List of shipwrecks in 1965

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The list of shipwrecks in 1965 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1965.


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1965
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date

January[edit]

1 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 January 1965
Ship Country Description
Catala  Canada
Catala, 1976
The passenger ship was wrecked in a storm at Ocean Shores, Washington, United States.

13 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 January 1965
Ship Country Description
Grand  Taiwan The Liberty ship broke in two and foundered in the Pacific Ocean (34°15′N 145°19′E / 34.250°N 145.317°E / 34.250; 145.317).[1]

22 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 1965
Ship Country Description
Hindsia  United Kingdom The tanker ran aground in the Oslo Fjord, Norway.[2] Refloated 1 February.[3]
San Nicola  Greece The Liberty ship foundered in the Pacific Ocean (30°13′N 168°52′W / 30.217°N 168.867°W / 30.217; -168.867.[4]

24 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 January 1965
Ship Country Description
San Nicola  Liberia The cargo ship sank in the Pacific 750 nautical miles (1,390 km) north west of Honolulu, Hawaii. All 30 crew rescued by Maria and taken to Japan.[5]

25 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 January 1965
Ship Country Description
Queen Elizabeth  United Kingdom The ocean liner ran aground off Cherbourg, France but was refloated undamaged shortly afterwards.[6]

29 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 1965
Ship Country Description
Congo Moko  Belgium Collided with Kongsvang ( Norway) in the River Scheldt near Vlissingen. Repaired and returned to service.[7]

31 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 January 1965
Ship Country Description
Rascisce  Yugoslavia The cargo ship sank in the Ionian Sea, all 30 crew rescued.[8]

February[edit]

4 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 February 1965
Ship Country Description
Irini Stefanou  Liberia The Liberty ship struck a reef and was beached (28°18′N 114°34′W / 28.300°N 114.567°W / 28.300; -114.567). She was refloated but declared a constructive total loss and subsequently scrapped.[9]

11 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 1965
Ship Country Description
Collinstar  South Africa The tug capsized and sank in Chamais Bay with the loss of all six crew.[10]

13 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 February 1965
Ship Country Description
Spyros Amrenakis  Greece 2,065 ton collier wrecked on Nolleplaat sandbank, off Vlissingen, Zeeland, Netherlands.

17 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 February 1965
Ship Country Description
Normanner  Norway Became stranded and sank on a voyage from Kopervik and Kristiansund.[7]

19 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1965
Ship Country Description
Sophocles  Netherlands The cargo ship's cargo of fertilizer caught fire. The ship later capsized and sank in the Atlantic, with three of her 44 crew reported missing. Ulysees ( Netherlands) rescued the other 41 crew.[11]

26 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 February 1965
Ship Country Description
Ever Prosperity  Liberia The Liberty ship ran aground at New Caledonia, a total loss.[12]

28 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1965
Ship Country Description
Tristein  Norway Wrecked at Rolvsøy.[7]

March[edit]

9 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 March 1965
Ship Country Description
Nicolaos P  Greece The Liberty ship ran aground off Necochea, Argentina. Declared a constructive total loss, she was subsequently scrapped.[13]

11 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 March 1965
Ship Country Description
Master Elias  Liberia Stranded on Burias Island, Philippines. Refloated 15 March and towed to Manila, where sold for scrapping.[7]

19 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 March 1965
Ship Country Description
Roland L  Belgium Collided at Antwerp with Santos ( Sweden) and sank. Raised on 26 March, repaired and returned to service in July 1965.[14]

27 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1965
Ship Country Description
Nora  Norway The tanker collided with Otto N. Miller ( Liberia) in the English Channel. Both ships caught fire and there was a large spill of oil.[15]

29 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 March 1965
Ship Country Description
Katharina Kolkmann  West Germany The cargo ship collided with Gannet ( United Kingdom): and sank in the English Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off Folkestone, Kent with the loss of one of the fifteen crew.[16]

April[edit]

5 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 April 1965
Ship Country Description
Nan An  Panama The cargo ship ran aground off Hong Kong and broke up. All 41 crew rescued.[17]

6 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 April 1965
Ship Country Description
Cagliari  Italy The cargo ship ran aground in the River Thames and Gravesend, Kent in fog.[18]

11 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 April 1965
Ship Country Description
Transatlantic  West Germany The cargo ship collided with Hermes ( Netherlands) and sank in the Saint Lawrence River, Canada. One of her fourteen crew was killed and two were reported missing.[19]

13 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1965
Ship Country Description
Bremerhaven  West Germany The passenger ship capsized and sank at Bremerhaven.[20]

30 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 1965
Ship Country Description
King Abdelaziz  Saudi Arabia Ran aground 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) west of Jeddah. Refloated on 3 May.[7]

May[edit]

7 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 May 1965
Ship Country Description
Kitak  Norway The sealer foundered in the Norwegian Sea. She was on a voyage from the West Ice to Ålesund.
Cedarville  United States The bulk carrier sank after colliding with SS Topdalsfjord ( Norway) in the Straits of Mackinac one nautical mile (1.15 miles; 1.85 km) east of the Mackinac Bridge, killing 10 of her 35 crew members.

9 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 May 1965
Ship Country Description
Tassia  Greece The Liberty ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Race, Newfoundland, Canada (36°36′N 51°24′W / 36.600°N 51.400°W / 36.600; -51.400).[21][22]

23 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 May 1965
Ship Country Description
Heimvard  Norway The tanker exploded and caught fire at Mururan, Japan. Three of her crew were killed, 22 were injured, five others reported missing.[23]

28 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 May 1965
Ship Country Description
La Salle flag unknown The ship struck the Grunes de L’Ouest rocks (49.29209N 02.39333W) between Guernsey and Jersey Channel Islands. 40 people were rescued by the Guernsey lifeboat.[24]

29 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 May 1965
Ship Country Description
San Carlos United Kingdom Dominica The tanker was driven ashore and wrecked at Rio Haina.[25]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1965
Ship Country Description
Yousuf Baksh  Pakistan Caught fire in the English Channel, a total loss.[26]

June[edit]

4 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 June 1965
Ship Country Description
Pendennis Castle  United Kingdom The ocean liner ran aground in Southampton Water. Refloated undamaged after 4½ hours.[27]

6 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 June 1965
Ship Country Description
Luisa  Italy The tanker exploded and caught fire at Bandar Mashar, Iran, killing 30 of her 41 crew, and two others onshore. The ship capsized and sank in shallow water.[28]

8 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 June 1965
Ship Country Description
Shelley  United Kingdom 332 ton collier sank in Belfast Lough.

July[edit]

1 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1965
Ship Country Description
Thrasyvoulos  Greece The Liberty ship sank in the Arabian Sea off Abd al Kuri, South Yemen. Crew abandoned ship and landed on the island, from where their distress calls were answered by RAF Shackleton aircraft and HMS Zulu ( Royal Navy).[29]

13 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1965
Ship Country Description
HMS Tiptoe  Royal Navy The T-class submarine collided with HMS Yarmouth ( Royal Navy) in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) south of Portland Bill, Dorset.

14 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 July 1965
Ship Country Description
Zoe  Greece The Liberty ship struck a submerged object off the coast of Brazil (33°03′S 72°27′W / 33.050°S 72.450°W / -33.050; -72.450) and sprang a leak. She was declared a constructive total loss.[4]

18 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 1965
Ship Country Description
Avra  Greece The Liberty ship was abandoned 140 nautical miles (260 km) north of Cochin, India. She sank the next day.[30]
USS Frank Knox  United States Navy
USS Frank Knox aground.
The Gearing-class destroyer ran aground in the South China on Pratas Reef in the Pratas Islands. She was salvaged, repaired and eventually returned to service.

20 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 July 1965
Ship Country Description
Napier Star  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off Bahia Potrero, Uruguay. Refloated on 18 August but declared a constructive total loss. Scrapped in February 1966.[31]

August[edit]

2 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1965
Ship Country Description
Meiko Maru  Japan The tanker collided with Arizona ( United States) 100 nautical miles (190 km) south of Tokyo and sank with the loss of 18 crew.[32]

15 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 August 1965
Ship Country Description
Janequeo  Chilean Navy The tug sank during a storm in the Bay of Manquemapu, 60 nautical miles (69 miles; 111 km) south of Corral, Chile, with the loss of 51 men while trying to assist Leucotón, which had run aground.

23 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1965
Ship Country Description
Kathe Niederkirchner  East Germany The cargo ship ran aground on Muckle Skerry, in the Pentland Firth, Scotland. All fifty on board survived.[33]

30 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 1965
Ship Country Description
Arsinoe  France Stranded on the Scarborough Reef (15°10′N 117°40′E / 15.167°N 117.667°E / 15.167; 117.667). Broke in two on 2 September and sank.[34]

September[edit]

7 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 September 1965
Ship Country Description
Amaryllis  Panama The cargo ship ran aground at Riviera Beach, Florida, overnight on 7–8 September during Hurricane Betsy. Later refloated and scuttled in August 1968 to form an artificial reef.

9 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 September 1965
Ship Country Description
Aeakos  Greece The cargo ship ran aground in the South China Sea north west of Borneo (5°07′N 112°33′E / 5.117°N 112.550°E / 5.117; 112.550) and abandoned. She was seized by pirates on 5 December and salvage efforts were abandoned.[31]
Bowqueen  United Kingdom The dredger capsized and sank off Clacton-on-Sea, Essex with the loss of four of her seven crew.[35]

10 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 1965
Ship Country Description
Winner  Liberia The Liberty ship was driven ashore at Wakayama, Japan in a typhoon. She was declared a constructive total loss.[36]

20 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 September 1965
Ship Country Description
Eretto  Italy The Liberty ship ran aground in the Sakhalin Islands, Soviet Union and broke in two, a total loss.[37]

22 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 September 1965
Ship Country Description
Tactician  United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire off Canvey Island, Essex whilst laden with explosives. Ship flooded during firefighting operations.[38]

26 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1965
Ship Country Description
Albin Köbis  Volksmarine The decommissioned training ship was sunk as a target off "Rosenort".[39]
Nadezhda Krupskaya  Soviet Union The cruise ship ran aground off Stockholm, Sweden. All 94 passengers returned to Stockholm by a Swedish ship.[40]

28 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 September 1965
Ship Country Description
Sir Joseph Rawlinson  United Kingdom Sank after a collision with a hopper barge. Ten crew were rescued by the tug Danube VIII, but nine others died.[41] Raised in 1966.[26]

30 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 September 1965
Ship Country Description
Transcaribbean  United States The Victory ship was driven ashore at Bermuda in a storm.[42]

October[edit]

6 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 October 1965
Ship Country Description
Dina  Denmark The coaster ran aground off the Mull of Kintyre, Scotland. Refloated the next day.[43]

8 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 October 1965
Ship Country Description
Normanby Hall  United Kingdom The coaster sank in Belfast Lough. All crew rescued.[44]
Cities Service Baltimore  United States The tanker ran aground in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts.[45]

11 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 October 1965
Ship Country Description
Nerée  France The coaster sank 10 nautical miles (19 km) off Cherbourg, the loss of six of her 25 crew.[46]

17 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 October 1965
Ship Country Description
Ekaterini G  Greece The Liberty ship was driven ashore on Great Sitkin Island, Alaska, United States. She was abandoned as a constructive total loss.[47]

18 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 October 1965
Ship Country Description
Marlin  Liberia Foundered after cargo shifted, 120 nautical miles (220 km) east of Cape Fear, North Carolina.

22 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 1965
Ship Country Description
Tradeways II  Liberia The Liberty ship broke in two in the Atlantic Ocean (49°58′N 25°40′W / 49.967°N 25.667°W / 49.967; -25.667. The bow section sank that day, the stern section sank the next day.[4]

27 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 October 1965
Ship Country Description
Panagathos  Liberia The Liberty ship was driven ashore on Ameland, Friesland, Netherlands. She was declared a constructive total loss in 1970.[48]

November[edit]

2 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1965
Ship Country Description
Panagathos  Greece The Liberty ship ran aground north of Ameland, Friesland, the Netherlands and was wrecked. All 33 crew rescued.[49]

3 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 1965
Ship Country Description
Fosming  Taiwan The Liberty ship ran aground on Castle Island, Bahamas. She was later refloated and towed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States where she was declared at constructive total loss.[50]

8 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 November 1965
Ship Country Description
Bianca Venture  Liberia The cargo ship ran aground 40 nautical miles (74 km) north of Mukho, South Korea (38°09′N 128°36′E / 38.150°N 128.600°E / 38.150; 128.600). She broke in two three days later, a total loss.[31]

13 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1965
Ship Country Description
Yarmouth Castle ( Panama): 5,002 ton Passenger liner, due to onboard fire off coast of Miami, Florida. 90 fatalities.

16 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 November 1965
Ship Country Description
Protostatis  Greece The Liberty ship ran aground on Wolf Island in the Saint Lawrence River and was abandoned. She was declared a constructive total loss.[50]

18 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1965
Ship Country Description
Blue Fin  Spain The cargo ship sank in the Bay of Biscay whilst under tow following the loss of her rudder. The accident was caused by her cargo shifting.
Beverwijk 30  Netherlands The dredger ran aground off Tynemouth, Northumberland, United Kingdom. Refloated on 6 February 1966.[51]

19 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 November 1965
Ship Country Description
Banora  Morocco The cargo ship foundered while under tow off Cape Villano, Spain.[52]

24 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 November 1965
Ship Country Description
Santa Kyriaki  Liberia 2,958 ton cargo ship beached south of IJmuiden, Netherlands. Refloated 8 March 1966 but declared a constructive total loss. Scrapped in July 1966.
Ping An  Liberia The cargo ship was driven ashore at Ter Heijde, Netherlands. All 49 crew rescued.[53] The ship was declared at constructive total loss and scrapped in situ.[54]

26 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 November 1965
Ship Country Description
Oduna  United States The Liberty ship was wrecked at Cape Pankor, Unimak Island, Alaska.[30]

27 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 November 1965
Ship Country Description
Achilles  Greece The Liberty ship ran aground at Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan. She was declared a constructive total loss.[36]

December[edit]

13 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 December 1965
Ship Country Description
Vesper  Panama The Liberty ship caught fire and was abandoned in the Mediterranean Sea (37°00′N 1°38′W / 37.000°N 1.633°W / 37.000; -1.633). She was towed to Cartagena, Spain where she was declared a constructive total loss.[37]

17 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1965
Ship Country Description
Noemi  Lebanon Ran aground at Masirah, Oman. Declared a constructive total loss.

22 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 December 1965
Ship Country Description
Papadiamandis  Liberia The bulk carrier was wrecked off the Faja Grande Lighthouse, Flores Island, Azores, Portugal. She was on a voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States to Hamburg, West Germany.[55]

24 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 December 1965
Ship Country Description
Gertrud C Ertel  West Germany The cargo ship ran aground at Falsterbo, Sweden and broke in two. Declared a constructive total loss. Refloated in July 1968, cargo discharged and subsequently scrapped the following month.[31]

30 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 December 1965
Ship Country Description
Singo  Norway The coastal tanker collided with Fina Two ( Belgium) and sank in the Scheldt with the loss of four crew.[56]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1965
Ship Country Description
Khersones  Soviet Union 708 GRT coastal tanker sunk as a target in the Black Sea.

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See also[edit]

Ship events in 1965
Ship launches: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
Ship commissionings: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
Ship decommissionings: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
Shipwrecks: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970