MADAGASCAR

Madagascar lies to to South East of the African Continent. To the East of Madagsacar are the Mascarene Islands of Reunion, previously known as Santa Apolonia and Ile Bourbon and Mauritius, previously known as Ile de France. The sample report shows a list of 36 vessels lost off the Island of Madagascar, the names of which begin with the letters A and B. There are currently 208 wrecks listed in total for Madagascar.



Ship Name: Abeille
-mm/dd/yyyy: 02/25/1885
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Lat: S:016.50.00
Long: E:049.35.00
Last Known Location: Madagascar
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Lost in a Cyclone at Saint Marie, Madagascar. No other information.


Ship Name: Actio
-mm/dd/yyyy: ??/??/1900
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Lost off Madagascar. No other information.


Ship Name: Adventure Galley
-mm/dd/yyyy: 06/??/1698
Description: Wooden Hull
Lat: S:017.03.00
Long: E:049.51.00
Last Known Location: Madagascar
Vessel Type: Sail
Nationality: British
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287 tons. 124ft x 28ft. Launched December 4th 1695 by William Castle of Deptford. Burned at St Mary's Island, Madagascar. Stuck on a sand bar in shallow water. Pirate Kidd's vessel. .............................................

"Adventure Galley, also known as Adventure, was an English sailing galley captained by William Kidd, the notorious privateer. She was built to an unusual design that combined conventional square rigged sails with oars to give her manoeuvrability in both windy and calm conditions. The vessel was launched at the end of 1695 and was acquired by Kidd the following year to serve in his privateering venture. Between April 1696 and April 1698, she travelled thousands of miles across the Atlantic and Indian Oceans in search of pirates but failed to find any until nearly the end of her travels. Instead, Kidd himself turned pirate in desperation at not having obtained any prizes. Adventure Galley succeeded in capturing two vessels off India and brought them back to Madagascar, but by the spring of 1698 the ship's hull had become so rotten and leaky that she was no longer seaworthy. She was stripped of anything movable and sunk off the northeastern coast of Madagascar. In 1999 - 2000, a wreck believed to be that of Adventure Galley was found alongside several other sunken pirate vessels. www.wikipedia. org. ...............................................



Ship Name: Aigle Blanc
-mm/dd/yyyy: ??/??/1667
Description: Wooden Hull
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Last Known Location: Madagascar
Vessel Type: Frigate
Nationality: French
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Lost off Madagascar. No other information.


Ship Name: Albert Morillon
-mm/dd/yyyy: 01/06/1930
Description: Steel Hull
Lat: S:012.16.00
Long: E:049.17.00
Last Known Location: Madagascar
Vessel Type: Prop Driven
Nationality: French
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The French cargo ship ALBERT MORILLON ran aground off Diego Suarez, Madagascar, and was wrecked.


Ship Name: Alcase
-mm/dd/yyyy: ??/??/1927
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Lost off Madagascar. No other information.


Ship Name: Alexander
-mm/dd/yyyy: ??/??/1700
Description: Wooden Hull
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Last Known Location: Madagascar
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Pirate vessel. C/O James. Wrecked on a reef probably near Nosy Hao Island. opposite Andavadoaka. ex- captured Portuguese vessel.


Ship Name: Alice F Palmer
-mm/dd/yyyy: 07/10/1943
Description: Liberty Ship
Lat: S:026.30.00
Long: E:044.20.00
Last Known Location: Madagascar
Vessel Type: Steamer
Nationality: American
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7,176 tons. 422.8ft x 57ft. Built in 1943 by California SB Corp, LA. Yard No 151. Owned by American President Lines Ltd, San Francisco CA (the US War Shipping Administration). Torpedoed by U-177 (Robert Gysae) off Madegascar. Grid KQ-5387. Bound Colombo to Durban unescorted. Water ballast. Location also shown as E:44.10. All 68 crew were rescued by a Consolidated PBY Catalina aircraft of the Royal Air Force or reached land in their lifeboats. ....................


Ship Name: Alkmaar
-mm/dd/yyyy: ??/??/1604
Description: Wooden Hull
Lat: N:015.49.00
Long: E:049.50.00
Last Known Location: Madagascar
Vessel Type: EastIndiaman
Nationality: Dutch
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200 tons. Built 1601. Riddled with shipworm and abandoned at Bay of Antongil. Madagascar. Homeward bound to Holland.


Ship Name: Alouette
-mm/dd/yyyy: ??/??/1898
Description: Wooden Hull
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Last Known Location: Madagascar
Vessel Type: Schooner
Nationality: French
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Wrecked at Madagascar. No other information.


Ship Name: Altai
-mm/dd/yyyy: ??/??/1902
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Lost off Madagascar. No other information.


Ship Name: Amable
-mm/dd/yyyy: 02/15/1885
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Lat: S:016.50.00
Long: E:049.35.00
Last Known Location: Madagascar
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Wrecked in a cyclone at Saint Marie Harbour, Madagascar. No other information.


Ship Name: Amanda
-mm/dd/yyyy: 03/04/1927
Description: Steel Hull
Lat: S:018.01.00
Long: E:049.04.00
Last Known Location: Madagascar
Vessel Type: Steamer
Nationality: Norwegian
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1,170 tons. 225.3ft x 33.7ft. Built in 1906 by Alers Mek. Vaerks, Oslo. Owned by J P Pederson and Son, Oslo. Foundered in a cyclone at Tamatave, Madagascar. Cargo of silver. Tamatave now named Toamasina.


Ship Name: Ambriz
-mm/dd/yyyy: 02/??/1903
Description: Iron Hull
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Last Known Location: Madagascar
Vessel Type: Steamer
Nationality: British
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2,122 tons. 99m x 10m. 1 funnel, 3 masts, 1 prop. Built 1871 at Liverpool by Thomas Royden and Sons for the White Star Line as ASIATIC. Sister ship TROPIC. 1873 to 1896 owned by the Elder Dempster Line. She was later sold to Cie. Francaise Charbonnage et de la Batelage and converted to a coal depot ship. Wrecked on coast of Madagascar, exact location not shown.


Ship Name: Amity
-mm/dd/yyyy: ??/??/1693
Description: Wooden Hull
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Last Known Location: Madagascar
Vessel Type: Sloop
Nationality: British
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Pirate vessel. Wrecked in a Bay. C/O Tew. .....................

The majority of the pirates that stopped at Madagascar were English, French or American and one of the earliest of the more famous pirates to arrive was Thomas Tew in 1693. Tew was master of an 8-gun sloop, the Amity and while England was at war with France in 1692, he received a commission from the governor of Bermuda to travel with another ship to Africa and attack the French slaving stations at Goori in Gambia. During a storm on the way there, Tew lost his partnered ship and decided to turn pirate. Tew puts Amity in at Madagascar more than once between 1692 and 1693 for supplies. Amity met and engaged an Arab galley in the Straits of Bebelmandebin in the Red Sea. The galley was laden with treasure bound for the palace of the Arab Grand Moghul and her crew put up very little resistance. Without injury to a single man, Tew's crew took the galley. Her cargo amounted to approximately 16 million modern US dollars. He set course back to the Cape of Good Hope, stopping at the island of St. Mary's on Madagascar to careened.

Amity sailed home, not to Bermuda but to Newport. They reached Rhode Island in April of 1694.

His reputation had be made with the enormous wealth allotted to his previous crew. In November of 1694, Tew's ship - again named Amity - set out across the Atlantic this time with two others Captained by Thomas Wake and William Want.

He sold the Amity, paid the crew, and then spent the next several months ashore, enjoying the notoriety that his exploits brought him.





Ship Name: Amphitrite
-mm/dd/yyyy: ??/??/1799
Description: Wooden Hull
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Last Known Location: Madagascar
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Lost off Madagascar. No other information.


Ship Name: Anna
-mm/dd/yyyy: 02/15/1885
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Lat: S:016.50.00
Long: E:049.35.00
Last Known Location: Madagascar
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Wrecked in a cyclone at Saint Marie, Madagascar. No other information.


Ship Name: Anne
-mm/dd/yyyy: ??/??/1689
Description: Wooden Hull
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Last Known Location: Madagascar
Vessel Type: EastIndiaman
Nationality: British
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120 tons. 18 guns. C/O William Frack. Bound UK to a Fort at Madagascar. Crew of 25. Lost off Madagascar exact location not known.


Ship Name: Anne Marie
-mm/dd/yyyy: ??/??/1882
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Lost off Madagascar. No other information.


Ship Name: Argp
-mm/dd/yyyy: 02/15/1885
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Lat: S:018.09.00
Long: E:049.25.00
Last Known Location: Madagascar
Vessel Type: Steamer
Nationality: French
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Grounded in a cyclone at Tamatave and broke up.


Ship Name: Armide
-mm/dd/yyyy: 02/25/1885
Description: Iron Hull
Lat: S:018.09.00
Long: E:049.25.00
Last Known Location: Madagascar
Vessel Type: Prop Driven
Nationality: French
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Coaster. Wrecked in a cyclone at Tamatave, Madagascar.


Ship Name: Ashruf
-mm/dd/yyyy: 05/08/1905
Description: Steel Hull
Lat: S:013.21.00
Long: E:050.00.00
Last Known Location: Madagascar
Vessel Type: Steamer
Nationality: Indian
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3,782 tons. 378ft x 42ft. Built in 1871 as PESHAWUR by Caird and Co, Greenock. Yard No 164. #65411. Built for P and O Line of London. 1900 to 1905 owned by Hajee Casim Jeesrub, Bombay and renamed ASHRUF. C/O Alfred Newby. Sailed May 4th from Mauritius to Madagascar with a cargo of cattle. Struck a rock at the entrance to Vohemar Harbour, Madagascar.


Ship Name: Baby
-mm/dd/yyyy: 09/??/1988
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Lat: N:022.11.00
Long: E:048.07.00
Last Known Location: Madagascar
Vessel Type: Prop Driven
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381 tons. 65.2m x 11m. Wrecked near Mananjary, Madagascar.



Ship Name: Bagdad
-mm/dd/yyyy: 11/30/1935
Description: Steel Hull
Lat: S:016.33.00
Long: E:049.85.00
Last Known Location: Madagascar
Vessel Type: Steamer
Nationality: French
O/S File: 00716
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2,492 tons. 96.8m x 12m. Built in 1891 by Gourlay Brothers & Co Ltd, Dundee. Yard No 150. From 1891 to 1895 as ATHENAI owned by Panhellenic Steamship Co., Piraeus. 1895 to1935 as BAGDAD owned by Messageries Maritimes (MM, Compagnie des), Paris. Employed on Madagascar coastal service. 1935 wrecked off Cape Lahatrozona, near Atafa Island, Madagascar coast.



Ship Name: Bateleur
-mm/dd/yyyy: 08/??/1983
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Last Known Location: Madagascar
Vessel Type: Tug
Nationality: British
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287 tons. Foundered while aiding VATSY 2 near Isle St Marie, East of Malagasy.


Ship Name: Bedford
-mm/dd/yyyy: ??/??/1699
Description: Wooden Hull
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Pirate vessel. Lost off Masdagascar. No other information.


Ship Name: Belette
-mm/dd/yyyy: 02/23/1888
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Lat: S:018.09.00
Long: E:049.25.00
Last Known Location: Madagascar
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Nationality: Mauritius
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Wrecked in a cyclone at Tamatave, Madagascar.


Ship Name: Benavon
-mm/dd/yyyy: 09/12/1940
Description: Steel Hull
Lat: S:025.33.00
Long: E:052.09.00
Last Known Location: Madagascar
Vessel Type: Steamer
Nationality: British
O/S File: 01041
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5,872 tons. 425ft x 56ft. Built in 1930 by Lithgows, Port Glasgow. Yard No 834. #161818. Home Port Leith. Launched May 27th 1930. Owned by the Ben Line. Sunk by gunfire 330 miles off Madagascar from German Raider PINGUIN that had been disguised as the Norwegian cargo vessel TRAFALGAR. Benavon resisted with her 4 inch gun, but her inexperienced gun crew failed to fit the shell with fuse caps, thus one of the shells that hit Pinguin right next to the magazine failed to detonate. Lives lost 23. Cargo of hemp and rubber. Bound Penang to the UK. Location also shown as S:25.20. E:52.17.




Ship Name: Bengalia
-mm/dd/yyyy: 01/18/1905
Description: Steel Hull
Lat: S:024.56.00
Long: E:047.05.00
Last Known Location: Madagascar
Vessel Type: Steamer
Nationality: German
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7,661 tons. 147.4m x 17.3m. Built 1898 by A Stephen and Sons, Glasgow. Yard No 377. 1898 owned by Furness Withy and Co, London. 1898 to 1905 owned by the Hamburg America Line, Hamburg. Bound Cardiff to Batavia with a cargo of coal. Sailing under Russian orders. Stranded on the coast of Madagascar at Tamatave. .........

Some lists just show unknown Russian vessel wrecked 1905.


Ship Name: Beriziky
-mm/dd/yyyy: ??/??/1927
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Wrecked off Madagascar. No other information.


Ship Name: Betsiboka
-mm/dd/yyyy: 03/06/1975
Description: Steel Hull
Lat: S:012.22.00
Long: E:049.19.00
Last Known Location: Madagascar
Vessel Type: Tanker
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807 tons. 66.4m x 9.1m. Wrecked off Cape San Sebastien.



Ship Name: Beveziers
-mm/dd/yyyy: 05/05/1942
Description: Agosta Class
Lat: S:012.16.30
Long: E:049.17.05
Last Known Location: Madagascar
Vessel Type: Submarine
Nationality: French
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2,084 tons. 92.3m x 8.2m. Built in 1932 by Arsenal de Cherbourg, Cherbourg. Owned by Marine Nationale Francaise - French Navy. On the 5th May 1942 she was riding at anchor in Currier Bay, Diego Suarez, when the British launched their invasion of Madagascar (Operation 'Ironclad'). The French ships in the anchorage were attacked without warning by planes from the British aircraft carriers HMS Indomitable and HMS Illustrious, which secured bomb hits on the sub, sinking her in position S:012.16.30. E:49.17.05. Raised by the Allies in April 1943 but survey declared her unfit for repairs and was subsequently scrapped. Stricken from French Naval Lists on the 26th December 1946.


Ship Name: Birmah
-mm/dd/yyyy: ??/??/1903
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Last Known Location: Madagascar
Vessel Type: Sail
Nationality: Italian
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Ran aground. No other information.


Ship Name: Bougainville
-mm/dd/yyyy: 05/05/1942
Description: Auxil
Lat: N:012.17.00
Long: E:049.14.00
Last Known Location: Madagascar
Vessel Type: Cruiser
Nationality: French
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7,200 tons. 415ft x 54ft. Built in 1913 by Forg st Chant de la Medit. Yard No 1235. 1939 to 1942 as VICTOR SCHOELCHER owned by the French Line, Marseilles. 1942 converted to auxil' cruiser. Carried 5 inch guns. Owned by the Vichy French Govt and re-named BOUGAINVILLE 11. Sunk by British invasion aircraft at Diegi Suarez, Northern Madagascar.


Ship Name: British Commander
-mm/dd/yyyy: 08/26/1940
Description: Steel Hull
Lat: S:029.37.00
Long: E:045.50.00
Last Known Location: Madagascar
Vessel Type: Tanker
Nationality: British
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6,901 tons. 134.1m x 17.4m. Built in 1922 by Caledon SB and E Co, Dundee. Yard No 282. #146652. Owned by British Tanker Co. C/O John Thornton. Sunk by gunfire and torpedo from German Raider PINGUIN South oif Madagascar. In ballast. Also show lost at S:29.30. E:46.06.


Ship Name: Buffalo
-mm/dd/yyyy: ??/??/1709
Description: Wooden Hull
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Last Known Location: Madagascar
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Pirate vessel. Lost off Madagascar. No other information.