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Wrecks of the Nineteenth Century

(Extracted from Loss of the Steam Ship "Atlantic" published 1873 from Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions CIHM #26654.)

  • Abergavenny - Feb 1805, lost on the Bill of Portland; 300 perished

  • Ameas - Oct 1805, lost off Newfoundland; 340 perished

  • Aurora - Dec 1805, foundered on the Goodwin Sands; 300 lives lost

  • Athenian - Oct 1806, lost near Tunis; 347 perished

  • Ajax - Feb 1807, burned off Teredos; 250 lost

  • Minotaur - Dec 1810, lost on the Haak Bank; 360 perished

  • Saldanha - Dec 1811, lost on the Irish coast; 300 perished

  • St. George, Defence, and Hero - Dec 1812, lost on the coast of Jutland; 2,000 perished

  • Seahorse - Jan 1816, lost near Tramore Bay; 365 soldiers of the 59th regiment perished

  • Lady Sherbroke - Aug 1831, lost near Cape Ray; 273 perished

  • Amphitrite - Aug 1833, filled with female convicts, lost on Boulogne Sands; all lost

  • Protector - Nov 1838; 178 perished

  • President - Mar 1841, of New York, lost in a gale; never heard from

  • Avenger - Dec 1847, lost on the coast of Africa; 200 perished

  • Exmouth - Apr 1857, bound for Quebec, lost; 240 drowned

  • Royal Adelaide - Mar 1850, lost on the Tongue Sands, off margate; over 400 perished

  • Birkenhead - Feb 1852, troopship, lost on the coast of South Africa; 454 perished

  • Independence - Feb 1853, lost on the cost[sic] of California; 140 persons drowned or burned to death

  • Annie Jane - Sept 1853, lost west of Scotland; 384 lives lost

  • Tayleur - Jan 1853, lost; 380 persons

  • Favourite - Apr 1854, lost in a collision; 201 drowned

  • Lady Nugent - May 1854, lost in a hurricane; 400 persons

  • Arctic - Sept 1854, mail steamer, lost off Newfoundland

  • City of Glasgow - 1854, disappeared, with all on board

  • Pacific - Jan 1856, Collins steamer, disappeared with all on board. Never since heard of

  • Central America - Aug 1857, foundered at sea; lost 450 persons

  • Austria - Sept 1858, burnt in mid-ocean; 471 lives lost

  • Pomona - Apr 1859, wrecked on Blackwater Band, through the master mistaking the light; 400 lost

  • Royal Charter - Oct 1859, wrecked on Anglesea coast; 446 lives lost

  • Hungarian - Feb 1860, Allan Line, wrecked off the coast of Nova Scotia, with all on board; 205 lost

  • Lady Elgin - Sept 7, 1860, lost on Lake Michigan; 287 [or 297 depending on source] persons of the 400 lost. Collided with the schooner Augusta in bad weather and at night.

  • Anglo-Saxon - Apr 1863, Allan Line, wrecked on a reef off Cape Race, Newfoundland; about 237 out of 446 lives lost

  • London - Jan 1866, foundered in the Bay of Biscay; about 220 perished

  • City of Boston - Feb 1871, disappeared and never heared[sic] from

  • Northfleet - Feb 1873, emigrant ship, lost by collision; with 300 lives

  • Atlantic - Apr 1873, wrecked on the coast of halifax; 546 out of 975 lives lost

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