The list of shipwrecks in April 1852 includes ships sunk, foundered, wrecked, grounded, or otherwise lost during April 1852.

1 April

List of shipwrecks: 1 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Albertina Geyma  Netherlands The ship was wrecked in the Vlie. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Amsterdam, North Holland to Elbing.[1]
Johanna Gesina  Bremen The ship driven ashore and wrecked on Eierland, North Holland. She was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom to Bremen.[2]
Lucinde  Prussia The brig ran aground near Trelleborg, Sweden. She was on a voyage from Memel to London, United Kingdom. She was later refloated and resumed her voyage.[3]
Maria  Hamburg The ship was in collision with a British schooner and sank in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Hamburg to Leven, Fife, United Kingdom.[4]
Rainbow  United States The schooner foundered off New York with the loss of all four crew.[5][6]
Sir William Wallace  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Nore. She was on a voyage from Leith, Lothian, to London. She was refloated and resumed her voyage.[7]

2 April

List of shipwrecks: 2 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Ann  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, Somme, France. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme. She was refloated the next day and taken in to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme in a leaky condition.[8]
Eglantine  United Kingdom The ship ran aground and was severely damaged at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Saint-Valery-sur-Somme.[8]
Independence  United States The ship was wrecked at Matagorda, Texas with much loss of life.[6]
Nyverheid  Netherlands The ship foundered off "Pentrel Island". Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Amsterdam, North Holland to Bayonne, Basses-Pyrénées, France.[9]
Samuel C. Nelson  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on São Miguel Island, Azores.[10]

3 April

List of shipwrecks: 3 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Daisy  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore on the Isle of Skye. She was on a voyage from Arklow, County Wicklow to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. She was refloated and taken in to Corry, Isle of Skye in a severely damaged condition.[8]
Glencoe  United States The steamboat exploded at St. Louis, Missouri with loss of life.[11]
Redstone  United States The steamboat suffered a boiler explosion near Carrolston, Indiana. Twenty-one people were killed, 25 were injured.[11]

4 April

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Despatch  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and damaged at Larache, Morocco.[12]
Glencoe  United States The steamboat suffered a boiler explosion, caught fire and sank in the Mississippi River at Saint Louis, Missouri with much loss of life. Three other vessels were damaged, with some further loss of life.[6]
Jessica  United Kingdom The ship caught fire and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean 300 nautical miles (560 km) off Sal, Cape Verde Islands. Her crew were rescued by Titania ( United Kingdom). Jessica was on a voyage from London to Rio de Janeiro, Empire of Brazil.[13][14]
John Mayo  United States The ship was wrecked on the South Heads, California. She was on a voyage from San Francisco, California to Hong Kong, China.[15]
Mersey  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on North Uist, Outer Hebrides. She was on a voyage from Callao, Peru to Leith, Lothian. She was refloated and resumed her voyage, arriving at Leith on 13 April in a severely leaky condition.[16]

5 April

List of shipwrecks: 5 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Blythswood  United Kingdom The ship was destroyed by fire at Coringa, India.[17]
Diadem  United Kingdom The barque ran aground and was wrecked in the Pentland Firth. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Montreal, Province of Canada, British North America.[18][19]
Maria Louisa  Prussia The ship was driven ashore on Bornholm, Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from an Irish port to Memel.[20] Maria Louisa was consequently condemned.[21]

6 April

List of shipwrecks: 6 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Anne Johanna  Norway The ship ran aground on the Haisborough Sands, in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Sarpsborg to the Île d'Oléron, Charente-Maritime, France.[22]
Concordia  Kingdom of Hanover The ship was in collision with a brig. She then struck the Berner Rock, off the coast of Lothian, United Kingdom, capsized and sank. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bo'ness, Lothian to Altona, Hamburg.[8]
Hannah Rebecca  Kingdom of Hanover The galiot collided with the steamship Propontis ( United Kingdom) and sank in the English Channel off Start Point, Devon, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued by Propontis. Hannah Rebecca was on a voyage from Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands to a port in Ottoman Syria.[23][24]

7 April

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Antonio  Spain The ship ran aground and was wrecked between Juist and Norderney, Kingdom of Hanover. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Havana, Cuba to Hamburg.[2]
Onderneming  Netherlands The ship, which had sprung a leak on 4 April, was beached near Ørum, Denmark, where she was wrecked. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Harlingen, Friesland to Dantzic.[20]
Tertius  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Bognor Rocks, in the English Channel off the coast of Sussex. She was on a voyage from Portland, Dorset to London. She was refloated and put in to Littlehampton, Sussex in a leaky condition.[8]
Themis  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged east of Calais, France. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Mataró, Spain. She wasn refloated on 16 April and taken in to Calais.[25]

8 April

List of shipwrecks: 8 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Industry  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and wrecked on Skagen, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Stockholm, Sweden.[20]
Wilhelmine Flag unknown The ship was driven ashore on Skagen. She was on a voyage from Cette, Hérault, France to Riga, Russia.[20]

9 April

List of shipwrecks: 9 April 1852
Ship Country Description
HMS Dido  Royal Navy The Daphne-class corvette ran aground on the Wellsbank, off Callao, Peru.
Eduard
Elbing
The ship was driven ashore at Dunnet Head, Caithness. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom to Dantsic. She was refloated on 19 April and taken in to Scrabster, Caithness.[5][26][27]
Elizabeth and Mary  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Black Tail, off the north Kent coast. She was on a voyage from Whitby, Yorkshire to London. She was refloated the next day and resumed her voyage.[2]
Koning Willem II  Netherlands The ship was destroyed by fire in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Mathilde ( Netherlands). Koning Willem II was on a voyage from Amsterdam, North Holland to Batavia, Netherlands East Indies.[28]
Maria Jane  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Brambles, in the Solent and became waterlogged. She was on a voyage from Cardiff, Glamorgan to Southampton, Hampshire.[29]
Saluda  United States The steamboat exploded and sank in the Missouri River at Lexington, Missouri. Over 100 people were killed; there were 40–50 survivors.
Sisters United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New Zealand The brig was wrecked in Poverty Bay. She was on a voyage from Poverty Bay to Wellington.[30]
Undine  United Kingdom The ship ran aground and was severely damaged at Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire.[29]

10 April

List of shipwrecks: 10 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Bells  United Kingdom The ship ran aground off Harboøre. Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Helsingør, Denmark.[31] She was refloated on 23 April and was towed in to Thisted, Denmark by the steamship Odin ( Denmark).[32]
Courier  United Kingdom The steamship ran aground on the Eisenwage. She was on a voyage from Gothenburg, Sweden to Hull, Yorkshire.[10] She was later refloated and resumed her voyage.[33]
I. B. Perry  United States The schooner struck a sunken wreck and was damaged. She was consequently abandoned on 18 April. She was on a voyage from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom.[15]
I Know You Don't United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New Zealand The schooner was wrecked while at dock in Auckland Harbour during a severe gale.[34]
Margaret and Elizabeth  United States The ship was driven ashore at Ram Head, Georgia. She was on a voyage from Maitland, Florida to Boston, Massachusetts. She was refloated on 24 April.[35]
Queen  United Kingdom The smack was run down in the Irish Sea off Bray Head, County Wicklow by the steamship Rose. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Wicklow to Skerries, County Dublin. She was towed in to Kingstown, Count Dublin by Rose.[36]
Shamrock United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New Zealand The cutter was wrecked while at dock in Auckland Harbour during a severe gale.[37]
Verwachting  Bremen The ship sank in the North Sea off the Bremen Beacon. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham, United Kingdom to Vegesack.[20]

11 April

List of shipwrecks: 11 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Christina Murray  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) east of Bermuda. Her crew were rescued by Glencairn ( United Kingdom). Christina Murray was on a voyage from Baltimore, Maryland, United States to Liverpool, Lancashire.[35][38]
Earl of Leicester  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Skagen, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Messina, Sicily to Saint Petersburg, Russia. She was refloated and taken in to Helsingør, Denmark.[39]
Oak  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore near Margate, Kent. She was on a voyage from Dartmouth, Devon to London. She was refloated and taken in to Margate in a leaky condition.[2]
Paul Bernard  France The ship was wrecked on "Leon's Island", Argentina. She was on a voyage from Monte Video, Uruguay to Patagonia, Argentina.[40]
Pocohontas  United States The steamboat was destroyed by fire at Choctaw Bend, in the Mississippi River with the loss of twelve lives.[11] She was on a voyage from Arkansas City, Kansas to New Orleans, Louisiana.[41]
Russell  United Kingdom The ship ran aground and was damaged at Poole, Dorset. She was on a voyage from Hartlepool, County Durham to Poole.[2]

12 April

List of shipwrecks: April 1852
Ship Country Description
Isabella  United Kingdom The ship was severely damaged by fire at Savannah, Georgia, United States.[42][43]
Jane Hammond  United Kingdom The ship was destroyed by fire at Savannah.[42]
Johanna Christina  Sweden The ship was in collision with Cameron ( United Kingdom) and sank off Skagen, Denmark. Her crew were rescued by Cameron. Johanna Christina was on a voyage from Ystad to Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.[44]
John  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Quegness Point, Sanday, Orkney Islands. She was on a voyage from Hamburg to Quebec City, Province of Canada, British North America. She was refloated and resumed her voyage.[32]
Queen  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States. She was on a voyage from Havana, Cuba to Boston, Massachusetts.[45]
Scotio  United Kingdom The ship struck a sunken rock off Sumbergh Head, Shetland Islands and was damaged. She was on a voyage from Lerwick, Shetland Islands to the Faroe Islands and Iceland. She put back to Lerwick in a sinking condition.[46]

13 April

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Colchester  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore on Deer Island, Massachusetts, United States. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Windsor, Nova Scotia, British North America to Boston, Massachusetts. She became a wreck on 20 April.[47][45]
Concordia United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Jersey The ship ran aground on the Calshot Spit, in the Solent. She was on a voyage from Cardiff, Glamorgan to Southampton, Hampshire.[46]
Dart  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Cape Verga, Africa. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sierra Leone to London.[48]
Mary United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was wrecked at Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Her crew were rescued.[45]
Mary Hay  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Bream Ledges, in the Isles of Scilly. She was on a voyage from Jamaica to London.[5][39]
Sirene  Netherlands The ship, a barque or a brig, ran aground off Fort Laje, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with the loss of two or three of her crew. She was on a voyage from Rio de Janeiro to Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.[49][50][51]

14 April

List of shipwrecks: 14 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Advocate  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Queenstown, County Cork. She was on a voyage from Moulmein, Burma to London.[20] She sank on 17 April.[52]
Breton  France The lugger ran aground and capsized at Neath, Glamorgan, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Pont-l'Abbé, Finistère to Neath.[33]
Duke  United Kingdom The barque was wrecked on the Wood Cay Reef, off Grand Bahama, Bahamas. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Mobile, Alabama, United States to Liverpool, Lancashire.[53][54]
Liverpool  United Kingdom The barque was driven ashore on Grand Bahama. She was on a voyage from Salt River, Jamaica to Liverpool.[55] She was later refloated and completed her voyage.[56] She was reported to have been refloated and sailed for a port in the United States, butwith no report of her arrival.[57]
Onyx  United Kingdom The barque-rigged steamship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Ellingall ( United Kingdom). Onyx was on a voyage from Grangemouth, Stirlingshire to Boston, Massachusetts, United States.[53][58][59][60]
Woodman  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked off "Milo". Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Troon, Ayrshire to Constantinople, Ottoman Empire.[61]

15 April

List of shipwrecks: 15 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Aalborg  Denmark The schooner was in collision with Mary Lyon ( United Kingdom) in the English Channel off Dungeness, Kent, United Kingdom. Four of her seven crew were taken on board Mary Lyon. Aalborg was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom to Málaga, Spain. She was subsequently taken in to Rye, Sussex, United Kingdom.[20][62]
Ann  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Pennington Spit, in the Solent. She was refloated and taken in to Portsmouth, Hampshire in a leaky condition.[63]
Deucalion  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Nancy and Emma ( United Kingdom). Deucalion was on a voyage from London to Boston, Massachusetts, United States.[64]
James Moran  United Kingdom The ship struck the Lighthouse Rock, off Castletown, Isle of Man. She was refloated.[39]
Tanfield  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Kronborg, Denmark. She was on a voyage from St. Ubes, Portugal to Saint Petersburg, Russia. She was refloated the next day.[39][44]
Theodore  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Dublin to New York, United States.[12]

16 April

List of shipwrecks: 16 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Druid  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Termonfeckin, County Louth. Her crew were rescued.[65] She was refloated on 18 April and taken in to Drogheda.[5][27]
Foam  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Cardiff, Glamorgan to Wilmington, Delaware, United States.[61]
Maria Johanna  Netherlands The galiot was in collision with the schooner Triton ( United Kingdom) and sank in the English Channel off the coast of Dorset, United Kingdom with the loss of four of her seven crew. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Liebau, Prussia.[25][66]
Sarah Maria  Kingdom of Hanover The ship was driven ashore at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Norden to Port Gordon, Moray, United Kingdom.[10]
Sisters United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New Zealand The brig was wrecked at Turanganui (Gisborne) while leaving port for Napier, when it was caught in a sudden squall. All hands were saved.[37]
Swan  United Kingdom The smack foundered of Drogheda, County Louth with the loss of all three crew.[65]

17 April

List of shipwrecks: 17 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Advocate  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and sank at Robert's Head, County Cork. She was on a voyage from Moulmein, Burma to Queenstown, County Cork.[5]
Arabella United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Jamaica The schooner was wrecked on the Spanish Main. Her crew survived.[67]
Jane Duffus  United Kingdom The barque foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 70 nautical miles (130 km) east of Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States. She was on a voyage from Ardrossan, Ayrshire to Boston, Massachusetts, United States.[35][68]
Renown  United Kingdom The ship caught fire and was scuttled in the Isles of Scilly. She was on a voyage from Bahia, Brazil to Hamburg.[39]

18 April

List of shipwrecks: 18 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Margaret  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked off Boston, Massachusetts. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Hartlepool, County Durham to Boston.[69]

19 April

List of shipwrecks: 19 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Endeavour  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Shipwash Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued by Providence ( United Kingdom). Endeavour was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland or Sunderland, County Durham to Maldon, Essex.[70][5]
Margaret  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Nauset Beach, Massachusetts. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Hartlepool, County Durham to Boston, Massachusetts.[71]
Messenger  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Margate, Kent. She was on a voyage from Dartmouth, Decon to London. She was refloated and resumed her voyage.[27]

20 April

List of shipwrecks: 20 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Chalcedony  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Marshfield, Maine, United States. She was on a voyage from Nova Scotia, British North America to Boston, Massachusetts, United States.[47]
D'Arcy  United Kingdom The ship ran aground in the River Wear. She was on a voyage from Demerara, British Guiana to Sunderland, County Durham.[44]
Josepha  United Kingdom The ship, a barque or brig, was driven ashore and wrecked at Truro, Massachusetts, United States with the loss of all but two of her crew and of two rescuers. Survivors were rescued by rocket apparatus. She was on a voyage from Bristol, Gloucestershire to Boston, Massachusetts.[72][13][73][74]
Mary Anne United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The schooner was wrecked at Point Alderton, New York, United States. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Boston, Massachusetts.[71][73]
Town of Liverpool  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Burbo Bank, in Liverpool Bay. She was on a voyage from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Liverpool, Lancashire. She was refloated and towed in to Liverpool in a leaky condition.[25]

21 April

List of shipwrecks: 21 April 1852
Ship Country Description
John Wesley  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked at "Cabezos". All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States to Vera Cruz, Mexico.[75]
Malvina  United States The ship was driven ashore at Bellport, New York. She was on a voyage from Hamburg to New York City.[76]
Orielton  United Kingdom The schooner was in collision with the steamship Bordeaux ( France) and sank off the Goodwin Sands, Kent. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Galaţi, Ottoman Empire to Crookhaven, County Cork and Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.[77]
Paulita  Spain The full-rigged ship was wrecked on Grand Bahama, Bahamas. She was on a voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States to Trieste.[78][57]

22 April

List of shipwrecks: 22 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Grace  United Kingdom The ship was sunk by ice off Cape Freels, Newfoundland, British North America.[35]
Orielton  United Kingdom The ship was run down and sunk in The Downs by a French steamship. She was on a voyage from the Danube to London.[25]
Quebec Trader United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Berlin ( Prussia). She was on a voyage from Demerara, British Guiana to Halifax, Nova Scotia.[71][76]
Scandinavian  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Monacear Reef, off Malta. She was on a voyage from Alexandria, Egypt to Liverpool, Lancashire.[61]
Seaboat United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The schooner was destroyed by fire at Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands.[79]
Star  United Kingdom The ship ran aground in St. Anne's Bay, Jamaica. She was on a voyage from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Jamaica. She was refloated.[80]
Tremlett  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Manasquan, New Jersey, United States with the loss of seven lives.[71]
Wenlock  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at South Shields, County Durham.[63][81] She was refloated on 6 May.[21]

23 April

List of shipwrecks: 23 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Eduard  Norway The ship struck the Haisborough Sands, in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk, United Kingdom and was consequently beached at Sea Palling, Norfolk, where she was wrecked. She was on a voyage from Tønsberg to Rouen, Seine-Inférieure, France.[63][82]
Emma  Hamburg The ship was wrecked on North Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Hamburg to Newfoundland, British North America.[61]
George  United Kingdom The ship struck the North Gar Sand, off the mouth of the River Tees and was consequently beached at Seaton Carew, County Durham, where she was wrecked. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Middlesbrough, Yorkshire to Hamburg.[63]
Robuste  France The chasse-marée was driven ashore at Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Blyth, Northumberland, United Kingdom to Bayonne, Basses-Pyrénées.[83][84]
Splendid  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and was beached at Pulteneytown, Caithness, where she became a wreck. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Drogheda, County Louth.[63][85] She was refloated on 5 May and taken in to Pultenerytown.[21]

24 April

List of shipwrecks: 24 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Anais  France The ship was in collision with another vessel and sank off Barfleur, Manche. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bordeaux, Gironde to Hamburg.[71]
Charles  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Pan Sand, offWhitstable, Kent and was wrecked. All on board were rescued by the smack Nancy ( United Kingdom). Charles was on a voyage from Antwerp, Belgium to Montreal and Quebec City, Province of Canada, British North America.[63][85][77]
Diligence  United Kingdom The schooner sank at Broadstairs, Kent.[86]
Rose  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Dartmouth, Devon. She was refloated and taken in to Dartmouth.[86]
William and Ann  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Looe, Cornwall. She was refloated and taken in to Looe.[86]

25 April

List of shipwrecks: 25 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Betsey and Margaret  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Sandhaven, Aberdeenshire. She was on a voyage from Arklow, County Wicklow to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. She was refloated on 4 May and taken in to Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire for repairs.[63][64]
Jane  United Kingdom The barque was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts, United States to London.[80]
Lumsden  United Kingdom The brig ran aground on the Maplin Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. Her crew were rescued.[63][82] She was refloated on 1 May.[12] She was on a voyage from Southend, Essex to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.[77] Lumsden was refloated on 1 May and sailed for London in a leaky condition.[82]
Prairie State  United States The steamboat suffered a boiler explosion on the Illinois River. Twenty people were killed or injured.[11]
Providentia
Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
The brig was holed by ice and sank at "Baltic Port". Her crew were rescued.[21]
Rienzi United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The ship was driven ashore on Torrens Island, South Australia. She was on a voyage form Adelaide, South Australia to Sydney. She was refloated.[87]

26 April

List of shipwrecks: 26 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Meteor  United States The steamship was wrecked in Matagorda Bay.[88]

27 April

List of shipwrecks: 27 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Enterprise  United Kingdom The steamship ran aground on the Mappoon Shoals, in the Dardanelles.[80]
Lancier
 
France
The ship was wrecked on Halang Island, Netherlands East Indies.[89]
Olive Branch  United Kingdom The barque was sunk by ice in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. All on board were rescued by the barque Anthracite ( United Kingdom). Olive Branch was on a voyage from Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham to Quebec City, Province of Canada, British North America.[17][90]

28 April

List of shipwrecks: 28 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Ann  United Kingdom The brig sprang a leak and foundered off the Galloper Sand, in the North Sea of the coast of Essex. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Folkstone, Kent.[61][82]
Levant  United Kingdom The barque was lost in the Mozambique Channel. Her crew were rescued.[91]
Tenasserim  United Kingdom The steamship ran aground on the Mappoon Shoals, in the Dardanelles.[80]

29 April

List of shipwrecks: 29 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The schooner sprang a leak and sank at King's Lynn, Norfolk. She was refloated the next day.[82]
Jane  United Kingdom The ship was run into and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of seven of her fourteen crew. Survivors were rescued by Ontario ( United Kingdom). Jane was on a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts, United States to London.[92]

30 April

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 1852
Ship Country Description
Alabama  United States The ship ran aground on the Banjaard Sand, in the North Sea off the Dutch coast. She was on a voyage from Baltimore, Maryland to Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands. She was refloated and put in to Brouwershaven, Zeeland, Netherlands.[93]
Alice Maud  United Kingdom The barque was driven ashore near Lydd, Kent. She was on a voyage from Algoa Bay to London. She was refloated with the assistance of the Coast Guard but a boat capsized with the loss of four Coast Guard and two of her crew. Alice Maud was taken in to The Downs.[45][82]
Juno
Stettin
The ship sank off Bornholm, Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Stettin to Riga, Russia.[94]
 United Kingdom The full-rigged ship was driven ashore on the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Baltimore, Maryland, United States to Rotterdam, South Holland.[12]
Lady Cornwall  United Kingdom The barque was driven ashore at Équihen, Pas-de-Calais, France. She was on a voyage from Bahia, Brazil to Bremen.[12]
Nederwaard  Netherlands The ship ran aground on the Goodwin Sands, Kent, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Batavia, Netherlands East Indies to Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands. She was refloatea and taken to the North Foreland, Kent.[82]
Sussex  United Kingdom The ship departed from San Francisco, California, United States for Hong Kong, China. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[95]
Walton  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Point Lornel, Pas-de-Calais. She was on a voyage from Punta Arenas, Chile to London.[12] She was refloated on 3 May and taken in to Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais.[80]
Winfield Scott  United States The paddle steamer was damaged by fire at San Francisco, California. She was on a voyage from Panama City, Republic of New Granada to San Francisco.[96]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date in April 1852
Ship Country Description
A. M. Uniacke  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked near Lunenberg, Nova Scotia, British North America before 7 April.[5]
Apollo  United Kingdom The barque was driven ashore on the Isla de Juventud, Cuba between 1 and 24 April. She was on a voyage from Cienfuegos, Cuba to London.[97]
Bee  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore near Wexford. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Waterford.[92]
Boundary  United States The schooner was drive ashore at Cape Cod, Massachusetts before 24 April.[76]
Chickasaw  United States The steamboat was in collision with the steamboat W. B. Clifton ( United States) and sank in the Ohio River with the loss of twenty lives.[88]
Colonia  Denmark The brig foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Cod before 7 April. She was on a voyage from Livorno, Grand Duchy of Tuscany to Boston, Massachusetts.[45]
Coquette  United Kingdom The ship was damaged by fire at Messina, Sicily.[98]
Kate United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) east of George's Bank by nineteen of her 23 crew. She was on a voyage from Saint John, New Brunswick to Liverpool, Lancashire.[12] Kate was subsequently towed in to New York, United States.[35]
Leonidas  Greece The brig was wrecked at "Lubina", Ottoman Empire between 19 and 26 April. She was on a voyage from Constantinople to Galaţi.[35][38]
Madeleine  France The ship ran aground off "Île Learch-vue", Ille-et-Vilaine and capsized. She was on a voyage from Dieppe, Seine-Inférieure to Sunderland, County Durham, United Kingdom. She was righted and beached near Saint-Malo.[99]
Maria Grace  United Kingdom The ship was sunk by ice at Cape Freels, Newfoundland, British North America before 12 April.[38]
Mary  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on the Isla de Juventud, Cuba. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Havana, Cuba.[12]
Melrose  United Kingdom The brig was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean before 5 April.[100][101]
Prairie State  United Kingdom The steamboat suffered a boiler explosion, caught fire and sank in the Illinois River with the loss of more than twenty lives.[88]
Progress  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at New Orleans, Louisiana, United States before 14 April. She was on a voyage from New Orleans to Liverpool.[71]
Sjaardema  Netherlands The ship was wrecked at Benicarló, Spain before 30 April.[102]

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Ship events in 1852
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