Loss of life on ocean

From the year 1852 to the year 1856, both inclusive, the actual loss of life on the ocean was 4,348! And an analysis of the various causes which have led to this loss shows that out of 1,153 ships, only 286 were lost in a whole gale, storm, or hurricane, and only 121 by the conjoint agency of the latter.
                                 (Liberator, Nov 13, pg 3, 1857, )