List of shipwrecks in 1936

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The list of shipwrecks in 1936 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1936.

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1936
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date

January[edit]

2 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 January 1936
Ship Country Description
Seiho Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground at Otaru, Hokkaidō.[1]

3 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 1936
Ship Country Description
St. Gerard Magella flag unknown The schooner ran aground at Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, and was wrecked.[2][3]

4 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 January 1936
Ship Country Description
Donetz  Soviet Union The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Finland off the Styrsudd Lighthouse with the loss of at least two crew.[4]
Vigor  Sweden The cargo ship reported that she was 45 nautical miles (83 km) south west of Land's End, Cornwall, United Kingdom. She subsequently foundered, a lifebuoy came ashore in the Isles of Scilly on 8 January.[5]

5 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 January 1936
Ship Country Description
Beryl  United Kingdom The auxiliary sailing barge fouled her anchor and sank at Cowes, Isle of Wight. All three crew survived.[6]
Vizcaya  Germany The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (42°30′N 9°25′W / 42.500°N 9.417°W / 42.500; -9.417) with the loss of two of her eighteen crew. Survivors were rescued by Castellon ( Spain) and Minna ( Estonia).[1]

6 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1936
Ship Country Description
Alice and Jessie  United Kingdom The coaster foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 6 nautical miles (11 km) off Wedge Island, Nova Scotia, Canada (45°00′N 2°15′E / 45.000°N 2.250°E / 45.000; 2.250).[7]
Ethel May  United Kingdom The schooner was blown ashore at Dale, Pembrokeshire and was wrecked.[1]
Shinkyo Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground at Niigata.[1] She was refloated on 16 February.[8]

8 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 January 1936
Ship Country Description
Ciudad de Malaga  Spain The cargo ship collided with Cape of Good Hope ( United Kingdom) at Las Palmas, Canary Islands and sank.[9] Salvage efforts were abandoned on 15 May.[10]

9 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 January 1936
Ship Country Description
Bradda  United Kingdom The coaster foundered in the River Mersey off Formby, Lancashire with the loss of five of her six crew.[11]

12 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1936
Ship Country Description
Ingertre  Norway The cargo ship ran aground at Florø, Norway and was abandoned by her crew.[12]
Iowa  United States The Design 1019 cargo ship ran aground on the Columbia Bar in the Columbia River and sank with the loss of all 34 crew.
West Camak  United States The Design 1019 cargo ship collided with Planet ( Germany) in the Scheldt at Terneuzen, Netherlands and was beached.[12]

14 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 January 1936
Ship Country Description
Cautin  Chile The cargo liner ran aground at Lobos de Tierra Island, Peru. Passengers were taken off by Chimu ( United States. She was declared a total loss.[13][14]

15 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 January 1936
Ship Country Description
Castro  Chile The coaster ran aground and sank north of Lebu.[14]
Louisiana  Denmark The cargo ship ran aground in the River Plate, Argentina.[15] She was refloated on 23 January.[16]
West Hika  United States The Design 1013 cargo ship ran aground at Seaham, County Durham, United Kingdom.[17] Salvage operations were abandoned on 12 February and she was declared a constructive total loss.[18] She was refloated on 6 September.[19]

16 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 1936
Ship Country Description
Hilma Bissmark  Germany The cargo ship ran off Lyngholmen, Nordland, Norway.[20]

17 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 January 1936
Ship Country Description
Cherokee  United States The cargo liner collided with Welcombe ( United Kingdom) in the St. Johns River, at Jacksonville, Florida. Cherokee was beached and Welcombe sank.[21]

18 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 January 1936
Ship Country Description
Mehentu  India The tug foundered 53 nautical miles (98 km) north west of Bombay. Fifteen crew were rescued by Bandra ( United Kingdom).[21]
Meri  Finland The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the Baltic Sea off Götaland, Sweden. The crew were rescued by Chr. Mathiessen ( Sweden).[21]

20 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 January 1936
Ship Country Description
Velasco  United States The dredger ran aground at Álvaro Obregón, Mexico and was wrecked.[22]

22 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 1936
Ship Country Description
Ardri  United Kingdom The auxiliary three-masted sailing ship foundered in Cardigan Bay. The crew were rescued by Finola ( United Kingdom).[16]

23 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 January 1936
Ship Country Description
Colonel Cochrane  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Akroa ( United Kingdom) in the River Thames and was consequently beached.[16] She was refloated the next day.[23]

24 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 January 1936
Ship Country Description
Forthbridge  United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire in the Sea of Japan (36°33′N 133°27′E / 36.550°N 133.450°E / 36.550; 133.450). The crew abandoned ship and were rescued by Kahoku Maru ( Japan).[24] She came ashore in the Oki Islands and was declared a total loss.[25]

26 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 January 1936
Ship Country Description
Heatherfield  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire. All crew were rescued by breeches buoy.[26]

27 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 January 1936
Ship Country Description
Meidai Maru  Japan The cargo ship came ashore at Fukuyama, Hiroshima and sank.[27]
Taycraig  United Kingdom The cargo ship hit the Gear Rock, off Penzance promenade, Cornwall. All nine crew were rescued by the Penlee Lifeboat. Taycraig broke up and sank three days later.[27][28]

28 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 January 1936
Ship Country Description
H. H. Petersen  Denmark The cargo ship ran aground in Koldingfjord.[29] She was refloated on 1 February.[30]

29 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 1936
Ship Country Description
Texas Banker  United States The cargo ship ran aground at Port Aransas, Texas.[5] She was refloated on 10 February.[31]

30 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 January 1936
Ship Country Description
Chang Ho  China The cargo ship ran aground at Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan. She broke in two and sank.[5]

31 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 January 1936
Ship Country Description
Hikosan Maru  Japan The cargo ship foundered in Hakata Bay with the loss of at least thirteen of her crew.[30]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1936
Ship Country Description
Wusueh  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground near Bethune Point, Shanghai, China. She was refloated on 27 February.[32]

February[edit]

1 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 1936
Ship Country Description
Tokho Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground at Suttsu, Hokkaidō and was a total loss.[33][34]

3 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1936
Ship Country Description
Parrsboro  United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire at Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada and was burnt out.[33]

5 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 February 1936
Ship Country Description
Elsie Annie  United Kingdom The coaster ran aground at Wexford, Ireland and was wrecked.[35]
Unnan Maru  Japan The cargo ship foundered in the Pacific Ocean off the Shionomisaki Lighthouse with the loss of all 45 crew.[36][37]

11 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 1936
Ship Country Description
Daunt Rock Lightship  United Kingdom The lightship was abandoned in the Irish Sea. Her crew were rescued by the Ballycotton Lifeboat.[38]
Rita Garcia  Spain The cargo ship foundered in the Adriatic Sea off Ancona, Marche, Italy. All 33 crew were rescued.[39] She was refloated on 12 March.[40]

12 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 February 1936
Ship Country Description
Anubis  Germany The cargo ship was driven ashore at Mersin, Turkey.[41] She was refloated on 20 February.[42]
Aris  Greece The cargo ship was wrecked on Andros with the loss of all but one of her crew.[43]
Macedonia  Germany The cargo ship was driven ashore at Mersin.[41] She was refloated on 20 February.[42]
Pécheuse  France The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 72 nautical miles (133 km) east south east of the Fastnet Rock. All six crew were rescued by the trawler Thomas Ansell ( United Kingdom).[18]
Polymnia  Greece The cargo ship ran aground at Cape Rotja, Formentera, Spain.[41] She was refloated on 21 February.[42]

13 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 February 1936
Ship Country Description
Panaghis  Greece The cargo ship ran aground at Epanomi Point with the loss of three crew. Salvage efforts were abandoned.[44]

15 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1936
Ship Country Description
Üsküdar  Turkey The cargo ship sank at Zonguldak.[43]

16 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1936
Ship Country Description
Guadarrama  Spain The dredger came ashore at Cádiz and was wrecked.[8]

17 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 February 1936
Ship Country Description
Lady Elizabeth  United Kingdom
Lady Elizabeth, 1984

The coal hulk was driven ashore in a storm at Stanley Harbour, Falkland Islands. The ship remains beached there.

19 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1936
Ship Country Description
USS R-8  United States Navy The R-class submarine sank at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. she was subsequently raised but was stricken and sunk as a target on 19 August 1936.
Stefanos Kostomenis  Greece The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 500 nautical miles (930 km) east of New York. All 33 crew were rescued by City of Newport News ( United States).[45][46]

22 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 February 1936
Ship Country Description
Brightside  United Kingdom The coaster ran aground in the Solent.[47] She was refloated on 29 February.[48]

25 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 February 1936
Ship Country Description
Crefeld  Germany The cargo ship ran aground at Alexandria, Egypt.[47] She was refloated on 28 February.[48]
San Marco  Italy The cargo ship was wrecked at Capo Berta. All crew were rescued.[49]

27 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 February 1936
Ship Country Description
Davenport  United Kingdom The Thames barge sank in the English Channel off Eastbourne, East Sussex. All three crew were rescued by the Eastbourne Lifeboat.[50]
Forsete  Norway The cargo ship foundered in Rekefjord, Norway, with the loss of one crew member.[50]

28 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1936
Ship Country Description
Kawsar  Egypt The cargo ship ran aground at Irk el Gorab.[51] She was still aground on 5 March,[52] but was later refloated.
Lysaker III  Norway The cargo ship departed from Rekefjord, Norway, for Rotterdam, Netherlands. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[40][53]

29 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 February 1936
Ship Country Description
Harriet  Sweden The auxiliary schooner collided with a breakwater at Copenhagen, Denmark and sank.[48]
Renfrew Ferry  United Kingdom The ferry sprang a leak and sank in the Caledonian Canal.[48]

March[edit]

2 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 March 1936
Ship Country Description
Condor  Germany The schooner collided with Walter L M Russ ( Germany) in the Kaiser Wilhelm Canal and sank.[54]
Hong Keat  United Kingdom The passenger ship caught fire and sank in the Strait of Singapore. All 61 people on board were rescued.[55]
Patrao Lopez  Portugal The salvage vessel ran aground at Lisbon and was a total loss.[55]

3 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 March 1936
Ship Country Description
Gustaf Wasa  Sweden The cargo ship ran aground at Arkösund and was a total loss.[56]

6 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 March 1936
Ship Country Description
Horsia  Denmark The cargo ship ran aground at Stubbekøbing, Sjælland.[57] She was refloated on 11 March.[58]

7 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 March 1936
Ship Country Description
 Germany  Germany The cargo ship sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean (48°18′N 4°02′W / 48.300°N 4.033°W / 48.300; -4.033). She was taken in tow by Abeille No.22 ( France) and beached in Bertheaume Bay, Finistère, France.[59]

9 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 March 1936
Ship Country Description
Sea Fisher  United Kingdom The coaster collided with Sutherland ( United Kingdom) in the North Sea off the Shipwash Lightship ( United Kingdom) and sank. All crew were rescued.[53]

10 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 March 1936
Ship Country Description
Alko  Netherlands The coaster collided with the fishing vessel Leyland ( United Kingdom) in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) north north west of Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, United Kingdom and sank.[60]
Aghios Spyridon  Greece The cargo ship caught fire and sank at Piraeus and was a total loss.[61]
Phyllis  United States The cargo ship came ashore 200 nautical miles (370 km) south of the mouth of the Columbia River and was wrecked. The crew survived.[61]
Pink Rose  United Kingdom The coaster collided with George Frusher ( United Kingdom in the North Sea 11 nautical miles (20 km) south east of the mouth of the River Tyne and sank. All crew were rescued.[60]

11 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 March 1936
Ship Country Description
Nadod  Norway The coaster collided with Salerno ( United Kingdom in the River Humber and sank. All sixteen crew were rescued.[58]

13 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1936
Ship Country Description
Jose Cristobal flag unknown The tanker exploded at Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador and was a total loss.[62]
Marchigiano  Italy The coaster suffered an explosion an sank in the Red Sea 125 nautical miles (232 km) off Port Sudan, Sudan (22°47′N 36°56′E / 22.783°N 36.933°E / 22.783; 36.933) with the loss of ten of her seventeen crew. Survivors were rescued by Brighton ( United Kingdom).[62][63]

14 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1936
Ship Country Description
Styliani  Greece The cargo ship caught fire and sank in the Red Sea (approximately 17°N 39°E / 17°N 39°E / 17; 39) and was abandoned by her crew, who were rescued by Fusijama ( Italy).[63]

15 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 March 1936
Ship Country Description
Volsella  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Port Hedland, Western Australia.[64] She was refloated on 23 March.[65]

17 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 March 1936
Ship Country Description
Partanna  United Kingdom The schooner departed from St. John's, Newfoundland for the Newfoundland fishing grounds. No further trace.[66]

18 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 March 1936
Ship Country Description
Siantar  Netherlands The cargo ship ran aground at Makassar, Dutch East Indies (approximately 5°S 119°E / 5°S 119°E / -5; 119).[67] She was refloated on 24 March.[68]

19 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 March 1936
Ship Country Description
Hamilton  United Kingdom The coaster ran aground at Southend, Argyllshire.[69]

21 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 March 1936
Ship Country Description
France Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground on Baliguan Island. (11°13′N 132°20′E / 11.217°N 132.333°E / 11.217; 132.333)[70] She was refloated on 26 March.[71]

26 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 March 1936
Ship Country Description
Boree  France The cargo ship collided with Aizkarai Mendi ( Spain) in the North Sea 24 nautical miles (44 km) north west of Cromer, Norfolk, United Kingdom and sank with the loss of nine of her 22 crew. Survivors were rescued by Aizkarai Mendi, Caduceus ( United Kingdom) and the Wells and Cromer lifeboats.[72]
Pangiotis Th. Coumantaros  Greece The cargo ship ran aground at Abu Zenima, Egypt. Her captain committed suicide.[73]

27 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1936
Ship Country Description
Esbo  Finland The cargo ship sank in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south east of Craig, Angus. All crew were rescued by Vanguard. Like the original wreck in October 1935 the cited report is incorrect-see Whitehaven News 2 Apr 1936 page 4. She had been refloated at the 7th attempt on 26 March 1936 and was being towed to Troon, Firth of Clyde, Scotland, for breaking up. She sprang a leak and sank in deep water about 15 miles off Troon. ( United Kingdom).[73]

28 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 March 1936
Ship Country Description
Eskburn  United Kingdom The coaster ran aground in Lunan Bay.[74] She was refloated on 19 May 1937.[75]
Osterhav  Finland The cargo ship ran aground south of Duncansby Head, Sutherland, United Kingdom. She was refloated but was leaking severely and was consequently beached in Sinclair Bay. The crew subsequently abandoned ship.[74] She was refloated on 31 August.[76]

29 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 March 1936
Ship Country Description
Inga I  Norway The cargo ship ran aground at Oporto, Portugal. The crew were rescued by the Oporto Lifeboat.[77]

31 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 March 1936
Ship Country Description
Toyohiko Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground at Haiphong, French Indo-China (20°43′N 107°27′E / 20.717°N 107.450°E / 20.717; 107.450).[78] She was refloated on 25 April.[79]

April[edit]

3 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 April 1936
Ship Country Description
Taiko Maru No.3  Japan The coaster foundered off Nagasaki with the loss of fourteen lives.[80]

5 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 April 1936
Ship Country Description
Maddalena Odero  Italy The cargo ship ran aground at Key West, Florida, United States.[80] She was refloated on 8 April.[81]

7 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 1936
Ship Country Description
Georgios  Greece The auxiliary schooner ran aground at Likhades Island and consequently foundered.[82]
Scotland Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground at Osima, Kagashima and consequently sank.[83]
Vancouver  Germany The cargo liner struck rocks at Point Remedios and was beached at Acajutla, El Salvador, where the passengers were taken off.[84] She was refloated on 22 April.[85]

14 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 April 1936
Ship Country Description
USS Smith Thompson  United States Navy The Clemson-class destroyer was rammed amidships by the destroyer USS Whipple ( United States Navy) during exercises in Subic Bay in the Philippines. No lives lost. Towed back to base by the destroyer USS Barker ( United States Navy), she was deemed beyond economical repair. She was decommissioned and sunk as a target on 25 July 1935.[86]
USS Whipple  United States Navy The Clemson-class destroyer rammed the destroyer USS Smith Thompson ( United States Navy) during exercises in Subic Bay in the Philippines. No lives lost. Although her bow was bent around backwards, Whipple was repaired using Smith Thompson′s undamaged bow and returned to service.[87]

15 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 April 1936
Ship Country Description
City of St. Joseph  United States The cargo ship was burnt out at Benton Harbor, Michigan.[88]

16 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 April 1936
Ship Country Description
Terningen  Norway The auxiliary three-masted sealing schooner was crushed by ice and sank. All crew were rescued by Sedov ( Soviet Union).[88][89]

17 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 April 1936
Ship Country Description
Delphinus  Sweden The cargo ship ran aground in Lake Cener and sank.[90]
Iciar  Spain The cargo ship was driven ashore at Bilbao and was wrecked.[90]

20 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 April 1936
Ship Country Description
Hiram  Norway The cargo liner ran aground on Green Island, China and was beached. Passengers were rescued by Kinngsu ( United Kingdom).[91] She was refloated later that day.[92]

22 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 April 1936
Ship Country Description
Uromi  United Kingdom The cargo ship was scuttled off Lagos, Nigeria.[93]

23 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 April 1936
Ship Country Description
Hanasaki Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground at Ebeko, Kuril Islands, Soviet Union (50°40′N 156°08′E / 50.667°N 156.133°E / 50.667; 156.133).[94] She was refloated on 25 May.[95]
Prospect  Norway The coaster collided with Canis ( Norway) at Stavanger, Norway and sank.[96]
Wan Tai  China The coaster was hit by Terukuni Maru ( Japan) at Dairen and sank.[96]

25 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 April 1936
Ship Country Description
Herzogin Cecilie  Finland
Herzogin Cecilie

The four-masted barque ran around on the Ham Stone Rock, near Bolt Head, Devon, United Kingdom. She was beached at Starhole Bay but was wrecked there by the action of the waves.

29 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 April 1936
Ship Country Description
Mrav  Yugoslavia The cargo ship collided with Mari ( Estonia) in the English Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off Dungeness, Kent, United Kingdom and sank. All crew were rescued by Mari.[97]
Portugal  Belgium The cargo ship caught fire at Alicante, Spain and sank.[98] She was refloated on 2 May.[99]

30 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 1936
Ship Country Description
Hansa  Norway The cargo ship ran aground and was beached at Lista, Norway.[100] She was refloated on 4 May.[99]
Nordland  Germany The cargo ship caught fire at Mogadishu, Italian Somaliland and was a total loss.[98]

May[edit]

1 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 May 1936
Ship Country Description
Cedarberg  United Kingdom The coaster came ashore 10 nautical miles (19 km) from Lamberts Bay, South Africa and was a total loss.[101]

4 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 May 1936
Ship Country Description
James A. Lewis  United States The cargo ship caught fire in Chesapeake Bay and burnt down to the waterline.[102]
Katingo  Greece The cargo ship collided with Assunzione ( Italy) in the Bay of Biscay off Ouessant, Finistère, France (48°10′N 6°08′W / 48.167°N 6.133°W / 48.167; -6.133). She was abandoned by her crew, who were rescued by Assunzione. Katingo was taken in tow by Abeille No.24 ( France), which made for Brest.[102] Katingo subsequently foundered. One crew member was lost.[103]

5 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 May 1936
Ship Country Description
Birtley  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground near the Souter Lighthouse, County Durham.[104] She was refloated on 2 December.[105]

6 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 May 1936
Ship Country Description
Chasmoor  United Kingdom The coastal collier ran aground on Bishops and Clerks, Pembrokeshire and sank. The crew were rescued by Dublin ( United Kingdom).[106]

7 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 May 1936
Ship Country Description
Alphard  Netherlands The cargo ship collided with New York ( Germany) in the North Sea north of Ostend, Belgium and sank. All 26 crew were rescued by New York.[107]
HMAS Anzac  Royal Australian Navy The decommissioned Parker-class destroyer leader was sunk as a target in the Tasman Sea off Sydney Heads, Australia.

8 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 May 1936
Ship Country Description
West Cape  United States The cargo ship struck a rock in the Columbia River 12 nautical miles (22 km) upstream of Astoria, Oregon and was consequently beached.[108] She was refloated the next day.[109]

11 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 May 1936
Ship Country Description
Oldenburg  Germany The cargo liner ran aground at Espozende, Portugal and sank. All on board survived.[110]

12 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 May 1936
Ship Country Description
Rodi  Italy The cargo ship sank at Durrës, Albania.[111]

13 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 May 1936
Ship Country Description
Ming Chiang  China The ship sank off Wanhsien with the loss of over 40 lives.[111]

16 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 May 1936
Ship Country Description
Koan Maru  Japan The cargo ship sank at Hakodate.[112]

19 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 May 1936
Ship Country Description
Mars  Latvia The coaster ran aground on the Isle of May, Fife, United Kingdom.[113] She broke her back on 21 May and subsequently broke up.[114]

21 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 May 1936
Ship Country Description
Dela  United Kingdom The coaster foundered in the North Sea off Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.[114]

28 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 May 1936
Ship Country Description
Hogstad  Norway The cargo ship foundered in the North Sea (58°38′N 4°22′E / 58.633°N 4.367°E / 58.633; 4.367) with the loss of twelve of her thirteen crew. The survivor was rescued by Westplein ( Netherlands).[115]

29 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 May 1936
Ship Country Description
Ethel Radcliffe  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Alexandria, Egypt.[115] She was refloated on 3 June.[116]

31 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 May 1936
Ship Country Description
Alice  United Kingdom The ketch was driven ashore in Palm Bay, Margate, Kent. All five crew waded ashore.[117]

June[edit]

6 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 June 1936
Ship Country Description
Magnhild  Norway The cargo ship came ashore at Mistaken Point, Newfoundland and was a total loss.[118]

9 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 June 1936
Ship Country Description
W. N. Dicks flag unknown The schooner sprang a leak and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) off Miquelon.[119]

11 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 June 1936
Ship Country Description
Aycliffe Hall  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with A. P. Berwind (flag unknown) in Lake Erie and sank. The crew were rescued by A. P. Berwind.[120]

12 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 June 1936
Ship Country Description
Eilianus  United Kingdom The coaster ran aground 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south of Hartland Point, Devon and was wrecked.[120][121]

18 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 June 1936
Ship Country Description
Chrysopolis  Greece The cargo liner ran aground at Cape Barbas, Morocco.[122] She was abandoned on 21 June and the crew were rescued by Temple Mead ( United Kingdom).[123]

19 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 June 1936
Ship Country Description
Ariadne Pandeli  Greece The cargo ship caught fire at Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.[124] She exploded and capsized on 25 June and was a total loss.[125]
Tashmoo  United States The passenger steamboat struck a rock and sank in the Detroit River at Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada.

21 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 June 1936
Ship Country Description
El Kantara  France The passenger ship sank off Palamós, Catalonia, Spain. All on board, including 450 passengers, were rescued.[126]

22 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 June 1936
Ship Country Description
Ben Vooar  United Kingdom The cargo ship sprang a leak. She was beached at Portrush, County Antrim and was abandoned by her crew.[127]

24 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 June 1936
Ship Country Description
Stanford  Norway The cargo liner ran aground on a reef 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Geraldton, Western Australia and was wrecked.[128]

25 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 June 1936
Ship Country Description
Baron Ogilvy  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Isla Palenque, Panama.[128] She was refloated on 21 July.[129]

28 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 June 1936
Ship Country Description
Navahoe  United States The schooner barge was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) north of Dragon's Mouth, Trinidad.[130]
Neptun  Denmark The coaster ran aground in the River Humber at Brough, Yorkshire and was a total loss. All crew survived.[131]

29 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 June 1936
Ship Country Description
Luciano A  Italy The schooner sprang a leak and sank in the Mediterranean Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) east of Cape Comino.[132]
Dagfinn  Sweden The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the Kattegat 10 nautical miles (19 km) off the Ostreflak Lightship ( Denmark). All crew were rescued by the trawler Betania (flag unknown).[132]

July[edit]

2 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 July 1936
Ship Country Description
Sima  United Kingdom The passenger ship ran aground on Onekotan, Kuril Islands.[133] She was refloated on 8 July.[134]

4 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 July 1936
Ship Country Description
Culberson  United States The cargo ship ran aground 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south west of Punta Mogotes, Argentina.[135] She was refloated on 8 July.[136]

5 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 July 1936
Ship Country Description
Maja  Sweden The cargo ship ran aground and sank at Trysunda.[135]

6 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 July 1936
Ship Country Description
Carl XV  Sweden The passenger ship ran aground south of the Strommingsbadan Lighthouse and sank. All 62 people on board were rescued by Vollrath Tham ( Sweden) or reached shore in their lifeboats.[133]
Sol Nascente  Portugal The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off the Cape Verde Islands. All crew survived.[137]
St Aubin  United Kingdom The tug was rammed and sunk at Whampoo, Hong Kong by Pingan ( China).[133]

8 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 July 1936
Ship Country Description
Nunoca  United Kingdom The coaster departed Georgetown, Grand Cayman for Tampa, Florida, United States. She subsequently caught fire and foundered in the Gulf of Mexico off Dry Tortugas with the loss of all 22 people on board.[129][138][139]

9 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 July 1936
Ship Country Description
Leonian  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at the mouth of the Forcados River, Burutu, Nigeria.[134] She was refloated on 15 July.[140]

12 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 July 1936
Ship Country Description
Choyo Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground on the east coast of Sakhalin, Soviet Union.[141] She was declared a total loss on 16 July.[140]

13 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1936
Ship Country Description
Cabo Blanco  Spain The cargo liner ran aground near the Montedor Lighthouse, Portugal.[141] All on board were rescued but she was a total loss.[142]

14 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 July 1936
Ship Country Description
Golden Harvest  United States The cargo ship collided with State of Virginia ( United States) off the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse, Maryland. Both vessels were beached.[143]
Wagrien  Germany The cargo ship departed from Leningrad, Soviet Union for Gdynia, Poland.[144] She subsequently foundered with the loss of all hands. Wreckage from the ship washed up on Saaremaa, Estonia on 19 July.[145]

15 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 1936
Ship Country Description
Taurau  United Kingdom The tug struck a rock and sank off Dartmouth, Devon. The crew were rescued by the fishing vessel Owl ( United Kingdom).[143]
Maranon  Peru The transport ship struck a rock and sank 180 nautical miles (330 km) south of Lima.[146][147]

19 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1936
Ship Country Description
Nora Maersk  Denmark The cargo ship caught fire at Zamboanga, Philippines. She was severely damaged and was declared a constructive total loss.[148]

20 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 July 1936
Ship Country Description
Don Carlos  Chile The cargo ship reported from 32°45′S 72°16′W / 32.750°S 72.267°W / -32.750; -72.267). No further trace, presumed foundered.[149]

22 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 1936
Ship Country Description
Don Carlos  Chile The collier foundered in the Pacific Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) off Valparaíso with the loss of all hands.[150]
Isidoro Pons  United States The cargo ship ran aground in Zambales Province, Luzon, Philippines and sank.[151]

23 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1936
Ship Country Description
Virgilia  Germany The cargo ship collided with Bury ( United Kingdom) in the Elbe at the Graueror Fortress and was beached.[145]

24 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1936
Ship Country Description
Martin Bakke  Norway The cargo ship collided with a buoy and sank in the Victoria Channel, Belfast, County Antrim, United Kingdom.[152]

25 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 July 1936
Ship Country Description
USS Smith Thompson  United States Navy The decommissioned Clemson-class destroyer was sunk as a target off Subic Bay in the Philippines.

27 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 July 1936
Ship Country Description
Skipjack  United Kingdom The cargo ship was rammed at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk by Maise Graham ( United Kingdom and was consequently beached.[153]

28 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 July 1936
Ship Country Description
Material Service  United States The cargo ship capsized and sank off the South Chicago Piers, Lake Michigan with the loss of fifteen crew.[154][155]
Svend  Sweden The galeass collided with Alca ( Finland) off Copenhagen, Denmark and sank. All crew were rescued by Alca.[156]

30 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 July 1936
Ship Country Description
Nora  Denmark The cargo ship collided with Poul Moller ( Denmark) of Copenhagen and sank. All crew were rescued by Poul Moller.[155]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1936
Ship Country Description
USS Alton  United States Navy The protected cruiser foundered in the Pacific Ocean between Honolulu, Hawaii and San Francisco, California.

August[edit]

3 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 1936
Ship Country Description
Landfort  Spain Spanish Civil War: The coaster was sunk as a blockship at Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz.[157]
Viktor  Estonia The sailing ship struck rocks on the west side of St. Kilda, Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom and sprang a leak. She was abandoned by her crew, and came ashore on Shillay.[157][158]

5 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1936
Ship Country Description
USS Radford  United States Navy The Wickes-class destroyer was sunk as a target in accordance with the London Naval Treaty.

6 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 August 1936
Ship Country Description
Antonios Vrondisis  Greece The cargo ship ran aground at Kem, Soviet Union.[159] She was refloated on 11 August but found to be severely damaged.[160]

7 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1936
Ship Country Description
Christos Markettas  Greece The cargo ship ran aground in the Paraná River at Ramallo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.[157] She was refloated on 14 August.[161]
San Francisco  France The cargo ship ran aground on the Haisborough Sands off the coast of Norfolk, United Kingdom.[162] She was refloated on 12 August.[160]

9 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 August 1936
Ship Country Description
Blue Shadow  United Kingdom Spanish Civil War: The yacht was shelled and wrecked by the Nationalist cruiser Almirante Cervera ( Spanish Navy) at Gijón with the loss of one of her two crew.[163] The hull was later saved by her owner.[164]

12 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 1936
Ship Country Description
USS Champlin  United States Navy The decommissioned Wickes-class destroyer was sunk in the Pacific Ocean during experimental tests.
Rooiberg  United Kingdom The whaler struck a rock in Saldanha Bay and sank. She was declared a total loss.[160]

13 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 August 1936
Ship Country Description
Oranaise  France The cargo liner capsized and sank in the Mediterranean Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) off Mostaganem, Algeria with the lost of 38 of the 40 people on board.[165][166]

14 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 August 1936
Ship Country Description
Eubee  France The passenger ship collided with Corinaldo ( United Kingdom) in the Atlantic Ocean 90 nautical miles (170 km) north of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Eubee was left with her engine room flooded,[167] and five stokers killed. Passengers were taken off by Corinaldo. Eubee was taken in tow by Antonio Azambuja ( Brazil and Powerful ( Uruguay),[161] but she foundered on 16 August. The crew were rescued by Antonio Azambuja.[168]

15 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 August 1936
Ship Country Description
USC&GS Fathomer Flag of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.svg United States Coast and Geodetic Survey
USC&GS Fathomer.

The survey ship was driven aground on a reef at Port San Vincente, Philippines in a typhoon. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.

17 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 August 1936
Ship Country Description
Muscallonge flag unknown The tug was burnt out at Brockville, Ontario, Canada.[169]
Sunning  United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked at Hong Kong in a typhoon. She broke her back and was a total loss.[168]

19 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 August 1936
Ship Country Description
USS R-8  United States Navy The R-class submarine was sunk as a target by aerial bombing in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Henry, Virginia.

21 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 August 1936
Ship Country Description
King Bleddyn  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on the Alacran Reef in the Gulf of Mexico.[170] She was refloated on 24 August.[171]

22 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1936
Ship Country Description
Primus  Finland The tug collided with Atlantis ( United Kingdom) at Helsingfors. She capsized and sank with the loss of four crew.[172]

24 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1936
Ship Country Description
Antonis G. Lemos  Greece The cargo ship collided with HMS Keith ( Royal Navy) in the English Channel 20 nautical miles (37 km) north of Alderney, Channel Islands (49°56′N 2°17′W / 49.933°N 2.283°W / 49.933; -2.283). All crew were rescued by HMS Brilliant ( Royal Navy).[173][174]
Janine  France The dredger foundered off Cape D'Ambre, Madagascar with the loss of all but two crew.[175]
Snowflake  United Kingdom The cargo ship struck a rock in the Bristol Channel off Hangman Point, Devon and was holed. She was beached at Watermouth.[175]

30 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 1936
Ship Country Description
Tamaye Maru  Japan The coaster was driven ashore and sank at Miyake Island.[176][177]

September[edit]

2 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 September 1936
Ship Country Description
Miyake Maru  Japan The coaster sank in the Pacific Ocean off Miyake Island.[177]

3 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 September 1936
Ship Country Description
Fuyang  Republic of China The cargo ship foundered in the Yangtze 30 nautical miles (56 km) upstream of Ichang.[178]
Jan Store  Sweden The schooner ran ashore at Ristna Point, Estonia and was wrecked.[178]

4 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 September 1936
Ship Country Description
Keishu Maru  Japan The coaster sank in the Tsushima Strait south west of Fusan, Korea.[19][179]

6 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 September 1936
Ship Country Description
Stella  Italy The cargo ship caught fire at Rhodes, Greece and was burnt out.[180]

8 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 September 1936
Ship Country Description
Baltic  Netherlands The auxiliary schooner ran aground off Ameland, Friesland. All crew were rescued.[181]
Konstan  Spain Spanish Civil War: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk off Bilbao by Almirante Cervera ( Spanish Navy).[181]
Sirenes  Norway The cargo ship ran aground at Callantsoog, Netherlands.[181] She was refloated on 22 September.[182]

10 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 1936
Ship Country Description
Romance  United States The cargo liner collided with New York ( United States at Boston, Massachusetts and sank. All on board were rescued.[183]

14 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 September 1936
Ship Country Description
Bassa  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Sherboro River, Sierra Leone.[184] She was refloated on 21 September.[185]

16 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 September 1936
Ship Country Description
Pourquoi-Pas  France The research vessel was wrecked off Álftanes, Iceland with the loss of 39 of the 40 people on board.

17 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 September 1936
Ship Country Description
Avon River  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on Mansel Island, Northern Territory, Canada.[186] She was abandoned as a total loss on 20 September. The crew were rescued by N. B. McLean ( United Kingdom).[187]

21 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 September 1936
Ship Country Description
Karanan  Netherlands The coaster, on her maiden voyage ran aground at Blakeney, Norfolk, United Kingdom.[188] She was refloated on 1 October.[189]

22 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 September 1936
Ship Country Description
Onteora  United States The cargo ship was burnt out at New York.[185]
Rosaura  United Kingdom The motor yacht was in collision with Henca ( Netherlands) at Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands and was severely damaged. She was subsequently repaired and returned to service.

23 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 September 1936
Ship Country Description
E M Dalglas  Denmark The cargo ship collided with Angelina Lauro ( Italy) in the English Channel off Ouessant, France and was severely damaged.[190]

24 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 September 1936
Ship Country Description
Arizona Maru  Japan The cargo ship collided with Uyo Maru ( Japan) at Yokohama and was consequently beached.[191]

25 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 September 1936
Ship Country Description
Bandar Shahpour  United Kingdom The cargo ship struck a rock in St. George's Channel off the Smalls Lighthouse. She was consequently beached at Dale, Pembrokeshire.[192]
Madrid  Argentina The coaster collided with Epaminondas C. Embiricos ( Greece) at Ramallo, Buenos Aires and was beached.[192] She sank the next day.[193]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date September 1936
Ship Country Description
Mishima  Imperial Japanese Navy The decommissioned submarine tender – formerly an Admiral Ushakov-class coastal defense ship – was sunk as a gunnery target in the Pacific Ocean off Kushima, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan.
Almirante Ferrándiz  Spanish Navy Spanish Civil War: The Churruca-class destroyer was shelled and sunk in the Strait of Gibraltar off Tarifa by Canarias ( Spanish Navy).[194]
Xauen  Spanish Navy The naval trawler was shelled and sunk in the Strait of Gibraltar east of Europa Point by Canarias  Spanish Navy).[194]

October[edit]

2 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 October 1936
Ship Country Description
General Haig  United Kingdom The auxiliary schooner was driven ashore at Curler, Labrador, Canada and was a total loss.[195]

4 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1936
Ship Country Description
Estonia  Finland The barquentine ran aground on Örskär, Sweden and was wrecked. All crew survived.[196]
Mabel A. Frye  United Kingdom The four-masted schooner sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (44°44′N 45°34′W / 44.733°N 45.567°W / 44.733; -45.567). The crew were rescued by American Merchant ( United States).[197]
Soshu Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground on the east coast of Sakhalin, Soviet Union.[198] She was later refloated and taken in tow, but came ashore again on 23 October 1936.[199]

5 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 October 1936
Ship Country Description
Hiawatha II  United Kingdom The schooner sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean (45°35′N 57°05′W / 45.583°N 57.083°W / 45.583; -57.083) and was abandoned. The crew were rescued by the trawler Viernoe ( United Kingdom).[198]
Holland  Netherlands The coaster ran aground on the Moma Bar, 75 nautical miles (139 km) south of Angoche, Portuguese East Africa.[200] She was refloated on 12 October.[201]

8 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 October 1936
Ship Country Description
Ohioan  United States The cargo ship ran aground on Seal Rocks, San Francisco, California and was a total loss.

11 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 October 1936
Ship Country Description
Cara  United Kingdom The cargo ship struck rocks off Kyleakin, Isle of Skye and was consequently beached.[202] She was refloated on 19 October and subsequently repaired.[203]

14 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 October 1936
Ship Country Description
Panaghis  Greece The cargo ship ran aground at Gallipoli, Turkey.[204] She was refloated by 23 October.[205]

15 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 October 1936
Ship Country Description
Moko Maru  Japan The cargo ship foundered in the South China Sea. All crew were rescued by Concordia ( Norway).[206][207]

17 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 October 1936
Ship Country Description
Sand Merchant  United Kingdom The dredger capsized and sank in Lake Erie 16 nautical miles (30 km) north west of Cleveland, Ohio, United States with the loss of twenty crew.[208]
Shuna  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on Islay, Outer Hebrides.[209] She subsequently broke in two and was abandoned as a total loss.[210]

18 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 October 1936
Ship Country Description
Hilda  Finland The three-masted schooner ran aground at Signildskar and was wrecked.[203]
St. Joseph  Norway The cargo ship ran aground on the Grey Rocks, Sound of Mull.[209] She was refloated on 12 November.[211]

19 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 October 1936
Ship Country Description
Lois A. Conrad  United Kingdom The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 19 nautical miles (35 km) off North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. All crew were rescued by Haligonian ( United Kingdom).[203]

20 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 October 1936
Ship Country Description
Okeanis  Greece The cargo ship was abandoned in the North Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) off IJmuiden, North Holland, Netherlands. The crew were rescued by Belgion ( Greece). Okeanis was later towed into IJmuiden by Witte Zee ( Netherlands).[212]
Van der Wijck  Netherlands The passenger ship capsized and sank in the Java Sea with some loss of life amongst the 226 people on board. Thirty-four people were reported missing.[213]

22 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 1936
Ship Country Description
Birmania  Italy The cargo ship ran aground in the Brazzinaga Canal near Split, Yugoslavia and broke in two. She was declared a total loss.[199] She was refloated on 27 October.[214]
Manyo Maru  Japan The cargo ship foundered in Ishikari Bay off Otaru, Hokkaidō. The crew were rescued.[199]
Oura Maru  Japan The salvage vessel foundered in the Sea of Japan west of Hokkaidō.[199]
Soshu Maru  Japan The cargo ship was driven ashore on the west coast of Hokkaidō after her tow parted.[199]

24 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 1936
Ship Country Description
Albion  Netherlands The coaster foundered in The Wash. All crew were rescued by Dewsbury ( United Kingdom).[215]
Asdang  Thailand The cargo ship came ashore at Kemaman, Malaya and was a total loss.[216]
Stranna  Norway The cargo ship departed the Clyde for Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[217]

25 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 October 1936
Ship Country Description
Cristóbal Colón  Spain The ocean liner ran aground on a reef 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north of Bermuda.[218] Salvage efforts were abandoned on 6 November and she was declared a total loss.[219]
Elanchove  Spain The cargo ship foundered with the loss of one crew member. She was on a voyage from Bilbao to Cardiff, Glamorgan, United Kingdom.[220]
Nanna  Finland The cargo ship sank in the Baltic Sea off Odensholm, Estonia. All crew survived.[221]

26 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 October 1936
Ship Country Description
Donsam flag unknown The cargo ship sank in the Paraná River.[214]
Osaka Maru  Japan The cargo ship foundered in the Pacific Ocean off Shiomisaki.[222]
Una  Brazil The cargo ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean 80 nautical miles (150 km) south of Florianópolis. The crew were rescued.[214]

27 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 October 1936
Ship Country Description
Abdel Lateef Loutfi  Egypt The cargo ship sank in the Mediterranean Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Alexandria.[214]
Elbe I  Germany The lightship foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all fifteen crew.[223]
Hedstrommen  Sweden The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the North Sea. The crew were rescued by two fishing vessels.[224]
Helena Faulbaums  Latvia The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (56°14′N 5°55′W / 56.233°N 5.917°W / 56.233; -5.917) with the loss of fifteen of her nineteen crew.[214][225]
Ostsee  Germany The cargo ship ran aground at Marjaniemi, Oulu, Finland.[214] She subsequently broke in two and was a total loss.[219]
Vestkyst I  Norway The coaster collided with Galtesund ( Norway) at Arendal, Norway and sank with the loss of two crew members.[214]

28 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 October 1936
Ship Country Description
Starmount  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Saint Lawrence River at Brockville, Ontario, Canada.[226] She was refloated on 31 October.[227]

30 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 October 1936
Ship Country Description
Myconos  Greece The cargo ship collided with another vessel in the Bay of Biscay and was beached at Ouessant, Finistère, France. She was declared a total loss.[224]

November[edit]

1 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 1936
Ship Country Description
Bessemer City  United States The cargo ship was wrecked at Clodgy Point, St. Ives, Cornwall. All 33 crew were rescued by the St. Ives Lifeboat. The cargo was salvaged by local people after washing up on nearby beaches.[227][228]

2 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1936
Ship Country Description
Allenstein  Germany The cargo ship ran aground at Östergarn, Sweden.[227] She was refloated on 6 November.[229]

3 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 1936
Ship Country Description
Carl Vinnen  Germany The cargo ship ran aground on Middelgrunden, Øresund.[210] She was refloated on 6 November.[229]
Trione  Sweden The cargo ship ran aground at Ilhéus, Brazil.[210] She was refloated on 12 November.[230]

8 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 November 1936
Ship Country Description
Isis  Germany The passenger ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) west of Land's End, Cornwall, United Kingdom. The only survivor was rescued by Westernland ( Germany).[231]

9 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 November 1936
Ship Country Description
J. Oswald Boyd  United States The tanker ran aground on Simmons Reef, Lake Michigan and was wrecked. She was destroyed in an explosion and fire on 2 January 1937.[232]

10 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 November 1936
Ship Country Description
Enterprise  United Kingdom The coaster was burnt out at St. Peter's, Nova Scotia, Canada.[233]
Garibaldi  Denmark The auxiliary three-masted schooner came ashore near the Lungö Lighthouse, Sweden.[234] She was refloated on 13 November and found to be severely damaged.[235]

11 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 November 1936
Ship Country Description
Nor  Norway The coaster ran aground on Bulholmen, Folda, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway, and sank.[234]

12 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 November 1936
Ship Country Description
Pine  United Kingdom The coaster was hit by Olive ( United Kingdom in Carlingford Lough and sank. All eight cre were rescued by Olive.[211][236]

13 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1936
Ship Country Description
Alisada  United Kingdom The auxiliary schooner caught fire at Long Cay, Bahamas and was destroyed.[235]

14 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 November 1936
Ship Country Description
Welsh City  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on Saltholm, Øresund.[230] She was refloated on 21 November.[237]

15 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 November 1936
Ship Country Description
Manuel  Spain Spanish Civil War: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by Canarias ( Spanish Navy).[230]

17 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1936
Ship Country Description
Sture  Sweden The cargo ship sank in Lake Venern.[238]

18 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1936
Ship Country Description
Kildalkey  United Kingdom The whaler ran aground in Saldanha Bay.[239] She was declared a total loss on 3 December.[240]
Ste Catherine  Haiti The sailing vessel sank in the Caribbean Sea off Petite-Rivière-de-Nippes.[239]
Yewbank  United Kingdom The coaster came ashore at Horsey, Norfolk. All ten crew were rescued.[239] She was refloated on 27 November.[241]

20 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 1936
Ship Country Description
Chesley R  United Kingdom The schooner ran aground at Argentia, Newfoundland.[242] She was refloated on 28 December.[243]
U-18  Kriegsmarine The Type IIB submarine collided with another vessel in the Bight of Lübeck and sank with the loss of eight of her twenty crew.[244] Subsequently raised, repaired and returned to service.

21 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 November 1936
Ship Country Description
Hibou  United Kingdom The coaster foundered in Georgian Bay 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) north of Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada with the loss of seven of her seventeen crew.[237]

22 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 November 1936
Ship Country Description
Colwith Force  United Kingdom The coaster sprang a leak in the English Channel 17 nautical miles (31 km) south south east of The Lizard, Cornwall and was abandoned. All crew were rescued by Marina ( Norway). Colwith Force was towed into Falmouth, Cornwall by Flying Irishman ( Netherlands).[245][246]
Schelde  Netherlands The coaster ran aground on the Paternosters, 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north of Jersey, Channel Islands. All crew survived.[247]

23 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1936
Ship Country Description
Fiona  United Kingdom The tanker ran aground at Suva, Fiji. She was refloated on 23 November.[248]

24 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 November 1936
Ship Country Description
Ceres  United Kingdom The ketch sank at anchor at Baggy Point, Devon. She was launched at Salcombe, Devon in 1811.[28][248]
Sibiryakoff  Soviet Union The icebreaker struck a rock in the Kara Sea and stuck fast. She was subsequently abandoned in late December. All crew were rescued by Lenin ( Soviet Union).[249]

25 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 November 1936
Ship Country Description
Erinoula  Greece The cargo ship struck a submerged wreck at Bender Eregli, Turkey and was beached.[248] She was refloated on 7 February 1937.[250]
Fred W. Green  United States The cargo ship collided with a pier at Muskegon, Michigan and sank.[251]
Izmir  Turkey The cargo ship was driven ashore at Bender Eregli in a storm.[251] She was refloated on 1 December.[252]

27 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 November 1936
Ship Country Description
Ally  Denmark The coaster collided with Tempo ( Denmark off Aarhus (56°00′N 10°57′E / 56.000°N 10.950°E / 56.000; 10.950) and sank.[253]

30 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1936
Ship Country Description
Watco  United Kingdom The cargo ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Miquelon. All crew were rescued.[254]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1936
Ship Country Description
Dignitas  Italy The cargo ship foundered in the English Channel before 20 November.[220]
Morris Ville flag unknown The schooner capsized in Bonne Bay.[253]

December[edit]

2 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 December 1936
Ship Country Description
Elsa  Germany The collier foundered in the North Sea off Borkum, Germany with the loss of twelve of her fourteen crew.[255]
Tozeur  France The cargo ship ran aground on Île Ratennau, off the south coast of France and sank.[256]

3 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 December 1936
Ship Country Description
Aghios Spyridon  Greece The cargo ship struck a submerged wreck at Bender Eregli, Turkey and sank. All crew survived.[257]

6 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 December 1936
Ship Country Description
Bodia  Finland The cargo ship ran aground in Aulesund and was wrecked with some loss of life.[256][258]
Burlington  United States The cargo ship ran aground at Cleveland, Ohio and was a total loss.[259][260]

7 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 December 1936
Ship Country Description
Bury Hill  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off Dakar, French West Africa and was wrecked.
Gulnes  Norway Spanish Civil War, bombed by aircraft at Seville, Spain. Broken up in Vado Ligure, Italy, in May 1937.[261]

8 December[edit]

|- |Indra | Latvia |The cargo ship foundered in the Gulf of Riga with the loss of all hands.[262]

|}

9 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 December 1936
Ship Country Description
Caring  Sweden The cargo ship collided with Neptun ( Germany) and was beached at Dragør, Denmark.[263] She was later refloated but was severely damaged.[264]

12 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 December 1936
Ship Country Description
C-3  Spanish Navy Spanish Civil War, Operation Ursula: The C-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south east of Málaga by U-34 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 39 of the 41 people on board.

14 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 December 1936
Ship Country Description
Komsomol  Soviet Union Spanish Civil War: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by the Nationalist cruiser Canarias ( Spanish Navy).[265]

14 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 December 1936
Ship Country Description
Sigrid  Denmark The cargo ship ran aground at Fiskars, Finland.[266] She was refloated on 25 December but was severely damaged.[267]

18 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 December 1936
Ship Country Description
Amager  Denmark The auxiliary sailing ship foundered in the Baltic Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) north of Nida, Lithuania. All crew were rescued.[268]

19 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 December 1936
Ship Country Description
Argentina  Greece The cargo ship ran aground in the River Severn at Sharpness, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. She was refloated on 10 February 1937.[269]
Bore VII  Finland The cargo ship ran aground off Kotka. Although declared a total loss, she was later salvaged and repaired.
Turquoise  Belgium The coaster collided with Sun X ( United Kingdom) in the River Thames at Tilbury, Essex and was beached.[270]

23 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 December 1936
Ship Country Description
Georgios Karavias  Greece The coaster ran aground at Kalamaki.[271] She was refloated on 28 December.[272]
Tac  Germany The coaster collided with Anna Rehder ( Germany) in the North Sea off Cuxhaven, Germany and consequently sank.[271]

24 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 December 1936
Ship Country Description
Maimyo  United Kingdom The cargo liner ran aground on the Komiyura Reef, off the east coast of Ceylon and was wrecked.[267][273]
Pretoria  Germany The ocean liner, on her maiden voyage, ran aground in the Solent. She was refloated on 27 December.

26 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 December 1936
Ship Country Description
Mount Dirfys  Greece The cargo ship ran aground on the Frying Pan Shoals, North Carolina, United States and was abandoned as unsalvable.[267][273]

27 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 December 1936
Ship Country Description
Dredge No.2  United States The dredger sank in the San Juan River 150 nautical miles (280 km) north of Buenaventura, Colombia.[274]

28 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 December 1936
Ship Country Description
Sensal  Germany The cargo ship foundered in the Baltic Sea off Königsberg, East Prussia, Germany.[274]

30 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 December 1936
Ship Country Description
Diamond  United Kingdom The coaster collided with Heranger ( Norway) in the River Thames at Greenhithe, Kent and sank with the loss of two of her seven crew.[275][276]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1936
Ship Country Description
Conde del Venadito  Spanish Navy The decommissioned Velasco-class cruiser was sunk as a target.
Hai-Kan No. 6  Imperial Japanese Navy The decommissioned Kasuga-class armored cruiser (ex-Nisshin) was sunk as a target at the Kamegakubi Naval Proving Ground in the Inland Sea off Kure, Japan. Later refloated and sunk again as a target ship in 1942.

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  208. ^ "A Lake dredger lost". The Times (47510). London. 20 October 1936. col F, p. 8. 
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  218. ^ "Wandering Spanish liner". The Times (47518). London. 26 October 1936. col G, p. 14. 
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  223. ^ "German lightship sunk". The Times (47517). London. 28 October 1936. col F, p. 12. 
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  225. ^ "The wreck of the Helena Faulbaums". The Times (47518). London. 29 October 1936. col F, p. 12. 
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  244. ^ "Submarine sunk in Baltic". The Times (47538). London. 21 November 1936. col F, p. 12. 
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  265. ^ "Russian ship sunk by insurgents". The Times (47563). London. 21 December 1936. col D, p. 11. 
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Ship events in 1936
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