List of shipwrecks in 1947

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The list of shipwrecks in 1947 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1947.

January[edit]

1 January[edit]

  • Karla ( Denmark): The cable laying ship struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Finland, 15 nautical miles (28 km) of Ormus Island, Estonia. Sixteen of the 44 crew were killed.[1]

2 January[edit]

3 January[edit]

5 January[edit]

7 January[edit]

8 January[edit]

11 January[edit]

13 January[edit]

14 January[edit]

19 January[edit]

20 January[edit]

21 January[edit]

23 January[edit]

25 January[edit]

30 January[edit]

February[edit]

2 February[edit]

5 February[edit]

26 February[edit]

March[edit]

3 March[edit]

  • Luana ( Italy): Struck a mine and sank 20 nautical miles (37 km) south of Capo Promontore.[where?][16]

4 March[edit]

6 March[edit]

8 March[edit]

13 March[edit]

22 March[edit]

24 March[edit]

28 March[edit]

30 March[edit]

April[edit]

3 April[edit]

13 April[edit]

14 April[edit]

15 April[edit]

23 April[edit]

28 April[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

May[edit]

2 May[edit]

13 May[edit]

14 May[edit]

17 May[edit]

22 May[edit]

24 May[edit]

25 May[edit]

31 May[edit]

June[edit]

4 June[edit]

28 June[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

July[edit]

3 July[edit]

4 July[edit]

17 July[edit]

23 July[edit]

28 July[edit]

August[edit]

18 August[edit]

29 August[edit]

September[edit]

6 September[edit]

8 September[edit]

9 September[edit]

  • Goma ( Norway): The cargo ship sank north of the Tylön Lightship whilst on a voyage from Aalborg, Denmark to Gdańsk, Poland.[3]

15 September[edit]

16 September[edit]

October[edit]

2 October[edit]

  • Reine II ( Norway): The cargo ship sank off Halmstad with the loss of all five crew. She was on a voyage for Halmstad to Oslo and may have struck a mine.[3]

4 October[edit]

7 October[edit]

15 October[edit]

19 October[edit]

21 October[edit]

31 October[edit]

November[edit]

1 November[edit]

2 November[edit]

  • Castillo Montjuich ( Spain): Broke moorings, collided with another ship and driven ashore at Gijón, France. Refloated in March 1948, repaired and returned to service.[38]

3 November[edit]

11 November[edit]

20 November[edit]

U-234

21 November[edit]

24 November[edit]

28 November[edit]

30 November[edit]

December[edit]

1 December[edit]

24 December[edit]

  • Skoghaug ( Norway): The cargo ship sank off the Dutch coast with the loss of all 26 crew after hitting a mine. She was on a voyage from Rotterdam, Netherland to Oslo, Norway.[3]

26 December[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Danish Ship Mined In Gulf Of Finland" The Times (London). Monday, 6 January 1947. (50651), col D, p. 3.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Mitchell, W H, and Sawyer, L A (1995). The Empire Ships. London, New York, Hamburg, Hong Kong: Lloyd's of London Press Ltd. p. not cited. ISBN 1-85044-275-4. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae "Norske skipsforlis i 1947" (in Norwegian). Skipet. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Aground Near The Needles" The Times (London). Monday, 6 January 1947. (50651), col B, p. 8.
  5. ^ a b "Casualties In The Gale" The Times (London). Sunday, 12 January 1947. (50658), col D, p. 2.
  6. ^ "Fifteen Lost In Whaler" The Times (London). Wednesday, 15 January 1947. (50659), col E, p. 3.
  7. ^ a b "Tankers Aground In Mersey" The Times (London). Monday, 20 January 1947. (50663), col E, p. 4.
  8. ^ "Chinese Steamer Sunk" The Times (London). Monday, 20 January 1947. (50663), col F, p. 4.
  9. ^ "Greek Ship Hits A Mine" The Times (London). Monday, 20 January 1947. (50663), col F, p. 4.
  10. ^ "British Warship Aground" The Times (London). Wednesday, 22 January 1947. (50665), col C, p. 3.
  11. ^ "Grounded Warship Refloated" The Times (London). Friday, 24 January 1947. (50667), col C, p. 3.
  12. ^ "Piracy In Egyptian Ship" The Times (London). Monday, 17 February 1947. (50687), col C, p. 3.
  13. ^ "Dora Oldendorff (1112672)". Miramar Ship Index. http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz. Retrieved 28 June 2012. (subscription required)
  14. ^ "Weather Threatens Coal Supply" The Times (London). Thursday, 6 February 1947. (50678), col A-B, p. 4.
  15. ^ a b c "Steamers Aground" The Times (London). Thursday, 27 February 1947. (50696), col A, p. 2.
  16. ^ a b "Belgian Merchant H-O". Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  17. ^ "Ship Breaks In Half" The Times (London). Monday, 10 March 1947. (50705), col D, p. 2.
  18. ^ Hudson, Mike; Atkins, Philip (September 2007). "Locos lost at sea. The all-time definitive record". The Railway Magazine (IPC Media Ltd) 153 (1277): pp.14–19. ISSN 0033-8923
  19. ^ "The Queen Elizabeth" The Times (London). Tuesday, 15 April 1947. (50735), col D, p. 4.
  20. ^ a b c "Liner Freed By 15 Tugs" The Times (London). Wednesday, 16 April 1947. (50736), col D, p. 6.
  21. ^ "Warspite Driven On Rocks In Gale" The Times (London). Thursday, 24 April 1947. (50743), col A, p. 4.
  22. ^ "1946-62". St. Ives Trust. Retrieved 15 March 20085. 
  23. ^ Larn, R; Larn, B (1991). Shipwrecks Around Mounts Bay. Penryn: Tor Mark Press. 
  24. ^ "British Ship Sinks In The Scheldt" The Times (London). Wednesday, 30 April 1946. (50748), col G, p. 4.
  25. ^ "Two Steamers Still Aground" The Times (London). Thursday, 17 April 1947. (50737), col D, p. 4.
  26. ^ "Shipwrecked Crew Rescued" The Times (London). Saturday, 3 May 1947. (50751), col E, p. 3.
  27. ^ "Whaling Ship Aground" The Times (London). Wednesday, 14 May 1947. (40760), col C, p. 4.
  28. ^ "S. African Training Ship's End" The Times (London). Wednesday, 14 May 1947. (50760), col E, p. 3.
  29. ^ "Whaling Ship Again Aground" The Times (London). Thursday, 15 May 1947. (50761), col E, p. 4.
  30. ^ a b "Tanker Explosion And Fire" The Times (London). Monday, 26 May 1947. (50770), col E, p. 2.
  31. ^ "Men From Lost British Ship Picked Up" The Times (London). Thursday, 29 May 1947. (50773), col D, p. 3.
  32. ^ "Berlin (6103075)". Miramar Ship Index. http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz. Retrieved 17 April 2012. (subscription required)
  33. ^ "Ship Sunk In Lake Superior" The Times (London). Thursday, 5 May 1947. (50779), col D, p. 3.
  34. ^ "Ship Sinks In Channel" The Times (London). Monday, 30 June 1947. (50800), col A, p. 3.
  35. ^ "Bombay Shipwreck" The Times (London). Saturday, 19 July 1947. (50817), col F, p. 4.
  36. ^ "Steamer Hits Mine" The Times (London). Wednesday, 8 October 1947. (50886), col E, p. 2.
  37. ^ "Corona". Uboat. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  38. ^ "Belgian Merchant A-G". Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  39. ^ Heaton, K E (8 July 2004). "Shipwrecks in British Columbia's Waters". Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  40. ^ "Two Missing From Tug Sunk In Thames" The Times (London). Tuesday, 25 November 1947. (50927), col B, p. 3.
  41. ^ "46 Missing In Spanish Steamer" The Times (London). Wednesday, 3 December 1947. (50934), col B, p. 4.
  42. ^ a b "Typhoon Strikes The Philippines" The Times (London). Saturday, 27 December 1947. (50953), col D, p. 4.
  43. ^ "Belgian Merchant P-Z". Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  44. ^ "U-858". Uboat. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 

See also[edit]

Ship events in 1947
Ship launches: 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952
Ship commissionings: 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952
Ship decommissionings: 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952
Shipwrecks: 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952