List of shipwrecks in 1892

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The list of shipwrecks in 1892 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1892.


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1892
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date

January

6 January

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1892
Ship Country Description
USRC Gallatin Ensign of the United States Revenue-Marine (1868).png United States Revenue Cutter Service Also known as USRC Albert Gallatin, the revenue cutter was wrecked on Boo Hoo Ledge in the Atlantic Ocean off Manchester, Maine, United States. Her wreck is located at 42°33′50″N 70°44′52″W / 42.56389°N 70.74778°W / 42.56389; -70.74778

8 January

List of shipwrecks: 8 January 1892
Ship Country Description
Namchow  China The steamer foundered off Cupchi Point.[where?][1]

February

19 February

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1892
Ship Country Description
Messina  German Empire The cargo steamer foundered off the Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom on passage Cardiff for Marseille with coal. Only one survivor.[2]

21 February

List of shipwrecks: 21 February 1892
Ship Country Description
Tunisie  France The ship was driven ashore on Lundy Island, Devon, United Kingdom. Her 21 crew were rescued.[3]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: 21 February 1892
Ship Country Description
Star of Erin  United Kingdom The full-rigged ship was wrecked in the Forveaux Straits, New Zealand.[4]
Soudan  United Kingdom The ship, belonging to the British and Eastern Shipping Company, was carrying grain from Tacoma to Antwerp when she wrecked off North Point on Ascension Island (7°53.266′S 14°22.599′W / 7.887767°S 14.376650°W / -7.887767; -14.376650), without loss of life.[5]

March

8 March

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1892
Ship Country Description
County of Salop  United Kingdom The steamer was wrecked at Wanson Mouth near Bude, Cornwall, United Kingdom.[6]

20 March

List of shipwrecks: 20 March
Ship Country Description
William Lewis  United States The 463-gross register ton, 134-foot (41 m) steam whaling bark, aground on a sandspit off Point Barrow, Territory of Alaska, since 3 October 1891, was destroyed by an accidental fire that broke out during salvage operations.[7]

May

3 May

List of shipwrecks: 3 May 1892
Ship Country Description
Christiana  United Kingdom The smack ran aground and was wrecked at Cardigan. Her two crew were rescued by Lizzie & Charles Leigh Clare (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution). She was on a voyage from Caernarfon to Llangrannog, Glamorgan.[8]

5 May

List of shipwrecks: 5 May 1892
Ship Country Description
Frascati  Germany The steamer ran aground at Cape Town, South Africa. Later refloated and returned to service.[1]

June

22 June

List of shipwrecks: 22 June 1892
Ship Country Description
City of Chicago  United Kingdom The passenger ship ran aground off the Old Head of Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. All on board, including 1,100 passengers, were rescued. She broke up and sank a few days later.[9]
Fred B. Taylor  Canada The wooden sailing ship was cut in two by the steamer Trave ( Germany) in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) south east of Sandy Hook, New Jersey, United States, with the loss of two of her 21 crew. The survivors were rescued by Trave. The stern section came ashore at Wells, Maine, United States on 7 August. The bow section was last sighted off the coast of North Carolina, United States, in late August.[10]

July

1 July

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1892
Ship Country Description
Ella Moore  Canada
Ella Moore.

The barque ran aground near Canso, Nova Scotia. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[11]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date July 1892
Ship Country Description
Beaver  Canada The partially stripped wreck of the steamer, aground on rocks at Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, since 17 July 1888, sank after being struck by the wake of the passing steamer Yosemite.

August

8 August

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1892
Ship Country Description
HM Torpedo Boat 75  Royal Navy The torpedo boat was sunk in a collision with HM Torpedo Boat 77 off The Maidens in the North Channel off County Antrim, Ireland.[12]

30 August

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 1892
Ship Country Description
Western Reserve  United States The lake freighter suffered a structural failure, broke in two, and sank in Lake Superior with the loss of 31 lives. There was one survivor.

September

8 September

List of shipwrecks: 8 September 1892
Ship Country Description
Charles W. Wetmore  United States The whaleback steam cargo ship ran aground at Coos Bay, Oregon, and was abandoned.

17 September

List of shipwrecks: 17 September 1892
Ship Country Description
Vienna  United States The steamer was accidentally rammed by the steamer Nipigon (Canada Canada) and sank in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior.

October

1 October

List of shipwrecks: 1 October 1892
Ship Country Description
Camiola  United Kingdom Despite warning signals from the Sevenstones Lightship, the Newcastle steamer struck the Seven Stones Reef at full speed and quickly sank; all of her crew managed to get into the ship's two boats. She was carrying 3,400 tons of coal from Cardiff to Naples,[13] or Barry Docks to Malta.[14]

9 October

List of shipwrecks: 9 October 1892
Ship Country Description
Sirene  Norway The barque was wrecked alongside North Pier at Blackpool, Lancashire, England, during a storm. Her entire crew of 11 survived by jumping onto the pier.

28-29 October

List of shipwrecks: 28-29 October 1892
Ship Country Description
W. H. Gilcher  United States The lake freighter disappeared during the night of 28–29 October in Lake Michigan somewhere near North Manitou Island with the loss of her entire crew, variously reported as 18 or 22 men.

November

2 November

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1892
Ship Country Description
HMS Howe  Royal Navy The battleship ran aground on a shoal off Ferrol, Spain, primarily due to faulty charts. Salvage was difficult, and she was not refloated until 30 March 1883. She was repaired and returned to service.[15][16].[17]

8 November

List of shipwrecks: 8 November 1892
Ship Country Description
Watergeus  United Kingdom The steamer sank after a collision in Shanghai harbour.[1]

17 November

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1892
Ship Country Description
Abbey Town  Sweden The three-masted sailing ship, previously called Ida, was wrecked in Perelle Bay on the west coast of Guernsey in the Channel Islands during a voyage from Raine Island to Granville, Manche, with a cargo of guano.[18][19][20]

30 November

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1892
Ship Country Description
Chishima  Imperial Japanese Navy The unprotected cruiser sank after a collision in Seto Inland Sea with P&O merchant vessel Ravenna ( United Kingdom) with the loss of 90 lives.

December

9 December

List of shipwrecks: 9 December 1892
Ship Country Description
Duke  United Kingdom During a voyage from Runcorn, Cheshire to Cardigan, the schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Cemaes Head, Cardiganshire, Wales. Her crew were rescued by the lifeboat Lizzie & Charles Leigh Clare (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution).[8]

18 December

List of shipwrecks: 18 December 1892
Ship Country Description
Bokhara  United Kingdom The steam passenger ship struck a reef in the Taiwan Strait off Sand Island in the Pescadores during a typhoon and foundered with the loss of 125 of the 150 people on board. She was on a voyage from Shanghai, China, to Hong Kong.

20 December

List of shipwrecks: 20 December 1892
Ship Country Description
Nubian  United Kingdom The passenger-cargo steamer sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Lisbon, Portugal.

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date
Ship Country Description
Danube  United Kingdom The sailing ship disappeared during a voyage from Guadeloupe to New York City.
Seignelay  French Navy The unprotected cruiser was wrecked.[21][22]

Citations and references

Citations

  1. ^ a b c "Belgian Merchant P-Z" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 December 2010. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Wrecks and Casualties". Liverpool Mercury (13784). 10 March 1892. p. 3.
  3. ^ Tovey, Ron. "A Chronology of Bristol Channel Shipwrecks" (PDF). Swansea Docks. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Star of Erin". The Yard. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  5. ^ Colley (2013), pp.26 & 28.
  6. ^ Noall, C. (1969?) Cornish Shipwrecks Illustrated. Truro: Tor Mark Press; p. 31
  7. ^ alaskashipwreck.com Alaska Shipwrecks (W)
  8. ^ a b "CARDIGAN & DISTRICT SHIPWRECKS AND LIFEBOAT SERVICE". Glen Johnson. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Shipwrecked". Kilbrittain. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Wreck of the Fred B. Taylor on Wells Beach". SoMeOldNews. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  11. ^ "Ella Moore - 1892". Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  12. ^ Colledge, J. J., and Ben Warlow, Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy from the 15th Century to the Present, Philadelphia: Casemate, 2010. ISBN 978-1-935149-07-1, p. 410.
  13. ^ Noall, Cyril (1968). Cornish Lights and Shipwrecks. Truro: D. Bradford Barton.
  14. ^ Larn, Richard (1992). The Shipwrecks of the Isles of Scilly. Nairn: Thomas & Lochar. ISBN 0-946537-84-4.
  15. ^ "The Howe Court-Martial". The Times (33809). London. 30 November 1892. p. 10.
  16. ^ "The Howe Court-Martial". The Times (33810). London. 1 December 1892. p. 10.
  17. ^ "The Howe". The Times (33913). London. 31 March 1893. p. 7.
  18. ^ "Ida (ex-Abbey Town) [+1892]". www.wrecksite.eu.
  19. ^ Dufiel, Yves (2008). Dictionnaire des naufrages dans la Manche (in French).
  20. ^ Dafter, Ray. Guernsey wrecks. Matfield Books. p. 105. ISBN 0-9540595-0-6.
  21. ^ wrecksite.eu SMS Undine (+1884)
  22. ^ Chesneau, Roger, and Eugene M. Kolesnik, Conway′s All the World′s Fighting Ships, 1860-1905, New York: Mayflower Books, 1979, ISBN 0-8317-0302-4, p. 316.].

References

  • Colley, Paul (2013) Diving and Snorkelling Ascension Island: Guide to a Marine Life Paradise (Dived Up). ISBN 978-1-909455-00-9


Ship events in 1892
Ship launches: 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897
Ship commissionings: 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897
Ship decommissionings: 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897
Shipwrecks: 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897

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