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The list of shipwrecks in 1863 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1863.

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ship=Acacia
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desc=The barque was wrecked at Hokiang, China.
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ship=Adeline
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desc=The ship was wrecked in the Falkland Islands. She was on a voyage from Havana, Cuba to Valparaíso, Chile.
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desc=The lugger sank at Gurnard's Head, Cornwall, England, with the loss of four of the five crew.
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ship=African
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desc=The ship was wrecked in Champion Bay.
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ship=Alcyone
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desc=The 88-ton schooner capsized during a gale at the Noyo River in Noyo Harbor at Fort Bragg, California, Confederate States of America either between 12 and 16 January or on 17 February.Gaines p. 25.
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ship=Alhambra
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desc=The 187-ton sternwheel paddle steamer burned on the Mississippi River at Commerce, Missouri.Gaines, p. 91.
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ship=Antagonist
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desc=The barque was wrecked in the Torres Straits.
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ship=Argo
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desc=American Civil War: The sternwheel paddle steamer was burned by the sidewheel paddle steamer ( ) in Mississippi about up the Sunflower River in mid-1863.Naval History and Heritage Command: Confederate Ships: Argo
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ship=Argosy
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desc=American Civil War: The steamer was burned on the Sunflower River in mid-1863 to prevent her capture by Union forces.Naval History and Heritage Command: Confederate Ships: Argosy
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desc=The paddle steamer was abandoned at Killaloe, County Clare.
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ship=Beejapore
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desc=The clipper was lost in the Pacific Ocean during a voyage from Keppel Bay, Queensland, to Callao, Peru.
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ship= Belle Creole
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desc=The sidewheel paddle steamer sank in the Ohio River near West Columbia, West Virginia during the winter of 1863-1864.Gaines, p. 195.
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ship= Belle Peoria
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desc=The sidewheel paddle steamer was wrecked in the Missouri River at Fort Buford in the Dakota Territory sometime between 1862 and 1864. She was repaired and returned to service.Gaines, p. 105.
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ship=California
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desc=American Civil War: The 77-ton schooner was scuttled as a blockship at the Dog River Bar in Mobile Bay, Alabama, in 1862 or 1863.Gaines, p. 1.
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ship=Carrier Dove
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desc=The clipper ran aground near Valentia Island, County Kerry, United Kingdom. She was refloated, repaired and returned to service.
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desc=The cargo ship was wrecked.
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ship=Charm
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desc=American Civil War: The sidewheel paddle steamer sank in the Mississippi River sometime in 1863 while lashed to the sidewheel paddle steamer Paul Jones ( ). Her wreck was burned to the waterline.Naval History and Heritage Command: Confederate Ships: Charm
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ship=Clara
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desc=The brig was driven ashore in the Yangtze-kiang.
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ship=Cleveland
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desc=The ship ran aground off "Tanong Bolus". She was on a voyage from China to London. She was refloated with assistance from ( ).
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ship=Cochief
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desc=The 69-ton schooner was wrecked on Fish Rock at Point Arena, California, on either 30 January 1863 or 30 January 1865.
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ship=Colombo
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desc=The vessel was wrecked off Jamaica in early 1863.Gaines, p. 33.
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ship=Colonel Clay
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desc=American Civil War: The 257-ton sidewheel paddle steamer was scuttled as a blockship at the Dog River Bar in Mobile Bay, in 1862 or 1863.
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ship=Courier
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desc=The 165-ton sternwheel paddle steamer was lost.Gaines, p. 196.
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ship=Dr. Kane
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desc=The 191-ton sternwheel paddle steamer struck a snag and sank in deep water in the Ohio River 300 yards (274 meters) below the public wharf at Cairo, Illinois, sometime during the American Civil War.Gaines, p. 135.
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ship=Duke of Malakoff
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desc=The ship was abandoned in the Pacific Ocean off Valdivia, Chile. She was on a voyage from the Chincha Islands, Chile to Belle Isle.
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ship=Gazelle
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desc=The ship was wrecked in the Palawan Passage. She was on a voyage from Batavia, Netherlands East Indies to San Francisco, California.
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ship=Grand Duke
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desc=American Civil War: The sidewheel paddle steamer burned on the Red River of the South at Shreveport, Louisiana, late in 1863.Naval History and Heritage Command: Confederate Ships: Grand Duke
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ship=Jeanie Deans
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desc=The ship was wrecked in the Torres Strait between the Fitzroy Islands and Green Island, Tasmania.
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ship=Jesus Ramos
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desc=The barque was presumed to have foundered.
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ship=Juliana
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desc=American Civil War, Union blockade: The sloop was captured by United States Navy forces at Galveston, Texas, and sunk by the gunboat ( ).Gaines, p. 169.
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ship=Lady Abercrombie
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desc=The ship was lost near the mouth of the Congo River, Africa. Her crew were rescued.
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ship=Lucy
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desc=The barque was lost in Duncan's Channel. Her crew were rescued by Hydaspes ( ). Lucy was on a voyage from Calcutta, India to Colombo, Ceylon.
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ship=Matilda
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desc=The schooner was wrecked in Matagorda Bay.Gaines, p. 170.
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ship=Nanjemoy
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desc=American Civil War: The full-rigged ship was sunk with no cargo aboard in shallow water in the Coan River while operating as a blockade runner sometime between 1861 and 1863. The armed tug ( ) refloated her as a prize on 15 July 1863.Gaines, p. 185.
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ship=Neptune
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desc=The schooner sank in the Hillsborough River near Tampa, Florida.Gaines, p. 43.
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ship=Nevada
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desc=The sidewheel paddle steamer struck a snag in Steamboat Slough upstream from Rio Vista, California, while racing the steamer New World ( ). She then ran into a bank in Cache Slough in quicksand and sank without loss of life.
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ship=North
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desc=The 232-register ton sidewheel paddle steamer was lost in late 1863.Gaines, p. 197.
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ship= Osiris
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desc=American Civil War: The 145- or 183-ton sidewheel paddle steamer, operated as a ferry by the Confederate Quartermaster Department o between Charleston, Castle Pickney, and Sullivan's Island, was destroyed by a fire allegedly set by Union sympathizers sometime during the American Civil War (1861-1865).Gaines, p. 152.
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ship=Parana
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desc=The ship was attacked by pirates off Hong Kong, China. Her crew were murdered and the ship was burnt.
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ship=Paul Jones
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desc=American Civil War: The sidewheel paddle steamer sank in the Mississippi River sometime in 1863 while lashed to the sidewheel paddle steamer Charm ( ). Her wreck was burned to the waterline.Naval History and Heritage Command: Confederate Ships: Paul Jones
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ship=Rochebrune
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desc=The ship was wrecked on the Asra Pruta Shoal, off Singapore, Straits Settlements. She was on a voyage from Saigon, French Cochinchina to Shanghai, China.
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ship=Rowena
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desc=The 435-ton sidewheel paddle steamer was lost on the Mississippi River. She either struck a snag and sank just above Cape Girardeau, Missouri, at either Buffalo Island or Devil Island on 18 April or she burned on 13 May.Gaines, p. 102.
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ship=Sam Gaty
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desc=The 294-ton sidewheel paddle steamer sank in the Mississippi River at Island No. 92 either in September or on 1 October. She was later refloated.
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ship=CSS Slidell
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desc=The gunboat was lost on the Tennessee River in Tennessee sometime before 6 February.Gaines, p. 162.
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ship=Stephen Decatur
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desc=The 308-ton sidewheel paddle steamer sank in the Mississippi River at Devil's Island below St. Louis, Missouri, sometime between 1862 and 1865. She later was refloated.Gaines, p. 103.
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ship=St. Jean
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desc=The ship was wrecked off Timor, Netherlands East Indies. She was on a voyage from Manila, Spanish East Indies to Melbourne, Victoria.
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ship=Sultan
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desc=The whaler, a barque, was lost in ice off the coast of Greenland. Her crew were rescued.
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ship=Time and Truth
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desc=The ship was wrecked at Bluff Harbour, New Zealand.
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ship=T. W. Roberts
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desc=American Civil War: The 288-ton sidewheel paddle steamer was burned at Shreveport, Louisiana, to prevent her capture by Confederate forces.Gaines, p. 75.
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ship=CSS Talomico
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desc=American Civil War: The armed sidewheel paddle steamer sank accidentally at Savannah, Georgia, in 1863.Naval History and Heritage Command: Confederate Ships: TalomicoGaines p. 51.
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ship=Undaunted
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desc=The ship was lost in the Torres Strait. She was on a voyage from Sydney, New South Wales to Calcutta.
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ship=Victoria
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desc= The four-masted schooner was burned at Port Famine, Mexico in 1863 or 1864.Gaines, p. 81.
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ship= William B. Romer
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desc=The pilot schooner was wrecked on submerged rock – later named Romer Shoal – in New York Harbor sometime during the American Civil War. One pilot lost his life in the wreck.Gaines, p. 110.
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ship=Unidentified barge
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desc= Carrying a cargo of coal, the barge was sunk in the Mississippi River off Point Pleasant, Missouri, sometime before 2 December 1863.Gaines, p. 104.
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ship=Unidentified floating drydock
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desc=American Civil War The floating dry dock was burned by Confederate forces on the Mississippi River at Walnut Bend in August or September 1863.
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ship=Unidentified schooners
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desc=American Civil War: Confederate forces scuttled a number of schooners as blockships before 7 December to obstruct Skull Creek in South Carolina.Gaines, p. 158.

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Bibliography

  • Gaines, W. Craig, Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecks, Louisiana State University Press, 2008, .

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