List of shipwrecks in 1853

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The list of shipwrecks in 1853 includes some ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1853.

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1853
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February

4 February

List of shipwrecks: 4 February 1853
Ship Country Description
Alnwick  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Walberswick, Suffolk. She was refloated on 8 April and taken in to Southwold, Suffolk.[1]

16 February

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1853
Ship Country Description
Independence  United States The steamship suffered a grounding and fire on the Island of Margarita, off the coast of Lower California, while en route San Juan del Sud, Nicaragua to San Francisco, California. Of the 418 crew and passengers on board, 129 died and 289 were rescued.[2]

March

27 March

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1853
Ship Country Description
Wuzeer  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Cherbaniani Reef, north of the Laccadive Islands; all crew survived.[3]

April

11 April

List of shipwrecks: 11 April 1853
Ship Country Description
Jenny Lind  United States The steamboat suffered a boiler explosion whilst on a voyage from Alviso, California to San Francisco, California, killing at least 31 people.

24 April

List of shipwrecks: 24 April 1853
Ship Country Description
Whitby  United Kingdom The barque was wrecked on the Tory Shoal, off Kaipara Harbour, New Zealand. Her crew survived.

26 April

List of shipwrecks: 26 April 1853
Ship Country Description
Eliza  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Home Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk. Her crew survived.[1]
Three Friends  United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Gunfleet Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk. All on board were rescued.[1]

May

12 May

List of shipwrecks: 12 May 1853
Ship Country Description
William and Mary  United Kingdom The schooner collided with the sloop Lily and foundered in the North Sea off Lowestoft, Suffolk with the loss of two of her four crew.[1]

June

3 June

List of shipwrecks: 3 June 1853
Ship Country Description
HMS Investigator  Royal Navy McClure Arctic Expedition: The ship was abandoned in Mercy Bay, having been icebound for three years. She subsequently sank.

6 June

List of shipwrecks: 6 June 1853
Ship Country Description
Carrier Pigeon  United States The clipper ran aground and was wrecked at Santa Cruz, California. Her crew survived. She was on her maiden voyage, from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California.

12 June

List of shipwrecks: 12 June 1853
Ship Country Description
Ambassador 19th Century Flag of Malta.svg Malta The brig struck the Seven Stones reef and sank. Her crew reached the Seven Stones lightship ( United Kingdom) in the ship's boats. She was on a voyage from Cardiff, Glamorgan to Malta.[4]

18 June

List of shipwrecks: 18 June 1853
Ship Country Description
Earl of Charlemont  United Kingdom The ship struck a reef off Point Flinders, Victoria and was wrecked with the loss of one life.

July

6 July

List of shipwrecks: 6 July 1853
Ship Country Description
Nettuno  Brazil The brig struck the Greengrounds, in the Bristol Channel and foundered. She was on a voyage from Swansea, Glamorgan, United Kingdom to the Cape Verde Islands, Portugal.[5]

20 July

List of shipwrecks: 20 July 1853
Ship Country Description
Sarah Jane  United Kingdom The pilot vessel was wrecked near Pwlldu Bay, Glamorgan. Her crew survived.[5]

August

List of shipwrecks: August 1853
Ship Country Description
Madagascar  United Kingdom The Blackwall Frigate departed from Melbourne, New South Wales. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.

21 August

List of shipwrecks: 21 August 1853
Ship Country Description
Breadalbane  United Kingdom The three-masted barque was crushed by ice and sank in Lancaster Sound. Her 21 crew were rescued by HMS Phoenix ( Royal Navy).

September

28 September

List of shipwrecks: 28 September 1853
Ship Country Description
Annie Jane  United Kingdom The brig struck rocks off Vatersay, Outer Hebrides and sank with the loss of 348 lives. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[6][7]

October

28 October

List of shipwrecks: 28 October 1853
Ship Country Description
Lucie  France The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Covehithe, Suffolk, United Kingdom with the loss of all hands.[1]

November

29 November

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 1853
Ship Country Description
Sheraton Grange  United Kingdom The brig was driven ashore and wrecked at Southwold, Suffolk. Her crew were rescued by the Southwold Lifeboat. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to London.[1]

30 November

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1853
Ship Country Description
Avni Illah  Ottoman Navy Crimean War, Battle of Sinop: The frigate was badly damaged by gunfire from the ship-of-the-line Imperatritsa Maria ( Imperial Russian Navy) in the harbor at Sinop in the Ottoman Empire and ran aground.
Fazl Illah  Ottoman Navy Crimean War, Battle of Sinop: The frigate was set afire by gunfire from the ship-of-the-line Imperatritsa Maria ( Imperial Russian Navy) in the harbor at Sinop in the Ottoman Empire and ran aground.
Damiat  Egyptian Navy Crimean War, Battle of Sinop: The frigate was damaged by gunfire from an  Imperial Russian Navy squadron in the harbor at Sinop in the Ottoman Empire and ran aground.
Nizamieh  Ottoman Navy Crimean War, Battle of Sinop: The frigate was damaged by gunfire from an  Imperial Russian Navy squadron in the harbor at Sinop in the Ottoman Empire and ran aground after losing two masts.
Nessin Zair  Ottoman Navy Crimean War, Battle of Sinop: The frigate was damaged by gunfire from an  Imperial Russian Navy squadron in the harbor at Sinop in the Ottoman Empire and ran aground after he anchor chain broke.
Navek Bahri  Ottoman Navy Crimean War, Battle of Sinop: The frigate exploded and sank after being hit by gunfire from an  Imperial Russian Navy squadron in the harbor at Sinop in the Ottoman Empire.
Kaid Zafer  Ottoman Navy Crimean War, Battle of Sinop: The frigate was damaged by gunfire from an  Imperial Russian Navy squadron in the harbor at Sinop in the Ottoman Empire and ran aground.
Nejm Fisham  Ottoman Navy Crimean War, Battle of Sinop: The corvette was wrecked by gunfire from an  Imperial Russian Navy squadron in the harbor at Sinop in the Ottoman Empire.
Feyz Mabud  Ottoman Navy Crimean War, Battle of Sinop: The corvette was damaged by gunfire from an  Imperial Russian Navy squadron in the harbor at Sinop in the Ottoman Empire and ran aground.
Kel Saphid  Ottoman Navy Crimean War, Battle of Sinop: The corvette exploded and sank after being hit by gunfire from an  Imperial Russian Navy squadron in the harbor at Sinop in the Ottoman Empire.
Erkelye  Ottoman Navy Crimean War, Battle of Sinop: The armed steamer was wrecked by gunfire from an  Imperial Russian Navy squadron in the harbor at Sinop in the Ottoman Empire.

December

1 December

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1853
Ship Country Description
Winfield Scott  United States The paddle steamer ran aground on Middle Anacapa Island, Channel Islands of California and was wrecked. All on board survived. She was on a voyage from San Francisco, California to Panama City.

5 December

List of shipwrecks: 5 December 1853
Ship Country Description
Humboldt  United States The paddle steamer ran aground at Portuguese Cove, Nova Scotia, British North America with the loss of one life. She was wrecked a few days later. Humboldt was on a voyage from Southampton, New Brunswick, British North America to New York.[8]

28 December

List of shipwrecks: 28 December 1853
Ship Country Description
Mount Charles  United Kingdom The schooner struck the Stones reef off Godrevy Island, Cornwall and sank. Her crew survived.[4]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1853
Ship Country Description
USCS Belle United States United States Coast Survey The schooner sank. She was later raised, repaired and returned to service.
Ellen  United Kingdom The smack foundered in the Bristol Channel off Oxwich Point, Glamorgan with the loss of two of her crew. She was on a voyage from Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire to Bristol, Gloucestershire.[5]
USCS Morris United States United States Coast Survey The schooner sank at Pensacola, Florida. She was later raised, repaired and returned to service.
Sir Fowell Buxton  United Kingdom

The barque was wrecked on the Tapioca Shoals, in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil with the loss of three of the 230 people on board. She was on a voyage from London to Port Phillip, Victoria.

References

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