List of shipwrecks in 1883

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The list of shipwrecks in 1883 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1883.

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1883
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date

January[edit]

6 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1883
Ship Country Description
Robert Williams  United Kingdom The schooner ran aground at Slade, Glamorgan, Wales. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Swansea to Abersoch, Glamorgan.[1]

7 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 1883
Ship Country Description
City of Brussels  United Kingdom The passenger liner was struck by the steamer Kirby Hall ( United Kingdom) in the River Mersey and cut in two. She sank with the loss of 10 lives.

9 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 January 1883
Ship Country Description
Parry's Lodge  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked on Pwll Du Point, Glamorgan, Wales, with the loss of her captain. She was on a voyage from Amlwch, Anglesey, to Swansea, Glamorgan.[1]

10 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 January 1883
Ship Country Description
Sallie W. Kay The schooner was wrecked on the coast of New Jersey near Ocean City during a snowstorm. Six of her seven crew members were saved.[2]

12 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1883
Ship Country Description
Jessie Shuttleworth  United Kingdom The vessel was wrecked in a gale off Cape Tagmeriwelt, French Morocco.[3]

16 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 1883
Ship Country Description
Princesse Stephanie  Belgium The steamship collided with the steamer Concha ( Spain) off Lisbon, Portugal.[4]

19 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 January 1883
Ship Country Description
Cimbria  German Empire The passenger ship sank with the loss of between 389 and 437 lives (sources disagree) after colliding with the steamer Sultan ( United Kingdom) in the North Sea near Borkum Island. Between 56 and 133 people survived and were saved by Diamant and Thetis (flags unknown).[5][6]

27 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 January 1883
Ship Country Description
Agnes Jack  United Kingdom The steamship foundered in the Bristol Channel off Port Eynon Point, Glamorgan, Wales, with the loss of her eight crew. She was on a voyage from Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, to Llanelli, Glamorgan.[1]
Amiral Prinz Adalbert  Germany The three-masted barque was driven ashore and wrecked near the Mumbles Lighthouse, Glamorgan, Wales, with the loss of one of her fifteen crew.[1]
James Grey  United Kingdom The steamship was wrecked on the Tusker Rock in the Bristol Channel with the loss of all hands.[1]
Wolverhampton Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution The lifeboat capsized while going to the rescue of Amiral Prinz Adalbert ( Germany) with the loss of four of her six crew.[1]

28 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 January 1883
Ship Country Description
St Columba  United Kingdom The vessel left Penarth Port in South Wales with a cargo of coal destined for Bombay in India. It ran into a storm in the Bay of Biscay and went down with all hands lost, including that of Rangers F.C. Founder, 25 year old Peter Campbell.

February[edit]

7 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 1883
Ship Country Description
Surprise  France The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked west of Overton Mere, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom with the loss of all hands. The ship's dog survived.[1]

12 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 February 1883
Ship Country Description
Reine des Fleurs  France The brigantine was driven ashore at West Cross, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France, to Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales.[1]

18 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 February 1883
Ship Country Description
USS Ashuelot  United States Navy During a voyage from Amoy to Swatow, China, the gunboat was wrecked in heavy fog on a rock off East Lamock Island. Eleven members of her crew lost their lives.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1883
Ship Country Description
Copernicus  Belgium The steamer was wrecked at Porto de Pedras, Brazil.[7]

May[edit]

13 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 May 1883
Ship Country Description
Mississippi  United States The screw steamer, a cargo ship, was gutted by a dock fire at Seattle, Washington. Her wreck was abandoned.

July[edit]

3 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 July 1883
Ship Country Description
Daphne  United Kingdom The steamer sank at launch with the loss of at least 124 lives. She was raised, repaired, renamed, and entered service.

22 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 1883
Ship Country Description
Marco Polo  Norway The clipper ship was wrecked near Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 July 1883
Ship Country Description
Ludwig  Belgium The steamer disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean without trace during a voyage to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and was lost along with all 32 passengers and 43 crew. She was last sighted passing Prawle Point, England, on 2 July.[8]

August[edit]

8 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1883
Ship Country Description
William Miles  United Kingdom The barque ran aground near Porthcawl, Glamorgan, Wales, and sank. All 13 people on board were rescued by the lifeboat Chafyn Grove (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution).[1]

27 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 August 1883
Ship Country Description
Berouw  Netherlands The gunboat was anchored in the harbor at Telok Betong, Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies, when a tsunami generated by the eruption of Krakatoa washed her into the city's Chinese quarter at 7:30 a.m. A larger tsunami at 11:00 a.m. carried Berouw up the valley of the Koeripan River and dumped her 1.8 km (1.1 miles) inland at an elevation of 9 meters (30 feet), killing her entire crew of 28.[9]

September[edit]

1 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 September 1883
Ship Country Description
G I Jones  United States The Newport, Rhode Island-registered barque, carrying phosphate rock from the Bull River in California to Falmouth, Cornwall, England, was driven ashore at Stackhouse Cove, Cornwall, in a south-southwesterly gale. All 13 crew were lost.[10]
Europa  Germany The steamer was wrecked on Wittsand in the North Sea off the island of Scharhörn after departing Hamburg, Germany.[11]

20 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 September 1883
Ship Country Description
Taitsing  United Kingdom The clipper ship sank in the Indian Ocean off Nyuni Island, Zanzibar.[12]

October[edit]

4 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1883
Ship Country Description
James Davidson  United States The wooden bulk carrier was wrecked in shallow water in Lake Huron off Thunder Bay Island while towing a barge to Duluth, Minnesota. While she was still stranded, her engine and boiler were salvaged, and the rest of her wreck has since broken up and separated in about 35 feet (10.7 meters) of water.[13]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date October 1883
Ship Country Description
Far West  United States The sternwheel paddle steamer was lost when she hit a snag on the Missouri River near St. Charles, Missouri.

November[edit]

4 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 November 1883
Ship Country Description
Sarah M. Smith flag unknown The barque was sighted by the steamer Plantyn ( Belgium) abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island, New York, at 40°34′N 72°34′W / 40.567°N 72.567°W / 40.567; -72.567.[4]

17 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1883
Ship Country Description
Plantyn  Belgium The steamer was caught in a storm and severely damaged. About 460 tons of her cargo were jettisoned, but five people were lost overboard during this operation. Passengers and crew manned the pumps for 19 days until they were rescued by the brigantine G D T ( Canada). Plantyn was abandoned on 6 December in the North Atlantic Ocean at 44°17′N 42°20′W / 44.283°N 42.333°W / 44.283; -42.333.[4]

21 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 November 1883
Ship Country Description
Erie Belle  Canada The steam tug sank in Lake Huron off Kincardine, Ontario, Canada, due to a boiler explosion while she assisting the stranded ketch J M Carter ( Canada). The explosion killed four of her crew. It blew her other eight crew members overboard, and they were rescued by the crew of J M Carter.[4]

29 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 1883
Ship Country Description
Lord Marmino  United Kingdom The barque was in collision with the steamship James Bacon ( United Kingdom) in the Bristol Channel (5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south of Oxwich, Glamorgan, Wales, and sank with the loss of one of her ten crew.[1]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1883
Ship Country Description
J M Carter Canada Canada The ketch was driven ashore at Kincardine, Ontario, Canada, during a storm on Lake Huron. She eventually was refloated, repaired, and returned to service.
Manistee  United States After departing Bayfield, Wisconsin, on 10 November, the packet steamer disappeared on Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands during a storm.

December[edit]

12 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 December 1883
Ship Country Description
Baron Aberdare  United Kingdom
Baron Aberdare.
The sailing ship capsized in the Royal Victoria Dock, London

25 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 December 1883
Ship Country Description
South of Ireland  United Kingdom The paddle steamer was wrecked on the Warbarrow Rocks in the English Channel near Lulworth, Dorset, England, in foggy conditions.[14]

27 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 December 1883
Ship Country Description
Gainsborough  United Kingdom The passenger-cargo steamer was cut in two in a collision with the steam collier Wear (flag unknown) in the North Sea about 25 miles from Spurn Point, Yorkshire, England, and sank in a few minutes. Her passengers and crew were rescued by Wear, then transferred to Franklin (flag unknown) when fears arose that Wear also was sinking.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1883
Ship Country Description
Agnes  New South Wales The ketch foundered in Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia.
Don Leandro Unknown The 86-ton two-masted lumber schooner was wrecked.[15]
Fanny  United Kingdom The 130-year-old ship was wrecked off Barry, Glamorgan, Wales.[1][1]
Mona  Isle of Man The passenger-cargo steamer was at anchor in the Formby Channel in the River Mersey in the approaches to Liverpool when the steamer Rita ( Spain) collided with and sank her. Her passengers and crew escaped safely in her lifeboats.
Vauban  France The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Pennard, Glamorgan, Wales. Her crew survived.[1]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Anonymous, Shipwrecks of the Mid-Atlantic: Maryland, Delaware & Southern New Jersey (poster), Sealake Products USA, undated.
  3. ^ Gravestone epitaph in the Christian Cemetery, Essaouria, Morocco, to Robert Jabez Cannam, Captain of the Schooner "Jessie Shuttleworth"
  4. ^ a b c d "Belgian Merchant P-Z" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 December 2010. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ gegoux.com S.S. Cimbria - German steamer
  6. ^ .shipmodell.com SS CIMBRIA ⚓german flag steam ocean liner 1867-1883
  7. ^ "Belgian Merchant A-G" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 October 2010. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Belgian Merchant H-O" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 31 October 2010. [permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Blong, R. J., Volcanic Hazards: A Sourcebook on the Effects of Eruptions, New York: Academic Press, 1984, ISBN 0 12 107180 4, p. 276.
  10. ^ Larn, R; Larn, B. (1991). Shipwrecks Around Mounts Bay. Penryn: Tor Mark Press. 
  11. ^ "SV Europa (+1883)". wrecksite.eu. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  12. ^ David R. MacGregor (1988). "Fast Sailing Ships: Their Design and Construction, 1775-1875". Naval Institute Press. pp. 239–40. Retrieved 2010-02-18. Taitsing, ship, compared with Serica, 240 ... compared with other clippers, 239-40 
  13. ^ "James Davidson". Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. NOAA. 
  14. ^ "PSS South Of Ireland [+1883]". 
  15. ^ Gaines, W. Craig, Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecks, Louisiana State University Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-8071-3274-6, p. 27.

See also[edit]

Ship events in 1883
Ship launches: 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888
Ship commissionings: 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888
Ship decommissionings: 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888
Shipwrecks: 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888