Port Elizabeth of Yore: Ships sunk off Algoa Bay between 1552 & 1984

This is a definitive list of all 238 vessels which were sunk of Algoa Bay from the period 1552 to 1984.

Main picture: 1902 Gale with wrecked sailing ships on the North End beach

Aranmore 1903

County of Pembroke

The Countess of Carnarvon, probably painted in Genoa after her completion

Inchcape Rock

Fight between the ship of the line, Jupiter and the French frigate, Preneuse

The gutted hulk of the Mariposa

The shipwreck Oakworth at PE in September 1902

Paris Maru after striking Roman Rock

The ships Two Brothers and the Wayfarer hard up against the hulk of the Queen Victoria in November 1903

Zeepaard in 1819

Ships sunk off Algoa Bay between 1552 & 1984 summarised by month

Ships sunk off Algoa Bay between 1552 & 1984 summarised by vessel type

1 Comments

  1. Whilst diving in the English Channel i found a ships bell. Now it gets interesting as the bell is from the Orchomene sunk off of port elizabeth in 1892. The wreck was fro a freighter sunk in 1942 by a German mine!!!
    I wondered if you had anything in your archives referring to this. I discovered that the SS tTartar returned the crew to the uk, but no other records can i find

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