List of shipwrecks in April 1916

The list of shipwrecks in April 1916 includes some ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during April 1916.

1 April

List of shipwrecks: 1 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Ashburton  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 80 nautical miles (150 km) west north west of Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM U-44 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[1][2]
Bengairn  United Kingdom World War I: The four-masted barque was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 165 nautical miles (306 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-28 ( Imperial German Navy). Her 26 crew survived.[2][3][4]
Perth  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) south east by east of the Cross Sand Lightship ( United Kingdom) by a Kaiserliche Marine submarine with the loss of six of her crew.[2]
Peter Hamre  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off the Kentish Knock Lightship by SM UB-10 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of fourteen of her crew.[5]

2 April

List of shipwrecks: 2 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Anniel E. Larder  United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew survived.[6]
Arena  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea (57°29′N 5°26′E) by SM U-70 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[7]
HMT Commandant  Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[8]
Simla  United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) north west of Gozo, Malta (36°25′N 13°12′E) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of ten crew.[9]

3 April

List of shipwrecks: 3 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Clan Campbell  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 29 nautical miles (54 km) south east of Cape Bon, Tunisia (36°47′N 11°33′E) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2][10]
Ellaston  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 65 nautical miles (120 km) north west by west of Cape Serrat, Tunisia (37°41′N 7°59′E) by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2][11]
Enrichetta  Imperial Russian Navy World War I: The auxiliary minesweeper was shelled and damaged in the Black Sea west of Lazistan by SM U-33 ( Imperial German Navy). She became a total loss by 16 April.[12]
Giuseppe Padre  Italy World War I: The brigantine was sunk in the Strait of Sicily (36°55′N 11°20′E) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy).[13]
Ino  Norway World War I: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) south of the Kentish Knock Lightship ( United Kingdom) (51°28′40″N 1°35′20″E). Her crew survived.[14]
HMT Pecheur  Royal Navy The naval trawler collided with another vessel and sank in the Irish Sea off the Smalls Lighthouse.[15]
Sneaton  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) north north east of Cape de la Garde, Algeria by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2][16][17]

4 April

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Bendew  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine placed by SM UC-1 ( Imperial German Navy) and sank in the Thames Estuary 9 nautical miles (17 km) south of the Kentish Knock Lightship ( United Kingdom) (51°30′N 1°37′E) with the loss of a crew member.[18]
Maria Carmella Findari  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Strait of Sicily by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy).[19]

5 April

List of shipwrecks: 5 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Baus  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) west north west of Cap de la Hève, Seine-Inférieure, France by SM UB-18 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[20] Survivors were rescued by a French fishing vessel.[21]
Chantala  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) north of Cape Bengut Algeria (37°12′N 3°48′E) by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of nine crew.[22]
Jeanette  France World War I: The lugger was sunk in the English Channel 12 nautical miles (22 km) off St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom by SM UB-18 ( Imperial German Navy).[23]
SM UB-26  Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type UB II submarine was trapped in anti-submarine nets and was scuttled. Subsequently salvaged by the French, repaired and entered French Navy service at Roland Morillot.
Zent  United Kingdom World War I: The refrigerated cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 28 nautical miles (52 km) west by south of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-66 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 49 crew.[24]

6 April

List of shipwrecks: 6 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Asger Ryg  Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel west of Beachy Head, Sussex, United Kingdom by SM UB-29 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all fifteen crew.[25]
Beicos  Belgium The cargo ship foundered in the Black Sea.[26]
Binicaise  France World War I: The schooner was sunk in the English Channel (50°20′N 7°00′W) by SM U-66 ( Imperial German Navy).[27]
Stjerneborg  Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sardinia, Italy (38°45′N 9°15′E) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew were rescued by a Regia Marina warship.[21][28]
Vesuvio  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) east of the Owers Lightship ( United Kingdom) (50°38′30″N 0°31′30″E) by SM UB-29 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of seven of her crew.[29]
Yonne  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 18 nautical miles (33 km) north north west of Cape Cherchell, Algeria by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2][30]

7 April

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Braunton  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 4.5 nautical miles (8.3 km) south by west of Beachy Head, Sussex (50°39′N 1°11′E) by SM UB-29 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[31]
Clyde  United Kingdom World War I: The brig was scuttled in the English Channel 32 nautical miles (59 km) north of Dieppe, Seine-Inférieure, France by SM UB-18 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2][32]
Eemdijk  Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south south west of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom (50°30′N 1°19′W) by SM UB-18 ( Imperial German Navy). She was beached but was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[33]
Halcyon  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) south west by south of Folkestone, Kent (51°01′N 1°10′E). Her crew survived.[34]
Marguerite  France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the English Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) north of Cap de la Hève, Seine Maritime by SM UB-29 ( Imperial German Navy).[35]
Rijndijk  Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) west north west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly United Kingdom by SM U-66 ( Imperial German Navy). She was beached but was later refloated.[36]
Sainte Marie  France World War I The barquentine was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) west of the Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom (49°45′N 7°10′W) by SM U-66 ( Imperial German Navy).[37]

8 April

List of shipwrecks: 8 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
HMS Adamton  Royal Navy World War I: The collier was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) north of Skerryvore (56°32′N 7°26′W) by SM U-22 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[8][38]
Moss Rose  United Kingdom The tug foundered at Barry, Glamorgan. Her crew were rescued.[39]
Sal'dagan  Russia World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Black Sea (44°52′N 32°40′E) by SM UB-7 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[40]
Santanderino  Spain World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 18 nautical miles (33 km) off Ouessant, Finistère, France (48°20′N 5°33′W) by SM U-66 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her twenty crew. Survivors were rescued by a Norwegian merchant ship.[21][41]
Zafra  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 44 nautical miles (81 km) north of Oran, Algeria (36°26′N 1°00′E) by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2][16][42]

9 April

List of shipwrecks: 9 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Avon  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km) south east by east of the Tongue Lightship ( United Kingdom) with the loss of two of her crew.[2]
Caledonia  Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 23 nautical miles (43 km) south south east of the Le Titan Lighthouse, Île du Levant, Var, France (42°34′N 6°44′E) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[43]
Eastern City  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 18 nautical miles (33 km) north by west of Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM U-66 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2][44]
Glenalmond  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 27 nautical miles (50 km) north of Ouessant by SM U-66 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2][45]
Gryoz  Russia World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Black Sea by SM UB-7 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[46]
Sjolyst  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) north of Ouessant by SM U-66 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[47]

10 April

List of shipwrecks: 10 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Dorthea  Denmark World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (55°45′N 3°30′E). Her crew were rescued by a Dutch trawler.[48]
Silksworth  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 1.25 nautical miles (2.32 km) off the Corton Lightship ( United Kingdom) by SM UB-12 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three of her crew.[49]

11 April

List of shipwrecks: 11 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Angus  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 76 nautical miles (141 km) east by north of Valencia, Spain (39°57′N 1°08′E) by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2][50]
Inverlyon  United Kingdom World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 108 nautical miles (200 km) west north west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-73 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2][51]
Margam Abbey  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 55 nautical miles (102 km) south west of The Lizard, Cornwall by SM U-66 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2][16][52]
Robert Adamson  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea. Her 29 crew were rescued.[48]
Unione  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Land's End, Cornwall by SM U-66 ( Imperial German Navy).[53] Her crew were rescued by a French Navy destroyer and a Royal Navy patrol vessel.[21]
Murjek  Sweden World War I: The cargo ship, en route from Philadelphia to Narvik, struck a mine 13 nautical miles north of Cape Wrath and sank immediately. One casualty.[54]

12 April

List of shipwrecks: 12 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Orlock Head  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 65 nautical miles (120 km) south east of Barcelona, Spain (40°40′N 2°32′E) by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2][55]
Prøven  Denmark World War I: The schooner was sunk in the North Sea 22 nautical miles (41 km) north of the Smith's Knoll Lightship ( United Kingdom) by SM UB-13 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[56]
Vega  France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 80 nautical miles (150 km) east of Barcelona (40°42′N 2°09′E) by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy).[57] Her 33 crew were rescued by Jaime II ( Spain).[48]

13 April

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Chic  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 45 nautical miles (83 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-22 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of nine crew.[58]
Lipari  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 36 nautical miles (67 km) off Cape Spartivento, Calabria (36°00′N 16°49′E) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[59]

14 April

List of shipwrecks: 14 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
HMT Alberta  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine placed by SM UC-7 ( Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea off Grimsby, Lincolnshire.[60]
HMT Orcades  Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[16]
Shenandoah  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine placed by SM UC-6 ( Imperial German Navy) and sank in the English Channel 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) west of Folkestone, Kent (51°01′40″N 1°12′30″E) with the loss of two of her crew.[61]

15 April

List of shipwrecks: 15 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Fairport  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 31 nautical miles (57 km) north by west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly (50°18′N 6°52′W) by SM U-69 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2][62]
Schwanden  Russia World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean by SM U-69 ( Imperial German Navy) at approximately the same position as Fairport ( United Kingdom).[63]

16 April

List of shipwrecks: 16 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Cardonia  United Kingdom World War I: The full-rigged ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) south of the Fastnet Rock (50°57′N 10°06′W) by SM U-67 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2][64]
Demir Hissar  Ottoman Navy World War I: The torpedo boat was sunk in the Strait of Chios by HMS Jed, HMS Kennet and HMS Wear (all  Royal Navy).[65]
Glendoon  Norway World War I: The full-rigged ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) west south west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom (49°28′N 7°40′W) by SM U-69 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[66]
Harrovian  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) west of the Bishop Rock (49°23′N 7°40′W) by SM U-69 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2][67]
Papelera  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Isles of Scilly by SM U-69 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[68]
HMT Sunbeam I  Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[16]

17 April

List of shipwrecks: 17 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Ernest Reyer  France World War I: The full-rigged ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Ouessant, Finistère (49°07′N 7°49′W) by SM U-69 ( Imperial German Navy). Although her 29 crew were allowed to take to the lifeboats, they did not survive.[69]
Terje Viken  Norway World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Cabo Guia, Portugal. Her crew survived.[70]

18 April

List of shipwrecks: 18 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Ravenhill  United Kingdom World War I: The full-rigged ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 72 nautical miles (133 km) west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly by SM U-69 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2][71]

20 April

List of shipwrecks: 20 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Cairngowan  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 55 nautical miles (102 km) west by north of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-69 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2][72]
SS Libau  Imperial German Navy World War I: Easter Rising: The freighter, masquerading as Aud ( Norway), was scuttled off Fenit, County Kerry, Ireland.
Lodewijk Van Nassau  Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the Galloper Lightship ( United Kingdom) (51°50′N 1°55′E).[73]
Sabbia  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 7 nautical miles (13 km) off the Isle of May, Fife (56°07′N 2°18′W).[74] Her crew were rescued by Nordland ( Netherlands).[75]
Whitgift  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (47°51′N 6°10′W) by SM U-67 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 32 crew.[2][76]

21 April

List of shipwrecks: 21 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Estafette  French Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine placed by SM UC-6 ( Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea off Dunquerque, Nord (51°02′N 2°11′E) with the loss of eight of her crew.[77]
Feliciana  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 67 nautical miles (124 km) north north west of the Fastnet Rock (51°08′N 11°27′W) by SM U-19 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2][78]

22 April

List of shipwrecks: 22 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Chanaral  France World War I: The four-masted barque was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) south of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom (50°03′N 8°07′W) by SM U-67 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[79]
József Agost Föherzeg  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (49°36′N 10°06′W by SM U-19 ( Imperial German Navy).[80]
Ross  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 108 nautical miles (200 km) west by north of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly by SM U-19 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2][81]
Tregantle  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea by enemy action.[2][82]

23 April

List of shipwrecks: 23 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
HMT Lena Melling  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the Elbow Lightship ( United Kingdom).[83]
Parisiana  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 82 nautical miles (152 km) west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (47°55′N 7°04′W) by SM U-19 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2][84]
Olga  Norway World War I: The barque was reported to have been sunk by a German submarine. Her crew survived.[82]
Ribston  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 66 nautical miles (122 km) west by south of Ouessant (47°51′N 6°44′W) by SM U-19 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2][16][85]

24 April

List of shipwrecks: 24 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
HMT Clover Bank  Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[8]
Hsin-Yu  National Revolutionary Army The transport ship collided with Hai Yung ( Republic of China Navy) in the East China Sea south of the Chusan Islands and sank. There were only 30 survivors of over 1,000 people on board.[86]
HMT King Stephen  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler, operating as a Q-ship, was sunk in the North Sea off Lowestoft, Suffolk by a Kaiserliche Marine destroyer. Her crew were taken as prisoners of war.[87]
SM UB-13  Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type UB I submarine was lost in action off the mouth of the River Thames with the loss of all seventeen crew.

25 April

List of shipwrecks: 25 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
HMT Au Fait  Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[8]
Berkelstroom  Netherlands World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea by SM UB-29 ( Imperial German Navy).[88]
Carmanian  Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock (50°16′N 12°02′W) by SM U-19 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three crew.[89]
HMS E22  Royal Navy World War I: The E-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk by SM UB-18 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all 30 crew.
Georgiy Pobedonosets  Russia World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Black Sea south west of Cape Khersones by SM UC-15 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[90]
HMS Penelope  Royal Navy World War I: The Arethusa-class cruiser was damaged in the North Sea of Lowestoft, Suffolk by SM UB-29 ( Imperial German Navy).[91] She was later repaired and returned to service.
Zhivuchi  Imperial Russian Navy World War I: The Boiki-class destroyer struck a mine placed by SM UC-15 ( Imperial German Navy) and sank in the Black Sea off Sevastopol.[92][93]
Niola  Sweden World War I: The iron barque, en route from Pensacola to Dundee, was scuttled by a German torpedo boat 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi) from Smith's Knoll lightship. The crew was saved.[94]

26 April

List of shipwrecks: 26 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Alfred  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea 27 nautical miles (50 km) east by south of Lowestoft, Suffolk by SM UB-18 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[95]
Dubhe  Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and was damaged in the North Sea (51°49′30″N 1°57′30″E). She was beached but was later refloated.[96]
Noordzee  Netherlands World War I: The tug struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (51°49′30″N 1°57′30″E).[97]

27 April

List of shipwrecks: 27 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Industry  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) west by north of the Fastnet Rock (51°11′N 12°46′W) by SM U-45 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2][98]
HMS Nasturtium  Royal Navy World War I: The Arabis-class sloop struck a mine placed by SM U-73 ( Imperial German Navy) and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Malta with the loss of eight of her 79 crew.[99]
SMS Prangenhof  Imperial German Navy The Vorpostenboot was lost on this date.[100]
HMS Russell  Royal Navy World War I: The Duncan-class battleship struck two mines and sank in the Mediterranean Sea at Malta and sank with the loss of 124 of her 720 crew.
SM UC-5  Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type UC I submarine ran aground in the North Sea (51°59′N 1°38′E) and was scuttled. Her crew were rescued by HMS Firedrake ( Royal Navy). She was subsequently salvaged by the British and used for propaganda purposes.

28 April

List of shipwrecks: 28 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
HMY Aegusa  Royal Navy World War I: The armed yacht struck a mine placed by SM U-73 ( Imperial German Navy) and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Malta with the loss of six of her crew.[101]
Anzhelika  Russia World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Black Sea off Adler by SM U-33 ( Imperial German Navy).[102]
Blessing  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Tyne Estuary by SM UB-27 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[103]
Christian  Denmark World War I: The schooner was damaged in the North Sea 16 nautical miles (30 km) east north east of the Souter Point Lighthouse, Northumberland, United Kingdom by SM UB-27 ( Imperial German Navy). She was beached but was later refloated.[104]
Lyusya  Russia World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Black Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south of Pitsunda by SM U-33 ( Imperial German Navy).[105]

29 April

List of shipwrecks: 29 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Esmerelda  United Kingdom The schooner collided with another vessel and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Trevose Head, Cornwall. Her crew were rescued.[106]
Saint Corentin  French Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine placed by SM UC-6 ( Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea 0.5 nautical miles (0 km) north of Dunquerque, Nord (51°04′N 2°11′E) with the loss of eleven of her crew.[107]
Teal  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Seaham, County Durham by SM UB-27 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2][108]

30 April

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Bakio  Spain World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by SM U-20 ( Imperial German Navy).[109]
City of Lucknow  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) east of Malta (36°03′N 15°45′E) by SM U-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her 42 crew survived and were rescued by HMS Rifleman ( Royal Navy).[2][110][111]
Mod  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) east by north of the mouth of the River Tyne (55°45′N 0°25′W) by SM UB-27 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[112]
Vinifreda  Spain World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay (47°48′N 7°48′W) by SM U-45 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member. Survivors were rescued by Elpis ( Greece).[113][114]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Chirketi Hairie  Ottoman Empire World War I: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Sea of Marmara by a Royal Navy submarine.[115]
Imperator  Russia World War I: The barquentine was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean and was abandoned by her 33 crew. They were rescued by Darentria ( Netherlands) and Lady Plymouth ( United Kingdom), which towed Imperator in to Valencia, Spain.[48]

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Ship events in 1916
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