List of shipwrecks in November 1918

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The list of shipwrecks in November 1918 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during November 1918.


November 1918
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 Unknown date


1 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 1918
Ship Country Description
Galiano  Canada The cargo ship foundered in the Pacific Ocean off Triangle Island, British Columbia with the loss of all hands.[1]
Glena  Norway The cargo ship foundered with the loss of all but two of her crew.[2]
Tasmania  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked with the loss of five of her six crew.[2]
SM U-72  Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type UE I submarine was scuttled at Kotor, State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs (42°30′N 18°41′E / 42.500°N 18.683°E / 42.500; 18.683).
SMS Viribus Unitis Flag of the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs.svg Slovene, Croat and Serbian Navy World War I: The Tegetthoff-class battleship was sunk at Pula by an Italian human torpedo.
Wien Flag of the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs.svg State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs The ocean liner was mined and sunk at Pula by Regia Marina forces.[3]

2 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1918
Ship Country Description
HMT Charles Hammond  Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost in the North Sea on this date.[4]
Devonshire  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore east of swansea, Glamorgan. Her thirteen crew were rescued by the Mumbles Lifeboat.[5]
Douro  Portugal The schooner foundered with the loss of all hands.[6]
Estrella  Brazil The barque foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 16 nautical miles (30 km) off Camocim.[1]
Murcia  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) north of Port Said, Egypt (31°26′N 32°21′E / 31.433°N 32.350°E / 31.433; 32.350) by SM UC-74 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[7][8]
HMT Riparvo  Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost in the Mediterranean Sea on this date.[9]
SMS S61  Imperial German Navy World War I: The S49-class torpedo boat was scuttled in the Terneuzen Canal, Belgium.[10]
Surada  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Port Said (31°34′N 32°21′E / 31.567°N 32.350°E / 31.567; 32.350) by SM UC-74 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[8][11]
SMS V47  Imperial German Navy World War I: The V43-class destroyer was scuttled in the Terneuzen Canal.[10]
SMS V67  Imperial German Navy World War I: The V67-class destroyer was scuttled in the Terneuzen Canal.[10]
SMS V77  Imperial German Navy World War I: The V67-class destroyer was scuttled in the Terneuzen Canal.[10]
SMS V69  Imperial German Navy World War I: The V67-class destroyer was scuttled at Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium.[10]

3 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 1918
Ship Country Description
Devonshire  United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked. Her crew were rescued by a lifeboat.[1]
Motala Ström  Sweden World War I: The cargo ship disappeared with all hands in the North Sea, east of Shetland, after the convoy she was part of was scattered by adverse weather. Several explosions were heard, so the ship likely had struck a mine. 18 casualties.[12]

4 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 November 1918
Ship Country Description
Mimosa  Sweden World War I:The cargo ship sank after a collision while in convoy from Tyne, destined for Gothenburg. The crew survived. [13]
HMS P12  Royal Navy The P-class sloop collided with another vessel and sank in the English Channel (50°39′40″N 1°05′00″W / 50.66111°N 1.08333°W / 50.66111; -1.08333).[14]
War Roach  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and was damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Port Said, Egypt (31°19′N 29°48′E / 31.317°N 29.800°E / 31.317; 29.800). She was beached but was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[15]

5 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 November 1918
Ship Country Description
HMS Campania  Royal Navy
HMS Campania

The seaplane tender collided with HMS Royal Oak and then HMS Glorious (both  Royal Navy) in the Firth of Forth and sank. The wreck was cleared in 1923.

Epic  United Kingdom The Admiralty tug was beached whilst attempting to refloat Lake Harris ( United States) at Penzance.[16]
Ilwaco  United States During a voyage from Petersburg, Territory of Alaska, to Anacortes, Washington, with a crew of seven and a cargo of 17​12 tons of barreled salmon aboard, the 61-gross ton motor vessel was wrecked without loss of life in fog on Green Point (54°34′N 130°41′W / 54.567°N 130.683°W / 54.567; -130.683 (Green Point)) in Chatham Sound in the waters of British Columbia, Canada, approximately 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) south of the border between British Columbia and the Territory of Alaska. Her crew was rescued from shore by the steamer Humboldt (flag unknown).[17]
Lake Harris  United States World War I: The armed cargo ship was beached near Penzance railway station, Cornwall after a gunfight in the Atlantic Ocean off Land's End with a surfaced German submarine.[16]
Stavnos  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Egypt by SM UC-74 ( Imperial German Navy).[18]
Wallacut  United States The schooner was driven ashore at Marshfield, Oregon and wrecked.[2]

6 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 November 1918
Ship Country Description
Bernisse  Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Öland, Sweden. She was later raised, repaired and returned to service.[19]
USS Jolly Roger  United States Navy The patrol vessel was damaged beyond repair whilst being loaded aboard USS Kanawha ( United States Navy).

7 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 November 1918
Ship Country Description
Conster  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Rye, Sussex.[20]
Trebiskin  United Kingdom The ketch was lost on the Mixon Shoal, in the Bristol Channel with the loss of all hands.[5]

9 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 November 1918
Ship Country Description
HMS Blazer  Royal Navy The naval tug hit The Steval and sank near Conger Ledge, Scilly.[4][21]
HMS Britannia  Royal Navy
HMS Britannia sinking.

World War I: The King Edward VII-class battleship was torpedoed and sunk in the Strait of Gibraltar by the submarine SM UB-50 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 50 of her 762 crew.

USS Saetia  United States Navy World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine – probably laid by the submarine SM U-117 ( Imperial German Navy) – and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Fenwick Island, Delaware, 10 nautical miles (19 km) south-southeast of the Fenwick Island Lightship without loss of life. Nineteen of her crew in two life rafts were rescued by the steamship Kennebec (flag unknown) and landed at Cape May, New Jersey, and the other 66 members of her crew landed at Ocean City, Maryland, in four lifeboats.[22]

10 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 November 1918
Ship Country Description
Admiral Kornilov  Russia White Movement Russian Civil War: The steamer, being used as a headquarters ship by General Bicherahov, was destroyed by fire at Petrovsk. The cause was possibly arson/sabotage.[23]
HMS Ascot  Royal Navy World War I: The Racecourse-class minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off the Farne Islands, Northumberland (55°38′N 1°30′W / 55.633°N 1.500°W / 55.633; -1.500) by SM UB-67 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 51 of her crew.[24]
HMT Renarro  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Dardanelles with some loss of life.[25]
36PN  Regia Marina World War I: The PN-class torpedo boat struck a mine and sank in the Adriatic Sea off the Cape of Rodon, Albania.[10]

11 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 November 1918
Ship Country Description
SMS Berlin II  Imperial German Navy The Vorpostenboot was lost.[26]
SMS Feronia  Imperial German Navy World War I: The depôt ship was scuttled at Antwerp, Belgium.[27]

12 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 November 1918
Ship Country Description
Halcyon  United States While anchored in lay-up for the winter with no one aboard, the 68-gross ton motor vessel broke her mooring lines and sank in Akutan Bay (54°13′34″N 165°44′55″W / 54.2262°N 165.7486°W / 54.2262; -165.7486 (Akutan Bay)) on Akutan Island off Akutan in the Aleutian Islands.[28]

13 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1918
Ship Country Description
Carabinier  French Navy The Spahi-class destroyer ran aground at Latakia, Syria. She was scuttled on 15 November.[29]

14 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 November 1918
Ship Country Description
HMS Cochrane  Royal Navy The Duke of Edinburgh-class cruiser ran aground in the River Mersey. She later broke in two and was a total loss. The wreck was scrapped in situ in 1919.

15 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 November 1918
Ship Country Description
USS Elizabeth  United States Navy The patrol vessel was wrecked in the Brazos River, Freeport, Texas.

16 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 November 1918
Ship Country Description
Cesare Rossarol  Regia Marina World War I: The scout cruiser struck a mine and sank in the Adriatic Sea off the Istrian Peninsula, State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs.

18 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1918
Ship Country Description
Stasia  France The schooner caught fire at Shanghai, China and was scuttled to extinguish the fire.[30] Note however that the log of the gunboat HMS Gnat ( Royal Navy) records being called on to sink a burning ship by gunfire, in the International Dock Shanghai, on 14 November, so this is presumably the same incident.
SM U-165  Imperial German Navy The Type U 93 submarine sank in the Weser (53°10′N 8°53′E / 53.167°N 8.883°E / 53.167; 8.883). She was raised on 21 February 1919 and subsequently scrapped.

20 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 1918
Ship Country Description
Per Brahe  Sweden The ferry foundered in Lake Wetter with the loss of all on board.[31]
SMS V30  Imperial German Navy World War I: The V25-class torpedo boat was sunk by mines on the way to Internment at Scapa Flow.[32]

21 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 November 1918
Ship Country Description
SM U-97  Imperial German Navy The Type U 93 submarine sank in the North Sea (52°25′N 3°10′E / 52.417°N 3.167°E / 52.417; 3.167).

22 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 November 1918
Ship Country Description
HMS G11  Royal Navy The G-class submarine ran aground at Howick, Northumberland and was wrecked with the loss of two of her 31 crew.

24 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 November 1918
Ship Country Description
Cerisoles  French Navy The Navarin-class minesweeper foundered with all hands in a storm on Lake Superior.[33]
Inkerman  French Navy The Navarin-class minesweeper foundered with all hands in a storm on Lake Superior.[33]
Uranienborg  Denmark The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in Aalbeck Bay with the loss of a crew member.[34]

26 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 November 1918
Ship Country Description
USS Bonita  United States Navy The patrol vessel collided with the fishing schooner Russell ( United States) in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Massachusetts and sank.
Nanset  Norway The ship ran aground in Oxwich Bay in foggy weather. Her crew survived. She subsequently capsized and was a total loss.[5]

27 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 November 1918
Ship Country Description
City of Lahore  United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire and sank at New York, United States.[35]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1918
Ship Country Description
Star  United States When a storm struck while she was at anchor in Berners Bay in Southeast Alaska with no one aboard, the 9-gross ton, 34.3-foot (10.5 m) fishing vessel was blown ashore and smashed to pieces on the beach by the surf.[36]

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Ship events in 1918
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