The list of shipwrecks in 1894 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1894.

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According to the American newspapers of 1894, the winter and spring storms of December 1893 to April 1894 proved to be one of the most disastrous for the United States, particularly the Cape Cod area, since 1860.[1] The eastern seaboard of the continent had already faced a fierce hurricane season in 1893 when over 2,000 lives were lost.

January

4 January

List of shipwrecks: 4 January
Ship Country Description
A. L. Mason  United States During a voyage from St. Louis, Missouri, to New Orleans, Louisiana, the steamboat struck a hidden obstruction and sank in the Mississippi River off Delta, Mississippi. She was declared a total loss.[2]
Diamond Unknown The schooner was lost off Cossack Creek, Western Australia.[3]

12 January

List of shipwrecks: 12 January
Ship Country Description
Minnie M.  United States The steamer stranded at the Mouth of the Nooksack River in a Gale, a total loss.[4]

14 January

List of shipwrecks: 14 January
Ship Country Description
Cascade  United States The steamer sprung a leak in a storm and was beached to prevent sinking.[4]
Myra  United States The launch broke loose from her moorings during a flood in the Skokomish River. She filled and sank.[4]

16 January

List of shipwrecks: 16 January
Ship Country Description
Little Fred  United States The steamer struck an obstruction and sank at 8 Mile in the Cincinnati area. Raised the same day.[5]

17 January

List of shipwrecks: 17 January
Ship Country Description
Else  Denmark The barque capsized and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 600 nautical miles (1,100 km) south west of The Lizard, Cornwall, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued by Castle Rock ( United Kingdom). Else was on a voyage from Guayaquil, Ecuador to Hamburg, Germany.[6]
Howard  United States The steamer caught fire at the Wallabout Dock in Brooklyn and was scuttled to extinguish the fire.[4]

18 January

List of shipwrecks: 18 January 1894
Ship Country Description
Mary Wood  United States The schooner was wrecked near Kodiak, Territory of Alaska.[7]

20 January

List of shipwrecks: 20 January
Ship Country Description
City of Stamwood  United States The steamer caught fire at Howards Point and was beached and she burned out a total loss.[4]
Midget  United States The steamer, laid up for the Winter, was sunk by ice in 6 feet of water at dock at Sabula, Iowa. Raised and repaired.[5]

22 January

List of shipwrecks: 22 January
Ship Country Description
Louis Osborn  United States The tug sank over night at dock in East Boston, Massachusetts. Later raised.[8]

23 January

List of shipwrecks: 23 January
Ship Country Description
Harlan  United States The steamer was destroyed by fire while at anchor at Bluefields, Nicaragua.[9]

24 January

List of shipwrecks: 24 January
Ship Country Description
Little Clyde  United States The passenger steamer burned to the waterline and sank in 20 feet of water while lying over night at Spottsville, Kentucky.[5]
Montana  United States The tug was wrecked on Bakers Island in Massachusetts Bay in thick weather and heavy seas, a total loss.[8]

28 January

List of shipwrecks: 28 January
Ship Country Description
Camusi  United States The steamer was destroyed by fire at dock in Palatka, Florida, a total loss.[10]
Wm. Towle  United States The steamer sank in the Tennessee River at Decatur, Alabama due to a burst pipe. Later raised.[5]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1894
Ship Country Description
Afon Cefni  United Kingdom The four-masted barque was last seen off Lundy, UK on 5 January while on voyage from Swansea to San Francisco. From 20 January to 5 February, wreckage from the ship washed up on the Cornish and Sussex coasts.[11][12]
Firth of Cromarty  United Kingdom Full rigged ship grounded in St Margaret's Bay with the loss of two lives.[13][14]

February

1 February

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 1894
Ship Country Description
Bessie Siler  United States The steamer struck a snag and sank at New Iberia, Louisiana. Later raised.[9]

2 February

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1894
Ship Country Description
USS Kearsarge  United States Navy The Mohican-class sloop-of-war ran aground at Roncador Cay, Colombia, and was wrecked.

6 February

List of shipwrecks: 6 February 1894
Ship Country Description
Eureka  United States The ferry sprung a leak and sank while lying over night at Golconda, Illinois. Raised and repaired.[5]

11 February

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 1894
Ship Country Description
Henry Bailey  United States The steamer grounded at the Mouth of the Skagit River and was submerged by the rising tide.[4]

12 February

List of shipwrecks: 12 February 1894
Ship Country Description
Huntcliff  United Kingdom The tramp steamer was beached at Blackpool, Lancashire. All crew safe. She was refloated on 23 February.
Maurice & Marguerite  Belgium The schooner foundered on a voyage between Antwerp and Buenos Aires, Argentina.[15]

15 February

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1894
Ship Country Description
Roberts Island  United States The steamer burned to the waterline at China Ferry in the Sacramento River.[16]

16 February

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1894
Ship Country Description
Ida  United States The steamer burned and sank at dock at the People's Wharf, Baltimore.[10]

17 February

List of shipwrecks: 17 February 1894
Ship Country Description
Ohio  United States The steamer struck a stump and sank at Cottonwood Point, Missouri, 120 miles (190 km) above Memphis, Tennessee, a total loss.[5]
Truro  United States The tug got hung up under her dock at South Street on the Delaware side opposite Philadelphia on a rising tide, filled and sank. Raised the next day.[10]

19 February

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1894
Ship Country Description
Mattie Lee  United States The passenger steamer was sunk by ice at Miama, Missouri in the Missouri River, a total loss.[17]

23 February

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 1894
Ship Country Description
Emma Uhl  United States The steamer sprang a leak and sank overnight at Sistersville, West Virginia. Broken up.[18]

24 February

List of shipwrecks: 24 February 1894
Ship Country Description
Aarhus  Germany The barque sank off Cape Moreton, Australia.
Bella Israel  United States The ferry was struck by a log and sank at dock at Donaldsonville, Louisiana. A total loss except for her machinery and boiler that were salvaged.[9]

26 February

List of shipwrecks: 26 February 1894
Ship Country Description
Commodore Duryea  United States The steamer caught fire and was beached to extinguish the fire.[4]

28 February

List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1894
Ship Country Description
Maude  United States The steamer struck an obstruction and sank in the Tennessee River at Guntersville, Alabama. Later raised.[5]

March

4 March

List of shipwrecks: 4 March 1894
Ship Country Description
Mary E. Bennett  United States The passenger steamer was sunk by ice at Sioux City, Iowa in the Missouri River. Raised and repaired.[17]

5 March

List of shipwrecks: 5 March 1894
Ship Country Description
City of Snohomish  United States The steamer grounded on Beans Point, a total loss.[4]

7 March

List of shipwrecks: 7 March 1894
Ship Country Description
Undaunted  United States The 68.18-gross register ton, 61-foot (19 m) sealing schooner was crushed by ice at Kayak Island on the coast of the Territory of Alaska at a position described in the wreck report as "60 08 12 N south end of Kayak Island Cove ESE." The entire crew of 15 escaped onto an ice floe and survived on it for 28 days before setting off in a small boat built from Undaunted's wreckage and making it to Port Etches in Prince William Sound, where the steamer Kodiak ( United States) rescued them on 4 April.[19]

8 March

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1894
Ship Country Description
Claribell  United States The steamer struck a log and sank at the Mouth of Eighteen Mile Creek in the Great Kanawha River. Raised and repaired.[5]

11 March

List of shipwrecks: 11 March 1894
Ship Country Description
Addie  United States The steamer struck a snag and sank near Austin Springs, Louisiana in Bayou D'Arbonne. A total loss.[9]

13 March

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1894
Ship Country Description
De Ruyter  Belgium Passed Lizard Point bound for Boston, United States. No further trace.[20]
Edith  United States The steamer caught fire on Lake Erie near Mouse Island, Ohio. She ran aground and burned, a total loss.[21]

16 March

List of shipwrecks: 16 March 1894
Ship Country Description
Alice N.  United States The schooner sank 1,000 yards (910 m) east of Pensacola Bay, Florida beacon.[22]

17 March

List of shipwrecks: 17 March 1894
Ship Country Description
Alice N.  United States The schooner (different vessel than above) was wrecked on Santa Rosa Island, Florida.[22]
Samson  United States The steamer was sunk by an obstruction in six feet (1.8 m) of water in the Mississippi River near West Newton, Minnesota. Raised and repaired.[5]

22 March

List of shipwrecks: 22 March 1894
Ship Country Description
Glenravil Miner  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Overton, Glamorgan. Her three crew were rescued.[23]
Jacob Sinex  United States The tug was caught under a dock on a rising tide while laid up for the night causing her to fill and sink.[4]
Orient  United States The steamer struck a snag in the Cowlitz River and sank.[4]

April

1 April

List of shipwrecks: 1 April 1894
Ship Country Description
Sunbeam  United States The laid up steamer was destroyed by fire at dock in New Orleans. A total loss.[9]

3 April

List of shipwrecks: 3 April 1894
Ship Country Description
William H. Barnum  United States The steamer sank in ice and heavy weather in Lake Michigan in 70 feet (21 m) of water 5 12 miles (8.9 km) south south east of Mackinac a 12 mile (0.80 km) offshore (45°44′N 84°37′W / 45.733°N 84.617°W / 45.733; -84.617). Her crew rescued by the tug Crusader ( United States).[24][25][26]

4 April

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 1894
Ship Country Description
Minneapolis  United States The steamer sank in ice and heavy weather in Straits of Mackinac four miles (6.4 km) east of McGulpin Point (45°48′N 84°43′W / 45.800°N 84.717°W / 45.800; -84.717) in 125 feet (38 m) of water.[24][27][28]

7 April

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 1894
Ship Country Description
S. L. Merritt  United States The schooner was sunk in a collision with the tug W. E. Gladwish ( United States) near Elizabethport, New Jersey when the tug lost steerage in wind.[4]

11 April

List of shipwrecks: 11 April 1894
Ship Country Description
Diamond  United States The steamer burned at Avenue Landing, Tennessee, 140 miles (230 km) above Memphis, Tennessee, a total loss.[5]
Majestic  United States The steamer was heading into Cohansey Creek, New Jersey at 1 AM and ran aground. Refloated by a dredge on 14 April.[10]
Startle  United States The steamer was heading into Cohansey Creek, New Jersey at 1 AM and ran aground. Refloated by a dredge on 14 April.[10]

12 April

List of shipwrecks: 12 April 1894
Ship Country Description
S A Rudolph  United States Three-masted schooner loaded with ice blocks bound for Ocean City, Maryland from Boothbay, Maine. Captained by John P Burns of Camden, New Jersey. The ship was caught in a sudden gale on the night of 12 April and floundered on the shoals of Cape Cod. The fractured hull of the ship washed up north of Nauset Beach.[29] All six crew members perished including Captain Burns and his brothers on board the vessel.
Jennie M Carter  United States Three-masted schooner carrying paving stones bound for New York Bay. The ship was first damaged on 10 April 1894, ship owner and captain Wesley T Ober decided that he could pilot the crippled ship and dock safely, denying aid. However, they were overtaken by the storm of 12 April. The survivors attempted to abandon the schooner in a lifeboat but did not reach land. The ship, meanwhile, had been driven by the storm onto Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts.[30] By 15 April, the crew was declared deceased after thorough searching. It is thought that the crew may have survived had they kept to the interior of the ship with the cargo. Three bodies and an overcoat belonging to the first mate were recovered; the lifeboat was recovered near Plum Island. Folklore dictates that the ship’s cat was the only survivor. The story of the shipwrecks from 12 April and the previous weeks sparked national interest and thousands gathered to see the wreck of the Jennie M Carter.[31] The paving stones were removed and sold at auction; some were used in Salisbury. The ship remains were considered unsalvageable and left to disintegrate on the beach where it became a well-known site. Some of the wooden frame could still be seen in 2013.

14 April

List of shipwrecks: 14 April 1894
Ship Country Description
Unger  United States The sealing schooner was lost with all hands during a storm in the Sea of Japan.[32]

16 April

List of shipwrecks: 16 April 1894
Ship Country Description
Burlington  United States The steamer burned and sank in the Detroit River below Sandwich Point.[18]

21 April

List of shipwrecks: 21 April 1894
Ship Country Description
Isolene  United States The yacht burned and sank after being struck by lightning at Northport, New York.[4][33]

22 April

List of shipwrecks: 22 April 1894
Ship Country Description
Los Angeles  United States With 70 passengers and crew aboard, the steamer was struck a rock or reef in the Pacific Ocean off Point Sur on the coast of California, she drifted off and sank in 54 feet (16 m) of water. with the loss of about six lives. Some of her survivors reached shore, while others were rescued at sea by the steamer Eureka (flag unknown).[34][35][36][16]

24 April

List of shipwrecks: 24 April 1894
Ship Country Description
Frances Biedler  United States The steamer was destroyed by fire at Punta Gorda, Florida.[9]

27 April

List of shipwrecks: 27 April 1894
Ship Country Description
I. T. Rhea  United States The steamer struck an obstruction and sank in 5 12 feet (1.7 m) of water at Butler's Landing in the Cumberland River. Later raised.[5]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown April 1894
Ship Country Description
Belmont  United States The barkentine was wrecked sometime in April in an unknown location.[37]
Mascot  United States The sealing schooner was lost with all hands during a storm in the Sea of Japan.[32]
Matthew Turner  United States The sealing schooner was lost with all hands during a storm in the Sea of Japan.[32]

May

1 May

List of shipwrecks: 1 May 1894
Ship Country Description
Iron Duke  United States The tow steamer was sunk in a collision with a barge towed by Alice Brown ( United States) in the Mississippi River 15 miles (24 km) above Cairo, Illinois, a total loss of both steamer and barge.[17]

3 May

List of shipwrecks: 3 May 1894
Ship Country Description
Helen  United States The 27.82-ton, 45.6-foot (13.9 m) schooner lost her rudder, sprang a leak, and ran aground on the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska near Yakutat Bay and Mount Saint Elias. Her crew of 14 survived. She later was salvaged.[38]

5 May

List of shipwrecks: 5 May 1894
Ship Country Description
Garland  United States The steamer struck a snag and sank at Beulah, Louisiana in the Red River. A total loss.[39]
General Lincoln  United States The steamer struck a rock off Thompson Island and was beached to prevent sinking.[8]

7 May

List of shipwrecks: 7 May 1894
Ship Country Description
May Libbie  United States The steamer was holed by a raft of timber she was towing along side wore a hole through her side. She was beached on Beaver Island and settled in nine feet (2.7 m) of water in the Mississippi River near Clinton, Iowa. Raised and repaired.[5]

10 May

List of shipwrecks: 10 May 1894
Ship Country Description
Eugene  United States The tow steamer capsized and sank in 20 feet (6.1 m) of water in a heavy wind storm near Mount Vernon, Indiana.[5]

11 May

List of shipwrecks: 11 May 1894
Ship Country Description
Henry Logan  United States The steamer struck an obstruction and sank six miles (9.7 km) above the mouth of the Salt River. She was raised and beached on the Indiana side of the Ohio River opposite the mouth of the Salt River, but was a total loss.[5]
James Allen  United States The 330-ton, 116.7-foot (35.6 m) whaling bark was wrecked on a rock in Seguam Pass on the east end of Amlia in the Aleutian Islands. One man stayed aboard James Allen and was lost. The rest of the crew abandoned ship in four lifeboats. One lifeboat carrying 15 crew members disappeared with the loss of all on board. Another, with eight men aboard, reached Atka Island, where the steamer Dora ( United States) picked up its occupants a week later. The other two lifeboats capsized with the loss of 10 men, but their survivors reached Umnak Island, where six more men died over the next two weeks. James Allen's captain and five crewman then made a one-week voyage to Unalaska on Unalaska Island in a small boat, after which the captain returned to Unmnak Island aboard the revenue cutter USRC Bear (
United States Revenue-Marine) two days later to rescue the nine survivors left behind there.[40]

20 May

List of shipwrecks: 20 May 1894
Ship Country Description
"New York"  United States The steamer burned to the waterline at Mill's shipyard, Camden, New Jersey while laid up at night.[10]
"Pacific"  United States The steamer sank at dock in the Portage Lake Ship Canal when she was struck by Henry B. Richards ( United States). Raised and repaired.[41]

25 May

List of shipwrecks: 25 May 1894
Ship Country Description
Isere  United States The steamer sheared out of line and struck the rocky shore of the Kentucky River just below McCowan's Ferry and sank, a total loss.[5]

31 May

List of shipwrecks: 31 May 1894
Ship Country Description
Henry Bailey  United States The steamer was snagged and sunk in Freshwater Slough in the Skagit River.[4]

June

1 June

List of shipwrecks: 1 June 1894
Ship Country Description
A. F. Kappalla  United States The tug was run down and sunk by the schooner she was towing, Three Sisters ( United States), in the East River off New York City, sinking in 60 feet (18 m) of water.[4]

2 June

List of shipwrecks: 2 June 1894
Ship Country Description
A. J. Hoole  United States The tug was run down and sunk by the steamer Manor (a foreign vessel, flag unidentified) in the North River off New York City. Her engineer drowned.[4]
J. H. Woodson  United States The steamer struck a rock and sank at Perrins Landing, Arkansas in the White River. Raised and repaired.[5]
Latrona  United States The pleasure steamer struck an obstruction and capsized in the Wabash River. One female passenger died.[5]

3 June

List of shipwrecks: 3 June 1894
Ship Country Description
Harvest Queen  United States The steamer struck a rock and sank at the Cascade Falls in the Columbia River. Later raised.[4]
"Maria"  United States The steamer came in contact with a submerged piling and sank at dock at Portland, Oregon.[4]

6 June

List of shipwrecks: 6 June 1894
Ship Country Description
Bessie Siler  United States The steamer sprung a leak and sank at New Iberia, Louisiana in Bayou Teche. Later raised.[39]
Rambler  United States The steamer was sunk when her boiler exploded at dock in New Haven, Connecticut, later raised. One crewman killed.[10]

11 June

List of shipwrecks: 11 June 1894
Ship Country Description
87S  Regia Marina The torpedo boat sank in La Spezia Bay off La Spezia, Italy, after colliding with the training ship Terribile ( Regia Marina). She was refloated the next day.[42]

13 June

List of shipwrecks: 13 June 1894
Ship Country Description
Verona  United States The steamer struck an obstruction and sank two miles (3.2 km) below Obion, Tennessee in the Obion River. Raised and repaired.[5]

16 June

List of shipwrecks: 16 June 1894
Ship Country Description
Nina  United States The steamer was destroyed by fire at Lyons, Iowa.[5]

18 June

List of shipwrecks: 18 June 1894
Ship Country Description
Plymouth  United States The steamer struck Spindle Rock on Rose Island in Narragansett Bay. Refloated on 24 June and taken to New York for repairs.[8]

19 June

List of shipwrecks: 19 June 1894
Ship Country Description
City of Madison  United States The steamer struck a stone dike at Madison, Indiana and sank in shallow water in the Ohio River, a total loss. Wreck removed by the snagboat E. A. Woodruff ( United States).[5][43]

21 June

List of shipwrecks: 21 June 1894
Ship Country Description
James McFadden  United States The steamer sprang a leak while lying off Ship John Shoal Light in Delaware Bay and sank.[10]

23 June

List of shipwrecks: 23 June 1894
Ship Country Description
City of Sheffield  United States The passenger steamer struck an obstruction and sank in five feet (1.5 m) of water in the Grand Chain in the Ohio River. Raised and repaired.[5]

24 June

List of shipwrecks: 24 June 1894
Ship Country Description
Ellen M.  United States The pleasure launch foundered in Lake St. Clair in a severe squall. The owner and two young women died.[18]
James D. Nicol  United States The tug sank on the New York fishing banks. 35 died.[4]

25 June

List of shipwrecks: 25 June 1894
Ship Country Description
Essen  United States The lighter was sunk in a collision on the Cuyahoga River with Northwest ( United States). Later raised[21]

July

1 July

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1894
Ship Country Description
Aztec  United States The yacht was struck by Sam Sloan ( United States) in Hell Gate in the East River and was beached to prevent sinking.[4]
Bell  United States The steamer was struck by a Tornado and sunk at Caruthersville, Missouri. Raised and repaired.[5]

5 July

List of shipwrecks: 5 July 1894
Ship Country Description
Dayton  United States The launch caught fire and was beached on Governor's Island.[4]
Valkyrie II  United Kingdom Collided with yacht Santanita ( United Kingdom) and sank.

8 July

List of shipwrecks: 8 July 1894
Ship Country Description
D. Murchison  United States The steamer was destroyed by fire two miles (3.2 km) below Wilmington, North Carolina.[10]
George Hays  United States The steamer was destroyed by fire in the Mississippi River at Raspberry Island near St. Paul, Minnesota. Later raised.[44]

10 July

List of shipwrecks: 10 July 1894
Ship Country Description
Alice  United States The 13.2-ton, 34.5-foot (10.5 m) schooner-rigged vessel broke loose from her moorings and was washed ashore at Anchor Point, Territory of Alaska. Her crew of three survived, but she became a total loss.[45]
Geo. W. Jones  United States The lighter caught fire in Boston Harbor and was destroyed.[8]
Glendon  United States The lighter was destroyed by fire in Boston Harbor when her tow, Geo. W. Jones ( United States), caught fire and was destroyed, a total loss .[8]

17 July

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1894
Ship Country Description
Cepheus  United States The steamer was damaged in a collision with Cetus ( United States) in thick fog off Nortons Point Light, Coney Island and was beached, but sank.[8]

18 July

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 1894
Ship Country Description
Old Hickory No. 2  United States The sawmill boat sprang a leak and sank near West Point, Kentucky in the Ohio River, a total loss.[5]

19 July

List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1894
Ship Country Description
G. B. Monteith  United States The passenger steamer struck an obstruction and sank in the Ohio River above Owensboro, Kentucky near Little Island. Raised and repaired.[5]
Hotspur  United States The tow steamer struck a ledge of rock and sprung a leak just below the Louisville and Portland Canal and sank in 15 feet (4.6 m) of water in the Ohio River. Raised 23 July and taken to Louisville for repair.[5]
Lorna  United States The yacht was damaged in a collision with fishing steamer Nat Strong ( United States) off Green Point, Brooklyn, stoving in her bow and causing her to sink of Sands Point, New York.[8]

20 July

List of shipwrecks: 20 July 1894
Ship Country Description
Golden Rule  United States The brig was sunk in a collision with Chattahoochee ( United States) in dense fog off the Nantucket South Shoal, a total loss.[8]

23 July

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1894
Ship Country Description
Favorite  United States The steamer burned to the waterline at her dock at the foot of Railroad Avenue, Newark, New Jersey.[8]

24 July

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1894
Ship Country Description
City of Winona  United States The steamer struck an obstruction and sank in six feet (1.8 m) of water in the Mississippi River at Chimney Rock Bend. Raised and repaired.[5]

25 July

List of shipwrecks: 25 July 1894
Ship Country Description
Kowshing  United Kingdom
Illustration of Kowshing's survivors being rescued by boats from the steamer Le Lion ( France), from Le Petit Journal, August 1894.
Illustration of Kowshing's survivors being rescued by boats from the steamer Le Lion ( France), from Le Petit Journal, August 1894.
First Sino-Japanese War, Kowshing Incident: The steamer, carrying Chinese troops, was sunk by gunfire by the protected cruiser Naniwa ( Imperial Japanese Navy) in the Yellow Sea off Asan, Chungcheongnam-do, Korea, with the loss of around 800 lives.
Kwang-yi  Imperial Chinese Navy First Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Pungdo: The gunboat ran aground on rocks in the Yellow Sea off Asan, Chungcheongnam-do, Korea, during combat with Imperial Japanese Navy cruisers and was destroyed when her ammunition magazine exploded.

26 July

List of shipwrecks: 26 July 1894
Ship Country Description
J. E. Stevens  United States The steamer burned at dock in Mayport, Florida.[17]
Shamokin  United States The barge was sunk in a collision in thick fog with H. M. Whitney ( United States) near Pollock Rip Shoal. Crew rescued by H. M. Whitney.[8]

28 July

List of shipwrecks: 28 July 1894
Ship Country Description
Castor  Netherlands The passenger ship was in collision with the barque Ernst ( Germany) and sank in the English Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) south south west of Folkestone, Kent, United Kingdom. All 28 people on board were rescued.[46]

29 July

List of shipwrecks: 29 July 1894
Ship Country Description
Glad Tidings  United States The schooner sank almost instantly with the loss of her entire crew of four when she collided with the whaleback steamer Pathfinder (flag unknown) in the Detroit River near Ecorse, Michigan.[47]
Unknown Unknown The schooner was sunk in a collision with Pathfinder ( United States) in the Detroit River.[18]

30 July

List of shipwrecks: 30 July 1894
Ship Country Description
Nicosia  Canada The barque ran aground and was wrecked on the south coast of Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia. Her eighteen crew survived. She was on a voyage from Dublin, United Kingdom to Saint John, New Brunswick.[48]

31 July

List of shipwrecks: 31 July 1894
Ship Country Description
Edwin J. Wood  United States The passenger steamer struck an obstruction and sank in shallow water between Evansville, Indiana and Spottsville, Kentucky. Raised and repaired.[5]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date in July 1894
Ship Country Description
Tarapaca  Chile The cargo ship was wrecked on the Chilean coast.[49]

August

1 August

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1894
Ship Country Description
Grenadier  United Kingdom Collided with steamer August Korff in fog during early morning hours and sank within half an hour.[50]
Menomonie  United States The steamer struck a snag and sank in the Mississippi River at Sturgeon Bend 14 miles below Prescott, Wisconsin. Later raised.[44]

2 August

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1894
Ship Country Description
Columbia  United States The steamer burned to the waterline in the Columbia River 4 miles into Canada.[4]

3 August

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 1894
Ship Country Description
Enterprise  United States The canal boat was destroyed by fire in the Oswego Canal.[9]

4 August

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1894
Ship Country Description
John Lang  United States The launch was damaged in a collision with the schooner Douglas L. Hayner ( United States) near Execution Lighthouse, New York in the East River and was beached. The captain's wife died.[8]
Marie  United States The steamer was destroyed by fire at Orton's Wharf on the Cape Fear River 15 miles (24 km) below Wilmington, North Carolina.[10]
Reindeer  United States The 357.49-gross register ton, 119.7-foot (36.5 m) bark was forced ashore by wind and ice and wrecked without loss of life at Return Reef off Midway Island (70°27′N 148°47′W / 70.450°N 148.783°W / 70.450; -148.783 (Midway Island)) off the Beaufort Sea coast of the Territory of Alaska.[51]

5 August

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1894
Ship Country Description
Reindeer  United States The steamer struck an obstruction and sank in 16 feet (4.9 m) of water in Coon Slough. Raised and repaired.[5]

6 August

List of shipwrecks: 6 August 1894
Ship Country Description
Mystery  United States The pleasure steamer was struck and sunk by the ferry George H. Power ( United States) due to a steering failure near the lighthouse between Hudson and Athens, New York.[8]

7 August

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1894
Ship Country Description
Roanoke  United States The steamer was destroyed by fire in Lake Superior 20 miles (32 km) off Ontonagon, Michigan due to an exploding lamp in the engine room. Her crew abandoned ship in her boats before midnight and were rescued by George Spencer ( United States) in the morning.[52][53]

8 August

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1894
Ship Country Description
O. J. True  United States The tow steamer was sunk in a collision with tow steamer John E. Monk ( United States) in Sandusky Bay.[9]
Park Bluff  United States The passenger steamer was sunk when she struck a snag in the Mississippi River at Keokuk, Iowa. Raised and repaired.[17]

9 August

List of shipwrecks: 9 August 1894
Ship Country Description
C. Smith  United States The steamer burned to the waterline while lying at Waterloo, Alabama in the Tennessee River.[5]

10 August

List of shipwrecks: 10 August 1894
Ship Country Description
J. K. Graves  United States The steamer struck a rock and sank in 12 feet (3.7 m) of water in the upper rapids of the Mississippi River. Raised and repaired.[5]
Peek-a-boo  United States The passenger steamer was destroyed by fire over night at dock in New Baltimore, New York.[8]

12 August

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 1894
Ship Country Description
Little Albert  United States The tow steamer sprung a leak over night and sank at Tell City, Indiana. Raised and repaired.[5]
Richmond  United States The steamer sank in a collision with Puritan ( United States) in the St. Joseph River.[24]

20 August

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1894
Ship Country Description
Two Brothers  United States During a voyage in the Aleutian Islands from Unalaska to Atka with a cargo of 10 tons of ship's stores, the 10.27-ton 36.3-foot (11.1 m) schooner was wrecked on the southeast side of Constantine Bay (53°57′N 166°25′W / 53.950°N 166.417°W / 53.950; -166.417 (Constantine Bay)) on Unalaska Island during a gale. Her entire crew of five survived.[54]
Verne Swain  United States The steamer struck a snag and sank in four feet (1.2 m) of water in the Mississippi River between Albany, Illinois and Camanche, Iowa. Immediately raised and repaired.[5]

22 August

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1894
Ship Country Description
H. K. Bedford  United States The steamer struck an obstruction at Moscow, Ohio and sank. Raised and repaired.[5]

23 August

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1894
Ship Country Description
Queen  United States The steamer stranded on Gordon Point, Cormorant Island, British Columbia in dense fog. Refloated on 26 August and steamed to Alert Bay where she was beached for repairs. Refloated on 30 August.[4]

24 August

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1894
Ship Country Description
City of Portsmouth  United States The steamer struck the Aqua Vitae Ledge in Salem Harbor. Before she could be refloated she caught fire and was destroyed.[8]
O. W. Cheney  United States The tug was sunk at dock at Sault St. Marie at the entrance to the Soo Canal when she was struck by Fayette Brown ( United States).[52][55][56]

26 August

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 1894
Ship Country Description
Charles Castle  United States The tow steamer was sunk at dock in the Cuyahoga River when struck by steamer Pasadena ( United States) in Sandusky Bay.[9]
Gertrude  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Chesil Beach, Dorset.[57]

27 August

List of shipwrecks: 27 August 1894
Ship Country Description
Geo. Law  United States The steamer burned to the waterline at dock in Bridgeton, New Jersey.[10]

29 August

List of shipwrecks: 29 August 1894
Ship Country Description
Tom Spurlock  United States The steamer was destroyed by fire at Rome, Ohio.[5]

30 August

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 1894
Ship Country Description
Samuel Miller  United States The laid up steamer was destroyed by fire at Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[39]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date August 1894
Ship Country Description
Hibernia flag unknown The steamer sank with the loss of two crew members after colliding with the paddle steamer Prince of Wales ( Isle of Man). Prince of Wales rescued one survivor.

September

3 September

List of shipwrecks: 3 September 1894
Ship Country Description
Ida  United States The motor schooner was sunk in a collision with Capt. Weber ( United States) near Pittsburg, California in the San Joaquin River.[16]
Matchless  United Kingdom The pleasure yacht capsized in Morecambe Bay off northwestern England with the loss of 25 lives.

7 September

List of shipwrecks: 7 September 1894
Ship Country Description
John A. Woods  United States The steamer caught fire at dock during the night at Pittsburgh. She was scuttled to extinguish the fire. Raised, repaired and returned to service.[18]
Margery  United States The lighter struck Londoner (flag unknown) off Cape Ann and became a total loss.[8]

8 September

List of shipwrecks: 8 September 1894
Ship Country Description
Durant  United States The steamer sank while lying at Bridesburg, Pennsylvania. Raised and taken to a marine railway at Dorchester, New Jersey.[10]
Orient  United States The steamer burned in the Cowlitz River at Catlin, Washington, a total loss.[4]

9 September

List of shipwrecks: 9 September 1894
Ship Country Description
Colonist  United Kingdom The coastal cargo steamer was wrecked on the Oyster Bank off Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
Lynn J.  United States The steamer sprung a leak and sank 16 miles from Grand Isle, Louisiana. Later raised.[39]

10 September

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 1894
Ship Country Description
Silver Wave  United States The steamer struck an obstruction and sank at Sulpher Spring, Ohio. Raised and repaired.[5]<

11 September

List of shipwrecks: 11 September 1894
Ship Country Description
Roy  United States The freighter sank from neglect in the Arkansas River at Point Remove Creek two miles (3.2 km) above Lewisburg, a total loss.[5]

12 September

List of shipwrecks: 12 September 1894
Ship Country Description
George Hurst  United States The schooner was sunk in a collision with the tug Carroll Boys ( United States) off The Battery.[8]
J. Putnam Bradlee  United States The steamer struck a rock and filled with water in the Weir River.[8]

13 September

List of shipwrecks: 13 September 1894
Ship Country Description
Yosemite  United States The fire boat sprung a leak and sank in Lake Michigan in five fathoms (30 ft; 9.1 m) of water.[18]

16 September

List of shipwrecks: 16 September 1894
Ship Country Description
Blue Wing  United States The passenger steamer sank in the Mississippi River at Craighead Point opposite Fort Pillow, 60 miles (97 km) above Memphis, Tennessee, a total loss.[5][58]

17 September

List of shipwrecks: 17 September 1894
Ship Country Description
Chaoyong  Imperial Chinese Navy First Sino-Japanese War: Battle of the Yalu River: The cruiser was beached and abandoned after suffering heavy damage in combat with the protected cruisers Akitsushima, Naniwa, Takachiho, and Yoshino (all  Imperial Japanese Navy) in the Yellow Sea off the mouth of the Yalu River. The Japanese destroyed her wreck with explosive charges the next day.
Golden Gate  United States The steamer, while lying ashore at Longport, New Jersey, careened, caught fire and was destroyed.[10]
Jingyuan  Imperial Chinese Navy First Sino-Japanese War: Battle of the Yalu River: The armored cruiser exploded, capsized, and sank in the Yellow Sea off the mouth of the Yalu River with the loss of 263 lives during combat with Imperial Japanese Navy warships. Seven of her crew survived.
Kwan Chia  Imperial Chinese Navy First Sino-Japanese War: Battle of the Yalu River: The dispatch vessel was badly damaged during combat with Imperial Japanese Navy warships in the Yellow Sea off the mouth of the Yalu River and was beached near Port Arthur, becoming a total loss.
Yangwei  Imperial Chinese Navy First Sino-Japanese War: Battle of the Yalu River: The cruiser suffered heavy damage in combat with the protected cruisers Akitsushima, Naniwa, Takachiho, and Yoshino (all  Imperial Japanese Navy) in the Yellow Sea off the mouth of the Yalu River, then sank after colliding with the armored cruiser Jingyuan ( Imperial Chinese Navy).
Zhiyuan  Imperial Chinese Navy First Sino-Japanese War: Battle of the Yalu River: The protected cruiser exploded and sank in the Yellow Sea off the mouth of the Yalu River with the loss of 245 lives during combat with Imperial Japanese Navy warships. Seven of her crew survived.

18 September

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1894
Ship Country Description
George N Wilcox  Germany The barque was wrecked near Ilio Point, Molokai, Hawaii after being caught by strong currents. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Middlesbrough, United Kingdom to Honolulu with coal, liquor and general cargo.[59]
John B. McMahon  United States The canal boat was sunk in a collision with the ferry Maryland ( United States) that also struck the tug Wm. C. Nicol ( United States) which was towing John B. McMahon off Pier 5 in the East River.[8]

22 September

List of shipwrecks: 22 September 1894
Ship Country Description
Comet  United States The steamer burned at Covington, Kentucky while under going repairs when a lamp was overturned, a total loss.[5]<
James Pickands  United States The steamer stranded on Eagle River Reef, or Sawtooth Reef, in dense smoke and fog off Keweenaw Point in Lake Superior. She broke in two during a storm on 25 September, a total loss.[52][60]

23 September

List of shipwrecks: 23 September 1894
Ship Country Description
Belmont  United States The steamer while lying at Cramer Hill, Camden, New Jersey caught fire and burned to the waterline.[10]
Willamette Chief  United States The steamer burned at dock in Portland, Oregon when set afire by a burning unknown barge, a total loss.[4]

25 September

List of shipwrecks: 25 September 1894
Ship Country Description
Clara Brown  United States The steamer was damaged by a boom in the Snohomish River and was beached to prevent sinking in deep water.[4]
Dolphin  United States The steamer while lying at Mauricetown, New Jersey caught fire and burned to the water's edge.[10]

26 September

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1894
Ship Country Description
Ohio  United States The steamer was sunk in a collision with the barge Ironton in Thunder Bay eight miles (13 km) north east of Presque Isle, Michigan.[61][52]
William Home  United States During a voyage from Manistique, Michigan, to Buffalo, New York, with a cargo of 579 tons of pig iron, under tow by the steamer F. R. Buell ( United States), the schooner heeled over and sank in Lake Michigan off Seul Choix Point on the coast of Michigan during a gale after her cargo shifted. Her crew of seven abandoned ship in a yawl, but six of them died when the yawl capsized. The lone survivor clung to the overturned yawl and reached shore near Seul Choix Light.[62]

27 September

List of shipwrecks: 27 September 1894
Ship Country Description
Dorunda  United Kingdom The steamer struck rocks off the Burlings Lighthouse, Portugal and was beached.[63]

28 September

List of shipwrecks: 28 September 1894
Ship Country Description
S. Shaw  United States The steamer while lying at Williams Street Wharf, Philadelphia caught fire and sank.[10]

Unknown September

List of shipwrecks: Unknown September 1894
Ship Country Description
Ivanhoe  United States The schooner left a west coast port on 27 September and vanished.[64]

October

1 October

List of shipwrecks: 1 October 1894
Ship Country Description
Allegheny  United Kingdom The steamer collided with the tanker Caucase ( Belgium) in the Delaware River and sank. She later was raised, repaired, and returned to service.[20]
Ariadne  United States The steamer struck a reef in the Mississippi River, capsized and sank near Cairo, Illinois. Later raised.[5]

6 October

List of shipwrecks: 6 October 1894
Ship Country Description
City of Albany  United States The steamer, laid up for the Winter in the Harlem River, was destroyed by fire.[8]
George Jurgens  United States The vessel was cut in two in a collision with a foreign vessel in the Gulf of Mexico, between Cedar Key, Florida and Mobile, Alabama. Four crewmen killed.[22]

7 October

List of shipwrecks: 7 October 1894
Ship Country Description
Welcome  United States The steamer left her moorings at Portland, Maine with out anyone on board during the night. She caught fire, burned to the waterline and sank.[10]

8 October

List of shipwrecks: 8 October 1894
Ship Country Description
David Mitchell  United States The fishing vessel sank in a storm. Seven crewmen killed.[22]
Mary Potter  United States The schooner was beached during a storm on Santa Rosa Island, Florida. Possibly refloated, repaired and returned to service.[65]
Sea Foam  United States The fishing vessel sank in a storm. Four crewmen killed.[66]

10 October

List of shipwrecks: 10 October 1894
Ship Country Description
Eunice Cobb  United States The launch sprang a leak and sank at Pier 47 South, Philadelphia.[10]
Fire Fly  United States Florida Panhandle Hurricane of 1894: The fishing steamer dragged anchor and went ashore on Rocky Point, New York on Long Island. After several attempts to refloat failed she was abandoned as a total loss after the boiler and engine were salvaged.[10]
Lillian  United States Florida Panhandle Hurricane of 1894: The steamer foundered in a gale while at anchor at Port Charlotte, Florida.[39]
Majella  United States Florida Panhandle Hurricane of 1894: The steamer was wrecked on a breakwater at Point Judith in a hurricane, a total loss. A line was found wrapped around her wheel. Lost with all five hands.[8]

11 October

List of shipwrecks: 11 October 1894
Ship Country Description
E. G. Ragon  United States The passenger steamer struck a snag and sank in eight feet (2.4 m) of water at Soudrels, Indiana. Raised and repaired.[5]

12 October

List of shipwrecks: 12 October 1894
Ship Country Description
Joseph Kellogg  United States The steamer was holed by a stump on a dropping tide in the Cowlitz River at Gilbert's Mill and sank.[4]
Mist  United States After her anchor chains parted during a storm, the 17.87-net register ton, 50-foot (15.2 m) schooner drifted ashore and was dashed to pieces at or near Sitka, Territory of Alaska. Her crew of three survived.[7]

13 October

List of shipwrecks: 13 October 1894
Ship Country Description
Albert S. Willis  United States The tow steamer was sunk when she struck a snag in the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau, a total loss.[17]
Alva Bradley  United States During a voyage from Fairport, Ohio, to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a cargo of steel billets, the 649-gross register ton, 189-foot (58 m) schooner sank during a gale in northern Lake Michigan off the coast of Michigan between North Manitou Island and South Manitou Island. The six men and one woman aboard were rescued by a United States Life-Saving Service crew from North Manitou Island.[67]

20 October

List of shipwrecks: 20 October 1894
Ship Country Description
F. A. Kerker  United States The tug was sunk in a collision with the ferry Mauch Chunk ( United States) in the lower end of the Buttermilk Channel in Upper New York Bay in New York City. Her engineer was killed.[8]

21 October

List of shipwrecks: 21 October 1894
Ship Country Description
Drew  United States With 150 passengers aboard, the sidewheel paddle steamer ran aground in heavy fog on Washington Point at the northern end of Manhattan in New York City. After her passengers disembarked onto Manhattan Island via gangplank, the sidewheel paddle steamer Shady Side ( United States) pulled her off the rocks after the tide rose.[68]
Three unidentified ships Unknown The ships ran aground in heavy fog at New York City.[68]

24 October

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 1894
Ship Country Description
Eva Belle Cain  United States The steamer sank at dock at Georgetown, Washington, D.C. when she hung up on the dock on a rising tide. One crewman killed.[10]
Vennerne  Norway The barque was driven ashore at Worms Head, Glamorgan, United Kingdom and was wrecked. All ten people on board survived.[23]
Wairarapa United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New Zealand
Wairarapa
Wairarapa

The passenger steamer was on a voyage from Auckland, New Zealand, to Australia when she hit a reef at the northern edge of Great Barrier Island, about 100 kilometres (54 nmi) from Auckland, and sank with the loss of about 140 lives. It remains one of the deadliest maritime disasters in New Zealand's history.

25 October

List of shipwrecks: 25 October 1894
Ship Country Description
George R. White  United States After her captain mailed a letter from Unalaska, Territory of Alaska, dated 25 October expressing his intention to follow the seal herds south to the tropics in the fall of 1894 and then back north in the spring of 1895, the 37.6-gross register ton, 61.2-foot (18.7 m) sealing schooner and her 15-man crew were never heard from again.[69]

27 October

List of shipwrecks: 27 October 1894
Ship Country Description
D. M. Wilson  United States The steamer foundered in 40 feet (12 m) of water in Thunder Bay after springing a leak 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Thunder Bay Island. Broke up in a gale 10 days later. Wreck located in 1907. Much of her machinery was salvaged.[52][70][71]

28 October

List of shipwrecks: 28 October 1894
Ship Country Description
Ada  United States The barge, being towed by Zouave ( United States), was struck and sunk by the barge J. F. Merry ( United States) when she lost her towline to her tug Sea King ( United States) near Hell Gate in the East River.[8]

29 October

List of shipwrecks: 29 October 1894
Ship Country Description
Quickstep  United States The tug when leaving dock was struck and sunk by the tug Harlem River No. 1 ( United States) that was going into dock at Palmer's Dock, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.[8]

31 October

List of shipwrecks: 31 October 1894
Ship Country Description
J. R. Worswick  United States The tow steamer sprung a leak and sank in Lake Erie 2 miles (3.2 km) off Cleveland, Ohio due to a burst pipe. Her crew rescued by a passing tug.[9]
John F. Allen  United States The steamer struck a snag and sank at Red Cross Landing, Mississippi in the Tallahatchie River. Later raised.[39]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown October 1894
Ship Country Description
Nina  Norway The barque ran aground and was wrecked in an unknown location sometime in October.[72]

November

2 November

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1894
Ship Country Description
Silver Spring  United States The steamer was wrecked after a line fouled her prop in heavy seas at Rockport, California.[16]

3 November

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 1894
Ship Country Description
E. P. Ross  United States The steamer was destroyed by fire at Oswego, New York.[9]

4 November

List of shipwrecks: 4 November 1894
Ship Country Description
Jerrie  United States The laid up steamer was destroyed by fire at Ashland, Kentucky, a total loss.[5]
Marguerite  United States The steamer was destroyed in a boat house when a warehouse burned at Ogdensburg, New York.[9]
San Pedro  United States The wrecking steamer caught fire near Point Conception, California while working on the wreck of Gosford and was abandoned because of dynamite on board. Sank on 5 November.[16]

5 November

List of shipwrecks: 5 November 1894
Ship Country Description
Mark Winnett  United States The steamer sank when her hog chains broke at Industry, Pennsylvania in the Ohio River. Raised and repaired.[18]
S. C. Baldwin  United States The steamer was sunk in the St. Clair River at Marine City, Michigan in a collision with Iron King ( United States). Raised 9 November and taken to Port Huron, Michigan for repairs. She suffered a fire on board during repairs on 1 December. Back in service by 1 August 1895.[21][73]

6 November

List of shipwrecks: 6 November 1894
Ship Country Description
Crusader  United States The steamer burned at dock over night at sault St. Marie, a total loss. Her two firemen died.[52]
Mary and Norman  United States The fishing steamer was destroyed by fire at dock at Vermillion, Ohio.[9]
William H. Barrett  United States The steamer was destroyed by fire at dock at Grand Rapids, Michigan.[24]

8 November

List of shipwrecks: 8 November 1894
Ship Country Description
J. A. Blackmore  United States The steamer, laid up waiting to be broken up, sank at dock in Pittsburgh.[18]

12 November

List of shipwrecks: 12 November 1894
Ship Country Description
L. W. Wetmore  United States The steamer struck a reef off Centerville, Wisconsin in a heavy wind and snow storm. She was scuttled and abandoned, but pulled off a few days later.[52]

13 November

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1894
Ship Country Description
Wasp  United States The laid up steamer sprang a leak and sank at Algiers, Louisiana, a total loss.[39]

16 November

List of shipwrecks: 16 November 1894
Ship Country Description
Lily Turner  United States The steamer sank at Eagle Point, Iowa due to a defective sea cock. Raised and repaired.[5]

18 November

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1894
Ship Country Description
X. L.  United States The steamer struck a snag and sank in the Oclockony River. Later raised.[39]

19 November

List of shipwrecks: 19 November 1894
Ship Country Description
Eddie  United States The junk was sunk in the Buffalo River at Buffalo, New York in a collision with Alex. H. Sloan ( United States) 1,000 feet (300 m) above the Michigan Street bridge.[21]
F. A. Kappalla  United States The tug caught fire off Hunters Point, Queens, in the East River. She was run ashore where she was destroyed by the fire.[8]

22 November

List of shipwrecks: 22 November 1894
Ship Country Description
Unknown schooner  United States The schooner was sunk in a collision with Georgia ( United States) in Chesapeake Bay near Thomas Point.[10]

23 November

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1894
Ship Country Description
Ozama  United States The cargo steamer ran aground on the outer shoal off Cape Romain, South Carolina, then floated off and sank.

24 November

List of shipwrecks: 24 November 1894
Ship Country Description
Gracie H. Benson  United States The schooner was sunk in a collision with Reading ( United States) in lower Boston Harbor. Six crewmen killed[8]

26 November

List of shipwrecks: 26 November 1894
Ship Country Description
B. Brandeth  United States The lighter was sunk in a collision with the tug Brinton ( United States) in the East River.[8]

29 November

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 1894
Ship Country Description
Susie  United States The steamer sank at the Northern Pacific Wharf, Tacoma, Washington as a result of a landslide.[4]

30 November

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1894
Ship Country Description
John P. Thorn  United States The steamer was destroyed by fire over night at dock in Pittsburgh.[18]
John T. Hoffman  United States The steamer burned at dock at Portland, Maine, a total loss.[10]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown November 1894
Ship Country Description
Oriole  United States The schooner was wrecked sometime in November in an unknown location.[74]

December

1 December

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1894
Ship Country Description
Dora  United States The passenger steamer was sunk when she struck a snag in the Mississippi River ten miles (16 km) above St. Louis, a total loss.[17]

5 December

List of shipwrecks: 5 December 1894
Ship Country Description
Inez  United States The launch was sunk in a collision in fog with Buckeye State ( United States) off Island No. 8, in the Mississippi River 55 miles (89 km) below Cairo, Illinois, a total loss.[5]
J. W. Haring  United States The steamer was sunk in a collision with Plymouth ( United States) in Albemarle Sound near the mouth of the Chowan River.[10]

7 December

List of shipwrecks: 7 December 1894
Ship Country Description
New York Central No. 2  United States The tug was sunk in a collision with the ferry Hopatcong ( United States) off Pier 46 in the North River.[8]

8 December

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 1894
Ship Country Description
Corinne  United States The steamer was destroyed by fire at dock in St. Marys, Florida, a total loss.[17]

9 December

List of shipwrecks: 9 December 1894
Ship Country Description
George L. Bass  United States The passenger steamer was sunk when she struck a snag in the Mississippi River three miles (4.8 km) above Alton, Illinois. Later raised.[17]

10 December

List of shipwrecks: 10 December 1894
Ship Country Description
Allen J. Duncan  United States The steamer struck a log and sank in ten feet (3.0 m) of water at Webb's Landing in the Tennessee River.[5]
Ione  United States The steamer struck a rock and sank at Kiernan's Quarry in the Columbia River.[4]

13 December

List of shipwrecks: 13 December 1894
Ship Country Description
City of Paducah  United States The passenger steamer was sunk when she struck a snag in the Mississippi River 86 miles (138 km) below St. Louis. Later raised.[44]

17 December

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1894
Ship Country Description
117S  Regia Marina The torpedo boat was lost in the Adriatic Sea near Brindisi, Italy.[42]
Oriole  United States The steamer caught fire off New Castle, Delaware and was beached at New Castle. She is under water at high tide.[10]

22 December

List of shipwrecks: 22 December 1894
Ship Country Description
Abana  Norway
Abana
Abana

The barque was wrecked at Blackpool. Her entire crew of 17 and a dog were saved.

Active  United States The steamer sprung a leak in the St. Johns River. When her helm was put hard over into a turn she careened, filled, and sank. Later raised. Two crewmen killed.[17]
Petrel  United Kingdom The fishing boat was driven ashore at Blackpool.
Stanley  Norway The schooner was wrecked at Borbjerg.[20]

27 December

List of shipwrecks: 27 December 1894
Ship Country Description
G. W. Sentell  United States The laid up steamer struck was destroyed by fire at New Orleans.[39]

28 December

List of shipwrecks: 28 December 1894
Ship Country Description
Austriana  Norway The schooner burned at anchor in Pensacola Bay, a total loss.[75][76]

31 December

List of shipwrecks: 31 December 1894
Ship Country Description
Apalachee  United States The steamer sank at dock at Columbus, Georgia due to a frozen suction pipe bursting. Later raised.[77]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date December 1894
Ship Country Description
Inishtrahull  United Kingdom The passenger-cargo ship foundered during a storm in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Ireland sometime between 28 and 30 December.
Keweenaw  United States The steamer departed Comox, British Columbia on 7 December and was never heard from again. Lost with all 29 hands.[16]
Lillian  Canada The barquentine was wrecked sometime in December.[78]
Victoria Nyanza  United Kingdom The barque was wrecked at Iquique, Chile.[79]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1894
Ship Country Description
Abraham Barker  United States The 361-ton whaling bark was wrecked on the Koryak Coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula in Siberia, 40 nautical miles (74 km; 46 mi) south of Cape Navarin.[45]
Albert W. Smith Unknown The schooner was lost in the vicinity of "Squan Beach," a term used at the time for the coast of New Jersey near Manasquan and sometimes for the 7-mile (11 km) stretch of coast between Manasquan Inlet and Cranberry Inlet or for the entire coast of New Jersey between Sea Girt and Barnegat Inlet.[80]
Alert  United States The steamer was sunk in a collision with Islander ( United States) near Round Island in the St Lawrence River.[9]
Mary H. Thomas  United States The 94-ton trading schooner was lost in the Bering Sea.[7]
Susan H. Ritchie Unknown The schooner was lost on the coast of New Jersey on 11 April 1894[81] between Bay Head and Mantoloking.[80]

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See also

Ship events in 1894
Ship launches: 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
Ship commissionings: 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
Ship decommissionings: 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
Shipwrecks: 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899