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.

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January[edit]

1 January[edit]

9 January[edit]

13 January[edit]

17 January[edit]

  • 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.[3]

27 January[edit]

February[edit]

1 February[edit]

6 February[edit]

11 February[edit]

13 February[edit]

17 February[edit]

19 February[edit]

  • Marcello G ( Italy) capsized and sank at Naples. Declared a constructive total loss but later repaired and returned to service.

29 February[edit]

March[edit]

1 March[edit]

7 March[edit]

13 March[edit]

19 March[edit]

April[edit]

7 April[edit]

22 April[edit]

  • Gilani ( Canada): capsized and sank at Montreal, Canada. Later refloated, repaired and returned to service.

24 April[edit]

May[edit]

11 May[edit]

12 May[edit]

14 May[edit]

July[edit]

1 July[edit]

10 July[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

August[edit]

6 August[edit]

21 August[edit]

September[edit]

4 September[edit]

October[edit]

1 October[edit]

11 October[edit]

November[edit]

13 November[edit]

14 November[edit]

27 November[edit]

30 November[edit]

December[edit]

15 December[edit]

22 December[edit]

27 December[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ship feared lost" The Times (London). Monday, 10 January 1972. (58371), col A, p. 1.
  2. ^ 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. ^ "Five dead, four missing as oil rig vessel sinks" The Times (London). Tuesday, 18 January 1972. (58378), col D, p. 1.
  4. ^ "Liner runs aground" The Times (London). Friday, 28 January 1972. (58387), col F, p. 1.
  5. ^ "Seamen saved by helicopter" The Times (London). Monday, 7 February 1972. (58395), col F, p. 5.
  6. ^ "British carrier rescues 14 from sinking ship" The Times (London). Monday, 14 February 1972. (58401), col C, p. 6.
  7. ^ a b Lane, Anthony (2009). Shipwrecks of Kent. Stroud: The History Press. pp. p35. ISBN 978-0-7524-1720-2. 
  8. ^ "Captain goes down with abandoned ship" The Times (London). Wednesday, 1 March 1972. (58415), col E, p. 9.
  9. ^ "Belgian Merchant A-G". Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  10. ^ "British sailor killed in collision" The Times (London). Wednesday, 8 March 1972. (58421), col G, p. 5.
  11. ^ Oterhals, Leo (1997). Båter, baser og barske menn (in Norwegian). Molde: Lagunen. p. 75. ISBN 8290757115. 
  12. ^ "Belgian Merchant P-Z". Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  13. ^ "Weather ship may be sued" The Times (London). Tuesday, 4 July 1972. (58521), col A-B, p. 7.
  14. ^ "Belgian Merchant H-O". Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  15. ^ "11 drown as coaster is sliced in two in Channel" The Times (London). Monday, 7 August 1972. (58546), col C, p. 4.
  16. ^ "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.
  17. ^ "22 seamen lost in trawler" The Times (London). Tuesday, 5 September 1972. (58571), col C, p. 6.
  18. ^ "Channel ships warned of wreck danger" The Times (London). Monday, 2 October 1972. (58594), col A, p. 1.
  19. ^ "Seven crew saved as submarine sinks" The Times (London). Friday, 13 October 1972. (58604), col G, p. 8.
  20. ^ a b "42 die as gales sweep Europe" The Times (London). Tuesday, 14 November 1972. (56831), col E-G, p. 7.
  21. ^ "45 feared dead in supertanker collision" The Times (London). Thursday, 16 November 1972. (58633), col B, p. 1.
  22. ^ "Four die as coaster capsizes in gale" The Times (London). Friday, 1 December 1972. (58646), col C, p. 3.
  23. ^ a b c "Locomotives in ship break their fastenings" The Times (London). Saturday, 16 December 1972. (58659), col D, p. 4.
  24. ^ "Tug's crew saved" The Times (London). Saturday, 23 December 1972. (58664), col E, p. 1.

See also[edit]

Ship events in 1972
Ship launches: 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977
Ship commissionings: 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977
Ship decommissionings: 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977
Shipwrecks: 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977