The list of shipwrecks in December 1823 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during December 1823.

1 December

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Ann  United States The ship was driven ashore on "Stortemelk", She was on a voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands.[1]
Baltimore  United States The ship was wrecked on the Rockaway Shoals. off the coast of New York. She was on a voyage from Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom to New York City.[2]
Betsey  United Kingdom The brigantine was wrecked at Seaford, Sussex with the loss of a crew member.[3][4] She was on a voyage from Richibucto, New Brunswick, British North America to Scarborough, Yorkshire.[5]
Delight  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Workington, Cumberland.[6]
Freundschaft  Bremen The galiot was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her twelve crew were rescued by Lancaster ( United Kingdom). Freundschaft was on a voyage from the River Gambia to Jersey, Channel Islands.[7]
Goodintent  United Kingdom The ship foundered off Gromsey, Orkney Islands. She was on a voyage from Wick, Caithness to Drogheda, County Louth.[8]
Hope  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Workington. She was on a voyage from Dublin to Workington.[6]
Maria Frederica  Denmark The ship sank near Gothenburg, Sweden.[9]

2 December

List of shipwrecks: 2 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Belvidera  United States The ship was driven ashore in Bootle Bay.[10] She was on a voyage from Charleston, South Carolina, to Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom.[6] Belvidera was refloated on 17 December.[11]
Cumberland  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Bootle Bay.[10] She was refloated on 17 December.[11]
Drover  United Kingdom The smack was driven ashore and wrecked at Southsea, Hampshire. Her crew were rescued.[12]
Ellison  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Burbo Bank, in Liverpool Bay. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Miramichi Bay to Liverpool, Lancashire.[13]
Margaret  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Rolla Bay, Prince Edward Island, British North America and abandoned by her crew. She was on a voyage from Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America to London.[14]
Margaret
Hamburg
The ship ran aground at Alvarado, Mexico. She was refloated but found to be leaking and was consequently beached. Margaret then capsized and was subsequently declared a total loss.[15]
Mercury  United States The ship was driven ashore in Bootle Bay. She was on a voyage from Boston, Massachusetts, to Liverpool. Mercury was refloated the next day.[6][10]
Queen  United Kingdom The ship departed from South Shields, County Durham for London. No further trace, presumed foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all hands.[16]
Union  United Kingdom The ship was lost in the River Mersey. Her crew were rescued by the Liverpool Lifeboat.[13]

3 December

List of shipwrecks: 3 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Andrew  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on the Isle of Whithorn, Wigtownshire with the loss of three lives. She was on a voyage from Belfast, County Antrim to Liverpool, Lancashire.[17]
Aurora  United Kingdom The ship was holed by her anchor and sank at Liverpool. She was subsequently refloated.[6]
Britannia  United Kingdom The ship sank in Ferry Dock, Hull, Yorkshire. She was later refloated.[5]
Celeritas  Prussia The galiot was driven ashore and wrecked at Kingstown, County Dublin, United Kingdom.[18]
Creole  France The ship was lost at Havana, Cuba. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Havre de Grâce, Seine-Inférieure to Havana.[19]
Eliza Plummer  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Bootle Bay. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Jamaica.[20] Eliza Plummer was refloated on 17 December.[11]
Ellison  United Kingdom The ship struck the Burbo Bank, in Liverpool Bay and was subsequently driven ashore south of Seaforth, Lancashhire. She was on a voyage from Miramichi to Liverpool.[21]
Evia  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Mile House Rocks, in Liverpool Bay. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Waterford.[21]
Grand Turk  United Kingdom The ship was driven onto the Hoyle Bank, in Liverpool Bay. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to New York, United States. Grand Turk was refloated on 7 December and put back to Liverpool.[21]
John Reid  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Bootle Bay. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Havana, Cuba.[21] John Reid was refloated on 17 December.[11]
Marchioness of Huntley  United Kingdom The ship was driven onto the Mouse Sand, in the North Sea off the coast off Essex, in early December, She was subsequently driven onto the Maplin Sand by 6 December. She was refloated the next day and taken in to the River Thames.[18][20]
Margaret  United Kingdom The ship was driven onto the Maplin Sand.[22] She was refloated on 5 December and taken in to the River Thames.[18]
Margaret  Hamburg The brig ran aground at Alvarado, Mexico. She was refloated and beached but capsized and was a total loss.[23]
Marquis Cornwallis  United Kingdom The ship foundered off the Dogger Bank, in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to London.[24]
Neptune  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off the Isles of Scilly.[12]
Phœbe  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked between Southend, and Foulness, Essex. She was on a voyage from Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America to London.[6][20]
Robert  United Kingdom The ship departed from South Shields, County Durham for London. No further trace, presumed foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all hands.[25]
Sophie  Kingdom of Hanover The galiot was wrecked on the Sandwich Flats, Kent, United Kingdom.[22]
Triton  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Bootle Bay. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Miramichi, New Brunswick, British North America. Triton was refloated the next day.[21]
True Briton  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore at Grimsby, Lincolnshire.[18]
Union  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Burbo Bank, in Liverpool bay and lost her rudder. She consequently came ashore on the Cheshire bank of the River Mersey and was wrecked. Union was on a voyage from Miramichi to Liverpool.[21]
Unity  United Kingdom The ship foundered in Bootle Bay.[21]

4 December

List of shipwrecks: 4 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Agenoria  United States The ship was driven ashore at Plumb Point, Jamaica.[26]
Ann  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Maplin Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. She was on a voyage from Saint John, New Brunswick, British North America to London.[12]
Black Snake  United States The ship sank at Eastport, Maine.[27]
Commerce  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Portgordon, Morayshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Dundalk, County Louth to London.[28]
Corsair  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Penrose Point, Renfrewshire. She was on a voyage from Saint John, New Brunswick, British North America to Greenock, Renfrewshire. Corsair was later refloated and taken in to Greenock.[21]
Cossack  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Newgale, Pembrokeshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Miramichi Bay to Dublin.[17]
Duxbury  United States The ship was driven ashore at Ramsgate, Kent, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Baltimore, Maryland, to Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands.[12] Duxbury was refloated on 6 December and taken in to Ramsgate.[20]
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the Eider.[29] She was on a voyage from Hamburg to Liverpool, Lancashire.[1]
Emanuel  Netherlands The ship was wrecked on the Balg Sandbank, in the North Sea off Texel, North Holland. She was on a voyage from Medemblik, North Holland to Tönningen, Duchy of Holstein.[21]
Esperance
Hamburg
The ship foundered at the mouth of the Elbe with the loss of six of the twelve people on board. She was on a voyage from Málaga, Spain to Hamburg.[30]
Fair Play
Mary Bell
 United States The schooners were driven into each other and sank at Eastport with the loss of two lives.[27]
Gratitude  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near "Wittenbergen". She was refloated on 9 December.[1]
Harmony  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Kettlebottom Sand, in the North Sea and was severely damaged. She was on a voyage from Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America to Hull, Yorkshire.[21]
Hazard  France The ship was wrecked at Sables d'Olonne, Vendée. She was on a voyage from Bergen, Norway to Bordeaux, Gironde.[1]
Helena  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Texel, North Holland. She was on a voyage from Amsterdam to Hull.[1]
Hercules  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore east of Port Seton, Lothian. She was on a voyage from Arbroath, Forfarshire to Glasgow, Renfrewshire. Hercules was later refloated and taken in to Aberlady Bay.[8]
John & Frederick  Hamburg The ship was driven ashore at Hamburg. She was on a voyage from Hamburg to Lisbon. John & Frederick was later refloated.[1]
John and Mary  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Anholt, Denmark. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to London.[31]
Josephine  Hamburg The ship was driven ashore at Hamburg. She was on a voyage from Hamburg to Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands.[1]
Laurel United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Jersey The ship departed from Rio de Janeiro for Jersey. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[32]
Lord Middleton  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Holyhead, Anglesey. All fourteen people on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from St. Andrew, New Brunswick, British North America to Liverpool, Lancashire.[17]
Marie  France The ship was wrecked south of Tybee Island, Georgia, United States with the loss of all but one of her crew. She was on a voyage from Bordeaux, Gironde to Savannah, Georgia.[23]
Margaret  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Maplin Sands. She was on a voyage from Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America to London.[12]
Mary  United States The brig was driven ashore at the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Lubec, Maine.[27]
Matchless  United Kingdom The hoy sank alongside HMS Canada ( Royal Navy) at Sheerness, Kent with the loss of a crew member.[12]
Minerva
Hamburg
The ship was wrecked on the Filgen Plaat, in the Eider. She was on a voyage from Bahia, Brazil to Hamburg.[29]
Monarch  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked south of Ballantrae, Ayrshire. She was on a voyage from Greenock, Renfrewshire to Savannah, Georgia, United States.[17]
Neptune  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Lossiemouth, Morayshire.[33]
Sophie  Portugal The ship was wrecked on the Sandwich Flats, Kent. She was on a voyage from London to Faro, Portugal.[12]
Sophia Cornelia
Hamburg
The ship was wrecked on the Nordergrund, in the North Sea off Cuxhaven with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Havana, Cuba to Hamburg.[1][29]
Swallow  United States The ship sank at Eastport.[27]
Tigris  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off Tynemouth, Northumberland with the loss of two of her crew. She was on a voyage from London to South Shields, County Durham.[17]
Verroisseling  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Texel. She was on a voyage from Málaga, Spain to Amsterdam.[1]
Virginia Packet  United States The ship was driven ashore on the Sandwich Flats. She was on a voyage from Virginia to London.[12] Virginia Packet was refloated on 5 December and taken in to Ramsgate, Kent for repairs.[20]
William  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off "Huntley Point". Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from South Shields to London.[28]
William & Henry  United States The full-rigged ship was wrecked on the Nordergrund. She was on a voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Hamburg.[1]

5 December

List of shipwrecks: 5 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Erin  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Liverpool, Lancashire. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Dublin.[17]
Vine  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Haisborough Sands, in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands.[34]
Waveney  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Lymington, Hampshire.[17] She was on a voyage from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight to Liverpool.[18]

6 December

List of shipwrecks: 6 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Ligera Roca  Spain The schooner struck a reef off "Montany Point" and foundered. She was on a voyage from Havana, Cuba to New York, United States.[26]
Streamlet  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Shipwash Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. Her crew were rescued.[8]

7 December

List of shipwrecks: 7 December 1823
Ship Country Description
William  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off Hartley, Northumberland. Seven crew were rescued by Pomoma ( United Kingdom). William was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to London.[8]

8 December

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Christian and Elixabeth  Sweden The ship was abandoned off Cape Wrath, Caithness, United Kingdom. She came ashore at Strathy Head, Caithness on 11 December and was wrecked.[34]
Jean  United Kingdom The brig was abandoned in the North Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) off Domesnes, Norway. Her crew were rescued by Probity ( United Kingdom).[35] She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Aberdeen.[36]

9 December

List of shipwrecks: 9 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Adeline  United States The ship was wrecked at Cape Henlopen, Delaware. She was on a voyage from Cap-Haïtien, Haiti to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[26]
Aspasia  United States The ship was driven ashore at the mouth of the Oost, Kingdom of Hanover.[29]
Charlotte  Russia The ship struck a rock and foundered off Hindoen, Norway. Her crew survived, She was on a voyage from Archangelsk to Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom.[19]
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the St. Lawrence River. She was on a voyage from Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America to London.[19]
Henrietta  United States The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at the mouth of the Oost.[29]
Shamrock  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and severely damaged near Ramsey, Isle of Man. She was on a voyage from Liverpool to Belfast, County Antrim.[8]
Spring  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Bovenbergen, Jutland with the loss of all hands.[37]

10 December

List of shipwrecks: 10 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Gute Carolina  Prussia The ship was driven ashore at Ventava, Courland Governorate She was on a voyage from Leith, Lothian, United Kingdom to Ventava.[19]
Frau Anna Margaretha  Prussia The ship was driven ashore at Virga, Russia. She was on a voyage from Riga, Russia to Newry, County Down, United Kingdom.[19]
Laurentia  Denmark The ship was wrecked on the coast of Jutland with the loss of all but one of her crew. She was on a voyage from Guernsey, Channel Islands to Copenhagen.[37]
London Packet  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Neuwerk, Kingdom of Hanover. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland to Hamburg.[31][38]
Vittoria United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Jamaica The ship was beached on Crooked Island, Bahamas, where she was wrecked. She was on a voyage from Jamaica to Halifax, Nova Scotia, British North America.[2]

11 December

List of shipwrecks: 11 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Hope  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Fresh Water Bay, Pembrokeshire with the loss of her captain.[39] She was on a voyage from Barnstaple, Devon to Pembroke.[24]
Martha  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore off Ystadt, Sweden. Her crew were rescued. She was later refloated and taken in to Ystadt.[37][40]
Orion  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Baltrum, Kingdom of Hanover. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Riga, Russia to London.[41]
Osbaldeston  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea off South Shields, County Durham.[24][42]
Providentia
Dantzig
The ship was wrecked on "Neuhuren". Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Swinemünde, Prussia to Dantzig.[43]

12 December

List of shipwrecks: 12 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Ann & Jane  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore at Scarborough, Yorkshire. She was on a voyage from Deal, Kent to South Shields, County Durham.[24][42] Ann & Jane was refloated on 16 December and taken in to Scarborough.[11]
Annes  United Kingdom The ship was lost off Rathlin Island, County Antrim with the loss of two lives. She was on a voyage from Sligo to Liverpool, Lancashire.[2]
Hoppet Russian Empire Grand Duchy of Finland The ship was driven ashore in Widewall Bay. She was on a voyage from Uleaborg to Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom.[43]
Isabella  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Loch Indaal.[43]
Jessie  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked off Blackpool, Lancashire with the loss of two of the fifteen people on board.[39][44] She was on a voyage from Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America to Liverpool, Lancashire.[29]
Nancy  United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore and wrecked near the "Holman", Denmark.[25]
Union  United States The ship was wrecked on Anegada. She was on a voyage from Barbados to Bath, Maine.[45]
Wackzamkeit  Bremen The ship was wrecked on the Tegeler Sand, in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Baltimore, Maryland, United States to Bremen.[38]

13 December

List of shipwrecks: 13 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Fortuna United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Gibraltar The ship was wrecked at Bilbao, Spain.[46]
Jessie  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and wrecked at Blackpool, Lancashire.[24]
Mercy  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the North Sea 4 leagues (12 nautical miles (22 km)) off the Galloper Sandbank. Her crew were rescued by Naiad ( Prussia). She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to the Charente.[47]
Sceptre  United Kingdom The ship was holed by her anchor and sank at Pernambuco, Brazil.[23] She was subsequently patched and refloated, and was beached for repairs on 19 January 1824.[48]

14 December

List of shipwrecks: 14 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Britannia  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Black Hall Head. Her crew were rescued, She was on a voyage from London to Limerick.[34]
Express  United Kingdom The transport ship was driven against the quayside at Fishguard, Pembrokeshire and sank.[42]
Maria Henrietta  Kingdom of Hanover The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from St. Ubes, Portugal to Embden.[43]
William  United Kingdom The schooner was sighted in the North Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) off The Staples. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Aberdeen[49][50]
William Leece  United Kingdom The ship departed from Newfoundland, British North America for Bristol, Gloucestershire. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[51]

15 December

List of shipwrecks: 15 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Angelica  United States The ship was wrecked on Buck Island, Virgin Islands. Her crew were rescued.[45]

16 December

List of shipwrecks: 16 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Admiral Fabie United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Antigua The brig capsized in a squall in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Milford ( United Kingdom). Admiral Fabie was on a voyage from Wilmington, North Carolina, United States to Antigua.[52][32]
Andersons  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the south coast of Bornholm, Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Whitby, Yorkshire.[37]
Isabella  Kingdom of Hanover The ship was driven ashore crewless and wrecked on Juist.[31]
William  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued by Kiero (flag unknown). She was on a voyage from Rostock to Madeira, Portugal.[2]

17 December

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Brothers  United Kingdom The ship was severely damaged when HMS Queen Charlotte ( Royal Navy) was driven into her at Portsmouth, Hampshire.[11]
Ceres  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore between Frederikshavn and Skagen, Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Dundee, Forfarshire.[9]
Cobham  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Southsea, Hampshire. She was on a voyage from London to São Miguel Island, Azores. Cobham was later refloated and taken in to Portsmouth.[11]
Cygnet  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore in Deadman's Bay and damaged.[31] She was refloated and beached on 20 December.[41]
Dispatch  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Littlehampton, Sussex. She was on a voyage from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire to Southampton, Hampshire.[29]
Eliza  United Kingdom The ship was driven onto Hamilton's Bank, in The Solent and sank. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Bristol, Gloucestershire to Portsmouth and Chichester, Sussex.[29][11]
Endeavour  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire to London. Endeavour was later refloated.[11]
Harmony  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and sank at Great Yarmouth.[29] Her crew were rescued.[11]
Margaret  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Swinna, Orkney Islands with the loss of four lives.[26]

18 December

List of shipwrecks: 18 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Alexis  Russia The ship was driven ashore at Helsingør, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg to London, United Kingdom.[37] Alexis was refloated in early January and towed to Copenhagen.[16]
Alliance  France The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Helsingør. She was on a voyage from Gävle, Sweden to Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône.[37]
Courier  France The ship was wrecked in Chale Bay, She was on a voyage from "Croisie" to Rouen, Seine-Inférieure.[31]
Henrietta Johanna
Sweden
The ship was driven ashore near Kronborg, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Stockholm.[37] She was declared a total loss.[27]
Hersteller  Prussia The ship was driven ashore at Helsingør. She was on a voyage from Memel to Livorno, Grand Duchy of Tuscany.[37] Hersteller had been refloated by mid-January.[27]
Hoppet
Sweden
The ship was driven ashore near Kronborg. She was on a voyage from Stockholm to Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom.[37] Hoppet had been refloated by mid-January and towed in to Copenhagen.[27]
Johan
Stettin
The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Kronborg. She was on a voyage from Memel to London, United Kingdom.[37]
Latona  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Helsingør. She was on a voyage from Riga, Russia to Liverpool, Lancashire.[37] Latona had been refloated by mid-January and taken in to Copenhagen.[27]
Opreisingen  Norway The ship sank near "Longsound".[25]
Sarah  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and damaged at Kronborg. She was on a voyage from Danzig to London.[50] Sarah was refloated in early January 1824 and put into Copenhagen.[25]
Susannah  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Kronborg. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Hull, Yorkshire.[53][27]
Vrau Christine  United Kingdom The ship was lost 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) east of Kragerø.[25]
Zwey Freunde  Norway The ship was driven ashore near Fredriksvern.[25]

19 December

List of shipwrecks: 19 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Cossack  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on the coast of New York, United States in late December. She was on a voyage from Bristol, Gloucestershire to New York City.[54] Cossack had been refloated and towed in to New York City by 29 December.[7]
Fortuna  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Oporto, Portugal to Amsterdam, North Holland.[34]
Palmer  United Kingdom The ship foundered off Wexford with the loss of all hands.[49]
Twee Gebroders  Bremen The ship was driven ashore near Scharhörn. She was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire to Bremen.[43] Twee Gebroders was refloated on 18 December and taken in to Cuxhaven.[53]
Vanguard  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Bridlington, Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland.[50]

20 December

List of shipwrecks: 20 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Ann  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Warkworth, Northumberland. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Antwerp, Netherlands to Dundee, Forfarshire.[55]
HMS Arab  Royal Navy The Cruizer-class brig-sloop was wrecked in Broadhaven Bay with the loss of all 121 crew sometime between 15 and 24 December.[56][57]
Beehive  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex. Her crew were rescued.[31]
Dale  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Holyhead, Anglesey. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Saint John, New Brunswick, British North America to the Clyde.[34]
Endeavour  United Kingdom The sloop was wrecked on the Wainfleet Fleets, in The Wash off the coast of Lincolnshire.[46]
Express  United Kingdom The ship departed from Hamburg for Hull. No further trace, presumed foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all hands.[58]
Favourite  United Kingdom The pilot boat foundered off the Isle of Wight.[34]
Flora  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Ballywalter, County Down.[46]
Harriet  United Kingdom The smack was lost on the Oaze, in the Thames Estuary with the loss of all hands.[41][31]
Havanna  United Kingdom The ship was lost on the Maplin Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to London.[31]
Leeds  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Bridlington, Yorkshire. She was on a voyage from Newburgh, Fife to Hull, Yorkshire.[46]
Palmyra  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Dover, Kent. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Saint-Domingue to London.[34]
Valiant  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Bridlington. Her crew were rescued.[46]
Vanguard  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Bridlington.[43]

21 December

List of shipwrecks: 21 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Cato  United Kingdom The ship was driven against the pier and sank at Ramsgate, Kent.[34]
Harmony  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in Bigbury Bay. Her crew were rescued.[34]
Prosperity  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak in the Irish Sea off Douglas, Isle of Man and was beached at Surley Head, where she broke her back. She was on a voyage from Whitehaven, Cumberland to Dublin.[59]

22 December

List of shipwrecks: 22 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Adelheid  Netherlands The ship ran aground on the West Plaat, in the North Sea and subsequently came ashore at Oostvoorne, South Holland where she was wrecked. Her crew were rescued. Adelheid was on a voyage from Bordeaux, Gironde, France to Rotterdam, South Holland.[60]
Erwartung  Prussia The ship was lost near Hørning, Denmark. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Pillau to Leith, Lothian, United Kingdom.[19]
Jessie  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on St. Paul Island, Nova Scotia, British North America. All 22 people on board survived the wreck but subsequently perished. She was on a voyage from Prince Edward Island, British North America to Liverpool, Lancashire.[61]
Moseley
Porto Bello
 United Kingdom The ships were in collision in the North Sea off Lowestoft, Suffolk. Both vessels foundered on the Corton Sand. Their crews were rescued.[50]
True Blue  United Kingdom The ship departed from Stromness, Orkney Islands for Sligo. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[62]

23 December

List of shipwrecks: 23 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Eliza  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Horn Reef, off the coast of Jutland. She was on a voyage from Dantzig to an English port.[37]
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was sunk by ice in the Restigouche River.[63]
Regent  United Kingdom The brig sank at Margate, Kent in a gale.[34]

24 December

List of shipwrecks: 24 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Friends  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Holm Sand, in the Thames Estuary. She was on a voyage from Wyborg, Sweden to Hull, Yorkshire. Friends was refloated on 31 December and taken in to Hull.[64][26]
Nelson United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Guernsey The ship was driven ashore near Grado, Austrian Empire. She was on a voyage from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Trieste.[9]
New Triton  United Kingdom The ship ran aground off Whitehaven, Cumberland, where she was wrecked on 29 December. New Triton was on a voyage from Whitehaven to Ballyshannon, County Donegal.[19]
Plymouth Packet  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and damaged at St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly. She was on a voyage from Bordeaux, Gironde, France to Liverpool, Lancashire. Plymouth Packet was later refloated.[60]

25 December

List of shipwrecks: 25 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Jessie  United Kingdom The brig departed from Prince Edward Island, British North America for Liverpool, Lancashire. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all hands.[65]
Sampson  United Kingdom The brig departed from Prince Edward Island for Liverpool. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all hands.[65]

26 December

List of shipwrecks: 26 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Niger  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Haisborough Sands, in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk with the loss of all but four of her crew. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Grenada.[19]

27 December

List of shipwrecks: 27 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Wick, Caithness. Her crew were rescued.[66]
John o'Groat  United Kingdom The smack was driven ashore and wrecked at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.[49]

29 December

List of shipwrecks: 29 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Aid  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Ravenglass, Cumberland. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Maryport, Cumberland. Aid was refloated in early January 1824 and taken in to Maryport.[66]
Alm  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on the Helmsley Rocks, near Warkworth, Northumberland. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Antwerp, United Kingdom of the Netherlands to Dundee, Forfarshire.[58]
Eleanor  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and capsized at Labasheeda, County Clare. She was on a voyage from Limerick to Liverpool, Lancashire.[19]
Lyme  United Kingdom The ship departed from Cork for Plymouth, Devon. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[15]

30 December

List of shipwrecks: 30 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Aim  United Kingdom The ship was driven onto the Hauxley Rocks, Northumberland. She was on a voyage from Antwerp, Netherlands to Dundee, Forfarshire. Aim was refloated on 12 January 1824 and taken in to Blyth, Northumberland.[25]
Haford  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near the "Rock Pearch". She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Swansea, Glamorgan.[40]

31 December

List of shipwrecks: 31 December 1823
Ship Country Description
Lord Collingwood  United Kingdom The ship was lost on the coast of Ceará, Brazil. She was on a voyage from Maranhão, Brazil to London[67]
Union  United Kingdom The ship was lost on Long Island, New York, United States. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to New York City.[68]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date in December 1823
Ship Country Description
Anderson  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Bornholm, Denmark.[50]
Ann  United Kingdom The sloop struck a rock off Newbiggin Point, Northumberland, capsized and sank in mid-December. Her crew were rescued by Traveller ( United Kingdom).[35]
Annes  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Rathlin Island, County Donegal.[64]
Billow  United Kingdom The ship departed from Newfoundland in late December. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[69]
Black Jack United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The schooner was wrecked at Port Macquarie.[70]
Brothers  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and damaged near Ystad, Sweden before 13 December. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Riga, Russia to Dundee, Forfarshire.[31]
Ceres  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near "Aalbeck". She was on a voyage from Riga to Dundee. Ceres was refloated on 15 September 1824. She was taken in to Gothenburg, Sweden for repairs.[71]
Ceres  Hamburg The ship foundered off the mouth of the Elbe with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Hamburg.[38]
Ceres  United Kingdom The ship was lost near Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, British North America. She was on a voyage from Prince Edward Island to a British port.[72]
Chieftain  United Kingdom The ship doundered in the Atlantic Ocean off the Isles of Scilly in mid-December.[31]
Concordia  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore on Juist, Kingdom of Hanover. She was on a voyage from Norway to Rotterdam, South Holland.[41]
Duchess of Berry  United Kingdom The steamship was sunk at Havre de Grâce, Seine-Inférieure, France by a West Indiaman.[64]
Eliza  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Horn Reef, off the coast of Jutland.[2]
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the Saint Lawrence River. She was on a voyage from Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America to London.[26]
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in the Eider. She was reported to be a wreck by late February 1824.[73]
Fidelita  Portugal The ship was abandoned before 15 December. She was on a voyage from Lisbon to Gibraltar.[72]
Frances  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Lindisfarne, Northumberland. She was on a voyage from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk to Alloa, Clackmannanshire.[43]
Henriette Johanne  Sweden The ship was driven ashore at Helsingør. She was on a voyage from Rio de Janeiro' Brazil to Stockholm. Henriette Johanne was refloated in early January and taken in to Helsingør.[16]
Hoffnung  Netherlands The ship was wrecked on the Vlaak Sandbank, in the North Sea. She was on a voyage from Amsterdam, North Holland to Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.[43]
Hyperion  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Ystad before 13 December. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Riga, Russia to London.[31]
Idogheden  Sweden The ship was driven ashore at Helsingør. She was on a voyage from Gävle to Gibraltar. Idogheden was refloated in early January and taken in to Landskrona.[16]
Isabella  Netherlands The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Juist.[41]
Jessie  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked on St. Paul Island, Nova Scotia, British North America. All 22 passengers and crew survived, but died of exposure before they could be rescued. Jessie was on a voyage from Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America to London.[74]
Laurentius  Denmark The ship foundered in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued by Tobago ( United Kingdom). She was on a voyage from Copenhagen to Jersey, Channel Islands.[46]
Leeds  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire. She was on a voyage from Newburgh, Fife to Hull. Leeds was refloated on 30 December.[75]
London  United Kingdom The ship was lost on the coast of Newfoundland, British North America with the loss of six of her crew.[29]
Marianne  France The ship was driven ashore near Faro, Portugal. She was on a voyage from Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône to Havre de Grâce, Seine-Inférieure.[58]
Marie  France The ship was wrecked south of Tybee, Georgia, United States in early December with the loss of all but one of her crew. She was on a voyage from Bordeaux, Gironde to Savannah, Georgia.[76]
Nancy  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore between Fredrikshavn and Skagen, Denmark in a capsized state before 27 December.[19][77]
Nelson United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Guernsey The ship was driven ashore at Grado, Austrian Empire before 26 December and was abandoned by her crew. She was on a voyage from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Trieste, Austrian Empire.[14]
Phoebe  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore between Southend and Foulness Island, Essex before 7 December.[18]
Ranger  United Kingdom The ship was lost 20 nautical miles (37 km) off St. John's, Newfoundland, British North America. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to St. John's.[77]
Richard  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Irish Sea. She was on a voyage from Belfast, County Antrim to Liverpool.[19]
Sarah  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Helsingør. She was on a voyage from Danzig to London. Sarah was refloated in early January and taken in to Copenhagen.[16]
Shamrock  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Ramsey Bay, Isle of Man.[78]
Sisters  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked off the South coast of Antigua.[79]
Trent  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the Atlantic Ocean. Four survivors were rescued by Margaret Ann ( United Kingdom).[59]
Venus  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Falmouth, Cornwall. She was on a voyage from Penzance, Cornwall to Livorno, Grand Duchy of Tuscany. Venus was refloated on 4 December and taken in to Falmouth.[20]

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Ship events in 1823
Ship launches: 1818 1819 1820 1821 1822 1823 1824 1825 1826 1827 1828
Ship commissionings: 1818 1819 1820 1821 1822 1823 1824 1825 1826 1827 1828
Ship decommissionings: 1818 1819 1820 1821 1822 1823 1824 1825 1826 1827 1828
Shipwrecks: 1818 1819 1820 1821 1822 1823 1824 1825 1826 1827 1828