Azores's Shipwrecks

 Archival Research by Paulo Monteiro

XVIIth century

 

Identification

Year

Date of Loss

Island

Place of loss

Name

Type

Observations

146

1600

?

S. Jorge

Bairro da Ribeira, east of Calheta

?

English Man'o war

 

336

1603

?

S. Miguel

 

Nuestra Señora de los Reyes

Spanish Nao

 From Santo Domingo, Captain Luis de Acosta

229

1605

15-Set

Terceira

Wrecked on sunken reef, Angra bay

?

Portugueses Nao

Capt. Manuel Barreto Rolim

834

1605

?

S. Miguel 

?

El Unicornio

Spanish Ship

 

230

1606

?

Terceira

?

São Jacinto

Portuguese Nao

From India

835

1606

?

Santa Maria

?

La Gracia de Diós

Spanih Nao

From Mexico, Captain Alonso Valenzuela

231

1608

?

Terceira

?

?

Spanish Nao

Capitania of D. Juan de Salas Valdes

147

1611

?

S. Jorge

?

?

Galleon

Artilery salvaged

41

1614

?

Faial

?

?

Portuguese Nao

From India

42

1615

07-Nov

Faial 

Coast of Carrasca, Porto Pim

Nª Senhora da Luz

Portuguese Nao

Capitana, with peper and Birmany treasure

43

1615

09-Nov

Faial

Costa de Porto Pim

?

Portuguese Ship

From St Tome

337

1615

?

S. Miguel

?

?

Portuguese Nao

 

232 

1618

Terceira

Terceira

Angra bay

São Jacinto

Portuguese Nao

Salvaged by the town people

45

1625

 ?

Faial 

?

?

Portuguese Nau

Almiranta from Brazil, the crew was rescued

148

1625

Out

S. Jorge

Run aground

Sta. Anna Maior

Portuguese Galleon

From Bahia, Brazil

836

1625

?

Corvo

?

?

Spanish Ship

 

837

1633

?

Santa Maria

?

San Antonio y Buena Esperanza

Spanish Ship

From Mexico, Captain Francisco de Goycoechea.

459

1634 

16-Mai

S. Maria

 

Santo António

Portuguese Carvel

From India

233

1642

Abril

Terceira

Angra bay, near Dois Paus fortress

?

Portuguese  ship

Sunk by artillery fire and a storm

234

1642

Out

Terceira

Run aground on São Mateus coast

?

Portuguese Nao

Almiranta of the rebbels, 250 tons, Capt. Domingos Aguiar

472

1644

?

?

?

?

Portuguese Galleon

Three wrecks from Brazil

235

1649

12-Fev

Terceira

Angra bay

?

Portuguese Ships

Four wrecks from Brazil

475

1649

Nov

?

?

 

Portuguese Frigate

Sunk by a corsair

239

1650

?

Terceira

On the coast

Santo António

Spanish Ship

From S. Cristóvão, cargo was salvaged

338

1651

03-Jan

S. Miguel

Ponta da Galé

S. Pantalião

Portuguese Galleon

300 dead, 30 rescued

47

1652

?

Faial

Run aground

?

?

Ship of the Paladin Prince

30

1654

Set

Corvo

High seas

?

Portuguese Ship

With  sugar

240

1654

?

Terceira

Vila da Praia

São Pedro Hamburgo

Portuguese Galleon

From Brazil, 600 tons

124

1659

23-Fev

Pico

Porto da Vila da Madalena

?

Portuguese Ship

Nine dead

48

1660

?

Faial

?

N. S da Boa Memória

Portuguese Carvel

From India

241

1663

?

Terceira

Angra bay

?

Portuguese  Ships

Eleven ships from Brazil in a storm

49

1673

01-Nov

Faial

Porto da Horta

Elias

English Ship

London. Prize of the dutch fleet of Evertsen

50

1673

01-Nov

Faial

Porto da Horta

Pearl 

English Ship

Bristol. Prize of the dutch fleet of Evertsen

51

1673

01-Nov

Faial

Porto da Horta

?

Fishing Ketches

Two wrecks from the dutch fleet of Evertsen

252

1674

?

Terceira

?

?

Dutch ship

50 cannons

186

1680

Ago

Graciosa

?

Le Saint Lucq

French ship

Lost in a storm

53 

1681

?

Faial

?

?

French Ship

 

254

1690

26-Mar

Terceira

East of Porto Judeu

?

Carvel Nao

To Cape Verde Islands with lime and bell, 22 deads

187 

1691

?

Graciosa

?

?

Patacho

In a storm

255

1694

?

Terceira

25 leagues east of the island

La Cassandre

French ship

 

149

1695

15-Set

S. Jorge

Ponta do Topo

?

Portuguese Ship

Run aground while trying to escape a morish ship

54

1697

Nov

Faial

Western tip of the island

La Ville de Bayonne

French flute

 

256

1697

Nov

Terceira 

Angra bay

?

Portuguese Ships

Four wrecks, with wheat, in  a storm

55

1698

13-Nov

Faial

Run aground

?

Ship

Five wrecks, in a storm

260 

1698

 Jun

Terceira

Angra bay

St. François

French Ship

 

 
 

Citation Information:

Paulo Monteiro,
2002,
Shipwrecks in the Azores, World Wide Web, URL, http://nautarch.tamu.edu/shiplab/, Nautical Archaeology Program, Texas A&M University.