List of shipwrecks in 1921

The list of shipwrecks in 1921 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1921.

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JanuaryEdit

2 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Broadmayne   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Dartmouth, Devon. She broke in two on 7 January.[1]
Santa Isabel   Spain The passenger ship ran aground off Sálvora, Galicia. She broke in two and sank with the loss of 244 of the 300 people on board.[2][3]
Scottish Monarch   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the River Clyde at Cardross, Lanarkshire.[4] She was refloated on 6 January.[5]

3 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Euphrates   United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (44°24′N 45°27′W / 44.400°N 45.450°W / 44.400; -45.450). Her crew were rescued by Galileo (  United Kingdom).[6]
Tris Adelphis   Greece The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the Tyrrhenian Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) east of Mount Circeo, Lazio, Italy.[7]
UB-88   United States The Type UB III submarine was scuttled in the Pacific Ocean off San Pedro, California by USS Wilkes (  United States Navy).[8]

5 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Ardoyne   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Cape Frio, Brazil.[5] She was refloated on 18 January.[9]

6 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1921
Ship Country Description
USS Coast Defense Battleship No. 2   United States Navy
 
USS Coast Defense Battleship No. 2 sinking.
The decommissioned battleship (ex-USS Massachusetts) was scuttled in shallow water in the Gulf of Mexico off Pensacola, Florida. The wreck subsequently was used as a United States Army Coast Artillery Corps target, then became an artificial reef and recreational diving site.

7 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Ekelund   Norway The full-rigged ship caught fire and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (7°32′N 32°57′W / 7.533°N 32.950°W / 7.533; -32.950). She was on a voyage from Durban, South Africa to Sarpsborg, Norway.[10]
Marion   United Kingdom The schooner departed Liverpool, Lancashire for Fowey, Cornwall. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[11]

9 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Elipidifor No.415   Russia Russian Civil War: The Elipidifor type auxiliary gunboat was damaged by Sakalave (  French Navy) at Anapa in the Black Sea. She was beached and abandoned.[12]

10 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Cabo Roche   Spain The coaster caught fire and foundered in the Ligurian Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) off Cape Mele, Liguria, Italy. Her crew were rescued.[13][14]
Mintie   United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned and set afire in the Atlantic Ocean (44°15′N 27°10′W / 44.250°N 27.167°W / 44.250; -27.167). Her crew were rescued by Anversoise (  United Kingdom).[15]

12 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Acacia   United Kingdom The cargo ship was beached near Hurst Castle, Hampshire.[14]
Aspasia Stavroudis   Greece The cargo ship caught fire in the Aegean Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) east of Carpatsos. She sank the next day, her crew survived.[16]
Christoforos   Greece The cargo ship sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Papa.[14]
Ontaneda   Norway The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (47°20′N 40°05′W / 47.333°N 40.083°W / 47.333; -40.083). Her crew were rescued by Fanad Head (  United Kingdom).[17]

15 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Horley   United Kingdom The coaster was struck by another vessel in the River Thames at Blackwall, London and sank.[18] She was refloated on 18 January.[19]

16 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Carmelita   Venezuela The cargo ship was destroyed by fire at Puerto Cabello and was a total loss.[20]

17 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Claremorris   United Kingdom The cargo ship struck rocks at Durat Point and was beached in the Sound of Islay.[20]
HMS Marjoram   Royal Navy Bound for Haulbowline, where she was to undergo a refit to become the drill ship HMS President, the Anchusa-class sloop-of-war was wrecked on Flintstone Head.[20][21]

18 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Dover Castle   United Kingdom The brigantine came ashore at Zierikzee, Netherlands and was wrecked.[16][22]
Pandora   United Kingdom The schooner sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Irish Sea off Beaumaris, Anglesey. Her crew were rescued by the Beaumaris Lifeboat.[16]

19 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Daisy   Germany The schooner was abandoned in the North Sea off IJmuiden, Netherlands. Her crew were rescued by the trawler Ymuiden 146 (  Netherlands).[22] Daisy was discovered derelict by the trawler Hohenfels (  Germany) and towed into Nordenham, Germany, arriving on 27 January.[23]
Juanita   United States While no one was on board, the 7-net ton motor vessel burned to the waterline and sank while at anchor in Surprise Harbor (57°01′N 134°35′W / 57.017°N 134.583°W / 57.017; -134.583 (Surprise Harbor)) in Southeast Alaska.[24]
Kibi Maru No.2   Japan The cargo ship ran aground 100 nautical miles (190 km) south of Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia.[16] She was refloated on 7 February.[25]

20 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 January 1921
Ship Country Description
HMS K5   Royal Navy The K-class submarine foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) south west of the Isles of Scilly with the loss of all fifty-seven crew.[26]

22 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Afrodite   Greece The cargo ship ran aground at Westcar, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued before she sank.[27]
Newton Stanley Lake   United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Virginia, United States. Her crew were rescued.[27]

24 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Carioca   United States The barquentine was set afire and abandoned in the Mediterranean Sea (34°20′N 23°40′E / 34.333°N 23.667°E / 34.333; 23.667). Her crew were rescued.[28]

25 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Adamantios Lemos   Greece The cargo ship en route from Portman, Spain to Middlesbrough foundered near Guernsey Channel Islands. She had previously been salvaged in April 1919 by HM Tug St Issey.[29]
Hewitt   United States
 
SS Hewitt

The cargo ship last reported from the Atlantic Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km) north of Jupiter Inlet, Florida. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands. She made her regular radio calls on 24 January and 25 January,[30] and reported nothing unusual. She was last seen 250 nautical miles (460 km) north of Jupiter Inlet, Florida. From that time to this, she remains missing. No further radio signals from her were received.[31] After the Hewitt failed to arrive in Boston on its expected due date of 29 January, Union Sulphur sent the ship's wireless call (K I L) through Atlantic coastal stations, and notified the United States Navy.[30] A huge search along her route found nothing. US Coast Guard officials in Atlantic City reported hearing an explosion and seeing a flash approximately 20 miles offshore on the night of 3 February 1921, and connected this event with the Hewitt.[32]

Zannis   Greece The cargo ship sank in the Aegean Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) north west of Sapientza. Her crew were rescued.[33]

26 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Tay   United Kingdom The coaster sailed from Saint Sampson, Guernsey, Channel Islands for Portsmouth, Hampshire. No further trace, presumed foundered in the English Channel with the loss of all hands.[34]

28 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Donald T   United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued.[23]

29 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 1921
Ship Country Description
España   Spanish Navy The España-class battleship ran aground off Puerto Montt, Chile. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.
Pommern   Germany The cargo ship ran aground at Rørvik, Norway. She was still ashore on 5 February.[35]

31 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Carroll A. Deering   United States The five-masted schooner ran aground on the Diamond Shoals and was abandoned. The wreck was dispersed by dynamite on 4 March.

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date January 1921
Ship Country Description
SMS Baden   Royal Navy The decommissioned former Imperial German Navy battleship foundered in heavy seas in the English Channel off Whale Island, Hampshire, England, after use as a gunnery target by the shore establishment HMS Excellent and the monitor HMS Terror (both   Royal Navy). Baden was refloated three months later and put back into use as a target ship.
HMS Europa   Royal Navy Under tow after being sold out of naval service, the decommissioned Diadem-class protected cruiser sank off Corsica in a gale. She later was refloated and scrapped.
Heiyei Maru No.2   Japan The cargo ship foundered off Toba, Mie.[36]

FebruaryEdit

1 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Timios Stavros   Greece The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean between Cape Roca and the Berlengas, Portugal. Her crew were rescued by a Spanish merchant ship.[37]

2 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Esperanza de Larrinaga   United Kingdom The cargo ship departed from Norfolk, Virginia for Reggio Calabria, Italy. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[38]
Lake Elmwood   United States The Design 1074 cargo ship ran aground in the Kaiser Wilhelm Canal, Germany.[39] She was refloated on 7 February.[40]
Léon Bonnat   France The schooner ran aground on the Crym Rocks off the Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom and was wrecked.[41]

3 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Mertainen   Sweden The cargo ship ran aground at the entrance of the Trondheimsfjord, Norway. She was refloated but consequently beached.[42]
Oak   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground east of The Skerries, Anglesey and was abandoned by her crew.[41] She was later refloated and towed into Holyhead.[39]

6 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Ottawa   United Kingdom The cargo ship, on a voyage from Norfolk, Virginia, United States to Manchester, Lancashire was in communication with Dorrington Court (  United Kingdom). No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[38]

7 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Klamate   United States The cargo ship was wrecked whilst on a voyage from San Francisco, California to Portland, Oregon. Her crew were rescued.[40]
Vital   Germany The cargo ship collided with another vessel and sank off Delfzijl, Netherlands. Her crew were rescued by the other vessel.[43]

8 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Eskdale   United Kingdom The cargo ship came ashore at the Heugh Lighthouse, Hartlepool, County Durham and was wrecked.[43]

9 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 February 1921
Ship Country Description
HMS Hydra   Royal Navy The Acheron-class destroyer collided with the torpedo boat Z 3 (  Royal Navy) in the Weilingen Channel and sank. All 72 crew were rescued by Z 3.[44]
Iocasti   Greece The cargo ship caught fire in the Mediterranean Sea (36°44′N 1°28′W / 36.733°N 1.467°W / 36.733; -1.467) and was abandoned.[45][46]
Margarita   Greece The cargo ship foundered on this date.[45]
Sparkling Glance   United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean.[47]

11 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Abracadabrante   Spain The schooner collided with Swainby (  United Kingdom) in the English Channel off Hartland Point, Devon and sank. Her crew were rescued by Swainby.[47]
Bombardier   Belgium The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (45°53′N 54°10′W / 45.883°N 54.167°W / 45.883; -54.167 (SS Bombardier)).[45][48]
Marion Grace   United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Saint-Pierre, Saint Pierre and Miquelon and was wrecked.[49]

12 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Elizabeth Fearn   United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at St. John's, Newfoundland and was wrecked.[49]
Horley   United Kingdom The cargo ship parted from her tow and cane ashore at Covehithe, Suffolk. She was refloated on 25 February.[47][50]
Osiris   United States The houseboat/yacht burned and sank off Miami, Florida.[51]

13 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Hawker   United Kingdom The schooner departed Patras, Greece, for Trapani, Sicily, Italy. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Mediterranean Sea with the loss of all hands.[52]

14 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Victorieux   France The cargo ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (39°11′N 49°01′W / 39.183°N 49.017°W / 39.183; -49.017) with the loss of a crew member. Survivors were rescued by Cranford (  United States).[53][54]

15 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Horace E. Munroe   United States The schooner collided with Palma (  United Kingdom) in the Atlantic Ocean (35°22′N 3°14′W / 35.367°N 3.233°W / 35.367; -3.233) and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued by Palma.[55]

16 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Charles G. Endicott   United States The schooner struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) north east of Cuba.[54]
Progreso   Spain The sailing ship sprang a leak and foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal. Her crew were rescued by a British merchant ship.[54]
Tonesit   United States The cargo ship ran aground on Ven, Sweden.[56] She was refloated on 24 February.[50]

17 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Delmira   United Kingdom The tanker caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida, United States and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued by J. E. O'Neil (  United States).[54] Delmira was towed in to Key West, Florida by Victory (  United States).[55]

19 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Fernando   Portugal The barquentine was driven ashore and sank at Madeira.[57]
Ioanna   Greece The cargo ship was sunk by barratry off Cape Tiñoso, Spain[58]

21 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Miss Williams   United Kingdom The schooner foundered in the Irish Sea 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) off Curracloe, County Wexford.[59]
USS Woolsey   United States Navy The Wickes-class destroyer sank after colliding with the steamer Steel Inventor (  United States) in the Pacific Ocean off Panama City, Panama. Survivors were rescued by the destroyer USS Aaron Ward (  United States Navy).[60][61]

24 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Minnie J. Smith   United Kingdom The schooner sank off Wabana, Dominion of Newfoundland.[50]
San Pasqual   United States The cargo ship ran aground off Port Eads, Louisiana.[50] She was refloated on 28 February.[62]

26 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Gregorios   Greece The cargo ship foundered off Gibraltar. Her crew were rescued by Penmoroah (  United Kingdom).[63]

27 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Suzanna   United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (46°50′N 7°00′W / 46.833°N 7.000°W / 46.833; -7.000). Her crew were rescued by Archimedes (  United Kingdom).[63]

28 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Huntspill   United Kingdom The cargo ship sank at Southampton, Hampshire.[64]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date
Ship Country Description
Twilight   United States While in winter storage, the 96-foot (29 m) motor excursion boat was damaged by ice and sank without loss of life in 3 to 30 feet (0.91 to 9.14 m) of water in Moosehead Lake at Greenville Junction, Maine, 10 yards (9.1 m) off the south shore of Steamboat Point at 45°28′09″N 069°37′15″W / 45.46917°N 69.62083°W / 45.46917; -69.62083 (Twilight).[65]

MarchEdit

2 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 March 1921
Ship Country Description
Charlot   France The brigantine was destroyed by fire.[66]

3 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 March 1921
Ship Country Description
Anna Laura McKenney   United States The schooner was wrecked at Puerto México. Veracruz, Mexico.[67]
Appolonia   Italy The cargo ship was wrecked at İnebolu, Turkey.[66]
Hong Moh   United Kingdom The passenger ship struck the White Rocks off Lamock Island near Swatow, China and sank with the loss of about 1,000 lives. HMS Carlisle, HMS Foxglove (both   Royal Navy) and Shansi (flag unknown) rescued 294 survivors between them.
Maria   Greece The cargo ship caught fire and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Phourni, Crete.[68]
Megali Hellas   Greece The ocean liner ran aground off Kum Kale, Turkey.[69] She was refloated on 8 March.[70]
Omega   United States The barquentine departed Hobart, Tasmania, Australia for Lyttelton, New Zealand. No further trace; presumed foundered in the Pacific Ocean with the loss of all hands.[71]
Tipperary   United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned off Trepassey, Newfoundland.[66]

4 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 March 1921
Ship Country Description
HMS Gloaming   Royal Navy The Admiralty-type drifter was wrecked on the coast of England near The Lizard.[72]

5 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 March 1921
Ship Country Description
Madimba   Belgium The cargo ship collided with Italier (  Belgium) in the North Sea off the Ruytingen Lighthouse (51°19′N 2°06′E / 51.317°N 2.100°E / 51.317; 2.100 (SS Madimba)) and sank with the loss of all 43 crew.[73][74]

7 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 March 1921
Ship Country Description
Swan   United Kingdom The trawler was sunk in a collision with Edgemont (  United States) in the Atlantic Ocean at (49°26′N 11°14′W / 49.433°N 11.233°W / 49.433; -11.233).[75]

8 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1921
Ship Country Description
Ernemore   United Kingdom The cargo ship struck a submerged wreck at Constantinople, Turkey and was beached.[68]
Mosken   Norway The cargo liner was wrecked at Dragnes, north-west of Hadseløya, Norway.[76]

9 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 March 1921
Ship Country Description
Wandby   United Kingdom The 3,981-gross register ton cargo ship was wrecked in fog without loss of life just off Walker's Point in Kennebunkport, Maine. Her wreck settled in up to 20 feet (6.1 m) of water.[77]

10 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 March 1921
Ship Country Description
Barbara Barr   United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in St. Mary's Bay, Newfoundland.[78]

12 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 1921
Ship Country Description
Alverta T.   United States The motor vessel capsized at New Orleans in heavy fog. Six drowned.[79]
Douglas Adams   United Kingdom The schooner departed Lisbon, Portugal for Twillingate, Newfoundland. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all hands.[80]

13 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1921
Ship Country Description
Leonita   Spain The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (36°24′N 7°30′W / 36.400°N 7.500°W / 36.400; -7.500).[81]

14 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1921
Ship Country Description
Fredville   United Kingdom The coaster collided with Vincennes Bridge (  United States) in the North Sea and sank. Her crew were rescued.[82]
Frieda E.   United Kingdom The schooner caught fire and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (33°44′N 63°26′W / 33.733°N 63.433°W / 33.733; -63.433). Her crew were rescued by Hofuku Maru (  Japan).[83]
Guillermo   Spain The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Oporto, Portugal.[81] Her crew were rescued by Niki (  Greece).[83]

18 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 March 1921
Ship Country Description
Zuzatzarte   Spain The cargo ship was driven ashore near Bilbao and was wrecked.[84]

21 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 March 1921
Ship Country Description
City of Colombo   United Kingdom The ocean liner ran aground off Petite Passage, New Brunswick, Canada. She was subsequently declared a total loss.[85]
Elizabeth Charlotte   United Kingdom The three-masted schooner departed King's Lynn, Norfolk for the Tyne. No further trace, presumed foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all hands.[86]
Governor Brooke   United States The schooner ran aground at Castillo and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued by Ballington (  United Kingdom).[87]

28 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 March 1921
Ship Country Description
Ituna   United Kingdom The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Ionian Sea off Santa Maura, Greece.[88]
Roberta Ray   United Kingdom The schooner was set afire and abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (43°14′N 48°11′W / 43.233°N 48.183°W / 43.233; -48.183). Her crew were rescued by Triumph (  United Kingdom).[89]

31 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 March 1921
Ship Country Description
Gaelic Prince   United Kingdom The cargo ship came ashore at Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States.[90] She was refloated on 7 April.[91]
Rontegui   Spain The cargo ship sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean off San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa. She sank in the early hours of 1 April. Her crew were rescued by Laya (  Spanish Navy).[92]
Zilla May   United States The 70-gross register ton, 77.3-foot (23.6 m) fishing vessel was wrecked without loss of life near Strait Island (56°23′10″N 133°42′30″W / 56.38611°N 133.70833°W / 56.38611; -133.70833 (Strait Island)) in Southeast Alaska. Her crew of 17 abandoned ship early on 1 April, and Zilla May sank about 20 minutes later. After spending 1 April on Strait Island, the crew rowed to Wrangell, Territory of Alaska, in three dories on 2 April.[93]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date March 1921
Ship Country Description
USS Conestoga   United States Navy
 
Stern view of the wreck of Conestoga in 2014.
The tug disappeared after departing Mare Island Navy Yard in Vallejo, California, on 25 March 1921 with the loss of her entire crew of 56. Her wreck was not discovered until 2014; it lies in the Pacific Ocean 3.1 nautical miles (5.7 km) off Southeast Farallon Island. She presumably sank in a gale on 26 March 1921.[94]

AprilEdit

1 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Governor   United States The passenger ship collided with West Hartland (  United States) in the Pacific Ocean one and a quarter miles (2.0 km) south east of Point Wilson off Port Townsend, Washington, or Seattle, Washington and sank. All on board were rescued by West Hartland, or nine killed, survivors transferred.[92][95]

2 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Lewis H. Goward   United States The schooner was caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean off the Rebecca Shoal Lighthouse and was a total loss.[92]

3 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Kating   Greece The coaster struck a submerged object and sank in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off the North Hinder Lightship (  Netherlands) and sank. Her crew were rescued.[92]

9 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Fenice   Peru The cargo ship was wrecked on Lobos de Tierra Island.[96]
Tommie G   United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (40°28′N 46°17′W / 40.467°N 46.283°W / 40.467; -46.283). She was set afire by her crew, who were rescued by Waaldijk (  Netherlands).[97][98]

11 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Colonel Bowie or Col. Bowie   United States The cargo ship sprung a leak in heavy weather and foundered in the Gulf of Mexico between Beaumont, Texas and Tampico, Mexico with the loss of nineteen, or seven, of her 22 crew.[99][100]

13 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Huntley   United Kingdom The schooner sank off Cape Spear, Newfoundland. Her crew survived.[101] She later refloated due to her cargo of salt dissolving and was towed in to St. John's.[98]
Johanne   Germany The cargo ship collided with Edel (  Denmark) in the Skagerrak 6 nautical miles (11 km) south of Fredrikshavn, Nordjylland, Denmark and sank. Her crew were rescued.[97]

14 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Kamchatka   United States During a voyage from Seattle, Washington, to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Siberia carrying 436 tons of general trading cargo, the 552-ton motor ship was abandoned in the North Pacific Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km; 460 mi) south of the Territory of Alaska's Shumagin Islands at a position determined by dead reckoning as 51°57′N 154°53′W / 51.950°N 154.883°W / 51.950; -154.883 (Kamchatka) after an engine room fire went out of control. Her crew of 23 abandoned ship in a launch and a whaleboat and reached the Shumagin Islands safely 86 hours later. Kamchatka's burned-out and dismasted hulk drifted far to the south, where it was last sighted on 23 May 1921.[102]

15 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Poolena   United Kingdom The coaster ran aground at Dunfanaghy, County Donegal. Her crew survived.[98] She was refloated on 21 April.[103]

16 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Eugenia   Greece The cargo ship foundered off the Berlengas, Portugal.[104]
Ningpo   United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore and sank at Chefoo, China.[105]

18 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Iron Monarch   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Port Pirie, South Australia.[105] She was refloated on 21 April.[106]
Queenie R   United Kingdom The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Bermuda. Her crew were rescued by British Marshall (  United Kingdom).[105]

20 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 April 1921
Ship Country Description
S & C   United States Still hauled out on the shore of the Taku River in the Territory of Alaska for the winter of 1920–1921 and with no one on board, the 8-gross register ton, 34.3-foot (10.5 m) motor vessel was destroyed when ice breaking up on the river during the spring thaw crushed her.[107]

21 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Tree Villa   United Kingdom The coaster, which had struck a submerged object on 19 April, sank in the Bristol Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north east of Skokholm, Pembrokeshire. Her crew survived.[108]

22 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 April 1921
Ship Country Description
No. 307   Russian Navy The K-class armored river gunboat was lost on this date.[109]

23 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Annunziata   Italy The schooner was driven onto rocks at Sliema, Malta and was wrecked. All six crew were rescued.[110]
Elpis   Greece The cargo ship foundered in the Mediterranean Sea 24 nautical miles (44 km) north east of Acre, Palestine.[110]

27 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Arnus   Spain The cargo ship sprang a leak and foundered whilst on a voyage from Viveiro, Spain, to Rotterdam, Netherlands. Twenty-one of her 33 crew were rescued.[111]

28 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Bona H   United Kingdom The schooner was destroyed by fire off Havana, Cuba.[112]

29 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Bara Bi   Spain The passenger ship sdprang a leak and foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 48°N 5°W / 48°N 5°W / 48; -5). All on board were rescued by Helena (  Netherlands).[111][112]
Mormugao   Portugal The passenger ship ran aground on the south of Block Island, Rhode Island, United States. Her passengers were taken off.[111] She was refloated on 2 May.[113]
Spathari   United Kingdom The cargo ship was sunk by barratry in the Atlantic Ocean off Ericeira, Portugal. Her crew were rescued.[111][114]

30 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 1921
Ship Country Description
E. A. Sabean   United Kingdom The schooner sprang a leak and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Pensacola, Florida. Her crew were rescued.[115]
Gloria   France The ship foundered in the Mediterranean Sea off Soller, Majorca, Spain. All 28 crew were rescued.[111]

MayEdit

1 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Lysglimt   Denmark The schooner caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean (27°55′N 41°01′W / 27.917°N 41.017°W / 27.917; -41.017). She was abandoned on 4 May and burnt out. Her crew were rescued by Vittorio Veneto (  United Kingdom).[116]

3 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Tokuyo Maru   Japan The passenger ship caught fire and sank in the Pacific Ocean. USAT Buford (  United States Army) rescued 65 people.[117]

4 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Mary Eleanor   United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in the Irish Sea. Her crew survived.[118]

5 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Admiral Keyes   United Kingdom The auxiliary schooner sprang a leak in the North Sea and was beached off Hartlepool, County Durham She was refloated on 6 May.[119][120]

6 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Sao Paulo   Brazil The cargo ship sank at Rio de Janeiro.[120]

12 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Stad Schiedam   Netherlands The cargo ship ran aground at Marstenen Bo, Norway, and was beached.[115]

13 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Miztec   United States The barge foundered in Lake Superior 10 nautical miles (19 km) off Vermillion Point, Michigan, with the loss of all seven crew.

14 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Karatara   United Kingdom The coaster caught fire 20 nautical miles (37 km) off Cape Town, South Africa and was abandoned. All passengers and crew were rescued. Karatara was subsequently towed into Cape Town extensively damaged.[121]
Wollongbar   United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked at Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia.

16 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 May 1921
Ship Country Description
City of Pascagoula   Italy The schooner caught fire at Genoa and was scuttled.[122]

20 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Manuel Carsi   Spain The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the Mediterranean Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) off Cape Vilano, Algeria. Her crew were rescued.[123]

23 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 May 1921
Ship Country Description
USS Granite State   United States Navy The stores ship, a former ship of the line, caught fire and sank in the Hudson River. She was refloated in July 1922.

24 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Atua   United Kingdom The cargo ship struck rocks and was beached at Naitonitoni, Fiji.[124] She was refloated on 6 June.[125]

26 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Esperanto   United States The schooner struck a submerged wreck in the Atlantic Ocean off Sable Island, Nova Scotia, Canada and foundered.[126]

27 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Dannedaike   United States The cargo ship sank at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[127]

28 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Antiope   United Kingdom The tanker caught fire at Sourabaya, Netherlands East Indies, and was a total loss. Her crew were rescued.[127]
William Finglay   United Kingdom The cargo ship sank in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south east of Tod Point, Yorkshire, UK.[128]

30 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Ise Maru   Japan The cargo ship was wrecked at Nossaenpu, Hokkaidō.[129]

31 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Riojun Maru   Japan The cargo ship ran aground on a reef in the Gaspar Straits and was wrecked.[130]

JuneEdit

1 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Laura A. Barnes   United States The four-masted schooner was wrecked on Bod's Island, Virginia.[131]

2 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Mount Rainier   United States The four-masted schooner was destroyed by fire at Santa Fe, Argentina.[130]

3 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Royetsu Maru No.2   Japan The cargo ship foundered 33 nautical miles (61 km)) off Wakamatsu. Her crew were rescued.[132]

4 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Burma Maru   Japan The cargo ship arrived at Gibraltar on fire.[132] She was beached, but was refloated on 7 June.[132]
Matilde   Italy The cargo ship caught fire in the Bosporus and was beached at Büyükdere, Koçarlı, Turkey.[133]

6 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Ramon Mumbru   Spain The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Cavalaire-sur-Mer, Var, France.[125]

7 JuneEdit

9 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 June 1921
Ship Country Description
North Shore   United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire at Quebec City, Canada and was beached.[135]

10 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Bouboulina   Greece The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Smyrna off Uzunada, Turkey with the loss of 22 of her 30 crew. Two of the survivors were rescued by Lemnos (  Royal Hellenic Navy).[136][137]
Laretana   Spain The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal.[138]
Ville d'Algée   France The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank at Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône.[138]
Woodbine   United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore and sank at Bruneval, Seine-Inférieure, France.[135]

13 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Canastota   United Kingdom The cargo ship departed Sydney, New South Wales, Australia for Wellington, New Zealand. Presumed foundered in the Pacific Ocean with the loss of all hands.[80] Fire-damaged wreckage from the ship washed up on Lord Howe Island, New South Wales on 10 August.[139]

16 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Cid Campeador   Spain The cargo ship caught fire at Bilbao and was beached. She was declared a total loss.[140]
Olympia   Greece The cargo ship ran aground on the Formigas Rocks, Azores, Portugal and was wrecked. Her crew survived.[141]

20 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Gallia   United Kingdom The cargo ship sank at Calcutta, India.[142]

21 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 June 1921
Ship Country Description
USS G-1   United States Navy The decommissioned G-class submarine was sunk as a target in 100 feet (30 m) of water in the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, 625 yards (572 m) bearing 42 degrees true from Taylor Point, Jamestown, Rhode Island, at 41°30.889′N 071°21.246′W / 41.514817°N 71.354100°W / 41.514817; -71.354100 (USS G-1) by eight depth charges dropped by the minesweeper USS Grebe (  United States Navy).[143]
Islandia   United Kingdom The cargo ship sank at Piraeus, Greece.[142] Ship was refloated on 27 June.[144]

22 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 June 1921
Ship Country Description
USS U-117   United States Navy The Type UE II submarine was bombed and sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) east of the Cape Charles Lightship (  United States Coast Guard) by three Felixstowe F5L aircraft of the United States Navy.

23 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Monte Bianco   Italy The vessel caught fire in the Pacific Ocean (29°S 151°W / 29°S 151°W / -29; -151 (Monte Bianco)) and was abandoned.[145]

24 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Helen Mathers   United Kingdom The schooner came ashore at Galveston, Texas, United States and was wrecked.[146]
HMS K15   Royal Navy The K-class submarine sank at Portsmouth, Hampshire. She was refloated on 7 July.[147]

26 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Fitzroy   Australia The passenger ship foundered off the coast of New South Wales with the loss of 31 of the 35 people on board.

27 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Ferrum   United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore at Tréguier, Côtes-du-Nord, France.[144] She was refloated on 4 July.[148]
Stella   Sweden The auxiliary sailing ship sprang a leak and foundered in the North Sea 240 nautical miles (440 km) north north east of Spurn Point, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. All five crew were rescued by the trawler Romilly (  United Kingdom).[149][150]

28 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Brae Lossie   United Kingdom The cargo ship came ashore at Roscoff, Finistère, France and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[129]
Isla de Cabrera   Spain The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the Mediterranean Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south east of the Medes Islands. Her crew were rescued by a Spanish fishing vessel.[129]
Sabine   United States The dredger caught fire and sank at Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She was a total loss.[151]

30 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Edward A. Cohan   United Kingdom The schooner was destroyed by fire at Pascagoula, Mississippi, United States.[152]
Mopang   United States The EFC Design 1023 cargo ship was sunk by a mine in the Black Sea at the entrance to Burgas Bay.[153][154]
U-152   United Kingdom The Type U 151 submarine was sunk as a target in the English Channel off the Isle of Wight by the Royal Navy.[155]
U-153   United Kingdom The Type U 151 submarine was scuttled in the English Channel off the Isle of Wight.[156]
U-161   United Kingdom The Type U 93 submarine was expended as a target.[157]

JulyEdit

1 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1921
Ship Country Description
U-121   French Navy The Type UE II submarine was sunk as a target in the English Channel off Cherbourg, Manche.

4 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Cambrai   United Kingdom The schooner was destroyed by fire at Galveston, Texas, United States.[158]
Gertrude   United States During a voyage from Nome, Territory of Alaska, to Siberia with a crew of five and a cargo of 15 tons of general merchandise, the 17-gross register ton motor schooner was beached in a sinking condition after colliding with ice and becoming trapped in it for seven hours approximately 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi) southwest of a location identified in the wreck report as "East Cape," probably Cape Dezhnev on the coast of Siberia but possibly Apavawook Cape (63°08′39″N 168°52′16″W / 63.1442°N 168.8711°W / 63.1442; -168.8711 (Apavawook Cape)) on the coast of Saint Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea. Her crew survived, but the surf pounded her to pieces.[159]

6 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Margaret   United States The 55-gross register ton motor vessel was destroyed by an explosion and fire while loading distillate oil at a dock at Katalla, Territory of Alaska. All three crewmen aboard her at the time suffered burns but survived.[160]

7 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Eastern Sword   United States The cargo ship ran aground at Belfast, County Antrim, United Kingdom.[161] She was refloated on 10 July.[162]

8 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Cap Blanc   France The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Peniche, Portugal. Her crew were rescued.[162]
Western Comet   United States The cargo ship ran aground at Saint-Nazaire, Loire-Inférieure, France.[163] She was refloated on 21 July.[164]

9 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Onoria   Italy The cargo ship caught fire in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Matapan, Greece and sank (36°29′N 22°00′E / 36.483°N 22.000°E / 36.483; 22.000). Her crew were rescued.[162][165]

11 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 July 1921
Ship Country Description
General Pershing   Norway The five-masted schooner struck the Endymion Rock, Turks Islands and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[166]
Western Front   United States The steamship foundered several miles west of the Isles of Scilly when she caught fire after an explosion. She was carrying 7,000 tons of naval stores, including naphtha, turpentine and resin from Jacksonville to London. One member of the crew lost his life.[167][168][169]

12 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Manuel L. Villaverde   Spain The passenger ship struck rocks off the coast of Nigeria. She broke in two and sank. All on board were rescued.[170]

13 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1921
Ship Country Description
General Turner   United Kingdom The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea off Cape Kaliakra, Bulgaria. Her crew were rescued.[171]
Roxana Burton   United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the Mediterranean Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) south east of Cape Palos, Spain. Her crew were rescued by the sailing ship Novelty (flag unknown).[166]

15 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 1921
Ship Country Description
E. Marie Brown   United States The schooner was rammed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) east of Fire Island, New York by Harmodius (  United Kingdom). Four of her crew were killed.[172]
V43   German Empire The ex-German large torpedo boat, allocated to the United States under the Treaty of Versailles, was sunk as a target off Cape Henry by the American battleship Florida.[173][174]

16 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Aida   Netherlands The schooner was wrecked in the Caribbean Sea whilst on a voyage from Puerto Padre, Cuba to Barbados. All on board were rescued.[172]

18 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 1921
Ship Country Description
USS Frankfurt   United States Navy
 
USS Frankfurt

The Wiesbaden-class light cruiser (formerly   Imperial German Navy) was sunk as a target ship by United States Army Air Service and United States Navy bombers in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Henry, Virginia.

19 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Denburn   United Kingdom The coaster was destroyed by fire in the North Sea off Collieston, Aberdeenshire. Her crew were rescued.[175]
Tender   United Kingdom The coaster sank at Bridgwater, Somerset.[176]

21 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1921
Ship Country Description
USS Ostfriesland   United States Navy
 
USS Ostfriesland sinking

The Helgoland-class battleship (ex-  Imperial German Navy) was sunk as a target by United States Army Air Service aircraft in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Sawa   Soviet Union Russian Civil War: The ship was shelled and sunk by Trotsky (  Soviet Navy) in the Black Sea while trying to defect to the Whites. The vessel was lost with most of her crew, four rescued.[177]

22 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Selene   United Kingdom The schooner caught fire in the Mozambique Channel and was abandoned.[164] She was later towed into Majunga, Madagascar in a severely damaged state.[178]
USS U-140   United States Navy The Type U 139 submarine was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Charles, Virginia by the destroyer USS Dickerson (  United States Navy).

23 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Acadian   United Kingdom The schooner was destroyed by fire in the Turks Islands. Her crew were rescued.[170]
Dagmar   Norway The barque was wrecked off Providence Atoll, Seychelles. Her twelve crew were rescued by Louqsor (  France).[179][180]
Sylph   United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in the Bristol Channel 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Steep Holm, Somerset.[179]
Ville de Casablanca   France The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Dellys, Algeria. Her crew were rescued.[170]

25 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Frontier   United Kingdom The coaster struck the pier at Port Natal, South Africa. She was holed and consequently was beached.[181]
Parthian   United States The cargo ship sank at Oran, Algeria due to a fire.[182] She was refloated on 21 August.[183]

29 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Arzila   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Chiloé Archipelago, Chile.[184] She was refloated on 19 August.[183]
Nidelv   Norway The cargo ship was driven ashore at Musselwick, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[185]
Sainte Mathilde   France The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais. Her crew were rescued.[184]

31 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Canadian Exporter   Canada The cargo ship ran aground at Willapa Harbor, Washington, United States. She broke her back and was a total loss.[186][187]
Duchess   United Kingdom The schooner was discovered derelict in the English Channel (50°28′N 0°23′E / 50.467°N 0.383°E / 50.467; 0.383) by Stockwell (  United Kingdom). She was towed to Dover, Kent.[184]

AugustEdit

1 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Siam Maru   Japan The cargo ship came ashore 20 nautical miles (37 km) south of Cape Guardafui, Italian Somaliland.[178] She was abandoned on 3 August and her crew were rescued by Kashima (  Imperial Japanese Navy).[188] Siam Maru was later destroyed by fire and was a total loss.[189]

2 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Shirotoki Maru   Japan The coaster was driven ashore on Tsushima Island and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[190]

3 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Popi   Greece The cargo ship was abandoned in the Mediterranean Sea after the collapse of the crowns of her fireboxes.[191]

4 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Ellen Benzon   Denmark The schooner was driven ashore at Seyðisfjörður, Iceland and was wrecked. Her crew were saved.[192]
Salti I   Italy The coaster struck a mine in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Foggia and sank with the loss of a crew member. Survivors were rescued by Mikali (  Greece).[188]

6 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Alaska   United States The passenger ship ran aground on Blunts Reef, 40 nautical miles (74 km) south of Eureka, California, and sank with the loss of 48, or 31 passengers and 11 crew, of the 214 people on board. Some of the survivors were rescued by Anyox (  United Kingdom).[193][194][195][196]

7 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Calimeris   Greece The cargo ship suffered an onboard explosion in her cargo and sank in the Mediterranean Sea. Her crew were rescued by Falka (  Sweden).[197]
Golden Gate   United States The barque ran aground on a reef 31 nautical miles (57 km) east of Point Manzanillo, Panama.[139] She was refloated on 15 August.[198]

8 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Celia Cohen   United Kingdom The schooner caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued by West Keene (  United States).[199]
Lady of Gaspe   United Kingdom The passenger ship ran aground at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.[200] She was declared a total loss on 19 August.[201]

9 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Black Arrow   United States The cargo ship ran aground at Cape Vilano, Algeria.[139] She was refloated on 20 August.[202]

10 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Nellie Bywater   United Kingdom The schooner ran aground on Holy Isle, Firth of Clyde.[139] She was refloated on 23 August.[189]
San Jose   United States The cargo ship ran aground on Asuncion Island, Northern Mariana Islands.[191] She was declared a total loss on 21 August.[201]

12 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 1921
Ship Country Description
St Clair   France The cargo ship caught fire at Mex, Egypt and was beached.[191] She was a total loss.[203]

13 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Albatross   Germany The sailing ship collided with Garm (  Sweden) at Holtenau and sank. She was refloated on 16 August.[204][205]
Bethlehem   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Little Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia, Canada.[204] She was refloated on 18 August.[205]
Planet   United Kingdom The lightship was rammed and sunk in Liverpool Bay by Greenbrier (  United Kingdom). All six crew were rescued.[206] She was refloated and beached on 19 August.[207]

14 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Ferngarth   United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire, was abandoned and capsized in the Atlantic Ocean.[203]

15 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Planter   United States The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) off Key West, Florida. Her crew survived.[198]

16 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Baden   Royal Navy The decommissioned former Imperial German Navy battleship was scuttled in Hurd's Deep in the English Channel immediately after use as a gunnery target by the monitor HMS Erebus (  Royal Navy) and as an aerial bombing target by Royal Air Force aircraft.
Heiyei Maru No.2   Japan The cargo ship foundered off Toba, Mie.[36]

17 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Francois Pierre   France The brigantine foundered in the Ligurian Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) off Genoa, Italy. Her crew survived.[198]
Jex   United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in Lake Ontario.[36]

19 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Canadian Recruit   Canada The collier collided with Maskinonge (  United Kingdom) in the Saint Lawrence River and sank.[208]
King Orry   Isle of Man The passenger ferry ran aground at New Brighton, Cheshire, United Kingdom. Over 1,300 people were rescued. King Orry was refloated later that day.[209]

20 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Itaska   United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Saint-Pierre, Saint Pierre and Miquelon and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[210]

22 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Cordillère   France The passenger ship was driven ashore on the Tungsha Spit, at the mouth of the Yangtze, China in a typhoon.[211][212] Her passengers and some of the crew were taken off on 24 August.[213] She was refloated on 5 September.[214]
Glaucus   United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore on the Tungsha Spit during a typhoon.[211] She was refloated on 5 September.[214]
Guenowle   United Kingdom The schooner came ashore at Blakeney, Norfolk. She broke her back and was a total loss.[183]
Henrik   Norway The cargo ship was driven ashore at the mouth of the Yangtze during a typhoon.[213] She was refloated on 5 September.[214]

23 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1921
Ship Country Description
ML498   United Kingdom The ex Naval patrol vessel stranded on rocks at Gurnard's Head, Cornwall.[215]

26 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Caddo   United States The barge sank in 65 feet (20 m) of water in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New Jersey southeast of Barnegat Inlet.[216]
City of Brunswick   United States On passage from Mobile, Alabama, to Antwerp, Belgium, with a cargo of grain and lumber, the cargo ship ran aground off Sambro Island, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and subsequently was wrecked.

29 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Monte Bianco   Italy The cargo ship was destroyed by fire in the Pacific Ocean (approximately 29°S 151°W / 29°S 151°W / -29; -151). Her crew were rescued.[217]

SeptemberEdit

2 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Tornado   United States The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank at New Orleans, Louisiana.[218]

3 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Abessinia   Germany The cargo ship struck the Knivestone Rock and sank in the North Sea off the Farne Islands, Northumberland, United Kingdom (55°38′46″N 1°36′16″W / 55.64611°N 1.60444°W / 55.64611; -1.60444).

4 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 September 1921
Ship Country Description
J. E. Backman   United Kingdom The schooner was destroyed by fire off Watlings Island, Bahamas.[180]

5 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Clarrie   United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked at the entrance to St. Sampson's, on the Roustel Rock, Guernsey, Channel Islands inward from Newhaven, Sussex in ballast and sank. All seven crew were rescued.[219]
Santa Teresa   Italy The cargo ship struck a mine in the Black Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) from the entrance to the Bosphorus and sank. The crew were rescued.[220][221]

7 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Almanzora   United Kingdom The ocean liner ran aground at Oporto, Portugal.[222] Her 1,200 passengers were taken off on 8 September.[223] She was refloated on 13 September.[224]
Thyra   Greece The cargo ship sank off Lemnos.[225]

8 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Beacon Grange   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz, Argentina and was abandoned.[226] She was declared a total loss on 12 September.[227]
Corrib   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on the west coast of Tory Island, County Donegal. Her crew were rescued.[225] She was abandoned as a total loss on 14 October.[228]

10 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Cecilia Sudden   United States The schooner caught fire in the Pacific Ocean and was abandoned.[229]

12 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 September 1921
Ship Country Description
José Salgado   Spain The schooner sank at her moorings at Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.[227]

15 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Louis Gustave   France The three-masted schooner caught fire in the English Channel and was abandoned 8 nautical miles (15 km) north west of Guernsey, Channel Isles.[230]

16 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Farlings   United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked on the north east coast of Barbados.[231]
Socrates   United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked at Barbados.[231]
Namara   United Kingdom The schooner was dismasted and abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 23°N 71°W / 23°N 71°W / 23; -71).[180]
Pepita Maru   Spain The cargo ship ran aground at Utö, Finland. Her crew were rescued.[232][233]
Sophie   France The coaster struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea 14 nautical miles (26 km) off Constanţa, Romania. Her crew were rescued.[232]

17 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 September 1921
Ship Country Description
São Thomé   Portugal The cargo ship was wrecked at Mpando, French Equatorial Africa.[233]

18 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Ville de Lyon   France The cargo ship foundered in the Mediterranean Sea off Peñón de Alhucemas, Spanish Morocco.[233]

19 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Malden   United States After colliding with the steamer Jonancy (  United States) off Montauk Point, Long Island, New York, in dense fog on 18 September during a voyage from Norfolk, Virginia, to Boston, Massachusetts, the 5,054-gross register ton cargo ship was beached on Long Island 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Montauk Point and 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) off shore. Her wreck settled in 40 feet (12 m) of water, and she was declared a total loss. Her crew of 42 survived and was rescued by Jonancy and the cutter USCGC Achushnet (  United States Coast Guard)[234][235]

21 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Palestine   Tunisia The brig was in collision with Clan Colquhoun (  United Kingdom at Valletta, Malta and sank. All on board were rescued.[236]

22 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Salina   Norway The cargo ship collided with Jan Breydel (  Belgium) in the English Channel between the East Goodwin and South Goodwin Lightships (both   United Kingdom) and sank with the loss of fourteen of her 25 crew. Survivors were rescued by Jan Breydel.[237][238]

26 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Colombia River   United States The schooner was wrecked on Sunday Island, Queensland, Australia. Her crew survived.[239]
Ingeborg   Sweden The schooner was driven ashore at Kumnaes and was wrecked. Her crew survived.[239]
USS R-6   United States Navy The R-class submarine sank at San Pedro, California. She was refloated on 13 October. Subsequently repaired and returned to service.
Seifuku Maru   Japan The cargo ship was wrecked on this date.[240]

27 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 September 1923
Ship Country Description
USS Alabama   United States Navy
 
USS Alabama struck by a bomb on 23 September 1921 while in use as a target ship.
The decommissioned Illinois-class battleship sank in the Chesapeake Bay after use as a target from 23 to 25 September by aircraft of the 1st Provisional Air Brigade (  United States Army Air Service).[241]

28 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Lambaness   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Land's End, Cornwall. Her crew were rescued by the Sennen Lifeboat.[242]
Rigmor   Denmark The schooner ran aground at Akureyri, Iceland, and was wrecked. Her crew survived.[240]

29 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Hedvig   Sweden The auxiliary schooner caught fire at Amsterdam, Netherlands and was scuttled.[240]

30 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Rusamet No. 4   Ottoman Navy The guard ship was lost on this date.[243]

OctoberEdit

2 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Triton   Denmark The cargo ship ran aground at Gosvarosen, Norway and sank.[244]
Tanana   United States During a voyage in the Territory of Alaska from Fairbanks to Tolovana with 21 crewmen but no passengers or cargo aboard, the 495-gross register ton, 149.6-foot (45.6 m) passenger ship – a sternwheel paddle steamer – struck a submerged snag on the Tanana River 1 mile (1.6 km) above Minto, turned toward shore to beach herself before she could sink in deep water, and sank in 6 feet (1.8 m) of water. Salvage was impossible in 1921 due to the imminent onset of winter, and by the time the weather began to moderate in the spring of 1922 she was beyond economical repair, so she was stripped of her machinery and equipment and abandoned.[245]

3 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Corona   Peru The sailing ship foundered. Her crew were rescued.[244]

4 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Rokko Maru   Japan The cargo ship foundered off Hamashima.[246]

5 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Glauco   Italy The schooner caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean and was abandoned (approximately 21°N 75°W / 21°N 75°W / 21; -75).[247]
J. T. Robinson   United States While departing the Ahrnklin River bound for Yakutat, Territory of Alaska, the 18-gross register ton, motor vessel sank with the loss of five lives while attempting to cross the Ahrnklin River Bar (59°25′45″N 139°32′20″W / 59.42917°N 139.53889°W / 59.42917; -139.53889 (Ahrnklin River Bar)) on the coast of Southcentral Alaska in bad weather.[24]
Marie   Germany The schooner foundered in the North Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) off Hanstholm, Denmark.[246]

7 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 October 1921
Ship Country Description
USS Herreshoff No. 321   United States Navy The patrol vessel sank in the Pacific Ocean off California whilst under tow by USS Nitro (  United States Navy).
Imprimus   United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Hartfield (  United Kingdom).[248]

8 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Protector   United Kingdom The schooner came ashore at Lamaline, Newfoundland and was wrecked.[249]
Rowan   United Kingdom The passenger ship was rammed from astern by West Camak (  United States) in fog in the North Channel. Her passengers were mustered on deck. Clan Malcolm (  United Kingdom) then rammed her from starboard and cut her in two. Rowan sank with the loss of 22 of the 97 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Clan Malcolm, West Camak and HMS Wrestler (  Royal Navy).[250][251]

9 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Margery Mahaffy   United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked in Trepassey Bay. Her crew were rescued,[252]

12 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Cocanada   United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore at Gopalpur, Orissa, India.[248] She was refloated on 23 October.[253]

13 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Luis Urquijo   Spain The cargo ship caught fire at Valencia and was beached.[254]
Royal   Norway The cargo ship ran aground at Mistaken Point, Newfoundland.[248] Her crew were rescued.[228]

14 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Lasristan   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Maasvlakte, Netherlands.[254] She was refloated on 17 October.[255]
Maplefield   United Kingdom The schooner sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean and was abandoned (27°48′N 79°43′W / 27.800°N 79.717°W / 27.800; -79.717). Her crew were rescued by Ulua (  United Kingdom).[255] She was towed in to Cumberland Sound by USCGC Yamacraw (  United States Coast Guard).[256]

15 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Araminta   United Kingdom The schooner ran aground and capsized at St. John's, Newfoundland.[257]
Hakodate Maru   Japan The cargo ship ran aground off Rebun Island, Hokkaidō. She was refloated but found to be leaking and was beached.[257]
Signal   Finland The auxiliary schooner was driven ashore at Agger, Denmark and was wrecked.[258]

16 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Thérese Marie   France The sailing ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued.[259]

17 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Frank Billings   United States During a voyage from Toledo, Ohio, to Green Bay, Wisconsin, with a cargo of soft coal, the bulk carrier went ashore on the coast of Wisconsin in Sand Bay, part of Green Bay, in Door County 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Sherwood Point. After removal of some of her cargo to lighten her, she was refloated on 22 October and returned to service.[260][261]
Glaieul   France The cargo liner sprang a leak and foundered off Opobo, Nigeria. All on board were rescued.[262]

19 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Advance   United States While unloading soft coal, from the bulk carrier Frank Billings (  United States) — which was stranded on the coast of Wisconsin in Sand Bay, part of Green Bay, in Door County 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Sherwood Point – in an effort to lighten Frank Billings so she could be refloated, the 139-foot (42 m), 366-gross register ton barge began to take on water in high winds and heavy seas, was cut loose from Frank Billings, and drifted ashore. The United States Coast Guard rescued Advance's five-man crew, but she was pounded to pieces by the surf. Her wreck lies in 8 feet (2.4 m) of water at 44°51.803′N 087°29.817′W / 44.863383°N 87.496950°W / 44.863383; -87.496950 (Advance), 560 feet (170 m) off the eastern shore of Sand Bay Peninsula, with a 40-foot (12 m) section of her hull located approximately 75 feet (23 m) east of the main wreck site.[260][261]
San Miguel   Uruguay The cargo ship caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean and was abandoned. She was towed into Maldonado by Golto Nuevo (  Uruguay and beached.[256]

20 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Eugenia   Italy The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Ischia.[263]
Santa Rita   United States The cargo ship departed New Orleans, Louisiana for an Italian port on this date. She was last reported off Key West, Florida.[264] Presumed foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all hands.[265]

23 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Gunnel   Sweden The cargo ship caught fire in the Baltic Sea and was beached on Öland, Sweden. Her crew were rescued.[266]
Vendis   United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore at Huntcliff, Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued.[267] She was refloated on 14 November.[268]

24 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Cavehill   United Kingdom The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the North Sea with the loss of two lives. Survivors were rescued by the trawlers Cayrian, Cetus, Evergreen and Lombard.[253]
Elizabeth   Germany The three-masted schooner ran aground off Vlieland. Friesland, Netherlands and was wrecked.[253]
Welsh Belle   United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk. Her crew were rescued.[253]

25 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 October 1921
Ship Country Description
David Evans flag unknown The sailing ship was destroyed by fire at Dilhi, Timor, Netherlands East Indies.[266]
Nordica   United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Pointe d'Arco, Corsica, France. Her crew were rescued.[269] She was a total loss.[270]

26 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 October 1921
Ship Country Description
F. D. Asche   United States The tanker ran aground on Stranger Reef in the Bahamas eventually grinding her way one mile (1.6 km) to Manatilla Reef where she stuck, sinking in 5+12 fathoms (33 ft; 10.1 m) of water. Refloated later and towed to New York, repaired and returned to service.[271]

27 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Alta   United States The halibut-fishing vessel was wrecked on False Island in Clarence Strait in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska during a storm.[272]
Fukui Maru   Japan The passenger ship foundered in the Pacific Ocean 340 nautical miles (630 km) off Cape Flattery, Washington, United States. All on board were rescued.[273][274]
India   Portugal The cargo ship caught fire at Lisbon.[270] She was a total loss.[274]
Mallard   United States The halibut-fishing vessel was wrecked on False Island in Clarence Strait in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska while trying to assist the stranded halibut-fishing vessel Alta (  United States) during a storm.[160]
Rhenania   Germany The cargo ship collided with Helene Russ (  Germany) in the Skaggerak off Gedser, Denmark and was beached. Her crew were rescued.[270] She was refloated on 13 November.[275]
Thames   United States The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank at Jacksonville, Florida.[270]

28 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Chile   Italy The ocean liner struck a mine and sank in the Cerrigo Channel. Her crew survived.[274]
Margaret   United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in Montrose Bay. Her crew survived.[270]
West Point   United States During a gale with heavy seas, the 19-gross register ton, 44-foot (13 m) fishing vessel broke loose from her dock at Quadra Cannery in Boca de Quadra in Southeast Alaska with no one on board, drifted 8 nautical miles (15 km; 9.2 mi) away, and sank.[276]

31 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Dersingham   Mauritius The brig, which was on a voyage from Singapore to Port Louis was in communication with The Gardner Williams (  United Kingdom) on this date. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Indian Ocean with the loss of all hands.[277]
Skrymer   Norway The cargo ship ran aground in the Vatlestraumen, off Bergen, Norway.[278] She was refloated on 4 November.[279]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1921
Ship Country Description
Swiftsure   United States The 32-gross register ton, 54-foot (16 m) fishing vessel sank on 5 or 6 October during a storm in the Gulf of Alaska 50 nautical miles (93 km; 58 mi) off Yakutat, Territory of Alaska, with the loss of her entire crew of six men.[107]

NovemberEdit

1 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Imogene   United Kingdom The auxiliary sailing ship ran aground on The Needles, Isle of Wight. Her crew were rescued by the Totland Lifeboat,[280] She broke up and was a total loss.[281]

2 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Bellgrove   Sweden The cargo ship foundered in the North Sea off Lønstrup, Denmark with the loss of fifteen of her nineteen crew.[282]
Député Raoul Briquet   France The cargo ship capsized and sank in the Thames Estuary (54°05′N 1°17′E / 54.083°N 1.283°E / 54.083; 1.283) with the loss of one of her 28 crew. Survivors were rescued by the trawlers Belmont and King Frederick III (both   United Kingdom).[283]
Earl Grey   Newfoundland The schooner was wrecked in Bonavista Bay.[281]
Standard Cull   United Kingdom The schooner ran aground at King's Cove, Newfoundland and was a total loss.[283]

3 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Carrier Dove   United States The four-masted schooner struck a reef off Molokai, Hawaii, and sank.[284]
Rosa Belle   United States The schooner capsized in Lake Michigan with the loss of her crew. She was towed into Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[284]

4 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Député Gaston Dumesnil   France The cargo ship departed Penarth, Glamorgan, United Kingdom for Rouen, Seine-Inférieure. She later foundered in the Bristol Channel. The bodies of six of her crew washed up on the north coast of Cornwall.[285][286]

5 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 November 1921
Ship Country Description
James Jones Dale   United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Seldom Comeby, Newfoundland.[287]

6 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Angus   United Kingdom The coaster was in collision with Louis Nall (  France) in the English Channel off Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France and sank. All eleven crew were rescued.[287]
Kyle Firth   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground near Hunstanton, Norfolk.[288] She was refloated on 1 December.[289]
Midsland   Belgium The cargo ship was driven ashore at Heyst. Her crew were rescued.[288]
New York Maru   Japan The cargo ship ran aground on the Bombay Reef, Paracel Islands.[290] Her crew were rescued by Gozan Maru (  Japan) on 17 November and she was declared a total loss.[291]

7 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Alf   Norway The cargo ship foundered in the North Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) north of Lowestoft, Suffolk, United Kingdom with the loss of sixteen of her eighteen crew. Survivors were rescued by the trawler Laureate (  United Kingdom).[285]
Clintonia   United Kingdom The schooner was dismasted in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Newfoundland and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued by Jean Wakeley (  United Kingdom).[288]
Singleton Palmer   United States The schooner collided with Apache (  United States) in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) off the Fenwick Island Lightship (  United States Coast Guard). She was abandoned with the loss of a crew member.[288]
Walhalla   France The cargo ship ran aground off Vlissingen, Netherlands. Her crew were rescued.[292]

9 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Mensabe   Colombia The cargo ship sank whilst on a voyage from Panama City, Colombia to Buenaventura with the loss of seven of her eighteen crew.[268]

11 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Kaleva   Sweden The schooner was driven ashore at Deal, Kent United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued.[293] She was a total loss.[275]
Rex   Finland The auxiliary sailing ship was lost on this date.[275]
Walhalla   France The cargo ship ran aground at Rotterdam, Netherlands.[275] She was refloated on 20 November.[294]

13 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Elpis   Greece The cargo ship ran aground off Conejera, Balearic Islands, Spain. Her crew were rescued.[295] She was declared a total loss.[296]

14 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Nevis   United Kingdom The sailing ship ran aground on Cabrera, Balearic Islands, Spain and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[295]
Perth   United Kingdom The cargo ship came ashore at Greymouth, South Island, New Zealand and was wrecked.[295]

15 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 November 1921
Ship Country Description
City of New York   Canada The steamer sank in Lake Ontario.[297]
Dove   United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked on Fogo Island, Newfoundland.[268]

17 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Poolena   United Kingdom The cargo ship struck submerged wreckage in the Bristol Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off Minehead, Somerset and sank. Her crew survived.[298]

20 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Evelyn G   United States The 13-gross register ton motor vessel was wrecked at Point Arden (58°09′30″N 134°10′30″W / 58.15833°N 134.17500°W / 58.15833; -134.17500 (Point Arden)) in Stephens Passage in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska after her gasoline engine broke down and she drifted ashore. Her crew of two survived.[299]
Ferm   United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked at St. Shott's, Newfoundland. Her crew were rescued.[291]
Sea Eagle   United States The tug foundered in a storm off Yaquina Head, lost with all nine crew.[300]

21 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 November 1921
Ship Country Description
San Francisco   United States The cargo ship caught fire at New York and was beached.[301][302]

23 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Faithful   United Kingdom The schooner came ashore at Carrick Head, Cornwall. Her crew were rescued.[302]

24 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 November 1921
Ship Country Description
City of New York flag unknown The cargo ship foundered 10 nautical miles (19 km) off Stony Point, New York United States with the loss of nine lives.[303]
Florentina   Spain The cargo ship caught fire at Valencia. She was towed out of port and beached.[304] She broke in two and was declared a total loss.[305][306]

25 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Fountains Abbey   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Red Head, Forfarshire. Her crew were rescued.[304]

28 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Carrie Clark   United States The barge foundered in a gale and fog between Barnegat, New Jersey and Sandy Hook.[307]
Governor Robie   United States The barge foundered in a gale and fog between Barnegat, New Jersey and Sandy Hook.[308]
Losna   Norway The cargo liner came ashore 20 nautical miles (37 km) east of the mouth of the Great Fish River, South Africa.[309] All on board were rescued.[306] She was abandoned as a total loss on 5 December.[310]
Sylvanus   United States The 281-foot (85.6 m) schooner barge sank in 85 feet (26 m) of water in the North Atlantic Ocean off New Jersey during a storm.[311]
Vogue   United Kingdom The schooner sprang a leak and was abandoned with the loss of a crew member. The survivors were rescued.[309]

29 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Angheliki Samathraky   Greece The cargo ship caught fire in the Black Sea and was beached 12 nautical miles (22 km) east of Varna, Romania.[312]
Industry   United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked in Nethertown Bay.[312]
June   United Kingdom The schooner caught fire in the Mediterranean Sea off Port Mahon, Menorca, Spain and was abandoned. Her crew survived.[312]

30 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Guvernøren   Norway The tanker ran aground in 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Cape Carysfort, Falkland Islands. She was abandoned as a total loss on 3 December.
Tibet   France The cargo ship ran aground in the Bosphorus.[313] She was refloated on 4 December.[314]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1921
Ship Country Description
Nina Lee   United Kingdom The schooner was lost on a voyage from Greece to Newfoundland. Her crew were rescued.[306]
Yannakis[315]   Greece The steamship, travelling in ballast from Rouen to Fowey, stranded on the eastern side of Praa Sands. Driven further ashore by successive gales, she was refloated in January 1922 by The Lady of the Isles and Greencastle of the Little Western Salvage Company.[316][317]

DecemberEdit

1 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Comer   United Kingdom The coaster foundered in the Firth of Forth. Her crew were rescued by a tug.[313]
USS DeLong   United States Navy
 
DeLong
The Wickes-class destroyer destroyer ran aground in Half Moon Bay, California. She was salvaged, decommissioned, and scrapped.

2 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Cromwell   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Brest, Finistère, France and was beached.[318] She was refloated on 3 December.[264]
Dingle   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on Rathlin Island, County Antrim.[319] She was declared a total loss on 12 December.[320]
Stanley Joseph   United Kingdom The schooner foundered on this date. Five crew were rescued by Welshman (  United Kingdom).[319]

3 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Janna   Norway The barque departed Sydney, New South Wales, Australia for Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[321]
Lila Boutilier   United Kingdom The schooner caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean (40°09′N 10°49′W / 40.150°N 10.817°W / 40.150; -10.817) and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued by Ariadne (  France).[322]

4 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Algeria   United Kingdom The schooner foundered in the Indian Ocean 600 nautical miles (1,100 km) south of Colombo, Ceylon. Her crew were rescued by Texel (  Netherlands).[314]

5 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Aurore   France The ship foundered in the English Channel off Honfleur, Calvados. Her crew were rescued.[264]
Elwy   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Breaksea Point, Glamorgan.[264] She was refloated on 13 December.[265]
Kinsman   United Kingdom The schooner sprang a leak and was abandoned off Santa Maria Island, Azores, Portugal. Her crew were rescued by Gil Eanes (  Portugal).[264]
Heimdal   Norway The mailboat ran aground at Rønne, Bornholm, Denmark. All on board were rescued.[322]

7 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Amy B. Silver   United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Sophie Rickmer (  Germany).[323]
Hornsee   United Kingdom The cargo ship sank in the Mediterranean Sea whilst on a voyage from Syracuse, Sicily, Italy to Alexandria, Egypt. Her crew were rescued. Barratry was suspected to be the cause of her loss.[324][325]
Ruby W   United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned and set afire in the Atlantic Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) south of Cape Race, Newfoundland. Her crew were rescued.[325]
USS S-48   United States Navy
 
USS S-48
The S-class submarine sank off Penfield Reef in Long Island Sound during pre-commissioning builder's trails. All aboard survived by bringing her bow to the surface and escaping via one of her torpedo tubes. She was refloated on 20 December, repaired, and commissioned in 1922.

8 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Azeus   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Alberoni, near Venice, Italy.[326] She was refloated on 12 December.[320]

9 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Saaremaa   Estonia The cargo ship collided with another vessel off Kronstadt, Soviet Union and sank with the loss of 23 lives.[327]

10 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Celtic II