List of shipwrecks in December 1916

The list of shipwrecks in December 1916 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during December 1916.

1 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Barge #792   United States The barge sank near Faulkners Island, Connecticut.[1]
Bossi   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 33 nautical miles (61 km) west south west of The Lizard, Cornwall, United Kingdom (49°38′N 5°50′W / 49.633°N 5.833°W / 49.633; -5.833) by SM UB-29 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2]
Briardene   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 12.5 nautical miles (23.2 km) south east by east of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly (49°45′N 6°11′W / 49.750°N 6.183°W / 49.750; -6.183) by SM UB-29 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[3]
Burcombe   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 100 nautical miles (190 km) south east by east of Malta (35°20′N 16°23′E / 35.333°N 16.383°E / 35.333; 16.383) by SM UC-22 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three of her crew.[4]
Camellia   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off the Eddystone Lighthouse with the loss of three of her crew.[5]
Cuore di Gesu   Italy World War I: The brigantine was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea by SM U-32 (  Imperial German Navy).[6]
Douglas   Sweden World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 120 nautical miles (220 km) off Lindesnes, Vest-Agder, Norway[7] (56°36′N 4°37′E / 56.600°N 4.617°E / 56.600; 4.617) by SM U-81 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[8]
HMS E37   Royal Navy The E-class submarine was lost in the North Sea with the loss of all 30 crew.
E.L.G.   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) north west of Trevose Head, Cornwall by an Imperial German Navy submarine.[5]
Erich Lindoe   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) off Ouessant, Finistère, France (47°45′N 7°48′W / 47.750°N 7.800°W / 47.750; -7.800) by SM UB-37 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[9]
Indiana   France World War I: The barquentine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north west of Trevose Head, Cornwall, (50°41′N 5°10′W / 50.683°N 5.167°W / 50.683; -5.167) by SM UB-18 (  Imperial German Navy). Her seven crew survived.[10][11]
Jeanne d'Arc   France World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) north of the Île de Batz, Finistère by SM UB-39 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[12]
Kediri   Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) south south east of Maspalomas, Canary Isles, Spain by SM U-47 (  Imperial German Navy).[13]
King Bleddyn   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) south by west of Ouessant (47°54′N 5°07′W / 47.900°N 5.117°W / 47.900; -5.117) by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[14][15]
Lampo   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea by SM U-32 (  Imperial German Navy).[16]
René Montrieux   France World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean off Ouessant (48°37′N 5°01′W / 48.617°N 5.017°W / 48.617; -5.017) by SM UC-19 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[17]
Saint Joseph   France World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) north north west of Trevose Head (50°46′N 4°52′W / 50.767°N 4.867°W / 50.767; -4.867) by SM UB-18 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, they were rescued by Cran (  Norway).[18]
T. and A.C.   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) north north west of Trevose Head (50°50′N 5°30′W / 50.833°N 5.500°W / 50.833; -5.500) by SM UB-18 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[19]

2 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 December 1916
Ship Country Description
HMT Adequate   Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[20]
Angelo Madre G.   Italy World War I: The brigantine was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Isola Rossa, Sardinia (42°44′N 8°48′E / 42.733°N 8.800°E / 42.733; 8.800) by SM U-32 (  Imperial German Navy).[21]
Bravo   Spain World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM U-39 (  Imperial German Navy).
Demetrios Inglesis   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[22]
France Chérie   United Kingdom The cargo ship sprang a leak and was beached at Sutton Harbour, Devon.[23]
Godafoss   Denmark The mailboat ran aground at Straumnes, Iceland and was wrecked.[23][24]
Harpalus   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 34 nautical miles (63 km) south south west of Galley Head, County Cork (50°56′N 8°58′W / 50.933°N 8.967°W / 50.933; -8.967) by SM UB-23 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[15][25]
Hitterøy   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 26 nautical miles (48 km) west south west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom (49°42′N 7°04′W / 49.700°N 7.067°W / 49.700; -7.067) by SM UB-29 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[26]
Istrar   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 120 nautical miles (220 km) north north west of Alexandria, Egypt (33°15′N 28°20′E / 33.250°N 28.333°E / 33.250; 28.333) by SM U-39 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member. One of the survivors was taken as a prisoner of war.[15][27]
Luigi C.   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Isola Rossa, Sardinia by SM U-63 (  Imperial German Navy).[28]
Palacine   Canada World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 18 nautical miles (33 km) east north east of Ouessant (48°40′N 4°43′W / 48.667°N 4.717°W / 48.667; -4.717) by SM UB-39 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[15][29]
Robinson   France World War I: The brig was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) west north west of Ouessant (48°32′N 5°25′W / 48.533°N 5.417°W / 48.533; -5.417) by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew were rescued by Ardent (  French Navy).[30]
Roma   Italy World War I: The barque was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Isola Rossa (42°45′N 8°58′E / 42.750°N 8.967°E / 42.750; 8.967) by SM U-63 (  Imperial German Navy).[31]
Palermo   Italy World War I: The passenger ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) off Cape San Sebastian, Spain by SM U-72 (  Imperial German Navy).[32]
Rebecca B. Douglas   United States The schooner was stranded at Crabtree Point, Frenchmans Bay, Maine.[33]
Skjodulf   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 26 nautical miles (48 km) south of the Longships Lighthouse (49°45′N 6°13′W / 49.750°N 6.217°W / 49.750; -6.217) by SM UB-18 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[34]
Uribitarte   Spain World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) south west of Ouessant by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[35]
Voltaire   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 650 nautical miles (1,200 km) west of the Fastnet Rock by SMS Möwe (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew were taken as prisoners of war.[15]

3 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Aiglon   France World War I: The barquentine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 35 nautical miles (65 km) north north west of Ouessant, Finistère by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy).[36]
Căpitan Valter Mărăcineanu   Royal Romanian Navy World War I: The Captain Nicolae Lascar Bogdan-class river torpedo boat was sunk by a mine on the Danube.[37][38]
Dacia   United Kingdom World War I: While diverting the German South American submarine cable, the cable layer was torpedoed and sunk at Funchal, Madeira, Portugal by SM U-38 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[15][39][40][41][42]
Kanguroo   France
 
Kanguroo (right) with Dacia in the background.

World War I: The 2,493-gross register ton submarine carrier and auxiliary transport was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Funchal, Madeira by the submarine SM U-38 (  Imperial German Navy).[43][42][44]

Louise   France World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the English Channel (49°17′N 5°17′W / 49.283°N 5.283°W / 49.283; -5.283) by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew were rescued by Kalfond (  Norway).[45]
Mizpah   United Kingdom World War I: The ketch was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) south south east of the Eddystone Lighthouse (49°47′N 3°40′W / 49.783°N 3.667°W / 49.783; -3.667) by SM UB-18 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[46]
HMS Perugia   Royal Navy World War I: The Q-ship was sunk in the Gulf of Genoa (42°54′N 7°39′E / 42.900°N 7.650°E / 42.900; 7.650) by SM U-63 (  Imperial German Navy).[47]
Plata   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 33°40′N 28°10′E / 33.667°N 28.167°E / 33.667; 28.167) by SM U-39 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[48]
Primevere   France World War I: The schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 12 nautical miles (22 km) north of the Stiff Lighthouse, Finistère by SM UB-39 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[49]
HMT Remarko   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine placed by SM UC-4 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea off Lowestoft, Suffolk (54°20′N 1°53′E / 54.333°N 1.883°E / 54.333; 1.883) with the loss of twelve of her crew.[50]
Seeker   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the English Channel 30 nautical miles (56 km) north west of the Les Hanois Lighthouse, Guernsey, Channel Islands by SM UB-18 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[15][51]
Surprise   French Navy World War I: The 646-ton Surprise-class gunboat was torpedoed and sunk off Funchal by the submarine SM U-38 (  Imperial German Navy).[42][52][53]
Verdun   France World War I: The ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off the Glénan Islands, Finistère (47°19′N 5°32′W / 47.317°N 5.533°W / 47.317; -5.533) by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[54]
William E. Cleary   United States The steamer sank in the harbor at New London, Connecticut.[55]
Yrsa   Denmark World War I: The coaster was sunk in the English Channel 30 nautical miles (56 km) west north west of Guernsey by SM UB-18 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[56]

4 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Algerie   France World War I: The passenger ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 145 nautical miles (269 km) south east of Malta by SM UC-22 (  Imperial German Navy).[57]
Caledonia   United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 125 nautical miles (232 km) east by south of Malta (35°40′N 17°05′E / 35.667°N 17.083°E / 35.667; 17.083) by SM U-65 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member. Her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[15][58]
Fofo   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) off Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM UB-37 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[59]
Hallbjørg   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk with scuttling charges in the Atlantic Ocean (49°09′N 26°08′W / 49.150°N 26.133°W / 49.150; -26.133) by SMS Möwe (  Imperial German Navy).[60]
Nervion   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of the Fastnet Rock by SM UB-23 (  Imperial German Navy).[61] Her 24 crew were rescued by Zaanland (  Netherlands).[62]
Pallas   Russia World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 32 nautical miles (59 km) south west of Ar Men, Finistère (47°50′N 5°52′W / 47.833°N 5.867°W / 47.833; -5.867) by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy).[63]
Senta   Sweden World War I: The barque was sunk in the Kattegat 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south west of Ryvingen Lighthouse, Vest-Agder, Norway[64] by SM U-58 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[65]

5 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Dorit   Denmark World War I: The three-masted schooner was sunk in the North Sea 100 nautical miles (190 km) west of Hanstholm, Nordjylland by SM U-82 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[66]
Ella   Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea by SM U-82 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[67]
Grigorios Anghelatos   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Gulf of Genoa 20 nautical miles (37 km) south of Genoa, Italy (43°52′N 8°49′E / 43.867°N 8.817°E / 43.867; 8.817) by SM U-63 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[68]
Nexos   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 26 nautical miles (48 km) west south west of Ar Men, Finistère, France (48°02′N 5°40′W / 48.033°N 5.667°W / 48.033; -5.667) by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[69]
Pio IX   Spain The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 800 nautical miles (1,500 km) south east of Madeira, Portugal. Twenty-two of her 61 crew were rescued by Buenos Ayres (flag unknown) and another vessel.[70]
Stettin   Norway World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the North Sea 48 nautical miles (89 km) south west by west of Slotterø, Rogaland (59°20′N 3°49′E / 59.333°N 3.817°E / 59.333; 3.817) by SM U-58 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[71]
HMT Tervani   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine placed by SM UC-4 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea off Orfordness, Suffolk (52°06′00″N 1°39′30″E / 52.10000°N 1.65833°E / 52.10000; 1.65833) with the loss of a crew member.[72]

6 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Amicitia   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) south west of Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM UB-39 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[73]
Ans   Russia World War I: The three-masted schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) south west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom (49°42′N 6°43′W / 49.700°N 6.717°W / 49.700; -6.717) by SM UB-29 (  Imperial German Navy).[74]
Campania   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea (41°20′N 11°30′E / 41.333°N 11.500°E / 41.333; 11.500) by SM U-32 (  Imperial German Navy)[75]
Christine   Denmark World War I: The three-masted schooner was sunk in the North Sea 110 nautical miles (200 km) west of Hanstholm, Nordjylland (56°53′N 5°23′E / 56.883°N 5.383°E / 56.883; 5.383) by SM U-82 (  Imperial German Navy).[76]
Duchess of Cornwall   United Kingdom World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 650 nautical miles (1,200 km) west of the Fastnet Rock by SMS Möwe (  Imperial German Navy): Her crew were taken as prisoners of war.[15]
Gerona   Spain World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel (49°04′N 6°20′W / 49.067°N 6.333°W / 49.067; -6.333) by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[77]
Halfdan   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) south of the Eddystone Lighthouse by SM UB-37 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[78]
Marie   Denmark World War I: The three-masted schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) west of the Bishop Rock (49°50′N 6°41′W / 49.833°N 6.683°W / 49.833; -6.683) by SM UB-29 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[79]
Mount Temple   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was captured and scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 1,200 nautical miles (2,200 km) north of the Azores, Portugal by SMS Möwe (  Imperial German Navy with the loss of four of her crew.
Robert   Denmark World War I: The barque was sunk in the North Sea 110 nautical miles (200 km) west of Hanstholm by SM U-82 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[80]
Shchit   Imperial Russian Navy World War I: The minesweeper struck a mine placed by SM UC-25 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the Baltic Sea.[81]
SM UC-19   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type UC II submarine was depth charged and sunk in the English Channel (49°41′N 6°31′W / 49.683°N 6.517°W / 49.683; -6.517) by HMS Ariel (  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 25 crew.[82]

7 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 December 1916
Ship Country Description
August   Sweden World War I: The barquentine was sunk in the North Sea[83] by SM U-59 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[84]
Avristan   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 14 nautical miles (26 km) south by west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (47°13′N 5°12′W / 47.217°N 5.200°W / 47.217; -5.200) by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[15][85]
Bato   France The cargo ship caught fire and sank at Addah, French West Africa.[86]
Bravo   Spain World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 7 nautical miles (13 km) south west of the Créac'h Lighthouse, Finistère by SM UB-39 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[87]
Marguerite Dollfus   France World War I: The barque was scuttled in the English Channel 35 nautical miles (65 km) north west of Guernsey, Channel Islands (49°45′N 3°40′W / 49.750°N 3.667°W / 49.750; -3.667) by SM UB-37 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew were rescued by Baltic (  Norway).[88]
Meteor   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of the Isles of Scilly (49°23′N 7°54′W / 49.383°N 7.900°W / 49.383; -7.900) by SM UB-29 or SM UC-19 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[89]
Reliance   United States The tugboat sank in heavy seas when her tow caused her to heel over and fill between the breakwaters in Limon Bay, Panama Canal Zone in 40 feet (12 m) of water. Her master and at least two crew died. The rest of crew were rescued by launches from the Port Captain's Office.[90]
Spyros   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain (28°00′N 14°20′W / 28.000°N 14.333°W / 28.000; -14.333) by SM U-47 (  Imperial German Navy).[91]
SM UB-46   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type UB II submarine struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea off Akpına, Turkey with the loss of all twenty crew.

8 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Bob   United States The barge broke up and sank in the Gulf of Mexico in a heavy gale between Tampico, Mexico and Texas City, Texas, a total loss. One crewman killed, the other three made it to shore near Brownsville, Texas.[92]
Brask   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Gibraltar (37°46′N 9°26′W / 37.767°N 9.433°W / 37.767; -9.433) by SM U-38 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[93]
Britannia   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 70 nautical miles (130 km) west of Cape Sines, Portugal (37°18′N 10°29′W / 37.300°N 10.483°W / 37.300; -10.483) by SM U-38 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her 40 crew. Her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[15][94][95]
Carmelina Dominici   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea by SM U-32 (  Imperial German Navy).[96]
Conch   United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) south of Poole, Dorset (50°23′N 2°02′W / 50.383°N 2.033°W / 50.383; -2.033) by SM UB-23 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 28 of her 31 crew.[15][95][97]
HMT Dagon   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine placed by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the English Channel off the Royal Sovereign Lightship (  United Kingdom) with the loss of twelve of her crew.[98]
Falk   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) south west of Penmarc'h, Finistère, France by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[99]
Harry   Sweden World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the North Sea[100] (56°10′N 2°18′E / 56.167°N 2.300°E / 56.167; 2.300) by SM U-59 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[101]
HMS Kent County   Royal Navy The Q-ship was lost on this date.[20]
King George   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 700 nautical miles (1,300 km) east of Cape Race, Newfoundland by SMS Möwe (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew were taken as prisoners of war.[15]
Marjolaine   France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) west of Penmarc'h by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy).[102]
Modum   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south south west of Penmarc'h (47°38′N 4°19′W / 47.633°N 4.317°W / 47.633; -4.317) by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[103]
Rakiura   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) west south west of the Casquets, Channel Islands by SM UB-39 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[104]
Rollo   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 35 nautical miles (65 km) north of the Île de Batz, Finistère (49°12′N 3°40′W / 49.200°N 3.667°W / 49.200; -3.667) by SM UB-39 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[105]
Saga   Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) west north west of Guernsey, Channel Islands by SM UB-39 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[106]

9 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Brizella   Portugal World War I: The brigantine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Gibraltar (38°05′N 10°02′W / 38.083°N 10.033°W / 38.083; -10.033) by SM U-38 (  Imperial German Navy).[107]
Cambrian Prince   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 610 nautical miles (1,130 km) east of Cape Race, Newfoundland by SMS Möwe (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew were taken as prisoners of war.[15]
Forth   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south west of the Shipwash Lightship (  United Kingdom). Her crew survived.[108]
Harlington   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine placed by SM UC-11 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south west of the Shipwash Lightship (  United Kingdom) with the loss of seven of her crew.[109]
Harlyn   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine placed by SM UC-11 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south west of the Shipwash Lightship (  United Kingdom) with the loss of two of her crew.[110]
Louise B.   France The schooner was wrecked at Port-de-Bouc, Bouches-du-Rhône. Her crew were rescued.[111]

10 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Agder   Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 84 nautical miles (156 km) west of Utsire, Rogaland by SM U-24 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[112]
Emma Laurans   France World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Canary Islands, Spain (27°48′N 23°16′W / 27.800°N 23.267°W / 27.800; -23.267) by SM U-52 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, they were rescued by U-52 and landed in the Canary Isles on 12 December.[113]
Esemplare   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Gibraltar (36°38′N 8°22′W / 36.633°N 8.367°W / 36.633; -8.367) by SM U-38 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[114]
Georgic   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 590 nautical miles (1,090 km) east south east of Cape Race, Newfoundland by SMS Möwe (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member. The survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[15]
Gerda   Norway World War I: The barque was set afire and sunk in the North Sea by SM U-82 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[62][115]
Powhatan   United States The steamer was rammed and sunk by Telena (  United Kingdom) near Old Point Comfort east north east of Thimble Shoal Light in Hampton Roads, sinking in 20 feet (6.1 m) of water. She was later refloated, but beached on a mudbank and abandoned. She was refloated by new owners in 1919, taken to Brooklyn, New York, repaired and returned to service. The crew were rescued by Jamestown (  United States).[116][117]
Strathalbyn   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Cherbourg, Seine-Inférieure, France. Her crew survived.[118]
Unknown piledriver   United States The piledriver sank off Saybrook, Connecticut.[119]

11 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Bjor   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) off the Ryvingen Lighthouse, Vest-Agder by SM U-66 (  Imperial German Navy). Her fifteen crew survived.[120][121]
Francis Mulqueen   United States The barge sank off Point Judith, Rhode Island, in a gale and heavy seas, a total loss.[122]
Inger   Denmark World War I: The coaster was sunk in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) south south west of St Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom by SM UC-18 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[123]
Jeanne   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sardinia by SM U-72 (  Imperial German Navy).[124]
Magellan   France World War I: The passenger ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) south of Pantellaria, Italy (36°36′N 12°10′E / 36.600°N 12.167°E / 36.600; 12.167) by SM U-63 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[125]
Nora   Denmark World War I: The coaster struck a mine placed by SM UC-10 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea 7 nautical miles (13 km) south of Withernsea, Yorkshire, United Kingdom (54°05′N 0°55′E / 54.083°N 0.917°E / 54.083; 0.917) with the loss of four of her crew.[126]
Palander   Sweden World War I: The three-masted schooner was sunk in the North Sea[127] off Oxø by SM U-66 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[128]
Regina Margherita   Regia Marina World War I: The Regina Margherita-class battleship struck a mine and sank in the Adriatic Sea off Vlorë, Albania, with the loss of 675 of her 945 crew.
Sinai   France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) south of Pantellaria (36°35′N 12°12′E / 36.583°N 12.200°E / 36.583; 12.200) by SM U-63 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[129]
St. Daniel   United States The barge sank off Point Judith, Rhode Island in a gale and heavy seas, or went to pieces after going ashore at Narragansett Pier, Narragansett, Rhode Island, a total loss.[130][131]
USAT Sumner   United States Army The United States Army Transport was wrecked on Barnegat Shoals 300 yards (274 m) off Barnegat City, New Jersey. All 232 passengers and crew survived and were taken aboard the cutter USCGC Seneca (  United States Coast Guard) and the wrecking tug Rescue (  United States). She broke in two and was still visible in March 1917. Her wreck eventually sank in 25 feet (8 m) of water.[132] [133][134]

12 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Coath   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was sunk in the English Channel 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) south west of Eastbourne, Sussex by SM UB-38 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of sixteen of her crew.[135]
Conrad   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the English Channel 45 nautical miles (83 km) south south east of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight (50°05′N 0°40′W / 50.083°N 0.667°W / 50.083; -0.667) by SM UB-38 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[15][136]
Ørnen   Norway The fishing steamer disappeared with her crew of 19 off Sula, Norway.[137]
St. Ursula   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) south east by south of Malta by SM U-32 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four crew.[138]

13 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Angelo Parodi   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) off Cabo Tinoso, Spain (37°18′N 1°25′W / 37.300°N 1.417°W / 37.300; -1.417) by SM U-38 (  Imperial German Navy).[139]
Bretwalda   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 220 nautical miles (410 km) east by south of Malta (35°30′N 19°05′E / 35.500°N 19.083°E / 35.500; 19.083) by SM UB-43 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[15][140]
Kaupanger   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) off Cartagena, Murcia, Spain (37°23′N 0°48′W / 37.383°N 0.800°W / 37.383; -0.800) by SM U-38 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[141]
Salamis   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean off Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain by SM U-47 (  Imperial German Navy).[142]
Solon   Denmark World War I: The schooner was sunk in the North Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) west of Hanstholm, Nordjylland by SM U-71 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[143]
SM UB-29   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type UB II submarine was depth charged and sunk in the English Channel south of the Goodwin Sands, Kent, United Kingdom (51°09′N 1°46′E / 51.150°N 1.767°E / 51.150; 1.767) by HMS Landrail (  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 22 crew.[144]
Vala   Sweden World War I: The cargo ship, en route from Malmö to Blyth, Northumberland, struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Hanstholm. Her crew survived.[145][146]

14 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Burnhope   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine placed by SM UC-32 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank at Hartlepool, County Durham with the loss of a crew member.[147]
Glencoe   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 14 nautical miles (26 km) north north west of the Île d'Yeu, Vendée, France (46°54′N 2°38′W / 46.900°N 2.633°W / 46.900; -2.633) by SM UC-18 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[148]
Leca   Portugal World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of the Île de Noirmoutier, Vendée (46°57′N 2°41′W / 46.950°N 2.683°W / 46.950; -2.683) by SM UC-18 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[149]
Marcus L. Crann   United States The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Three of her crew were rescued by Mar Del Norte (  Spain).[150]
Russian   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 210 nautical miles (390 km) east by south of Malta (35°30′N 18°52′E / 35.500°N 18.867°E / 35.500; 18.867) by SM UB-43 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 28 crew.[15][151]
Westminster   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 196 nautical miles (363 km) east by south of Malta (35°35′N 18°23′E / 35.583°N 18.383°E / 35.583; 18.383) by SM UB-43 (  Imperial German Navy with the loss of fifteen of her crew.[15][152]

15 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Amodeo   Italy The barque was wrecked at Toulon, Var, France. Her crew were rescued.[150]
Cecelia   Italy The barque was wrecked at Toulon with some loss of life.[150]
Constance Mary   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the English Channel 20 nautical miles (37 km) north east of Cape Barfleur, Seine-Inférieure, France by SM UC-17 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[153]
Emmanuele Accame   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Cape Bengut, Algeria (37°02′N 3°58′E / 37.033°N 3.967°E / 37.033; 3.967) by SM U-38 (  Imperial German Navy).[154]
Naiad   United Kingdom World War I: The full-rigged ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) south east by south of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly (49°42′N 5°51′W / 49.700°N 5.850°W / 49.700; -5.850) by SM UB-38 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[155]
Powhatan   United States
 
Powhatan shortly after being brought to the surface

Merchants' and Miners' Transportation Company ship collided with Telena (  United Kingdom) and sank on Thimble Shoal in Chesapeake Bay. She was salvaged and rebuilt as Cuba.[156][157]

Rogn   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 18 nautical miles (33 km) off Groix, Morbihan, France by SM UC-18 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[158]

16 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Chassie Maersk   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay south west of Brest, Finistère, France (47°05′N 7°49′W / 47.083°N 7.817°W / 47.083; -7.817) by SM U-46 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[159]
HMT Crathie   Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[20]
English and Welsh Ground Lightship   United Kingdom The lightship was run into by Welshman (  United Kingdom) and sank. Her crew were rescued.[150]
USS H-3   United States Navy
 
Salvage of USS H-3

The H-class submarine ran aground in fog at Samoa Beach, California near the entrance to Humboldt Bay. She was taken overland to Humboldt Bay by a lumber company in April 1917, repaired and returned to service.[160]

Taki Maru   Japan World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay south west of Brest (47°03′N 7°35′W / 47.050°N 7.583°W / 47.050; -7.583) by SM U-46 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[161]

17 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Alerte   France World War I: The schooner was sunk in the English Channel 40 nautical miles (74 km) west of the Casquets, Channel Islands (49°42′N 3°25′W / 49.700°N 3.417°W / 49.700; -3.417) by SM UC-17 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[162]
Ason   Spain World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 27 nautical miles (50 km) west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom (49°40′N 7°00′W / 49.667°N 7.000°W / 49.667; -7.000) by SM UB-38 (  Imperial German Navy).[163]
Athole   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) east by south of Tod Head, Aberdeenshire.[5]
Bayhall   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 90 nautical miles (170 km) north by east of Cape Ortegal by SM U-46 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[15][164]
Cascais   Portugal World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay south west of the Île d'Oléron, Charente-Maritime, France (45°51′N 1°26′W / 45.850°N 1.433°W / 45.850; -1.433) by SM UC-18 (  Imperial German Navy).[165]
Imaculée Conception   France World War I: The three-masted schooner was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay off the La Coubre Lighthouse, Charente-Maritime (45°49′N 1°34′W / 45.817°N 1.567°W / 45.817; -1.567) by SM UC-18 (  Imperial German Navy).[166]
Margaret   United Kingdom World War I: The drifter struck a mine placed by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the English Channel off Rye, Sussex with the loss of six of her crew.[167]
Michail Ontchoukoff   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea north by east of the Sunk Lightship (  United Kingdom) (51°50′45″N 1°37′30″E / 51.84583°N 1.62500°E / 51.84583; 1.62500). Her crew survived.[168]
Niord   Sweden World War I: The wooden barquentine, en route from Kristiania to West Hartlepool, was burnt and sunk in the North Sea[169] by SM U-83 (  Imperial German Navy. Her crew survived.[170]
Pascal   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 12 nautical miles (22 km) north of the Casquets (49°55′N 2°27′W / 49.917°N 2.450°W / 49.917; -2.450) by SM U-70 (  Imperial German Navy with the loss of two of her crew. Her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[15][171]
Prima   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay 10 nautical miles (19 km) off the La Coubre Lighthouse (45°50′N 1°31′W / 45.833°N 1.517°W / 45.833; -1.517) by SM UC-18 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[172]
Prosper Leon   France World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay off the Île d'Oléron (46°13′N 2°25′W / 46.217°N 2.417°W / 46.217; -2.417) by SM UC-18 (  Imperial German Navy).[173]
Saint Yves   France World War I: The three-masted schooner was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay off the La Coubre Lighthouse (45°49′N 1°34′W / 45.817°N 1.567°W / 45.817; -1.567) by SM UC-18 (  Imperial German Navy).[174]
Sjofna   Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 130 nautical miles (240 km) off the Ryvingen Lighthouse, Vest-Agder (57°36′N 4°55′E / 57.600°N 4.917°E / 57.600; 4.917) by SM U-71 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[175]
Tripoli   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south west of Cape Carbonara, Sardinia by SM U-38 (  Imperial German Navy).[176]

18 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Arran   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 110 nautical miles (200 km) east of the Longstone Lighthouse, Northumberland (56°06′N 1°40′E / 56.100°N 1.667°E / 56.100; 1.667) by SM UB-34 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5][177]
Buki   Russia World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Naissaar, Estonia (59°34′N 24°25′E / 59.567°N 24.417°E / 59.567; 24.417).[178]
Dramatist   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 490 nautical miles (910 km) off Flores, Pernambuco, Brazil by SMS Möwe (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[15][179]
Eugene Gaston   France World War I: The brig was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) north west of the Le Four Lighthouse, Ouessant, Finistère by SM U-70 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[180]
Flimston   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 21 nautical miles (39 km) north by east of Ouessant (48°48′N 5°08′W / 48.800°N 5.133°W / 48.800; -5.133) by SM U-70 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but two of them were taken as prisoners of war.[15][181]
Herø   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 100 nautical miles (190 km) west south west of Lindesnes, Vest-Agder (56°52′N 5°19′E / 56.867°N 5.317°E / 56.867; 5.317) by SM U-71 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[182]
Hirondelle   France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of the Le Four Lighthouse by SM U-70 (  Imperial German Navy).[183]
Maria Louis   France World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the English Channel 35 nautical miles (65 km) north west of Île Vierge, Finistère (49°17′N 5°02′W / 49.283°N 5.033°W / 49.283; -5.033) by SM UC-17 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[184]
Opal   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was sunk in the Irish Sea off the Isle of Man by SM U-80 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of twelve crew.[185]
Quo Vadis   France World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the English Channel south of The Lizard, Cornwall, United Kingdom (49°38′N 5°08′W / 49.633°N 5.133°W / 49.633; -5.133) by SM UC-17 (  Imperial German Navy).[186]
Sieka   Netherlands World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the North Sea (56°43′N 4°35′E / 56.717°N 4.583°E / 56.717; 4.583) by SM U-71 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived; they were rescued by SM U-71.[187]
Vague   France World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the English Channel 35 nautical miles (65 km) north of Île Vierge (49°11′N 4°52′W / 49.183°N 4.867°W / 49.183; -4.867) by SM UC-17 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[188]

19 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Ansgar   Norway World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the North Sea by SM UB-34 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[189]
Falk   Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) west of Cape Finisterre, Spain by SM U-46 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[190]
Gerda   Germany World War I: The depôt ship was scuttled on this date. A former Danish coaster, she was captured on 16 December in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Finisterre (47°07′N 7°45′W / 47.117°N 7.750°W / 47.117; -7.750) by SM U-46 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[191]
Kornmo   Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the North Sea by SM UB-34 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[192]
Liverpool   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster struck a mine placed by SM U-80 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the Irish Sea 11 nautical miles (20 km) south east by east of the Chicken Rock, Isle of Man (53°49′N 4°23′W / 53.817°N 4.383°W / 53.817; -4.383) with the loss of three of her crew.[193]
Nystrand   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 170 nautical miles (310 km) south west of Lyngør, Aust-Agder (56°47′N 6°08′E / 56.783°N 6.133°E / 56.783; 6.133) by SM U-81 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[194]
Ocean   France World War I: The three-masted schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) west north west of Ouessant, Finistère by SM UB-38 (  Imperial German Navy).[195]
Sno   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) west of the Isla de Alborán, Spain by SM U-47 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[196]

20 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Eva   Denmark World War I: The schooner was sunk in the North Sea 80 nautical miles (150 km) east north east of Hartlepool, County Durham, United Kingdom by SM UB-34 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[197]
Hildawell   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine placed by SM UC-32 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea off Sunderland, County Durham with the loss of 22 of her crew.[198]
Itonus   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) north west by west of Malta (36°12′N 13°16′E / 36.200°N 13.267°E / 36.200; 13.267) by SM U-38 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five crew.[15][199]
Mereddio   Sweden World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea[200] (56°28′N 3°50′E / 56.467°N 3.833°E / 56.467; 3.833) by SM UB-34 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[201]
Otarie II   France World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 24 nautical miles (44 km) west of La Coubre, Gironde by SM UC-17 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[202]
Saint Antoine de Padoue   France World War I: The trawler was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Bordeaux, Gironde by SM UC-17 (  Imperial German Navy).[203]

21 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 December 1916
Ship Country Description
HMS Hoste   Royal Navy The Parker-class destroyer leader collided with the Admiralty M-class destroyer HMS Negro off the Orkney Islands. Both vessels sank, HMS Negro with the loss of all 80 crew.[20][204]
Modig   Norway World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) south south east of Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, United Kingdom (53°56′N 0°13′E / 53.933°N 0.217°E / 53.933; 0.217). Her crew survived.[205]
Murex   United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 94 nautical miles (174 km) off Port Said, Egypt (32°20′N 31°00′E / 32.333°N 31.000°E / 32.333; 31.000) by SM U-73 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.
No. 12 and No. 16   Ottoman Navy The No. 1-class motor gunboats were lost on this date.[206]
Norseman   United Kingdom The cargo ship struck the Maids Rocks, in the Irish Sea off Larne, County Antrim and sank. Her crew were rescued.[207]
Skiftet   Russia World War I: The ship struck a mine placed by SM UC-27 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the Baltic Sea south of Åland, Finland (59°58′N 20°08′E / 59.967°N 20.133°E / 59.967; 20.133) with the loss of 86 lives.[208]
HMT St. Ives   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine placed by SM UC-17 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the English Channel off St. Anthony Head, Cornwall (approximately 50°06′N 5°00′W / 50.100°N 5.000°W / 50.100; -5.000) with the loss of eleven of her crew.[209]

22 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Amedée   France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the English Channel 35 nautical miles (65 km) north of the Triagoz Lighthouse, Finistère by SM UC-18 (  Imperial German Navy).[210]
Avanti   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off the north coast of Spain by SM U-70 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all hands.[211]
Dansborg   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel (49°40′N 3°48′W / 49.667°N 3.800°W / 49.667; -3.800) by SM UC-18 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[212]
HMS E30   Royal Navy World War I: The E-class submarine struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Orford Ness, Suffolk with the loss of all 30 crew.
Hroptatyr   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) west north west of Guernsey, Channel Islands (49°37′N 3°00′W / 49.617°N 3.000°W / 49.617; -3.000) by SM UC-18 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[213]

23 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Burgermeister Pauli   Imperial German Navy The Greta-class Vorpostenboot was wrecked on Hohes Riff. Salvaged, repaired and returned to service.[214]
Frigga   Sweden World War I: The cargo ship, en route from Rauma, Finland to Stockholm, struck a mine and sunk in the Baltic Sea off the Valkyakari lightship. One crew member was killed in the explosion.[215]
Marques di Urquijo   Spain World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 50 nautical miles (93 km) north of Bilbao, Biscay (44°12′N 3°31′W / 44.200°N 3.517°W / 44.200; -3.517) by SM U-46 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[216]
Thistleban   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and was damaged in the Mediterranean Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north north west of Alexandria, Egypt. She was beached but was declared a total loss.[217]
William Middleton   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was damaged in the Bristol Channel 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) north north west of Lundy Island, Devon by SM UC-45 (  Imperial German Navy). She was beached, but was later repaired and returned to service.[218]

24 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 December 1916
Ship Country Description
HMT Abelard   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler sank at Plymouth, Devon, possibly through striking a mine. Salvage efforts were abandoned on 11 January 1917.[20][219]
Bargany   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) north of Ouessant, Finistère, France (48°52′N 5°19′W / 48.867°N 5.317°W / 48.867; -5.317) by SM UC-17 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[15][220]
Harry W. Adams   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 46 nautical miles (85 km) north west by west of Cape Villano, Spain by SM U-70 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[221]

25 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Boavista   Denmark The barque was wrecked at Boa Vista, Cape Verde Islands with the loss of a crew member.[222]
Courlis   France World War I: The schooner was sunk in the English Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) north east of the Île Vierge Lighthouse, Finistère by SM UC-17 (  Imperial German Navy).[223]
Hiram   Russia The barquentine was driven ashore on Nevis and was wrecked.[224]
Marie Pierre   France World War I: The schooner was set afire and sunk in the Bay of Biscay (44°42′N 3°10′W / 44.700°N 3.167°W / 44.700; -3.167) by SM U-46 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[225]

26 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Agnes   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Irish Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) south west by west of St. Ann's Head, Pembrokeshire by SM UC-46 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[15][226]
Johan   Denmark World War I: The barque was scuttled in the English Channel 22 nautical miles (41 km) north north west of the Casquets, Channel Islands by SM U-79 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[227]
Neptune   Belgium World War I: The trawler was sunk in the Irish Sea off the Smalls Lighthouse by SM UC-46 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[228]
Saint Louis   France World War I: The schooner struck a mine placed by SM UC-46 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the Irish Sea 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) south of Mumbles Head, Glamorgan, United Kingdom (51°31′N 3°59′W / 51.517°N 3.983°W / 51.517; -3.983) with the loss of three of her crew.[229][230]
Spinaway   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 42 nautical miles (78 km) north west of Cape Villano, Spain (43°06′N 10°03′W / 43.100°N 10.050°W / 43.100; -10.050) by SM U-70 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[15][231]

27 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Aislaby   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay 10 nautical miles (19 km) off Estaca Point, Galicia, Spain by SM U-46 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[15][232]
Copsewood   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 34 nautical miles (63 km) south south west of The Lizard, Cornwall (49°19′N 5°49′W / 49.317°N 5.817°W / 49.317; -5.817) by SM U-79 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[15][233]
Gaulois   French Navy World War I: The Charlemagne-class battleship was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea off Cape Maleas, Greece (36°15′N 23°42′E / 36.250°N 23.700°E / 36.250; 23.700) by SM UB-47 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her 668 crew.
Goulfar   Germany World War I: The depôt ship was scuttled on this day. Formerly a French trawler, she was captured on 24 December in the Bay of Biscay north of Spain (43°54′N 7°34′W / 43.900°N 7.567°W / 43.900; -7.567) by SM U-46 (  Imperial German Navy).[234]
Ida   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) south of the Wolf Rock, Cornwall (48°56′N 5°50′W / 48.933°N 5.833°W / 48.933; -5.833) by SM U-79 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[235]
Maud   France World War I: The schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal (42°07′N 10°32′W / 42.117°N 10.533°W / 42.117; -10.533) by SM UC-34 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[236]

28 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Oronsay   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 48 nautical miles (89 km) south east of Malta by SM UC-22 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[15][237]
Pitho   United Kingdom World War I: The brigantine was scuttled in the English Channel 30 nautical miles (56 km) south east of Start Point, Devon by SM UC-17 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[15][238]
Seedonis   Russia World War I: The three-masted schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Lisbon, Portugal (38°02′N 10°26′W / 38.033°N 10.433°W / 38.033; -10.433) by SM UC-34 (  Imperial German Navy).[239]
Union   Norway World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the English Channel by SM UC-17 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[240]
317   French Navy World War I: The torpedo boat struck a mine placed by SM UC-1 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the English Channel off Calais with the loss of nine of her crew.[241]

29 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Alondra   United Kingdom The passenger-cargo ship was wrecked on Kedge Rock off Baltimore, County Cork, Ireland, with the loss of 16 crew members. Twenty-three survivors were saved by a Royal National Lifeboat Institution lifeboat and the crews of Royal Navy trawlers lifting men up cliffs from the wreck.
Fram   Norway The fishing steamer was sunk in a collision with Osnes (  Norway) while fishing near Tyrhaug Lighthouse.[242]
Lena F. Oxner   Canada The schooner foundered off Liverpool, Nova Scotia.[243][244]
Lennox   United Kingdom World War I: The steamer was wrecked on South Island off Wexford while trying to elude a pursuing U-boat. Crew evacuated before she broke up, a total loss.[245]
Lonada   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine placed by SM UC-6 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north by east of the Shipwash Lightship (  United Kingdom) with the loss of six of her crew.[246][247]
Tuskar   Russia World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) east of Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, United Kingdom by SM U-48 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[248]
HMS Ludlow   Royal Navy World War I: The Racecourse-class minesweeper struck a mine placed by SM UC-6 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea off the Shipwash Lightship (  United Kingdom) (51°51′N 1°20′E / 51.850°N 1.333°E / 51.850; 1.333) with the loss of six of her crew.[249]
Yemassee   United States The schooner barge sprung a leak and sank in Massachusetts Bay, a total loss.[250][251]
Zoroaster   United Kingdom World War I: The collier struck a mine placed by SM UC-11 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea 1.75 nautical miles (3.24 km) east north east of the Sunk Lightship (  United Kingdom) (51°53′N 1°38′E / 51.883°N 1.633°E / 51.883; 1.633) with the loss of three of her crew.[252][253]

30 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Apsleyhall   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 28 nautical miles (52 km) west by north of Gozo, Malta by SM UC-22 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[254]
Borre   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 16 nautical miles (30 km) north east of Cape Finisterre, Spain (43°12′N 9°23′W / 43.200°N 9.383°W / 43.200; -9.383) by SM U-70 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[255]
Danmark   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay off Viveiro, Galicia, Spain (45°55′N 8°00′W / 45.917°N 8.000°W / 45.917; -8.000) by SM U-79 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[256]
Edda   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) north west of Cape Finisterre (43°11′N 9°19′W / 43.183°N 9.317°W / 43.183; -9.317) by SM U-70 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[257]
Jean   United Kingdom World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) east of the St Paul Rocks, Brazil by SMS Geier (  Imperial German Navy).[15]
HMT Relevo   Royal Navy The naval trawler was wrecked in the Mediterranean Sea off El Arish, Egypt.[258]
Sappho   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) north of the Île Vierge, Finistère, France (48°45′N 4°40′W / 48.750°N 4.667°W / 48.750; -4.667) by SM UC-46 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[259]

31 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 December 1916
Ship Country Description
Eva   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) south of The Lizard, Cornwall, United Kingdom (49°47′N 5°10′W / 49.783°N 5.167°W / 49.783; -5.167) by SM UB-18 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[260]
Flora   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) south west of the Wolf Rock, Cornwall by SM UB-18 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[261]
Protector   United Kingdom World War I: The pilot boat struck a mine placed by SM UC-31 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the River Tyne with the loss of nineteen lives.[262]
Venus   French Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine placed by SM UC-23 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the Aegean Sea off Milos, Greece with the loss of nine of her crew.[263]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1916
Ship Country Description
Jessie Costa   United States The fishing schooner sailed from Boston on 13 December to St. Johns, Newfoundland to be deliver to her new owners and vanished. Lost with all seven hands.[264][265]
Maryland   United States The steamer sank 150 or 300 miles (240 or 480 km) off New York on 25 or 26 December after leaving Philadelphia on 22 December. A message had been received that she was sinking at (39°0′N 67°00′W / 39.000°N 67.000°W / 39.000; -67.000). SM U-53 (  Imperial German Navy) claimed to have sunk her on 16 December, so was either a different vessel or was misdated by ten days. Lost with all 26 hands.[266][267][268]
Orleanian   United States The steamer left New York City for Malta on 23 December 1915 or 1916, and probably sank in a storm on 26 December. Lost with all 36 hands.[269]

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Ship events in 1916
Ship launches: 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921
Ship commissionings: 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921
Ship decommissionings: 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921
Shipwrecks: 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921