List of shipwrecks in April 1915

The list of shipwrecks in 1915 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1915.

1 April

List of shipwrecks: 1 April 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Gloxinia  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was stopped and scuttled in the North Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) north east by east of the mouth of the River Tyne by SM U-10 ( Imperial German Navy).[1]
Jason  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was stopped and scuttled in the North Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) north east by east of the mouth of the River Tyne (55°27′N 0°25′W) by SM U-10 ( Imperial German Navy).[2]
Nellie  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was stopped and scuttled in the North Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) north east by east of the mouth of the River Tyne (55°33′N 0°19′W) by SM U-10 ( Imperial German Navy).[3]
Seven Seas  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) south of Beachy Head, Sussex by SM U-37 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of nine of her seventeen crew. Survivors were rescued by a Royal Navy destroyer.[4][5][6]

2 April

List of shipwrecks: 2 April 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Lochwood  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) south west of Start Point, Devon by SM U-24 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[6][7][8]
Parquerette  France World War I: the barquentine was scuttled in the English Channel 18 nautical miles (33 km) north of Cap d'Antifer, Pas-de-Calais (50°20′N 0°16′E) by SM U-33 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[9]

3 April

List of shipwrecks: 3 April 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Childwall  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Trinculo ( United Kingdom) in the Bristol Channel off Lundy Island, Devon and sank. Her crew were rescued by Trinculo.[10]
Douro  Portugal World War I: The cargo ship was reported to have been torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew survived.[11]
Mecidiye  Ottoman Navy World War I: The Mecidiye-class cruiser struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Odessa.[12] She was later salvaged by the Russians and entered service with the Imperial Russian Navy as Prut.[13]

4 April

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 1915
ShipCountryDescription
City of Bremen  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) south by west of the Wolf Rock, Cornwall by SM U-24 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her seventeen crew. The survivors were rescued by Fanny ( United Kingdom).[14][15]
Flora  Netherlands The cargo ship was driven ashore 6 nautical miles (11 km) west of Hartland Point, Devon, United Kingdom and was a total loss. Her crew were rescued.[10]
Hermes  Russia World War I: The sailing ship was sunk in the English Channel 35 nautical miles (65 km) south of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight United Kingdom (50°17′N 0°55′W) by SM U-33 ( Imperial German Navy).[16]
Olivine  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 30 nautical miles (56 km) south of St. Catherine's Point (50°26′N 1°12′W) by SM U-33 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[6][17]

5 April

List of shipwrecks: 5 April 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Acantha  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) east by north of the Longstone Lighthouse (55°41′N 1°00′W) by SM U-10 ( Imperial German Navy).[18] Her thirteen crew were rescued by Tord ( Sweden).[19][20]
Northlands  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 24 nautical miles (44 km) south west of Beachy Head, Sussex (50°03′N 0°16′W) by SM U-33 ( Imperial German Navy).[21] Her 24 crew were rescued by Topaz ( Belgium).[19]
SMS T57  Imperial German Navy World War I: The S43-class torpedo boat struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea.[22]

7 April

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Zarina  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 72 nautical miles (133 km) north east by north of the Spurn Lightship ( United Kingdom) by a Kaiserliche Marine submarine with the loss of nine of her crew.[20]

8 April

List of shipwrecks: 8 April 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Châteaubriand  France World War I: The four-masted full-rigged ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) south east of Beachy Head, Sussex, United Kingdom by SM U-32 ( Imperial German Navy). Her 25 crew survived.[23][24]

10 April

List of shipwrecks: 10 April 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Harpalyce  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 7 nautical miles (13 km) off the Noord Hinder Lightship ( Netherlands) by SM UB-4 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of seventeen of her 44 crew. Survivors were rescued by Elizabeth ( Netherlands).[6][24][25]
The President  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was stopped and scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 14 nautical miles (26 km) south by west of The Lizard, Cornwall by SM U-24 ( Imperial German Navy).[26] Her ten crew were rescued by the fishing smack Pencaer ( United Kingdom).[27]

11 April

List of shipwrecks: 11 April 1915
ShipCountryDescription
HMS Wayfarer  Royal Navy World War I: The armed merchant cruiser was torpedoed and sunk with the loss of five of the 189 people on board.[28]

14 April

List of shipwrecks: 14 April 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Folke  Sweden World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (57°55′N 0°30′E) by SM U-6 ( Imperial German Navy).[29] No casualties.[30]
Katwijk  Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) west of the Noord Hinder Lightship ( Netherlands) by SM UB-10 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[31]
Vestland  Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off the north east of Scotland by SM U-6 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all 27 crew.[32]

15 April

List of shipwrecks: 15 April 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Guernsey  United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked near Cap de la Hague, France.[33]
Ptarmigan  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) west by north of the Noordhinder Lightship ( Netherlands) by SM UB-5 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five crew.[6][34]

16 April

List of shipwrecks: 16 April 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Demirhisar  Ottoman Navy World War I: The Demirhisar-class torpedo boat was run aground and wrecked on Chios in the Aegean Sea to prevent capture by British warships.[35]
HMS E15  Royal Navy World War I: The E-class submarine ran aground at Kepez, Çanakkale, Ottoman Empire. She was scuttled on 18 April.
Eglantine  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Filey, Yorkshire and was a total loss. Her crew were rescued.[36]

17 April

List of shipwrecks: 17 April 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Domir Kapu  Ottoman Navy World War I: The torpedo boat was run ashore on Chios, Greece following a battle with Allied cruisers with the loss of one of her 34 crew. The survivors were interned on Chios.[37]
Ellispontos  Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea off the Noord Hinder Lightship ( Netherlands) (51°52′N 3°00′E) by SM UB-4 ( Imperial German Navy).[38]

18 April

List of shipwrecks: 18 April 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Vanilla  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 53 nautical miles (98 km) east by south of the Inner Dowsing Lightship ( United Kingdom) by a Kaiserliche Marine submarine with the loss of nine of her crew.[20]

19 April

List of shipwrecks: 19 April 1915
ShipCountryDescription
HMT Rhodesia  Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[39]
Tweed  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Sea Mills, Gloucestershire. She was refloated but then sank in the River Avon whilst being taken to Bristol.[40]
Vanilla  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was reported to have been torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine with the loss of all hands.[41][42]

20 April

List of shipwrecks: 20 April 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Highland Queen  United States The small schooner was lost in the Shumagin Islands in the Territory of Alaska.[43]
Merwede  United Kingdom The dredger sank at Rosyth, Ayrshire.[40]
SMS S21  Imperial German Navy The V1-class destroyer collided with the light cruiser SMS Hamburg ( Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea with the loss of 36 of her crew.[22]

21 April

List of shipwrecks: 21 April 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Ruth  Sweden World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 100 nautical miles (190 km) east of the Isle of May, Fife, United Kingdom by SM U-22 ( Imperial German Navy).[44]

22 April

List of shipwrecks: 22 April 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Eva  Norway World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the North Sea 170 nautical miles (310 km) north east of the Longstone Lighthouse (56°31′N 3°03′E) by SM U-38 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[45]
Oscar  Norway World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the North Sea south west of Lindesnes, Vest-Agder (56°31′N 3°03′E) by SM U-38 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[46]
St. Lawrence  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea 88 nautical miles (163 km) east of the Spurn Lightship ( United Kingdom) (54°14′N 3°02′E) by SM U-22 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[20][47]

23 April

List of shipwrecks: 23 April 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Fråck  Russia World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the Baltic Sea off the Flöttjan Lighthouse (59°51′N 19°36′E) by SM U-26 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[48]

26 April

List of shipwrecks: 26 April 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Centric  Sweden World War I: The cargo ship, en route from Immingham to Gävle, sank in the Baltic Sea after having struck a mine. No casualties.[49]
Recolo  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) east by north of Spurn Point, Yorkshire with the loss of two of her crew. At least seven survivors were rescued by the trawler Sebastian ( United Kingdom).[20][50]

27 April

List of shipwrecks: 27 April 1915
ShipCountryDescription
HMT Balmedie  Royal Navy The naval trawler collided with another vessel and sank in the Dardanelles.[51]
Léon Gambetta  French Navy World War I: The Léon Gambetta-class cruiser was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Santa Maria di Leuca, Apulia, Italy (39°30′N 18°15′E) by SM U-4 ( Austro-Hungarian Navy) with the loss of 684 of her 821 crew.

28 April

List of shipwrecks: 28 April 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Fuki Maru  Japan The cargo ship collided with Daichi Mari ( Japan) in the Yellow Sea off Hichihatsuto Island, Korea and sank with the loss of 30 of her crew.[52]
Lilydale  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was stopped and scuttled in the North Sea 37 nautical miles (69 km) east of St. Abb's Head, Berwickshire by SM U-10 ( Imperial German Navy).[53]
Mobile  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) north west of the Butt of Lewis, Outer Hebrides by SM U-30 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[6][39][54]

29 April

List of shipwrecks: 29 April 1915
ShipCountryDescription
HMAS AE2  Royal Australian Navy World War I: Naval operations in the Dardanelles Campaign: The E-class submarine was scuttled in the Dardanelles following battle damage.
Cherbury  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 27 nautical miles (50 km) west north west of Eagle Island, County Fermanagh by SM U-30 ( Imperial German Navy). Her 29 crew survived.[8][55][56]

30 April

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Elida  Sweden World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 190 nautical miles (350 km) east of the Farne Islands, United Kingdom (56°29′N 3°16′E) by SM U-38 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[57]
Fulgent  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 45 nautical miles (83 km) north west of the Skellig Islands, County Kerry by SM U-30 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[6][58]
Laila  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea (56°51′N 3°09′E) by SM U-35 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[59]
Svorono  Russia World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 14 nautical miles (26 km) west of the Blasket Islands, County Kerry by SM U-30 ( Imperial German Navy).[60]
SM U-37  Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type U 31 submarine struck a mine and sank in the English Channel (51°04′N 1°48′W).

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Politkofsky  United States The cedar-hulled vessel was pounded to pieces by the surf on the beach at St. Michael, Territory of Alaska, during a storm.[61]

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Ship events in 1915
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