List of shipwrecks in 1934

The list of shipwrecks in 1934 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1934.

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JanuaryEdit

1 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 January 1934
Ship Country Description
Catherine   United States The schooner caught fire at Canso, Nova Scotia, Canada, and was a total loss.[1]
White Bear   United States While on a voyage from Killisnoo to Hood Bay, Territory of Alaska, the 27-gross register ton, 45.3-foot (13.8 m) fishing vessel struck a rock during a snowstorm and sank in 210 feet (64 m) of water near Killisnoo Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska. Both people on board survived[2]

3 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 1934
Ship Country Description
Indian City   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Constanţa, Romania.[3] She was refloated on 8 January.[4]

4 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 January 1934
Ship Country Description
Arpad   Hungary The cargo ship sprang a leak in the Indian Ocean (16°45′S 88°20′E / 16.750°S 88.333°E / -16.750; 88.333) and was abandoned. The crew were rescued by Levernbank (  United Kingdom).[3]
Ceres   Germany The coaster collided with Chagres (  United Kingdom) off Hook of Holland, Netherlands and was beached.[3]
Topmast No.1   United Kingdom The hopper barge came ashore at Hove, Sussex.[5] She was refloated on 13 January,[6] but broke moorings in heavy seas on the following morning and was badly damaged when again going ashore.[7]

5 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 January 1934
Ship Country Description
Paris City   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Tsugaru Strait near Omasake, Japan.[8] She was refloated on 8 January.[4]

6 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1934
Ship Country Description
Torlak   Norway The cargo ship sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Norwegian Sea (64°50′N 8°10′E / 64.833°N 8.167°E / 64.833; 8.167). All crew were rescued by Queen's Cross (  United Kingdom) which was towing the ship to Rosyth, Argyllshire, United Kingdom for scrapping.[9] Torlak was towed into Bodø, Nordland by Hadsel (  Norway),[10] where she was beached. She was refloated on 29 January.

7 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 1934
Ship Country Description
Erling Lindøe   Norway The cargo ship collided with Hakone Maru (  Japan) in the River Thames at Belvedere, Kent, United Kingdom and sank. All crew survived.[11][12] She was refloated on 18 January.[13]

12 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1934
Ship Country Description
Goncalves Zarco   Portugal The auxiliary sailing ship was wrecked at San Thiago, Cape Verde Islands.[6]
HMS Nelson   Royal Navy The Nelson-class battleship ran aground off Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.

14 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 January 1934
Ship Country Description
Sagamore   United States The 2,592-gross register ton cargo ship struck Corwin Rock off Prouts Neck, Scarborough, Maine, during a storm and sank without loss of life in 40 to 50 feet (12 to 15 m) of water 300 yards (270 m) off the south end of Jordan's Beach.[14]

16 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 1934
Ship Country Description
Plawsworth   United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore at Workington, Cumberland. All eighteen crew survived.[15] She was refloated on 30 January.[16]

17 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 January 1934
Ship Country Description
Dinorwic   United Kingdom The coaster capsized at Bideford, Devon.[13]

18 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 January 1934
Ship Country Description
Leverkusen   Germany The cargo ship collided with Frederiksborg (  Denmark) at Rotterdam, Netherlands and was beached[13]
Oakford   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off Vlieland, Friesland, Netherlands and was wrecked with the loss of nine crew.[13]

19 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 January 1934
Ship Country Description
Brereton   United Kingdom The coaster ran aground south of Rosslare Harbour, County Wexford and was a total loss.[17]

22 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 1934
Ship Country Description
Brion   Netherlands The coaster sprang a leak and capsized in the Panama Canal near the Gatun Locks.[18]
Harptree Combe   United Kingdom The coaster ran aground at Bideford, Devon.[10] She was refloated on 31 January.[19]

23 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 January 1934
Ship Country Description
Hadrian   Norway The cargo ship ran aground at Gandia, Valencia, Spain.[20]

24 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 January 1934
Ship Country Description
Aquitania   United Kingdom The ocean liner ran aground in the Solent. She was refloated later that day.[21]
Porthcarrack   United Kingdom The coaster ran aground at Quimper, Finistère, France.[21] She was refloated on 31 January.[19]
T. P. Tilling   United Kingdom The coaster ran aground at Silloth, Cumberland.[21] She was refloated on 29 January.[20]

25 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 January 1934
Ship Country Description
Edda   Iceland The cargo ship came ashore at Hornafjord. The crew were rescued.[22] She was declared a total loss.[16]
Gnat   United Kingdom The tug collided with August Cords (  Germany) in the River Thames at Northfleet, Kent and sank with the loss of two of her four crew.[22][23]
Winnipeg   United Kingdom The Thames barge collided with Dennis Rose (  United Kingdom) in the River Thames at Plumstead, London. Although taken in tow by Culex (  United Kingdom) she subsequently sank.[22]

29 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 1934
Ship Country Description
Chungshing   China The cargo liner was crushed by ice and sank in the Bohai Sea (approximately 38°N 119°E / 38°N 119°E / 38; 119). All passengers and crew were rescued.[20]

FebruaryEdit

1 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 1934
Ship Country Description
Catalonia   Sweden The cargo ship departed Venice, Italy for Rouen, Haute Normandie, France. A lifebelt washed up at Bari, Apulia on 19 February.[24] Other wreckage came ashore between 16 and 19 February.[25]
Yrsa   Denmark The coaster struck some flotsam and sank off Cape Finisterre, Spain.[26]

2 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1934
Ship Country Description
Parramatta   Australia The former River-class torpedo-boat destroyer/prison hulk broke loose from her tow in a storm while on her way to the breakers yard and went aground near Milson Island about one kilometre (0.62 mi) from Hawkesbury River Road bridge, on the western side of the Hawkesbury River and was abandoned. Her stern and bow were salvaged in 1973 for memorials, the rest of the wreck remains in place.[27]
Swan   Australia The former River-class torpedo-boat destroyer/prison hulk broke loose from her tow in a storm while on her way to the breakers yard, her hull filling with rainwater until capsizing and sinking west of Juno Point at Little Wobby in the Hawkesbury River.[27]

6 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 February 1934
Ship Country Description
Ryvingen   Norway The coaster departed from Methil, Fife for Klaksvík, Faroe Islands. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[28]

7 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 1934
Ship Country Description
Marion Traber   Germany The cargo ship ran aground on the Hermit Rocks, Firth of Forth, United Kingdom.[29] She was refloated on 13 February.[30]
San Miguel   Spain The barque ran aground at Faramant, France.[31] She was refloated on 14 February, found to be severely damaged and drydocked at Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône.[32]

8 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 February 1934
Ship Country Description
Disperser   United Kingdom The salvage vessel foundered in the North Sea off Staithes, Yorkshire. All seven crew were rescued by Trover (  United Kingdom).[33][34]
Hanestrom III   Sweden The cargo ship ran aground at Thyborøn, Jutland, Denmark. All crew were rescued.[34]
Magdalena   Germany The cargo ship ran aground at Klein Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles.[35] She was refloated on 28 May.[36]

10 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 1934
Ship Country Description
Dimitrios L. Daniolos   Greece The cargo ship collided with Anna Vassilaki (  Greece) at Çanakkale, Turkey and was beached.[37] She was refloated the next day.[38]
Flevomeer   Netherlands The cargo ship ran aground at Nykjoping, Sjælland, Denmark.[37] She was refloated on 19 February.[39]
Konstantinos   Greece The barge foundered off Karystos with the loss of three crew.[37]
Noreg   Sweden The cargo ship ran aground on the Soren Jessens Sand, off Fanø, Denmark. The crew were rescued.[37]

12 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 February 1934
Ship Country Description
Anfitrite   Italy The cargo ship ran aground on the Medolino Shoals off Pula, Yugoslavia. She was abandoned as a total loss.[28][40]
Meandross   Greece The cargo ship collided with Dartford (  United Kingdom) in the English Channel off St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight. One survivor was rescued by Dartford,[41] and 27 were rescued by Eleth (  United Kingdom).[42]
Saturn   Germany The cargo ship foundered at Danzig.[38]
Varholm   Norway The cargo ship came ashore at Jæren, Norway and was wrecked. The crew were rescued.[40]

13 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 February 1934
Ship Country Description
Chelyuskin   Soviet Union The cargo ship was crushed by ice and sank in the Chukchi Sea 155 nautical miles (287 km) off Cape Syevenoi with the loss of one of the 104 people on board.[43]
Hardy   Norway The cargo ship foundered in the Baltic Sea off Pillau, East Prussia, Germany.[40]
Rosa Luxemburg   Soviet Union The cargo ship collided with Lifland (  Denmark) in the English Channel. She was beached at Netley, Hampshire, United Kingdom.[30][32] Subsequently repaired and returned to service.[44]

15 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1934
Ship Country Description
Sara   United Kingdom The Thames barge collided with Wandle (  United Kingdom) in the River Thames at the West India Docks and sank.[45]

16 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1934
Ship Country Description
Black Dwarf   United Kingdom The coaster ran aground in the River Severn at Sharpness, Gloucestershire.[28] She was refloated on 15 March.[46]
Wallsend   United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore at Caesarea, Palestine.[47] Salvage attempts were abandoned on 5 April and she was declared a total loss.[48]

17 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 February 1934
Ship Country Description
Ramsholm   Norway The cargo ship collided with Stancor (  Latvia) in the English Channel 20 nautical miles (37 km) south of St Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight and sank. All seventeen crew were rescued by Stancor.[49][50]

18 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 February 1934
Ship Country Description
Lochiel   United Kingdom The cargo ship struck a rock off Bruichladdich, Islay, Inner Hebrides and was holed. She was consequently beached off Bowmore.[44] She was refloated the next day.[39]

19 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1934
Ship Country Description
Banyei Maru   Japan The cargo ship foundered in the Sea of Japan (approximately 40°N 132°E / 40°N 132°E / 40; 132) with the loss of all hands.[24]
Canby   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground east of Guion Island, Nova Scotia Canada.[51] She was abandoned as a total loss on 21 March.[52]
Commercial Guide   United States The cargo ship caught fire at New Orleans, Louisiana and was beached outside the port.[39]
Glenshesk   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Lannion, Brittany, France.[39] She was refloated on 3 March.[53]
Tokiwa Maru No.2   Japan The cargo ship ran aground at Yokohama. She broke in two on 23 February and was a total loss.[39][54]
Wuppertal   Germany The trawler ran aground and was wrecked at Andøya, south-east of Andenes, Norway (69°16′N 16°11′E / 69.267°N 16.183°E / 69.267; 16.183).[55]

20 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 February 1934
Ship Country Description
Northern Sword   United States The cargo ship ran aground at Winthrop Head, Massachusetts.[24] She was refloated on 27 February.[25]
Urania   Italy The cargo ship ran aground in Marajó Bay, Brazil.[56] She was refloated on 24 February.[57]

22 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 February 1934
Ship Country Description
Grit   United Kingdom The coaster collided with another ship in the English Channel off Sandgate, Kent and sank. All six crew were rescued by the Hythe lifeboat City of Nottingham (  Royal National Lifeboat Institution).[58][59]
Swifteagle   United States The tanker ran aground on Cerros Island, Baja California, Mexico.[60] She was damaged by a gale on 27 February and was consequently declared a total loss.[61]

23 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 1934
Ship Country Description
Pollux   Norway The cargo ship ran aground at Jaffa, Palestine.[62] She was refloated on 17 or 18 March.[63]

26 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 February 1934
Ship Country Description
Fauvette   United Kingdom The coaster collided with Penelope (  Panama) in the North Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) east of North Foreland, Kent (51°28′N 2°13′E / 51.467°N 2.217°E / 51.467; 2.217) and sank. All twenty people on board were rescued by Penelope.[64][65][66]

27 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 February 1934
Ship Country Description
Liebre   United States The tanker ran aground in the Delaware River at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[25] She was refloated on 2 March.[67]

28 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1934
Ship Country Description
Cieszyn   Poland The passenger ship ran aground at Porkkala, Finland.[68]

MarchEdit

1 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 March 1934
Ship Country Description
Bangor   United Kingdom The coaster foundered in the Irish Sea off South Rock, County Down. The crew survived.[69]

5 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 March 1934
Ship Country Description
Santoni   Italy The tanker ran aground 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south of Constanţa, Romania and broke in two. Seven crew were killed attempting to abandon the ship.[70]

6 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 March 1934
Ship Country Description
Concordia   United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Black Eagle (  United States) in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) east of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and sank. All crew were rescued by Black Eagle.[71]

7 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 March 1934
Ship Country Description
Emil   Spain The schooner sprang a leak and sank at Sagunto, Valencia.[72]

8 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1934
Ship Country Description
Thelma M   United States The 10-gross register ton, 31-foot (9.4 m) fishing vessel sank off Portage Island (57°01′10″N 133°20′50″W / 57.01944°N 133.34722°W / 57.01944; -133.34722 (Portage Island)) in Southeast Alaska. Her three crewmen survived.[73]

9 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 March 1934
Ship Country Description
Bealiba   United Kingdom The coaster ran aground at Norah Head, New South Wales, Australia. All crew were rescued.[74]
Myotaian Maru   Japan The cargo ship came ashore in the Ryukyu Islands and was wrecked.[75]

12 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 1934
Ship Country Description
Aviz   Portugal The coaster collided with the harbour wall at Leixões and was beached.[76] She was refloated on 22 April.[77]
Svale   United Kingdom The passenger ship struck a rock off Foochow, China and was beached. Passengers were rescued by a Chinese cruiser.[78] She was plundered by local inhabitants and abandoned as a total loss.[79]
Tomozuru   Imperial Japanese Navy The torpedo boat capsized with the loss of 100 lives off Sasebo, Japan, during a night torpedo exercise in stormy weather. She was towed to Sasebo on 13 March and was righted, repaired, and returned to service.

13 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1934
Ship Country Description
Prince Henry   Canada The ocean liner ran aground at St. George's, Bermuda.[80]

14 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1934
Ship Country Description
USS Fulton   United States Navy The Fulton-class submarine tender caught fire in the South China Sea. All 135 crew were rescued by Tsinan (  United Kingdom) and HMS Wishart (  Royal Navy). She was towed to Hong Kong but declared a constructive total loss.

15 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 March 1934
Ship Country Description
Oscar Edu   Panama The coaster foundered off the coast of County Galway, Ireland (50°50′N 8°25′W / 50.833°N 8.417°W / 50.833; -8.417) with the loss of seven of her twelve crew. Survivors were rescued by Inverarder (  United Kingdom).[81][82]
Herefordshire   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on Cardigan Island, Cardiganshire, a total loss.[83]

17 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 March 1934
Ship Country Description
Clodoald   France The cargo ship came ashore at Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Pyrénées-Atlantique and was wrecked with the loss of one crewmember.[84]

20 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 March 1934
Ship Country Description
Otranto   Italy The cargo ship foundered in the South China Sea (15°00′N 119°43′E / 15.000°N 119.717°E / 15.000; 119.717).[52]

21 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 March 1934
Ship Country Description
Wearbridge   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off Hakodate, Japan. She was refloated on 4 April.[85]

22 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 March 1934
Ship Country Description
Girafe   France The tanker exploded and sank at Port-Jérôme, Seine Maritime with the loss of thirteen crew.[86]

25 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 March 1934
Ship Country Description
Stella   Estonia The cargo ship collided with Bomarsund (  Finland) in the English Channel and sank with the loss of three crew.[87]

26 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 March 1934
Ship Country Description
Bantry   United Kingdom The coaster collided with Cardita (  United Kingdom) in the English Channel 7 nautical miles (13 km) south of Selsey Bill, Sussex (50°36′N 0°46′W / 50.600°N 0.767°W / 50.600; -0.767) and sank with the loss of six of her ten crew.[88][89]

27 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1934
Ship Country Description
Tsiropinas   Greece The cargo ship collided with Doris (  Greece) in the Bristol Channel off Barry, Glamorgan and was consequently beached in Whitmore Bay.[90]

28 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 March 1934
Ship Country Description
Citta di Spezia   Italy The cargo ship ran aground on Molara Island, Sardinia.[91] She was refloated on 3 April.[92]

29 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 March 1934
Ship Country Description
Sophie Costala   Greece The cargo ship caught fire at Piraeus. She was scuttled outside the port in order to extinguish the fire.[93]
Fryser I   Norway The sealer was abandoned in the Arctic Sea off Jan Mayen. She sank on 18 April.[94]

AprilEdit

2 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 April 1934
Ship Country Description
Mazout   United Kingdom The tanker ran aground at Butrinto, Albania.[95] She was refloated on 5 April.[96]

4 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 1934
Ship Country Description
John A. Cooney   United States The 30-gross register ton, 55-foot (16.8 m) cod-fishing vessel sank at "Nashawena Island." Some reports place the island in the Territory of Alaska, but in fact Nashawena Island is on the coast of Massachusetts. It is possible that the sinking occurred off Massachusetts or off Nakwasina Island in Sitka Sound in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[97]
Jap   United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore at Cape Hawke, New South Wales, Australia and was wrecked.[96]

7 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 1934
Ship Country Description
Yuanzen   China The cargo ship foundered in the East China Sea off Ningpo with the loss of 29 crew.[98]

8 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 April 1934
Ship Country Description
Leonidas II   Greece The cargo ship ran aground at Ranzow, Germany.[99] She was refloated on 7 May.[100]

9 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 April 1934
Ship Country Description
Fillochard   France The coaster foundered in the Bay of Biscay off Brest, Finistère. The crew were rescued by the trawler Ducouedic (  France).[98]

12 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 April 1934
Ship Country Description
Galatee   France The schooner caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean (39°22′N 31°33′W / 39.367°N 31.550°W / 39.367; -31.550) and was abandoned. The crew were rescued by Dagrun (  Norway).[101]
Guayas   Chile The cargo ship caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean of Pisagua and sank.[101]
Wolfgang   Germany The auxiliary sailing ship foundered in the Baltic Sea off Stolpmünde, Pomerania, Germany. The crew were rescued.[101]

13 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1934
Ship Country Description
Rio de Janeiro Maru   Japan The cargo ship ran aground at Port Eads, Louisiana, United States.[102] She was refloated on 18 April.[94]
Toran   Norway The cargo ship ran aground on Alden Island, Norway.[103] She was refloated on 19 April.[94]

14 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 April 1934
Ship Country Description
Kinjo Maru   Japan The cargo ship collided with Chile Maru off Moji-ko, Kitakyūshū and sank. The crew were rescued.[103]

17 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 April 1934
Ship Country Description
Puszta   Hungary The 5,000-gross register ton cargo ship ran aground in fog off the northeast shore of Block Island off the coast of Rhode Island. Her wreck settled in 10 to 20 feet (3.0 to 6.1 m) of water at 41°13.04′N 071°33.27′W / 41.21733°N 71.55450°W / 41.21733; -71.55450 (Puszta).[104]

22 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 April 1934
Ship Country Description
Aymore   United Kingdom The cargo liner, off Pará, Brazil, suffered an onboard explosion of petrol she was carrying. She caught fire and was destroyed. All on board were rescued.[105]

23 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 April 1934
Ship Country Description
Mayachi Maru   Japan The cargo ship ran aground at Tsutzusaki.[106] She was refloated on 23 May.[107]

25 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 April 1934
Ship Country Description
Kassos   Greece The cargo ship collided with Premuda (  Italy) in the Bosporus and was consequently beached at Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey.[108] She was refloated on 29 April.[109]

MayEdit

3 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 May 1934
Ship Country Description
Castor   Netherlands The coaster collided with the trawler Parthian (  United Kingdom) in the North Sea off Grimsby, Lincolnshire and was consequently beached.[110]

5 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 May 1934
Ship Country Description
Rutenfjell   Norway The cargo ship ran aground at Cape Egmont, Nova Scotia Canada.[111] She was declared a total loss on 25 May.[112]

7 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 May 1934
Ship Country Description
Walter Junior   United Kingdom The ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean.[113]

8 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 May 1934
Ship Country Description
Nambucca   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Nambucca Heads, New South Wales, Australia. She was declared a total loss.[114][115]

10 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 May 1934
Ship Country Description
Petrel   United Kingdom The coaster sprang a leak and was abandoned off Grand Entry, Nova Scotia, Canada.[113]
Vindex   France The cargo ship sank at Oran, Algeria.[113]

11 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 May 1934
Ship Country Description
King Loong   China The cargo ship ran aground at Amoy. The crew abandoned ship and her captain committed suicide.[113]

13 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 May 1934
Ship Country Description
Mercur   Germany The tug collided with Albert Ballin (  Germany) at Bremen, Germany, and sank.[116]

15 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 May 1934
Ship Country Description
Louhi   Finland The passenger ship capsized and sank in Lake Kallevesi with the loss of nineteen lives.[117]
LV-117   United States Lighthouse Service The 135-foot (41 m), 630-displacement ton lightvessel, operating as the Nantucket Lightship, sank in 180 feet (55 m) of water in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km; 46 mi) southeast of Nantucket with the loss of seven of her eleven crew after the passenger liner Olympic (  United Kingdom) accidentally rammed her.[118][119]

17 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 May 1934
Ship Country Description
Eugenio   Italy The auxiliary three-masted schooner collided with Youngstown (  United States) in the Ligunian Sea off Livorno, Tuscany and sank.[120]

18 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 May 1934
Ship Country Description
Ronald M. Pearson   United Kingdom The schooner came ashore on the east coast of Miquelon and was wrecked.[121]

20 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 May 1934
Ship Country Description
Sam Weller   United Kingdom The Thames barge collided with Ardgryfe (  United Kingdom) in the River Thames at Blackwall and sank. She was raised the next day.[122]

22 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 1934
Ship Country Description
Phyllis S   United States The 46-gross register ton 59.7-foot (18.2 m) fishing vessel was wrecked in fog on the outer part of Left Cape (57°15′30″N 152°57′00″W / 57.25833°N 152.95000°W / 57.25833; -152.95000 (Left Cape)) on the southeast coast of Kodiak Island in the Territory of Alaska. Her crew of three survived.[123]

26 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 May 1934
Ship Country Description
Seneff   United Kingdom The cargo ship sank at St. John's, Newfoundland due to a faulty condenser outlet. She was subsequently refloated.[124]

27 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 May 1934
Ship Country Description
Elisabetha   United Kingdom The barquentine was wrecked in the Agalega Islands, Mauritius. The crew survived.[124]

28 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 May 1934
Ship Country Description
Vaidava   Latvia The cargo ship ran aground at Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. She broke her back and was a total loss.[36][125]

29 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 May 1934
Ship Country Description
Assistance   France The tug capsized and sank at Rouen, Seine-Inférieure whilst assisting Mirza (  Netherlands).[36]

JuneEdit

1 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 June 1934
Ship Country Description
Gertrud   Finland The cargo ship ran aground on Stroma, Caithness and sank.[126][127]
Pertusola   Italy The cargo ship was wrecked at Punta Salina, Sardinia.[127]
Tomi Maru   Japan The cargo ship ran aground on or near Pratas Island, China. She was refloated on 9 June.[128]

5 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 June 1934
Ship Country Description
Maigue   United Kingdom The coaster ran aground at Inniscrone, County Sligo, Ireland.[129] She was refloated on 10 June.[130]

8 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 June 1934
Ship Country Description
Wilhelmine   Germany The tanker ran aground at Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada.[131] She was refloated on 23 June but found to be severely damaged.[132]

9 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 June 1934
Ship Country Description
Berengar   Germany The cargo ship ran aground in the Paraná River, Brazil.[131] She was refloated on 22 June.[133]
Rostellan   Ireland The coaster sank at the O'Bevine Lighthouse, Rathlin Island, County Antrim, United Kingdom.[130]
Sprightly   United Kingdom The cargo ship came ashore at Lyngby, Sjælland, Denmark.[131] She was refloated on 18 June.[134]

10 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 June 1934
Ship Country Description
Knut Hamsun   Norway The cargo ship caught fire and sank in the Caribbean Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) south west of the Roncador Bank. Seventeen of her 34 crew were rescued by Zacapa (  United States).[135]

11 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 June 1934
Ship Country Description
Aysen   Chile The cargo ship was holed by her anchor and beached at Coquimbo.[130] She was refloated the next day.[136]
Frida   Germany The schooner sprang a leak and sank off Lågskär, Finland. The crew survived.[130]

15 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 June 1934
Ship Country Description
Fauna   United Kingdom The schooner sprang a leak and sank in the Caribbean Sea off Baliceau, Saint Vincent.[137]

16 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 June 1934
Ship Country Description
Invercloy   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off the Arranman Barrels Lighthouse, Mull of Kintyre, Argyllshire. The crew were rescued.[137]

17 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 June 1934
Ship Country Description
Marguerite Emilie   France The coaster ran aground off Concarneau, Finistère. The crew were rescued by lifeboats.[138]
Merisaar   Estonia The cargo ship ran aground near Pärnu.[137] She was refloated on 21 June.[139]

19 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 June 1934
Ship Country Description
Yelkenci   Turkey The cargo ship ran aground at Mytilene, Lesbos, Greece.[140] She was refloated on 25 June.[132]

20 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 June 1934
Ship Country Description
Col di Lana   Italy The cargo ship ran aground in the South China Sea (approximately 20°N 116°E / 20°N 116°E / 20; 116).[139] She was refloated on 25 June.[132]
Dresden   Germany The ocean liner struck a rock off Bokn, Norway. She was beached at Karmøy. Passengers were taken off by Ardent (  France), Kong Harald, Kong Haakon, Kronprinsesse Märtha, Kvitsøy and Stavanger (all   Norway). Of the 323 crew and 975 passengers on board, four passengers were killed in the incident. The wreck was subsequently scrapped in situ.

28 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 June 1934
Ship Country Description
Ryuho Maru   Japan The cargo ship ran aground at Mokpo, Korea.[141] She broke in two on 2 July and was a total loss.[142]

29 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 June 1934
Ship Country Description
Miyuki   Imperial Japanese Navy The Fubuki-class destroyer collided with Inazuma (  Imperial Japanese Navy) and sank with the loss of at least five lives.
Water Pearl   United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked on Bequia, Grenadines.[143]

JulyEdit

5 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 July 1934
Ship Country Description
Shamrock   United States The dredger caught fire at Bay City, Michigan. She was a total loss.[144][145]

6 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 July 1934
Ship Country Description
Witch   United Kingdom The coal hulk was struck at Portland, Dorset by a practice torpedo and sank. She was later refloated and returned to service.[144]

9 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 July 1934
Ship Country Description
Electro   United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned off the Magdalen Islands, Ontario, Canada.[146]
Ville de Papeete   France The coaster ran aground on Haraiki, French Polynesia and was a total loss. All on board were rescued.[147][148]

12 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 July 1934
Ship Country Description
Rosabelle   United Kingdom The coaster struck The Manacles, off the coast of Cornwall and sank. All crew survived.[149] She was refloated on 16 July and beached at Coverack Bay.[150] She was subsequently towed into Falmouth.[151]

13 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1934
Ship Country Description
af Chapman   Marinen The barquentine ran aground at Port Aleza, Puerto Rico.[148]
Scot   United Kingdom The Thames barge was rammed and sunk at Harwich, Essex by England (  United Kingdom). The crew were rescued.[152]

15 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 1934
Ship Country Description
Bernice   United States The 15-gross register ton, 44.3-foot (13.5 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at the Koggiung Cannery Dock on the Kvichak River on the Bristol Bay coast of the Territory of Alaska. Her crew of three survived.[153]

17 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1934
Ship Country Description
Hellas   Greece The cargo ship ran aground at Laurium.[150] She was refloated on 23 July.[154]

20 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 July 1934
Ship Country Description
Autocrat   United Kingdom The tug capsized and sank in the River Humber whilst assisting with the refloating of Ouse (  United Kingdom). All six crew were rescued by Salvage (  United Kingdom), which later refloated Ouse.[155]

23 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1934
Ship Country Description
Chi Chuen   China The cargo ship struck rocks in the Yangtze upstream of Ichang and was beached.[156] She was refloated on 27 July.[157] She was subsequently declared a total loss.[158]
Monte Rosa   Germany The ocean liner ran aground off Thorshavn, Faroe Islands.[159] She was refloated the next day.[160]

24 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1934
Ship Country Description
Astrid   United Kingdom The schooner suffered an onboard explosion in the Atlantic Ocean (45°09′N 59°15′W / 45.150°N 59.250°W / 45.150; -59.250) and sank. Five crew were rescued by Alssund (  Denmark).[161]

25 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 July 1934
Ship Country Description
Charlotte Cords   Germany The cargo ship collided with the cargo ship Pear Branch (  United Kingdom) in the North Sea off Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom.
Defiance   United States The 27-gross register ton, 47.2-foot (14.4 m) fishing vessel sank off Anchor Point, Territory of Alaska. Her crew of three survived.[162]

26 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 July 1934
Ship Country Description
Atenas   United States The cargo ship caught fire and sank at New York.[157] She was refloated on 29 July.[163]
Marion Gladys   United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Indian Tickle, Labrador, Canada and was wrecked.[157]

28 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 July 1934
Ship Country Description
Winton   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in Table Bay, South Africa, on a voyage from Thevenard, South Australia to United Kingdom/Continent ports with wheat.[161] She later broke her back and was consequently declared a total loss.[164][165]

31 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 July 1934
Ship Country Description
Ruy Barbosa   Brazil The cargo liner ran aground at Leixões, Portugal and was wrecked. All on board survived.[166][167]

AugustEdit

1 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1934
Ship Country Description
Indauchu   Spain The cargo ship ran aground at Workington, Cumberland.[168] She was refloated on 10 August.[169]

8 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1934
Ship Country Description
Dardanella   United States The 19-gross register ton motor vessel was wrecked at Barlow Point (58°22′45″N 134°53′30″W / 58.37917°N 134.89167°W / 58.37917; -134.89167 (Barlow Point)) in Stephens Passage in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska. The three people aboard abandoned ship in a small boat and survived.[170]

9 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 August 1934
Ship Country Description
Bluebell   United Kingdom The Bluebell Collision: The ferry collided with Waraneen (  United Kingdom) in the Hunter River at Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia and sank with the loss of three lives.

13 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 August 1934
Ship Country Description
Hilda   Portugal The sailing ship ran aground at Aveiro and was wrecked.[171]
Monsunen   Denmark The auxiliary sailing ship was wrecked off the Samoan Islands. All crew survived.[171]
St. Tudwal   United Kingdom The coaster sank 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south west by west of Texa, Inner Hebrides.[172]

15 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 August 1934
Ship Country Description
Nell Gwyn   United Kingdom The Thames Barge sprang a leak and sank in the River Thames.[173]

20 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1934
Ship Country Description
Boris Sheboldaiev   Soviet Union The tanker ran aground on the Camelle Rocks, 6 nautical miles (11 km) east of Cape Vilano, Galicia, Spain. She broke in two and was a total loss.[174][175]
Whiteway   Canada The schooner was driven ashore on Seal Island, Nova Scotia.[176]

22 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1934
Ship Country Description
George Watts   United Kingdom The coaster was driven ashore and wrecked at Kribi, Cameroon.[175]
Mona   Czechoslovakia Collided with Berezina (  Soviet Union) in the Kiel Canal, Germany and was damaged. Laid up pending sale which took place in 1935.[81]

25 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 August 1934
Ship Country Description
Whiteway   United Kingdom The auxiliary three-masted schooner was wrecked at Blackrock Devils Limb, Seal Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.[177]

26 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 1934
Ship Country Description
Midland City   United Kingdom The cargo ship struck a reef in Georgian Bay and was beached.[178] She was repaired and returned to service.

27 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 August 1934
Ship Country Description
Duchess of Devonshire   United Kingdom The paddle steamer ran aground at Sidmouth, Devon. All passengers were taken off, but the crew remained on board.[179]

28 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 August 1934
Ship Country Description
Flora   Spain The cargo ship ran aground on Cape St. Vincent, Portugal. She was refloated but subsequently sank. All crew were rescued.[180]

SeptemberEdit

2 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 September 1934
Ship Country Description
Tabor   Norway The auxiliary schooner came ashore on Rønne, Denmark and was wrecked.[181]

3 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 September 1934
Ship Country Description
J. B. Stetson   United States The coaster ran aground at Monterey, California and was wrecked. All crew were rescued.[182]
Līva   Latvia The coaster sank in the North Sea.[183]

4 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 September 1934
Ship Country Description
Auslag   Denmark The coaster sprang a leak and sank in the North Sea 110 nautical miles (200 km) east by north of the Humber Lightship (  United Kingdom). All eight crew were rescued by Anna Dorthea (  Denmark).[182]
Gyda   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Dingwall, Nova Scotia, Canada.[182] She was refloated on 10 September.[184]

7 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 September 1934
Ship Country Description
Aliki   Greece The cargo ship ran aground at Rosario, Santa Fe, Brazil.[185] She was refloated on 16 September.[186]
Queenmoor   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Chelsea Point, South Africa and was wrecked.[183][185]

8 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 September 1934
Ship Country Description
Morro Castle   United States
 
Morro Castle.

The cruise ship caught fire and was beached at Asbury Park, New Jersey with the loss of 135 of the 549 people on board.

Burrhard No.2   United States The dredger sank in the Columbia River.[187]

9 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 September 1934
Ship Country Description
Stylalanos Castanos   Greece The cargo ship ran aground on the Vest Rock, 30 nautical miles (56 km) west of Oran, Algeria.[185] She was refloated on 16 September.[186]

10 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 1934
Ship Country Description
Holmdene   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Goapnuth Point, Gujarat, India.[184] She subsequently broke in two.[188]

12 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 September 1934
Ship Country Description
Schiaffino XXIV   France The ship departed Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône for Algiers, Algeria. She foundered on the voyage; some wreckage washed up near the Espiguette Lighthouse, Le Grau-du-Roi, Gard on 7 April 1935.[49]

16 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 September 1934
Ship Country Description
Dusken   Norway The cargo ship capsized and sank at Danzig.[189] She was refloated on 19 September.[190] Dusken was not repaired, being broken up in Danzig.[191]

20 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 September 1934
Ship Country Description
Marechal Foch   France The schooner was wrecked in the Austral Islands. All crew were rescued.[192]
Thistlebrae   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Paraná River.[192] She was refloated on 26 September.[193]

21 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 September 1934
Ship Country Description
Taijin Maru   Japan The cargo ship ran aground at Omaezaki, Shizuoka.[192] She was refloated on 30 September.[194]

24 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 September 1934
Ship Country Description
Emily   United Kingdom The ketch foundered in the Bristol Channel off Flat Holm. Both crew survived.[195]
Ostrea   United Kingdom The coaster sank off Flint Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.[196]

25 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 September 1934
Ship Country Description
Jefferson Myers   United States The cargo ship ran aground at Kiukiang, China.[196] She was refloated on 1 October.[197]

27 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 September 1934
Ship Country Description
Penthames   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Cape Huertas, Spain. She was refloated on 3 October.[198]

29 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 September 1934
Ship Country Description
Suiwah   China The cargo ship caught fire and sank in the East China Sea. All crew survived.[197]

OctoberEdit

2 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 October 1934
Ship Country Description
Millpool   United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 700 nautical miles (1,300 km) off Labrador, Canada with the loss of all 26 crew.[199]

4 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1934
Ship Country Description
Charles Jose   Belgium The cargo ship capsized and sank in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) off the Haaks Lightship (  Netherlands) with the loss of nine crew. Her captain was rescued by Wildenfels (  Germany).[49][200]

4–5 October (overnight)Edit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1934
Ship Country Description
E J N   United States While moored in Lynn Canal in Southeast Alaska with no one aboard, the 24-gross register ton motor vessel drifted ashore and was smashed to pieces on the rocks sometime between 9:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. after her mooring cable broke.[201]

5 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 October 1934
Ship Country Description
City of Cambridge   United Kingdom The cargo liner ran aground on or near Pratas Island.[202] Sixty of her 80 crew were taken off the next day by HMS Suffolk (  Royal Navy).[203] City of Cambridge was abandoned on 9 October as a total loss and the remaining twenty crew were rescued by HMS Suffolk.[204] The wreck was looted and eventually destroyed by fire around Christmas 1933.[205]
Stanwell   United Kingdom The cargo ship sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean and was abandoned (46°34′N 7°00′W / 46.567°N 7.000°W / 46.567; -7.000). The crew were rescued by the fishing vessel Recang (  France).[200]

6 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 October 1934
Ship Country Description
Fjeld   Norway The cargo ship ran aground, she refloated and put into Lødingen, Norway where she was beached.[206]

8 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 October 1934
Ship Country Description
Elise Schulte   Germany The cargo ship ran aground on the Juister Riff in the North Sea off Bremen, Germany. She broke in two and was a total loss. The crew were rescued.[207][208]

9 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 October 1934
Ship Country Description
Eskil   Sweden The cargo ship collided with Sigurd I (  Norway) in the Baltic Sea and was beached at Hveen. She was later refloated and taken to Landskrona, where she was repaired and returned to service.[209]
Ruy   Portugal The schooner foundered at Beira, Mozambique.[210]
Saint Andrew   United States During a voyage from Mist Harbor to Unga (55°11′00″N 160°30′10″W / 55.18333°N 160.50278°W / 55.18333; -160.50278 (Unga Bay)) on Unga Island in the Shumagin Islands off the Alaska Peninsula in the Territory of Alaska with six passengers and a crew of two on board, the 40-gross register ton, 34-foot (10 m) fishing vessel was lost in Unga Bay. Three of her passengers and both crewmen lost their lives.[211]

11 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 October 1934
Ship Country Description
Valiant   United States The tug collided with Lumberman (  United States) in San Francisco Bay and sank with the loss of two crew.[210]

13 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 October 1934
Ship Country Description
Eddie   United Kingdom The coaster capsized and sank at Goole, Yorkshire. The crew survived.[212]
Winona   United Kingdom The auxiliary sailing ship caught fire of Newfoundland and was a total loss.[213]

15 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 October 1934
Ship Country Description
Viking   Denmark The cargo ship was abandoned in Clew Bay.[214] She was subsequently towed to Limerick by Zwarte Zee (  Netherlands).[215]

16 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 October 1934
Ship Country Description
Bussard   Germany The cargo ship was driven ashore at Kiel, Germany, in a gale.[213] She was refloated on 22 October.[216]

18 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 October 1934
Ship Country Description
Edna   United Kingdom The sloop collided with Irwell in the River Humber at Whitton, Lincolnshire and sank.[215]

19 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 October 1934
Ship Country Description
Clan Mackay   United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered at a Sierra Leone port.[217]

21 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 October 1934
Ship Country Description
Actuosity   United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Colhugh Point, Glamorgan. Salvage was completed in December 1934.[218]
Harvester   United States The cargo ship was hit by President Madison (  United States) at Seattle, Washington and sunk when President Madison broke free from her moorings in a storm. All twenty crew survived.[219]
Virginia   United States The passenger ship was hit by President Madison (  United States) at Seattle, Washington and sunk when President Madison broke free from her moorings in a storm. Fifty passengers were rescued.[219]

23 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 October 1934
Ship Country Description
Espuzito G   Italy The cargo ship was wrecked at Capo Rizzuto. The crew were rescued.[220]

27 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 October 1934
Ship Country Description
James M   United Kingdom The coaster collided with Norna (  Sweden) at Boston, Lincolnshire and sank.[221] She was later refloated.[222]
Sostrene   Denmark The auxiliary schooner was abandoned west of Trelleborg, Skåne County, Sweden and came ashore there.[217]

28 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 October 1934
Ship Country Description
Kongshaug   Norway The coaster came ashore at Siglufjordur, Iceland. She was declared a total loss but was repaired and returned to service as Snœfjell.[223]

29 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 October 1934
Ship Country Description
Whiteabbey   United Kingdom The coaster ran aground at Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland and was wrecked. All crew survived.[222]

30 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 October 1934
Ship Country Description
Marie Lydia   United Kingdom The auxiliary schooner was wrecked 10 nautical miles (19 km) north of Quebec City, Canada with the loss of three crew.[224]

31 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 October 1934
Ship Country Description
Jupiter   Netherlands The schooner foundered in the North Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) east of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, United Kingdom. The crew were rescued by a German fishing vessel.[225]

NovemberEdit

1 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 1934
Ship Country Description
Johanne   Germany The auxiliary sailing vessel suffered an onboard explosion and sank in the North Sea off the Elbe 2 Lightship (  Germany). The crew were rescued.[225]

2 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1934
Ship Country Description
Golden Sea   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in Tetjuhe Bay, Soviet Union.[226] She was refloated on 26 December.[227]
Tung Foo   China The cargo ship foundered in the Yellow Sea west of Korea during a typhoon.[228]
Yeiryo Maru   Japan The cargo ship issued an SOS in the East China Sea (35°40′N 131°20′E / 35.667°N 131.333°E / 35.667; 131.333).[229] No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[230]

5 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 November 1934
Ship Country Description
Kairouan   France The cargo ship came ashore at Cape Juby, Morocco and was wrecked.[231]

7 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 November 1934
Ship Country Description
Erik Boye   Denmark The cargo ship collided with Edith Howaldt (  Germany) in the Scheldt at Bath, Zeeland, Netherlands and was consequently beached.[232] She was refloated the next day and towed to Antwerp, Belgium for repairs.[233]
Schorn   United States The 29-gross register ton, 46.2-foot (14.1 m) fishing vessel sank at Key Reef (56°09′35″N 132°49′45″W / 56.15972°N 132.82917°W / 56.15972; -132.82917 (Key Reef)) in Clarence Strait in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska. Her entire crew of five survived.[211]

8 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 November 1934
Ship Country Description
Ranan Maru   Japan The cargo ship caught fire in the Sea of Japan and sank with the loss of all hands.[232][233]

9 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 November 1934
Ship Country Description
Caliche   United States The tanker exploded and caught fire in the Mobile Channel at Mobile, Alabama. She was abandoned by her crew.[233]
Liguria   Sweden The cargo ship ran aground at Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil.[233] She was refloated on 16 November.[234]

14 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 November 1934
Ship Country Description
Marionga J. Goulandri   Greece The cargo ship ran aground at Necochea, Argentina. She broke her back and was a total loss.[235]
Seven Seas Trader   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on Long Island, New York, United States.[235] She was declared a total loss on 19 November. All crew were rescued.[236]

17 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1934
Ship Country Description
Clara Paolino   Italy The cargo ship ran aground at Sainte-Maxime, Var, France and broke up. The crew were rescued.[237]

18 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1934
Ship Country Description
Helouan   Greece The cargo ship ran aground at Cape Aliki, Imbros, Turkey.[237] She was refloated on 24 November.[238]

20 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 1934
Ship Country Description
Christel Vinnen   Germany The cargo ship ran aground south east of Lagos, Nigeria.[236] She was refloated on 25 November.[239]
Sumatra   United Kingdom The coaster sank at Hong Kong whilst under repair.[236]

21 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 November 1934
Ship Country Description
W. C. Franz   United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Edward E. Loomis (  United States) in Lake Huron and sank 30 nautical miles (56 km) south east of Thunderbay Island with the loss of four crew.[240][241]

22 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 November 1934
Ship Country Description
Nonpareil   United Kingdom The Thames barge was hit by Auk (  United Kingdom) in the River Thames at Woolwich and sank. All three crew were rescued.[241]

23 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1934
Ship Country Description
Aeolos   Greece The cargo ship ran aground on the Zindjir-Bozan Bank.[242] She was refloated on 7 December.[243]
Euthalia   Greece The cargo ship ran aground in the River Humber at Sunk Island, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.[238] She was refloated on 3 December.[244]
Iron Monarch   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.[238] She was refloated on 3 December.[244]
Magna   Sweden The cargo ship ran aground at Limerick, Ireland.[238] She was refloated on 4 December.[245]

24 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 November 1934
Ship Country Description
Rosemount   Canada The cargo ship sank at Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[239] She was refloated on 16 December but sank again later that day and salvage operations were suspended.[246] She was refloated again on 15 May 1935 but declared a constructive total loss and sold for use as a grain hulk.[247]
Sovinto   Finland The three-masted schooner was dismasted in the Baltic Sea in a gale. She came ashore on Hiiumaa, Estonia and was wrecked.[238]

27 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 November 1934
Ship Country Description
Frithjof Eide   Norway The cargo ship ran aground at Prestogalten, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway and was abandoned.[248]
Lolita A   Spain The cargo ship ran aground at Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains, Landes, France and was abandoned. She broke in two and was a total loss.[249][250]

29 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 1934
Ship Country Description
Kosti   Greece The cargo ship ran aground at Ochakiv, Soviet Union.[251] She was refloated on 8 December.[252]
Maroula   Greece The cargo ship ran aground 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) east of Necochea, Argentina.[253] She broke in two and was a total loss.[254]

30 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1934
Ship Country Description
Henry Cort   United States The whaleback steamer was wrecked on the breakwater at Muskegon, Michigan. Her crew was rescued by the United States Coast Guard, but one Coast Guardsman died. She broke in two in December and was scrapped in 1935.[255]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1934
Ship Country Description
Popi   Greece The passenger ship ran aground at Fleves Islet, Saronic Gulf on or before 28 November. She was later refloated and towed to Piraeus.[248][256]

DecemberEdit

1 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1934
Ship Country Description
Henry Cort   United States The cargo ship came ashore at Muskegon, Michigan in a gale and was a total loss. All crew were saved.[257]
Kong Magnus   Norway The cargo ship ran aground in the Ullsfjorden, Norway.[257] She was refloated on 7 December.[243]
Sea King   United States The tug sank at Galveston, Texas.[257]

2 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 December 1934
Ship Country Description
Coramba   United Kingdom The coaster foundered off Westernport, Victoria, Australia with the loss of all seventeen crew.[258]

3 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 December 1934
Ship Country Description
Frida Peters   Germany The cargo ship ran aground at Asnæs, Zealand, Denmark.[259] She was refloated on 7 December.[243]

4 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 December 1934
Ship Country Description
Walter Kennedy   United Kingdom The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the Atlantic Ocean east of Miquelon. The crew survived.[245]

5 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 December 1934
Ship Country Description
Dunscore   United Kingdom The coaster sank in the North Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) east north east of St Abb's Head, Berwickshire. All six crew were rescued by the St Abb's Lifeboat.[230]

8 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 1934
Ship Country Description
Wilhelm Tham   Sweden The cargo ship ran aground off Trosa, Södermanland County and sank. The crew were rescued.[260]

9 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 December 1934
Ship Country Description
Falksten   Sweden The cargo ship ran aground on Hiiumaa, Estonia.[252] She was refloated on 16 December.[261]
Glen Head   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on Bornholm, Denmark.[260] She was declared a total loss on 17 December.[246]
Thielbek   Germany The cargo ship ran aground at Befanaes, Denmark. She was later refloated and returned to service.

10 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 December 1934
Ship Country Description
Arcadia   Italy The cargo ship ran aground on the Almadi Reef off Dakar, French West Africa.[252] The wreck was sold on 1 January 1935 for scrapping.[262]
HSwMS Klas Uggla   Swedish Navy The destroyer ran aground at Malmö.[263] She was refloated on 15 December. Subsequently repaired and returned to service.[261]
Oxbird   United Kingdom The coaster collided with Dagmar (  Denmark) in the Thames Estuary and sank. All seven crew were rescued by Dagmar.[264] She was raised on 12 December and beached on the Yantlet Flats, Kent.[265]

11 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 December 1934
Ship Country Description
Osprey   United Kingdom The salvage tug fouled the wreck of Eddie (  United Kingdom) and sank at Goole, Yorkshire whilst assisting with the salvage of Eddie.[266]

13 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 December 1934
Ship Country Description
Cushendun   United Kingdom The coaster ran aground at Mostyn, Flintshire.[267] She was refloated on 19 December.[268]

14 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 December 1934
Ship Country Description
Usworth   United Kingdom The cargo ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean. The crew were rescued by Jean Jadot (  Belgium).[81]

17 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1934
Ship Country Description
Hachilah   United Kingdom The motor schooner caught fire and sank in Campbeltown Loch.[246]
Hervar   Norway The cargo ship collided with Tung Tuck (  China) at Whangpo, China and sank.[246]

18 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 December 1934
Ship Country Description
Vinga   Sweden The schooner came ashore on Öland. The crew were rescued.[269]

19 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 December 1934
Ship Country Description
Ann Stathatos   Greece The cargo ship ran aground on Hainan Island, China.[270] She was refloated on 22 December.[271]
Orania   Netherlands The ocean liner was rammed and sunk at Leixões, Portugal by Loanda (  Portugal). The crew and all 122 passengers were rescued.[272]
Sisto   Norway The cargo ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. All sixteen crew were rescued by New York (  Weimar Republic).[273] Sisto was taken in tow by Zwarte Zee (  Netherlands) on 2 January 1937 but subsequently capsized and sank (51°25′N 11°32′W / 51.417°N 11.533°W / 51.417; -11.533) on 3 January.[274]

24 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 December 1934
Ship Country Description
Jean Smith   United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned off Codroy, Newfoundland.[227]

31 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 December 1934
Ship Country Description
Alstern   Sweden The cargo ship ran aground at Nidingarna.[275] She was refloated on 3 January 1935.[276]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1934
Ship Country Description
Schiaffino 24   France The cargo ship sank in the Mediterranean Sea or Strait of Gibraltar on or before 13 December.[267]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1934
Ship Country Description
Adriatic   United States Partially dismantled and abandoned in 1927 and since tied up at an abandoned pier at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, and used as fishing site, the 202-foot (62 m), 915.67-gross register ton self-unloading schooner barge burned and sank. Her wreckage lies in Sturgeon Bay only 6 feet (1.8 m) from shore in 2 to 15 feet (0.6 to 4.6 m) of water.[277]
Arnold Liebes   United States The motor vessel was wrecked at Point Barrow on the north coast of the Territory of Alaska and became a total loss.[278]
C. B. Brower   United States The vessel was wrecked in the Arctic Ocean off Point Barrow on the north coast of the Territory of Alaska.[279]
City of Taunton   United States The 292-foot (89 m) cargo ship, a sidewheel paddle steamer, was beached and abandoned at Somerset, Massachusetts, on the west bank of the Taunton River at 41°42′39″N 071°10′33″W / 41.71083°N 71.17583°W / 41.71083; -71.17583 (City of Taunton), just south of the future site of the Charles M. Braga Jr. Memorial Bridge, sometime during the 1930s. The wreck settled on the river bottom in very shallow water.[280]
F. C. Pendleton   United States The 145-foot (44 m), 408-gross register ton three-masted schooner burned and sank without loss of life in up to 45 feet (14 m) of water at 44°19′38″N 068°54′27″W / 44.32722°N 68.90750°W / 44.32722; -68.90750 (F. C. Pendleton) while at anchor in Seal Harbor at Islesboro, Maine, sometime during the 1930s.[281]
Gardner G. Deering   United States The 251-foot (77 m), 1,982-gross register ton five-masted schooner was abandoned and later burned in Smith Cove off West Brooksville, Maine, sometime during the 1930s. Her wreck settled in 10 to 30 feet (3.0 to 9.1 m) of water approximately 500 feet (150 m) off the north shore of the cove at 44°22′55″N 068°46′30″W / 44.38194°N 68.77500°W / 44.38194; -68.77500 (Gardner G. Deering).[282]
Herefordshire   United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Cardigan Island, Cardiganshire.[283]
Patria   France The ocean liner grounded on a bank while entering Alexandria Port in Egypt.
M-8   Soviet Navy The Malyutka-class submarine sank in Ussuri Bay whilst under tow. Her crew survived. She was refloated two days later, repaired and returned to service.[284]
T-1028   United States The fishing vessel and her sole occupant disappeared during a voyage in the Territory of Alaska from Stikine to Wrangell. Her wreckage and the remains of the only person aboard were discovered on the beach between Sitkagi Bluffs and the Yana River near Yakutat, Alaska, on 2 June 1940.[73]

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  258. ^ "Storms and floods in Victoria". The Times. No. 46927. London. 3 December 1934. col C-D, p. 13.
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  264. ^ "Steamer sunk in Thames Estuary". The Times. No. 46934. London. 11 December 1934. col G, p. 10.
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  270. ^ "The Sisto abandoned". The Times. No. 46941. London. 20 December 1934. col B, p. 20.
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  272. ^ "Dutch liner sunk in harbour". The Times. No. 46942. London. 20 December 1934. col F, p. 12.
  273. ^ "Gallant Atlantic rescue". The Times. No. 46962. London. 20 December 1934. col G, p. 12.
  274. ^ "Appledore refloated". The Times. No. 46964. London. 5 January 1935. col C, p. 21.
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Ship events in 1934
Ship launches: 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
Ship commissionings: 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
Ship decommissionings: 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
Shipwrecks: 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939