The list of shipwrecks in August 1820 includes ships sunk, wrecked or otherwise lost during August 1820.

1 August

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Superior  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Rathlin Island, County Antrim. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.[1] Superior was later refloated and resumed her voyage.[2]

2 August

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Concord  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off Lindisfarne, Northumberland with the loss of all but one of her crew. The survivor was rescued by Inverness Packer ( United Kingdom). Concord was on a voyage from Perth to London.[3]

3 August

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Hope  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and was beached at Orford Haven, Suffolk. She was on a voyage from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire to Southampton, Hampshire.[1]

5 August

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Peace  United Kingdom The ship was lost at the mouth of the Orinoco. Her crew were rescued.[4]

9 August

List of shipwrecks: 9 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Duke  United Kingdom The ship was sighted in the Baltic Sea off Götaland, Sweden with her cargo having shifted. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Riga, Russia to London.[5]

10 August

List of shipwrecks: 10 August 1820
Ship Country Description
New Jersey  United States The full-rigged ship was driven ashore on South Hampton Beach, Rhode Island. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom to Alexandria, Virginia.[6][7]

12 August

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Samuel  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Mad Wharf Bank. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to London.[3]
Oden  Sweden The ship capsized at Plymouth, Devon.[8]

13 August

List of shipwrecks: 13 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Marcellus  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Sagar Island, Bengal. She was on a voyage from the Netherlands to Bengal.[9]
Neptune  France The ship was driven ashore near Cape Malabata, Beylik of Tunis, where she was burnt by the local inhabitants. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Brest, Finistère to Messina, Sicily.[10]

14 August

List of shipwrecks: 14 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Maria  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore on the coast of East Florida, New Spain. She was on a voyage from Havana, Cuba to Amsterdam, North Holland. Maria was later refloated and put into Nassau, Bahamas for repairs.[11]
Ulysses  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Whithorn, Wigtownshire. She was on a voyage from Whithorn to Gorleston, Suffolk.[12]

16 August

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Glatton  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Haaks Bank, in the North Sea off Texel, North Holland, Netherlands and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bahia, Brazil to Hamburg.[8]
Janna
Hamburg
The ship was lost near Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands to Hamburg.[13]

18 August

List of shipwrecks: 18 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Peterell  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Cabrita Point, Spain. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Gibraltar.[6]

19 August

List of shipwrecks: 19 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Achilles  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the River Plate at Buenos Aires, Argentina.[14]
Adonia  Argentina The brig was wrecked in the River Plate at Buenos Aires.[14]
Ann  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked in the River Plate at Buenos Aires.[14]
Argo  United States The brig sank in the River Plate at Buenos Aires.[14]
Despatch  Argentina The brig was wrecked in the River Pate at Buenos Aires.[14]
Fly United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Jamaica The ship was wrecked on the Guinea Reef.[15]
Hercules  Russia The ship was wrecked in the River Plate at Buenos Aires.[14]
Mary Ann  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Cape Gommett, Jamaica. She was on a voyage from Bermuda to Jamaica.[16]
Navarrois  France The brig was wrecked in the River Plate at Buenos Aires.[14]
Peru  United Kingdom The brig ran aground in the River Plate at Buenos Aires.[14]
San Juan Nepornacia  Argentina The polacca was wrecked in the River Plate at Buenos Aires.[14]
Trafalgar  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the River Plate at Buenos Aires.[14]
Twey Gesusters  Netherlands The ship ran aground near Sandhamn, Sweden. She was on a voyage from Danzig to Amsterdam, North Holland.[6]

20 August

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Achilles  United Kingdom The ship was severely damaged at Buenos Aires, Argentina.[17]
Adonio  Argentina The brig was driven ashore or sank at Buenos Aires.[17]
Anne  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Buenos Aires.[17]
Argo  United States The brig sank at Buenos Aires.[17]
Brilliant  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Ensenada, Buenos Aires.[18]
Dispatch  Argentina The brig was driven ashore or sank at Buenos Aires.[17]
Hercules  Russia The full-rigged ship was driven ashore at Buenos Aires.[17]
Johanna  Netherlands The ship was wrecked on the Dutch coast. She was on a voyage from Königsburg, Prussia to Amsterdam, North Holland.[19]
Navarrois  France The brig was driven ashore at Buenos Aires.[17]
Peru  United Kingdom The brig ran aground at Buenos Aires. She was refloated on 25 August.[17]
San Juan Nepomacia  Argentina The polacca was driven ashore or sank at Buenos Aires.[17]
Trafalgar  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Buenos Aires with the loss of two of her crew.[17]

21 August

List of shipwrecks: 21 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Providence  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Kentish Knock, in the North Sea off Margate, Kent. Her crew were rescued.[13] She was on a voyage from Kragerø, Norway to Margate.[20]
Sprightly  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Sikar Reef, she was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Harrington, Cumberland.[21]

22 August

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Escalop  United Kingdom The schooner capsized off Falmouth, Cornwall. Her crew were rescued. Escalop was later righted and taken in to Falmouth.[22]
Jonge Harm  Netherlands The ship ran aground near Dunkerque, Nord, France. Her crew were rescued.[23]
Maria Constance  Netherlands The ship foundered off Caen, Calvados, France. She was on a voyage from Amsterdam, North Holland to Havre de Grâce, Seine-Inférieure, France and the Canary Islands.[19]
William and Mary  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea. She was on a voyage from Gothenburg, Sweden to Topsham, Devon.[24]

23 August

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Maria Constance  Netherlands The ship foundered in the English Channel off Caen, Calvados, France. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Havre de Grâce, Seine-Inférieure, France to the Canary Islands, Spain.[23]
Vrow Elizabeth  Netherlands The ship was lost off Terschelling, Friesland. She was on a voyage from Königsburg, Prussia to Amsterdam, North Holland.[19]
Vrow Hendrica Jacoba  Netherlands The ship was lost off Terschelling. She was on a voyage from Dantzig to Amsterdam.[19]

26 August

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Harmony  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked on the North Bank, in Liverpool Bay. Her crew were rescued.[13] She was on a voyage from Charlestown, Cornwall to Liverpool, Lancashire.[22]

27 August

List of shipwrecks: 27 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Jane  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Barbadoes.[4]

29 August

List of shipwrecks: 29 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Bons Amis  France The ship was driven ashore at Dungeness, Kent, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Morlaix, Finistère to Hamburg.[25] Bons Amis was refloated on 9 September and taken in to Dover, Kent.[6]
Doggerbank  France The ship was wrecked on the Swedish coast. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bordeaux, Gironde to Saint Petersburg, Russia.[6]
Pitt  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged on Saint Kitts. She was on a voyage from Nevis to Saint Kitts and London.[4] Pitt was later refloated,[26] but was declared a total loss.[27]

30 August

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Sterling  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Beaver Harbour, New Brunswick, British North America. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to New Brunswick.[28]

31 August

List of shipwrecks: 31 August 1820
Ship Country Description
Koophandel  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore on Terschelling, Friesland. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Rotterdam, South Holland.[6]
Vrow Alberdina  Netherlands The ship was lost off Texel, North Holland. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg to Rotterdam.[19]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date in August 1820
Ship Country Description
China Packet  United States The ship struck a reef and foundered in the Old Bahama Channel, Bahamas. Her crew were rescued.[6]
Integrity  United Kingdom The ship was lost near Burin, Newfoundland, British North America. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Newfoundland.[10]
Mercurius  Prussia The ship was wrecked off Campvere, Zeeland, Netherlands at the end of August. She was on a voyage from Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Charente-Maritime, France to Memel, Prussia.[23]
Theodore  Netherlands The ship was lost near Riga, Russia. She was on a voyage from Amsterdam, North Holland to Riga.[13]
Vrouw Alberdina  Netherlands The ship was wrecked off Texel, North Holland. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Rotterdam, South Holland.[24]
Vrow Christina  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore on Skagen, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Königsburg, Prussia to Amsterdam. Vrow Christina was later refloated and put into Arendahl, Norway.[29]

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Ship events in 1820
Ship launches: 1815 1816 1817 1818 1819 1820 1821 1822 1823 1824 1825
Ship commissionings: 1815 1816 1817 1818 1819 1820 1821 1822 1823 1824 1825
Ship decommissionings: 1815 1816 1817 1818 1819 1820 1821 1822 1823 1824 1825
Shipwrecks: 1815 1816 1817 1818 1819 1820 1821 1822 1823 1824 1825