Mariners Lost at Sea Database

A team of interns and volunteers scoured newspapers, account books, and whaling logs in an effort to quantify the Nantucket whaling industry’s death toll at sea. While the record will never be complete, the team identified more than 1,100 sailors who lost their lives in pursuit of “black gold.” The outliers represent years where whole crews are documented as lost at sea rather than individuals.

Many Nantucketers died from the actions of angered sperm whales and some perished due to the poor judgement of their captains. But disease and shipboard accidents were also leading causes of death among Nantucket whalers, as well as among Nantucket fishermen and merchant sailors more generally. Research carried out at the NHA has identified over 1,100 seafarers lost aboard Nantucket vessels between 1724 and 1896. Their sacrifices stand as a testament to the human cost of whaling, fishing, and trading from a small island community. Learn more

This searchable database was developed to remember these brave individuals, listing their names and what we know about them.

Contact the NHA Research Library at library@nha.org if you have additional information on Nantucket mariners in the database or any not included.

LEGEND:

*  denotes individuals who were residents of Nantucket
” ” denotes content from source material
Sources include Account Book 54 (NHA Manuscript Collection), the Barney Genealogical Record, The Inquirer and Mirror, and the Nantucket Journal.

NameDeath
Date
ShipAge at
Death
Details
Abbott, Joseph *1861 Sep 16Ship Columbia of NantucketCaptain; died at sea. Previously master of bark Maria of New Bedford.
Ackley, Enoch *1855 Jan 2Ship Potomac of NantucketCaptain; died at sea
Adlington, George *1833 Mar 6Bark Winslow of New Bedford292nd Officer; "Killed by a whale in the Pacific"
Alexander, John *1854 Aug 2932Died at sea
Allen, Benjamin *172225Lost at sea, "Lost whaling at the Southward"
Allen, Benjamin *1828Died at sea
Allen, Caleb 1759"Lost at sea"; "son David"
Allen, Daniel 1805Whaling; son Daniel
Allen, Edward Jr *181926At sea; son of David
Allen, Josiah *1804 AprDied at sea
Allen, Sylvanus Jr. *1836Died at sea
Allen, Tristram *176723Lost at sea on his way to London
Allen, Tristram * 1802 AprWest Indies
Allen, William *1805 AugWest Indies
Allen, William *1810 JulDied at sea
Alley, Barzillai *1826 Sep 2Ship James Cropper23Died at sea, "While assisting in handing the jib…he was thrown from the boom and drowned." Ship was travelling from Liverpool to New York.
Alley, Edward *1837 FebReaper20Died at sea
Alley, Gorham 1804Coming from Batavia
Andrews, Abram *1810Lost at sea; "Lost going to West Indies"
Andrews, Jacob *1823son of Abram; "he was drowned out fishing"
Annable, Jonathan 1783 Jul 19Polly of Rochester
Archer, George A. *1861 Jul 23Bark Kathleen of New Bedford16Died at sea
Arham, Andrew 1789"Drowned"
Arthur, John 181827 yrs 9 mos
Austin, Abishai *1783Lost with his brothers Nathan and William
Austin, John 1722"Lost whaling at the Southward"
Austin, Nathan *1783Lost with his brothers Abishai and William
Austin, William *1783Lost with his brothers Abishai and Nathan
Austin, William *183220Died at sea
Bailey, Benjamin *1810"West Indies"; son of Ebenezer
Bailey, Hiram *1856 May 31Schooner Watchman43Captain. Drowned when his boat was upset trying to land at Bonavista, Cape Verde Islands. He was buried at Bonavista. He left behind a wife and four children. Shipping flags at the Nantucket wharves were set at half-mast, and the door of the "Pacific Room" was draped with an ensign with a black border.
Bailey, Samuel Jr. 181926At sea
Baily, Bevy *1810"West Indies"; son of Ebenezer
Baily, Timothy 1810"From Cape de Verde"
Baker, Abner *Lost at sea; son of Lemuel
Baker, Abner *Lost at sea; son of Obed
Baker, John M. *1837 NovLost at sea
Baker, Pinkham *Died at sea
Barker, Hyckiah *1795 Jan29Died at sea
Barker, Isaac *1780? 1798?"West Indies (hurricane)"; son of Samuel
Barker, Robert 1782"Drowned at the Bar"
Barker, Robert Sr. 1780Drowned in Kennebec River
Barnard, Abishai Jr. *1781 Jan 126Lost at sea
Barnard, Alexander *184431Lost at sea, son of Thomas
Barnard, Benjamin Jr. *1786 Nov 2835Lost at sea near the West Indies, son of Benjamin
Barnard, Charles *1869 Mar20He was lost at sea with his brother Thomas; son of James
Barnard, Christopher *176729
Barnard, David 1791Died at sea off of the Coast of Brazil
Barnard, David * 180725Lost at sea
Barnard, George F. *1881 Sep 1751Died of African fever at sea
Barnard, Hezekiah *176824Lost at sea
Barnard, John C. *1864 Sep 720Lost at sea
Barnard, Jonathan 1775Discovered on the Bar
Barnard, Joshua * 1792 OctFell from mast head and died at sea; son of Benjamin
Barnard, Josiah *1780Lost at sea in the West Indies; son of Abishai
Barnard, Nathaniel 1749Died at sea near South Carolina
Barnard, Obed *1802 Jul39Died at sea near the Sandwich Islands, modern day Hawaii
Barnard, Peter 1804Died at sea in the West Indies
Barnard, Reuben * 1784 Jun 2128Died at sea; son of Benjamin
Barnard, Reuben * 1815 Sep 329Died near New York; son of Obadiah
Barnard, Samuel * 1805 Sep 2022Died in the West Indies; son of Nathaniel
Barnard, Shuback *1780Died in the West Indies; son of Shuback
Barnard, Stephen II *1772Lost at sea while whaling
Barnard, Thomas 1816
Barnard, Thomas * 1807 Sep21Lost at sea in the West Indies with A. Macy; he was the son of Thomas Jr
Barnard, Thomas H. *1869 Mar37Lost at sea with Captain Barnes
Barnard, Timothy *1707Lost at sea in Sir Cloudesly Shovell's fleet
Barnard, Timothy * 174937Died in the West Indies
Barnard, Timothy * 179925Died in the West Indies
Barnard, William 1796Killed by Native Americans on the Northwest Coast
Barnell, Baxter *1784 Jan 1Died at sea near Baltimore; son of Jonathan
Barnes, Rowland1831 Sep 13Small Moses boat, NantucketDrowned in the inner harbor returning from fishing off Brant Point
Barney, Reuben Jr. *1870 Sep 324Lost at sea
Barrett, Jethro *181831Mate; son of Nathaniel; lost at sea with David Myrick
Bartlett, Telemuchus *1802 Sep 1521Died at sea in the West Indies
Barziela, S. *1777Died at sea near Boston; son of Frances
Beard, William *1827 MayShip Cyrus, Captain David, of Nantucket16Died at sea from falling from a mast head; son of Barrett Beard
Bearse, Isaac *1866 Oct 22a dory, from Nantucket57Master of a vessel in the Light House and Buoy tender service; drowned when dory was swamped while fishing off Quidnet
Bearse, John H. *1867 Jan 19Bark Oriole, Captain Hayes, of New BedfordLost overboard while off the coast of Chile
Beayton, Israel 1811Died at sea near Baltimore
Beebe, Ezra S. *1865 Oct 221Drowned at sea
Bellows, A. *Died at sea
Bennett, George *182013Died at sea; son of William
Bennett, Samuel * 1786 Apr 26Killed by a whale
Bennett, Stephen *1849 May 1537Died at sea
Bennett, Stephen *1849 May 15Ship Citizen, Captain Bailey, of Nantucket37Late first mate of John W. Coffin of Boston
Berry, Mr. 1848 FebShip Japan, Captain Riddell, of Nantucket1st officer; died at sea
Bigelow, Edward H. *1858 Jan 1416Died at sea in the Bay of Bengal
Black, Owen * 1783 Jul 19PollyLost at sea with Jonathan Burnell; son of William
Blin, Thomas 1755Member of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost")
Bond, William1821Ship Essex, Captain Pollard, of NantucketSteward; lost at sea
Bowcott, James * 1812 Sep33Killed on the Hudson River
Bowcott, John * 1775Died at sea on the Gulf of Guinea
Bradbury, Wyman *Lost at sea
Brayton, John E. *1850 Jan 3036Died at sea
Bred, Mary 1749Drowned near Tuckernuck, cast away in a snow storm coming from Rhode Island
Briggs, Stephen *1821 Jan 2150Lost at sea
Briggs, Wiliam Coffin *1831 Sep36Died at sea
Brill, Cornelius F. *186527Died at sea
Brill, Stephen B. *1870 May26Died at sea
Brock, Andrew *1846 Jan 7Ship Planter, Captain Folger, of Nantucket2nd Mate; Boat capsized while whale fishing off Massafuero, Chili
Brown, Chandler * 1810 Sep 1Died at sea
Brown, Charles Franklin * 1865 Dec 25Whaleship Swallow of New Bedford322nd officer; Fell overboard from a boat while fast to a whale
Brown, Coffin *1783Lost at sea off Dunkirk
Brown, George * 1807 DecShip Commerce21Son of George-John Jackson; died at sea in the ship Commerce, with Jesse Bunker
Brown, Isaac H. *1852 May 16Ship Atlantic, Captain Coleman, of Nantucket18Died on board of ill health while returning home
Brown, James *182623He died in the West Indies; son of John B
Brown, James Jr. *1780Killed on board a privateer, as a prisoner near South Carolina
Brown, Shubael *182240Killed at sea while whaling
Bunker, Andrew * 177847Died at sea coming back from the West Indies; son of Zacchary
Bunker, Barnabas * 1808 Feb30Lost at sea with Jonathan Paddack
Bunker, Barzillai *17Lost at sea
Bunker, Benajah * 1793 Oct 25Lost at sea on the way to Boston
Bunker, Benjamin Jr. *1800 Sep 920Died at sea
Bunker, Charles Jr. * 1799 Jun 2226He died near Philadelphia of smallpox
Bunker, Cromwell * 1792 Aug26Lost at sea near Delagoa Bay
Bunker, Daniel 1770Killed by a whale; sailed with Paul Folger; son of Joseph Bunker
Bunker, Daniel *Killed by a whale
Bunker, David * 175538Member of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessels were lost")
Bunker, Franklin *180023Killed near Baltimore by a whale; son of George
Bunker, Fred N. W. * 1814 Mar 726Died at sea near Cape Good Hope, South Africa; son of John a tailor
Bunker, Frederic R. *1856 Apr 2923Died at sea
Bunker, George *1822 Feb 24The John Adams of Nantucket28Died at sea
Bunker, George P. *181134Died at sea
Bunker, Henry *Killed by a whale
Bunker, Henry * 1781Killed by a whale; son of Silas
Bunker, Hiram *born Aug 8, 1781. Lost at sea with Solomon Smith.
Bunker, Isaiah *Died at sea
Bunker, James H. *1866 Aug 20Schooner Eunice H. Adams of Nantucket431st officer; killed by a whale; son of Timothy Bunker
Bunker, Jesse *1807Ship Commerce of Nantucket33Captain; lost at sea with all hands. Sources conflict on whether ship was lost in 1806 or 1807.
Bunker, John *1782Died at sea in the West Indies; son of Bachillor
Bunker, John *182121Died at sea
Bunker, John Jr. *1842 Oct 1528Lost at sea
Bunker, Mary * 177917Drowned while swimming at Brant Point
Bunker, Moses *1806 Sep 2433Died at sea while whaling
Bunker, Nathaniel 1799Died at sea while whaling
Bunker, Obed 1743Lost whaling to the Southward
Bunker, Paul *1827 Jul 427Lost at sea
Bunker, Peleg * 180657Captured at sea; died in prison in France
Bunker, Peter * 175530Member of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Bunker, Peter * 1798Died in the West Indies from yellow fever
Bunker, Peter * 1777 Oct 3Died of smallpox near London
Bunker, Richard * 180027Died near Guadelope
Bunker, Robert * 1819 Apr 2Ship Horatio30Lost at sea near New York
Bunker, Rowland *1810 Feb 2Lost at sea; son of Uriah
Bunker, Samuel * 1811 May 1424Died at sea coming from Jamaica to New York
Bunker, Seth 1800Smithfield
Bunker, Simeon * 1750Died at sea while coming from Madeira, Portugal
Bunker, Stephen *Died at sea
Bunker, Sylvanus *Lost at sea
Bunker, Thaddeus *1807 Apr 2Lost at sea
Bunker, Thaddeus * 181736Died at sea near Bolivia
Bunker, William *176842Lost at sea
Bunker, William *1800Died at sea in the West Indies; son of William
Bunker, Zephinia 1784Died at sea
Burdett, Edward *1833 Nov 15 Ship Montano, Captain Edward, of Nantucket28Lost at sea in the Pacific
Burdett, Thomas *1794Lost at sea
Burgess, William 1731 Feb 30Lost whaling to the Southward
Burnell, Barker * 1798Lost at sea with his brother Jonathan while heading to Cape de Verde; son of Jonathan who died in 1783
Burnell, Jonathan Jr. * 1798Lost at sea with his brother Barker while working as a mate heading to Cape de Verde; son of Jonathan who died in 1783
Burnell, Jonathan Jr. * 183336Died at Paita, Peru; son of Jonathan who died in 1798
Burnell, Jonathan Jr. * 1783 Jul 19PollyCaptain; lost at sea
Butler, John *1800Lost at sea going to the West Indies
Calder, James * 1810 OctSon of Robert; died coming from New York
Calder, Samuel *1828 Oct 18Ship Lopez31Lost at sea
Cartland, George H. *1857 Jan 120Died at sea
Cartwright, Benjamin * 1812 Jan 1364Died at sea coming from Wilmington, N.C.
Cartwright, Edward S. * 1813 Nov19Lost at sea; son of John
Cartwright, John Jr *1802Died in Barbados
Cartwright, Jonathan * 1789 Dec 1044Died at sea coming from the West Indies
Cartwright, Joseph B. *1839 Nov 2111Fell from aloft at sea
Cartwright, Obed 1811 Mar 16Drowned near Long Island
Cartwright, Thomas *Died at sea
Cartwright, William *1813 Jul57Died at sea
Cary, James * 1812 Jul 1835Died near Canton, China
Cary, Nathaniel * 1798 Nov 2819Died near New York with yellow fever; son of Edward Sr.
Cash, Charles *Died at sea
Cash, William * 1798Killed by a whale off of the Brazilian coast
Cathcart, Gershon * 180326Died in the West Indies
Cathcart, John Sr. 1783 Jul 19Polly
Cathcart, Leander *1823 Apr 1Ship John Adams of Nantucket15Lost at sea with Seth Gillyrick
Cathcart, William H. *183630Killed by natives at sea
Chadwick, Charles H. * 1884 Oct 1850Drowned at Turks and Caicos Island
Chadwick, David 1750Died near North Carolina
Chadwick, David *1800Died at sea off the coast of Africa
Chadwick, John 1799Died of measles at sea
Chadwick, John *177835Ship sank at sea
Chadwick, Joseph * 1782Drowned at the Bar; son of Isaiah
Chadwick, Laban *Died at sea
Chadwick, Mary 1749"Drowned at Tookoonuck [Tuckernuck], cast away in a snow storm coming from Rhode Island."
Chadwick, Reuben * 1810 Apr27Lost at sea near Jamaica
Chadwick, Richard *1756Member of the first of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Chadwick, Timothy *1811 Sep 926Died at sea
Chase, Abraham * 1800 JunDied in the West Indies
Chase, Barnabas *1780 Jan 1Lost in a hurricane in a sloop; son of Thomas
Chase, Benjamin * 1780 Jan 119Lost at sea in the West Indies; son of Isaac
Chase, Benjamin * 1809 MarHe was drowned in the harbor as a young man; son of Judah
Chase, Charles Jr. * 1813 Dec 1050He died at sea; drowned in Sweden
Chase, Cornelius 1754Died while whaling
Chase, George Brown 1816Died at sea during a lightning storm near Cape Verde
Chase, James *181937Rio; son of James
Chase, Joseph Jr. * 1807 Jan28He was lost at sea
Chase, Paul * 1782 FebDrowned at Plum Island
Chase, Timothy * 181624Died at sea, near England; son of Abraham
Christian, John * 183931Killed by a whale
Church, Joseph 1844 Dec 25Ship Henry Clay, Captain Austin, of NantucketSeaman; lost from the ship
Clark, Barnabas *178019Died at sea in a hurricane
Clark, Charles *182330Died at sea
Clark, Charles G. *181723Died at sea near France; son of Ebenezer
Clark, Christopher * 1768 Jan 2723Drowned in the harbor
Clark, Church Jr *1783 Jul 19PollyLost at sea, son of Church
Clark, Elisha 1780Died near London
Clark, George *Died as a young man at sea, son of Obed
Clark, George * 1811 Jul 120Died at sea; son of Isaiah
Clark, Henry * 1801 Apr36Died in England, with smallpox
Clark, Ichabod * 1764 May 1742Died whaling
Clark, Isaiah *180033Lost at sea whaling on the Brazil coast
Clark, Matthew * 1815 Jul 2728Died in Boston
Clark, Nathaniel * 1811 Sep42He died in the West Indies
Clark, Peter * 175042He died near North Carolina
Clark, Prince *178025He was lost at sea, son of William
Clark, Stephen *182415He was lost at sea
Clark, Stephen * 1758 Feb20Was lost at sea with Solomon Gardner
Clark, Stephen * 1782 JulHe was lost at sea; son of William
Clark, Thomas *1824 May 22Dauphin, Captain Swain, of Nantucket,212nd officer; drowned off the coast of Japan while encountering a whale, he was carried out of the boat with the line
Clark, Thomas * 1780He was lost at sea near the West Indies; son of William
Clark, Uriah *1817 Mar41Died at sea
Clark, William S. *1864 Jan 2044Died at sea
Clasby, Benjamin * 1749Died in South Carolina
Clasby, Peter 1805From Patagonia
Clasby, Thomas * 1780He died in the West Indies; son of John
Cleaveland, Henry * 1796He died in the West Indies
Clisby, Henry B. *1869 MarLost at sea
Clisby, John * 1807 DecShip Commerce of NantucketMate; lost at sea with Jesse Bunker
Codd, Warren C. *1857 SepShip Mary of Nantucket21Knocked overboard and drowned while striking a whale
Coffin, Aaron 1795Died while whaling
Coffin, Abel * 1777Prison shipHe died a prisoner near New York
Coffin, Alexander *1816 Nov 3028Died at sea
Coffin, Alexander *1854 Aug 2846Died at sea in a shipwrecked with his wife, Eliza
Coffin, Alexander * 174126Died in the West Indies
Coffin, Alexander Hall and Mrs. Coffin 1854 Sep 1Ship Manchester of NantucketCaptain and wife; ship wrecked near Cape Horn
Coffin, Alfred * 1810 Oct29Died at sea coming from Cape de Verde
Coffin, Alvin E. * 1879 Jan 26Schooner Gerrit P. Wright42Drowned in Chesapeake Bay; son of Seth Coffin
Coffin, Barnabas * 1777 May 2849Died near New York
Coffin, Barthell * 1786 Apr 337Killed by a whale
Coffin, Barthell II *1756Member of the third of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Coffin, Bartlett *1786 Apr 337Killed by a whale
Coffin, Barzillai *182525Killed by a whale at sea
Coffin, Barzillai * 1799 Aug 26Died at sea in the Southward; son of Brown
Coffin, Bazaleel *1780Lost at sea, son of Elias
Coffin, Benjamin 1782"Vineyard, drowned"
Coffin, Benjamin *1819 Sep48Said in different sources to have died in the marine hospital at Charleston and in a hospital at Staten Island, N.Y.; son of Jonathan
Coffin, Benjamin Franklin *1830Lost at sea
Coffin, Bethuel *1780Lost at sea in West Indies; son of Elias
Coffin, Christopher * 175611Member of the first of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Coffin, Christopher * 1785 Nov27Died in the West Indies; son of Richard
Coffin, Cromwell *1751Died in the West Indies
Coffin, Cromwell II *1823Brothers of Nantucket252nd officer; killed by a whale
Coffin, Daniel *1724Lost at sea
Coffin, Daniel * 1745 Sep 920Killed by a whale; son of Richard Coffin
Coffin, David * 1783 Jul 19Polly33He was lost at sea with Jon Burnell; son of David
Coffin, Edwin 181815Died at sea
Coffin, Eliakim * 1783 Jul 19PollyLost at sea; son of Benjamin
Coffin, Elias * 178038Died at sea
Coffin, Elijah *178133He died abroad. He died coming from prison ship in 1781.
Coffin, Elijah *1795 AprDied at sea at Cape Nichols
Coffin, Eliphalet *Lost at sea
Coffin, Elisha * 172223He and his brother Joshua Coffin were lost whaling at the Southward
Coffin, Eliza *1854 Aug 2841Wrecked at sea with her husband, Alexander Coffin
Coffin, Francis Jr. *1805 Apr38Died at sea
Coffin, Frederic *1818 Nov39Lost at sea
Coffin, Frederic *1870 Oct 1317Killed by falling from aloft at the wharf
Coffin, George * 1820 OctDrowned in the Lakes; son of Nathaniel
Coffin, Henry *Lost at sea
Coffin, Henry * 175640Member of one of six ships captured by French "and carried away."
Coffin, Hezekiah Jr *1815 Jun40 yrs 6 mosDied at sea; unknown coast
Coffin, Hezikiah *1782Died near Virginia
Coffin, Jethro Jr. * 1782 Jan 1He was drowned at the bar
Coffin, John * 1755Member of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost") lost with his brothers Jonathan and Matthew
Coffin, John Gayer *182018Lost at sea; son of Obediah
Coffin, John Jr. *1800Lost at sea
Coffin, Jonathan * 1755Member of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost"), lost with his brothers John and Matthew
Coffin, Jonathan * 1791 Jan Died at sea, he was lost in the sound
Coffin, Joshua *1780Lost at sea in the West Indies during a hurricane
Coffin, Joshua * 172221Both he and his brother, Elishair, were lost at sea
Coffin, Josiah *1756Member of one of six ships captured by French "and carried away."
Coffin, Josiah *1778Died in prison ship near Newport; son of Josiah Jr.
Coffin, Josiah P. *1819 Nov 1726 yrs 3 mosDied at hospital in Philadelphia; son of James Josiah
Coffin, Laban * 1815 Nov 1851Died at sea near the Western Islands
Coffin, Lindsey *1834SloopFell overboard and was drowned, near Hen and Chickens while living in Sandwich
Coffin, Matthew *1788Killed by a whale
Coffin, Matthew * 1755Member of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost") with his brothers Jonathan and John
Coffin, Obadiah *1821Lost on the Shoals fishing
Coffin, Oliver * 179921"Southwest"; son of Ebenezer, died near Rhode Island
Coffin, Owen *1821 Feb 6Ship Essex, Captain Pollard, Nantucket16Died at sea
Coffin, Paul * 1729 Apr34Lost at sea while on a whaling ship
Coffin, Peleg II * 1756Member of the second of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Coffin, Peter *1806 Oct11Lost at sea
Coffin, Peter * 1772"Lost coming from the Banks"; son of Abner
Coffin, Peter Folger 1806Died at sea while whaling
Coffin, Philander Jr. *1859Lost at sea
Coffin, Prince *1835 JulAwashonks, Captain Coffin, of Falmouth37Captain; lost at sea
Coffin, Roland *1803 FebLost at sea coming from Brazil
Coffin, Roland A. *1864 Apr 12Bark Adeline Gibbs, Captain Davis, of New Bedford21Lost overboard in the process of striking a whale
Coffin, Rufus * 1818 Mar 3035Died near Havanna; son of William
Coffin, Samuel W. * 1809 Oct22Son of Simeon Jr S.C.
Coffin, Silvanus * 1813 Mar30Killed by a whale
Coffin, Sylvanus * 1783 Feb 1738drowned near Woods Hole
Coffin, Thaddeus *1842 Mar 3020Died at sea
Coffin, Thomas *Lost at sea
Coffin, Timothy * 1812 SepFell from aloft in Canton; son of Obed
Coffin, Timothy R. *1837Reaper, Captain Neal, of Salem281st or 2nd mate; lost at sea
Coffin, Uriel 1783"Drowned at Wovellall"
Coffin, Valentine * 1782 Aug21Died at sea while coming from France; son of Ebenezer
Coffin, William * 177724Died in the West Indies; son of Jonathan
Coffin, William Bunker * 1820died near Cape Verde; son of Stephen
Coffin, William H. *180930Died at sea
Coffin, William H. * 181211Lost at sea; son of William the roper
Coffin, William II *1756Member of the second of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Coffin, Zacchare 1787Died near Turkey "among the algunes"
Coffin, Zachariah 1806Died at sea
Coggeshall, Benjamin *1798Lost at sea heading for Cape de Verde
Coggeshall, Benjamin * 1782Died in Jamaica; son of Peleg
Coggeshall, Edward *183527Died at sea
Coggeshall, Obed *Lost at sea
Cole, Isaac1821 Feb 8Ship Essex, Captain Pollard, of NantucketDied at sea
Coleman, Aaron * 1788 Jul 19Drowned in the harbor; son of Francis
Coleman, Alexander *1846 Dec 19Died at sea
Coleman, Benjamin *175015Lost at sea
Coleman, Benjamin * 1777Died in the West Indies; son of Shubael, wife was Judie
Coleman, Benjamin * 180520son of Prince; died in the West Indies
Coleman, Benjamin III *1756Member of the first of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Coleman, Bethuel * 1798 Sep 1428Died at sea near New York with Yellow fever
Coleman, Charles *1820 Jun21Died at sea; son of Simeon
Coleman, Charles *1820 Jul33Died at sea; son of Richard
Coleman, Charles W. *1841 Nov 1814Fell from aloft at sea
Coleman, Charles William *181622Died at sea; son of Richard
Coleman, Christopher * 1780Lost at sea in the West Indies; son of Ebenezer
Coleman, Ebenezer *1780Died at sea while whaling; son of Jonathan
Coleman, Edwin *Lost at sea
Coleman, Frederick * 1802 Jun 20Drowned in the harbor while young; son of George
Coleman, Frederick * 1812 May21Died near London
Coleman, George * 179136Died in the West Indies; son of George
Coleman, Henry F. *186414Lost at sea
Coleman, Howard * 1869 Jul 22Fishing dory8Drowned after attempting to swim to shore at Brant Point after being unable to land a fishing dory.; son of Mr. George Coleman
Coleman, Jethro Jr. * 1755 Jan19Member of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost")
Coleman, John Way * 1802 Apr22Lost at sea; son of Barzillai
Coleman, Jonathan 1783 Jul 19Polly
Coleman, Joseph Jr. *177536Died at sea at the coast of Guinea while whaling
Coleman, Nathaniel *1780Lost at sea
Coleman, Obed H. *1846 Dec 29Ship China, Captain Fisher, of New Bedford192nd officer; Taken out of a boat by the line while fast to a whale
Coleman, Paul *1755Lost at sea
Coleman, Paul *1772Killed by a whale
Coleman, Robert *Died at sea
Coleman, Rueben *1849 Aug 29Ship Alpha, Captain Folger, of Nantucket331st officer
Coleman, Sarah * 180719Wife of Richard Lake Coleman
Coleman, Seth Macy *1816 Jun19Lost at sea, son of Abraham
Coleman, Solomon Jr. * 179519Died in England
Coleman, Stephen * 1817 Jun 1620 yrs 4mosDrowned in Quicks Hole
Coleman, Thomas * 1755Member of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Coleman, Timothy 1807Died at sea sailing South
Coleman, Tristram * 1780Lost at sea in the West Indies; son of Solomon
Colesworthy, A.G. *1830 Oct 1Brig Napoleon of NantucketMate; washed overboard and was drowned (Lat. 39/9, Long. 66/12)
Colesworthy, Waldo 1807Died in the West Indies
Cook, William 1799SloopCaptain; sloop lost at sea
Cottle, George *1824 Oct21Died at sea
Cottle, James * 1780Died in the West Indies
Cottle, Owen S. *183325Died at sea
Cottle, William Henry *1851 Aug 530Died at sea
Covett, James W. *1862 Apr 25Bark Roscius, Captain Honeywell, New BedfordSteward; died from illness
Covil, Obadiah *1809 NovLost at sea going to Alexandria, Virginia
Crew, 7 members 1853 Dec 6Ship Citizen, Captain Bailey, of NantucketLost from the ship Citizen
Crocker, Charles Jr. *1864 Feb 2229Lost at sea
Cromwell, Moses Barnard 181619Whaling
Crosby, William * 1799 Aug 717Died of yellow fever in New York; son of Sylvanus
Cushman, John 1818Died at sea
Daggett, Nathaniel * 175633Member of the third of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Darling, Charles *1810 AprDied near Jamaica
Davis, Charles * 1821 Mar43 yrs 6 mosCaptain; died in the West Indies
Dennis, James 1817Died at sea
Derrick, Thomas J. *1847 Apr 20Ship Ploughboy, Captain Clark, of New Bedfordabout 20
Dota, William 1780Lost in the West Indies
Drew, David M. *1850 Jun 20Ship Lydia, Captain Worth, of Fairhaven26Boatsteerer; died while in the sea of Kamchatka from the discharging of a gun
Drew, Edwin * 1812 Nov11drowned near New York; son of Gershorn
Drew, George1808 Jan 8Drowned near New Bedford
Drew, James *1833 Oct 5 Samuel Wright, Captain Pitman, of Salem15Drowned in the Pacific; son of Captain Alexander Drew
Dunham, John B. * 1885 Jan 729Drowned near Tuckernuck
Easton, Nicholas *1828Ship Zone, Captain Bunker, of Nantucket30Mate; "All exertions to save Mr. E were unavailing, as it was evening, and he was unable to swim", fell overboard off of the coast of Peru, couldn't swim
Easton, Peter *1819 Nov 137Died at sea
Elkins, Joseph * 182038 yrs 6 mosDied at sea; son of John
Ellis, Alfred *1840 Oct 1022Died at sea
Ellis, Caleb * 1781Died in a prison ship; son of William
Ellis, Charles * 1811Was lost at sea off Cape Horn, son of Elisha
Ellis, Charles C. *1808Drowned; son of John
Ellis, Charles H *1855 Dec 08Ship Enterprise, Captain Brown, of Nantucket26Killed onboard
Ellis, Henry * 1805Died near La Guaira, Venezuala
Ellis, Jonathan II *1756Member of one of six ships captured by French "and carried away."
Ellis, Raymond * 1803 SepDied in the West Indies
Ellis, Tristram *1839 Jun29Died at sea
Ellis, William *1837Reaper of Salem30Lost at sea
Ellis, William *Lost at sea
Elridge, Oscar F. * 1863 Apr 14Sloop-of-war USS MonongahelaStruck by shell fragment in the siege of Port Hudson during the Civil War
Ennis, Richard *1844 Jun 25Ship Alpha3rd officer; killed by a whale
Everett, Burt1884 May 216From Kansas City, Mo.; drowned in the upper harbor by the upsetting of a boat alongside Harry Hildebrand of Nantucket
Fanning, Edmond *1822 Dec 2437Died at sea
Farnham, Roland *1858 Oct 24Bark Montezuma of New Bedford2nd Mate; ship lost in a gale
Fish, Stephen * 1781 Jul35Died at sea
Fisher, Edward * 1865 Aug 23Ship Brewster of New Bedford17Died at sean in the Indian Ocean of Cholera
Fisher, James H. 1832Mentor
Fisher, William R. *1868 Feb 1750Died at sea
Fisher, Zenas *
Fisk, Freeborn * 1815 Feb 335Drowned
Fitch, Ariel *1799Killed by a whale
Fitch, Beriah *Died at sea
Fitch, Coffin *Lost at sea
Fitch, Francis *1780Lost at sea in the West Indies with father Peter and brother Timothy
Fitch, Nath 1801Died at sea heading to New York
Fitch, Peter * 1798 OctDied in Norfolk Virginia with yellow fever
Fitch, Peter and his sons *1780Lost at sea in the West Indies; his sons Timothy and Francis perished with him
Fitch, Timothy *1780Lost at sea in the West Indies with father Peter and brother Francis
Fitzgerald, James * 1765 Nov 0717Killed on the south side of Nantucket
Folger, Albert *1823 Jul 31Whaleship Seringapatain [Seringapatam], Captain Allen, of London242nd officer; drowned at sea at lat. 58, 30 south, long. 71. "A boy had fallen overboard, and Mr. F. heroically leaped into the sea to save him; but, as it was intensely cold, he was probably seized with cramp, having disappeared almost immediately. The boy was saved, as was the surgeon, who had likewise sprung overboard after him." "Mr. F. was a young man of amiable character, and his loss is sincerely regretted by all who knew him."
Folger, Alexander S. *1863 Oct 29Bark Adeline Gibbs, Captain Davis, of New Bedford17 years 7 monthsDied of consumption
Folger, Ammial *179720Died at sea
Folger, Andrew *178019Died at sea
Folger, Andrew *1848 Feb 12Ship Triton, New Bedford24Cooper; killed during skirmish aboard ship in Seydenham's Islands (King's Mill Group)
Folger, Andrew J. *1834 Feb 1719Fell from masthead at sea
Folger, Asa * 1780 Jan 31Died at sea east of Boston; son of Reuben
Folger, Barnard * 1795 Aug 2025Died at sea near Norfolk
Folger, Charles *182636Drowned in Alexandria; son of Seth
Folger, Charles *1829 Jan23Born March 3, 1806
Folger, Charles *1829 JulShip Mercury, Captain Albert, of New Bedford232nd officer; killed by a whale; son of Barnabus Folger
Folger, Christopher * 1774 Apr 2141Died at sea
Folger, Daniel * 1744 Oct 30Lost on the shoals between Nantucket and the Vineyard, near Cape Poge; son of Peter Folger
Folger, Elishai *174018Lost at sea
Folger, Francis M. *1869 Sep 16Schooner M.E. Simmons, Captain Gelett, of Provincetown421st officer; lost overboard
Folger, George Lawrence * 181528Died near New Orleans
Folger, Henry 1777Died in the West Indies
Folger, Isaiah *1800Lost on Duxbury Beach; son of Elisha
Folger, James *1863 Apr 1546Died at sea during the Civil War
Folger, John * 1780Lost in a hurricane in a sloop in the West Indies; son of Abishai
Folger, Joseph W. *1854 Apr 2542Died at sea
Folger, Josiah 181650Drowned in the Hudson River
Folger, Nathaniel *Killed by a whale; son of Joseph
Folger, Nathaniel * 1777 FebDied in the West Indies; son of Zaccheus
Folger, Nathaniel * 1800 AprDied at sea; son of Nathaniel
Folger, Nathaniel II *1756Member of one of six ships captured by French "and carried away."
Folger, Noah *181923Died at sea
Folger, Paul 1770Died whaling
Folger, Peter * 1744 Oct 3018Lost on the shoals between Nantucket and the Vineyard, near Cape Poge; son of Daniel Folger
Folger, Reuben * 1782 Jan 127Drowned at the bar; son of Peter
Folger, Richard * 1778Died at sea in the West Indies; son of William
Folger, Rowland * 1805 Feb21Killed by natives at sea; son of Gilbert
Folger, Samuel 1794Died at sea in the West Indies
Folger, Seth *1816 Jun 1550Died at sea
Folger, Shubael *1774Whaleship37He was lost at sea while whaling
Folger, Shubael *1803 Feb 5Died at sea near Havre, France; son of Seth
Folger, Thomas * 178034Died while a prisoner on board a privateer; killed by common cold
Folger, Uriel *1800 Dec16Lost at sea upon Duxbury Beach
Folger, William S. *1823 May18Lost at sea
Fordick, John Jr. 1780Lost at sea in the West Indies
Fosdick, Jethro *Died at sea
Fosdick, Philip * 1809 Nov44Died at sea; he jumped overboard
Foy, Joseph H. * 1772Lost at sea whaling while coming from the Banks of Nova Scotia
Freeborn, George * 1815 Mar74Died near Greenwich, Rhode Island
Fuller, Andrew J. *1879 Sep 1Matilda Sears of Dartmouth19Died at sea
Gaff, George 1813Mate; lost at sea within a few days of Nantucket
Gallagher, William * 1833SteamboatSteamboat was near Fayetteville; native of Ireland
Gardener, Charles H. 1844 Jul 10Lydia of Nantucket2nd officer; Coquimbo
Gardner, Abraham * 1783 Jul 19PollyLost at sea, Son of Timothy
Gardner, Albert C. *1838 Feb 10Died at sea
Gardner, Alex *born Oct 17, 1799; son of Peleg
Gardner, Alex P. *181919 yrs 1 moAt sea
Gardner, Alexander *1800 Dec37Lost at sea
Gardner, Alexander and son 1786Lost at sea
Gardner, Amos * 1782 MayDied at sea, fell overboard; son of Elihu
Gardner, Ansel *1812 Sep 2341Died at sea
Gardner, Benjamin * 1777 DecPrison ship44He died in a Prison Ship in New York
Gardner, Caleb * 1814 Dec 17Drowned near Maryland
Gardner, Charles * 1778 MarPrison ship22Died at sea near Newport; son of Bethuel
Gardner, Charles H. *Died at sea
Gardner, Daniel *1825 Jan 836Lost at sea
Gardner, Daniel II *1756Member of the first of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Gardner, Edward W.1863Ship MarthaLost in shipwreck with wife Phebe on way to Apia in Samoa
Gardner, Phebe H.1863Ship MarthaLost in shipwreck with husband Edward on way to Apia in Samoa
Gardner, Eliab *Lost at sea
Gardner, Eliakin * 1808 Aug36Died near Batavia
Gardner, Ephraim * 1780Died near France (sailed with Elisha Clark)
Gardner, Francis * 181656Died near Baltimore; son of Benjamin
Gardner, Frederic *1808 Jan 1Drowned at sea
Gardner, Grendall *1772Lost at sea while whaling
Gardner, Henry *1802 Apr21Died at sea; son in law to Samuel Barrett
Gardner, Isaac * 1780Drowned in the West Indies; son of John
Gardner, Isaac * 1782 AugLost at sea; son of Timothy
Gardner, Isaac * 1813 Jul 27Lost at sea within a few days of Nantucket
Gardner, James H. *1834 Mar 933Died at Rio de Janero, at the hospital; son of Captain Freeman Gardner
Gardner, Jethro * 1759Died while whaling; son of Barnabas
Gardner, Jethro * 1802 Jun 20Drowned; son of Sylvanus
Gardner, John * 1799SloopSloop lost at sea
Gardner, John * 1778 MarPrison shipDied at sea onboard a prison ship near Newport; son of George
Gardner, John * 1780 Feb 20Died near South Carolina; son of John
Gardner, John * 1812 Jul 2725Lost at sea within a few days of Nantucket
Gardner, Josiah *1758 FebLost at sea
Gardner, Josiah * 1781 JanLost at sea in the West Indies; son of Andrew
Gardner, Nathaniel *1782Died coming from France
Gardner, Obadiah * 1772Lost from a boat in the Vineyard Sound
Gardner, Obed * 1812 Apr 1622Died near Havanna
Gardner, Peleg *1809 Dec66Fell into a vessel's hold in Maine
Gardner, Peleg * 1808 Feb 2He drowned going to Boston
Gardner, Reuben * 1828 Oct 1840Died near Nova Scotia; brother of Simeon, son of Bartlett
Gardner, Samuel *1848 Feb22Lost at sea
Gardner, Simeon *1780Sloop17Lost at sea in a storm in a sloop; son of Nathaniel
Gardner, Solomon 1759 (1760?)Died whaling
Gardner, Solomon *1763Lost at sea while whaling
Gardner, Solomon Jr. *1764Died whaling; son of Solomon died 1759 or 1760
Gardner, Thaddeus *176728Lost at sea
Gardner, Thaddeus *1800 Dec 534Lost at sea
Gardner, Thomas M. *1843 Apr 27Ship Mary of NantucketLost overboard off Cape Horn
Gardner, Uriah * 1783 Jan 23Drowned in the Delaware; son of Uriah
Gardner, William * 1815 Nov44Died near Norfolk
Gardner, Zacchariah *1780Lost at sea in the West Indies, son of Andrew
Gavin, Joshua A. 1780Lost at sea in the West Indies in a brig
Gideon, Swain *182527Lost at sea
Gifford, George H. *1846Lost at sea
Gifford, Robert *182040Lost at sea
Giles, David * 1806Lost at sea
Giles, Thomas * 1799 Jul 2620Died at the southward
Glidden, Tobias * 1810 FebHe was lost overboard at sea
Glover, Simon * 1777 Sep 1039He died in the West Indies
Godfrey, John * 1810Lost going to West Indies
Golem, Paul 1805Died at sea
Golem, Seth 1805Died at sea
Goodepud, Silas 1779Died at sea, killed by a cruiser at the Bar
Grant, George *1848 Apr 1Ship Sarah Parker, Captain Russell of Nantucket25Seaman; died at sea
Greene, George H. *1863 Jan 10Died at sea in the Civil War
Grew, James *Lost at sea
Gurrell, John *1831 Jul 6Heroine of New YorkCaptain; died of cholera in Kronstadt
Gwinn, Walter * 1783 Nov 2619Lost at sea; son of Thomas
H.Plumb, Samuel *1828Chelsea of Boston24Mate; left a widowed mother
Hall, Charles C. *1834 Oct 826Lost at sea
Halsted, 4 children of 1848 Dec 20Ship United States, Captain Worth, of NantucketShip struck a rock and sank near Tongataboo [Tongatapu] in the Pacific. Children of passenger Mr. Halsted were asleep in the cabin and went down with the ship. Rest of crew and passengers survived.
Harlow, Joseph *1868 Feb 18Bark Amy, Captain Winslow, of Nantucket21Killed while taking a whale
Harps, David C. *1852 Jul47Died near the Sandwich Islands, modern day Hawaii
Harris, Captain *Captain; lost at sea
Harris, John 1756Member of the third of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Harris, Obed * 1808 Jul 1544Died coming from Philadelphia
Haskell, Benjamin 1832 Jan 1Ship Mentor
Hathaway, Jonathan 1834Golconda of New Bedford
Hathaway, Thomas 1731 Feb 28Lost whaling to the Southward
Hayden, Prince *1778 Dec 4Died in the West Indies
Hayden, William C. * 1866 Oct 22Fishing doryCaptain; drowned when dory overturned while fishing off Quidnet
Healle, Timothy 1782Died near New Bedford
Hendricks, Obed *1820Ship Essex, Captain Pollard, of NantucketLost at sea
Hessey, Laban * 1778 DecDied near Havanna
Higgins, Obed *1866 Nov 145Died at sea
Hildebrand, Harry * 1884 May 314Drowned in the upper harbor by the upsetting of a boat alongside 17-year-old Bert Everett of Kansas City, Mo.
Hillar, Edwin *1844 Aug 21Ship Japan, Captain Riddell, of NantucketCaptain; killed by a whale
Hillman, Reuben * 1800 Feb25Died in Baltimore of smallpox
Hillman, Robert *1780Lost overboard at sea
Hillman, Robert * 1780Lost overboard at sea
Hiram, Bailey 1856 May 31Schooner Watchman, Captain Hiram, of Nantucket43Captain; drowned at Bonavista by the upsetting of a boat while trying to land in heavy surf; body recovered by Portuguese
Hoag, George C. *1867 Mar 159Died at sea
Hodges, Seth 2nd 1816 Dec 11Died at sea in the Indian ocean, near Delagoa Bay
Holmes, Obed *1837 Apr 626Died at sea around Cape Horn
Horsefield, Joseph * 1817 Nov 2822Died near Port au Prince
Hosier, William * 1805 Aug 5Died off the Carolina shores
House, William *1818 Mar38Died at sea
Howes, Thomas * 1738 Jul36Lost at sea during a Hurricane in the West Indies
Howland, Allen * 1809 Nov 23Lost at sea while heading to Virginia
Hudson, James M. *1846Ship Niphon of Nantucket28Died at sea by the upsetting of the ship
Hull, Thomas Sr. * 1783 Jul 19PollyLost at sea
Hunter, Robert *1756Member of one of six ships captured by French "and carried away."
Hunter, William E. 1855 Oct 1Ship Phenix, Captain Morey, of NantucketCaptain Morey of ship Phenix from Nantucket wrote a letter describing that while the ship was anchored in Ochotsk Sea in early October 1855 beside the Lagoda from New Bedford, the Lagoda’s Captain Lamphier was on board the Phenix and asked to be taken back to his ship. William E. Hunter and two Native Americans drowned when the boat taking Captain Lamphier back to the Lagoda was upset. A Portuguese man also drowned.; Native American man (one of two from the Phenix to drown)
Hunter, William E. *1855 Oct 1Ship Phenix, Captain Morey, of Nantucket18In the Sea of Okhotsk, William E. Hunter and three other crew from the ship Phenix drowned when their boat was upset in a gale carrying Captain Lamphier of the ship Lagoda of New Bedford back to his ship.
Hussey, Andrew *1800 Sep 116Fell from aloft at sea
Hussey, Benjamin R. *1844 May 29Ship James Maury, Captain Hussey, of Salem43Captain; died of nervous fever, now known as typhoid fever, at sea
Hussey, Charles Alexander * 1820 Oct 824Died near New Orleans; son of Zaccheus
Hussey, Daniel *Born 1687; died young in the West Indies
Hussey, Daniel * 1750 Jun 1Died near London
Hussey, Daniel * 1803 Nov 10Died near New York
Hussey, Daniel B. * 1816Lost at sea in the West Indies in the Yankee; son of Stephen
Hussey, David G. 1812Died at sea
Hussey, Francis *177723Killed in the Revolutionary War while at sea
Hussey, Francis * 1821 May39Lost at sea
Hussey, George G. *1816Sloop-of-War Wasp26Died at sea
Hussey, Gorham *181048Captain; lost at sea heading to the West Indies
Hussey, Isaac *1852 Nov 5Ship William Penn of San Francisco45Captain; killed by mutineers near the Gilbert Islands (previously known as the King's Mill Group)
Hussey, James *181020Died at sea coming from Rhode Island
Hussey, John 1749Lost at sea going to North Carolina
Hussey, Oliver C. * 1817 Jul 2621 yrs 3 mosDied near Rainsford Island in Boston Harbor; son of John
Hussey, Richard *178119Died at sea
Hussey, Richard *1804Died near Jamaica; son of Tresham
Hussey, Seth *1756Member of one of six ships captured by French "and carried away."
Hussey, Thomas * 1783Died in the West Indies, fell from a mast head; son of Paul
James, John 1781Died near Halifax, Nova Scotia
James, Joseph *1856 Nov 29Ship Lexington, Captain Fisher, of Nantucket30Lost overboard
Jay, Gilbert * 1823Ship Peru, Captain Veeder, of NantucketKilled by a whale near Cape Horn
Jenkins, Benjamin * 178244Died in the West Indies
Jenkins, David *178026Lost at sea in the West Indies
Jenkins, Jonathan *176214Lost at sea
Jenkins, Jonathan * 1780Lost in the West Indies in a brig; son of Benjamin
Jenkins, Matthew * 180323Died in the West Indies; son of Tristram
Jenkins, Prince * 1815 Aug52Died near New York
Jenkins, William * 178030Lost at sea in the West Indies in a brig; son of Peter
Jenkins, William * 1807 Sep26Died in the West Indies
Jones, Abraham * 1791 Jan 19Lost working in Vineyard Sound with George Pinkham and John Kelley
Jones, Barzillai * 1811 May 1435Died coming from England
Jones, Benjamin * 1818 Nov42Died in the West Indies; son of Benjamin
Jones, Henry Jr. *1867 Sep 8Ship Akbar of Boston18Seaman; died of dysentery on passage from Calcutta
Jones, Manuel 1836Ship Ganges, Captain Coffin, of NantucketSeaman; Fell overboard off Cape Horn
Joy, Francis *1810Lost going to Virginia
Joy, Francis Jr. * 1795 MayDied near New York of smallpox
Joy, Matthew *1821 Jan 10Ship Essex, Captain Pollard, of Nantucket26Lost at sea
Joy, Peter *1784 Apr27Lost at sea
Joy, Samuel Jr. *1861Died at sea
Kelley, Edward H. *1858 Jul 3019Lost at sea
Kelley, Job. * 1791 Jan 19Lost working Vineyard Sound with George Pinkham and Abraham Jones
Kellog, Seth * 1810 MarLost at sea going to the West Indies
King, Daniel *1842 Sep 2530Died at sea
Lance, Reuben * 1806 MayHe was lost at sea while whaling
Lawrence, George Jr. * 179826Died of Yellow fever near New York
Lawrence, James and daughter *1809 Nov 23Lost at sea going to Alexandria, Virginia
Lawrence, Reuben B. *1847 Jul 3022Drowned in a canal in New York
Leary, Abraham 1799SloopMate; sloop lost at sea
Lewis, John *1835Lost at sea
Lewis, John Wilson *1863 Jan 1621Drowned at sea
Lewis, Washington *Died at sea
Long, Anna *1828 Oct 1Zone of Nantucket70Coast of Peru, falling overboard; widow of Reuben Long
Long, Ephraim * 1772Lost at sea when he was young
Long, George S. *1869 Mar28Died at sea
Long, James *1799 May 7WhaleshipLost at sea
Long, Nathan * 177127Lost at sea
Long, Reuben *Lost at sea
Long, Timothy * 1798Captain; died of yellow fever near Baltimore
Long, William 1772Died whaling
Long, William *179832Lost at sea
Luce, Barzillai * 1823 MarWhaleship "Iodas"[?] 411st officer; he was drowned at sea
Luce, Barzillai Jr. * 1782 AugPrison shipDied on a prison ship near New York
Luce, Reuben *1806 MayLost at sea
Luce, Ruben *1857 Nov 1649Lost at sea
M'Cleave, Benj. 1844 Aug 26Ship Obed Mitchell, Captain Coffin, Nantucket3rd mate and cooper; died at sea
Macey, R. 1833Captain; wreckage of a large ship was found near the "Naas Point" and among its wreckage was an oar branded R. Macy
Macy, Albert I. *1862 Aug 629Died at sea
Macy, Alexander * 1812 Dec 927Drowned at the Vineyard
Macy, Barnabas * 1802 Jun49He was lost at sea coming from Philadelphia
Macy, Benjamin * 175515Member of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessels were lost")
Macy, Charles R. *1808 May25Lost at sea
Macy, Edmund 1810Lost at sea heading for Virginia
Macy, Francis *1842 Sep 26Ship Peruvian of St. Johns23Died at sea
Macy, George * 1815 Oct 434Died in Cincinnati; son of George
Macy, James F. * 1861 Jul 29Ship Swordfish281st officer; lost overboard in a gale and heavy seas; son of Charles Macy
Macy, James Jr. 1767Lost at sea
Macy, Joseph *1826 Jul 30Ship John Jay of Nantucket26Died at sea
Macy, Melvin B. *1850 Jul 26Bark Montezuma of New Bedford263rd officer; died from injuries received on board while cutting in a whale; moved onshore (Zanzibar) for 6 weeks but eventually died
Macy, Mr. *1853 Mar 26Ship Antarctic of Provicetown1st officer; drowned by the destruction of his boat in the breakers (after ship wrecked)
Macy, Prince *1827 Jun30Drowned on the Tombez Bay [Tumbes, Peru]; son of Job Macy
Macy, Richard *1850 Aug 1253Died at sea coming from California
Macy, Robert *1828 Jan 2829Lost at sea
Macy, Seth * 1802 Apr29Died abroad near Archangel, Russia; son of Stephen
Macy, Simeon *1754 Nov 22Lost overboard in the Bay of Biscay; son of Abraham Macy
Macy, Sylvannus *1755Member of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Macy, Timothy *180016Lost at sea
Macy, Trisham * 178135Died at sea near Charleston
Macy, Valentine *1809 Nov 23Lost at sea heading for Virginia with James Lawrence; son of Stephen Jr.
Mallard, John W. P. 1828 Jun 3Ship Ploughboy, Captain Chase, of Nantucket28Native of Boston, employed on whaleships out of Nantucket for last 4-5 years
Manning, David * 1755Member of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Manning, John 1849 Jan 14Ship Niphon of NantucketCarpenter; Washed overboard and lost
Manter, Benjamin Jr. * 182021Killed by a whale
Manter, George G. *1870 Apr 3025Died at sea
Manter, Nathan *1850 Dec 4Ship Java of New Bedford321st officer; killed by a whale
Marshall, Godfrey James * 1810 AprLost at sea going to West Indies with Captain Gorham Hussey
Marshall, Hawkins *Died at sea
Marshall, Hiram * 180624He fell from aloft at sea; son of Obed
Marshall, John1756Member of the third of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Marshall, Thomas * 1813 Feb30Drowned at sea; son of Josiah
Maxey, Samuel * 1805 OctLost at sea near La Guaira, West Indies
Mayo, Obed *1820 Aug44Died on the St Lawrence River
Mayo, Seth *1783 Jul 19Polly36Mate; lost at sea
McCann, Benjamin F. *1875 Nov 2826Lost at sea
Meader, Joseph *1800 Feb20Died at sea
Meader, Nicholas * 175539Member of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Merches, Manuel 1850 Jan 19Ship Niphon of NantucketSeaman; died of scurvy
Miller, George 1840 Jul 13Ship Rambler, Captain McCleave of NantucketCook; died by upsetting of the boat
Mitchell, Benjamin * 177119Died at sea
Mitchell, Joseph * 1805 Jun22Drowned near Lisbon
Mooers, Samuel *1831 May 1246Lost at sea
Mooers, Thomas * 1749Drowned in North Carolina
Mooers, William C. *1866 Jun 10Brig Falcon of Salem16Died aboard, no details given
Moore, Thomas 1772Lost coming from the Banks of Nova Scotia
Morgan, Dudley *1831 Dec 21ExperimentLost at sea
Morris, William 1819France
Morris, William M. *1846 Nov 1Ship Spartan, Captain Fisher, of Nantucket22Drowned on the bar at Tombez [Tumbes, Peru]
Morselander, George *Died at sea
Morselander, Obed * 1800 MarDied at sea near Baltimore
Morselander, Reuben * 1814 Sep23Died aboard a prison ship in England
Morselander, Zebulon * 1800 JanDied at sea near Havanna
Morton, Seth 1768Drowned in the harbor (sailed with Christopher Clark)
Mott, Joseph 1743Lost whaling to the Southward
Motte, Benjamin1755Member of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost")
Myrick, Charles 1800
Myrick, David * 1818Ship George Washington41Captain
Myrick, Isaac II * 1776 Jan 2438Died at sea near London
Myrick, Jethro * 1780BrigLost at sea in the West Indies
Myrick, Job * 1782 Jan 139Drowned at the sandbar; son of Andrew
Myrick, Seth G. *1823 Apr 2John Adams of NantucketLost at sea
Myrick, Timothy *177128Lost at sea
Myrick, Timothy * 177128Lost at sea while whaling
Myrick, William *1796 Mar46Died at sea in the West Indies
Myrick, William * 1778Prison shipHe died at sea on a prison ship near Newport; son of Isaac
Nail, Thomas 1755Member of the second of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Native Americans, 2 men1855 Oct 1Ship Phenix, Captain Morey, of NantucketCaptain Morey of ship Phenix from Nantucket wrote a letter describing that while the ship was anchored in Ochotsk Sea in early October 1855 beside the Lagoda from New Bedford, the Lagoda’s Captain Lamphier was on board the Phenix and asked to be taken back to his ship. William E. Hunter and two Native Americans drowned when the boat taking Captain Lamphier back to the Lagoda was upset. A Portuguese man also drowned.; Native American man (one of two from the Phenix to drown)
Nichols, Edward *1810 NovLost at sea with his brother Joseph coming from Cape de Verde
Nichols, Jospeh *1810 NovLost at sea with his brother Edward coming from Cape de Verde
Nichols, Mary Helen *1853 Aug 231Died at sea
Nicholson, Edward B. *1844 Sep 14Ship Thule of Nantucket1st officer; Whaleboat became separated after crew abandoned ship; rest of crew eventually arrived in Brisbane, AU
Nickerson, Barzillai * 1876 Jan 1Schooner W.B. MoShain of Philadelphia24Drowned in the James River
Orpin, George F. *185537Died at sea
Paddack, Aaron *1824 MarWhaleship Diana of New YorkCaptain; lost overboard in Brazil
Paddack, Daniel * 1743 Dec35Lost whaling to the Southard
Paddack, Frederic * 1808 FebSloop LeanderLost at sea with his father; son of Jonathan
Paddack, Jonathan * 1808 FebSloop LeanderLost at sea with his son; father of Frederic
Paddack, Seth Jr. * 1781 JanLost at sea in the West Indies
Paddack, Stephen Jr. * 1782Died at sea in the West Indies
Paddack, Zachariah * 178220Died at sea near Virginia
Palmer, Eliza *1850 SepShip Navigator, Captain George Palmer, of NantucketWife of Captain Palmer; died on Pitcairn island
Parker, Fredric * 1789Lost at sea in a sloop heading for Cape de Verde with his brother Nathaniel; son of Nathan
Parker, Nathan *1804Died whaling in Brazil; son of Dr. John Bartlett
Parker, Nathaniel * 1789Lost at sea in a sloop heading for Cape de Verde with his brother Frederic; son of Nathan
Passengers and crew, All 1808Sloop LeanderWrecked off Siasconset
Paul, Coleman * 1755Member of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost")
Pay, Obediah 1781Died in Halifax
Pease, Paul * 1755Member of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Pease, Paul * 1821 Jan 2466Captain of the ship; died at sea near London
Pease, Prince * 1809 Dec24Died at sea away from home
Pease, Timothy *1801 Apr 2219Fell from aloft at sea
Perry, Henry * 1788 Jun 27Died from an illness coming back from the West Indies
Perry, Jonathan Jr. * 1808 JanLost at sea whaling
Perry, Silas * 1810Lost at sea going to the West Indies
Peterson, Richard1821 Jan 20Ship Essex, Captain Pollard, of NantucketAbout 60Died at sea
Pinkham, Barzillai *1810Died at sea coming from Stonington, CT
Pinkham, Benjamin *178029Lost at sea in the West Indies
Pinkham, Bethuel * 1808 Mar31Died near New York
Pinkham, Charles F. *1844 Sep 29Ship James Maury of Salem321st officer; died from "dropsy on the chest"
Pinkham, David * 181431Died in a Prison ship near London, England; son of Jethro
Pinkham, George * 1791 Jan 19Lost working in the Vineyard Sound with Abraham Jones and John Kelley
Pinkham, George Ramsdell * 1821 Mar24Died near Mobile, Alabama
Pinkham, Hezekiah *1771 Jul 2025Lost at sea
Pinkham, Hezekiah * 1771 Jul 2025Died whaling; son of Benjamin
Pinkham, John *1824 AugShip Swift of New Bedford35Captain; killed by a whale
Pinkham, Moses *1799 MarLost at sea
Pinkham, Nathaniel * 177817Died at sea; taken by a privaateer and killed
Pinkham, Peter 1803Died at sea while whaling
Pinkham, Peter * 1805He was lost at sea whaling
Pinkham, Reuben * 1756Died abroad; son of Theophilas
Pinkham, Schubael 1805Died at sea
Pinkham, Seth * 1844 May 2Ship Henry Astor, Captain Pinkham, of Nantucket57Captain; died from heart disease near Pernambuco, Brazil
Pinkham, Shubail * 181850Died at sea near Havanna
Pinkham, Theophilas * 1796Drowned near England
Pinkham, Timothy * 1755Member of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessels were lost")
Pinkham, Uriah *1840 Jun 16Ship Rambler of Nantucket24Boatsteerer; drowned off the coast of New Zealand
Pinkham, Uriah * 1798Died of yellow fever near Norfolk, Virginia; son of Charles
Pinkham, Willam Jr. *1788Drowned at sea
Pinkham, Zephaniah * 1772Lost at sea whaling
Pitman, James *1869 Oct 2Fishing dory53Drowned while fishing off of Siasconset
Pitman, Samuel *1843?Ship Marcus of FairhavenDied aboard ship Marcus
Pitts, Elijah *181222Lost at sea
Pollard, Alexander *1840 Jan 1837Died at sea
Pollard, Jonathan Jr. *1799Lost at sea
Pollard, Moses 1799Died of a fever near St. Thomas
Pollard, Peter * 1818 Mar51Died near New Orleans
Porter, John *1855 May 2438Died at sea
Portuguese man1855 Oct 1Ship Phenix, Captain Morey, of NantucketCaptain Morey of ship Phenix from Nantucket wrote a letter describing that while the ship was anchored in Ochotsk Sea in early October 1855 beside the Lagoda from New Bedford, the Lagoda’s Captain Lamphier was on board the Phenix and asked to be taken back to his ship. William E. Hunter and two Native Americans drowned when the boat taking Captain Lamphier back to the Lagoda was upset. A Portuguese man also drowned.; Portuguese man
Prince, George *1849 May 7Ship Constitution, Captain Bunker, of Nantucket213rd officer; died on board
Prince, George * 1812 Dec 2432Died at sea near St. Thomas
Quinn, Joseph *177252Lost at sea
Ramsdell, Alexander *1817Died at sea near France; son of James
Ramsdell, Charles 1849Bark Kirkwood of Nantucket3rd mate; fell from aloft
Ramsdell, Frederic *Died at sea
Ramsdell, George *1807Lost at sea; son of James Samuel Keen (Reece)
Ramsdell, Thomas R. *1864 Aug 719Lost at sea
Ramsdell, William *1811 May34Lost at sea
Rand, Obed *1794Lost at sea
Randall, George *184957Lost at sea
Rawson, Paul *177247Lost at sea while whaling
Rawson, Stephen *1807 Apr 245Lost at sea with Thaddeus Bunker
Rawson, Valentine * 1808 JunDrowned at sea while whaling
Ray, Alfred C. *1872 Nov27Lost at sea with his brother James near Valparaíso, Chile
Ray, Barzillai *1821 Feb 11Ship Essex, Captain Pollard, Nantucket17Died at sea
Ray, Charles *Lost at sea
Ray, James H. *1872 Nov29Lost at sea with his brother Alfred near Valparaíso, Chile
Ray, Joseph E. *1860Ship Meteorin26Fell from aloft at sea
Ray, Obed *1826 Nov 1034Died at sea
Ray, Robert 1772Lost coming from the Banks of Nova Scotia
Ray, Samuel 1782Drowned at the Bar
Ray, Shubael * 1792 Sep18Lost at sea
Ray, Shubael * 1843 Nov 11Ship Franklin, Captain Ray, of Nantucket31Captain; died of an illness near Paita, Peru
Ray, William *186451Lost at sea
Raymond, Benjamin P. *1865 Feb 11Ship Three Brothers of Nantucket24Drowned when a fast whale capsized the boat
Reed, Samuel1821 JanShip Essex, Captain Pollard, of NantucketDied at sea
Remsen, Daniel R. * 1853 Jun 6Ship Omega, Captain Russell, of Nantucket431st officer; died at sea
Remsen, Jacob 1799Died of Yellow fever near Havana
Reynolds, Samuel E. *1871 Apr 2625Died at sea
Reynolds, William 1808 Apr 24Died at sea coming from Spain
Richards, Isaac *1837 Aug 24U.S. Ship Eric
Richter, Robert *Died at sea
Riddell, Charles * 179917Killed by a whale; son of Samuel
Riddell, George *1810Lost at sea going to Virginia; son of Henry
Riddell, Samuel *182527Lost at sea
Ritchie, Charles *1845 May 28Ship Christopher Mitchell, Nantucketabout 25Lost overboard
Roberts, James H. * 1851 OctShip Nauticon, Capain Veeder, of Nantucket24Fell from the ship rigging
Roberts, Joseph * 1809 Jan 1Drowned at sea
Roberts, William 1830Brig The Vineyard of NantucketMate; "Struck on the head with a club…threw him overboard"
Robinson, Prince W. *1843 Feb 4Ship Scotland35Lost overboard
Rodman, Richard 1833Ship Columbus, Captain Russell, of NantucketSeaman; fell overboard and was drowned
Rogers, Ensign *1824 MarLost at sea off the coast of Brazil
Rogers, Richard S. *Lost at sea
Rule, Alexander *1858 May 22Bark Matthew Luce, Captain Coon, of New Bedford34Lost overboard; death misreported in Whalemen's Shipping List as "Joseph Rule" "aged 38
Russell, Abram *1798Lost at sea
Russell, Alexander *1853 - 1854Lost at sea
Russell, Barnabas * 181632Lost at sea
Russell, Benjamin Jr. *1771Lost at sea whaling
Russell, Daniel * 1786 Jun 13Died in the West Indies
Russell, David Jr. 1782Died at sea
Russell, Elihu *1802 Jan44Lost at sea
Russell, George A. * 1850 Dec 4Christoval Colon19Died on board en route to Valparaiso; son of Capt. Thomas Russell
Russell, James 1817Ship Hero, Captain Russel, of NantucketCaptain
Russell, Jedidiah *1780 Sep 3Prison shipDied on a prison ship near New York; son of Daniel
Russell, John M. *1835 Nov33Lost at sea
Russell, Joseph * 1800 SepDied near Calcutta
Russell, Obed 1775Died whaling
Russell, Obed *1792Killed while cutting in a whale; son of Benjamin
Russell, Obed *1800 OctKilled by a whale; son of Joseph
Russell, Sylvanus * and boat crew 1850 May 20Ship Richard Mitchell of Nantucket272nd officer and crew; went off in pursuit of a whale and never returned
Russell, Thomas 1806Died coming back from the West Indies
Russell, Uriah * 180333Died near South Carolina
Russell, William *1808 Mar 924Died at sea going to Boston; son of George
Ryder, B. 1844 Jan 1Whaleship Barclay of NantucketFell from aloft
Salisbury, Andrew G. *1860 Oct33Lost at sea
Sandford, Uriah *Lost at sea
Sayes, Reuben C. *1860 Apr 17Bark Roscoe17Crew member; died of consumption while serving
Seabury, John *1844 Sep 14Ship Thule of NantucketBoatsteerer; Whaleboat became separated after crew abandoned ship; rest of crew eventually arrived in Brisbane, AU; "colored"
Sears, Howes *1831 Sep 14Small Moses-boat, NantucketDrowned in the inner harbor, returning from fishing off Brant Point
Selen, Stephen 1772Lost coming from the Banks of Nova Scotia
Shattore, William 1756Member of one of six ships captured by French "and carried away."
Sheppard, Isaiah1821 JanShip Essex, Captain Pollard, of of NantucketDied at sea
Sherman, Alexander * 1816 Nov 2716Died near St.Thomas; son of Nathaniel
Sherman, William E. Jr. *1875 Sep 2435Lost at sea
Sherman, William Edwin *1860 Jan57
Shorter, Charles1821 JanShip Essex, Captain Pollard, of NantucketDied at sea
Smith, Benjamin B. *1845 May 2Ship Mary, Captain Pitman, of Nantucket19Seaman; lost overboard
Smith, Francis B. *1831 Oct 1832Died at sea
Smith, Franklin *1821 May 1522Died at sea; son of Solomon
Smith, James G. 1882 Mar 2352Drowned off Tuckernuck
Smith, Job * 181030Lost at sea coming from Cape de Verde
Smith, John *1850s Jun 14Drowned in the harbor
Smith, John Jr.1807 DecLost at sea
Smith, Rueben *1800 SepLost at sea with Benjamin Swift near Delagoa Bay
Smith, Sylvanus *1803 Nov47Died near the West Indies
Snow, Andrew 1804Died at sea near Virginia
Spencer, Thomas B. *1868 Apr 920Died at sea
Spooner, William * 1783 Jul 19PollyLost at sea; son of Seth
Sprague, John * 1812 Jul 27Ship Henry of Nantucket51Lost within a few days of Nantucket
Starbuck, Barnabas 1781 Jan 1Died at sea near Halifax
Starbuck, Benjamin *1731 Feb 1623"Lost whaling to the Southward"
Starbuck, Benjamin Jr. *181180Died at sea at Easton, N.Y.
Starbuck, Edward Jr. *1803 Sep 743Died at sea near Cape of Good Hope
Starbuck, Frederick P. *1858 Jun 24Bark Robert PennellMate; fell victim to yellow fever; son of Capt. Obed Starbuck
Starbuck, Jethro Jr. * 179537Died at sea near Providence
Starbuck, John * 1755Member of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessels were lost")
Starbuck, John * 178018Son of Christopher; some sources say he died "in London with smallpox" and others say he "died in a Portsmouth prison"
Starbuck, Judah *179221Died at sea
Starbuck, Laban * 1787Lost at sea; son of William
Starbuck, Moses *180637Lost at sea
Starbuck, Nathaniel * 175532Member of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessels were lost")
Starbuck, Reuben * Lost at sea
Starbuck, Zacchare 1781Died at sea near Halifax
Stevens, Joseph *1846 Jun 23Ship Levi Starbuck of Nantucket22Died near Lahaina, Hawaii
Stevens, Joseph W. *Born 1825; died at the Sandwich Islands
Stewart, Jeremiah 1807"Returning from a salt voyage, ran on a ledge of rocks called Hen and Chicken in a gale of wind and were all lost"
Stockman, Isaac *1842 Apr 2638Died at sea
Stubbs, Charles *1821 May 118Drowned; son of James
Swain, Abishai * 1780 Jul29Died in the West Indies; son of Trisham
Swain, Abraham *1858 Aug 2737Lost at sea
Swain, Absalom 1805Died in the West Indies
Swain, Alexander *181322Lost at sea
Swain, Alexander *1842 Jan 1Henry Astor1st officer; "Killed by a whale at sea."
Swain, Amaniel *1799Died near Savannah; son of Susanna
Swain, Barzillai *Died at sea
Swain, Benjamin Jr. *1822 Jan40Died at sea
Swain, Calvin *1794 Sep 19Fell from aloft and was killed
Swain, Calvin *1794 Sep 29Lost at sea; son of David
Swain, Charles E. *1850 Dec 1320Died at sea
Swain, Daniel Hussey * 1819 Oct23Died at sea near Virginia; son of Valentine
Swain, David *1782Died at sea in the West Indies; son of Ried
Swain, David *1784 May 15Died returning from the West Indies
Swain, David *1826 Dec 2518Fell from aloft at sea
Swain, David III *1795Son of David Jr. and Martha
Swain, Edward *183921Died at sea
Swain, Edward *Born 1801/7/21; died at sea in the Pacific Ocean
Swain, Edward * 1816 Jul 725Died at sea on the coast of Guinea; son of Uriah
Swain, Frederick *1803Died at sea; son of Barnabas
Swain, Freeman *Born 1778/2/5; lost at sea
Swain, Freeman * 1787Lost at sea going to the West Indies
Swain, George * 1766 Sep21Killed by a whale near the banks of Brazil; son of George
Swain, George * 1807 SepDied in the West Indies; son of Benjamin
Swain, Gideon * 1873 Oct 27died young in the West Indies; son of Jonathan
Swain, Howland * 1772 Jan 4Died of smallpox near Long Island
Swain, Isaiah * 181630Lost at sea; son of Freeman
Swain, James Jr. *1840 Jun 2516Died at sea
Swain, John *1859 Jan31Died on passage from New Orleans to New York
Swain, John *1859 Dec 17Bark Baltic of New BedfordThought to be crushed by sinking vessel in boat with captain, capt's family and four others
Swain, John *Died at sea; son of Uriah
Swain, John * 1814 Nov20Died at sea near Halifax; son of Benjamin
Swain, Joseph * 1810 Jul 2326Died at sea going to Charleston
Swain, Joshua * 1801 JanLost overboard going to NY
Swain, Obed *1794Lost at sea
Swain, Peleg *180523Died at sea near Cape Verde; son of Peleg
Swain, Richard 1744 Aug 30Lost on the shoals between Nantucket and the Vineyard
Swain, Robert *181833Lost at sea
Swain, Robert * 1819 Mar 138Died at sea; son of Francis
Swain, Rowland *182026Died in the West Indies; son of Job
Swain, Seth *1756Member of one of six ships captured by French "and carried away."
Swain, Seth *1780 Oct19Died at sea
Swain, Shubael * 1813Ship Henry of Nantucket27Lost at sea coming from England
Swain, Silas * 1810 Feb35Lost at sea whaling
Swain, Thomas * 1801 Feb32Died at sea near Jamaica
Swain, Uriah * 1809 Mar 10Drowned in the harbor; son of Paul
Swain, William * 1844 May 19Ship Christopher Mitchell of Nantucket48Taken out of the boat by a line and drowned
Swain, William H. *1859 Nov 7Ship Golden Eagle of New York19Fell from main skysail yard onto the deck and was instantly killed
Swift, Benjamin 1803Died near Delagoa Bay while whaling
Thomas, Lawson1821 JanShip Essex, Captain Pollard, of NantucketDied at sea
Thompson, James *1831 Dec 1319Died at sea
Thompson, James *1831 Dec 1319Died at sea
Townsend, Benjamin *1823 Jul 1Ship Paragon, Captain Bunker, of Nantucket19Killed by a whale at sea
Townsend, James *Lost at sea
Townsend, James * 1772Lost at sea coming from the Banks
Trott, James *1722"Lost whaling at the Southward"
Turner, Benjamin *1822 Dec27Died at sea
Unnamed1722"Lost whaling at the Southward"; One of seven unnamed "Indians"
Unnamed1722"Lost whaling at the Southward"; One of seven unnamed "Indians"
Unnamed1722"Lost whaling at the Southward"; One of seven unnamed "Indians"
Unnamed1722"Lost whaling at the Southward"; One of seven unnamed "Indians"
Unnamed1722"Lost whaling at the Southward"; One of seven unnamed "Indians"
Unnamed1722"Lost whaling at the Southward"; One of seven unnamed "Indians"
Unnamed1722"Lost whaling at the Southward"; One of seven unnamed "Indians"
Unnamed1755Member of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost"); one of eight unnamed "strangers"
Unnamed1755Member of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost"); one of eight unnamed "strangers"
Unnamed1755Member of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost"); one of eight unnamed "strangers"
Unnamed1755Member of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost"); one of eight unnamed "strangers"
Unnamed1755Member of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost"); one of eight unnamed "strangers"
Unnamed1755Member of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost"); one of eight unnamed "strangers"
Unnamed1755Member of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost"); one of eight unnamed "strangers"
Unnamed1755Member of the first of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost"); one of eight unnamed "strangers"
Unnamed1755Member of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost")
Unnamed1755Member of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost")
Unnamed1755Member of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost")
Unnamed1755Member of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost")
Unnamed1755Member of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost")
Unnamed1755Member of the second of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessel were lost")
Unnamed1755Member of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Unnamed1755Member of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Unnamed1755Member of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Unnamed1755Member of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Unnamed1755Member of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Unnamed1755Member of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Unnamed1755Member of the third of three full whaling crews lost in 1755 ("13 men in each vessell were lost")
Unnamed1756Member of the first of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the first of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the first of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the first of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the first of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the first of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the first of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the first of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the first of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the second of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the second of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the second of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the second of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the second of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the second of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the second of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the second of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the second of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the second of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the third of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the third of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the third of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the third of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the third of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the third of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the third of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the third of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1756Member of the third of three ships from Nantucket lost at sea in this year ("13 men in each")
Unnamed1817 Nov32At sea
Unnamed1844 Jun 25Ship Rambler, Captain McCleave, of Nantucket2nd officer; killed by a whale off Massafuera
Unnamed1848 Apr 11Ship Rambler of Nantucket2nd mate; killed by a whale
Unnamed1849 Oct 25Ship Charles Carroll of NantucketBoatsteerer
Unnamed1849 JunShip Planter of NantucketShot in head by captain for refusing duty; "ring leader"
Unnamed1850 DecShip Zenas Coffin of NantucketCarried down by a line in attempting to take a black fish
Unnamed1878 Oct 17Schooner Union Mitchell of Calais, Maine25Seaman; ran aground off Sankaty Head light house; Brother-in-law of Captain
Unnamed man of colorbefore 1844 AprShip Zone, Captain Starbuck, of NantucketSteward; died on board
Unnamed William1772"Lost coming from the Banks"
Unnamed, 6 men 1851–1852Brig Tyleston of NantucketLost 3 men by accident and 3 by sickness
Unnamed, multiple1854 Sep 1Ship Manchester of NantucketCrew lost after ship wrecked near Cape Horn
Unnamed, multiple 1877 May 16Schooner Marietta TiltonRammed by steamer Harrisburg and sunk near Cross Rip Lightship; captain and wife, mate and wife, steward, and one crewman drowned; three other crewmen rescued
Upham, David * 1749 Apr 924Killed by whale in the Southward
Upham, David Jr * 177424Killed by a whale
Upham, Joseph S. * 1847 Jun 6Ship Potomac, Captain Swain, of Nantucket281st officer; killed at sea by a whale
Valado, Manuel 1844 Apr 20Ship Zone, Captain Starbuck, of Nantucket3rd officer; knocked overboard by blanket piece while cutting in on Offshore Ground and drowned
Walker, James 1833Ship Martha of NantucketSeaman; drowned from the boat of the Martha while on duty
Waterman, Edward *Lost at sea; born in 1735
Watrous, John 1722Lost whaling at the Southward
Watson, Henry 1846 Feb 11Ship Columbia of Nantucket23Fell from mast
Way, John *1772Died at sea; son of Seth Way
Way, John Jr *177243Son of John
Way, Nathan *1772Lost at sea with his father
Way, Samuel *Lost at sea
Way, Sella 1772Lost at sea while whaling
Way, Seth *177237Lost at sea
Weeks, Charles *1854 Sep 2752Died at sea
Weeks, John * 1821 May 1327Died at sea
Wendall, Josiah * 1780Lost at sea near the West Indies
West, Joseph1821Ship Essex, Captain Pollard, of NantucketLost at sea
Wharton, Linza * 1778Died in a prison ship near Newport, Rhode Island
Whippey, Alexander *1833 Oct23Died at sea
Whippey, Alexander *1836 Aug 417Fell from aloft at sea
Whippey, Benjamin *182611Drowned in passage to New York; son of John Whippey
Whippey, David 1804Died at sea on the way from New Orleans
Whippey, John * 180020Died near New York of smallpox; son of Nathaniel
Whippey, Josiah Bunker *1854 Sep64Died at sea
Whippey, Nathaniel * 1780Died at sea in the West Indies; son of Nathaniel
Whippey, Zebulon * 178035Died at sea near the Western Islands
Wilcox, Prince *1787 Feb23Died at sea
Williams, Charles M. 1838Sloop Success of NantucketSilversmith from New York; passenger aboard when the sloop went down, and, contrary to the crew's advice, refused to remove his heavy coat and boots and sank almost immediately
Wilson, William * 1798Lost at sea Bound for Cape de Verde
Winslow, James Jr. *1842 Jan 226Died at sea
Winslow, Philip 1809Died at sea
Wood, Alexander *1870 Aug 817Died at sea
Wood, Edward F. *1843 Nov37Died at sea
Wood, George W. *1860 Aug 3Ship Alpha of Nantucket21Drowned off the coast of Flores, Azores
Worth, Andrew * 1778 Jan 2337Died of smallpox near Dartmouth
Worth, Chris Jr. *1782 Jan 132Lost on the bar with Robert Barker
Worth, David * 1780Lost in a hurricane in a sloop; son of Thomas
Worth, Edward R. *1830 Jun 2716Drowned at Great Point
Worth, Elihu * 1804 AprDied at sea in the West Indies
Worth, George G. *1861 Nov19Killed on the Potomac River
Worth, James *1858 Oct 24Bark Montezuma of New BedfordBoatsteerer; ship was lost in a gale
Worth, Obed * 181349Died at sea whaling
Worth, Timothy * 1781Lost at sea in the West Indies; son of Jonathan
Worth, William H. *1855 Feb 737Died at sea
Wright, Samuel W. 1837 Mar 28Ship Zone, Captain Russell, of NantucketSeaman; "a colored seaman, who had sailed from Sag Harbor"; died when he fell into the sea from the rigging
Wyer, John * 180338Died abroad at sea; son of John
Wyer, Joseph *1811 Dec46Lost at sea
Wyer, Obed * 1814 Sep44Died at sea near Baltimore
Young, Philip 183317Drowned near New Orleans

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