List of shipwrecks in September 1861

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The list of shipwrecks in September 1861 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during September 1861.

1 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Barbadoes  United Kingdom The barque was wrecked in Algoa Bay.[1]
Ellen  United Kingdom The barque was wrecked in Struys Bay.[1] She was on a voyage from Colombo, Ceylon, to London.[2]
Gardner  United Kingdom The ship ran aground east of Læsø, Denmark. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham, to Stettin.[3]
Heinrich  Hamburg The brig was driven ashore at Sandy Hook, New Jersey, United States. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom to New York, United States. She was refloated the next day.[4]
Honour  United Kingdom The smack departed from Liverpool, Lancashire for Rouen, Seine-Inférieure, France. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[5]
J. G. Morrow  United States The 163-ton sidewheel ferry struck a snag and sank in the Missouri River at St. Joseph, Missouri.[6]
Maria  Kingdom of Hanover The ship was driven ashore at Thisted, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Leer to Königsberg, Prussia.[7]
Newa  Russia The ship was driven ashore at Thisted. She was on a voyage from London to Königsberg.[7]
Villiers  United Kingdom The brigantine was wrecked on the Mixen Sand, in the Bristol Channel with the loss of two of her crew. She was on a voyage from Cardiff, Glamorgan, to Alicante, Spain.[8]

2 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 September 1861
Ship Country Description
HMS Algerine  Royal Navy The Algerine-class gunboat ran aground at the mouth of the Yangtze.[9] She was refloated the next day with assistance from HMS Flamer and HMS Starling (both  Royal Navy).[10]
Amazon United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Royal Yacht Club The cutter yacht was run into by the steamship Prince Consort ( United Kingdom) and sank at Ryde, Isle of Wight[11] All five people on board survived.[12] She was subsequently raised and repaired.[13]
Leonidas  United Kingdom The steamship ran aground in the Narva and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[7] She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia, to Hartlepool, County Durham.[14]
Mary Ann  United Kingdom The sloop sprang a leak and foundered in the English Channel between Folkestone and Dungeness, Kent with the loss of one of her crew. She was on a voyage from London to Arundel, Sussex.[8]
Telemaco  Russia The steamship foundered west of Málaga, Spain, with the loss of all but one of her crew.[15]
William Tell  France The ship was destroyed by fire in the North River.[16]

3 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 September 1861
Ship Country Description
St. Johannes Gdansk flag.svg Dantzic The ship ran aground on the Nehrung, in the Baltic Sea. She was on a voyage from Dantzic to Stettin.[8]
Villiers  United Kingdom The brigantine ran aground and sank off the Mumbles, Glamorgan. Her four crew were rescued by the tug Beaufort ( United Kingdom).[17]

4 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Colonel Long  Confederate States of America American Civil War, Union blockade: Carrying a cargo of arrowroot, sponges, and whiskey and a crew of eight, the 14-ton fishing schooner was captured and scuttled in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Georgia by the sloop-of-war USS Jamestown ( United States Navy).[18]
Dayspring  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Kurrachee, India. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, to Kurrachee. She was refloated.[19]
Gulterus  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and damaged at Wick, Caithness. She was later refloated and taken in to North Shields, Northumberland for repairs.[20]
Ida Aloenius Flag unknown The ship was taken in to Fredrikshavn, Denmark, in a derelict condition.[21]
Swea  Sweden The steamship caught fire at Gothenburg.[21]
Terrible  Regia Marina The ironclad frigate collided with the transport ship Voltarna ( Italy) off Toulon, Var, France during sea trials and was severely damaged. She put back to Toulon.[22]
Vienna  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Portsmouth, Hampshire. She was on a voyage from Seaham, County Durham, to Portsmouth. She was refloated the next day and taken in to Portsmouth.[3]

5 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Caulaincourt  France The 657-ton whaling ship was stove in by ice in the Chukchi Sea off Point Belcher (70°47′40″N 159°39′02″W / 70.79444°N 159.65056°W / 70.79444; -159.65056 (Point Belcher)) on the coast of Russian America and became a total loss.[23]
Haren  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Brake Sand, off the Kent coast. She was refloated.[24]
Trio  United Kingdom The fishing vessel was driven ashore and severely damaged at Wick, Caithness.[25]

6 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Cassandra  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Gunfleet Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk. Her crew were rescued by Ellen Highfield ( United Kingdom). Cassandra was on a voyage from Hartlepool, County Durham, to London. She was subsequently severely damaged by fire.[3]

7 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 September 1861
Ship Country Description
J. O. Baker  United Kingdom The ship ran aground in the River Mersey. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, to Genoa, Italy. She was refloated the next day.[26]

8 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Drobak  Norway The barque was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her fifteen crew were rescued by Baron Clyde ( United Kingdom). Drobak was on a voyage from Quebec City, Province of Canada, British North America to Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.[27]
Malakoff  United Kingdom The barque foundered in the South China Sea. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Hong Kong to Shanghai, China.[28][29]
Retreat  United Kingdom The ship collided with John Wells ( United Kingdom and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. She was on a voyage from Waterford to Quebec City.[30]
Robert  Netherlands The schooner was run down 7 nautical miles (13 km) west of Cape de Gatt, Spain, by the steamship Vencedor do Africa ( Spain) and sank. All nine people on board were rescued by Vencedor do Africa. Robert was on a voyage from London, United Kingdom, to Syria, Greece.[31]

10 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Joseph Hasselet  United States The schooner sprang a leak and foundered off Great Egg Harbour, New Jersey with the loss of five of the seven people on board. The survivors clung to a plank, but one of them drowned the next day. Her captain was rescued on 13 September by the schooner N. E. Clark ( United States). Joseph Hasselet was on a voyage from Stony Point, New York to Milford, Delaware.[32]

11 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Goldseeker  United Kingdom The lugger foundered in a squall off the coast of County Dublin with the loss of all eight crew.[33]
Honour  United Kingdom The smack departed from Liverpool, Lancashire for Rouen, Seine-Inférieure France. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[34][35]
William Boothby  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at "Moosepekay Head Harbour".[36]

12 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Barbadoes  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked at Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Natal to London.[37][38][2]
Benjamin  France The ship was wrecked in Wangchew Bay, China. She was on a voyage from Foo Chow Foo to Shanghai.[39]
City of Manchester  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked off Cape Race, Newfoundland, British North America.[40]
Jarrow  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Cronstadt, Russia. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, to Cronstadt.[4]
Margaret  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak off Cape Wrath, Caithness. She put in to Loch Eriboll and was beached. She was on a voyage from Wick, Caithness, to Cork. Subsequently repaired and resumed her voyage.[41]
Tamerlane  United Kingdom The barque foundered in the Atlantic Ocean. Her fifteen crew took to the longboat; they were rescued on 18 September by Tara ( United Kingdom). Tamerlane was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Quebec City, Province of Canada, British North America.[42][20]
William Boothby  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked off Cape Race.[40]

13 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Countess of Durham  United Kingdom The ship was beached at Deal, Kent.[4]
Frederick  United Kingdom The barque was wrecked at Dundalk, County Louth. Her crew were rescued by the Dundalk Lifeboat.[17]
Jose Maria  Spain The ship was driven ashore between "Lanag" and San Nicolas, Spanish East Indies. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Amoy, China, to Manila, Spanish East Indies. She was declared a total loss.[39]
Pickering  United Kingdom The schooner was run into by the steamship Lady Berridale and was beached on the Tynemouth Rocks. She was refloated the next day and towed in to North Shields, Northumberland.[4]

14 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Active  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked on the Harry Furlong Rocks.[43][44]
Atlas  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. She was on a voyage from Glasgow, Renfrewshire to St. Stephen, New Brunswick, British North America.[41]
City of Mobile  United States The ship was driven ashore in the River Mersey. She was refloated and anchored in the Sloyne.[43]
Judah  Confederate States of America American Civil War, Union blockade: The schooner, a Confederate privateer and blockade runner, was boarded and set afire while moored at the Pensacola Navy Yard in Pensacola, Florida, by 100 United States Navy and United States Marine Corps personnel who rowed into the harbor in four launches from the screw frigate USS Colorado ( United States Navy). Judah broke her moorings, drifted into the middle of Pensacola Bay, burned to the waterline, and sank opposite Fort Barrancas.[45][46]
Providence  United Kingdom The brigantine was abandoned in the Irish Sea. Her four crew were rescued by the paddle steamer Scotia ( United Kingdom). Providence was towed in to Holyhead.[47][48]
Unnamed  United Kingdom The ship foundered 6 nautical miles (11 km) south west of Great Orme Head, Caernarfonshire. All hands presumed lost.[43]

15 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Alma  United Kingdom The sloop was run down and sunk at Holyhead, Anglesey by Admiral Moorsom ( United Kingdom) with the loss of two of her three crew.[47][48]
Deptford  United Kingdom The ship ran argound at Whitby, Yorkshire. She was on a voyage from Vyborg, Grand Duchy of Finland, to Hull, Yorkshire.[4]
Margaret United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New Zealand The schooner hit the Molyneux bar at the mouth of the Clutha River in New Zealand.[49]
Pioneer United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New Zealand The schooner hit the Molyneux bar at the mouth of the Clutha River in New Zealand.[49]
Providence  United Kingdom The brig foundered in the Pacific Ocean. She was on a voyage from San Francisco, California, United States to a port in Victoria.[50]
Superior  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) north of Arzila, Morocco. Her crew were rescued.[31]
Waterlily  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Goodwin Sands, Kent and was damaged. She was on a voyage from Mogador, Morocco, to Hull. She was refloated and towed in to Ramsgate, Kent.[27]
Unnamed  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked on the Kipern Rocks, Anglesey.[47]
Unnamed  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked on the Kipern Rocks.[47]

16 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Armida  Italy The brig ran ashore at Apes Hill, on the Barbary Coast and was damaged. She was on a voyage from Hartlepool, County Durham, to Genoa, Italy. She was later refloated and taken in to Gibraltar, where she was placed under repair.[31][51][20]
Colonist  United Kingdom The steamship foundered in the North Sea with the loss of thirteen of the 25 people on board. Survivors were rescued by the brig Harmony (Flagge Wismar.svg Wismar). Colonist was on a voyage from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Hull, Yorkshire.[52][44][53]
Comet  United Kingdom The barque was driven ashore and wrecked at Garrucha, Spain.[53][51]
Cora  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Scull Martin Rocks, off the coast of County Down. She was on a voyage from Greenock, Renfrewshire to St. Jago de Cuba, Cuba.[54] She was refloated on 19 September and taken in to the Belfast Lough.[44] Subsequently towed in to Liverpool, Lancashire.[55]
Destiny United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Gibraltar The ship struck rocks at Point de Cruses, Morocco, became waterlogged and was abandoned. Her ten crew were rescued by the felucca Isabelita ( Spain). Destiny was on a voyage from Gibraltar to Genoa, Italy. The wreck was plundered by three Spanish vessels.[31]

17 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Cadiz  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore at Veere, Zeeland, Netherlands. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, to Rotterdam, South Holland.[4] She was later refloated and taken in to Vlissingen, Zeeland.[53]
Ceneus  United Kingdom The snow sank in the English Channel off Dover, Kent. Her six crew were rescued by Ceres ( United Kingdom). Ceneus was on a voyage from Schiedam, South Holland, to Sunderland, County Durham.[4][56]
Friedrich Wilhelm  Prussia The ship was driven ashore at Barrow in Furness, Lancashire, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Memel to Gloucester, United Kingdom. She was consequently condemned.[57]
Hilton  United Kingdom The ship caught fire at London.[4]
Jonge Johan  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore on Terschelling, Friesland. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Hamburg to Amsterdam, North Holland.[44]
Margaretha  Netherlands The ship foundered off the coast of South Holland with the loss of a crew member.[4]
Marina  United Kingdom The barque was wrecked 7 nautical miles (13 km) west of the Manora Point Lighthouse, Kurrachee India. Her thirteen crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sunderland to Kurrachee.[58][59]

18 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Anna Christina Haab  Netherlands The ship was wrecked on the Hinder Bank, in the North Sea off the Dutch coast. Her crew were rescued.[44]
Firefly  United Kingdom The smack was run down and sunk in the North Sea off the coast of Yorkshire by the steamship Lubana ( United Kingdom). At least seven of the twelve people on board survived.[60]
Leda  United Kingdom The brig was beached in the Humber. She was later refloated and towed in to Grimsby, Lincolnshire.[53]
Maid of the Mist  United States The 40-ton sidewheel paddle steamer foundered in the Ohio River at Evansville, Indiana.[61]
Melbourne  United Kingdom The brig was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Normand ( France). Melborune was on a voyage from Puerto Rico to London.[62]
Sao Paolo  Italy The brig caught fire and was scuttled in Gibraltar Bay. She was later refloated.[31]

19 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Guilaume  France The ship was wrecked on the Lemon Sand, in the North Sea.[53]
Rose  United Kingdom The steamship was driven ashore in the River Foyle. She was on a voyage from Londonderry to Glasgow, Renfrewshire.[41]

20 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Eliza  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned at sea. Her twelve crew were rescued by Gefion ( Sweden) and a Danish vessel. Eliza was on a voyage from Dantzic to London.[57]
Margaretha  Netherlands The ship foundered 18 nautical miles (33 km) east of Skagen, Denmark. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Gävle, Sweden, to Groningen.[60]
Rolling Wave  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Mazatlan, Cuba.[63]
HMIS Semiramis Flag of the British East India Company (1801).svg Her Majesty's Indian Navy The ship was wrecked on Johanna Island, Comoros Islands.[64][65]
Timandra  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Itaparica Island, Brazil. She was on a voyage from Cardiff, Glamorgan, to Bahia, Brazil.[62]

21 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Red Jacket  United Kingdom The ship ran aground in the Hooghly River. She was on a voyage from Calcutta, India, to Réunion. She was refloated and resumed her voyage.[66]
Saxon United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship ran aground and sank near Cape Gurupe, Brazil. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Grimsby, Lincolnshire, to Pará, Brazil.[67]

22 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Doncaster  United Kingdom The brig ran aground on the Longsand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. She was refloated and assisted in to Harwich, Essex.[53]
Orion  Denmark The brig was wrecked in the Orksen Islands, China with the loss of two of her crew. She was on a voyage from Foo Chow Foo to Shanghai.[39]

23 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Beacon  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Nyhamn, Sweden. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Swinemünde, Prussia.[20]
Cereal  United Kingdom The barque ran aground on the Goodwin Sands, Kent, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Dunkerque, Nord to New York, United States. She was refloated with assistance from the tug Vulcan and the Broadstairs, Deal and Ramsgate Lifeboats (all  United Kingdom) and towed in to Ramsgate, Kent.[36][53]
Liberty  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Whitehaven, Cumberland.[36]
Phoenix  United Kingdom The ship departed from Montreal, Province of Canada, British North America for Londonderry. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[68]
Popplewell  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Whitehaven.[36]
Sovereign of the Seas  United Kingdom The ship caught fire at Sydney, New South Wales and was scuttled.[69]
Stentor  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at North Cape, Prince Edward Island, British North America.[70]
William  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Whitehaven.[36]

24 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Jonge Jacob  Netherlands The ship ran aground on the Lemon and Ower Sands, in the North Sea. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom to Genoa, Italy. She was refloated and put in to Grimsby, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom in a leaky condition.[53]
Shark  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the Congo River.[58]

25 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Ophelia  United Kingdom The brig was abandoned in the North Sea with the loss of one of her seven crew. She was on a voyage from Gävle, Sweden, to Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham.[20][71]
Racehorse  United Kingdom The lugger was run down and sunk off Cromer, Norfolk by the paddle tug Onward ( United Kingdom).[41] Her crew were rescued by Onward.[20]
Sir Isaac Newton  Hamburg The barque heeled over at North Shields, Northumberland, United Kingdom.[53] She was later righted.[20]

26 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Cavalier  United Kingdom The ship ran aground in the River Mersey. She was on a voyage from Saint John, New Brunswick, British North America to Liverpool, Lancashire. She was refloated and taken in to the Sloyne.[55]
Henry Clay  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Islay, Inner Hebrides. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to New York, United States.[72]
William Barker  United States The ship sprang a leak and foundered off Tory Island, County Donegal, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Troon, Ayrshire, United Kingdom to Genoa, Italy.[73]

27 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Jeremiah Thompson  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom. She was refloated.[73]
Lady Mansell United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Guernsey The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Portscatho, Cornwall. She was on a voyage from Guernsey to Cardiff, Glamorgan.[51][74]
Minnesota  United States The 749-ton sidewheel paddle steamer was stranded at Green Bay, Wisconsin.[75]
Orderly  United Kingdom The fishing trawler was run into by an American ship and sank off the coast of Cornwall. Her crew were rescued by another trawler.[74]
St. Patrick  United Kingdom The Mersey Flat was driven ashore and damaged at Warrenpoint, County Down.[51]
Wharfinger  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked on the Doom Bar.[74]

28 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Arnold  Prussia The schooner was wrecked at Wick, Caithness, United Kingdom with the loss of all seven crew. She was on a voyage from Leith, Lothian, to Wick.[76]
Glasgow  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore in Dundrum Bay. She was on a voyage from Wick to Ballywalter, County Down.[73]
Hydrus  United Kingdom The schooner sprang a leak and was abandoned in the English Channel off St Alban's Head, Dorset. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, to Exeter, Devon.[20]
Mary Ann  United Kingdom The full-rigged ship was driven ashore near Ballywalter.[73][51]
Mechanic  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Cronstadt, Russia. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, to Cronstadt. She was refloated the next day and take in to Cronstadt.[77]
M. H. Sheldon  United States Carrying a cargo of coal, the schooner was wrecked on Block Island off the coast of Rhode Island.[78]
Neva  United Kingdom The steamship was run into by the steamship H. L. Hvindt ( Denmark) and sank in the Kattegat. Her crew were rescued by H. L. Hvindt. Neva was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire, to Saint Petersburg, Russia.[79][51]
Ocean Skimmer  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Cronstadt. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Cronstadt. She was refloated the next day and taken in to Cronstadt.[77]
Peace  United Kingdom The sailing barge ran aground and was abandoned off Camber, Sussex. Both crew were rescued by the Rye Lifeboat. Peace was on a voyage from London to Rye, Sussex. She subsequently sank.[80][51][17]

29 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Alice  United Kingdom The derelict schooner was taken in to Hellesund, Norway.[34]
Joseph Park  United States American Civil War: The 244-ton brigantine was used for target practice and burned in the Atlantic Ocean off Brazil by the merchant raider CSS Sumter ( Confederate States Navy). Sumter had captured her on 25 or 28 September (sources disagree).[81][82]

30 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 September 1861
Ship Country Description
Anagance  United Kingdom The ship departed from New York, United States for Dunkerque Nord, France. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[83]
Aristide Flag unknown The ship sank in the Danube at Sulina, Ottoman Empire.[84]
Couva  United Kingdom The ship departed from New York for Londonderry. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[68]
George  United States The full-rigged ship was driven ashore at Walmer Castle, Kent, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Antwerp, Belgium, to New York.[51]
Malay  United Kingdom The barque was wrecked on a reef off "Dunniloff Island", in the White Sea. Her crew were rescued by the brig Caledonia ( United Kingdom). Malay was on a voyage from Archangelsk, Russia, to Dundee, Forfarshire.[85][86]
Rose  Norway The ship was wrecked at Whaligoe, Caithness, United Kingdom with the loss of all four crew.[87][88]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date September 1861
Ship Country Description
Addie  United Kingdom The snow was wrecked at Lisbon, Portugal. She was on a voyage from Lisbon to Pernambuco, Brazil.[54]
Ann Jane United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New Zealand The schooner hit the Molyneux bar at the mouth of the Clutha River, New Zealand.[49]
Armada  Spain The ship was driven ashore near Ceuta. She was on a voyage from Hartlepool, County Durham, United Kingdom to Genoa, Italy.[30]
Azoff  Russia The ship sank at Cronstadt before 19 September. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom to Cronstadt.[42]
Cheshire  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at "Melancholy Point".[73]
Coquette  United States The schooner went ashore on the bar at Port Hood, Nova Scotia and became a total wreck. Crew saved.[89]
Diston  United Kingdom The ship struck a rock and was abandoned.[90]
E. K. Kane  United States The schooner went ashore at Liverpool, Nova Scotia and became a total wreck. Crew saved.[91]
Hampton  United Kingdom The barque was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean before 23 September. She was on a voyage from Quebec City, Province of Canada, British North America to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.[19][50]
Helen  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked at Garmouth, Morayshire. Her crew survived.[92][41]
Jason  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea. She was on a voyage from Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands to Goole, Yorkshire.[44]
Leonidas  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Frederikshavn, Denmark, before 3 September. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia, to Hartlepool. She broke in two on 30 September.[93]
Lion Belge  Belgium The ship was wrecked. She was on a voyage from Leith, Lothian, United Kingdom to Sydney, New South Wales.[30]
Persevere Unknown The full-rigged ship was lost in the Pacific Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km; 46 mi) off Cape Flattery on the coast of Washington Territory.[94]
Prince Arthur  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean.[84] She was on a voyage from Quebec City to Liverpool, Lancashire.[73]
Republic  United States The schooner went ashore at Ragged Island and became a total wreck. Crew saved.[95]
Salem  United Kingdom The barque departed from Quebec City for Belfast, County Antrim. Presumed subsequently foundered with the loss of all hand; her longboat was discovered in the Atlantic Ocean.[96]
San Paolo  Italy The ship caught fire and was beached in Gibraltar Bay. She was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire, to Genoa.[44]
Telemaco  Russia The steamship foundered west of Málaga, Spain, before 8 September with the loss of all but one of her crew.[15][97]
Towns (or W. W. Townes)  Confederate States of America American Civil War: The 89-ton sidewheel paddle steamer was scuttled as a blockship in the Warwick River in Virginia.[98]

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