List of shipwrecks in 1946

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The list of shipwrecks in 1946 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1946.

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1946
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec

January[edit]

1 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 January 1946
Ship Country Description
USS Dorsey  United States Navy The hulk of the high-speed minesweeper, aground at Okinawa since 9 October 1945, was destroyed.

2 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 January 1946
Ship Country Description
U-516  Kriegsmarine Operation Deadlight: The captured Type IXC submarine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean (56°06′N 9°00′W / 56.100°N 9.000°W / 56.100; -9.000).[1]
U-2502  Kriegsmarine Operation Deadlight: The Type XXI submarine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean (56°06′N 9°00′W / 56.100°N 9.000°W / 56.100; -9.000).[2]

3 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 1946
Ship Country Description
Empire Tigachi  United Kingdom The coastal tanker ran aground at Nidingen, Sweden. Later broke in two, a total loss.
U-825  Kriegsmarine Operation Deadlight. The Type VIIC submarine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°31′N 7°30′W / 55.517°N 7.500°W / 55.517; -7.500).[3]
U-2336  Kriegsmarine Operation Deadlight: The Type XXIII submarine was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (56°06′N 9°00′W / 56.100°N 9.000°W / 56.100; -9.000 by HMS Offa ( Royal Navy).
U-2351  Kriegsmarine Operation Deadlight: The Type XXIII submarine was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (55°50′N 8°20′W / 55.833°N 8.333°W / 55.833; -8.333 by HMS Offa ( Royal Navy).[4]

5 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 January 1946
Ship Country Description
U-541  Kriegsmarine Operation Deadlight: The Type IXC/40 submarine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean (55°38′N 7°35′W / 55.633°N 7.583°W / 55.633; -7.583).[5]
U-901  Kriegsmarine Operation Deadlight: The Type VIIC submarine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean (55°50′N 8°30′W / 55.833°N 8.500°W / 55.833; -8.500).[6]
U-2506  Kriegsmarine Operation Deadlight: The Type XXI submarine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean (55°37′N 7°30′W / 55.617°N 7.500°W / 55.617; -7.500).[7]

6 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1946
Ship Country Description
U-1109  Kriegsmarine Operation Deadlight: The Type VIIC/41 submarine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean (55°49′N 8°31′W / 55.817°N 8.517°W / 55.817; -8.517) by HMS Templar ( Royal Navy).[8]
U-2356  Kriegsmarine Operation Deadlight: The Type XXIII submarine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean (55°50′N 8°20′W / 55.833°N 8.333°W / 55.833; -8.333 by HMS Onslaught ( Royal Navy).[9]

7 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 1946
Ship Country Description
U-1010  Kriegsmarine Operation Deadlight: The Type VIIC/41 submarine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean (55°37′N 7°49′W / 55.617°N 7.817°W / 55.617; -7.817) by ORP Garland ( Polish Navy).[10]
U-1023  Kriegsmarine Operation Deadlight: The Type VIIC/41 submarine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean (55°49′N 8°24′W / 55.817°N 8.400°W / 55.817; -8.400).
U-2511  Kriegsmarine Operation Deadlight: The Type XXI submarine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean (55°33′N 7°38′W / 55.550°N 7.633°W / 55.550; -7.633.

8 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 January 1946
Ship Country Description
HMS Safari  Royal Navy The decommissioned S-class submarine sank under tow in the English Channel while on her way to the breaker′s yard.

14 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 January 1946
Ship Country Description
USS Snowbell  United States Navy The hulk of the Ailanthus-class net laying ship, aground at Okinawa since 9 October 1945, was destroyed with explosives.
USS Southard  United States Navy The hulk of the fast minesweeper, a former Clemson-class destroyer, aground at Okinawa since 9 October 1945, was destroyed with explosives.

15 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 January 1946
Ship Country Description
British Loyalty  United Kingdom The tanker was scuttled in the Indian Ocean (0°38′12″S 73°07′43″E / 0.63667°S 73.12861°E / -0.63667; 73.12861).[11]

20 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 January 1946
Ship Country Description
Dursley  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off Redcar, Yorkshire.[12]

24 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 January 1946
Ship Country Description
Carnifex Ferry  United States The tanker collided with F F Wolfe ( United Kingdom) in The Downs off the coast of Kent, United Kingdom and was severely damaged at the bows.[13]
Cobble Hill  United States The tanker ran aground off Sheerness, Kent, United Kingdom.[13]

27 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 January 1946
Ship Country Description
Gradisca  United Kingdom The troopship ran aground on Gavos, Greece.[14]
USS Tamaroa  United States Navy The tug collided with USS Jupiter in San Francisco Bay and sank.[15]

30 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 January 1946
Ship Country Description
Antetam  United States The cargo ship struck a mine in the Gironde Estuary and sank with the loss of one of her 41 crew.[16]
Luray Victory  United States The Victory ship ran aground and sank, Goodwin Sands, Kent, United Kingdom.[17]

February[edit]

1 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 1946
Ship Country Description
Fort Massac  United Kingdom the cargo ship collided with Thornaby ( United Kingdom) near the Sunk Light Vessel ( United Kingdom), 10 nautical miles (19 km) east south east of Harwich (51°53′N 1°32′E / 51.883°N 1.533°E / 51.883; 1.533). Fort Massac sank, Thornaby put into Harwich with severely damaged bows.[18]

2 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1946
Ship Country Description
U-764  Kriegsmarine Operation Deadlight: The Type VIIC submarine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean (56°06′N 9°00′W / 56.100°N 9.000°W / 56.100; -9.000).[19]

3 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1946
Ship Country Description
HMS Captive  Royal Navy The rescue tug was beached in Potomas Bay, Cyprus.[20]
I-505  Imperial Japanese Navy The Type VIID submarine was scuttled in the Sunda Strait by HNLMS Kortenaer ( Royal Netherlands Navy).[21]
Rian  Netherlands The coaster collided with HNLMS Jan van Gelder ( Royal Netherlands Navy) and sank off Ramsey, Isle of Man. All six crew were rescued by Jan van Gelder.[22]

4 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 February 1946
Ship Country Description
Yukon  Canada The passenger ship ran aground in Johnstone Bay, Alaska, United States and broke in two.[23] All 496 passengers and crew were rescued.[24]

5 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 February 1946
Ship Country Description
U-1228  Kriegsmarine The Type IXC/40 submarine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean off the east coast of the United States.[25]

6 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 February 1946
Ship Country Description
Sphene  United Kingdom The coaster foundered in the Bristol Channel off Cornwall. All five crew were rescued.[26]

10 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 1946
Ship Country Description
Lindøy  Norway Capsized and sank south of Sogneoksen whilst on a voyage from Bulandet to Bergen.[27]
U-975  Kriegsmarine Operation Deadlight: The Type VIIC submarine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean (55°42′N 9°01′W / 55.700°N 9.017°W / 55.700; -9.017) by HMS Loch Arkaig ( Royal Navy).[28]

11 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 1946
Ship Country Description
Girl Lena  United Kingdom The trawler collided with HMS Saga ( Royal Navy) in the English Channel near the Eddystone Lighthouse and sank. The crew were rescued by Saga.[29]
USS Greene  United States Navy The hulk of the seaplane tender, a former Clemson-class destroyer aground at Okinawa since 9 October 1945, was destroyed with explosives.
Ponce de Lyon  United States The Liberty ship ran aground at The Gantocks, off Dunoon, Argyllshire, Scotland.[29]

12 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 February 1946
Ship Country Description
I-501  Imperial Japanese Navy The Type IXD2 submarine was scuttled in the Strait of Malacca (3°05′50″N 100°41′50″E / 3.09722°N 100.69722°E / 3.09722; 100.69722) by HMS Loch Glendhu and HMS Loch Lomond (both  Royal Navy).
U-3514  Kriegsmarine The Type XXI submarine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean (56°00′N 10°05′W / 56.000°N 10.083°W / 56.000; -10.083 by HMS Loch Arkaig ( Royal Navy). She was the last U-boat sunk in Operation Deadlight.[30]

14 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 February 1946
Ship Country Description
Fulham VII  United Kingdom The coaster collided with Alfred Victory ( United States) 16 nautical miles (30 km) south west of Beachy Head, East Sussex, United Kingdom and sank with the loss of one of her seventeen crew.[31]

15 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1946
Ship Country Description
I-502  Imperial Japanese Navy The Type IXD2 submarine was scuttled in the Strait of Malacca off Singapore by HMS Loch Lomond ( Royal Navy).[32]
I-506  Imperial Japanese Navy The Type IXD1 submarine was scuttled in the Bali Sea east of the Kangean Islands, Dutch East Indies by a Royal Navy ship.[33]
Tijger  Netherlands The coaster collided with Edward R. Squibb ( United States) east of the Goodwin Sands, Kent, United Kingdom and sank. All eight people on board were rescued.[31]

24 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 February 1946
Ship Country Description
Hodnaberg  Norway Struck a mine in the Kattegat and sank with the loss of nine crew.[27]

25 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 February 1946
Ship Country Description
Leeuwarden  United Kingdom The cargo ship struck a mine and sank 18 nautical miles (33 km) north of Dieppe, France. All crew were rescued by the trawler André Marcel ( France).[34]

28 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1946
Ship Country Description
Herisle  United Kingdom The cargo ship was hit by William A. Jones ( United States) after the latter broke free from her moorings in a gale at Gibraltar. Two hours later, there were two explosions on boare Herisle and she sank with the loss of fiver of her 34 crew.[35][36]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1946
Ship Country Description
U-1197  Kriegsmarine The Type VIIC submarine was scuttled in the North Sea by the United States Navy.[37]

March[edit]

1 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 March 1946
Ship Country Description
Sackett's Harbor  United States The T2 tanker broke in half at sea, bow section sank off Adak, Alaska. Stern section reached Adak under its own power. Later fitted with a new bow and returned to service.

2 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 March 1946
Ship Country Description
Belgian Tenacity  Belgium The cargo ship collided with Esso Belgium ( Belgium) in the Scheldt and was beached to avoid sinking. Later repaired and returned to service.[38]
Empire Waveney  United Kingdom The ocean liner caught fire at Canada Dock, Liverpool, Lancashire and sank. Declared a total loss, scrapped in 1947.[18]

4 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 March 1946
Ship Country Description
USS Extricate  United States Navy The hulk of the Anchor-class rescue and salvage ship, aground at Okinawa since 9 October 1945, was destroyed with explosives.

5 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 March 1946
Ship Country Description
Kielce  Poland The cargo ship collided with Lombardy ( United Kingdom) in the English Channel off Dover, Kent, United Kingdom and sank. All crew were rescued by Lombardy.[39]

11 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 March 1946
Ship Country Description
USS Roche  United States Navy The damaged hulk of the decommissioned Cannon-class destroyer escort, was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Yokosuka, Japan.

16 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 March 1946
Ship Country Description
Falkenfels  Germany The cargo ship was scuttled in the Skagerrak.[40]
Hugo Oldendorf  Germany The cargo ship was scuttled in the Skagerrak with a cargo of poison gas munitions.[41]
SS Karl Leonhardt  Germany The 6,042 grt cargo ship was scuttled in the Skagerrak with a cargo of poison gas munitions.[42]
Lotte  Germany The cargo ship was scuttled in the North Sea with a cargo of poison gas munitions.[43]

17 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 March 1946
Ship Country Description
Byron Darmton  United States The Liberty ship ran aground on Sanda Island, Argyllshire, United Kingdom and broke in two.[44]

26 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 March 1946
Ship Country Description
J. P. Poe  United States The Liberty ship ran aground near Dover, Kent, United Kingdom. Later refloated.[45]
Muggur  Norway The cargo ship capsized and sank in Ofotfjord after her cargo of herring and timber shifted.[27]
Z34  Germany The destroyer was scuttled in the Skagerrak.[46]

April[edit]

1 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 April 1946
Ship Country Description
I-36  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Road's End: The captured Type B1 submarine and the submarine Ha-106 ( Imperial Japanese Navy), lashed alongside, were sunk by United States Navy demolition charges in the East China Sea off Japan's Gotō Islands.[47]
I-47  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Road's End: The captured Type B2 submarine was sunk by the United States Navy forces in the East China Sea off Japan's Gotō Islands.[48]
I-53  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Road's End: The captured Type C3 submarine was sunk by gunfire by the submarine tender USS Nereus ( United States Navy) in the East China Sea off Japan's Gotō Islands at 32°37′N 129°17′E / 32.617°N 129.283°E / 32.617; 129.283 (I-156).[49]
I-58  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Road's End: The captured Type B3 submarine was sunk by gunfire by the submarine tender USS Nereus ( United States Navy) in the East China Sea off Japan's Gotō Islands at 32°37′N 129°17′E / 32.617°N 129.283°E / 32.617; 129.283 (I-156).[50]
I-156  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Road's End: The captured Kaidai-class cruiser submarine was sunk by gunfire by the submarine tender USS Nereus ( United States Navy) in the East China Sea off Japan's Gotō Islands at 32°37′N 129°17′E / 32.617°N 129.283°E / 32.617; 129.283 (I-156).[51]
I-157  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Road's End: The captured Kaidai-class cruiser submarine was sunk by gunfire by the submarine tender USS Nereus ( United States Navy) in the East China Sea off Japan's Gotō Islands at 32°37′N 129°17′E / 32.617°N 129.283°E / 32.617; 129.283 (I-157).[52]
I-158  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Road's End: The captured Kaidai-class cruiser submarine was sunk by aerial bombing by the United States Navy in the East China Sea off Japan's Gotō Islands at 32°37′N 129°17′E / 32.617°N 129.283°E / 32.617; 129.283 (I-158).[53]
I-159  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Road's End: The captured Kaidai-class cruiser submarine was sunk by gunfire by the submarine tender USS Nereus ( United States Navy) in the East China Sea off Japan's Gotō Islands at 32°37′N 129°17′E / 32.617°N 129.283°E / 32.617; 129.283 (I-159).[54]
I-162  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Road's End: The captured Kaidai-class cruiser submarine was sunk by gunfire by the submarine tender USS Nereus ( United States Navy) in the East China Sea off Japan's Gotō Islands at 32°37′N 129°17′E / 32.617°N 129.283°E / 32.617; 129.283 (I-162).[55]
I-366  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Road's End: The captured Type D1 submarine was sunk by United States Navy demolition charges in the East China Sea off Japan's Gotō Islands.[56]
I-367  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Road's End: The captured Type D1 submarine was sunk by a United States Navy demolition charge in the East China Sea off Japan's Gotō Islands.[57]
I-402  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Road's End: The captured I-400-class submarine was sunk as a gunnery target along with the submarine Ha-201 ( Imperial Japanese Navy), lashed alongside, by the destroyers USS Everett F. Larson and USS Goodrich (both  United States Navy) in the East China Sea 16 nautical miles (18 miles; 30 km) due east of Kinai Island in Japan's Gotō Islands at 32°37′N 129°17′E / 32.617°N 129.283°E / 32.617; 129.283 (I-402).[58]
Ro-50  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Road's End: The captured Type K6 submarine was sunk by a United States Navy forces in the East China Sea 16 nautical miles (18 miles; 30 km) due east of Kinai Island in Japan's Gotō Islands.[59]
Ha-103  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Road's End: The captured Type SS submarine was scuttled by United States Navy forces in the East China Sea off Japan's Gotō Islands at 32°30′N 128°40′E / 32.500°N 128.667°E / 32.500; 128.667 (Ha-103).[60]
Ha-105  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Road's End: The captured Type SS submarine was scuttled by United States Navy forces in the East China Sea off Japan's Gotō Islands at 32°37′N 129°17′E / 32.617°N 129.283°E / 32.617; 129.283 (Ha-105).[61]
Ha-106  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Road's End: The captured Type SS submarine and the submarine I-36 ( Imperial Japanese Navy), lashed alongside, were sunk by United States Navy demolition charges in the East China Sea off Japan's Gotō Islands at 32°37′N 129°17′E / 32.617°N 129.283°E / 32.617; 129.283 (Ha-106).[62]
Ha-107  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Road's End: The captured Type SS submarine was scuttled by United States Navy forces in the East China Sea off Japan's Gotō Islands at 32°37′N 129°17′E / 32.617°N 129.283°E / 32.617; 129.283 (Ha-107).[63]
Ha-108  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Road's End: The captured Type SS submarine was scuttled by United States Navy forces in the East China Sea off Japan's Gotō Islands at 32°37′N 129°17′E / 32.617°N 129.283°E / 32.617; 129.283 (Ha-108).[64]
Ha-109  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Road's End: The captured Type SS submarine was scuttled by United States Navy forces in the East China Sea off Japan's Gotō Islands at 32°37′N 129°17′E / 32.617°N 129.283°E / 32.617; 129.283 (Ha-109).[65]
Ha-111  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Road's End: The captured Type SS submarine was scuttled by United States Navy forces in the East China Sea off Japan's Gotō Islands at 32°37′N 129°17′E / 32.617°N 129.283°E / 32.617; 129.283 (Ha-111).[66]
Ha-201  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Road's End: The captured Type STS submarine was sunk as a gunnery target along with the submarine I-401 ( Imperial Japanese Navy), lashed alongside, by the destroyers USS Everett F. Larson and USS Goodrich (both  United States Navy) in the East China Sea 16 nautical miles (18 miles; 30 km) due east of Kinai Island in Japan's Gotō Islands at 32°37′N 129°17′E / 32.617°N 129.283°E / 32.617; 129.283 (Ha-201).[67]
Ha-202  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Road's End: The captured Type STS submarine was scuttled by United States Navy forces in the East China Sea off Japan's Gotō Islands at 32°37′N 129°17′E / 32.617°N 129.283°E / 32.617; 129.283 (Ha-202).[68]
Ha-208  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Road's End: The captured Type STS submarine was scuttled by United States Navy forces in the East China Sea off Japan's Gotō Islands at 32°37′N 129°17′E / 32.617°N 129.283°E / 32.617; 129.283 (Ha-208).[69]

4 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 1946
Ship Country Description
USS S-35  United States Navy The decommissioned S-class submarine was sunk as a torpedo target.

5 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 April 1946
Ship Country Description
I-202  Imperial Japanese Navy The captured I-201-class submarine was scuttled by the United States Navy in the East China Sea off Japan's Gotō Islands, 13 nautical miles (15 miles; 24 km) off Kongō Point.[70]
Ro-31  Imperial Japanese Navy The captured Kaichū V-type submarine was scuttled by the United States Navy in the East China Sea off Sasebo Bay.[71][72][73]
Ha-207  Imperial Japanese Navy The captured Type STS submarine was scuttled by the United States Navy in the East China Sea off Sasebo Bay.[71]
Ha-210  Imperial Japanese Navy The captured Type STS submarine was scuttled by the United States Navy in the East China Sea off Sasebo Bay.[72]
Ha-215  Imperial Japanese Navy The incomplete captured Type STS submarine was scuttled by the United States Navy in the East China Sea off Sasebo Bay.[71][72][73]
Ha-216  Imperial Japanese Navy The captured Type STS submarine was scuttled by the United States Navy in the East China Sea off Sasebo Bay.[73]
Ha-217  Imperial Japanese Navy The incomplete captured Type STS submarine was scuttled by the United States Navy in the East China Sea off Sasebo Bay.[71][72][73]
Ha-219  Imperial Japanese Navy The incomplete captured Type STS submarine was scuttled by the United States Navy in the East China Sea off Sasebo Bay.[71][72][73]
Ha-228  Imperial Japanese Navy The incomplete captured Type STS submarine was scuttled by the United States Navy in the East China Sea off Sasebo Bay.[71][72][73]

8 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 April 1946
Ship Country Description
USS Despatch  United States Navy The protected cruiser was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off San Francisco, California.

9 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 April 1946
Ship Country Description
Empire Bridge  United Kingdom collided with wreck of Fort Massac during salvage operations. Holed and quickly sank in upright position. Salvage attempt on 23 August only succeeded in turning her on her side. Declared a total loss.

14 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 April 1946
Ship Country Description
RFA Oligarch  Royal Fleet Auxiliary The Ol-class tanker was scuttled in the Red Sea (27°30′N 34°45′E / 27.500°N 34.750°E / 27.500; 34.750) with a cargo of obsolete chemical ammunition.[74]

15 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 April 1946
Ship Country Description
Ha-110  Imperial Japanese Navy The captured Type SS submarine possibly was scuttled in the Pacific Ocean off the Kii Channel. (Some sources claim she was scrapped rather than scuttled.)[75]
Ha-112  Imperial Japanese Navy The captured Type SS submarine possibly was scuttled in the Pacific Ocean off the Kii Channel. (Some sources claim she was scrapped rather than scuttled.)[76]

16 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 April 1946
Ship Country Description
Helen May  Norway The cargo ship ran aground in the Krakhellesundet whilst on a voyage from Bergen to Ålesund.[27]
I-503  Imperial Japanese Navy The Marcello-class submarine was scuttled in the Inland Sea off Kobe, Japan by the United States Navy.[77]
I-504  Imperial Japanese Navy The Marconi-class submarine was scuttled in the Kii Channel by the United States Navy.[78]

17 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 April 1946
Ship Country Description
Frithjof  Norway The fishing boat sprang a leak and sank in the West Ice off Greenland.[27]

21 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 April 1946
Ship Country Description
Empire Christopher  United Kingdom The tugboat struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Martaban (14°09′N 98°03′E / 14.150°N 98.050°E / 14.150; 98.050).
Ramø  Norway Struck a mine and sank at Henningsvær, Lofoten Islands.[27]

24 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 April 1946
Ship Country Description
Alfios  Greece The cargo ship ran aground on Sable Island, Nova Scotia, Dominion of Canada. Her crew were rescued by HMCS Middlesex ( Royal Canadian Navy).[79]

28 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 April 1946
Ship Country Description
Thea  Netherlands The coaster capsized and sank in Bridlington Bay, United Kingdom with the loss of two of the eight people on board.[80]

30 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 1946
Ship Country Description
I-121  Imperial Japanese Navy The captured I-121-class submarine was scuttled in Wakasa Bay off Maizuru, Japan, by the United States Navy.[81]
Ro-68  Imperial Japanese Navy The captured Type L4 submarine was scuttled in Wakasa Bay off Maizuru, Japan, by the United States Navy.[82]
RO-500  Imperial Japanese Navy The captured Type IXC submarine was scuttled in Wakasa Bay off Maizuru, Japan, by the United States Navy.[83]
USS Solar  United States Navy The Buckley-class destroyer escort exploded and sank at Naval Ammunition Depot Earle, New Jersey with the loss of seven of her 213 crew.
HMS Stubborn  Royal Navy The S-class submarine was sunk as a target in the Mediterranean Sea off Malta.
HMAS Tolga  Royal Australian Navy The decommissioned auxiliary minesweeper was scuttled off the north coast of New Guinea.

May[edit]

1 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 May 1946
Ship Country Description
Georgetown Victory  United States The troopship ran aground in the entrance to Strangford Lough, Co Down, United Kingdom and broke her back. All 1,100-plus on board were rescued by the Claughey, Donaghadee and Newcastle lifeboats.[84]

6 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 May 1946
Ship Country Description
Ha-206  Imperial Japanese Navy The wreck of the incomplete Type STS submarine – refloated in April 1946 after sinking in a typhoon in August 1945 – was scuttled in the Pacific Ocean off the Kii Channel. The wreck again was refloated in 1952 and scrapped.[85]

8 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 May 1946
Ship Country Description
HMS Diomede  Royal Navy Whilst on tow and sheltering in Mount's Bay from an easterly gale, the Danae-class cruiser drifted onto the Larrigan, rocks and stranded at low tide. Refloated several hours later she continued on her journey from Falmouth to the Clyde for scrapping.[86]
I-153  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Bottom:The captured Kaidai-class submarine was sunk by gunfire by the destroyer HMAS Quiberon ( Royal Australian Navy) and the sloop-of-war HMIS Sutlej (U95) ( Royal Indian Navy) in the Inland Sea.[87][88][89] (Some sources say she was scrapped rather than sunk.)[90]
I-154  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Bottom:The captured Kaidai-class submarine was sunk by gunfire by the destroyer HMAS Quiberon ( Royal Australian Navy) and the sloop-of-war HMIS Sutlej (U95) ( Royal Indian Navy) in the Inland Sea.[87][88][89][91][92][93]
I-155  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Bottom:The captured Kaidai-class submarine was sunk by gunfire by the destroyer HMAS Quiberon ( Royal Australian Navy) and the sloop-of-war HMIS Sutlej (U95) ( Royal Indian Navy) in the Inland Sea.[87][88][89][94]
Ro-59  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Bottom:The captured Type L3 submarine was sunk by gunfire by the destroyer HMAS Quiberon ( Royal Australian Navy) and the sloop-of-war HMIS Sutlej (U95) ( Royal Indian Navy) in the Inland Sea.[87][88][89]
Ro-62  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Bottom:The captured Type L4 submarine was sunk by gunfire by the destroyer HMAS Quiberon ( Royal Australian Navy) and the sloop-of-war HMIS Sutlej (U95) ( Royal Indian Navy) in the Inland Sea.[87][88][89][95]
Ro-63  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Bottom:The captured Type L4 submarine was sunk by gunfire by the destroyer HMAS Quiberon ( Royal Australian Navy) and the sloop-of-war HMIS Sutlej (U95) ( Royal Indian Navy) in the Inland Sea.[87][88][89][96]
Ha-205  Imperial Japanese Navy Operation Bottom:The captured Type STS submarine was sunk by gunfire by the destroyer HMAS Quiberon ( Royal Australian Navy) and the sloop-of-war HMIS Sutlej (U95) ( Royal Indian Navy) in the Inland Sea.[87][88][89]

14 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 May 1946
Ship Country Description
USS Bellona  United States Navy The Achelous-class landing craft repair ship, hard aground on Kama Rock, Iwo Jima, since 1 December 1945, was blown up with explosive charges after being stripped of all salvageable equipment.

18 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 May 1946
Ship Country Description
M-16  Germany The minesweeper was scuttled at (58°10′N 10°42′E / 58.167°N 10.700°E / 58.167; 10.700) in the Skagerrak.[97]

21 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 May 1946
Ship Country Description
I-203  Imperial Japanese Navy The captured I-201-class submarine was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, at 21°13′N 158°08′W / 21.217°N 158.133°W / 21.217; -158.133 ("I-203") by a Mark 18-2 torpedo fired by the submarine USS Caiman ( United States Navy).[98]

23 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 May 1946
Ship Country Description
I-201  Imperial Japanese Navy The captured I-201-class submarine was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, at 21°13′N 158°08′W / 21.217°N 158.133°W / 21.217; -158.133 ("I-201") by a Mark 18-2 torpedo fired by the submarine USS Queenfish ( United States Navy).[99]

24 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 May 1946
Ship Country Description
DD-224  United States Navy
DD-224 sinking.
The decommissioned Clemson-class destroyer, formerly USS Stewart, was sunk as a target by aircraft off San Francisco, California.

26 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 May 1946
Ship Country Description
H.C. Horn  Germany The cargo ship was scuttled in the Baltic Sea.[100]

28 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 May 1946
Ship Country Description
I-14  Imperial Japanese Navy The captured Type AM submarine was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off Oahu, Hawaii, at 21°13′N 158°08′W / 21.217°N 158.133°W / 21.217; -158.133 ("I-14") by torpedoes fired by the submarine USS Bugara ( United States Navy).[101]
Marianne  Denmark The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Øresund off Stevns.[102]

31 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 May 1946
Ship Country Description
I-401  Imperial Japanese Navy The captured I-400-class submarine was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, at 21°12′N 158°07′W / 21.200°N 158.117°W / 21.200; -158.117 ("I-401") by two Mark 18 torpedoes fired by the submarine USS Cabezon ( United States Navy).[103]

Unknown Date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: unknown 1946
Ship Country Description
F 192  Kriegsmarine World War II: The Type AM minelayer Marinefahrprahm was scuttled sometime in May.[104]

June[edit]

4 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 June 1946
Ship Country Description
Kunashiri  Imperial Japanese Navy The Shimushu-class escort ship ran aground and was wrecked on the coast of Japan.
I-400  Imperial Japanese Navy The captured I-400-class submarine was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, at 21°13′N 158°07′W / 21.217°N 158.117°W / 21.217; -158.117 ("I-400") by three Mark 18-2 torpedoes fired by the submarine USS Trumpetfish ( United States Navy).[105]

6 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 June 1946
Ship Country Description
Jan Wellem  Germany The tanker was wrecked in the Kiel Fjord, Germany. Scrapped at Blyth, United Kingdom, from November 1947.[106]

7 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 June 1946
Ship Country Description
Kamikaze  Imperial Japanese Navy The Kamikaze-class destroyer ran aground off Cape Omaezaki, Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, at 34°38′N 138°8′E / 34.633°N 138.133°E / 34.633; 138.133 (Kamikaze) and was wrecked.

8 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 June 1946
Ship Country Description
AF 112  Kriegsmarine The surrendered Type D Artilleriefährprahm sank on this date.[107]
Myōkō  Imperial Japanese Navy The captured Myōkō-class heavy cruiser was scuttled by British forces in the Strait of Malacca off Port Swettenham, Malaya, at 03°05′N 100°40′E / 3.083°N 100.667°E / 3.083; 100.667 (Myōkō).

9 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 June 1946
Ship Country Description
USS Solar  United States Navy The Buckley-class destroyer escort was scuttled 100 nautical miles (190 km) off New York.

13 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 June 1946
Ship Country Description
Fechenheim  Germany The cargo ship was scuttled off Arendal, Norway.[108]

20 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 June 1946
Ship Country Description
Oderstrom  Germany The cargo ship was scuttled in the Skagerrak.[109]

28 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 June 1946
Ship Country Description
C 8  Spanish Navy The submarine was rammed by Lepanto ( Spanish Navy) and sank off the Balearic Islands with the loss of all 46 crew.[110]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1946
Ship Country Description
Flowergate  United Kingdom ran aground on Porthminster Beach, St. Ives whilst under tow to breakers yard. Later refloated and continued her journey.[111]
James W. Nesmith  United States The Liberty ship was scuttled in the North Sea with a cargo of obsolete chemical munitions.[112]

July[edit]

1 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1946
Ship Country Description
USS Anderson  United States Navy Operation Crossroads: The decommissioned Sims-class destroyer was sunk as a target by an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll.
USS Carlisle  United States Navy Operation Crossroads: The decommissioned Gilliam-class attack transport was sunk as a target by an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll.
USS Gilliam  United States Navy Operation Crossroads: The decommissioned Gilliam-class attack transport was sunk as a target by an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll.
USS Lamson  United States Navy Operation Crossroads: The decommissioned Mahan-class destroyer was sunk as a target by an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll.
Sakawa  United States Navy Operation Crossroads: The captured Agano-class light cruiser ( Imperial Japanese Navy) was sunk as a target by an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll.

2 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 July 1946
Ship Country Description
Agnes  Norway Struck a mine and sank at Hai Phong, Vietnam.[27]

7 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 July 1946
Ship Country Description
Kjeøy  Norway Ran aground at Ytre Sula, Norway. Salvaged and found to be damaged beyond repair.[113]

11 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 July 1946
Ship Country Description
Topdal  Norway Sank whilst laid up at Bergen after some boys opened her sea cocks.[27]

13 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1946
Ship Country Description
Freiburg  Germany The cargo ship was scuttled in the Skagerrak.[114]
Gertrud Fritzen  Germany The cargo ship was scuttled in the Skagerrak with a cargo of poison gas munitions.[115]

25 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 July 1946
Ship Country Description
USS Apogon  United States Navy Operation Crossroads: The decommissioned Balao-class submarine was sunk as a target by an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll.
USS Arkansas  United States Navy Operation Crossroads: The decommissioned Wyoming-class battleship was sunk as a target by an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll.
USS LSM-60  United States Navy Operation Crossroads: The decommissioned LSM-1-class medium landing ship disintegrated in the explosion of an atomic bomb suspended beneath her at Bikini Atoll during atomic bomb testing.
USS Pilotfish  United States Navy Operation Crossroads: The decommissioned Balao-class submarine was sunk as a target by an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll.
USS Saratoga  United States Navy Operation Crossroads: The decommissioned Lexington-class aircraft carrier was sunk as a target by an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll.
USS Skipjack  United States Navy Operation Crossroads: The decommissioned Salmon-class submarine was sunk as a target by an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll. She later was raised for further use as a target ship and sunk again in August 1948.
YON-160  United States Navy Operation Crossroads: The fuel oil barge was sunk as a target by an atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll.

30 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 July 1946
Ship Country Description
Nagato  United States Navy Operation Crossroads: The captured Nagato-class battleship ( Imperial Japanese Navy) sank at Bikini Atoll due to damage sustained on 25 July 1946 as a test target in an atomic bomb explosion.
Vipya  Nyasaland The sternwheel ferry capsized and sank in a storm while only on her fourth voyage on Lake Nyasa 7 nautical miles (13 km) near Florence Bay with the loss of 145 lives.[116] The Malawi Department of Antiquities's sign at the Memorial site at Fort Johnston (now Mangochi) confirms the loss of life as being 145.

31 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 July 1946
Ship Country Description
American Farmer  United States The cargo ship collided with SS William J. Riddle ( United States) in the Atlantic Ocean and was severely damaged and abandoned. All passengers and crew rescued by William J. Riddle. American Farmer was initially reported to have sunk, but later reported to be still afloat.[117]
SS Argyle  Canada She ran aground and was wrecked near Punta Gorda, Cuba while on passage Baracoa for Miami with bananas[118]

August[edit]

2 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1946
Ship Country Description
Empire Cross  United Kingdom Capsized following an explosion and fire at Haifa, Palestine. Up to 25 people killed.

10 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 August 1946
Ship Country Description
Adur II  United Kingdom The tug capsized and sank off Hartland Point, Devon with the loss of one of her crew.[119]

16 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 1946
Ship Country Description
Finisterre  France Fishing vessel driven ashore at St. Ives. Three crew killed.[111]

22 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1946
Ship Country Description
Empire Rival  United Kingdom The cargo ship was damaged at Haifa, Palestine by a limpet mine and was beached. She was later repaired and returned to service.[18]

25 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 August 1946
Ship Country Description
Empire Peacock  United Kingdom The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean (47°55′N 8°30′W / 47.917°N 8.500°W / 47.917; -8.500) with a cargo of obsolete chemical ammunition.[18]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date August 1946
Ship Country Description
I-372  Imperial Japanese Navy The refloated wreck of the Type D submarine was scuttled in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan.[120]

September[edit]

3 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 September 1946
Ship Country Description
Fulani  United Kingdom the cargo ship ran aground in the River Mersey at Liverpool, Lancashire.[121] Refloated the next day.[122]
Sea King  Norway The cargo ship sank in the Trondheimsleia following a collision with another ship. Was on a voyage from Skrova to Trondheim.[27]

8 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 September 1946
Ship Country Description
Rhön  Germany The cargo ship was scuttled off Arendal, Norway.[123]

12 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 September 1946
Ship Country Description
Fort Fraser  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Paull, Yorkshire. Later refloated.[124]
Helena Modjeska  United States The cargo ship ran aground on the Goodwin Sands, Kent, United Kingdom. Later broke her back, a total loss.[17]

13 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 September 1946
Ship Country Description
Marit II  Norway The tanker broke in two off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, United States (35°09′N 73°24′W / 35.150°N 73.400°W / 35.150; -73.400 and sank with the loss of eleven crew.[27]

15 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 September 1946
Ship Country Description
Herøy  Norway The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank west of the Feistein Lighthouse, Klepp whilst on a voyage from Odda to Sarpsborg.[27]

19 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 September 1946
Ship Country Description
Ohio  United Kingdom Both halves of the tanker, which had broken in two in 1942 due to combat damage, were sunk as gunnery targets in the Mediterranean Sea off Malta.

20 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 September 1946
Ship Country Description
TID 62  United Kingdom The tug suffered a failure of her steering gear off Beachy Head, East Sussex. She was taken in tow by HMS Zephyr ( Royal Navy) and anchored off Folkestone, Kent where she later sank with the loss of a crewman.[125]

29 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 September 1946
Ship Country Description
Fort Vermillion  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on the Goodwin Sands, Kent, United Kingdom.[126] Refloated on 6 October.[17]
Torni  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Petard Point, Ravenscar, Yorkshire.[126]

30 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 September 1946
Ship Country Description
Alta  Norway The cargo ship sank off Makkaur. Raised in 1949 and converted to a barge in 1950.[27]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1946
Ship Country Description
LCG(M) 132  Norway The landing craft was driven ashore whilst under tow from Inveraray, Argyllshire to Greenock, Renfrewshire, United Kingdom and was a total loss.[27]
Schuyler Colfax  United States The liberty ship was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean by USS Tilefish ( United States Navy).[127]

October[edit]

10 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 October 1946
Ship Country Description
Fluor  United Kingdom The coaster was struck by Strathnaver ( United Kingdom) whilst moored at Southampton, Hampshire and sank. All twelve crew escaped.[128]

11 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 October 1946
Ship Country Description
Glamorganbrook  United Kingdom The coaster sprang a leak and sank off Scarborough, Yorkshire with the loss of one of the fifteen people on board.[129]

12 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 October 1946
Ship Country Description
Empire Severn  United Kingdom The cargo ship was scuttled north west of the Hebrides (58°18′N 9°37′E / 58.300°N 9.617°E / 58.300; 9.617) with a cargo of obsolete chemical ammunition.[18]
Ludwigshafen  Germany The cargo ship was scuttled in the Skagerrak.[130]

14 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 October 1946
Ship Country Description
Eider  Germany The former (hulked) cargo ship was scuttled in the Skagerrak.[131]

17 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 October 1946
Ship Country Description
HMAS Waree  Royal Australian Navy The tug was run aground near the mouth of the Clarence River at Yamba, New South Wales, Australia, after beginning to take on water. She was declared a total loss.

19 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 October 1946
Ship Country Description
Takao  Imperial Japanese Navy The captured Takao-class heavy cruiser was sunk as a gunnery target in the Strait of Malacca at 03°05′05″N 100°41′00″E / 3.08472°N 100.68333°E / 3.08472; 100.68333 by the Crown Colony-class light cruiser HMS Newfoundland ( Royal Navy).

22 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 1946
Ship Country Description
HMS Saumarez  Royal Navy Corfu Channel Incident: The S-class destroyer suffered heavy damage when she struck a mine in the Corfu Channel which blew her bow off. Eleven of her crew were killed and 25 others were listed as missing and presumed dead. She returned to base stern-first. She was declared a total loss and scrapped.
HMS Volage  Royal Navy Corfu Channel Incident: The V-class destroyer suffered heavy damage when she struck a mine in the Corfu Channel which blew her bow off while she was attempting to tow HMS Saumarez ( Royal Navy) to safety. One of her crew was killed and seven others were listed as missing and presumed dead. She returned to base stern-first. She was eventually repaired and returned to service.

24 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 1946
Ship Country Description
Bakkøy  Norway The cargo ship ran aground east of Lindesnes whilst on a voyage from Korshamn to Oslo.[27]

26 October[edit]

For the loss of the German cargo ship Arizona on or after this date, see the entry for 17 April 1944.
List of shipwrecks: 26 October 1946
Ship Country Description
Arthur Sewall  United States The Liberty ship was scuttled in the North Sea with a cargo of obsolete chemical ammunition.[132]

28 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 October 1946
Ship Country Description
Renascent  Norway The coaster sprang a leak and sank in the North Sea whilst on a voyage from Lowestoft, Suffolk, United Kingdom to Kristiansand.[27]

29 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 October 1946
Ship Country Description
Stanburn  United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered off Sfax, Tunisia with the loss of four of her 35 crew.[133]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1946
Ship Country Description
George Hawley  United States The Liberty ship was scuttled with a cargo of obsolete chemical ammunition.[134]

November[edit]

2 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1946
Ship Country Description
Empire Woodlark  United Kingdom The troopship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Hebrides (59°00′N 7°40′W / 59.000°N 7.667°W / 59.000; -7.667) with a cargo of obsolete chemical ammunition.[18]
Tora  Norway The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the Åland Sea west of Almagrundet, Sweden whilst on a voyage from Kotka, Finland to Stavanger.[27]

4 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 November 1946
Ship Country Description
Gulli  Norway Ran aground at Kragerø.[27]

5 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 November 1946
Ship Country Description
Lund  Royal Navy The naval trawler was sunk by the explosion of a depth charge whilst engaged in an operation to disperse the wreck of SS Flandres ( Belgium) off Deal, Kent. Four crew were killed and three were injured.[135]
Valle  Norway The coaster suffered engine failure and struck rocks whilst on a voyage from Grimstad to Haugesund.[27]

11 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 November 1946
Ship Country Description
Empire Pitt  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the English Channel off Berville-sur-Mer, Eure, France and broke her back. She was declared a constructive total loss.[18]

13 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1946
Ship Country Description
U-977  United States Navy The Type VIIC submarine was sunk as a torpedo target in the Atlantic Ocean off Massachusetts by the submarine USS Atule ( United States Navy).

20 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 1946
Ship Country Description
Albany  United Kingdom The coaster disappeared on a voyage between Port Talbot and Rosslare.
Stormont  United Kingdom The coaster was in collision with Empire Brent ( United Kingdom) in the River Mersey and sank with the loss of 160 of the 210 cattle she was carrying.[136]

22 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 November 1946
Ship Country Description
Hirma  Norway The cargo ship ran aground west of the Geita Lighthouse, Askvoll whilst on a voyage from Bergen to Bodø.[27]

26 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 November 1946
Ship Country Description
Garth  United Kingdom The dredger sank in the Bristol Channel with the loss of all six crew.[137]

27 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 November 1946
Ship Country Description
Lasknes  Norway The cargo ship ran aground off Rongevær, Norway, broke in two and sank.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1946
Ship Country Description
Tillamok  United States The tanker ran aground at Porthcawl, Glamorgan, United Kingdom. Still aground on 25 December.[138]

December[edit]

1 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1946
Ship Country Description
Tillamook  United States The tanker was driven ashore at Sker Point, Glamorgan, United Kingdom. She was refloated on 6 February 1947 and taken in to Swansea, Glamorgan.[139]

2 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 December 1946
Ship Country Description
HMCS Middlesex  Royal Canadian Navy The Algerine-class minesweeper ran aground on Shutin Island, Nova Scotia. She was subsequently scrapped in situ.[140]

5 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 December 1946
Ship Country Description
Rubens  United Kingdom The cargo ship was abandoned 50 nautical miles (93 km) north of Bonacca, Honduras. Drifted ashore at Bonacca, a total loss.[38]

6 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 December 1946
Ship Country Description
N16  French Navy The Type XXIII submarine was lost at Toulon, Var in a diving accident with the loss of a number of lives.[141]

7 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 December 1946
Ship Country Description
Rafiah Aliyah Bet: The Jewish immigrant ship (formally the Athina S.) was wrecked on Sirina, north-east of Crete.[142]

8 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 1946
Ship Country Description
Empire Eden  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Spurn Head, Yorkshire in a gale, but was refloated.
Francis Batey  United Kingdom The tug sank in the Tyne.[143]
Irma  Sweden The cargo ship was driven onto Manacle Rock, Cornwall, United Kingdom. Towed clear by Zwarte Zee ( Netherlands).[143]
Liberté  France The ocean liner collided with the wreck of Paris ( France) and sank at Le Havre.[144] Later raised, repaired and returned to service.
HMS Saltburn  Royal Navy The Hunt-class minesweeper broke free from her tow and ran aground at Hartland Point, Devon.[143]
Security  United Kingdom The tug sank off Portland, Dorset.[143]
HMS Truant  Royal Navy The T-class submarine broke free from her tow and sank off the Channel Islands.[143]
Wansford  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Falmouth, Cornwall. Towed clear by Zwarte Zee ( Netherlands).[143]

13 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 December 1946
Ship Country Description
Tove  Norway The coaster capsized and sank in the Kattegat whilst on a voyage from Randers to Bergen. One crewmember was killed.[27]

16 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 December 1946
Ship Country Description
Leipzig  Royal Navy The Leipzig-class light cruiser was scuttled in the North Sea with a cargo of obsolete chemical weapons.
T-21  Germany The torpedo boat was scuttled in the Skagerrak at 57°53′N 6°13′E / 57.883°N 6.217°E / 57.883; 6.217.[145]
Z29  Germany The destroyer was scuttled in the Skagerrak.[146]

19 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 December 1946
Ship Country Description
Havskaaren  Norway The coaster ran aground at Kvalnesflæsa, Lofoten Islands.[27]

22 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 December 1946
Ship Country Description
Prinz Eugen  United States Navy Operation Crossroads: The Admiral Hipper-class heavy cruiser capsized and sank at Kwajalein Atoll due to an unrepaired leak caused by damage when she was used as a target in atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll on 1 and 25 July 1946.

23 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 December 1946
Ship Country Description
Marna  Norway The coaster sank west of Gamle Hellesund whilst on a voyage from Gothenburg, Sweden to Grangemouth, Scotland, United Kingdom.[27]

24 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 December 1946
Ship Country Description
Northeastern Victory  United States The Victory ship ran aground and sank, Goodwin Sands, Kent, United Kingdom.[17]

25 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 December 1946
Ship Country Description
Anastasia  United Kingdom The coaster sprang a leak and was beached at Skar Point, Walney Island, Lancashire.[147]

26 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 December 1946
Ship Country Description
Brigadier General M. G. Zalinski  United States Army The transport ship sank, Inside Passage, British Columbia.

30 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 December 1946
Ship Country Description
F2  Royal Navy The escort ship sank in the North Sea during a storm.[148]

31 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 December 1946
Ship Country Description
Monte Pascoal  Germany The Monte-class ocean liner was scuttled in the Skagerrak, laden with gas shells.[149]
Schwabenland  Germany The seaplane tender/catapult ship was scuttled in the Skagerrak, laden with gas shells.[150]

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  109. ^ "Oderstrom (1105842)". Miramar Ship Index. Retrieved 2 September 2012. (subscription required (help)). 
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