List of shipwrecks in 1947

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The list of shipwrecks in 1947 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1947.

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1947
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date

January[edit]

1 January[edit]

For the loss of the Liberty ship An-Mer-Mar on this date, see the entry for 27 December 1946.
List of shipwrecks: 1 January 1947
Ship Country Description
Karla  Denmark The cable laying ship struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Finland, 15 nautical miles (28 km) of Ormus Island, Estonia. Sixteen of the 44 crew were killed.[1]

2 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 January 1947
Ship Country Description
Caritas I  Belgium The cargo ship broke in two and sank after being beached in the River Scheldt following a collision with Jan Steen ( Netherlands) on 1 January.
Empire Wharfe  United Kingdom The cargo ship arrived at Lagos, Nigeria on fire and was beached in Badagry Creek. Refloated on 6 January, repaired and returned to service.[2]

3 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 1947
Ship Country Description
Magnhild  Norway The cargo ship collided with Imba No. 401 ( Soviet Union) whilst on a voyage from Kolding, Denmark to Gdynia, Poland.[3]

5 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 January 1947
Ship Country Description
Varvassi  Greece The cargo ship ran aground off the Needles Lighthouse, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.[4]

7 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 1947
Ship Country Description
Pollnes  Norway The cargo ship foundered off the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom whilst on a voyage from Bodø, Norway, to Dublin, Ireland. Thirteen crew killed.[3]

8 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 January 1947
Ship Country Description
Senjen  Norway The cargo ship ran aground west of the Kvaløy Lighthouse whilst on a voyage from Bangsund to Trondheim, Norway.[3]

11 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 January 1947
Ship Country Description
Ewell  United Kingdom The collier ran aground off Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk.[5]

13 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 January 1947
Ship Country Description
Good Shepherd  United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Fair Isle and was a total loss.[5]

14 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 January 1947
Ship Country Description
Astafjorden  Norway The cargo ship sank west of Kvænangen whilst on a voyage from Tromsø to Hammerfest, Norway.[3]
Simbra  United Kingdom The Whaler foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all bar one of her sixteen crew.[6]

19 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 January 1947
Ship Country Description
Authority  United Kingdom The coastal tanker ran aground in the River Mersey, United Kingdom.[7]
Chihkiang  China The passenger ship collided with a tug and sank at Shanghai with the loss of at least 100 lives.[8]
Chimarra  Greece The ferry struck a mine and sank off Kavaliani with the loss of about 300 lives.[9]
Sweet Water  United States The tanker ran aground in the River Mersey. Refloated after twelve hours.[7]
Wanganella  Australia
Wanganella aground on Barrett Reef.
The passenger ship ran aground on Barrett Reef at the entrance to Wellington Harbour, New Zealand. She was refloated 18 days later and repaired, and she returned to service in November 1948.

20 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 January 1947
Ship Country Description
Empire Grassland  Australia The hopper ship foundered in the Pacific Ocean 70 nautical miles (130 km) north north west of Carnarvon, Western Australia whilst under tow from Singapore to Australia by Empire Downland ( Australia).[2]

21 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 January 1947
Ship Country Description
HMS Bonaventure  Royal Navy The submarine tender ran aground at Cape Melville, Australia.[10] Refloated on 23 January.[11]

23 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 January 1947
Ship Country Description
Ampleforth  United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore in a storm at Tel Aviv, Palestine. She was refloated on 3 March but declared a constructive total loss. She was repaired, sold and re-entered service in 1948 as Bangor Bay.[2]

25 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 January 1947
Ship Country Description
Storesand I  Norway The cargo ship sank in Drammensfjord whilst on a voyage from Gilhus to Oslo, Norway.[3]

29 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 1947
Ship Country Description
Samwater  United Kingdom The Liberty ship caught fire and sank in the Atlantic Ocean (42°41′N 10°13′W / 42.683°N 10.217°W / 42.683; -10.217).[12]

30 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 January 1947
Ship Country Description
Star of Mex  Egypt The cargo ship ran aground off Bahrein. The ship was attacked by Arab pirates on 15 February. All 28 crew rescued by British Destiny ( United Kingdom).[13]

February[edit]

2 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1947
Ship Country Description
Dora Oldendorff  Germany The cargo ship was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay. (47°40′N 9°02′W / 47.667°N 9.033°W / 47.667; -9.033).[14]

5 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 February 1947
Ship Country Description
Winkleigh  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off the mouth of the Humber.[15]

18 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 February 1947
Ship Country Description
Arrow  United States Army The Army transport, formerly Colonial Navigation Company's Belfast (1909), wrecked off Ocean Park, Washington while under tow to Puget Sound.[16][17]

26 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 February 1947
Ship Country Description
Royal Ulsterman  United Kingdom The ferry ran aground at Clauchlands Point, Isle of Arran, Argyllshire. Refloated with the aid of the tug Vanguard ( United Kingdom).[18]

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Zeprom  Greece The cargo ship ran aground at Whitley Bay, Northumberland, United Kingdom. All 35 crew rescued.[18]

March[edit]

3 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 March 1947
Ship Country Description
Luana  Italy Struck a mine and sank 20 nautical miles (37 km) south of Capo Promontore.[where?][19]

4 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 March 1947
Ship Country Description
Bolivar  Norway The cargo ship ran aground on the Kish Bank, Irish Sea whilst on a voyage from Dublin, Ireland to Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom.[3]

6 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 March 1947
Ship Country Description
Trondhjem  Norway The cargo ship struck a mine in the Weser, West Germany and sank. She was on a voyage from Stavanger, Norway to Hamburg.[3]

8 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1947
Ship Country Description
Ira  Greece The Liberty ship ran aground on the Goodwin Sands, Kent, United Kingdom and broke in two. All 34 crew rescued by the Walmer Lifeboat.[20]

12 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 1947
Ship Country Description
Fort Dearborn  United States The T2 tanker broke in two in the Pacific Ocean 800 nautical miles (1,500 km) north west of Honolulu, Hawaii. Ten crew on the bow section were rescued by General W. H. Gordon ( United States). Twenty-two crew on the stern section were rescued by USS Eldorado ( United States Navy). The bow section was shelled and sunk, the stern section was towed to Hawaii. Fort Dearborn was on a voyage from San Francisco, California to Shanghai, China.[21]

13 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1947
Ship Country Description
Edmund Fanning  United States The Liberty ship exploded at Genoa Italy and was beached. She was later refloated but declared a constructive total loss and scrapped.[22]
Empire Jonquil  United Kingdom Sank at Hull Docks, declared a constructive total loss but later repaired and returned to service.

21 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 March 1947
Ship Country Description
HMCS Onyx  Royal Canadian Navy The Admiralty type Drifter foundered on this date.[23]

22 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 March 1947
Ship Country Description
Empire Contamar  United Kingdom The schooner ran aground in St Austell Bay. Seven crew rescued by the Fowey lifeboat. Refloated in June and declared a constructive total loss but rebuilt as a coaster and returned to service.

24 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 March 1947
Ship Country Description
Garnes  Norway The cargo ship struck a mine off the Dutch coast and sank at 53°26′N 4°35′E / 53.433°N 4.583°E / 53.433; 4.583 whilst on a voyage from Antwerp, Belgium to Emden, West Germany.[3]

28 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 March 1947
Ship Country Description
Sevilla  Norway The cargo ship collided with Clio ( Norway) west of Bloksen and sank with the loss of ten crew. She was on a voyage from Bergen, Norway to Geneva, Switzerland.[3]

30 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 March 1947
Ship Country Description
Titania  Norway The cargo ship struck a mine off the Dutch coast (53°35′N 4°35′E / 53.583°N 4.583°E / 53.583; 4.583) whilst on a voyage from Antwerp, Belgium to Oslo, Norway. Declared a constructive total loss and scrapped at Stavanger, Norway.[3]

April[edit]

1 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 April 1947
Ship Country Description
Freelock  United Kingdom The cargo ship sank on this date.[24]

3 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 April 1947
Ship Country Description
Stancliffe  United Kingdom Ran aground at Sharpness Docks. Declared a constructive total loss but later repaired and returned to service.

13 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1947
Ship Country Description
Belpamela  Norway Sank in a storm off Newfoundland. Cargo included 16 locomotives for the French Railways.[25]

14 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 April 1947
Ship Country Description
Queen Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ocean liner ran aground on the Brambles Bank in the Solent.[26] Refloated the next day.[27]

15 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 April 1947
Ship Country Description
Georgie  Panama The cargo ship ran aground at St Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.[28]
Nicolaos G Kulukundis  Greece The cargo ship ran aground off Beachy Head, East Sussex, United Kingdom.[27]

16 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 April 1947
Ship Country Description
Grandcamp  France Texas City disaster: The Liberty Ship caught fire at Texas City, Texas, United States. She was obliterated by the explosion of her cargo of explosives. Around 580 people were killed.
Wilson B. Keene  United States
Wilson B. Keene.

Texas City disaster: The Liberty Ship was sunk by the explosion of Grandcamp ( France).

23 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 April 1947
Ship Country Description
Samtampa  United Kingdom The Liberty ship was driven ashore at Sker Point, Glamorgan and broke in three. All 39 crew were lost, as well as all eight crew of the Mumbles lifeboat Edward, Prince of Wales (Flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.svg Royal National Lifeboat Institution).
HMS Warspite  Royal Navy Ran aground at Prussia Cove after parting tow on final voyage from Portsmouth to the breakers yard on the Clyde.[29] Towed to Marazion in 1950 and dismantled.[30][31]

28 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 April 1947
Ship Country Description
Merganser  United Kingdom Collided with Norwalk Victory ( United States) and sank in the River Scheldt between Doel and Liefkenshoek.[32] Raised on 2 July and beached. Repaired between 1949 and 1951, sold and returned to service.[19]

29 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 April 1947
Ship Country Description
HMS Witherington  Royal Navy Under tow to the breaker's yard, the decommissioned Admiralty modified W-class destroyer parted her tow line in a gale and was wrecked on the northeast coast of England off the mouth of the River Tyne.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1947
Ship Country Description
San Nicolao  Panama The cargo ship departed from the Tees on 2 April bound for Gibraltar. No further trace.[33]

May[edit]

2 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 May 1947
Ship Country Description
Wicklow Head  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground near Port Mouton, Nova Scotia, Canada. All 30 crew were rescued by the fishing vessel Ray Richard ( Canada).[34]

8 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 May 1947
Ship Country Description
Muirchú  Irish Naval Service The decommissioned patrol vessel sank in the Irish Sea off the Saltee Islands, County Wexford, Ireland, while under tow to a scrapyard.

13 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 May 1947
Ship Country Description
Balena  United Kingdom The whaler ran aground on the Shipwash Shoal, off the coast of Essex. Refloated but again ran aground.[35]
General Botha  South Africa The training ship was sunk as a target in False Bay off Simonstown.[36]

14 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 May 1947
Ship Country Description
Balena  United Kingdom The whaler ran aground off Gorleston, Norfolk.[37]

17 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 May 1947
Ship Country Description
USS Oklahoma  United States Navy The decommissioned Nevada-class battleship sank under tow 540 nautical miles (1,000 km) off Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, while on her way to San Francisco, California, for scrapping.

22 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 1947
Ship Country Description
USS Mallard  United States Navy The decommissioned Lapwing-class minesweeper was sunk as a target by the submarine USS Piper ( United States Navy).

24 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 May 1947
Ship Country Description
Newhall Hills  United States The tanker collided with Monica ( Sweden) off the Goodwin Sands, Kent, United Kingdom causing an explosion in No.2 tank and subsequent fire. Two hours later, an explosion blew off her bow forward of No.3 tank and that section sank. Newhall Hills was towed to Sheerness.[38]
Oceanic II  Belgium The trawler was in collision with John la Farge ( United States) and was cut in two. She sank with the loss of three of her five crew.[38]

25 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 May 1947
Ship Country Description
Trader Horn  United Kingdom The schooner foundered in the Caribbean with the loss of two of her five crew.[39]

31 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 May 1947
Ship Country Description
Berlin  Germany The former cruiser was scuttled.[40]

June[edit]

4 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 June 1947
Ship Country Description
Emperor  Canada The cargo ship struck a rock and sank of Isle Royale, Lake Superior with the loss of twelve of her 33 crew. The survivors were rescued by USCGC Kimball ( United States Coast Guard).[41]

28 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 June 1947
Ship Country Description
Heron  Greece The cargo ship collided with Stal ( Denmark) in the English Channel off Folkestone, Kent, United Kingdom and sank with the loss of one of her 24 crew. The survivors were rescued by Suavity ( United Kingdom).[42]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1947
Ship Country Description
Ourang Medan  Netherlands Allegedly exploded and sank after its crew died under suspicious circumstances.

July[edit]

3 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 July 1947
Ship Country Description
Kronholm  Norway The former minesweeper was destroyed by fire at the Soon shipyard.[3]

4 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 July 1947
Ship Country Description
M Xilas  Greece The cargo ship caught fire at Ko Sichang, Thailand. She was beached and abandoned, and sank on 13 July.[2]

17 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1947
Ship Country Description
Empire Lark  United Kingdom The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean (47°55′N 8°25′W / 47.917°N 8.417°W / 47.917; -8.417 with a cargo of obsolete chemical bombs and contaminated soil.[2]
Ramdas  India The coastal passenger ship sank 10 nautical miles (19 km) off Bombay with the loss of around 600 lives.[43]

21 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1947
Ship Country Description
Nascopie  Canada The steamer was wrecked near Cape Dorset near the southern tip of Canada′s Baffin Island.

22 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 1947
Ship Country Description
Lützow  Kriegsmarine World War II: The captured Deutschland-class cruiser was sunk by the Soviet Union in the Baltic Sea off Świnoujście, Poland, during weapons testing.[44]

23 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1947
Ship Country Description
Empire Lifeguard  United Kingdom The cargo ship was sunk at Haifa, Palestine by limpet mines which had been placed on her hull whilst at Famagusta, Cyprus. Refloated on 8 August, subsequently repaired and returned to service.[2]

28 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 July 1947
Ship Country Description
Ocean Liberty  Norway The Liberty ship caught fire at Brest, France whilst unloading a cargo of ammonium nitrate. Later towed out of port and scuttled.[3]

31 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 July 1947
Ship Country Description
USS Chewink  United States Navy The decommissioned Lapwing-class minesweeper was sunk as a target in Long Island Sound off New London, Connecticut.

August[edit]

9 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 August 1947
Ship Country Description
Leighton  United Kingdom She was scuttled with an obsolete cargo of ammunition, 100 nautical miles (190 km) NW of Malin Head[45]

16 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 1947
Ship Country Description
Graf Zeppelin  Kriegsmarine World War II: The captured, incomplete Graf Zeppelin-class aircraft carrier was sunk by the Soviet Union in the Baltic Sea off Świnoujście, Poland, during weapons testing.[44]

18 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 August 1947
Ship Country Description
Rovena  Norway Wrecked off Langanes, Iceland.

21 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 August 1947
Ship Country Description
VAS 234  Regia Marina The VAS 231-class submarine chaser burned at Vinice.[46]

25 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 August 1947
Ship Country Description
USS S-24  United States Navy The decommissioned S-class submarine was sunk for use as a sonar target in the Pacific Ocean off Portland, Oregon.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1947
Ship Country Description
Unidentified MAS boat  Regia Marina The captured MAS boat was sunk by explosives off Marsaxlokk, Malta. Five other MAS boats were scuttled in open seas.[47]

September[edit]

6 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 September 1947
Ship Country Description
Matagalpa  United States Army The fire-damaged fast transport, former Clemson-class destroyer, was scuttled off Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

8 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 September 1947
Ship Country Description
Norfisk  Norway The cargo ship was abandoned whilst on a voyage from Aalborg, Denmark to Tórshavn, the Faroe Islands.[3]

9 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 September 1947
Ship Country Description
Goma  Norway The cargo ship sank north of the Tylön Lightship whilst on a voyage from Aalborg, Denmark to Gdańsk, Poland.[3]

13 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 September 1947
Ship Country Description
HMAS Warrnambool  Royal Australian Navy
HMAS Warrnambool sinking.
The Bathurst-class corvette sank near Cockburn Reef along the Great Barrier Reef off the northern coast of Queensland, Australia, after striking a mine. Four of her crew were killed and 29 were injured.

15 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 September 1947
Ship Country Description
Rolfsøy  Norway The cargo ship ran aground off Egersund whilst on a voyage from Fredrikstad to Harstad, Norway.[3]

16 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 September 1947
Ship Country Description
Sunset  Norway The cargo ship sank off the coast of Norway whilst on a voyage from Raufarhafn to Åkrehamn.[3]

October[edit]

2 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 October 1947
Ship Country Description
Reine II  Norway The cargo ship sank off Halmstad, Sweden, with the loss of all five crew. She was on a voyage for Halmstad to Oslo, Norway, and may have struck a mine.[3]

4 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1947
Ship Country Description
Troll  Norway The cargo ship collided in the Øresund with the DFDS ship Jolantha ( Denmark) and sank. Raised on 22 January 1948 and repaired at Copenhagen, Denmark. Returned to service as Bandak.[3]

6 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 October 1947
Ship Country Description
USS Crittenden  United States Navy The decommissioned Gilliam-class attack transport was sunk in an explosives test in the Pacific Ocean off the Farallon Islands.

7 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 October 1947
Ship Country Description
Betty Hindley  United Kingdom The cargo ship struck a mine off Scarborough, Yorkshire and broke her back. She was beached sinking by the bows. One crewmember was killed.[48]
Bro  Norway The cargo ship ran aground off the coast of Iceland whilst on a voyage from Sandur, Faroe Islands to Reykjavík, Iceland.[3]

15 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 October 1947
Ship Country Description
HMS Gillstone  Norway The Isles-class trawler was driven ashore at Kvalbeinsrumen, Jæren, Norway whilst on a voyage from Bergen to Risør for conversion to a merchant ship. Later refloated and returned to Bergen.[3]

19 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 October 1947
Ship Country Description
Corona  Norway The cargo ship, which had been refloated two days earlier having sunk on 24 February 1943, sank in the Mediterranean Sea whilst under tow 20 nautical miles (37 km) north of Derna, Libya.[49]

21 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 October 1947
Ship Country Description
Oda  Norway The cargo ship capsized and sank at Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua whilst being loaded with a cargo of timber bound for Maracaibo, Venezuela.[3]
U-190  Royal Canadian Navy The Type IXC/40 submarine was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean by Avro Anson, Fairey Firefly, Fairey Swordfish and Supermarine Seafire aircraft of the Royal Canadian Air Force and by HMCS Haida, HMCS New Liskeard and HMCS Nootka (all  Royal Canadian Navy).

31 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 October 1947
Ship Country Description
Dolly  Norway The cargo ship sank off Mariager whilst on a voyage from Mariager to Isefjord, Denmark.[3]

November[edit]

1 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 1947
Ship Country Description
Tilla  Norway The cargo ship sank off Fosnes whilst on a voyage from Randers to Fredrikstad, Norway.[3]

2 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1947
Ship Country Description
Castillo Montjuich  Spain Broke moorings, collided with another ship and driven ashore at Gijón, France. Refloated in March 1948, repaired and returned to service.[50]

3 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 1947
Ship Country Description
Mona  Norway The sailing barge sank off Lille Marnet whilst on a voyage from Horsens to Slemmestad, Norway.[3]

11 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 November 1947
Ship Country Description
Aqueity  United Kingdom Struck a mine and sank off Terschelling, the Netherlands.

20 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 1947
Ship Country Description
Roald Amundsen  Norway The Liberty ship ran aground at Skudeneshavn whilst on a voyage from Antwerp, Belgium to Narvik, Norway. Broke into three on 15 January 1948, with two sections sinking. The remaining section was scrapped in situ during the summer of 1948.[3][51]
U-234  United States Navy
U-234

The Type X submarine was sunk as a torpedo target in the Atlantic Ocean off the United States East Coast by the submarine USS Greenfish ( United States Navy).[52]

U-889  United States Navy The Type IXC/40 submarine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean off the east coast of the United States by USS Flying Fish ( United States Navy).[53]

21 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 November 1947
Ship Country Description
Havøy I  Norway The cargo ship sank off Lillesund after striking flotsam whilst on a voyage from Oslo to Bergen, Norway.[3]
U-858  United States Navy The Type IXC/40 submarine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean off the east coast of the United States by USS Sirago ( United States Navy).[54]

24 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 November 1947
Ship Country Description
Clarksdale Victory  United States The Victory ship was wrecked at Hippa Reef Island, British Columbia, Canada with the loss of 49 of her 53 crew.[55]
Sunbird  United Kingdom The tug capsized and sank in the River Thames at Limehouse Reach, London with the loss of two of her six crew.[56]
Vaagar  Norway The cargo ship ran aground off Gothenburg, Sweden whilst on a voyage from Menstad, Norway to Hälsingborg, Sweden.[3]

28 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 November 1947
Ship Country Description
U-530  United States Navy The Type IXC/40 submarine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean north east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

30 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1947
Ship Country Description
Stenberg  Norway The cargo ship ran aground at Tromøya with the loss of three crew. She was on a voyage from Skjebergkilen to Kristiansand, Norway.[3]
Oval  Norway The converted Portuguese-class naval trawler sank off Trelleborg whilst on a voyage from Stettin, Poland to Bergen, Norway.[3]

December[edit]

1 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1947
Ship Country Description
Castillo Coca  Spain The cargo ship ran aground at the mouth of the Ferrol and was wrecked with the loss of 46 of her 50 crew.[57]

9 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 December 1947
Ship Country Description
USS Ponaganset  United States Navy The Suamico-class fleet replenishment oiler broke in two at Boston, Massachusetts. Not repaired, scrapped in 1949.[58]

18 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 December 1947
Ship Country Description
BO-302  Soviet Navy The BO-201 class Sub Chaser was wrecked on this date.[59]

20 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 December 1947
Ship Country Description
Kallipoi  Greece The Liberty ship struck a mine, broke in three and sank off Rijeka, Yugoslavia.[51]

24 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 December 1947
Ship Country Description
Skoghaug  Norway The cargo ship sank off the Dutch coast with the loss of all 26 crew after hitting a mine. She was on a voyage from Rotterdam, Netherland to Oslo, Norway.[3]

26 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 December 1947
Ship Country Description
Kina  Denmark The cargo liner ran aground on Samandag Island, Philippines and was wrecked.[60]
Samuel Bakke  Norway The cargo ship ran aground whilst going to the aid of Kina ( Denmark). She was refloated and rescued five crew from Kina.[60]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1947
Ship Country Description
Vinkt  Belgium collided with trawler Sonny Boy, which sank 6 nautical miles (11 km) west of Dungeness, England.[61]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1947
Ship Country Description
Alek  Norway The cargo ship sank off Farsund, Norway.[3]

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See also[edit]

Ship events in 1947
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Ship commissionings: 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952
Ship decommissionings: 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952
Shipwrecks: 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952