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Shipwrecks of New England

Below is a partial list of New England shipwrecks. This list is a composite of all the wreck listed on our state-by-state wreck lists. Clicking on a Vessel Name link will take you to a wreck data page, where you'll find the wreck's history, specifications and pictures. Use the Back arrow to return here.

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Shipwrecks of New England
Vessel Name Type Lost Location Depth
A.F. Davison  Schooner 1926 Off Grand Manan Island, NB  
Achilles * Freighter 1887 Off Block Island, RI  
Addie M. Anderson * Schooner 1899 Narragansett Bay, RI 50'
HMS Albany *  Sloop-of-War 1782 Penobscot Bay, ME  
Albert Gallatin * Rev. Cutter 1892 Off Manchester, MA 50'
Alert III Tug 1953 Buzzard's Bay, MA 50'
Alexander Macomb * Freighter 1942 200 miles E of Boston, MA 270'
Alice E. Clark * Schooner 1909 Off Islesboro, ME 60'
Alice L. Pendleton * Schooner 1940s Noank, CT 10'
Alice M. Colburn * Schooner 1923 Off Manchester, MA 30'
Alice M. Lawrence * Schooner 1914 Nantucket Shoals, MA  
Alma A. E. Holmes * Schooner 1914 Off Marblehead, MA 160'
Alva Yacht 1892 Off Chatham, MA 50'
Amaretto * Fishing 1985 Off Owl's Head, ME 120'
Andrea Doria * Passenger 1956 Off Nantucket, MA 235'
Angel Gabriel Gallion 1635 Off Pemaquid Point - Bristol, ME  
Angela * Barge 1971 Off Westport, MA 30'
Annie C. Maguire * Barque 1886 Cape Elizabeth, ME 30'
A. R. Noyes Coal Barge 1884 Lake Champlain, VT 80'
Aransas Passenger  1905 Off Chatham, MA 65'
Ardandhu Freighter 1900 Vineyard Sound, MA 60'
Argo Merchant Tanker 1976 Off Nantucket, MA 60'
Ashmore *  Barque 1877 Off Grand Manan Island, NB  
Atlantic Passenger 1846 Off Fishers Island, NY 20'
Baleen * Tug 1975 Boston Harbor, MA 170'
Barataria Tug 1971 Off Southold, NY 135'
Barge and Crane Barge 1963 Nantucket Sound, MA  
USS Bass * Submarine 1945 Off Block Island, RI 160'
Bay State * Passenger 1916 Cape Elizabeth, ME 10'
Beaver Tail Passenger 1938 Narragansett Bay, RI 30'
Belleville Freighter 1957 Off Newport, RI 30'
Black Point * Collier 1945 Off Block Island, RI 100'
Bohemian * Passenger 1864 Cape Elizabeth, ME 30'
Bouquet * Barge 1906 Off Quonochontaug Beach, RI 120'
Brenton Reef Lightship (LV-39) * Lightship 1975 Off Marblehead, MA 180'
C. Vanderbilt * Passenger 1857 Fishers Island, CT  
California Fishing 1955 Off Rockport, MA 50'
Cambridge * Passenger 1886 Off Port Clyde, ME 50'
Camilla May Page * Schooner 1928 Off Portsmouth, NH 15'
Can Do * Pilot Boat 1978 Off Marblehead, MA  
Canonbury * Freighter 1888 Off Nantucket, MA  
Cape Fear * Freighter 1920 Narragansett Bay, RI 180'
Carolyn *  Steamer 1912 Metinic Island, ME  
Castine * Passenger 1935 Off Vinalhaven, ME  
Celtic * Tug 1984 Off Norwalk, CT 80'
Champlain II Ferry 1875 Lake Champlain, VT 30'
Charles Schooner 1807 Off Cape Elizabeth, ME  
Charles H. Trickey * Schooner 1920 Cape Porpoise, ME  
Charles S. Haight Freighter 1946 Off Rockport, MA 30'
Chelsea * Tanker 1957 Off Rockport, MA 60'
Cherokee * Passenger Ship 1942 Off Cape Cod, MA 700'
Chester A. Poling (Stern) * Tanker 1977 Off Gloucester, MA 95'
Chester A. Poling (Bow) Tanker 1977 Off Gloucester, MA 190'
City of Columbus * Passenger 1884 Martha's Vineyard, MA 50'
City of Lawrence  Passenger 1907 Off Groton, CT  
City of Portland * Passenger 1884 Off Owl's Head, ME 20'
City of Rockland * Passenger 1923 Off Beverly, MA 10'
City of Richmond * Steamer 1881 Penobscot Bay, ME  
City of Salisbury * Freighter 1938 Boston Harbor, MA 90'
City of Taunton * Passenger 1930s Somerset, MA 10'
Col. William B. Cowin * Ferry 1941 Buzzards Bay, MA 75'
Columbia Schooner 1898 Scituate, MA  
Commodore * Passenger 1866 Off Hortons Point, NY 30'
Condor Tug 1983 Off Darien, CT 70'
Connaught Steamer 1860 East of Boston 500'+
Cora F. Cressy * Schooner 1938 Medomac, ME  
Cornfield Lightship (LV-51) * Lightship 1919 Off Old Saybrook, CT 190'
Corvan Freighter 1940s Buzzards Bay, MA 100'
Coyote* Freighter 1932 Off Boston Harbor, MA 170'
Cross Rip Lightship * Lightship 1918 Off Nantucket, MA  
HMS Culloden * Frigate 1781 Off Montauk, NY 20'
Cumberland * Tug 1917 Vinalhaven Harbor, ME  
D. M. Munro Freighter 1943 Machias Bay, ME  
D. T. Sheridan * Tug 1948 Monhegan Island, ME Shore
Davis Palmer * Schooner 1909 Boston Harbor, MA 40'
Defence Brig 1779 Stockton Harbor, ME 20'
Defense Gunboat 1779 Off Waterford, CT  
Delaware Sch. Barge 1898 Off Scituate, MA 60'
Dixie Sword Freighter 1942 Off Chatham, MA 50'
Don Excursion 1941 Casco Bay, ME  
Dynafuel Tanker 1963 Buzzards Bay, MA 60'
Eagle Boat (PE-31) Patrol Boat 1922 Off Cuttyhunk Island, MA  
Eagle Boat (PE-42) *  Patrol Boat 1931 Boston Harbor, MA 240'
Edna M. McKnight Schooner 1927 Boothbay Harbor, ME  
Edward E. Briry Schooner 1917 Off Nantucket, MA 50'
Edward J. Lawrence * Schooner 1925 Portland Harbor, ME 10'
Edward Rich  Schooner   Off Rockport, MA 65'
Eldia * Freighter 1984 Cape Cod, MA  
Ellenora Van Dusen * Schooner 1900 Gloucester Harbor, MA 40'
Empire Knight * Freighter 1944 Off Boon Island, ME 80'
Empire State * Passenger 1887 Bristol Harbor, RI 20'
Emperor * Steamer 1872 Penobscot Bay, ME  
Essex Freighter 1941 Block Island, RI 30'
Etrusco Freighter 1956 Scituate, MA  
Explorer Fishing 1994 Off Newport, RI 90'
Exminster * Freighter 1942 Cape Cod Bay, MA 50'
Fairfax * Freighter 1898 Off Cuttyhunk, MA  
F. C. Pendleton * Schooner 1930s Off Islesboro, ME 40'
Forest Queen * Ship 1853 Off Scituate, MA 30'
Fort Mercer * Tanker 1952 Southeast of Nantucket, MA 300'
Frank A. Palmer * Schooner 1902 Massachusetts Bay, MA 360'
Francis L. Taussig * Passenger 1929 Off Martha's Vineyard, MA 60'
French Van Gilder Schooner 1885 Nantucket Sound, MA  
USS G-1 * Submarine 1921 Narragansett Bay, RI 100'
USS G-2 Submarine 1915 Off Waterford, CT 60'
USS G-3 * Submarine 1921 Off Fishers Island, NY  
G.M. Winslow * Tug 1904 Off Cuttyhunk Island, MA 50'
USS Galena Sloop 1891 Off Martha's Vineyard, MA  
Gardner G. Deering * Schooner 1930s Off Brooksville, ME 30'
General Butler Canal Boat 1876 Lake Champlain, VT 40'
General Greene * CG Cutter 1960 Off Sandwich, MA  
George W. Humphreys Fishing 1904 Off Newport, RI 20'
Georgia Steamer 1875 Nor. Triangles, Penobscot Bay, ME  
Glen Island Passenger 1904 Glen Cove, NY  20'
Gratitude * Packet Ship 1866 East of Boston, MA  
Grecian * Freighter 1932 Off Block Island, RI 100'
Gypsum King * Tug 1906 Off Grand Manan Island, NB 35'
USS Grouse * Mine Sw. 1963 Off Rockport, MA 20'
Gwendolyn Steers    Tug 1962 Off Huntington Harbor, NY 55'
Hada County * Steamer 1941 Off Grand Manan Island, NB  
Harkness * Tug 1992 Off Matinicus Island, ME 100'
Hartwelson * Freighter 1943 Off Boothbay, ME 30'
Helen B. Crosby * Schooner 1906 Penobscot Bay, ME  
Helen Eliza Fishing 1869 Casco Bay, ME  
Henry Endicott Sch. Barge 1939 Off Plymouth, MA 80'
Herbert * Lighter 1924 Off Nahant, MA 100'
Hercules Tug 1907 Off Misquamicut,  RI 15'
Herman Winter * Freighter 1944 Martha's Vineyard, MA 20'
Heroine * Fishing 1920 Off Watch Hill, RI 80'
Hesper * Schooner 1930s Wiscasset, ME  
Hestia * Steamer 1909 Off Grand Manan Island, NB  
Hilda Garston Fishing 1961 Off Westport, MA 45'
Horatio Hall * Passenger 1909 Off Chatham, MA 35'
Horse Ferry Ferry   Lake Champlain, VT 50'
Humacao * Steamer 1885 Off Grand Manan Island, NB  
Idene Fishing   Off Block Island, RI 85'
Imperial  Ship 1869 Off Grand Manan Island, NB  
Indian * Steamer 1902 Off Cuttyhunk Island, MA  
Irvington * Tug 1914 Off Owl's Head, ME 50'
Isabel * Passenger 1915 Off Stamford, CT 20'
James E. Longstreet * Freighter 1944 Cape Cod Bay, MA 20'
Jennie French Potter * Schooner 1909 Nantucket Sound, MA 20'
Jennie R. Dubois * Schooner 1903 Off Block Island, RI 90'
John A. Downs Tug 1985 Great Gull Island, NY 230'
John H. Starin Steamer 1909 Bridgeport Harbor, CT  
John S. Dwight Rum Runner 1923 Vineyard Sound, MA 85'
Joseph S. Zeman * Schooner 1922 Off Metinic Island, ME 50'
Josephine Marie * Fishing 1992 Off Cape Cod, MA 105'
Karen E Yacht 1981 Off Greenport, NY  
Kate Harding * Barque 1892 Cape Cod, MA  
Kenwood * Schooner 1926 Off Scituate, MA 20'
Kershaw * Freighter 1928 Nantucket Sound, MA 85'
King Philip * Excursion 1935 Boston Harbor, MA 230'
Kiowa * Freighter 1903 Boston Harbor, MA 45'
USS L-8 Submarine 1926 Off Newport, RI 120'
Lackawanna * Tug 1915 Nantucket Sound, MA 50'
Lady of the Lake Passenger 1895 L. Winnipesaukee, NH 30'
Lake Crystal Barge 1946 Off Watch Hill, RI 130'
Larchmont * Passenger 1907 Off Watch Hill, RI 130'
Lexington * Passenger 1840 Off Bridgeport, CT 150'
USS Leyden Tug 1903 Block Island, RI 15'
Lightburne Tanker 1939 Block Island, RI 30'
Lightship LV-58 * Lightship 1905 South of Nantucket, MA 150'
Llewellyn Howland * Freighter 1924 Off Newport, RI 30'
Lord Ashburton * Barque 1857 Grand Manan Island, NB  
Louise B. Crary * Schooner 1902 Massachusetts Bay, MA 360'
Lunet * Schooner 1898 Naushon Island, MA 60'
Luther Little * Schooner 1930s Wiscasset, ME  
Lydia Scholfield * Schooner 1891 Off Newport, RI 30'
Magnifique Man-of-War 1782 Boston Harbor, MA  
Maine * Passenger 1920 Western L. I. Sound, NY 10'
Maritana * Barque or Brig 1861 Outer Boston Harbor, MA  
Mars * Tug 1942 Off Plymouth, MA 125'
Mary Arnold * Tug 1940 Off Charlestown, RI 60'
Mary E. O'Hara * Fishing 1941 Boston Harbor, MA 50'
Mary E. Olys * Schooner 1920 Cape Porpoise, ME  
Mavournee Barque 1866 Grand Manan Island, NB 90'
Mayflower * Passenger 1979 Nantasket Beach, MA  
Mertie B. Crowley * Schooner 1910 Martha's Vineyard, MA  
Meteor Collier 1926 Block Island, RI 20'
Metis Passenger 1872 Off Watch Hill, RI 130'
Minerva Brig 1810 Off Newport, RI 20'
Miss Sonya * Fishing 2008 Off Gloucester, MA 160'
Mohave * Tug 1928 Boston Harbor, MA 25'
Monhegan * Passenger 1938 Narragansett Bay, RI 5'
Montana Sch. Barge 1907 Off Block Island, RI 90'
Montclair Schooner 1927 Off Cape Cod, MA  
Mount Hope  Tug 1968 Narragansett Bay, RI 20''
Moritz * Freighter 1930 Off Marblehead, MA 200'
Myronus * Schooner 1907 Off Bridgeport, CT 60'
Nancy Brig 1780 Portland Head, ME 30'
Nancy * Schooner 1927 Nantasket Beach, Hull, MA  
Nantucket Lightship * Lightship 1934 Off Nantucket, MA 180'
Narragansett * Passenger 1880 Off Saybrook, CT  
Neponset * Tug 1927 Buzzards Bay, MA 78'
USS New Hampshire * Frigate 1922 Off Manchester, MA 40'
Neptune II * Fishing 1989 Off Sakonnet Point, RI 85'
New York Central 14 * Lighter 1970s Off Boston, MA 120'
Newcastle City * Steamer 1887 Off Nantucket, MA 100'
USS Nezinscot * Tug 1909 Off Rockport, MA 300'
USS Nina Tug 1891 Off Martha's Vineyard, MA  
Nina T * Fishing 1997 Off Gloucester, MA 100'
Norness * Tanker 1942 Off Block Island, RI 284'
North American * Passenger 1967 East of Nantucket, MA 250'
Northern Voyager Fishing 1997 Off Gloucester, MA 175'
Nottingham * Galley 1710 Boon Island, ME  
Novadoc Freighter 1947 Off Portland, ME 400'
USS O-9 Submarine 1941 Off Isles of Shoals, NH 430'
O. J. Walker Canal Boat 1895 Lake Champlain, VT 65'
Oakey L. Alexander * Collier 1947 Cape Elizabeth, ME 20'
USS Ohio * Frigate 1884 Greenport, NY 20'
Olinda * Freighter 1895 Off Fishers Island, NY 30'
Onondaga * Freighter 1918 Off Watch Hill, RI 40'
USS PE-56 Patrol Boat 1945 Off Cape Elizabeth, ME  
P. T. Teti Tug 1972 Off Sakonnet Point, RI 100'
Palmetto Steamer 1858 Off Block Island, RI 40'
Pan Pennsylvania * Tanker 1944 70 mi S of Nantucket, MA 300'
Paul Palmer * Schooner 1913 Off Provincetown, MA 85'
Pemberton Sch. Barge 1907 Nantucket Sound, MA  
Pendleton * Tanker 1952 Off Chatham, MA 30'
Pentagoet * Steamer 1898 Off Cape Cod, MA 170'
Perkiomen Steamer 1885 Off Monomoy Island, MA 55'
Peter Stuyvesant * Passenger 1978 Boston Harbor, MA  
Philadelphia * Gunboat 1776 Lake Champlain, VT  
Phoenix Ferry 1819 Lake Champlain, VT 110'
Pinthis * Tanker 1930 Off Scituate, MA 100'
Polias * Freighter 1920 Off Port Clyde, ME 40'
Poling Brothers #2 * Tanker 1940 Off Greenwich, CT 60'
Port Hunter * Freighter 1918 Nantucket Sound, MA 85'
Port Nicholson * Freighter 1942 Off Cape Cod, MA 700'
Portland * Passenger 1898 Off Cape Cod, MA 460'
Pottstown Sch. Barge 1944 Off Sandwich, MA 60'
Progress Dredge 1940 Off Charlestown, RI 60'
Puszta Freighter 1934 Block Island, RI 20'
Queen City Steamer 1907 Sakonnet, RI  
Regal Sword * Freighter 1979 Off Chatham, MA 275'
Reliance * Lighter 1933 Off Boston, MA 120'
Republic * Passenger 1909 Off Nantucket, MA 250'
Rhode Island * Passenger 1880 Narragansett Bay, RI 30'
Robert G. Cann * Steamer 1946 Off Grand Manan Island, NB 400'
Romance * Passenger 1936 Boston Harbor, MA 80'
Roosevelt II * Ferry 1959 Lake Champlain, VT  
Royal Tar * Passenger 1836 Off Vinalhaven, ME  
Ruth E. Merrill * Schooner 1924 Vineyard Sound, MA 20'
Rye Cliff Ferry 1918 Off Sea Cliff, NY 10'
USS S-4 * Submarine 1927 Off Provincetown, MA  
USS S-21 Submarine 1945 Off Cape Elizabeth, ME 120'
USS S-51 Submarine 1925 Off Block Island, RI  
Sagamore * Schooner 1907 Nantucket Sound, MA 80'
Sagamore * Freighter 1934 Off Prouts Neck, ME 40'
Sagunto Frigate 1813 Isles of Shoals, NH  
HMCS Saint Francis * Destroyer 1945 Off Westport, MA 60'
Saint John Brig 1849 Off Cohasset, MA 20'
Samuel J. Goucher * Schooner 1911 Off Isles of Shoals, NH  
Sankaty Head * Fishing 1967 Off Plymouth, MA 120'
Sarah Ellen * Schooner 1860 Lake Champlain, VT 300'
Seaconnet * Collier 1923 Vineyard Sound, MA 100'
Silvia * Freighter 1908 Off Cuttyhunk, MA  
Somerset * Frigate 1778 Cape Cod, MA  
Southland Steamer 1930 Off Scituate, MA 160'
Spartan * Freighter 1905 Block Island, RI 15'
Spitfire * Gunboat 1776 Lake Champlain, VT  
USS Squalus * Submarine 1939 Off Portsmouth, NH  
Stone Boat Canal Boat   Lake Champlain, VT 25'
Susan P. Thurlow Schooner 1897 Casco Bay, ME  
USS Tallapoosa * Gunboat 1884 Vineyard Sound, MA  
Thames Tug 1973 Off Southold, NY 130'
Thames * Steamer 1930 Off Norwalk, CT 10'
USS Thresher (SSN-593) * Submarine 1963 East of Cape Cod, MA 8,400'
Trajan Barque 1867 Newport Harbor, RI 30'
USS Triana * Tug 1891 Cuttyhunk Island, MA 20'
Trojan * Freighter 1906 Vineyard Sound, MA 110'
Troydon *  Fishing 1995 Off Block Island, RI 135'
Turkish Empire Ship 1879 Off Grand Manan Island, NB  
Twilight Passenger 1921 Moosehead Lake, ME 30'
U-215 German Sub 1942 200 miles E of Boston, MA 270'
U-234 * German Sub 1947 40 miles NE of Cape Cod, MA 600'
U-550 * German Sub 1944 70 mi S of Nantucket, MA 300'
U-853 * German Sub 1945 Off Block Island, RI 130'
Ulysses * Steamer 1878 Rockland Harbor, ME  
U.S. La Vallee * Tug 1931 Lake Champlain, VT  
USS Valor * Mine Sw. 1944 Buzzards Bay, MA  
Van * Steamer 1935 Off Boston, MA 300'
Velma  Schooner 1900 Off Grand Manan Island, NB  
Vineyard Lightship * Lightship 1944 Buzzards Bay, MA 65'
Volund * Freighter 1908 Off Fishers Island, NY 95'
Wandby * Freighter 1921 Off Kennebunkport, ME 20'
Wanderer * Whale Ship 1924 Off Cuttyhunk, MA 20'
Warwick Steamer 1896 Off Grand Manan Island, NB  
Washington * Passenger 1831 Off Stratford, CT 60'
Washington B. Thomas * Schooner 1903 Off Prouts Neck, ME 20'
Whydah * Pirate Ship 1717 Off Wellfleet, MA 40'
William H.Machen * Freighter 1942 Off Isles of Shoals, NH 300'
William H. McAllister * Tug 1963 Lake Champlain, VT  
Winifred Sheridan Barge 1941 Boston Harbor, MA 50'
Wyalusing Tug 1906 Off Hull, MA 50'
Wyoming * Schooner 1924 Off Chatham, MA  
USS Yankee * Cruiser 1908 Off New Bedford, MA 55'
USS YF-415 * Lighter 1944 Boston Harbor, MA 240'
USS YMS-14 * Minesweeper 1945 Boston Harbor, MA 60'
YSD * Salvage Barge 1957 Off Martha's Vineyard, MA 30'

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