List of shipwrecks in May 1916

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

1 May

List of shipwrecks: 1 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Bernadette  France World War I: The three-masted schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (50°10′N 11°00′W) by SM U-20 ( Imperial German Navy).[1]
Hendonhall  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship stuck a mine and sank in the North Sea (51°51′00″N 1°54′45″E). Her crew survived.[2]
Rio Branco  Brazil World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) east by north of the Longstone Lighthouse, Northumberland, United Kingdom by SM UB-27 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[3]
SMS S123  Imperial German Navy World War I: The S90-class torpedo boat struck a mine and sank in the North Sea.[4]

2 May

List of shipwrecks: 2 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Fridland  Sweden World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and was damaged in the North Sea off the Longsand Lightship ( United Kingdom) (51°51′N 1°56′E) and was beached at Blyth, Northumberland without loss of life. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[5][6]
Le Pilier  France World War I: The barque was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay (47°50′N 5°50′W) by SM U-45 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[7]
Maud  United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) south west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (47°50′N 7°30′W) by SM U-45 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[8][9]
Mars  Norway World War I: The barge was scuttled in the North Sea by SM UB-27 ( Imperial German Navy).[10]
Memento  Norway World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the North Sea (56°15′N 2°46′E) by SM UB-27 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[11]
Rochester City  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine placed by SM UC-10 ( Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Southwold, Suffolk (52°10′N 1°47′E) with the loss of a crew member.[12]
Ruabon  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was captured, torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 160 nautical miles (300 km) west by south of Ouessant by SM U-20 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[13] Her crew were rescued by Misurata ( Italy).[14]
Superb  Norway World War I: The lighter, a converted barque, was scuttled in the North Sea (56°16′N 3°55′E) by SM UB-27 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[15]

3 May

List of shipwrecks: 3 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Marie Molinos  France World War I: The barque was intercepted, shelled and sunk in the Bay of Biscay (46°35′N 5°05′W) by SM U-20 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew abandoned ship before she was scuttled and were rescued the next day by Wenceslao ( Spain).[16]

4 May

List of shipwrecks: 4 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
HMT Crownsin  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine placed by SM U-73 ( Imperial German Navy) and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Malta with the loss of eleven crew.[17]

5 May

List of shipwrecks: 5 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Harald  Sweden World War I: The schooner was sunk in the North Sea by SM UB-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[18][19]

6 May

List of shipwrecks: 6 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Galgate  United Kingdom World War I: The four-masted full-rigged ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 190 nautical miles (350 km) south west by west of The Lizard, Cornwall by SM U-20 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[9][20]
James W. Fischer  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Bull Bay, Anglesey and was wrecked with the loss of all but one of her crew.[21]
Rosa  Sweden The barquentine was driven ashore at North Sunderland, County Durham, United Kingdom and was wrecked. Her eight crew were rescued by the Seahouses Lifeboat.[21]
St. Catherine  United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore at Genoa, Italy. Her crew were rescued.[21]

7 May

List of shipwrecks: 7 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Speed  Norway The cargo ship collided with another vessel and sank in the Bristol Channel off Barry, Glamorgan, United Kingdom with the loss of five of her thirteen crew.[21]
Svanhild  Sweden World War I: The wooden schooner, en route from Gävle to Århus, struck a mine off Sandhamn in the Baltic Sea. She was deep in the water but floating on the cargo. The crew managed to sail her back to harbour, but after inspection she was condemned.[22]

8 May

List of shipwrecks: 8 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Cymric  United Kingdom World War I: The ocean liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 140 nautical miles (260 km) west north west of the Fastnet Rock by U-20 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five lives.
S. R. Kirby  United States The cargo ship foundered in Lake Superior off Eagle Harbor, Michigan with the loss of twenty of her 22 crew.[23][24]

9 May

List of shipwrecks: 9 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Roanoke  United States The cargo ship owned by the North Pacific Steamship Company had left San Francisco bound for Valparaíso, Chile with a cargo of explosives, wheat, oil and gasoline.[25] It foundered in heavy seas in the Pacific Ocean off Point Buchon, California at about 3 p.m.[26][25] 47 people died and three crew members were rescued from a lifeboat that beached near San Luis Obispo, California.[25][27]

10 May

List of shipwrecks: 10 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Dolcoath  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 3.25 nautical miles (6.02 km) north north east of North Foreland, Kent with the loss of a crew member.[9]
Panther  United Kingdom The ketch was driven ashore at Hunstanton, Norfolk and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[28]
Pursuit  United Kingdom The schooner sprang a leak in The Wash and was beached at Hunstanton. Her crew were rescued by the Hunstanton Lifeboat.[28]
Som  Imperial Russian Navy The Som-class submarine accidentally collided with Ångermanland ( Sweden) and sank in the Sea of Åland, in the area between the island of Arholma and Svartklubben lighthouse. 18 crew were killed in the incident.[29] The discovery of a submarine wreck off the coast of Sweden in 2015, was confirmed by the Swedish Armed Forces in July of that year to in all likelihood be that of Som.[30][31]

11 May

List of shipwrecks: 11 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Tategami Maru  Japan The cargo ship collided with Omi Maru ( Japan) in the Inland Sea of Japan and was consequently beached.[26]

13 May

List of shipwrecks: 13 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Eretria  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay 15 nautical miles (28 km) south south west of the Île d'Yeu, Vendée, France.[9]
SMS Hamberg  Imperial German Navy The naval drifter/Vorpostenboot was lost on this date.[32]

14 May

List of shipwrecks: 14 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
HMS M30  Royal Navy World War I: The M29-class monitor was shelled and sunk in the Gulf of Smyrna by Ottoman shore-based artillery.

15 May

List of shipwrecks: 15 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Mira  France World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Sicily, Italy (36°15′N 15°54′E) by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy).[33]

16 May

List of shipwrecks: 16 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Batavier V  Netherlands World War I: The passenger ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (51°58′00″N 1°57′45″E) with the loss of four lives.
HMS Clifford  Royal Navy World War I: The fleet messenger was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (34°02′N 27°32′E) by SM U-38 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[34]
Etretria  United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off the Île d'Yeu, Vendée, France.[35]
Sant' Andrea  Italy World War I: The brigantine was sunk in the Mediterranea Sea20 nautical miles (37 km) off Port Torres, Majorca, Spain (40°51′N 6°48′E) by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy).[36]

17 May

List of shipwrecks: 17 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Boy Percy  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea off Southwold, Suffolk by SM UB-29 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all hands.[37]
Boy Sam  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea off Southwold by SM UB-29 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[38]
Installer  United States The 18-gross ton motor vessel was wrecked without loss of life on Forrester Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[39]
Research  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) east by south of Cromer, Norfolk by SM UB-18 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[40]
Stura  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Adriatic Sea 17 nautical miles (31 km) east of Brindisi, Apulia, Italy (40°47′N 19°00′E) by SM U-15 ( Austro-Hungarian Navy). Her crew survived.[41]
Trave  Germany World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Kattegat off the Kullen Lighthouse, Sweden by a Royal Navy submarine. Her fourteen crew survived.[42][43]
SM U-74  Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type UE I submarine sank in the North Sea 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) off Dunbar, Lothian, United Kingdom after the accidental explosion of a mine she was laying.
Wanderer  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea off Southwold by SM UB-29 ( Imperial German Navy). Her five crew took to the lifeboat but were not recovered.[44]

18 May

List of shipwrecks: 18 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Adamantios Korais  Greece World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) south south east of Toulon, Var, France (42°38′N 6°13′E) by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[45]
HMT Carbineer  Royal Navy The naval trawler hit the Crim Rocks in the Isles of Scilly and was run ashore on Great Crebawethan becoming a total loss.[46][47]
HMML 40  Royal Navy The motor launch was lost on this date.[48]
Osprey  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea 13 nautical miles (24 km) east north east of the Spurn Lightship ( United Kingdom) by SM UB-19 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[49]
Ponto  Norway The cargo ship collided with Fredsael ( Norway) off Barry, Glamorgan, United Kingdom and sank. Her crew were rescued.[50]

19 May

List of shipwrecks: 19 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Hermion  Norway The cargo ship caught fire and sank at New York, United States.[51]

20 May

List of shipwrecks: 20 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Erminios  Italy World War I: The barque was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) south of Palma, Majorca, Spain (41°05′N 3°50′E) by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy).[52]
Fabricotti F.  Italy World War I: The brigantine was sunk in the Gulf of Lion 45 nautical miles (83 km) off Cape San Sebastian, Spain (41°37′N 3°59′E) by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy).[53]
Kin Ling  United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire and sank at Kiangyin, China.[51]
Languedoc  France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Gulf of Lion off Cape San Sebastian (41°55′N 4°15′E) by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[54]
Manu  Spain The cargo ship was driven ashore 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) west of St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom and was abandoned by her crew.[51]
Redentore  Italy World War I: The barquentine was sunk in the Straits of Messina (37°19′N 13°17′E) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy).[55]
Valsesia  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Straits of Messina (36°54′N 13°35′E) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy).[56]

21 May

List of shipwrecks: 21 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Birmania  Italy World War I: The passenger ship was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea off Marettimo (38°20′N 11°32′E) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy).[57] All on board were rescued by Taormina ( Italy).[58]
Myosotis  France World War I: The sailing ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 32 nautical miles (59 km) off Port Soller, Majorca, Spain by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[59]
Rosalia Madre  Italy World War I: The sailing ship was sunk in the Straits of Messina by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy).[60]
Tjømø  Norway The cargo ship was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) north east of Formentor, Mallorca, Spain (40°21′N 2°51′E) by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[61]
Rosalind  Sweden World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine in the Baltic Sea close to the Stockholm archipelago and sank. The crew was saved.[62]

22 May

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Australia  Italy World War I: The full-rigged ship was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 65 nautical miles (120 km) south east of Barcelona (40°23′N 1°50′E) by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy).[63]
Genista  Italy World War I: The full-rigged ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the Balearic Islands, Spain (40°37′N 1°47′E) by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy).[64]
Istros  Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) of Farragona, Alicante, Spain (40°36′N 1°43′E) by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[65]
Orealla  Italy World War I: The full-rigged ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south of Barcelona, Spain (40°24′N 1°53′E) by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy).[66]
Rhenass  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster struck a mine placed by SM UC-10 ( Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea 9 nautical miles (17 km) east by north of Orfordness, Suffolk (52°08′30″N 1°48′00″E with the loss of six of her crew.[67]
Roberto G.  Italy World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea off the Balearic Islands (40°36′N 1°56′E) by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy).[68]

23 May

List of shipwrecks: 23 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Cornigliano  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) south of the Columbretes Islands, Spain by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[69]
Hercules  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea 70 nautical miles (130 km) south south west of Genoa (43°18′N 8°30′E) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[70]
Maria Porto di Salvezza  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Elba by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[71]
Regina  Russia World War I: The barque was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the Balearic Islands, Spain by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy).[72]
Washington  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Piombino (42°51′N 9°27′E) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy).[73]

24 May

List of shipwrecks: 24 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Aurrera  Spain World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Corsica, Italy (43°16′N 8°25′E) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[74]
Zanrak  Denmark The barque ran aground at Sumboe, Faroe Islands. Her crew were rescued.[75]

25 May

List of shipwrecks: 25 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Fratelli Bandiera  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) south east of Hyères, Var, France (42°23′N 5°28′E) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy).[76]
Rita  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south of Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[77]

26 May

List of shipwrecks: 26 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Denewood  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Aldeburgh, Suffolk (52°13′25″N 1°47′00″E). Her crew survived.[78]
El Argentino  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 7 nautical miles (13 km) south east by south of Southwold, Suffolk (52°12′45″N 1°49′10″E). Her crew survived.[79]
Volharding  Belgium The barge was scuttled in the North Sea north of the Noord Hinder Lightship ( Netherlands) by SM UC-6 ( Imperial German Navy).[80]

27 May

List of shipwrecks: 27 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Lincairn  United Kingdom World War I: The collier struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) north by east of the Shipwash Lightship ( United Kingdom) (52°08′N 1°53′E). Her crew survived.[46][81]
Mar Terso  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the Balearic Islands, Spain (39°08′N 5°02′E) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[82]
Moravia  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea.[58]
Trunkby  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) south by east of Port Mahon, Spain by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[9][48][83]
SM UC-3  Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type UC I submarine struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Zeebrugge, West Flanders, Belgium with the loss of all eighteen crew.[84]

28 May

List of shipwrecks: 28 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Lady Ninian  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 106 nautical miles (196 km) north east of Algiers, Algeria by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[9][85]
St. Louis  France The schooner foundered in the English Channel. Her crew were rescued by São Miguel ( Portugal).[86]

29 May

List of shipwrecks: 29 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Baron Vernon  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 56 nautical miles (104 km) north east of Algiers (37°37′N 3°58′E) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her 24 crew survived.[9][87][88]
Elmgrove  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 96 nautical miles (178 km) north east of Algiers (38°10′N 4°22′E) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[9][89]
Southgarth  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) north north east of Algiers (38°12′N 4°09′E) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[90]
Virginia  Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Adriatic Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north west of Capo Salvore, Ancona, Italy (43°35′N 13°30′E) by SM U-12 ( Austro-Hungarian Navy).[91]

30 May

List of shipwrecks: 30 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Baron Tweedmouth  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) east by north of Cape Carbon, Algeria (37°10′N 5°15′E) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[92]
Dalegarth  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) north east of Cape Corbelin, Algeria (37°18′N 4°44′E) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[9][93]
Hermesberg  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Bougie, Algeria (37°07′N 5°27′E) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[94]
Julia Park  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) north of Cape Carbon (37°03′N 5°14′E) by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[9][95]
Rauma  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north of Cape Carbon (37°08′N 4°57′E) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[96]

31 May

List of shipwrecks: 31 May 1916
ShipCountryDescription
HMS Black Prince  Royal Navy World War I: Battle of Jutland: The Duke of Edinburgh-class cruiser was shelled and sunk in the North Sea off Jutland, Denmark by SMS Friedrich der Grosse, SMS Nassau, SMS Ostfriesland and SMS Thüringen (all  Imperial German Navy) and sank with the loss of all 857 crew.
HMS Defence  Royal Navy World War I: Battle of Jutland: The Minotaur-class cruiser was shelled and sunk by SMS Derfflinger and four destroyers (all  Imperial German Navy) with the loss off all 893 crew.
SMS Elbing  Imperial German Navy The Pillau-class cruiser collided with SMS Posen ( Imperial German Navy) and was damaged. She was subsequently scuttled the next day. SMS S53 ( Imperial German Navy) rescued 477 crew, the remaining survivors were rescued by a Dutch trawler.
HMS Indefatigable  Royal Navy

World War I: Battle of Jutland: The Indefatigable-class battlecruiser was shelled and sunk by SMS Von der Tann ( Imperial German Navy) and other battleships with the loss of 1,017 of her 1,019 crew.

HMS Invincible  Royal Navy World War I: Battle of Jutland: The Invincible-class battlecruiser was shelled and sunk by SMS Derfflinger and SMS Lützow (both  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 1,026 of her 1,032 crew.
HMS Nestor  Royal Navy World War I: Battle of Jutland: the Admiralty M-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk.
HMS Nomad  Royal Navy World War I: Battle of Jutland: The Admiralty M-class destroyer was shelled and sunk with the loss of eight of her 80 crew. Survivors were rescued by the Germans and became prisoners of war.
HMS Queen Mary  Royal Navy World War I: Battle of Jutland: The Queen Mary-class battlecruiser was shelled and sunk by SMS Derfflinger ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 1,266 of her 1,284 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Laurel, HMS Petard and HMS Tipperary (all  Royal Navy).
SMS S35  Imperial German Navy World War I: Battle of Jutland: The S31-class torpedo boat was sunk by Royal Navy battlecruisers.[4][97]
HMS Shark  Royal Navy World War I: Battle of Jutland: The Acasta-class destroyer was shelled, torpedoed and sunk by SMS S54 ( Imperial German Navy). Six survivors were rescued by a Danish ship.
HMS Tipperary  Royal Navy World War I: Battle of Jutland: The Faulknor-class destroyer leader was shelled and sunk by SMS Westfalen ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 185 of her 197 crew.
SMS V27  Imperial German Navy World War I: Battle of Jutland: The V25-class torpedo boat was sunk by Royal Navy cruisers.[4][98]
SMS V29  Imperial German Navy World War I: Battle of Jutland: The V25-class torpedo boat was sunk by HMS Petard ( Royal Navy).[4][99]
SMS V48  Imperial German Navy World War I: Battle of Jutland: The Grosses Torpedoboot 1913-class torpedo boat was shelled and sunk by HMS Shark, HMS Valiant and another ship (all  Royal Navy) with the loss of 90 of her 91 crew.
HMS Warrior  Royal Navy World War I: Battle of Jutland: The Warrior-class cruiser was shelled and damaged by SMS Derfflinger and four destroyers (all  Imperial German Navy). She foundered the next day due to damage sustained. HMS Engadine ( Royal Navy) rescued 743 survivors.

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1916
ShipCountryDescription
Bianca  Germany World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea by an Imperial Russian Navy submarine. Her crew were rescued.[42]
HMS E18  Royal Navy World War I: The E-class submarine struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Hiiumaa, Estonia on or after 26 May with the loss of all 31 crew.
Ernest Reyer  France The barque foundered in the Atlantic Ocean north north west of Ouessant, Finistère on or before 13 May.[100]
Hera  Germany World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea by a Royal Navy submarine. Her crew survived.[42]
Kolga  Germany World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea by an Imperial Russian Navy submarine. Her crew were rescued.[42]
Northa  Germany The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea.[42]

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Ship events in 1916
Ship launches: 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921
Ship commissionings: 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921
Ship decommissionings: 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921
Shipwrecks: 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921
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