USS Fort Jackson, and the screw steamers USS Daylight, USS Iron Age, and USS Montgomery (all  United States Navy).[2][6]

3 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 1864
Ship Country Description
Grafton  United Kingdom The sealing brigantine was wrecked in the north arm of Carnley Harbour, Auckland Island. Three of the five members of the crew survived, despite being marooned for 18 months.[7]

7 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 1864
Ship Country Description
Dare (or The Dare)  Confederate States of America American Civil War, Union blockade: Pursued by the armed screw steamers USS Aries and USS Montgomery (both  United States Navy), the sidewheel paddle steamer, a blockade runner, ran aground in fog and was abandoned by her crew at North Inlet, near Lockwood Folly Inlet, North Carolina. Boat crews from Aries and Montgomery then boarded and burned her.[2][8]

10 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 January 1864
Ship Country Description
USS Iron Age  United States Navy American Civil War, Union blockade: The armed screw steamer ran aground in Lockwood's Folly Inlet, North Carolina. After salvage efforts failed, she was set afire and blown up by her crew on either 11 or 14 January (sources disagree) to prevent her capture by Confederate forces.[2][9]

11 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 January 1864
Ship Country Description
Flora  United Kingdom The 571-gross ton sidewheel paddle steamer foundered in the North Atlantic Ocean while steaming from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Bermuda, for repairs.[10]
Ranger  United Kingdom American Civil War, Union blockade: Carrying a cargo of ammunition, rifle muskets, and other arms, the 500-ton sidewheel paddle steamer was forced aground on the coast of North Carolina one mile (1.6 km) west of Lockwood's Folly Inlet by the steam frigate USS Minnesota, the armed screw steamers USS Aries and USS Daylight, and the hermaphrodite brig USS Governor Buckingham (all  United States Navy). A fire then destroyed her.[2][11]
Vesta  United Kingdom American Civil War, Union blockade: Pursued by the sidewheel paddle steamers USS Keystone State and USS Quaker City and the sloop-of-war USS Tuscarora (all  United States Navy) on the evening of 10 January, the 500-ton screw steamer, carrying a cargo of shoes, blankets, cloth, clothes, a new uniform for General Robert E. Lee, paper, and stationery ran aground on the coast of North Carolina between Little River Inlet and Tubb's Inlet. Her crew set her on fire and abandoned her. The armed screw steamer USS Aries ( United States Navy) discovered her aground and burning on 11 January.[2][12]

14 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 January 1864
Ship Country Description
Emma Jane  United States American Civil War: The 1,097-ton full-rigged ship, bound in ballast from Bombay, India, for British Burma, was captured and burned in the Indian Ocean southwest of India off India′s Malabar Coast at 07°59′00″S 76°04′45″E / 7.98333°S 76.07917°E / -7.98333; 76.07917 (Emma Jane) by the screw sloop-of-war CSS Alabama ( Confederate States Navy).[2][13][14]
Young Racer  United Kingdom American Civil War, Union blockade: The sloop, a blockade runner with a cargo of salt, was forced to run herself aground on the coast of Florida 15 miles (24 km) north of Jupiter Inlet by small boats from the bark USS Roebuck ( United States Navy). Young Racer′s crew then destroyed her to prevent her capture by the boat crews.[2][15]

19 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 January 1864
Ship Country Description
Grey Fox  United States The 70-ton sternwheel paddle steamer was sunk by ice on the Ohio River at Louisville, Kentucky.[16]

22 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 1864
Ship Country Description
Henry Fitzhugh  United States The 217-ton sternwheel paddle steamer sank after striking ice on the Ohio River near Shawneetown, Illinois. She later was refloated.[16]
Mary  United Kingdom American Civil War, Union blockade: Carrying a cargo of cotton, the sloop sprang a leak, ran aground, and was wrecked on the coast of Florida while en route from Jupiter Inlet to Key West under the control of a United States Navy prize crew. A blockade runner, she had been captured by boats from the bark USS Roebuck ( United States Navy) inside Jupiter Inlet on 19 January.[2][17]

25 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 January 1864
Ship Country Description
Thomas J. Patten  United States The 118-ton sternwheel paddle steamer burned on the Mississippi River at Walker's Bend below Memphis, Tennessee.[18]

28 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 January 1864
Ship Country Description
Evansville  United States The 155-ton sternwheel paddle steamer struck a snag and sank in the Mississippi River at Memphis, Tennessee.[19]
Luzerne  United States The 179- or 180-ton sidewheel paddle steamer was sunk by ice in the Mississippi River at Crawford's Landing, Mississippi.[20]
Moderator  United States The 231-ton sternwheel paddle steamer was sunk by ice in the Mississippi River at St. Louis, Missouri.[21]

29 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 1864
Ship Country Description
Jenny Ford (or Jennie Ford) Unknown The 396-ton bark, bound in ballast from San Francisco, California, to Puget Sound in Washington Territory, either ran aground in San Francisco County, California, or struck a rock and sank off North Head on the coast of Washington Territory with the loss of one life.[22]

31 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 January 1864
Ship Country Description
Mill Boy  United States American Civil War: Carrying a Union Army cargo consisting of forage, stores, and a cannon, the 86-ton sternwheel paddle steamer parted her anchor rope on the White River in Arkansas during a storm, drifted nine miles (14.5 km) downstream, struck a snag, capsized, and sank nine miles (14.5 km) above Jacksonport, Arkansas. Union forces salvaged the cannon, but the ship and the rest of her cargo were lost.[23]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date January 1864
Ship Country Description
Malabar Unknown The schooner was wrecked at Mendocino, California.[24]
Undine  United States The 158-ton sidewheel paddle steamer sank after hitting ice on the Ohio River at New London, Indiana, near Payne Hollow, Kentucky. Her cabin separated from her hull when she sank and went over the falls at Louisville, Kentucky.[25]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gaines, p. 183.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i usnlp.org Navy Chronology of the Civil War, January-June 1864
  3. ^ Gaines, p. 50.
  4. ^ usnlp.org Navy Chronology of the Civil War, July-December 1863
  5. ^ Gaines, p. 157.
  6. ^ Gaines, pp. 114-115.
  7. ^ Ingram & Wheatley, pp. 96–98.
  8. ^ Gaines, p. 117.
  9. ^ Gaines, p. 121.
  10. ^ Gaines, p. 14.
  11. ^ Gaines, p. 127.
  12. ^ Gaines, p. 130.
  13. ^ Ahoy - Mac's Web Log "Marauders of the Sea, Confederate Merchant Raiders During the American Civil War: CSS Alabama. 1862-1864. Captain Raphael Semmes"
  14. ^ Gaines, p. 54.
  15. ^ Gaines, p. 45.
  16. ^ a b Gaines, p. 135.
  17. ^ Gaines, p. 42.
  18. ^ Gaines, p. 103.
  19. ^ Gaines, p. 94.
  20. ^ Gaines, p. 99.
  21. ^ Gaines, p. 100.
  22. ^ Gaines, pp. 28, 194.
  23. ^ Gaines, pp. 10-11.
  24. ^ Gaines, p. 29.
  25. ^ Gaines, p. 137.

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