The list of shipwrecks in May 1828 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during May 1828.

6 May

List of shipwrecks: 6 May 1828
Ship Country Description
Herald United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New Zealand The schooner was wrecked at the entrance to the Hokianga Harbour. The wind suddenly changed direction as she was crossing the bar at the harbour mouth and she was carried onto the rocks. Her crew were rescued.[1][2]

9 May

List of shipwrecks: 9 May 1828
Ship Country Description
Eliza  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Charleston, South Carolina, United States. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Charleston.[3]
Orpheus  United Kingdom Lloyd's List reported that the merchant ship had arrived at Dover, England, after running aground on Goodwin Sands in the southern North Sea.

10 May

List of shipwrecks: 10 May 1828
Ship Country Description
Edith  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked near Ringkøbing, Denmark. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Königsberg, Prussia.[4]

11 May

List of shipwrecks: 11 May 1828
Ship Country Description
Grampus United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Nevis The drogher was driven ashore and wrecked on Nevis.[5]
Jane  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Gut of Canso. Her crew were rescued.[6]

14 May

List of shipwrecks: 14 May 1828
Ship Country Description
Car of Commerce  United States The steamboat was sunk in the Mississippi River by the explosion of her boiler with the loss of 24 lives. She was on a voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana to Louisville, Kentucky.[7][8]

15 May

List of shipwrecks: 15 May 1828
Ship Country Description
Clydesdale  United Kingdom The paddle steamer was destroyed by fire off the Corsewall Lighthouse, Dumfriesshire. All on board survived. She was on a voyage from Glasgow, Renfrewshire to Dublin.[9]
George  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked on Barbados. She was on a voyage from Bristol, Gloucestershire to Saint Vincent.[10]
HMS Parthian  Royal Navy The Cherokee-class brig-sloop was wrecked near Alexandria, Egypt.[11]

16 May

List of shipwrecks: 16 May 1828
Ship Country Description
Union  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked in the Seine. She was on a voyage from london to Rouen, Seine-Inférieure, France.[12]

17 May

List of shipwrecks: 17 May 1828
Ship Country Description
Fanny  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Corton Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to London.[9]
Jackall  United Kingdom The ship sank at Blyth, Northumberland.[13]

18 May

List of shipwrecks: 18 May 1828
Ship Country Description
Adeline  United Kingdom The steamboat ran aground at Sunderland, County Durham. All on board took to the lifeboats. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Sunderland.[13]
Scotland  United Kingdom The ship departed from Copiapó, Chile for Bengal, India. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Pacific Ocean with the loss of all hands.[14]

19 May

List of shipwrecks: 19 May 1828
Ship Country Description
Janet  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Grand Banks of Newfoundland.[15]
Mary  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Antigua.[16]
Meridian  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked between Simons Bay and Table Bay. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Batavia, Netherlands East Indies to the Cape of Good Hope.[17]

20 May

List of shipwrecks: 20 May 1828
Ship Country Description
St. Charles  United Kingdom The ship wrecked on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, British North America. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from London to Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America.[18]

22 May

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 1828
Ship Country Description
Echo  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Boatman's Bank, in the Atlantic Ocean 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) off the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Maine, United States. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Saint John, New Brunswick, British North America.[11]

23 May

List of shipwrecks: 23 May 1828
Ship Country Description
Melrose  United Kingdom The ship was lost in Sable Bay. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana to Liverpool, Lancashire.[17]

24 May

List of shipwrecks: 24 May 1828
Ship Country Description
North Star  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Barnard Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk with the loss of all hands.[19]

25 May

List of shipwrecks: 25 May 1828
Ship Country Description
George and James  United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Cape St. Antonio, Cuba and was abandoned by her crew.[20]
Marmion  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in St. Maces Bay, British North America.[21]
Robert Bruce  United Kingdom The steamship was driven ashore at Sunderland, County Durham. She was refloated but consequently sank.[22]

26 May

List of shipwrecks: 26 May 1828
Ship Country Description
Kitty  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Irish Sea off Copeland Island, County Down. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Glasgow, Renfrewshire to Dublin.[23]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date in May 1828
Ship Country Description
Carl Albert
Stettin
The ship was wrecked on the Kentish Knock, in the North Sea off the coast of Kent, United Kingdom. She was on a voyage from Stettin to London, United Kingdom.[24]
Endeavour  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Skanör, Sweden. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Libau, Prussia.[25] Endeavour had been refloated by 11 June and was taken in to Copenhagen, Denmark for repairs.[26]
Enterprise United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland New South Wales The schooner was en route from Sydney to Hokianga in New Zealand. wrecked while sailing too close to shore just north of the entrance to Hokianga Harbour on or around May 3. Some reports suggest the crew had mistaken a bay ar Whangape for the entrance to the Hokianga Harbour. All crew survived the wreck, but were captured and killed by local Māori.[1]
Guabin  United Kingdom The ship foundered before 23 May. Her crew were rescued by Nicholson ( United Kingdom). She was on a voyage from Africa to London.[27]
Spencer  United Kingdom The brig foundered. Her crew were rescued.[28]
Union  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Banc du Tot, in the English Channel. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Rouen, Seine-Inférieure, France.[13]
Union  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Aberdeen to the St. Lawrence River.[18]

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  3. ^ "Ship News". The Standard (330). 7 June 1828.
  4. ^ "Ship News". The Standard (320). 27 May 1828.
  5. ^ "(untitled)". The Standard (355). 7 July 1828.
  6. ^ "Ship News". The Standard (339). 18 June 1828.
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  9. ^ a b "Ship News". The Standard (313). 19 May 1828.
  10. ^ "Ship News". The Standard (343). 23 June 1828.
  11. ^ a b "From Lloyd's List – June 27". Caledonian Mercury (16671). 30 June 1828.
  12. ^ "Ship News". The Times (13597). London. 20 May 1828. col D, p. 4.
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  14. ^ "From Lloyd's Marine List – August 4". Caledonian Mercury (16843). 8 August 1829.
  15. ^ "Ship News". The Standard (331). 9 June 1828.
  16. ^ "Ship News". The Standard (360). 12 July 1828.
  17. ^ a b "Ship News". The Standard (379). 4 August 1828.
  18. ^ a b "Ship News". The Standard (353). 4 July 1828.
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  22. ^ "Shipping Intelligence". The Hull Packet and Humber Mercury (2272). 3 June 1828.
  23. ^ "Ship News". The Standard (323). 30 May 1828.
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  25. ^ "Ship News". The Morning Post (17924). 27 May 1828.
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  27. ^ "Naval Intelligence". Liverpool Mercury etc (891). 20 June 1828.
  28. ^ "Ship News". The Standard (347). 27 June 1828.
Ship events in 1828
Ship launches: 1823 1824 1825 1826 1827 1828 1829 1830 1831 1832 1833
Ship commissionings: 1823 1824 1825 1826 1827 1828 1829 1830 1831 1832 1833
Ship decommissionings: 1823 1824 1825 1826 1827 1828 1829 1830 1831 1832 1833
Shipwrecks: 1823 1824 1825 1826 1827 1828 1829 1830 1831 1832 1833