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

December 1914
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 Unknown date

1 December[]

  • Anna ( Kingdom of Italy): The cargo ship was destroyed by fire in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) south of the Wolf Rock, Cornwall, United Kingdom. Her crew were rescued; eight of them by Mira ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).[1]
  • Val de Saire ( France): The schooner, sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean off the Tuskar Rock, Ireland and was abandoned. Her ten crew were rescued by Wexford ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland) and the Rosslare Lifeboat.[1][2]

2 December[]

4 December[]

5 December[]

  • Charcas ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): World War I: The cargo ship was captured and scuttled in the Pacific Ocean 70 nautical miles (130 km) south by west of Valparaiso, Chile by SMS Prinz Eitel Friedrich ( Kaiserliche Marine).[3][5]
  • Harlington ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): The cargo ship was driven aground in the North Sea on the Middle Sunk Sands. All fifteen crew were rescued by the Clacton Lifeboat.[6][7]
  • Waterloo ( Norway): The cargo ship foundered in the English Channel off The Lizard, Cornwall, United Kingdom with the loss of fourteen of her seventeen crew. The survivors were rescued by Cloch ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).[6][7]

8 December[]

SMS Scharnhorst

9 December[]

11 December[]

  • Earl Howard ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): World War I: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 90 nautical miles (170 km) north east by north of the Spurn Lightship ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland) with the loss of nine of her crew.[9]
  • Rosaleen ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): The cargo ship ran aground in Oxwich Bay. Her crew were rescued.[10] She was refloated on 15 December.[11]

12 December[]

  • Ispolnitelni ( Imperial Russian Navy): The Lovki-class destroyer was sunk in the Baltic Sea off Gotland, Sweden by the explosion of her own mines.[12]
  • Kildalton ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Pacific Ocean 870 nautical miles (1,610 km) south west by south of Valparaiso, Chile by SMS Prinz Eitel Friedrich ( Kaiserliche Marine).[3]
  • Letuchi ( Imperial Russian Navy): The Lovki-class destroyer was sunk in the Baltic Sea off Gotland by the explosion of her own mines.[12]

13 December[]

  • Mesûdiye ( Ottoman Navy): World War I: The ironclad was torpedoed and sunk in the Dardanelles by HMS B11 ( Royal Navy) with the loss of 37 of her 673 crew.
  • Silurian ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): The coaster ran aground at Oporto, Portugal. She broke in two and was a total loss. Her crew were rescued by the salvage vessel Leixões ( Portugal).[8]

16 December[]

  • Constance ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea off Hartlepool, County Durham by Kaiserliche Marine warships.[9]
  • Elterwater ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) east of Scarborough, Yorkshire with the loss of six of her crew.[3]
  • HMT Margaret ( Royal Navy): The naval trawler was lost on this date.[13]
  • Princess Olga ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) east north east of Scarborough.[3]
  • Wayside Flower ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea off Hartlepool by Kaiserliche Marine warships.[9]

17 December[]

18 December[]

  • Jubilee ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): The schooner was driven ashore at Orfordness, Suffolk and was wrecked with the loss of one of her three crew.[15]
  • Kelvindale ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): The cargo ship ran aground on the Anegada Reef, Tortola, Virgin Islands.[16] She was refloated on 28 December but found to be severely damaged.[17]
  • Kisagata Maru ( Japan): The cargo ship collided with a hopper barge at Moji-Ku, Kitakyūshū and sank. She was declared a total loss.[16]
  • Rivulet ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): The cargo ship struck a rock off the Hole in the Wall Reef, Abaco, Bahamas and foundered.[16]
  • SM U-5 ( Kaiserliche Marine): The Type U 5 submarine sank in the North Sea off the coast of Belgium with the loss of all 29 crew.
  • West Cock ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): The tug collided with Needles ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland) in the River Mersey at Liverpool, Lancashire and sank with the loss of two of her crew.[15]

19 December[]

  • HMT Orianda ( Royal Navy): World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Scarborough, Yorkshire with the loss of a crew member. Survivors were rescued by HMS Brighton ( Royal Navy).[18]
  • Tritonia ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 22 nautical miles (41 km) north west of Tory Island, County Donegal.[3]

20 December[]

22 December[]

  • Brazil ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): The steam barge was in collision with Megantic ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland) at Liverpool, Lancashire and sank. Her crew were rescued.[20]

23 December[]

  • Ocana ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): World War I: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 75 nautical miles (139 km) north east by east of Flamborough Head, Yorkshire with the loss of nine of her crew.[9]

24 December[]

  • Oceana ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): World War I: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea with the loss of all but one of her crew.[21]

25 December[]

  • Eli ( Norway): World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea. All sixteen people on board were rescued by Alistair ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland).[21]
  • Gem ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) south east by east of Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire with the loss of ten of her crew.[3]
  • HMT Night Hawk ( Royal Navy): The naval trawler was lost on this date.[13]

26 December[]

  • HMT Fair Isle ( Royal Navy): The naval trawler was lost on this date.[22]
  • Leersum ( Netherlands): World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Filey, Yorkshire, United Kingdom with the loss of two of her twenty crew.[21][23]
  • Linaria ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km) north north east of Filey.[3]

27 December[]

  • Niggem ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): The coaster foundered in the Mediterranean Sea whilst on a voyage from Alexandria, Egypt to Barcelona, Spain. Eight of her crew survived.[24][25]
  • HMS Success ( Royal Navy) The B-class destroyer foundered in the North Sea off Fife Ness.

28 December[]

29 December[]

  • Apollo ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): The tug sank at Harwich, Essex during a storm.[27]

30 December[]

  • Giuseppe Vicava ( Kingdom of Italy): The barque ran aground in the Atlantic Ocean 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Pensacola, Florida, United States.[28]
  • Ivy ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): World War I: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea with the loss of all five crew.[23]
  • Stranton ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): The cargo ship collided with Benvorlich in The Downs and foundered. All eighteen crew survived.[29]

31 December[]

  • Daito Maru No.2 ( Japan): The cargo ship foundered in the East China Sea off Port Hamilton, Korea with the loss of 24 of her 32 crew.[30]
  • Jean ( France): World War I: The barque was set afire and sunk 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) off Easter Island by SMS Prinz Eitel Friedrich ( Kaiserliche Marine).[31]
  • Manja Maru ( Japan): The cargo ship collided with Tosan Maru at Tokyo and sank.[29]

Unknown date[]

  • Bogor ( Netherlands): The ship was wrecked on the Portuguese coast.[32]
  • Glenmorven ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): The cargo ship departed the River Tyne for an Italian port. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[24]
  • Semantha ( Norway): World War I: The barque was captured and scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil by SMS Kronprinz Wilhelm ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew were taken as prisoners of war.[26]
  • Therese Heymann ( United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland): The cargo ship departed the River Tyne for an Italian port. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[24]

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Ship events in 1914
Ship launches: 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
Ship commissionings: 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
Ship decommissionings: 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
Shipwrecks: 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919

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