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List of shipwrecks in 1906

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The list of shipwrecks in 1906 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1906.

table of contents
1906
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date

January

12 January

List of shipwrecks: January 1906
Ship Country Description
Itata  United Kingdom
 Itata
Itata

The barque was destroyed by fire at Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. She later was scuttled in Saltpan Creek, Middle Harbour, Sydney, Australia.

21 January

List of shipwrecks: 21 January 1906
Ship Country Description
Aquidabã  Brazilian Navy The battleship sank while anchored off Jacarepaguá, Brazil, after her ammunition magazines exploded. The explosion and sinking killed 212 people. Of her 98 survivors, 36 were injured.

22 January

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 1906
Ship Country Description
Valencia  United States
 SS Valencia
SS Valencia
The passenger steamer ran aground off Pachena Point, British Columbia, Canada, with the loss of at least 136 lives.

24 January

List of shipwrecks: 24 January 1906
Ship Country Description
Regulator  United States
 Regulator
Regulator
The sternwheel paddle steamer was destroyed by an explosion and fire while undergoing an overhaul on the ways at St. Johns, Oregon. Two crew members were killed.

27 January

List of shipwrecks: 27 January 1906
Ship Country Description
Agnes  Australia The launch sank after a collision in Sydney Harbour.

February

19 February

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1906
Ship Country Description
<i>L'Avenir</i>  Belgium The steamer was wrecked 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south of Flamborough Head, England.[1]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1906
Ship Country Description
<i>Stainburn</i>  United Kingdom The Workington collier almost wrecked on the Runnelstone, off Gwennap Head, Cornwall and caught fire. Managed to make her way to Penzance where she was repaired.[2]
Buller  United Kingdom St Ives pilot boat, with seven pilots on board, capsized, in St Ives Bay, Cornwall when she was hit by a schooner, throwing all her occupants into the water. No fatalities.[3]

March

2 March

List of shipwrecks: 2 March 1906
Ship Country Description
<i>Ocean Queen</i>  United Kingdom The steamer was wrecked on the south coast of Guernsey during a voyage from London to Jersey carrying cement and general argo.[4][5]

12 March

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 1906
Ship Country Description
xxxx  Norway The ship foundered off Cardigan Island, Cardiganshire, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued by Lizzie & Charles Leigh Clare (
Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg
Royal National Lifeboat Institution).[6] -->

13 March

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1906
Ship Country Description
Olympian  United States The sidewheel paddle steamer was wrecked at Possession Bay, Chile, while under tow by the steamer Zealandia (flag unknown).

18 March

List of shipwrecks: 18 March 1906
Ship Country Description
Athen  Germany The cargo ship was wrecked at Portland Bill, United Kingdom.

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date March 1906
Ship Country Description
SMS Albatross  Kaiserliche Marine The collier foundered in a storm.

April

17 April

List of shipwrecks: 17 April 1906
Ship Country Description
HM Torpedo Boat <i>84</i>  Royal Navy The torpedo boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea after colliding with the destroyer HMS Ardent ( Royal Navy.[7][8]

30 April

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 1906
Ship Country Description
<i>Courier II</i>  United Kingdom The steamer struck Les Anons, a rock south of Jethou.[9] There were 29 survivors and 10 deaths. The ship was salvaged on 1 August 1906 and returned to service after repairs.[10]

May

17 May

List of shipwrecks: 17 May 1906
Ship Country Description
HM Torpedo Boat <i>56</i>  Royal Navy The torpedo boat foundered in the Mediterranean Sea off Damietta, Egypt, while under tow by the cruiser <i>Arrogant</i> ( Royal Navy).[7][11]

19 May

List of shipwrecks: 19 May 1906
Ship Country Description
<i>Comte de Smet de Meyer</i>  Belgium The training ship foundered in the Bay of Biscay (47°12′N 12°10′W / 47.200°N 12.167°W / 47.200; -12.167) on her second voyage with the loss of 33 crew.[12]

29 May

List of shipwrecks: 29 May 1906
Ship Country Description
<i>Leros</i>  Germany The steamer was en route from Newcastle to Lisbon with a cargo of Singer sewing machines when she ran aground in thick fog on Tasse de la Frette Rocks, NW Burhou near Alderney Channel Islands.[13][14]

30 May

List of shipwrecks: 30 May 1906
Ship Country Description
HMS Montagu  Royal Navy
 HMS Montagu aground on Lundy Island
HMS Montagu aground on Lundy Island

The Duncan-class battleship was wrecked on Lundy Island. Salvage was abandoned in 1907 and the ship was scrapped in situ.

June

10 June

List of shipwrecks: 10 June 1906
Ship Country Description
<i>Etolia</i>  United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked off Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia Canada. Her crew survived.[15]

July

11 July

List of shipwrecks: 11 July 1906
Ship Country Description
<i>Angola</i>  United Kingdom The Elder Dempster 1,811 GRT steamship was on a voyage from Veracruz, Mexico, to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, when she ran aground and was wrecked 6 nautical miles (11 km) east of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada.[16]

26 July

List of shipwrecks: 26 July 1906
Ship Country Description
<i>Maggie Schultz</i>  Belgium The steamer foundered 80 nautical miles (150 km) off Bilbao, Spain.[1]

30 July

List of shipwrecks: 30 July 1906
Ship Country Description
<i>Marjorie J. Sumner</i>  Canada The schooner capsized at Eatonville, Nova Scotia during unloading. Subsequently salvage, repaired and returned to service.[17]

31 July

List of shipwrecks: 31 July 1906
Ship Country Description
Socoa  France
 Socoa aground off Cadgwith. Plumes of steam from pumps being used to refloat her can be seen.
Socoa aground off Cadgwith. Plumes of steam from pumps being used to refloat her can be seen.

The three-masted full-rigged sailing ship was stranded off Kildonan Point, Lizard Point, in dense fog. She was re-floated after jettisoning 50,000 barrels of cement and beached in Cadgwith Cove. She was later towed round to Falmouth and repaired.[18]

August

4 August

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1906
Ship Country Description
Sirio  Italy
 Painting The Sinking of the SS Sirio, by Benedito Calixto.
Painting The Sinking of the SS Sirio, by Benedito Calixto.
The passenger steamer was wrecked on the Punta Hormigas, a reef off Hormigas Island east of Cape Palos, Cartagena, Spain, with the loss of at least 150 – and perhaps as many as 400 – lives.[19][20][21] The steamer <i>Marie Louise</i> ( France) and the merchant ships Joven Migeul and Vicente Llicano (both flag unknown) were among ships rescuing survivors.

7 August

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1906
Ship Country Description
<i>Forth</i>  United Kingdom The steamer ran aground in thick fog and was wrecked on Long Pierre Rock off Herm, Channel Islands, whilst on passage from Middlesbrough to St. Malo.[22][23]

23 August

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1906
Ship Country Description
<i>Primrose</i>  United Kingdom On a journey from her home port of Garston with a cargo of coal, the steamer hit the Low Lee rocks, Mount's Bay in thick fog one mile from her destination, Newlyn.[24]

24 August

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1906
Ship Country Description
Princess Canada Canada The steamboat foundered off George Island in Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

31 August

List of shipwrecks: 31 August 1906
Ship Country Description
USAT <i>Sheridan</i> United States United States Army The passenger ship ran aground on Barber's Point, Hawaii. Refloated on 2 October 1923, subsequently scrapped.[25]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date in August 1906
Ship Country Description
Cingalese  Norway The full-rigged ship was dismasted and abandoned in the Indian Ocean. She was on a voyage from Zanzibar to Hamburg, Germany. Cingalese was later towed in to East London, South Africa, where she was scrapped in 1907.[26]

September

13 September

List of shipwrecks: 13 September 1906
Ship Country Description
Oregon  United States The coastal passenger/cargo ship was wrecked on the coast at Cape Hinchinbrook, Alaska, without loss of life. A small party took a lifeboat to Valdez, Alaska, to seek help; the remaining 110 people stranded aboard the wreck were rescued by the cutter USRC <i>Columbine</i> (
Ensign of the United States Revenue-Marine (1868).png
United States Revenue Cutter Service).

18 September

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1906
Ship Country Description
HMS Phoenix  Royal Navy
 HMS Phoenix
HMS Phoenix
The Phoenix-class steel screw sloop foundered alongside a coaling pier in Hong Kong during a typhoon.

25 September

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1906
Ship Country Description
Columbian  Canada The sternwheel paddle steamer was destroyed by an explosion and fire on the Yukon River at Eagle Rock in the Yukon Territory in Canada, killing six members of the 25-man crew.

October

4 October

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1906
Ship Country Description
HMS <i>Landrail</i>  Royal Navy The decommissioned <i>Curlew</i>-class torpedo gunvessel was sunk as a target.[27]

25 October

List of shipwrecks: 25 October 1906
Ship Country Description
Peter Iredale  United Kingdom
 Peter Iredale, 1906
Peter Iredale, 1906

The barque was wrecked at Clatsop Spit, Oregon.

November

13 November

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1906
Ship Country Description
<i>Galena</i>  United Kingdom
 Galena
Galena

The barquentine was wrecked at the mouth of the Columbia River.

18 November

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1906
Ship Country Description
Dix  United States The steamboat sank after a collision with the steam-powered schooner Jeannie ( United States). Over 45 lives lost.
Montobello  France The barque ran aground in South Australia on the south coast of Kangaroo Island near the mouth of the Stun Sail Boom River, whilst on passage from Hobart to Port Pirie.[28]

21 November

List of shipwrecks: 21 November 1906
Ship Country Description
Lurline  United States The paddle steamer was rammed and sunk at Rainier, Oregon, by the steam schooner Cascade. She was refloated, repaired, and returned to service.[29][30]

26 November

List of shipwrecks: 26 November
Ship Country Description
<i>Alsternix</i>  Germany The barque departed from Callao, Peru for Melbourne, Australia. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Pacific Ocean with the loss of all hands.[31]

29 November

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 1906
Ship Country Description
137S  Regia Marina The torpedo boat was wrecked off Favignana, Sicily.[32]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1906
Ship Country Description
Little Malta  United Kingdom The steam trawler sank in the Teifi Estuary.[6]

December

6 December

List of shipwrecks: 6 December 1906
Ship Country Description
Monarch  United States
 The bow section of SS Monarch.
The bow section of SS Monarch.
The passenger-package freighter strayed off course and was wrecked when she ran into the palisade area on the north side of Blake Point on Isle Royale in Lake Superior at full speed at night with the loss of one life. All other passengers and crew evacuated safely onto Isle Royale, where they camped for four days until rescued on 10 December 1906. During the night of 11–12 December 1906, the wreck broke into two pieces, leaving only the bow section visible.[33][34][35]

16 December

List of shipwrecks: 16 December 1906
Ship Country Description
Prinzessin Victoria Luise  Germany The passenger ship ran aground off Kingston, Jamaica, and was declared a constructive total loss.

17 December

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1906
Ship Country Description
<i>Cap Juby</i>  Belgium The steamer sank after colliding with the steamer Arlington ( United Kingdom) in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) off Dungeness, Kent, United Kingdom.[12]

21 December

List of shipwrecks: 21 December 1906
Ship Country Description
Tilley  United Kingdom The ketch sprang a leak in the Bristol Channel and was abandoned. Her three crew were rescued by Ragusa 2 ( United Kingdom).[36]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1906
Ship Country Description
Bergen  Norway The lifeboat was lost during a rescue operation off Stave, Andøya, Norway.[37]
Ina Mactavish  United Kingdom The coaster sank. She was refloated, lengthened and repaired, and returned to service.
Polly  United States The steam tug sank in the Yukon River.

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See also

Ship events in 1906
Ship launches: 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911
Ship commissionings: 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911
Ship decommissionings: 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911
Shipwrecks: 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911
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