List of shipwrecks in 1905

The list of shipwrecks in 1905 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1905.

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JanuaryEdit

1 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 January 1905
Ship Country Description
Helsingfors   Grand Duchy of Finland The passenger-cargo steamer ran aground and sank near Bengtskär, Grand Duchy of Finland, with the loss of two of her crew. She was on a voyage from Helsingfors, Grand Duchy of Finland, to Lübeck, Germany.
Protector   Grand Duchy of Finland The ship ran aground and was wrecked near Bengtskär, Grand Duchy of Finland, while going to the assistance of Helsingfors(  Grand Duchy of Finland). Three of her crew and a pilot were lost.[1]

2 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 January 1905
Ship Country Description
Bditelni   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War: Siege of Port Arthur: The Delfin-class destroyer was scuttled at Port Arthur, Manchuria, China.[2]
Boevoi   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War: Siege of Port Arthur: The Boevoi-class destroyer was scuttled at Port Arthur, Manchuria, China.[2]
Djigit   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War: Siege of Port Arthur: The sloop-of-war was scuttled at Port Arthur, Manchuria, China.[3]
Guidamak   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War: Siege of Port Arthur: The torpedo gunboat was scuttled at Port Arthur, Manchuria, China.[4]
Otvajni   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War: Siege of Port Arthur: The armored gunvessel was scuttled at Port Arthur, Manchuria, China.[3]
Razboinik   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War: Siege of Port Arthur: The sloop-of-war was scuttled at Port Arthur, Manchuria, China.[3]
Razyashchi   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War: Siege of Port Arthur: The Puilki-class destroyer was scuttled at Port Arthur, Manchuria, China.[2]
Sevastopol   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War: Siege of Port Arthur: The Petropavlovsk-class battleship was scuttled off Port Arthur, Manchuria, China.
Silni   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War: Siege of Port Arthur: The Puilki-class destroyer was scuttled at Port Arthur, Manchuria, China. She was refloated and repaired by the Japanese and placed in service as Fumizuki (  Imperial Japanese Navy).[2]
Storozhevoi   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War: Siege of Port Arthur: The Puilki-class destroyer, torpedoed by an Imperial Japanese Navy torpedo boat and beached on 16 December 1904, was scuttled at Port Arthur, Manchuria, China.[2]

3 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 1905
Ship Country Description
Cornelia   United States The tug was holed by ice and sank at dock in the Charles River at Boston, Massachusetts. She later was raised.[5]
Defender   United States The 514-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer sank when two of her boilers exploded on the Ohio River off Huntington, West Virginia. She sank to the main deck and everything left above water burned. There were 45 people on board; nine crewmen were killed and three people were injured.[6][7]
Haudaudine   France The full-rigged ship ran aground and sank off New Caledonia with no loss of life.

10 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 January 1905
Ship Country Description
Dalles City   United States The steamer struck a rock between The Dalles, Oregon, and Portland, Oregon, and was beached.[8]

12 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1905
Ship Country Description
Unidentified canal boat   United States The canal boat, under tow of the steamer Pottsville (  United States), was sunk in a collision with the steamer J. Fred Lohman (  United States) off Governor's Island, New York.[9]

13 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 January 1905
Ship Country Description
Clydesdale   United Kingdom The steamship ran aground on the Lady Rock, off Oban, Argyllshire, Scotland. She was a total loss.[10]

14 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 January 1905
Ship Country Description
Sultana   Greece The steamer was abandoned in a storm and foundered in the Mediterranean Sea, 20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi) off Tekirova and Adalia (now Antalya, Turkey) while on a voyage from Payas to Constantinople via Messina, with oranges. Crew safe.[11][12]

15 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 January 1905
Ship Country Description
Lodalen   Sweden-Norway The lake steamer was thrown some 350 metres (1,150 ft) ashore by a 40-metre (130 ft) tsunami created by a large rockfall into the lake Lovatnet in Norway. The wreck of Lodalen was thrown a further 150 m (490 ft) inland by another tsunami in 1936.[13][14]
Unidentified boats In addition to Lodalen, about 70 to 80 boats were wrecked or sunk by three tsunamis in Lovatnet that reached up to 40.5 metres (133 ft) in height.[15]

16 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 1905
Ship Country Description
Volunteer   United States The 26-gross register ton schooner sank at Sand Key in the Florida Keys. All eight people on board survived.[16][17]

17 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 January 1905
Ship Country Description
Jack Jewett   United States The steamer was moored at "Dolphins" in the East Haven River when ice crushed her bow. She was run onto some flats, but sank.[18]

18 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 January 1905
Ship Country Description
Alexander Griggs   United States The steamer stranded on rocks in the Entiat Rapids on the Columbia River, Washington. A total loss.[19]
Optima   Germany The four-masted barque was wrecked on Haisborough Sands, off the coast of Norfolk, United Kingdom, on voyage from Hamburg to Santa Rosalía, Mexico with coke.[20][21]

21 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 January 1905
Ship Country Description
George W. Elder   United States The 1,709-gross register ton steel-hulled screw steamer struck a rock in the Columbia River at Reuben, Oregon, and either was stranded or sank (sources disagree). All 73 people on board survived. She was raised in May 1906.[6][22][23][24]
Volant   United States The 172-gross register ton schooner was stranded in Bristol Bay on the coast of the Territory of Alaska. All six people aboard survived.[6]

22 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 1905
Ship Country Description
Ray   United States The motor vessel was sunk in a collision with Ocracoke (  United States) in thick fog, Norfolk, Virginia.[25]

24 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 January 1905
Ship Country Description
Mariechen   Germany The steamer was wrecked at Chicagoff, Territory of Alaska in Chatham Strait. She was eventually refloated and taken to Juneau, Alaska Territory, where temporary repairs were made. She was taken to Seattle, Washington, and beached in July 1906 and declared a total loss.[26][27]

25 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 January 1905
Ship Country Description
Clarence   United States The cargo ship sank in New York Harbor near Robbins Reef in a severe storm with the loss of her entire crew of seven. She later was raised by wreckers.[9]
Conqueror   United States The steamer lost her rudder in a northwest gale and was blown ashore, probably in the vicinity of Norfolk, Virginia.[25]
S. D. Carlton   United States The barge sank off Barnegat, New Jersey, in a severe gale and snowstorm. Her entire crew of four perished.[9]

26 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 January 1905
Ship Country Description
Henry Whitney   United States The 146-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Newport, Rhode Island. All three people on board survived.[28]
Roebuck   United Kingdom The rail car ferry caught fire at dock at Milford. The Milford Fire Department put out the fire, but the volume of water sank her. Refloated on 4 February. Repaired and returned to service in June.[29]

27 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 January 1905
Ship Country Description
Charley Hook   United States The steamer struck a dike in the Cumberland River at Canton, Kentucky, and sank in eight feet (2.4 m) of water.[30]

28 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 January 1905
Ship Country Description
Edna Murray   United States The tow steamer burned to the waterline in the harbor at Milford, Connecticut.[18]
Manhanset   United States The tow steamer burned and sank at the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Wharf in New London, Connecticut.[31]

29 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 1905
Ship Country Description
Mary L. Colbourne   United States The 23-gross register ton schooner was stranded on Virginia's Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay. Both people aboard survived.[32]

31 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 January 1905
Ship Country Description
Anderson   United States The steamer burned at dock at Grand Tower, Illinois, a total loss.[33]
Skidby   United Kingdom The steamship ran aground on Sable Island, Nova Scotia. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to Baltimore, Maryland, United States.[34]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date January 1905
Ship Country Description
Robert Center   United States The 59-gross register ton schooner sank at sea. Both people on board survived.[32]
Ollie Neville   United States The 70-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer sank in the Ohio River at Ripley, Ohio, on 3 or 10 January. All three people on board survived.[35][36][37]

FebruaryEdit

4 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 February 1905
Ship Country Description
Atlas   United States With no one aboard, the 423-gross register ton barge was lost in a collision with the screw steamer Katahdin (  United States) at Long Island City, New York.[38]
Damara   United Kingdom The Canadian-owned, British-registered steamer foundered off Sable Island, Newfoundland, or 30 miles (48 km) east of Halifax, Nova Scotia. 34 crewmen abandoned ship in two lifeboats. One lifeboat with her master and 14 crewmen was never seen again.[39][40]
Lief Eriksson   Norway The steamer was sunk in a collision in thick fog with City of Everett (  United States) in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South Carolina (32°52′N 78°54′W / 32.867°N 78.900°W / 32.867; -78.900). Two crew were killed. 20 crew were rescued by City of Everett.[41]

5 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 February 1905
Ship Country Description
Hudson   United States The 741-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer burned at Cincinnati, Ohio. Both people on board survived.[42]
Ice Boat No. 3   United States The sidewheel icebreaker struck a submerged shipwreck and sank before she could be beached in the National Harbor of Refuge, Delaware Bay, Delaware, United States. Crew rescued by Gettysburg, Teaser, and Boxer(all   United States).[43]

7 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 1905
Ship Country Description
Chas. J. Baker   United States The tug was sunk when a hawser to a car float parted under load causing her to heel over and go down in the harbor of Baltimore, Maryland. Later raised.[44]
Sully   French Navy The Gloire-class armored cruiser was wrecked in Ha Long Bay, French Indochina, without loss of life.

9 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 February 1905
Ship Country Description
F. K. Hulings   United States The steamer was sunk by ice in the Monongahela River at Greensboro, Pennsylvania.[45]

10 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 1905
Ship Country Description
Chevalier   United States The steamer was sunk by ice at Gallipolis, Ohio. Raised and repaired.[7]
Mary N.   United States The steamer sank over night at dock at Paducah, Kentucky.[30]
Portsmouth   United States The 76-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer ferry was sunk by ice in the Ohio River at Lashells Landing, Pennsylvania. All five people on board survived.[35][45]

12 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 February 1905
Ship Country Description
Gazelle   United States The steamer was wrecked by ice at Wheeling Island, West Virginia. Total loss.[45]

16 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1905
Ship Country Description
Owasco   United States The tow steamer was damaged in a collision with John S. Smith (  United States) in the North River. She returned to dock where she sank. Raised and repaired.[41]
Wm. K. Kavanaugh   United States The steamer sprung a leak and sank at dock, or while opening a channel through ice broke timbers in her hull and sank, in St. Louis, Missouri. Raised, repaired, and returned to service.[33][46]

17 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 February 1905
Ship Country Description
Orizaba   United Kingdom
 
The wreck of Orizaba in 1910.

The mail steamer was wrecked on Five Fathom Bank off Fremantle, Western Australia.

William Orr   United States The tow steamer caught fire in Newtown Creek, New York and was beached. Her four crewmen left in her boat.[41]

18 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 February 1905
Ship Country Description
Waltham   United States The schooner ran ashore on Race Rock, Fishers Island, New York. Later pulled off[47]

22 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 February 1905
Ship Country Description
Eliza J. Pendleton   United States The 751-gross register ton schooner was abandoned in the North Atlantic Ocean off Fire Island, New York. All eight people on board survived.[48]

25 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 February 1905
Ship Country Description
Conveyor   United States The laid up steamer was sunk at dock by ice across the river from Evansville, Indiana. raised and repaired.[49]
S. A. McCaulley   United States The tow steamer was damaged by ice while towing the lighter Haverford (  United States) in the Delaware River off the mouth of Mantua Creek. She was beached in Mantua Creek.[50]
Southwark   United States The tow steamer was crushed by ice while towing the lighter Haverford (  United States) in the Delaware River off the mouth of Mantua Creek and sank in 20 feet (6.1 m) of water. Her crew walked across the ice to shore.[50]

27 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 February 1905
Ship Country Description
Amanda   United States The steamer was sailing at the mouth of the harbor in New Haven, Connecticut when ice crushed some of her hull and she sank in 18 feet (5.5 m) of water. Later raised.[18]
Arthur B.   United States The fishing steamer burned and sank at dock in Portland, Maine, a total loss.[51]
Josie   United States The 197-gross register ton barge sank at St. Louis, Missouri. The only person on board survived.[38]
Katherine   United States The ferry was sunk by ice, or an obstruction, between Cairo, Illinois and Birds Point, Missouri. Later raised, repaired, and returned to service.[49]
Oregon   United States The steamer caught fire at sea off Crescent City, California. Passengers rescued by Del Norte (  United States). The vessel make it to the harbor and was beached and left to smolder after a 48-hour battle.[52][53]
Romulus   Germany Russo-Japanese War: The steamer struck an iceberg on 21 February off Cape Soya on a trip to Vladivostok and sprung leaks. She was seized by a Japanese cruiser for inspection on 26 February and ordered to Hakodate. Her leaks grew worse and was beached at Aomori Ken on 27 February, became a total loss.[54][55]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date February 1905
Ship Country Description
Flora Temple   United States The 7-gross register ton sloop was stranded at Gloucester, Virginia. All four people on board survived.[48]
Moy   United Kingdom The iron sailing ship disappeared during a voyage from British Guiana to Liverpool.

MarchEdit

2 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 March 1905
Ship Country Description
Ava   United States The tow steamer struck the jetty at Town Creek, North Carolina on the Peedee River and sank.[56]

3 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 March 1905
Ship Country Description
Delta   United States The steamer was destroyed by fire at dock at Harwood Landing, Arkansas.[36]

5 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 March 1905
Ship Country Description
Ignacio Roca   Uruguay The cargo ship departed from West Hartlepool, County Durham, United Kingdom for Barcelona, Spain. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[57]
J. B. Leeds   United States The 234-gross register ton schooner sank off Luzon in the Philippine Islands. All seven people on board survived.[28]

6 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 March 1905
Ship Country Description
Nyack   United States The steamer struck an obstruction on Lake Michigan putting two holes in her bow. She sank on arrival at Grand Haven, Michigan. Raised and taken to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for repairs.[58]

9 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 March 1905
Ship Country Description
Delta   United States The steamer sprung a leak and sank at dock at the foot of Lawrence Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. Immediately raised, repaired and returned to service.[7]
Geo. Matheson   United States The steamer was sunk by ice at dock at the foot of Congress Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio. Total loss.[7]
Relief   United States The steamer was sunk by ice at dock at the foot of Lawrence Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. Total loss.[7]

13 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1905
Ship Country Description
Mildred   United States The steamer was caught on the top of a wall at Lock 13 in the Ohio River and sank.[45]

14 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1905
Ship Country Description
Khyber   United Kingdom The 1,967-ton barque was wrecked under the cliff at Tol-Pedn-Penwith, Cornwall. Neither the Penzance or Sennen Lifeboats could reach the ship and twenty-three crew lost their lives.[59]

18 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 March 1905
Ship Country Description
Arctic   United States The laid-up steamer was pushed against a riverbank by ice, causing her to careen, fill with water, and sink at Muscatine, Iowa. She was raised and repaired.[60]

19 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 March 1905
Ship Country Description
Spartan   United States The 1,596-gross register ton steel-hulled screw steamer was wrecked in fog just off the eastern shore of Block Island off Rhode Island, just south of Old Harbor Point. All 30 people on board survived. The wreck settled in 15 feet (4.6 m) of water at 41°09.680′N 071°32.566′W / 41.161333°N 71.542767°W / 41.161333; -71.542767 (Spartan).[35][61]

25 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 March 1905
Ship Country Description
Parisian   United Kingdom The steamship collided with the steamer Albano(flag unknown) during a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Halifax, Nova Scotia. She reached Halifax, where she sank from damage sustained in the collision.[62]

26 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 March 1906
Ship Country Description
Honolulu   United States The 1,053-gross register ton iron-hulled schooner departed Shanghai, China, bound for Port Townsend, Washington, with 11 people on board and was never heard from again.[28]

27 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1905
Ship Country Description
Key City   United States The steamer was sunk by an obstruction at Belgrade, Illinois, two miles (3.2 km) above Metropolis, Illinois. The wreck was a total loss.[49]

29 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 March 1905
Ship Country Description
Eagle   United States The 6-gross register ton sloop sank in the Gulf of Mexico off Sarasota, Florida. All six people on board survived.[48]

30 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 March 1905
Ship Country Description
Bart E. Linehan   United States The steamer caught fire at dock at Ryman's Elevator, Nashville, Tennessee. She drifted several hundred feet down stream before sinking. Wreck removed in 1906 as a hazard to navigation.[30][63]

31 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 March 1905
Ship Country Description
Annie Root   United States The 47-gross register ton schooner was stranded on the bar off Galveston, Texas. Both people on board survived.[64]

AprilEdit

3 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 April 1905
Ship Country Description
Alison Briggs   United States The tow steamer was damaged in a collision with Freighter Daniel Wheeler (  United States) in the East River off Pier 16. She tried to make it back to dock but sank near Pier 19. Raised and repaired.[65]

4 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 1905
Ship Country Description
Sprite   United States The steamer was wrecked three miles (4.8 km) north of Whitehall, Michigan.[58]

6 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 April 1905
Ship Country Description
Texas   United States The barge was wrecked in dense fog on Block Island, Rhode Island. Two crewmen were killed.[31]

7 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 1905
Ship Country Description
Louisiana   United States The steamer listed to starboard while loading cargo at New Orleans, Louisiana, causing her to fill with water through the portholes and sink. One crewman missing. She capsized and apparently broke up during salvage efforts eight months later.[66][67]

8 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 April 1905
Ship Country Description
Greenville   United States The tug was sunk in the North River when it passed a line to a scow, with the intention of pulling it down river, that was still being pulled up river. When the line tightened the tug was pulled over, filled with water and sank. Three of six crewmen were killed. Later raised.[68]

10 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 April 1905
Ship Country Description
Sophie Wood   United States The steamer was sunk by an open siphon pipe, Norfolk, Virginia. Apparently raised and hull found to be in bad condition.[25]

12 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 April 1905
Ship Country Description
Bristol Packet   United Kingdom The ketch was driven ashore and wrecked at Oxwich, Glamorgan.[69]
Indefatiguable   United Kingdom The tug struck rocks in the Bristol Channel She was abandoned two days later.[69]

15 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 April 1905
Ship Country Description
Cyclone   United States The 92-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer was destroyed by fire on the Monongahela River at Dravosburg, Pennsylvania. All 15 people on board survived.[6][45]

16 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 April 1905
Ship Country Description
Charlotte L. Morgan   United States The 70-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Southern Island, Maine. All three people on board survived.[48]

19 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 April 1905
Ship Country Description
Rover   United States The tow steamer was sunk in a collision with tow steamer Maria Hoffman (  United States) in Newtown Creek, New York. She rolled over enough to fill with water and sank. Later raised.[68]

20 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 April 1905
Ship Country Description
Alicia   Spain The cargo ship was wrecked on Ajax Reef, Florida. Her crew was rescued by passing ship and landed at Havana, Cuba. Wreck partially scrapped in place.[70][71]

22 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 April 1905
Ship Country Description
Del Norte   United States The schooner was in a collision with Sea Foam (  United States) at sea off the Coquille River, a total loss.[72]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date April 1905
Ship Country Description
Irma L. Wheeleror Inna L. Wheeler   United States The 51-gross register ton screw steamer was destroyed by fire at Pine Lake, Michigan, or at Charlevoix, Michigan on either 1 or 3 April. All 14 people on board survived.[35][58]

MayEdit

1 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 May 1905
Ship Country Description
Ettie M   United States With no one aboard, the 14-gross register ton sternwheel motor paddle vessel was stranded on the Missouri River near Vermillion, South Dakota.[6]

3 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 May 1905
Ship Country Description
Almedia   Norway The full-rigged ship was wrecked near Nouméa, New Caledonia.[73][74]
Moonbeam   United States The barge foundered off Point Judith, Rhode Island. Her master, his young son and daughter and two crewmen were killed.[31]
Rocket   United States The tug struck a sunken crib in the harbor at Lorain, Ohio and sank. Later raised.[75]

4 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 May 1905
Ship Country Description
Hesper   United States
 
Part of the wreck of Hesper on 8 September 2007.
The bulk carrier was wrecked and sank in a severe storm in Silver Bay, Lake Superior.[76][60][77]
John C. Gregory   United States The 379-gross register ton schooner was sunk in a collision in thick fog with the screw steamer Ontario (  United States) 11 miles (18 km) southwest of Gay Head, Massachusetts. Her entire crew of eight survived and was rescued by Ontario.[78][79]
Unknown barge   United States The dumper barge, under tow of John Fleming (  United States), foundered in the lower bay of the harbor of New York City. The man in charge of it drowned.[68]

5 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 May 1905
Ship Country Description
Mary   United States The steamer capsized and sank at dock in a high windstorm at Beardstown, Illinois. Later raised.[33]
Yawata Maru   Japan Russo-Japanese War: The 100-gross register ton merchant ship was captured and sunk in the Sea of Japan by Imperial Russian Navy torpedo boats.[80]

7 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 May 1905
Ship Country Description
Aransas   United States The 241-foot (73 m), 1,156-gross register ton passenger steamer sank in 65 feet (20 m) of water after colliding in thick fog with the schooner barge Glendower (flag unknown), which was under tow by Patience (  United States), off Pollock Rip Shoal off Chatham, Massachusetts. One passenger was killed. Glendower rescued the survivors. Aransas's wreck later was deemed a hazard to navigation and was blown up.[79][81]

9 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 May 1905
Ship Country Description
D. D. Haskell   United States The 317-gross register ton schooner was stranded on the coast of North Carolina near Ocracoke Inlet. All five people on board survived.[48]

11 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 May 1905
Ship Country Description
Maiko Maru   Japan Russo-Japanese War: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in Korea Bay off the Elliot Islands.[82]

12 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 May 1905
Ship Country Description
Belle of Calhoun   United States The steamer struck a log and sank near Squaw Island in the Mississippi River. Raised, repaired, and returned to service.[33]

13 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 May 1905
Ship Country Description
J. Nickerson   United States The 179-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Johns Island Ledge on the coast of Maine. All six people on board survived.[28]

14 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 May 1905
Ship Country Description
H. and A. Morse   United States The 133-gross register ton screw steamer burned at Crossman Dock on the Raritan River in New Jersey. All four people on board survived.[83]

15 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 May 1905
Ship Country Description
Viking   Canada The schooner ran aground and was wrecked off Leigan Head, Nova Scotia (46°14′N 60°02′W / 46.233°N 60.033°W / 46.233; -60.033).[84]

16 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 May 1905
Ship Country Description
Thomas W. Palmer   United States The steamer was sunk in a collision with Harvard (  United States) in heavy fog 30 miles (48 km) off Manitou Island Light in Lake Superior. The crew were rescued by Harvard.[85]

18 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 May 1905
Ship Country Description
Louise   United States The steamer ran into Ironsides (  United States) while coming to dock at Middleport, Ohio crushing her stem. She was beached, but sank in shallow water and was wrecked.[7]

25 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 May 1905
Ship Country Description
Alcona   United States The steamer was in the Niagara River off Tonawanda, New York when she struck an obstruction breaking her shoe, stern post and wheel and causing a leak. She made it back to her dock where she sank.[86]

27 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 May 1905
Ship Country Description
Borodino   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War, Battle of Tsushima: The Borodino-class battleship exploded, capsized, and sank in the Tsushima Strait after various Imperial Japanese Navy battleships inflicted numerous shell hits on her. Only one member of her 855-man crew survived.
H. J. Hoole   United States The tug capsized, filled with water, and sank while coaling at Wilkerson's Wharf, Virginia. She later was raised.[87]
Imperator Aleksandr III   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War, Battle of Tsushima: The Borodino-class battleship capsized and sank in the Tsushima Strait with the loss of all hands after numerous shell hits inflicted by various Imperial Japanese Navy ships over the course of several hours.
Kamchatka   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War: Battle of Tsushima: The armed repair ship was sunk by gunfire.[88]
Knyaz Suvorov   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War, Battle of Tsushima: The Borodino-class battleship capsized and sank in the Tsushima Strait with the loss of 928 of her crew after numerous shell and torpedo hits inflicted by various Imperial Japanese Navy ships over the course of several hours. Twenty officers taken off earlier by the destroyer Buinyi(  Imperial Russian Navy) were her only survivors.
No. 34   Imperial Japanese Navy Russo-Japanese War, Battle of Tsushima: The torpedo boat was sunk by gunfire.[89]
No. 35   Imperial Japanese Navy Russo-Japanese War, Battle of Tsushima: The torpedo boat was sunk by gunfire.[89]
No. 69   Imperial Japanese Navy Russo-Japanese War, Battle of Tsushima: The torpedo boat sank after colliding with the destroyer Yamabiko (  Imperial Japanese Navy).[89][90]
Oslyabya   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War, Battle of Tsushima: The Peresvet-class battleship sank in the Tsushima Strait with the loss of at least 471 – and perhaps as many as 514 – lives after suffering numerous shell hits inflicted by several Imperial Japanese Navy battleships and armored cruisers. Between 376 and 385 of her crew were saved by various Russian warships.
Ural   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War, Battle of Tsushima: The armed merchant cruiser sank in the Tsushima Strait after being hit by a shell fired by an Imperial Japanese Navy battleship and torpedoed by an Imperial Japanese Navy destroyer.

28 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 May 1905
Ship Country Description
Admiral Nakhimov   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War: Battle of Tsushima: Damaged by numerous shell hits from various Imperial Japanese Navy warships the previous day, the armored cruiser either struck a mine or was torpedoed by an unidentified ship and sank in the Tsushima Strait near Tsushima Island with the loss of 18 lives; her commanding officer claimed that she was scuttled. The auxiliary cruiser Sado Maru (  Imperial Japanese Navy) rescued 523 survivors, and another 103 survivors escaped in Admiral Nakhimov's lifeboats but were captured by the Japanese later.
Admiral Ushakov   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War: Battle of Tsushima: The Admiral Ushakov-class coastal defense ship, badly damaged in action with Imperial Japanese Navy warships and ablaze, was scuttled in the Tsushima Strait.
Bezuprechni   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War, Battle of Tsushima: The Boiki-class destroyer was sunk in Tsushima Strait by the protected cruiser Chitose(  Imperial Japanese Navy).[91]
Blestyashtchi   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War, Battle of Tsushima: The crew of the heavily damaged Boiki-class destroyer scuttled her in the Sea of Japan.[91]
Buinyi   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War: Battle of Tsushima: The Buinyi-class destroyer was scuttled in the Tsushima Strait either after her machinery broke down or she ran out of fuel (sources disagree). The wounded Russian Vice Admiral Zinovy Rozhestvensky was transferred from Buinyi to the destroyer Biedovi(  Imperial Russian Navy), and Buinyi's crew along with 205 survivors of the sunken battleship Oslyabya(  Imperial Russian Navy) aboard Buinyi were taken off by the armored cruiser Dmitrii Donskoi(  Imperial Russian Navy). Dmitri Donskoi then sank Buinyi with gunfire 70 nautical miles (130 km; 81 mi) south of Dagelet Island.[91]
Buistri   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War: In the aftermath of the Battle of Tsushima, the Boiki-class destroyer ran aground on the coast of Korea and was blown up by her crew to prevent her capture by Japanese forces.[91]
Dewey   United States The launch was sunk in a collision with Arctic (  United States) in San Francisco Bay. Two killed.[72]
Gromki   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War, Battle of Tsushima: The crew of the heavily damaged Boiki-class destroyer scuttled her in the Sea of Japan.[91]
Mollie L. Farmer   United States The steamer burned at dock in Newbern, North Carolina.[92]
Navarin   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War: Battle of Tsushima: After suffering heavy damage from gunfire by Imperial Japanese Navy battleships the previous day, the battleship capsized and sank in the Tsushima Strait with the loss of 671 lives. Only three of her crew survived.
Sissoi Veliky   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War: Battle of Tsushima: Badly damaged by gunfire and torpedo hits inflicted by various Imperial Japanese Navy warships and with 47 of her crew killed, the battleship capsized and sank while under tow by the Japanese after surrendering to them. Her 613 survivors were rescued by the armed merchant cruisers Shinano Maruand Dainan Maru (both   Imperial Japanese Navy).
Svetlana   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War: Battle of Tsushima: The protected cruiser was sunk by gunfire by the protected cruisers Niitakaand Otowaand the destroyer Murakumo(all   Imperial Japanese Navy) in the Sea of Japan southwest of Dagelet Island at 37°6′N 129°50′E / 37.100°N 129.833°E / 37.100; 129.833 with an estimated 169 members of her crew killed. The auxiliary cruiser America Maru (  Imperial Japanese Navy) rescued 290 survivors, of whom 23 were wounded.
Vladimir Monomakh   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War: Battle of Tsushima: Badly damaged by an Imperial Japanese Navy torpedo hit the previous day, the armored cruiser was scuttled in the Tsushima Strait near Tsushima Island. Her survivors were rescued by the auxiliary cruisers Sado Maruand Manchu Maru(both   Imperial Japanese Navy).

29 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 May 1905
Ship Country Description
Dmitrii Donskoi   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War: Badly damaged in combat with Imperial Japanese Navy warships during the Battle of Tsushima the previous day, the armored cruiser was scuttled in the Sea of Japan off Ulleungdo. Her survivors were rescued by the destroyer Fubukiand armed merchant cruiser Kasugu Maru (both   Imperial Japanese Navy). Her wreck was located in 2018.[93]
Hiram R. Bond   United States The sand scow was sunk in a collision with Pere Marquette 20 (  United States) in heavy fog entering the harbor at Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[94]
Irtuish   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War: The armed transport foundered.[88]
Izumrud   Imperial Russian Navy
 
The wreck of Izumrud

Russo-Japanese War: The Izumrud-class protected cruiser ran aground near Vladivostok, Russia, and was destroyed by explosive charges set by her crew.

Seaconnet   United States The 188-gross register ton steam screw fishing vessel was wrecked in heavy fog on the bar off Shinnecock Light on the coast of New York. All 23 people on board survived.[35][31]
Svetlana   Imperial Russian Navy Russo-Japanese War: The protected cruiser was sunk by gunfire by the protected cruisers Niitakaand Otowaand destroyer Murakumo(all   Imperial Japanese Navy) in the Sea of Japan off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula at (37°06′N 129°50′E / 37.100°N 129.833°E / 37.100; 129.833 (Svetlana)). The auxiliary cruiser America Maru (  Imperial Japanese Navy) rescued 290 survivors, 23 of whom were injured.

30 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 May 1905
Ship Country Description
Tetartos   Germany Russo-Japanese War: During a voyage from Otaru, Japan, to Tientsin, China, with a cargo of wooden sleepers, the 2,409-gross register ton merchant ship was captured and sunk in the Yellow Sea by the auxiliary cruiser Rion(  Imperial Russian Navy).[80]

31 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 May 1905
Ship Country Description
George T. Burroughs   United States The steamer was sunk in a collision in the St. Clair River.[95]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date May 1905
Ship Country Description
Benguela   United Kingdom The Elder Dempster 1,796 GRT cargo ship was wrecked at Nana Kroo, Sierra Leone. She was on a voyage to Hamburg with palm kernels and oil.[96]
Mary   United States The schooner sank in the St. Jones River, Delaware one-half mile (0.80 km) above Trunk Ditch sometime in May. Wreck removed with dynamite.[97]
Katherine   United Kingdom The fishing trawler was sunk in a collision in the North Sea sometime in May.[98]

JuneEdit

1 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 June 1905
Ship Country Description
Nanny   Germany The barque was wrecked on the coast of Natal. She was on a voyage from Bombay, India, to East London, South Africa.[99]

2 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 June 1905
Ship Country Description
H. M. Carter   United States The steamer struck a bridge just below Alexandria, Louisiana at the mouth of the Red River and sank, either with out loss of life or 20 killed.[66][100]

5 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 June 1905
Ship Country Description
Ikhona   United Kingdom Russo-Japanese War: During a voyage from Rangoon to Yokohama, Japan, with a cargo of rice and mail, the 5,252-gross register ton merchant ship was captured and sunk at a position identified both as 150 nautical miles (280 km) north of Hong Kong and in the Philippine Sea at 20°02′N 134°01′E / 20.033°N 134.017°E / 20.033; 134.017 (Ikona).[101] by the auxiliary cruiser Terek (  Imperial Russian Navy).[80][101]
St Kilda   United Kingdom Russo-Japanese War: During a voyage from Hong Kong to Yokohama, Japan, with a cargo that included rice, sugar, and gunnies, the 3,518-gross register ton merchant ship was captured and sunk off Hong Kong by the auxiliary cruiser Dnepr (  Imperial Russian Navy).[102]

7 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 June 1905
Ship Country Description
Grace M.   United States The fishing steamer was sunk in a collision with CGS Vigilant (  Canada) six miles (9.7 km) east of Middle Island in Lake Erie. Two crewmen killed.[103]

8 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 June 1905
Ship Country Description
HMS A8   Royal Navy The A-class submarine foundered in Plymouth Sound off the coast of England when her bow dipped suddenly, causing her to be swamped by flooding via the open hatch on her conning tower. She was refloated, repaired, and returned to service.[104][105]

10 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 June 1905
Ship Country Description
Yakima   United States The steamer stranded on Stag Island in Lake Huron. On 13 June she was destroyed by fire. Later her remains were refloated, towed out into the lake and sunk.[95][106]

13 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 June 1905
Ship Country Description
Tuscumbia   United States With no one on board, the 20-gross register ton barge sank at Diermanns Landing, Missouri.[38]
Yakima   United States The 1,986-gross register ton screw steamer burned on the St. Clair River in Michigan. All 17 people on board survived.[38]

15 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 June 1905
Ship Country Description
Harriet A. Hart   United States The steamer burned to the waterline on Lake Huron between Cheboygan, Michigan and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Crew and passengers rescued from lifeboats by Juniata (  United States).[107][108]
Hydrangea   United Kingdom The Milford Haven steam trawler was heading for the fishing grounds off the Isles of Scilly but was off course and hit the Seven Stones Reef. Her crew reached the Sevenstones Lightship.[109]
James Hughes   United States The tug burned and sank off Plum Island in Long Island Sound.[31]
Queen Victoria   United States The 6-gross register ton schooner sank in Adams Creek in North Carolina. Both people on board survived.[16]

17 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 June 1905
Ship Country Description
Garden City   United States The steamer burned at dock in Port Orchard, Washington.[110]

18 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 June 1905
Ship Country Description
Etruria   United States The steamer was sunk in a collision with the steamer Amasa Stone (  United States) in Lake Huron above Presque Isle, Wisconsin.[95]

20 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 June 1905
Ship Country Description
Vulcan   United States The steamer capsized and sank in the Monongahela River below Coal Center, Pennsylvania. Raised and repaired.[111]

21 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 June 1905
Ship Country Description
George W. Perkins   United States The schooner was wrecked on the beach at Nome, Territory of Alaska.[112]
Volant   United States Carrying a cargo of 100 tons of general merchandise, the 172-gross register ton, 123-foot (37.5 m) schooner dragged her anchors and was stranded on the shore of Kuskokwim Bay in the Territory of Alaska, becoming a total loss. Her seven-man crew survived.[113]

22 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 June 1905
Ship Country Description
Archon   United States The steamer sank off Plum Island Point just outside the Atchafalaya River.[66]
Hustler   United States The steamer was capsized by high winds in a cloudburst in Lake Verret 2+12 miles (4.0 km) from shore in 11 feet (3.4 m) of water.[66]
Prinsesse Marie   Denmark Russo-Japanese War: During a voyage from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Yokohama, Japan, and other ports, the 5,416-gross register ton merchant ship was captured and sunk in the South China Sea at 13°57′N 113°15′E / 13.950°N 113.250°E / 13.950; 113.250 (Prinsesse Marie) by the auxiliary cruiser Terek (  Imperial Russian Navy).[101][102]

23 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 June 1905
Ship Country Description
J. E. Leonard   United States The 83-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer was destroyed by fire either in Redstone Creek, Pennsylvania or in the Monongahela River near Redstone Creek (sources disagree). All eight people on board survived.[35][111]
Linden   United States The steamer was sunk in a collision with City of Rome (  United States) in the St. Clair River. Two killed. Wreck was removed.[95][114][115]

24 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 June 1905
Ship Country Description
Shamrock   United States The barge became waterlogged in a gale between Toledo, Ohio and Midland, Ontario, but did not sink due to a buoyant cargo. She beached at Black River, Michigan, later towed to Alpena, then apparently abandoned near the mouth of the Thunder Bay River.[116]
Unknown launch   United States The naptha launch was sunk in a collision with Nantasket (  United States) in the East River off One Hundred Thirty Fourth Street.[117]

25 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 June 1905
Ship Country Description
Cousins Arbib   Belgium The steamer collided with the steamer IJmuiden (  Netherlands) 20 nautical miles (37 km) off Flamborough Head, England. Later raised, repaired and sold, re-entering service in 1909.[118]
Rattler   United States The 82-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Todd Head, Nova Scotia. All three people on board survived.[32]

26 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 June 1905
Ship Country Description
Shamrock   United States The 403-gross register ton screw steamer sink in Lake Huron near Thunder Bay on the coast of Michigan. All 12 people on board survived.[35]

30 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 June 1905
Ship Country Description
Shiloh   United States The 7-gross register ton sloop sank in Narragansett Bay on the coast of Rhode Island. The only person on board survived.[32]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date June 1905
Ship Country Description
Kingfisher   United States The steamer capsized and sank while tied to the bank at Fulton, Arkansas during a heavy storm. Had not been raised at end of 1906.[119]
Rose   United States With no one on board, the 9-gross register ton motor paddle vessel sank at Paducah, Kentucky.[120]

JulyEdit

1 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1905
Ship Country Description
Georgii Pobedonosets   Imperial Russian Navy 1905 Russian Revolution: Potemkin mutiny: The Ekaterina II-class battleship was run aground at Odessa after Czarist sailors regained control. Later refloated.[121]
Mabel and Edith   United States The schooner was aground in Stockton Slough when she was struck by the barge Argus and sank in ten feet (3.0 m) of water.[72]

2 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 July 1905
Ship Country Description
Frank G. Rich   United States The 105-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Liscomb, Nova Scotia. All 18 people on board survived.[28]

3 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 July 1905
Ship Country Description
Argo   United States The 14-gross register ton schooner sank off Ludlington, Michigan. Both people on board survived.[48]
Chromo   United States The 8-gross register ton schooner was sunk in a collision in thick fog with the steamer Calvin Austen (  United States) in Boston Bay off Boston Light on the coast of Massachusetts. One crewman was killed. Two or four survivors (sources differ) were rescued by Calvin Austen.[48][79]
Louise   United States The laid up steamer sprung a leak and sank at dock in the Kentucky River at Louisville, Kentucky. Raised and repaired.[49]

4 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 July 1905
Ship Country Description
Walworth   United States The 18-gross register ton steam yacht burned on the Illinois and Michigan Canal. Both people on board survived.[38]

5 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 July 1905
Ship Country Description
Diana   United Kingdom The Newlyn lugger steamed into the Hamburgans Rocks off Penzance promenade, Cornwall, when the watchman fell asleep after a night of fishing. She was refloated on the late afternoon tide.[122]
Farfadet   French Navy The Farfadet-class submarine sank at Sidi Abdullah, French Tunisia with the loss of 14 lives. Raised, repaired and recommissioned in September 1909 as Follet.
Liberty   United States With no one on board, the 18-gross register ton screw steamer was destroyed by fire at dock at St. Albans Bay, Vermont.[35][103]

8 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 July 1905
Ship Country Description
Potemkin   Royal Romanian Navy The Imperial Russian Navy battleship was partly scuttled in the Port of Constanța by her mutinous Russian crew after surrendering to Romanian authorities, who hoisted the Romanian flag aboard her.[123]
Roy J. Cram(or Roys J. Cram)   United States The 19-gross register ton steam screw tug was destroyed by fire at dock at New Baltimore, New York. All three people on board survived.[35][51]
Sarah C. Smith   United States The 297-gross register ton schooner was sunk in a collision with the screw steamer Governor Dingley (  United States) in dense fog near Portland Head on the coast of Maine.[32][51]
W. W. O'Neil   United States The steamer struck an obstruction and sank in the Louisville and Portland Canal. Raised and repaired.[49]
Welcome   United States The steamer sank at dock in the Chicago River due to bad caulking. Raised and repaired.[124]

11 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 July 1905
Ship Country Description
Normandie   United States The 13-gross register ton steam screw yacht was sunk in a collision with the screw steamer Volund (  Norway) in the Hudson River off Dobbs Ferry, New York. Three people on board – two crewman and a female passenger – were killed; sources differ as to whether three people were rescued or there were no survivors.[35][125]

13 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1905
Ship Country Description
Beatrice   United States The 48-ton schooner was lost at Nome, Territory of Alaska.[126]
Governor Perkins   United States The steamer was anchored at Nome, Alaska with no crew aboard when a storm arose and the crew could not get back aboard. She parted her moorings and was wrecked.[127]
Senator(or The Senator)   United States The laid-up 37-gross register ton steam yacht, out of commission since 1904, burned and sank at dock in the harbor at Wickford, Rhode Island. All five people on board survived.[35][128]

14 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 July 1905
Ship Country Description
Governor Perkins   United States While her crew of three was ashore, the 51-foot (15.5 m) steamer was washed ashore and wrecked at Nome, Territory of Alaska, near the mouth of the Snake River after her mooring lines parted during a storm.[112]
Walwarth   United States The steamer was destroyed by fire at dock in the Illinois and Michigan Canal at Channahon, Illinois.[124]

15 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 1905
Ship Country Description
Nimrod   United States The schooner was sunk in a collision in thick fog with a barge towed by the steamer International (  United States) off Pollock Rip Lightship. The crew were rescued by a tug.[79]

17 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1905
Ship Country Description
Clyde   United States The steamer was capsized by a sudden severe wind near Minneiska, Minnesota.[60]
Harry Brown   United States The steamer struck a rock below Lock No. 2 in the Ohio River and sank. She was raised and repaired.[111]

18 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 1905
Ship Country Description
A. G. Ropes   United States The 2,460-gross register ton full-rigged ship was abandoned at sea off Kobe, Japan. All 27 people on board survived. She later was salvaged, towed to New York City, and re-documented as a schooner.[48]
Catalina   United States The 57-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Rockland, Maine. Both people on board survived.[48]
L. M. Eaton   United States The 13-gross register ton schooner burned off Point Judith, Rhode Island. The only person on board survived.[28]
Reliance   United States With no one on board, the 15-gross register ton motor vessel burned at Cape Charles, Virginia.[35]

19 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1905
Ship Country Description
A. J. Johnson   United States The steamer struck a stump sticking out from the bank at W. M. Corbett's Mill on the Cape Fear River and sank. Later raised.[56]

21 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1905
Ship Country Description
USS Bennington   United States Navy
 
USS Bennington

The Yorktown-class gunboat suffered a boiler explosion and was holed. She was beached at San Diego, California. She was later repaired and returned to service as a non-commissioned barge in 1906. the vessel was stricken in 1910.

22 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 1906
Ship Country Description
Minnivia Miles   United States The 43-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Diamond Marsh in Virginia. All 10 people aboard survived.[32]

24 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1905
Ship Country Description
Barbara Hernster   United States The 148-gross register ton two-masted schooner was wrecked at the entrance to Plover Bay inside Providence Bay near Bald Head on the east coast of Siberia.[126]
Reef   United States The 9-gross register ton steam screw tug burned at dock at Pontiac, Washington. The only person on board survived.[35][110]

25 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 July 1905
Ship Country Description
Caro   United States The 6-gross register ton motor vessel burned at Begol Island on the Mississippi River. Both people on board survived.[6]
Gov. Perkins   United States The 17-gross register ton screw steamer vessel was stranded at Nome, Territory of Alaska. All three people on board survived.[6]
Iola May   United States The 13-gross register ton motor paddle vessel burned at Plaquemine, Louisiana. Both people on board survived.[42]

26 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 July 1905
Ship Country Description
Coryphene   United States During a voyage from Nome to Tin City, Territory of Alaska, with a crew of 15 and a cargo of 1,000 tons of general merchandise, coal, and lumber aboard, the 811-gross register ton, 160.2-foot (48.8 m) bark was wrecked without loss of life 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) off the west-central coast of the Territory of Alaska 16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi) north of Cape Prince of Wales. By 17 August she reportedly was being dismantled during efforts to salvage her cargo.[129]
George Presley   United States The 2,164-gross register ton screw steamer burned in Green Bay near Washington Island, Wisconsin. The burning vessel drifted into West Harbor setting a dock on fire before sinking, a total loss. Later hull refloated, towed into Sturgeon Bay and resunk. All 15 people aboard survived.[6][130][131]
Robert White   United States The tug was sunk in a collision with the tug New York Central No. 15 (  United States) off The Battery. Later raised.[125]

27 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 July 1905
Ship Country Description
Sixeus   United Kingdom The barque ran aground at Volunteer Point, Falkland Islands and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Barry, Glamorgan to Valparaíso, Chile.[132]

28 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 July 1905
Ship Country Description
Martha Stevens   United States The cargo ship was damaged in a collision with the United States Government lighter Williams (  United States) off Liberty Island in New York Harbor and was beached on mud flats.[133]
Barbara Hernster   United States The 148-gross register ton motor vessel was stranded at Bald Head on the coast of Siberia. All eight people on board survived.[6]

29 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 July 1905
Ship Country Description
Star of Russia   United States The sailing ship ran aground in thick fog on a sand beach on the north west end of Chirikof Island. Refloated on 6 August, going to San Francisco, California for repairs.[134]

30 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 July 1905
Ship Country Description
Livonia   United States The 28-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Nauset Light on the coast of Massachusetts. All nine people on board survived.[28]

AugustEdit

2 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1905
Ship Country Description
Harry Reid   United States The steamer sprung a leak and sank while lying at the bank at Winneberg, Illinois. She was raised, repaired, and returned to service.[135]

4 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1905
Ship Country Description
Freeman   United States The 93-gross register ton schooner was abandoned at sea. All 10 people on board survived.[28]
Noisiel   France
 
Noisiel

The 400-ton steel barque was blown ashore in a violent storm at Praa Sands, Cornwall,. She was en route from Cherbourg to Savona with a 600-ton cargo of armour plate from gun turrets of obsolete battleships.[136][137]

5 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1905
Ship Country Description
John J. Mitchell   United States With no one on board, the 80-gross register ton barge was wrecked in the Yukon Flats near Fort Yukon in the central Territory of Alaska.[38][138]
Waunetta   United States The 6-gross register ton schooner burned in the Strait of Mackinac off Michigan. Both people on board survived.[139]

6 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 August 1905
Ship Country Description
Badger   United States The barge was stranded on Race Point on Fishers Island, New York in Long Island Sound when her tow, Bay View (  United States), went ashore.[47]
Bavaria   United States The barge was stranded on Race Point on Fishers Island, New York in Long Island Sound when her tow, Bay View (  United States), went ashore.[47]
Bay View   United States The Tug stranded on Race Point on Fishers Island, New York, in Long Island Sound.[47]

7 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1905
Ship Country Description
Hopatcong   United States The 854-gross register ton steel-hulled sidewheel steam paddle ferry was destroyed by fire at dock at Hoboken, New Jersey. All seven people on board survived.[6][133]

8 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1905
Ship Country Description
Hessie   United States The steamer sank at dock in Mayport, Florida.[140]
Oldhamia   United Kingdom Russo-Japanese War: The 3,639-gross register ton merchant ship's Russian prize crew ran her aground on Etorofu on or about this date and burned her. The Russian Second Pacific Squadron had captured her on 15 May 1905 off Formosa during a voyage from New York City to Hong Kong with a cargo of 165,000 cases of oil.[80]
Post Boy   United States The 94-gross register ton screw steamer was destroyed by fire at Holland, Michigan. Both people on board survived.[35][58]

10 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 August 1905
Ship Country Description
Joseph B. Williams   United States The steamer was sunk by a snag at Sisters Island near Bay City, Illinois. Raised and repaired.[30]
Roanoke   United States The 3,539-gross register ton four-masted bark was destroyed by fire while loading a cargo of chromium ore in Nehoue Bay near Nouméa, New Caledonia. All 30 people on board survived.[32]

11 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 1905
Ship Country Description
Sego   United States The steamer sank at dock at Carrabelle, Florida due to defective water tank piping. Later raised.[141]

12 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 1905
Ship Country Description
Bertha E. Hedtler   United States The 12-gross register ton screw naphtha launch burned at Ram Island in the Merrimack River in Massachusetts. Both people aboard survived.[6]
George Lewis   United States The 27-gross register ton schooner sank in the Magothy River in Maryland. All eight people aboard survived.[28]
Joe   United States The 119-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Bunkers Ledge on the coast of Maine. All three people on board survived.[28]

13 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 August 1905
Ship Country Description
Charles W. Liken   United States The 34-gross register ton screw steamer burned at Bay City, Michigan. All four people on board survived.[6]
Ocmulgee   United States The 57-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer sank at Durhams Bluff, Georgia. All six people on board survived.[35]

14 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 August 1905
Ship Country Description
Heros   Sweden The cargo ship, carrying copper ore and copper, went aground and sank at Rundholmen in Saltstraumen, Norway. All of the 23 men on board survived.[142]

15 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 August 1905
Ship Country Description
New Shorham   United States The steamer struck a sunken scow in the entrance to the Great Salt Pond, Rhode Island and sank.[128]

16 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 1905
Ship Country Description
Hancock   United States The steamer was sunk in a collision with Binghampton (  United States) in Lake St. Clair.[143]

17 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 August 1905
Ship Country Description
John M. Hutchinson   United States The 980-gross register ton schooner sank in Lake Superior off Fourteen-Mile Point on the coast of Michigan. All six people on board survived.[28]
Spartan   United States The 1,448-gross register ton full-rigged ship was stranded at Spreckelsville on the coast of Maui in the Territory of Hawaii. All 18 people on board survived.[32]

19 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 August 1905
Ship Country Description
Imogene M. Terry   United States The 11-gross register ton sloop was stranded on the coast of New Jersey in Raritan Bay. The only person on board survived.[28]
John Neilson   United States The 344-gross register ton steel-hulled barge was stranded at New York City. All three people on board survived.[144]
Minerva II   United States The 597-gross register ton schooner was stranded on Maricobau Island in the Philippine Islands. All seven people aboard survived.[32]
Spartan   United States The sail cargo ship was wrecked on a shoal near Kahului, Territory of Hawaii.[72]
William H. Vanderbilt   United States The 241-gross register ton barge was stranded at New York City with the loss of both people on board.[144]

20 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1905
Ship Country Description
M. C. Haskell   United States The 351-gross register ton schooner was stranded on Shovelful Shoal off the coast of Massachusetts with the loss of one life. There were six survivors.[28]
Unknown   United States The dump scow was sunk in a collision with Charles H. Hackley (  United States) in the Chicago River.[145]

21 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 August 1905
Ship Country Description
Excelsior   United Kingdom The tug sprang a leak and sunk while under tow of Renown(  United Kingdom) in the North Sea ten miles (16 km) south east of the Isle of May.[146]

22 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1905
Ship Country Description
Marion E. Rockhill   United States The 284-gross register ton schooner was stranded in Amagansett Bay on the coast of New York. All five people on board survived.[28]

23 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1905
Ship Country Description
Bonanza   United States Leaking badly after suffering ice damage in the Arctic Ocean, the 152.4-ton, 102-foot (31.1 m) schooner was beached at King Point on the coast of Herschel Island off the coast of the Yukon Territory. Ice then crushed her on the beach. Her crew of 23 survived.[48][126]
Marguedora   United States The 58-gross register ton motor yacht burned on the Carrabelle River in Florida. All three people on board survived.[35]

24 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1905
Ship Country Description
Hanover   United States The 66-gross register ton sternwheel motor paddle vessel burned to the waterline at either Bethlehem, Indiana, or Louisville, Kentucky (sources disagree). All five people on board survived.[6][49]
Susquehanna   United States The 2,744-gross register ton full-rigged ship sank in the Indian Ocean at 16°51′S 062°15′E / 16.850°S 62.250°E / -16.850; 62.250 (Susquehanna). All 27 people on board survived.[32]
W. J. Warwick   United States The tug capsized and sank while coaling at the Buffalo Fuel Company's dock in the Blackwell Canal in the harbor at Buffalo, New York, when too much coal was dumped on one side. One crewman was killed.[86]

25 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 August 1905
Ship Country Description
Blanche   United States The steamer was sunk in a collision with Neuse (  United States) in the Neuse River.[92]
Susquehannah   United States The full-rigged ship was abandoned in sinking conditions in rough weather 150 miles (240 km) south west of New Caledonia in the Coral Sea. The crew reached the Solomon Islands after six days, they narrowly escaped massacre by hostile natives, escaping to sea in the boats. They were eventually rescued by an Australian vessel.[147][148]
Thelma   United States The 5-gross register ton motor vessel burned at Edgartown, Massachusetts. The only person on board survived.[35]

26 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 1905
Ship Country Description
Charles A. Witler   United States The 219-gross register ton schooner was lost off Diamond Shoals, North Carolina, after colliding with the steamer John Bossert (  United States). All six people on board survived.[48]
Minnehaha   United States The 37-gross register ton schooner sank in the Chesapeake Bay off North Point, Maryland. All nine people aboard survived.[32]

27 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 August 1905
Ship Country Description
Octavia   United States The 6-gross register ton schooner was lost when she collided with an unnamed dredge at Galveston, Texas. The only person on board survived.[32]

28 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 August 1905
Ship Country Description
Astonisher   United States The 6-gross register ton catboat was lost with the loss of one life in Vineyard Sound off the coast of Massachusetts after colliding with the screw steamer Ada (  Norway). There was one survivor.[48]
Peconic   United States The 1,855-gross register ton steel-hulled screw steamer sank in a gale off Fernandina on the northeast coast of Florida. Her master and 19 crewmen were killed. Two crewmen reached Amelia Island, Florida, in a lifeboat.[35][56]

29 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 August 1905
Ship Country Description
Lily   United States The steamer sheared off course, struck a wreck, and sank at Sandwich, Ontario.[143]

31 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 August 1905
Ship Country Description
Bessie Smith   United States The steamer struck an obstruction at Dam No. 2 in the Ohio River and sank. Raised and repaired.[111]
Jones Brothers   Australia The steam schooner, under tow of Helen Nicoll was wrecked on Oyster Bank off the harbour of Newcastle, Australia in bad weather and heavy seas.[146]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date August 1905
Ship Country Description
Albatross   United Kingdom The small ketch sank in the Solent when her cargo of oil barrels exploded.[122]
Star of Russia   United States Carrying 280 passengers, 19 crewmen, and a cargo of 28,514 cases of canned salmon, the 1,981-gross register ton, 275.5-foot (84.0 m) iron ship ran aground in fog on a sandy beach on the northwestern end of Chirikof Island in the Gulf of Alaska without loss of life. She was refloated eight days later and towed to Alitak Cannery on Kodiak Island, where her passengers disembarked and cargo was unloaded. On 26 August, she departed for repairs at San Francisco, California.[149]

SeptemberEdit

1 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 September 1905
Ship Country Description
Alice S. Hawkes   United States The 63-gross register ton schooner burned at Plymouth, Massachusetts. All 15 people on board survived.[48]
Seven Sisters   United States The 129-gross register ton schooner was stranded in Kotzebue Sound on the coast of the Territory of Alaska. All six people on board survived.[32]
Unknown barge   United States The barge was sunk in a collision with Manhattan (  United States) in the East River off Pier 35.[150]
Unknown launch   United States The naptha launch was sunk in a collision with City of Hudson (  United States) off Hastings-on-Hudson, New York in the Hudson River. The two people on board were rescued.[150]

2 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 September 1905
Ship Country Description
America   United States The 6-gross register ton sloop-rigged yacht was stranded at Michigan City, Indiana. The only person on board survived.[48]
Gerome   United States The 109-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer struck a rock in the Little Homely Rapids, Hornier Rapids, or Homlez Rapids (sources diagree) in the Snake River in Washington and sank. All seven people on board survived.[42][19][151]
Iosco   United States While towing the schooner barge Olive Jeannette (  United States), the 2,051-gross register ton screw steamer sank in Lake Superior off Huron Island in Michigan's Huron Islands during a gale with the loss of all 19 people on board.[35]
Julia   United States The 47-gross register ton schooner barge or scow barge was stranded in the Cedar Ford River in Michigan. The only person on board survived.[28]
Olive Jeanette   United States While under tow by the screw steamer Iosco (  United States), the 1,271-gross register ton schooner barge sank in Lake Superior off Huron Island, Michigan, during a gale. All seven people on board perished.[32]
Pretoria   United States The 2,790-gross register ton wooden schooner sank in a severe gale on Lake Superior off Outer Island in Wisconsin's Apostle Islands. Five of the ten people on board were lost.[32][152]
Sevona   United States The 3,166-gross register ton iron-hulled lake freighter sank in a severe gale on Lake Superior near Wisconsin's Sand Island in the Apostle Islands when she struck a reef and broke in two, a total loss. Her master and six crewmen on the forward section all died. According to one source, all 13 crewmen and three women passengers on the aft section survived using the ship′s lifeboats; another source claims that there were 11 survivors.[35][153]

3 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 September 1905
Ship Country Description
Iosco   United States The steamer foundered in heavy seas near the Huron Islands in Lake Superior. Lost with all 19 hands.[107][154]
J. M. Colman   United States The 463-gross register ton schooner was stranded on San Miguel Island in the Channel Islands off the coast of California. All 15 people on board survived.[28]
Mary A. Hand   United States The 33-gross register ton schooner was stranded in Delaware Bay on the coast of Delaware at Mahons River. Both people aboard survived.[32]
North Wind   United States The steamer was damaged when she struck a concrete dock entering the harbor of Duluth, Minnesota due to strong wind and current. She sprang a leak and sank.[153]
Olive Jeannette   United States The schooner foundered in heavy seas near the Huron Islands in Lake Superior when her tow steamer Iosco (  United States) sank. Lost with all seven hands.[154]
Young America   United States The passenger steamer was sunk in a collision with the ferry George H. Power (  United States) near the Hudson Light. Four passengers killed.[51]

4 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 September 1905
Ship Country Description
Gertrude L. Trundy   United States The 485-gross register ton schooner was abandoned at sea off Thacher Island on the coast of Massachusetts. All six people aboard survived.[28]

5 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 September 1905
Ship Country Description
Cyril   United Kingdom The Booth Line passenger-cargo liner collided near Belém, Brazil with same company's new liner Anselm(flag unknown) and sank in 70 ft (21.3 m) of water.[155]
Shamrock   Canada The tow steamer sank after colliding with the steamer W. C. Richardson (  United States) two miles (3.2 km) above the ship canal on the St. Marys River. Her master and one crewman were killed.[156][157]
Unknown scow   United States The scow was sunk in a collision with Prinz Adalbert(  Germany) off the Jersey Flats.[150]
Vila Y. Hermano   United States The 327-gross register ton schooner sank in the central Gulf of Mexico south of Pensacola, Florida at (29°00′N 087°00′W / 29.000°N 87.000°W / 29.000; -87.000 (Vila Y. Hermano)) after colliding with the screw steamer Mobila (  United States). All six people aboard survived.[32]

7 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 September 1905
Ship Country Description
Pastime   United States The steamer sprung a leak and sank at Sewickley, Pennsylvania. Raised and repaired.[111]

9 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 September 1905
Ship Country Description
Venezia   Norway The steamer was wrecked on Tørre Bjælke. Her master, his wife and ten of the crew died.[158]

11 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 September 1905
Ship Country Description
Abram Collerd   United States The 217-gross register ton barge was lost in a collision with the screw steamer Maine (  United States) at New York City. Both people on board survived.[38]

12 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 September 1905
Ship Country Description
Fay S.   United States The dredge sank in the Ohio River above Manoca, Pennsylvania.[111]
Mikasa   Imperial Japanese Navy The battleship sank at her moorings at Sasebo, Japan, with the loss of 251 of her crew after suffering a fire and magazine explosion. She was refloated 7 August 1907, reconstructed, and returned to service 24 August 1908.[159]
Star   United States The 89-gross register ton barge sank at New York City. The only person on board survived.[38]

13 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 September 1905
Ship Country Description
Tempest   United States The steamer sank at dock at Duluth, Minnesota.[153]

15 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 September 1905
Ship Country Description
V. H. Ketchum   United States The 1,699-gross register ton barge burned at Parisien Island in Lake Superior with the loss of two lives. There were six survivors.[38]

18 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1905
Ship Country Description
Puritan   United States The 89-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Canso, Nova Scotia. All 12 people on board survived.[32]

19 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 September 1905
Ship Country Description
George W. Roby   United States The 1,933-gross register ton schooner barge or scow barge burned at Lime Kiln Crossing on the Detroit River in Michigan. All 17 people aboard survived.[28]
Kirkhill   United Kingdom The steamer was wrecked on Wolf Rocks, Falkland Islands.[146]

20 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 September 1905
Ship Country Description
Sophia   United States The 16-gross register ton screw steamer was destroyed by fire at dock in Rockport, Ontario. Crew was ashore at lunch, or three people on board survived.[35][160]

21 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 September 1905
Ship Country Description
A. P. Co. No. 4   United States With no one on board, the 9-gross register ton scow was stranded in the Gulf of Georgia on the coast of British Columbia.[38]

22 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 September 1905
Ship Country Description
W.H. Harrison   United States The 91-gross register ton screw steamer struck the bar in Alsea Bay entering the Alsea River on the coast of Oregon and was wrecked. All 11 people on board survived.[35][19]

24 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 September 1905
Ship Country Description
Alabama   United Kingdom The trawler went aground and was wrecked off Cape Wrath.[146]
J. W. Frost   United States The 42-gross register ton schooner was stranded at New Orleans, Louisiana. All three people on board survived.[28]

25 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 September 1905
Ship Country Description
Job H. Jackson   United States The schooner was capsized in a collision with Bay Port (  United States) in Chesapeake Bay. One crewman was killed. The rest of the crew were rescued from the inverted hull by Bay Port.[92]

26 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1905
Ship Country Description
Cantabria   Philippine Islands The ship sank at the north end of Ticao Island in the Philippines in a typhoon. The ship was a total loss and all 69 people on board drowned.[161]
USS Leyte   United States Navy The gunboat was sunk by a typhoon in the Philippines. 33 crewmen killed.[162]
Stella Lee   United States With no one on board, the 7-gross register ton sternwheel motor paddle vessel burned on the Ohio River at Caseyville, Kentucky.[35]

27 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 September 1905
Ship Country Description
Gipsy   United States The 293-gross register ton cargo ship, a screw steamer, was wrecked in Monterey Bay near China Point on the coast of California. All 16 people on board survived.[6][163]

28 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 September 1905
Ship Country Description
Bridgeport   United States The 125-gross register ton steam canal boat was lost when she collided with the screw steamer New York (  United States) off Yonkers, New York. All three people on board survived.[6]
Portsea   United Kingdom The steamer was wrecked on Houmet Florence Reef, Alderney, Channel Islands.[146]

30 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 September 1905
Ship Country Description
P. H. Birckhead   United States The 495-gross register ton screw steamer burned at Alpena, Michigan. All 13 people on board survived.[35]
Sprite   United Kingdom The steamer sank in the North Sea 45 miles (72 km) south east of Hartlepool in a gale. She was caught by a cross sea and rolled left heavily and another cross sea rolled her heavily onto her starboard side, her cargo shifted prevented her from righting. An attempt to tow by trawler Buffalo was unsuccessful and Buffalo took her crew off.[164][146]
Unknown launch   United States The open naptha launch was sunk in a collision with the tug Grantham I. Taggert (  United States) in the Savannah River. One occupant drowned.[140]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date September 1905
Ship Country Description
City of Dublin   United States The 147-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer was stranded at Dublin, Georgia. All 11 people on board survived.[6]
Halcyon   United States With no one on board, the 67-gross register ton schooner-rigged yacht sank in Saminar Bay on the coast of the Dominican Republic.[165]
Loch Vennachar   United Kingdom The three-masted clipper ship sank at West Bay, Kangaroo Island, Australia, sometime between 6 and 29 September.
Nimrod   United States The 99-gross register ton scow was stranded at Derby, Connecticut. The only person on board survived.[38]

OctoberEdit

1 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 October 1905
Ship Country Description
Fannie Tuthill   United States The 27-gross register ton tug was sunk in a collision with the screw steamer D. C. Whitney (  United States) on the St. Clair Flats Canal in the Detroit, Michigan, area. One crewman was killed. There were three survivors. Wreck was removed.[6][143][166]

2 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 October 1905
Ship Country Description
Ella   United States The barge sank in Rancocas Creek in southwestern New Jersey. Her master was killed.[167]
Lawrence Haines   United States The 256-gross register ton schooner, under tow of Emma J. Kennedy (  United States), was lost when she collided with the sidewheel paddle steamer Nantasket (  United States) off College Point, Queens, New York. All five people on board survived.[28][168]
Nantasket   United States The sidewheel paddle steamer was sunk in a collision with the schooner Lawrence Haines (  United States) off West Farms Creek in the East River in New York City.[169]

4 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1905
Ship Country Description
Lettie May   United States The 45-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Skilligalee Light on the coast of Michigan. Both people on board survived.[78]

5 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 October 1905
Ship Country Description
HMS Irresistible   Royal Navy The Formidable-class battleship ran aground at Malta. She was refloated, underwent an overhaul, and returned to service.
Kingfisher   United States The 517-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Cleveland, Ohio. All six people on board survived.[28]
Noquebay   United States The wooden schooner caught fire and sank in Lake Superior off the coast of Stockton Island, in Chequamegon Bay on the coast of Wisconsin.
Pearl   United States The 76-gross register ton schooner was lost when she collided with an unidentified vessel in the Chesapeake Bay. All three people on board survived.[32]
St. Paul   United States The 2,440-gross register ton iron-hulled screw steamer was wrecked in fog on a reef at Point Gorda on the coast of California. All 61 people on board survived. The wreck was destroyed by fire on 10 November during operation to salvage material from the wreck.[35][163][170]

6 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 October 1905
Ship Country Description
Belle of Dover   United States The 38-gross register ton schooner sank in Pamlico Sound on the coast of North Carolina. Both people on board survived.[48]
USLHS Manzanita   United States Lighthouse Service The Manzanita-class lighthouse tender was sunk in a collision with the dredge Columbia near Waterford Post Light in the Columbia River.[19]
Unknown launch   United States The anchored naptha launch was sunk when struck by passenger vessel Kennebec (  United States) at Fall River, Massachusetts.[171]
Van Name and King   United States The 735-gross register ton schooner sank at sea with the loss of six of the eight people aboard.[32]

7 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 October 1905
Ship Country Description
Rosalie   United Kingdom The steamer was wrecked off Carameiro Rock, Corcubion.[172]

8 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 October 1905
Ship Country Description
Admiral   United States The 35-gross register ton motor fishing vessel was wrecked in the Yukon River at Andreafsky, Territory of Alaska. All eight people on board survived.[6][173]
Noquebay   United States The 684-gross register ton schooner caught fire and was beached in Julian Bay near Presque Isle Point, Stockton Island on the coast of Michigan. All six people on board survived.[32][174]
Veteran   United States The 14-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Herring Ledge on the coast of Maine. All four people aboard survived.[32]

10 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 October 1905
Ship Country Description
Berkley   United States The 223-gross register ton barge sank at New Haven, Connecticut. Both people on board survived.[144]
H. P. Barnes   United States The 30-gross register ton schooner was stranded. Both people on board survived.[28]

11 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 October 1905
Ship Country Description
Charles H. Burton   United States The 514-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Westfield, New York. All six people on board survived.[48]
John McCausland   United States The 33-gross register ton screw steamer caught fire off Turkey Point, New York. She was beached and was destroyed by the fire. Both people on board survived.[35][51]
May Flower   United States The 8-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Solomon on the Bering Sea coast of the Territory of Alaska. All six people aboard survived.[32]
Thomas B. Travers   United States The 38-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Tangier Beach, Virginia. Both people aboard survived.[32]

12 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 October 1905
Ship Country Description
Corwin H. Spencer   United States The 1,609-gross register ton sidewheel paddle steamer was destroyed by fire at Ivory Station, Missouri, just south of the St. Louis city limits, while being painted, a total loss. All 22 people on board survived.[6][135]

13 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 October 1905
Ship Country Description
Argosy   United Kingdom The steamer ran ashore in the North Sea two miles (3.2 km) south east of Donna Nook, Lincolnshire. A tug pulled her off on 29 October.[146]
Elk   United States The 100-gross register ton paddle steamer struck an obstruction in the Mississippi River at Vicksburg, Mississippi, and sank. Using a line, she was partially pulled onto the riverbank between Vicksburg and Davis Bend, Mississippi, with her stern in 30 feet (9.1 m) of water. There were 13 people on board; sources differ as to whether they all survived or four crewmen were killed.[6][175]
John Reilly   United States During a voyage from Keewalik to Kotzebue, Territory of Alaska, with a crew of six and a cargo of ten tons of general merchandise aboard, the 200- or 220-gross register ton (sources disagree), 100-foot (30.5 m) sternwheel paddle steamer, a cargo vessel, was wrecked without loss of life in Kotzebue Sound on the beach four nautical miles (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) east of Cape Blossom.[35][138][176][177]

14 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 October 1905
Ship Country Description
Laura Madsen   United States The 345-gross register ton, 140-foot (42.7 m) schooner was crushed by ice at Point Barrow, Territory of Alaska, six weeks after being trapped there by the ice.[28][178] All eight people on board survived.[28]

15 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 October 1905
Ship Country Description
Edward   United States The 319-gross register ton barge burned in the Chesapeake Bay off Wolf Trap Light off the coast of Virginia. The only person on board survived.[38]
Louisville   United States The steamer sank at dock at Pinners Point, probably in the Norfolk, Virginia area.[44]
Sacramento   United States The 130-gross register ton schooner was stranded on the Coos Bay Bar on the coast of Oregon. All five people on board survived.[32]

16 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 October 1905
Ship Country Description
HMS A4   Royal Navy The A-class submarine was sunk in a collision, or a flooding accident. She was refloated, and either repaired and returned to service, or not repaired and not recommissioned.
Unknown boat   United States The boat filled and sank at the Capitol City Oil Mill, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[175]
Valencia   United States Carrying a crew of 62, three passengers, and 500 tons of general cargo on a voyage from Nome, Territory of Alaska, the 1,598-gross register ton, 252.7-foot (77.0 m) passenger steamer ran aground without loss of life while entering the harbor at Saint Michael, Territory of Alaska. After Valencia jettisoned 75 tons of cargo, the tug Meteor (  United States) helped her free herself and she resumed her voyage.[113]

17 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 October 1905
Ship Country Description
May Fisher   United States The 52-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer sank at Baton Rouge, Louisiana. All seven people on board survived.[35]

18 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 October 1905
Ship Country Description
Alvin A. Turner   United States The 309-gross register ton screw steamer was going through Little Detroit Passage on the St. Marys River in Michigan when her wheel chains parted, resulting in her losing steering and grounding on rocks. She then caught fire and was destroyed. All nine people on board survived.[6][75]
Louise   United States The 126-gross register ton screw steamer was stranded near Pointe à la Hache, Louisiana. All 13 people on board survived.[35]
Nautilus   United States The yacht was destroyed by fire at dock at Fishers Island, New York.[128]

19 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 October 1905
Ship Country Description
Cygnet   United States The 12-gross register ton screw steamer was stranded in the Straits of Mackinac. All four people on board survived.[6]
D. R. Rhodes   United States The vessel, in a gale on Lake Huron, lost her towship, Joseph S. Fay, eventually wrecking on rocks near Cheboygan, Michigan.[75][179]
Elizabeth   United States The 25-gross register ton schooner barge or scow barge was lost when she struck a pier at Menominee, Michigan. Both people on board survived.[165]
Iver Lawson   United States The 149-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Horse Shoe Bay, Wisconsin. All four people on board survived.[28]
Joseph S. Fay   United States The 1,220-gross register ton screw steamer sprung a leak on Lake Huron during a gale and was beached or driven onto the rocks at Forty Mile Point on the coast of Michigan, where she broke up with the loss of one life. There were 13 survivors.[35][75][180]
Kaliyuga   United States The 1,941-gross register ton screw steamer foundered on Lake Huron in a gale. Lost with all 17 hands.[35][75][181]
Kate Lyons   United States The 201-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Holland, Michigan. All four people on board survived.[28]
Louise   United States The steamer's hull was holed on the Mississippi River 42 miles (68 km) below New Orleans, Louisiana. She rolled to port and sank, a total loss.[175]
Nautilus   United States The 24-gross register ton steam yacht burned at Fishers Island, New York, at the eastern end of Long Island Sound. All five people on board survived.[35]

20 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 October 1905
Ship Country Description
Alta   United States The 935-gross register ton lumber schooner barge was stranded in Lake Superior on Grand Island, Michigan near Trout Bay with a broken back, a total loss. All six people on board survived.[48][182]
Dora   United States The 177-gross register ton schooner departed Charleston, South Carolina, bound for New York City with five people on board and was never heard from again.[48]
Florence   United States During a voyage from Nome to Unalakleet, Territory of Alaska, with a crew of three aboard, the 10-gross register ton, 40-foot (12.2 m) schooner was wrecked on a bar 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi) north of Egavik (or Egowik) (64°02′25″N 160°55′21″W / 64.0403°N 160.9225°W / 64.0403; -160.9225 (Egavik)) during a gale with the loss of her captain. Her other two crew members survived.[165][183]
Galatea   United States The 610-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Grand Marais, Michigan, a total loss. All six people aboard survived.[28][182]
Jay Ochs   United States The 18-gross register ton screw steamer sank in Lake Huron 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km; 4.0 mi) south-southwest of Middle Isle. All five people on board survived.[6]
John V. Jones   United States The 200-gross register ton schooner was stranded 35 miles (56 km) northeast of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with the loss of two lives. There were three survivors.[28]
Mautenee   United States The 647-gross register ton schooner barge or scow barge was stranded at Pictou, Ontario. All six people aboard survived.[32]
Minnedosa   Canada While under tow with a cargo of grain during a snowstorm, the schooner barge disappeared and sank in Lake Huron near Harbor Beach, Michigan.
Nirvana   United States The 611-gross register ton schooner barge or scow barge broke up and sank in ten feet (3.0 m) of water at Grand Marais, Michigan. All six people on board survived.[32][182]
Sara Sheldon(or Sarah E. Sheldon)   United States The 693-gross register ton screw steamer sprung a leak in heavy seas on Lake Erie and was beached 600 yards (550 m) off the coast of Ohio 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi) east of Lorain. A strong wind turned into a gale and broke her up. The gale capsized one of her lifeboats, killing two crewmen. Two tugs rescued the other 12 members of her crew.[35][86]
Siberia   United States The 1,892-gross register ton screw steamer sprung a leak in heavy seas and her machinery became disabled in Lake Erie about 30 miles (48 km) west of Long Point, Ontario. She was assisted by the steamer J. H. Wade (  United States) and was pushed close to shore off Long Point, where she sank in 22 feet (6.7 m) of water. All 15 people aboard survived. She was broken up by another gale before she could be raised.[35][160]
Tasmania   United States The 979-gross register ton schooner sank in Lake Erie south of Pelee Passage Light on the coast of Ontario, with the loss of all eight people on board. Wreck dispersed with Dynamite on 13 July 1906.[32][184]
Vega   United States The 200-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Ludington, Michigan. All four people aboard survived.[32]
Yukon   United States The 1,602-gross register ton schooner sank in Lake Erie 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) north of the piers at Ashtabula, Ohio. All eight people aboard survived.[6]

22 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 1905
Ship Country Description
Post Boy   Australia The schooner was lost in Spencer Gulf.[185]

23 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 October 1905
Ship Country Description
Hudson   United States The tug was caught between Huron and Ramapo(both   United States) and was sunk in Buffalo Creek, Buffalo, New York. One crewman killed.[160]

24 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 1905
Ship Country Description
May Flower   United States The 8-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Solomon on the Bering Sea coast of the Territory of Alaska. All six people aboard survived.[32]

25 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 October 1905
Ship Country Description
James D. Leary   United States The 76-gross register ton steam screw tug burned in Newark Bay on the coast of New Jersey, a total loss.. All six people on board survived.[35][169]
Ogarita   United States The 604-gross register ton schooner burned in Lake Huron at Thunder Bay Island, Michigan. All six people on board survived.[32]

26 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 October 1905
Ship Country Description
Deudraeth Castle   United Kingdom The barque was abandoned off Cape Horn, Chile. Her crew were rescued by Pass of Killicrankie(  United Kingdom). Deudraeth Castle was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to Carrizal Bajo, Chile.[186]

28 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 October 1905
Ship Country Description
Alpha   United States The 33-gross register ton sloop was lost off New York City after colliding with the screw steamer Seneca (  United States). The only person on board survived.[48]
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