List of shipwrecks in 1972
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The list of shipwrecks in 1972 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1972.
- 1 January
- 2 February
- 3 March
- 4 April
- 5 May
- 6 July
- 7 August
- 8 September
- 9 October
- 10 November
- 11 December
- 12 References
- 13 See also
- Seawise University ( Hong Kong): 83,673 ton, university ship, due to on-board fire caused by suspected arson attack in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong.
- Dona Anita ( Somalia): The cargo ship foundered off British Columbia, Canada with the loss of all hands.
- Owenduv ( Panama): The coaster capsized and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) off Leixões, Portugal after her cargo shifted.
- Maersk Fighter ( Denmark): The oil rig supply vessel foundered in the North Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) west of the Vyl Lightship with the loss of nine of her nineteen crew.
- Queen Frederica ( Greece): The cruise ship was diven aground in the Fowey Estuary after breaking free from her moorings in a storm.
- Citta di Alessandria ( Liberia): The cargo ship ran aground at Cape Andreas, Cyprus. Seven crew rescued by a RAF helicopter.
- Lindblad Explorer ( Norway) ran aground near La Plaza Point, Antarctica. She was towed to Buenos Aires, Argentina and then to Kristiansand, Norway for repairs.
- Ermioni ( Greece): The cargo ship foundered in the Mediterranean off Cyprus. All 14 crew rescued by helicopters from HMS Bulwark ( Royal Navy).
- Marcello G ( Italy) capsized and sank at Naples. Declared a constructive total loss but later repaired and returned to service.
- Benefit ( Panama): The cargo ship foundered 160 nautical miles (300 km) south of Muroto, Japan. Her captain went down with the ship, the rest of her crew were rescued by two patrol boats ( Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force).
- Katie H ( United Kingdom): The coaster sank in the North Sea after colliding with an unnamed fishing boat ( Belgium). One of her seven crew was killed.
- Torodd ( Norway): The fishing vessel/cargo ship was destroyed in a fire in Langevåg, Norway. Wreck scrapped in Trondheim, Norway in May 1975
- Gilani ( Canada): capsized and sank at Montreal, Canada. Later refloated, repaired and returned to service.
- Nicolo Martini ( Italy): struck a submerged object off Portoscuso, Sardinia and holed. Beached to prevent sinking. Later refloated but declared a total loss.
- Royston Grange ( United Kingdom): 7,113 ton, British cargo liner, wrecked in Punta Indio Channel, Uruguay after colliding with the oil tanker Tien Chee ( Liberia) and subsequent fire. She was the first British ship to be lost with all hands since World War II. 74 fatalities.
- Lefteria ( Denmark): The schooner was in collision with an unnamed weather ship ( France) and sank with the loss of seven of her eleven crew.
- London Statesman ( United Kingdom): The cargo ship was sunk by Viet Cong sabotage at Nha Trang, South Vietnam.
- Rustringen ( West Germany): Sank off Margate, Kent. Later raised and scrapped.
- Tug Vermont ( Ecuador): Ran aground off Guayaquil and wrecked. Later scrapped in situ.
- Stade ( West Germany): the coaster was cut in two when in collision with Ciudad di Manizales ( Colombia) in the English Channel and sank with the loss of eleven of her 13 crew. The stern section sank, but the bow section remained afloat. It was sunk by the French Navy as it was a hazard to navigation.
- Texanita ( Liberia): The supertanker collided with Oswego Guardian ( Liberia) 20 nautical miles (37 km) south of Cape Agulhas, South Africa and sank with the loss of 46 of her 50 crew.
- Taoyuno ( Republic of China): The fishing vessel was sunk with the loss of 22 of her 23 crew when it was in collision with the bulk carrier Marylisa ( Greece) 600 nautical miles (1,100 km) west of the Cape of Good Hope.
- Genimar ( Liberia): The cargo ship sank in the English Channel off Kent after it was in collision with Larry L ( Greece). All 24 crew were rescued by Larry L.
- La Sirène ( Marine Nationale): The submarine sank in an accident at Lorient naval base. All seven crew on board escaped.
- Wanchun ( People's Republic of China): The cargo ship ran aground north of IJmuiden, Netherlands in a storm. All 27 crew were rescued.
- Metric ( Denmark): The coaster ran aground off Texel, Netherlands. Nine people and two dogs were rescued by Dutch Navy helicopters.
- Ypoploiarchos Merlin ( Hellenic Navy): The vehicle carrier sank with the loss of 45 crew after a collision with the supertanker World Hero ( Greece).
- Tor Hugo ( Norway): The fishing vessel sank off West Africa after suffering leaks and disastrous hull failure.
- Burtonia ( United Kingdom): The coaster capsized and sank 40 nautical miles (74 km) off Lowestoft, Suffolk with the loss of four of her eight crew.
- Rumba ( West Germany): The cargo ship was abandoned when its cargo of railway locomotives broke free of their chains, causing the ship to list when she was 200 nautical miles (370 km) south east of Cape Race. Newfoundland.
- Lincoln Express ( Panama): The cargo ship foundered off Puerto Rico. All 21 crew rescued by the United States Coast Guard.
- Nova ( Sweden): The cargo ship sank after it was in collision with Teofani-Livanos ( Greece) in the Baltic Sea. One crewman was killed.
- Argus V ( West Germany): The tug capsized and sank in the English Channel 7 nautical miles (13 km) off Cap Griz Nez, France. All five crew rescued.
- St Ives ( Italy), 938 GRT dredger capsized and sank northwest of Ferrol, Spain ( ) while under tow by Smit Pioneer ( Netherlands).
- "Ship feared lost" The Times (London). Monday, 10 January 1972. (58371), col A, p. 1.
- 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.
- "Five dead, four missing as oil rig vessel sinks" The Times (London). Tuesday, 18 January 1972. (58378), col D, p. 1.
- "Liner runs aground" The Times (London). Friday, 28 January 1972. (58387), col F, p. 1.
- "Seamen saved by helicopter" The Times (London). Monday, 7 February 1972. (58395), col F, p. 5.
- "British carrier rescues 14 from sinking ship" The Times (London). Monday, 14 February 1972. (58401), col C, p. 6.
- Lane, Anthony (2009). Shipwrecks of Kent. Stroud: The History Press. pp. p35. ISBN 978-0-7524-1720-2.
- "Captain goes down with abandoned ship" The Times (London). Wednesday, 1 March 1972. (58415), col E, p. 9.
- "Belgian Merchant A-G". Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
- "British sailor killed in collision" The Times (London). Wednesday, 8 March 1972. (58421), col G, p. 5.
- Oterhals, Leo (1997). Båter, baser og barske menn (in Norwegian). Molde: Lagunen. p. 75. ISBN 8290757115.
- "Belgian Merchant P-Z". Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 December 2010.
- "Weather ship may be sued" The Times (London). Tuesday, 4 July 1972. (58521), col A-B, p. 7.
- "Belgian Merchant H-O". Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 31 October 2010.
- "11 drown as coaster is sliced in two in Channel" The Times (London). Monday, 7 August 1972. (58546), col C, p. 4.
- "More than 40 killed when supertankers collide off Africa's southernmost tip" The Times (London). Tuesday, 22 August 1972. (58559), col B-D, p. 6.
- "22 seamen lost in trawler" The Times (London). Tuesday, 5 September 1972. (58571), col C, p. 6.
- "Channel ships warned of wreck danger" The Times (London). Monday, 2 October 1972. (58594), col A, p. 1.
- "Seven crew saved as submarine sinks" The Times (London). Friday, 13 October 1972. (58604), col G, p. 8.
- "42 die as gales sweep Europe" The Times (London). Tuesday, 14 November 1972. (56831), col E-G, p. 7.
- "45 feared dead in supertanker collision" The Times (London). Thursday, 16 November 1972. (58633), col B, p. 1.
- "Four die as coaster capsizes in gale" The Times (London). Friday, 1 December 1972. (58646), col C, p. 3.
- "Locomotives in ship break their fastenings" The Times (London). Saturday, 16 December 1972. (58659), col D, p. 4.
- "Tug's crew saved" The Times (London). Saturday, 23 December 1972. (58664), col E, p. 1.
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