List of shipwrecks in November 1914

The list of shipwrecks in November 1914 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during November 1914.

1 November

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
Frederica  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and set afire at Novorossiysk, Russia by Hamidiye ( Ottoman Navy). She was consequently scuttled.[1]
HMS Good Hope  Royal Navy World War I: Battle of Coronel: The Drake-class cruiser was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile by SMS Scharnhorst ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all 900 crew.
HMS Monmouth  Royal Navy World War I: Battle of Coronel: The Monmouth-class cruiser was shelled and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile by SMS Gneisenau and SMS Nürnberg (both  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all 678 crew.

2 November

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
SMS Kaiserin Elisabeth  Austro-Hungarian Navy World War I: The Kaiser Franz Joseph I-class cruiser was scuttled at Tsingtao, China.
Van Dyck  United Kingdom World War I: The refrigerated cargo liner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 1°S 4°W) by SMS Karlsruhe ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew were taken as prisoners of war.[2]

3 November

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
SMS Augustenburg  Imperial German Navy The Vorpostenboot was lost on this date.[3]
Copious  United Kingdom World War I: The drifter struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk with the loss of nine of her ten crew.[4]
HMS D5  Royal Navy World War I: The D-class submarine struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth with the loss of twenty of her 25 crew.
Fraternal  United Kingdom World War I: The drifter struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth with the loss of six of her ten crew.[4]
HMT Ivanhoe  Royal Navy The naval trawler ran aground and was wrecked off Leith, Lothian.[5]
Will and Maggie  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 17 nautical miles (31 km) north east by north of Lowestoft, Suffolk with the loss of three of her crew.[6]

4 November

List of shipwrecks: 4 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
HMS Hood  Royal Navy World War I: The Royal Sovereign-class battleship was sunk as a blockship in Portland Harbour, Dorset.
SMS Karlsruhe  Imperial German Navy The Karlsruhe-class cruiser suffered an internal explosion (own ammunition) and sank in the Atlantic Ocean (11°07′N 55°25′W with the loss of 133 of her 373 crew. Survivors were rescued by Rio Negro ( Imperial German Navy).
SMS Yorck  Imperial German Navy World War I: The Roon-class cruiser struck a mine in the North Sea off Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony and sank with the loss of 336 of her 629 crew.

5 November

List of shipwrecks: 5 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
HMT Mary  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine placed by the minelayer SMS Kolberg ( Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea off Cromer, Norfolk with the loss of eight of her fourteen crew. Survivors were rescued by HMT Columbia and HMT Driversunk (both  Royal Navy).[7]

6 November

List of shipwrecks: 6 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
SMS T25  Imperial German Navy The S7-class torpedo boat collided with SMS T72 ( Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea.[8]
SMS S13  Imperial German Navy The S13-class torpedo boat was destroyed by explosion of her own torpedoes in the North Sea.[9]

7 November

List of shipwrecks: 7 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
SMS Jaguar  Imperial German Navy World War I: Siege of Tsingtao: The Iltis-class gunboat was scuttled at Tsingtao, China.
No. 1  Ottoman Navy World War I: The No. 1-class motor gunboat was lost on this date.[10]

8 November

List of shipwrecks: 8 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
Atle  Sweden World War I: The steamer, en route from London to Gothenburg, struck a mine in the North Sea and sank with the loss of six of her crew.[11]

9 November

List of shipwrecks: 9 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
SMS Emden  Imperial German Navy World War I: Battle of Cocos: The Dresden-class cruiser was shelled and damaged in the Indian Ocean by HMAS Sydney ( Royal Australian Navy). She was beached on North Keeling Island with the loss of 134 of her 360 crew.
No. 2  Ottoman Navy World War I: The No. 1-class motor gunboat was lost on this date.[10]

10 November

List of shipwrecks: 10 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
Speculator  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk with the loss of five of her crew.[6]

11 November

List of shipwrecks: 11 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
HMS Niger  Royal Navy World War I: The minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Deal, Kent by SM U-12 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[12]

12 November

List of shipwrecks: 12 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
Duchesse de Guiche  France The coaster foundered in the English Channel off Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure with the loss of eleven of her crew.[13]

15 November

List of shipwrecks: 15 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
Kenilworth  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on the Black Middens, in the North Sea off the coast of Northumberland. Her crew were taken off by lifeboats.[14]

16 November

List of shipwrecks: 16 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
Andrea  Sweden World War I: The steamer, en route from Helsingborg to Hull, struck a mine in the North Sea and sank. Her crew survived.[15]
Dirigo  United States While under tow by the vessel Cordova ( United States), the 823- or 843-gross register ton, 165-foot (50.3 m) steam passenger schooner sank off Cape Spencer in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska. Cordova rescued her crew of 13.[16]
North Wales  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Pacific Ocean 360 nautical miles (670 km) south west of Valparaiso, Chile by SMS Dresden ( Imperial German Navy).[17]

17 November

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
SMS Friedrich Carl  Imperial German Navy World War I: The Prinz Adalbert-class cruiser struck a mine in the Baltic Sea off Memel, East Prussia and sank with the loss of eight of her 586 crew.
Mateus  Russia The schooner foundered in the Bay of Biscay. Her crew were rescued by Diciembre ( Spain).[18]

18 November

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
Dirigo  United States The coaster foundered in the Pacific Ocean.[19]
Petrel  United Kingdom The schooner foundered at Castletown, Isle of Man. Her crew were rescued.[20]
Seymolicus  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk with the loss of nine of her crew.[6]
Thistle  United Kingdom The cargo liner ran aground in the River Foyle, County Londonderry. Her passengers were taken off.[21] She was refloated the next day.[22]

19 November

List of shipwrecks: 19 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
Madeira  United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in the Bay of Biscay 30 nautical miles (56 km) off Brest, Finistère, France. Her crew were rescued by Mars ( Norway).[21]
Nilufer  Ottoman Navy World War I: The auxiliary minelayer was sunk by mines in the Bosporus.[23]
No. 6  Ottoman Navy World War I: The No. 1-class motor gunboat was lost on this date.[10]

20 November

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
Lord Carnarvon  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler struck a mine placed by the cruiser SMS Stralsund ( Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk with the loss of ten of her crew.[6]
Teddy  United States During a voyage in the Territory of Alaska from Sulzer to Ketchikan with two people but no cargo aboard, the 12-gross register ton, 38.5-foot (11.7 m) motor vessel sank in the upper portion of Nichols Bay (54°41′30″N 132°04′45″W) in Southeast Alaska after she drifted onto a reef during a gale and snowstorm. Both people on board survived.[24]

21 November

List of shipwrecks: 21 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
HMT Spider  Royal Navy The naval trawler was driven ashore at Lowestoft, Suffolk and was wrecked. All thirteen crew were rescued by the lifeboat Kentwell ( Royal National Lifeboat Institution).[25]

22 November

List of shipwrecks: 22 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
HMT Condor  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea.[26][27]
Nilufer  Ottoman Navy World War I: Sunk by a Bulgarian mine in the Black Sea near Rila.[28]

23 November

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
Malachite  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) north by west of Cap de la Heve, Seine-Inférieure, France by SM U-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[17][29]
Ormesby  Russia The cargo ship was wrecked on the Orlow Banks.[30]
SMS S124  Imperial German Navy World War I: The destroyer was rammed and damaged in the North Sea by Anglo-Dane ( United Kingdom) and was consequently beached on the Swedish coast.[31]
SM U-18  Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type U 17 submarine was rammed in Hoxa Sound (58°41′N 2°55′W) by HMT Dorothy Grey ( Royal Navy) and was consequently scuttled due to damage received with the loss of one of her 25 crew.

24 November

List of shipwrecks: 24 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
Hanalei  United States The passenger ship ran aground on the Duxbury Reef, in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, and was wrecked with the loss of eighteen lives.[32]

25 November

List of shipwrecks: 25 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
HMS D2  Royal Navy World War I: The D-class submarine was rammed and sunk by a German patrol boat off Borkum, Denmark with the loss of all 25 crew.
Nygaard  Norway The cargo ship ran aground at Esbjerg, Denmark. She sank on or about 6 December.[33][34]

26 November

List of shipwrecks: 26 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
HMS Bulwark  Royal Navy The Formidable-class battleship was sunk in the River Medway off Sheerness, Kent by an internal explosion (own ammunition) with the loss of 738 of her 750 crew.
Primo  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the English Channel six nautical miles (11 km) north west by north of Cap d'Antifer, Seine-Inférieure, France by SM U-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[17][35]

27 November

List of shipwrecks: 27 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
Khartoum  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) east south east of Spurn Point, Yorkshire.[17]

29 November

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
Albany  Germany The cargo ship was destroyed by fire at Syracuse, Sicily, Italy.[36]

30 November

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1914
ShipCountryDescription
SMS S124  Imperial German Navy The S90-class torpedo boat collided with Anglodane ( Denmark) and sank in the Baltic Sea with the loss of a crew member.[8]
Trilby  United States During a voyage in the Aleutian Islands from Unalaska to Attu Island, the 12-gross register ton, 51.5-foot (15.7 m) schooner was wrecked on a beach in the Semichi Islands. Her two-man crew survived.[24]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1914
ShipCountryDescription
Buresk  Imperial German Navy World War I: The captured British cargo ship, in use as a prison ship and collier after her capture by SMS Emden ( Imperial German Navy), was captured by the light cruiser HMAS Sydney ( Royal Australian Navy) in the Indian Ocean off the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. After Buresk's crew unsuccessfully attempted to scuttle her, Sydney sank her with gunfire.
Elim  Norway The barque was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean some time after 17 November. She was reported derelict on 25 November at 42°46′N 10°28′W).[30]
Weimar  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on Hitra, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway on or before 16 November.[19] She was refloated on 25 November.[30]

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Ship events in 1914
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