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The list of shipwrecks in 1923 includes a chronological list of all shipwrecks in 1923.

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1923
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec

January

3 January

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 1923
Ship Country Description
Four Brothers  United Kingdom The schooner foundered in the Irish Sea off Rhyl, Denbighshire with the loss of two lives.[1]

4 January

List of shipwrecks: 4 January 1923
Ship Country Description
The Victory  United Kingdom The coaster ran aground at Youghal, County Cork. She was refloated and beached on 6 January but sank in the early hours of 7 January.[2]

5 January

List of shipwrecks: 5 January 1923
Ship Country Description
Fundus  Weimar Republic The cargo ship sank at Hamburg.[3]

6 January

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1923
Ship Country Description
Perrosien  France The topsail schooner came ashore at Bucks Mills, Devon and was wrecked.[4]

12 January

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1923
Ship Country Description
West Calumb  United States The cargo ship collided with Western Plains ( United States) at New York and sank.[5][6] She was refloated on 16 January.[7]

15 January

List of shipwrecks: 15 January 1923
Ship Country Description
Carmen  Sweden The four masted auxiliary schooner ran aground on the Isle of May, Fife, United Kingdom. All sixteen crew were rescued.[8]
Cobden  United Kingdom The schooner collided with the trawler Stronsay ( United Kingdom) in the River Humber and sank. Her crew were rescued.[9][10]
Dorothy  United Kingdom The cargo ship came ashore 10 nautical miles (19 km) from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and was wrecked.[9][10]
Patrick Henry  United States The cargo ship ran aground on Sibay Island, Philippines. She was refloated but was leaking and was beached.[8] Patrick Henry was refloated on 18 January.[7]
Sacramento  Sweden The schooner capsized in the Baltic Sea south east of Ystad, Skåne County.[8] She was discovered derelict and towed into Saßnitz, Mecklenburg, Germany.[11]

16 January

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 1923
Ship Country Description
Aleppo  Weimar Republic The cargo ship collided with Uganglianza ( Kingdom of Italy) at Antwerp, Belgium and sank.[9]
Belle  United Kingdom The tug was in collision with Trewidden ( United Kingdom) off Cardiff, Glamorgan and sank with the loss of two crew members.[9]
Germania  United Kingdom The cargo ship struck rocks off Cape Malea, Greece and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[10]
Heimat  Weimar Republic The cargo ship sank at Sandhamn, Stockholm, Sweden with the loss of all hands.[9]
Louise M. Richards  United States The schooner was driven ashore at Bluefields, Nicaragua and was wrecked.[8]
Nal  Free City of Danzig The barque sank off the Wollaston Islands, Chile. Her crew were rescued.[12]
Salvador  Spain The cargo ship was wrecked near Bonanza, Andalusia. Her crew were rescued.[9]

17 January

List of shipwrecks: 17 January 1923
Ship Country Description
Montello  Kingdom of Italy The cargo ship was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean.[13]

19 January

List of shipwrecks: 19 January 1923
Ship Country Description
Chilier  Belgium The cargo ship was last reported in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 50°00′00″N 21°00′00″W / 50°N 21°W / 50; -21). No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all 39 crew.[14]
Maligin  Soviet Navy The icebreaker foundered in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Sweden. She was carrying a consignment of 200,000 German rifles which had been transshipped at sea a few days prior.[15]
Nuestra Señora del Carmen  Spain The sailing ship was wrecked at Cape San Lorenzo with the loss of two of her six crew.[16]
Racconigi  Kingdom of Italy The cargo ship caught fire in the Mediterranean Sea and was beached 30 nautical miles (56 km) east of Algiers, Algeria.[11]
Speranza  Kingdom of Italy The cargo ship collided with Cuidad de Montevideo ( Uruguay) at Buenos Aires, Argentina and sank. Her crew were rescued.[17]

20 January

List of shipwrecks: 20 January 1923
Ship Country Description
Yanagawa Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground in the Hirado Strait. Her crew were rescued.[18]

21 January

List of shipwrecks: 21 January 1923
Ship Country Description
Albert  United Kingdom The tug struck the wreck of a coal grab at Liverpool, Lancashire and sank with the loss of three of her seven crew.[19]
Farmand  Denmark The cargo ship foundered in the Skaggerak with the loss of seven of her nine crew.[20]
Nautilus  United Kingdom The cargo liner collided with Australia ( United Kingdom) in the Scheldt at Antwerp, Belgium and sank with the loss of three of the eighteen people on board.[21]
Wilbo  Weimar Republic The cargo ship foundered off Elbmündung with the loss of seven of her seventeen crew.[22]

22 January

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 1923
Ship Country Description
Lillian  United Kingdom The tug sank at Erith, Kent.[18]

24 January

List of shipwrecks: 24 January 1923
Ship Country Description
Moween  Canada The schooner was abandoned and set afire in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 27°00′00″N 72°00′00″W / 27°N 72°W / 27; -72). Her crew were rescued by Nord-Schleswig ( Weimar Republic).[23]

26 January

List of shipwrecks: 26 January 1923
Ship Country Description
Clintonia  United Kingdom The schooner caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean and was abandoned (42°30′N 58°00′W / 42.5°N 58°W / 42.5; -58). Her crew were rescued by Empress of Scotland ( United Kingdom).[24]
Maid of England  United Kingdom The barquentine was dismasted in the Atlantic Ocean off Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada.[24] She was abandoned by her crew, who were rescued by Manchester Shipper ( United Kingdom). Maid of England was towed into Halifax by Manchester Shipper.[25]

29 January

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 1923
Ship Country Description
Beukelsdijk  Netherlands The cargo ship was wrecked at Bodø, Norway.

30 January

List of shipwrecks: 30 January 1923
Ship Country Description
Mar del Plata  Spain The cargo ship departed the River Clyde, United Kingdom for Bilbao. Presumed later foundered in the Irish Sea with the loss of all hands. A lifeboat from the ship was discovered off Ramsey, Isle of Man on 2 February.[26]

31 January

List of shipwrecks: 31 January 1923
Ship Country Description
Martha  United Kingdom The three-masted schooner built 1903, sank in Swansea Bay. Her crew were rescued by Singleton ( United Kingdom).[27]

February

1 February

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 1923
Ship Country Description
Poseidon  Weimar Republic The cargo ship ran aground in the Paraná River, Argentina.[27] She was refloated on 4 February.[28]

2 February

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1923
Ship Country Description
Alroy  United Kingdom The auxiliary sailing vessel came ashore at Camber Sands, East Sussex and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued by the Rye Lifeboat.[26]
Garouda  France The cargo ship was wrecked at Pulo Bintang, Netherlands East Indies.[26] Her crew were rescued.[29]
Marguerite Ryan  United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Corinthic ( United Kingdom).[30]
No. 2  United Kingdom The bucket dredger capsized and sank in the River Humber at Hull, Yorkshire with the loss of six of her eight crew.[31]

3 February

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1923
Ship Country Description
Arfeld  Weimar Republic The cargo ship collided with Lacuna ( United Kingdom) in the Mississippi River at New Orleans, Louisiana, United States and was beached.[30]

5 February

List of shipwrecks: 5 February 1923
Ship Country Description
Padova  Kingdom of Italy The cargo ship ran aground at Fordeiro, A Coruña, Spain. Her crew were rescued.[32] She was a total loss.[33]

6 February

List of shipwrecks: 6 February 1923
Ship Country Description
Tamara 12  Weimar Republic The sailing ship departed Leith, Lothian, United Kingdom for Hamburg. Presumed later foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all hands. A lifeboat with the body of a crew member washed up at Start Point, Sanday, Orkney Islands on 20 February.[34]

7 February

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 1923
Ship Country Description
Frank M. Deering  United States The schooner came ashore on Cobb Island, Maryland and was wrecked.[29]
Goodwin  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Maid of Orleans ( United Kingdom) in the North Sea off the Girdler Lightship ( United Kingdom). She was beached on the West Girdler Sands off Herne Bay, Kent.[29] She was refloated on 12 February and towed to Greenhithe, Kent.[35]
Slievenamon  Ireland The coaster came ashore in Ballycotton Bay.[36] She was refloated on 12 February.[37]

7 February

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 1923
Ship Country Description
Centaurus  Denmark The barquentine sailed from Harbour Buffett, Newfoundland for Málaga, Spain. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all hands.[38][39]

8 February

List of shipwrecks: 8 February 1923
Ship Country Description
Figueira  Portugal The cargo ship was driven ashore at Leixões and was wrecked.[33][40] She was refloated in early June.[41]
Rhona  Portugal The tug ran aground at Lisbon and sank with the loss of five of her seven crew.[33]

9 February

List of shipwrecks: 9 February 1923
Ship Country Description
Adolf Vinnen  Weimar Republic

Adolf Vinnen wrecked off Cornwall on her maiden voyage

The five-masted barquentine was driven onto rocks at Bass Point, Cornwall, United Kingdom on her maiden voyage.[42] All 24 crew were saved by means of rocket apparatus from the cliffs.[43]

Romanitza  France The cargo ship ran aground at Bessaker, Norway. She was refloated on 16 February.[44]

10 February

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 1923
Ship Country Description
Sarah Latham  United Kingdom The auxiliary schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Olympia ( United Kingdom), which towed Sarah Latham to Liverpool, Lancashire.[45]
Scotia Maiden  Canada The auxiliary sailing vessel caught fire and was abandoned in the Mediterranean Sea (40°00′N 1°15′E / 40°N 1.25°E / 40; 1.25). All crew were rescued by Fenchurch ( United Kingdom).[45]

13 February

List of shipwrecks: 13 February 1923
Ship Country Description
Esperanza  Spain The four-masted schooner ran aground on the Luna Shoals off the coast of the Dominican Republic and was a total loss.[46]

14 February

List of shipwrecks: 14 February 1923
Ship Country Description
Lukkos  Netherlands The cargo ship passed Dungeness, Kent, United Kingdom bound for a port in Spanish Morocco. Presumed foundered in the English Channel with the loss of all hands. Wreckage washed up at Bexhill-on-Sea and Beachy Head, East Sussex on 20 February.[47]
Regina  United Kingdom The tug struck a submerged object and sank in the River Thames at Rainham, Essex.[48] She was refloated on 18 February.[46]

15 February

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1923
Ship Country Description
Moncenisio  Kingdom of Italy The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (36°35′N 65°22′W / 36.583°N 65.367°W / 36.583; -65.367) with the loss of all hands.[13][36]
Tuscan Prince  United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked on the coast of Washington, United States.[49]

16 February

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1923
Ship Country Description
Dorin  United Kingdom The auxiliary sailing vessel was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (39°54′N 73°30′W / 39.9°N 73.5°W / 39.9; -73.5). She was set afire by her crew, who were rescued by Vasari ( United Kingdom).[50] Dorin was towed into New York by USCGC Seneca ( United States Coast Guard), arriving on 19 February.[51]
Giulio Cesare  Kingdom of Italy The cargo ship struck a rock and foundered off Cape Trafalgar, Spain. Her crew were rescued.[50]
Sagua  United States The cargo ship caught fire and sank at Hoboken, New Jersey.[50][52]
Wasa  Finland The cargo ship was sunk by ice in the Gulf of Finland off the Kallbadan Lighthouse. Her crew were rescued.[52]
West Hematite  United States The Design 1013 cargo ship ran aground in the Weser, Germany.

17 February

List of shipwrecks: 17 February 1923
Ship Country Description
Dotterel  United Kingdom The coaster ran aground at Rhue Point, Ross and Cromarty. Her crew were rescued.[46]
Lawrence  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off Seaton Delaval, Northumberland and was wrecked. Her crew survived.[50]
Radium  Kingdom of Yugoslavia The cargo ship was wrecked at Speeton, Yorkshire. Her 28 crew were rescued by rocket apparatus.[50][53]
Trefusis  United Kingdom The coaster collided with Grace ( United Kingdom in the North Sea off Spurn Point, Yorkshire and sank. Her crew were rescued.[50][53] She was refloated on 10 March.[54]

18 February

List of shipwrecks: 18 February 1923
Ship Country Description
Domingo  Kingdom of Italy The cargo ship was driven ashore at Peniche, Portugal.[50] Her crew were rescued.[51]
Jacobus  United Kingdom The coaster came ashore at Garton, Yorkshire and was severely damaged.[46][53]
Valur  United Kingdom The coaster foundered in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Orkney Islands with the loss of two crew. Survivors were rescued by a trawler.[46][51]
Woodburn  United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered off the Isle of Whithorn, Wigtownshire with the loss of all hands.[46]

19 February

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1923
Ship Country Description
Fenella  United Kingdom The passenger ferry collided with Clan Cumming in the River Mersey and was beached at Tranmere, Cheshire.[46] She was refloated on 22 February and drydocked.[47]
Laumur  France The cargo ship came ashore at Hardelot, Pas-de-Calais. She broke in two and was a total loss.[46]
Santino  United States The five-masted auxiliary schooner sprang a leak off Nantucket, Massachusetts and was abandoned.[46]
Sapporo Maru No.3  Japan The cargo ship ran aground on the Noto Peninsula. She was declared a total loss.[46][51]
Toyo Maru No.3  Japan The cargo ship ran aground at Kokusanto, Korea. She sank on 27 February. Her crew were rescued.[55]

20 February

List of shipwrecks: 20 February 1923
Ship Country Description
Otto Fischer  Weimar Republic The cargo ship foundered in the Mediterranean Sea 90 nautical miles (170 km) north of Cape Villano, Algeria (48°56′N 9°18′W / 48.933°N 9.3°W / 48.933; -9.3). Her 39 crew were rescued by Hakozaki Maru ( Japan) and Older ( Norway).[47][51]
Utopia  United Kingdom The cargo liner sprang a leak in the Indian Ocean. She was beached at Antalaha, Madagascar and sank. All on board were rescued.[34]

21 February

List of shipwrecks: 21 February 1923
Ship Country Description
T. H. Skogland  Norway The cargo liner ran aground off Bayona, Galicia, Spain.[34] All 36 people on board were rescued but she was a total loss.[47]

22 February

List of shipwrecks: 22 February 1923
Ship Country Description
Empress  United Kingdom The sailing ship was driven ashore at Bibette Head, Alderney, Channel Islands and sank. Her crew were rescued.[47]
Wynor  United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in the North Sea north east of Lossiemouth, Morayshire. Her crew survived.[47]

23 February

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 1923
Ship Country Description
Bourbancy  France The cargo ship sank at Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône whilst laid up.[56]
Cragside  United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven on the breakwater at Portland Harbour, Dorset. Her crew were rescued before she capsized and sank.[56]
Helen M. Coolen  United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (39°02′N 66°25′W / 39.033°N 66.417°W / 39.033; -66.417). Her crew were rescued.[56]
Elwick  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Lisbon Maru ( Japan) in the North Sea off Cuxhaven, Germany. She was towed in to Cuxhaven and beached.[56]

24 February

List of shipwrecks: 24 February 1923
Ship Country Description
Heim  Norway The cargo ship departed Cardiff, Glamorgan, United Kingdom for Barcelona, Spain. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[57]
Villaodrid  Spain The cargo ship departed from the River Clyde, United Kingdom for Bilbao. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[58]

25 February

List of shipwrecks: 25 February 1923
Ship Country Description
Eslington Firth  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) north of Cushendun, County Antrim. Her crew were rescued. She was a total loss.[59][60]
Sabina  Spain The cargo ship ran aground in Fleshwick Bay, Isle of Man.[59] She was refloated later that day and taken to Port Erin,[60] Where she was beached 27 February.[55]

26 February

List of shipwrecks: 26 February 1923
Ship Country Description
China Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground at Kara Point, Greece.[60] She was refloated on 3 March.[61]
Echo  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Coimbra ( Portugal) in the North Sea off Terschelling, Netherlands and sank. Her eighteen crew were rescued by Yainville ( France) and the trawler Richmond ( United Kingdom).[55][62][63]
Storaker  Norway The cargo ship sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean and was abandoned (46°02′N 43°23′W / 46.033°N 43.383°W / 46.033; -43.383). Her crew were rescued by City of Flint ( United Kingdom).[55]

27 February

List of shipwrecks: 27 February 1923
Ship Country Description
Blairlogie  United Kingdom The cargo ship was abandoned in the Irish Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) off the Smalls Lighthouse.[55][60]
Bustard  United Kingdom The cargo ship sank at Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire.[64] She was refloated on 3 March.[65]
 Frank H. Adams (schooner)  United Kingdom The schooner sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by the trawler William Brady ( United Kingdom).[62]
Southwark  United Kingdom The cargo ship was beached at Porthfawr, Caernarfonshire. Her crew were rescued.[55]
Watson A. West  United States The schooner came ashore at San Francisco, California and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[64]

28 February

List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1923
Ship Country Description
Heimdal  Denmark The schooner was abandoned in the Baltic Sea with the loss of two of her crew. Survivors were rescued by the trawler Vidette, which took her in tow She sank the next day (57°33′N 11°00′E / 57.55°N 11°E / 57.55; 11).[65]
Nicolao Tommaseo  Kingdom of Italy The cargo ship ran aground near the Karabournou Lighthouse, Turkey.[66] She was refloated on 3 March.[61]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1923
Ship Country Description
Majken  Sweden The schooner was abandoned in the North Sea 155 nautical miles (287 km) east of Aberdeen, United Kingdom. Five crew were rescued by the trawler Strath Moray ( United Kingdom) and landed at Aberdeen on 10 February.[45]

March

3 March

List of shipwrecks: 3 March 1923
Ship Country Description
Babinda  United States The cargo ship caught fire at San Francisco, California and was abandoned.[65]
Hieronymus  Free City of Danzig The auxiliary sailing ship foundered in the Skaggerak off Hanstholm, Denmark. Her crew were rescued by Aalborg ( Denmark).[61]

5 March

List of shipwrecks: 5 March 1923
Ship Country Description
Yunur  Norway The cargo ship was driven ashore on the Westman Islands, Iceland and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[65]

7 March

List of shipwrecks: 7 March 1923
Ship Country Description
Monte  United Kingdom The auxiliary sailing ship came ashore at Mandal, Norway and was wrecked.[67]

8 March

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1923
Ship Country Description
Mindini  United Kingdom The cargo liner ran aground at Samarai, New Guinea.[68] Her passengers and crew were rescued by Nauru Chief ( United Kingdom).[54]

9 March

List of shipwrecks: 9 March 1923
Ship Country Description
Rigel  Finland The cargo ship was sunk by ice 10 nautical miles (19 km) off Mariehamn.[68]

12 March

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 1923
Ship Country Description
Marjane  France The trawler was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Hyères, Var by the explosion of a mine which had caught in her nets. Two of her crew were killed.[69]

14 March

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1923
Ship Country Description
Cape Cod  United States The cargo ship a struck rock in Long Island Sound and was beached on Plum Island.[70]

15 March

List of shipwrecks: 15 March 1923
Ship Country Description
Eastway  United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked at Lourenço Marques, Mozambique with the loss of two of her crew.[71] Survivors were rescued by a tug.[72]
Merville  United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in the North Sea with the loss of thirteen of her fifteen crew. Survivors were rescued by Frithjof Eide ( Norway).[70][73]

16 March

List of shipwrecks: 16 March 1923
Ship Country Description
Levanzo  Kingdom of Italy The passenger ship ran aground off Elba. Her passengers were transferred to Bali, Ischia and Massaua (all  Kingdom of Italy).[72] She sank on 3 April.[74]

17 March

List of shipwrecks: 17 March 1923
Ship Country Description
Banhei Maru No.2  Japan The cargo ship foundered off Yokohama.[72]
Buckleigh  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in Jones Inlet, New York.[72] She was refloated on 31 March.[75]
Freia  Uruguay The cargo ship caught fire at La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She broke free from her moorings and sank.[72][76]

18 March

List of shipwrecks: 18 March 1923
Ship Country Description
Maid of Sparta  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on Samsø, Denmark (56°04′N 11°00′E / 56.067°N 11°E / 56.067; 11) and was abandoned by her crew.[77] She was refloated on 22 March.[78]

19 March

List of shipwrecks: 19 March 1923
Ship Country Description
Shannonmede  United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore at Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.[79]

20 March

List of shipwrecks: 20 March 1923
Ship Country Description
Peiho  Weimar Republic The schooner came ashore 10 nautical miles (19 km) north of Cape San Diego, Argentina. Twenty four crew landed on New Year Island.[80]

21 March

List of shipwrecks: 21 March 1923
Ship Country Description
Bohemia  United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (45°00′N 55°13′W / 45°N 55.217°W / 45; -55.217).[78]
Giulia  Kingdom of Italy The cargo ship sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean (41°37′N 58°37′W / 41.617°N 58.617°W / 41.617; -58.617).[81] She was subsequently abandoned.[82]

22 March

List of shipwrecks: 22 March 1923
Ship Country Description
Texan  United States The cargo ship came ashore on Block Island, Rhode Island.[78] She was refloated on 28 March.[83]

23 March

List of shipwrecks: 23 March 1923
Ship Country Description
USS Coastal Battleship No. 4  United States Navy

Coastal Battleship No. 4

The target ship (formerly the battleship USS Iowa) was sunk in the Gulf of Panama by the battleship USS Mississippi ( United States Navy).

25 March

List of shipwrecks: 25 March 1923
Ship Country Description
Felix  France The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (47°56′N 11°54′W / 47.933°N 11.9°W / 47.933; -11.9). She was set afire by her crew, who were rescued by Nolisment ( France).[84]

26 March

List of shipwrecks: 26 March 1923
Ship Country Description
Aspen  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground between Formby and Southport, Lancashire.[84] She was refloated on 30 March.[75]
Marco Aurelio  Kingdom of Italy The cargo ship was abandoned in the Cerigo Channel.[84]
Rey Jaime I  Spain The cargo liner ran aground at Livorno, Tuscany, Italy. Her passengers were taken off.[85] She was refloated on 29 March.[86]
Taishin Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground on the west coast of the Kwantung Peninsula and was abandoned by her crew.[86]

27 March

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1923
Ship Country Description
Amy Turner  United Kingdom The barquentine foundered off Guam with the loss of ten of her fourteen crew. Survivors reached landed at Hinuatan, Philippines after 24 days[87]
Charles F. Gordon  United Kingdom The schooner was Wrecked at Double Head, Cuba. Her crew were rescued.[88]
F. C. Lockhart  United Kingdom The schooner ran aground on Lippy Island, Maine, United States and was a total loss.[88]
Madelon  France The schooner was destroyed by fire off the Bishop's Rock. Her crew were rescued by the trawler Capstone ( United Kingdom).[85]
Rusholme  United Kingdom The cargo ship struck rocks 28 nautical miles (52 km) south of Port Nolloth, South Africa and was a total loss. Her crew survived.[88]

31 March

List of shipwrecks: 31 March 1923
Ship Country Description
Chaldon  United Kingdom The cargo ship struck a rock in the Pentland Firth and was beached at Scrabster, Caithness.[75] She was refloated on 3 April.[74]
Gladys M. Hollet  United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Race, Newfoundland. Her crew were rescued.[75]

April

1 April

List of shipwrecks: 1 April 1923
Ship Country Description
Laurana  Weimar Republic The cargo ship ran aground at Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain. She was refloated but was discovered to be leaking severely and was beached.[89] Laurana was refloated on 16 April.[90]
Portgwarra  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Melilla, Spain.[75] She was refloated on 16 April.[91]

3 April

List of shipwrecks: 3 April 1923
Ship Country Description
HMS Ceres  Royal Navy The C-class cruiser was in collision with USS Fox ( United States Navy) in the Bosporus. Both vessels sustained substantial damage.[92]
Free Will  United Kingdom The salvage vessel was holed during salvage operations at Portland, Dorset and was beached. Her crew were taken off by Conqueress and Petrel (both  United Kingdom).[93]
Reta M. Cluett  United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Race, Newfoundland (40°05′N 53°38′W / 40.083°N 53.633°W / 40.083; -53.633). She was set afire by her crew before they were rescued.[93]

5 April

List of shipwrecks: 5 April 1923
Ship Country Description
Glutra  Norway The cargo ship foundered in the North Sea. Her crew were rescued by the trawler Este Brügge ( Weimar Republic).[94]

6 April

List of shipwrecks: 6 April 1923
Ship Country Description
Chika Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground and sank in the Kurushima Channel.[95] She was refloated on 22 April.[96]
Competitor  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Cape Cod, Massachusetts.[97] She was refloated on 16 April.[91]

7 April

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 1923
Ship Country Description
Addington  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Danube at Sulina, Romania.[97] She was refloated on 11 April.[98]
Nordvalen  Denmark The cargo ship collided with Baracoo ( United States) in Chesapeake Bay and sank.[95][97]

8 April

List of shipwrecks: 8 April 1923
Ship Country Description
Unicorn  United Kingdom . The coaster foundered off Rame Head, Cornwall with the loss of three of her five crew.[99]

17 April

List of shipwrecks: 17 April 1923
Ship Country Description
Cité d'Aleth  France The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (46°47′00″N 6°46′30″W / 46.7833333°N 6.775°W / 46.7833333; -6.775). Her crew were rescued by Drake ( United Kingdom).[100]

21 April

List of shipwrecks: 21 April 1923
Ship Country Description
The Gay Gordon Dominion of Newfoundland Red Ensign.svg Newfoundland The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (41°40′N 41°55′W / 41.667°N 41.917°W / 41.667; -41.917). Her crew were rescued by Hollinside ( United Kingdom).[101][102]

23 April

List of shipwrecks: 23 April 1923
Ship Country Description
Stranger  United States The schooner was destroyed by fire in the Gulf of Mexico. Her crew were rescued.[103]

24 April

List of shipwrecks: 24 April 1923
Ship Country Description
Mossamedes  Portugal The cargo ship ran aground at Cape Frio, Namíbia. She was a total loss.[104]

25 April

List of shipwrecks: 25 April 1923
Ship Country Description
Maschyagandhi  United Kingdom The barque foundered in the Bay of Bengal. Her crew survived.[96]
Teja  Chile The cargo ship struck rocks off Punta de Lobos and sank.[105]

26 April

List of shipwrecks: 26 April 1923
Ship Country Description
Brush  United States The cargo ship ran aground at the South Cape Arago Lighthouse, Oregon. Her crew were rescued by a United States Coast Guard ship.[104]

30 April

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 1923
Ship Country Description
Seaconnet  United States The cargo ship foundered at Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts.[102]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1923
Ship Country Description
Dunmail  United Kingdom The ship foundered in the Bristol Channel. Her crew were rescued by Thamesmead ( United Kingdom).[106]

May

3 May

List of shipwrecks: 3 May 1923
Ship Country Description
Alioth  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in West Bay, Dorset.[107]
Elizabeth Ann Slater  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Teesider ( United Kingdom) in the North Sea off Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland. She was beached at South Shields.[108]

4 May

List of shipwrecks: 4 May 1923
Ship Country Description
Kissho Maru  Japan The cargo ship collided with Seikai Maru ( Japan) at Shimonoseki and sank.[109]

7 May

List of shipwrecks: 7 May 1923
Ship Country Description
Roxane  Sweden The car ship collided with Harald ( Weimar Republic) in the North Sea off the Elbe 1 Lightship ( Weimar Republic) and sank. Her crew were rescued.[110]

9 May

List of shipwrecks: 9 May 1923
Ship Country Description
Lake Gebhart  United States The Design 1093 cargo ship ran aground on the Umatilla Reef off Cape Flattery, Washington. She broke in two and was a total loss.[111][112]
Manhattan Island  United States The cargo ship ran aground at Sari Siglar, Turkey.[113] She was refloated on 17 May.[114]
Yugala  Thailand The cargo ship was severely damaged by fire at Singora with the loss of six crew. She was consequently beached.[111][113]

10 May

List of shipwrecks: 10 May 1923
Ship Country Description
Kitanna  United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in the English Channel 32 nautical miles (59 km) north east by north of Alderney, Channel Isles.[115]
Kum Sang  United Kingdom The passenger ship came ashore near Ango, Philippines (approximately 16°00′00″N 120°00′00″E / 16°N 120°E / 16; 120).[111] She was refloated on 22 May.[116]

14 May

List of shipwrecks: 14 May 1923
Ship Country Description
D'Aosta  Kingdom of Italy The cargo ship ran aground off Munxar, Malta.[117] She was refloated on 18 May.[114]
David  Panama The cargo ship collided with Yorba Linda (United States) in the Gulf of Panama 50 nautical miles (93 km) off Panama City and was beached at Bucaro.[118]
Sagama River  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Paraná River, Argentina.[118] She was refloated on 21 May.[119]

16 May

List of shipwrecks: 16 May 1923
Ship Country Description
Gul-Djemal  Ottoman Empire The cargo ship ran aground at Cape Jason.[120] She was refloated on 22 May.[119]
Jan  Denmark The cargo ship ran aground in the Northumberland Strait.[120] She was refloated on 23 May.[121]
Picardiër  Belgium Ran aground on Adler Grund, off Bornholm, Denmark. Refloated 23 May and towed to Stettin, Germany where repaired.[122]

19 May

List of shipwrecks: 19 May 1923
Ship Country Description
Maggie Marshall  United Kingdom The salvage vessel was wrecked at St. Esprit, Nova Scotia, Canada whilst going to the aid of Cymric Queen ( United Kingdom).[123]

21 May

List of shipwrecks: 21 May 1923
Ship Country Description
Glenburnie  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Spot Point, Newfoundland.[124] She was refloated on 24 May.[121]
Marcella  United Kingdom The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Louisburg, Nova Scotia, Canada.[124]
Rosa  United Kingdom The coaster ran aground at Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland.[124] She was refloated on 28 May.[125]

22 May

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 1923
Ship Country Description
Marvale  United Kingdom The ocean liner struck the Capr Freel Rock off St. Shott's, Newfoundland and sank. All 436 people on board were rescued.[126]
Shoyei Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground on Shimushu Island, Kuril Islands and was abandoned by her crew.[125]

26 May

List of shipwrecks: 26 May 1923
Ship Country Description
HM Gunboat Black Fly  Royal Navy The Fly-class gunboat collided with a pontoon bridge over the Tigris at Baghdad, Iraq and sank with the loss of six crew.[127][128]
Precheur  France The tug foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (48°32′N 7°00′W / 48.533°N 7°W / 48.533; -7).[129]

27 May

List of shipwrecks: 27 May 1923
Ship Country Description
Baron Vernon  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Metagama ( United Kingdom): in the River Clyde at Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire and was beached.[130] She subsequently sank,[131] but was refloated in late July 1924.[132]

29 May

List of shipwrecks: 29 May 1923
Ship Country Description
Lady Shea  United Kingdom The schooner sprang a leak and sank off Port Maria, Jamaica.[129]
Waterway  United Kingdom The cargo ship capsized at Nantes, Loire-Atlantique.[133]

31 May

List of shipwrecks: 31 May 1923
Ship Country Description
Ranan Maru  Japan The cargo liner ran aground at Tsingtao, China. All passengers and crew were rescued.[134] She was refloated on 5 June.[135]

June

1 June

List of shipwrecks: 1 June 1923
Ship Country Description
Shoyei Maru  Japan The cargo ship was wrecked on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Soviet Union.[136]

3 June

List of shipwrecks: 3 June 1923
Ship Country Description
Graphic  United Kingdom The passenger ship collided with Balsam ( United States) in Belfast Lough and sank off Carrickfergus, County Antrim. All 120 people on board were rescued.[137] She was refloated on 24 June.[138]

4 June

List of shipwrecks: 4 June 1923
Ship Country Description
Trevessa  United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in the Pacific Ocean between Australia and Mauritius (28°45′N 85°42′E / 28.75°N 85.7°E / 28.75; 85.7). Her crew took to two lifeboats. Some survivors reached land after 24 days at sea.[139][140][141]

6 June

List of shipwrecks: 6 June 1923
Ship Country Description
USS Cardinal  United States Navy The Lapwing-class minesweeper ran aground at Chirikof Island, Alaska and was wrecked.

8 June

List of shipwrecks: 8 June 1923
Ship Country Description
Lark  United Kingdom The Thames barge collided with Edmee ( United Kingdom) in the River Thames at Millwall, London and sank.[142]

10 June

List of shipwrecks: 10 June 1923
Ship Country Description
Maidan  United Kingdom The cargo liner ran aground on St. John's Island, Egypt and sank.[143]
Nivelle  United Kingdom The cargo ship came ashore at Lizard Head, Cornwall. Her twenty crew were rescued by the Lizard Lifeboat.[144] She was refloated on 25 June.[138]

18 June

List of shipwrecks: 18 June 1923
Ship Country Description
Tensho Maru  Japan The cargo ship came ashore at Hakodate and was wrecked.[145]

19 June

List of shipwrecks: 19 June 1923
Ship Country Description
Ymer  Sweden The cargo ship ran aground ank sank at Sandkamn. Her crew were rescued.[146]

21 June

List of shipwrecks: 21 June 1923
Ship Country Description
Tokahachi Maru  Japan The cargo ship collided with Kelio Maro ( Japan at Hakodate and sank.[147]

22 June

List of shipwrecks: 22 June 1923
Ship Country Description
Keisshin Maru No.3  Japan The cargo ship collided with Kizukawa Maru ( Japan) at Kobe and sank.[148]
Maindy Grange  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Pointe de Penmarc'h, Finistère, France.[148] She was refloated on 25 June.[138]

23 June

List of shipwrecks: 23 June 1923
Ship Country Description
Arantxa Mendi  Spain The cargo ship ran aground at Cape Trafalgar.[149] She was refloated on 27 June.[150]
Caraquet  United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked at Hamilton, Bermuda.[151]

24 June

List of shipwrecks: 24 June 1923
Ship Country Description
Tenshin Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground in the Hirado Strait.[152] She was refloated on 28 June.[153]

25 June

List of shipwrecks: 25 June 1923
Ship Country Description
Caraquet  United Kingdom The cargo liner ran aground on the Northern Reefs, Bermuda.[138] Her passengers were taken off.[152]

26 June

List of shipwrecks: 26 June 1923
Ship Country Description
Cornelia  United States The tug was destroyed by fire at New York.[152]
Sicily  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Paraná River, Argentina.[152] She was refloated on 5 July.[154]
Sumatra  Australia The cargo ship foundered off Port Maquarie, New South Wales with the loss of all 45 people on board.[155][156]

29 June

List of shipwrecks: 29 June 1923
Ship Country Description
Minnie de Larrinaga  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground st Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, Bouches du Rhône, France. She was refloated on 2 July.[157]

30 June

List of shipwrecks: 30 June 1923
Ship Country Description
O. A. Knudsen  Norway The cargo ship ran aground at Gull Island, Newfoundland and was abandoned by her crew.[153] She had sun by 5 July and was a total loss.[154]

July

1 July

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1923
Ship Country Description
Reichenfels  Weimar Republic The cargo ship struck rocks off Viipuri, Finland and was beached.[158]

2 July

List of shipwrecks: 2 July 1923
Ship Country Description
Advance  United States The cargo ship ran aground on Shut-in Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.[157] She broke in two and was a total loss.[159]

3 July

List of shipwrecks: 3 July 1923
Ship Country Description
Newtown  United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore at Lockeport, Nova Scotia, Canada.[159] She was refloated on 14 July.[160]

4 July

List of shipwrecks: 4 July 1923
Ship Country Description
Claudegallus  France The cargo ship ran aground bear Mostaganem, Algeria. Her crew were rescued.[159] She was refloated later that day and taken to Mostaganem for examination.[154]
Hilarius  United Kingdom The cargo ship came ashore at Port Hastings, Nova Scotia, Canada.[159] She was refloated on 8 July.[161]

5 July

List of shipwrecks: 5 July 1923
Ship Country Description
Liège  Belgium The cargo ship ran aground at Buenos Aires, Argentina.[154] She was refloated on 11 July.[162]

7 July

List of shipwrecks: 7 July 1923
Ship Country Description
Butio  Portugal The cargo ship was severely damaged by fire at Port da Cruz, Madeira.[161]
Caesarea  United Kingdom

Caesarea.

On departing St Helier harbour, the passenger ferry struck the Pignonet Rock, off Moilmont Point, Jersey Channel islands and was holed. Her captain decided to return to port, but she later struck the Oyster Rock and was beached at St Helier. All 370 passengers were rescued. She was refloated on 20 July and taken to England for repairs.[163] She was later refloated and towed to Southampton, Hampshire, where she arrived on 4 August.[164]

Coquimbo  Chile The cargo ship was driven ashore at Valparaíso and sank.[161]

9 July

List of shipwrecks: 9 July 1923
Ship Country Description
Alert  United States The four-masted schooner was wrecked at Suva, Fiji.[161]

10 July

List of shipwrecks: 10 July 1923
Ship Country Description
Devonier  Belgium The cargo ship was stranded in the River Plate at Maldonado Point by an exceptionally high tide following a hurricane. The wreck was still in situ in 1953.[14]
General Allenby  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Povoa, Portugal and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[165]
Montferland  Netherlands The cargo ship was driven ashore in the River Plate in a hurricane.[166] She was refloated on 22 November.[167]
Rugia  Weimar Republic The ocean liner was driven ashore in the River Plate at Montevideo, Uruguay in a hurricane. Nine hundred passengers were taken off.[166] She was refloated on 29 December.[168]
Tuscany  United Kingdom The cargo ship sank in the River Plate at Montevideo during a hurricane.[166]

12 July

List of shipwrecks: 12 July 1923
Ship Country Description
Assistance  United Kingdom The tug was rammed and sunk in the Bristol Channel by Legarto( United Kingdom) with the loss of four crew.[162]

13 July

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1923
Ship Country Description
Swiftstar  United States The tanker departed Colón, Panama. Burnt wreckage from the ship was reported in the Caribbean Sea off San Andrés Island, Colombia on 22 July.[169] Foundered with the loss of all hands.[170]

14 July

List of shipwrecks: 14 July 1923
Ship Country Description
Yonan Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground in the Columbia River at Astoria, Oregon, United States.[160]

15 July

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 1923
Ship Country Description
Begona No.5  Spain The cargo ship collided with Eldorado ( Sweden) and Sheridan ( United Kingdom) in the North Sea off the Cross Sands Lightship ( United Kingdom). Begona No.5 and Eldorado both sank. All 43 crew from the two vessels were rescued by George Jewson ( United Kingdom).[14][160][171]
City of Dunkirk  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Miyajima Maru ( Japan) off Quelpart, Japan and was beached.[160]
Danish Rose  United Kingdom The sailing ship foundered in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) off Brora, Sutherland. Her crew were rescued.[160]

18 July

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 1923
Ship Country Description
Golden Crown  United Kingdom The coaster ran aground on Robben Island, South Africa and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[172]

19 July

List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1923
Ship Country Description
Jane  Sweden The cargo ship foundered off Fetlar, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued.[173]

20 July

List of shipwrecks: 20 July 1923
Ship Country Description
Togo Maru  Japan The cargo ship foundered off the coast of Korea.[174]

22 July

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 1923
Ship Country Description
Pietro Brizollaria  Kingdom of Italy The auxiliary sailing vessel caught fire and sank in the Mediterranea Sea 100 nautical miles (190 km) north west of Alexandra, Egypt.[174]

24 July

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1923
Ship Country Description
Seistan  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Hainan Strait.[175] She was refloated on 1 August.[176]

26 July

List of shipwrecks: 26 July 1923
Ship Country Description
Villareal  United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in the North Sea off Norderney, Germany. Her crew were rescued by Moskov ( Denmark).[177]

28 July

List of shipwrecks: 28 July 1923
Ship Country Description
Ranier  United States The cargo ship collided with Mandasan Maru ( Japan) at Victoria, V.I. and was beached.[178]
St. Roch  France The cargo ship foundered in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape San Sebastián, Catalonia, Spain. Her crew were rescued by Viborg ( Denmark).[178]

29 July

List of shipwrecks: 29 July 1923
Ship Country Description
Ferrera  United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire 10 nautical miles (19 km) east of Sabang, Netherlands East Indies and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued by Namwah (flag unknown).[179]

31 July

List of shipwrecks: 31 July 1923
Ship Country Description
Drammen  Norway The cargo ship caught fire at Gravesend, Kent and was beached.[176]

August

1 August

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1923
Ship Country Description
Magicstar  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Yangtze 10 nautical miles (19 km) downstream of Kiukiang, China.[176] She was refloated on 4 August.[164]

2 August

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1923
Ship Country Description
Citriana  United Kingdom The passenger ship struck a rock and foundered at Kilindini, Kenya. All on board were rescued.[180]
Richard Welford  United Kingdom The cargo ship capsized at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.[180]

3 August

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 1923
Ship Country Description
Dina Accame  Kingdom of Italy The cargo ship caught fire and sank at Genoa, Liguria.[181]
Maria M.  Kingdom of Italy The ship collided with Napoli ( Kingdom of Italy) in the Bay of Naples and sank.[181]

6 August

List of shipwrecks: 6 August 1923
Ship Country Description
Thursby  United Kingdom The collier foundered 10 nautical miles (19 km) north north east of the Longships Lighthouse.[182]
Tudorstar  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Paraná River, Argentina.[183] She was refloated on 11 August.[184]

8 August

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1923
Ship Country Description
Baron Blantyre  United Kingdom The cargo ship departed Port Natal, South Africa for Adelaide, South Australia.[185] Presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[186]
Saian Maru  Japan The ship sailed on this date, no further trace.[187]
San Giuseppe  Kingdom of Italy The cargo ship ran aground in the Strait of Canso.[188] She was refloated on 14 August.[189]

10 August

List of shipwrecks: 10 August 1923
Ship Country Description
Nyland  Sweden The cargo ship ran aground near Trelleborg, Skåne County.[169] She was refloated on 13 August.[184]

13 August

List of shipwrecks: 13 August 1923
Ship Country Description
Sable Island  United Kingdom The cargo liner ran aground at Lamaline, Newfoundland.[190] Her passengers were taken off on 14 August.[191] She was refloated on 24 August.[192]

16 August

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 1923
Ship Country Description
Douglas  Isle of Man The passenger ship collided with Artemisia ( United Kingdom) in the River Mersey at Liverpool, Lancashire. All on board were rescued before she sank. The wreck was cleared in December.

18 August

List of shipwrecks: 18 August 1923
Ship Country Description
Ginyo Maru  Japan The cargo ship sank at Hong Kong during a typhoon.[170]
HMS L9  Royal Navy The L-class submarine sank at Hong Kong during a typhoon. She was salvaged on 6 September, repaired and returned to service.
Loongsang  United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in a typhoon at Hong Kong with the loss of 25 lives.[170][193]
Mylie  United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered during a typhoon with the loss of all but one of her crew. The survivor was rescued by Sin Kiang ( United Kingdom) on 30 August.[194] She was on a voyage from Chinwangtao to Shanghai, China.[195]
Sekino Maru  Japan The cargo ship sank at Hong Kong during a typhoon.[170]

19 August

List of shipwrecks: 19 August 1923
Ship Country Description
Changsha  United Kingdom The refrigerated cargo liner was driven onto the Tiji Tiji Reef, off Simunul, Tawi-Tawi, Philippines. Her passengers were rescued by Victoria ( United Kingdom).[196] She was refloated on 23 September.[197]
Leicester  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada.[198] She was refloated on 22 August.[187]
Sergei  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Juno ( United Kingdom) in the North Sea off Grimsby, Lincolnshire and sank.[170]

21 August

List of shipwrecks: 21 August 1923
Ship Country Description
70  Imperial Japanese Navy The Ro-29-class submarine foundered in the Seto Inland Sea off Awaji Island with the loss of 90 of her 95 crew.[199] Salvage operations began on October.[200]

22 August

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1923
Ship Country Description
Onega  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on the Khaces Shoal, off Kristinestad, Finland.[187] She was refloated on 30 August.[195]

23 August

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1923
Ship Country Description
Airston  United Kingdom The cargo ship was discovered abandoned in the English Channel by Ben Henshaw and Ben Johnson (both  United Kingdom) and was towed into Portland, Dorset.[187]

24 August

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1923
Ship Country Description
Braebeg  United Kingdom The coaster struck a submerged wreck ay Ballyhack, County Wexford and was beached.[201]

25 August

List of shipwrecks: 25 August 1923
Ship Country Description
Gutenfels  Weimar Republic The cargo ship ran aground at Guadalmesí Point, Spain.[202] She was abandoned as a total loss on 14 September.[185]

26 August

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 1923
Ship Country Description
España  Armada Española The España-class battleship ran aground at Cape Tres Forcas, Spanish Morocco. She broke in two in November and was declared a total loss.

27 August

List of shipwrecks: 27 August 1923
Ship Country Description
Thursby  United Kingdom The coaster foundered in the Irish Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) north east of the Longships Lighthouse with the loss of one of her thirteen crew.[203]

29 August

List of shipwrecks: 29 August 1923
Ship Country Description
Glyndwr  United Kingdom The cargo ship passed Dungeness, Kent for Oporto, Portugal.[204] No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[185]

30 August

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 1923
Ship Country Description
Deputé Emile Driant The collier capsized and sank in the English Channel off boulogne, Pas-de-Calais with the loss of nineteen of her 24 crew.[205][206]
Klüpfel  Weimar Republic The cargo ship foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all but one of her crew. The survivor was rescued by a Dutch fishing vessel.[206][207]
Rawlinson  United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in the North Sea.[206] A lifeboat from the ship was recovered by a German trawler on 10 September. All hands lost.[208]

31 August

List of shipwrecks: 31 August 1923
Ship Country Description
Sheikh Berkhud  Egypt The cargo ship sank at Suez.[209]

September

1 September

List of shipwrecks: 1 September 1923
Ship Country Description
Amagi  Imperial Japanese Navy Great Kantō earthquake: The Amagi-class battlecruiser was damaged beyond economic repair at Yokosuka whilst under conversion to an aircraft carrier. She was scrapped in situ in 1924.

4 September

List of shipwrecks: 4 September 1923
Ship Country Description
Cronstadt  United Kingdom The tanker was destroyed by fire at Lisbon, Portugal.[206][207]

5 September

List of shipwrecks: 5 September 1923
Ship Country Description
USS New Jersey  United States Navy The decommissioned Virginia-class battleship was sunk as target in the Atlantic Ocean off Diamond Shoals, North Carolina, by Martin NBS-1 bombers of the 2nd Bombardment Group (United States United States Army Air Service).[210]
USS Virginia  United States Navy

USS Virginia sinking.

The decommissioned Virginia-class battleship was sunk as target in the Atlantic Ocean off Diamond Shoals, North Carolina, by Martin NBS-1 bombers of the 2nd Bombardment Group (United States United States Army Air Service).

6 September

List of shipwrecks: 6 September 1923
Ship Country Description
Orkney  United Kingdom The dredger foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off the Longships Lighthouse.[211]
Sanno Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground on Kinzan Island, Rikuzen Province.[212] She had broken in two by 17 September and was a total loss[213]

8 September

List of shipwrecks: 8 September 1923
Ship Country Description
Armour  United Kingdom The cargo ship was gutted by fire and sank at Cleveland, Ohio, United States.[214]
Chauncey  United States Navy

Wrecked ships at Honda Point

Honda Point Disaster: The Clemson-class destroyer was wrecked at Honda Point, California. All 130 crew survived.

Cuba  United States The cargo ship ran aground off San Miguel Island, California and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.
Delphy  United States Navy Honda Point Disaster: The Clemson-class destroyer was wrecked at Honda Point with the loss of three of her 130 crew.
Farragut  United States Navy Honda Point Disaster: The Clemson-class destroyer ran aground at Honda Point. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.
Fuller  United States Navy Honda Point Disaster: The Clemson-class destroyer was wrecked at Honda Point. All 122 crew survived.
Nicholas  United States Navy Honda Point Disaster: The Clemson-class destroyer was wrecked at Honda Point. All 122 crew survived.
Somers  United States Navy Honda Point Disaster: The Clemson-class destroyer grazed a rock at Honda Point and suffered slight damage.
S. P. Lee  United States Navy Honda Point Disaster: The Clemson-class destroyer was wrecked at Honda Point.
Woodbury  United States Navy Honda Point Disaster: The Clemson-class destroyer was wrecked at Honda Point. All 122 crew survived.
Young  United States Navy Honda Point Disaster: The Clemson-class destroyer was wrecked at Honda Point with the loss of twenty of her 122 crew.

10 September

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 1923
Ship Country Description
Ono Maru No.12  Japan The cargo ship ran aground at Torusaki, Aomori. She sank in a typhoon on 16 September.[215]

12 September

List of shipwrecks: 12 September 1923
Ship Country Description
Despina  Greece The cargo ship collided with Saxicava ( United Kingdom) in the Strait of Gibraltar. She was taken in tow by Eemdijk ( Netherlands) but sank 8 nautical miles (15 km) south south west of Gibraltar.[212]
Fiume  Kingdom of Italy The cargo ship struck a submerged wreck and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the Planier Lighthouse, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.[204]

15 September

List of shipwrecks: 15 September 1923
Ship Country Description
Antonios  Greece The cargo ship exploded and sank in the English Channel in the Atlantic Ocean (49°36′N 6°08′W / 49.6°N 6.133°W / 49.6; -6.133). Her crew were rescued by Andrea Costa (flag unknown).[216]

17 September

List of shipwrecks: 17 September 1923
Ship Country Description
Pine Villa  United Kingdom The coaster caught fire in the Irish Sea off South Stack, Anglesey and sank with the loss of four of her seven crew.[213]

18 September

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1923
Ship Country Description
Paulette  France The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (48°05′N 23°15′W / 48.083°N 23.25°W / 48.083; -23.25).[197]

21 September

List of shipwrecks: 21 September 1923
Ship Country Description
Urrugne  France The cargo ship was discovered abandoned in the English Channel off the Royal Sovereign Lightship ( United Kingdom). She was towed into Dover, Kent by Lady Brassey ( United Kingdom).[217] Her crew were later rescued by Tallo ( Netherlands) and landed at IJmuiden, Netherlands.[197]

25 September

List of shipwrecks: 25 September 1923
Ship Country Description
Obernai  United Kingdom The cargo ship sprang a leak at Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada and was beached.[218]

27 September

List of shipwrecks: 27 September 1923
Ship Country Description
Santa Maria  Portugal The cargo ship came ashore at Cape Villano, Spain.[219]

28 September

List of shipwrecks: 28 September 1923
Ship Country Description
Alcibiades  Belgium The cargo ship sprang a leak and was beached at Varna, Romania.[220]

29 September

List of shipwrecks: 29 September 1923
Ship Country Description
Brotonne  France The cargo ship was in collision with another vessel in Falmouth Bay and sank. All seventeen crew survived.[221]
Florence  United Kingdom The schooner was in collision with Mokta ( United Kingdom) in the English Channel between the South Goodwin and West Goodwin Lightships (both  United Kingdom) with the loss of twelve or thirteen lives. The sole survivor was rescued by Zora ( Kingdom of Yugoslavia).[222]
La Guardia  Spain The cargo ship sank at Tarragona, Catalonia.[220]

30 September

List of shipwrecks: 30 September 1923
Ship Country Description
Clan Macmaster  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on the Calf of Man, Isle of Man.[220] She was declared a total loss on 3 October.[223]
Gutfeld  Weimar Republic The cargo ship ran aground on the Longships, off Cornwall, United Kingdom. She was refloated but was discovered to be leaking severely and was beached in Falmouth Bay.[221]

October

1 October

List of shipwrecks: 1 October 1923
Ship Country Description
Troutpool  United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked off Saint-Pierre, Saint Pierre and Miquelon.[223][224]
Yport  France The cargo ship ran aground at Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada and was a total loss. Her crew were rescued.[225]

2 October

List of shipwrecks: 2 October 1923
Ship Country Description
Electric Flash  United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore at Renews, Newfoundland and was a total loss.[225]
Helen Swazy  United Kingdom The schooner caught fire and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean 39°40′N 70°44′W / 39.667°N 70.733°W / 39.667; -70.733. All eight crew were rescued by Garonne (flag unknown).[226]
L'Auroch  France The cargo ship was driven ashore at Saint-Pierre, Saint Pierre and Miquelon and was abandoned by her crew.[225]
Lizzie Trenberth  United Kingdom The schooner, which had departed from Runcorn, Cheshire on 24 September for Mevagissey, Cornwall was last reported on this date. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[227]

3 October

List of shipwrecks: 3 October 1923
Ship Country Description
Adrana  Weimar Republic The cargo ship ran aground and sank on Storkallegrund, Sweden.[223]
Evelyn  United Kingdom The ketch was reported in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) south east of the Royal Sovereign Lightship ( United Kingdom). No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[228]
Governor Parr  United Kingdom the schooner sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (42°49′30″N 55°56′00″W / 42.825°N 55.9333333°W / 42.825; -55.9333333) with the loss of two of her eight crew. Survivors were rescued by Schodak ( United States).[223][226]

4 October

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1923
Ship Country Description
Stuartstar  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Rotterdam, Netherlands.[226] Forty-nine of her 51 crew were taken off the next day.[229] She was declared a total loss on 10 October.[230]

7 October

List of shipwrecks: 7 October 1923
Ship Country Description
Else flag unknown The schooner capsized in the Gulf of Finland 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) west of Sommers, Finland. Her crew were rescued by Colinton ( United Kingdom).[231]

8 October

List of shipwrecks: 8 October 1923
Ship Country Description
City of Westminster  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on the Runnelstone, Cornwall. All 48 people on board were rescued by the Penlee and Sennen Cove Lifeboats.[232]
Norman W. Strong  United Kingdom The schooner ran aground in the Saint Lawrence River and was wrecked.[231]

9 October

List of shipwrecks: 9 October 1923
Ship Country Description
John S. Emery  United States The barquentine was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by Samland ( Belgium).[233]
Kennecott  United Kingdom The cargo ship came ashore on Frederick Island, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canada and was wrecked.[230]
Vital  Weimar Republic The cargo ship collided with Sekstant ( Norway) at Hull, Yorkshire and sank.[233]

10 October

List of shipwrecks: 10 October 1923
Ship Country Description
Bretagne  Denmark The cargo ship ran aground on Häfringe Island, Sweden with the loss of her captain. The survivors were rescued.[234]
Lutzen flag unknown The cargo ship departed Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada for Havana, Cuba. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[235]

11 October

List of shipwrecks: 11 October 1923
Ship Country Description
City of Everett  United States The cargo ship caught fire and foundered in the Gulf of Mexico with the loss of all 26 crew.
Montoro  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Torres Straits.[236]
Omono Maru  Japan The cargo ship was wrecked off Taneichi, Iwate.[237]
Phoeniciër  Belgium The cargo ship ran aground at Memel, East Prussia, Germany. Her crew were rescued.[238] She was refloated on 4 May 1924, but was declared a constructive total loss. She was sold, repaired and returned to service.[122]

13 October

List of shipwrecks: 13 October 1923
Ship Country Description
Aberdeen  Canada The Canadian Government ship (CGS) ran aground on Black Ledge, Seal Island, Nova Scotia and was abandoned.[239]
Cetus  United States The cargo ship collided with another vessel in Lake Michigan and sank. Her crew were rescued.[240]
Port Arthur  United Kingdom The schooner collided with Howard Young ( United Kingdom) at St. John's, Newfoundland and sank.[240]

15 October

List of shipwrecks: 15 October 1923
Ship Country Description
Jean Macdonald Duff  United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned and set afire in the Atlantic Ocean (42°28′N 24°43′W / 42.467°N 24.717°W / 42.467; -24.717). Her crew were rescued by Arawa ( United Kingdom).[241]
Mabel flag unknown The four-masted schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean off Nassau, Bahamas.[241]
Seine  France The cargo ship collided with Andalusia ( Weimar Republic) in the Kaiser Wilhelm Canal, Germany and sank. She was refloated on 17 October.[237][242]

16 October

List of shipwrecks: 16 October 1923
Ship Country Description
Egon  Sweden The cargo shp struck a mine in the Baltic Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) south of the Äransgrund Lighthouse and sank. Her crew were rescued by a German ship.[243][244]
Kaduskak  United Kingdom ( United Kingdom The auxiliary Sailing vessel was destroyed by fire at St. Martins, New Brunswick, Canada.[245]
USS Quiros  United States Navy The gunboat was sunk as a target off the coast of China.

17 October

List of shipwrecks: 17 October 1923
Ship Country Description
Strathmore  United Kingdom The Thames barge collided with Lapwing ( United Kingdom) in the River Thames at Erith, Kent and sank.[246]
Ville de Reims  France The cargo ship came ashore between Noissi-Bé and Diego Suarez, Madagascar.[247] She was refloated on 22 October.[248] She was refloated on 23 October.[249]

18 October

List of shipwrecks: 18 October 1923
Ship Country Description
Etoile D'Anjouan  France The cargo ship ran aground on Nosyfaty Island, Madagascar whilst going to the assistance of Ville de Reims ( France).[250] She was refloated on 23 October.[249]
General Smuts  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Port Eads, Louisiana, United States.[245]
Portuense  Portugal The sailing vessel caught fire and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (39°00′N 33°49′W / 39°N 33.817°W / 39; -33.817). Her crew were rescued by Presidente Wilson ( United Kingdom).[245]

19 October

List of shipwrecks: 19 October 1923
Ship Country Description
Agatoelo  Kingdom of Italy The cargo ship struck a mine in the Gulf of İzmir off Karaburun, Turkey and sank with the loss of eight crew.[251]

20 October

List of shipwrecks: 20 October 1923
Ship Country Description
Polmanter  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Oporto, Portugal.[250]

21 October

List of shipwrecks: 21 October 1923
Ship Country Description
Leonor  France The schooner sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Corvo Island, Azores, Portugal. Her crew were rescued.[252]

22 October

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 1923
Ship Country Description
Fernhill  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Port Auckland ( United Kingdom) in the Elbe at Blankenese, Germany and sank. she was refloated on 13 December.[248][253]
San Gil  United States The passenger ship ran aground on Old Providence Island, Colombia.[248] Her passengers were taken off by Pastores ( United States).[235]
Saxon Prince  United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire at Santos, São Paulo, Brazil and was beached.[254] She was refloated on 24 October.[235]

23 October

List of shipwrecks: 23 October 1923
Ship Country Description
O-5  United States Navy

USS O-5, 30 October 1923

The O-class submarine was rammed and sunk in Limon Bay by Abangarez ( United States) with the loss of three crew. She was partially raised on 30 October to enable the rescue of two survivors. Subsequently stricken in April 1924 and sold for scrap.

24 October

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 1923
Ship Country Description
Wm S. McDonald  United Kingdom The three-masted schooner caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean 16 nautical miles (30 km) off Sandy Hook, New Jersey. All seven crew were rescued by San manuel ( United Kingdom).[235]

25 October

List of shipwrecks: 25 October 1923
Ship Country Description
Karin  Sweden The auxiliary sailing vessel caught fire in the Øresund and was beached at Klampenborg, Denmark.[252]

27 October

List of shipwrecks: 27 October 1923
Ship Country Description
Conovium  United Kingdom The coaster, which had departed Garston, Lancashire for Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland on 26 October,[255] was reported 10 nautical miles (19 km) south west of the Chicken Rock, Isle of Man.[228] She subsequently foundered in the Irish Sea with the loss of all hands. The bodies of the crew washed up on the coast of Cumberland in late November.[255]
Raven  France The schooner ran aground at Swansea, Glamorgan, United Kingdom and was wrecked. Her five crew were rescued by Charlie Medland (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution).[106]

29 October

List of shipwrecks: 29 October 1923
Ship Country Description
Borgneuf  France The cargo ship ran aground at Arcachon, Gironde.[256] She was refloated on 12 November.[257]
Delfin  United Kingdom The schooner caught fire and sank at Alexandria, Egypt.[258]
Steelville  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Strait of Kertch.[258] She was refloated on 6 November.[259]
26  Imperial Japanese Navy The Type L submarine sank at Kure Naval Base. Her crew were rescued.[260] She was refloated on 2 November.[261]

31 October

List of shipwrecks: 31 October 1923
Ship Country Description
Shinmei Maru  Japan The cargo ship collided with Kasuga Maru ( Japan) at Shimonoseki and sank.[256]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1923
Ship Country Description
Black Cat  United Kingdom The schooner foundered on a voyage from Runcorn, Cheshire to Falmouth, Cornwall with the loss of all hands.[238]
Mary Manson Gruener  United States The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean. Her cre were rescued by Isabella ( United States) and landed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 5 October.[229]

November

1 November

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 1923
Ship Country Description
Shinshu Maru  Japan The cargo ship collided with Kanei Naru ( Japan) in the South China Sea off the north east coast of Korea and sank with some loss of life.[262]

2 November

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1923
Ship Country Description
General J. B. Carr  United States The cargo ship was destroyed by fire and sank at New York.[262]

3 November

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 1923
Ship Country Description
Success  United Kingdom The coaster ran aground at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. She was refloated on 4 November and brought into the harbour where she sank.[262]

4 November

List of shipwrecks: 4 November 1923
Ship Country Description
Domino  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off the Hombursund Lighthouse, Norway. Her crew were rescued.[262] She broke in two,[259] and was a total loss.[263]

5 November

List of shipwrecks: 5 November 1923
Ship Country Description
Equator  United Kingdom The sailing ship departed from Trinidad. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[264]
Tainan Maru  Japan The cargo ship collided with Itsukushima Maru ( Japan) in the Inland Sea of Japan and was beached. She was later refloated and brought into Kobe.[265]

6 November

List of shipwrecks: 6 November 1923
Ship Country Description
Perun  Weimar Republic The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal. Her crew were rescued by Wolf ( Weimar Republic).[266]

7 November

List of shipwrecks: 7 November 1923
Ship Country Description
Conifer  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Skogstad ( Norway) in the Thames Estuary at Tilbury, Essex. She was beached but subsequently foundered.[267]

9 November

List of shipwrecks: 9 November 1923
Ship Country Description
Castleisland  United Kingdom The coaster came ashore in Belfast Lough and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued by the Donaghadee Lifeboat.[268]
Goole  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Wynding ( United Kingdom) in the River Humber. She was taken to Hull where she sank.[268]
Merche  Spain The cargo ship sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean (30°59′N 11°00′W / 30.983°N 11°W / 30.983; -11) and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued by Indiana ( Kingdom of Italy).[269]

10 November

List of shipwrecks: 10 November 1923
Ship Country Description
Martin Eduard  Latvia The ship sprang a leak in the Baltic Sea off Gotland, Sweden and was abandoned.[257]

11 November

List of shipwrecks: 11 November 1923
Ship Country Description
Hsin Lee  Republic of China (1912–1949) The cargo ship ran aground near Yalukiang.[270] She was refloated on 25 November.[255]

12 November

List of shipwrecks: 12 November 1923
Ship Country Description
Helios flag unknown The salvage vessel sank off Pihlajasaari, Finland.[257]

13 November

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1923
Ship Country Description
A. C. Kirk  United Kingdom The coaster was reported off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire bound for Grangemouth, Stirlingshire. No further trace, presumed foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all hands.[228]

15 November

List of shipwrecks: 15 November 1923
Ship Country Description
Danemark  Denmark The cargo ship ran aground at Kristiania, Norway.[271] She was refloated on 19 November.[272]
Robert and Elizabeth  United Kingdom The Thames barge foundered in the Thames Estuary off Southend Pier, Essex. both crew survived.[271]
Sagua  United States The cargo ship ran aground at Bluefields, Nicaragua.[273] She was refloated on 21 November.[274]

17 November

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1923
Ship Country Description
Grace N Pendelton  United States The auxiliary schooner was in collision with another vessell in the North Sea off Cuxhaven, Germany and foundered with the loss of all but two of her crew. Survivors were rescued by Hermes ( Weimar Republic).[122][273][275][276]
Ibis  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in Liverpool Bay. She refloated but then grounded again.[273] Declared a total loss, the wreck was dispersed by the Mersey Harbour Board using exploives.[272]
Kronos  Weimar Republic The cargo ship foundered in the Baltic Sea off Saaremaa, Estonia with the loss of all hands, at least fourteen crew.[272][275]
Rijperkerk  Netherlands The cargo ship put into Bastia, Corsica, France on fire. She was scuttled by the coastal defense ship HNLMS Marten Harpertszoon Tromp ( Royal Netherlands Navy).[273]
Spurn  United Kingdom The tug foundered in Liverpool Bay whilst going to the aid of Ibis ( United Kingdom). Her crew were rescued by the New Brighton Lifeboat.[273]

18 November

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1923
Ship Country Description
Java  Denmark The cargo ship ran aground off the Sletterhage Lighthouse, Helgenæs.[272] She was refloated on 22 November.[274]

21 November

List of shipwrecks: 21 November 1923
Ship Country Description
Picardier  Belgium The cargo ship ran aground off Hernosand, Sweden (61°40′30″N 17°30′45″E / 61.675°N 17.5125°E / 61.675; 17.5125) with the loss of a crew member. She broke her back on 12 December and was declared a total loss.[122][274][275]

23 November

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1923
Ship Country Description
Otterburn  United Kingdom The cargo ship suffered an onboard explosion and fire at Marseille, Bouches du Rhône, France and was beached. Several crew members were killed by the explosion.[274]
Victor Réveille  Marine Nationale The German Type UE I submarine ran aground at Boulogne, Pas de Calais.[277]

24 November

List of shipwrecks: 24 November 1923
Ship Country Description
Blankenese  Kingdom of Italy The cargo ship was towed into Gibraltar on fire and was beached.[278] She was refloated on 27 November.[255]
Kullaberg  Sweden The coaster ran aground and capsized in the River Humber at Lower Whitton, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.[278] She was refloated the next day cut ran aground at Broomfleet, Yorkshire.[255] She was refloated again on 29 November.[279]
Little Princess  United Kingdom The schooner caught fire and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued by West Lashaway ( United States).[278]
River Wye  United Kingdom The cargo ship came ashore at Port Mouton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada (44°00′N 64°20′W / 44°N 64.333°W / 44; -64.333) and was a total loss.[278][280]
Sam  Norway The auxiliary sailing vessel ran aground off the Færder Lighthouse, Norway. She was refloated but subsequently sank. Her crew were rescued.[255]

27 November

List of shipwrecks: 27 November 1923
Ship Country Description
Russ flag unknown The cargo ship ran aground at Nida, Lithuania.[281]

29 November

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 1923
Ship Country Description
schooner  France The schooner was wrecked in the Pierre des Portes Rocks, off Saint-Malo, Finistère.[282]

30 November

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1923
Ship Country Description
Hermina  Weimar Republic The auxiliary sailing vessel was driven ashore at Wyk auf Föhr, Schleswig-Holstein and was wrecked.[282]

December

1 December

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1923
Ship Country Description
Jarl  Sweden The cargo ship struck a mine in the Baltic Sea off Reval, Estonia and sank. Her crew survived.[283]
Neptun  Soviet Union The schooner was wrecked on Ven, Sweden.[283]

3 December

List of shipwrecks: 3 December 1923
Ship Country Description
Günther  Weimar Republic The cargo ship ran aground off the Bovbjerg Lighthouse, Denmark.[284] She was refloated on 9 December.[285]
Ilga  Latvia The cargo ship was rammed by Hydrografs ( Latvia) off Mühlgraben and was beached.[284]

5 December

List of shipwrecks: 5 December 1923
Ship Country Description
Creek Fisher  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Albia ( Spain) off Penarth, Glamorgan and was beached. She was refloated later that day and drydocked at Cardiff.[286]
Rhodopis  Weimar Republic The cargo ship collided with Somme ( United Kingdom) in the Scheldt at Antwerp, Belgium and was beached.[287]
Rosa  United Kingdom The coaster departed London for Gloucester No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[288][289]
Tone  Norway The coaster departed Immingham, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom for Christiania. Presumed subsequently foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all hands. A lifeboat from the ship washed up at Lindesnes, Norway on 10 December.[290]
T.W. Lake  United States The coaster foundered off Lopez Island, San Juan Islands with the loss of all eighteen crew.

6 December

List of shipwrecks: 6 December 1923
Ship Country Description
Düsseldorf  Weimar Republic The cargo ship ran aground 20 nautical miles (37 km) from Valparaíso, Chile and was wrecked.[291]
Junior  Netherlands The tug collided with Transporter ( United Kingdom) at IJmuiden, North Holland and sank with the loss of a crew member.[291]
Kalfsund  Sweden The cargo ship ran aground at Järnäs and was wrecked.[291]
Salta  Spain The schooner came ashore at Bayonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France and was wrecked with the loss of two of her crew.[291]

7 December

List of shipwrecks: 7 December 1923
Ship Country Description
Kalmar  Sweden The cargo ship collided with Bellglade ( United Kingdom) in the North Sea off Cuxhaven, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany and sank with the loss of a crew member.[291]
Mary Peers  United Kingdom The auxiliary schooner was driven ashore in Whitesand Bay, Cornwall and was wrecked.[291]

9 December

List of shipwrecks: 9 December 1923
Ship Country Description
Rosa  United Kingdom The coaster foundered in the English Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south of Portland Bill, Dorset with the loss of all hands. Two bodies were recovered by Innisholm ( United Kingdom).[292]

10 December

List of shipwrecks: 10 December 1923
Ship Country Description
John R. Penrose  United Kingdom The schooner sank at Barbados.[293]
Somersby  United Kingdom The cargo ship came ashore at Malpica de Berganti, A Coruña, Spain and was wrecked. Her crew were rescued.[290]

11 December

List of shipwrecks: 11 December 1923
Ship Country Description
Bishopton  United Kingdom The cargo ship came ashore at Kettleness, Yorkshire. She refloated but subsequently sank. Her crew survived.[293]
Rose Marie  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Livorno ( United Kingdom) in the North Sea off the Haisbro Lightship ( United Kingdom) and sank.[293] All eighteen crew were rescued by Livorno.[294]

13 December

List of shipwrecks: 13 December 1923
Ship Country Description
Bankdale  United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire at Barcelona, Spain and sank.[253]

15 December

List of shipwrecks: 15 December 1923
Ship Country Description
Runa  Norway The cargo ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Her crew were rescued by W. W. Mills ( United States).[295]

16 December

List of shipwrecks: 16 December 1923
Ship Country Description
Armagh  United Kingdom The ocean liner ran aground in the River Mersey at Liverpool, Lancashire. All 106 people on board were rescued by the New Brighton Lifeboat and a number of tugs.[296] Armagh later broke her back and was a total loss.[295]
Martha  United Kingdom The schooner was destroyed by fire at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.[295]

17 December

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1923
Ship Country Description
Algora  United Kingdom The cargo ship departed Hamburg, Germany for Rochester, Kent. No further trace, presumed foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all hands.[288][297]
C. A. Smith  United States The auxiliary schooner was wrecked in Coos Bay with the loss of ten crew.[298]
Demerara Lightship  United Kingdom The lightship sank off Georgetown, British Guiana.[298]
Ravn  Norway The cargo ship foundered in the North Sea. Her eighteen crew were rescued by the trawler Flow ( United Kingdom).[299][300]

18 December

List of shipwrecks: 18 December 1923
Ship Country Description
Asama Maro  Japan The cargo ship collided with Paul Lecat ( France) in the Inland Sea of Japan and was beached.[298]

19 December

List of shipwrecks: 19 December 1923
Ship Country Description
Alesia  United Kingdom The cargo ship, which was to be scrapped, broke free from her tow and came ashore on Terschelling, Netherlands.[301] She was still there in April 1924.[302]

20 December

List of shipwrecks: 20 December 1923
Ship Country Description
Limburg  Netherlands The tug came ashore at Maasvlakte, South Holland. Her crew were rescued.[303]

22 December

List of shipwrecks: 22 December 1923
Ship Country Description
Gotha  Sweden The schooner ran aground on the Haisbro Sands. She was refloated but sank in the North Sea off the Wold Lightship ( United Kingdom). Her crew were rescued by a Swedish steamship.[300]

25 December

List of shipwrecks: 25 December 1923
Ship Country Description
Frielinghaus  Weimar Republic The cargo ship ran aground and was beached at Risvær, Norway.[304][305]
Hjortholm  Denmark The cargo ship came ashore on Skagen.[304] Her crew were rescued by the Skagen Lifeboat.[306]

26 December

List of shipwrecks: 26 December 1923
Ship Country Description
J. Oswald Boyd  United States The cargo ship ran aground at Port Eads, Louisiana.[304] She was refloated on 29 December.[168]
Tekirdagh  Turkey The coaster sank at Constantinople in a blizzard.[305]

27 December

List of shipwrecks: 27 December 1923
Ship Country Description
Gunlog  Sweden The cargo ship was driven ashore on Fehmarn, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.[307] She was refloated on 31 December.[308]
Kong Haakon  Denmark The cargo liner ran aground north of Fanø. Forty passengers were taken off by a tug. She was refloated the next day.[307]

28 December

List of shipwrecks: 28 December 1923
Ship Country Description
Algama  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Les Baleines, Loire-Atlantique. Her crew were rescued.[309]
Colibri  France The tanker was driven ashore at San Stefano, Turkey.[305] She was refloated on 2 January 1924.[310]
Conejos  United States The cargo ship sank in the Black Sea 130 nautical miles (240 km) west of Hatum, Turkey (42°14′N 38°19′E / 42.233°N 38.317°E / 42.233; 38.317).[309][311]
Isonzo  Kingdom of Italy The cargo ship collided with Ak-Deniz ( Turkey) off Zonguldak, Turkey and sank.[307]

29 December

List of shipwrecks: 29 December 1923
Ship Country Description
Czarina Dominion of Newfoundland Red Ensign.svg Newfoundland The barquentine sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean and was abandoned. Her crew were rescued by Cairnmona ( United Kingdom).[168]
Margaret  Denmark The auxiliary sailing ship caught fire at Copenhagen and was scuttled.[168]
Mutlah  Kingdom of Italy The cargo ship issued an SOS in the Mediterranean Sea (38°40′N 6°34′E / 38.667°N 6.567°E / 38.667; 6.567). No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[312]
Sir Redvers Buller  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Newtonards ( United Kingdom) in the River Thames at Erith, Kent and sank.[168] She was refloated on 2 January.[313]

30 December

List of shipwrecks: 30 December 1923
Ship Country Description
Biesbosch  Belgium The cargo ship was abandoned and foundered 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued by the Bridlington Lifeboat.[14][168]

31 December

List of shipwrecks: 31 December 1923
Ship Country Description
A. Moulton  United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked at St. John's, Newfoundland.[308]
Pruth  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on the Natara Reef, off Port Moresby, New Guinea and was wrecked.

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1923
Ship Country Description
Shinkoku Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground on Montague Island, Alaska, United States in the early days of December. She was declared a total loss on 16 January 1924.[289]

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