1845.12.26

Case Number1845.12.26
Date26-Dec-1845
Year1845
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaNew South Wales
LocationNewcastle
ActivityFishing
NameJohn Williams
SexM
Age20
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
TimeNight
SpeciesBronze whaler shark, 1.8 m [6']
Investigator or SourceThe Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser 11/18/1893
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1846.12.08

Case Number 1846.12.08 Date 08-Dec-1846 Year 1846 Type Sea Disaster Country MEXICO Area Veracruz Location Vera Cruz Activity Wreck of the USS Somers Name Karl Sacks Sex M Age 30 Injury FATAL, some were taken by sharks Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 10h20 Species 4 m [13'] white shark Investigator or Source Report of the loss of the Somers, J.
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1847.00.00.A

Case Number 1847.00.00.a Date Ca. 1847 Year 1847 Type Unprovoked Country USA Area South Carolina Location Makira Island (Formerly San Cristobal) Activity Boating Name adult Sex M Age 68 Injury Hand severed Fatal (Y/N) N Time 11h40 Species 4' to 5' shark Investigator or Source W.
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1847.00.00.B

Case Number 1847.00.00.b Date 1847 Year 1847 Type Invalid Country USA Area South Carolina Location Charleston Harbor, Charleston County Activity Swimming Name a young sailor Sex M Age 17 Injury Disappeared, thought to have been taken by a shark Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 12h00 Species 4' shark Investigator or Source W.
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1847.00.00.C

Case Number 1847.00.00.c Date Reported in 1847 Year 1847 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area Queensland Location Moreton Bay Activity Spearfishing Name a native Sex M Age 19 Injury Foot severed at ankle joint Fatal (Y/N) N Time Afternoon Species "small sharks"
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1847.03.11

Case Number1847.03.11
Date11-Mar-1847
Year1847
TypeSea Disaster
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaQueensland
LocationMoreton Bay
ActivityWreck of the Sovereign
NameSpicer
SexM
Age29
InjuryFoot severed
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time12h40
Species1.5 m [5'] dusky shark
Investigator or SourceLimelight Magazine, 4/1/2013
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1847.07.19

Case Number 1847.07.19 Date 19-Jul-1847 Year 1847 Type Unprovoked Country GREECE Area Corfu Location Off the harbor wall at Mandrakina Activity Swimming Name William Mills, a British solider, 36th Regiment Sex M Age 19 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 12h20 Species 2.
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1847.11.30

Case Number 1847.11.30 Date 30-Nov-1847 Year 1847 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area Queensland Location Brisbane River Activity Swimming Name James Stewart Sex M Age 19 Injury Thigh & calf bitten Fatal (Y/N) N Time 14h10 Species 2.5 to 3 m shark Investigator or Source Moreton Bay Courier, 12.
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1848.07.00

Case Number 1848.07.00 Date Jul-1848 Year 1848 Type Unprovoked Country ENGLAND Area Norfolk Location Hunstanton Activity Standing Name male Sex M Age 13 Injury Shark struck him with its tail Fatal (Y/N) N Time 15h00 Species 2.1 m [7'] shark Investigator or Source C.
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1848.08.31

Case Number1848.08.31
Date31-Aug-1848
Year1848
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUSA
AreaMaryland
LocationPatapsco River
ActivitySwimming
Namemale
SexM
Age15
InjuryLeft leg severely bitten
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time07h00
SpeciesPossibly a blacktip reef shark
Investigator or SourceAdams Sentinel, 9/4/1848
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1849.01.27

Case Number1849.01.27
Date27-Jan-1849
Year1849
TypeInvalid
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaNew South Wales
LocationSydney
Activityboat capsized
NameWilliam Henry Elliott
SexM
Age29
InjuryTorso bitten but may have been postmorem
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time09h30
Species18' shark
Investigator or SourceMaitland Mercury, 2/3/1849
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1849.06.08.A

Case Number1849.06.08.a
Date08-Jun-1849
Year1849
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUSA
AreaFlorida
LocationPensacola, Escambia County
ActivityBathing
NameMrs. Cracton
SexF
Age16
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time18h30
SpeciesBlacktip shark, 2m
Investigator or SourceAdams Sentinel, 8/6/1849
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1849.06.08.B

Case Number1849.06.08.b
Date08-Jun-1849
Year1849
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUSA
AreaFlorida
LocationPensacola, Escambia County
ActivityAttempting to rescue woman seized by shark
NameMr. Mansfield
SexM
Age19
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time13h00
Species3' small spotted catshark, Scyliorhinus canicula
Investigator or SourceAdams Sentinel, 8/6/1849
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1849.09.19

Case Number1849.09.19
Date19-Sep-1849
Year1849
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaVictoria
LocationWarrnambool
ActivitySwimming
Namea sailor from the schooner Brother
SexM
Age34
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time17h20
Species8' white shark or 7-gill shark
Investigator or SourceMaitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser, 10/10/1849
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1849.12.01

Case Number1849.12.01
Date01-Dec-1849
Year1849
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaNew South Wales
LocationWoolloomooloo, Sydney Harbor (Estuary)
ActivityBathing
Namea sailor from the steamship Eagle
SexM
Age14
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
TimeAfternoon
SpeciesBull shark
Investigator or SourceMoreton Bay Courier, 12/15/1849
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1849.12.09

Case Number 1849.12.09 Date 09-Dec-1849 Year 1849 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area New South Wales Location Sydney Harbor Activity Swimming Name male Sex M Age 35 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 16h00 Species blacktip or spinner shark Investigator or Source T.
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1850.00.00

Case Number 1850.00.00 Date 1850 Year 1850 Type Unprovoked Country NICARAGUA Area Lake Nicaragua (fresh water) Location Granada, Granada Department Activity Bathing Name male Sex M Age 21 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 16h20 Species Bull shark, 6' to 8' Investigator or Source E.
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1851.00.00

Case Number 1851.00.00 Date 1851 Year 1851 Type Unprovoked Country USA Area California Location San Francisco Bay (or San Leandro Bay), near cannery, Alameda County Activity Hard hat diving Name William Cortigan Sex M Age 18 Injury 3 toes severed Fatal (Y/N) N Time "
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1851.03.08.R

Case Number1851.03.08.R
DateMar-1851
Year1851
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUSA
AreaHawaii
LocationHonolulu Harbor
ActivitySwimming
NameJames Kinney
SexM
Age35
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time14h45
SpeciesWhite shark, 4m
Investigator or SourceThe Friend (Honolulu), 3/8/1851
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1851.06.19.R

Case Number1851.06.19.R
DateReported 19-Jun-1851
Year1851
TypeUnprovoked
CountryMEXICO
AreaOaxaca
LocationPonce Inlet, New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County
ActivityBathing
NameJohn Gray & another member of the Tehuantepec surveying party
SexM
Age20
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
TimeAfternoon
Species4' shark
Investigator or SourceBurlington Hawk-Eye, 6/19/1851
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1852.00.00

Case Number 1852.00.00 Date 1852 Year 1852 Type Unprovoked Country USA Area South Carolina Location Mount Pleasant, Charleston County Activity Vessel capsized, wading ashore carrying an oar Name Charles Chambers Sex M Age 12 Injury FATAL, body was not recovered Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 12h00 Species 1.
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1852.01.22

Case Number 1852.01.22 Date "Anniversary Day" 22-Jan-1850 or 1852 Year 1852 Type Unprovoked Country NEW ZEALAND Area North Island Location Wellington Harbor Activity Swimming Name Johnny Balmer, a soldier from the 65th Regiment Sex M Age 19 Injury FATAL, posterior thigh bared to femur, kneecap lacerated Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 11h00 Species Said to involved a 6 m to 7.
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1852.02.26

Case Number 1852.02.26 Date 26-Feb-1852 Year 1852 Type Sea Disaster Country SOUTH AFRICA Area Western Cape Province Location Danger Point Activity Wreck of the steamship Birkenhead Name Jordi Gracia Sex M Age 15 Injury FATAL. All of the women & children on board survived, but many of the 445 men that perished were taken by sharks Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 01h50 Species White sharks Investigator or Source D.
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1852.05.24

Case Number 1852.05.24 Date 24-May-1852 Year 1852 Type Unprovoked Country SOUTH AFRICA Area KwaZulu-Natal Location Durban Bay Activity Swimming from capsized boat Name Mr. Messum's servant Sex M Age 43 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 17h30 Species 3.7 m to 4.
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1852.07.28

Case Number 1852.07.28 Date 28-Jul-1952 Year 1852 Type Invalid Country ATLANTIC OCEAN Area Eastern Cape Province Location Marie Louise Island Activity Bathing in 5' of water Name Karen Bredesen StrÊte Sex F Age 1 Injury Death preceded shark involvement Fatal (Y/N) N Time 06h00 Species 1.
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1852.08.00

Case Number 1852.08.00 Date Aug-1852 Year 1852 Type Unprovoked Country USA Area Virginia Location Norfolk Activity Swimming Name a deserter from the U.S. Pennsylvania Sex M Age 49 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Afternoon Species Mako shark, 1.8 m to 2.
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1852.08.07

Case Number1852.08.07
Date07-Aug-1852
Year1852
TypeUnprovoked
CountryTONGA
AreaTongatapu
LocationWilson's Promontory, Waratah Bay
ActivityFell overboard
NameCharles Weymouth
SexM
Age15
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time17h45
Species4' to 5' shark
Investigator or SourceCourier, 1/3/1853
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1852.10.09.R

Case Number1852.10.09.R
DateReported 09-Oct-1852
Year1852
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaNew South Wales
LocationCoalcliff
ActivityFell overboard
NameJames Rogers
SexM
Age16
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time13h00
SpeciesBlue shark, 1m
Investigator or SourceMaitland Mercury, 10/09/1852
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1852.10.23.R

Case Number1852.10.23.R
DateReported 23-Oct-1852
Year1852
TypeProvoked
CountryPACIFIC OCEAN
AreaBetween Australia & USA
LocationFripp Island
ActivityFishing
NameWilliam Stannard
SexM
Age48
InjuryFoot bitten by hooked shark PROVOKED INCIDENT
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time18h00
SpeciesTiger shark, 15'
Investigator or SourceMaitland Mercury, 10/23/1852
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1852.12.19

Case Number 1852.12.19 Date 19-Dec-1852 Year 1852 Type Invalid Country AUSTRALIA Area New South Wales Location Clark's Island, Sydney Harbor Activity Swimming Name Edward Graham Sex M Age 21 Injury Shark involvement prior to death was not confirmed Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Night Species Zambesi shark, 1.
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1853.00.00.A

Case Number 1853.00.00.a Date 1853 or 1854 Year 1853 Type Unprovoked Country USA Area Florida Location Near Fernandina Bar, Nassau County Activity Knocked overboard Name Captain George Jacob Hanscheldt Sex M Age 16 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 07h00 Species Survivors said 2 species of sharks were involved: oceanic whitetip sharks and another species Investigator or Source W.
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1853.00.00.B

Case Number 1853.00.00.b Date 1853 Year 1853 Type Invalid Country USA Area South Carolina Location Off the Battery Activity He was fighting a shark when his boat capsized & he disappeared Name a young man Sex M Age 23 Injury His gold watch was later found in a shark but death may have been due to drowning Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 01h32 Species 4' to 5' shark Investigator or Source W.
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1853.00.00.C

Case Number1853.00.00.c
DateSep or Oct-1853
Year1853
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUSA
AreaNorth Carolina
LocationMorehead, Carteret County
ActivityHard hat diving
NameMark Dare
SexM
Age10
InjuryNo injury, copper breastplate punctured
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time15h30
SpeciesWhite shark
Investigator or SourceFort Wayne Gazette, 1/24/1897
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1853.00.00.D

Case Number 1853.00.00.d Date 1853 Year 1853 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area Queensland Location Moreton Bay Activity Fell into the water Name James Hexton, pilot Sex M Age 28 & 26 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 10h55 Species 1.2 m to 1.
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1853.07.13.R

Case Number1853.07.13.R
DateReported 13-Jul-1853
Year1853
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUSA
AreaSouth Carolina
LocationCharleston Harbor, Charleston County
ActivitySwimming
Namemale
SexM
Age35
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time16h30
SpeciesTiger shark (pregnant)
Investigator or SourceDemocratic Banner 8/5/1853
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1853.09.28

Case Number 1853.09.28 Date 28-Sept-1853 Year 1853 Type Unprovoked Country USA Area North Carolina Location Morehead, Carteret County Activity Commercial Salvage Diving Name Alfetto Sex M Age 28 Injury No injury. Copper breastplate & harness bitten Fatal (Y/N) N Time 12h00 Species White shark Investigator or Source C.
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1853.11.08

Case Number1853.11.08
Date08-Nov-1853
Year1853
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaNew South Wales
LocationGalveston
ActivitySwimming
NameJohn Peters
SexM
Age35
InjuryLeg bitten
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time15h00
SpeciesWobbegong shark, 4'
Investigator or SourceMaitland Mercury, 11/19/1853
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1854.04.08.R

Case Number1854.04.08.R
DateReported 08-Apr-1854
Year1854
TypeUnprovoked
CountryGREECE
AreaCorfu
LocationEl Cocal Beach
ActivitySwimming
NameHanson
SexM
Age21
InjuryLeg severed at knee
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time18h20
Species234-lb shark
Investigator or SourceSouth Australian Register, 5/8/1854
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1855.00.00

Case Number 1855.00.00 Date Circa 1855 Year 1855 Type Invalid Country AUSTRALIA Area New South Wales Location Sydney Harbor Activity Swimming Name C.T. Clark Sex M Age 27 Injury No injury & although reported as an attack, it was simply an encounter Fatal (Y/N) N Time Morning Species 2.
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1855.02.12.R

Case Number1855.02.12.R
DateReported 12-Feb-1855
Year1855
TypeUnprovoked
CountrySOLOMON ISLANDS
AreaMakira-Ulawa Province
LocationMakira Island (Formerly San Cristobal)
ActivitySwimming
Namemale
SexM
Age7
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time13h00
Species2 m shark
Investigator or SourceThe Hobarton Mercury, 2/12/1855
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1855.03.28

Case Number1855.03.28
Date28-Mar-1855
Year1855
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaSouth Australia
LocationPort Wakefield
ActivityFell overboard from the Sobella
NameMaster Coleman
SexM
Age28
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time10h30
Species3 m [10'] shark
Investigator or SourceThe Register, 4/20/1926
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1855.04.09.R

Case Number1855.04.09.R
DateReported 09-Apr-1855
Year1855
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaSouth Australia
LocationPort Wakefield
ActivityFell overboard from the Malacca
Namechild
SexF
Age
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time17h58
SpeciesBull shark
Investigator or SourceThe Argus, 4/9/1855
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1855.07.28

Case Number 1855.07.28 Date 28-Jul-1855 Year 1855 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area KwaZulu-Natal Location Mailu area Activity Bathing Name a young boy, one of the crew of the Post Boy Sex M Age 14 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 15h15 Species 1.
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1855.09.30

Case Number1855.09.30
Date30-Sep-1855
Year1855
TypeSea Disaster
CountryUSA
AreaNorth Carolina
LocationCape Hatteras
Activityship William Penn grounded & broke apart
Namesailor
SexM
Age10
InjuryFoot bitten
Fatal (Y/N)N
TimeAfternoon
SpeciesTiger shark
Investigator or SourceNY Times, 10/12/1855
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1855.11.11

Case Number 1855.11.11 Date 11-Nov-1855 Year 1855 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area Victoria Location Melbourne Activity Swimming Name a seaman from the whaling brig Curlew Sex M Age 15 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 14h00 Species Oceanic whitetip shark, 2.
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1856.02.06

Case Number 1856.02.06 Date 06-Feb-1856 Year 1856 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area Victoria Location Point Henry Activity Swimming Name a seaman from the John and Lucy Sex M Age 17 Injury Severe bite to thigh. Not known if he survived Fatal (Y/N) UNKNOWN Time 11h50 Species 3 to 3.
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1856.06.21.R

Case Number 1856.06.21.R Date Reported 21-Jun-1856 Year 1856 Type Unprovoked Country ENGLAND Area Isle of Wight Location Colwell Bay Activity Swimming Name male Sex M Age 13 Injury Survived Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Night Species 12' to 14' white shark Investigator or Source C.
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1856.11.25.R

Case Number1856.11.25.R
DateReported 25-Nov-1856
Year1856
TypeUnprovoked
CountryFIJI
AreaFlorida
LocationKama'ole Beach Park I, Kihei, Maui
ActivitySwimming
Namea seaman
SexM
Age13
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time18h00
Species3.7 m [12'] shark
Investigator or SourceThe Argus, 11/25/1856
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1856.11.30

Case Number 1856.11.30 Date 30-Nov-1856 Year 1856 Type Unprovoked Country USA Area Oregon Location Seven Mile Beach, Byron Bay Activity Swimming / floating on his back Name Cornelius Conhlren Sex M Age 22 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 15h00 Species 4.
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1858.01.09.R

Case Number1858.01.09.R
DateReported 09-Jan-1858
Year1858
TypeUnprovoked
CountryTONGA
AreaVava'u
LocationCopacabana, Rio de Janeiro
ActivityJumped overboard while intoxicated
Namecrewman from the Shepherdess
SexM
Age25
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time15h00
SpeciesWobbegong shark, 5'
Investigator or SourceSydney Morning Herald, 1/9/1858
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1858.03.14

Case Number1858.03.14
Date14-Mar-1858
Year1858
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaVictoria
LocationHobson Bay
ActivityBathing
NameAdolphe Bollander
SexM
Age22
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time15h00
SpeciesZambesi shark, 4'9"
Investigator or SourceMoreton Bay Courier, 3/31/1858
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1858.08.29

Case Number 1858.08.29 Date 29-Aug-1858 Year 1858 Type Invalid Country USA Area New York Location Staten Island, Richmond County Activity Swimming Name 3 males Sex M Age 44 Injury Thought to have been taken by a shark/s. Bodies not recovered Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Early morning Species 1.
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1858.08.31

Case Number 1858.08.31 Date 31-Aug-1858 Year 1858 Type Invalid Country USA Area New York Location Staten Island, Richmond County Activity Swimming Name male Sex M Age 33 Injury Thought to have been taken by a shark/s. Body not recovered Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 13h05 Species Tiger shark, 2.
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1859.03.16

Case Number1859.03.16
Date16-Mar-1859
Year1859
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUSA
AreaHawaii
LocationOff Kawaihae
ActivityFell overboard
NameJ.G. Luther
SexM
Age21
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time18h30
SpeciesTiger shark
Investigator or SourcePacific Commercial Advertiser, 3/24/1850
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1860.03.11

Case Number1860.03.11
Date11-Mar-1860
Year1860
TypeUnprovoked
CountryBAHAMAS
AreaNew Providence Island
LocationNassau
ActivityIn boat being towed by ship, Karnak
Namea pilot
SexM
Age25 to 35
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time11h30
SpeciesRemains recovered from shark caught days later
Investigator or SourceNew York Times, 3/26/1860
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1860.03.27

Case Number 1860.03.27 Date 27-Mar-1860 Year 1860 Type Sea Disaster Country COOK ISLANDS Area Mangaia Island Location Ocracoke Inlet Activity 43-ton schooner Irene capsized & sank Name a Cook's Islander Sex M Age 46 Injury Probable drowning Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Morning Species 2.
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1860.04.00.A

Case Number 1860.04.00.a Date Apr-1860 Year 1860 Type Unprovoked Country NEW ZEALAND Area North Island Location St. George's Bay, Auckland Harbor Activity Bathing Name H. Bradley Sex M Age 35 Injury FATAL Foot & leg bitten Fatal (Y/N) Y Time P.M. Species 4' "
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1860.04.00.B

Case Number 1860.04.00.b Date Apr-1860 Year 1860 Type Unprovoked Country NEW ZEALAND Area North Island Location Princes Wharf, Auckland Harbor Activity Swimming Name H. Cook Sex M Age 25 Injury Leg bitten, surgically amputated Fatal (Y/N) N Time 18h15 to 21h30 Species Basking shark Investigator or Source P.
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1860.08.01

Case Number 1860.08.01 Date 01-Aug-1860 Year 1860 Type Unprovoked Country USA Area New York Location Brooklyn Activity Swimming Name Jerry Duke Sex M Age 17 Injury Toe severed Fatal (Y/N) N Time Evening Species 5.5' shark Investigator or Source New York Times, 8/3/1860; Brooklyn News, 8/3/1860, p.
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1860.12.26

Case Number 1860.12.26 Date 26-Dec-1860 Year 1860 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area New South Wales Location The Domain, Sydney Activity Bathing Name Joseph Weissmantel Sex M Age 10 Injury Lacerations to leg Fatal (Y/N) N Time 13h20 Species 3.7 m [12'], 1200-lb shark.
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1861.01.15.R

Case Number1861.01.15.R
DateReported 15-Jan-1861
Year1861
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaQueensland
LocationCleveland
ActivityBathing
NameDr. Lucas
SexM
Age60
InjuryLacerations to fingers
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time14h30
Speciesa sand shark
Investigator or SourceMoreton Bay Courier, 1/15/1861
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1861.02.12.R

Case Number1861.02.12.R
DateReported 12-Feb-1861
Year1861
TypeUnprovoked
CountryEQUATORIAL GUINEA / CAMEROON
AreaFernando Po Island
LocationCarmel, Monterey County
ActivitySwimming
NameWilliam Looney
SexM
Age14
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
TimeMorning
SpeciesPossibly a sand shark
Investigator or SourceDaily Southern Cross, 2/12/1861
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1861.03.00

Case Number 1861.03.00 Date Mar-1861 Year 1861 Type Unprovoked Country NEW ZEALAND Area North Island Location Wynyard Wharf, Auckland Harbor Activity Bathing Name a soldier Sex M Age 22 Injury "Severely bitten but recovered" Fatal (Y/N) N Time 12h40 Species Tiger shark, 8 to 12 feet Investigator or Source P.
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1861.09.25.R

Case Number 1861.09.25.R Date Reported 25-Sep-1861 Year 1861 Type Unprovoked Country CUBA Area Canary Islands Location 60 miles off Trinidad de Cuba Activity Deserting the bark Nazarene Name Caughlin (A.K.A. James Dilano) Sex M Age 12 Injury Lacerations Fatal (Y/N) N Time 13h30 Species 2.
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1861.11.10

Case Number1861.11.10
Date10-Nov-1861
Year1861
TypeUnprovoked
CountrySINGAPORE
AreaWestern Australia
LocationFirst Beach
ActivityBathing alongside the American ship Thomas W. Sears
Namecrew
SexM
Age13
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time10h30
SpeciesSpinner shark or blacktip shark
Investigator or SourceThe Argus, 11/15/1861
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1862.00.00.A

Case Number 1862.00.00.a Date 1862 Year 1862 Type Unprovoked Country JAPAN Area Bonin Islands Location New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County Activity Boat of a Hawaiian brig was stove in by whale Name boat crew Sex M Age 41 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 12h00 Species Hammerhead shark, 2.
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1862.00.00.B

Case Number 1862.00.00.b Date Circa 1862 Year 1862 Type Unprovoked Country USA Area Hawaii Location Puna Activity Sitting in shallows Name A chiefess Sex F Age 26 Injury Ankle bitten Fatal (Y/N) N Time 12h45 Species Sevengill shark, 1.2 m [4'] Investigator or Source Captain W.
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1862.05.05

Case Number 1862.05.05 Date 05-May-1862 Year 1862 Type Unprovoked Country SOUTH AFRICA Area KwaZulu-Natal Location Durban Activity Bathing Name Mr. Cummings Sex M Age 43 Injury Lacerations Fatal (Y/N) N Time 12h20 Species Raggedtooth shark Investigator or Source M.
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1862.06.03

Case Number 1862.06.03 Date 03-Jun-1862 Year 1862 Type Unprovoked Country SOUTH AFRICA Area KwaZulu-Natal Location Durban Harbor Activity Surfing Name male Sex M Age 16 Injury "Very severe wounds" Fatal (Y/N) N Time Afternoon Species 4.5' shark Investigator or Source Cape Argus, 6/10/1862; M.
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1862.07.13

Case Number 1862.07.13 Date 13-Jul-1862 Year 1862 Type Unprovoked Country SPAIN Area C·diz Location Off Algeciras Activity Swimming alongside the SS Kearsarge Name Tibbetts Sex M Age 31 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 18h30 Species 16' shark Investigator or Source C.
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1862.07.14

Case Number1862.07.14
Date14-Jul-1862
Year1862
TypeUnprovoked
CountrySPAIN
AreaC·diz
LocationOff Algeciras
ActivityFishing
Namemale
SexM
Age18
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
TimeMorning
Species16' shark
Investigator or SourceC. Moore
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1862.07.25

Case Number 1862.07.25 Date 25-Jul-1862 Year 1862 Type Unprovoked Country SPAIN Area Malaga Location San Andres Beach Activity Swimming Name Joaquin Rosales Martinez Sex M Age 18 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 12h00 Species Tiger shark, 10? Investigator or Source C.
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1862.08.02.R

Case Number 1862.08.02.R Date Reported 02-Aug-1862 Year 1862 Type Invalid Country SPAIN Area Malaga Location Fuengirola Activity Fishing Name male Sex M Age 20 Injury Possible drowning and scavenging Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 18h30 Species Bronze whaler shark, 6' Investigator or Source C.
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1862.08.15.R

Case Number 1862.08.15.R Date Reported 15-Aug-1862 Year 1862 Type Unprovoked Country SPAIN Area Gaza Location A Spanish port Activity Bathing Name The widowed Marchioness of Lendinez Sex F Age 20 Injury Survived Fatal (Y/N) N Time 11h00 Species Spinner shark Investigator or Source C.
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1862.12.04

Case Number1862.12.04
Date04-Dec-1862
Year1862
TypeInvalid
CountryNEW ZEALAND
AreaSouth Island
LocationLyttleton?
ActivityHad just dived into water & was swimming
NameJohn Puljak
SexM
Age5
InjuryRight forearm severed, right leg bitten and surgically amputated
Fatal (Y/N)UNKNOWN
Time15h00
SpeciesGrey nurse shark, 3m
Investigator or SourceBendigo Advertiser, 1/3/1863
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1862.12.19.R

Case Number1862.12.19.R
DateReported 19-Dec-1862
Year1862
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaQueensland
LocationBrisbane River
ActivityTrying to catch a wounded bird
Namemale
SexM
Age18
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time13h20
Species"small shark"
Investigator or SourceCourier, 12/19/1862
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1862.12.22

Case Number 1862.12.22 Date 22-Dec-1862 Year 1862 Type Unprovoked Country NEW ZEALAND Area North Island Location Soldier's Point, Brick Bay, Auckland Activity Swimming Name Thomas Cooke Sex M Age 28 Injury Right thigh and left foot severely bitten Fatal (Y/N) N Time 06h00 -- 07h00 Species Tiger shark Investigator or Source V.
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1863.00.00.R

Case Number 1863.00.00.R Date Reported 1863 Year 1863 Type Unprovoked Country GREECE Area Corfu Location Paradise Bay (next to Wailua Bay), Maui Activity Swimming Name male Sex M Age 24 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 13h00 Species 7-gill shark? Investigator or Source C.
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1863.01.10

Case Number 1863.01.10 Date 10-Jan-1863 Year 1863 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area New South Wales Location "Bellynahinch" on the Manning River Activity Bathing Name James Brown Sex M Age 17 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Evening Species Tiger shark (pregnant) Investigator or Source G.
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1863.02.05

Case Number 1863.02.05 Date 05-Feb-1863 Year 1863 Type Invalid Country SOUTH AFRICA Area KwaZulu-Natal Location Back Beach, Durban Activity Swimming, caught in strong backwash & disappeared Name Mr. J. Canham Sex M Age 26 Injury Shark caught 9 days later contained human remains thought to be those of Canham Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Morning Species 3.
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1863.03.05

Case Number1863.03.05
Date05-Mar-1863
Year1863
TypeUnprovoked
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaVictoria
LocationBrighton
ActivityFloating on back
NameWilliam Thorn
SexM
Age32
InjuryLacerations to right torso & ankle
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time20h00
SpeciesRaggedtooth shark, 147-kg [324-lb]
Investigator or SourceArgus, 3/10/1863
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1863.04.00

Case Number 1863.04.00 Date Apr-1863 Year 1863 Type Unprovoked Country AUSTRALIA Area Queensland Location Caloundra Heads Activity Launching a boat Name Mr. Barnsfield Sex M Age 30 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time Afternoon Species 2 sharks Investigator or Source Brisbane Courier, 6/12/1889, p.
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1863.09.13.R

Case Number1863.09.13.R
DateReported 13-Sep-1863
Year1863
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUSA
AreaSouth Carolina
LocationStono Inlet, near Charleston, Charleston County
ActivityBathing
Namemale
SexM
Age18
InjuryThrown into the air & bruised
Fatal (Y/N)N
TimeAfternoon
SpeciesShark involvement not confirmed
Investigator or SourceNY Times, 9/13/1863
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1863.12.14

Case Number 1863.12.14 Date 14-Dec-1863 Year 1863 Type Unprovoked Country GUINEA Area Conakry Region Location Ile de Loss Activity Bathing near whaling ship (bark A. R. Tucker of New Bedford, Massachusetts) Name Charles H. Petty Sex M Age 18 Injury FATAL "Most of leg torn away .
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1864.00.00

Case Number1864.00.00
Date1864
Year1864
TypeInvalid
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaSouth Australia
LocationCorio Bay, Port Phillip
ActivitySwimming
NameMr. Warren, Jr.
SexM
Age20
InjuryPresumed Fatal, but shark involvement not confirmed
Fatal (Y/N)Y
TimeNight
SpeciesBull shark
Investigator or SourceThe Argus, 11/24/1868
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1864.01.02

Case Number1864.01.02
Date02-Jan-1864
Year1864
TypeUnprovoked
CountryNEW ZEALAND
AreaNorth Island
LocationBrickfield Bay, Auckland Harbour
ActivityStanding / Bathing
NameMr. Kelsall
SexM
Age16
InjuryMinor injury to hip
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time08h00
SpeciesTiger shark, 300-kg [662-lb]
Investigator or SourceWellington Independent, 1/21/1864
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1864.01.16.R

Case Number1864.01.16.R
DateReported 16-Jan-1864
Year1864
TypeUnprovoked
CountryNEW ZEALAND
AreaFoveaux Strait
LocationStewart Island
ActivityBoat swamped
Namemale
SexM
Age5
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time15h40
SpeciesReported to involve a hammerhead shark
Investigator or SourceOtago Witness, 1/16/1864
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1864.01.27.R

Case Number 1864.01.27.R Date Reported 27-Jan-1864 Year 1864 Type Unprovoked Country PANAMA Area ColÛn Province Location Aspinwall (ColÛn) Activity Coming ashore on a hawser Name a sailor from ther RM steam packet Solent Sex M Age 20 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 12h00 Species 1.
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1864.07.25

Case Number1864.07.25
Date25-Jul-1864
Year1864
TypeUnprovoked
CountrySPAIN
AreaEastern Catalona
LocationBadalona
ActivityBathing
Namemale
SexM
Age14
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
TimeEvening
Species4' shark
Investigator or SourceC. Moore, GSAF
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1864.08.12

Case Number1864.08.12
Date12-Aug-1864
Year1864
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUSA
AreaNew York
LocationMahattan
ActivitySwimming
NameHenry Brice
SexM
Age13
InjuryLeft thigh severely bitten
Fatal (Y/N)N
Time14h35
SpeciesWhite shark
Investigator or SourceNY Times, 8/13/1864
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1864.09.00

Case Number 1864.09.00 Date Sep-1864 Year 1864 Type Unprovoked Country SCOTLAND Area Edinburgh Location Granton Activity No details Name Mr. Ballard Sex M Age 20 Injury Leg bitten 3 times Fatal (Y/N) N Time 11h00 Species 3' shark Investigator or Source C.
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1864.09.18.R

Case Number 1864.09.18.R Date Reported 18-Sep-1864 Year 1864 Type Provoked Country FRANCE Area Alpes Maritime Location Antibes Activity Dragging a shark Name fisherman Sex M Age 36 Injury Knee bitten PROVOKED INCIDENT Fatal (Y/N) N Time 15h30 Species 1.5 m shark Investigator or Source C.
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1865.00.00

Case Number 1865.00.00 Date 1865 Year 1865 Type Boating Country AUSTRALIA Area South Australia Location Semaphore Activity Boarding a ship Name R.H. Barrett, pilot holding steering oar of whaleboat Sex M Age 16 Injury No injury to pilot, oar bitten Fatal (Y/N) N Time 14h00 Species 18-foot shark Investigator or Source V.
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1865.03.01.R

Case Number1865.03.01.R
DateReported 01-Mar-1865
Year1865
TypeBoating
CountrySOUTH AFRICA
AreaWestern Cape Province
LocationSt. Helena Bay
ActivityFishing
Nameboat: 4 occupants
SexM
Age16
InjuryFATAL: Boat capsized, sharks took fishermen
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time14h00
SpeciesWhite shark
Investigator or SourceSouth African Advertiser, 3/1/1865
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1865.07.18.R

Case Number1865.07.18.R
DateReported 18-Jul-1865
Year1865
TypeUnprovoked
CountryUSA
AreaTexas
LocationBrazos
ActivityBathing
NameCol. Bryant
SexM
Age21
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time14h00
SpeciesNurse shark, 2.5'
Investigator or SourceDaily Index, 7/18/1865
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1865.09.02

Case Number 1865.09.02 Date 02-Sep-1865 Year 1865 Type Unprovoked Country USA Area New York Location Greenport Sound, Long Island Activity Swimming alongside the schooner Catherine Wilcox Name Peter Johnson Sex M Age 17 Injury Multiple lacerations Fatal (Y/N) N Time 09h00 Species White shark Investigator or Source P.
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1866.04.24.R

Case Number1866.04.24.R
DateReported 24-Apr-1866
Year1866
TypeInvalid
CountryAUSTRALIA
AreaWestern Australia
LocationOff De Grey river
ActivityFell overboard
NameMr. Groves
SexM
Age18
InjuryThought to have been taken by a shark. Body was not recovered
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time19h00
Species2' to 3' shark
Investigator or SourceThe Argus, 4/24/1866
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1867.00.00

Case Number1867.00.00
Date1867
Year1867
TypeUnprovoked
CountryCUBA
AreaMatanzas Province (north coast)
LocationMatanzas
ActivityPainting a ship
Namemale
SexM
Age43
InjuryFATAL, pulled off float by shark, body not recovered
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time15h00j
Species5 mm 3500 kg female shark
Investigator or SourceWashington Star, 12/12/1891
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1867.06.26

Case Number 1867.06.26 Date 26-Jun-1867 Year 1867 Type Sea Disaster Country CUBA Area Villa Clara Province Location Remedios Activity boat from ship Josephine capsized in squall Name 2 crew clinging to floating barrels Sex M Age 39 Injury FATAL Fatal (Y/N) Y Time 15h30 Species White shark, 3 to 3.
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1867.08.00

Case Number1867.08.00
DateAug-1867
Year1867
TypeUnprovoked
CountryMEXICO
AreaVeracruz
LocationVera Cruz Harbor
Activityboat from the Austrian ship Elizabeth
Name14 crewmen
SexM
Age17
InjuryFATAL
Fatal (Y/N)Y
Time08h45
SpeciesRaggedtooth shark
Investigator or SourceWashington Star, 12/12/1891
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