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Timeline of Maritime Disasters (1850-1909)
1850 "Viceroy" June 24 - New York and Galway Steamship Company's "Viceroy" runs aground off the coast of Nova Scotia. All crew and passengers were rescued before the ship sank.
1854 "City of Glasgow" March 1 - Liverpool and Philadelphia Steamship Company's "City of Glasgow" leaves England carrying 500 passengers and is never heard from again.
1859 "Royal Charter" October 26 - Liverpool and Australian Navigation Company's "Royal Charter" runs aground onto rocks off Angelsey on the west coast of England. Over 400 people died in the wreck.
1864 "City of New York" March 29 - Inman Line's "City of New York," the largest Inman ship to that date, is wrecked outside of Queenstown, Ireland. No deaths were reported.
1873 "Atlantic" April 1 - White Star Line's "Atlantic" is wrecked off the coast of Halifax after entering rough seas. More than half of its 900 occupants died, marking one of the greatest losses of life at sea up to that time.
1877 "Dakota" May 9 - Guion Line's "Dakota," travelling from Liverpool to America, is wrecked near Angelsey. Her sister ship, "Montana," met a similar fate in the same area three years later.
1890 "Quetta" February 28 - British India Steam Navigation Company's "Quetta" hits a rock which tears open the bottom of the boat, causing the ship to sink in minutes. All but a couple on board died.
1900 "Cuvie" March 9 - Lamport & Holt's "Cuvier" collides with the S.S. "Dovre" off East Goodwin lightship and sinks -- the first passenger ship to do so in the 20th century. Twenty-six people died.
1904 "Norge" June 28 - Scandinavian American Line's "Norge" runs aground at Rockall in the North Atlantic. Major holes caused the ship to sink quickly killing 550.
1905 "Cyril" September 5 - Booth Line's "Cyril" collides with another Booth Line ship, the "Anslem," and sinks in the Amazon River.
1907 "Dakota" March 7 - Great Northern Steam Ship Company's "Dakota" hits a reef off the coast of Japan. 2700 passengers abandoned the ship, which was later destroyed by a storm.
1909 "Republic"
"Florida"
January 23 - Ocean Steam Navigation Company's "Republic" (pictured) is hit by the "Florida," an Italian steamer carrying emigrants to the U.S., while in thick fog off the coast of Nantucket. The wireless operator on the "Republic" sent out a distress message that was received at Siasconsett on the island of Nantucket. The passenger ship, "Baltic," was notified and arrived shortly thereafter.
1909 "Waratah" July - Blue Anchor Line's "Waratah," carrying 288 passengers, heading for Cape Town, passes the "Clan Macintyre" at sea, then is never seen or heard from again.


1850 - 1909 | 1910 - 1940 |1953 - 1994

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