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The list of shipwrecks in 1921 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1921.

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1921
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Sep Oct Nov Dec
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January

2 January

List of shipwrecks: 2 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Broadmayne  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship ran aground at Dartmouth, Devon. She broke in two on 7 January.[1]
Santa Isabel  Spain The passenger ship ran aground off Sálvora, Galicia. She broke in two and sank with the loss of 244 of the 300 people on board.[2][3]
Scottish Monarch  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship ran aground in the River Clyde at Cardross, Lanarkshire.[4] She was refloated on 6 January.[5]

3 January

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Euphrates  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (44°24′N 45°27′W / 44.4°N 45.45°W / 44.4; -45.45). Her crew were rescued by Galileo ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).[6]
Tris Adelphis  Kingdom of Greece The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the Tyrrhenian Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) east of Mount Circeo, Lazio, Italy.[7]
UB-88  United States The Type UB III submarine was scuttled in the Pacific Ocean off San Pedro, California by USS Wilkes ( United States Navy).[8]

5 January

List of shipwrecks: 5 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Ardoyne  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship ran aground at Cape Frio, Brazil.[5] She was refloated on 18 January.[9]

7 January

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Ekelund  Norway The full-rigged ship caught fire and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (7°32′N 32°57′W / 7.533°N 32.95°W / 7.533; -32.95). She was on a voyage from Durban, South Africa to Sarpsborg, Norway.[10]
Marion  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner departed Liverpool, Lancashire for Fowey, Cornwall. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[11]

9 March

List of shipwrecks: 9 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Elipidifor No.415  Soviet Navy Russian civil war:The Elipidifor type auxiliary gunboat was damaged by Sakalave ( French Navy) at Anapa in the Black Sea. She was beached and abandoned.[12]

10 January

List of shipwrecks: 10 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Cabo Roche  Spain The coaster caught fire and foundered in the Ligurian Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) off Cape Mele, Liguria, Italy. Her crew were rescued.[13][14]
Mintie  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was abandoned and set afire in the Atlantic Ocean (44°15′N 27°10′W / 44.25°N 27.167°W / 44.25; -27.167). Her crew were rescued by Anversoise ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).[15]

12 January

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Acacia  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship was beached near Hurst Castle, Hampshire.[14]
Aspasia Stavroudis  Kingdom of Greece The cargo ship caught fire in the Aegean Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) east of Carpatsos. She sank the next day, her crew survived.[16]
Christoforos  Kingdom of Greece The cargo ship sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Papa.[14]
Ontaneda  Norway The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (47°20′N 40°05′W / 47.333°N 40.083°W / 47.333; -40.083). Her crew were rescued by Fanad Head ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).[17]

15 January

List of shipwrecks: 15 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Horley  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The coaster was struck by another vessel in the River Thames at Blackwall, London and sank.[18] She was refloated on 18 January.[19]

16 January

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Carmelita  Venezuela The cargo ship was destroyed by fire at Puerto Cabello and was a total loss.[20]

17 January

List of shipwrecks: 17 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Claremorris  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship struck rocks at Durat Point and was beached in the Sound of Islay.[20]

18 January

List of shipwrecks: 18 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Dover Castle  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The brigantine came ashore at Zierikzee, Netherlands and was wrecked.[16][21]
Pandora  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Irish Sea off Beaumaris, Anglesey. Her crew were rescued by the Beaumaris Lifeboat.[16]

19 January

List of shipwrecks: 19 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Daisy  Weimar Republic The schooner was abandoned in the North Sea off IJmuiden, Netherlands. Her crew were rescued by the trawler Ymuiden 146 ( Netherlands).[21] Daisy was discovered derelict by the trawler Hohenfels ( Weimar Republic) and towed into Nordenham, Germany, arriving on 27 January.[22]
Kibi Maru No.2  Empire of Japan The cargo ship ran aground 100 nautical miles (190 km) south of Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia.[16] She was refloated on 7 February.[23]

20 January

List of shipwrecks: 20 January 1921
Ship Country Description
HMS K5  Royal Navy The K-class submarine foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) south west of the Isles of Scilly with the loss of all fifty-seven crew.[24]

22 January

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Afrodite  Kingdom of Greece The cargo ship ran aground at Westcar, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued before she sank.[25]
Newton Stanley Lake  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Virginia, United States. Her crew were rescued.[25]

24 January

List of shipwrecks: 24 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Carioca  United States The barquentine was set afire and abandoned in the Mediterranean Sea (34°20′N 23°40′E / 34.333°N 23.667°E / 34.333; 23.667). Her crew were rescued.[26]

25 January

List of shipwrecks: 25 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Hewitt  United States The cargo ship last reported from the Atlantic Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km) north of Jupiter Inlet, Florida. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.
Zannis  Kingdom of Greece The cargo ship sank in the Aegean Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) north west of Sapientza. Her crew were rescued.[27]
Adamantios Lemos  Kingdom of Greece The cargo ship on route from Portman Spainto Middlesbrough foundered near Guernsey Channel Islands She had previously been salvaged in April 1919 by HM Tug "St Issey".[28]

26 January

List of shipwrecks: 26 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Tay  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The coaster sailed from Saint Sampson, Guernsey, Channel Islands for Portsmouth, Hampshire. No further trace, presumed foundered in the English Channel with the loss of all hands.[29]

28 January

List of shipwrecks: 28 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Donald T  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued.[22]

29 January

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 1921
Ship Country Description
España  Spanish Navy The España-class battleship ran aground off Puerto Montt, Chile. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.
Pommern  Weimar Republic The cargo ship ran aground at Rørvik, Norway. She was still ashore on 5 February.[30]

31 January

List of shipwrecks: 31 January 1921
Ship Country Description
Carroll A. Deering  United States The five-masted schooner ran aground on the Diamond Shoals and was abandoned. The wreck was dispersed by dynamite on 4 March.

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date January 1921
Ship Country Description
Baden  Royal Navy The decommissioned former Imperial German Navy battleship foundered in heavy seas in the English Channel off Whale Island, Hampshire, England, after use as a gunnery target by the shore establishment HMS Excellent and the monitor HMS Terror (both  Royal Navy). Baden was refloated three months later and put back into use as a target ship.
Heiyei Maru No.2  Empire of Japan The cargo ship foundered off Toba, Mie.[31]

February

1 February

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Timios Stavros  Kingdom of Greece The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean between Cape Roca and the Berlengas, Portugal. Her crew were rescued by a Spanish merchant ship.[32]

2 February

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Esperanza de Larrinaga  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship departed from Norfolk, Virginia for Reggio Calabria, Italy. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[33]
Lake Elmwood  United States The Design 1074 cargo ship ran aground in the Kaiser Wilhelm Canal, Germany.[34] She was refloated on 7 February.[35]
Léon Bonnat  France The schooner ran aground on the Crym Rocks off the Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom and was wrecked.[36]

3 February

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Mertainen  Sweden The cargo ship ran aground at the entrance of the Trondheimsfjord, Norway. She was refloated but consequently beached.[37]
Oak  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship ran aground east of The Skerries, Anglesey and was abandoned by her crew.[36] She was later refloated and towed into Holyhead.[34]

6 February

List of shipwrecks: 6 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Ottawa  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship, on a voyage from Norfolk, Virginia, United States to Manchester, Lancashire was in communication with Dorrington Court ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland). No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[33]

7 February

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Klamate  United States The cargo ship was wrecked whilst on a voyage from San Francisco, California to Portland, Oregon. Her crew were rescued.[35]
Vital  Weimar Republic The cargo ship collided with another vessel and sank off Delfzijl, Netherlands. Her crew were rescued by the other vessel.[38]

8 February

List of shipwrecks: 8 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Eskdale  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship came ashore at the Heugh Lighthouse, Hartlepool, County Durham and was wrecked.[38]

9 February

List of shipwrecks: 9 February 1921
Ship Country Description
HMS Hydra  Royal Navy The Acheron-class destroyer collided with the torpedo boat Z 3 ( Royal Navy) in the Weilingen Channel and sank. All 72 crew were rescued by Z 3.[39]
Iocasti  Kingdom of Greece The cargo ship caught fire in the Mediterranean Sea (36°44′N 1°28′W / 36.733°N 1.467°W / 36.733; -1.467) and was abandoned.[40][41]
Margarita  Kingdom of Greece The cargo ship foundered on this date.[40]
Sparkling Glance  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean.[42]

11 February

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Abracadabrante  Spain The schooner collided with Swainby ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland) in the English Channel off Hartland Point, Devon and sank. Her crew were rescued by Swainby.[42]
Bombardier  Belgium The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (45°53′N 54°10′W / 45.883°N 54.167°W / 45.883; -54.167 (SS Bombardier)).[40][43]
Marion Grace  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was driven ashore at Saint-Pierre, Saint Pierre and Miquelon and was wrecked.[44]

12 February

List of shipwrecks: 12 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Elizabeth Fearn  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was driven ashore at St. John's, Newfoundland and was wrecked.[44]
Horley  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship parted from her tow and cane ashore at Covehithe, Suffolk. She was refloated on 25 February.[42][45]

13 February

List of shipwrecks: 13 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Hawker  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner departed Patras, Greece, for Trapani, Sicily, Italy. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Mediterranean Sea with the loss of all hands.[46]

14 February

List of shipwrecks: 14 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Victorieux  France The cargo ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (39°11′N 49°01′W / 39.183°N 49.017°W / 39.183; -49.017) with the loss of a crew member. Survivors were rescued by Cranford ( United States).[47][48]

15 February

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Horace E. Munroe  United States The schooner collided with Palma ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland) in the Atlantic Ocean (35°22′N 3°14′W / 35.367°N 3.233°W / 35.367; -3.233) and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued by Palma.[49]

16 February

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Charles G. Endicott  United States The schooner struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) north east of Cuba.[48]
Progreso  Spain The sailing ship sprang a leak and foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal. Her crew were rescued by a British merchant ship.[48]
Tonesit  United States The cargo ship ran aground on Ven, Sweden.[50] She was refloated on 24 February.[45]

17 February

List of shipwrecks: 17 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Delmira  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The tanker caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida, United States and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued by J. E. O'Neil ( United States).[48] Delmira was towed in to Key West, Florida by Victory ( United States).[49]

19 February

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Fernando  Portugal The barquentine was driven ashore and sank at Madeira.[51]
Ioanna  Kingdom of Greece The cargo ship was sunk by barratry off Cape Tiñoso, Spain[52]

21 February

List of shipwrecks: 21 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Miss Williams  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner foundered in the Irish Sea 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) off Curracloe, County Wexford.[53]
USS Woolsey  United States Navy The Wickes-class destroyer collided with Steel Monitor ( United States) in the Pacific Ocean off Panama City, Panama. Survivors were rescued by USS Aaron Ward ( United States Navy).[54]

24 February

List of shipwrecks: 24 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Minnie J. Smith  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner sank off Wabana, Dominion of Newfoundland.[45]
San Pasqual  United States The cargo ship ran aground off Port Eads, Louisiana.[45] She was refloated on 28 February.[55]

26 February

List of shipwrecks: 26 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Gregorios  Kingdom of Greece The cargo ship foundered off Gibraltar. Her crew were rescued by Penmoroah ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).[56]

27 February

List of shipwrecks: 27 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Suzanna  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (46°50′N 7°00′W / 46.833°N 7°W / 46.833; -7). Her crew were rescued by Archimedes ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).[56]

28 February

List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1921
Ship Country Description
Huntspill  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship sank at Southampton, Hampshire.[57]

March

2 March

List of shipwrecks: 2 March 1921
Ship Country Description
Charlot  France The brigantine was destroyed by fire.[58]

3 March

List of shipwrecks: 3 March 1921
Ship Country Description
Anna Laura McKenney  United States The schooner was wrecked at Puerto México. Veracruz, Mexico.[59]
Appolonia  Kingdom of Italy The cargo ship was wrecked at İnebolu, Turkey.[58]
Hong Moh  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The passenger ship struck the White Rocks off Lamock Island near Swatow, China and sank with the loss of about 1,000 lives. HMS Carlisle, HMS Foxglove (both  Royal Navy) and Shansi (flag unknown) rescued 294 survivors between them.
Maria  Kingdom of Greece The cargo ship caught fire and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Phourni, Crete.[60]
Megali Hellas  Kingdom of Greece The cargo ship ran aground off Kum Kale, Turkey. She was refloated on 8 March.[61]
Omega  United States The barquentine departed Hobart, Tasmania, Australia for Lyttelton, New Zealand. Bo further trace, presumed foundered in the Pacific Ocean with the loss of all hands.[62]
Tipperary  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was abandoned off Trepassey, Newfoundland.[58]

4 March

List of shipwrecks: 4 March 1921
Ship Country Description
HMS Gloaming  Royal Navy The Admiralty type Drifter was wrecked on the Outer Cledges.[63]

5 March

List of shipwrecks: 5 March 1921
Ship Country Description
Madimba  Belgium The cargo ship collided with Italier ( Belgium) in the North Sea off the Ruytingen Lighthouse (51°19′N 2°06′E / 51.317°N 2.1°E / 51.317; 2.1 (SS Madimba)) and sank with the loss of all 43 crew.[64]

8 March

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1921
Ship Country Description
Ernemore  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship struck a submerged wreck at Constantinople, Turkey and was beached.[60]
Mosken  Norway The cargo liner was wrecked at Dragnes, north-west of Hadseløya, Norway.[65]

10 March

List of shipwrecks: 10 March 1921
Ship Country Description
Barbara Barr  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was abandoned in St. Mary's Bay, Newfoundland.[66]

12 March

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 1921
Ship Country Description
Douglas Adams  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner departed Lisbon, Portugal for Twillingate, Newfoundland. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all hands.[67]

14 March

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1921
Ship Country Description
Fredville  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The coaster collided with Vincennes Bridge ( United States) in the North Sea and sank. Her crew were rescued.[68]
Frieda E.  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner caught fire and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (33°44′N 63°26′W / 33.733°N 63.433°W / 33.733; -63.433). Her crew were rescued by Hofuku Maru ( Empire of Japan).[69]
Guillermo  Spain The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Oporto, Portugal.[70] Her crew were rescued by Niki ( Kingdom of Greece).[69]
Leonita  Spain The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (36°24′N 7°30′W / 36.4°N 7.5°W / 36.4; -7.5).[70]

18 March

List of shipwrecks: 18 March 1921
Ship Country Description
Zuzatzarte  Spain The cargo ship was driven ashore near Bilbao and was wrecked.[71]

21 March

List of shipwrecks: 21 March 1921
Ship Country Description
City of Colombo  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The ocean liner ran aground off Petite Passage, New Brunswick, Canada. She was subsequently declared a total loss.[72]
Elizabeth Charlotte  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The three-masted schooner departed King's Lynn, Norfolk for the Tyne. No further trace, presumed foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all hands.[73]
Governor Brooke  United States The schooner ran aground at Castillo and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued by Ballington ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).[74]

28 March

List of shipwrecks: 28 March 1921
Ship Country Description
Ituna  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Ionian Sea off Santa Maura, Greece.[75]
Roberta Ray  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was set afire and abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (43°14′N 48°11′W / 43.233°N 48.183°W / 43.233; -48.183). Her crew were rescued by Triumph ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).[76]

31 March

List of shipwrecks: 31 March 1921
Ship Country Description
Gaelic Prince  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship came ashore at Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States.[77] She was refloated on 7 April.[78]
Rontegui  Spain The cargo ship sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean off San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa. She sank in the early hours of 1 April. Her crew were rescued by Laya ( Spanish Navy).[79]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date March 1921
Ship Country Description
USS Conestoga  United States Navy

Stern view of the wreck of Conestoga in 2014.

The tug disappeared after departing Mare Island Navy Yard in Vallejo, California, on 25 March 1921 with the loss of her entire crew of 56. Her wreck was not discovered until 2014; it lies in the Pacific Ocean 3.1 nautical miles (5.7 km) off Southeast Farallon Island. She presumably sank in a gale on 26 March 1921.[80]

April

1 April

List of shipwrecks: 1 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Governor  United States The passenger ship collided with West Hartland ( United States) in the Pacific Ocean off Seattle, Washington and sank. All on board were rescued by West Hartland.[79]

2 April

List of shipwrecks: 2 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Lewis H. Goward  United States The schooner was caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean off the Rebecca Shoal Lighthouse and was a total loss.[79]

3 April

List of shipwrecks: 3 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Kating  Kingdom of Greece The coaster struck a submerged object and sank in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off the North Hinder Lightship ( Netherlands) and sank. Her crew were rescued.[79]

9 April

List of shipwrecks: 9 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Fenice  Peru The cargo ship was wrecked on Lobos de Tierra Island.[81]
Tommie G  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (40°28′N 46°17′W / 40.467°N 46.283°W / 40.467; -46.283). She was set afire by her crew, who were rescued by Waaldijk ( Netherlands).[82][83]

11 April

List of shipwrecks: 11 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Colonel Bowie  United States The cargo ship foundered in the Gulf of Mexico with the loss of nineteen of her 22 crew.[84]

13 April

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Huntley  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner sank off Cape Spear, Newfoundland. Her crew survived.[85] She later refloated due to her cargo of salt dissolving and was towed in to St. John's.[83]
Johanne  Weimar Republic The cargo ship collided with Edel ( Denmark) in the Skagerrak 6 nautical miles (11 km) south of Fredrikshavn, Nordjylland, Denmark and sank. Her crew were rescued.[82]

15 April

List of shipwrecks: 15 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Poolena  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The coaster ran aground at Dunfanaghy, County Donegal. Her crew survived.[83] She was refloated on 21 April.[86]

16 April

List of shipwrecks: 16 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Eugenia  Kingdom of Greece The cargo ship foundered off the Berlengas, Portugal.[87]
Ningpo  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship was driven ashore and sank at Chefoo, China.[88]

18 April

List of shipwrecks: 18 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Iron Monarch  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship ran aground at Port Pirie, South Australia.[88] She was refloated on 21 April.[89]
Queenie R  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Bermuda. Her crew were rescued by British Marshall ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).[88]

21 April

List of shipwrecks: 21 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Tree Villa  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The coaster, which had struck a submerged object on 19 April, sank in the Bristol Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north east of Skokholm, Pembrokeshire. Her crew survived.[90]

23 April

List of shipwrecks: 23 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Annunziata  Kingdom of Italy The schooner was driven onto rocks at Sliema, Malta and was wrecked. All six crew were rescued.[91]
Elpis  Kingdom of Greece The cargo ship foundered in the Mediterranean Sea 24 nautical miles (44 km) north east of Acre, Palestine.[91]

27 April

List of shipwrecks: 27 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Arnus  Spain The cargo ship sprang a leak and foundered whilst on a voyage from Viveiro, Spain, to Rotterdam, Netherlands. Twenty-one of her 33 crew were rescued.[92]

28 April

List of shipwrecks: 28 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Bona H  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was destroyed by fire off Havana, Cuba.[93]

29 April

List of shipwrecks: 29 April 1921
Ship Country Description
Bara Bi  Spain The passenger ship sdprang a leak and foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 48°00′00″N 5°00′00″W / 48°N 5°W / 48; -5). All on board were rescued by Helena ( Netherlands).[92][93]
Mormugao  Portugal The passenger ship ran aground on the south of Block Island, Rhode Island, United States. Her passengers were taken off.[92] She was refloated on 2 May.[94]
Spathari  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship was sunk by barratry in the Atlantic Ocean off Ericeira, Portugal. Her crew were rescued.[92][95]

30 April

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 1921
Ship Country Description
E. A. Sabean  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner sprang a leak and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Pensacola, Florida. Her crew were rescued.[96]
Gloria  France The ship foundered in the Mediterranean Sea off Soller, Majorca, Spain. All 28 crew were rescued.[92]

May

1 May

List of shipwrecks: 1 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Lysglimt  Denmark The schooner caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean (27°55′N 41°01′W / 27.917°N 41.017°W / 27.917; -41.017). She was abandoned on 4 May and burnt out. Her crew were rescued by Vittorio Veneto ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).[97]

3 May

List of shipwrecks: 3 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Tokuyo Maru  Empire of Japan The passenger ship caught fire and sank in the Pacific Ocean. USAT Buford (U.S. Army) rescued 65 people.[98]

4 May

List of shipwrecks: 4 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Mary Eleanor  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship foundered in the Irish Sea. Her crew survived.[99]

5 May

List of shipwrecks: 5 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Admiral Keyes  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The auxiliary schooner sprang a leak in the North Sea and was beached off Hartlepool, County Durham She was refloated on 6 May.[100][101]

6 May

List of shipwrecks: 6 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Sao Paulo Brazil Brazil The cargo ship sank at Rio de Janeiro.[101]

12 May

List of shipwrecks: 12 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Stad Schiedam  Netherlands The cargo ship ran aground at Marstenen Bo, Norway and was beached.[96]

13 May

List of shipwrecks: 13 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Miztec  United States The barge foundered in Lake Superior 10 nautical miles (19 km) off Vermillion Point, Michigan with the loss of all seven crew.

14 May

List of shipwrecks: 14 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Karatara  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The coaster caught fire 20 nautical miles (37 km) off Cape Town, South Africa and was abandoned. All passengers and crew were rescued. Karatara was subsequently towed into Cape Town extensively damaged.[102]
Wollongbar  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship was wrecked at Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia.

16 May

List of shipwrecks: 16 May 1921
Ship Country Description
City of Pascagoula  Kingdom of Italy The schooner caught fire at Genoa and was scuttled.[103]

20 May

List of shipwrecks: 20 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Manuel Carsi  Spain The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the Mediterranean Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) off Cape Vilano, Algeria. Her crew were rescued.[104]

23 May

List of shipwrecks: 23 May 1921
Ship Country Description
USS Granite State  United States Navy The stores ship, a former ship of the line, caught fire and sank in the Hudson River. She was refloated in July 1922.

24 May

List of shipwrecks: 24 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Atua  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship struck rocks and was beached at Naitonitoni, Fiji.[105] She was refloated on 6 June.[106]

26 May

List of shipwrecks: 26 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Esperanto  United States The schooner struck a submerged wreck in the Atlantic Ocean off Sable Island, Nova Scotia, Canada and foundered.[107]

27 May

List of shipwrecks: 27 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Dannedaike  United States The cargo ship sank at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[108]

28 May

List of shipwrecks: 28 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Antiope  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The tanker caught fire at Sourabaya, Netherlands East Indies and was a total loss. Her crew were rescued.[108]
William Finglay  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship sank in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south eas of Tod Point, Yorkshire.[109]

30 May

List of shipwrecks: 30 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Ise Maru  Empire of Japan The cargo ship was wrecked at Nossaenpu, Hokkaidō.[110]

31 May

List of shipwrecks: 31 May 1921
Ship Country Description
Riojun Maru  Empire of Japan The cargo ship ran aground on a reef in the Gaspar Straits and was wrecked.[111]

June

1 June

List of shipwrecks: 1 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Laura A. Barnes  United States The four-masted schooner was wrecked on Bod's Island, Virginia.[112]

2 June

List of shipwrecks: 2 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Mount Rainier  United States The four-masted schooner was destroyed by fire at Santa Fe, Argentina.[111]

3 June

List of shipwrecks: 3 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Royetsu Maru No.2  Empire of Japan The cargo ship foundered 33 nautical miles (61 km)) off Wakamatsu. Her crew were rescued.[113]

4 June

List of shipwrecks: 4 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Burma Maru  Empire of Japan The cargo ship arrived at Gibraltar on fire.[113] She was beached, but was refloated on 7 June.[113]
Matilde  Kingdom of Italy The cargo ship caught fire in the Bosporus and was beached at Büyükdere, Koçarlı, Turkey.[114]

6 June

List of shipwrecks: 6 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Ramon Mumbru  Spain The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Cavalaire-sur-Mer, Var, France.[106]

7 June

List of shipwrecks: 7 June 1921
Ship Country Description
U-151  French Navy The Type U 151 submarine was sunk as a target in the English Channel off Cherbourg, Manche.
USS UC-97  United States The Type UC III submarine was sunk as a target in Lake Michigan east of Highland Park, Illinois, at (41°10′N 87°20′W / 41.167°N 87.333°W / 41.167; -87.333 (SM UC-97)) by USS Wilmette ( United States Navy).[115]

9 June

List of shipwrecks: 9 June 1921
Ship Country Description
North Shore  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The carg ship caught fire at Quebec City, Canada and was beached.[116]

10 June

List of shipwrecks: 10 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Bouboulina  Kingdom of Greece The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Smyrna off Uzunada, Turkey with the loss of 22 of her 30 crew. Two of the survivors were rescued by Lemnos ( Greece Navy).[117][118]
Laretana  Spain The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal.[119]
Ville d'Algée  France The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank at Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône.[119]
Woodbine  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship was driven ashore and sank at Bruneval, Seine-Maritime, France.[116]

13 June

List of shipwrecks: 13 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Canastota  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship departed Sydney, New South Wales, Australia for Wellington, New Zealand. Presumed foundered in the Pacific Ocean with the loss of all hands.[67] Fire-damaged wreckage from the ship washed up on Lord Howe Island, New South Wales on 10 August.[120]

16 June

List of shipwrecks: 16 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Cid Campeador  Spain The cargo ship caught fire at Bilbao and was beached. She was declred a total loss.[121]
Olympia  Kingdom of Greece The cargo ship ran aground on the Formigas Rocks, Azores. Portugal and was wrecked. Her crew survived.[122]

20 June

List of shipwrecks: 20 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Gallia  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship sank at Calcutta, India.[123]

21 June

List of shipwrecks: 21 June 1921
Ship Country Description
USS G-1  United States Navy The decommissioned G-class submarine was sunk as a target in Narragansett Bay by eight depth charges dropped by the minesweeper USS Grebe ( United States Navy).
Islandia  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship sank at Piraeus, Greece.[123] Ship was refloated on 27 June.[124]

22 June

List of shipwrecks: 22 June 1921
Ship Country Description
USS U-117  United States Navy The Type UE II submarine was bombed and sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) east of the Cape Charles Lightship ( United States Coast Guard) by three Felixstowe F5L aircraft of the United States Navy.

23 June

List of shipwrecks: 23 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Monte Bianco  Italy caught fire in the Pacific Ocean (29°00′00″S 151°00′00″W / 29°S 151°W / -29; -151 (Monte Bianco)) and abandoned.[64]

24 June

List of shipwrecks: 24 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Helen Mathers  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner came ashore at Galveston, Texas, United States and was wrecked.[125]
HMS K15  Royal Navy The K-class submarine sank at Portsmouth, Hampshire. She was refloated on 7 July.[126]

26 June

List of shipwrecks: 26 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Fitzroy  Australia The passenger ship foundered off the coast of New South Wales with the loss of 31 of the 35 people on board.

27 June

List of shipwrecks: 27 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Ferrum  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship was driven ashore at Tréguier, Côtes-du-Nord, France.[124] She was refloated on 4 July.[127]
Stella  Sweden The auxiliary sailing ship sprang a leak and foundered in the North Sea 240 nautical miles (440 km) north north east of Spurn Point, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. All five crew were rescued by the trawler Romilly ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).[128][129]

28 June

List of shipwrecks: 28 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Brae Lossie  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship came ashore at Roscoff, Finistère, France and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[110]
Isla de Cabrera  Spain The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the Mediterranean Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south east of the Medes Islands. Her crew were rescued by a Spanish fishing vessel.[110]
Sabine  United States The dredger caught fire and sank at Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She was a total loss.[130]

30 June

List of shipwrecks: 30 June 1921
Ship Country Description
Edward A. Cohan  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was destroyed by fire at Pascagoula, Mississippi, United States.[131]
U-152  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The Type U 151 submarine was sunk as a target in the English Channel off the Isle of Wight by the Royal Navy.[132]
U-153  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The Type U 151 submarine was scuttled in the English Channel off the Isle of Wight.[133]

July

1 July

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1921
Ship Country Description
U-121  French Navy The Type UE II submarine was sunk as a target in the English Channel off Cherbourg, Manche.

4 July

List of shipwrecks: 4 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Cambrai  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was destroyed by fire at Galveston, Texas, United States.[134]

7 July

List of shipwrecks: 7 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Eastern Sword  United States The cargo ship ran aground at Belfast, County Antrim, United Kingdom.[135] She was refloated on 10 July.[136]

8 July

List of shipwrecks: 8 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Cap Blanc  France The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Peniche, Portugal. Her crew were rescued.[136]
Western Comet  United States The cargo ship ran aground at Saint-Nazaire, Loire-Atlantique, France.[137] She was refloated on 21 July.[138]

9 July

List of shipwrecks: 9 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Onoria  Kingdom of Italy The cargo ship caught fire in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Matapan, Greece and sank (36°29′N 22°00′E / 36.483°N 22°E / 36.483; 22). Her crew were rescued.[136][139]

11 July

List of shipwrecks: 11 July 1921
Ship Country Description
General Pershing  Norway The five-masted schooner struck the Endymion Rock, Turks Islands and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[140]
Western Front  United States The steamship foundered several miles west of the Isles of Scilly when she caught fire after an explosion. She was carrying 7,000 tons of naval stores, including naphtha, turpentine and resin from Jacksonville to London. One member of the crew lost his life.[141][142][143]

12 July

List of shipwrecks: 12 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Manuel L. Villaverde  Spain The passenger ship struck rocks off the coast of Nigeria. She broke in two and sank. All on board were rescued.[144]

13 July

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1921
Ship Country Description
General Turner  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea off Cape Kaliakra, Bulgaria. Her crew were rescued.[145]
Roxana Burton  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was abandoned in the Mediterranean Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) south east of Cape Palos, Spain. Her crew were rescued by the sailing ship Novelty (flag unknown).[140]

15 July

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 1921
Ship Country Description
E. Marie Brown  United States The schooner was rammed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) east of Fire Island, New York by Harmodius ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland). Four of her crew were killed.[146]

16 July

List of shipwrecks: 16 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Aida  Netherlands The schooner was wrecked in the Caribbean Sea whilst on a voyage from Puerto Padre, Cuba to Barbados. All on board were rescued.[146]

18 July

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 1921
Ship Country Description
USS Frankfurt  United States Navy

USS Frankfurt

The Wiesbaden-class light cruiser (formerly  Kaiserliche Marine) was sunk as a target ship by United States Army Air Service and United States Navy bombers in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Henry, Virginia.

19 July

List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Denburn  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The coaster was destroyed by fire in the North Sea off Collieston, Aberdeenshire. Her crew were rescued.[147]
Tender  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The coaster sank at Bridgwater, Somerset.[148]

21 July

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1921
Ship Country Description
USS Ostfriesland  United States Navy

USS Ostfriesland sinking

The Helgoland-class battleship (ex- Kaiserliche Marine) was sunk as a target by United States Army Air Service aircraft in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

22 July

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Selene  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner caught fire in the Mozambique Channel and was abandoned.[138] She was later towed into Majunga, Madagascar in a severely damaged state.[149]
USS U-140  United States Navy The Type U 139 submarine was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Charles, Virginia by USS Dickerson ( United States Navy).

23 July

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Acadian  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was destroyed by fire in the Turks Islands. Her crew were rescued.[144]
Dagmar  Norway The barque was wrecked off Providence Atoll, Seychelles. Her twelve crew were rescued by Louqsor ( France).[150][151]
Sylph  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship foundered in the Bristol Channel 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Steep Holm, Somerset.[150]
Ville de Casablanca  France The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Dellys, Algeria. Her crew were rescued.[144]

25 July

List of shipwrecks: 25 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Frontier  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The coaster struck the pier at Port Natal, South Africa. She was holed and consequently was beached.[152]
Parthian  United States The cargo ship sank at Oran, Algeria due to a fire.[153] She was refloated on 21 August.[154]

29 July

List of shipwrecks: 29 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Arzila  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship eran aground in the Chiloé Archipelago, Chile.[155] She was refloated on 19 August.[154]
Nidelv  Norway The cargo ship was driven ashore at Musselwick, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[156]
Sainte Mathilde  France The schooner was driven ashoure and wrecked at Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais. Her crew were rescued.[155]

31 July

List of shipwrecks: 31 July 1921
Ship Country Description
Canadian Exporter  Canada The cargo ship ran aground at Willapa Harbor, Washington, United States. She broke her back and was a total loss.[157][158]
Duchess  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was discovered derelict in the English Channel (50°28′N 0°23′E / 50.467°N 0.383°E / 50.467; 0.383) by Stockwell ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland). She was towed to Dover, Kent.[155]

August

1 August

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Siam Maru  Empire of Japan The cargo ship came ashore 20 nautical miles (37 km) south of Cape Guardafui, Italian Somaliland.[149] She was abandoned on 3 August and her crew were rescued by Kashima ( Imperial Japanese Navy).[159] Siam Maru was later destroyed by fire and was a total loss.[160]

2 August

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Shirotoki Maru  Empire of Japan The coaster was driven ashore on Tsushima Island and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[161]

3 August

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Popi  Kingdom of Greece The cargo ship was abandoned in the Mediterranean Sea after the collapse of the crowns of her fireboxes.[162]

4 August

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Ellen Benzon  Denmark The schooner was driven ashore at Seyðisfjörður, Iceland and was wrecked. Her crew were saved.[163]
Salti I  Kingdom of Italy The coaster struck a mine in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Foggia and sank with the loss of a crew member. Survivors were rescued by Mikali ( Kingdom of Greece).[159]

6 August

List of shipwrecks: 6 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Alaska  United States The passenger ship ran aground on Blunts Reef, 40 nautical miles (74 km) south of Eureka, California, and sank with the loss of 48 of the 214 people on board. Some of the survivors were rescued by Anyox ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).[164][165][166]

7 August

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Calimeris  Kingdom of Greece The cargo ship suffered an onboard explosion in her cargo and sank in the Mediterranean Sea. Her crew were rescued by Falka ( Sweden).[167]
Golden Gate  United States The barque ran aground on a reef 31 nautical miles (57 km) east of Point Manzanillo, Panama.[120] She was refloated on 15 August.[168]

8 August

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Celia Cohen  United Kingdom The schooner caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued by West Keene ( United States).[169]
Lady of Gaspe  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The passenger ship ran aground at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.[170] She was declared a total loss on 19 August.[171]

9 August

List of shipwrecks: 9 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Black Arrow  United States The cargo ship ran aground at Cape Vilano, Algeria.[120] She was refloated on 20 August.[172]

10 August

List of shipwrecks: 10 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Nellie Bywater  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner ran aground on Holy Isle, Firth of Clyde.[120] She was refloated on 23 August.[160]
San Jose  United States The cargo ship ran aground on Asuncion Island, Northern Mariana Islands.[162] She was declared a total loss on 21 August.[171]

12 August

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 1921
Ship Country Description
St Clair  France The cargo ship caught fire at Mex, Egypt and was beached.[162] She was a total loss.[173]

13 August

List of shipwrecks: 13 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Albatross  Weimar Republic The sailing ship collided with Garm ( Sweden) at Holtenau and sank. She was refloated on 16 August.[174][175]
Bethlehem  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship ran aground at Little Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia, Canada.[174] She was refloated on 18 August.[175]
Planet  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The lightship was rammed and sunk in Liverpool Bay by Greenbrier ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland). All six crew were rescued.[176] She was refloated and beached on 19 August.[177]

14 August

List of shipwrecks: 14 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Ferngarth  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship caught fire, was abandoned and capsized in the Atlantic Ocean.[173]

15 August

List of shipwrecks: 15 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Planter  United States The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) off Key West, Florida. Her crew survived.[168]

16 August

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Baden  Royal Navy The decommissioned former Imperial German Navy battleship was scuttled in Hurd's Deep in the English Channel immediately after use as a gunnery target by the monitor HMS Erebus ( Royal Navy) and as an aerial bombing target by Royal Air Force aircraft.
Heiyei Maru No.2  Empire of Japan The cargo ship foundered off Toba, Mie.[31]

17 August

List of shipwrecks: 17 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Francois Pierre  France The brigantine foundered in the Ligurian Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) off Genoa, Italy. Her crew survived.[168]
Jex  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship foundered in Lake Ontario.[31]

19 August

List of shipwrecks: 19 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Canadian Recruit  Canada The collier collided with Maskinonge ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland) in the Saint Lawrence River and sank.[178]
King Orry  Isle of Man The passenger ferry ran aground at New Brighton, Cheshire, United Kingdom. Over 1,300 people were rescued. King Orry was refloated later that day.[179]

20 August

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Itaska  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was driven ashore at Saint-Pierre, Saint Pierre and Miquelon and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[180]

22 August

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Cordillère  France The passenger ship was driven ashore on the Tungsha Spit, at the mouth of the Yangtze, China in a typhoon.[181][182] Her passengers and some of the crew were taken off on 24 August.[183] She was refloated on 5 September.[184]
Glaucus  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship was driven ashore on the Tungsha Spit during a typhoon.[181] She was refloated on 5 September.[184]
Guenowle  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner came ashore at Blakeney, Norfolk. She broke her back and was a total loss.[154]
Henrik  Norway The cargo ship was driven ashore at the mouth of the Yangtze during a typhoon.[183] She was refloated on 5 September.[184]

23 August

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1921
Ship Country Description
ML498  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The ex Naval patrol vessel stranded on rocks at Gurnard's Head, Cornwall.[185]

29 August

List of shipwrecks: 29 August 1921
Ship Country Description
Monte Bianco  Kingdom of Italy The cargo ship was destroyed by fire in the Pacific Ocean (approximately 29°00′00″S 151°00′00″W / 29°S 151°W / -29; -151). Her crew were rescued.[186]

September

2 September

List of shipwrecks: 2 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Tornado  United States The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank at New Orleans, Louisiana.[187]

3 September

List of shipwrecks: 3 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Abessinia  Weimar Republic The cargo ship struck the Knivestone Rock and sank in the North Sea off the Farne Islands, Northumberland, United Kingdom (55°38′46″N 1°36′16″W / 55.64611°N 1.60444°W / 55.64611; -1.60444).

4 September

List of shipwrecks: 4 September 1921
Ship Country Description
J. E. Backman  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was destroyed by fire off Watlings Island, Bahamas.[151]

5 September

List of shipwrecks: 5 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Clarrie  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship was wrecked at the entrance to St. Sampson's, on the Roustel Rock, Guernsey, Channel Islands inward from Newhaven, East Sussex in ballast and sank. All seven crew were rescued.[188]
Santa Teresa  Kingdom of Italy The cargo ship struck a mine in the Black Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) from the entrance to the Bosphorus and sank. The crew were rescued.[189][190]

7 September

List of shipwrecks: 7 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Almanzora  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The ocean liner ran aground at Oporto, Portugal.[191] Her 1,200 passengers were taken off on 8 September.[192] She was refloated on 13 September.[193]
Thyra  Kingdom of Greece The cargo ship sank off Lemnos.[194]

8 September

List of shipwrecks: 8 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Beacon Grange  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship ran aground at Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz, Argentina and was abandoned.[195] She was declared a total loss on 12 September.[196]
Corrib  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship ran aground on the west coast of Tory Island, County Donegal. Her crew were rescued.[194] She was abandoned as a total loss on 14 October.[197]

10 September

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Cecilia Sudden  United States The schooner caught fire in the Pacific Ocean and was abandoned.[198]

12 September

List of shipwrecks: 12 September 1921
Ship Country Description
José Salgado  Spain The schooner sank at her moorings at Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.[196]

15 September

List of shipwrecks: 15 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Louis Gustave  France The three-masted schooner caught fire in the English Channel and was abandoned 8 nautical miles (15 km) north west of Guernsey, Channel Isles.[199]

16 September

List of shipwrecks: 16 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Farlings  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked on the north east coast of Barbados.[200]
Socrates  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was wrecked at Barbados.[200]
Namara  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was dismasted and abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 23°00′00″N 71°00′00″W / 23°N 71°W / 23; -71).[151]
Pepita Maru  Spain The cargo ship ran aground at Utö, Finland. Her crew were rescued.[201][202]
Sophie  France The coaster struck a mine and sank in the Black Sea 14 nautical miles (26 km) off Constanţa, Romania. Her crew were rescued.[201]

17 September

List of shipwrecks: 17 September 1921
Ship Country Description
São Thomé  Portugal The cargo ship was wrecked at Mpando, French Equatorial Africa.[202]

18 September

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Ville de Lyon  France The cargo ship foundered in the Mediterranean Sea off Peñón de Alhucemas, Spanish Morocco.[202]

21 September

List of shipwrecks: 21 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Palestine Tunisia Tunisia The brig was in collision with Clan Colquhoun ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland at Valletta, Malta and sank. All on board were rescued.[203]

22 September

List of shipwrecks: 22 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Salina  Norway The cargo ship collided with Jan Breydel ( Belgium) in the English Channel between the East Goodwin and South Goodwin Lightships (both  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland) and sank with the loss of fourteen of her 25 crew. Survivors were rescued by Jan Breydel.[204][205]

26 September

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Colombia River  United States The schooner was wrecked on Sunday Island, Queensland, Australia. Her crew survived.[206]
Ingeborg  Sweden The schooner was driven ashore at Kumnaes and was wrecked. Her crew survived.[206]
USS R-6  United States Navy The R-class submarine sank at San Pedro, California. She was refloated on 13 October. Subsequently repaired and returned to service.
Seifuku Maru  Empire of Japan The cargo ship was wrecked on this date.[207]

27 September

List of shipwrecks: 27 September 1923
Ship Country Description
USS Alabama  United States Navy

USS Alabama struck by a bomb on 23 September 1921 while in use as a target ship.

The decommissioned Illinois-class battleship sank in the Chesapeake Bay after use as a target from 23 to 25 September by aircraft of the 1st Provisional Air Brigade (United States United States Army Air Service).[208]

28 September

List of shipwrecks: 28 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Lambaness  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship ran aground at Land's End, Cornwall. Her crew were rescued by the Sennen Lifeboat.[209]
Rigmor  Denmark The schooner ran aground at Akureyri, Iceland and was wrecked. Her crew survived.[207]

29 September

List of shipwrecks: 29 September 1921
Ship Country Description
Hedvig  Sweden The auxiliary schooner caught fire at Amsterdam, Netherlands and was scuttled.[207]

October

2 October

List of shipwrecks: 2 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Triton  Denmark The cargo ship ran aground at Gosvarosen, Norway and sank.[210]

3 October

List of shipwrecks: 3 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Corona  Peru The sailing ship foundered. Her crew were rescued.[210]

4 October

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Rokko Maru  Empire of Japan The cargo ship foundered off Hamashima.[211]

5 October

List of shipwrecks: 5 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Glauco  Kingdom of Italy The schooner caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean and was abandoned (approximately 21°00′00″N 75°00′00″W / 21°N 75°W / 21; -75).[212]
Marie  Weimar Republic The schooner foundered in the North Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) ogg Hanstholm, Denmark.[211]

7 October

List of shipwrecks: 7 October 1921
Ship Country Description
USS Herreshoff No. 321  United States Navy The patrol vessel sank in the Pacific Ocean off California whilst under tow by USS Nitro ( United States Navy).
Imprimus  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Hartfield ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).[213]

8 October

List of shipwrecks: 8 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Protector  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner came ashore at Lamaline, Newfoundland and was wrecked.[214]
Rowan  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The passenger ship was rammed from astern by West Camak ( United States) in fog in the North Channel. Her passengers were mustered on deck. Clan Malcolm ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland) then rammed her from starboard and cut her in two. Rowan sank with the loss of 22 of the 97 people on board. Survivors were rescued by Clan Malcolm, West Camak and HMS Wrestler ( Royal Navy).[215][216]

9 October

List of shipwrecks: 9 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Margery Mahaffy  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was wrecked in Trepassey Bay. Her crew were rescued,[217]

12 October

List of shipwrecks: 12 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Cocanada  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship was driven ashore at Gopalpur, Orissa, India.[213] She was refloated on 23 October.[218]

13 October

List of shipwrecks: 13 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Luis Urquijo  Spain The cargo ship caught fire at Valencia and was beached.[219]
Royal  Norway The cargo ship ran aground at Mistaken Point, Newfoundland.[213] Her crew were rescued.[197]

14 October

List of shipwrecks: 14 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Lasristan  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship ran aground in the Maasvlakte, Netherlands.[219] She was refloated on 17 October.[220]
Maplefield  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean and was abandoned (27°48′N 79°43′W / 27.8°N 79.717°W / 27.8; -79.717). Her crew were rescued by Ulua ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).[220] She was towed in to Cumberland Sound by USCGC Yamacraw ( United States Coast Guard).[221]

15 October

List of shipwrecks: 15 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Araminta  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner ran aground and capsized at St. John's, Newfoundland.[222]
Hakodate Maru  Empire of Japan The cargo ship ran aground off Rebun Island, Hokkaidō. She was refloated but found to be leaking and was beached.[222]
Signal  Finland The auxiliary schooner was driven ashore at Agger, Denmark and was wrecked.[223]

16 October

List of shipwrecks: 16 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Thérese Marie  France The sailing ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued.[224]

17 October

List of shipwrecks: 17 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Glaieul  France The cargo liner sprang a leak and foundered off Opobo, Nigeria. All on board were rescued.[225]

19 October

List of shipwrecks: 19 October 1921
Ship Country Description
San Miguel  Uruguay The cargo ship caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean and was abandoned. She was towed into Maldonado by Golto Nuevo ( Uruguay and beached.[221]

20 October

List of shipwrecks: 20 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Eugenia  Kingdom of Italy The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Ischia.[226]
Santa Rita  United States The cargo ship departed New Orleans, Louisiana for an Italian port on this date. She was last reported off Key West, Florida.[227] Presumed foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all hands.[228]

23 October

List of shipwrecks: 23 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Gunnel  Sweden The cargo ship caught fire in the Baltic Sea and was beached on Öland, Sweden. Her crew were rescued.[229]
Vendis  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship was driven ashore at Huntcliff, Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued.[230] She was refloated on 14 November.[231]

24 October

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Cavehill  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the North Sea with the loss of two lives. Survivors were rescued by the trawlers Cayrian, Cetus, Evergreen and Lombard.[218]
Elizabeth  Weimar Republic The three-masted schooner ran aground off Vlieland. Friesland, Netherlands and was wrecked.[218]
Welsh Belle  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was driven ashore at Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk. Her crew were rescued.[218]

25 October

List of shipwrecks: 25 October 1921
Ship Country Description
David Evans flag unknown The sailing ship was destroyed by fire at Dilhi, Timor, Netherlands East Indies.[229]
Nordica  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was driven ashore at Pointe d'Arco, Corsica, France. Her crew were rescued.[232] She was a total loss.[233]

27 October

List of shipwrecks: 27 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Fukui Maru  Empire of Japan The passenger ship foundered in the Pacific Ocean 340 nautical miles (630 km) off Cape Flattery, Washington, United States. All on board were rescued.[234][235]
India  Portugal The cargo ship caught fire at Lisbon.[233] She was a total loss.[235]
Rhenania  Weimar Republic The cargo ship collided with Helene Russ ( Weimar Republic) in the Skaggerak off Gedser, Denmark and was beached. Her crew were rescued.[233] She was refloated on 13 November.[236]
Thames  United States The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank at Jacksonville, Florida.[233]

28 October

List of shipwrecks: 28 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Chile  Kingdom of Italy The ocean liner struck a mine and sank in the Cerrigo Channel. Her crew survived.[235]
Margaret  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship foundered in Montrose Bay. Her crew survived.[233]

31 October

List of shipwrecks: 31 October 1921
Ship Country Description
Dersingham  Mauritius The brig, which was on a voyage from Singapore to Port Louis was in communication with The Gardner Williams ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland) on this date. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Indian Ocean with the loss of all hands.[237]
Skrymer  Norway The cargo ship ran aground in the Vatlestraumen, off Bergen, Norway.[238] She was refloated on 4 November.[239]

November

1 November

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Imogene  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The auxiliary sailing ship ran aground on The Needles, Isle of Wight. Her crew were rescued by the Totland Lifeboat,[240] She broke up and was a total loss.[241]

2 November

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Bellgrove  Sweden The cargo ship foundered in the North Sea off Lønstrup, Denmark with the loss of fifteen of her nineteen crew.[242]
Député Raoul Briquet  France The cargo ship capsized and sank in the Thames Estuary (54°05′N 1°17′E / 54.083°N 1.283°E / 54.083; 1.283) with the loss of one of her 28 crew. Survivors were rescued by the trawlers Belmont and King Frederick III (both  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).[243]
Earl Grey Dominion of Newfoundland Red Ensign.svg Newfoundland The schooner was wrecked in Bonavista Bay.[241]
Standard Cull  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner ran aground at King's Cove, Newfoundland and was a total loss.[243]

3 November

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Carrier Dove  United States The four-masted schooner struck a reef off Molokai, Hawaii, and sank.[244]
Rosa Belle  United States The schooner capsized in Lake Michigan with the loss of her crew. She was towed into Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[244]

4 November

List of shipwrecks: 4 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Député Gaston Dumesnil  France The cargo ship departed Penarth, Glamorgan, United Kingdom for Rouen, Seine-Maritime. She later foundered in the Bristol Channel. The bodies of six of her crew washed up on the north coast of Cornwall.[245][246]

5 November

List of shipwrecks: 5 November 1921
Ship Country Description
James Jones Dale  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was driven ashore and wrecked at Seldom Comeby, Newfoundland.[247]

6 November

List of shipwrecks: 6 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Angus  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The coaster was in collision with Louis Nall ( France) in the English Channel off Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France and sank. All eleven crew were rescued.[247]
Kyle Firth  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship ran aground near Hunstanton, Norfolk.[248] She was refloated on 1 December.[249]
Midsland  Belgium The cargo ship was driven ashore at Heyst. Her crew were rescued.[248]
New York Maru  Empire of Japan The cargo ship ran aground on the Bombay Reef, Paracel Islands.[250] Her crew were rescued by Gozan Maru ( Empire of Japan) on 17 November and she was declared a total loss.[251]

7 November

List of shipwrecks: 7 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Alf  Norway The cargo ship foundered in the North Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) north of Lowestoft, Suffolk, United Kingdom with the loss of sixteen of her eighteen crew. Survivors were rescued by the trawler Laureate ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).[245]
Clintonia  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was dismasted in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Newfoundland and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued by Jean Wakeley ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).[248]
Singleton Palmer  United States The schooner collided with Apache ( United States) in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) off the Fenwick Island Lightship ( United States Coast Guard). She was abandoned with the loss of a crew member.[248]
Walhalla  France The cargo ship ran aground off Vlissingen, Netherlands. Her crew were rescued.[252]

9 November

List of shipwrecks: 9 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Mensabe  Colombia The cargo ship sank whilst on a voyage from Panama City, Colombia to Buenaventura with the loss of seven of her eighteen crew.[231]

11 November

List of shipwrecks: 11 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Kaleva  Sweden The schooner was driven ashore at Deal, Kent United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued.[253] She was a total loss.[236]
Rex  Finland The auxiliary sailing ship was lost on this date.[236]
Walhalla  France The cargo ship ran aground at Rotterdam, Netherlands.[236] She was refloated on 20 November.[254]

13 November

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Elpis  Kingdom of Greece The cargo ship ran aground off Conejera, Balearic Islands, Spain. Her crew were rescued.[255] She was declared a total loss.[256]

14 November

List of shipwrecks: 14 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Nevis  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The sailing ship ran aground on Cabrera, Balearic Islands, Spain and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[255]
Perth  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship came ashore at Greymouth, South Island, New Zealand and was wrecked.[255]

15 November

List of shipwrecks: 15 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Dove  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was wrecked on Fogo Island, Newfoundland.[231]

17 November

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Poolena  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship struck submerged wreckage in the Bristol Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off Minehead, Somerset and sank. Her crew survived.[257]

20 November

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Ferm  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship was wrecked at St. Shott's, Newfoundland. Her crew were rescued.[251]

21 November

List of shipwrecks: 21 November 1921
Ship Country Description
San Francisco  United States The cargo ship caught fire at New York and was beached.[258][259]

23 November

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Faithful  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner came ashore at Carrick Head, Cornwall. Her crew were rescued.[259]

24 November

List of shipwrecks: 24 November 1921
Ship Country Description
City of New York flag unknown The cargo ship foundered 10 nautical miles (19 km) off Stony Point, New York United States with the loss of nine lives.[260]
Florentina  Spain The cargo ship caught fire at Valencia. She was towed out of port and beached.[261] She broke in two and was declared a total loss.[262][263]

25 November

List of shipwrecks: 25 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Fountains Abbey  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship ran aground at Red Head, Forfarshire. Her crew were rescued.[261]

28 November

List of shipwrecks: 28 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Losna  Norway The cargo liner came ashore 20 nautical miles (37 km) east of the mouth of the Great Fish River, South Africa.[264] All on board were rescued.[263] She was abandoned as a total loss on 5 December.[265]
Vogue  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner sprang a leak and was abandoned with the loss of a crew member. The survivors were rescued.[264]

29 November

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Angheliki Samathraky  Kingdom of Greece The cargo ship caught fire in the Black Sea and was beached 12 nautical miles (22 km) east of Varna, Romania.[266]
Industry  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was wrecked in Nethertown Bay.[266]
June  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner caught fire in the Mediterranean Sea off Port Mahon, Minorca, Spain and was abandoned. Her crew survived.[266]

30 November

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1921
Ship Country Description
Guvernøren  Norway The tanker ran aground in 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Cape Carysfort, Falkland Islands. She was abandoned as a total loss on 3 December.
Tibet  France The cargo ship ran aground in the Bosphorus.[267] She was refloated on 4 December.[268]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1921
Ship Country Description
Nina Lee  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was lost on a voyage from Greece to Newfoundland. Her crew were rescued.[263]
Yannakis Greek: Γιαννάκης [269] ( Kingdom of Greece): The steamship, travelling in ballast from Rouen to Fowey, stranded on the eastern side of Praa Sands. Driven further ashore by successive gales, she was refloated in January 1922 by The Lady of the Isles and Greencastle of the Little Western Salvage Company.[270][271]

December

1 December

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Comer  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The coaster foundered in the Firth of Forth. Her crew were rescued by a tug.[267]
USS DeLong  United States Navy

DeLong

The Wickes-class destroyer destroyer ran aground in Half Moon Bay, California. She was salvaged, decommissioned, and scrapped.

2 December

List of shipwrecks: 2 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Cromwell  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship ran aground at Brest, Finistère, France and was beached.[272] She was refloated on 3 December.[227]
Dingle  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship ran aground on Rathlin Island, County Antrim.[273] She was declared a total loss on 12 December.[274]
Stanley Joseph  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner foundered on this date. Five crew were rescued by Welshman ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).[273]

3 December

List of shipwrecks: 3 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Janna  Norway The barque departed Sydney, New South Wales, Australia for Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[275]
Lila Boutilier  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean (40°09′N 10°49′W / 40.15°N 10.817°W / 40.15; -10.817) and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued by Ariadne ( France).[276]

4 December

List of shipwrecks: 4 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Algeria  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner foundered in the Indian Ocean 600 nautical miles (1,100 km) south of Colombo, Ceylon. Her crew were rescued by Texel ( Netherlands).[268]

5 December

List of shipwrecks: 5 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Aurore  France The ship foundered in the English Channel off Honfleur, Calvados. Her crew were rescued.[227]
Elwy  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship ran aground at Breaksea Point, Glamorgan.[227] She was refloated on 13 December.[228]
Kinsman  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner sprang a leak and was abandoned off Santa Maria Island, Azores, Portugal. Her crew were rescued by Gil Eanes ( Portugal).[227]
Heimdal  Norway The mailboat ran aground at Rønne, Bornholm, Denmark. All on board were rescued.[276]

7 December

List of shipwrecks: 7 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Amy B. Silver  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Sophie Rickmer ( Weimar Republic).[277]
Hornsee  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship sank in the Mediterranean Sea whilst on a voyage from Syracuse, Sicily, Italy to Alexandria, Egypt. Her crew were rescued. Barratry was suspected to be the cause of her loss.[278][279]
Ruby W  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was abandoned and set afire in the Atlantic Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) south of Cape Race, Newfoundland. Her crew were rescued.[279]
USS S-48  United States Navy The S-class submarine sank off Penfield Reef in Long Island Sound during pre-commissioning builder's trails. All aboard survived by bringing her bow to the surface and escaping via one of her torpedo tubes. She was refloated on 20 December, repaired, and commissioned in 1922.

8 December

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Azeus  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship ran aground at Alberoni, near Venice, Italy.[280] She was refloated on 12 December.[274]

9 December

List of shipwrecks: 9 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Saaremaa  Estonia The cargo ship collided with another vessel off Kronstadt, Soviet Union and sank with the loss of 23 lives.[281]

10 December

List of shipwrecks: 10 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Celtic II  Norway The coaster was destroyed by fire at Arendal, Norway. Her crew were rescued.[280]
Drummer's Tax  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was driven ashore at Bonavista, Newfoundland and was wrecked.[282]

12 December

List of shipwrecks: 12 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Blue Peter  United States The schooner caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean off Maldonado, Uruguay and was abandoned.[283]

13 December

List of shipwrecks: 13 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Inishboffin  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship ran aground on Aegna, Estonia.[283] She was abandoned by her crew on 14 December.[284]
Otis  Sweden The cargo ship came ashore, but was refloated and beached at Hönö, Sweden.[284]

14 December

List of shipwrecks: 14 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Flevo 4  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The coaster struck submerged wreckaged in the English Channel and foundered 9 nautical miles (17 km) west south west of the Royal Sovereign Lightship ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland). Her crew were rescued byb Scuttle ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).[284]
Jacov Sverdlov  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship came ashore near Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.[285] She was refloated on 17 December.[286]
Kathleen Lily  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship ran aground at Helsinki, Finland and was abandoned.[284]
Tarv  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship was abandoned in the Irish Sea off Rathlin Island, County Antrim. She drifted ashore and was wrecked.[284] She was declared a total loss on 1 February.[287]

15 December

List of shipwrecks: 15 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Silba  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The coaster departed Seaham, County Durham for Lerwick, Shetland Islands. No further trace, presumed foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all hands.[288]

16 December

List of shipwrecks: 16 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Stevenstone  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship departed Blyth, Northumberland for Helsingør, Denmark. No further trace presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[289]
Tsushima Maru  Empire of Japan The cargo liner ran aground in the Hirado Strait. All on board were rescued.[290]

19 December

List of shipwrecks: 19 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Capella  Weimar Republic The cargo ship foundered in the Baltic Sea. Her crew were rescued by Lenin ( Soviet Union).[291]
Donald J. Cook  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was abandoned in the Gulf of Mexico. Her crew were rescued by San Eduardo ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).[286]

21 December

List of shipwrecks: 21 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Alda  Norway The schooner was crushed in pack ice and sank at Burnt Church, New Brunswick, Canada.[292]
Mary Annie  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship foundered in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued by Wigbert ( Weimar Republic).[291]

24 December

List of shipwrecks: 24 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Bushu Maru  Empire of Japan The cargo ship departed Dalny, China for Takao, Formosa. Presumed subsequently foundered with the loss of all hands.[293] Wreckage from the ship washed up on the Pescadores in mid-January 1922.[294]
Katharina flag unknown The ship sprang a leak and was abandoned in the North Sea 28 nautical miles (52 km) off the Noord Hinder Lightship ( Netherlands).[295]

25 December

List of shipwrecks: 25 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Atherton  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship capsized in the Thames Estuary near the Girdlers Lightship ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland). Her crew were rescued by Falcon ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland) before she sank.[296]
Paz de Epalza  Spain The cargo ship ran aground in the Hormigas Islands and was a total loss. Her crew were rescued.[297]

26 December

List of shipwrecks: 26 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Charles  France The schooner collided with the Noord Hinder Lightship ( Netherlands) and sank. Her crew were rescued by the lightship.[295]

27 December

List of shipwrecks: 27 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Yannakis[298] ( Kingdom of Greece): The cargo ship was stranded on the eastern side of Praa Sands, Cornwall, United Kingdom.[297] She was driven further ashore by successive gales. Yannakis was refloated in January 1922 and towed to Penzance by the salvage vessels The Lady and Greencastle (both  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).[299][300]

28 December

List of shipwrecks: 28 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Karitane  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship ran aground on Deal Island, Tasmania, Australia and was wrecked.[301]

30 December

List of shipwrecks: 30 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Adderstone  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The cargo ship departed from the River Tyne for Hamburg, Germany. No further trace, presumed foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all nineteen crew.[302]
Klampenborg  Denmark The cargo ship departed Danzig for Køge, Sjælland. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Baltic Sea with the loss of all hands.[303]
Lennox  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The auxiliary schooner foundered in the Irish Sea. Her six crew were rescued by the Wicklow Lifeboat.[304]

31 December

List of shipwrecks: 31 December 1921
Ship Country Description
Record Reign  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The schooner was wrecked in the Nieuwe Diep, Amsterdam, Netherlands.[305]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1921
Ship Country Description
Equity  United Kingdom The cargo ship grounded and sank during a passage from Jersey, Channel Islands, to Goole, Yorkshire, England. She later was raised, repaired, and returned to service.
Rüsumat No 4  Turkish Navy The military transport ship was shelled and sunk by Greek warships off Samsun, Turkey.
U-86  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The Type U 81 submarine foundered in the English Channel.[306]
U-161  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The Type U 93 submarine came ashore on the east coast of England whilst under way to be scrapped.[307]
UB-122  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland . The Type UB III submarine foundered in the North Sea off the east coast of England.[308]

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