List of shipwrecks in February 1915

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

1 February

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Ethel V. Boynton  United States The barque was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New York.[1]

2 February

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Laura  United Kingdom The schooner ran aground at Battery Point, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued by rocket apparatus.[2]

3 February

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1915
ShipCountryDescription
HMS Clan McNaughton  Royal Navy The armed merchant cruiser foundered in the Atlantic Ocean north of Ireland with the loss of all 281 crew.[3]
Ferdinando Viareggio  Italy The brigantine came ashore on Pointe Chiappa, near Portovecchio and was wrecked with the loss of two of her seven crew.[2]

4 February

List of shipwrecks: 4 February 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Fleetly  Barbados The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (42°46′N 51°53′W). All seven crew were rescued by Mechanicien ( United States).[4]
I'll Away  United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the Bristol Channel of Swansea, Glamorgan. Her crew were rescued by the Mumbles Lifeboat. I'll Away was later salvaged.[5]
Margaret K. Schwartz  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at St. Mary's, Newfoundland and was wrecked.[6]

5 February

List of shipwrecks: 5 February 1915
ShipCountryDescription
London Trader  United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Penzance, Cornwall with the loss of nine of her fourteen crew. Survivors were rescued by Poland and Toward (both  United Kingdom).[7]

6 February

List of shipwrecks: 6 February 1915
ShipCountryDescription
HMS Adjutant  Royal Navy The naval tug was lost on this date.[8]
Alfonso XIII  Spain The ocean liner sank at Santander. Her crew survived.[9]
HMS Erne  Royal Navy The E-class destroyer was wrecked at Rattray Head, Aberdeenshire. Her crew survived.[10]

7 February

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Michael A. Andritsakis  Greece The cargo ship was driven onto the Bondicar Rocks, in the North Sea off Amble, Northumberland, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued by rocket apparatus.[11]

8 February

List of shipwrecks: 8 February 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Frigga  Norway The cargo ship struck submerged wreckage and foundered in the North Sea.[12]

11 February

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Imatata  Norway The cargo ship was reported derelict in the Atlantic Ocean (41°15′N 36°10′W).[12]
Pallanza  Imperial German Navy World War I: The minesweeper struck an Imperial German Navy mine in the mouth of the Ems on the northwestern coast of Germany and sank.[13]

12 February

List of shipwrecks: 12 February 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Invercoe  United Kingdom World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 890 nautical miles (1,650 km) east by south of Cape Frio, Brazil by SMS Prinz Eitel Friedrich ( Imperial German Navy).[14]
Jack Snipe  United States The dredger was destroyed by fire at San Francisco, California.[15]
Morion  United Kingdom The coaster was rammed and sunk at Queen's Dock, Glasgow, Renfrewshire by Jarnac ( United Kingdom).[16]

13 February

List of shipwrecks: 13 February 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Hull Trader  United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in the English Channel off the South Goodwin Lightship ( United Kingdom) with the loss of four of her seven crew. The survivors were rescued by a Royal Navy destroyer.[17]
Morinier  Belgium The cargo ship foundered in the Bay of Biscay (47°01′N 7°48′W) with the loss of seventeen of the 22 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Vasco da Gama ( Portugal).[18]
SMS V25  Imperial German Navy World War I: The V25-class torpedo boat struck a mine and sank in the North Sea with the loss of 79 of her crew.[19]

14 February

List of shipwrecks: 14 February 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Abeokuta  United Kingdom Abeokuta was an 1,817 GRT cargo steamship, owned by Elder Dempster. She was built in 1901 by Robert Duncan & Co, Port Glasgow and was powered by a steam triple expansion engines giving 199 nhp. On 14 February 1915 she foundered in the Bay of Biscay, about 70 miles southwest of Ushant (Ouessant), in a full hurricane, whilst on a passage from Liverpool to West Africa with a general cargo.[20]

15 February

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1915
ShipCountryDescription
HMT Bedouin  Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[8]
Dulwich  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 16 nautical miles (30 km) north of Cap d'Antifer, Seine-Inférieure, France by SM U-16 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two crew.[21]

16 February

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Ville de Lille  France World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the English Channel off Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure by SM U-16 ( Imperial German Navy). All crew survived [22][23]
Mary  Sweden World War I: The cargo ship departed Seaham Harbour, bound for Malmö. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands, a total of 18. Swedish official War statistics states that mine explosion ”cannot be ruled out”.[24]

17 February

List of shipwrecks: 17 February 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Kate  United Kingdom The schooner collided with Magnetic ( United Kingdom) in the Crosby Channel and sank with the loss of three of her four crew.[25]
Proba  United Kingdom The three-masted schooner was wrecked in the North Sea on the Brake Sands. Her crew were rescued by the North Deal Lifeboat.[25]
Reaper  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Holyhead, Anglesey and was wrecked. All five crew survived, three of them were rescued by the Holyhead Lifeboat.[25]
St. Clair  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Challaborough, Devon.[25]

18 February

List of shipwrecks: 18 February 1915
ShipCountryDescription
John D. Colwell  United States The schooner ran aground off Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico and was a total loss.[26]
Mary Ada Short  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) east by north of Pernambuco, Brazil by SMS Prinz Friedrich Eitel ( Imperial German Navy).[14]
Membland  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea with the loss of twenty of her crew.[14]

19 February

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1915
ShipCountryDescription
HMT Blakedown  Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[8]
HMS Goldfinch  Royal Navy The Acorn-class destroyer ran aground at Start Point, Sanday, Orkney Islands and was a total loss.
SMS S14  Imperial German Navy The S13-class torpedo boat suffered an internal explosion and sank in the Jade Bight.[19]

20 February

List of shipwrecks: 20 February 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Almeria  United Kingdom World War I: The Admiralty requisitioned cargo ship was scuttled in Skerry Sound, Scapa Flow as a block ship.[27]
Bjaerke  Norway World War I: The cargo ship struck two mines in Nakskov Fjord and sank. Her crew survived.[28]
Cambank  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) off Point Lynas, Anglesey (53°25′N 4°00′W) by SM U-30 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her 25 crew.[29][30]
HMT Corcyra  Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[8]
Downshire  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the Irish Sea off Point Lynas (54°03′N 5°15′W) by SM U-30 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[31]
Maggie Barratt  United Kingdom The schooner departed Greenock, Renfrewshire for the River Duddon. She subsequently foundered in the Irish Sea with the loss of all hands. Wreckage from the ship washed up at Maughold Head, Isle of Man.[32]
Willerby  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 490 nautical miles (910 km) north east by north of Pernambuco, Brazil by SMS Prinz Friedrich Eitel ( Imperial German Navy).[14]

21 February

List of shipwrecks: 21 February 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Evelyn  United States World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Borkum, Lower Saxony, Germany. Her crew were rescued by a German vessel.[33]

23 February

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Branksome Chine  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) south of Beachy Head, Sussex by SM U-8 ( Imperial German Navy). Her twenty crew survived.[8][34][35]
Oakby  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) east by north of the Royal Sovereign Lightship ( United Kingdom) by SM U-8 ( Imperial German Navy). She was taken in tow but sank the next day off Folkestone, Kent. Her twenty crew survived.[36][37][38]
Regin  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off the Goodwin Sands, Kent. Her 23 crew were rescued by a Royal Navy torpedo boat destroyer.[39]
HMT Tern  Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[36]

24 February

List of shipwrecks: 24 February 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Dague  French Navy World War I: The Bouclier-class destroyer struck a mine and sank at Bar, Montenegro with the loss of 38 of her crew.[40]
Harpalion  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 6.5 nautical miles (12.0 km) west of the Royal Sovereign Lightship ( United Kingdom) by SM U-8 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three crew.[41]
Rio Parana  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south east of Beachy Head, Sussex by SM U-8 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[42]
Western Coast  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 8 nautical miles (15 km) south of Beachy Head by SM U-8 ( Imperial German Navy). Her nineteen crew survived.[43][44]

25 February

List of shipwrecks: 25 February 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Orozco  Spain The cargo ship foundered in the Bay of Biscay 50 nautical miles (93 km) off La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France. Her crew were rescued by a tug.[45]

27 February

List of shipwrecks: 27 February 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Conway Castle  United Kingdom World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Pacific Ocean 560 nautical miles (1,040 km) south west by west of Valparaiso, Chile by SMS Dresden ( Imperial German Navy).[14]
Minieh  United Kingdom World War I: The Admiralty requisitioned cargo ship was scuttled at Scapa Flow as a block ship.[46]
Pet  United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the North Sea. She was driven ashore at Spurn Point, Yorkshire and was a total loss.[47]
William and Alice  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Spurn Point and was a total loss. Her crew were rescued.[47]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1915
ShipCountryDescription
Chr. Christensen  Denmark The cargo ship came ashore at Longstone Point, Northumberland, United Kingdom. Her crew were taken off by lifeboat on 17 February and the ship was declared a total loss.[25]

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Ship events in 1915
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