List of shipwrecks in 1895

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The list of shipwrecks in 1895 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1895.

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1895
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Sep Oct Nov Dec
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January[edit]

2 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 January 1895
Ship Country Description
Antoinette  Canada After losing parts of her masts in the Bristol Channel near Lundy on 1 January during a voyage from Newport, Wales, to Santos, Brazil, with a cargo of coal, the barque broke her tow and drifted onto the Doom Bar in the Camel estuary, where she was wrecked. All of her crew were saved.[1][2]

5 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 January 1895
Ship Country Description
Eli  United States The steamer sprung a leak and sank at dock in Little Rock, Arkansas, a total loss.[3]

6 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1895
Ship Country Description
Mattie K.  United States The steamer was sunk by ice in the Ohio River at Duffie, Ohio. Raised and repaired.[4]
Oneida  United States The steamer sank in the Little Kanawha River at Parkersburg, West Virginia. Raised and repaired. Back in service by May.[4]

6 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1895
Ship Country Description
R. E. Phillips  United States The steamer was sunk by ice in the Ohio River at New Matamoras, Ohio. Raised, repaired, and returned to service as F. A. Goebel.[4]

10 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 January 1895
Ship Country Description
Aurelea  United States The steamer ran ashore in Mispellion Creek, careened and filled. Refloated soon after.[5]

11 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 January 1895
Ship Country Description
Bell  United States The steamer sank in a windstorm while lying at Caruthersville, Missouri, a total loss.[3]
Cupid  United Kingdom The schooner sank in the Teifi Estuary. She was later refloated.[6]

12 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1895
Ship Country Description
Diana  United States The steamer sprung a leak and sank while lying at Decker's Station, Indiana in the White River. Her machinery was salvaged.[7]
J. F. Joy  United States The railroad transfer steamer sank when her fore and aft hog chains parted while off loading railroad cars opposite Helena, Arkansas. Raised and repaired.[7]
State of Missouri  United States The steamer sank after striking the bank of the Ohio River near Wolf Creek 75 miles (121 km) below Louisville, a total loss. Four killed.[8]

14 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 January 1895
Ship Country Description
Unknown coal boats  United States The tow steamer Boaz ( United States) was caught in fog near Hog Point in the Ohio River 11 miles (18 km) below Louisville striking the bank hard resulting in the sinking of 17 coal boats and 2 fuel flats.[8]

17 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 January 1895
Ship Country Description
Cape-Fear  United States The steamer broke in two at Fayetteville, North Carolina when flood water receded leaving her on the bank.[9]

18 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 January 1895
Ship Country Description
Olive  United Kingdom The ship foundered in West Bay, Dorset.[10]
Ravenswood  United States The steamer burned at dock in Jacksonville, Florida, a total loss. The fire may have been arson.[11]
Ruth F.  United States The steamer burned at Rainier Beach, Seattle, Lake Washington.[12]

19 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 January 1895
Ship Country Description
Nat. F. Dortch  United States The steamer struck a snag and sank at Poland Landing, Louisiana in the Red River. Later raised, repaired and returned to service.[13]

21 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 January 1895
Ship Country Description
Chicora  United States The steamer sank in a gale in Lake Michigan 10 miles (16 km) off Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 35 fathoms (210 ft; 64 m) of water. The wreck was located in 1917. The vessel was lost with all 23 hands and 1 passenger.[14][15][16]
Margaret  United States The steamer was destroyed by fire while lying at the mouth of the Houston River, a total loss.[13]
Port Errol  United Kingdom The full-rigged ship, on her maiden voyage, caught fire in the Clyde and was scuttled. Subsequently refloated, sold and repaired.[17]

23 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 January 1895
Ship Country Description
Henrietta  United States The steamer struck a snag and sank in Bayou Plaquemine. Later raised.[13]

24 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 January 1895
Ship Country Description
Hebe  Norway The barque was abandoned in the North Sea.[18]

26 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 January 1895
Ship Country Description
Unknown barges  United States Five unknown barges, under the tow of the tugboat Sea King ( United States), broke loose from Sea King and sank in a gale and snowstorm off Point Judith. Between the five barges twelve crew died and two were rescued by Sea King.[5]

28 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 January 1895
Ship Country Description
L'Amerique  France During a voyage from Saint-Nazaire, France, to Savanilla and Colón, Colombia, with general cargo, the 4,584-gross register ton sidewheel paddle steamer was wrecked at Savanilla.[19]

29 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 1895
Ship Country Description
Cyclone  United States The steamer burned to the water's edge at La Camas, Washington.[20][21]

30 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 January 1895
Ship Country Description
Elbe  Germany The steamship collided with the steamer Crathie ( United Kingdom) and sank 47 miles (76 km) south-west from the Haaks Lightship ( United Kingdom) off Lowestoft in 17 to 20 fathoms (102 to 120 ft; 31 to 37 m) of water, and the trunks of her masts can be seen above water, with the loss of 334 lives. 20 survivors, including 15 crew, were rescued by the fishing smack Wildflower ( United Kingdom).[22][23]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date January 1895
Ship Country Description
Chicora  United States The passenger-cargo steamer disappeared on Lake Michigan with the loss of all hands.

February[edit]

5 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 February 1895
Ship Country Description
Laiyuan  Imperial Chinese Navy First Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Weihaiwei: The armored cruiser capsized and sank with the loss of about 170 lives after being torpedoed by the torpedo boat Kotaka ( Imperial Japanese Navy) at Weihaiwei, China.

6 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 February 1895
Ship Country Description
Gypsey  United States The laid up launch was destroyed by fire, probably at new London, Connecticut. Believed to be arson.[5]
H. S. Van Samford  United States The barge, under the tow of the tugboat Aries ( United States), suddenly foundered six miles (9.7 km) west of Saybrook Breakwater Light and north of Cornfield Shoals in Long Island Sound in 10 fathoms (60 ft; 18 m) of water. Her cook drowned and her captain died after rescue by Aries. Four others survived.[5]

7 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 1895
Ship Country Description
Jingyuen  Imperial Chinese Navy First Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Weihaiwei: The armored cruiser exploded and sank at her anchorage at Weihaiwei, China, after taking several hits from coastal artillery batteries that Imperial Japanese Army forces had captured.
Mary McNeill  United States The tugboat sprung a leak in West Farms Creek and was run onto a mud bank to prevent sinking. She was carried off the mud bank by an ice flow to the Westchester side where she rolled over and burned. Her crew made it ashore across the ice.[24]

9 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 February 1895
Ship Country Description
Sentinel  United States The steamer caught fire and burned to the waters edge while lying at Cairo, Illinois.[7]

10 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 1895
Ship Country Description
Dingyuan  Imperial Chinese Navy First Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Weihaiwei: The turret ship was scuttled off Liugong Island, China.
Vancouver  United States The ferry broke her shaft in a heavy gale and collided with a snag, sinking in eight feet (2.4 m) of water.[20][21]

14 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 February 1895
Ship Country Description
L. H. Sargent  United States The steamer, laid up after being seized by the United States Marshal Service, sprung a leak and sank at Vicksburg, Mississippi.[13]
Northern Pacific  United States The laid up steamer was sunk by ice at Kleinston, Mississippi. Later raised.[13]

15 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1895
Ship Country Description
Lady of the Lake  United States The paddlewheel passenger steamer was destroyed by fire at dock in Washington, D.C., a total loss.[25][26]

18 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 February 1895
Ship Country Description
Vanguard  United States The steamer sank in 35 feet of water at Cairo, Illinois. Raised, repaired and returned to service.[7]

19 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1895
Ship Country Description
William G. Hewes  United States The steamer was wrecked in a gale on Colorado Reef off the coast of Cuba.[27][28]

24 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 February 1895
Ship Country Description
Silver Ware  United States The passenger steamer was sunk by ice at Vanceburg, Kentucky. Raised on 1 March, taken to Cincinnati and repaired.[8]
Susie Brown  United States The ferry struck a snag and sank in the Scioto River. Raised, rebuilt and returned to service as Portsmouth.[8]

26 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 February 1895
Ship Country Description
J. C. Abbot  United States The ferry was sunk by ice at dock at Madison, Indiana, a total loss.[8]

28 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1895
Ship Country Description
Charley Hook  United States The steamer was sunk by ice in the Ohio River at Babs Island. Raised and repaired.[4]
Pacific  United States The steamer was sunk by ice in the Ohio River opposite Walkers Landing near Wellsville, Ohio. Raised and repaired.[4]

March[edit]

1 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 March 1895
Ship Country Description
Marcus Collins  United States The steamer burned and sank between Trinity, Louisiana and Tensas Lake, a total loss.[29]
Nat. F. Dortch  United States The steamer struck a snag and sank near Cotton Point Landing, Louisiana in Ninock Lake, or at Coon Point, Louisiana in the Red River, a total loss. Her bell and boiler were later salvaged.[30][29]
Nora  United States The steamer burned and sank at New Iberia, Louisiana. Raised and repaired. One of her firemen was killed.[29]

3 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 March 1895
Ship Country Description
Laura Blanks  United States The steamer burned and sank between Trinity, Louisiana and Floyd, Louisiana, a total loss. Her master's son died.[29]

6 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 March 1895
Ship Country Description
Evangel  United States The steamer filled through a siphon pipe and sank at dock at Port Angeles, Washington.[12]

8 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1895
Ship Country Description
Longfellow  United States The passenger steamer struck a pier of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Bridge in Cincinnati, she broke in two and sank, a total loss. Seven killed.[8]
Rosedale  United States The steamer struck a rock in the "Rock Channel" and sank in six feet (1.8 m) of water in the Wabash River in Grand Chain. Part of her cargo was salvaged. One crewman drowned. Raised and repaired. Back in service by late August.[7]

9 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 March 1895
Ship Country Description
Anna B. Adams  United States The steamer struck a snag and sank at Thorn Reach, Louisiana in the Red River. Later raised. Back in service by May.[29]
Gamma  United States The steamer struck a snag and sank at Brown's Landing, Louisiana in the Red River, a total loss.[29]
Reina Regente  Spanish Navy The Reina Regente-class protected cruiser foundered in the Bay of Cádiz with the loss of all 420 crew.

10 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 March 1895
Ship Country Description
Myrtle  United States The steamer caught fire and burned in the White River 25 miles (40 km) above Newport, Arkansas near Arnold's Ferry, a total loss.[7]

12 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 1895
Ship Country Description
F. W. Vosburgh  United States The tugboat struck Romer Shoal and sank in a heavy snowstorm.[24]

13 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1895
Ship Country Description
N. B. Starbuck  United States The tugboat, while assisting Senica, got caught in her suction, listed, filled with water, and sank in the East River off Pier 17. A pilot was killed.[24]

17 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 March 1895
Ship Country Description
Helen Vaughan  United States The steamer burned at White's Ferry, Louisiana near the mouth of Bayou D'Arbonne, a total loss.[29][31]

19 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 March 1895
Ship Country Description
Nubia  United Kingdom The passenger-cargo steamer ran aground at Aden during her maiden voyage. She was refloated, repaired, and returned to service.

21 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 March 1895
Ship Country Description
Ambassadrice  France En route from St Malo for Newfoundland for cod the sailing vessel had a crew of 7 and 90 male passengers. It ran onto rocks on the south coast of Guernsey (Channel Islands) in fog and foundered close to shore. All managed to climb to the top of the cliffs safely apart from one elderly man who slipped and fell to his death.[32]

23 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 March 1895
Ship Country Description
Mary Ann  United Kingdom The ship got into difficulties off Cardigan Island, Cardiganshire. Her two crew were rescued by Lizzie & Charles Leigh Clare (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution).[6]

24 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 March 1895
Ship Country Description
Saml. Winpenny  United States The steamer backed into a rock lighter and sank in the Ashley River at Charleston, South Carolina.[9]

25 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 March 1895
Ship Country Description
Acorn  United States The ferry burned and sank at Middleport, Ohio, a total loss.[33]

26 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 March 1895
Ship Country Description
Lora  United States The steamer foundered at Monroe, Louisiana. Later raised.[29]

27 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1895
Ship Country Description
Ethel  United States The launch was wrecked crossing the bar at Lake Worth, Florida.[9]

28 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 March 1895
Ship Country Description
Mary H. Packer  United States The tug sprung a leak and sank off Red Hook, Brooklyn. most of crew rescued by Magenta, a deck hand drowned. Apparently raised, repaired and back in service by December 1895.[34][5]
Ralph E. Warner  United States The steamer caught fire and burned in the White River near Hess Landing, Arkansas, a total loss.[7]
Saintonge  France The vessel ran aground, approximately 200 yd (183 m) from the shore in calm weather on rocks in Boskenna Bay, 5 miles (8.0 km) to the west of Penzance, Cornwall. She was finally abandoned on 1 April with all the crew and some of the cargo saved.[35]

29 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 March 1895
Ship Country Description
Alvah  United Kingdom The steamer was damaged in a collision with Brinkburn ( United Kingdom) in the Straits of Messina off Cannitello. She was beached to prevent sinking, but was wrecked, a total loss.[36]

30 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 March 1895
Ship Country Description
Welcome  United States The steamer was sunk in a collision with Perfection ( United States) in the Chicago River.[37]

April[edit]

2 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 April 1895
Ship Country Description
Buckeye  United States The steamer was struck by a heavy squall in Bellingham Bay and thrown on its beams ends and was wrecked. One passenger died of exposure.[12]
W. A. Waters  United States The bugeye was struck by the tug Game Cock ( United States) and sank in Baltimore Harbor.[25][26]

3 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 April 1895
Ship Country Description
Iron Queen  United States The ferry burned and sank at Gallipolis, Ohio, a total loss. 35 passengers and crew made it to shore, one stewardess drowned.[33]

6 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 April 1895
Ship Country Description
I. T. Rhea  United States The steamer was blown in a storm into Brooks Bluff in the Cumberland River knocking a hole in her starboard side, causing her to sink in 30 feet (9.1 m) of water.[38]

7 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 1895
Ship Country Description
Josiah R. Smith  United States The schooner was sunk in a collision with the barge Lone Star in tow by Orion (both  United States) four miles (6.4 km) off Gay Head in thick fog. The crew were rescued by Lone Star.[5][39]

8 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 April 1895
Ship Country Description
Unknown barges  United States Two barges, under tow by Thomas A. Bain ( United States), broke loose in a storm off Cape Charles. They eventually washed ashore. One was refloated, the other was a total loss.[25]

9 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 April 1895
Ship Country Description
Lord Spencer  United Kingdom The steamer foundered on a voyage from San Francisco, California, United States to Queenstown, Ireland.[40]

13 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1895
Ship Country Description
Nora  Sweden The steamer struck a sunken wreck crossing the Bar at Shanghai, China and was wrecked.[41]

14 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 April 1895
Ship Country Description
Kodiak  United States Great Easter Gale of 1895: During a voyage in the Territory of Alaska from Kodiak to Ajaktalik with one passenger, eight crewmen, and a 40-ton cargo of lumber, furs, and general merchandise on board, the 102.89-ton, 93-foot (28.3 m) schooner was wrecked during a gale on a sandspit at the southeastern tip of Geese Island (56°44′N 153°53′W / 56.733°N 153.883°W / 56.733; -153.883 (Geese Island)) in the Kodiak Archipelago. All aboard survived.[42]
Walter A. Earle  Canada Great Easter Gale of 1895: While sealing off Icy Bay in the Territory of Alaska, the 71-ton schooner lost her rudder and capsized during a gale in the Gulf of Alaska off Cape Saint Elias on the southwest end of Kayak Island with the loss of her entire crew of 32. Her overturned hull drifted into Afognak Bay (58°02′30″N 152°45′00″W / 58.04167°N 152.75000°W / 58.04167; -152.75000 (Afognak Bay)) on Kodiak Island several weeks later with the bodies of many of her crew inside it.[43]

20 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 April 1895
Ship Country Description
Wasp  United Kingdom The tug was run down and sunk in the Bristol Channel by Severn ( United Kingdom) with the loss of all four people on board. The wreck was later raised and beached.[44]

22 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 April 1895
Ship Country Description
Unknown barges  United States The tow steamer I. N. Bunton ( United States) struck a pier of the Kenova Bridge in Cincinnati, resulting in four barges sinking.[8]
Wyandot  United States The steamer struck a stump and sank in the Duck River three miles (4.8 km) above the mouth in eight feet (2.4 m) of water.[38]

24 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 April 1895
Ship Country Description
C. G. White  United States Great Easter Gale of 1895: The 73.51-net register ton, 81.5-foot (24.8 m) schooner was disabled at sea in a gale and snowstorm and blown before the wind until she was wrecked on a submerged reef in the Trinity Islands (56°50′N 154°10′W / 56.833°N 154.167°W / 56.833; -154.167 (Trinity Islands)) in the Territory of Alaska's Kodiak Archipelago southwest of Kodiak Island. Of her crew of at least 28, three died trying to reach shore and eight more died ashore prior to rescue. Confusingly, various press reports of 1895 in combination list up to 20 survivors, raising the possibility that her crew was as large as 31.[45]

27 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 April 1895
Ship Country Description
A. Everett  United States The steamer foundered in Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron.[46]
Sadie Shepherd  United States The steamer sprung a leak and sank on Lake Erie near Turtle Island. Her cook drowned.[47]

May[edit]

1 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 May 1895
Ship Country Description
J. H. Johnson  United States The steamer struck a rock in Green Bay near Horseshoe Island and was wrecked, a total loss.[48]
Reindeer  United States The schooner was wrecked in a gale near the Black River. She was not considered worth saving and was towed into shoal water and abandoned.[49]

2 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 May 1895
Ship Country Description
S. R. Smith  United States The tug was struck by a scow, under tow by Wm. E. Chapman ( United States), in the East River off Pier 47. She was forced under, bow first, rolling onto her port side, filling with water and sank.[34]

3 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 May 1895
Ship Country Description
E. B. Wheelock  United States The steamer struck an obstruction and sank at Snaggy Point, Louisiana in the Red River, a total loss.[29]

4 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 May 1895
Ship Country Description
Guide  United States The steamer burned at Pier 6, Oswego, New York, a total loss.[47]

5 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 May 1895
Ship Country Description
L. D. Davis  United States The tow steamer was destroyed by fire at Ashtabula, Ohio, a total loss.[47]

7 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 May 1895
Ship Country Description
Maud  United States The tug was capsized in the harbor of Norfolk, Virginia by the suction of New York ( United States).[25]

10 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 May 1895
Ship Country Description
Cayuga  United States The steamer sank in a collision with Joseph L. Hurd ( United States) in dense fog in Lake Michigan/Straits of Mackinac near the Waugoshance Light in 14–15 fathoms (84–90 ft; 26–27 m)s of water (45°43′N 85°11′W / 45.717°N 85.183°W / 45.717; -85.183). Joseph L. Hurd's cook drowned.[14][50][51]

11 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 May 1895
Ship Country Description
Rob Roy  United States The tow steamer filled with water and sank at dock at the foot of Vine Street, Cincinnati.[8]

12 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 May 1895
Ship Country Description
City of Chartiers  United States The steamer burned to the waterline while lying at the bank near Ironton, Ohio.[8]

14 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 May 1895
Ship Country Description
Katie Voight  United States The steamer struck a sunken scow in the Pettys Island Cut and sank. Raised, repaired and back in service by mid June.[52]

21 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 May 1895
Ship Country Description
Carrie E. Long  United States The barque was lost to fire in the Atlantic Ocean when struck by lightning 10 miles (16 km) west of Gun Cay, the Bahamas. Her captain, first mate and two crewmen were killed in the lightning strike. The rest of the crew was rescued from Gun Cay by Havana ( United States).[53][54]

27 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 May 1895
Ship Country Description
Colima  United States The steamer sank in a violent gale 40 miles (64 km) south of Manzanillo, Colima. Eighty-five passengers and 68 crew died, 12 crew and 27 passengers survived, some made it to shore, others were rescued by San Juan ( United States).[55][56][57]

29 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 May 1895
Ship Country Description
H. E. Runnells  United States The steamer caught fire on Lake Erie and was towed to Ashtabula, Ohio where she sank. Raised in July and taken to Port Huron, Michigan where she was repaired and returned to service.[47][58][59]
Jack  Canada The steamer was damaged in a collision with Norman ( United States) in dense fog off Presque Isle, off the Menominee River, rapidly filled and became waterlogged. She would have sank except for the buoyancy of her cargo of lumber. She sank next day at Presque Isle after the lumber lost its buoyancy. The crew were rescued by the steam barge Sicken. Raised, repaired, and returned to service. Renamed Bothnia at some point.[60]
Norman  United States The steamer was sunk in a collision with Jack ( Canada) in dense fog off Presque Isle, off the Menominee River in 300 feet (91 m) of water. Two crewmen and wife of another crewman drowned. Survivors rescued by the steam barge Sicken.[46][60]
S. P. Pond  United States The steamer caught fire and burned in the White River opposite Newport, Arkansas, a total loss.[7]

June[edit]

2 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 June 1895
Ship Country Description
Osceola  United States The steamer burned in the Ocklawaha River near Eureka, Florida, a total loss.[11]

5 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 June 1895
Ship Country Description
J. Everson  United States The tug had passed a line to steam barge I. Watson Stephenson ( United States) in preparation for towing her through the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal. When I. Watson Stephenson crossed J. Everson's bow to pass lines to the other side she was struck, rolled over, filled and sank four miles (6.4 km) off shore in 15 fathoms (90 ft; 27 m) of water. One crewman below decks drowned.[48][61]

6 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 June 1895
Ship Country Description
Gitana  United States The steamer foundered in a severe storm in Lake Ontario between Oswego, New York and Alexander Bay. Lost with all three hands.[47]

8 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 June 1895
Ship Country Description
T. D. Dale  United States The passenger steamer struck an obstruction and sank near Lock No. 8 in the Great Kanawha River in eight feet (2.4 m) of water. Raised and repaired.[33]

11 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 June 1895
Ship Country Description
Olinda Flag Portugal sea (1830).svg Portugal During a voyage from New York City to Fall River, Massachusetts, the 1,479-gross register ton cargo ship was wrecked on Fisher's Island at the eastern end of Long Island Sound without loss of life. Her wreck sank in 20 feet (6 m) of water.[62]

12 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 June 1895
Ship Country Description
Saint Pancras  United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked on the Samarang Bank. She was on a voyage from Labuan, Philippines to Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.[63]

18 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 June 1895
Ship Country Description
James  United States The tug sprang a leak at Cramp Shipbuilding, Philadelphia and sank.[5]

20 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 June 1895
Ship Country Description
Potomac  United States The steamer was destroyed by fire at the mouth of St. Clements Bay.[25]

21 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 June 1895
Ship Country Description
Anna M. Pence  United States The steamer burned near Point Lowell in Puget Sound, a total loss. Her crew escaped to a scow she was towing, except for her cook who drowned.[24]
Diana  United Kingdom The Cross-Channel mail steamer was wrecked in fog on Cap de la Hague. She was on a voyage from St Malo, France to Southampton, England. Passengers and crew all rescued.[64][65]
St. Peter  United States The laid up steamer was destroyed by fire at Handsboro, Mississippi, a total loss.[29]

July[edit]

2 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 July 1895
Ship Country Description
Alice  United States The steamer sank at dock at Falmouth, Maine.[66]
J. J. Odil  United States The steamer struck a dredge cut and sank in the Illinois River at Bloom's Landing, Illinois. Later raised.[9]
Lincoln  United States The steamer was destroyed by fire from an exploding lamp in the engine room at dock at Barren Island, Brooklyn.[34]

5 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 July 1895
Ship Country Description
Lady Lee  United States The steamer struck an obstruction and sank at Island No. 40, a total loss. Three crew and two passengers killed.[7][67]
Portland  United States The steamer, while at anchor near Dundas Island, British Columbia, grounded on a rock and became a total loss.[24]

7 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 July 1895
Ship Country Description
Annie May  United States The steam launch was driven onto the beach and destroyed at Cape Karluk (57°35′10″N 154°30′50″W / 57.58611°N 154.51389°W / 57.58611; -154.51389 (Cape Karluk)) on the Shelikof Strait coast of the Territory of Alaska's Kodiak Island during a storm. She became a total loss.[68]
Mexico  United Kingdom The steamer was wrecked near the Belle Isle Lighthouse while en route from Montreal to Bristol. She was carrying 900 sheep, 200 cattle and a general cargo. The crew was saved but the wreck was plundered and set alight.[69]
Raphael  United States While anchored off Karluk, Territory of Alaska, with 20 crewmen and a cargo of 7,117 cases of salmon on board, the 1,542-gross register ton, 220-foot (67.1 m) wooden ship was washed ashore during a storm and wrecked without loss of life in Tanglefoot Bay (57°34′30″N 154°29′30″W / 57.57500°N 154.49167°W / 57.57500; -154.49167 (Tanglefoot Bay)) on the coast of Southcentral Alaska.[70]

8 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 July 1895
Ship Country Description
Innovator  United States The dredge struck an obstruction and sank in 3 feet of water near Caseyville, Kentucky. Raised and repaired.[7]

9 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 July 1895
Ship Country Description
Hilaria  United Kingdom One died when the ship caught fire and sank in Port Phillip, near Melbourne. She was carrying a general cargo and rosin.[71]
Volurous Canada Canada The schooner collided near Beaver Light, Nova Scotia. She was out of White Head, Nova Scotia.[72][73]

10 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 July 1895
Ship Country Description
Ben Harrison  United States The lighter struck a rock and sank in the Merrimac River. Raised and repaired.[5]
Uhlan  United Kingdom The vessel was wrecked off Heligoland.[74]

11 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 July 1895
Ship Country Description
Birkhall  United Kingdom The vessel was sunk in a collision with Wantai ( Imperial Chinese Navy) on the seaward side of the Woosung bar.[75]

12 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 July 1895
Ship Country Description
Prince Oscar  United Kingdom The ship collided with another vessel and sank with the loss of all hands off the coast of Brazil.[76]

15 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 1895
Ship Country Description
Hebe  Sweden The barquentine was wrecked at Little Curacao Island.[77]

16 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 July 1895
Ship Country Description
Nyanza  United States The steamer was sunk in a collision with Northern King ( United States) in the Hay Lake Channel, Sault Ste. Marie River. Raised, taken to Duluth ad repaired.[78]
Uncle Billy  United States The steamer struck an obstruction and sank 10 miles (16 km) above the Mouth of Black Fish Bayou in the St. Francis River, a total loss. Tree crew and two passengers killed.[7]

17 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1895
Ship Country Description
W. H. Miller  United States Carrying 12 crewmen, three passengers, and a cargo of 300 tons of coal and general merchandise, the 265.5-ton, 122.6-foot (37.4 m) brig dragged her anchors during a gale and was stranded without loss of life in the harbor at Port Clarence, Territory of Alaska, becoming a total loss.[43]

18 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 1895
Ship Country Description
Hibernia  United Kingdom The 83-gross register ton ketch was in a collision and wrecked off Heligoland.[79]

19 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1895
Ship Country Description
Sankai Maru  Japan The steam cargo ship ran aground on Shosei Island.[80]

20 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 July 1895
Ship Country Description
Westella  United Kingdom During a voyage in ballast between Stockholm and Härnösand, Sweden, the Jackson & Beaumont-owned steamer was in a collision and sank in the Baltic Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) south-southeast of Finngrundet.[81]

21 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1895
Ship Country Description
Maria P  Italy The passenger-cargo ship was involved in a collision in the Gulf of Spezia, off the Italian coast with 148 lives lost. She was en route from Naples to Genoa with a general cargo.[82]

23 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1895
Ship Country Description
Gen. A. E. Burnside  United States The tug burned and sank off Stamford, Connecticut, a total loss.[5]
Only Son  United States The schooner was sunk in a collision with Yacht Neaira ( United States) off Astoria, Queens in the East River. Her crew was rescued by Neaira[34]

24 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1895
Ship Country Description
Granby  United Kingdom The steamer was wrecked on the coast of Brazil while on a voyage in ballast from Imbituba, Brazil, to Buenos Aires, Argentina.[83]
Unique  United Kingdom The steamer ran aground in the Bass Strait on the coast of Victoria, Australia.[84]
Ymuiden  Netherlands The steamer was wrecked off Rotterdam, the Netherlands.[85]

25 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 July 1895
Ship Country Description
Agnes Donald  Queensland En route in ballast from Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia, to Fremantle, Western Australia, the steamer was lost in the Indian Ocean off Fremantle.[86]
Angelica  United Kingdom En route from Bordeaux, France, to Barry, Wales, with a cargo of pitwood, the steamer was wrecked off Milford, Wales.[87]
Mogador  United Kingdom The steamer ran aground on the Hats and Barrell Rocks between Milford and St David's Head, Wales, while carrying coal from Glasgow, Scotland, to Bayonne, France.[88]

26 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 July 1895
Ship Country Description
Condor Norge-Unionsflagg-1844.svg Norway The barque caught fire and was abandoned in the North Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) east-southeast of Lowestoft, during a voyage from Hull, England, to Pensacola, Florida.[89]

27 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 July 1895
Ship Country Description
Agra  Western Australia The barque was on a voyage from Fremantle to Bunbury, Western Australia, with a cargo of stock and general goods when she was lost in Koombana Bay near Bunbury.[90]
Cleaveland  United Kingdom The steamer was on a voyage from London to Cardiff in ballast when she was in collision in the English Channel off Folkestone with the tanker Duffield and sank.[91]
Seagull  Western Australia The steamer was lost off Garden Island, Western Australia, along with her three crew.[92]

28 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 July 1895
Ship Country Description
Ida  Germany The cargo ship was carrying sugar, wheat, and general cargo from Danzig, Germany, to London when she ran aground on the Hasborough Sands.[93]
Masonic  United Kingdom The steam cargo ship was wrecked at Saint Pierre and Miquelon. She was in ballast on a voyage from Swansea, Wales, to Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada.[94]

29 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 July 1895
Ship Country Description
Haakon Adelsteen Norge-Unionsflagg-1844.svg Norway The steamer ran aground near Santa Catherina, Brazil, during a voyage from La Plata, Argentina, to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[95]

31 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 July 1895
Ship Country Description
Benton  United States The passenger steamer struck a snag and sank in the Missouri River at Arrow Rock, Missouri. Raised and repaired.[9]
Congo  United Kingdom During a voyage from Antwerp, Belgium, in ballast, the steamer ran aground at Triborka in the White Sea.[96]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date in July 1895
Ship Country Description
Lord Downshire  United Kingdom The full-rigged ship foundered off the coast of Brazil with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Caleta Buena, Chile to Hamburg, Germany.[76]

August[edit]

1 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1895
Ship Country Description
Refuge  United States The steamer caught fire off Liberty Island. After efforts to put it out failed she was beached on Oyster Island where she burned to the waterline. Her crew escaped in her boat.[34]

2 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1895
Ship Country Description
Marion  United States The steamer burned to the waterline and sank at dock at Boothbay Harbor, Maine, a total loss.[66]

4 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1895
Ship Country Description
F. A. Kerker  United States The tug caught fire at dock at Rikers Island, she burned to the waterline.[34]

5 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1895
Ship Country Description
Big Sandy  United States The wharf boat caught fire and burned to the waterline/destroyed while at dock at the foot of Broadway, Cincinnati, spreading to other wharf boats and two steamers.[97]
Big Sandy  United States The steamer burned to the waterline/destroyed while at dock at the foot of Broadway, Cincinnati when the wharf boat Big Sandy caught fire.[8][97]
Carrollton  United States The steamer burned to the waterline/destroyed while at dock at the foot of Broadway, Cincinnati when the wharf boat Big Sandy caught fire.[8][97]
Hiawatha  United States The steamer was sunk at Columbia, Texas in the Brazos River when dropping river level dropped her on an obstruction piercing her hull.[29]

7 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1895
Ship Country Description
Harberton  United Kingdom While en route for Halifax with timber and salted fish, the ship foundered approximately 30 miles (48 km) north-east of Port Morant, Jamaica.[98]
Emma May Canada Canada The steamer ran aground off White Point, Nova Scotia, while heading from Chester, Nova Scotia, to Port Matoon, Nova Scotia, Canada.[99]

8 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1895
Ship Country Description
Albatros  France The steamer sank during a storm in the Rance estuary at Point Cancaval, Brittany, France.[100]
Catterthun  New South Wales The passenger-cargo steamer sank two to three miles (3.2 to 4.8 km) north of Seal Rocks, New South Wales, Australia, after hitting a reef while on a journey from Sydney to Hong Kong with 58 crew members and 22 passengers aboard. Fifty-five died.[101][102]
Saint Paul Flag of the United States (1891–1896).svg United States The steamer was wrecked near Point Pinos Lighthouse, California.[103]

9 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 August 1895
Ship Country Description
Britannic  United States The steamer was sunk in a collision with Russia ( United States) in the Detroit River. One of her firemen drowned.[4]

10 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 August 1895
Ship Country Description
Mayhill  United Kingdom While en route to Geraldton, Western Australia, from Middlesbrough, England with a cargo of railway iron, the barque was wrecked off Point Moore, Western Australia.[104]
Miranda  Belgium Carrying wool from Australia to Hamburg, Germany, the steamer was wrecked on the Jument rock, near Ushant, France. The lugger Charlotte (flag unknown) picked up the survivors and there was no loss of life.[105]

11 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 1895
Ship Country Description
Pan  Denmark While en route to Ghent, Belgium, from St Petersburg, Russia, with a cargo of barley, flax, and pulpwood, the steamer sank in the Baltic Sea after a collision four miles south of Ystad, Sweden.[106]

12 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 1895
Ship Country Description
Soochow  United Kingdom The passenger and cargo ship ran aground off Chefoo, China, during a voyage from Chinkiang to Chefoo.[107]

14 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 August 1895
Ship Country Description
Dracona  United Kingdom While en route, and carrying pig iron and coal, from Middlesbrough, England, the steamer ran aground at Fame Point in the Saint Lawrence River, near her destination, Montreal.[108]
S. Shaw  United States The steamer burned to the waterline at Pier 77, Philadelphia.[52]

16 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 1895
Ship Country Description
Wm. Jones  United States The schooner was sunk in a collision with City of Macon ( United States) at Greenwich Pier, Philadelphia.[52]

19 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 August 1895
Ship Country Description
City of Sheffield  United States The steamer struck an obstruction and sank in shallow water in the Mississippi River near Greenfield, Missouri. Raised and taken to Paducah, Kentucky for repairs.[7]
Lud Keifer  United States The steamer broke loose from the Monongahela Wharf, Pittsburgh, in a storm. She capsized and was reduced to a wreck. Later broken up. A stewardess died.[4]
Tillie  United States The steamer was capsized and wrecked at the Tyde Coal Company Wharf, Pittsburgh, in a storm.[4]

20 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1895
Ship Country Description
John D. Scully  United States The laid up steamer was destroyed by fire at Carrollton, Louisiana.[29]
Maryland  United States The steamer was dragged down and sunk when an unidentified mud scow she was towing suddenly sank in the Cooper River opposite Charleston, South Carolina. One crewman killed.[9]
Rung Brothers  United States The 57-foot (17 m) steam yacht was caught in the trough of heavy seas on Lake Erie off Buffalo, New York causing her to careen, fill and sink rapidly. Six passengers killed.[46][109]

21 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 August 1895
Ship Country Description
Etta Stewart  Canada Eight people died when the sailing ship was lost off Three Fathom Harbour, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, in a storm.[110]
Seaford  United Kingdom The Newhaven and Dieppe ferry sank 20 miles (32 km) from Newhaven after a collision with the SS Lyon. There was no loss of life.[111]

22 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1895
Ship Country Description
Sentinel  Canada The barque was lost at sea while en route to Buenos Aires from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.[112]

24 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1895
Ship Country Description
Clémentine  France The steamer sank after hitting rocks near Mont Saint-Michel. She was carrying limestone from Regnéville, Normandy to Dahouët, Brittany.[113]

25 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 August 1895
Ship Country Description
Alice  Canada The steamer ran aground off Seal Island, while en route for Liverpool from Port Medway, Nova Scotia.[114]
Four Sisters  France The steamer ran aground while en route from St Pierre, Saint Pierre and Miquelon to Sydney, Nova Scotia.[115]
Fredrikka Norge-Unionsflagg-1844.svg Norway The steamer was lost during a storm off Aspy Bay while en route to Baie Verte, New Brunswick, Canada, from Le Havre, Upper Normandy, France.[116]
Morning Light  Canada The steam schooner was wrecked off Mulgrave Cove while heading to Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia from Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada.[117]
Rosedale  United States The steamer struck an obstruction and sank in 15 feet (4.6 m) of water in the Ohio River near Shawneetown, Illinois. Total loss.[7]

26 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 1895
Ship Country Description
Mildred  United States The sloop tacht was sunk in a collision with John Endicott ( United States) in Boston Harbor.[5]
Morrisania  United States The steamer was destroyed by fire in drydock in Hoboken, New Jersey.[34]

27 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 August 1895
Ship Country Description
Henrietta  United States The sailing ship was wrecked in the Kee Chanel on a trip from Yokohama, Japan to Kobe, Japan.[118]
J. M. Clark  United States The steamer burned to the waterline and sank while tied up at Eight Mile Island near Cheshire, Ohio in the Ohio River.[33]

28 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 August 1895
Ship Country Description
Morning Light  United Kingdom The recently converted tanker caught fire and became a total loss after being stranded in Coos Bay, near Bandon. She was heading for Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico from Comox.[119]
Duchess of Kent  Western Australia The steamer was wrecked off Cervantes Island, Western Australia, while en route to Fremantle from Geraldton, Western Australia.[120]
Norman  New South Wales The schooner was wrecked off Bellambi Reef, New South Wales, while carrying coal from Wollongong to Sydney.[121]
SMS S41  Imperial German Navy The torpedo boat sank in a storm.[122]
Sea Wo  Western Australia The small fishing boat was lost off the northwest coast of Western Australia.[123]

30 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 1895
Ship Country Description
Ansgarius  United Kingdom The steamship ran aground on Lowther Rock, South Ronaldsay, Orkney. She was carrying coal from Glasgow to Christiana.[124]

31 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 August 1895
Ship Country Description
K. M. Hutchinson  United States The steamer caught fire, burned and sank in Lake Poygan four miles (6.4 km) north of Winneconne, Wisconsin. Crew abandoned ship in her lifeboats.[48]
Look Out  Queensland The barque was on a voyage from Thursday Island, Queensland, when she was wrecked off Dove Island in the Torres Strait.[125]

September[edit]

1 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 September 1895
Ship Country Description
Marco  United States The steamer was sunk at Trinity, Louisiana when an attempt to beach her for repairs resulted in the bank giving way causing her to careen and sink, a total loss.[126]
Pathfinder  United States The tug was sunk in a collision with the tug Medina ( United States) in the harbor of Duluth, Minnesota. Later raised. One of her firemen was killed.[3]

2 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 September 1895
Ship Country Description
Geneva Myrtis Canada Canada The schooner caught fire and sank off Woods Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada, while on a voyage from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia.[127]

5 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 September 1895
Ship Country Description
Christina A. Forbes  United States The steamer was destroyed by fire in the Saginaw River.[46]

7 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 September 1895
Ship Country Description
Eagle Point  United States The steamer struck a timber in a cradle at a shipyard punching a hole in her hull, sinking in seven feet (2.1 m) of water in Dubuque, Iowa. Raised and repaired.[9]
Europa  Germany Out of Leith, Scotland her cargo of coal caught fire and Europa was abandoned. Her crew was picked up by barque Forfarshire and landed at Talcahuano, Chile.[128]
Parkfield  United Kingdom The steam-propelled cargo ship ran aground on the island of Gran Canaria at Isleta.[129]

9 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 September 1895
Ship Country Description
Le Glorieux  United Kingdom The trawler sank six miles (9.7 km) south-east of St Abb's Head, Berwickshire, England, after a collision.[130]

10 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 1895
Ship Country Description
Xania  Spain En route for Antwerp, Belgium from Gävle, Sweden, the steamer sank three miles (4.8 km) south-east of Vlissingen, Netherlands after a collision with Manila. Six people drowned.[131]

11 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 September 1895
Ship Country Description
Glenclune  United Kingdom The barque was wrecked near Porto Alegre, Brazil while out of Hamburg for Los Angeles. She was carrying cement for the Southern Pacific Railroad Company.[132]
Maid of Oregon  United States The auxiliary steam schooner/freighter became waterlogged 80 miles (130 km) south east of Cape Flattery on 26 August. She reached Chetgo, Oregon on 8 September and anchored, but was driven ashore in a strong gale on 11 September, a total loss.[20]
Wm. McAvoy  United States The steamer was sunk in a collision with steamer Lightning ( United States) off the American Dredging Company dock, Camden, New Jersey. One of her firemen was scalded.[66]

12 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 September 1895
Ship Country Description
Reindeer  United States The steamer struck a snag just below the mouth of the Wisconsin River sinking in six feet (1.8 m) of water. Raised and repaired.[133]

13 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 September 1895
Ship Country Description
Narragansett  United States The tug was sunk in a collision with the tug Mercury ( United States) off Pier 3 in the East River.[34]

14 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 September 1895
Ship Country Description
Vandora  United Kingdom The steamship was carrying coal from Maryport, England and ran aground near her destination of Ballyshannon, Ireland.[134]

16 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 September 1895
Ship Country Description
City of Calcutta  United Kingdom While en route from Huanillos for London with guano, the barque was abandoned off Staten Island, Argentina. She was driven ashore and wrecked the next day.[135][136]

17 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 September 1895
Ship Country Description
Mascot  United States The steamer burned in Wassaw Sound, Georgia, a total loss.[9]

18 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1895
Ship Country Description
A. Saltzman  United States The steamer sprang a leak and sank lying overnight at Judsonia, Arkansas in the Little Red River. Raised and repaired.[7]
Sánchez Barcáiztegui  Spanish Navy The screw sloop-of-war sank with the loss of 31 lives off Morro Castle at the entrance to Havana Bay off Cuba after colliding with the cargo ship Mortera ( Spain).[137][138][139]
St. Lawrence  United States The steamer while at dock at the foot of Niagara Street, Cincinnati, blew onto a sunken wreck and sank, a total loss.[8]

20 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 September 1895
Ship Country Description
City of Vivay  United States The steamer struck an obstruction crossing Craigs Bar and sank in four feet (1.2 m) of water. Raised, taken to Cincinnati and repaired.[8]
James Baird  United States The steamer burned to the waterline at Centerton, New Jersey.[66]
Tom Ross  United States The steamer sprung a leak and sank at dock. She was raised and taken to Madison, Indiana, where she was re-hulled.[8]

24 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 September 1895
Ship Country Description
Wm. Alexander  United States The steamer was destroyed by fire at Colona's railway, Norfolk, Virginia.[25]

26 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1895
Ship Country Description
Glen Iris  United States The tug ran aground on dumped material in the Imbuck Dumping Grounds, she rolled and filled through her coal hatches.[5]
Montana  United States The steamer struck a snag and sank at the entrance to the Portage Lake Ship Canal in Lake Superior in a gale. Raised and repaired.[78]
Reliance  United States The steamer sprung a leak over night and sank in 16 feet (4.9 m) of water at Higginsport, Ohio, a total loss.[8]

27 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 September 1895
Ship Country Description
Crystal  United States During a voyage from Kodiak on Kodiak Island to Seattle, Washington, with seven passengers, four crewmen, and a 10-ton cargo of cod aboard, the 32.52-ton, 48.6-foot (14.8 m) schooner was wrecked during a gale on the east shore of Yakutat Bay (55°27′20″N 131°29′15″W / 55.45556°N 131.48750°W / 55.45556; -131.48750 (Coon Cove)) on the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska about 16 miles (26 km) north of Yakutat without loss of life. Her wreck was sold.[45]
Louise  United States The steamer was destroyed by fire at dock over night at Petersburg, Virginia.[25]
Mauranger  Norway The vessel foundered off Cape San Antonio, Cuba, while on a voyage in ballast from Maracaibo, Venezuela, to Laguna de Términos, Mexico.[140]

28 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 September 1895
Ship Country Description
Humboldt  United States The steamer was wrecked in thick fog on Point Gorda, California, a total loss. Crew and passengers abandoned ship in her lifeboats.[20][21]
Robert L. Fryer  United States The steamer was sunk in a collision with Corsica ( United States) in 23 feet (7.0 m) of water in Hay Lake, Sault Ste. Marie River. Later raised.[141][142]

29 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 September 1895
Ship Country Description
Charles J. Kershaw  United States The steam barge was wrecked on Chocolay Reef near the mouth of the Chocolay River, East Marquette, Michigan in a gale when she lost power after a steam pipe valve burst, breaking in two. Her crew of 13 made in to shore. In 1900 a wrecker salvaged her boiler and other machinery.[141][143][144]
Cristobal Colon  Spanish Navy The Velasco-class unprotected cruiser foundered off Cuba near Pinar del Río without loss of life. Her wreck was broken up by a hurricane on 1 October.
George S. Rieman  United States The steamer sank at dock in Baltimore due to an open seacock. Later raised.[25]
Henry A. Kent  United States The schooner barge went ashore near the Mouth of the Chocolay River, East Marquette, Michigan in a gale after her tow Charles J. Kershaw ( United States) lost power. Her crew walked to shore. Refloated on 13 May 1896 and taken to Cleveland for repairs and returned to service.[145][144][146][147]
Lena Archer  United States The steamer sank at dock at Hawsville, Kentucky on the Ohio River due to swells caused by high winds.[8]
Margaret  United States The steamer went ashore in a storm and was wrecked three miles (4.8 km) west of Cape Henry Lighthouse.[25]
Moonlight  United States The schooner barge went ashore near the Mouth of the Chocolay River, East Marquette, Michigan in a gale after her tow Charles J. Kershaw ( United States) lost power. Her crew walked to shore. Refloated on 13 May 1896 and taken to Cleveland for repairs and returned to service.[143][144][148][146]
R. J. Henry  United States The barge went to pieces on rocks near Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan in a gale.[143]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown September 1895
Ship Country Description
Mark Hopkins  United States On 23 or 27 September the steamer was sunk in a collision with Vanderbilt ( United States) in Mud Lake, or Hay Lake, Sault Ste. Marie River. Raised in July 1896, taken to Marine City, Michigan and repaired.[141][149]

October[edit]

1 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 October 1895
Ship Country Description
Maria  United Kingdom The pilot cutter collided with the pilot cutter Smiling Morn ( United Kingdom) in the Bristol Channel off Worms Head, Glamorgan, Wales, and sank. Her crew survived.[44]
Smiling Morn  United Kingdom The pilot cutter collided with the pilot cutter Maria ( United Kingdom) in the Bristol Channel off Worms Head, Glamorgan, Wales, and sank. Her crew survived.[44]

2 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 October 1895
Ship Country Description
Llanisley  United Kingdom The schooner foundered in the Bristol Channel off Lundy Island, Devon. Her four crew abandoned ship but were subsequently lost attempting to reach Ilfracombe, Devon.[44]
Ocean  United Kingdom The smack was wrecked near Cardigan.[6]

4 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1895
Ship Country Description
Lyric  United States The steamer was towed under and sunk while providing provisions to J. V. Moran ( United States), probably in the harbor of Duluth, Minnesota.[3]
Zoe  United Kingdom The brigantine struck the Mixon Shoal, in the Bristol Channel and foundered with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Swansea, Glamorgan.[44]

5 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 October 1895
Ship Country Description
Garfield  United Kingdom The full-rigged ship caught fire in the Pacific Ocean and was abandoned. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Valparaíso, Chile. The wreck was subsequently towed in to Coquimbo Chile.[150]

7 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 October 1895
Ship Country Description
Gen'l H. F. Devol  United States The laid up steamer was destroyed by fire at New Orleans, Louisiana.[126]
May Libbie  United States The steamer struck a boom just above the Wynona bridge knocking a hole in her hull causing her to fill and sink in six feet (1.8 m) of water. Raised and repaired.[3]

13 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 October 1895
Ship Country Description
Resolute  United States The steamer struck a snag and sank at Prophets Island, Louisiana. Later raised.[126]

15 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 October 1895
Ship Country Description
Isle of Wight  United States The steamer burned to the water's edge at Smithfield, Virginia.[25]
Jennie Louise  United States The steamer struck a snag and sank between Vermilion Bayou and Morgan City, Louisiana. Later raised.[151]

17 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 October 1895
Ship Country Description
Gladiator  United States The tug burned to the waterline at dock in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and was scuttled to prevent further damage. Raised in May 1896, rebuilt and returned to service.[141][152]
Harberton  United Kingdom While en route from her home port of London to Barry in ballast she hit the Kettle's Bottom Reef between Land's End, Cornwall and the Longships. On a rising tide she drifted off and a steam tug towed her into Whitesand Bay.[153]
Otego  United States The steamer caught fire, burned and sank at the Northwest Fuel Company dock, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Her 2nd Engineer jump overboard and drowned.[46]

18 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 October 1895
Ship Country Description
Ethel  Canada The schooner was wrecked off the mouth of the Portapique River, Nova Scotia.[154]

19 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 October 1895
Ship Country Description
Ajax  United Kingdom The ship collided with Diamond ( United Kingdom) and sank 15 nautical miles (28 km) off Souter Point, Northumberland with the loss of a crew member. Survivors were rescued by Diamond.[155]
Alvin  United States The steamer struck a snag and sank in the Lower Grand River, Louisiana. Later raised.[126]

20 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 October 1895
Ship Country Description
John Craig  United States The steamer struck Ballard's Reef in the Detroit River and sank. Raised and taken to Buffalo, New York.[4]

21 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 October 1895
Ship Country Description
Kate Thomas  United Kingdom The steamship was wrecked off Point Cires west of Ceuta, while on a voyage from Cardiff to Brindisi with a cargo of coal.[156]

22 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 1895
Ship Country Description
City of St. Augustine  United States The steamer was destroyed by fire 18 miles (29 km) off Hatteras, North Carolina. The crew was rescued by City of Macon ( United States).[157][158]

24 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 1895
Ship Country Description
John F. Allen  United States The steamer struck a snag and sank at Mill Bayou, Mississippi in the Tallahatchie River. Later raised.[126]

31 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 October 1895
Ship Country Description
George E. Brockway  United States The steamer got a line hung up in her prop and drifted onto Iroquois Island on Lake Superior and was scuttled to prevent further damage.[141]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1895
Ship Country Description
Copernicus  United Kingdom The cargo ship went missing after leaving Punta Arenas, Chile on the 16th.[159]
Cato  Norway The steamer ran aground on Macabou Cae, Martinique in the Caribbean while carrying coal.[160]

November[edit]

2 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1895
Ship Country Description
Missoula  United States The steamer broke her outboard shaft to her engine in a gale and heavy seas. She sprung a leak and sank in Lake Superior. Her crew made it to shore in her boats.[48]

3 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 1895
Ship Country Description
Joe Peters  United States The steamer struck an obstruction and sank off Island No. 66 in the Mississippi River.[7]

4 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 November 1895
Ship Country Description
City of McGregor  United States The laid up steamer sank while waiting to go on a marine railway to re-caulk dried up seam caulking at Eagle Point, Iowa. Raised and repaired.[3]

8 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 November 1895
Ship Country Description
"Dora"  United States The steamer struck a snag and sank in the Black River. Later raised.[161]
Katie  United States The steamer was sunk in a collision with Newport News ( United States) in Hampton Roads near the Bushs Bluff Lightship. Two crew killed.[25]

9 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 November 1895
Ship Country Description
B. S. Rhea  United States The tow steamer caught fire and was destroyed while in ordinary at Sedamsville, Ohio when fire spread from Sidney Dillon ( United States), a total loss.[8]
Puritan  United States The steamer ran aground on Great Gull Island in dense fog. Refloated on 12 November.[5]
Scotia  United States The tow steamer caught fire and was destroyed while in ordinary at Sedamsville, Ohio when fire spread from B. S. Rhea ( United States), a total loss.[8]
Sidney Dillon  United States The tow steamer caught fire and was destroyed while in ordinary at Sedamsville, Ohio, a total loss. The fire spread to two other ships.[8]

15 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 November 1895
Ship Country Description
Sunshine  United States The steamer struck a rock and sank at Cooper's Bar on the Ohio River in three feet (0.91 m) of water. Apparently raised.[8]

16 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 November 1895
Ship Country Description
Gazelle  United States The steamer was sunk in a collision with Northern King ( United States) in the Sault Ste. Marie River in the Neebish Rapids. Raised and taken to dry dock.[48]

19 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 November 1895
Ship Country Description
Harvest Queen  United States The steamer struck a submerged pile and sank in heavy fog at Nassa's Point in the Columbia River. Raised and taken to Portland, Oregon for repairs.[12]

20 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 1895
Ship Country Description
Robert B. Carson  United States The steamer burned at New Albany, Indiana on the Ohio River, a total loss.[8]

21 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 November 1895
Ship Country Description
Bandorille  United States The steamer's rudder was disabled crossing the Umpqua River bar and she was washed ashore (43°40′N 124°12′W / 43.667°N 124.200°W / 43.667; -124.200), a total loss. Her master washed overboard and drowned.[12][162][163]
Ethel Cranmer  United States The steamer burned at dock at Tullytown, Pennsylvania.[66]

22 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 November 1895
Ship Country Description
R. D. M.  United States The ferry sprang a leak and sank while lying at Perkins Landing in the Arkansas River, a total loss.[164]

25 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 November 1895
Ship Country Description
Jennie Campbell  United States The steamer struck a snag and sank in the Mississippi River at Newtown Bend, Louisiana, a total loss.[165]
Jim Sheriffs  United States The steam barge was wrecked in a gale in Lake Michigan on Big Summer Island, declared a total loss. One crewman drowned. Though considered a total loss she was salvaged in May 1896. Rebuilt and returned to service as Jack Dempsey.[48][166]
Little Sandy  United States The steamer was sunk in a violent storm just above Carrollton, Kentucky. Raised and repaired.[8]
Mattie C. Bell  United States The schooner went ashore in a gale in Lake Michigan on Big Summer Island, when her tow ship Jim Sheriffs ( United States) was wrecked. Her cargo of coal was removed the next summer.[167]
Michael Groh  United States The steam barge lost her rudder in a gale on Lake Superior off Grand Island and was driven onto a rock reef at Pictured Rocks. She sank up to her decks and her crew abandoned ship. 140,000 feet of lumber was salvaged shortly after the grounding. She broke up in a storm on 30 November. Her boiler, engine and other machinery were salvaged the next summer.[48][168]

26 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 November 1895
Ship Country Description
J.M. Allmendinger  United States The steam barge was stranded/wrecked north of Fox Point, Wisconsin in a snowstorm and gale, a total loss. The crew was rescued by Welcome ( United States) and the US Life Saving Service. She broke up in a storm in 1897.[46][169][170]

27 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 November 1895
Ship Country Description
No. 269  Imperial Russian Navy The torpedo boat sank after colliding with the torpedo gunboat Kazarski ( Imperial Russian Navy).[171]
Sadie  United States The tug sank at Covills Folly in the Hudson River when she caught the corner of a dredge, she rolled and filled. Raised and repaired.[5]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1895
Ship Country Description
Winifred  United States The 15-gross register ton schooner was wrecked on the coast of Southeast Alaska while sailing toward Cape Fairweather from Lituya Bay. Her captain made it to shore but died in the mountains while trying to hike to Sitka, Territory of Alaska.[43]

December[edit]

1 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1895
Ship Country Description
Advance  United States The tow steamer grounded on Sand Creek Bar near Ravenswood, West Virginia and sank in the Ohio River with about three feet (0.91 m) of water on her deck. Raised, taken to Pittsburgh and repaired. A barge she was towing sank and was lost.[4]

3 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 December 1895
Ship Country Description
Little Sandy  United States The steamer struck an obstruction and sank in 12 feet (3.7 m) of water in the Kentucky River 20 miles (32 km) from Carrollton, Kentucky.[8]

4 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 December 1895
Ship Country Description
Hebe  United States The steam canal boat was sunk in a collision with a barge, one of five under tow by the tugs Rambler and Mischief, (both  United States), in the East River. The crew were rescued by Mischief.[5]

7 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 December 1895
Ship Country Description
Pearl B. Campbell  United States The wrecking tug foundered in a gale and heavy snow in Lake Superior 20 miles (32 km) off Huron Island, lost with all seven hands. Other tugs in the area reported heavy icing of the vessels.[48][172]

11 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 December 1895
Ship Country Description
Seventy-Six  United States The 38.11-gross register ton, 60-foot (18 m) schooner departed Woody Island in the Kodiak Archipelago bound for Kayak Island and Prince William Sound on the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska on a trading voyage carrying one passenger and a crew of six and disappeared with the loss of all seven men on board, presumably foundering in a gale that struck the Gulf of Alaska soon after her departure. The steamer Dora ( United States) later discovered wreckage from Seventy-Six washed ashore near Kodiak.[173]

14 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 December 1895
Ship Country Description
Elwood  United States The 97.27-gross register ton, 84-foot (25.6 m) schooner was wrecked on a reef off Gardner Point (57°01′N 134°37′W / 57.017°N 134.617°W / 57.017; -134.617 (Gardner Point)) in Southeast Alaska with the loss of one life. The rest of her crew reached shore and eventually was rescued by the revenue cutter USRC Wolcott (Ensign of the United States Revenue-Marine (1868).png United States Revenue Cutter Service).[174]

16 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 December 1895
Ship Country Description
Roy  United States The tow steamer was crushed by ice and sank on Lake Erie near Toledo, Ohio in 24 feet (7.3 m) of water.[47]

21 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 December 1895
Ship Country Description
Condor Norge-Unionsflagg-1844.svg Norway The barque was sunk in a collision off Beachy Head.[175]

24 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 December 1895
Ship Country Description
Civil Service Number Seven Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution The lifeboat capsized with the loss of all 15 crew while going to assistance of the steam barque Palme ( Russia), which had wrecked in Dublin Bay, Ireland.
El Mora  United States The tug caught fire overnight at dock in Jersey City, New Jersey and was scuttled to put out the fire by two other tugs.[5]
Palme  Russia The steam barque was wrecked in Dublin Bay, Ireland. The steamer Tearaght ( United Kingdom) rescued the crew of Palme and her ship's cat on 26 December.
Pilgrim  United Kingdom The schooner was missing off Land's End, Cornwall.[176]

31 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 December 1895
Ship Country Description
James G. Blaine  United States The steamer sank over night at Hatfield Landing on the Monongahela River. Raised, repaired, and returned to service.[177]
Puritan  United States The laid up steamer burned and sank at dock in Manistee, Michigan, a total loss. Possibly raised, or engine and boiler salvaged, in 1898.[78][178]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1895
Ship Country Description
Jacob A. Howland  United States The 355-ton whaling bark was lost at Strong Island (now Kosrae) in the South Pacific Ocean.[179]
Java  United Kingdom The ocean liner disappeared during a voyage from San Francisco, California, to New York City, with the loss of all hands.
Lady of the Lake  United States The paddle wheel passenger steamer sank in Lake Winnipesaukee, between Pig Island and the Glendale shore while under tow to be scuttled sometime in 1895.[180]
Sea Lion  Canada The 51-ton sealing schooner was lost with all hands in the North Pacific Ocean.[173]
Sentinel  Canada Either the barquentine's cargo caught fire on 22 September in the Atlantic Ocean (32°47′N 38°26′W / 32.783°N 38.433°W / 32.783; -38.433). Her crew abandoned ship in her boats on 23 September. By 24 September she had burned to the waters edge. Her crew was rescued on 28 September by Kiandra ( Germany), or she was lost in a storm in August.[181]

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Ship events in 1895
Ship launches: 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900
Ship commissionings: 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900
Ship decommissionings: 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900
Shipwrecks: 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900