Azores's Shipwrecks

 Archival Research by Paulo Monteiro

XVIIIth century

 

 Identification

 Year

 Date of Loss

 Island

 Place of loss

 Name

Type 

 Observations

 31

1700 

 ?

Corvo 

 ?

Providencia 

Spanish Galleon 

From Santo Domingo, there was a map of the wreck site 

 150

 1700

 ?

S. Jorge 

Ponta do Galeão, Monteiros 

? 

Galleon from Brasil

Anchor and ballast were visible 

261

1702

10-Dez

Terceira

Lost on sunken reef, Angra bay

Fla Orbanne

French frigate

 

151

 1706

28-Nov

S. Jorge

Calheta

York

Sumaca/Balandra

Brazilizn Wood and tobbaco 

838

1706

?

Santa Maria

?

Nuestro Señor y San José

Spanish Ship

From Tierra Firme, 100 tons

152

 1710

25-Dez

S. Jorge

Ponta do Topo

?

Small island boat

Four dead

476 

1712 

29-Jan

High seas

?

Magnanime

French Ship

Duguay Trouin fleet, Captain de Courserac

477

1712

29-Jan

High seas

?

Fidéle

French Ship

Duguay Trouin fleet, Captain de La Moinerie

339

1713

?

S. Miguel

?

La Louise

French Ship

From Martinica, Cap Bennoist Gomme

262

1717

?

Terceira

Monte Brasil, south face

?

Portuguese Nao

From India

60

1719

?

Faial

Near the island

?

?

From aranhão, Brazil

263

1721

Dez

Terceira

?

Le Elisabeth

French Ship

 

61

1723

?

Faial

Horta bay

?

?

 

264

1727

?

Terceira

12 miles out

Rainha Santa

Portuguese Ship

From Baía, Brazil

1727

Abril

Flores

In face of Vila das Lajes

Nuestra Señora de las Angústias

Spanish Galleon

Cap. Juan Fernandez Arnal, with treasure

839

1727

?

Flores

?

Nuestra Señora de los Angeles

Spanish Ship

 

340 

1737

?

S. Miguel

Wrecked on shore

Saint Michel

French Ship

Cmdt Michel Giraudel

153

1738

25-Dez

S. Jorge

Ponta do Topo

?

Small island boat

Five dead

6

1741 

28-Jun

Flores

?

Hilversbeek

Dutch VOC Ship

From Java, with porcelain, 850 ton

265

1750

Dez

Terceira

?

Andromade

French Ship

From S. Domingo

478

1762

?

High seas

Sunk by artilery fire

HMS Malborough

English ship

From Havana, 70 guns

32

1770

 Dez

Corvo

?

?

Spanish Nao

With indigo and treasure

188

1777

Mar

Graciosa

?

Jean Louis

French Ship

 

341

1779

25-Ago

S. Miguel

East coast of Salvação fortress, Ponta Delgada

?

Schooner

Wrecked aground in storm

342

1779

25-Ago

S. Miguel

Ponta Delgada

?

Four unidentified ships

Wrecked in a storm

62

1779

31-Out

Faial

?

?

English Ship

Corsair, in a storm

63

 1779

31-Out

Faial

?

?

Portuguese Ship

In a storm

64

1779

31-Out

Faial

?

?

French Ship

In a storm

65

1779

31-Out

Faial

?

Nuestra Señora. del Carmen

Spanish Frigate

Seven dead

7

1779

28-Ago

Flores

?

Poderoso

Spanish ship of the line

In a storm, 74 guns

66

1779

?

Faial

?

Le Marchais

French Ship

 

346

1779

Jan

S. Miguel

?

?

Two unidentified ships

 

840

1782

?

Faial

?

El Rosario

Spanish Ship

 

33

1783

21-Jan

Corvo

Wrecked on reefs

Prince de Kaunitz

French Ship

 

154

1783

Fev

S. Jorge

Calheta bay

HMS Pallas

English Frigate

Burnt by the Captain

67

1786

?

Faial

?

Nuestra Señora. del Rosário

Spanish Ship

 

34

1788

?

Corvo

?

San Fernando

Spanish Ship

With pao campeche

68

1789

Winter

Faial

Horta bay

?

?

Coinage, cargo, 30 crew

69 

1790

24-Jan

Faial

?

Julie

French Ship

600 ton.

8

1793

?

Flores

?

?

French Ship

 

347

1793

?

S. Miguel

?

?

 

348

1793 

?

S. Miguel

?

Brig

 

125

1796

29-Jan

Pico

Shoal east of Santo Amaro

Astrée

French Frigate

From Guadalupe, 138 dead

266

1796

30-Jun

Terceira

9 miles out

São José

Portuguese Brig

Burnt by french corsairs

9

1797

?

Flores

?

?

English Ship

With french prisoners

 
 

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.