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List of Steamships and Number of Lives Lost
in Atlantic Trade From 1840 to 1892.

The Atlantic Ferry by A. Maginnis, 1896, pp. 287-291 : additional information from Ted Finch

Year Month No. Name of Vessel Owners Nationality
No. of Lives Lost
How Lost Where
1841 Mar 11 1 President British and American S.N. Co. British
136
Never heard of New York to Liverpool
1844 July 1 2 Columbia Cunard Line British
None
Wrecked in fog Off Cape Sable
1850 Nov. 3 Helena Sloman R. M. Sloman German
9
Foundered North Atlantic
1852 Dec 24 4 St. George    
51
Burned  
1853 Dec 5 5 Humboldt New York and Havre S.N. Co. American
1
Wrecked Halifax
1854 July 17 6 Franklin New York and Havre S.N. Co. British
None
Wrecked Long Island
1854 Sept 9 7 City of Philadelphia Inman Line British
None
Wrecked Cape Race
1854 Sept 27 8 Arctic Collins Line American
322
Collision At sea
1856 June 29 9 St. Denis   French
46
   
1856 Sept 23 10 Pacific Collins Line American
240
Never heard of Liverpool to New York
1856 Nov 2 11 Lyonnais Cie France-Americaine French
120
Collision Nantucket
1857 Feb 26 12 Tempest Anchor British
150
Never heard of New York to Glasgow
1857 June 1 13 Canadian Allan Line British
None
Wrecked River St. Lawrence
1858 June 13 14 New York Glas. And New York S. Co. British
None
Wrecked Mull of Kyntyre
1858 Sept 13 15 Austria Hamburg American German
470
Burned At sea
1859 June 28 16 Argo Galway Line British
None
Wrecked Newfoundland
1859 Nov 21 17 Indian Allan Line British
27
Wrecked Nova Scotia
1860 Feb 20 18 Hungarian Allan Line British
237
Wrecked Cape Sable, NS
1860 Oct 7 19 Connaught Galway Line British
None
Burned Massachusetts
1861 June 4 20 Canadian Allan Line British
35
Collision with iceberg Straits of Belleisle
1861 Nov 5 21 North Briton Allan Line British
None
Wrecked Paraquet Island
1863 April 27 22 Anglo-Saxon Allan Line British
237
Wrecked Cape Race
1863 June 14 23 Norwegian Allan Line British
None
Wrecked St. Paul Island
1863 Aug 4 24 Georgia National Line British
None
Wrecked Sable Island
1864 Feb 22 25 Bohemian Allan Line British
20
Wrecked Cape Elizabeth
1864 Mar 29 26 City of New York Inman Line British
None
Wrecked Daunts
Rock, Queenstown
1864 Nov 3 27 Jura Chartered by Allan Line British
None
Wrecked Near Liverpool
1864 Dec 10 28 Iowa London Line British
None
Wrecked Cherbourg
1865 July 31 29 Glasgow Inman Line British
None
Burned Nantucket
1866 Dec 1 30 Scotland National Line British
None
Collision At sea
1868 Jan 31 Chicago Guion Line British
None
Wrecked Daunts Rock, Queenstown
1868 Nov 25 32 Hibernia Anchor Line British 66 Foundered *correction - Oct 1868 foundered in Atlantic; loss of 78 lives*
1869 Apr 17 33 United Kingdom Anchor Line British
80
Never heard of New York to Glasgow
1869 Aug 7 34 Germania Hamburg American German
None
Wrecked Cape Race
1869 Aug 8 35 Cleopatra   British
None
Lost in fog Newfoundland
1870 Jan 28 36 City of Boston Inman Line British
177
Never heard of New York to Liverpool
1870 Oct 19 37 Cambria Anchor Line British
190
Wrecked N.W. coast of Ireland
1872 Feb 7   Colorado         see Colorado below
1872 Apr 7 38 Dacian Allan Line British
None
Wrecked Halifax
1872 Oct 8 39 Scanderia Anglo-Egyptian Line British
38
Never heard of  
1872 Dec 3 40 Germany Allan Line British
30
Wrecked Near Bordeaux
1873 Jan 27 41 Britannia Anchor Line British
None
Wrecked Arran Island
1873 Apr 1 42 Atlantic Oceanic S.N. Co. British
585
Wrecked Near Halifax
1873 May 17 43 Tripoli Cunard British
None
Wrecked Tuskar Rock
1873 July 7 44 City of Washington Inman Line British
None
Wrecked Nova Scotia
1873 Sept 27 45 Ismailia Anchor Line British
52
Never heard of New York to Glasgow
1873 Oct 1 46 Missouri Dominion Line British
None
Wrecked Bahamas
1873 Nov 22 47 Ville du Havre Transatlantique Line French
226
Collision At sea
1873 Dec * 48 Colorado Guion Line British
6
Collision River Mersey - * the date of loss is in error and should read 7th Feb. 1872 see
1874 Apr 3 49 Europe Transatlantique Line French
None
Foundered At sea
1875 May 7 50 Schiller Eagle Line German
312
Wrecked Scilly Islands
1875 June 2 51 Vicksburg Dominion Line British
17
Collision with iceberg Off Newfoundland
1875 July 19 52 Abbotsford Chartered by Amer. Line British
None
Wrecked Anglesea
1875 Dec 6 53 Deutschland Norddeutscher Line German
52
Wrecked Goodwin Sands (this is an error, she was wrecked off Kentish Knock in the Thames Estuary with the loss of 157 lives )
1877 Jan 54 Colombo Wilson Line British
44
Never heard of Hull to New York
1877 Feb 6 55 Bavaria Dominion Line British
None
Burned At sea
1877 Mar 17 56 Rusland Red Star Line Belgian
None
Wrecked Long Island
1877 May 57 Dakota Guion Line British
None
Wrecked North Wales
1878 June 1 58 Idaho Guion Line British
None
Wrecked Coast of Wexford
1878 July 30 59 Lake Megantic Beaver Line British
None
Wrecked Anticosta
1878 Sept 28 60 Hermann Ludwig Steinmann & Ludwig Belgian
50
Never heard of New York to Antwerp
1878 Sept 61 Yoxford Hunting & Son British
None
Foundered New York to Havre
1878 Nov 26 62 Pomerania Hamburgh-American German
50
Collision Off Dover
1878 Dec 4 63 Bayard R. J. Kay & Co. British
None
Foundered At sea
1878 Dec 17 64 Homer Glover Bros. British
43
Never heard of Boston to Liverpool
1879 Jan 11 65 Zanzibar  W. H. Wise British
48
Never heard of New York to Glasgow
1879 Feb 18 66 Surbiton Watts, Milburn British
33
Never heard of New York to Rotterdam
1879 Mar 19 67 Bernicia   British
45
Never heard of  
1879 July 15 68 State of Virginia State Line British
9
Stranded Sable Island
1879 Dec 2 69 Borussia Dominion Line British
165
Foundered At sea
1880 Feb 10 70 Hindoo Wilson Line British
6
Foundered At sea
1880 Mar 14 71 Montana Guion Line British
None
Wrecked Anglesea
1880 Sept 10 72 Anglia Anchor Line British
None
Collision At sea
1880 Dec 31 73 Brazilian Chartered by Warren Line British
None
Wrecked Near Liverpool
1881 Jan 24 75 Titania C. T. Bowring British
27
Never heard of New York to Tyne
1881 Feb 7 76 Bohemian Leyland Line British
33
Wrecked Near Crookhaven
1881 Mar 3 77 Drumduff W & J. Hamilton British
1
Foundered At sea
1881 Apr 16 78 Beleize   British
None
Foundered At sea
1881 May 29 79 Macedonia Anchor Line British
None
Stranded Mull of Kintyre
1881 Nov 13 80 City of London Thistle Line British
41
Never heard of At sea
1881 Sec 1 81 Hurworth D. P. Garbutt British
None
Foundered At sea
1881 Dec 3 82 Bath City Bristol City Line British
11
Foundered   
1881 Dec 30 83 Moravian Allan Line British
None
Wrecked Nova Scotia
1882 Jan 8 74 City of Limerick Thistle Line British
43
Never heard of New York to London
1882 Oct 84 Herder Hamburg-American Line German
None
Wrecked Newfoundland
1883 Jan 3 85 Straits of Dover N. McLean British
27
Never heard of Liverpool to Norfolk, Va.
1883 Jan 7 86 City of Brussels Inman Line British
10
Collision Mouth of the Mersey
1883 Jan 19 87 Cimbria Hamburg-American Line German
389
Collision North Sea
1883 Feb 5 88 Notting Hill Hill Line (Twin Screw Line) British
None
Collison with iceberg  
1883 Feb 15 89 Glamorgan Warren Line British
7
Foundered At sea
1883 Feb 23 90 Gloucester City Bristol City Line British
None
Collison with iceberg Bristol to New York
1884 Apr 3 91 Daniel Steinman White Cross Line Belgian
116
Wrecked Halifax
1884 Apr 18 92 State of Florida State Line British
108
Collision At sea
1884 May 3 93 Romano Wilson Line British
None
Collision At sea
1884 May 15 94 Illyrian Leyland Line British
None
Stranded South coast of Ireland
1884 Dec 24 95 Coniston W. J. Milburn British
27
Never heard of Liverpool to New York
1885 Jan 20 96 Fernwood Watts, Milburn British
25
Never heard of New York to Bristol
1885 Jan 20 97 Preston R. Ropner British
29
Never heard of New York to Avonmouth
1885 Jan 24 98 Clandon Watts, Milburn British
27
Never heard of New York to Leith
1885 Jan 25 99 Benwell Tower   British
2
Foundered At sea
1885 Feb 15 100 Humber Stumore Weston British
56
Never heard of  
1885 June 14 101 Lake Manitoba Beaver Line British
None
Stranded Miquelan Island
1885 Sept 2 102 Hanoverian Allan Line British
None
Wrecked Newfoundland
1885 Nov 21 103 Iberian Leyland Line British
None
Stranded Cork, Ireland
1886 Mar 1 104 Missouri Warren Line British
None
Standed Welsh coast
1886 Mar 11 105 Oregon Cunard Line British
None
Collision Fire Island
1886 June 30 106 Lake Champlain Beaver Line British
None
Stranded County Antrim
1886 Sept 28 107 Suffolk Hooper, Murrell, and Williams British
None
Stranded Near Lizard
1887 Jan 14 108 Celtic Monarch Monarch Line British
None
Foundered Off coast of Ireland
1887 Aug 12 109 City of Montreal Inman Line British
None
Burned At sea
1887 Nov 19 110 W.A. Scholten Dutch Line Dutch
130
Collision English Channel
1887 Dec 23 111 Newcastle City Furness Line British
None
Foundered At sea
1888 Aug 14 112 Geiser Thingvalla Line Danish
119
Collision Off Sable Island
1889 Apr 6 113 Danmark Thingvalla Line Danish
None
Foundered At sea
1889 May 22 114 Cynthia Donaldson Line British
8
Collision River St. Lawrence
1889 Oct 27 115 Queensmore Johnston Line British
None
Burned At sea
1889 Dec 31 116 Erin National Line British
72
Never heard of New York to London
1890 July 19 117 Egypt National Line British
None
Burned At sea
1890 Nov 26 118 Thanemore Johnston Line British
43
Never heard of Burned and sank in heavy weather
1891 Feb 22 119 Iowa Warren Line British
None
Collison with iceberg  
1891 Mar 17 120 Utopia Anchor Line British
563
Collision Gibraltar Bay
1891 Dec 121 Abyssinia Guion Line British
None
Burned At sea
1892 Jan 31 122 Eider
(since refloated)
Norddeutcher German
None
Stranded Isle of Wight
  Total number of lives lost through steamship disasters 6,369  
  Estimated loss through various causes 600  
  Total number of lives lost 6,969 from 1840 to 1892
  Note:-Dates given for vessels never heard of are dates of sailing from ports.

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