U.S. Navy sailing vessel strikes a reef off Haiti and is lost though all the crew survive
The U.S.S. Shepherd Knapp was an 838 ton,180 foot sailing vessel built in 1856 and purchased for the Navy in New York City in August 1861. Carrying eleven guns and ninety-three crew, she patrolled in the Caribbean during 1861 and 1863. She struck a reef in the evening hours off Haiti near Cape Haitien. Her stores and guns were transferred to other ships and she suffered no human losses other than to the pride of her officers. (By John Osborne)
W. Craig Gaines, Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecks (Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2008), 34.