List of shipwrecks in 1959

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The list of shipwrecks in 1959 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1959.

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1959
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date
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January[edit]

1 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 January 1959
Ship Country Description
Valder  United States The motor vessel sank in the North Pacific Ocean off Craig, Alaska.[1]

9 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 January 1959
Ship Country Description
Freya  United Kingdom The fisheries protection vessel foundered off Caithness with the loss of three of her twenty crew.[2]

14 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 January 1959
Ship Country Description
Pelayo  United Kingdom The cargo ship struck a jetty at Livorno, Italy and was holed. She subsequently sank, but all 32 crew and both passengers were rescued.[3]

18 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 January 1959
Ship Country Description
Valiant Effort  United States The Liberty ship was abandoned in the Mediterranean Sea. She subsequently came ashore near Ras el Djebel, Tunisia, and broke in two.[4]

23 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 January 1959
Ship Country Description
Natone  Australia The cargo ship ran aground and sank off Double Island Point, Queensland, Australia.

25 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 January 1959
Ship Country Description
Yandra  Australia The coastal steamer ran aground and was wrecked at the mouth of Spencer Gulf in South Australia.

27 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 January 1959
Ship Country Description
Laura T Gabriella  Italy The coaster sank in a storm off Antipaxos, Greece. All eight crew killed.[5]
Adele Andolo  Italy The coaster foundered 40 nautical miles (74 km) south of Malta. Five of her eleven crew were killed, six were rescued by the Admiralty tug Mediator ( United Kingdom).[6]

30 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 January 1959
Ship Country Description
Hans Hedtoft  Denmark The cargo liner sank on her maiden voyage off Cape Farewell, Greenland with the loss of all 95 passengers and crew.

February[edit]

2 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1959
Ship Country Description
No. 63  Republic of China Navy Chinese Civil War: The auxiliary gunboat was shelled and sunk by No. 565, No. 566, and No. 567 (all  People's Liberation Army Navy). 11 crewmen killed, 12 taken as prisoners of war.[7]

5 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 February 1959
Ship Country Description
Jens Bangrang  Denmark The passenger ship ran aground north of Copenhagen. Three hundred passengers transferred ashore by tugs.[8]

7 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 1959
Ship Country Description
Princesse Josephine Charlotte  Belgium The ferry ran aground at Ostend, later refloated undamaged.[9]
Pitho  Singapore The tug collided with Takeshima Maru ( Japan) in Singapore Harbour, capsized and sank with the loss of five of her nine crew.[10]

13 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 February 1959
Ship Country Description
Henry Foss  Canada The tug struck a rock off Vancouver Island and sank with the loss of all five crew.[11]

17 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 February 1959
Ship Country Description
Ocean Trade  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off Yokosuka, Japan. All 42 crew rescued.[12]

19 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1959
Ship Country Description
Marios II  Greece The cargo ship sank at 38°35′N 24°21′E / 38.583°N 24.350°E / 38.583; 24.350 whilst under tow following a boiler explosion.
OPV Hermodur  Iceland The lighthouse tender foundered off Reykjanes with the loss of all twelve crew.[13]

20 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 February 1959
Ship Country Description
Llandaff  United Kingdom The 12,501 grt freighter ran aground at Esbjerg. She was refloated 7 March 1959 and scrapped in September 1959.

22 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 February 1959
Ship Country Description
Irene C  United States The 8-gross register ton, 30.2-foot (9.2 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Wrangell, Alaska.[14]

25 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 February 1959
Ship Country Description
Ocean Trade  United Kingdom The cargo ship sank off Yokosuka, Japan.[12]

March[edit]

3 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 March 1959
Ship Country Description
USS Cassia County  United States Navy The decommissioned tank landing ship was sunk as a target.
Stellatus  Sweden The cargo ship ran aground at Duncansby Head, Caithness, United Kingdom. All 40 crew rescued.[15]

17 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 March 1959
Ship Country Description
Lisa C  Italy The coastal tanker ran aground near Mazagan, Morocco. All crew rescued by American military helicopters from Sidi Slimane Air Base.[16]

21 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 March 1959
Ship Country Description
Ruth  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire off Blank Island (55°16′20″N 131°38′30″W / 55.27222°N 131.64167°W / 55.27222; -131.64167 (Blank Island)) in Nichols Passage in Southeast Alaska.[17]

23 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 March 1959
Ship Country Description
Kholmogory  Soviet Union The cargo ship collided with Bischofstein ( West Germany) off Spiekeroog, Netherlands and sank. One of her 41 crew was killed, the 40 survivors were rescued by Bischofstein and landed at Bremerhaven, West Germany.[18]

26 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 March 1959
Ship Country Description
Valchem  United States The T2 tanker collided with the ocean liner Santa Rosa ( United States) 20 nautical miles (37 km) east of Atlantic City, New Jersey.[19] Four people were killed.[20][21] Valchem was consequently scrapped.[19]

30 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 March 1959
Ship Country Description
Point Reyes  United States The 44-gross register ton, 57.2-foot (17.4 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire 0.125 nautical miles (0.232 km; 0.144 mi) southwest of Kane Island (57°19′25″N 135°40′00″W / 57.32361°N 135.66667°W / 57.32361; -135.66667 (Kane Island)) in Salisbury Sound in Southeast Alaska.[22]

April[edit]

12 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 April 1959
Ship Country Description
Charlotte Ann  United States The 15-gross register ton, 40.2-foot (12.3 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Belkofski Bay (55°05′N 162°09′W / 55.083°N 162.150°W / 55.083; -162.150 (Belkofski Bay)) on the south-central coast of Alaska.[23]

13 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1959
Ship Country Description
Alkaira The cargo ship was destroyed at Ostend, Belgium, by an explosive charge planted by La Main Rouge.
Holdernith  United Kingdom Ran aground off Burnham on Sea, Somerset. Refloated undamaged a week later.

15 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 April 1959
Ship Country Description
Spurn Lightship  United Kingdom The lightship was driven ashore in the River Hull at Woodmansea, Yorkshire.[24]

19 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 April 1959
Ship Country Description
Harborough  United Kingdom The cargo ship struck the wreck of Kholmogory ( Soviet Union) in the Weser Estuary and sank. All 42 crew rescued by the German pilot ship Weser ( West Germany).[25]

26 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 April 1959
Ship Country Description
Bygdov  Libya The cargo ship ran aground at the entrance to Accra, Ghana. She was holed and sank.[26]

29 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 April 1959
Ship Country Description
Prescott  Canada The cargo ship collided with a bridge over the Beauharnois Canal at Valleyfield, Quebec and then ran aground. Refloated after fifteen hours.[27]

May[edit]

5 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 May 1959
Ship Country Description
Fortuna  United States The 10-gross register ton, 36.1-foot (11.0 m) fishing vessel sank approximately 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) off the mouth of Burnett Inlet (56°04′N 132°28′W / 56.067°N 132.467°W / 56.067; -132.467 (Burnett Inlet)) in Southeast Alaska.[28]
Nicolas Kairis  Greece The Liberty ship ran aground at Kuchinoshima, Japan (30°30′N 129°52′E / 30.500°N 129.867°E / 30.500; 129.867) and broke in two.[4]

8 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 May 1959
Ship Country Description
Gugsier  West Germany The tug collided with the tanker Kylix ( Netherlands), which she was towing, and sank at Hamburg with the loss of one crewmember.[29]
Dandarra  United Arab Republic The passenger boat sank in the River Nile near Barrage Gardens, 16 miles (26 km) south of Cairo. At least eleven people were killed, with 175 rescued and an unknown number missing.[30]

9 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 May 1959
Ship Country Description
Lassie  United States The 21-gross register ton, 42-foot (12.8 m) fishing vessel sank in Stephens Passage near Midway Island (57°50′15″N 133°48′45″W / 57.83750°N 133.81250°W / 57.83750; -133.81250 (Midway Island)) in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[31]

11 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 May 1959
Ship Country Description
P P  United States The 8-gross register ton, 28-foot (8.5 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire approximately 200 yards (180 m) off Dog Point (57°10′10″N 135°25′20″W / 57.16944°N 135.42222°W / 57.16944; -135.42222 (Dog Point)) in Sitka Sound in Southeast Alaska.[22]

13 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 May 1959
Ship Country Description
USS Lyon County  United States Navy The decommissioned LST-542-class tank landing ship was sunk as a torpedo target by the submarine USS Capitaine ( United States Navy) off the coast of Washington.

21 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 May 1959
Ship Country Description
Channel Trader  United Kingdom The coaster ran aground off Cap de la Hague, France.[32][33]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1959
Ship Country Description
Daibabe  Panama The cargo ship sank east of Malta. All crew rescued by Uarda ( Sweden).[34]
Motomar  Argentina The coaster sank off Argentina with the loss of fifteen of her eighteen crew.[35]

June[edit]

9 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 June 1959
Ship Country Description
Margaret Rose  India capsized and sank off Dwarka, India.

15 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 June 1959
Ship Country Description
Ocean Layer  United Kingdom The cable ship caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean (48°26′N 19°03′W / 48.433°N 19.050°W / 48.433; -19.050) and was abandoned by her crew. She was taken in tow by Wotan ( West Germany), arriving at Falmouth, Cornwall on 21 June still on fire. Declared a constructive total loss and consequently scrapped.[36]

18 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 June 1959
Ship Country Description
Springdale  United Kingdom The cargo ship sank off the coast of Sweden. All seventeen crew survived unharmed.[37]

July[edit]

1 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1959
Ship Country Description
Kamishak  United States The 12-gross register ton, 36.2-foot (11.0 m) fishing vessel sank at Cape Kumlik (56°39′N 157°27′W / 56.650°N 157.450°W / 56.650; -157.450 (Cape Kumlik)) on the south-central coast of Alaska.[38]

3 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 July 1959
Ship Country Description
Ombrina  Italy The tanker collided with a swing bridge and a yacht at Sète, France. She was holed and her cargo of avgas and petrol was set alight by a lighted gas cooker on board the yacht Bambula ( United Kingdom), which caught fire and sank. The fire also spread to three other ships, Jacques Schiaffino and Tessala (both  France) and Stilbe ( Morocco). USS Fort Mandan ( United States Navy) assisted firemen from Montpellier and Sète in fighting the fires. One of the four crew of Bambula and two of the crew of Ombrina were killed, with a further two crew from the latter ship seriously injured.[39]
Rio Altro  Colombia The cargo ship caught fire, exploded and sank in the Caribbean with the loss of up to five crew. Essen ( West Germany) rescued 38 survivors and landed them at Cristóbal, Panama Canal Zone.[40]

6 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 July 1959
Ship Country Description
Beaverbank  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Fanning Island, Gilbert and Ellice Islands.[41]

12 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 July 1959
Ship Country Description
St Ronan  United Kingdom The coaster was in the English Channel when she was struck by Mount Athos ( Greece) and sliced in two. Both halves sank. Three of her ten crew were lost, with the survivors being rescued by Mount Athos and landed at Dover, Kent.[42]

17 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1959
Ship Country Description
ICGV Hermadur Flag of Iceland (state).svg Icelandic Coast Guard The patrol vessel sank.[43]

18 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 1959
Ship Country Description
Tyee  United States The 16-gross register ton, 39-foot (11.9 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Anan Creek (56°10′50″N 131°53′05″W / 56.18056°N 131.88472°W / 56.18056; -131.88472 (Anan Creek)) in Ernest Sound in Southeast Alaska.[44]

28 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 July 1959
Ship Country Description
Westbrook  United Kingdom The tanker caught fire whilst laid up at Barry, Glamorgan. She was consequently scrapped.[36]

29 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 July 1959
Ship Country Description
HMS Upstart  Royal Navy The U-class submarine was sunk as a target off the Isle of Wight.
River Witham  United Kingdom The schooner capsized and sank off the Inner Dowsing Light Vessel.

August[edit]

1 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1959
Ship Country Description
Queen Kathleen  Canada The fishing vessel was wrecked on rocks in the Aleutian Islands west of Unimak Pass. The vessel Western Pioneer ( United States) rescued her entire crew of eight.[45]

5 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1959
Ship Country Description
Porfico No. 1  United States The 9-gross register ton, 31.1-foot (9.5 m) motor vessel was destroyed by fire at Ninilchik, Alaska.[22]

11 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 1959
Ship Country Description
National Peace  United States The T2 tanker ran aground on Kiltan Island, in the Laccadive Islands, India and was abandoned.[46] Refloated in 1962, subsequently scrapped.[47]

18 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 August 1959
Ship Country Description
Elinor D  United States The 9-gross register ton, 29-foot (8.8 m) fishing vessel was destroyed at Ketchikan, Alaska, by a fire that began when she suffered an explosion as her owner turned the ignition key to start her gasoline engine.[48]

21 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 August 1959
Ship Country Description
Micho  United States The 21-gross register ton, 34.4-foot (10.5 m) cargo vessel was destroyed by fire in Smeaton Bay (55°19′N 130°54′W / 55.317°N 130.900°W / 55.317; -130.900 (Smeaton Bay)) in Southeast Alaska.[49]
Pilar II  Philippines The passenger ship foundered 300 nautical miles (560 km) south of Palawan. There were eleven survivors from the 100 people on board.[50]

23 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1959
Ship Country Description
Naranco  Spain The coaster collided with Goldstone ( Panama) in the English Channel off Dungeness, Kent and sank with the loss of one of her 22 crew.[51]
Staxton Wyke  United Kingdom The trawler was in collision with Dalhanna ( United Kingdom) and sank 10 nautical miles (19 km) off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire with the loss of five of her 21 crew. The sixteen survivors were rescued by Dalhanna.[52]

24 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1959
Ship Country Description
Gerontas  Panama The Liberty ship ran aground at Gdynia, Poland. She was later refloated but was declared a constructive total loss and scrapped.[53]

26 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 1959
Ship Country Description
Newington  Canada The tugboat sank while laid up at Burrard Inlet, British Columbia.[54][55][56]
Wonder Girl  United States The 16-gross register ton, 35-foot (10.7 m) fishing vessel sank near False Pass, Alaska.[57]

30 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 1959
Ship Country Description
Glen Usk  United Kingdom The passenger ship ran aground in the River Avon. Refloated the next day.[58]

31 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 August 1959
Ship Country Description
Comet  United States The 41-gross register ton, 56-foot (17.1 m) motor cargo vessel was wrecked near Kodiak, Alaska.[23]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date August 1959
Ship Country Description
Hilda  United States The 10-ton, 36.5-foot (11.1 m) fishing vessel near Saint John Harbor (56°27′00″N 132°57′30″W / 56.45000°N 132.95833°W / 56.45000; -132.95833 (Saint John Harbor)) on Zarembo Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[59]

September[edit]

4 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 September 1959
Ship Country Description
Spica  Sweden The cargo ship sank off Le Havre, France. Refloated on 6 September.[60]

8 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 September 1959
Ship Country Description
Putco-2  United States The 90-gross register ton, 70.1-foot (21.4 m) barge was wrecked near Dutch Harbor, Alaska.[22]

10 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 1959
Ship Country Description
Sukie  United States The 20-gross register ton, 40-foot (12.2 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in the Duncan Canal in Southeast Alaska.[61]

14 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 September 1959
Ship Country Description
Jezebel  United Kingdom The schooner sank off Penmon Point, Beaumaris. All six people on board rescued.[62]

27 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 September 1959
Ship Country Description
Changsha  Australia Typhoon Vera: The passenger ship was driven aground at Yokkaichi, Japan.[63]
Tjitjalengka  Netherlands Typhoon Vera: The passenger ship was driven aground near Nagoya, Japan.[64]

October[edit]

4 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1959
Ship Country Description
NRP Comandante Celestino Silva  Portuguese Navy The air-sea rescue vessel foundered between Madeira and Lisbon. Crew rescued by the corvette NRP Santa Maria ( Portuguese Navy).[65]

18 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 October 1959
Ship Country Description
Deniz  Turkey The ship was boarded by crew from HMS Burnaston ( Royal Navy) off Cyprus and ammunition was discovered on board. Three crew were arrested, but the vessel was scuttled.[66]

22 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 1959
Ship Country Description
Ruth Ann  United States The 135-gross register ton, 107.3-foot (32.7 m) fishing vessel sank at Woronkofski Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[17]

28 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 October 1958
Ship Country Description
Rayland  United States The 34-ton motor vessel was destroyed by fire in Valdez Arm (60°53′N 146°54′W / 60.883°N 146.900°W / 60.883; -146.900 (Valdez Arm)) on the south-central coast of Alaska.[17]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1959
Ship Country Description
Hindlea  United Kingdom The coaster was driven ashore and wrecked. Her crew were rescued by the HolyHead Lifeboat.[67]

November[edit]

13 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1959
Ship Country Description
Lough Fisher  United Kingdom The coaster ran aground at the southern tip of Öland, Sweden.[68]

23 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1959
Ship Country Description
President Reiz  United Kingdom The tanker ran aground at Oslo, Norway and was holed.[69]
Tanar  Turkey The cargo ship was in collision with Kharkov ( Soviet Union) and sank in the North Sea. All crew rescued by Kharkov.[69][70] Kharkov was arrested on arrival at Bremen, West Germany.[70]
Wansbeck  United Kingdom The coaster caught fire at Ghent, Belgium. One crewmember was killed.[69]

24 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 November 1959
Ship Country Description
Holmglen  New Zealand The cargo ship sank off Timaru with the loss of 15 lives.

27 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 October 1959
Ship Country Description
Hindlea  United Kingdom The coaster was driven ashore in Moelfre Bay, Anglesey and broke in two, a total loss.[36]

30 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1959
Ship Country Description
Braemar Castle  United Kingdom The ocean liner was driven ashore at Gibraltar in a gale. Refloated the next day.[71][72]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1959
Ship Country Description
Parks No. 3  United States A storm destroyed the 7-gross register ton, 29.5-foot (9.0 m) fishing vessel off Tonki Cape (58°21′N 151°59′W / 58.350°N 151.983°W / 58.350; -151.983 (Tonki Cape)) on Afognak Island in the Kodiak Archipelago.[22]

December[edit]

1 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1959
Ship Country Description
Tillikum  United States The 26-gross register ton, 47-foot (14.3 m) fishing vessel sank near Dundas Island, British Columbia, Canada.[44]

6 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 December 1959
Ship Country Description
George Robb  United Kingdom The fishing vessel ran aground at Duncansby Head, Scotland, with the loss of all 12 crew.[73]

7 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 December 1959
Ship Country Description
Servus  United Kingdom The motor vessel ran aground below Dunbeath Castle, Scotland. All crew rescued by lifeboat.[74]

8 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 1959
Ship Country Description
RNLB Mona (ON 775)  United Kingdom The lifeboat capsized out of Broughty Ferry, Scotland, with the loss of all eight crew.

9 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 December 1959
Ship Country Description
Elfrida  Norway The steamer sank off Stavanger with the loss of 20 lives.

13 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 December 1959
Ship Country Description
Eastern Lucky  Panama The steamer sprang a leak and sank off Formosa. All 43 crew rescued by the steamer Tyne Breeze ( Hong Kong).

14 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 December 1959
Ship Country Description
HMS Cleveland  Royal Navy The wreck of the Hunt-class destroyer, stranded at Llangennith, Glamorgan, Wales, since 28 June 1957, was blown up after being stripped.

16 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 December 1959
Ship Country Description
Lew-Al  United States The 17-gross register ton, 36.3-foot (11.1 m) fishing vessel was wrecked in the lower part of Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of Alaska.[31]

20 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 December 1959
Ship Country Description
Jamin I  Belgium The steamer ran aground 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) west of the Harmaja Lighthouse, Helsinki. Refloated 5 January 1960, subsequently scrapped.[75]

30 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 December 1959
Ship Country Description
Valley Forge  United States The Liberty ship ran aground off Mapor Island, Singapore, and broke in two, a total loss.[76]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1959
Ship Country Description
USS Esmeraldo County  United States Navy The decommissioned LST-542-class tank landing ship was sunk as a target.
Kimball  United States The 20-gross register ton, 37.7-foot (11.5 m) motor cargo vessel was destroyed by fire in Knudsen Cove (55°28′30″N 131°48′00″W / 55.47500°N 131.80000°W / 55.47500; -131.80000 (Knudsen Cove)) in Southeast Alaska.[38]
Kwinana  Australia
The wreck of Kwinana, ca. 1960
The hulk of the passenger-cargo ship, aground 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Rockingham, Western Australia, since 29 May 1922 and partly destroyed by explosive charges on 2 May 1941, was cut down to water level.
Paramount  United States The 42-gross register ton, 58.6-foot (17.9 m) fishing vessel sank in Frederick Sound in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[22]

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See also[edit]

Ship events in 1959
Ship launches: 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
Ship commissionings: 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
Ship decommissionings: 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
Shipwrecks: 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964