List of shipwrecks in 1965

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

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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.

3 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 1965
Ship Country Description
Lady Ann  United States The 13-gross register ton, 39.6-foot (12.1 m) fishing vessel was crushed by ice and sank near Ketchikan, Alaska.[1]

6 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1965
Ship Country Description
Diana  United States The 8-gross register ton, 28.3-foot (8.6 m) motor cargo vessel sank in the small boat harbor at Juneau, Alaska.[2]

13 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 January 1965
Ship Country Description
Grand  China (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).[3]

15 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 January 1965
Ship Country Description
Boksetegorsk  Soviet Union The fishing trawler sank during a gale in the Bering Sea between Saint Matthew Island and the Pribilof Islands with the loss of her entire crew of 14.[4]

18 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 January 1965
Ship Country Description
Port Manech  France The coastal tanker, loaded with gasoline, collided with the American C2 cargo ship Lucile Bloomfield off Le Havre and immediately caught fire, the burning wreck drifted and came ashore near Octeville where it was later scuttled. Seven occupants of the small tanker lost their lives while the Lucile Bloomfield crew escaped unharmed.[5]

20 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 January 1965
Ship Country Description
Nahichevan  Soviet Union The 125-foot (38.1 m) side trawler was lost in the Bering Sea between the Pribilof Islands and Saint Matthew Island approximately 80 nautical miles (150 km; 92 mi) northwest of Saint Paul Island during a severe storm. Fourteen crew members apparently died aboard each of the three Soviet trawlers lost during the day; two trawlers sank, and the third was found capsized with one crew member – the sole survivor from the three trawlers – clinging to it.[6][7]
Sebezh  Soviet Union The 125-foot (38.1 m) side trawler was lost in the Bering Sea between the Pribilof Islands and Saint Matthew Island approximately 80 nautical miles (150 km; 92 mi) northwest of Saint Paul Island during a severe storm. Fourteen crew members apparently died aboard each of the three Soviet trawlers lost during the day; two trawlers sank, and the third was found capsized with one crew member – the sole survivor from the three trawlers – clinging to it.[8][7]
Sevsk  Soviet Union The 125-foot (38.1 m) side trawler was lost in the Bering Sea between the Pribilof Islands and Saint Matthew Island approximately 80 nautical miles (150 km; 92 mi) northwest of Saint Paul Island during a severe storm. Fourteen crew members apparently died aboard each of the three Soviet trawlers lost during the day; two trawlers sank, and the third was found capsized with one crew member – the sole survivor from the three trawlers – clinging to it.[8][7]

22 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 1965
Ship Country Description
Hindsia  United Kingdom The tanker ran aground in the Oslo Fjord, Norway.[9] Refloated 1 February.[10]
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.[11]

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.[12]

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.[13]

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.[14]

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.[15]

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.[16]

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.[17]

13 February[edit]

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

16 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1965
Ship Country Description
C-143  Vietnam People's Navy Vietnam War: The blockade runner was scuttled with demolition charges that blew the ship in two in Vu Rung Bay, South Vietnam, while she was under attack by a Douglas A-1 Skyraider aircraft.[18]

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.[14]

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.[19]

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.[20]

28 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1965
Ship Country Description
Tristein  Norway Wrecked at Rolvsøy.[14]

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.[21]

10 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 March 1965
Ship Country Description
Traveler  United States The 9-gross register ton, 39.8-foot (12.1 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Klawock, Alaska.[22]

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.[14]

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.[23]

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.[24]

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.[25]

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.[26]

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.[27]

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.[28]

13 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1965
Ship Country Description
Bremerhaven  West Germany The passenger ship capsized and sank at Bremerhaven.[29]

28 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 April 1965
Ship Country Description
T-161  Vietnam People's Navy Vietnam War: The Type 55A gunboat was sunk by Douglas AD-6 and United States Air Force Republic F-105 Thunderchief aircraft at Song Gianh, South Vietnam.[30]
T-163  Vietnam People's Navy Vietnam War: The Type 55A gunboat was sunk by Douglas AD-6 and United States Air Force Republic F-105 Thunderchief aircraft at Song Gianh, South Vietnam.[30]
T-173  Vietnam People's Navy Vietnam War: The Type 55A gunboat was sunk by Douglas AD-6 and United States Air Force Republic F-105 Thunderchief aircraft at Song Gianh, South Vietnam.[30]

29 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 April 1965
Ship Country Description
Parks No. 5  United States The 7-gross register ton, 29.5-foot (9.0 m) motor vessel sank at Port Lions, Alaska.[31]

30 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 1965
Ship Country Description
King Abdelaziz  Saudi Arabia The passenger ship ran aground on the Algaham Reef, 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) west of Jeddah. All on board were rescued.[32] Refloated on 3 May.[14]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date June 1969
Ship Country Description
Becky Thatcher  United States The riverboat, operating as an entertainment venue, sank on the Mississippi River at St. Louis, Missouri, during the spring flood. Her steel hull was refloated and put into service as a landing barge for a new stationary showboat, also named Becky Thatcher ( United States).[33][34]

May[edit]

2 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 May 1965
Ship Country Description
Rea  United States The 9-gross register ton, 31.5-foot (9.6 m) fishing vessel collided with an unidentified object and was lost in Sukoi Bay north of Cape Douglas (58°52′N 153°16′W / 58.867°N 153.267°W / 58.867; -153.267 (Cape Douglas)) in Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of Alaska.[35]

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 Topdalsfjord ( Norway) in the Straits of Mackinac 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) east of the Mackinac Bridge, killing 10 of her 35 crew members.

8 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 May 1965
Ship Country Description
Northland  United States The motor vessel sank off Baranof Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[6]

9 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 May 1965
Ship Country Description
Pal  United States The 7-gross register ton, 32-foot (9.8 m) fishing vessel sank near Saint Joseph Island (55°36′N 133°43′W / 55.600°N 133.717°W / 55.600; -133.717 (Saint Joseph Island)) in Southeast Alaska.[31]
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).[36][37]

18 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 May 1965
Ship Country Description
Cedar  United States The 32-gross register ton, 43.5-foot (13.3 m) fishing vessel was lost off Kodiak, Alaska.[38]

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.[39]

26 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 May 1965
Ship Country Description
T-136  Vietnam People's Navy Vietnam War: The Type 55A gunboat was sunk by aircraft at Lach Troung, South Vietnam. Seven crewmen were killed.[30]

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.[40]

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.[41]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1965
Ship Country Description
Mount McKinley  United States The 39-gross register ton, 60-foot (18.3 m) barge sank off Seldovia, Alaska.[42]
Yousuf Baksh  Pakistan The steam cargo ship caught fire in the English Channel, becoming a total loss.[43]

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.[44]

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.[45]

8 June[edit]

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

17 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 June 1965
Ship Country Description
Bluebell  United States The 14-gross register ton, 35.4-foot (10.8 m) fishing vessel sank at Whale Pass, Alaska.[4]

27 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 June 1965
Ship Country Description
Polly  United States The 12-gross register ton, 33.5-foot (10.2 m) fishing vessel sank in Cook Inlet approximately 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) north of Anchor Point, Alaska.[31]

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).[46]

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.[11]

17 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1965
Ship Country Description
Alaska Queen  United States The 40-gross register ton, 61.4-foot (18.7 m) tug was destroyed off Rocky Point in Bechevin Bay (52°03′N 175°06′W / 52.050°N 175.100°W / 52.050; -175.100 (Bechevin Bay)) on the coast of Atka Island in the Aleutian Islands by a fire that broke out in her engine room. Her crew of three abandoned ship in a skiff and survived.[47]

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.[48]
USS Frank Knox  United States Navy
USS Frank Knox aground.
The Gearing-class destroyer ran aground in the South China Sea on Pratas Reef near Pratas Island. She was salvaged and repaired and eventually returned to service.
Pen 38  United States A storm destroyed the 8-gross register ton 28.6-foot (8.7 m) fishing vessel at Port Moller (59°59′30″N 160°34′30″W / 59.99167°N 160.57500°W / 59.99167; -160.57500 (Port Moller)), Alaska.[31]

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. She was refloated on 18 August but was declared a constructive total loss. She was scrapped in February 1966.[49]

27 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 July 1965
Ship Country Description
Diana  United States The 7-gross register ton, 30.3-foot (9.2 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Taku Inlet in Southeast Alaska.[2]

31 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 July 1965
Ship Country Description
Eagle  United States The 10-gross register ton, 32.3-foot (9.8 m) fishing vessel suffered an explosion, burned, and sank at Sitka, Alaska.[50]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1965
Ship Country Description
Warrior  United States The 7-gross register ton, 34.2-foot (10.4 m) motor vessel was destroyed by a storm at St. Michael, Alaska.[51]

August[edit]

1 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1965
Ship Country Description
Samson II  United States The motor vessel was destroyed by fire 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km; 4.0 mi) north of Sitka, Alaska.[8]
Sea Maid  United States The 8-gross register ton, 28.7-foot (8.7 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at the Arctic Maid Fisheries warehouse at Naknek, Alaska.[8]

2 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1965
Ship Country Description
Leucoton  Chilean Navy The lighthouse tender, a converted naval tugboat, was wrecked during a storm in the Bahia San Pedro, 60 nautical miles (110 km) south of Corral, Chile, when her anchor chain broke.[52]
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.[53]

6 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 August 1965
Ship Country Description
ROCS Jian Men  Republic of China Navy Chinese Civil War: Battle of Dongshan: The Chien Men-class patrol ship was damaged by Red Chinese patrol ships and then was torpedoed and sunk south of Quemoy by No. 119 (China People's Liberation Army Navy).[54]
ROCS Zhang Jiang  Republic of China Navy Chinese Civil War: Battle of Dongshan: The Qing Jiong-class submarine chaser was shelled and sunk south of Quemoy by No. 611 (China People's Liberation Army Navy).[55]

15 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 August 1965
Ship Country Description
Barbara  United States The 12-gross register ton, 29.7-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Naknek, Alaska.[4]
Cathy Joy  United States The 12-gross register ton, 29.7-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Naknek, Alaska.[38]
Edith  United States The 9-gross register ton, 28.7-foot (8.7 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Naknek, Alaska.[50]
Janie  United States The 12-gross register ton, 29.7-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Naknek, Alaska.[56]
Janequeo  Chilean Navy The tug sank during a storm in the Bay of Manquemapu, 60 nautical miles (110 km) south of Corral, Chile, with the loss of 51 men while trying to assist Leucotón, which had run aground.
Laurie  United States The 12-gross register ton, 29.7-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Naknek, Alaska.[1]
Peggy  United States The 9-gross register ton, 28.6-foot (8.7 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Naknek, Alaska.[31]
Suzie  United States The 12-gross register ton, 29.7-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Naknek, Alaska.[8]

20 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1965
Ship Country Description
Iola  United States A storm destroyed the 13-gross register ton, 34.1-foot (10.4 m) fishing vessel at Carroll Inlet (55°17′N 131°30′W / 55.283°N 131.500°W / 55.283; -131.500 (Carroll Inlet)) in Southeast Alaska.[57]

22 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1965
Ship Country Description
S B P Co. No. 12  United States The 38-gross register ton, 49-foot (14.9 m) barge was destroyed by fire at Kenai, Alaska.[8]

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.[58]

25 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 August 1965
Ship Country Description
Maria  United States The 8-gross register ton, 28.7-foot (8.7 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Naknek, Alaska.[42]
Sauveur  United States The 8-gross register ton, 28.4-foot (8.7 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Naknek, Alaska.[8]
Two Johns  United States The 8-gross register ton, 28.7-foot (8.7 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Naknek, Alaska.[22]
Vagabond  United States The 8-gross register ton 28.4-foot (8.7 m) wooden fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Naknek, Alaska.[59]

28 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 August 1965
Ship Country Description
Isla N  United States The 11-gross register ton 30.8-foot (9.4 m) fishing vessel sank in Monashka Bay (57°50′N 152°25′W / 57.833°N 152.417°W / 57.833; -152.417 (Monashka Bay)) on the south-central coast of Alaska.[57]

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.[60]

31 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 1965
Ship Country Description
T-181  Vietnam People's Navy Vietnam War: The Type 55A gunboat was sunk by aircraft at Ben Thuy, South Vietnam.[30]

September[edit]

2 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 September 1965
Ship Country Description
Maxine  United States The motor vessel was destroyed by fire on the Copper River Flats southeast of Cordova, Alaska.[42]

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.[49]
Bowqueen  United Kingdom The dredger capsized and sank off Clacton-on-Sea, Essex with the loss of four of her seven crew.[61]
MTC-602  United States The barge sank in the Mississippi River during Hurricane Betsy. It was raised on 12 November 1965.[62]
USS AFDM-2  United States The auxiliary floating drydock sank in the Mississippi River during Hurricane Betsy. It was raised on 25 August 1966.[63]

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.[64]

14 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 September 1965
Ship Country Description
Fort William  Canada The package carrier exploded and sank at Montreal, Quebec after an unbalanced load caused the ship to capsize, letting aerosolized calcium chloride powder to become exposed to water. The ship was raised and returned to service in May 1966.[65]

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.[66]

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.[67]

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".[68]
Nadezhda Krupskaya  Soviet Union The cruise ship ran aground off Stockholm, Sweden. All 94 passengers returned to Stockholm by a Swedish ship.[69]

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.[70] Raised in 1966.[43]

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.[71]

October[edit]

5 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 October 1965
Ship Country Description
Fairweather  United States The 73-gross register ton, 70-foot (21.3 m) fishing vessel was wrecked at the head of "American Bay" – probably American Bay on Dall Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska, but possibly American Bay on the Alaska Peninsula – in Alaska.[72]

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.[73]

8 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 October 1965
Ship Country Description
Cities Service Baltimore  United States The tanker ran aground in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts.[74]
SAS Fleur  South African Navy The decommissioned boom defence vessel was sunk as a naval gunnery target in False Bay off Simon's Town, South Africa.[75]
Normanby Hall  United Kingdom The coaster sank in Belfast Lough. All crew rescued.[76]

10 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 October 1965
Ship Country Description
G P C 21  United States The 15-gross register ton, 34.2-foot (10.4 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by a storm at Ouzinkie, Alaska.[77]

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.[78]

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.[79]

18 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 October 1965
Ship Country Description
Marlin  Liberia The cargo ship foundered in the North Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) east of Cape Fear, North Carolina, after her cargo shifted.

22 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 1965
Ship Country Description
Jessel  United States The 16-gross register ton, 36.7-foot (11.2 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Gould Island (55°17′N 132°36′W / 55.283°N 132.600°W / 55.283; -132.600 (Gould Island)) off Prince of Wales Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[56]
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.[11]

26 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 October 1965
Ship Country Description
Ekaterini G  Greece Under tow by the tug Tawakoni (flag unknown) after losing her propeller in the North Pacific Ocean 500 nautical miles (930 km; 580 mi) south of Adak, Alaska, the converted Liberty ship was wrecked on Great Sitkin Island in the Aleutian Islands with the loss of one crew member after her towline parted during a storm and she drifted ashore. United States Navy helicopters rescued the rest of her crew.[50]

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.[80]

29 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 October 1965
Ship Country Description
Success  United States The 57-gross register ton, 62.1-foot (18.9 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Japanese Bay (56°56′N 153°41′W / 56.933°N 153.683°W / 56.933; -153.683 (Japanese Bay)) on the coast of Kodiak Island. The fishing vessel Brisk ( United States) rescued her entire crew of three.[8]

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.[81]

3 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 1965
Ship Country Description
Fosming  China (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.[82]

7 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 November 1965
Ship Country Description
Craig Foss  United States The 179-gross register ton, 88-foot (26.8 m) tug sank in Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of Alaska. Her entire crew of 10 survived.[38]

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.[49]

13 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1965
Ship Country Description
ROCS Lin Huai  Republic of China Navy Chinese Civil War: Battle of Chongwu: The Zhen Nan-class minesweeper was damaged by shelling by People's Liberation Army Navy patrol ships and then was torpedoed by the motor torpedo boat No. 145 (China People's Liberation Army Navy). She was then beached on Magong Island to prevent her from sinking.[83]
Reina  United States The 94-gross register ton motor vessel sank at "Segum Island," probably Seguam Island in the Andreanof Islands group in the Aleutian Islands.[35]
Yarmouth Castle  Panama The passenger liner burned and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Miami, Florida, with the loss of 90 lives.

14 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 November 1965
Ship Country Description
ROCS Yung Chang  Republic of China Navy Chinese Civil War: The Zhen Nan-class minesweeper was sunk off the South China coast by a People's Liberation Army Navy escort vessel.[84]

16 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 November 1965
Ship Country Description
Lief H  United States The fishing vessel grounded on a shoal and sank with the loss of two lives near Channel Light 32A in Wrangell Narrows in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[1]
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.[82]

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.[85]

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.[86]

22 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 November 1965
Ship Country Description
Tyke  United States A storm destroyed the motor vessel in Southeast Alaska in Shakan Strait (56°07′30″N 133°30′00″W / 56.12500°N 133.50000°W / 56.12500; -133.50000 (Shakan Strait)) on the northwest coast of Prince of Wales Island in the Alexander Archipelago.[22]

23 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1965
Ship Country Description
Elmira B  United States The 8-gross register ton, 28.4-foot (8.7 m) fishing vessel sank in Sumner Strait in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[50]

24 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 November 1965
Ship Country Description
Ping An  Liberia The cargo ship was driven ashore at Ter Heijde, Netherlands. All 49 crew rescued.[87] The ship was declared at constructive total loss and scrapped in situ.[88]
Santa Kyriaki  Liberia
Santa Kyriaki
The 2,958-ton cargo ship beached south of IJmuiden, Netherlands. Refloated on 8 March 1966 but declared a constructive total loss. Scrapped in July 1966.

26 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 November 1965
Ship Country Description
Oduna  United States The 7,252-gross register ton, 422-foot (128.6 m) Liberty ship was wrecked in heavy seas on rocks at Cape Pankof on the east coast of Unimak Island in the Aleutian Islands. Her crew survived and was evacuated by helicopter and breeches buoy to the medium endurance cutter USCGC Storis (Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg United States Coast Guard) and the tug Adeline Foss ( United States).[89][48]

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.[64]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1965
Ship Country Description
Mabel M  United States The 10-gross register ton, 31.9-foot (9.7 m) fishing vessel sank at Grave Island (58°06′35″N 135°27′15″W / 58.10972°N 135.45417°W / 58.10972; -135.45417 (Grave Island)) off Hoonah, Alaska.[42]
Romanoff  United States The 114-gross register ton, 83.9-foot (25.6 m) barge was destroyed by a storm near St. Michael, Alaska.[35]

December[edit]

1 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1965
Ship Country Description
Bear Bait  United States The 10-gross register ton, 33-foot (10.1 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by a storm at Uyak (57°38′20″N 154°00′00″W / 57.63889°N 154.00000°W / 57.63889; -154.00000 (Uyak)) on the coast of Kodiak Island in Alaska.[4]

4 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 December 1965
Ship Country Description
Pawtucket  United States While towing a 200-foot (61.0 m) barge from Seward to Cold Bay, Alaska, the 141-gross register ton, 97.6-foot (29.7 m) motor tug burned near "Otter Island" – probably a reference to Outer Island (59°21′N 150°25′W / 59.350°N 150.417°W / 59.350; -150.417 (Outer Island)) – in Nuka Bay on the south-central coast of Alaska after an engine room fire spread out of control. Her crew of four abandoned ship in a skiff and rowed to the barge, from which the buoy tender USCGC Sorrel (Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg United States Coast Guard) rescued them.[31]

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.[66]

17 December[edit]

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

18 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 December 1965
Ship Country Description
Ronnie M  United States During a voyage from Juneau to Kodiak, Alaska, the 196-gross register ton, 89.6-foot (27.3 m) fishing vessel was last heard from on this date while in the Gulf of Alaska off Cape Saint Elias on the southwest end of Kayak Island on the south-central coast of Alaska. She then disappeared with the loss of her entire five-man crew.[35]

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.[90]

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.[49]

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.[91]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1965
Ship Country Description
Cindy W  United States The 45-foot (13.7 m) fishing vessel was wrecked on Left Cape (57°15′30″N 152°57′00″W / 57.25833°N 152.95000°W / 57.25833; -152.95000 (Left Cape)) at the entrance to Kiliuda Bay (57°18′57″N 152°59′14″W / 57.3158°N 152.9872°W / 57.3158; -152.9872 (Kiliuda Bay)) on the coast of Alaska's Kodiak Island after her helmsman fell asleep at her wheel. Her bottom eventually was damaged beyond repair. Her wreck was visible on Left Cape for decades afterward.[38]
Khersones  Soviet Union The 708 GRT coastal tanker was sunk as a target in the Black Sea.
Star No. 74  United States The 39-gross register ton, 61.4-foot (18.7 m) barge was destroyed by a storm at Old Sitka in Southeast Alaska.[8]

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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