List of shipwrecks in October 1838

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The list of shipwrecks in October 1838 includes ships sunk, foundered, wrecked, grounded, or otherwise lost during October 1838.

2 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Catherina Elizabeth  Denmark The ship was sighted in the Øresund whilst on a voyage from Copenhagen to the Clyde. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[1]
Eleanor  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Domesnes Reef, off the coast of Norway and sank. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Kirkcaldy, Fife, to Riga, Russia.[2]
Java  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Montrose, Forfarshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Montrose to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.[3]
John and Eliza  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Herd Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of County Durham. She was refloated and taken into South Shields, County Durham.[4]
Marquis of Sligo  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Aarhus, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Königsberg, Prussia, to Leith, Lothian.[5]
William Hill  United Kingdom The steamship was holed by her anchor and was beached at Hull, Yorkshire.[6]

3 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Beatrice  United Kingdom The ship departed from Malta for Liverpool, Lancashire. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[7]
Gesina  Netherlands The ship departed from Terschelling, Friesland, for Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom. No further trace, presumed foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all hands.[8]
Glisden  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore at Blackhouse, Hampshire.[9]
Newburgh  United Kingdom The ship departed from St. Ubes, Portugal, for Liverpool. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[10]
Osprey  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Middle Grounds, off the coast of Denmark. She was on a voyage from Hartlepool, County Durham, to Memel, Prussia. Osprey was later refloated and resumed her voyage.[5]
Rurick Russian Empire Grand Duchy of Finland The ship ran aground on the Borthanger. She was on a voyage from London, United Kingdom, to Pori.[11]

4 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Gregory Bogorsloff  Russia The ship ran aground off Helsingør, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom, to Reval. Gregory Bogorsloff was refloated on 7 October.[12][13]
Guard  United Kingdom The schooner ran argound on the Stag Rocks. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, to Plymouth, Devon. Guard was refloated on 6 October and taken into Plymouth.[14][9]
Lipton  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Shipwash Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. She was abandoned the next day. Lipton was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne to London.[9]
Neptune  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Shipwash Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne to London.[15][14]

5 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 October 1838
Ship Country Description
King David  United Kingdom The ship ran aground, capsized and was wrecked in the River Afan.[16]

6 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Broughty Castle  United Kingdom The ship was run down and sunk by Duchess of Orleans ( United States). Broughty Castle was on a voyage from Swansea, Glamorgan, to Gibraltar.[17]
Cæsar  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Patras, Greece. She was on a voyage from Patras to London. Cæsar was later refloated and resumed her voyage.[18]
Endeavour  United Kingdom The ship departed from Weymouth, Dorset, for Hull, Yorkshire. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[19]

7 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Dove  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked at Cape Coast Castle, Africa Her crew were rescued.[20]
St. Jacques  France The ship was driven ashore and wrecked between "Abretshamn" and Ystadt, Sweden. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Stockholm to Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine.[17][11]

8 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Lady Ann  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on the south point of Anticosti Island, Lower Canada, British North America.[19]

9 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Activa  Portugal The ship was wrecked on the Shipwash Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom, to Oporto.[21]
Gryphia Flagge Greifswald.png Greifswald The ship was driven ashore south of Dragør, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Griegswald to Dundee, Forfarshire, United Kingdom. Gryphia was refloated the next day and taken into Copenhagen, Denmark.[22]
Retreat  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked on the Anegada Reef. She was on a voyage from Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands to Trinidad.[23]

10 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Charlestown  United Kingdom The ship departed from Alloa, Clackmannanshire, for Dundee, Forfarshire. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[24]
Earl Dalhousie  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Virgin Rock, off Hogland, Russia, and was abandoned by her crew. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia, to Hull, Yorkshire.[25]
Emerald  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Pampus Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Zeeland, Netherlands. She was on a voyage from Ipswich, Suffolk, to Hellevoetsluis, Zeeland.[26]
Isaac Newton  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Newcastle, Ohio, United States. She was later refloated and taken into Portsmouth, Ohio, where she arrived on 12 October.[12][13]
Josephine Svensk flagg 1815.svg Sweden The ship was wrecked on the Finn Ground. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from "Wista Werft" to Stockholm.[27]
Nelly  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Cape Ray, Newfoundland, British North America. She was on a voyage from Wexford to Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America.[28]
Protector  United Kingdom The East Indiaman was wrecked near Calcutta, India, with the loss of 170 of the 178 people on board.[29][30][31]
Stadt Colberg POL Kołobrzeg flag.svg Kolberg The ship ran aground on the Dogger Bank, in the North Sea.[22] She was on a voyage from London, United Kingdom, to Kolberg. Stadt Colberg was later refloated and put in to "Kulfsund".[19]
Swan  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Tramore Bay. She was on a voyage from Cork to Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. Swan was refloated the next day and resumed her voyage.[12]
Three Sisters  United Kingdom The sloop foundered off the Point of Ayr, Cheshire, with the loss of one of her three crew. She was on a voyage from Sligo to Liverpool, Lancashire.[32][33]
Ulla Svensk flagg 1815.svg Sweden The ship was lost in the "Alendschen Schœen". Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands, to Gävle.[34]
Victoria  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Hogland. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Saint Petersburg.[35]

11 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Beta  Hamburg The ship was sighted off Dover, Kent, United Kingdom, whilst on a voyage from Matanzas, Cuba, to Hamburg. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[10]
Dart  United Kingdom The ship foundered off Sark, Channel Islands, with the loss of two of her four crew. She was on a voyage from Brixham, Devon, to Jersey, Channel Islands.[26][5]
Eugene  France The ship was lost near Dénia, Spain, with the loss of all but two of her passengers and crew. She was on a voyage from Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône to Martinique.[36][37][38]
Europa  United Kingdom The ship ran aground whilst on a voyage from Greenock, Renfrewshire, to Havana, Cuba. She was later refloated.[17] She was refloated on 15 October.[11]
Flora  United Kingdom The ship struck the Middle Patch, in Liverpool Bay and was damaged. She was on a voyage from Memel, Prussia to Flint.[13]
Henry  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham, to Thurso, Caithness.[28][39]
Hope  United Kingdom The steam tug was impaled on unmarked iron debris at the mouth of Sunderland harbour, and sank. Her crew were rescued.[40][41]
Jane  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and wrecked at Ackergill, Caithness. Her crew were rescued.[33]
John  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore at Troon, Ayrshire.[42]
Margaret and Ann  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the North Sea off Whitby, Yorkshire, but her crew were all drowned.[43]
Maria  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Sanda Island. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Glasgow, Renfrewshire, to Tobermory, Isle of Mull.[44]
Northern Yacht  United Kingdom The paddle steamer foundered in the North Sea off Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, with the loss of all 23 people on board. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, to Leith, Lothian.[45]
Phœbe  United Kingdom The ship departed from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, for Dublin. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[46]
Rainswell  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Hull, Yorkshire. She was on a voyage from Hull to Saint Petersburg, Russia.[5] She was refloated on 15 October and resumed her voyage.[47]
Sailor's Return  United States The ship was wrecked off Cape São Roque, Brazil. She was on a voyage from Newport, Rhode Island, to the South Seas.[48]
Sheldrake  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the North Rock, in the Irish Sea and was damaged. She was on a voyage from London to Larne, County Antrim. Sheldrake was later refloated.[5]
Swan  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Tramore Bay.[49] She was on a voyage from Cork to Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. Swan was refloated the next day.[50]

12 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Adventure  United Kingdom The ship capsized 150 nautical miles (280 km) off Copenhagen, Denmark. Her crew were rescued by Judith ( United Kingdom). Adventure was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, to Copenhagen.[22][51]
Alderman Thompson  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore near Thurso, Caithness. She was on a voyage from Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America, to Hull, Yorkshire.[28][52] Alderman Thompson was refloated in August 1839 and towed into Wick, Caithness.[53]
Berlin  Prussia The ship ran aground on the Arkona Reef, in the Baltic Sea. She was on a voyage from Stettin to Sunderland, County Durham, United Kingdom. She was later refloated and put into Copenhagen, Denmark or Swinemünde, Prussia.[54]
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Blyth, Northumberland. Her crew were rescued.[42]
Haabet  Denmark The ship was wrecked near "Lemwig", Denmark with the loss of five or six of her crew. There were two survivors. She was on a voyage from London, United Kingdom, to Svendborg.[55][56][57]
Jane  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Sinclair's Bay. She was refloated on 19 November and taken into Akkergill.[58]
Jessie Ann  United Kingdom The ship caught fire and foundered in the North Sea off the Carr Rock with the loss of a crew member. Survivors were rescued by Thomas ( United Kingdom). Jessie Ann was on a voyage from Sunderland to Perth.[42]
Maryann  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off Bridlington, Yorkshire, with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, to Montrose, Forfarshire.[59]
Sisters  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on the "Seam". She was later refloated.[54]
Tam o'Shanter  United Kingdom The paddle tug sank in the West India Docks, London.[26]
Trimmer  United Kingdom The sloop sank in Robin Hoods Bay. Her crew were rescued.[12]
Union  United Kingdom The paddle steamer was driven ashore at Maryport, Cumberland. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, to Maryport.[26]
Venus  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the Menai Strait. She was on a voyage from Limerick to Liverpool, Lancashire. Venus was later refloated and taken into Beaumaris, Anglesey.[12]

13 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Barbara  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Whitby, Yorkshire. She was on a voyage from Scarborough, Yorkshire, to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.[26][5]
Beatrice  United Kingdom The ship departed from Malta for Liverpool, Lancashire. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[60]
Britannia  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged near Sunderland, County Durham. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham, to Leith, Lothian.[49][5] Britannia was later refloated and towed into Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland.[61]
Carl Auguste POL Szczecin flag.svg Stettin The ship was driven ashore north of Helsingør, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Sunderland to Stettin. Carl Auguste was later refloated and taken into Helsingør.[54]
David  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Whitby.[26]
Gotha Svensk flagg 1815.svg Sweden The schooner ran aground on the Goodwin Sands, Kent, United Kingdom, and was abandoned by her crew. She was on a voyage from Bordeaux, Gironde, France, to Hamburg. Gotha was refloated and taken into Dover, Kent.[12][62]
Grev Bernstoff Flag unknown The ship foundered off Cabo Espichel, Portugal.[63]
Hoffnung  Kingdom of Hanover The ship was driven ashore at Whitby with the loss of at least one of her crew.[26][5]
Hope  United Kingdom The steamship was driven ashore and wrecked near Sunderland. Her crew were rescued.[49][5]
Isabella  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on a reef off Lindisfarne, Northumberland. Her crew were rescued.[43][24]
James and Thomas  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Sunderland. Her crew were rescued by the Sunderland Lifeboat.[49][5] She was refloated on 24 October and taken into Sunderland.[64]
Jessie Ann  United Kingdom The ship caught fire and sank off the Farne Islands, Northumberland.[26]
Margaret and Ann  United Kingdom The sloop foundered in the North Sea off Whitby with the loss of all five of her crew. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne to Montrose, Forfarshire.[39]
Maria  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Thisted, Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne to Skive, Denmark.[22]
Maria  Spain The ship ran aground and was damaged in the Gulf of Palma and was damaged. She was on a voyage from Cádiz to Genoa, Kingdom of Sardinia. Maria was later refloated and arrived at Genoa in a leaky condition.[65]
Nancy  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Goswick, Northumberland. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne to Dundee, Forfarshire.[42]
Regent Packet  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Falkenberg, Sweden. She was later refloated and put into Varberg for repairs.[54]
Safety  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged near Sunderland. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from South Shields to Eyemouth, Berwickshire.[49][5]
Saturnus Flagge der Hansestadt Lübeck.svg Lübeck The ship was driven ashore on the coast of the Grand Duchy of Finland. She was on a voyage from Lübeck to Cronstadt, Russia.[19] Saturnus was later refloated; she arrived at Cronstadt on 28 October.[2]
Trave Flagge der Hansestadt Lübeck.svg Lübeck The ship was driven ashore on the coast of Holstein. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia, to Lübeck.[66]
Varro  United Kingdom The ship sank at Sunderland. She was raised on 24 October.[64]
Vesta  United Kingdom The ship sank at South Shields. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to South Shields.[26]

14 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Hellegina  Netherlands The galiot capsized off Eierland, North Holland, and was driven ashore there. She was on a voyage from Rotterdam, South Holland, to Hamburg.[39]
Henry and Jane  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Shipwash Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. Henry and Jane was refloated and put into Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.[13]
Magdalena  Denmark The ship was driven ashore on Kronslot Island, off Cronstadt, Russia. She was on a voyage from Copenhagen to Cronstadt.[19][67]
Octorara  United States The ship was driven ashore at Stony Point, New York. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Octorara was later refloated.[2]
Sir Edward  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Liverpool, Lancashire.[68] Sir Edward was refloated on 18 October and taken into Shoreham-by-Sea in a severely damaged condition.[69][70]
Thomas  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Maryport, Cumberland. She was on a voyage from Dublin to Maryport. Thomas was refloated the next day and taken into Maryport.[50]
Welcome  United Kingdom The ship ran aground in the Sound of Hoy. She was on a voyage from Lerwick, Shetland Islands, to Bristol, Gloucestershire.[71]
Wickengen Svensk flagg 1815.svg Sweden The ship ran aground south of Helsingør, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Sundsvall to Cette, Hérault, France. Wickengen was later refloated and taken into Helsingør for repairs.[57]

15 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Bodvil  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Newhaven, Sussex. She was on a voyage from London to Liverpool, Lancashire.[72] Bodvil was later refloated and taken into Newhaven.[42]
Breeze  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Point Escuminac, New Brunswick, British North America. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, to Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America.[73][1]
Christina Svensk flagg 1815.svg Sweden The ship ran aground on the Sandhammer. She was on a voyage from "Doderhulstwick" to Copenhagen, Denmark.[2]
Commerce United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Jersey The ship struck a sunken rock in St Catherine's Bay and foundered. Her crew were rescued.[47]
Edward  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked on the Horse Bank, in the Irish Sea off Southport, Lancashire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Drogheda, County Louth, to Liverpool.[17][59]
Gondola  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Cardiff, Glamorgan.[17]
Lady Eleanor  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Maryport, Cumberland. She was on a voyage from Cardiff to Maryport. Lady Eleanor was later refloated and taken into Maryport.[70]
Maria Caroline  Prussia The ship sprang a leak and foundered between "Lealand" and Fehmarn, Duchy of Schleswig. Her crew were rescued She was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, to Memel.[74][51]
Po  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned off the Long Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex.[75][76] Her crew were rescued by Supply ( United Kingdom).[42] Po was later taken into Aldeburgh, Suffolk.[47]

16 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Anne Nicolai  Norway The ship was driven ashore near Ringkøbing, Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Dram to Calais, France.[19]
Eden  United Kingdom The ship was lost near Ringkøbing. She was on a voyage from London to Bergen, Norway.[22]
Felix  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore in the White Sea. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Archangelsk, Russia, to Amsterdam, North Holland.[34][18]
Fortuna Flag of Stralsund.svg Stralsund The ship was wrecked on the Dogger Bank. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Dublin, United Kingdom, to Stralsund.[77]
John and James  United Kingdom The ship was run down and sunk in the North Sea off the mouth of the River Tees. Her crew were rescued.[57]

17 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Ann Grant  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Donegal. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America, to Greenock, Renfrewshire.[44]
China  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Navarino ( United Kingdom). China was on a voyage from Saint John, New Brunswick, British North America, to Dublin.[78][61]
Ivanhoe  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Whitby, Yorkshire. Her crew survived.[79]
Mary Ann  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the Dardanelles. She was on a voyage from London to Constantinople, Ottoman Empire.[80]
Quebec  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Aberystwyth, Carmarthenshire.[66] She was refloated on 31 October and taken into Aberystwyth.[81]
Swallow  United Kingdom The brig sprang a leak and was abandoned in the North Sea off Texel, North Holland, Netherlands. She was on a voyage from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, to Hull, Yorkshire.[22][51]
Wave  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Arklow Bank, in the Irish Sea off the coast of County Wicklow. She floated off but consequently foundered. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Liverpool, Lancashire.[82][57]

18 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Colborne  United Kingdom The barque was wrecked on Point Macron in Chaleur Bay with the loss of 43 of the 55 people on board. She was on a voyage from London to Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America.[83][84]
Eilda Svensk flagg 1815.svg Sweden The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Pomle Nakke, Falster, Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Stockholm to "Haderleben".[85]
Eldora  Hamburg The ship was wrecked on Düne, Heligoland. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom, to the Eider.[22][86]
Guyana  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Calcutta, India.[87]
Haabets Anker  Norway The ship ran aground off "Rekekrok".[2]
Ocean  Netherlands The ship capsized and sank at New York, United States.[2]
Rainha Dos Angos  Portugal The ship was dismasted and abandoned at sea.[28]
Sterling  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Gaspé, Lower Canada. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Quebec City.[88][84]

19 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Constance  Norway The ship foundered off Stavanger. She was on a voyage from Ostend, West Flanders, Belgium, to Bergen.[2]
Elvira  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Kettlebottom Sand, or the Haisborough Sands, in the North Sea and was damaged. She was later refloated and put into Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.[43][89]
Gesina Gdansk flag.svg Dantsic The ship foundered off Rixhöft, Prussia. She was on a voyage from Dantsic to Edam, North Holland, Netherlands.[35]
Henry and Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Barton Sand and was severely damaged. She was later refloated and taken into Great Yarmouth.[43]
HMS Malabar  Royal Navy The Repulse-class ship of the line ran aground off Prince Edward Island, British North America, and was damaged. Two of her crew were lost. She was refloated the next day and towed into Three Rivers, Lower Canada, British North America.[90]
Maria Bertha  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Petten, North Holland. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Rotterdam, South Holland.[74]
Petersburg  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on "Millemache". She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, to Quebec City, Lower Canada.[28]
Phoenix POL Szczecin flag.svg Stettin The ship ran aground on a reef west of Swinemünde, Prussia. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham, United Kingdom, to Stettin.[67]
Ramona  United Kingdom The paddle steamer was driven into the pier at Calais, France, and was severely damaged, losing one of her paddle wheels. She was on a voyage from London to Calais.[91]
Seine  France The ship ran aground on the Falsterbo Reef, in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Sweden. She was on a voyage from Havre de Grâce, Seine-Inférieure, to Saint Petersburg, Russia.[92]
Venskabet Flagge der Hansestadt Lübeck.svg Lübeck The ship was wrecked off Fjaltring, Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom, to Lübeck.[35][92]
Wellington  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on the Rodahund, Kingdom of Hanover. She was on a voyage from Newquay to Saint Petersburg. Wellington was later refloated and taken into "Capelshaven" for repairs.[93]

20 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Eliza  United Kingdom The smack was driven ashore on Little Skerry and was abandoned by her crew. She subsequently became a wreck.[94]
Elizabeth and Juliana  Denmark The galleass was driven ashore between Rønne and Læsø with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom, to Haderslev.[34][95][96]
Friendship  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off Scarborough, Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Seaham, County Durham, to London.[38]
Gilius Svensk flagg 1815.svg Sweden The ship was driven ashore at "Jacobsoe". She was on a voyage from Honfleur, Manche, France, to Malmö.[97]
Gleaner  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked south of Workington, Cumberland. She was on a voyage from the Isle of Man to Workington.[82][57]
Grace  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Swansea, Glamorgan. She was later refloated and taken into Swansea.[98]
Henrietta POL Szczecin flag.svg Stettin The ship was driven ashore near "Voglern", Prussia.[36]
Mogul  France The ship was driven ashore at Fairlight, Sussex, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Havre de Grâce, Seine-Inférieure, to Nantes, Loire-Inférieure. Mogul was later refloated and taken into Dover, Kent, United Kingdom.[54]
Sophia Gdansk flag.svg Danzig The ship was abandoned off Düne, Heligoland. She was on a voyage from Dundalk, County Louth, United Kingdom, to Dantzic.[22]
Vier Gebreoder POL Kołobrzeg flag.svg Kolberg The ship was driven ashore near "Neuking", Prussia.[36]
Walter Hamilton  United Kingdom The brig ran aground at Ness, Lewis, Outer Hebrides. She was on a voyage from Lerwick, Shetland Islands, to Cork.[94]

21 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Arendina Maria  Prussia The ship was driven ashore in the Bay of Held. Her crew were rescued.[35]
Carl  Prussia The ship was driven ashore at "Lopponen", Prussia. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Wolgast to Königsberg.[35]
Caroline  Denmark The ship was driven ashore at Sarkau, Prussia. She was on a voyage from Rügenwalde, Prussia, to Copenhagen.[35]
Devon  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged at Cape Bear, Nova Scotia, British North America. She was on a voyage from Glasgow, Renfrewshire, to Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America.[84] Devon was later refloated and put into Pictou, Nova Scotia, where she arrived on 23 October.[99]
Earl Grey  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Miramichi, New Brunswick, British North America. She was on a voyage from London to Miramichi.[73]
Elida  Denmark The ship was wrecked off "Pomle Hakke". Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Stockholm to Hadersleben.[35]
Eendragt  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore at Thisted, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Dram, Norway, to Harlingen, Friesland.[2][100]
Emma  Prussia The ship was driven ashore on the Nordergrunden, in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Prussia.[35][38] She was on a voyage from Leith, Lothian, United Kingdom, to Memel.[101]
Frau Maria Margaretha Denmark Duchy of Schleswig The ship was driven ashore in the Bay of Skovgaard. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Aalborg, Denmark, to Flensburg.[35]
Friends  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the Elbe. She was on a voyage from Hamburg to Seaham, County Durham. She was refloated and taken into Gluckstadt.[22]
Harmonie  Norway The ship was driven ashore at "Tejemageln". She was on a voyage from Lisbon, Portugal, to Bergen.[34]
Helena Sofia Svensk flagg 1815.svg Sweden The ship was driven ashore at Mörbylånga. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Ystad to Figeholm.[34]
Hvalfisken Svensk flagg 1815.svg Sweden The ship was driven ashore between Lisbjerg and Tisvilde, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Stockholm to Paimbœuf, Loire-Inférieure, France.[19][61]
Miranda  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Southwold, Suffolk. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia, to Liverpool, Lancashire. Miranda was refloated on 23 October.[71]
Orpheus  Netherlands The ship was wrecked on the coast of Jutland. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg to Amsterdam, North Holland.[77][100]
Stjernan  Norway The ship was wrecked near "Whitingsoe". Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bergen to Flekkefjord.[95]
Toronto United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship ran aground at Lake Saint Pierre, Lower Canada. She was on a voyage from London to Montreal, Lower Canada.[102] Toronto was refloated the next day.[58]

22 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Borussia  Russia The ship was driven ashore at Ventspils. Her crew were rescued.[93]
Dasserdt  France The ship was wrecked near Marstrand, Sweden. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia, to Bordeaux, Gironde.[103]
Friendship  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in Dundrum Bay. She was on a voyage from Bangor, County Down, to Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland.[104]
Newton  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Pillau, Prussia. She was on a voyage from Memel, Prussia to Sunderland, County Durham.[81]
Oscar  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Wick, Caithness.[74]
Schwan POL Szczecin flag.svg Stettin The ship was driven ashore near Landskrona, Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from an English port to Stettin.[93]
Stranger  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in Dundrum Bay. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, to Londonderry.[104]
Tito  Netherlands The ship sank at Cuxhaven. She was on a voyage from Odessa to Amsterdam, North Holland.[22]

23 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Bloom  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked at St. John's Point, near Killough, County Down, with the loss of three of her six crew. She was on a voyage from Bangor, Caernarfonshire, to Dysart, Aberdeenshire.[104][59][105]
Brothers  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged in Tramore Bay. She was on a voyage from Maryport, Cumberland, to Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. She was refloated on 3 November and taken into Waterford.[106][2]
Friendship  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Tyrella, County Down. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bangor, County Down, to Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland.[22][59]
Helen  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Åland, Sweden. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia, to Dundee, Forfarshire.[34]
Herald  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the east coast of Öland, Sweden. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg to Dundee.[95]
Lady Charlotte  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked on the Barrels Rocks, 6 nautical miles (11 km) off Cape Clear Island, County Cork, with the loss of ten of her eleven crew. She was on a voyage from Lima, Peru, to Liverpool, Lancashire.[107][64][108][109]
Lucy  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Dungeness, Kent. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg to Liverpool. Lucy was later refloated and put into Dover, Kent.[110]
Peckel and Helena  Netherlands The galiot was driven ashore on Texel, North Holland.[22]
Stranger  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked in Dundrum Bay. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, to Londonderry.[22][59]
Wonder  United Kingdom The sloop was wrecked on the Elbow End, at the mouth of the River Tay. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Leith, Lothian, to Dundee, Forfarshire.[111][57]

24 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Areland Flag unknown The ship ran aground on the Sakkesand, in the Baltic Sea off Nyord, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Uusikaupunki, Grand Duchy of Finland, to Rostock. Areland was refloated on 27 October.[34][95]
Daisy  United Kingdom The ship ran aground in the River Dee and was severely damaged. She was on a voyage from Chester, Cheshire, to Dublin. Daisy was refloated and put into Beaumaris, Anglesey.[112]
Harriet  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and was beached at Cork. She was on a voyage from Bristol, Gloucestershire, to Cork.[112]
Hoffnung POL Szczecin flag.svg Stettin The ship sprang a leak and was beached near Coserow, Prussia. She was on a voyage from Bo'ness, Lothian, United Kingdom, to Stettin.[113]
Lang  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Pugwash, Nova Scotia, British North America. She was on a voyage from London to Pugwash.[84]

25 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Abeona  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Lybster, Caithness. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Aberdeen to Lybster.[94]
Dorcas  United Kingdom The brig departed from Hartlepool, County Durham, for Hamburg. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[114]
Frau Anna  Hamburg The ship struck a rock in the Eider and was beached. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Neuenfelde to Copenhagen, Denmark.[19]
Hendrika  Netherlands The ship was sighted off Rendsburg, Duchy of Holstein whilst on a voyage from Wismar to Amsterdam, North Holland. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[115]
Henriette  Prussia The ship was driven ashore between Dantsic and Pillau.[35]
Margery  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Saltholm, Denmark. She was refloated but was consequently beached on the Middle Ground. Margery was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia, to London.[113] Margery was refloated and put into Copenhagen, Denmark.[2]
Robert  United Kingdom The smack foundered in the North Sea off Scarborough, Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued by a Barking smack. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham, to Brightlingsea, Essex.[116][117]

26 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Ann  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the south coast of Bornholm, Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Memel, Prussia to Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham.[2][118]
Canada  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Skagen, Denmark, where she was subsequently wrecked. Her crew and four passengers were rescued. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia, to London.[119][77][96]
Dorcas  United Kingdom The ship departed from Hartlepool, County Durham, for Hamburg. No further trace, presumed foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all hands.[120]
Eagle  Hamburg The paddle steamer sprang a leak and foundered in the North Sea off Ameland, Friesland, Netherlands. Her crew were rescued by a pilot boat. She was on a voyage from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, to Hamburg.[113][121]
Forth  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore at Scotstown Head, Aberdeenshire. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham, to Sheerness, Kent.[35]
Magdalene  United Kingdom The sloop departed from Hull, Yorkshire, for Whitby, Yorkshire. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[34][121]

27 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Confidence  United Kingdom The ship was lost in Longsoundfjord. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Dantzic.[34]
Count Paleni Flag of the Kingdom of Sardinia.svg Kingdom of Sardinia The ship sprang a leak and foundered 65 nautical miles (120 km) off Cape Spartivento, Sardinia. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Odessa to Genoa.[122][120]
Darien  United States The ship departed from Texel, North Holland, Netherlands, for Guayama, Puerto Rico and Baltimore, Maryland. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[123]
Flyrenskiold  Denmark The ship was driven ashore at Thisted. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Altona to Skive.[2]
Lady Montgomery  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Ramsey, Isle of Man. She was on a voyage from Whitehaven, Cumberland, to Newry, County Antrim. Lady Montgomery was later refloated and taken into Ramsey.[106]
Little Kate  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Ramsey Bay. She was on a voyage from Chester, Cheshire, to Dublin. Little Kate was later refloated and taken into Ramsey in a waterlogged condition[106][112]
Minerva Svensk flagg 1815.svg Sweden The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in Åland, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Sundsvall to Rendsburg, Duchy of Schleswig.[119][124]
Princess Augusta  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Southwold, Suffolk, where she broke up the next day. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia, to London.[78]
Town of Ross  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on "Cork Bog Island".[78] She was later refloated.[125]

28 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Albion United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Guernsey The barque ran aground on the Kentish Knock, in the North Sea off the coast of Kent and was abandoned. She was on a voyage from Hamburg to Guernsey.[36][37][126]
Alston  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Nore and was damaged. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham, to London. Alston was later refloated and resumed her voyage.[127]
Betsey and Nancy  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Angle, Pembrokeshire. She was on a voyage from Newport, Monmouthshire, to Kinsale, County Cork.[92][61]
Bideford  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Aberavon, Glamorgan. She was later refloated.[38]
Coronation  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and was abandoned off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire. She was on a voyage from Sunderland to London.[48]
Dapper  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Hartlepool, County Durham. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, to Whitby, Yorkshire.[111]
Eaglet  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Redcar, Yorkshire. She was later refloated.[67]
Emily  United Kingdom The ship departed from Bridlington, Yorkshire, for London. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[36]
Fame  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Aberavon. She was later refloated.[38]
Friends  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore, capsized and sank at Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex. Her seven crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Seaham, County Durham, to Shoreham-by-Sea.[128]
Friendship  United Kingdom The brig foundered in the North Sea off Scarborough, Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued by Gem ( United Kingdom). Friendship was on a voyage from Seaham to London.[121]
Grand Turk  United States The ship was driven ashore at Broadstairs, Kent, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Antwerp, Belgium, to New Orleans, Louisiana. Grand Turk was later refloated and taken into Broadstairs,[128] then Ramsgate, Kent, where she arrived on 30 October.[92]
Harmonie  France The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged at Ilfracombe, Devon, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Cette, Hérault to Havre de Grâce, Seine-Inférieure.[19]
Ipswich  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Doom Bar. She was refloated then next day and taken into Padstow, Cornwall.[67]
John and Mary  United Kingdom The brig was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of three of her ten crew. Survivors were rescued by Kingston ( United Kingdom). John and Mary was on a voyage from Miramichi, New Brunswick, British North America, to London.[73] She was subsequently taken into St. Ives, Cornwall, where she arrived on 14 December.[129][130]
Lively  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Hartland Point, Devon.[18]
Mary Frances  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Campbeltown, Argyllshire. She was on a voyage from Ayr to Drogheda, County Louth.[101]
Mountaineer  United Kingdom The East Indiaman, a brig, was driven ashore at Crosby Point, Lancashire. She was on a voyage from British Honduras to Liverpool, Lancashire.[78][131]
Nautilus  United Kingdom The brig departed from Hartlepool for Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[114]
Primrose  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Aberavon.[38]
Princess Augusta  United Kingdom The barque was driven ashore and wrecked at Lowestoft, Suffolk. Her crew were rescued.[132]
Rebecca  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Aberavon.[38]
Sarah  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Lynmouth, Devon. Her crew were rescued.[38]
William and Jane  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Aberavon.[38]

29 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Beneficia  Bremen The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Harlingen, Friesland, Netherlands. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bremen to Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands.[133]
Ceres  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Gothenburg, Sweden. She was on a voyage from London to Pillau, Prussia.[80]
Clara Protheroe  United Kingdom The ship departed from The Mumbles for Youghal, County Cork. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[23]
Gentile  United States The schooner was lost on Margaree Island, in the Bay of St. Lawrence. Crew saved.[134]
German  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Gothenburg. She was on a voyage from London to Saint Petersburg, Russia.[80]
Ferdinand Flagge der Hansestadt Rostock.svg Rostock The ship was wrecked near Gothenburg. She was on a voyage from London to Rostock.[80]
Hendrika  Kingdom of Hanover The ship was wrecked on "Broncum". Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom, to Embden.[96]
Hutchinson  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Gunfleet Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. Her crew were rescued.[116][38]
Isabella Penman  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Long Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex and capsized with the loss of all but two of her crew. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham, to London.[113][101]
Jacob Philip  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at "Foto", Sweden. she was on a voyage from Dordrecht, South Holland, to Rostock.[80]
John  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Sunderland. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, to London. John was later refloated.[19]
John  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Shoeburyness, Essex. Her crew were rescued.[35]
Juno  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked on Spurn Point, Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued.[19]
Juno Flagge der Hansestadt Rostock.svg Rostock The ship sank off Varberg, Sweden. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne to Rostock.[119][124]
Lochiel  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Harwich, Essex.[38]
Margaret  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Maryport, Cumberland. She was on a voyage from the Water of Urr to Maryport.[38]
Niagara  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued by Cumbria ( United Kingdom). Niagara was on a voyage from Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, to South Shields, County Durham.[113][101]
Odin Russian Empire Grand Duchy of Finland The ship was driven ashore south of Helsingborg, Sweden. She was on a voyage from London to Pori.[2] Odin was refloated on 2 November.[135]
Philomele  Belgium The ship was lost in the Sea of Azov. She was on a voyage from Taganrog, Russia, to Antwerp.[119]
Samuel and Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Hell Bay.[92]

30 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Amicus  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the North Sea off the mouth of the Humber. Her crew were rescued by Search ( United Kingdom). Amicus was on a voyage from King's Lynn, Norfolk, to Leeds, Yorkshire.[125]
Andrew  United States The ship was driven ashore near Den Helder, North Holland, Netherlands, with the loss of three of her crew. She was on a voyage from New York to Texel, North Holland.[25]
Chieftain  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Aldeburgh, Suffolk.[67]
Clara  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned whilst on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham, to Rostock.[77]
Claude  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and damaged near "Wyburg". Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, to Memel, Prussia.[27] Claude was refloated in early July 1839 and towed into Gothenburg by the steamship Prindsess Wilhelmine (Svensk flagg 1815.svg Sweden).[136]
Neptunus  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore near Den Helder. She was later refloated.[25]
Peter Gdansk flag.svg Dantzic The ship ran aground off Wijk aan Zee, North Holland, Netherlands. She was on a voyage from Dantzic to Nantes, Loire-Inférieure, France.[137]
Thalia  United Kingdom The brig foundered in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sunderland to London.[101][127]
Thetis  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore near Den Helder. She was later refloated.[25]
Vrow Meta Flag unknown The ship was wrecked on the "Reffhorns".[119]

31 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 October 1838
Ship Country Description
Anders  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore at Den Helder, North Holland. She was on a voyage from New York, United States, to Amsterdam, North Holland. Anders was refloated on 6 November.[34]
Carolinian  United States The ship was driven ashore between Adra and Almería, Spain. She was on a voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Cette, Hérault, France.[138]
Dungarvine  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore on the coast of Inverness-shire. She was later refloated.[139]
Friends  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore on the coast of Inverness-shire. She was later refloated.[139]
Gipsy United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was wrecked near Hawk Inlet, Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia. She was on a voyage from the Clyde to Saint John, New Brunswick.[140][1]
Juno  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Trinity Sand, in the North Sea and consequently foundered in the North Channel.[141]
Mauney  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the Dardanelles. She was on a voyage from Odessa to London.[122] Mauney was refloated on 7 November and resumed her voyage.[99]
Portsmouth  United States The schooner ran aground off Hog Island, Virginia and was wrecked. All on board survived. she was on a voyage from New York to Norfolk, Virginia.[62]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date in October 1838
Ship Country Description
Active  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Stromness, Orkney Islands. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, to "Castle-hill". Active was refloated on 26 October and taken into Stromness.[36]
Albertus Flag unknown The ship foundered off the coast of Belgium.[82]
Amphitrite  United Kingdom The ship caught fire and was beached near Gothenburg, Sweden. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, to Gothenburg. Amphitrite was later refloated.[97]
André  Belgium The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Ostend, West Flanders. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom, to Ostend.[28][39]
Anne Grant  United Kingdom The full-rigged ship was wrecked on Inniskal Island, in Boyghla Bay, County Donegal, before 27 October. She was on a voyage from Quebec, Lower Canada, British North America, to Greenock, Renfrewshire.[38]
Brutus  Texas Navy The 10-gun schooner was wrecked in a storm.
Columbia  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the Black Sea before 23 October.[93]
Cruiser  United Kingdom The ship was lost at Kerch, Russia.[25]
Dart  United Kingdom The smack struck a submerged rock off Sark, Channel Islands, and sank with the loss of two of her four crew. She was on a voyage from Brixham, Devon, to Jersey, Channel Islands.[142]
Deveron  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Prince Edward Island, British North America. She was later refloated and taken into Pictou, Nova Scotia, where she was condemned.[138][143]
Drie Gebroeders  Netherlands The ship departed from Amsterdam, North Holland, for Lübeck in early October. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[144]
Earl of Dalhousie  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Hogland, Russia. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia, to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.[127]
Eliza  United Kingdom The ship was lost near Cape Ray, Newfoundland, British North America. She was on a voyage from Newfoundland to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, British North America.[61]
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The sloop was abandoned in the North Sea before 12 October. She was taken into Leith, Lothian, on that date.[12]
Enterprise  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the English Channel and foundered off Lydd, Kent.[57]
Eucharis Svensk flagg 1815.svg Sweden The ship struck the pier at Klepp, Norway, and sank. She was on a voyage from Gothenburg to London, United Kingdom.[92] Eucharis was refloated on 31 October.[18]
Five Brodre Flag unknown The ship was wrecked on the Kentish Knock. Her crew were rescued.[94]
Frau Marie Denmark Duchy of Schleswig The ship departed from an English port for the Eider in early October. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[144]
Frithiof  Norway The ship was driven ashore on the coast of Norway. She was on a voyage from Halmstad to the Charente.[2]
Henriette von Wolgast  Prussia The sloop foundered in the Baltic Sea off "Devenon", Prussia.[113]
James Colvin  United Kingdom The whaler was destroyed by fire. The ship's cook, who accidentally started the fire, committed suicide.[145]
Jupiter  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore near Whitby, Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued by the Whitby Lifeboat.[92][146]
La Solomon  France The sloop was wrecked at Newton-by-the-Sea, Northumberland.[9]
Ladour II  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Marstrand, Sweden. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia, to Bordeaux, Gironde.[113]
Lerwick  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Lerwick, Shetland Islands.[94]
Little Mary  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Runswick Bay, Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham, to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.[125][141]
Lord Byron  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on the Mull of Galloway, Ayrshire. She was on a voyage from Glasson Dock, Lancashire, to Troon, Ayrshire.[86] Lord Byron was refloated on 10 November and taken into Drogheda, County Louth.[93]
Mercator  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Baltic Sea. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham, to Pillau, Prussia. 'Mercator was later taken into Pillau, arriving on 28 October.[135]
Mountaineer  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and scuttled at Crosby Point, Lancashire.[19]
Nancy  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne to Dundee, Forfarshire.[50]
North Briton United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The full-rigged ship was driven ashore on the coast of New Brunswick. She was on a voyage from Miramichi, New Brunswick, to Liverpool.[84]
Perseverance  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the North Sea.[125]
Principe Paskewitz  Russia The ship was wrecked on the coast of Sicily. She was on a voyage from Odessa to Antwerp, Belgium.[106][112]
Rembrandt  Belgium The schooner was lost with all hands between Caffa and Kertch, Russia.[137][147]
Sarah  United Kingdom The sloop sprang a leak and was abandoned in the North Sea. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham, to Leith. Sarah was subsequently towed into the River Humber by the brig Friends ( United Kingdom).[24]
Savatoff Nicolay  Russia The ship was wrecked on "Wrangel Island". She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg to Reval.[119]
Savatoff Nieulay  Russia The ship was wrecked on "Wrangel Island". She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg to Reval.[119]
Scotia  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at the mouth of the River Tees.[25]
Titus  France The brig was wrecked at Burghsluis, Zeeland, Netherlands, before 7 October. She was on a voyage from Adra, Spain, to Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands.[148]
Traveller  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore at Richibucto, New Brunswick Between 15 and 22 October. She was on a voyage from Limerick to Miramichi.[84] Traveller had been refloated by 26 October and taken into Ricibucto.[1]
Walter Hamilton  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the Sound of Hoy. She was later refloated and taken into Stromness.[36]

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Ship events in 1838
Ship launches: 1833 1834 1835 1836 1837 1838 1839 1840 1841 1842 1843
Ship commissionings: 1833 1834 1835 1836 1837 1838 1839 1840 1841 1842 1843
Ship decommissionings: 1833 1834 1835 1836 1837 1838 1839 1840 1841 1842 1843
Shipwrecks: 1833 1834 1835 1836 1837 1838 1839 1840 1841 1842 1843