List of shipwrecks in 1908

This list of shipwrecks in 1908 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1908.

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JanuaryEdit

1 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 January 1908
Ship Country Description
E. M. Dutlield   United States The 92-gross register ton schooner foundered at Bridgeport, Connecticut. All three people on board survived.[1]

2 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 January 1908
Ship Country Description
Julia Davis   United States The 58-gross register ton schooner was lost in a collision with the barge Valentine in the eastern end of Long Island Sound off Fishers Island on the coast of New York. All three people aboard survived.[2][3]

3 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 1908
Ship Country Description
Abram P. Skidmore   United States The tug was sunk in the East River off Corlear's Hook in a collision with a car float towed by New York Central No. 8 (  United States). Crew rescued by New York Central No. 8.[4]
Eugene Batty   United States The 19-gross register ton schooner was lost in a collision with the Quartermaster Corps screw steamer General Timothy Pickering (  United States Army) off Tampa, Florida. All three people on board survived.[5]
Geo. R. Hand or George R. Hand   United States The 34-gross register ton screw steamer was totally destroyed by fire at dock at the Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse, Michigan. All three people on board survived.[6][7]
Northern Eagle   United States The 36-gross register ton schooner departed Key West, Florida, bound for Tampico, Mexico, with nine people on board and was never heard from again.[2]

4 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 January 1908
Ship Country Description
Bluefields   United States The 736-gross register ton steel-hulled screw steamer foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. All 18 people on board lost their lives.[8]
Manistique, Marquette, and Northern 1   United States The steamer struck an unknown obstruction entering Harbor at Manistique, Michigan. She made it to her dock where she sank.[9]

7 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 1908
Ship Country Description
D. Corson, jr.   United States With no one on board, the 19-gross register ton schooner was wrecked at Newport News, Virginia.[1]
Helen   United States The 388-gross register ton barge was stranded on Fishers Island in New York at the eastern end of Long Island Sound after losing her towline to C. B. Sanford (  United States). The only person on board survived.[10][11]
Julia   United States The 388-gross register ton barge was stranded on Fishers Island in New York at the eastern end of Long Island Sound after losing her towline to C. B. Sanford (  United States).[10][11]
Lizzie R Wilce   United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked on Porthminster Beach, St. Ives, Cornwall, England. Her crew were rescued.[12]

8 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 January 1908
Ship Country Description
John F. Miller   United States With 30 fishermen, a crew of seven, and a cargo of 220 tons of salt and provisions aboard, the 170- or 179-gross register ton (sources disagree), 107-foot (32.6 m) schooner was wrecked with the loss of ten lives in either East Anchor Cove (54°41′30″N 163°04′00″W / 54.69167°N 163.06667°W / 54.69167; -163.06667 (East Anchor Cove)) or Bear Harbor (sources disagree) on the coast of Unimak Island in the Aleutian Islands after her anchor chains broke during a gale that struck while her crew was attempting to salvage the schooner Glen (  United States), which had been wrecked there on 30 September 1907.[5][13][14]
Leonora   United States The 458-gross register ton schooner was stranded on the Diamond Shoals off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, with the loss of five lives. There were two survivors.[2]
Mary Barrow   United Kingdom The schooner was beached on Porthminster beach, St. Ives, Cornwall. Her crew were rescued.[12] Refloated a week later.[15]

9 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 January 1908
Ship Country Description
Josephine Ellicott   United States The 391-gross register ton schooner departed New York City bound for Mayport, Florida, with seven people on board and was never heard from again.[2]

10 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 January 1908
Ship Country Description
John E. Devlin   United States The 1,107-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Metomkin Island on the coast of Virginia. All nine people on board survived.[5]

11 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 January 1908
Ship Country Description
Eclipse   United States The ship was abandoned in the Pacific Ocean on a voyage from Newcastle, Australia to San Francisco, California. The next day one of the life boats capsized and two crewmen died of exposure as a result.[16]

12 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1908
Ship Country Description
Two Brothers   United States The steamer sank at dock over night in the Ohio River at Legionville, Pennsylvania when her siphon pump was shut off. Later raised.[17]

13 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 January 1908
Ship Country Description
City of Hartford   United States The 29-gross register ton Launch vessel was destroyed by fire on Lake Salvador, in Louisiana. All six people on board survived.[8][18]

14 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 January 1908
Ship Country Description
Malden   United States The 537-gross register ton schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off the Southeastern United States at 30°20′N 075°54′W / 30.333°N 75.900°W / 30.333; -75.900 (Malden). All eight people on board survived.[2]
Mary L. Newhall   United States The 1,310-gross register ton schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km; 230 mi) north of Bermuda. All 10 people on board survived.[2]

15 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 January 1908
Ship Country Description
Lafayette   United States With no one on board, the 77-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer foundered at Mount Carmel, Illinois.[19]

17 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 January 1908
Ship Country Description
Anne Comber   United States The 39-gross register ton schooner was stranded on Royal Shoal on the coast of North Carolina. All four people on board survived.[1]

18 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 January 1908
Ship Country Description
USS Sioux   United States Navy The Tug went ashore on Gull Rocks, Newport, Rhode Island. Refloated and returned to service.[11]

19 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 January 1908
Ship Country Description
Epirus   Greece The 3,276 GRT cargo ship, on passage from Sulina to Antwerp with a cargo of cotton, was run down in early morning fog by the Red Star Line ocean liner Finland (  Belgium) in the Scheldt off Terneuzen (51°24′N 3°45′E / 51.400°N 3.750°E / 51.400; 3.750) and subsequently sank.[20][21]

20 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 January 1908
Ship Country Description
Sayre   United States The tug struck bottom, or an obstruction, in the East River and sprang a leak. She sank at a pier at the foot of Third Street, New York City.[22]

22 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 1908
Ship Country Description
Ada May   United States While no one was on board, the 26-gross register ton schooner foundered in Pungoteague Creek in Virginia.[1]
Baltimore   United States The 692-gross register ton bark departed Hampton Roads, Virginia, bound for Savannah, Georgia, with nine people on board and was never heard from again.[1]

23 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 January 1908
Ship Country Description
Greyhound   United States The steamer struck a floating obstruction between Latanier Landing and Melville, Louisiana holing her hull. She sank with the top of her cabin roof above water. Passengers and crew made it to shore.[23]
V. L. Watson   United States The steamer sank in Bayou Willow, Louisiana while tied to the bank, later raised. One crewman killed[24]

24 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 January 1908
Ship Country Description
Custus W. Wright   United States The 113-gross register ton schooner foundered at Newport News, Virginia, with the loss of all four people on board.[1]
Fannie   United States The 948-gross register ton iron-hulled barge sank off Barnegat, New Jersey after her tow line parted in a heavy gale and blinding snow storm . All six people on board survived.[10][25]
Grafton   United States The 531-gross register ton schooner barge or scow barge foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Rhode Island 40 nautical miles (74 km; 46 mi) southwest of Block Island, with the loss of all three people on board.[5]
Gwennie   United States The 1,087-gross register ton schooner barge or scow barge foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi) northeast of Barnegat, New Jersey, after her tow line parted in a heavy gale and blinding snow storm with the loss of all five people on board.[5][26]
White Band   United States The 1,186-gross register ton schooner barge or scow barge lost her tow in a blinding snowstorm and heavy winds and foundered off Cape Henlopen on the coast of Delaware, part of her hull discovered washed on shore 1+12 miles (2.4 km) north west of Overrfalls Shoals spar buoy the next day. Loss of all six people, four men and two women, on board.[8][27]

25 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 January 1908
Ship Country Description
Fall River   United States The 850-gross register ton schooner barge or scow barge foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Rhode Island 40 nautical miles (74 km; 46 mi) southwest of Block Island. All three people on board survived.[5]

26 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 January 1908
Ship Country Description
Helen G. Moseley   United States The 566-gross register ton schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi) east of Cape Henry, Virginia. All nine people on board survived.[5]
Mascot   United States The 349-gross register ton barge foundered in the Chesapeake Bay at Thimble Shoal off the coast of Virginia. All four people on board survived.[10]

27 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 January 1908
Ship Country Description
Edgar F. Luckenbach   United States The tug was sunk in a collision with Pawnee (  United States) between Governor's Island and The Battery in New York Harbor. One crewman killed. Survivors rescued by P. R. R. No. 9 (  United States).[28]
George R. Vreeland   United States The 423-gross register ton schooner departed Hampton Roads, Virginia, bound for New York City with seven people on board and was never heard from again.[5]
Matanzas   United States The 1,579-gross register ton schooner barge or scow barge was stranded at Montauk, New York. All five people on board survived.[2]

28 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 January 1908
Ship Country Description
Bart E. L. Molo   United States The steamer sank at dock at Hickman, Kentucky. Raised and repaired.[29]
Mary F. Golden   United States The 37-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer burned to the waterline on Bayou Teche in Louisiana. Both people on board survived.[6][30]
Resignacion   United States The 9-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Guanica, Puerto Rico. All three people on board survived.[2]

29 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 1908
Ship Country Description
Helen E. Taft   United States The 1,197-gross register ton schooner was lost in a collision with the screw steamer Uppland (  Sweden) off Cape Lookout on the coast of North Carolina. All ten people on board survived.[5]
Lotus   United States The 9-gross register ton sternwheel motor paddle vessel foundered in the Ohio River at Newburgh, Indiana. Both people on board survived.[6]

30 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 January 1908
Ship Country Description
Edward J. Berwind   United States The 1,141-gross register ton schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean east of North Carolina at 35°25′N 071°58′W / 35.417°N 71.967°W / 35.417; -71.967 (Edward J. Berwind). All nine people on board survived.[5]
Gem   United States The steamer sank in the Beouff River one mile (1.6 km) above Brown's Landing.[31]

31 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 January 1908
Ship Country Description
Industry   United States The 26-gross register ton schooner foundered in Bodkin Creek in Maryland. All three people on board survived.[5]
New York Central No. 24   United States The tug was sunk in a collision with Colorado (  United States) off Governor's Island in New York Harbor. One crewman killed. Survivors rescued by Towanda (  United States).[32]

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FebruaryEdit

1 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 1908
Ship Country Description
Julia Baker   United States The 108-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Milbridge, Maine. All three people on board survived.[34]
Waldron Holmes   United States The 59-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Point Francis, Maine. All four people on board survived.[35]

2 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1908
Ship Country Description
Windsor   United Kingdom The 2,892-gross register ton steam cargo ship was wrecked on Half Moon Reef, Houtman Abrolhos islands off the coast of Western Australia. Five of her crew of 37 were lost.[36]

3 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1908
Ship Country Description
Roda   United Kingdom The 2,516-gross register ton steam cargo ship was wrecked in dense fog on Jones Beach Island off the south coast of Long Island, New York. Her crew survived. Her wreck sank in 20 feet (6 m) of water.[37]

4 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 February 1908
Ship Country Description
Abby Morse   United States The 34-gross register ton schooner was stranded in Narraguagus Bay on the coast of Maine. Both people on board survived.[1]
Emelie E. Birdsall   United States The 491-gross register ton schooner was lost on Winter Quarter Shoal off the coast of Virginia when she collided with the screw steamer Jefferson (  United States). Of the seven people aboard Emelie E. Birdsall, three lost their lives.[5]

5 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 February 1908
Ship Country Description
Favorite   United States The steamboat sank at her moorings at Coquille, Oregon. She was later refloated, repaired, and returned to service.
George   United States The 29-gross register ton sloop either was lost at Nome, Alaska, or sank off Dauphin Island on the coast of Alabama, according to different sources. Both people on board survived.[5][13]

6 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 February 1908
Ship Country Description
S. O. Co. No. 7   United States The tug stranded on Nonamesett Island in Vineyard Sound after her prop hit rocks. Later raised and repaired.[38]

7 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 1908
Ship Country Description
Any One   United States With no one on board, the 9-gross register ton sternwheel motor paddle vessel foundered off Prairietown, Indiana.[35]

8 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 February 1908
Ship Country Description
F. L. Lowell   United States The 5-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Rodicks Island on the coast of Maine. Both people on board survived.[5]

8 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 February 1908
Ship Country Description
Jewel   United States The steamer, while laid up for the winter at the mouth of the Muskingum River, caught on gorged ice, she careened when pulled off and sank in 12 feet (3.7 m) of water.[39]

10 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 1908
Ship Country Description
Addie B. Bacon   United States The 422-gross register ton barge was stranded at Flynns Knoll, New York. All seven people on board survived.[40]

11 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 1908
Ship Country Description
Kate McNamara   United States The 65-gross register ton schooner burned in the Choptank River off Tilghman Island in Maryland. All four people on board survived.[2]

13 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 February 1908
Ship Country Description
Dudley Pray   United States The 215-gross register ton screw steamer was wrecked on the breakwater at Rockport, Massachusetts in thick weather, a total loss. All 11 people on board survived.[6][41][42]
Mollie S. Look   United States The 572-gross register ton schooner was stranded in Hillsboro Inlet on the coast of North Carolina. All eight people on board survived.[2]
Robert Pettis   United States The oyster steamer was holed by ice in the Providence River and beached off Field's Point.[43]

14 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 February 1908
Ship Country Description
Emily Reed   United States The 1,564-gross register ton full-rigged ship — a Down Easter — was stranded on the beach at Nehalem, Oregon, at the mouth of the Nehalem River. Of the 16 people aboard, 11 lost their lives.[5]
Robt. Taylor   United States The steamer was sunk by ice in the Ohio River while laying at Coraopolis, Pennsylvania. Later raised.[44]

15 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1908
Ship Country Description
Bruce   United States The 358-gross register ton barge was stranded at Galveston, Texas. The only person on board survived.[10]
Edward F. Cullen   United States The 292-gross register ton barge was stranded at New Haven, Connecticut. All four people on board survived.[10]
Helen R. Cullen   United States The 295-gross register ton barge was stranded at New Haven, Connecticut. All three people on board survived.[10]
Helene   United States The 19-gross register ton motor yacht burned at New Berlin, Florida. All four people on board survived.[6]
H. H. Conklin   United States The 350-gross register ton barge went aground between Hatchetts Reef and Saybrook, Connecticut in heavy weather after losing her towline to her tow vessel Nathan Hale (  United States) off Horton's Point, Long Island Sound. Refloated by Wreckers. Everyone on board survived.[10][45]
Hope   United States The 350-gross register ton barge went aground between Hatchetts Reef and Saybrook, Connecticut in heavy weather after losing her towline to her tow vessel Nathan Hale (  United States) off Horton's Point, Long Island Sound. Refloated by wreckers. Everyone on board survived.[10][46]
Howard B. Peck   United States The 472-gross register ton schooner was stranded on Fire Island on the coast of Long Island, New York. All eight people on board survived.[5]
Joseph W. Drayton   United States The 437-gross register ton barge was stranded at New Haven, Connecticut. The only person on board survived.[10]
Juno   United States The 41-gross register ton screw steamer burned at Charleston, South Carolina. All five people on board survived.[6]
Melrose   United States The 693-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Cape Hatteras. North Carolina. All eight people on board survived.[2]
Rosalie M   United States The steamer was forced into the bank by a storm causing a leak that sank her in ten minutes in the New Orleans area.[47]
S. W. Pring   United States The 350-gross register ton barge sank in heavy weather after losing the towline to her tow vessel Nathan Hale (  United States) off Horton's Point, Long Island Sound. Both people on board survived.[10][48]
Wm. H. Skinner   United States The 262-gross register ton schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean 45 nautical miles (83 km; 52 mi) east-northeast of Frying Pan Shoals off the coast of North Carolina. All six people on board survived.[8]

18 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 February 1908
Ship Country Description
Anspach   United States The 15-gross register ton screw steamer foundered in a severe snowstorm when the weight of slush ice forced her down enough to fill and sink off Waukegan, Illinois, a total loss. Two crewmen lost. There were four survivors.[8][49]
HMS Hero   Royal Navy The decommissioned Conqueror-class ironclad battleship was sunk as a target in the North Sea off the Kentish Knock.

19 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1908
Ship Country Description
Frank Sessoms   United States The steamer developed a leak in a gale at Waverly Creek in South Carolina. She was run aground on a mud bank and the passengers evacuated on the lifeboat. Ship's cook drowned.[50]

21 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 February 1908
Ship Country Description
Albatross   United States The 8-gross register ton sloop was "cut down by ice" at Great Kills on Staten Island in New York City. Both people on board survived.[1]
Imperial   Canada The steamer filled and sank while loading cargo at Chicago. Afterwards pumped out and raised.[51]
Whisper   United States The ferry sank at dock at Augusta, Kentucky.[52]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date February 1908
Ship Country Description
Magnus Mail   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground outside Garston Docks, Liverpool, England. She was refloated, repaired, and returned to service.
Molly   United States The 6-gross register ton sloop foundered in the Chesapeake Bay. Both people on board survived.[34]

MarchEdit

3 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 March 1908
Ship Country Description
Thomas B. Hambleton   United States With no one on board, the 20-gross register ton schooner foundered in Hunting Creek in Virginia.[8]

7 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 March 1908
Ship Country Description
Stella Moren   United States While attempting to enter the lock at Government Lock and Dam No. 2 on the Monongahela River in Pennsylvania about 11 miles (18 km) above Pittsburgh with two or three (sources disagree) 1,000-ton, approximately 175-foot (53.3 m) coal boats in tow, the 215-gross register ton, approximately 150-foot (45.7 m) sternwheel paddle steamer lost control of her tow, was swept over the dam, and sank in 30 feet (9.1 m) of water about 200 feet (61 m) below the dam with the loss of three crewmen, a total loss. There were 12 survivors. The coal boats also went over the dam and broke up downstream.[40][53][54][55]

8 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1908
Ship Country Description
Traveler   United States The 9-gross register ton schooner was stranded on Pelican Island off Galveston, Texas. The only person on board survived.[8]

12 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 1908
Ship Country Description
Newark Castle   United Kingdom The Union-Castle Line passenger/cargo ship ran aground in calm weather 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) from Richard's Bay, South Africa[56]

13 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1908
Ship Country Description
Bear   United States The 11-net register ton, 38.7-foot (11.8 m) schooner dragged her anchor in bad weather and was wrecked on rocks at Kashega (53°28′50″N 167°10′30″W / 53.48056°N 167.17500°W / 53.48056; -167.17500 (Kashega)) on Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Islands, 80 nautical miles (150 km; 92 mi) from Unalaska. Her crew of three survived.[1][57]
Berwick   United States The 100-gross register ton motor vessel was stranded on the Siuslaw River Bar on the coast of Oregon, a total loss. Her machinery and cargo was salvaged. All seven people on board survived.[8][58]
SMS S12   Imperial German Navy The torpedo boat sank after a collision at the mouth of the Elbe at Cuxhaven, Germany.[59]

14 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1908
Ship Country Description
Silvia   Dominion of Newfoundland During a voyage from New York City to St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, the 1,794-gross register ton cargo liner was wrecked during a gale at night without loss of life on the east side of Sow and Pigs Reef off Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts, at 41°23′58″N 070°57′55″W / 41.39944°N 70.96528°W / 41.39944; -70.96528 (Silvia).[60]

16 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 March 1908
Ship Country Description
Mildred   United States The 464-gross register ton schooner was stranded in Grays Harbor on the coast of Washington. All nine people on board survived.[2]

17 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 March 1908
Ship Country Description
John Dippel   United States The tug was swept under a barge by swift current and sunk in the Allegheny River at the foot of Sixteenth Street Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Later raised and returned to service.[61]
USS Monongahela   United States Navy The store ship was destroyed by fire at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Pomona   United States The 1,264-gross register ton iron-hulled screw steamer struck a rock and was wrecked on a reef at Fort Ross, California during a failed attempt to beach her, a total loss of vessel and cargo. All 147 people on board made it to shore in her boats.[6][62]
Teddie   United States The tug sprung a leak and sank off Portsmouth, Virginia.[63]

20 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 March 1908
Ship Country Description
Saratoga   United States During a voyage in the waters of the Territory of Alaska from Valdez to Cordova with a crew of 78 and a cargo of 300 tons of copper ore and general merchandise aboard, the 2,820-gross register ton, 298-foot (90.8 m) steel-hulled screw steamer was wrecked on the southwest end of Busby Island (60°53′30″N 146°42′00″W / 60.89167°N 146.70000°W / 60.89167; -146.70000 (Busby Island)) in Prince William Sound in Southcentral Alaska during a snowstorm. The steamer Elsie (  United States) took off her passengers, and all 118 people on board survived.[6][64]

21 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 March 1908
Ship Country Description
Wabash   United States The 7-gross register ton sternwheel motor paddle vessel foundered at Mount Carmel, Illinois. The only person on board survived.[10]

23 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 March 1908
Ship Country Description
Edward Annan   United States The tug caught fire in the starboard coal bunker and was beached in Spuyten Duyvil Creek just north of the bridge. Crew abandoned ship in the lifeboat. Steamer Hustler (  United States) came alongside and put out the fire and towed her to Brooklyn, where she was repaired.[65]
Matsu Maru   Japan The steamer was sunk in a collision off Hakodate. 300 killed.[66][67]

25 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 March 1908
Ship Country Description
Columbia   United States The 197-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer was lost while navigating when she struck the wall of Lock 18 in the Ohio River near Marietta, Ohio.[8][68]

28 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 March 1908
Ship Country Description
Christina   United States The 11-gross register ton motor paddle vessel burned on the Ohio River at Lawrenceburg, Indiana. All three people on board survived.[8]

29 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 March 1908
Ship Country Description
Bega   Australia The Illawarra & South Coast Steam Navigation Company 567 GRT steamship sank off Tathra, New South Wales, Australia.[69]

30 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 March 1908
Ship Country Description
Lydia   United States The 39-gross register ton schooner was lost in a collision with the screw steamer Chippewa (  United States) off Point No Point, Washington. Two of the 10 people on board lost their lives.[2]
T. G. Lester   United States The 257-gross register ton schooner barge or scow barge foundered at Detroit, Michigan. The only person on board survived.[8]

31 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 March 1908
Ship Country Description
Deborah T. Hill   United States The 37-gross register ton schooner was lost in a collision with a barge in the East River off 46th Street in New York City. Both people on board survived.[1]

AprilEdit

2 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 April 1908
Ship Country Description
HMS Tiger   Royal Navy The three-funnel 30-knot destroyer was sliced in two when she crossed the bows of the armoured cruiser HMS Berwick (  Royal Navy) during night exercises and Berwick collided with her. Both sections of her hull sank, although her bow section remained afloat long enough for 22 members of her crew to be rescued. Thirty-six members of her crew were lost.

4 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 1908
Ship Country Description
George McCaffrey   United States The 172-gross register ton canal boat foundered on Penfield Reef in Long Island Sound. The only person on board survived.[40]

6 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 April 1908
Ship Country Description
Lady   United States The 20-gross register ton schooner was stranded on the coast of Oahu in the Territory of Hawaii. Both people on board survived.[2]

7 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 1908
Ship Country Description
A. Gerdes & Bro   United States The 8-gross register ton motor vessel was stranded at Petit Pass in Louisiana. All four people on board survived.[8]

8 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 April 1908
Ship Country Description
H. E. Thompson   United States The 683-gross register ton schooner was stranded on Anegada in the British Virgin Islands. All 10 people on board survived.[5]

9 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 April 1908
Ship Country Description
Eva   United States The paddle steamer struck a snag, was beached, and sank without loss of life on the Umpqua River near Scottsburg, Oregon.
J. H. Chaffee   United States The 130-gross register ton schooner departed Boston, Massachusetts, bound for New York City with four people on board and was never heard from again.[70]

10 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 April 1908
Ship Country Description
Jennie   United States The motor boat was wrecked and sunk by ice in the Missouri River at Mondak, Montana.[71]

11 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 April 1908
Ship Country Description
Persia   United Kingdom The tug collided with the steamship Huguenot (  United Kingdom) and sank near the Sunk Lightvessel, off the coast of Essex, England.[72]

12 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 April 1908
Ship Country Description
Mary   United States With no one on board, the 360-gross register ton screw steamer burned at Boston, Massachusetts.[6]

13 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1908
Ship Country Description
Lake City   United States The 17-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer foundered at Togo, Arkansas. All five people on board survived.[19]

14 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 April 1908
Ship Country Description
H. G. Johnson   United States The 1,082-gross register ton bark was stranded on the Cumberland Bar on the coast of Georgia. All 12 people on board survived.[5]

15 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 April 1908
Ship Country Description
Addie F. Cole   United States The 76-gross register ton schooner foundered in the North Anclote Channel in Florida. All 23 people on board survived.[70]

16 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 April 1908
Ship Country Description
Lizzie   United States The 29-gross register ton schooner was stranded in Penobscot Bay on the coast of Maine with the loss of one life. There was one survivor.[2]

18 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 April 1908
Ship Country Description
Orient   United States The 93-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Cape Lookout on the coast of North Carolina. All 18 people on board survived.[2]

19 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 April 1908
Ship Country Description
Clara C   United States The 46-gross register ton motor vessel burned off Cape Scott in Washington. All 11 people on board survived.[8]

20 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 April 1908
Ship Country Description
J. A. Watkins   United States The 15-gross register ton Bugeye was lost in a collision with the screw steamer Alabama (  United States) in the Chesapeake Bay off Seven Foot Knoll on the coast of Maryland. Both people on board survived.[5][73]

21 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 April 1908
Ship Country Description
Eulallie C.   United States The steamer burned to the waterline at Morgan City, Louisiana, probably a total loss.[74]

23 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 April 1908
Ship Country Description
Gracie Kent   United States The steamer struck an obstruction and sank in one minute in Bayou Teche 1+12 miles (2.4 km) below Baldwin, Louisiana in 11 feet (3.4 m) of water. One crewman missing.[75]
May D.   United States The steamer was destroyed by fire at dock at Gibraltar, Michigan.[76]
Stonewall   United States The 13-gross register ton sloop foundered off Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina. Both people on board survived.[8]
Xibalda   United States The 13-gross register ton schooner was stranded in Choctawhatchee Bay on the coast of Florida. Both people on board survived.[8]

24 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 April 1908
Ship Country Description
Ben Macdui   Belgium The vessel foundered off Egerö, Norway.[77]
Katherine   United States The 94-gross register ton barge foundered 20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi) west of Ship Shoal on the coast of Virginia. All three people on board survived.[10]
Kittiwake   United Kingdom The Elder Dempster 241 GRT cargo ship used in the Lagos creeks service ran aground on Lagos Bar, Nigeria.[78][79] Declared total wreck on 28 April 1908.

25 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 April 1908
Ship Country Description
Duchess   Canada The fishing steamer sank at dock at Peoria, Illinois. Later raised[80]
HMS Gladiator   Royal Navy The Arrogant-class protected cruiser collided with the ocean liner Saint Paul (  United States) and sank in the English Channel, or beached off Black Rock Buoy, off the Isle of Wight, with the loss of 28 of her crew. Refloated and scrapped.[81]

26 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 April 1908
Ship Country Description
Maud Spurling   United States The 53-gross register ton schooner was stranded in Pensacola Bay on the coast of Florida. All seven people on board survived.[2]
Miriam   United States The steamer was wrecked by a cyclone in the Mississippi River near Hardin's Point, Arkansas, a total loss. Nine passengers and two crew killed.[82]

27 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 April 1908
Ship Country Description
Flora   United States The 5-gross register ton schooner foundered off Key Largo in the Florida Keys off the coast of Florida. Both people on board survived.[70]
HMS Gala   Royal Navy The Yarrow Type River-class destroyer was sliced in two when the scout cruiser HMS Attentive (  Royal Navy) collided with her during night exercises. Gala's stern section sank immediately with the loss of one life; her bow section sank later during an attempt to tow it to shallow water. Attentive then also collided with the destroyer HMS Ribble (  Royal Navy), holing Ribble below the waterline and forcing her to return to base.
Rob Roy   United States The 97-gross register ton schooner was stranded in Arthur Bay on the coast of Wisconsin. All five people on board survived.[2]
Scott   United States The canal boat sank in a collision with Nashotah (  United States) at Chicago.[83]

28 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 April 1908
Ship Country Description
Argo   United States The steamer grounded in the Eel River, California. Refloated on 11 July.[84]
Chignik No. 1 (or Chignik #1)   United States The 70-gross register ton scow sank off Cape Cleare (59°45′N 148°54′W / 59.750°N 148.900°W / 59.750; -148.900 (Cape Cleare)) on the south end of Montague Island on the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska. The only person on board survived.[40][85]
William H. Wessels   United States The 277-gross register ton barge was lost in a collision with the screw steamer Islander (  United States) off Sands Point, New York. The only person on board survived.[10]

29 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 April 1908
Ship Country Description
Miriam   United States The 65-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer capsized in the Mississippi River off Hardin Point, Arkansas, killing 11 of the 65 people on board.[6]

30 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 1908
Ship Country Description
Matsushima   Imperial Japanese Navy The Matsushima-class protected cruiser was lost due to an accidental magazine explosion at Mako, Pescadores. A total of 206 crew killed.[86]
Peter Rickmers   Germany
 
Peter Rickmers
The full-rigged ship was driven ashore on Fire Island, New York, United States.

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1908
Ship Country Description
Archangel   Russia The ferry sank in the Neva River sometime in April. 39 died.[87]

MayEdit

1 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 May 1908
Ship Country Description
Nellie   United States The barge sank near the mouth of the Patapsco River in a gale and high seas. Her crew survived.[88]
R. H. Becker   United States The 140-gross register ton schooner capsized in the harbor at Sheboygan, Wisconsin. All five people on board survived.[2]
Victor   United States The 35-gross register ton schooner was stranded on Block Island off the coast of Rhode Island. All 14 people on board survived.[8]

2 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 May 1908
Ship Country Description
Minnie E. Kelton   United States The 632-gross register ton screw steamer was stranded at Yaquina Head on the coast of Oregon with the loss of 11 lives. There were 10 survivors.[19]

3 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 May 1908
Ship Country Description
Auguste & Jean   Belgium The fishing vessel was rammed and sunk by Iris (  Belgium) 8 nautical miles (15 km) southwest of the Noordhinder Lightship (  Netherlands). Three of her four crew were lost.[89]
Albion   United Kingdom Stranded on Carromeiro Chico Rock when entering Corcubión on passage from Bahia Blanca for Rotterdam with grain, broke amidships and sunk.[90]
Trenton   United States The steamer sank at dock at Alexandria, Virginia. An infant passenger died. Later raised.[91]

6 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 May 1908
Ship Country Description
Clarence   United States The steamer caught fire and was destroyed while laid up for the night on the east side of the Mobile River.[92]
Hellas   Greece The 3,613 GRT freighter ran aground and was wrecked at Cape Malea on passage Sulina for Liverpool with a cargo of wheat.[93]

8 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 May 1908
Ship Country Description
David E. Baxter   United States The 173-gross register ton barge foundered off St. George, Staten Island, New York. The only person on board survived.[10]
Nautilus   United States The steamer sank at dock in a storm when she listed to starboard, filling through an open valve at Burlington, Iowa. Later raised.[94]

10 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 May 1908
Ship Country Description
Albert Nickel   United States The 35-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Hungry Creek in Virginia. Both people on board survived.[1]
Pyrgos   Germany The 1,927 GRT freighter with a cargo of grain on passage from Ibrail to Hamburg collided with the steamer Violet (  United Kingdom) during fog in the river Elbe. The German steamer sank and one crew member was badly injured.[95]

11 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 May 1908
Ship Country Description
Haze   United States The 58-gross register ton schooner foundered off Bonacca off the coast of Honduras. All eight people on board survived.[5]
Penobscot   United States The 358-gross register ton schooner was stranded on Two Bush Island on the coast of Maine. All six people on board survived.[2]

13 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 May 1908
Ship Country Description
J. N. Harbin   United States The steamer struck a snag in the Arkansas River near Coco Landing and was beached on a bar and sank. Later raised.[96]

14 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 May 1908
Ship Country Description
J. C. Austin   United States The canal boat struck an obstruction and sank in the East River near the mouth of Newtown Creek and Twenty-Sixth Street[97]

15 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 May 1908
Ship Country Description
William Baylies   United States The 380-gross register ton, 118.5-foot (36.1 m) steam screw whaling bark was crushed by ice and lost in Anadyr Bay off the coast of Siberia at 63°36′N 179°51′W / 63.600°N 179.850°W / 63.600; -179.850 (William Baylies). Her entire crew of 43 survived and was rescued by the steamer Bowhead (  United States).[10][98][99]
William McGee   United States The 85-gross register ton schooner foundered off Sea Isle City, New Jersey. All four people on board survived.[8]

17 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 May 1908
Ship Country Description
Nordsee   Germany The 4,439 GRT freighter with a cargo of iron ore on passage from Narvik to Rotterdam was struck by the steamer Avoca (  United Kingdom) off Nieuwe Waterweg. The German steamer sank with a loss of one crew and a pilot.[100] Avoca had her bow smashed in and had to be beached to avoid sinking.[101]

20 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 May 1908
Ship Country Description
Fevue Arland   United States The 7-gross register ton motor vessel was stranded at Galveston, Texas. All four people on board survived.[6]
George Weems   United States The 416-gross register ton screw steamer burned and sank in the Atlantic Ocean at the Frying Pan Shoals off Cape Fear on the coast of North Carolina. The crew made it to the Frying Pan Shoals Lightship in a lifeboat where they saw the ship sink.[6][102]

22 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 1908
Ship Country Description
H. T. Hedges   United States The 239-gross register ton schooner foundered off Whitestone, Queens, New York. All five people on board survived.[5]
Unknown   United States A schooner, adrift on the tide, collided with an anchored barge off Whitestone, Queens, New York and was beached to prevent sinking.[103]

23 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 May 1908
Ship Country Description
Agnes E. Boyd   United States The 31-gross register ton, 55-foot (16.8 m) sternwheel paddle steamer was destroyed by the spring break-up of ice on the Kobuk River in the northern Territory of Alaska. All six people on board survived.[35][104]
Cosmos   United States The 47-gross register ton schooner was stranded on Baker Island Bar on the coast of Maine. All 10 people on board survived.[1]
H. M. Whitney   United States The steamer went aground in the East River on the south west end of Ward's Island. She was able to back off, but hit Flood Rock and sank. Later refloated, but still in place on 2 June.[105]
Scorpion   United States With no one on board, the 14-gross register ton sloop-rigged yacht burned at Erie, Pennsylvania.[2]

24 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 May 1908
Ship Country Description
Arthur Clifford   United States The 84-gross register ton schooner was lost in a collision in thick fog with the screw steamer Governor Dingley (  United States) near Thacher Island on the coast of Massachusetts off Cape Ann. Both people on board survived.[1][106]

25 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 May 1908
Ship Country Description
Mineola   United States With no one on board, the 15-gross register ton schooner foundered in Mobile Bay off Daphne, Alabama.[34]
Wanderer   United States The steam yacht ran aground on Black Ledge, near Niantic, Connecticut. The next day she suddenly backed off the rocks and collided with salvage vessels trying to haul her off.[107]

26 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 May 1908
Ship Country Description
Lamyron   Greece During a voyage from Taganrog, Russia, with a cargo of grain, the 2,408-gross register ton cargo ship was stranded on Corticeiras Rock off Corcubión, Spain, and became a total loss.[108]
Reindeer   United States The 21-gross register ton screw steamer burned at Bordentown, New Jersey. All four people on board survived.[6]

27 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 May 1908
Ship Country Description
Arminza   Spain The 2,501 GRT freighter with a cargo of ore on passage from Bilbao for Middlesbrough struck a rock off La Vendree, five miles (8.0 km) west of Cap de la Chèvre, and came off but subsequently sunk in deep water and became a total loss.[109]
Lizzie Cochran   United States The 188-gross register ton schooner departed Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, bound for Machias, Maine, with five people on board and was never heard from again.[2]

28 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 May 1908
Ship Country Description
Bertha C   United States The 11-gross register ton screw steamer foundered in the Atchafalaya River at Butte La Rose, Louisiana. After sinking she slid down slope 60 feet (18 m) out in 60 feet of water. All three people on board survived.[8][110]
Fame   United States The 130-gross register ton schooner sank in the North Atlantic Ocean with the loss of 18 lives after colliding with the screw steamer Boston (  United Kingdom) 70 nautical miles (130 km; 81 mi) off the coast of Maine. There were two survivors.[5]

29 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 May 1908
Ship Country Description
Helen   United States With no one on board, the docked 31-gross register ton screw steamer was struck by lightning and burned at Detroit Michigan, a total loss.[6][111]
Maggie   United States The 19-gross register ton screw steamer burned at Mulat, Florida. All four people on board survived.[6]

30 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 May 1908
Ship Country Description
Carrie H. Annis   United States The 24-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Pawtuxet, Rhode Island. Both people on board survived.[1]
Jerome   United States The steamer was struck by a storm while tied to the bank at Port Hickory, Louisiana causing her to list , fill with water, and sink in 9 feet of water. Had not been raised by end of the year.[112]
Jerome May   United States The 12-gross register ton motor vessel was stranded at Buttonwoods, Rhode Island. Both people on board survived.[6]

31 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 May 1908
Ship Country Description
Jordan Wooley   United States The 37-gross register ton schooner foundered in Long Island Sound off the coast of New York. Both people on board survived.[5]
Loanda   United Kingdom The Elder Dempster 2,702 GRT cargo ship was sunk while travelling from Hamburg to South Africa after hitting the Russian steamer Junona (  Russia). The cargo was: Hundreds of cases of gin, rum, champagne and barrels of gunpowder. Thousands of newly minted shillings were presumed aboard but not borne out by manifest.[113]
Phebe   United States The 6-gross register ton catboat was stranded at Dennis, Massachusetts. Both people on board survived.[35]

JuneEdit

1 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 June 1908
Ship Country Description
Boothbay   United States The steamer snagged on her dock on a rising tide causing her to fill and sink at Bath, Maine.[114]
Guide   United States The steamer had her seams open in strong winds and sank in 10 feet (3.0 m) of water in Albemarle Sound.[115]

3 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 June 1908
Ship Country Description
Blythville   United Kingdom The 1,325 GRT steamer went ashore on the rocks near the Rhinns of Islay Lighthouse on Orsay in the Inner Hebrides in dense early-morning fog. She subsequently slipped off the rocks and sank in deep water.[116] The ship was on passage from Stornoway for Swansea in ballast.
E. Stearns   United States With no one on board, the 39-gross register ton sloop foundered at New York City.[70]

6 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 June 1908
Ship Country Description
Tom Dowling   United States The steamer sank at the Wisconsin Central Railway Ore Dock at Ashland, Wisconsin in 20 feet (6.1 m) of water due to an open seacock. Later raised.[117]
Viva   United States The 38-gross register ton yacht grounded and sank on the south bar in Absecon Inlet on the coast of New Jersey, a total loss. All four people on board survived.[10][118]

7 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 June 1908
Ship Country Description
City of Medicine Hat   Canada
 
City of Medicine Hat
The sternwheel paddle steamer sank in the South Saskatchewan River after striking the Traffic Bridge in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Lady Eileen   Canada The 921 GRT coaster ran ashore in Newport, Baie de Chaleur, on passage Campbellton, New Brunswick for Gaspé, Quebec.[119]
Michael   Greece The 2,994 GRT steamer collided with the steamer Constanza (  Romania) and sank off Lisbon while on passage from Cardiff for Genoa with a cargo of coal.[120]

8 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 June 1908
Ship Country Description
Deer   United States The 47-gross register ton screw steamer burned in Saginaw Bay off the coast of Michigan. All four people on board survived.[8]

16 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 June 1908
Ship Country Description
Norman   United States The 365-gross register ton schooner was stranded at L'Archeveque, Nova Scotia. All seven people on board survived.[34]

17 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 June 1908
Ship Country Description
Egga   United Kingdom The Elder Dempster 1,445 GRT cargo ship carrying cargo from steamer Falaba ran aground on the bar at Lagos, Nigeria. Attempts to refloat the ship failed and she was declared a total wreck.[121][122]
Friedrich Retzlaff   Germany The 1,938 GRT freighter foundered 35 nautical miles (65 km) from A Coruña on passage from Huelva to Stettin with a cargo of iron ore.[123][124]
Ida Schnauer   United States The 215-gross register ton schooner was stranded on the bar at Tillamook Bay on the coast of Oregon. All seven people on board survived.[5]
Unknown   United States A house boat capsized, sank, and broke in two when an attempt was made to tow it out of Barnegat Inlet.[125]

20 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 June 1908
Ship Country Description
Cornelius W. Desmond   United States The 32-gross register ton fishing steamer caught fire and was destroyed at dock in Erie, Pennsylvania when a building adjoining the dock burned down. All 10 people on board survived.[8][126]
St Lewis   France The Douarnenez crabber struck the Seven Stones Reef and foundered.[127]
W. J. McCarter   United States With no one on board, the 18-gross register ton fishing steamer caught fire and was destroyed at dock in Erie, Pennsylvania when a building adjoining the dock burned down.[8][128]

21 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 June 1908
Ship Country Description
City of Allegan   United States The motor vessel destroyed by fire over night at dock at Allegan, Michigan. Probable arson where she had not been used for several days.[129]
Kylerea   United Kingdom The 1,590 GRT freighter on a passage from Tyne to Cannes with a cargo of coal was cut down to below the waterline in collision with the steamer Filinia (  Greece) and quickly sank.[130]
O. K.   United States With no one on board, the 59-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer burned on the Missouri River at Fort Benton, Montana.[40]

23 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 June 1908
Ship Country Description
Chippewa   United States During a voyage from Jacksonville, Florida, to Boston, Massachusetts, carrying general cargo, the 2,696 GRT cargo ship ran aground on the southern shore of Long Island, New York, about three miles (4.8 km) west of Montauk Point Light. She later was refloated on 6 August, repaired, and returned to service.[131]
Petronia   Russia The 4,847 GRT cargo ship arrived at Aden with her bunkers on fire, and was scuttled in 33 feet (10 m) of water after attempts to extinguish the fire failed. Her No.1, No.2, No.3, and No.4 holds as well as her chart room, bridge, and poop deck were destroyed by fire. The ship was later raised and sold for scrap.[130]

25 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 June 1908
Ship Country Description
Konoura Maru   Japan The 2,185 GRT freighter ran aground and wrecked near Kinkwazan.[132]
Thomas and Henry   United States The 31-gross register ton schooner was stranded on Long Point in Maryland. All three people on board survived.[35]

26 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 June 1908
Ship Country Description
City of Allegan   United States The 18-gross register ton sternwheel motor paddle vessel burned at Allegan, Michigan. All three people on board survived.[19]
Edna B. King   United States The tug sank at dock at Riley's Dock in Jersey City, New Jersey from a broken condenser pipe. Refloated same day and dry docked.[133]

27 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 June 1908
Ship Country Description
Annie R. Wood   United States The tow steamer hung up on her dock on a rising tide, filling and sinking at Dyer Street Dock, Providence, Rhode Island. Was raised and back in service before 11 August.[134]

30 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 June 1908
Ship Country Description
O. K.   United States The steamer was destroyed by fire in the Missouri River at Fort Benton, Montana.[135]

JulyEdit

1 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1908
Ship Country Description
Beachley   United States The small steamer was lost at Nome, Alaska.[57]

5 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 July 1908
Ship Country Description
Julia Costa   United States The 107-gross register ton schooner was lost in a collision with the schooner Miranda (  United States) off Highland Light on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. All 20 people on board survived.[34]
Little Fred   United States The steamer sank at dock in the Monongahela River at Glenwood Landing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, after filling with water through a siphon. Later raised and returned to service.[136]
Minnie R   United States The 9-gross register ton screw steamer burned at Willow Springs, Illinois. All five people on board survived.[19]

6 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 July 1908
Ship Country Description
Noordwijk   Netherlands The 2,054 GRT steamer stranded on Tete du Chat on a passage from Santander for Rotterdam with a cargo of iron ore and wrecked.[137]

7 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 July 1908
Ship Country Description
Fulton   United States The 256-gross register ton schooner barge at Toledo, Ohio. All five people on board survived.[70]

8 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 July 1908
Ship Country Description
Dolphin   United States The pleasure steamer was destroyed in a general conflagration along the waterfront of East Boston, Massachusetts.[138]
James G. Blaine   United States The 555-gross register ton schooner barge was stranded in Lake Ontario at Oswego, New York. All seven people on board survived.[34]
L. B. Curtis   United States With no one on board, the 177-gross register ton barge burned in Boston Harbor off the coast of Massachusetts.[40]
Trader   United States The 291-gross register ton scow foundered in the Niagara River off Strawberry Island, New York. All four people on board survived.[40]

14 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 July 1908
Ship Country Description
Mentor   United States The 22-gross register ton screw steamer burned in the lagoon at Jackson Park, Chicago, Illinois, a total loss. All four people on board survived.[19][139]

17 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1908
Ship Country Description
Frontenac   United States The 626-gross register ton screw steamer burned at Lorain, Ohio. All 16 people on board survived.[19]

18 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 1908
Ship Country Description
Aeon   United Kingdom The steamer was wrecked in the Pacific Ocean near Christmas Island (now Kiritimati).
Buffalo   United States The 482-gross register ton sloop barge sprung a leak and sank in Fishers Island Sound 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) south of the Cornfield Lightship off the coast of New York. All three people on board survived.[70][140]
Unknown A schooner was sunk in a collision with El Norte (  United States) 1+12 miles (2.4 km) north west of Fort Hamilton. The crew, seeing collision was unavoidable, abandoned ship just before the collision in her boat and were pick up by a tug.[141]

20 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 July 1908
Ship Country Description
Charles A. Street   United States The 512-gross register ton screw steamer burned in Lake Huron 11 miles above Port Sanilac, Michigan, total loss. All 13 people on board survived.[35][142]

21 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1908
Ship Country Description
Cap Tarifa   Belgium Foundered off the Burlings Lighthouse, Portugal.[77]

22 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 1908
Ship Country Description
Dodo   United Kingdom The Elder Dempster 531 GRT cargo ship was stripped and her hull scuttled off Forçados River, Nigeria.[143]
Hagan   United States The 17-gross register ton tow steamer burned after being struck by lightning and beached at Bridesburg, Pennsylvania. All four people on board jumped overboard after beaching.[19][144]
Menawa   United States The 211-gross register ton schooner was lost in a collision with the presidential yacht USS Mayflower (  United States Navy) in Long Island Sound. All six people on board survived.[34]

23 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1908
Ship Country Description
Don Matias   Chile The 2,213 GRT steamer, on a passage from Tocopilla for Lota with a cargo of copper ore, foundered almost immediately after being run down by the cargo-passenger ship Victoria (  United Kingdom) in dense fog in Bay of Arauco.[145][146]
José Olaverri   United States The 661-gross register ton schooner was stranded on Bull Island on the coast of South Carolina. All eight people on board survived.[34]
Mabel W   United States The 178-gross register ton motor yacht was lost in a collision with the screw steamer George N. Orr (  United States) off Chicago, Illinois. All three people on board survived.[19]

24 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 july 1908
Ship Country Description
Auberndale   United States The 663-gross register ton barkentine departed the Turks Islands in the Caribbean bound for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with 10 people on board and was never heard from again.[70]
Charles Woolsey   United States The schooner was sunk in a collision with Maine (  United States) in dense fog between New York and New Bedford, Massachusetts. Crew rescued by Maine.[147]
Governor Safford   United States The 307-gross register ton sidewheel paddle steamer foundered from flooding in high seas off Bogue Inlet, North Carolina in 7 fathoms (42 ft; 13 m) of water. All ten people on board abandoned ship in her boat and were rescued by her tow vessel Katahdin (  United States).[19][148]
W. M. Gladden   United States The steamer sank in the Arkansas River near Martins Landing when a dropping river lever caused her guard to snag on the shore causing a list. Later raised.[149]

25 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 July 1908
Ship Country Description
Charley Woolsey   United States The 207-gross register ton schooner was lost in a collision with the screw steamer Maine (  United States) off Cornfield Light on the coast of Connecticut. All five people on board survived.[70]

26 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 July 1908
Ship Country Description
E. S. Booth   United States The tug struck Salt Rock in the harbor of Stamford, Connecticut filling and sinking. Raised and taken to New York.[150]
Neva   United States The 71-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer destroyed by fire when a lamp exploded on the Ohio River at Wheeling, West Virginia, or at Buffalo, West Virginia on the Great Kanawha River. All 12 people on board survived.[19][151]

27 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 July 1909
Ship Country Description
Sandal   United Kingdom The steamer was wrecked on Cross Island (Sosnovets Island) off Russian Lapland.[152][153][154]

28 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 July 1909
Ship Country Description
Lady Antrim   United States The 11-gross register ton schooner foundered in South Creek in North Carolina. Both people on board survived.[34]

29 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 July 1908
Ship Country Description
Epoch   United States With no one on board, the 13-gross register ton yawl burned at Blaine, Washington.[70]

30 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 July 1908
Ship Country Description
Restless   United States The 7-gross register ton sloop-rigged yacht foundered in the Rocky River in Ohio. All three people on board survived.[35]
West Wind   United States The Launch was sunk in Maumee Bay in a collision with Greyhound (  United States) when she struck the steamer and was caught in her paddle wheel. One killed, five were rescued by the steamer.[155]

31 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 July 1908
Ship Country Description
Enterprise   United States The 40-gross register ton screw steamer burned at Milton, Florida. All 15 people on board survived.[19]
Mareeba   Australia The 1,747 GRT steamer, on a passage from Brisbane for Newcastle with a cargo of general goods, sugar and wood ran aground 10 miles (16 km) north of Stockton. During the night of 3 August she was broken by gale.[156][157]
Nettie Allison   United States The bugeye was sunk in a collision with a lighter in the Norfolk, Virginia area. crew rescued by the tug Lauretta Spedding (  United States) that had been towing the lighter.[158]

AugustEdit

1 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1908
Ship Country Description
Siesta   United States With no one on board, the 10-gross register ton motor vessel burned at Patchogue, Long Island, New York.[40]

4 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1908
Ship Country Description
Ella B.   United States The steamer sank at dock in the Monongahela River at Dravosburg, Pennsylvania after filling with water. Later raised and returned to service.[159]
Illinois   United States The fire steamer was sunk in the Chicago River at an elevator fire when the building at the foot of Sixteenth Street collapsed on her. Refloated, repaired and returned to service.[160]
Maria   United States The 7-gross register ton sloop was scuttled off Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. All three people on board abandoned ship safely before she sank.[34]

5 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1908
Ship Country Description
Harford   United States The tow steamer sank in the Delaware River near Tullytown, Pennsylvania. Raised the same day.[161]
Kirkwall   United Kingdom The 2,582 GRT steamer, on a passage from Huelva for Hamburg with a cargo of iron ore, was run down late at night by an unknown barque off Ameland and sunk.[162]

7 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1908
Ship Country Description
Three Sisters   United States The 302-gross register ton schooner was stranded on Baker Island at the southwestern entrance to Frenchman Bay on the coast of Maine. All six people on board survived.[35]
Zwyndrecht   Netherlands The 2,090 GRT steamer, on a passage from Havana for London with a cargo of molasses, sprang a leak and foundered in the position 38°32′N 38°32′W / 38.533°N 38.533°W / 38.533; -38.533. 27 members of the crew including the captain were saved by Italian barque Silver Stream and landed in London on 23 August.[163]

8 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1908
Ship Country Description
Maggie and May   United States The 122-gross register ton schooner was lost in a collision with the screw steamer Frega (  Germany) off LaHave, Nova Scotia. Nine of the 13 people on board lost their lives.[34]

9 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 August 1908
Ship Country Description
Columbia   United States The 92-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer burned at New Orleans, Louisiana. The only person on board survived.[19]

11 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 1908
Ship Country Description
Annie R. Wood   United States The 25-gross register ton screw steamer caught fire on the Taunton River in Massachusetts and was beached, a total loss. All four people on board swam to shore.[35][164]
Titania   United States The 73-gross register ton iron-hulled screw steamer was lost in a collision with the screw steamer Kingston (  United Kingdom) off Charlotte, Rochester, New York. All 26 people on board survived.[40]

12 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 1908
Ship Country Description
Frankie   United States The barge struck a submerged object at a wharf at Reedy Island and was beached to prevent sinking.[165]

13 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 August 1908
Ship Country Description
Guyandotte   United States The out of commission 43-gross register ton sidewheel paddle steamer burned to the waterline on the Ohio River at Catlettsburg, Kentucky.[19][166]
Nereo   Austria-Hungary The 3,739 GRT steamer, on a passage from South Shields for Trieste with a cargo of coal, went ashore on Keller Rock off Ushant. An attempt to refloat her failed and the ship sunk in deep water.[167][168]

14 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 August 1908
Ship Country Description
Caesar   United States The 10-gross register ton, 36-foot (11.0 m) fishing vessel struck a rock and was wrecked at Port Frederick (58°13′N 135°30′W / 58.217°N 135.500°W / 58.217; -135.500 (Port Frederick)) in Icy Strait in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska. Her crew of three survived. She later was salvaged and returned to service.[85]
Columbia   United States The laid up steamer burned in New Basin, New Orleans, Louisiana, a total loss.[169]
John Fothergill   United Kingdom The 2,730 GRT steamer, on a passage from Poti, Russia, for Garston, Liverpool, England, with a cargo of iron ore, was run down by the steamer Oural (  Belgium) in the Bosporous off Kavak Point in the Ottoman Empire, and sunk.[170]
Natalie   United States The yacht was sunk in a collision with the steamship Haida (  United States) off Erie Basin, Brooklyn. The crew was saved without loss.[171]

15 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 August 1908
Ship Country Description
Beby   Greece The 2,052 GRT steamer, on a passage from Piraeus for Marmora in ballast ran aground on Psara and subsequently sunk in deep water.[170]

16 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 1908
Ship Country Description
Acme   United States The 36-gross register ton screw steamer burned in Puget Sound off the coast of Washington. All four people on board survived.[35]
Belmont   United States The 29-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer foundered in the Wabash River in Indiana. All six people on board survived.[35]

17 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 August 1908
Ship Country Description
Aberdeen   United States The steamer struck bottom on the Humboldt Bay Bar four times in thick fog and was beached because of the resulting leaks.[172]
J. T. Hatfield   United States The steamer struck a rock and sank in the Ohio River at Eightmile Island, West Virginia. Immediately raised and taken for repairs.[173]

18 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 August 1908
Ship Country Description
Sarah Smith   United States The 45-gross register ton screw steamer burned to the waterline off Minnesota Point in the harbor of Duluth, Minnesota, a total loss. All six people on board survived.[40][174]

19 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 August 1908
Ship Country Description
Lucile   United States Carrying either 150 people — 80 Japanese cannery workers as passengers and a crew of 70 — or 160 people (sources disagree) and a cargo of 1,557 tons of canned and salted salmon, the 1,402-gross register ton, 200-foot (61.0 m) full-rigged ship was wrecked without loss of life on a spit at the entrance to the Ugashik River on the Bristol Bay coast of the Territory of Alaska after her moorings were carried away in high winds.[34][175]

20 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1908
Ship Country Description
Adiramled   United States The steamer sprung a leak off Little Traverse Point in Lake Michigan. She returned to her dock at Harbor Springs, Michigan where she sank.[176]
H. P. Barnes   United States The 39-gross register ton schooner foundered in Eastern Bay off the Chesapeake Bay on the coast of Maryland . All three people on board survived.[34]
Henry Wolcott   United States The 49-gross register ton schooner foundered off Brooklyn, New York. All three people on board survived.[34]
Jessie Martin   United States The 42-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Ludlington, Michigan. Both people on board survived.[34]

22 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1908
Ship Country Description
Lee White   United States The 49-gross register ton steam catamaran burned at dock on the Arkansas River at Lewisburg, Arkansas while being repaired, a total loss. All 13 people on board survived.[19][177]

23 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1908
Ship Country Description
Oregon   United States The 779-gross register ton screw steamer was stranded and wrecked on Dymont Shoals in Georgian Bay near Thessalon, Ontario, Canada, she then caught fire and was destroyed. All 13 people on board survived.[40][178][179]
Waneka   United States With no one on board, the 22-gross register ton motor yacht burned on the St. Clair Flats in Michigan.[40]

24 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1908
Ship Country Description
Margaret H. Vane   United States The 246-gross register ton schooner was stranded on Cobb Island in the Virginia Barrier Islands on the coast of Virginia. All six people on board survived.[34]

26 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 August 1908
Ship Country Description
Dunearn   United Kingdom While sailing through the Korea Strait near the Gotō Islands during a typhoon, the 3,142-gross register ton ship sank with the loss of 51 of 53 crew members.[180]
Mosetta H   United States The 5-gross register ton sloop was stranded at Saugatuck, Connecticut. The only person on board survived.[34]
Syracuse   United States The 85-gross register ton screw steamer was stranded in the harbor at Maumee, Ohio. All four people on board survived. Or the dredge struck submerged piles causing heavy damage in Swan Creek, Toledo, Ohio, a total loss.[40][181]

27 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 August 1908
Ship Country Description
Crystal   United States The 12-gross register ton motor vessel was stranded in Boston Harbor on the coast of Massachusetts. Both people on board survived.[19]
Fort George   United States During a voyage from New York City to Honolulu, Hawaii, with 20 people on board, the 1,769-gross register ton iron-hulled full-rigged ship reported for the last time. She was never heard from again.[70]
S. C. Baldwin   United States The 412-gross register ton barge foundered off Twin River Point, Wisconsin, with the loss of one life. There were two survivors.[40]

28 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 August 1908
Ship Country Description
Penguin   United States The out of commission 60-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer caught fire and was destroyed while lying on the bank on the Ohio River at Evansville, Indiana. Both people on board survived.[40][182]

29 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 August 1908
Ship Country Description
Gen. G. Mott   United States The tow steamer sank at dock in Christiana Creek, Wilmington, Delaware, possibly snagged on dock on a rising tide. The vessel was raised and placed on the dock.[183]
Lycourgos   Greece The 218 GRT steamer sank off Port Vathy, Samos.[184]
Mount Lebanon   United Kingdom The 2,420 GRT steamer on passage from Glasgow for Alexandria with coal and a general cargo sprang a leak during a heavy gale and sank four hours later approximately 70 miles (110 km) west of Scilly.[185]
Two States   United States The steamer struck a sunken lighter and sank at Augusta, Georgia. Raised and repaired.[186]

SeptemberEdit

1 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 September 1908
Ship Country Description
Amazon   United Kingdom
 
Amazon
The ship was driven ashore and wrecked west of Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales, with the loss of twenty of her 28 crew. She was on a voyage from Port Talbot to Iquique, Chile.[187]
Ivy   United States The 135-ton or 142-gross register ton (sources disagree),102.5-foot (31.2 m) schooner was driven ashore by ice at Point Barrow, Alaska, while at anchor and was abandoned. Her crew of seven survived.[34][188]
Seven Sisters   United States Carrying a cargo of coal with 175 tons in her hold and 25 tons on deck, the 129-gross register ton, 97-foot (30 m) schooner was wrecked in a gale 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) east of Cape Espenberg on the Chukchi Sea coast of the Territory of Alaska after she dragged her anchor and her steering gear was carried away. All nine members of her crew survived.[35][64]
Verajean   United Kingdom The full-rigged ship on passage from Cardiff to Mollendo was driven ashore and wrecked at Rhoose Point, Glamorgan, Wales, during "The Great Storm of 1908". Her crew were rescued. She was refloated and towed to Porthkerry harbor, and later taken in to Barry, Glamorgan, but was declared a total loss and sold for scrap in November 1908.[187][189]

2 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 September 1908
Ship Country Description
Heck   United States The steamer struck a log and sank in 15 feet (4.6 m) of water in Peter's Creek off the St. Johns River. Raised and repaired.[190]
Thomas Chubb   United States The tug was destroyed by fire between Albany, New York and Troy, New York.[191]

3 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 September 1908
Ship Country Description
Lina   United States The 31-gross register ton screw steamer dragged her anchor in a gale, hit a pier, and sank in 8 feet (2.4 m) of water at Lewes, Delaware. She had not been raised as of the end of 1908. Both people on board survived.[35][192]
Patrick McCabe   United States The 35-gross register ton schooner was lost in a collision with a barge towed by the screw steamer Concord (  United States) 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi) southeast of Winter Quarter Shoal off the coast of Virginia. All four people on board survived and boarded the barge.[35][193]
Wm. H. Yerkes, Jr.   United States The tug struck the wreck of schooner E. G. Erwin (  United States) off Point Lookout Bar. She made it to dock at Point Lookout where she filled and sank. Pumped out the next day and taken to Alexandria, Virginia.[194]

4 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 September 1908
Ship Country Description
Bessie   United States The 185-gross register ton screw steamer burned on the Hudson River at Verplanck, New York. All six people on board survived.[35]

5 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 September 1908
Ship Country Description
Bennington   United States The 250-gross register ton barge foundered off Whitefish Point on the coast of Michigan. Both people on board lost their lives.[40]
John McDermott   United States The 564-gross register ton brig departed New York City bound for Fajardo, Puerto Rico, with seven people on board and was never heard from again.[70]
Uncle Paul   United States With no one on board, the 67-gross register ton barge foundered in the Saint Lawrence River off New York's Fox Island in the Thousand Islands.[40]

6 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 September 1908
Ship Country Description
Chauncy Hurlbut   United States The 1,009-gross register ton screw steamer sprung a leak and was beached 10 miles (16 km) west of Whitefish Point on the coast of Michigan and broke up, a total loss. All 14 people on board survived.[19][195]
Wonder   United States The 99-gross register ton screw steamer Dredge was stranded at Ashtabula, Ohio. All four people on board survived. Refloated on 12 September and sank in 22 feet (6.7 m) of water in a slip at Ashtabula, Ohio.[40][196]

9 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 September 1908
Ship Country Description
Pacific   United Kingdom The 2,919 GRT steamer, on passage from Sunderland to Buenos Aires with a cargo of coal, ran aground on Outer Dowsing Shoal and sank at 9:00. Eighteen of the crew were landed in Grimsby by Limewold (flag unknown), one crew member was killed, and four were missing.[197]

11 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 September 1908
Ship Country Description
Tennessee   United States The 374-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer was lost when she struck a snag at Kansas City, Missouri. All 34 people on board survived.[40]

13 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 September 1908
Ship Country Description
Old Dominion   United States The 13-gross register ton motor vessel exploded and burned off Gay Head on the coast of Massachusetts. All five people on board survived.[40]

14 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 September 1908
Ship Country Description
Mary B. Judge   United States The 472-gross register ton schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean at 26°18′N 71°00′W / 26.300°N 71.000°W / 26.300; -71.000 (Mary Sanford) with the loss of one life. There were six survivors.[34]
N. B. Starbuck   United States The tug caught fire at dock at Long Island City, New York. The fire was put out by the fireboat David A. Boody ((  United States)) of the New York City Fire Department, whose water probably caused her to sink. Later raised and repaired.[198]

15 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 September 1908
Ship Country Description
Annie C   United States The 9-gross register ton motor vessel was stranded at Kissimmee, Florida. Both people on board survived.[199]
Beulah McCabe   United States The 691-gross register ton schooner foundered in the Bahamas during a hurricane with the loss of seven lives. There was one survivor.[70]
Frederica   United States The 56-gross register ton schooner foundered in Delaware Bay. All three people on board survived.[70]
John A. Matheson   United States The 154-gross register ton schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean at 26°26′N 070°05′W / 26.433°N 70.083°W / 26.433; -70.083 (John A. Matheson). All eight people on board survived.[34]
Robert Palmer   United States The auxiliary sloop burned in Fishers Sound due to a gasoline explosion, a total loss. The crew of three left in the ship's boat.[200]

16 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 September 1908
Ship Country Description
E. F. Keene   United States The 32-gross register ton schooner was stranded in the Patuxent River in Maryland. Both people on board survived.[70]
Rosella   United Kingdom The 1,305 GRT steamer on a voyage from Penarth to Granville, Manche carrying a cargo of coal struck Roches Douvres Rocks, 15 nautical miles (28 km) from La Corbière, Jersey Channel Islands at 06:10 and subsequently sunk at 08:30.[201][202]

17 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 September 1908
Ship Country Description
Granger   United States The 58-gross register ton schooner foundered off San Mateo Beach, California. The only person on board survived.[34]

18 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1908
Ship Country Description
Olga   United States While under charter to support the salvage of the wrecked steamer Saratoga (  United States) on the southwest end of Busby Island (60°53′30″N 146°42′00″W / 60.89167°N 146.70000°W / 60.89167; -146.70000 (Busby Island)) in Prince William Sound on the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska, the 21-gross register ton, 47-foot (14.3 m) schooner's mooring to Saratoga broke while no one was on board. The wind blew Olga across Valdez Arm, and she was wrecked on the west side of Valdez Arm near Point Fremantle (60°57′N 146°58′W / 60.950°N 146.967°W / 60.950; -146.967 (Point Fremantle)).[35][203]

19 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 September 1908
Ship Country Description
Holiday   United States With no one on board, the 10-gross register ton motor vessel burned at Holland, Michigan.[19]
Magnet   United States The freight boat was damaged in a collision with the tug Bee ((  United States)) in the East River off Catherine Street New York City, and was towed by Bee to Court Street, Brooklyn where she sank. Raised the next day and repaired.[204]
William Maxwell   United States The 43-gross register ton screw steamer was stranded on a reef off Thunder Bay Island off the coast of Michigan, a total loss. All seven people on board survived.[40][205]

20 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 September 1908
Ship Country Description
Star of Bengal   United States
 
Star of Bengal
During a voyage under tow from Wrangell, Alaska, to San Francisco, California, carrying 137 people — 110 Chinese cannery workers, seven other passengers, and a crew of 20 — and a cargo of 1,800 tons of canned salmon and machinery, the 1,877-gross register ton, 262.8-foot (80.1 m) iron-hulled bark was wrecked in a Gale on Coronation Island in Southeast Alaska 0.5 nautical miles (0.93 km) north of Helm Point (55°49′30″N 134°17′00″W / 55.82500°N 134.28333°W / 55.82500; -134.28333 (Helm Point)) with the loss of 112 lives.[35][64][206]

21 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 September 1908
Ship Country Description
Ariel   United States The 54-gross register ton sloop burned at New York City. Both people on board survived.[70]
Cornell   United States The tug sank overnight at Pier 39 in the North River. Raised and repaired.[207]
Ingleside   United States The steamer burned while lying on the bank near Caseyville, Kentucky.[208]
Thomas Chubb   United States The 34-gross register ton screw steamer burned at Race Course Island in New York. All three people on board survived.[40]

23 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 September 1908
Ship Country Description
USS Yankee   United States Navy The training ship ran aground on Spindle Rock near Hen and Chickens lightship. She remained there until refloated on 4 December, but she sank later that day.
Cheehegan   United States The schooner struck a rock and sank off Napatree Point off Newport, Rhode Island.[209][210]

25 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 September 1908
Ship Country Description
DeVaux Powel   United States The tug suffered steering failure in Governor's Island Gap and ran aground and sank. Raised and repaired.[211]

26 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1908
Ship Country Description
Volund   Norway The 239-foot (72.8 m), 1,600-gross register ton cargo ship sank in 95 to 105 feet (29 to 32 m) of water after colliding at night in dense fog with the Fall River Line passenger steamer Commonwealth (  United States) off Race Rock off eastern Long Island, New York, off the west end of Fisher's Island between Fisher′s Island and Plum Island at 41°13.288′N 072°03.328′W / 41.221467°N 72.055467°W / 41.221467; -72.055467 (Volund). Commonwealth rescued all 16 people on board Volund – her master, his wife, and 14 crewmen.[212][213][214][215]

27 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 September 1908
Ship Country Description
Neshoto   United States The 2,255-gross register ton screw steamer was wrecked in poor visibility due to smoke from forest fires in Lake Superior at Crisp Point on the coast of Michigan. Later broke up in a gale. All 16 people on board survived.[19][216][217]
Race Horse   United States The 105-gross register ton schooner was stranded in Casco Bay on the coast of Maine. All four people on board survived.[35]
Sir John Jackson   United Kingdom The 4,231 GRT steamer on a passage from Saigon for the continent with a cargo of rice and maize ran aground on Brennus Shoal (Ceylon) and got holed in the forepeak. Attempts to lighten and refloat her failed due to stormy weather and she was abandoned as a total loss on 9 October 1908.[218][219]

28 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 September 1908
Ship Country Description
Frontenac   United States The steamer stranded on Parisian Island in Whitefish Bay and sank.[220]
Lyman C. Smith   United States The steamer collided with the south pier abutment and sank while attempting to enter the Canadian Canal at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.[221]

29 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 September 1908
Ship Country Description
Ida   United States The 169-gross register ton schooner capsized off Frankfort, Michigan. All six people on board survived.[34]

30 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 September 1908
Ship Country Description
E. Waterman   United States The 107-gross register ton schooner was stranded at St. Stephen, New Brunswick. All five people on board survived.[70]

OctoberEdit

1 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 October 1908
Ship Country Description
Rob Roy   United States The 17-gross register ton schooner was stranded on the coast of Oahu in the Territory of Hawaii. All three people on board survived.[35]

2 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 October 1908
Ship Country Description
Brandon   United States The steamer struck an obstruction on the Tillamook, Oregon Bar and was beached on mud flats in Tillamook Bay in water logged condition because of the resulting leaks.[222]
May Flower   United States The 84-gross register ton motor vessel was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean 230 nautical miles (430 km; 260 mi) north of Watling's Island in the Bahamas. All 12 people on board survived.[19]
Tempest   United States The tug burned to the water's edge, capsized and sank at Vicksburg, Mississippi.[223]

3 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 October 1908
Ship Country Description
Alamo   United States The 10-gross register ton Tug burned at the Shell Bank off the coast of Nueces County, Texas, or in the Sabine River, a total loss. All five people on board survived.[35][224]
Emerson   United States The 192-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer was lost in a collision with an unnamed Corps of Engineers barge (  United States Army), or a mattress secured with a cable that snagged her wheel causing her to capsize and sink on the Mississippi River off Osceola, Arkansas, a total loss. A musician on board died, eight others survived.[19][225]
George Sturges   United States The 439-gross register ton schooner was abandoned at sea in the Magdalen Islands in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off the coast of Canada. All nine people on board survived.[70]
J. H. G. Perkins   United States The 59-gross register ton schooner was stranded on Goat Island off Cape Porpoise on the coast of Maine. Both people on board survived.[34]
Redwing   United States The 19-gross register ton screw steamer burned at Brunswick, Georgia. All four people on board survived.[40]

4 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1908
Ship Country Description
Alice Marie   France The steel barque hit the Runnelstone, drifted and sank in Mount's Bay, Cornwall, where it is now a dive site.[226]
Amethyst   United Kingdom The 552 GRT steamer collided early morning in dense fog with cargo ship Daisy (flag unknown) off Wicklow Head and sunk almost immediately. Her crew was saved by Daisy and landed in Dublin on 5 October 1908.[227]

5 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 October 1908
Ship Country Description
Mary D   United States With no one on board, the 40-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer foundered in the Grand River in Oklahoma.[19]

7 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 October 1908
Ship Country Description
Lambert   Germany The 5,967 GRT steamer on passage from Chile to Bremen with general cargo caught fire and was destroyed off Río Negro. The captain, 43 crew members and 2 passengers were saved and landed at Punta Rubio.[228]

9 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 October 1908
Ship Country Description
Ida   United States The 11-gross register ton schooner burned in Santa Rosa Sound on the coast of Florida. All three people on board survived.[34]
Nipponia   German Empire The liner Pretoria collided with the 3,066-gross register ton cargo steamship in the North Sea off Texel in the Netherlands. Nipponia sank with the loss of her Captain and 12 members of her crew.[229]

12 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 October 1908
Ship Country Description
Stork   United Kingdom The steamer was wrecked on Lisbon Shoals in Hudson Bay in severe weather and ice.[230][231]

14 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 October 1908
Ship Country Description
Egon   United States The steamer struck a hidden obstruction and sank in the Mississippi River near Bird's Point, Missouri. Raised and repaired.[232]
Sacramento   United States The steamer was sunk in a collision with Mataafa (  United States) in the harbor at Duluth, Minnesota.[233]
W. B. Keen   United States The 30-gross register ton schooner was stranded on Milk Island in Massachusetts. All six people on board survived.[35]

15 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 October 1908
Ship Country Description
Victorine   United States The 9-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Aransas Pass, Texas. The only person on board survived.[35]

17 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 October 1908
Ship Country Description
Velasquez   United Kingdom The Lamport and Holt Line 7,452 GRT cargo passenger ship on a passage from New York to Buenos Aires with a cargo of coffee, post and passengers entered an area of intense fog soon after leaving Santos harbor, and eventually hit the rocks at Ponta da Sela (Ilhabela) suffering serious damage. All passengers and crew managed to leave the ship and took shelter on a nearby beach (Praia do Veloso) being rescued the day after by another vessel.[234]

18 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 October 1908
Ship Country Description
Clyde   United States The launch sank in Hay Lake, St. Marys River. One crewman killed.[235]

19 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 October 1908
Ship Country Description
Lizzie A. Law   United States The 747-gross register ton schooner barge was stranded in Lake Superior at Huron Island off the coast of Michigan. All seven people on board survived.[34]
Mary Me (or Mary Mc.)   United States The out of commission 22-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer burned in the Mississippi River at St. Louis, Missouri, a total loss. Both people on board survived.[19][236]

20 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 October 1908
Ship Country Description
Love Point   United States The 1,974-gross register ton steel-hulled sidewheel paddle steamer burned on the Hudson River off Newburgh, New York, killing four of the 52 people on board.[19]
New York   United States The passenger steamer was destroyed by fire at the T. S. Marvel & Co. shipyard, Newburgh, New York. Four killed.[237]

21 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 October 1908
Ship Country Description
Dessoug   United States The 1,382-gross register ton iron-hulled schooner barge foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Virginia 17 nautical miles (31 km; 20 mi) northeast of Winter Quarter Shoal. All four people on board survived.[70]

22 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 1908
Ship Country Description
Cramligton   United Kingdom The 1,824 GRT steamer on a passage from Newcastle for Seville with a cargo of coal and coke collided early morning with cargo ship Cadeby (flag unknown) in the mouth of the Humber. The vessel was struck near amidships and began to fill almost immediately. She was beached on Sand Hale Flat to prevent the sinking but later had broken in two amidships and was declared a total loss.[238][239]

23 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 October 1908
Ship Country Description
Flora Rogers   United States The 376-gross register ton schooner was stranded on Bodie Island on the coast of North Carolina. All seven people on board survived.[70]
Peshtigo   United States The 817-gross register ton screw steamer was stranded in Lake Huron on Mackinac Island off the coast of Michigan. All 12 people on board survived.[40]

24 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 1908
Ship Country Description
Daniel B. Meacham   United States The steamer struck a reef north west of the Keweenaw Peninsula, 12 miles (19 km) east of the Great Lakes Ship Canal in Lake Superior. Raised, repaired and returned to service.[240][241]
Hunter No. 2   United States The steamer struck a submerged piling and sank while landing at the dock at the foot of Fifty-First Street Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the Allegheny River. Later raised and returned to service.[242]
Mary D.   United States The steamer was tied to the bank in the Arkansas River near the mouth of the Grand River when a rapidly rising river caused the bank to cave resulting in trees cutting her in two, a total loss.[243]

26 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 October 1908
Ship Country Description
Elena   United States The 67-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Media Luna, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. All nine people on board survived.[70]
Samuel Gedney   United States The steamer burned to the waterline at dock at the River and Harbor Improvement Company, Camden, New Jersey.[244]

28 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 October 1908
Ship Country Description
Girnigoe   United Kingdom The 321 GRT steamer on a passage from Cherbourg for Poole with a cargo of stone ran into heavy seas mid-Channel which shifted her cargo. The vessel had to be abandoned and she foundered around 04:30. The crew was saved by the schooner Malpas Belle and landed in Falmouth.[245]

29 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 October 1908
Ship Country Description
Charles S. Hirsch   United States The 620-gross register ton schooner was stranded at Paul Gamiels Hill, North Carolina, with the loss of two lives. There were six survivors.[70]
Saint Andre   France The 1,121 GRT steamer on a passage from Caen for Grangemouth with a cargo of iron ore ran aground off Farne Islands in the early morning and subsequently broke up and became a total wreck.[246]

30 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 October 1908
Ship Country Description
Comus   United States After departing Skagway, Alaska, the 5-gross register ton, 30-foot (9.1 m) schooner was wrecked in Lynn Canal near Berners Bay in Southeast Alaska. The only person on board survived.[70][85]
H. A. Harvey, jr.   United States The 59-gross register ton sternwheel paddle steamer, or Tug, burned at Prophet Island, Louisiana, total loss. All seven people on board survived.[19][247]
Hartford and New York No. 76   United States The barge sprung a leak in a heavy blow off New Haven, Connecticut and brought into the harbor, filling and sinking in 3+12 fathoms (21 ft; 6.4 m) of water.[248]
Hawea   United Kingdom
 
Hawea
The steamship was driven ashore at Greymouth.
John M. Brown   United States The 452-gross register ton schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean east of Virginia at 37°N 071°W / 37°N 71°W / 37; -71 (John M. Brown). All seven people on board survived.[34]
Taif   Ottoman Empire The steamer sank after a collision with the steamer Bagdad (flag unknown) off Seraglio Point, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire.[249] This ship was originally named Tycho Brahe. In 1891 ownership transferred to Charles Deville Wells, (known as 'the man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo'), who renamed the vessel Palais Royal. After Wells was declared bankrupt in 1893 it was sold to a Turkish owner.

31 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 October 1908
Ship Country Description
Arleville H. Perry   United States The 311-gross register ton schooner was stranded on False Cape on the coast of Virginia. All six people on board survived.[70]
Frank Barnet   United States The 853-gross register ton schooner burned in the Atlantic Ocean at 38°20′N 069°40′W / 38.333°N 69.667°W / 38.333; -69.667 (Frank Barnet). All eight people on board survived.[70]
Lulie L. Pollard