List of shipwrecks in 1964

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The list of shipwrecks in 1964 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1964.

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January[edit]

3 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 1964
Ship Country Description
Schelde  Belgium The cargo ship collided with Francois L D ( France) in the Nieuwe Waterweg, Netherlands and was beached.[1] Later repaired and returned to service.[2] Francois L D was towed to Schiedam for repairs.[1]
Looiersgracht  Netherlands The coaster collided with Langkloof ( South Africa) in the Scheldt near Terneuzen. Three of her eleven crew reported missing.[1]

10 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 January 1964
Ship Country Description
HMS Tiptoe  Royal Navy The T-class submarine ran aground in the Clyde at Greenock. Refloated after seven hours.[3]

12 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1964
Ship Country Description
Demeter  United States The merchant vessel sank.

13 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 January 1964
Ship Country Description
ACS Bullfinch  United Kingdom The cable-laying ship grounded in the Firth of Clyde.[4] Refloated the next day.[5]

16 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 January 1964
Ship Country Description
Dori  Liberia The Liberty ship sprang a leak and was beached near Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal. She later exploded and sank.[6]

18 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 January 1964
Ship Country Description
Perote  United States The T2 tanker ran aground on a reef off the Isla de Enmedio, Mexico whilst under tow from Brownsville, Texas to Veracruz, Mexico for scrapping.[7]

25 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 January 1964
Ship Country Description
Humpy  United States The 17-gross register ton, 35.6-foot (10.9 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Akhiok (sometimes called "Alitak"), Alaska.[8]
John-Wayne  United States The 16-gross register ton, 34.4-foot (10.5 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Akhiok (sometimes called "Alitak"), Alaska.[9]
Pafco No. 2  United States The 12-gross register ton, 33.4-foot (10.2 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Akhiok (sometimes called "Alitak"), Alaska.[10]
Pafco No. 10  United States The 28-gross register ton, 42-foot (12.8 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Akhiok (sometimes called "Alitak"), Alaska.[10]
Pafco No. 11  United States The 28-gross register ton, 42-foot (12.8 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Akhiok (sometimes called "Alitak"), Alaska.[10]
Pafco No. 13  United States The 28-gross register ton, 42-foot (12.8 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Akhiok (sometimes called "Alitak"), Alaska.[10]
Pafco 21  United States The 17-gross register ton, 35.6-foot (10.9 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Akhiok (sometimes called "Alitak"), Alaska.[10]
Pafco 23  United States The 17-gross register ton, 35.6-foot (10.9 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Akhiok (sometimes called "Alitak"), Alaska.[10]
Pafco 24  United States The 17-gross register ton, 35.6-foot (10.9 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Akhiok (sometimes called "Alitak"), Alaska.[10]
Sacred Heart  United States The 14-gross register ton, 34-foot (10.4 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Akhiok (sometimes called "Alitak"), Alaska.[11]
Starling  United States The 20-gross register ton, 38.2-foot (11.6 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Akhiok (sometimes called "Alitak"), Alaska.[11]

26 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 January 1964
Ship Country Description
Nysjø  Norway The fishing vessel was sunk when accidentally rammed by the cargo ship Trattendorf ( East Germany) north-west of the North Cape, Norway. All 14 crew members were lost.[12]

February[edit]

2 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1964
Ship Country Description
Security  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Carpathia ( West Germany) and sank in the Elbe Estuary. All fourteen crew rescued by Carpathia.[13]

3 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1964
Ship Country Description
Agia Erini L  Lebanon The Liberty ship foundered in the Pacific Ocean (30°22′N 153°00′E / 30.367°N 153.000°E / 30.367; 153.000).[14]
Kingsgarth  United Kingdom The tug collided with Port Launceston ( United Kingdom) and sank at Avonmouth Docks, Somerset. Three of her five crew reported missing.[15]

8 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 February 1964
Ship Country Description
Grammatiki  Greece The Liberty ship sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Pacific Ocean (40°38′N 159°31′W / 40.633°N 159.517°W / 40.633; -159.517). She subsequently sank.[16]

10 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 1964
Ship Country Description
Cape Spencer  United States The 185-gross register ton, 85.3-foot (26.0 m) fishing vessel was wrecked on the south shore of Akun Bay (54°15′N 165°30′W / 54.250°N 165.500°W / 54.250; -165.500 (Akun Bay)) on the northeast coast of Akun Island in the Aleutian Islands.[17]
Dirk  West Germany The coaster collided with the stores ship USNS Blue Jacket ( United States Navy) off Bremen, West Germany, and sank. Six crew reported missing.[18]
HMAS Voyager  Royal Australian Navy The Daring-class destroyer sank after a collision with the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne ( Royal Australian Navy) with the loss of 81 lives.

11 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 1964
Ship Country Description
Queensgate  United Kingdom The coaster ran aground off Tynemouth, Northumberland. Later refloated.[19]
San Jacinto  United States The tanker exploded and broke in two off the coast of Virginia. She was on a voyage from Portland, Maine to Jacksonville, Florida. Subsequently rebuilt and returned to service.[20]

17 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 February 1964
Ship Country Description
Western Clipper  United States The 125-gross register ton, 78.7-foot (24.0 m) fishing vessel was wrecked on the beach at Atka, Alaska, on Atka Island in the Andreanof Islands subgroup of the Aleutian Islands.[21]

18 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 February 1964
Ship Country Description
Harvey  United States The 19-gross register ton 39.6-foot (12.1 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Old Harbor, Alaska.[8]

21 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 February 1964
Ship Country Description
Ambassador  United Kingdom The cargo ship sank 660 nautical miles (1,220 km) south east of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, having been adrift for three days following engine failure. She had been taken in tow by the tug Elbe ( Netherlands) but the tow line parted and she sank. Twenty of her 35 crew were rescued, eleven by USCGC Coos Bay ( United States Coast Guard) and nine by Fruen ( Norway).[22]

23 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 1964
Ship Country Description
Brother George  Liberia The cargo ship ran aground off the south coast of the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.[23] Refloated the next day with assistance from Schedle ( Netherlands).[24]
Witte Zee  Netherlands The tug struck a rock and sank. She was assisting Abeille 10 ( France) and Gatcombe ( United Kingdom) to free the Brother George ( Liberia). All sixteen crew rescued by the Yarmouth lifeboat and Gatcombe.[23]

March[edit]

1 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 March 1964
Ship Country Description
Alma  United States The 118-gross register ton, 87.2-foot (26.6 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire about 20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi) southeast of Long Island (57°46′N 152°17′W / 57.767°N 152.283°W / 57.767; -152.283 (Long Island)) in Chiniak Bay (57°42′47″N 152°21′21″W / 57.7131°N 152.3558°W / 57.7131; -152.3558 (Chiniak Bay)) in Alaska's Kodiak Archipelago.[25]
Amphialos  Liberia The tanker broke in two and sank 230 to 270 nautical miles (430 to 500 km) southeast of Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada. HMCS Athabaskan ( Royal Canadian Navy) rescued 34 of her 36 crew.[26]

6 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 March 1964
Ship Country Description
Bunker Hill  United States The T2 tanker exploded and broke in two off Anacortes, Washington.[27]

11 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 March 1964
Ship Country Description
Jan Brons  Netherlands The coaster ran aground at Dunmore East, Ireland. Six crew rescued by breeches buoy.[28]

14 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1964
Ship Country Description
Jalamanjari  India The cargo ship ran aground outside Hartlepool Harbour, Co Durham, United Kingdom.[29]
Maria G L  Greece The Liberty ship ran aground near Yokohama, Japan. She broke in two and sank.[30]

15 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 March 1964
Ship Country Description
Merak  Netherlands The coaster ran aground off Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, United Kingdom. All five crew were rescued.[29]

18 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 March 1964
Ship Country Description
Lenie  Netherlands The coaster ran aground on the Caernarvonshire coast. Refloated after three hours.[31]

23 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 March 1964
Ship Country Description
Unidentified vessel  Portugal Guinea-Bissau War of Independence: The vessel was sunk by PAIGC action in the Cumbidjan River near Bedanda.[32]
Unidentified vessel  Portugal Guinea-Bissau War of Independence: The vessel was sunk by PAIGC action in the Rio Grande de Buba River.[32]
Wingfoot  United States The 8-gross register ton, 30.3-foot (9.2 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Aaron Creek (56°21′N 131°59′W / 56.350°N 131.983°W / 56.350; -131.983 (Aaron Creek)) in Southeast Alaska[21]

25 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 March 1964
Ship Country Description
C. L. Anderson  United States The 95-gross register ton, 71.5-foot (21.8 m) State of Alaska fishing vessel was destroyed by a storm off Kodiak Island in Alaska's Kodiak Archipelago at a location identified reported as "Kaline Rock," perhaps a reference to Kalsin Rock or Kalsin Reef at the entrance to Kalsin Bay (57°37′54″N 152°24′01″W / 57.6317°N 152.4003°W / 57.6317; -152.4003 (Kalsin Bay)) just south of Kodiak, Alaska.[17]

27 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1964
Ship Country Description
A. Ribich  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 36-gross register ton, 52.7-foot (16.1 m) fishing vessel in the small boat harbor at Kodiak, Alaska.[25]
Adak  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 13-gross register ton, 32.1-foot (9.8 m) fishing vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[25]
Akhiok  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 12-gross register ton, 31-foot (9.4 m) fishing vessel at Kaguyak (56°51′40″N 153°46′00″W / 56.86111°N 153.76667°W / 56.86111; -153.76667 (Kaguyak)) on the coast of Alaska's Kodiak Island.[25]
Albatross  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 73-gross register ton, 60.7-foot (18.5 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[25]
Almeda  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 13-gross register ton, 34.5-foot (10.5 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[25]
Anna C  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 13-gross register ton, 31.3-foot (9.5 m) fishing vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[25]
Anna O  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 12-gross register ton, 37.8-foot (11.5 m) fishing vessel at Chenega, Alaska.[25]
AnnAdell  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 163-gross register ton, 82.3-foot (25.1 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[25]
Betts  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake:The 12-gross register ton, 30.9-foot (9.4 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[33]
Bill  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 12-gross register ton, 37.5-foot (11.4 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[33]
Black Cape  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 10-gross register ton, 29.6-foot (9.0 m) fishing vessel on the coast of Kodiak Island in Alaska.[33]
Blue Pacific  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 16-gross register ton, 37.5-foot (11.4 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[33]
Bulldozer  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 13-gross register ton, 33.2-foot (10.1 m) fishing vessel at Valdez, Alaska.[33]
Cape Barnabas  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 10-gross register ton, 29.7-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel on the coast of Kodiak Island in Alaska.[17]
Cape Karluk  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 12-gross register ton, 37.8-foot (11.5 m) fishing vessel at Shearwater Bay (57°20′N 152°55′W / 57.333°N 152.917°W / 57.333; -152.917 (Shearwater Bay)) on the southeast coast of Alaska's Kodiak Island.[17]
Christine  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 10-gross register ton, 34-foot (10.4 m) fishing vessel at Valdez, Alaska.[17]
Cindy  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 13-gross register ton, 31.8-foot (9.7 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[17]
Cindy  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[17]
Crest  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 13-gross register ton, 36.7-foot (11.2 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[17]
Davy-J  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 13-gross register ton, 38.6-foot (11.8 m) motor vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[34]
Donnie  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 8-gross register ton, 28.6-foot (8.7 m) fishing vessel was destroyed at Seward, Alaska.[34]
Duck  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the barge at Cordova, Alaska.[34]
Evelyn  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the motor vessel at Seward, Alaska.[35]
Explorer  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 13-gross register ton, 36-foot (11.0 m) motor vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[35]
Falcon  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 10-gross register ton, 30.4-foot (9.3 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[36]
Falcon  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 17-gross register ton, 35.4-foot (10.8 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[36]
Fidelity  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 48-gross register ton, 59.3-foot (18.1 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[36]
Flamingo  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 11-gross register ton, 31.1-foot (9.5 m) motor vessel at Seward, Alaska.[36]
Forward  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 22-gross register ton, 47.5-foot (14.5 m) fishing vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[36]
Frieda  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The Port Bailey (57°56′N 153°02′W / 57.933°N 153.033°W / 57.933; -153.033 (Port Bailey)), Alaska-based 67-gross register ton, 68.9-foot (21.0 m) motor vessel was reported missing.[36]
G B M Co. No. 3  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 84-gross register ton, 65-foot (19.8 m) motor cargo vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[37]
Gulf King  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 11-gross register ton, 32-foot (9.8 m) fishing vessel at Valdez, Alaska.[37]
Gypsy  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 57-gross register ton, 70.8-foot (21.6 m) fishing vessel at Valdez, Alaska.[37]
Halcyon  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[8]
Hazel A  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 17-gross register ton, 38.8-foot (11.8 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[8]
Heather D  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 8-gross register ton, 27.5-foot (8.4 m) fishing vessel at Valdez, Alaska.[8]
Hekla  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 89-gross register ton, 71.2-foot (21.7 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[8]
Henning-J  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 84-gross register ton, 69.9-foot (21.3 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[8]
Ilaott  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 15-gross register ton, 38.7-foot (11.8 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[38]
Invincla  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[38]
Isabel N  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[38]
Jaguar  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The Kodiak Island, Alaska-based 98-gross register ton, 64.5-foot (19.7 m) fishing vessel was reported lost.[9]
Jim Alice  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the fishing vessel at Valdez, Alaska.[9]
Jo  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 12-gross register ton, 33.7-foot (10.3 m) fishing vessel at Valdez, Alaska.[9]
Joanne  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 12-gross register ton, 39.6-foot (12.1 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[9]
Jodoha  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 9-gross register ton, 35.6-foot (10.9 m) fishing vessel at Valdez, Alaska.[9]
Judy  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 12-gross register ton, 30.7-foot (9.4 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[9]
K F C 6  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 9-gross register ton, 30-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[39]
K F C 127  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 8-gross register ton, 27.5-foot (8.4 m) fishing vessel on the coast of Kodiak Island in Alaska.[39]
King  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the motor vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[39]
Leading Lady  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 57-gross register ton, 57.8-foot (17.6 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[40]
Loral  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 26-gross register ton, 48.4-foot (14.8 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[40]
Lottie M  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the motor vessel at Cordova, Alaska.[40]
Lucky Star  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 44-gross register ton, 49.6-foot (15.1 m) fishing vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[40]
Marguerite  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[41]
Marie N  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 10-gross register ton, 38-foot (11.6 m) pleasure craft was driven ashore and wrecked by a tsunami at Kodiak, Alaska.[41]
Marmot Cape  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The Port Bailey (57°56′N 153°02′W / 57.933°N 153.033°W / 57.933; -153.033 (Port Bailey)), Alaska-based vessel was reported missing.[41]
Mary L  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 8-gross register ton, 31.3-foot (9.5 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[41]
Mary-Ruby  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 119-gross register ton, 78.2-foot (23.8 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[41]
Marylee  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 11-gross register ton, 29.3-foot (8.9 m) fishing vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[41]
Melody  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 9-gross register ton, 31-foot (9.4 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[41]
Millie S  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 21-gross register ton, 43-foot (13.1 m) passenger vessel at Seward, Alaska.[41]
Miss Arctic  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 31-gross register ton, 44.1-foot (13.4 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[41]
Moon  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 8-gross register ton, 30-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[41]
Nefco 7  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 80-gross register ton, 66.3-foot (20.2 m) barge at Point Shepard (60°38′N 145°40′W / 60.633°N 145.667°W / 60.633; -145.667 (Point Shepard)), Alaska.[42]
Nellie Juan #5  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami washed the barge over 100 feet (30 m) inland at Mink Cove, Port Nellie Juan (60°33′57″N 148°13′43″W / 60.5658°N 148.2286°W / 60.5658; -148.2286 (Port Nellie Juan)), Alaska. The overturned barge was abandoned where the tsunami left her and became covered with vegetation.[42]
Neptune  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 85-gross register ton, 69.9-foot (21.3 m) motor cargo vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[42]
Norman J  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 18-gross register ton, 35.7-foot (10.9 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[42]
North Wind  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 21-gross register ton, 45.8-foot (14.0 m) diesel pleasure craft at Seward, Alaska.[42]
Ocean Queen  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 13-gross register ton, 39.5-foot (12.0 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[43]
Oma Belle  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 11-gross register ton, 34.4-foot (10.5 m) fishing vessel at Cordova, Alaska.[43]
Oranius  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The Kodiak, Alaska-based 18-gross register ton, 37.3-foot (11.4 m) fishing vessel was reported missing.[43]
Padilla  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 20-gross register ton, 38.6-foot (11.8 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[10]
Peril Cape  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The Port Bailey 57°56′N 153°02′W / 57.933°N 153.033°W / 57.933; -153.033 (Port Bailey)), Alaska-based 27-gross register ton, 39.9-foot (12.2 m) fishing vessel was reported missing.[10]
Quadra  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 50-gross register ton, 64.8-foot (19.8 m) fishing vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[44]
Radar  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 16-gross register ton, 36.5-foot (11.1 m) fishing vessel at Valdez, Alaska.[45]
Rainier  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 15-gross register ton, 35.8-foot (10.9 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[45]
Renee  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 7-gross register ton, 26.8-foot (8.2 m) fishing vessel in Shearwater Bay (57°20′N 152°55′W / 57.333°N 152.917°W / 57.333; -152.917 (Shearwater Bay)) on the coast of Kodiak Island.[45]
Roosevelt  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 20-gross register ton, 42.6-foot (13.0 m) fishing vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[45]
S J No. 7  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 9-gross register ton, 30-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[11]
Saint Therese  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 14-gross register ton, 33.1-foot (10.1 m) fishing vessel in Prince William Sound near Chenega, Alaska.[11]
Salty Dog  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 23-gross register ton, 44.1-foot (13.4 m) fishing vessel at Valdez, Alaska.[11]
San Juan #4  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the barge at Seward, Alaska.[11]
Sea Bird  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 41-gross register ton, 51.6-foot (15.7 m) fishing vessel at Woody Island near Kodiak, Alaska.[11]
Sea Idle  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 11-gross register ton, 29.1-foot (8.9 m) motor pleasure craft at Seward, Alaska.[11]
Sea Scout Boat  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The vessel was reported missing at Kodiak, Alaska.[11]
Selief  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 163-gross register ton, 82.2-foot (25.1 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[11]
Shuyak  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 31-gross register ton, 53.8-foot (16.4 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[11]
Silver Spray  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 14-gross register ton, 35-foot (10.7 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[11]
Sitka  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The Kodiak, Alaska-based vessel was reported lost.[11]
Sophia King  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[11]
Spruce Cape  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 17-gross register ton, 37.8-foot (11.5 m) fishing vessel at Kodiak Island, Alaska.[11]
Standard No. 1  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 226-gross register ton, 90-foot (27.4 m) barge at the Copper River Flats near Cordova, Alaska.[11]
Steelhead  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 12-gross register ton, 36-foot (11.0 m) fishing vessel at Valdez, Alaska.[11]
Sweet Fish  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 13-gross register ton, 40-foot (12.2 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[11]
Tazlina  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 17 GRT, 41.5-foot (12.6 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[46]
Tern  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 8 GRT, 28-foot (8.5 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[46]
The Nova  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 10 GRT, 29-foot (8.8 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[46]
Tiny  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The vessel was lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[46]
Toots  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[46]
U F No. 2  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 9 GRT, 30.1-foot (9.2 m) fishing vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[47]
Vega  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 28 GRT 48-foot (14.6 m) wooden fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[48]
Venture  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 9 GRT, 37-foot (11.3 m) wooden fishing vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[48]
Venus  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 19 GRT, 42-foot (12.8 m) wooden fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[48]
Verdon  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 11 GRT, 32.2-foot (9.8 m) wooden fishing vessel at Valdez, Alaska.[48]
Victory Maid  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 67 GRT, 62.1-foot (18.9 m) fishing vessel was lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[48]
Wafico No. 9  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 8 GRT, 31-foot (9.4 m) fishing vessel at Ouzinkie, Alaska.[21]
Wafico No. 12  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The Port William, Alaska-based 9 GRT, 30-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel was reported missing.[21]
West Cape  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 10 GRT, 29.6-foot (9.0 m) fishing vessel at Kodiak Island, Alaska.[21]
Widgeon  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 10 GRT, 29.4-foot (9.0 m) fishing vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[21]
Windbird  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 11 GRT, 37.3-foot (11.4 m) yacht was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[21]
Yukon  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 40 GRT, 52.6-foot (16.0 m) vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[49]

28 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 March 1964
Ship Country Description
Tajo  Liberia The Liberty ship sprang a leak and was beached near Las Palmas, Canary Islands, a total loss.[50]

April[edit]

2 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 April 1964
Ship Country Description
Cindy  United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 14-gross register ton, 43.6-foot (13.3 m) fishing vessel was wrecked at Kodiak, Alaska.[17]
Vagabond  United States The 11 GRT, 39.9-foot (12.2 m) wooden fishing vessel was destroyed by a storm in the harbor at St. Paul on Saint Paul Island in the Pribilof Islands.[48]

4 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 1964
Ship Country Description
Mule  United States A storm destroyed the 31-gross register ton, 51.9-foot (15.8 m) fishing vessel near Cape Spencer, Alaska.[41]

8 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 April 1964
Ship Country Description
Blue Ocean  Canada The 68-foot (20.7 m) halibut-fishing vessel was lost in Unimak Pass in the Aleutian Islands in a blinding snowstorm with 80-mile-per-hour (130 km/h) winds when her crew of eight abandoned her on the beach during the storm.[33]

10 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 April 1964
Ship Country Description
Arrow  United States The 22-gross register ton, 46.7-foot (14.2 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Kodiak, Alaska.[25]

13 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1964
Ship Country Description
Anapa  Soviet Union The fishing trawler collided with the frigate HDMS Esbern Snare ( Royal Danish Navy) and sank in the Øresund. All 23 crew rescued by HDMS Esbern Snare.[51][52]
Neckerbay  United States The 13-gross register ton, 35.5-foot (10.8 m) motor vessel sank in Krestof Sound (57°12′N 135°35′W / 57.200°N 135.583°W / 57.200; -135.583 (Krestof Sound)) in Southeast Alaska near Sitka, Alaska, after striking a log.[42]

14 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 April 1964
Ship Country Description
Hustler  United States During a test run on Lake Havasu on the border between Arizona and California for a planned attempt to break the world water speed record, the hydroplane – which its support crew thought had reached 290 miles per hour (470 km/h) during the run – crashed into the shore at a speed of at least 100 miles per hour (160 km/h) after its pilot, Lee Taylor, was unable to turn off its jet engine. Taylor leaped from the boat before the crash while traveling at 175 miles per hour (282 km/h) and bounced along the surface of the water for 50 feet (15 m) before coming to rest with severe injuries. The damaged boat crossed the shore and came to rest 25 to 30 feet (7.6 to 9.1 m) inland up a 20-degree incline.[53][54][55]

May[edit]

1 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 May 1964
Ship Country Description
No. 107  Republic of China Navy Chinese Civil War: The Hai Lang-class assault boat was sunk by gunfire by the patrol boat No. 572 (China People's Liberation Army Navy).[56]
No. 109  Republic of China Navy Chinese Civil War: The Hai Lang-class assault boat was sunk by gunfire by the patrol boat No. 572 (China People's Liberation Army Navy).[56]

2 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 May 1964
Ship Country Description
Alkimos  Greece
The wreck of Alkimos on 22 September 2012.
The Liberty ship dragged her anchor and was wrecked in the Indian Ocean on the Eglinton Rocks off what is now Yanchep, Western Australia.
USNS Card  United States Navy Vietnam War: A limpet mine attached by a North Vietnamese frogman sank the aircraft transport, a former Bogue-class escort carrier, as she lay alongside a pier at Saigon, South Vietnam, killing five of her crew. She was refloated on 19 May 1964 and returned to service in December 1964.

4 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 May 1964
Ship Country Description
Dynamite Kid  United States The 33-gross register ton, 50.1-foot (15.3 m) fishing vessel sank in Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of Alaska about 16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi) off Point Pogibshi (59°25′30″N 151°53′00″W / 59.42500°N 151.88333°W / 59.42500; -151.88333 (Point Pogibshi)).[34]

10 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 May 1964
Ship Country Description
Dona S  United States The 106-gross register ton, 70.4-foot (21.5 m) fishing vessel sank off Baranof Island in the northern Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[34]

23 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 May 1964
Ship Country Description
Mermaid  United States The 24-gross register ton, 41.3-foot (12.6 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Kodiak, Alaska.[41]

27 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 May 1964
Ship Country Description
Almarie  United States The 12-gross register ton, 36.8-foot (11.2 m) fishing vessel was wrecked on Rosa Reef (55°24′45″N 131°48′05″W / 55.41250°N 131.80139°W / 55.41250; -131.80139 (Rosa Reef)) in Southeast Alaska about 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) north of Ketchikan, Alaska.[25]

June[edit]

1 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 June 1964
Ship Country Description
P S & W H Ry No. 3  United States The 167-gross register ton, 105-foot (32.0 m) barge sank in the Kuskokwim River near Bethel, Alaska.[10]

3 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 June 1964
Ship Country Description
Poseidon 3  Belgium The collier collided with Bencruachan ( United Kingdom) in the Scheldt at Hansweert, Netherlands, and sank. One life was lost.[57]

12 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 June 1964
Ship Country Description
Minnie K  United States The 10-gross register ton, 30.8-foot (9.4 m) fishing vessel sank at Meyers Chuck, Alaska.[41]

13 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 June 1964
Ship Country Description
Armando II  Cuba The fishing vessel was sunk by a Cuban exile-operated speedboat, with 18 crew members injured.[58]

21 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 June 1964
Ship Country Description
Union Atlantic  Panama The Liberty ship sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Bay of Bengal (12°07′N 85°58′E / 12.117°N 85.967°E / 12.117; 85.967). Presumed subsequently sank.[16]

29 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 June 1964
Ship Country Description
Rajah Soliman  Philippines Typhoon Winnie/Dading: The destroyer escort sank while tied up at a dock. She later was raised and sold for scrap.[59]

July[edit]

3 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 July 1964
Ship Country Description
Bonifaz  Spain The tanker collided with Fabiola ( France) off the Spanish coast in fog. Bonifaz caught fire and sank. Six of her 50 crew were rescued by Sloman Malaga ( West Germany).[60] Bonifaz was also carrying six passengers. Setas ( Netherlands) picked up 22 crew and three passengers. Four of the crew subsequently died of their injuries.[61]
Jean  United States The 7-gross register ton, 29.5-foot (9.0 m) fishing vessel sank at Cape Chacon (54°41′30″N 132°00′50″W / 54.69167°N 132.01389°W / 54.69167; -132.01389 (Cape Chacon)) in Southeast Alaska.[9]

8 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 July 1964
Ship Country Description
Arromanches  United Kingdom The ferry ran aground off Seaford, Sussex in a storm. Refloated after three hours.[62]
Man Quingshéng  Republic of China Navy Chinese Civil War: The infiltration ship was damaged by gunfire and captured by the frigate Hengyang (China People's Liberation Army Navy), but sank under tow before reaching port.[56]
Man Quingsheng  Republic of China Navy Chinese Civil War: The infiltration ship was sunk by gunfire by the minesweeper Shajiadian (China People's Liberation Army Navy).[56]

10 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 July 1964
Ship Country Description
Virginia  United States The 10 GRT, 29.7-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel foundered in Cook Inlet off the coast of Alaska.[48]

12 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 July 1964
Ship Country Description
Daijin No. 1  Republic of China Navy Chinese Civil War: The infiltration ship was sunk by gunfire near Hainan, China, by the submarine chasers No. 272 and No. 274 (both China People's Liberation Army Navy). She and the infiltration ship Daijin No. 2 ( Republic of China Navy) suffered a combined total of 14 killed and 60 taken as prisoners of war.[56]
Daijin No. 2  Republic of China Navy Chinese Civil War: The infiltration ship was sunk by gunfire near Hainan, China, by the submarine chasers No. 272 and No. 274 (both China People's Liberation Army Navy). She and the infiltration ship Daijin No. 1 suffered a combined total of 14 killed and 60 taken as prisoners of war.[56]
Minnie S  United States The 17-gross register ton, 38.4-foot (11.7 m) fishing vessel sank in Prince William Sound northwest of Green Island on the south-central coast of Alaska.[41]

16 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 July 1964
Ship Country Description
Trepassey  Canada The sailing ship foundered off Halifax, Nova Scotia (43°10′N 63°10′W / 43.167°N 63.167°W / 43.167; -63.167).[63]

17 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1964
Ship Country Description
Syra  Greece The Liberty ship ran aground at Callao, Peru (6°07′S 81°06′W / 6.117°S 81.100°W / -6.117; -81.100). She was later refloated but declared a constructive total loss and scrapped.[64]

21 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1964
Ship Country Description
Gay Lady  United States The 11-gross register ton, 29.9-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel struck a submerged object in Prince William Sound on the south-central coast of Alaska and was lost.[37]

23 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1964
Ship Country Description
General Pershing  United States The 44-gross register ton, 59.6-foot (18.2 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by a storm near Valdez, Alaska, about 4 nautical miles (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) southeast of Glacier Island (60°33′N 147°11′W / 60.550°N 147.183°W / 60.550; -147.183 (Glacier Island)).[37]

24 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1964
Ship Country Description
Star of Alexandria  Egypt The cargo ship exploded and sank at Bône, Algeria, killing at least twenty people and injuring at least 165 others.[65]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown July 1964
Ship Country Description
Unidentified vessel  Portuguese Navy Guinea-Bissau War of Independence: The vessel was sunk by PAIGC action at Quitafine in the Cacine River sometime in July.[32]

August[edit]

1 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1964
Ship Country Description
Yukon  United States The fishing vessel sank in Malina Bay (58°13′N 153°05′W / 58.217°N 153.083°W / 58.217; -153.083 (Malina Bay)) near Kodiak, Alaska. Her crew survived and reached shore aboard a life raft.[49]

2 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1964
Ship Country Description
Violet  United States The 11 GRT, 31.7-foot (9.7 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Anchorage Bay near Chignik, Alaska.[48]

4 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1964
Ship Country Description
USS Spikefish  United States Navy The decommissioned Balao-class auxiliary submarine was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island, New York.

6 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 August 1964
Ship Country Description
Guernsey Coast  United Kingdom The coaster collided with the steamer Catcher ( Liberia) 30 nautical miles (56 km) off Cherbourg, France, and sank. One crewman was reported missing.[66]

8 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1964
Ship Country Description
Ema Marie  United States The 7-gross register ton, 31.5-foot (9.6 m) fishing vessel sank in Iliamna Bay on the southeastern coast of the Alaska Peninsula in Alaska.[35]

10 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 August 1964
Ship Country Description
Laurie Ann  United States The motor vessel was destroyed by fire at Cordova, Alaska.[40]

11 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 1964
Ship Country Description
S J No. 5  United States The motor vessel sank in Uyak Bay on the coast of Kodiak Island 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) from Harvester Island (57°39′N 154°00′W / 57.650°N 154.000°W / 57.650; -154.000 (Uyak Bay)).[11]

25 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 August 1964
Ship Country Description
Kenya  United Kingdom The tug collided with Maarshaven ( Netherlands) and sank at Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom. Later raised and beached.[67]

September[edit]

5 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 September 1964
Ship Country Description
Dorar  Liberia The cargo ship foundered at Hong Kong during Typhoon Ruby with the loss of eleven crew.[68]
Southern Paul  United Kingdom This former coastal minesweeper was acting as a port auxiliary craft in Leith Harbour, South Georgia when she capsized and sank due to the accumulation of snow and ice on deck.[69]
Southern Peter  United Kingdom This former coastal minesweeper was acting as a port auxiliary craft in Leith Harbour, South Georgia when she capsized and sank due to the accumulation of snow and ice on deck.[70]

6 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 September 1964
Ship Country Description
Leecliffe Hall  Canada The bulk carrier collided with Apollonia ( Greece) and sank with the loss of three crew. Amongst her eight passengers was Maurice Bourget, Speaker of the Senate of Canada. All passengers were rescued.[71]

11 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 September 1964
Ship Country Description
Globe Explorer  United States The tanker suffered an engine room fire off Cape Charles, Virginia. Consequently scrapped.[72]

13 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 September 1964
Ship Country Description
Locks  United States The 43-gross register ton, 58.7-foot (17.9 m) fishing vessel was lost after she collided with the vessel Fern ( United States) at Unalaska in the Aleutian Islands.[40]

14 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 September 1964
Ship Country Description
Avalon  United States The barge foundered in a storm off Palos Verdes, California.

17 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 September 1964
Ship Country Description
Penn Carrier  United States The cargo ship ran aground in the Suez Canal.[73]

18 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1964
Ship Country Description
Trentbank  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Fogo ( Portugal) and was flooded.[74]

20 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 September 1964
Ship Country Description
Unidentified tanker  Japan The tanker collided with the cargo ship Eastern Take ( United Kingdom) off Nagoya, Japan, and sank with the loss of seven crew.[75]
Kaptjan Nielsen  Denmark The dredger capsized and sank at Brisbane, Australia. Seven crew were killed and two reported as missing.[76]

25 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 September 1964
Ship Country Description
Oriental  United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven aground at Satsuma, Kagoshima, Japan during Typhoon Wilda. All crew were rescued.[77]

29 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 September 1964
Ship Country Description
Livanita  Norway The bulk carrier ran aground in the Clyde at Scotstoun, Glasgow, United Kingdom.[78] Refloated on 6 October.[79]
Sycamore Hill  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Bosporus, Turkey.[80] Refloated 2 October.[81]

30 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 September 1964
Ship Country Description
Spray  United States The 8-gross register ton, 31.2-foot (9.5 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Juneau, Alaska.[11]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1964
Ship Country Description
Tosha  United States The 13-gross register ton, 35.5-foot (10.8 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire on the Copper River Flats near Cordova, Alaska.[46]

October[edit]

7 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 October 1964
Ship Country Description
USS Barbero  United States Navy The decommissioned Balao-class guided-missile submarine was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, by the submarine USS Greenfish ( United States Navy).

9 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 October 1964
Ship Country Description
Hecta I  Cuba The fishing vessel was sunk by a Cuban exile-operated speedboat.[58]

12 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 October 1964
Ship Country Description
Stefanios  Greece The Liberty ship ran aground on the Atlantic coast of Spain just outside the Strait of Gibraltar at 36°01′N 5°43′W / 36.017°N 5.717°W / 36.017; -5.717. She was later refloated and towed to Gibraltar, where she was declared a constructive total loss. She subsequently was scrapped.[82]

14 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 October 1964
Ship Country Description
Dia  Panama Developed a leak and sank south of Savona, Italy (44°12′N 08°38′E / 44.200°N 8.633°E / 44.200; 8.633).
Doris  Netherlands The cargo ship was driven ashore in a storm at Naples, Italy. She capsized and sank.[83]

15 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 October 1964
Ship Country Description
Famous  United States The motor vessel sank in Frederick Sound in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[36]

18 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 October 1964
Ship Country Description
Tulipan  Spain The cargo ship ran aground on the Monach Islands, Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom. Thirteen of her fourteen crew were rescued by a Royal Air Force helicopter.[84]

22 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 1964
Ship Country Description
Radio  United States The 13-gross register ton, 35.3-foot (10.8 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Hoonah, Alaska.[45]

25 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 October 1964
Ship Country Description
Capetan Vanghelis  Liberia The cargo ship ran aground on the Goodwin Sands, Kent, United Kingdom. Refloated after six hours by a tug and the Ramsgate lifeboat.[85]

26 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 October 1964
Ship Country Description
Paul L  United States During a voyage from Aberdeen, Washington, to Kodiak, Alaska, via Ketchikan, Alaska, the 65-gross register ton, 65.4-foot (19.9 m) fishing vessel was wrecked during a storm near the mouth of the Italio River (59°19′40″N 139°14′30″W / 59.32778°N 139.24167°W / 59.32778; -139.24167 (Italio River)) 40 nautical miles (74 km; 46 mi) southeast of Yakutat, Alaska. All four members of her crew lost their lives.[10]

27 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 October 1964
Ship Country Description
Charles A. Dunning  Canada The vessel sank at 46°30′N 61°40′W / 46.500°N 61.667°W / 46.500; -61.667 after breaking its tow from Pictou, Nova Scotia to the scrapyard at Sydney, Nova Scotia.[86]

28 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 October 1964
Ship Country Description
Magdeburg  West Germany Sank after a collision with Yamashiro Maru ( Japan), off Broadness Point, Northfleet, Kent. Later raised and sold,[87] but sank whilst under tow in Bay of Biscay whilst being delivered to her new Greek owners.[citation needed]

29 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 October 1964
Ship Country Description
Tjokroaminoto  Indonesia
Tjokroaminoto in port of Amsterdam
The cargo ship sank in Amsterdam Harbour, Netherlands after her cargo of copra caught fire.[88]

November[edit]

1 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 1964
Ship Country Description
A P S Co. No. 10  United States The 42-gross register ton, 60.1-foot (18.3 m) barge was destroyed by fire at Sand Point, Alaska.[25]

11 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 November 1964
Ship Country Description
Comet  United States The 36-gross register ton, 47.9-foot (14.6 m) fishing vessel was wrecked at Shaft Rock (55°27′15″N 133°19′10″W / 55.45417°N 133.31944°W / 55.45417; -133.31944 (Shaft Rock)) off Noyes Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[17]

15 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 November 1964
Ship Country Description
Archangelos  Liberia The Liberty ship sprang a leak and foundered in the Pacific Ocean (24°10′N 111°50′W / 24.167°N 111.833°W / 24.167; -111.833).[89]
Marnic  Liberia The Liberty ship ran aground in the Bahamas. She was later refloated but declared a constructive total loss.[82]

17 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1964
Ship Country Description
Clydefield  United Kingdom The tanker was severely damaged by fire at Cutuco, El Salvador. She was consequently scrapped.[90]

19 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 November 1964
Ship Country Description
Kali K  Liberia The Liberty ship ran aground in Tokyo Bay. She was later refloated but declared a constructive total loss and scrapped.[91]

20 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 1964
Ship Country Description
Pompadour  Panama The cargo ship ran aground in the South China Sea, some 70 nautical miles (130 km) west of Palawan, Philippines. Salvonia ( United Kingdom) sent to her rescue, but also ran aground whilst towing Pompadour. Both crews rescued by HMS Zest ( Royal Navy).[92]

23 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1964
Ship Country Description
Virginia E  United States The 70 GRT, 68.7-foot (20.9 m) fishing vessel burned at King Cove, Alaska.[48]

24 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 November 1964
Ship Country Description
USS Sea Devil  United States Navy The decommissioned Balao-class auxiliary submarine was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off Southern California.

26 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 November 1964
Ship Country Description
Stolt Dagali  Norway The edible products tanker was cut in half in a collision with the ocean liner/cruise ship Shalom ( Israel) in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) from New York City, killing 19 of her 44 crew members. Her stern section sank, but her bow section remained afloat.

29 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 1964
Ship Country Description
Agios Nikolaos Y  Greece The cargo ship exploded and sank off Peniche, Portugal. Crew rescued by the tanker Fogo ( Portugal).[93]

December[edit]

1 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1964
Ship Country Description
Fury  Panama The cargo ship was driven ashore at Wedge Island, Nova Scotia, Canada in a storm. She was declared a constructive total loss.[94]

2 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 December 1964
Ship Country Description
Acadia Seahawk  Canada The trawler sank at 43°30′N 61°10′W / 43.500°N 61.167°W / 43.500; -61.167.[95]

7 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 December 1964
Ship Country Description
Scantic  Denmark Foundered in Saint George's Channel, United Kingdom.

12 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 December 1964
Ship Country Description
Deutschland  West Germany The coaster collided with Vera ( Norway) in the Lower Elbe and sank with the loss of four crew.[96]
Yewcroft  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at IJmuiden, Netherlands.[96]
Fury  Canada The cargo ship lost her steering gear and was driven ashore at Canso, Nova Scotia.[97]

13 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 December 1964
Ship Country Description
Tjoba  Netherlands The coaster capsized and sank in the Rhine at Sankt Goar, West Germany. The ship was raised after eight days when it was discovered that the ship's cat had survived in an air pocket. He was taken to a vet in Koblenz for treatment.[98]

14 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 December 1964
Ship Country Description
Golfo di Trieste  Italy The Liberty ship sprang a leak and sank in the Pacific Ocean (11°10′N 112°31′E / 11.167°N 112.517°E / 11.167; 112.517).[99]

17 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1964
Ship Country Description
North Wind  United States The 32-gross register ton, 50.1-foot (15.3 m) tug sank about 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) east of Cape Spencer, Alaska.[42]
San Patrick  Liberia During a voyage from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Yokohama, Japan, the 521-foot (159 m) bulk carrier was wrecked on Ulak Island in the western Aleutian Islands and broke up on rocks in heavy surf with the loss of her entire crew of 32, all of whom were from northwestern Spain.[100][101][102][11]

22 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 December 1964
Ship Country Description
North Wind  Denmark The coaster was driven ashore at Preston, Devon, United Kingdom. Crew rescued by breeches buoy.[103]

23 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 December 1964
Ship Country Description
HMCyS Vijaya  Royal Ceylon Navy The Algerine-class minesweeper ran aground during a cyclone in the Gulf of Mannar.[104]

24 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 December 1964
Ship Country Description
Athenoula T  Liberia The Liberty ship ran aground at Hook of Holland, South Holland, Netherlands. Later refloated, she was declared a constructive total loss.[105]

27 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 December 1964
Ship Country Description
Smith Voyager  United States The cargo sank under tow in the South Atlantic.[106] She had been disabled on 21 December following a shift in her cargo of grain.[102] She foundered due to the rupturing of a seam.[106] Four crew drowned,[107] the remaining crew were rescued by a United States Coast Guard cutter.[106]

28 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 December 1964
Ship Country Description
Southbank  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off Washington Island, Kiribati[108] and broke in two.[109] The crew abandoned ship but one was drowned and two injured. USCGC Winnebago ( United States Coast Guard) was sent to her aid.[108] Winnebago rescued 103 passengers and crew the next day.[109]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1964
Ship Country Description
El Firma  United States The 8-gross register ton, 31.3-foot (9.5 m) fishing vessel sank at Cordova, Alaska.[35]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1964
Ship Country Description
Betty S  United States The 12-gross register ton, 38.6-foot (11.8 m) fishing vessel sank off Ketchikan, Alaska.[33]
Margin  United Kingdom The coaster ran aground at Port Elizabeth, South Africa, subsequently scrapped.[110]
Saint Anna  United States The 26-gross register ton, 48-foot (14.6 m) fishing vessel was reported in 1964 to have been lost after striking a rock in Johnson Cove (56°05′55″N 132°41′20″W / 56.09861°N 132.68889°W / 56.09861; -132.68889 (Johnson Cove)) near Lincoln Rock (56°03′25″N 132°41′45″W / 56.0569°N 132.6958°W / 56.0569; -132.6958 (Lincoln Rock)) in Southeast Alaska. The report does not provide a date for the sinking or specify the year in which it occurred.[11]
Thorium  United Kingdom The ICI coaster ran aground on Knot Spit, Lancashire in 1964 and was refloated six days later.[111]

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See also[edit]

Ship events in 1964
Ship launches: 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Ship commissionings: 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Ship decommissionings: 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Shipwrecks: 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969