Peacetime and Civilian Wartime Losses, 1888-1988

 

Where further details of a loss are available, they can be found by clicking on the shipís name in UNDERLINED BLUE.

 

Year

Name

Date and details

1891 HERO 7 May. Foundered.
1893 CONSERVATIVE 13 May. Foundered off the Smalls.
  YOUNG ALFRED 14 May. Foundered off the Smalls.

1894

NILE

1 Jun.  Struck rock and sank off Iceland

1895 MONMOUTH 22 Nov. Foundered off the Saltees.

1896

LAUREL

29 Mar.  Foundered off the Saltees.
1897 DATURA 1 Feb. Stranded on the Barrels; total loss.

1898

SEA FOAM

5 May. Wrecked off Ushant.

1899 ESCORT 24 Apr.  Sank after collision, 18 m E of Lundy.

1901

LORD ROBERTS

10 Jul. Foundered off Thorn Island buoy, St. Ann's Head, after collision.

  WATERWITCH 21 Sep.  Foundered in Jack Sound.

1902

SKART

26 Aug.  Foundered off Lundy.

1903

DORIS

5 Jan. Foundered off Saltees, Co.Wexford.

  ANGLESEY 24 Sep.  Lost off Yokane, Co.Cork.

1905

HYDRANGEA

15 Jul. Wrecked on the Seven Stones, Scillies.

1906

SHAMROCK

1 Feb.  Wrecked on Pennyholt Stack, near Broad Haven.

 

HINDUSTAN

6 Feb.  Foundered off Coningbeg LS, Co.Wexford..

  FULMAR 16 Feb.  Foundered on Dogger Bank, off Wexford.
  MERLIN 18 Apr.  Caught fire and foundered 40 m W of St.Anne's Head.
 

CORNWALL

4 May .  Wrecked at Oporto.

 

PALESTINE 31 May.  Foundered after collision 17 m. W by S of Smalls.
 

GENERAL ROBERTS

5 Jun.  Foundered off the Seven Stones, Scilly Is.

  MAREC 12 Sep. Foundered off St.Anneís Head.
1907 EFFORT 30 Aug.  Foundered off Barrels Rock, Co.Wexford.
  RESOLUTE 14 Sep. Foundered 30 m S of Galley Head, Co.Cork..

1908

TANTALLON CASTLE

11 Jan.  Foundered off Saltee Is., Co.Wexford.

 

DEVON

End Jan. Lost with all hands, off Landís End (Position uncertain.)

 

CLYTIE

2 Feb. Sank in collision off Mine Head, Co.Waterford.

  GOLDFINDER 20 Mar.  Foundered 12 miles N of Godrevy Is., St.Ives.
  MANAOS 29 Sept. Wrecked on Clohane Is., Mizen Hd., Co.Cork
1909 LIFE BRIGADE 8 Feb.  Foundered 10 miles north-west of Pendeen LH, Cornwall.
  PERFECT 13 Jul. CTL Fishguard.
  ST. VINCENT 22 Aug.  Foundered 30 miles NE by E of the Smalls.
1910 TRITON 20 Jan.  Foundered 10 miles SSW Black Ball Head, Co.Cork.
1912 RODNEY 12 Aug. Foundered off the Smalls.

 

EAGLE

11 Dec. Sank after collision in Milford Haven.

1915 AVANCE  M119 21 Mar. Captured by U-boat and sunk by gunfire, 25 m. WSW Portland Bill; no loss of life

 

GLOXINIA

1 Apr.  Captured and sunk by U-10 in N.Sea, 40 miles NE by E from Tyne.

  DON 6 May. Mined 100 miles E by S of Spurn Point.  All hands lost.
  VICTORIA 1 Jun.  Shelled, captured and sunk by U-34, 145 miles W. by S. from St.Anne's Head.
  DELTA B 2 Jun?  Belgian trawler &  crew, based in Milford. Shelled by U-boat off Scilly Is.
  ROEBUCK 18 Aug. Lost off Courtown, Co Wexford. CTL
  FLORA 12 Nov.  Wrecked at Fishguard.
1916 ANNIE 27 Mar.  Stranded and lost, Tenby.
  ERNEST 30 Sep. Foundered off Lambay Is., Co.Dublin.
  TRIUMPH 19 Nov. Wrecked on Doom Bar, Padstow. [Date uncertain.]
  NEPTUNE 26 Dec. Sunk by U-46 off the Smalls.
1917 FRIENDSHIP 13 Feb. Captured and sunk by German U-boat off Smalls.  Crew of four killed.
  PENCAER 16 Mar. Sunk by U-boat 8 m. SE Mine Head LH.
  OUR BAIRNS 17 Sep. Captured and sunk by German U-boat off Coningbeg LV.  No loss of life.
1918 GENERAL LEMAN 29 Jan. Captured by U-Boat, sunk by gun fire, 14 m SE Berry Head, Brixham
1921 PURSUIT 5 Aug. Foundered off Martins Haven.

 

ARIES

3 Nov.  Foundered off the Smalls

1922

THRIFT

12 Jan. Foundered off Coningbeg Lightship, Co.Wexford

  UNITY 23 May.  Caught fire off Clovelly.
  RICHARD ROBERTS 26 Jul. Ran aground on Spanish coast, CTL .

 

NILE

24 Oct. Struck submerged rock in Crookhaven, Co.Cork; foundered 3 days later. CTL.

1923

PETUNIA

Feb.  Missing in Cardigan Bay, with all hands.

  CARYSFORT Feb. Missing after 22nd, with all hands; position unknown..
  AVANCE M205 3 Mar.  Foundered off Rosslare.  No loss of life.

 

CAMBRIA

Mar.  Abandoned by crew in Irish Sea; salvaged.

  SCARBORO CASTLE 30 Sep.  Destroyed by fire, St.Brides Bay.
  MINNIE 18 Nov.  Destroyed by fire and sank, off Wexford.

1924

HYACINTH

25 Mar. Sank in Irish Sea.

 

KALMIA

27 Jun. Foundered 20 miles W of Lundy.

1927

CLUNY

2 May.  Collided with St Patrickís Bridge, Wexford; constructive total loss.

  VALLETTA 28 Oct. Stranded at Rosslare, CTL.
1928 OKU 11 Feb.  Foundered off Fastnet.  Crew saved.
  MAGNOLIA 25 Jun.  Foundered off SW Ireland

 

CAWDOR 31 Oct.  Foundered on Atlantic fishing grounds.
  ELECTRIC 3 Nov. Wrecked near Carnsore Point, Ireland.
1930 ARRAVALE 27 Mar.  Wrecked in Bantry Bay.  Two survivors, six lost.
  AVOLA 25 Jul. Burned and sunk 15 miles off Hook Head, Co.Wexford

1932

STROMO

24 Apr.  Foundered off Saltees, Co.Wexford

  DILYS 17 Sep. Sank after collision off the Eddystone.

1933

STANFREL

May.  Lost off Skelligs, Dingle, Co.Kerry

 

TALLY HO

29 May. Sank 12 miles SW of Bull Rock, C.Cork.

 

OLDHAM

2 Jul.  Foundered off Coningbeg Lightship.  (But see alternative possibility.)

 

SOUTH TYNE

14 Jul.  Sank in Moray Firth.

1934 MANSFIELD 7 Apr.  Foundered 20 miles from Coningbeg Lightship.
  HIROSE 11 Apr. Foundered off SW coast of Ireland.

1935

FLECK

1 Feb.  Wrecked Arklow Bank, Co.Wicklow..

  SYDNELSIE 12 Jul. Foundered off Blasket Is., Co.Kerry.

1938

VICTOR

3 Jan. Foundered in Galway Bay.

 

GORDON RICHARDS

14 Jan.  Lost with all hands; position unknown.

  HORATIO 15 Jul.  Foundered 30 miles WSW of St.Ann's Head
1939 MOPSA 4 Oct. Ran ashore on Aberdeen Beach.  CTL
1940 TOGIMO 11 Feb.  Sunk by U-37 SW of Fastnet.
  XANIA 17 Mar. Sunk in collision

 

JOHN BAPTISH

Sep.  Presumed mined S. of Coningbeg LV, Co. Wexford; lost with all hands.

  RESPONDO Sep.  Lost with all hands, possibly by a/c attack, off Old Head of Kinsale.
  BASS ROCK 24 Sep. Bombed by enemy a/c off Old Head of Kinsale.

1941

THOMAS DEAS

16 Feb. Sunk by mine, 4m off Spurn Pt.

  ABERDEEN 11 Mar. Sunk by enemy a/c in Cardigan Bay.
  BIANCA 20 Mar.  Torpedoed by enemy a/c, Irish Sea.
  EXETER 29 Mar. Bombed by German a/c,  5 miles SW of Ballycotton
  WHITBY 4 Apr. Sunk by enemy a/c 3 miles SSE of Blackwater LV, off Co.Wexford.
  BEN ADEN 20 Apr.  Foundered, Irish Sea.
  FORT RONA 13 May.  Sunk by enemy a/c 15m WSW of Bardsey Is.
  WESTFIELD 6 Jul. Missing, presumed sunk by enemy a/c off St Govan's Hd.
  WILLIAM DOWNES 16 Sep. Foundered after collision off Rosslare.
  RECENIA 8 Oct. Stranded and wrecked on Barn Scar, Cumberland.
  CALIPH 2 Nov.  Sunk by enemy a/c 12m. S. of Old Head of Kinsale.
1943 LOCH AWE Apr.  Missing after 5 Apr.
1945 ELY 14 Jan.  Lost through collision with HMS TRILLIUM, corvette.
  GOZO 24 Jul.  Mined off Old Head of Kinsale.  Crew survived.
  ILFRACOMBE 28 Sep.  Wrecked Straw Is., Co.Galway.
  GRENADA 3 Oct.  Mined 30 miles off Old Head of Kinsale, Co. Cork; nine lives lost, one survivor.
  CRAIGEWAN Oct.  Missing off S.Irish coast after 12 October.
1946 CRAIGMILLAR 30 Apr.  Foundered 30 miles SW of Galley Hd., Co.Cork
  VICTORIA II 29 May. Sank after collision with tug, 16 m. NNE of Liverpool.
  CHARMOUTH 14 Nov. Mined 20 miles off Ballycotton; nine killed, five survivors.
1947 EAST COAST 6 Nov.  Foundered off Ballycotton; later salvaged and returned to service.
1948 MINT 14 Aug. Grounded on sandbank off Rosslare,  CTL.

 

EPHRATAH

4 Sep.  Constructive total loss, after grounding in Fishguard harbour.

 

STAR OF PEACE

15 Oct. Foundered 221 miles W by 1 S from St.Anneís Head.

1949

ANN MELVILLE

24 May. Foundered S. of Ireland, at 50.10N, 8.16W.

1950

MILFORD VISCOUNT

Apr. Lost with all hands off W. Coast of Ireland.

  YEZO 4 Oct. Foundered off the Porcupine Bank.
1951 BRAES O' MAR 1 Feb. Foundered 15m WNW of the Skelligs, Dingle, Co.Kerry

1952

HEATHERY BRAE

4 May. Sank off Guernsey.

1953

RICHARD CROFTS

20 Feb.  Sank off Tiree. Eight crew lost, four survived.

  HERO 18 May.  Sank after collision off the Smalls.
1956 MERCHANT VANGUARD 16 Jun.  Wrecked on The Hook, Dunmore, Co.Waterford.

1957

ROBERT LIMBRICK

5 Feb. Wrecked W. side Ardmore Bay, Mull Sound. No survivors.

1961

SUTHERNESS

10 Jun. Lost off Islay.

1962

BOSTON HERON

3 Dec.  Wrecked on Glas Island, off Harris.

1968 WILLIAM RHODES MOORHOUSE 16 Apr. Foundered off Fishguard.
1974 JADE STAR GLORY 16 Jan.  Wrecked off Co.Wexford.
1983 DORIS 7 Jan.  Sank after explosion and fire.

 

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