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List of shipwrecks in 1884

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The list of shipwrecks in 1884 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1884.

January

2 January


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desc=The tow steamer was wrecked in the Ohio River when she struck the pier of the Davis Island Dam. Four died.

17 January


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desc= The reformatory ship was destroyed by fire at Liverpool, Lancashire.

18 January


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desc= The passenger steamer was wrecked on Devil's Bridge Rocks and broke up in the Atlantic Ocean off the Gay Head Cliffs in Gay Head, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, with the loss of 70 passengers and 34 crew. Later her boiler, prop, prop shaft and parts of her engine were salvaged. The 29 survivors were rescued by two boats launched from shore by Wampanoags and by the revenue cutter USRC Dexter . ( United States Revenue Cutter Service).

26 January


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ship= Cviet
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desc= The 381-ton barque of Ragusa was deliberately run aground, 300 meters (328 yards) east of Porthleven harbour, Cornwall, England, during a severe gale in an attempt to save the lives of the crew. Six hundred tons of logs were salvaged; three of the crew lost their lives.

27 January


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ship= Augusta
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desc= The schooner foundered with the loss of the master and one crew.
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flag= Canada
desc= The brigantine was driven ashore in St Aubin's Bay, Jersey, Channel Islands, and was wrecked.
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ship= Goefredo
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desc= The steamship, formerly the White Star Line ocean liner Belgic, ran aground off Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. She was refloated and sent to Liverpool, England, for repairs.

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ship= Hals
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desc= The West Hartlepool steamer sank near Corunna. Five of the crew were landed at Falmouth, Cornwall by the cattle-vessel Cupid.
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ship= Hwai Yuen
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desc= The steamer was wrecked on the Hieshan Islands. Five people are known to have been saves and 199 are missing.
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ship= Mary Hubert
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desc= The steamer sank in a gale on Lake Superior.

February

5 February


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ship= Rhuabon
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desc= The Padstow steamer struck The Smalls and sank during a south-south-west gale, while heading for Cardiff from Holyhead. Seven of the crew left in the ship's boat and were picked up by the steamer Briton. The captain and nine men were left on board.

10 February


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ship= Alexandra
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desc= The schooner foundered off Cardigan. Her four crew were rescued by the lifeboat Lizzie & Charles Leigh Clare (22pxborder Royal National Lifeboat Institution). She was on a voyage from Porthmadog, Merionethshire, Wales to Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
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ship= Racer
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desc= The Padstow schooner foundered north-west of Lundy Island.

11 February


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desc= The schooner ran aground in Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia, and was wrecked.
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ship= McClure
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desc= The Dublin steamship bound for Cork from Newport with coal hit the Barrel Rock at noon and foundered five house later. The captain and twelve crew were landed at Falmouth, Cornwall by the steamship James Hogg the following morning.

12 February


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ship= Moel Rhewan
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desc= The cargo of the Welsh barque shifted during a gale on 9 February causing her to list and she was taken in tow by the Upupa near the Smalls Lighthouse. Two days later the line broke and Captain Williams refused to leave his ship. The Upupa continued on her voyage and on the 12th the crew were taken off by three ships.
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ship= Samuel
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desc= The barque was driven ashore and wrecked east of Worms Head, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, to Santos, Brazil.

26 February


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ship= Goefredo
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desc= The steamship, formerly the White Star Line ocean liner Belgic, had undergone repairs at Liverpool, England, due to an earlier incident, but while leaving the port, bound for Havana, Cuba, she ran onto Burbo Bank at the mouth of the River Mersey and was wrecked.

Unknown date


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ship= Hornet
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desc= The steamer foundered off Lundy with the loss of seventeen men. The only survivor was landed at Newport, Wales.

March

2 March


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desc= The barque was sighted off Gabo Island, Victoria. Subsequently foundered off the coast of Queensland with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Barrow-in-Furness, Cumberland to Cooktown, Queensland.

9 March


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ship= Samson
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desc= The Sunderland schooner was driven ashore, during a gale, near Wick, Scotland. The crew of six was drowned.

16 March


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ship= Mary Boyns
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desc= The Penzance schooner was stuck by the steamer Mulgrave and sank a few minutes later in the Bristol Channel. Mary Boyns was carrying coal from Neath to Penzance. The crew were taken aboard the steamer and landed at St Ives, Cornwall.
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ship= Victoria
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desc= The Gelfe brig was abandoned, waterlogged at latitude 39°31′ N and longitude 32°46′ W, while carrying logwood from Old Harbour, Jamaica to Goole, Yorkshire. The captain and six of the crew were rescued by the Astoria and landed at Falmouth, Cornwall.

28 March


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ship= Balbec
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desc= The Cunard iron-screw steamer left Liverpool with five passengers and a general cargo for Le Havre, striking a rock about south-east of the Longships Lighthouse. With of water in the hold the captain decided to run ashore at full-speed; Nanjizal (also known as Millbay) was the nearest convenient place. There was no loss of life. The 774 ton vessel was sold by public auction on 5 April 1884 at Nanjizal followed by another auction at Sennen Cove of the rigging, sails, several lots of brass and copper, four ship's-boats, sixty hams, thirteen cases of lobsters, etc.

Unknown date


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ship= Cassiope
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desc= The Liverpool vessel left Rangoon in February and is assumed to have flounded in a cyclone near Mauritius.
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ship= Fayaway
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desc= The Padstow schooner was wrecked at Bunbeg, County Donegal, Ireland while en route to that port from Killybegs, County Donegal.
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ship= San Josef
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desc= The derelict vessel was found about south-east of the Longships Lighthouse with only a dog on board. The vessel from Painpol was laden with salt and was towed to Penzance by the lugger William and Annie.

April

1 April


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ship= Herald
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desc= The paddle steamer sank off North Head, Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, after suffering a burst boiler. Both men aboard escaped safely in one of her boats.

3 April


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desc= The steamer ran aground on the Madrock Shoal, off Sambro Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, with the loss of 121 of the 130 passengers and crew.
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desc= The steamer burned to the water's edge at Fitzgerald Landing, Georgia, 28 miles above Eufaula, Alabama, before her mooring lines parted allowing her to drift 100 yards down stream in the Chattahoochee River before sinking. Five passengers and seven crew killed.

5 April


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ship= Flying Cloud
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desc= The brig left Liverpool carrying salt for Quebec and drove ashore in Dundrum Bay, Ireland. One of the ship's boats capsized and all the occupants drowned. The rest of the crew landed in a second ship's boat or were brought ashore by the Newcastle lifeboat.

12 April


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ship= Lady Dalhousie
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desc= The steamship struck the Chynoweth rock near The Manacles off the Lizard peninsula, Cornwall, while in ballast for Newport. All the crew were saved.

19 April


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ship= Ponema
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desc= The barque left Liverpool for Miramichi on 10 April and collided with the State of Florida around midnight, both sinking within 15 minutes. Only the captain and two men out of fifteen crew survived.
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ship= State of Florida
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desc= The State line steamer left New York for the Clyde on 12 April and collided with the Ponema around midnight, both sinking within 15 minutes. Thirty-six crew and eleven passengers were saved.

28 April


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ship= Saint Paul
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desc= During a voyage in the waters of the Territory of Alaska from Belkofski to Kodiak with a cargo of provisions and a crew of two, the 13.92 ton schooner was wrecked on the coast of the Alaska Peninsula near Nikolaief, north of Belkofski, during a gale. Both crewmen survived.alaskashipwreck.com Alaska Shipwrecks (S)

29 April


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desc= The passenger steamer burned and sank at dock in Portland, Maine. Three crew killed.

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desc= While be stripped, the decommissioned ship-of-the-line broke loose from her moorings at Greenport, Long Island, New York, and ran aground on Fanning Point on the south coast of Long Island. She was burned to the waterline there to ease the recovery of her fittings, and her wreck sank in of water.njscuba.net USS Ohiohttp://www.aquaexplorers.com/shipwreckohio.htm The USS Ohio Shipwreck New York and New Jersey's (Wreck Valley)

May

1 May


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ship= Seslin
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desc= The 20-ton schooner was wrecked on a rock near Howkan ( ) on Long Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska. Her crew of three survived.alaskashipwreck.com Alaska Shipwrecks (S)

10 May


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desc= The screw steamer sank in Lake Superior at Michipicoten, Ontario, Canada, with no loss of life. Her wreck was discovered in 2016.

15 May


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ship= Athanasios Vagliamos
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desc= The 513 ton vessel was carrying coal from Swansea to Italy when she sprang a leak west of the Isles of Scilly. While heading for land the vessel was driven ashore on rocks just above Port Gaverne, Cornwall. The three crew took to the boat and landed safely ashore.
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desc= The cargo ship was wrecked on Cape Clear Island, County Cork. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

18 May


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ship= Catherine and Alice
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desc= The captain and crew abandoned ship off St Alban's bay in fine weather and the vessel was towed to port as a derelict. The captain was found guilty at Liverpool sessions of ″... neglecting to take measures to avert the loss of his vessel.″ He was sentenced to 18 months in prison.
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desc= thumbrightThe wreck of Syria.The sailing ship ran aground on the Nasili Reef off Fiji with the loss of 59 lives.

26 May


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ship= Daring
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desc= The schooner collided with the Skeellings and both vessels sank off the Chicken Rock. The captain and two of the crew of Daring drowned.

June

2 June


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desc=The steamer capsized in the Cape Fear River when she careened going around a bend and her deck cargo shifted. Two passengers and the Cook died.

7 June


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desc=The fishing schooner was sunk in a collision with ( ) in Massachusetts Bay. Four crew killed.

20 June


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ship= Girdler lightship
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desc= The lightship was sunk by the P&O steamer Indus. The lightship crew were landed at Dover by the Indus.

22 June


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ship= Unknown vessel
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desc= Reports of wreckage including deal and battens, off the west coast of Orkney. A lifebuoy belonging to Voalant of Caernarfon was also found.

Unknown date


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ship= Angeleta
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desc= The vessel caught fire and the nineteen crew were taken off by the Italian barque Pipalarno. Eight were later transferred to the Village Belle and landed at Derry, Ireland.

July

7 July


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desc= The freighter was sunk when her boiler exploded. One crewman were killed.
 
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