List of shipwrecks in 1855

The list of shipwrecks in 1855 includes ships sunk, wrecked or otherwise lost during 1855.


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List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1855
Ship Country Description
A. Cheesborough, and
Invincible
  United States
  United Kingdom
The full-rigged ship A. Cheesborough was run down and sunk in the Yangtze by Invincible, which was on a voyage from Shanghai, China to London. Invincible put in to Hong Kong and was beached.[1]
Adventure   New South Wales The schooner was wrecked at the mouth of the Richmond River on the coast of New South Wales, Australia.
Andromether   United Kingdom The ship foundered off the Canary Islands.[2]
Ann Black   United Kingdom The ship ran aground in the Thanlwin. She was on a voyage from Moulmein, Burma to London. She was consequently condemned.[3]
Aspasia   United Kingdom The ship was destroyed by fire in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from New York to Liverpool, Lancashire.[4]
Bessie Neal   United States The fishing schooner was lost on the passage from Prince Edward Island to Gloucester, Massachusetts. Lost with all 5 crew.[5]
Countess of Seafield   United Kingdom The full-rigged ship was wrecked on shoals near Pratas Island between 8 March and 28 May. She was on a voyage from Shanghai, China to London.[6][7] She was later refloated and towed in to Whampoa, China.[8]
Enterprise   United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Beson Reef. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Belize City, British Honduras to a British port.[9]
Herald   Guernsey The ship was lost off the Falkland Islands with the loss of her captain. She was on a voyage from London to Valparaíso, Chile.[10]
Highflyer   United States The full-rigged ship was wrecked on Formosa between 21 September and 20 December. Her crew were murdered by the local inhabitants and the ship was burnt.[11]
Janet   United Kingdom The ship was lost whilst on a voyage from Santa Cruz to London.[12]
Living Age   United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Pratas Island.[13]
Lucy Sharp   United Kingdom The ship was lost in the Rangoon River. She was on a voyage from Akyab, Burma to a British port.[14]
Nashwauk   United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Adelaide, South Australia. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Adelaide.[15]
Peruvian   United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on "Egg Island", British North America in the autumn of 1855. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Quebec City, Province of Canada, British North America. She was refloated in July 1856 and taken in to Quebec City.[16]
Queen of the Isle   United Kingdom Engaged in the emigrant trade between the United Kingdom and Australia, the barque departed Glasgow, Scotland, in December 1854, arrived at Sydney, New South Wales in March 1855, subsequently left Sydney, traversed the South Pacific Ocean, rounded Cape Horn, and was wrecked off the Falkland Islands.[17]
Spree   New South Wales The brig was wrecked at Port-de-France, New Caledonia before 5 May with the loss of seven of her crew.[18]
Tom Bowling   United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on or near Pratas Island.[13]
Van   United States The fishing schooner was lost on Folly Island, Maine. Crew saved.[19]
Venus   United Kingdom The brig was lost in Freeman's Channel after 28 August. She was on a voyage from Manila, Spanish East Indies to Melbourne, Victoria.[20]
Waterloo   United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the east coast of Saint Domingo. She was on a voyage from Saint Domingo to Liverpool.[21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shipping Intelligence". Liverpool Mercury etc. No. 2761. Liverpool. 17 December 1855.
  2. ^ "The Brazils". The Times. No. 22211. London. 14 November 1855. col D-E, p. 8.
  3. ^ "Shipping Intelligence". Liverpool Mercury etc. Liverpool. 5 June 1855.
  4. ^ "Ship News". The Times. No. 21977. London. 14 February 1855. col E, p. 10.
  5. ^ "1855". downtothesea.com. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Telegraphic Despatches". The Times. No. 22065. London. 28 May 1855. col F, p. 8.
  7. ^ "Shipping Intelligence". Liverpool Mercury etc. No. 2693. Liverpool. 29 May 1855.
  8. ^ "China". The Morning Chronicle. No. 27617. London. 2 July 1855.
  9. ^ "Shipping". The Morning Chronicle. No. 27532. London. 23 March 1855.
  10. ^ "Ship News". Daily News. No. 2962. London. 15 November 1855.
  11. ^ "Foreign News". The North Wales Chronicle. No. 1575. Bangor. 4 April 1857.
  12. ^ "Ship News". The Times. No. 22190. London. 20 October 1855. col F, p. 9.
  13. ^ a b "India and China". The Times. No. 22039. London. 27 April 1855. col B-C, p. 7.
  14. ^ "Shipping Intelligence". Liverpool Mercury etc. No. 2716. Liverpool. 21 August 1855.
  15. ^ "Shipping Intelligence". Liverpool Mercury etc. No. 2717. Liverpool. 24 August 1855.
  16. ^ "Ship News". The Standard. No. 9966. London. 22 July 1856.
  17. ^ "Queen of the Isle". Caledonian Maritime Heritage Trust. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  18. ^ "Ship News". Glasgow Herald. No. 5487. Glasgow. 10 August 1855.
  19. ^ "1855". downtothesea.com. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  20. ^ "Shipping Intelligence". Dundee Courier. No. 2063. Dundee. 19 March 1856.
  21. ^ "Ship News". The Times. No. 22033. London. 20 April 1855. col C, p. 10.
Ship events in 1855
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