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.

March 1861
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5 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 March 1861
Ship Country Description
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).[1]

19 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 March 1861
Ship Country Description
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.[2]

27 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1861
Ship Country Description
Lecompte  United States The 238-ton sidewheel paddle steamer was burned at Mobile, Alabama.[3]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gaines, pp. 100, 136.
  2. ^ "Valhalla - Award 1861". Tresco Estate. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  3. ^ Gaines, p. 4.

Bibliography[edit]


Ship events in 1861
Ship launches: 1856 1857 1858 1859 1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866
Ship commissionings: 1856 1857 1858 1859 1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866
Ship decommissionings: 1856 1857 1858 1859 1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866
Shipwrecks: 1856 1857 1858 1859 1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866