List of shipwrecks in 1976
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The list of shipwrecks in 1976 includes some of the ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1976.
- 1 January
- 2 February
- 3 March
- 4 April
- 5 May
- 6 June
- 7 July
- 8 August
- 9 September
- 10 October
- 11 December
- 12 References
- Capella ( East Germany): The coaster sank off Schiermonnikoog, the Netherlands.
- Carnoustie ( United Kingdom): Sank in same storm as Capella. Often mistakenly referred to as "Carnoesti" in American press.
- Princess Sissy ( Panama): The cruise ship ran aground in the Adriatic between the islands of Hvar and Korčula.
- Vanquisher ( United Kingdom): The tug capsized and sank in the Thames Estuary at Tilbury whilst assisting Jervis Bay ( United Kingdom). All seven crew rescued.
- Deep Sea Driller ( Norway): The drilling rig rang aground off Bergen. One leg broke off and six crew were killed. Although declared a constructive total loss, the rig was later repaired and returned to service.
- Kaptanvassos ( Cyprus): The cargo ship capsized and sank off Perama, Greece. Five of her crew were lost.
- Ocean Express ( United States): The drilling rig sank in the Gulf of Mexico. Thirteen of her 36 crew were killed when an escape capsule capsized and sank.
- Nordhuk ( West Germany): The cargo ship ran aground off Eilean Trodday, Inner Hebrides, United Kingdom and was wrecked. All twelve crew were rescued by the Stornoway Lifeboat.
- Urquiola ( Spain): The tanker exploded and caught fire at the mouth of A Coruña harbour, killing two of her thirty-nine crew.
- NEPCO 140 ( United States): The barge ran aground in the American Narrows causing a large oil spill.
- HMS Reward ( Royal Navy): The offshore patrol vessel collided with Plainsman ( Singapore) in the Firth of Forth during foggy weather and sank. All 42 people on board rescued by Plainsman.
- Barkis ( United Kingdom): The tug capsized and sank off Lowestoft, Suffolk with the loss of one of her four crew.
- HMS Fittleton ( Royal Navy): Collided with HMS Mermaid ( Royal Navy) and sank off Texel, the Netherlands.
- Rarau ( Poland): 2,186 ton factory trawler with a Romanian crew of eighty-four drove into the northern part of the Seven Stones Reef known as the North-east Rocks. All the crew were rescued and the trawler slipped into deep water.
- Boehlen ( East Germany): The tanker sank in the English Channel during a storm with the loss of twenty-three of her thirty-six crew.
- Andros Antares ( Liberia): The supertanker ran aground at Antifer, France in a storm.
- Freeland ( Cyprus): The cargo ship foundered off Brittany, France in a storm. All crew saved.
- Ante Oltmans ( West Germany): The cargo ship foundered off the coast of the Netherlands in a storm. All six crew were killed.
- Otterturm ( West Germany): The tug collided with a barge and sank off Burghead, United Kingdom with the loss of one of her ten crew.
- George Prince ( United States): The ferry sank in the Mississippi River after a collision with Frosta ( Norway). Seventy-eight people were killed.
- Achaios ( Cyprus): Ran aground at Akrotiri Peninsula ( ) and wrecked.
- Devon City ( United Kingdom): The bulk carrier ran aground at Rügen Island, West Germany. Refloated the next day and sailed to Szczecin Poland for repairs.
- Argo Merchant ( Liberia): Ran aground at Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. Broke up and sank on 21 December, a total loss.
- Seastar ( Lebanon): Ran aground on the Sha`b Abu Nuhas reef, remained stranded and finally sank in 1984.
- British Steel ( United Kingdom): The yacht ran aground off Fuerteventura, Spain. All eight crew rescued, and the yacht was later refloated and returned to service.
- "Trail of death and damage moves to the Continent" The Times (London). Monday, 5 January 1976. (59593), col A-E, p. 2.
- "MV Carnoustie [+1976]". wrecksite.eu. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
- "Europe cleaning up after severe storm". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 5 January 1976. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
- "Britons taken off stranded ship" The Times (London). Friday, 9 January 1976. (59597), col D, p. 1.
- "Seven saved as tug capsizes" The Times (London). Friday, 9 January 1976. (59597), col D, p. 4.
- "Supertanker runs aground" The Times (London). Tuesday, 20 January 1976. (59606), col E,F, p. 1.
- "Onassis tanker aground off Brittany" The Times (London). Tuesday, 27 January 1976. (59612), col F, p. 8.
- "Six die as oil rig is wrecked" The Times (London). Tuesday, 2 March 1976. (59642), col D-F, p. 1.
- "Kaptanvassos (5148728)". Miramar Ship Index. http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz. Retrieved 27 October 2013. (subscription required)
- "13 drown after oil rig sinks of Texas coast" The Times (London). Saturday, 17 April 1976. (59681), col A, p. 1.
- "Ship abandoned" The Times (London). Monday, 3 May 1976. (59694), col F, p. 2.
- "Oil tanker explodes in Spanish harbour" The Times (London). Thursday, 13 May 1976. (59706), col D, p. 1.
- "Naval ship sunk in Forth" The Times (London). Wednesday, 11 August 1976. (59779), col B, p. 1.
- "Man presumed drowned after tug sinks" The Times (London). Tuesday, 17 August 1976. (59784), col B, p. 3.
- "Heath yacht grounds" The Times (London). Saturday, 21 August 1976. (59788), col A, p. 3.
- "The fiery sisters" The Times (London). Wednesday, 25 August 1976. (59791), col D, p. 4.
- Liddiard, John. "Seven Stones". Retrieved 10 February 2014.
- "Belgian Merchant H-O". Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 31 October 2010.
- "23 sailors lost as ship sinks in storm" The Times (London). Saturday, 16 October 1976. (59836), col D-G, p. 4.
- "Seaman missing after collision" The Times (London). Tuesday, 19 October 1976. (59838), col B, p. 3.
- "British ship refloated in Baltic" The Times (London). Friday, 5 November 1976. (59853), p. 8.
- Andrea Ghiotti, ed. (1996). Diving Guide to the Red Sea Wrecks. Luxor: A A Gaddis & Sons. pp. 71–77.
- "Chay Blyth and crew safe" The Times (London). Wednesday, 29 December 1976. (59896), col G, p. 5.
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