The list of shipwrecks in December 1861 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during December 1861.

1 December

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Adler Flag unknown The ship was wrecked on Saaremaa, Russia. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Riga, Russia to Antwerp, Belgium.[1][2]
Antaris  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Porthdinllaen, Caernarfonshire. She was on a voyage from Newport, Monmouthshire to Liverpool, Lancashire.[3]
Eldorado  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on the Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Quebec City, Province of Canada, British North America to Liverpool, Lancashire.[4]
Stadt Emden  Kingdom of Hanover The ship was wrecked on Saaremaa. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Riga to London, United Kingdom.[1][2]
Willem Eduard  Netherlands The schooner was run into by a steamship and was beached 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) west of Rye, Sussex, United Kingdom, where she became a wreck. She was on a voyage from Buenos Aires, Argentina to London.[1][2]

2 December

List of shipwrecks: 2 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Corsair  United Kingdom The steamship was driven ashore in Sheephaven Bay. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Galway.[1][2]
Mary  United Kingdom The schooner sprang a leak and sank 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off St. Abb's Head, Berwickshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Crail, Fife to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.[5][6]
Tangier  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Bathurst, New Brunswick, British North America. She was on a voyage from New York, United States to Bathurst and Liverpool. She was refloated on 11 January 1862 and resumed her voyage.[7]
Unnamed Flag unknown The brigantine collided with Theresa ( United Kingdom) in the Irish Sea and foundered with the loss of all hands.[8]

3 December

List of shipwrecks: 3 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Ben Lomond  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Father Point, Province of Canada, British North America. She was on a voyage from Quebec City, Province of Canada to Hull, Yorkshire.[9]
Betsey  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Tønsberg, Norway.[6]
Czar  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Plaster Cove, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, British North America. She was on a voyage from Quebec City to Liverpool, Lancashire.[9]
Deslandea United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Jersey The ship was wrecked at Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Saint-Malo.[5]
Diligence  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Lowestoft, Suffolk.[10]
Harold  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Escoumins, Province of Canada. She was on a voyage from Quebec City to London. She was subsequently condemned.[9][11]
Ira Russell  United States The ship was driven ashore on Brigantine Beach Island, New Jersey.[9]
Margaret  United Kingdom The schooner foundered in the North Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) off St. Abb's Head, Berwickshire. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Crail, Fife to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.[10]
Moira  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked on Scroby Sands, Norfolk. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to London.[8][12][10]
Sir Colin Campbell  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Green Island, British North America. She was on a voyage from Montreal, Province of Canada to London.[9]
Vigilant  United States American Civil War: During a voyage in ballast from New York City to Sombrero in the West Indies, where her crew intended to collect guano, the 1,100-ton armed full-rigged ship was captured and burned in the North Atlantic Ocean several hundred miles southeast of Bermuda at 29°10′N 57°22′W / 29.167°N 57.367°W / 29.167; -57.367 (Vigilant) by the merchant raider CSS Sumter ( Confederate States Navy).[13][14][15]

4 December

List of shipwrecks: 4 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Ann  United Kingdom The sloop was abandoned in the North Sea off Skinningrove, Yorkshire. She was on a voyage from West Hartlepool, County Durham to Sandsend, Yorkshire.[10]
Falcon  United Kingdom The schooner struck rocks of Horse Isle, in the Firth of Clyde and was abandoned. She was on a voyage from Rouen, Seine-Inférieure, France to Glasgow, Renfrewshire. She was subsequently towed in to Ardrossan, Ayrshire in a severely leaky condition.[16]
Fetisch  Hamburg The barque was driven ashore and severely damaged at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Bremen to the River Tyne. She was refloated.[10]
Lady Franklin  United States The full-rigged ship caught fire at Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom and was scuttled. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from London, United Kingdom to New York.[17]
Orion  Bremen The ship was wrecked on the Cannon Rock, in the Belfast Lough. She was on a voyage from Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom to the Clyde.[5][18]
Seraphine  United Kingdom The brig ran aground on the East Scar Rocks, off the coast of Yorkshire. She was on a voyage from Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands to Sunderland, County Durham. She was refloated.[10]
Tohernaia  France The brig was driven ashore 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) north of Blyth, Northumberland. She was refloated and taken in to Blyth.[10]
Totnes  United Kingdom The schooner ran aground, capsized and was severely damaged at Eyemouth, Berwickshire. She was on a voyage from Hartlepool, County Durham to Buckie, Banffshire.[16][10]
Welcome Friend  United Kingdom The Humber Keel ran aground on the Whitton Sand, in the Humber and capsized with the loss of three of the four people on board. She was on a voyage from New Holland, Lincolnshire to Castleford, Yorkshire.[19]

5 December

List of shipwrecks: 5 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Martha  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Baltimore, County Cork. She was on a voyage from Cardiff, Glamorgan to Tralee, County Kerry.[16]
Orion  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Cromer, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She refloated and towed in to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.[4][16]
Patrician  United Kingdom The ship struck the quayside and was severely damaged at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.[5]
USS Phoenix  United States Navy American Civil War, Union blockade: The former whaler was scuttled as part of the "Stone Fleet" to form a breakwater off Tybee Island, Georgia.
Rambler  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. She was on a voyage from Nassau, Bahamas to Falmouth, Cornwall.[20]

6 December

List of shipwrecks: 6 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Dewdrop  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Percy ( United Kingdom). Dewdrop was on a voyage from Swansea, Glamorgan to Alicante, Spain.[10]
Eagle  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked at Aberdeen and wrecked with the loss of two of her six crew. One of the survivors was rescued by the Aberdeen Lifeboat. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Aberdeen.[21]
Eleanor and Mary  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Seascale, Cumberland. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Cardiff, Glamorgan to Maryport, Cumberland.[4]
Elizabeth Barclay  United Kingdom The schooner collided with the sloop Aid ( United Kingdom) and was beached at Thurso, Caithness.[16]
Foyle Packet  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Hurst Point, Hampshire. She was on a voyage from Swansea, Glamorgan to Cowes, Isle of Wight. She was refloated but had to be beached at Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.[16]
Portia  United Kingdom The brig ran aground on the Shipwash Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to London. She was refloated and assisted in to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk in a leaky condition.[10]
Rumble  United Kingdom The barque was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Minnesota ( United States). Rumble was on a voyage from Nassau, Bahamas to Falmouth, Cornwall.[22]
Unnamed  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Silecroft, Cumberland. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Silloth, Cumberland.[4]

7 December

List of shipwrecks: 7 December 1862
Ship Country Description
Acorn  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked near Rye, Sussex. She was on a voyage from Berbice, British Guiana to London.[4]
Armais  United Kingdom The barque was wrecked on the Haisborough Sands, in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk. All eighteen people on board survived. She was on a voyage from West Hartlepool, County Durham to Africa.[16][12]
Ann  United Kingdom The smack was driven ashore at the Point of Ayr Lighthouse, Cheshire. Her crew were rescued.[4]
Cato  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Redcar, Yorkshire. She was on a voyage from North Shields, Northumberland to Havre de Grâce, Seine-Inférieure, France She was refloated and resumed her voyage.[10]
Eagle  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Aberdeen with the loss of two of her crew. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Aberdeen.[10]
Garland  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore on Flat Holm, Glamorgan. She was on a voyage from Cork to Newport, Monmouthshire.[16]
Gustof  Sweden The schooner was wrecked at "Sloenska Hogane". Her crew were rescued by Johanne Ehlert ( Sweden). Gustof was on a voyage from Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom to Gävle.[22]
Harper  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked on Scroby Sands, Norfolk. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Middlesbrough, Yorkshire to London.[16]
Lanoy  Norway The full-rigged ship ran aground on "Axholme". She was on a voyage from Sundene to London. She was refloated and taken in to Gothenburg, Sweden in a leaky condition.[22]
Mermaid  United Kingdom The ship sank off Silecroft, Cumberland. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Carlisle, Cumberland.[10]
Messenger  United States The 254-ton steamer was stranded on the Ohio River at Rochester, Pennsylvania.[23]
Quebec  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on "Bryant Island". Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Montreal, Province of Canada, British North America to Liverpool, Lancashire.[24]
Sally  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Youghal, County Cork. She was on a voyage from Youghal to Neath, Glamorgan. She was refloated and taken in to Youghal in a waterlogged condition.[4]

8 December

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Columbus
United Provinces of Central America
The steamship was wrecked on the Punto Remedios Reef, off Sonsonate. All on board were rescued. She was on a voyage from Panama City, Granadine Confederation to Acajutla.[25]
USS Cossack  United States American Civil War, Union blockade: The 254- or 256-ton barque, a former whaler, was beached at Tybee Island, Georgia, to form a wharf.[26]
Ebenezer Dodge  United States American Civil War: Sailing from New Bedford, Massachusetts, to the Pacific Ocean with a crew of 22, the whaler, a barque, was captured and burned in the North Atlantic Ocean at 30°57′N 051°49′W / 30.950°N 51.817°W / 30.950; -51.817 (Ebenezer Dodge) by the merchant raider CSS Sumter ( Confederate States Navy).[13][14][27]
USS Peter Demill  United States Navy American Civil War, Union blockade: The barque was beached at Tybee Island, Georgia, to form a wharf.
USS South America  United States Navy American Civil War, Union blockade: The former whaler was beached at Tybee Island, Georgia, to form a wharf.

9 December

List of shipwrecks: 9 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Annie  United Kingdom The barque was driven ashore at Redcar, Yorkshire. She was on a voyage from London to Hartlepool, County Durham. She was refloated.[10]
Armais  United Kingdom The barque was wrecked on the Haisborough Sands, in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Hartlepool to Arica, Peru.[28][10]
Capricieuse  France The schooner was driven ashore near Bridgwater, Somerset, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Dunkerque, Nord to Cardiff, Glamorgan, United Kingdom.[28][16]
Columbus  United States The screw steamer was stranded at Punta Remedos, El Salvador.[29]
Meteor  United Kingdom The steamship collided with a junk at Woosung, China and was beached. Her crew were rescued.[30]
Unnamed Flags unknown The barques were wrecked at Odessa.[31]

10 December

List of shipwrecks: 10 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Annie Taylor  United States The screw steamer was wrecked at Sabine Pass on the Gulf of Mexico coast of the Confederate States of America on the border between Louisiana and Texas.[32]
Anomia  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. She was on a voyage from New York, United States to Glasgow, Renfrewshire.[33]
Elizabeth Ferguson  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at "Horkand", Sweden. She was on a voyage from Dantzic to London.[10]
Fredericke Wilhelmine
Dantzic
The ship collided with Stadt Frankfurt (Flag unknown) and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued. Fredericke Wilhelmine was on a voyage from Hartlepool, County Durham, United Kingdom to Dantzic. She was taken in to "Brakkeston", near Lillesand, Norway.[9]
John Wood  United Kingdom The ship departed from Calcutta, India for Mauritius. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[34]
Maria  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked in Lough Swilly with the loss of a crew member. She was on a voyage from Rutland Island, County Donegal to Glasgow, Renfrewshire.[31]
Nicholas Wood  United Kingdom The steamship departed from Gibraltar for London. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[35]

11 December

List of shipwrecks: 11 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Adelaide  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at "Killa".[31]
Carolina  Confederate States American Civil War:The Schooner was driven ashore in the St. John's River, Florida by USS Bienville ( United States Navy).[36]
Catherine  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore at Lowestoft, Suffolk. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to London.[37]
Doctor  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Swedish coast. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Dantzic to Fleetwood, Lancashire.[31]
Ferme  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Dundee, Forfarshire. She was on a voyage from Dundee to London. She was refloated and put back to Dundee in a leaky condition.[37]
General Stricker  United States The barque was driven ashore and wrecked at Tacumshane, County Wexford. United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Iquique, Chile to Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom.[31]
Hermione  United Kingdom The ship was damaged by fire at Liverpool.[31]
James Montgomery  United States The 536-ton sidewheel paddle steamer struck a snag and sank in the Mississippi River at Devil's Island near Cape Girardeau, Missouri.[38]

12 December

List of shipwrecks: 12 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Content  United Kingdom The brig struck a sunken wreck and was consequently beached 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) north of Dunwich, Suffolk. Her five crew were rescued by the Thorpeness Lifeboat. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to London.[37][39]
Cumloden Castle  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Bannow, County Wexford. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Quebec City, Province of Canada, British North America to Ardrossan, Ayrshire.[9]
Isabella  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked on The Skerries, off the coast of Anglesey with the loss of all hands.[9][22]
Lowestoft Packet  United Kingdom The schooner sank at Bridlington, Yorkshire. She was on a voyage from Sunderland to Lowestoft, Suffolk.[37]
Ocean Queen  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Hartlepool, County Durham. She was on a voyage from the River Tyne to Hartlepool. She was refloated.[37]
Queen of the Seas  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Middle Ground Shoal. She was on a voyage from Bombay, India to Akyab, Burma. She was refloated and taken in to Mazagan, India in a sinking condition and was beached there.[40]

13 December

List of shipwrecks: 13 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Caroline  United Kingdom The barque sprang a leak and sank in the Atlantic Ocean (46°50′N 9°03′W / 46.833°N 9.050°W / 46.833; -9.050) with the loss of three of her twelve crew. Survivors were rescued by the brig Fiumano (
Austrian Empire). Caroline was on a voyage from Sulina, Ottoman Empire to Cork.[41]
Elizabeth  United Kingdom The barque foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (30°31′N 20°27′W / 30.517°N 20.450°W / 30.517; -20.450). Her crew were rescued by the brigantine Janet Kidston (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America). Elizabeth was on a voyage from New York, United States to Dublin.[42][43]
Königsberg  Prussia The ship ran aground on the Swinebottom, in the Baltic Sea. She was refloated and taken in to Copenhagen, Denmark.[44]
Odin  Denmark The steamship ran aground on the Swinebottom. She was refloated and taken in to Copenhagen.[44]
Pride  United Kingdom The brigantine was driven ashore at Plymouth, Devon. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Limerick.[37]
Sea Nymph  United Kingdom The steamship ran aground at Whitby, Yorkshire. She was refloated.[44]

14 December

List of shipwrecks: 14 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Admiral  United Kingdom The barque departed from New York, United States for Queenstown, County Cork. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all 27 crew.[45][46]
Alma  United Kingdom The barque was wrecked in Guichen Bay. Her crew were rescued.[47][48]
Boyne  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her fourteen-plus crew were rescued by the barque Daphne ( Norway). Boyne was on a voyage from New York, United States to Fleetwood, Lancashire.[49][40]
Caroline  United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and sank in the Atlantic Ocean (46°50′N 9°03′W / 46.833°N 9.050°W / 46.833; -9.050) with the loss of three of her twelve crew. Survivors were rescued by the brig Fumano (
Austrian Empire).[50]
Filomena
Austrian Empire
The barque sprang a leak and foundered off Trinidad. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Demerara, British Guiana to Falmouth, Cornwall or Queenstown, County Cork, United Kingdom.[51]
Northern Light  United Kingdom The brig foundered in the Gut of Canso with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from New York to Newfoundland, British North America.[52]
Sarah Fleming  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Gorilla ( United Kingdom). Sarah Fleming was on a voyage from Quebec City, Province of Canada, British North America to Torquay, Devon.[53][54]

15 December

List of shipwrecks: 15 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Arethusa  United Kingdom The ship departed from Calcutta, India for London. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[55]
Charity  Confederate States of America American Civil War, Union blockade: Carrying general cargo including coffee, salt, shoes, and sugar, the 128-ton schooner was wrecked at Hatteras Inlet on the coast of North Carolina while being pursued by the screw gunboat USS Stars and Stripes ( United States Navy).[56]
Emtragt  Prussia The ship was wrecked on Anholt, Denmark. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom to Memel.[9]
Irene  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Harboøre, Denmark. Her crew were rescued.[57] She was on a voyage from Trieste to London.[58]
Maria  United Kingdom The ship struck the quayside at Newcastle upon Tyne and was left in a severely leaky condition. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne to London.[37]
Patrician  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Tynemouth, Northumberland. She was refloated with assistance from several tugs and resumed her voyage.[37]
Peggy  United Kingdom The brig collided with Nautilus ( United Kingdom) and was abandoned in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued by Nautilus.[9]
Pizarro  Spain The barque was discovered abandoned in the English Channel 24 nautical miles (44 km) south west of Start Point, Devon, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Santander to Havana, Cuba. She was towed in to Torbay by the brig Sir Charles Napier ( Norway).[9][37]
Queen of Sheba  United Kingdom The barque was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (39°05′N 63°41′W / 39.083°N 63.683°W / 39.083; -63.683), being in a sinking condition. Her crew were rescued by the full-rigged ship Highland Light ( United States). Queen of Sheba was on a voyage from New York, United States to Queenstown, County Cork.[51][59]
Unidentified schooner  Spain American Civil War, Union blockade: Carrying a cargo of coffee, cigars, blankets, shoes, and other goods, the schooner was driven ashore and burned off St. Andrews, Georgia, by the armed sidewheel paddle steamers USS Bienville and USS Alabama (both  United States Navy).[60][61][62]

16 December

List of shipwrecks: 16 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Livingstone  United Kingdom The full-rigged ship was driven ashore and wrecked in Guichen Bay. Her crew were rescued by the Robstown Lifeboat.[48]
Nicholas Wood  United Kingdom The ship departed from Gibraltar for London. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[63]
Princess  United Kingdom The brig sprang a leak and was run ashore at Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, where she subsequently became a wreck. Her crew were rescued by Ariel ( United Kingdom). Princess was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to London.[22][64]
Surprise  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near "Melazzo", Italy. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Messina, Sicily, Italy to Liverpool, Lancashire.[65]

17 December

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Oscar United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Victoria (Australia) The steamer was wrecked on a sandbar at the mouth of the New River, New Zealand, while approaching Invercargill. She was on a Port Chalmers to Melbourne run.[66]
Surprise  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Milazzo, Sicily, Italy. She was on a voyage from Messina, Sicily to Liverpool, Lancashire. She was consequently condemned.[67]
Susan United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Jersey The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of a crew member. Survivors were rescued by Espeigle (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland British North America). Susan was on a voyage from the Nickerie River to Liverpool.[68]

18 December

List of shipwrecks: 18 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Epimachus  Netherlands The schooner collided with a brig and was beached at Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, United Kingdom, where she subsequently became a wreck. Her five crew were rescued by the Berwick Lifeboat. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to Fisherrow, Lothian, United Kingdom.[64][39]
Ganges  United Kingdom The brig ran aground on the Longsand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to Havre de Grâce, Seine-Inférieure, France. She was refloated with the assistance of six smacks and taken in to Harwich, Essex.[22]
Maid of Aln  United Kingdom The schooner ran aground on the Parten Steel, off the coast of Northumberland. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Alnmouth, Northumberland. She was refloated and beached at Lindisfarne, Northumberland.[64]
Teresina  United Kingdom The ship departed from Cardiff, Glamorgan for Malta. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[69]
Trelawney United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Jamaica The sloop was lost near "Musputoleone".[67]
Wanderer  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Lowestoft, Suffolk. She was on a voyage from South Shields to Lowestoft. She was refloated.[64]
Unnamed  United Kingdom The lugger foundered off Bournemouth, Hampshire with the loss of five of her seven crew.[70]

19 December

List of shipwrecks: 19 December 1861
Ship Country Description
USS Amazon  United States Navy American Civil War, Union blockade: The 318- or 319-ton barque, a former whaler filled with 325 short tons (295 metric tons/tonnes) of stone, was scuttled as a blockship on 19 or 20 December 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) southeast of Morris Island in the Main Ship Channel of Charleston Harbor off Charleston, South Carolina, as part of the "Stone Fleet". In little over a week the stone cargo sank deep into the mud and the rest of the ship broke up by wave action, a total failure.[71][72]
America  United States American Civil War, Union blockade: The 418-ton full-rigged ship, a former whaler, was scuttled as a blockship 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) southeast of Morris Island in the Main Ship Channel of Charleston Harbor off Charleston, South Carolina, as part of the "Stone Fleet" on 19 or 20 December. In little over a week the stone cargo sank deep into the mud and the rest of the ship broke up by wave action, a total failure.[71][73]
USS American  United States Navy American Civil War, Union blockade: The 275 or 329-ton barque, a former whaler loaded with 300 short tons (272 metric tons/tonnes) of stone, was scuttled as a blockship 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) southeast of Morris Island in the Main Ship Channel of Charleston Harbor off Charleston, South Carolina, as part of the "Stone Fleet" on 19 or 20 December. In little over a week the stone cargo sank deep into the mud and the rest of the ship broke up by wave action, a total failure.[71][74]
USS Archer  United States Navy American Civil War, Union blockade: The 321-ton full-rigged ship, a former whaler loaded with 300 short tons (272 metric tons/tonnes) of stone, was scuttled as a blockship in the main channel of Charleston Harbor off Charleston, South Carolina, as part of the "Stone Fleet" on 19 or 20 December. In little over a week the stone cargo sank deep into the mud and the rest of the ship broke up by wave action, a total failure.[71][75]
Clementine  United Kingdom The schooner collided with another vessel and was beached at Cowes, Isle of Wight. She was on a voyage from Lyme, Dorset to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.[64] She was consequently condemned.[40]
Courier  United States American Civil War, Union blockade: The 381-ton full-rigged ship, a former whaler loaded with 360 short tons (327 metric tons/tonnes) of stone, was scuttled as a blockship 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) southeast of Morris Island in the Main Ship Channel of Charleston Harbor off Charleston, South Carolina, as part of the "Stone Fleet" on 19 or 20 December. In little over a week the stone cargo sank deep into the mud and the rest of the ship broke up by wave action, a total failure.[71][76]
Ellen and Mary  United Kingdom The schooner collided with another schooner off St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight and sank. Her crew were rescued by the schooner Gazelle ( United Kingdom). Ellen and Mary was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne to Port Madoc, Caernarfonshire.[64]
Empress of the Sea  United Kingdom The ship caught fire at Point Nepean, Victoria. All on board were rescued. She was scuttled the next day.[47][77]
Fortune  United States American Civil War, Union blockade: The 291–, 292-, or 310-ton barque, a former whaler, was scuttled as a blockship off Morris Island in the Main Ship Channel of Charleston Harbor off Charleston, South Carolina, as part of the "Stone Fleet" on 19 or 20 December. In little over a week the stone cargo sank deep into the mud and the rest of the ship broke up by wave action, a total failure.[71][78]
USS Garland  United States Navy American Civil War, Union blockade: The vessel was scuttled as a blockship on 19 or 20 December as part of the "Stone Fleet." In little over a week the stone cargo sank deep into the mud and the rest of the ship broke up by wave action, a total failure.[71][79]
USS Herald  United States Navy American Civil War, Union blockade: The 274-ton full-rigged ship, a former whaler loaded with 240 short tons (218 metric tons/tonnes) of stone, was scuttled as a blockship off Morris Island in Charleston Harbor in Charleston, South Carolina, as part of the "Stone Fleet" on 19 or 20 December. In little over a week the stone cargo sank deep into the mud and the rest of the ship broke up by wave action, a total failure.[71][80]
USS Kensington  United States Navy American Civil War, Union blockade: The 357- or 400-ton full-rigged ship, loaded with 350 short tons (318 metric tons/tonnes) of stone, was scuttled as a blockship 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) southeast of Morris Island in the Main Ship Channel of Charleston Harbor off Charleston, South Carolina, as part of the "Stone Fleet" on 19 or 20 December. In little over a week the stone cargo sank deep into the mud and the rest of the ship broke up by wave action, a total failure.[71][81]
USS L. C. Richmond  United States Navy American Civil War, Union blockade: The 341-, 350-, or 383-ton full-rigged ship, a former whaler loaded with 200 short tons (181 metric tons/tonnes) of stone, was scuttled as a blockship about 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) southeast of Morris Island in the Main Ship Channel of Charleston Harbor off Charleston, South Carolina, as part of the "Stone Fleet" on 19 or 20 December. In little over a week the stone cargo sank deep into the mud and the rest of the ship broke up by wave action, a total failure.[71][82]
USS Leonidas  United States Navy American Civil War,[Union blockade: The 231- or 320-ton barque, a former whaler loaded with 200 short tons (181 metric tons/tonnes) of stone, was scuttled as a blockship about 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) southeast of Morris Island in the Main Ship Channel of Charleston Harbor off Charleston, South Carolina, as part of the "Stone Fleet" on 19 or 20 December. In little over a week the stone cargo sank deep into the mud and the rest of the ship broke up by wave action, a total failure.[71][83]
Maria Theresa  United States American Civil War, Union blockade: The 330-ton full-rigged ship, a former whaler loaded with 320 short tons (290 metric tons/tonnes) of stone, was scuttled as a blockship southeast of Morris Island in the Main Ship Channel of Charleston Harbor off Charleston, South Carolina, as part of the "Stone Fleet" on 19 or 20 December. In little over a week the stone cargo sank deep into the mud and the rest of the ship broke up by wave action, a total failure.[71][84]
Morrisons  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Blakeney, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Alexandria, Egypt.[64]
Potomac  United States American Civil War, Union blockade: The 350- or 356-ton full-rigged ship, a former whaler loaded with 350 short tons (318 metric tons/tonnes) of stone, was scuttled as a blockship in the Main Ship Channel of Charleston Harbor off Charleston, South Carolina, as part of the "Stone Fleet" on 19 or 20 December. In little over a week the stone cargo sank deep into the mud and the rest of the ship broke up by wave action, a total failure.[71][85]
USS Rebecca Sims  United States Navy American Civil War, Union blockade: The 400-ton full-rigged ship, a former whaler also referred to as USS Rebecca Simms and USS Rebecca Ann loaded with 425 short tons (386 metric tons/tonnes) of stone, was scuttled as a blockship in the Main Ship Channel of Charleston Harbor off Charleston, South Carolina, as part of the "Stone Fleet" on 19 or 20 December. In little over a week the stone cargo sank deep into the mud and the rest of the ship broke up by wave action, a total failure.[71][86]
Robin Hood  United States American Civil War, Union blockade: The 395- or 400-ton full-rigged ship was scuttled, by burning, as a blockship in the Main Ship Channel of Charleston Harbor off Charleston, South Carolina, as part of the "Stone Fleet" on 19 or 20 December. In little over a week the stone cargo sank deep into the mud and the rest of the ship broke up by wave action, a total failure.[71][87][88]
Sancho Panza  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Poole, Dorset. She was on a voyage from Seaham, county Durham to Poole. She was refloated but found to be severely leaky.[64]
William Lee  United States American Civil War, Union blockade: The 311-ton full-rigged ship, a former whaler, was scuttled as a blockship in the Main Ship Channel of Charleston Harbor off Charleston, South Carolina, as part of the "Stone Fleet" on 19 or 20 December. In little over a week the stone cargo sank deep into the mud and the rest of the ship broke up by wave action, a total failure.[71][89]

20 December

List of shipwrecks: 20 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Addison  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Boston, Massachusetts. She was refloated.[90]
HMRC Badger
Board of Customs
The cutter was run down and sunk off Kingstown, County Dublin by the steamship Leda ( United Kingdom). Her crew were rescued by Leda.[91][92]
Magnus Trail  United Kingdom The schooner struck the Great Russell Rocks, in the Channel Islands and foundered with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Guernsey, Channel Islands.[93][94]
USS Tenedos  United States Navy American Civil War, Union blockade: The 245- or 300-ton barque, a former merchant ship, was scuttled as a blockship in the Main Ship Channel of Charleston Harbor off Charleston, South Carolina, as part of the "Stone Fleet."[95]

21 December

List of shipwrecks: 21 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Cornelius Peters  United Kingdom The brig ran aground on the Sunk Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Lisbon, Portugal. She was refloated and taken in to Colchester, Essex.[64]
Great Britain  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Anticosti Island, Nova Scotia, British North America.[96]
Northumberland  United Kingdom The steamship collided with the brig Alpha and ran aground on the Herd Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of County Durham. She was on a voyage from London to North Shields, Northumberland. She was refloated and towed in to North Shields.[64]
Two unidentified flatboats  Confederate States of America American Civil War, Union blockade: The flatboats were captured and destroyed on the Rappahannock River in Virginia by the armed sidewheel paddle steamer USS Coeur de Lion ( United States Navy).[97]

22 December

List of shipwrecks: 22 December 1861
Ship Country Description
HMS Devastation  Royal Navy The Driver-class sloop ran aground off Shoeburyness, Essex. Subsequently refloated, repaired and returned to service.[98]
Mary Willis  Confederate States of America American Civil War, Union blockade: Holed below the waterline by Union artillery fire during a voyage with a cargo of wood, the schooner was run aground on the mudflats at Boyd's Hole on the Virginia shore of the Potomac River.[99]

23 December

List of shipwrecks: 23 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Good Intent  United Kingdom The ship struck the Crun Rocks, in the Isles of Scilly and foundered. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Llanelly, Glamorgan to Caen, Calvados, France.[100]
Nugget  United Kingdom The ship was sighted whilst on a voyage from Calcutta, India to London. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[101]
Sea Lion  United Kingdom The ship was loat off Cape Ray, Newfoundland, British North America.[102]
Uncle Billy  United Kingdom The ship struck a sunken rock in the Antwerp Passage, off the mouth of the Charente. She was on a voyage from Rochefort, Charente-Inférieure to London. She put in to Plymouth, Devon in a severely leaky condition on 27 December.[100][103]

24 December

List of shipwrecks: 24 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Ann  United Kingdom The brig sank off Spurn Point, Yorkshire. Her crew survived. She was on a voyage from Seaham, County Durham to Rochester, Kent.[64]
Cleaver  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Sunderland, County Durham. She was on a voyage from Dieppe, Seine-Inférieure, France to Sunderland. She was refloated with the assistance of a tug.[64]
Cornelis Pieter  United Kingdom The brig ran aground on the Sunk Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Essex. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Lisbon, Portugal. She was refloated with assistance from the smack Increase and taken in to Wivenhoe, Essex.[64]
Prince of Wales  United Kingdom American Civil War, Union blockade: The schooner, a blockade runner with a cargo of salt, fruit, and sundries, was set afire by her crew at the north end of North Island off Georgetown, South Carolina. Boats from the barque USS Gem of the Sea and the armed sidewheel paddle steamer USS James Adger (both  United States Navy) captured her, but the boat crews burned her when Confederate rifle fire drove them off.[14][104]
Sir William Wallace  United Kingdom The paddle tug caught fire and sank at North Shields, Northumberland.[64]
Sparkling Foam  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked on the Margate Sands. She was on a voyage from London to Berbice, British Guiana.[58][105]
Tordenskjold  Norway The ship was driven ashore at Drontheim. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne to Drontheim.[40] She was refloated.[59]

25 December

List of shipwrecks: 25 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Ebenezer  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Bonar Bridge, Sutherland.[103]
Grace  United Kingdom The barque was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean, being in a sinking condition. Her crew were rescued by Statesman ( United Kingdom). Grace was on a voyage from New York, United States to Belfast, County Antrim.[51][67]
Kenmore  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Lucy Ring ( United Kingdom). Kenmore was on a voyage from New York to Queenstown, County Cork.[106]
Princess Royal  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked at "Ichelengo", Ottoman Empire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Odessa to a British port.[107]

26 December

List of shipwrecks: 26 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Annie Buckham  United States The barque was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her thirteen crew were rescued by the barques Burgomaster ( Prussia), Mercurius ( Hamburg) and the brig Success ( United Kingdom). Annie Buckham was on a voyage from Cardiff, Glamorgan, United Kingdom to Shanghai, China.[108][109]
Englishman  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Universe ( United Kingdom). Englishman was on a voyage from New York, United States to Cork.[106]
Rachel  France The schooner collided with a Swedish barque and was abandoned off Lisbon, Portugal by seven of her eight crew. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom to Lisbon. The remaining crew member was taken off by the steamship Gin Kee or Jin Kee (Flag unknown) on 28 December.[70][63][53][35]

27 December

List of shipwrecks: 27 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Canrobert  United Kingdom The barque foundered off the coast of Portugal. Her crew were rescued by Balfour ( United Kingdom). Canrobert was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to Genoa, Italy.[110][59][111]
Duchese  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Kalos ( United States). Duchese was on a voyage from New York, United States to Queenstown, County Cork.[52]
Harriet Preston  United Kingdom The schooner departed from Arbroath, Forfarshire for Cork. Presumed subsequently foundered in the English Channel with the loss of all hands. A boat was discovered off Torquay, Devon on 20 January 1862.[112]
USRC Howell Cobb
United States Revenue Marine
The revenue cutter was wrecked on the coast of Massachusetts at Cape Ann during a gale. Her crew was rescued by the revenue cutter USRC Morris (
United States Revenue Marine).[113][114]
Lord Elgin  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Demerara, British Guiana. She was on a voyage from Demerara to London. She was refloated on 29 December and put back to Demerara for repairs.[115]
Miss Nightingale  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Demerara. She was on a voyage from Demerara to London. She was refloated on 29 December and put back to Demerara for repairs.[115]
Nepaulese Ambassador  United Kingdom The barque was wrecked at Thessaloniki, Greece with the loss of eleven of her twelve crew. She was on a voyage from Syros to Thessaloniki.[116][46]
Phantom  United Kingdom The schooner ran aground on the Mussel Scarp, on the coast of Northumberland.[11]
Premium  United Kingdom The schooner ran aground on the Mussel Scarp.[11]
Rousseau  France The ship ran aground at Demerara. She was on a voyage from Demerara to London. She was refloated on 29 December and put back to Demerara for repairs.[115][117]
Sappho  United Kingdom The brig was wrecked near Safi, Morocco. Her crew were rescued.[118]
Standard  United Kingdom The steamship collided with the steamship Crimean ( United Kingdom) and sank at Waterloo, Lancashire. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Dublin.[100][119][103] She was refloated on 31 December,[120] but had to be scuttled.[121]
Trojan  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Demerara. She was on a voyage from Demerara to the Clyde.[117]

28 December

List of shipwrecks: 28 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Ebenezer  United Kingdom The ship foundered off the Longships Lighthouse, Cornwall. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Penzance, Cornwall to Newport, Monmouthshire.[122]
Mary and Isabella  United Kingdom The brig was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Lammergeier (Flag unknown). Mary and Isabella was on a voyage from New York, United States to Queenstown, County Cork.[68]
Nancy  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Tramore, County Waterford. She was on a voyage from Dunkerque, Nord to Liverpool, Lancashire.[91][122]
Pharamond  France The brig foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) off Cape Finisterre, Spain. Her crew were rescued She was on a voyage from Newport, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom to Santos, Brazil.[123]
Vincent  Sweden The brig was driven ashore at St. Anne's Bay, Jamaica.[115]

29 December

List of shipwrecks: 29 December 1861
Ship Country Description
HMS Conqueror  Royal Navy
The wreck of HMS Conqueror, depicted in a 19th-century engraving attributed to George Pechell Mends.
The wreck of HMS Conqueror, depicted in a 19th-century engraving attributed to George Pechell Mends.
The first-rate screw ship-of-the-line was wrecked on Rum Cay in the Bahamas due to a navigational error. All 1,400 people on board survived.
Grosse Fürstinn Catherina
Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
The barque was wrecked at Gibraltar. Her crew were rescued by HMS Lapwing ( Royal Navy). Grosse Fürstinn Catherina was on a voyage from Trieste to Havre de Grâce, Seine-Inférieure, France.[124][125]
Ionia  United Kingdom The steamship was damaged by fire at Liverpool, Lancashire.[91]
Lavinia  United Kingdom The brig was severely damaged by fire at Newport, Monmouthshire.[120][126]

30 December

List of shipwrecks: 30 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Columbine  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by the full-rigged ship Ellen Stewart ( United States). Columbine was on a voyage from New York, United States to Queenstown, County Cork[127][128]
Maria  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Burbo Bank, in Liverpool Bay and sank. Her crew were rescued by the tug Voltigeur ( United Kingdom). Maria was on a voyage from Cork to Liverpool, Lancashire.[120]
Maria
Grand Duchy of Oldenburg
The ship was wrecked at Brindisi, Italy. She was on a voyage from Cardiff, Glamorgan, United Kingdom to Trieste.[120]
Standard  United Kingdom The ship was sighted in the Atlantic Ocean whilst on a voyage from Alexandria, Egypt to South Shields, County Durham. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[129]

31 December

List of shipwrecks: 31 December 1861
Ship Country Description
Mary Ann  Prussia The ship was wrecked at Frederikshavn, Denmark with the loss of all but two of her crew. She was on a voyage from Memel to London, United Kingdom.[120]
Unidentified gunboat  Confederate States Navy American Civil War, Union blockade: The gunboat, a former lightvessel, was destroyed in the Atlantic Ocean off Wilmington, North Carolina, by boat crews from the armed screw steamer USS Mount Vernon ( United States Navy).[14]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date December 1861
Ship Country Description
Amor Paterno  Italy The brig was wrecked at "Kile", Ottoman Empire. She was on a voyage from Azoff, Russia to a Mediterranean port.[130]
Bianca  United States Carrying a cargo of wood, the schooner ran aground on the coast of California at Salt Point.[131]
Bondicar  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Odessa after 6 December.[64]
Champion  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Georges Island, Massachusetts, United States. She was on a voyage from New York to London. She was refloated on 12 December and resumed her voyage.[103]
Coquette  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Gallipoli, Ottoman Empire before 24 December. Her crew were rescued.[57]
Coronel  Chile The barque was abandoned in the Pacific Ocean. She was on a voyage from San Francisco, California to Valparaíso.[132]
Doctor Bunting  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at the mouth of the Maareanga River.[22]
Dragon  United Kingdom The steamship struck a sunken wreck off the Isles of Scilly and was holed. She arrived in the River Mersey on 25 December in a waterlogged condition.[133]
Earl of Hardwicke  China The brig was driven ashore at Adelaide, South Australia between 14 and 16 December. She was on a voyage from Hong Kong to Adelaide and Melbourne, Victoria.[47]
Empress  United Kingdom The abandoned brig was taken in to Stromstad, Norway in a waterlogged condition.[10]
Fanny  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Sinope, Ottoman Empire with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Berdyansk, Russia to an English port.[130][52]
Firefly United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland South Australia The ship was driven ashore at Adelaide between 14 and 16 December.[47]
Glencoe  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Odessa after 6 December.[64]
Hellespont  United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Barque Flats, off the coast of Burma and was damaged. She was on a voyage from Madras, India to Rangoon, Burma. She was refloated and completed her voyage.[47]
Huon United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New Zealand The schooner was wrecked on a sandbar at the mouth of the Taieri River, New Zealand, sometime prior to 14 December.[134]
Jenny  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean before 26 December.[135]
John Russell  United Kingdom The steamship was driven ashore on the coast of New Jersey, United States before 3 December. She was on a voyage from London to New York.[9]
USS Lewis  United States Navy American Civil War, Union blockade: The full-rigged ship, a former whaler slated for use as a blockship in the "Stone Fleet," ran aground and broke open her bilge near Tybee Island, Georgia.[136]
Magna Charta  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at St. Stefano Point, Ottoman Empire before 27 December. She was on a voyage from Constantinople to a European port. She was refloated and put back to Constantinople.[40]
Majestic  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned. She was on a voyage from London to New York.[28]
Marianne  France The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean before 17 December. Seven crew were rescued by Jezeline ( Portugal).[57]
USS Maria Theresa  United States Navy American Civil War, Union blockade: The ship was scuttled as a blockship in Charleston Harbor off Charleston, South Carolina, about four miles south-southeast of Fort Sumter and three miles east-southeast of the lighthouse on Morris Island as part of the "Stone Fleet."
Marmion  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at "Carabournon", Ottoman Empire with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Odessa to an English port.[130][52]
Mary Miller  United Kingdom The barque departed from Agrigento, Sicily, Italy in early December. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[137]
Medium  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Odessa after 6 December.[64]
Nueva Serafin  Spain The brig was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Valentia ( United Kingdom). Nueva Serafin was on a voyage from Swansea, Glamorgan, United Kingdom to Bordeaux, Gironde, France.[122][138]
Ocean  United Kingdom The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to Cork.[139]
Ocean Child  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Swedish coast.[10]
Onda  United Kingdom The steamship was wrecked on Anholt, Denmark. She was on a voyage from Cronstadt, Russia to London.[140]
Oriental Queen  Sweden The ship was wrecked on the Nantucket South Shoal, off the coast of Massachusetts, United States. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from New York to Cork.[141][90]
Paxton  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Blessing Island.[22]
Pedro  Chile The brig was lost at "Pichendaguai".[132]
Pizarro  Confederate States of America The 419-bulk-ton steamer vanished after departing New Orleans, Louisiana, on 11 December. She probably foundered in a storm in the Gulf of Mexico.[61]
Poserdon  Kingdom of Hanover The ship was damaged by ice in Riga Bay. She was on a voyage from Riga, Russia to an English port. She put in to Helsingør, Denmark on 15 December in a severely leaky condition.[9]
USS Robin Hood  United States Navy American Civil War, Union blockade: The former East Indiaman was scuttled as a blockship in the main channel of Charleston Harbor off Charleston, South Carolina, as part of the "Stone Fleet."
Scandinavian  Sweden The ship was presumed to have foundered with the loss of all hands before 15 December. She was on a voyage from Aarhus, Denmark to Stockholm. Wreckage from the ship came ashore at Turku, Grand Duchy of Finland.[100]
Sea Queen  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked at Rhosnagyn, Caernarfonshire.[142]
Skandinavian  Sweden The ship foundered in the Baltic Sea before 15 December with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from "Ahns" to Stockholm.[103]
Starlight United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland South Australia The ship was driven ashore at Adelaide between 14 and 16 December. She was refloated two days later.[47]
Thomas Sparks  United Kingdom The full-rigged ship was wrecked on the Indian coast. She was on a voyage from Calcutta, India to London.[143][107]
Waterloo  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Odessa after 6 December.[64]

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