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The sinking of the Titanic (1912)

by Jay Henry Mowbray

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GREAT MARINE DISASTERS FROM 1866 TO 1911.


  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.

1893, Feb. 8. — Anchor liner Trinalria, wrecked off Spain; 115 lives lost.

1893, June 22. — British battleship Pretoria sunk in collision with the Camperdown off Syria; 357 lives lost.

1893, Nov. 1. — Steamship Wairaro wrecked off New Zealand; 134 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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