List of shipwrecks in March 1861
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The list of shipwrecks in March 1861 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during March 1861.
|Monarch||United States||The 406-ton sidewheel paddle steamer sank in the Ohio River at Louisville, Kentucky, during a voyage to New Orleans, Louisiana. She was raised, repaired, and returned to service, becoming the ram USS Monarch ( United States Army, later United States Navy).|
|Award||United Kingdom||While on her second voyage and bound from Liverpool, England, for New Orleans, Louisiana, the 846-ton sailing ship struck rocks 1.5 miles (2.4 km) off Gweal in the Isles of Scilly. North-northwesterly force 8 to 9 winds drove her onto the northern end of Gweal, pushing her bow onto land and forming a temporary bridge to the island. After 12 hours the crew of 24 managed to scramble ashore.|
|Lecompte||United States||The 238-ton sidewheel paddle steamer was burned at Mobile, Alabama.|
- Gaines, pp. 100, 136.
- "Valhalla - Award 1861". Tresco Estate. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- Gaines, p. 4.
- Gaines, W. Craig, Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecks, Louisiana State University Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-8071-3274-6.
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