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Among the great marine disasters on record that have resulted in loss of lives and vessels are:
1866, Jan. 11. Steamship London, on her way to Melbourne, foundered in the Bay of Biscay; 220 lives lost.
1866, Oct. 3. Steamship Evening Star, from New York to New Orleans, foundered; about 250 lives lost.
1867, Oct. 29. Royal Mail steamships Rhone and Wye and about 50 other vessels driven ashore and wrecked at St. Thomas, West Indies, by a hurricane; about 100 lives lost.
1870, Indian Line steamship City of Boston left New York with 117 passengers and was never heard from.
1871, July 30. Staten Island ferryboat Westfield exploded in New York hurricane; about 1000 lives lost.
1873, Jan. 22. British steamship North Fleet sunk in collision off Dungeness; 300 lives lost.
1873, Nov. 23. White Star liner Atlantic wrecked off Nova Scotia; 547 lives lost.
1873, Nov. 23. French liner Ville du Havre, from New York to Havre, lost in collision with ship Lochearn; sank in 16 minutes; 110 lives lost.
1874, Dec. 26. Immigrant vessel Cospatrick took fire and sank off Auckland; 476 lives lost.
1875, May 7. Hamburg Mail steamship Schiller wrecked in fog on Sicily Isles; 200 lives lost.
1875, Nov. 4. American steamship Pacific in collision 30 miles southwest of Cape Flattery; 236 lives lost.
1877, Nov. 24. U. S. sloop of war Huron wrecked off North Carolina coast; 110 lives lost.
1878, Jan. 31. Steamship Metropolis wrecked off North Carolina; 104 lives lost.
1878, March 24. British training ship Eurydice, a frigate, foundered near the Isle of Wight; 300 lives lost.
1878, Sept. 3. British iron steamship Princess Alice sunk in collision in the Thames; 700 lives lost.
1878, Dec. 18. French steamship Byzantin sunk in collision in the Dardanelles with the British steamship Rinaldo; 210 lives lost.
1879, Dec. 2. Steamship Borusia sunk off coast of Spain; 174 lives lost.
1880, Jan. 31. British training ship Atlanta left Bermuda with 290 men and was never heard from.
1881, Aug. 30. Steamship Teuton wrecked off the Cape of Good Hope; 200 lives lost.
1883, July 3. Steamship Daphne turned turtle in the Clyde; 124 lives lost.
1884, Jan. 18. American steamship City of Columbus wrecked off Gay Head Light, Mass.; 99 lives lost.
1884, April 19. Bark Ponema and steamship State of Florida sank in mid-ocean after collision; 145 lives lost.
1884, July 23. Spanish steamship Gijon and British steamship Lux in collision off Finistere; 150 lives lost.
1887, Jan. 29. Steamship Kapunda in collision with bark Ada Melore off coast of Brazil; 300 lives lost.
1887, Nov. 15. British steamship Wah Young caught fire between Canton and Hongkong; 400 lives lost.
1888, Sept. 13. Italian steamship Sud America and steamship La France in collision near the Canary Islands; 89 lives lost.
1889, March 16. U. S. warship Trenton, Vandalia and Lipsic and German ships Adler and Eber wrecked on Samoan Islands; 147 lives lost.
1890, Jan. 2. Steamship Persia wrecked off Corsica; 130 lives lost.
1890, Feb. 17. British steamship Duburg wrecked in China Sea; 400 lives lost.
1890, March 1. British steamship Quetia foundered in Lorres Straits; 124 lives lost.
1890, Sept. 19. Turkish frigate Ertogrul foundered off Japan; 540 lives lost.
1890, Dec. 27. British steamship Shanghai burned in China Sea; 101 lives lost.
1891, March 17. Anchor liner Utopia in collision with British steamship Anson off Gibraltar and sunk; 574 lives lost.
1891, April 16. British ship St. Catharis wrecked off Caroline Island; 90 lives lost.
1892, Jan. 13. Steamship Namehow wrecked in China Sea; 414 lives lost.
1892, Oct. 28. Anchor liner Romania wrecked off Corsica; 113 lives lost.
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1893, June 22. British battleship Pretoria sunk in collision with the Camperdown off Syria; 357 lives lost.
1894, June 25. Steamship Norge wrecked on Rockall Reef in North Atlantic; nearly 600 lives lost.
1895, Jan. 30. German steamship Elbe, sunk in collision with British steamship Grathie in North Sea; 335 lives lost.
1895, March 11. Spanish cruiser Reina Regenta, foundered in Atlantic at entrance to Mediterranean; 400 lives lost.
1898, July 2. Steamship Bourgogne rammed British steel sailing vessel Cromartshire and sank rapidly; 571 lies lost.
1904, June 15. General Slocum, excursion steamboat with 1400 persons aboard; took fire going through Hell Gate, East River; more than 1000 lives lost.
1905, Sept. 12. Japanese warship Mikasa sunk after explosion in Sasebo harbor; 599 lives lost.
1907, Feb. 12. Steamship Larchmont in collision with Harry Hamilton in Long Island Sound; 183 lives lost.
1907, Feb. 21. English mail steamship Berlin wrecked off the Hook of Holland; 142 lives lost.
1907, Feb. 24. Austrian Lloyd steamship Imperatrix, from Trieste to Bombay, wrecked on Cape of Crete and sunk; 137 lives lost.
1907, Jan. British steamship Pengwern foundered in the North Sea; crew and 24 men lost.
1907, Jan. Prinz Waldemar, Hamburg-American line, aground at Kingston, Jamaica, after earthquake; 3 lives lost.
1907, Feb. French warship Jean Bart, sunk off coast of Morocco.
1907, March. Steamship Congo sunk at mouth of Ems river by German steamship Nerissa; 7 lives lost.
1907, March. French warship Jena, blown up at Toulon; 120 lives lost.
1907, July. Steamship Columbia, sunk off Shelton Cove, California, in collision with steamship San Pedro; 50 lies lost.
1908, Feb. 3. Steamship St. Cuthbert, bound from Antwerp to New York, burned at sea off Nova Scotia; 15 lives lost.
1908, April 25. British cruiser Gladiator rammed by American liner St. Paul off Isle of Wight; 30 lives lost.
1908, July. Chinese warship Ying King foundered; 300 lives lost.
1908, Aug. 24. Steamship Folgenenden wrecked; 70 persons lost.
1908, Nov. 6. Steamship Taish sunk in storm off Etoro Island; 150 lives lost.
1911, Feb. 2. Steamship Abenton wrecked; 70 lives lost.
1911, April 23. Steamship Asia ran aground; 40 lives lost.
1911, Sept. 5. Steamship Tuscapel wrecked; 81 lives lost.
1911, Oct. 2. Steamship Hatfield in collision and sunk; 207 lives lost.
1911, April 2. Steamship Koombuna wrecked; 150 lives lost.
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