List of shipwrecks in 1898

The list of shipwrecks in 1898 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1898.

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1898
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January

4 January

List of shipwrecks: 4 January 1898
ShipCountryDescription
City of Little Rock  United States The steamer struck a snag and sank in the Red River at Moultrie Landing. Declared a constructive total loss.[1]

7 January

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Fred Stone  United States The laid up ferry sprung a leak and sank at Coryville, Ohio. Total loss.[2]

8 January

List of shipwrecks: 8 January 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Favorite  United States The steamer burned to the waterline at dock in Suffolk, Virginia.[3]

9 January

List of shipwrecks: 9 January 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Ed. C. Kirker  United States The steamer was sunk by a windstorm at Point Pleasant, West Virginia.[4]
Venus  United States The laid up steamer sprung a leak and sank at Marietta, Ohio.[5]

12 January

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Mataura  United Kingdom The ship struck a rock off Desolación Island, Chile. She was beached in Sealer's Cove and abandoned. The ship broke in two during March and was a total loss.[6]
Relief  United States The steamer filled and sank at Pier 3, Port Richmond, Philadelphia. Raised the next day.[7]

17 January

List of shipwrecks: 17 January 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Water Maiden  United States The steamer was swamped and sunk at dock by the wake of a passing vessel at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Total loss.[8]

19 January

List of shipwrecks: 19 January 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Active  New South Wales The ketch was wrecked without loss of life on the Oyster Bank at the entrance of Newcastle Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, near the previously wrecked schooner Colonist at approximately 32.92°S 151.79°E / -32.92; 151.79.
Lord O'Neill  United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked in the Blasket Islands, County Kerry. Her crew took to the lifeboats. They were later rescued by Kincora ( United Kingdom). Lord O'Neill was on a voyage from Baltimore, Maryland, United States to Dublin.[9]

20 January

List of shipwrecks: 20 January 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Little Albert  United States The steamer swamped in a severe windstorm and sank at Louisville, Kentucky. Total loss.[10]

22 January

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Plucky City  United States The steamer sank in a windstorm in the Mississippi River above Greenfield, Missouri. Raised and returned to service.[11]

23 January

List of shipwrecks: 23 January 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Corona  United States The steamer struck an uncharted rock off the south east end of Lewis Island in the Arthur Passage, British Columbia and sank. Raised and towed to San Francisco for repairs.[12]
Eva Evert  United States The laid up ferry was sunk by heavy swells during a severe storm at Vevay, Indiana. Raised and repaired.[13]
James A. Dumont  United States The tug sank in a severe gale three miles (4.8 km) east north east of the Sandy Hook Lightship. The crew were rescued by the tug D. S. Arnott ( United States).[14]
Tillie  United States The steamer sank 30 miles (48 km) south east of Shinnecock Light. Four deaths.[15]

24 January

List of shipwrecks: 24 January 1898
ShipCountryDescription
J. E. Wallace  United States The tug sank in a hurricane despite seeking refuge behind the Sandy Hook Lightship. The crew got onboard the lightship.[16]

25 January

List of shipwrecks: 25 January 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Koonya  New South Wales The screw steamer was wrecked on a reef off Cronulla Beach, Port Hacking, New South Wales, Australia, without loss of life.

26 January

List of shipwrecks: 26 January 1898
ShipCountryDescription
City of Duluth  United States The passenger/cargo steamer struck the Bar entering St. Joseph, Michigan in a gale and was driven ashore 350 feet (110 m) west of the North Pier, wrecked, and broke up.[17][18]

31 January

List of shipwrecks: 31 January 1898
ShipCountryDescription
City of Glouchester  United States The steamer struck "the Graves" in Boston Harbor and was beached to prevent sinking. Afterward the vessel was refloated and towed to Boston.[19]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date in January 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Alaska  United States While operating as a ferry on a service between Wrangell, Territory of Alaska, and the Stikine River, the small steamer became a total loss after she struck a rock in Southeast Alaska.[20]
Waipara  United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Okarito, New Zealand.[21]

February

1 February

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Channel Queen  United Kingdom Steaming from Plymouth to the Channel Islands was wrecked in bad weather and fog on the Black Rock, 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) off Guernsey. Forty were saved but 14 passengers and 5 crew were drowned.[22][23]
Frank Scripture  United States The steamer broke free from her dock in Pigeon Cove, Massachusetts during a severe gale and was wrecked on rocks, a total loss. One crewman killed.[24]
H. W. Hills  United States The steamer sank at dock in East Boston, Massachusetts.[25]
Senorita  United States The sloop – probably 23.8 feet (7.3 m) in length – departed Seattle, Washington, bound for Juneau, Territory of Alaska, with a crew of seven men and was never seen or heard from again.[26]

2 February

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Montezuma  United States The steamer while laying at the bank at Holloway's Landing, Kentucky, across the river from Mound City, Illinois sprung a leak and sank. Total loss.[27]
Wave  United States The steamer sank at Hill's Wharf, Providence, Rhode Island from unknown causes.[28]

5 February

List of shipwrecks: 5 February 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Clara Nevada  United States The passenger steamer struck an uncharted rock several hundred yards north of Eldred Rock in the Territory of Alaska and sank immediately with the loss of all on board, apx. 12 passengers and 21 crewmen.[29]

6 February

List of shipwrecks: 6 February 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Veendam  Netherlands The ocean liner hit a derelict ship in the North Atlantic and sank, with all on board saved.

9 February

List of shipwrecks: 9 February 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Port Admiral  United States The 38-gross register ton, 60-foot (18.3 m) schooner was wrecked during a gale and snowstorm in Lynn Canal at Skagway, Territory of Alaska.[30]

10 February

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Mystic  United States The yacht struck a snag in the Edisto River two miles (3.2 km) below the Jacksonboro, South Carolina Bridge and sank in four feet (1.2 m) of water.[31]

15 February

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1898
ShipCountryDescription
USS Maine  United States Navy

The armored cruiser (often referred to as a "battleship") sank in the harbor at Havana, Cuba, after an on-board explosion.

16 February

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Ericsson  United States The steamer careened, filled, and sank during a north west gale in shallow water in Wilmington Creek.[32]

17 February

List of shipwrecks: 17 February 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Doc B.  United States The steamer sank at dock over night in Norfolk, Virginia, possibly caught on dock on a rising tide, tipping, filling and sinking.[33]
St. M. V. T. Co. No. 34  United States The barge, under the tow of Henry Lowery ( United States), struck a snag and sank off Fletchers Landing, Arkansas in the Mississippi River. Total loss[34]

19 February

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Canada  United States With a cargo of lumber, hay, grain, and four horses aboard, the 1,190.58-gross register ton, 176.6-foot (53.8 m) bark broke her moorings and went adrift during a gale and was wrecked at Skagway, Territory of Alaska. Her crew survived.[35]

23 February

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Two Brothers  United States The steamer sank over night at Shire Oak on the Monongahela River. Raised afterwards.[36]

28 February

List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Camilla  United States The steamer was sunk in a collision with Paoli ( United States) off Lewis Wharf, Boston.[37]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Midas  United Kingdom The barque departed Nagasaki, Japan, bound for the United States West Coast sometime around 14 February and was never heard from again. She probably sank with the loss of all hands in a violent storm other ships reported encountering along the same route at around the same time.[38]

March

1 March

List of shipwrecks: 1 March 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Eliza Anderson  United States Anchored at Unalaska on Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Islands since she had been abandoned there in September 1897 during a voyage from Seattle, Washington, to St. Michael, Territory of Alaska, by a group of miners who had been defrauded into believing she was seaworthy enough for the trip, the 197-ton schooner-rigged sidewheel paddle steamer was wrecked when she dragged her anchor during a gale and was stranded on the beach. Only one person, a watchman, was aboard.[39]

3 March

List of shipwrecks: 3 March 1898
ShipCountryDescription
William Ernst  United States The steamer struck a rock and sank in Machine Ripple in the Great Kanawha River. Raised and taken to Middleport, Ohio for repairs.[40]

4 March

List of shipwrecks: 4 March 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Whitelaw  United States The 363.14-gross register ton, 145-foot (44.2 m) cargo liner was destroyed by fire while at anchor in the harbor at Skagway, Territory of Alaska. There was no loss of life.[41]

8 March

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1898
ShipCountryDescription
City of Sitka  United States During a voyage from Sitka to Wrangell, Territory of Alaska, with three people aboard, the small two-masted schooner was lost off Cape Ommaney (56°10′00″N 134°40′20″W) in Southeast Alaska.[35]

9 March

List of shipwrecks: 9 March 1898
ShipCountryDescription
City of Savannah  United States The steamer burned to the waterline and sank at Memphis, Tennessee. Total loss[42]

11 March

List of shipwrecks: 11 March 1898
ShipCountryDescription
G. B. Monteith  United States The steamer swamped in a windstorm and sank while tied up to the bank at Troy, Indiana in the Ohio River. Total loss.[43]
S. D. Barlow  United States The steamer burned to the waterline while laying at the bank at Bird's Point, Missouri. Total loss.[44]

13 March

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Grand Republic  United States The laid up steamer burned at St. Louis, Missouri. Total loss.[45]

15 March

List of shipwrecks: 15 March 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Rosa Bland  United States The steamer struck a snag and sank in the Red River at Douglas Landing. Total loss.[46]

19 March

List of shipwrecks: 19 March 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Col. T. G. Sparks  United States The laid up steamer was punctured by a snag on a falling water level at dock and sank in the Red River at St. Gabriel, Louisiana.[47]

25 March

List of shipwrecks: 25 March 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Stad Nieuport  Belgium The steamer departed Antwerp, Belgium, bound for King's Lynn, Norfolk, United Kingdom. No further trace.[48]

27 March

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Velnette  United States The steamer sank a dock in Jacksonville, Florida. Promptly raised.[49]

29 March

List of shipwrecks: 29 March 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Filibustier  French Navy The Filibustier-class torpedo boat sank after colliding with the protected cruiser Friant ( French Navy) during night maneuvers.[50][51]

30 March

List of shipwrecks: 30 March 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Sitka (or City of Sitka)  United States The 17.44-ton, 41.5-foot (12.6 m) two-masted sealing and trading schooner was lost off Cape Ommaney (56°10′00″N 134°40′20″W) in Southeast Alaska during a voyage from Sitka to Fort Wrangell, Territory of Alaska. Her entire crew of three perished. The schooner Northern Star ( United States) salvaged her masts.[26]

31 March

List of shipwrecks: 31 March 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Ella C.  United States The steamer burned at anchor in Little Bay, Virginia. Total loss.[52]
Job T. Wilson  United States The tow steamer burned at Bacon Wharf in the St. Marys River. Total loss[53]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Bay of Panama flag unknown The sailing ship was wrecked under Nare Head, near St Keverne, Cornwall, United Kingdom, during a great blizzard.[54] The ship carried jute from Calcutta; Eighteen of those on board died while nineteen were saved.[55]
Eliza Anderson  United States The abandoned sidewheel paddle steamer broke her moorings and was driven ashore during a storm at Dutch Harbor, Territory of Alaska, a total loss.
Henry Harvey  United Kingdom The brigantine was stranded on Battery Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall, United Kingdom, during a gale. Five people aboard were rescued by lifeboat.[56]

April

6 April

List of shipwrecks: 6 April 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Henry Morrison  United States The steamer burned at dock at Winthrop, Massachusetts.[57]

7 April

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Stella  United States The steamer blew the head of the mud drum out through the ship's side, causing her to capsize and sink in the Great Kanawha River.[58]

8 April

List of shipwrecks: 8 April 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Douglass  United States The tug was sunk in a collision with Emma C. Knowles ( United States) when the schooner's anchor holed her hull below the waterline in the Ashley River near the Bees Ferry Drawbridge.[59]

9 April

List of shipwrecks: 9 April 1898
ShipCountryDescription
John K. Davidson  United States The steamer struck a snag and sank in the Allegheny River. Raised afterwards.[60]
Metamora  United States The steamer sank at dock in Palatka, Florida.[61]

11 April

List of shipwrecks: 11 April 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Mercury  United States With a crew of 40 and 1,500 tons of general merchandise aboard, the 1,050.29-gross register ton, 193-foot (58.8 m) wooden ship was stranded in the harbor at Skagway, Territory of Alaska, after she dragged her anchor during a gale. She later was refloated and placed back in service as a barge.[38]

12 April

List of shipwrecks: 12 April 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Memphis  United States The steamer burned at dock and sank at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Total loss.[62]

13 April

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1898
ShipCountryDescription
R. M. Blackburn  United States The steamer struck a snag and sank in Pool No. 5 in the Monongahela River. Raised afterwards.[63]

15 April

List of shipwrecks: 15 April 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Twilight  United States The steamer struck a pier of the old Aqueduct Bridge and sank in Pittsburgh in the Allegheny River. One crewman drowned. Raised afterwards.[64]

17 April

List of shipwrecks: 17 April 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Crofton Hall  United Kingdom The barque ran aground on Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia. Her crew were rescued by breeches buoy. She was on a voyage from Dundee, Perthshire to New York, United States.[65]
Mayflower  United States The steamer struck a sandbar in the Mississippi River one mile (1.6 km) above Chester, Illinois and sank. Raised, repaired, and returned to service.[66]

22 April

List of shipwrecks: 22 April 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Atlantis  United States During a voyage to Skagway, Territory of Alaska, the steam schooner was lost near Yellow Rock Light (54°47′30″N 131°13′45″W) in Southeast Alaska near Dixon Entrance, 6.5 nautical miles (12.0 km; 7.5 mi) south of Duke Island in the Alexander Archipelago. All on board survived, but she was deemed a total loss.[20]

23 April

List of shipwrecks: 23 April 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Leah  United States The steamer was forced by a strong current into the bridge at Abbeville, Louisiana in the Atchafalaya River resulting in her sinking. Total loss.[67]

25 April

List of shipwrecks: 25 April 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Elsie  United States During a voyage from Seattle, Washington, to Unalaska in the Aleutian Islands with 24 miners, a crew of five, and a cargo of 80,000 pounds (36,000 kg) of lumber and miners' supplies aboard, the 67.7-foot (20.6 m) schooner was wrecked without loss of life on the northeast coast of Chirikof Island in the Gulf of Alaska. She was deemed a total loss.[39]

27 April

List of shipwrecks: 27 April 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Servia  United States The bulk carrier burned in a gale between West Superior, Wisconsin and Prescott, Ontario when a man tripped with a lit candle. The crew were rescued by Alberta ( Canada), that also saved two vessels she was towing.[68][69]

28 April

List of shipwrecks: 28 April 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Cadet  United States The steamer went ashore on Shirley Gut, Boston Harbor. Heavy seas lifted her stern and wind drove her ashore, total loss.[70]

29 April

List of shipwrecks: 29 April 1898
ShipCountryDescription
John Harlan  United States The tug was struck by a gale off Cape Lookout and sought shelter in Lookout Bight where she went ashore. Later refloated.[71]

May

1 May

List of shipwrecks: 1 May 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Castilla  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War, Battle of Manila Bay: The Aragon-class cruiser was shelled and sunk in Manila Bay by ships of the Asiatic Squadron ( United States Navy).
Don Antonio de Ulloa  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War, Battle of Manila Bay: The Velasco-class cruiser was shelled and sunk in Manila Bay by ships of the Asiatic Squadron ( United States Navy).
Don Juan de Austria  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War, Battle of Manila Bay: The Velasco-class cruiser was shelled and sunk in Manila Bay by ships of the Asiatic Squadron ( United States Navy). Later salvaged and placed in service as USS Don Juan de Austria ( United States Navy).
George H. Sharp  United States The tug burned at dock in Greenbush, New York and was totally destroyed.[72]
Isla de Cuba  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War, Battle of Manila Bay: The Isla de Luzón-class protected cruiser was shelled by ships of the Asiatic Squadron ( United States Navy) and scuttled in Manila Bay to avoid capture. Later salvaged and placed in service as USS Isla de Cuba ( United States Navy).
Isla de Luzón  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War, Battle of Manila Bay: The Isla de Luzón-class protected cruiser was shelled by ships of the Asiatic Squadron ( United States Navy) and scuttled in Manila Bay to avoid capture. Later salvaged and placed in service as USS Isla de Luzon ( United States Navy).
Marques del Duero  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War, Battle of Manila Bay: The Fernando el Catolico-class gunboat was shelled by ships of the Asiatic Squadron ( United States Navy) and scuttled in Manila Bay to avoid capture. Later salvaged and placed in service as USS P-17 ( United States Navy).
Reina Cristina  Spanish Navy

Spanish–American War, Battle of Manila Bay: The Alfonso XII-class cruiser was shelled and sunk in Manila Bay by the protected cruisers USS Baltimore, USS Boston and USS Olympia (all  United States Navy) with the loss of approximately half of her complement. Survivors were rescued by the protected cruisers Isla de Cuba and Isla de Luzón (both  Spanish Navy).

Velasco  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War, Battle of Manila Bay: The Velasco-class cruiser was shelled and sunk in Manila Bay by ships of the Asiatic Squadron ( United States Navy).

5 May

List of shipwrecks: 5 May 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Hereward  United Kingdom

The clipper was wrecked at Maroubra Beach, Sydney, Australia.

7 May

List of shipwrecks: 7 May 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Merksworth  New South Wales The screw steamer was wrecked off Stockton Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

8 May

List of shipwrecks: 8 May 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Abernyte  United Kingdom While carrying nitrate of soda from Caleta Buena to Falmouth, Cornwall, the barque was wrecked under Rill Head on the Lizard.[73]
Thomas G. Smith  United States The tow steamer lost her house, filled with water, and sank during a north east gale between Fenwicks Island and Chincoteague, Virginia. Crew rescued by the schooner Alice M. Colbourne ( United States).[74]

10 May

List of shipwrecks: 10 May 1898
ShipCountryDescription
H. W. Hills  United States The tug sank four miles (6.4 km) south south east of Marblehead, Massachusetts.[75]

18 May

List of shipwrecks: 18 May 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Bulgaria  United States The steamer went ashore in fog on Gull Island in Lake Superior.[76]
Vega  United States The steamer went ashore in fog on Gull Island in Lake Superior.[77]

20 May

List of shipwrecks: 20 May 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Pete Gorman  United States The steamer rolled, filled, and sank when she was struck by City of Buffalo ( United States) two miles (3.2 km) off Buffalo, New York in Lake Erie.[78]
Sterling  United States During a voyage from San Francisco, California, to the Bristol Bay coast of the Territory of Alaska with 150 Chinese cannery workers, 25 crewmen, and a cargo of cannery supplies on board, the 1,731.62-gross register ton, 208.4-foot (63.5 m) wooden ship was wrecked without loss of life on an uncharted shoal – thereafter known as Sterling Shoal (58°18′N 158°53′W) – 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi) southwest by south of Cape Constantine on the coast of the Territory of Alaska.[26]

22 May

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Helen  United States The 27.82-ton, 45.6-foot (13.9 m) schooner suffered minor damage when she ran aground at Unalaska on Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Islands.[79]
Unknown  Qing Dynasty The junk was sunk in a collision with City of Rio Janeiro ( United States) at the entrance to the harbor of Yokohama, Japan.[80]

26 May

List of shipwrecks: 26 May 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Janie Rae  United States The steamer struck an obstruction in the Apalachicola River below Blountstown, Florida and sank. After an attempt at raising her failed, her machinery and cabin fixtures were salvaged.[81]
Nyanza  United Kingdom The Newlyn fishing lugger was run ashore on Great Crebawethan, Isles of Scilly after hitting the Crims and springing a leak. The St Agnes lifeboat, James and Caroline took off four of the crew and the fifth was saved by an island boat.[82]

27 May

List of shipwrecks: 27 May 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Alton  United States The 84-ton schooner was lost in a gale near the mouth of Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska as she departed Cook Inlet bound for Tacoma, Washington, with a crew of five on board. Her wreck was found in June.[20]

29 May

List of shipwrecks: 29 May 1898
ShipCountryDescription
City of Worchester  United States The steamer struck Cormorant Rock off the harbor of New London, Connecticut and was beached in Green Harbor in sinking condition.[83]

30 May

List of shipwrecks: 30 May 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Agnes Arnold  United States The steamer burned at Chambers Island.[84]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date May 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Adelaide  New South Wales The schooner was lost with the loss of two lives after leaving Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, carrying a load of coal on a voyage to Gisborne, New Zealand.

June

2 June

List of shipwrecks: 2 June 1898
ShipCountryDescription
General  United States The barge sank off the Aleutian Islands. Her towing vessel, Rival ( United States), rescued the 12 men aboard General. The press reported on 1 September that the schooner Uranus (flag unknown) had found a wrecked barge on Unimak Island in the Aleutians with the word General marked on the bow.[85]
USS Merrimac  United States Navy Spanish–American War: Siege of Santiago de Cuba: Manned by a volunteer crew attempting to sink her as a blockship in the entrance to the harbor of Santiago de Cuba on the south coast of Cuba, the collier was disabled by Spanish land-based howitzers and sunk by gunfire and torpedoes from the armored cruiser Vizcaya, cruiser Reina Mercedes, and destroyer Plutón (all  Spanish Navy) in the entrance but without blocking it.

3 June

List of shipwrecks: 3 June 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Fu Ch'ing  Imperial Chinese Navy The unprotected cruiser was wrecked in a storm at Port Arthur, China, with the loss of 180 lives. Four members of her crew survived.[86][87]
Record  United States The tug was sunk in a collision with Robert L. Fulton ( United States) in a heavy rainstorm when strong current swung her in front of Robert L. Fulton at Duluth, Minnesota. raised and repaired.[88]

4 June

List of shipwrecks: 4 June 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Charles A. Silliman  United States The steamer sank at dock in East Boston, Massachusetts when she got hung up on the dock on a rising tide and tipped enough to fill and sink. Raised later.[89]
J. D. Farrell  United States The steamer was damaged on a rock in the Box Canyon of the Kootenai River and was partially sunk. Raised and beached for repairs.[90]

6 June

List of shipwrecks: 6 June 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Minna  United States The steamer capsized and sank in a Gale in the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Vicksburg, Mississippi. Total loss.[91]

9 June

List of shipwrecks: 9 June 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Ed. R. Vanburen  United States The tug burned at the government dike at the Abbey Cut from an exploding lamp and was totally destroyed.[92]

15 June

List of shipwrecks: 15 June 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Evelyn  United States The catboat sank in a collision with Manhattan ( United States) off Grand Street in the East River.[93]

17 June

List of shipwrecks: 17 June 1898
ShipCountryDescription
No. 1  United States The barge sank off the Territory of Alaska.[94]

18 June

List of shipwrecks: 18 June 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Messenger  United States The yacht sank at dock at Owensboro, Kentucky. Total loss.[95]
Sygnet  United States The schooner was sunk in a collision with ferry Sappho ( United States) between Bar Harbor, Maine and Mount Desert, Maine.[96]

19 June

List of shipwrecks: 19 June 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Game Cock  United States The schooner was sunk in a collision with Adirondack ( United States) off Turkey Point, New York. Two crewmen killed.[97]

20 June

List of shipwrecks: 20 June 1898
ShipCountryDescription
No. 5  United States The barge sank off Cross Sound in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[94]
No. 7  United States The barge sank off Cross Sound in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[94]

21 June

List of shipwrecks: 21 June 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Argo No. 2  United States After breaking loose from the vessel Argo No. 1 ( United States) off Dixon Entrance in Southeast Alaska, the scow foundered and broke up.[20]
Jacob Brandow  United States The steamer burned a dock in Southport, North Carolina.[98]

22 June

List of shipwrecks: 22 June 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Terror  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War: Second Battle of San Juan: The destroyer was severely damaged in combat with the auxiliary cruiser USS St. Paul ( United States Navy) off San Juan, Puerto Rico, and was beached in a sinking condition on the coast of Puerto Rico.[99] After repairs were completed on 14 September, she returned to service.

25 June

List of shipwrecks: 25 June 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Armistad  Spain Spanish–American War: The 20-displacement ton sailing vessel – a fishing vessel with her home port at Batabanó, Cuba – was captured and destroyed by the auxiliary cruiser USS Yankee ( United States Navy).[100]
Jacinto  Spain Spanish–American War: The 20-displacement ton sailing vessel – a fishing vessel with her home port at Batabanó, Cuba – was captured and destroyed by the auxiliary cruiser USS Yankee ( United States Navy).[100]
Luz  Spain Spanish–American War: The 15-displacement ton sailing vessel – a fishing vessel with her home port at Batabanó, Cuba – was captured and destroyed by the auxiliary cruiser USS Yankee ( United States Navy).[100]
Mannelita  Spain Spanish–American War: The 20-displacement ton sailing vessel – a fishing vessel with her home port at Batabanó, Cuba – was captured and destroyed by the auxiliary cruiser USS Yankee ( United States Navy).[100]
Nemesia  Spain Spanish–American War: The 25-displacement ton sailing vessel – a fishing vessel with her home port at Batabanó, Cuba – was captured and destroyed by the auxiliary cruiser USS Yankee ( United States Navy).[100]

28 June

List of shipwrecks: 28 June 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Antonio Lopez  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War: Third Battle of San Juan: Pursued by the auxiliary cruiser USS Yosemite ( United States Navy) while trying to run the American blockade of Puerto Rico and damaged by 5-inch (127 mm) and 6-pounder gunfire from Yosemite, the transport ran aground on a reef off Dorado, Puerto Rico, near San Juan and caught fire.[101] She burned and was abandoned. On 15 July, the protected cruiser USS New Orleans ( United States Navy) fired 20 incendiary shells into her wreck, sinking her.
Jessie  United States While towing an unidentified barge and the barge Minerva (both  United States), the 65-ton steam cargo vessel was swamped in turbulent waters and lost at the mouth of the Kuskokwim River on the coast of the Territory of Alaska with the loss of 18 lives. There was one survivor.[102]
Minerva  United States While under tow along with an unidentified barge by the steam cargo vessel Jessie ( United States), the barge was swamped in turbulent waters and lost at the mouth of the Kuskokwim River on the coast of the Territory of Alaska.[38]
Unidentified barge  United States While under tow along with the barge Minerva ( United States) by the steam cargo vessel Jessie ( United States), the barge was swamped in turbulent waters and lost at the mouth of the Kuskokwim River on the coast of the Territory of Alaska.[38]
Western Star  United States While on a voyage from Seattle, Washington, to Saint Michael, Territory of Alaska, with 16 crewmen and no cargo aboard, the 718.68-gross register ton, 176.1-foot (53.7 m) river steamer was wrecked on a reef in Katmai Bay (57°58′N 154°57′W) after losing her ground tackle during a gale. The tug Resolute ( United States) came to her assistance, but she was on the reef before Resolute could intervene. All on board Western Star survived.[41]

30 June

List of shipwrecks: 30 June 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Centinela  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War: First Battle of Manzanillo: Damaged by gunfire while in action with the gunboats USS Hist and USS Hornet (both  United States Navy), the gunboat was beached on the coast of Cuba in or near Niguero Bay. She was repaired and returned to service.

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date June 1898
ShipCountryDescription
International Flag unknown While under tow by the vessel Connemaugh (flag unknown) from Vancouver, British Columbia, to the Territory of Alaska, the river steamer broke loose from her towline and sank sometime prior to reaching the Bering Sea.[103]
Unidentified barge Flag unknown While under tow by the vessel Connemaugh (flag unknown) from Vancouver, British Columbia, to the Territory of Alaska, the barge broke loose from her towline and sank sometime prior to reaching the Bering Sea.[103]

July

2 July

List of shipwrecks: 2 July 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Argo No. 2  United States The river steamer broke up in a heavy south east gale, probably between Washington and the Alaska Territory.[104]
International  United States The steamer, without boilers or engines, sank in a gale off Unimak Pass, Territory of Alaska. The crew were rescued by the tug Conemaugh ( United States) that had been towing her.[105]
J. Eppinger  United States The schooner was sunk in a collision with Columbia ( United States) 45 miles (72 km) north west of Point Reyes in thick fog. Total loss.[106]
J. E. Pratt  United States The pleasure steamer burned off Van Wies Point, totally destroyed.[107]
Moonlight  United States With 42 passengers aboard, the 71-ton schooner was wrecked without loss of life on a small island 20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi) from the mouth of the Kobuk River in the Territory of Alaska.[38]
Rosario  United States Ice driven by a gale crushed the 148-gross register ton, 99-foot (30.2 m) whaling schooner in the Chukchi Sea on the coast of the Territory of Alaska 0.75 nautical miles (1.39 km; 0.86 mi) south of Point Barrow. Her crew of 26 survived.[108]

3 July

List of shipwrecks: 3 July 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Almirante Oquendo  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War, Battle of Santiago de Cuba: The Infanta Maria Teresa-class armored cruiser was beached and wrecked on the south coast of Cuba west of Santiago de Cuba after suffering heavy damage from gunfire from the ships of the North Atlantic Squadron ( United States Navy).
Cristóbal Colón  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War, Battle of Santiago de Cuba: The Giuseppe Garibaldi-class armored cruiser was beached and wrecked at the mouth of the Tarquino River on the south coast of Cuba after suffering heavy damage from gunfire from the ships of the North Atlantic Squadron ( United States Navy).
Furor  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War, Battle of Santiago de Cuba: The Furor-class destroyer was beached, exploded, and sank with the loss of her commanding officer and over half her crew just west of Cabanas Bay, Cuba, during the Battle of Santiago de Cuba after suffering heavy damage from gunfire from the ships of the North Atlantic Squadron ( United States Navy).
Infanta Maria Teresa  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War, Battle of Santiago de Cuba: The Infanta Maria Teresa-class armored cruiser was beached and wrecked just west of Punta Cabrera, Cuba, after suffering heavy damage from gunfire from the ships of the North Atlantic Squadron ( United States Navy).
Plutón  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War, Battle of Santiago de Cuba: The Audaz-class destroyer was beached and wrecked just west of Cabanas Bay, Cuba, after suffering heavy damage from gunfire from the ships of the North Atlantic Squadron ( United States Navy).
Vizcaya  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War, Battle of Santiago de Cuba: The Infanta Maria Teresa-class armored cruiser was beached and wrecked on the south coast of Cuba west of Santiago de Cuba after suffering heavy damage from gunfire from the ships of the North Atlantic Squadron ( United States Navy).

4 July

List of shipwrecks: 4 July 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Alfred J. Beach  United States While under tow from Vancouver, British Columbia, to St. Michael, Territory of Alaska, by the steam schooner Noyo ( United States), the river steamer sank in the North Pacific Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km; 290 mi) off Dixon Entrance.[20]
Bessie  United States The steamer burned at dock in Montgomery, Georgia, total loss.[109]
Kate Spencer  United States The steamer was wrecked on the Sapelo Island Bar, breaking in two, a total loss.[110]
La Bourgogne  France The passenger ship collided with Cromartyshire ( United Kingdom) 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off Sable Island, Nova Scotia and sank with the loss of 549 of the 722 people on board.
Surf City  United States The steamer capsized and sank during a heavy squall between Salem Willows and Beverly, Massachusetts. Eight passengers were killed.[111]
William Hinds  United States The laid up tow steamer burned at Calais, Maine, total loss.[112]

5 July

List of shipwrecks: 5 July 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Alfonso XII  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War: Bound from Cádiz, Spain, to Havana, Cuba, with a 6,000-ton cargo of provisions, guns, and ammunition, the 5,063-displacement ton armed transport was destroyed on the coast of Cuba by the gunboat USS Castine and patrol yacht USS Hawk (both  United States Navy).[113]
Reina Mercedes  Spanish Navy

Spanish–American War: Siege of Santiago de Cuba: The Alfonso XII-class cruiser was scuttled at Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Later salvaged by the Americans, repaired and entered service as USS Reina Mercedes.

8 July

List of shipwrecks: 8 July 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Delaware  United States During a voyage from New York City to Charleston, South CArolina, with cargo and 32 passengers aboard, the 1,646 GRT Clyde Line wooden steamer caught fire at about 9:20 p.m. off Barnegat, New Jersey. The ship was abandoned and survivors headed to shore aboard four lifeboats and a raft. A lifeboat of the United States Life-Saving Service met two of the lifeboats and the raft and took them to shore after daylight. Another lifeboat load was rescued by the fishing smack S. B. Miller (flag unknown), and the fourth lifeboat load was rescued by the tug Storm King ( United States). Delaware burned to the waterline and sank on 9 July.[114][115][116][117]
Raymond  United States The steamer struck a snag and sank in the Salt River in Kentucky. She was raised and repaired.[118]
Salvation  United States The steamer burned and sank on the Crooked River in Florida. She was declared a total loss.[119]

9 July

List of shipwrecks: 9 July 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Ida Jane  United States The schooner lost her steering as she was about to enter the harbor at White River, Michigan on Lake Michigan and went ashore. Refloated by the United States Life Saving Service, but sprung a leak and had to be beached on a sand bar to prevent sinking.[120]

10 July

List of shipwrecks: 10 July 1898
ShipCountryDescription
J. K. Graves  United States The steamer was swamped and sunk by high waves caused by high winds while laying at the bank at Cairo, Illinois. Raised and repaired.[121]

12 July

List of shipwrecks: 12 July 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Regulator  United States The sternwheel paddle steamer struck a rock and sank in the Columbia River in Oregon just downstream from the Cascades Rapids with 160 passengers on board. There were no fatalities. She was eventually refloated, repaired, and returned to service.
Santo Domingo  Spain Spanish–American War: Pursued by the gunboat USS Eagle ( United States Navy) while trying to run the United States Navy blockade of Cuba, the 5,000-displacement ton armed steamer took a number of 6-pounder shell hits from Eagle and ran aground on the southwest coast of Cuba on the point of a spit 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) east1/2south of Punta Piedras. After the 66 men on board Santo Domingo fled aboard an unidentified sidewheel river paddle steamer, a boat crew from Eagle boarded Santo Domingo, shot livestock that they found aboard her, and set her on fire. She burned for at least a week, and the fire thoroughly destroyed her.[122]

13 July

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Josefita  Spain Spanish–American War: The armed tug USRC Hudson ( United States Revenue Cutter Service) captured the fishing sloop off Cárdenas, Cuba, and destroyed her.[113]
Regulator  United States The steamer was driven by wind and currents on rocks at the lower entrance to the Cascade Locks and was sunk.[123]

15 July

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Lela  United States The ferry sprung a leak and sank while laying at the bank at Columbus, Kentucky. Total loss.[124]

16 July

List of shipwrecks: 16 July 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Northampton  United States The steamer burned at dock in Norfolk, Virginia. Total loss. 1 crewman killed.[125]

17 July

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Mable Lane  United States While under tow by the vessel South Portland ( United States) from Dutch Harbor to St. Michael, Territory of Alaska, the river steamer sank in the Bering Sea after her towline parted in a gale.[38]

18 July

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Cuba Española  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War: Third Battle of Manzanillo: The gunboat was destroyed in the harbor at Manzanillo, Cuba, by the gunboats USS Helena, USS Hist, and USS Hornet and the armed tug USS Wompatuck (all  United States Navy).[113][126]
Delgado Parejo  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War: Third Battle of Manzanillo: The gunboat was destroyed in the harbor at Manzanillo, Cuba, by the gunboats USS Helena, USS Hist, and USS Hornet and the armed tug USS Wompatuck (all  United States Navy).[113][126]
Dubuque  United States The steamer was pushed by a sudden squall into the pier of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Bridge at Winona, Minnesota, knocking a hole in her hull. She was beached in 5 feet of water. The hole was patched, she was pumped out and taken to Eagle Point, Iowa for repairs.[127]
Estrella  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War: Third Battle of Manzanillo: The gunboat was destroyed in the harbor at Manzanillo, Cuba, by the gunboats USS Helena, USS Hist, and USS Hornet and the armed tug USS Wompatuck (all  United States Navy).[113][126]
Gloria  Spain Spanish–American War: Third Battle of Manzanillo: The steamer was destroyed in the harbor at Manzanillo, Cuba, by the gunboats USS Helena and USS Wilmington (both  United States Navy).[113][126]
Guantánamo  Spain Spanish–American War: Third Battle of Manzanillo: The gunboat was destroyed in the harbor at Manzanillo, Cuba, by the gunboats USS Helena, USS Hist, and USS Hornet and the armed tug USS Wompatuck (all  United States Navy).[113][126]
Guardián  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War: Third Battle of Manzanillo: The gunboat was destroyed in the harbor at Manzanillo, Cuba, by the gunboats USS Helena, USS Hist, and USS Hornet and the armed tug USS Wompatuck (all  United States Navy).[113][126]
Jose Garcia  Spain Spanish–American War: Third Battle of Manzanillo: The steamer was destroyed in the harbor at Manzanillo, Cuba, by the gunboats USS Helena and USS Wilmington (both  United States Navy).[113][126]
Maria  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War: Third Battle of Manzanillo: The armed hulk, serving as a stationary pontoon, was destroyed in the harbor at Manzanillo, Cuba, by the gunboat USS Wilmington ( United States Navy).[113][126]
Purissima Concepción  Spain Spanish–American War: Third Battle of Manzanillo: The steamer – a blockade runner – was destroyed in the harbor at Manzanillo, Cuba, by the gunboats USS Helena and USS Wilmington (both  United States Navy).[113][126]

20 July

List of shipwrecks: 20 July 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Wendouree  New South Wales The steam passenger ship was wrecked on the Oyster Bank at the mouth of the Hunter River at Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

21 July

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Baracoa  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War, Battle of Nipe Bay: The gunboat was scuttled by her crew upriver from Nipe Bay, Cuba, to prevent her capture by a United States Navy squadron.
Jorge Juan  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War, Battle of Nipe Bay: The Jorge Juan-class sloop-of-war was sunk in Nipe Bay, Cuba, by gunfire from the armed yacht USS Wasp, armed tug USS Leyden, and gunboat USS Annapolis (all  United States Navy).

23 July

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Mono  United Kingdom While under tow along with the sternwheel paddle steamer Stikine Chief ( United Kingdom) from Wrangell to Saint Michael in the Territory of Alaska by the vessel Fastnet (flag unknown), the steamer broke loose from her towline in the Clarence Strait in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska, drifted onto rocks at the southeast end of Bushy Island (56°16′N 132°59′W), and was wrecked. On 1 August, Fastnet would also lose Stikine Chief in the Gulf of Alaska due to a broken towline.[38]

24 July

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Edward Smith No. 2  United States The steamer was sunk when she sheared off course and was struck by the barge Aurania ( United States) in Lake St. Clair.[128]
James Eva  United States The river steamer was abandoned in a Gale and burned, probably between Washington and the Alaska Territory.[129]

26 July

List of shipwrecks: 26 July 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Frank Preston  United States The tow steamer sprung a leak and sank over night at dock at Stewart's Landing, Ky. Raised, taken to Ludlow, Kentucky and was broken up.[130]

27 July

List of shipwrecks: 27 July 1898
ShipCountryDescription
No. 6  United States The barge sank near Dutch Harbor, Territory of Alaska.[94]

28 July

List of shipwrecks: 28 July 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Baby  United States The launch was sunk in a collision with J. S. Worden ( United States) in Newark Bay at the Lehigh Valley Railroad Bridge. Two crewmen were killed, one was rescued by J. S. Worden.[131]
No. 8  United States The barge sank near Dutch Harbor, Territory of Alaska.[94]
Phoenix  United States The tug struck rocks near Hog's Back while going through Hell Gate and sank in eight feet (2.4 m) of water.[132]

29 July

List of shipwrecks: 29 July 1898
ShipCountryDescription
HM Torpedo Boat 28  Royal Navy The TB 26-class torpedo boat was stranded at Kalk Bay on the coast of South Africa near Cape Town. She was salvaged but did not return to service, and was sunk as a target in December.[133]

30 July

List of shipwrecks: 30 July 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Bella Mac  United States The passenger steamer sank in Sawyers Bend, St. Louis Harbor. Total loss.[134]
Sea Bird  United States The schooner went ashore on Nauset Beach. Refloated by the United States Life Saving Service, but sprung a leak and sank the next day. Refloated again on 6 August and sailed to Provincetown, Massachusetts.[135]

31 July

List of shipwrecks: 31 July 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Lapérouse  French Navy The cruiser was wrecked without loss of life at Anosy, Madagascar, during a storm.

August

1 August

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Stikine Chief  United Kingdom While under tow from Wrangell to Saint Michael in the Territory of Alaska by the vessel Fastnet (flag unknown), the sternwheel paddle steamer broke loose from her towline in rough weather in the Gulf of Alaska between Cross Point and Kodiak and broke up off Yakutat. The steamer Dora (flag unknown) discovered her wreck floating 75 nautical miles (139 km; 86 mi) off Kodiak on 5 August and rescued a dog from it, but found no sign of her crew. Fastnet had also lost the steamer Mono ( United Kingdom), in tow along with Stikine Chief, due to a broken towline on 23 July.[26][136]

2 August

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Lalulula  Spain Spanish–American War: Pursued by the gunboat USS Bancroft ( United States Navy) during a voyage from Batabanó to Bailén, Cuba, with a cargo of green corn, the 20-displacement ton sailing vessel was scuttled and abandoned.[137]

3 August

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 1898
ShipCountryDescription
City of Astoria  United States While towing a barge, the 56.47-gross register ton, 72-foot (21.9 m) towing steamer struck a submerged rock 250 feet (76 m) off Taiya Sahnka near Sullivan Island in Lynn Canal in Southeast Alaska, then rolled off the rock and sank when heavy weather struck. Later raised and taken to Skagway, Alaska for repairs.[35][138]
Olivette  United States The steamer sank at anchor in Fernandina, Florida. Later raised.[139]
William J. Keyser  United States The tugboat foundered 15–20 nautical miles (28–37 km; 17–23 mi) off Point St. Joseph, Florida. Four of the 13 crew were lost.[140]

4 August

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Ethelyn  United States The sloop yacht ran aground on the south side bar of the channel into Corson Inlet. She was pounded by wind and heavy seas and washed over the bar into a slue. Total loss.[141]
Josephine  Spain Spanish–American War: During a voyage from Batabanó, Cuba, to Nueva Gerona on the Isle of Pines, the 10-displacement ton sailing vessel was captured and destroyed by the gunboat USS Bancroft ( United States Navy).[137]

7 August

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Ciudado de Sagua  Spain Spanish–American War: The torpedo boat USS Cushing ( United States Navy) captured the 4-displacement ton sailing vessel at Sagua La Grande, Cuba, and destroyed her.[142]
Freo Juanitas  Spain Spanish–American War: The torpedo boat USS McKee ( United States Navy) captured the 4-displacement ton sailing vessel at Sagua La Grande, Cuba, and destroyed her.[142]
Guardian  United States The 1,124-ton, 173-foot (52.7 m) bark struck a reef and sank north of "Sigalda Island" –probably Tigalda Island – in the Aleutian Islands near Unalaska on Unalaska Island. All 18 people aboard – one passenger and 17 crew members – survived, some of them rescued by the ship Amphion ( United Kingdom).[85]
Nabiero  Spain Spanish–American War: The torpedo boat USS Cushing ( United States Navy) captured the 4-displacement ton sailing vessel at Sagua La Grande, Cuba, and destroyed her.[142]
Pensamiento  Spain Spanish–American War: The torpedo boat USS Cushing ( United States Navy) captured the 4-displacement ton sailing vessel at Sagua La Grande, Cuba, and destroyed her.[142]
S. F. 22  Spain Spanish–American War: The torpedo boat USS Cushing ( United States Navy) captured the 4-displacement ton sailing vessel at Sagua La Grande, Cuba, and destroyed her.[142]

8 August

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Blanco  Spain Spanish–American War: The torpedo boat USS McKee ( United States Navy) captured the 4-displacement ton sailing vessel at Sagua La Grande, Cuba, and destroyed her.[142]
Vivero Lorenzo  Spain Spanish–American War: The torpedo boat USS McKee ( United States Navy) captured the 4-displacement ton sailing vessel at Sagua La Grande, Cuba, and destroyed her.[142]

10 August

List of shipwrecks: 10 August 1898
ShipCountryDescription
S. G. Hart  United States The schooner went ashore three-quarters mile (1.2 km) north east of the Little Kinnakeet, North Carolina Life Saving Station and was wrecked. All eight crew rescued by the United States Life Saving Service.[143]
Wahneta  United States The sloop yacht was sunk in a collision with Gov. Andrew ( United States) in The Narrows of Boston Harbor.[144]

11 August

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Joven Genaro  Spain Spanish–American War: The torpedo boats USS Gwin and USS McKee (both  United States Navy) captured the 20-displacement ton sailing vessel in the Bay of Cárdenas on the coast of Cuba and destroyed her.[142]

12 August

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Eva  United States The steamer sank in a gale at Apalachicola, Florida. Raised and repaired.[145]
Hudson Pet  United States The steamer sank in a gale at Apalachicola, Florida. Raised and repaired.[146]
Ocean Gem  United States The steamer sank in a gale at Apalachicola, Florida. Raised and repaired.[147]

14 August

List of shipwrecks: 14 August 1898
ShipCountryDescription
USS Mangrove  United States Navy The armed supply ship ran aground outside the harbor at Caibarién, Cuba. She quickly refloated herself and resumed operations.[148]

16 August

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 1898
ShipCountryDescription
R. F. Goodman  United States The tow steamer burned off Lester Park in Lake Superior. Total loss.[149]

17 August

List of shipwrecks: 17 August 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Decorra  United States The Schooner stranded on Black Head 4 1/2 miles east north east of the Crumple Island Life saving Station. her crew refloated her, but was leaking badly and in danger of sinking. She was towed to Jonesport, Maine and beached.[150]

19 August

List of shipwrecks: 19 August 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Louise J. Kenny  United States With a crew of nine and a cargo of 20 tons of lumber, machinery, and general merchandise aboard, the 155-net register ton, 96.8-foot (29.5 m) schooner dragged her anchor in a gale in the Chukchi Sea and was wrecked without loss of life on the coast of the Territory of Alaska on the south side of Point Hope.[151]

20 August

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Ruth  United States The sailboat was sunk in a collision with the yacht Manila ( United States) off Yonkers, New York.[152]
Toledo  United Kingdom The 2,843-ton Sunderland steamer hit Steeple Rock, in the Isles of Scilly and ripped open her hull. Her crew managed to lower the ship's boats and escape before she sank in twenty-five fathoms.[82]
W. J. Bryan  United States The steamer sprung a leak and sank near Elgin Landing, Arkansas in the Black River. 1 crewman drowned after refusing to enter lifeboat.[153]

22 August

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Kate  New South Wales The steam tug sank off Garden Island, New South Wales, Australia, after colliding with the passenger ferry Narrabeen ( New South Wales). Narrabeen rescued everyone on board. Kate later was refloated, repaired, and returned to service.
Oakland  New South Wales The passenger cargo ship ran aground on the bar at Ballina, New South Wales, Australia. She was refloated, repaired, and returned to service.

23 August

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Henry E. Bishop  United States The steamer burned at dock in Tottenville, New York on Staten Island. total loss.[154]
Seaboard  United States The row steamer burned at dock in Pilot Town, Florida in the St. Johns River. Total loss.[155]

24 August

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1898
ShipCountryDescription
George Wood  United States The tow steamer burned to the waterline and sank in the harbor of coal Grove, Ohio.[156]

26 August

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Actress  United States The Schooner sprung a leak and sank 29 miles south east of Brenton Point. Crew escaped in lifeboats.[157]

28 August

List of shipwrecks: 28 August 1898
ShipCountryDescription
F. Fitch  United States The schooner was damaged in a collision with a steam barge three miles (4.8 km) south west of Point Betsie, Michigan Life Saving Station in Lake Michigan. She sank four hours later five miles (8.0 km) south west of the station. The crew, the captain and his son, escaped on a scow, and were rescued by the United States Life Saving Service.[158]
Superior  United States The steamer was wrecked on Gull Island, Michigan.[159][160]

30 August

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Saint Marc  France The steamer was wrecked at Cape Vilano en route from Le Havre to Lisbon, Portugal.[48]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date August 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Pizarro  Spanish Navy Spanish–American War: The Hernan Cortez-class gunboat was scuttled by being blown up by her crew at Nuevitas, Cuba, when American forces captured Nuevitas.[161][162]
Salve Maria  Spain Spanish–American War: Captured by the gunboat USS Hornet ( United States Navy) during a voyage from Batabanó, Cuba, on 6 August, the sailing vessel was wrecked on a reef off Sand Key Light southwest of Key West, Florida.[113]

September

3 September

List of shipwrecks: 3 September 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Fleur-de-Lis  United States The steamer burned in the Delaware River above Delaware City, Delaware during a thunder storm when her master dropped a lamp when stunned by a lightning strike. The ship was totally destroyed.[163]
Lindia M. Newlin  United States The tug burned in the Albany, New York area and was totally destroyed.[164]
Orlinda  United States The steamer grounded on the bar at the mouth of the San Bernard River and broke up over night. Total loss.[165]

5 September

List of shipwrecks: 5 September 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Kanapaha  United States The yacht was wrecked off the coast of Cuba. Total loss.[166]
Lewiston  United States The steamer ran aground on the breakwater at Point Judith, Rhode Island. 149 passengers, (sick soldiers, nurses, and doctors), plus her crew of 52 taken off and she was pulled off by a tug. She was leaking badly and was beached. Refloated on 8 or 9 September and towed to Boston, or Providence, Rhode Island, for repairs.[167][168]

7 September

List of shipwrecks: 7 September 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Embla  United States The yacht was scuttled in the harbor of Stamford, Connecticut after she caught fire from a naptha explosion. Later raised. One crewman died of burns.[169]
Minnie  United States The schooner went ashore at Port Austin, Michigan in high winds and was pounded to pieces. The United States Life Saving Service assisted in stripping the wreck.[170]
Wenona  United States The schooner went ashore when her tow steamer made a navigational error in Lake Superior while trying to enter the Michigan Ship Channel. She was grounded where she could not be pulled off. Remains of the wreck were blown up during widening of the canal in 1935.[171][172]

11 September

List of shipwrecks: 11 September 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Dart  United States The pleasure steamer struck an obstruction and sank near Culloms, Ohio in the Ohio River. Raised and repaired.[173]

13 September

List of shipwrecks: 13 September 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Hattie Belle  United States The steamer struck a rock at the lower entrance to the Cascade Locks and was sunk.[174]

16 September

List of shipwrecks: 16 September 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Alice C. Jordan  United States The schooner was sunk in a collision with Gloucester ( United States) in Vineyard Sound. Nine crewmen were killed, seven rescued by Gloucester.[175]

17 September

List of shipwrecks: 17 September 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Hoag  United States The steamer struck a rock at the lower entrance to the Oregon City Locks and was sunk.[176]

19 September

List of shipwrecks: 19 September 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Colorado  United States The cargo ship stranded on Eagle River Reef on Lake Superior after hitting the prop of a submerged wreck in smoky weather. Broke up in a storm on 24 September.[177][178]
Eugene  United States The steamer swamped and sank in seven feet (2.1 m) of water two miles (3.2 km) from dock in Galveston, Texas. Raised later.[179]
Keystone  United States The cargo ship/steam barge burned off Summer Island in Lake Michigan. Total loss.[180][181]
Mediator  United States The schooner went ashore one mile (1.6 km) west of the mouth of the Gratiot River. Her cargo was salvaged and she was pulled off on 26 September and taken to Houghton, Michigan where she was abandoned, a total loss.[182]

20 September

List of shipwrecks: 20 September 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Harriet S. Jackson  United States The schooner went ashore on Pollock Rip Shoal. She was refloated in two hours but was leaking badly and ran aground again in a failed attempt to beach her. She filled and sank, a total loss.[183]
Maud Preston  United States The steamer burned to the water line in Maumee Bay.[184]

21 September

List of shipwrecks: 21 September 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Tell City  United States The steamer struck an old lock gate and sank in the Louisville and Portland Canal. Raised and repaired.[185]

22 September

List of shipwrecks: 22 September 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Ira O. Smith  United States The tug burned in Lake Michigan between the Chicago River and the Lake View Water Works, Chicago.[186][187]

24 September

List of shipwrecks: 24 September 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Unison  United States The schooner went ashore near Odiorne Point. She broke up, a total loss.[188]

26 September

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Uto  Norway The steamer went ashore six miles (9.7 km) north of the Fort Lauderdale, Florida Life Saving Station. She was refloated 6 October and went to Key West, Florida.[189]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date September 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Hattie  United States The 84-gross register ton barge was stranded at the Sabine Pass Lighthouse on the coast of Louisiana across Sabine Pass from Sabine Pass, Texas. The only person on board survived.[190]

October

1 October

List of shipwrecks: 1 October 1898
ShipCountryDescription
C. and E. Lenox  United States The steamer burned to the waterline at dock at Pier 7, Port Richmond, Philadelphia.[191]

2 October

List of shipwrecks: 2 October 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Wandering Jew  United States The barkentine sprung a leak during a severe Hurricane and went ashore and sank 11 miles (18 km) south east of the Sullivan's Island, South Carolina Life Saving Station. The crew were rescued by the tug John Harlin ( United States).[192]

3 October

List of shipwrecks: 3 October 1898
ShipCountryDescription
City of Detroit  United States The tug was sunk at dock when struck by Alva B. ( United States) in the Cuyahoga River. Later raised.[193]
Crocodile  United States The sloop yacht went ashore one-half mile (0.80 km) east south east of the Quonochontaug, Rhode Island Life Saving Station in thick fog. The two crewmen on board were rescued by the United States Life Saving Service. She broke up, a total loss. Some furniture and $800 in lead ballast were salvaged.[194]

4 October

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Pewaukee  United States The steamer sprung a leak 24 miles (39 km) north of Chicago. She was towed to Chicago where she sank.[195]
Walkatomica  United States The steamer burned and sank at Milton, Florida. Total loss.[196]

7 October

List of shipwrecks: 7 October 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Lena Archer  United States The tow steamer struck an obstruction and sank in the Rough River between Hartford, Kentucky and Livermore, Kentucky. Total loss.[197]
Pilot  United States The tow steamer struck rocks in the Upper Rapids of the Mississippi River and sank in 4 12 feet (1.4 m) of water. Raised, and repaired at Le Claire, Iowa.[198]

11 October

List of shipwrecks: 11 October 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Sallie  United States The steamer was sunk in a collision with Hampton Roads ( United States) in Hampton Roads.[199]

12 October

List of shipwrecks: 12 October 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Helen  United States The steamer burned to the waterline at dock over night and sank at Leesburg, Louisiana.[200]

13 October

List of shipwrecks: 13 October 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Cyrus Chamberlain  United States The lime schooner's cargo caught fire in the harbor of Portsmouth, New Hampshire while anchored off Clarks Island. She was run aground on flats on 14 October and stripped of useful items.[201]
Brixham  United States While on a voyage from Seattle, Washington, to Dyea and Skagway, Territory of Alaska, with 18 passengers, a crew of 42, and a 240-ton cargo consisting mostly of cattle, hogs, and sheep, the 626.68-gross register ton, 183-foot (55.8 m) steamer was wrecked on the southeast end of Blashke Island (56°07′N 132°54′W) in Clarence Strait near Zarembo Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska. She broke up during a heavy gale on 15 December. The ship and her cargo were lost, but her passengers and crew survived.[202][203]
Hattie Belle  United States The steamer struck a rock at the lower entrance to the Cascade Locks and was sunk.[204]

14 October

List of shipwrecks: 14 October 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Mohegan  United Kingdom The steamer ran aground on The Manacles, off The Lizard, Cornwall with the loss of 106 lives.[205]

15 October

List of shipwrecks: 15 October 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Mary E. Bennett  United States The tow steamer struck a snag and sank in the Missouri River near Cooks Landing, Nebraska. Total loss.[206]

16 October

List of shipwrecks: 16 October 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Horace A. Tuttle  United States The steamer struck the bottom of the Harbor at Michigan City, Indiana and drifted into a pier, resulting in a total loss.[207]

17 October

List of shipwrecks: 17 October 1898
ShipCountryDescription
E. F. Gould  United States The steamer was beached at Au Sable, Michigan on Lake Huron after being caught at dock in a Gale to save her from being beaten to pieces.[208]

18 October

List of shipwrecks: 18 October 1898
ShipCountryDescription
G. W. Shaver  United States The steamer was sunk in a collision with T. J. Potter ( United States) in fog near Martins Island in the Columbia River.[209]
John Jewett  United States The lumber schooner was wrecked in Grace Harbor, Michigan in a gale.[210]

20 October

List of shipwrecks: 20 October 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Henry Chisholm  United States The cargo steamer ran aground on a reef in Lake Superior off Rock of Ages Light, Isle Royale, without loss of life. She broke up and sank during a storm on 27 October.
L. P. Smith  United States The tow steamer rolled over and sank when she was struck by Olympia ( United States) in Lake Erie off Cleveland, Ohio. One crewman killed. Later raised.[211][212]

21 October

List of shipwrecks: 21 October 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Cutter No. 2  United States Navy Cutter No. 2, with a launch lashed to the starboard side, collided with a barge under tow by the tow steamer Pioneer ( United States) at Norfolk, Virginia resulting in the capsizing of the cutter and launch, with the cutter sinking. One occupant of the launch drowned.[213]
Rescue  United States The steamer, laying on the bank just above Lock No. 3 on the Monongahela River, was destroyed when her boiler exploded. Her captain was killed and seven crewmen wounded.[214]

22 October

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Adalanta  United States The barge, under tow by Thos. J. Sculley ( United States), sank in high winds and heavy seas four miles (6.4 km) west of the Cornfield Lightship after the tow line parted. Crew rescued by Thos. J. Sculley.[215]
Admiral  United States The barge, under tow by Thos. J. Sculley ( United States), sank in high winds and heavy seas four miles (6.4 km) west of the Cornfield Lightship after the tow line parted. Her master and one crewman were killed. The survivors were rescued by Thos. J. Sculley.[216]
Albania  United States The steamer, laid up for repairs, sank at dock over night at Orange, Texas. Raised and repaired.[217]
Canary  United States The barge, under tow by Thos. J. Sculley ( United States), sank in high winds and heavy seas four miles (6.4 km) west of the Cornfield Lightship after the tow line parted. The crew were rescued by Thos. J. Sculley.[218]
Wyandotte  United States The barge, under tow by Thos. J. Sculley ( United States), sank in high winds and heavy seas four miles (6.4 km) west of the Cornfield Lightship after the tow line parted. The crew were rescued by Thos. J. Sculley.[219]

24 October

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Rebel  United States The steamer lost covering boards near her stern in a heavy snowstorm and sank between Duluth, Minnesota and Two Harbors, Minnesota. Crew boarded a barge she was towing and was rescued from it by City of London ( United States) several hours later. Total loss.[220]

25 October

List of shipwrecks: 25 October 1898
ShipCountryDescription
D. F. Skinner  United States The tug burned off Beaverwyck Island and was totally destroyed.[221]
L.R. Doty  United States The steamer was lost during a storm on Lake Michigan north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with the loss of seventeen lives.

26 October

List of shipwrecks: 26 October 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Calabar  United Kingdom The Elder Dempster 1,756 GRT cargo ship ran aground and was wrecked at Yellow Well Reef, off Grand Bassa, Liberia, on a voyage from the west coast of Africa to Liverpool.[222]
Horace A. Tuttle  United States The steamer was wrecked on the bar off Michigan City, Indiana and broke up after heavy damage in Lake Michigan in a gale. Her 11 crew members were rescued by the United States Life Saving Service.[223]

27 October

List of shipwrecks: 27 October 1898
ShipCountryDescription
St. Peter  United States The schooner sank in a gale in Lake Ontario off Bear Creek 16 miles (26 km) east of the Charlotte, New York Life Saving Station. Her captain was rescued by the United States Life Saving Service, but his wife and the other four crewmen died.[224]

28 October

List of shipwrecks: 28 October 1898
ShipCountryDescription
John Owen  United States The steamer struck the side of the Channel in the Detroit River at the Limekiln crossing and sank after being in a minor collision with Atlantis ( United States).[225]
Julia  United States The tug burned in the Albany, New York area and was totally destroyed.[226]

29 October

List of shipwrecks: 29 October 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Cresent  United States The steamer sank at the Clyde Steamship Dock in Jacksonville, Florida. Promptly raised.[227]

31 October

List of shipwrecks: 31 October 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Eagle  United States The passenger steamer struck a snag and sank in St. Louis Harbor. Later raised.[228]
M. Capron  United States The schooner stranded in a gale in Lake Michigan 1 14 miles (2.0 km) west of the Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin Life Saving Station and broke up. Her crew of five was rescued by the United States Life Saving Service. Her rigging was salvaged.[229]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date October 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Blengfell  United Kingdom The ship caught fire off Margate and was completely burnt out.[230]
Fortune Hunter  United States The steam schooner was discovered in a waterlogged and unmanageable condition approximately 55 nautical miles (102 km; 63 mi) from St. Michael, Territory of Alaska, by the steamer Tillamook ( United States). Tillamook towed her to Golovnin Bay on the Alaskan coast in Norton Sound and beached her there.[231]
Unidentified barge  United States The barge was discovered in company with the waterlogged steam schooner Fortune Hunter ( United States) approximately 55 nautical miles (102 km; 63 mi) from St. Michael, Territory of Alaska, by the steamer Tillamook ( United States). Tillamook towed the barge to Golovnin Bay in Norton Sound and attempted to beach it there, but it was lost during the attempt with the loss of one life.[231]

November

1 November

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Croatan  United States The passenger/cargo ship burned and sank 18 miles (29 km) off Cape Charles, Virginia. Three crewmen, the wife of one of the dead crewmen, and one passenger were killed. Survivors left the ship in two of her lifeboats and a boat from schooner Alice E. Clark ( United States).[232][233]

2 November

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1898
ShipCountryDescription
J. D. Peters  United States The steamer was damaged in a collision with Czarina ( United States) off Angel Island in San Francisco Bay and was beached on Angel Island. Refloated and towed to Sausalito, California, and later Stockton, California, for repairs.[234]

3 November

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Starrucca  United States The steamer was sunk in a collision with Maritana ( United States) in Lake Erie just off the north end of the breakwater for the harbor of Buffalo, New York.[235][236]

4 November

List of shipwrecks: 4 November 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Columbia  United States After her towline parted in gale near Prince of Wales Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska and Port Simpson, British Columbia, while she was under tow by the tug Wallowa ( United States) from Skagway Territory of Alaska, to Seattle, Washington, with a cargo of 100 tons of general merchandise, the 900-net register ton, 169.5-foot (51.7 m) bark washed ashore on Prince of Wales Island.[35]

5 November

List of shipwrecks: 5 November 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Nellie  United States The steamer burned at dock in White Lake, Michigan.[237]

6 November

List of shipwrecks: 6 November 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Josephine  United States The ferry boat sank at the foot of Greenwood Street, Allegheny City, Pennsylvania in the Ohio River. Raised and repaired.[238]

7 November

List of shipwrecks: 7 November 1898
ShipCountryDescription
D. S. Austin  United States The schooner lost her tow vessel in heavy seas just off Ludington, Michigan, stranding in Lake Michigan 3/4 miles north of the Life Saving Station and was wrecked, total loss. Her crew was rescued by the United States Life Saving Service. Her rigging was salvaged.[239]
Minnehaha  United States The schooner missed the entrance to Sheboygan, Wisconsin in a Gale, stranding in Lake Michigan and broke up, a total loss. Her crew was rescued by the United States Life Saving Service. Her rigging was salvaged.[240]

9 November

List of shipwrecks: 9 November 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Blue Jacket  United Kingdom The steamer was unaccountably wrecked on a clear night a few yards from the Longships Lighthouse. The crew were saved by the Sennen lifeboat.[241]

10 November

List of shipwrecks: 10 November 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Iron Cliff  United States The schooner lost her tow on Lake Michigan off Chicago in a heavy gale and grounded. she sprang a leak and sank, but was raised on 16 November. Her seven crewmen were rescued by the United States Life Saving Service.[242]
Lena M. Nielson  United States The schooner missed the entrance to Saint Joseph, Michigan in a gale and snowstorm and ran aground on a bar. She drifted off the bar and ran aground again in Lake Michigan at Lakeside, Michigan, 20 miles (32 km) away, a total loss. Three of her crew that had not made it to shore earlier were rescued by the United States Life Saving Service.[243]
Theodore S. Fassett  United States The lumber schooner lost her tow on Lake Huron in a heavy gale. She ran aground 7 miles (11 km) south of the Sand Beach Township, Michigan Life Saving Station. Attempts to refloat started on 11 November and continued until 9 December when salvage efforts were stopped and she was stripped and abandoned. Her crew was rescued by the United States Life Saving Service.[244]
Whaleback 104  United States The whaleback barge lost her tow leaving Cleveland, Ohio, causing her to drifting against the west breakwater. Pounding on the breakwater opened her seams and she sank. Her six crew were rescued by the United States Life Saving Service.[245]

12 November

List of shipwrecks: 12 November 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Cinderella  United States The 57-gross register ton schooner was stranded in Fire Island Inlet on the coast of Long Island, New York. All three people on board survived.[246]
Joseph C. Rich  United States The steamer sank at Spanish Fort, Alabama. Later raised.[247]
Plymouth  United States The steamer sank at dock at the foot of Court street, Brooklyn. The two crewmen on board died. Raised and repaired.[248]

14 November

List of shipwrecks: 14 November 1898
ShipCountryDescription
George W. Wesley  United States The schooner sprang a leak in harbor at Cleveland, Ohio and was beached.[249]

16 November

List of shipwrecks: 16 November 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Harry  United States The laid up tug filled and sank at dock in the Schuylkill River at Pine Street, Philadelphia.[250]

17 November

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Atalanta  United Kingdom The sailing ship was wrecked off Newport, Oregon. 23 crewmen killed, 3 made it to shore. Total loss of ship and cargo.[251][252]
Corona  United States The steamer burned at dock alongside Vision ( United States) at Edgewater, Grand Island, New York. Total loss.[253]
Vision  United States The steamer burned at dock alongside Corona ( United States) at Edgewater, Grand Island, New York. Total loss.[254]
Wildwood  United States The tow steamer burned at Kinders Landing in the Mississippi River. Total loss.[255]

18 November

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Selenoa  United States The ferry ran into the Crabtree Ledge Light causing a leak bad enough to beach her. Later refloated and taken to Rockland, Maine for repairs.[256]
Wm. M. Everett  United States The 167-gross register ton schooner sank at Shelter Island, Long Island, New York. All four people aboard survived.[257]

19 November

List of shipwrecks: 19 November 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Ruby  United States The steamer caught fire three miles (4.8 km) below Glen Haven, Wisconsin. She was beached, but was destroyed.[258]

20 November

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Annie Weston  United States The barge, under tow of Mars ( United States), filled with water and sank 35 miles (56 km) north east of the Winter Quarter Lightship.[259]

22 November

List of shipwrecks: 22 November 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Arthur Orr  United States The steamer went ashore on the north coast of Lake Superior near the Mouth of the Baptism River in a severe snowstorm. Refloated after cargo was Lightered and towed to Duluth for repairs.[260]
Tampa  United States The steamer went ashore near Beaver Bay, Minnesota on Lake Superior in a severe gale and snowstorm. Given up as a total loss, but refloated and towed to Duluth, Minnesota by a wrecking company.[261]

23 November

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Troy  United States The tug burned at dock at Greenbush, New York, totally destroyed.[262]

25 November

List of shipwrecks: 25 November 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Detroit  United States During a voyage in the Territory of Alaska from Skagway to Juneau with a crew of 10 and about 27 passengers on board, the 109-gross register ton, 81-foot (24.7 m) steamer struck a reef in Lynn Canal off the north end of Shelter Island in the Alexander Archipelago during a snowstorm and sank in 50 feet (15 m) of water. All on board abandoned ship in her lifeboats and survived.[263]
St. Lawrence  United States The bulk carrier was wrecked two miles (3.2 km) south of Point Betsy in Lake Michigan in a heavy snowstorm. One crewman drowned when ship's yawl overturned. Survivors rescued by the United States Life-Saving Service. She broke up on 9 December after a failed salvage attempt.[264][265][266]

26 November

List of shipwrecks: 26 November 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Edgar S. Foster  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was wrecked on Brandt Rock, Marshfield, Massachusetts during the gale.[267]
F. R. Walker  United States Portland Gale: The fishing schooner foundered near Cape Cod during the gale. Lost with all 15 hands.[268]
Harlem  United States The steamer was wrecked on a reef five miles (8.0 km) south west of Isle Royal in Lake Superior in a violent gale and snowstorm. Total loss.[269][270]
McConnell  United States The scow stranded one-quarter mile (0.40 km) from the Erie, Pennsylvania Life Saving Station on Lake Erie. Salvage work began immediately but were abandoned on 29 December and she broke up on 10 February 1899.[271]
Mertis H. Perry  United States Portland Gale: The fishing schooner was wrecked at Rexhame Beach, Marshfield, Massachusetts during the gale. Lost with 5 of 14 crew.[272]
Willy  United States The steamer sank after hitting the abutment of a bridge on Darby Creek.[273]

26–27 November

On these two days—the Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving—the infamous Portland Gale struck coastal New England. This was a blizzard of massive proportions that claimed the lives of over 400 people and more than 150 major vessels.[274]

27 November

List of shipwrecks: 27 November 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Abbot Devereaux  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard, at Vineyard Haven.[275]
Abby K. Bentley  United States Portland Gale: The vessel was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven, or Vineyard Sound near Providence, Rhode Island.[276]
Abel E Babcock  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was wrecked on Toddy Rocks a mile off Stony Beach, Hull, Massachusetts and broke up during the gale. all 12 crew died.[277][278]
Addie E Snow  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was sank with the loss of all hands, near Gloucester, Massachusetts about one-quarter mile (0.40 km) from where Portland ( United States) sank during the gale.[279]
Addie Sawyer  United States Portland Gale: The lumber schooner was swept ashore on the north side of Martha's Vineyard. Her captain and two crewmen were killed, two rescued.[276]
Adelaide T.  United States Portland Gale: The sloop was swept ashore in Fort Pond Bay during the gale. Refloated undamaged on 3 December.[271]
Agnes Smith  United States Portland Gale: The schooner dragged anchor at Point Judith, Rhode Island and was swept away, probably sinking during the gale. Crew transferred to John Harvey ( United States) during the gale.[271]
Albert L. Butler  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was wrecked on Peaked Hill Bar near Cape Cod during the gale. Four crewman died, or two crewman and one passenger. Five crew members were rescued by the United States Life-Saving Service.[280]
Alida  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was anchored at Islesboro, Maine but broke her anchor chain and blow out to sea. She drifted for 20 miles (32 km) before she went ran aground on flats in Lobster Cove during the gale. After the storm she was hauled ashore in a cove and stripped.[281]
Aloha  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore, or swamped, at New Shoreham, Rhode Island during the gale and lost.[282]
Amelia G. Ireland  United States Portland Gale: The schooner dragged anchor and was swept ashore on Dogfish Bar during the gale. Six crewmen were rescued by the United States Life-Saving Service, the rest of the crew lost.[283]
Anna Pitcher  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore, or swamped, at New Shoreham, Rhode Island during the gale. Later saved.[284]
Anna W. Barker  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was wrecked on Southern Island three miles (4.8 km) from the life saving station during the gale. After the storm she was stripped.[285]
Annie Blankenship  United States Portland Gale: The fishing sloop was swept ashore on flats south of Collin's Wharf, Martha's Vineyard.[276]
Antionette M. Acker  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore at Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[275]
Arabell  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore on Block Island, Rhode Island during the gale. Later refloated.[284]
Barge No. 1  United States Portland Gale: The barge was wrecked near Toddy Rocks near Point Allerton, Massachusetts during the gale. Five crew members were rescued by the United States Life-Saving Service and the Massachusetts Humane Society. Total loss.[286]
Coal Barge No. 4  United States Portland Gale: The barge was wrecked near Toddy Rocks near Point Allerton, Massachusetts and broke up during the gale. Three crewmen killed, her captain and one crewman made it to shore.[287]
Beaver  United States Portland Gale: The barge was sunk at Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard. The crew were rescued.[276]
Bertha E. Glover  United States Portland Gale: The lime schooner was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven on the east side of the harbor. She sprung a leak causing her cargo of lime to ignite, burning until 19 December when everything above the waterline was consumed.[276][288][289]
Brunhilde  United States Portland Gale: The sloop was swept ashore in Point O' Woods, New York during the gale. Refloated undamaged on 30 November.[284]
Byssus  United States Portland Gale: The barge was sunk at Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard. Crew rescued.[276]
Calvin Baker  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was stranded on the north side of Little Brewster Island (Boston Light) and wrecked. Three crewmen lost, five were rescued by the United States Life-Saving Service.[290][274][286]
Canaria  United Kingdom Portland Gale: The vessel was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[276]
Caritu  United Kingdom Portland Gale: The vessel was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[276]
Carrie L. Payson  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was stranded at Chatham, Massachusetts during the gale.[291]
Cassia  United States Portland Gale: The sloop was swept ashore, or swamped, at New Shoreham, Rhode Island during the gale and lost. One crewman killed.[284]
Cathy C. Berry  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore in "the bend" in the harbor at Martha's Vineyard.[276]
Charles J. Willard  United States Portland Gale: The schooner went ran aground at Quoddy Head, Maine during the gale. The crew were rescued by the United States Life-Saving Service and fishermen. Salvage work began 13 December and was she refloated on 16 December.[271]
Chas. E. Raymond  United States Portland Gale: The vessel was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[276]
Clara Leavitt  United States Portland Gale: The schooner dragged anchor and was swept ashore on Dogfish Bar and broke up immediately during the gale. Six crewmen killed, one crewman made it to shore.[292]
Clara Smith  United States Portland Gale: The schooner dragged anchor and was swept across Horse Shoe Shoal off Martha's Vineyard, sinking in 7 fathoms (42 ft; 13 m) of water in the ship channel. Her crew rescued from her masts after 19 hours by Nereus ( United States). One crewman died of exposure during the wait.[275]
Columbia  United States Portland Gale: The pilot boat/schooner was wrecked at Scituate, Massachusetts during the gale. All five crew died. Total loss, sold and eventually burned in place.[293][294]
Delaware  United States Portland Gale: The barge was wrecked north of Scituate, Massachusetts, during the gale.[295]
E. J. Willard  United States Portland Gale: The lime schooner was grounded on Martha's Vineyard on the east side of the Harbor at Vineyard Haven after loosing her anchor. She sprung a leak causing her cargo of lime to ignite. Her crew was able to transfer to J. D. Ingraham ( United States) when she drifted alongside.[296][289]
E. J. Hamilton  United States Portland Gale: The vessel was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[297]
Earl  United States Portland Gale: The catboat dragged anchor and was swept ashore at Cuttyhunk Harbor during the gale.[298]
Edith  United States Portland Gale: The catboat dragged anchor and was swept ashore at Cuttyhunk Harbor during the gale.[298]
Edith McIntyre  United States Portland Gale: The vessel was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[276]
Edna and Etta  United States Portland Gale: The Schooner was swept ashore in Great Egg, New Jersey during the gale. Later refloated.[284]
Eureka  United States Portland Gale: The tug dragged anchor and went ashore on Spectacle Island in Lower Boston Harbor during the gale. Refloated and repaired.[299]
E. W. Stetson  United States Portland Gale: The schooner barge was blown ashore during the gale at Jamesport, New York on Long Island. Refloated and returned to service.[300]
Etta A. Stimpson  United States The schooner capsized in a storm in Muskeget Channel. Her Captain, his wife, and 4 crewmen died. The mate, the sole survivor, was rescued by Captain James Wilber in a sailboat.[275]
Fairfax  United States Portland Gale: The steamer went ashore on Cuttyhunk Island during the gale. Crew and passengers rescued by a tug.[301][298]
Falcon  United States Portland Gale: The barge was sunk at Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard. Crew rescued.[276]
Francis Coffin  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept by the gale and sank in a collision with R. H. Shannon ( United States) off Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard in 3 fathoms (18 ft; 5.5 m) of water.[275]
Frances Ellen  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore at Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[275]
Free Wind  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore at Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[275]
Freddie L.  United States Portland Gale: The steamer broke from her moorings during the gale and was wrecked at Gloucester, Massachusetts.[302]
Geo. H. Mills  United States Portland Gale: The vessel was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[276]
George A. Chafee  United States Portland Gale: The steamer parted her stern chains at dock at Pigeon Cove, Cape Ann and went on the rocks during the gale. Total loss.[303]
George Walker  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore at Martha's Vineyard, at Vineyard Haven.[275]
Georgietta  United States Portland Gale: The schooner went ran aground on Great Spruce Head Island during the gale. Salvage work began 29 November and was she eventually refloated and taken to Rockland, Maine for repair.[285]
Henry R. Tilton  United Kingdom Portland Gale: The schooner was wrecked at Stony Beach, Hull, Massachusetts during the gale. Seven crew members were rescued by the United States Life-Saving Service and the Massachusetts Humane Society. A Total loss.[304][294][286]
Howard Holder  Canada Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[275]
Ida G. Broere  United States Portland Gale: The catboat was swept ashore in Lone Hill, New York during the gale. Refloated undamaged on 4 December.[284]
Idella Small  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked on Fletcher's Neck, Maine during the gale. Two crew members were rescued by the United States Life-Saving Service, one made if off on his own. Total loss.[305]
Independent  United States Portland Gale: The schooner barge was blown ashore during the gale at Riverhead, New York on Long Island. Refloated and returned to service.[300]
Ira and Abbie  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore on Block Island, Rhode Island during the gale. Later refloated.[284]
Island Belle  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore at Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[275]
Island City  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore at Cottage City on Martha's Vineyard. Lost with all hands.[276]
Ivy Bell  United States Portland Gale: The schooner dragged anchor and was swept ashore and wrecked at the entrance to the harbor at Portsmouth, New Hampshire during the gale. Her 4 crewmen rescued by the United States Life-Saving Service.[306][285]
J. D. Ingraham  United States Portland Gale: The vessel was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard after being torn from her moorings at Vineyard Haven. While drifting across the harbor she drifted alongside E. J. Willard ( United States) giving an opportunity for E. J. Willard's crew to escape the burning vessel.[276][289]
James A. Brown  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[297]
James Ponder, Jr  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[297]
James Wilson  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard, at Vineyard Haven.[275]
John Harvey  United States Portland Gale: The barge dragged anchor at Point Judith, Rhode Island and was driven ashore during the gale. Her crew and Agnes Smith's crew rescued from her by the United States Life-Saving Service. Pulled off later by a tug.[298]
Jordan L. Mott  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was sunk in Provincetown, Massachusetts during the gale. Her master's father and one crewman died. Four crew members were rescued by the United States Life-Saving Service.[283]
Juanita  United States Portland Gale: The fishing schooner was driven ashore at Cohasset, Massachusetts during the gale. Later salvaged.[294]
Lady Fenwick  United States Portland Gale: The steamer went ashore 40 feet (12 m) from her slip at Saybrook, Connecticut after the snowstorm parted her line by chafing.[307]
Leora M. Thurlow  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was sunk at Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard.[297]
Lester A. Lewis  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was wrecked in Provincetown, Massachusetts during the gale. All Five crewman died in the rigging.[308]
Lexington  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore, or swamped, at New Shoreham, Rhode Island during the gale and lost.[284]
Lucy Hammond  United States Portland Gale: The vessel was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[276]
Lucy Nickels  United States Portland Gale: The barque was wrecked on Black Rock near Point Allerton, Massachusetts during the gale. Her master and mate died. Three crew members were rescued by the United States Life-Saving Service and the Massachusetts Humane Society. Total loss.[305]
Lunet  United States Portland Gale: The schooner dragged anchor and was wrecked at Tarpaulin Cove, Naushon Island, Massachusetts during the gale. Lost with all seven crew.[309]
M. E. Eldredge  United States Portland Gale: The vessel was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard.[297]
Margaret J. Stanford  United States Portland Gale: The steamer went ashore on Prudence Island during the snowstorm. Refloated on 4 December and towed to Providence, Rhode Island for repairs.[310]
Mars Hill  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[275]
Marion Draper  United States Portland Gale: The vessel was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[276]
Mertis H Perry  United States Portland Gale: The fishing schooner dragged anchor and was driven ashore two miles (3.2 km) north north west of the Brant Rock, Massachusetts Lifesaving Station in Massachusetts Bay and broke up during the gale. Five crewmen killed, nine survivors made it to shore.[311]
Montillo  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore at Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[275]
Mountain Laurel  Canada Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[275]
Nancy Hanks  United States Portland Gale: The cat boat was swept ashore at Fourth Cliff, Massachusetts. Refloated on 19 May 1899.[281]
Narcissus  Canada Portland Gale: The schooner was lost at sea during the gale after leaving Boston, Massachusetts.[312]
Nellie B.  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore, or swamped, at New Shoreham, Rhode Island during the gale and lost.[313]
Nellie Doe  United States Portland Gale: The vessel was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[276]
Nellie M. Slade  United States Portland Gale: The bark was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[297]
Newburgh  United Kingdom Portland Gale: The vessel was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at steamboat wharf, Vineyard Haven.[297]
Newell B. Hawes  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was driven ashore on east side of Davis Neck, Massachusetts during the gale. Five crew members were rescued by the United States Life-Saving Service. Refloated on 4 December.[314][305]
Northern Home  Canada Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[275]
P. T. Willets  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[275]
Pentagoet  United States Portland Gale: The schooner sank off Cape Cod during the gale. 15 crew died.[315]
Pinafore  United States Portland Gale: The steamer sank at dock in the Isles of Shoals, Maine during the gale.[316]
Portland  United States Portland Gale: The paddle steamer sank with the loss of all hands (believed to be between 192 and 245 persons) (A US Government report at the time stated 63 crew and 60 passengers.); near Gloucester, Massachusetts. The wreck was identified in 2002.[317]
Queen of the West  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was wrecked on Fletcher's Neck, Maine during the gale. Two crew members, and a dog, were rescued by the United States Life-Saving Service. She broke up an hour after her crew was rescued.[285]
Quetay  United Kingdom Portland Gale: The vessel was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[276]
R. H. Shannon  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[275]
Rebecca W. Huddell  United States Portland Gale: The vessel was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[276]
Reliance  United States Portland Gale: The catboat was swept ashore in Point O' Woods, New York during the gale. Refloated undamaged on 28 November.[284]
Renfrew  Canada Portland Gale: The schooner was wrecked off Hart's Isle, Canso during the gale.[318]
Rose Brothers  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore, or swamped, at New Shoreham, Rhode Island during the Gale and lost.[284]
Sadie Willcult  United States Portland Gale: The vessel was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[276]
Secret  United States Portland Gale: The catboat dragged anchor and was swept ashore at Cuttyhunk Harbor during the gale.[298]
Smeed  United States Portland Gale: The schooner dragged anchor at New Shoreham, Rhode Island and was swept ashore during the gale. She was refloated on the next high tide.[298]
Sport  United States Portland Gale: The catboat dragged anchor and was swept ashore at Cuttyhunk Harbor during the gale.[298]
Starlight  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[275]
Stranger  United States Portland Gale: The catboat was swept ashore, or swamped, at New Shoreham, Rhode Island during the gale. Later saved.[284]
Success  Canada Portland Gale: The schooner was wrecked off Ferguson's Cove, Halifax, Nova Scotia during the gale. Two killed.[319]
Teddie  United States Portland Gale: The steamer sank at dock at New London, Connecticut during the snowstorm.[320]
Telegraph  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore at Cottage City on Martha's Vineyard. Lost with all hands.[276]
Terry  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[275]
Timothy Field  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore at Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[276]
Unidentified sloop  United States Portland Gale: The sloop swamped at dock at White Head, Maine during the gale. Raised after the storm passed.[284]
Valetta  United Kingdom Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore on "the point" in the harbor, Martha's Vineyard.[276]
Valora  United States Portland Gale: The steamer sank at dock at East Boston, Massachusetts during the gale. Raised and repaired.[321]
Vigilant  United States Portland Gale: The steamer was wrecked at Provincetown, Massachusetts during the gale. Total loss.[322]
Virginia  United States Portland Gale: The downeast lumberman was lost off Thompson Island.[290]
Wild Rose  United States Portland Gale: The schooner went ashore at Cranberry Isles, Maine during the gale. Salvage work began 2 December and was she refloated on 5 December.[271]
Wildwood  United States The steamer struck a submerged piling at dock on a falling tide at Port Townsend, Washington and sank. Raised and repaired.[323]
William Penn  United States Portland Gale: The schooner was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard at Vineyard Haven.[275]
William Todd  United States Portland Gale: The vessel was sunk at Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard.[276]
William M. Wilson  United States The schooner sprung a leak and sank three miles (4.8 km) north north east of Wachapreague, Virginia. The crew were rescued by the United States Life-Saving Service.[284]
Winnie Lawry  United States Portland Gale: The vessel was swept ashore on Martha's Vineyard, at Vineyard Haven.[276]

December

3 December

List of shipwrecks: 3 December 1898
ShipCountryDescription
City of Yonkers  United States The launch was damaged in a collision with Manhattan ( United States) in the East River. She was run aground at Wallabout, Brooklyn, but sank.[324]
L. W. Brown  United States The steamer sank in a gale in Lake Pontchartrain at the North East Bridge. Raised and repaired.[325]

5 December

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Thomas Booz  United States The schooner dragged anchor and stranded on the east side of Hooper's Island near Port Clyde, Maine. She was stripped and abandoned, a total loss.[326]
Vamoose  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked, breaking in two, on the north east coast of Block Island, Rhode Island in a gale. Her master and mate were killed, four crew members were rescued by the United States Life-Saving Service and two made it to shore on their own.[327]

6 December

List of shipwrecks: 6 December 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Geo. B. Owen  United States The schooner's towline parted and she stranded on the east side of the Harbor at Ashtabula, Ohio in a heavy snowstorm. She was abandoned, a total loss. Six crew members, five men and a woman, were rescued by the United States Life-Saving Service. Wreck abandoned to the insurance company.[328][329]

7 December

List of shipwrecks: 7 December 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Puritan  United States The schooner was beached at Assateague Beach, Virginia, after springing a leak in a gale at sea and being heavily damaged. Refloated on 15 December.[329]

8 December

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 1898
ShipCountryDescription
J. N. Harbin  United States The steamer struck an obstruction and sank near Swan Lake, Arkansas in the Arkansas River. Later raised.[330]
Pioneer  United States The 25-ton sealing schooner was wrecked with the loss of all hands on the northern coast of Vancouver Island off the coast of British Columbia. First Nations residents found her wreckage and the skeletons of eight members of her crew in 1899.[30]

9 December

List of shipwrecks: 9 December 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Advance  United States The steamer sank when rammed by the Icebreaker Bulldozer ( United States) she was towing just above the Laughlin Bridge Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the Monongahela River. Raised and repaired.[331]
Black Ball No. 2  United States The tow steamer was sunk by ice in the Chicago River. Total loss.[332]
Castalia  United Kingdom The hospital ship was struck by Barrowmore ( United Kingdom) while moored on Long Reach in the River Thames.

10 December

List of shipwrecks: 10 December 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Governor  United States The tug was sunk in a collision with Peter Cahill ( United States) four and a half miles (7.2 km) west south west of Rockaway Point. Seven crew members were rescued by the United States Life-Saving Service and the barge Walter W. ( United States). Total loss.[333][334]
Little Lizzie  United States The schooner stranded on Norton's Island near White Head, Maine. She started to break up after pounding on the rocks and was abandoned after being stripped, a total loss. Two crew members were rescued by the United States Life-Saving Service.[333]
Peter Cahill  United States The tug was in a collision with Governor ( United States) four and a half miles (7.2 km) west south west of Rockaway Point and ran aground on Rockaway Shoals. Eight crewmembers were rescued by the United States Life-Saving Service and the barge Walter W. ( United States). Refloated on 16 December.[333][335]

11 December

List of shipwrecks: 11 December 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Bob Connell  United States The steamer was sunk by ice in the Allegheny River across the river from Thirteenth street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Raised and repaired.[336]
Ida  Australia The cutter was wrecked and broke up.[337]
Ida  Spain The steamer was wrecked.[48]

13 December

List of shipwrecks: 13 December 1898
ShipCountryDescription
John Howard  United States The steamer burned at Columbia, Louisiana. Total loss.[338]

14 December

List of shipwrecks: 14 December 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Joseph Curtis  United States The tug tilted to port, filled and sank in the Harlem River when her tow schooner Joseph Murray's ( United States) main sail caught a sudden strong gust of wind careening her to the point of upsetting the tug. The tug was later raised.[339]
Rescue No. 2  United States The tow steamer burned in St. Louis Harbor. Total loss.[340]

15 December

List of shipwrecks: 15 December 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Brinkburn flag unknown The ship struck the Maiden Bower, Isles of Scilly in fog and sank, while bound for Le Havre from Galveston with cotton and cotton seed. Her crew of mainly lascars survived. An inspection of the wreck in 1966 found two other ships beneath her; one, Sussex, which sank in 1885 and an unknown warship.[82]
Geo. B. McClellan  United States The steamer burned to the waterline at dock in Michigan City, Indiana.[341]

17 December

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Martin Swain  United States The fishing steamer burned to the waterline at Rain's Dock in the Ste. Marie River. One fisherman was missing, presumed dead.[342][343]

21 December

List of shipwrecks: 21 December 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Oakland  New South Wales The passenger cargo ship ran aground on the bar at Ballina, New South Wales, Australia. She was refloated, repaired, and returned to service.

22 December

List of shipwrecks: 22 December 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Mayport  United States The steamer burned at Jacksonville, Florida.[344]
T. M. Moore  United States The steamer burned at dock at Grand Island, New York. Total loss.[345]

23 December

List of shipwrecks: 23 December 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Joys  United States The ship burned while at anchor in the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal.[346]

24 December

List of shipwrecks: 24 December 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Osceola  United States The steamer struck an obstruction leaving Avenue Landing, Missouri, and sprung a leak. She was beached on a bar across the river, but sank in 26 feet (7.9 m) of water, a total loss.[347]

25 December

List of shipwrecks: 25 December 1898
ShipCountryDescription
C. H. Woods  United States The sawmill steamer burned near Poseys Landing, Arkansas, on the Arkansas River.[348]

26 December

List of shipwrecks: 26 December 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Teche  United States The steamer struck an obstruction in the Mississippi River 55 miles (89 km) above New Orleans, then burned. Total loss.[349]

28 December

List of shipwrecks: 28 December 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Lakme  United States The steamer caught fire at sea and arrived at Astoria, Oregon on 26 December. On 28 December she was beached/scuttled.[350]
Saint Lawrence  United States The 41-gross register ton, 64.6-foot (19.7 m) fishing schooner was wrecked in a blinding snowstorm and heavy gale in Pybus Bay southwest of Brother Island (57°18′N 133°50′W) in Frederick Sound in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska. The schooner North ( United States) rescued her entire crew of seven.[26]

29 December

List of shipwrecks: 29 December 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Glenavon  United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked on the Linting Rock in the Sa Mun group off the coast of China with the loss of four lives.

31 December

List of shipwrecks: 31 December 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Lottie  United States The tow steamer caught fire off the Tulleytown, Pennsylvania Wharf and was beached. Burned to water's edge.[351]

Unknown

List of shipwrecks: unknown December 1898
ShipCountryDescription
HM Torpedo Boat 28  Royal Navy The decommissioned TB 26-class torpedo boat was sunk as a target off Cape Town, South Africa, after stranding in July and being refloated.[133][352]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1898
ShipCountryDescription
Anita  United States The steamer was reported lost in Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska.[20]
Constantine  United States While under tow by the steamer Progresso ( United States), the river steamer broke loose and sank in the Gulf of Alaska 450 nautical miles (830 km; 520 mi) off Dixon Entrance on the border between the Territory of Alaska and British Columbia.[35]
Gouverneur-Generaal Loudon  Netherlands The mail steamer and excursion vessel was wrecked in the Flores Sea off the Tengga Batoe reef south of Selayar Island.
Lofthus  Norway The barque sank off Manalapan, Florida, United States.
Matinee  United States The 37-ton schooner was lost with all hands in the Aleutian Islands.[38]
Naro  United States The steamer was wrecked at Point Highfield (56°29′15″N 132°23′15″W) on the northern tip of Wrangell Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[94]
Ohio  United States The schooner broke free of her anchorage at Port Simpson, British Columbia, in a gale and went adrift, eventually being wrecked on a small uninhabited island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska near the south end of Revillagigedo Channel. Her crew survived and was rescued by Alaskan Natives a week later.[353]
SMS S85  Imperial German Navy The torpedo boat was stranded. She was raised, repaired, and returned to service.[354]
Saxon  United Kingdom The tug became disabled in the Bristol Channel and ran aground on Frenchman's Bank. Her crew were rescued by the Mumbles Lifeboat.[355]
Toledo  United States The steamer became water logged 25 miles south west of the Michigan Ship Canal in Lake Superior on either 29 September or 29 October. She was towed to shore at the entrance to the Canal where she broke up in a strong wind, a total loss. The remains of the wreck were blown up during widening of the Canal in 1935.[356][357]

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Ship events in 1898
Ship launches: 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903
Ship commissionings: 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903
Ship decommissionings: 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903
Shipwrecks: 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903
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