List of shipwrecks in 1958

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The list of shipwrecks in 1958 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1958.

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1958
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date


January[edit]

6 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1958
Ship Country Description
Capella  Netherlands The coaster foundered 10 nautical miles (19 km) north of Texel with the loss of all nine crew.[1]

9 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 January 1958
Ship Country Description
Ballyherbert  Ireland The coaster ran aground near Ardrossan, Ayrshire.[2]
Stanrealm  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in Holy Loch. Later refloated and towed to Greenock, Ayrshire.[2]
HMS Taciturn  Royal Navy The T-class submarine ran aground in the Firth of Clyde.[3] Later refloated with the aid of the boom defence vessel HMS Barcombe ( Royal Navy).[4]

13 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 January 1958
Ship Country Description
HMS Barcombe  Royal Navy The Bar-class boom defence vessel ran aground in Loch Buie[disambiguation needed], Argyllshire. The ship was holed, and the crew were taken off by HMS Kingfisher.[4]

21 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 January 1958
Ship Country Description
Anna Toop  United Kingdom The coaster ran aground on the South Arklow Bank, Co Wicklow, Ireland. All eleven crew rescued by the Arklow lifeboat. Refloated and taken under tow but sank the next day.[5]

27 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 January 1958
Ship Country Description
Nankai Maru  Japan The ferry sank in the Kii Strait with the loss of all 170 on board.[6]

29 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 1958
Ship Country Description
Hadsel  Norway The coaster ran aground on the Lofoten Islands and sank. All 46 passengers and crew were rescued.[7]

February[edit]

19 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1958
Ship Country Description
Seistan  United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire, exploded and sank in the Persian Gulf.[8] Fifty eight of her 66 crew were killed.[9]

25 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 February 1958
Ship Country Description
Gannochy  United Kingdom The coaster sank in the Mersey Channel, 13 nautical miles (24 km) north west of Liverpool, Lancashire.[10]

26 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 February 1958
Ship Country Description
Hawkstone  United Kingdom The tug ran aground in the Thames Estuary. Two barges she was towing were discovered at Allhallows, Kent and Yantlett, Kent. All six crew were killed.[11]

March[edit]

1 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 March 1958
Ship Country Description
Üsküdar  Turkey The ferry sank in lodos with the loss of 272 people aboard including seven crew. 39 people survived.[12]

2 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 March 1958
Ship Country Description
Continental  West Germany The coaster was in collision with the collier Wansbeck ( United Kingdom) off Cromer, Norfolk and sank with the loss of one of her six crew.[13]

9 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 March 1958
Ship Country Description
Lusambo  Belgium The cargo ship struck a submerged object naar the Westhinder Lightship and holed. Put into Antwerp for repairs.[14]

10 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 March 1958
Ship Country Description
Rainer  West Germany The coaster ran aground near the Lorelei Rock, in the Rhine and sank.[15]

14 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1958
Ship Country Description
Nadia  Panama The cargo ship sank at the entrance to Alexandria Harbour, Egypt. All 35 crew were rescued.[16]

19 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 March 1958
Ship Country Description
USS Ford County  United States Navy The decommissioned LST-542-class tank landing ship was sunk as a target.
USS Kent County  United States Navy The decommissioned LST-542-class tank landing ship was sunk as a target.

27 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1958
Ship Country Description
Enrico Insom  Italy The tanker ran aground at Port Said, Egypt, blocking the Suez Canal.[17]

28 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 March 1958
Ship Country Description
USS Lyman County  United States Navy The decommissioned LST-542-class tank landing ship was sunk as a torpedo target by the submarine USS Menhaden ( United States Navy) off the coast of Baja California.

31 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 March 1958
Ship Country Description
Skaubryn  Norway Caught fire in the Indian Ocean. One passenger died.

April[edit]

6 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 April 1958
Ship Country Description
Pan Ocean  Panama The cargo ship foundered in the Mediterranean Sea 160 nautical miles (300 km) north west of Alexandria, Egypt (33°15′N 27°55′E / 33.250°N 27.917°E / 33.250; 27.917).[18]
Skaubryn  Norway The passenger ship sank in the Indian Ocean.

20 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 April 1958
Ship Country Description
Pepinella  Italy The cargo ship collided with Sunoak ( Norway) and sank 30 nautical miles (56 km) east of Ramsgate, Kent with the loss of one of her nineteen crew.[19]

28 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 April 1958
Ship Country Description
Hang Tuah  Indonesian Navy The Bathurst-class corvette was bombed and sunk by a CIA Douglas B-26 Invader off Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.[20]
San Flaviano  United Kingdom The tanker was bombed and sunk by a CIA B-26 Invader off Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.[20][21]

28 or 30 April[edit]

These three ships were bombed in an air raid or raids on Ambon Bay in Indonesia. Ambon was bombed several times, and sources differ as to the date(s) on which the ships were attacked.[22] One source suggests that they were hit on 1 or 2 May.[23]
List of shipwrecks: 28 or 30 April 1958
Ship Country Description
Aquila  Italy The cargo ship was bombed by a CIA B-26 Invader[22] in Ambon Bay, Indonesia.[23] She sank on 27 May 1958.[24]
Armonia  Greece The cargo ship was bombed and damaged or sunk by a CIA B-26 Invader[22] in Ambon Bay, Indonesia. Subsequently salvaged and registered in Panama as Keanyew.
Flying Lark  Panama The cargo ship was bombed and sunk by a CIA B-26 Invader[22] in Ambon Bay, Indonesia.[23][25]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1958
Ship Country Description
Intata  Indonesia The coaster was bombed and sunk at Kendari, Indonesia with the loss of five of her 28 crew.[21]

May[edit]

2 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 May 1958
Ship Country Description
Nefeli  Greece The cargo ship foundered in the Red Sea. All eighteen crew rescued by Frankfort ( West Germany).[26]

12 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 May 1958
Ship Country Description
Cliffville  United Kingdom Sprang a leak and capsized at Meadowside Granary Wharf, Glasgow. Declared a total constructive loss.

14 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 May 1958
Ship Country Description
USS President Hayes  United States Navy The Type C3 ship ran aground in the Paracel Islands, China.[27]

22 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 1958
Ship Country Description
USS Gibson County  United States Navy The LST-542-class tank landing ship was sunk as a target by the submarine USS Rasher ( United States Navy).

29 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 May 1958
Ship Country Description
USS Stickleback  United States Navy The Balao-class submarine collided with the destroyer escort USS Silverstein ( United States Navy) in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii and sank. All 82 crew members were rescued.[28]

June[edit]

3 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 June 1958
Ship Country Description
Gayunda  Australia
Gayunda

The barge was beached at Woody Point, Queensland to serve as a breakwater.

6 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 June 1958
Ship Country Description
Arlyn  United States The Liberty ship ran aground on the Silver Bank, off the coast of the Dominican Republic. She was later refloated but declared a constructive total loss.[29]

8 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 June 1958
Ship Country Description
Lady Stella  United Kingdom The coaster was in collision with Pardo and sank 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Dover, Kent. All twelve on board rescued by the tug Dominance ( United Kingdom).[30]

20 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 June 1958
Ship Country Description
Lavernock  United Kingdom The tug was run down and sunk in the Bristol Channel. She was salvaged on 1 August and was consequently scrapped.[31]

25 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 June 1958
Ship Country Description
Nebraska and Empress Bay  United States and  Sweden The vessels collided in the East River of New York City, causing a gasoline spill and subsequent fire and killing three people, one indirectly

26 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 June 1958
Ship Country Description
Omega  Peru The barque sprang a leak and sank off Peru.

July[edit]

6 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 July 1958
Ship Country Description
Josef Joham  West Germany The coastal tanker collided with Ludwigshafen ( West Germany) in the English Channel north of Guernsey. Josef Joham was cut in two and sank, all eleven crew were rescued by Ludwigshafen.[32]

August[edit]

5 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1958
Ship Country Description
Cabo Razo  Spain The cargo ship sank in the Arosa Estuary off Pontevedra. Thirteen of the 44 people on board were killed.[33]

7 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1958
Ship Country Description
MV S.E. Graham  United States The tanker collided with SS Gulfoil at the mouth of the Narragansett Bay and was declared a total loss after she burned.

8 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1958
Ship Country Description
St Nicholas  Liberia The cargo ship ran aground in the Caribbean Sea 135 nautical miles (250 km) off Kingston, Jamaica. Salvage efforts were abandoned in September and she was declared a total loss.[18]

14 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 August 1958
Ship Country Description
Black Witch II  Australia The schooner, a converted tugboat, was wrecked at Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australia, during a storm.

15 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 August 1958
Ship Country Description
USS Hillsborough County  United States Navy The decommissioned LST-542-class tank landing ship was sunk as a target in the Gulf of California.

21 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 August 1958
Ship Country Description
Willemijn  Netherlands The coaster ran aground on Burial Island, Co Down, Northern Ireland.[34]

22 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1958
Ship Country Description
Norse Lady  Panama the cargo ship had run aground off Parigi, Indonesia on 14 August.[35] Permesta rebels captured her on 16 August, refloated her and beached her at Belang.[35] The Indonesian Navy sighted her there on 18 August and shelled her on 22 August, setting her on fire.[35] Norse Lady was burnt out and remained a beached wreck until March 1966, when she was towed to Kaohsiung, Taiwan and scrapped.[35][36]

26 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 1958
Ship Country Description
HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën  Royal Netherlands Navy The De Zeven Provinciën-class cruiser collided with the harbour wall at Den Helder and ran aground.[37] Refloated the next day.[38]

September[edit]

8 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 September 1958
Ship Country Description
Anna Maria  Portugal The schooner caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) south east of Cape Race, Newfoundland, Canada. The 40 crew were rescued by a Spanish trawler. The wreck was later sunk by USCGC Spencer ( United States Coast Guard) as it was a hazard to shipping.[39]

10 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 1958
Ship Country Description
Concha  Costa Rica The coastal tanker caught fire off Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom. All crew rescued by frigate HMS Chichester ( Royal Navy). They were transferred to the tug Empire Rosa ( United Kingdom) and landed at Milford Haven. The tug Sheila ( United Kingdom) took Concha in tow but she sank 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) south of Skokholm.[40]

13 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 September 1958
Ship Country Description
Melika  Liberia The tanker collided with T2 tanker Fernand-Gilabert ( France). Both ships set on fire, a total of 21 crew killed. Fernand-Gilabert was consequently scrapped.[41]

18 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1958
Ship Country Description
Ashtabula  Canada The car ferry sank after colliding with the cargo ship Ben Moreell off Ashtabula, Ohio. The captain was killed.

26 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1958
Ship Country Description
USS Hampden County  United States Navy The decommissioned LST-542-class tank landing ship was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California.
Rangitiki  New Zealand The ocean liner ran aground on the Goodwin Sands 6 nautical miles (11 km) off Deal, Kent, United Kingdom. Later refloated undamaged.[42]

October[edit]

5 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 October 1958
Ship Country Description
Tupavuori  Finland The tanker caught fire, exploded and sank at Tupavuori, with the loss of ten crew.[43]

6 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 October 1958
Ship Country Description
Hoi Wong  Norway The passenger ship ran aground in the Paracel Islands, China.[44]

21 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 October 1958
Ship Country Description
USS Chittenden County  United States Navy The decommissioned LST-542-class tank landing ship was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean south of Oahu, Hawaii.

22 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 1958
Ship Country Description
Zeta Trader  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off Pulau Mantaras, 35 nautical miles (65 km) south of Singapore.[45] Refloated on 29 October.[46]

23 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 October 1958
Ship Country Description
Earsdon  United Kingdom The cargo ship sank in the River Tyne following a collision. Raised in March 1959 and scrapped.[47]

31 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 October 1958
Ship Country Description
Corijs  Netherlands The lightship sank in the Scheldt estuary after she was hit by Selvik ( Norway). All five crew rescued.[48]

November[edit]

2 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1958
Ship Country Description
Prince Philippe  Belgium The ferry ran aground at Dover, Kent, United Kingdom. Refloated two hours later.[49]

3 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 1958
Ship Country Description
Lake Burnaby  Canada The 6,140 grt freighter was stranded on Bancorran Reef, Philippines and declared a total loss

13 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1958
Ship Country Description
Forresbank  United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire and came ashore 25 nautical miles (46 km) south of Port St. Johns, Eastern Cape, South Africa.[50]

16 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 November 1958
Ship Country Description
Nyon   Switzerland
Nyon′s stern section under tow in 1959.
The cargo ship ran aground at St Abb's Head, Berwickshire, Scotland. Stern section salvaged and new bow section fitted in 1959, returned to service.

18 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1958
Ship Country Description
Carl D. Bradley  United States Broke in two and sank, Lake Michigan.

23 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1958
Ship Country Description
Caltex Wellington  United Kingdom The Type T2-SE-A2 tanker ran aground in the Suez Canal, 12 nautical miles (22 km) south of Port Said, Egypt. Later refloated.[51]
Dansborg  Denmark The tanker ran aground in the Suez Canal 12 nautical miles (22 km) south of Port Said. Later refloated.[51]

December[edit]

1 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1958
Ship Country Description
Indore  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off Vlissingen, Netherlands.[52]

3 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 December 1958
Ship Country Description
Prodromos  Liberia The Liberty ship collided with King Minos ( Greece) in the English Channel and was abandoned. Twenty-three crew rescued by two Dutch ships. The tug Jean Bart ( France) took Prodromos in tow and she was beached at Rye Harbour, East Sussex, United Kingdom. King Minos was assisted into Dover Harbour, Kent by the tug Dominant and salvage ship Swin (both  United Kingdom).[53][54]

5 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 December 1958
Ship Country Description
Alex  West Germany The coaster collided with a Dutch vessel in the Waal and sank. All five crew were rescued.[55]

14 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 December 1958
Ship Country Description
Mendi Palm  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with a Port of London Authority dredger in the Thames Estuary and ran aground.[56]

15 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1958
Ship Country Description
Argonaftis  Hellenic Navy The V-class submarine broke her tow and came ashore on the northern coast of Spain. She was refloated at scrapped.

17 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1958
Ship Country Description
HMS Volatile  Royal Navy The V-class submarine broke her tow and came ashore at Sandsend Wyke, Yorkshire whilst being towed to the Tyne for scrapping.[57] Refloated on 23 December.[58]

18 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 December 1958
Ship Country Description
Taxiarchis  Greece The cargo ship ran aground in the Aegean Sea between Kos and Turkey. Refloated on 23 December, repairs were uneconomic and she was scrapped in August 1959.[18]

23 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 December 1958
Ship Country Description
Broughty  United Kingdom The coaster collided with Sunima ( Norway) in the Thames Estuary and was beached on the Rainham Marshes, Essex.[58]

28 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 December 1958
Ship Country Description
African Queen  Liberia
Stern of the wrecked tanker African Queen.

The tanker ran aground on Gull Shoal and broke in two. The crew was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard. Oil from the tanker heavily polluted the coastline at Ocean City, Maryland.[59]

Late December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Late December 1958
Ship Country Description
Seabird  Norway The cargo steamer, formerly the Flower-class corvette HMS Heartsease, was smuggling for Permesta rebels in Minahasa, North Sulawesi when the Indonesian Air Force intercepted and sank her in Bolaang Bay shortly before New Year.[60]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1958
Ship Country Description
Los Mayas  Panama Ran aground at Muskegon, Michigan, United States and was holed. Later repaired and returned to service.

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See also[edit]

Ship events in 1958
Ship launches: 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963
Ship commissionings: 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963
Ship decommissionings: 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963
Shipwrecks: 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963