List of shipwrecks in 1974

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The list of shipwrecks in 1974 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1974.

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January[edit]

1 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 January 1974
Ship Country Description
Transocean III  United States The drilling rig sank 100 nautical miles (190 km) east of the Orkney Islands, United Kingdom. All 56 crew rescued.[1]

7 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 1974
Ship Country Description
HDMS Fremad V  Royal Danish Navy The tug capsized and sank at Fredrikshavn whilst towing HDMS Herluf Trolle ( Royal Danish Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[2]

16 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 1974
Ship Country Description
John and Olaf  United States The 161-gross register ton, 79.9-foot (24.4 m) fishing vessel experienced icing during a gale in Portage Bay and washed up on rocks in Jute Bay (57°32′30″N 155°51′00″W / 57.54167°N 155.85000°W / 57.54167; -155.85000 (Jute Bay)) on the south coast of the Alaska Peninsula in Alaska. Her entire crew of four perished.[3]
Prosperity  Cyprus The cargo ship struck La Conchée reef, broke in half and was wrecked west of Guernsey, Channel Islands. All eighteen crew lost.[4][5]
Merc Enterprise  Denmark The coaster sank off the south coast of Devon, United Kingdom with the loss of eight crew.[4]

19 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 January 1974
Ship Country Description
Nhật Tảo Naval ensign of South Vietnam.svg Republic of Vietnam Navy Battle of the Paracel Islands: The Chi Lang II-class patrol boat was sunk by an anti-tank missile fired by No. 389 ( People's Liberation Army Navy) There were 37 survivors from her 104 crew.[6]
No. 389 People's Liberation Army Navy Battle of the Paracel Islands: The Type 6610 minesweeper was shelled and damaged in the Paracel Islands by South Vietnamese ships and was beached to prevent sinking. Refloated, repaired and returned to service.[6]

22 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 1974
Ship Country Description
USS Raymond  United States Navy The decommissioned John C. Butler-class destroyer escort was sunk as a target off the coast of Florida.

27 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 January 1974
Ship Country Description
Captayannis  Greece
Captayannis in 2006
The cargo ship was wrecked in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. Her 30 crew were rescued by Rover ( United Kingdom). Captayannis was on a voyage from East Africa to Greenock, Renfrewshire, United Kingdom.[7]

29 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 1974
Ship Country Description
Hedwig Lünstedt  West Germany The coaster capsized and sank in the English Channel with the loss of all eight crew.[8]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date January 1974
Ship Country Description
Batavia Road  Australia The tourist boat struck rocks and foundered 30 kilometres (16 nmi; 19 mi) north of Geraldton, Western Australia.
Scaldis  United Kingdom The fishing boat foundered in the English Channel off Chesil Beach, Dorset in late January with the loss of five lives.[9][10]

February[edit]

1 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 1974
Ship Country Description
Irish Trader  United Kingdom
Irish Trader in 2008
The motor coaster was stranded off Baltray, County Louth, Ireland (53°26′N 6°09′W / 53.43°N 6.15°W / 53.43; -6.15), inward from Sharpness for Drogheda with fertilizer.[11]

3 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1974
Ship Country Description
Collette  United States The 16-gross register ton, 43.8-foot (13.4 m) fishing vessel sank south of Spruce Cape (57°49′15″N 152°20′00″W / 57.82083°N 152.33333°W / 57.82083; -152.33333 (Spruce Cape)) on Alaska′s Kodiak Island.[12]

4 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 February 1974
Ship Country Description
Suzanna II  United States The motor vessel sank in Kachemak Bay in Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of Alaska.[13]

9 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 February 1974
Ship Country Description
Gaul  United Kingdom The factory ship sank in the Barents Sea off Norway. All 36 crew lost.

10 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 1974
Ship Country Description
Tania  Cuba Stranded on the Corona del Tingo rocks (22°46′N 83°58′W / 22.767°N 83.967°W / 22.767; -83.967). Declared a constructive total loss.[14]

13 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 February 1974
Ship Country Description
Normar  United States The 95-foot (29.0 m) shrimp-fishing vessel iced, capsized, burned, and sank in the Shelikof Strait less than 20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi) from Jute Bay (57°32′30″N 155°51′50″W / 57.54167°N 155.86389°W / 57.54167; -155.86389 (Jute Bay)) on the coast of the Alaska Peninsula.[15]

15 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1974
Ship Country Description
Martin D  United States The 147-gross register ton, 80.2-foot (24.4 m) tug foundered with the loss of three lives in Sumner Strait in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska at the entrance to Wrangell Narrows when the wind blew the barge she was towing ahead of her, causing her to capsize and sink. There was one survivor.[16]

19 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1974
Ship Country Description
Mahiri  United Kingdom The Empire F type coaster sprang a leak south east of Tobago. Taken in tow but capsized and sank in Gulf of Paria (10°37′N 61°34′W / 10.617°N 61.567°W / 10.617; -61.567).

22 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 February 1974
Ship Country Description
Giovanna Lolli-Ghetti  Italy The empty ore-bulk-oil carrier caught fire and a string of explosions ripped open the ten central holds. The vessel sank within three hours 900 miles northeast of Hawaii (31°50′N 145°15′W / 31.833°N 145.250°W / 31.833; -145.250).[17] Seven sailors perished.[18] Thirty-one survivors were rescued by Tamerlane ( Norway), Novikov Priboya ( Soviet Union), and USCGC Mellon ( United States).

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date February 1974
Ship Country Description
Snoqualmie  United States The 98-foot (30 m) shrimp hauler, a former fireboat, caught fire at a fueling pier at Kodiak, Alaska, in late February. To prevent the fire from spreading, the United States Coast Guard towed her into the harbor, where she burned for 36 hours and became a total loss.[13]
Two unidentified fishing vessels  South Korea Two fishing vessels along with the 30 crewmen aboard them were captured by North Korean ships. North Korean coastal artillery batteries later sank the two fishing vessels with gunfire.[19]

March[edit]

5 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 March 1974
Ship Country Description
Lucky Debonair  United States Last seen on 3 March near Marmot Island in Alaska′s Kodiak Archipelago during a voyage from Kodiak to Cordova, Alaska, the 50-foot (15.2 m) crab-fishing vessel presumably sank during a storm on 5 March with the loss of all four people – three men and a woman – on board. The body of one of them was found on 2 June floating in Cape Chiniak Lagoon (58°31.1′N 153°52.8′W / 58.5183°N 153.8800°W / 58.5183; -153.8800 (Cape Chiniak Lagoon)) on Afognak Island in the Kodiak Archipelago.[20]

6 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 March 1974
Ship Country Description
USS Kenneth M. Willett  United States Navy The decommissioned John C. Butler-class destroyer escort was sunk as a target off the coast of Puerto Rico.

8 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1974
Ship Country Description
Fearless II  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) vessel sank in Shearwater Bay (57°20′N 152°55′W / 57.333°N 152.917°W / 57.333; -152.917 (Shearwater Bay)) on the south-central coast of Alaska.[21]

10 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 March 1974
Ship Country Description
Oregis  United Kingdom The support ship ran aground on the Black Midden Rocks in the Tyne Estuary.[22]

23 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 March 1974
Ship Country Description
Straitsman  Australia The livestock carrier capsized and sank in the Yarra River, Melbourne, Australia, with the loss of two crew and many of her cargo of 2,000 sheep.[23]

27 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1974
Ship Country Description
Versa  Cyprus The cargo ship sank off Roche Douvres, France. All sixteen crew rescued by the Guernsey lifeboat.[24]

April[edit]

16 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 October 1947
Ship Country Description
Aukai  United States The Tollycraft fishing vessel was wrecked on Kayak Island in the Gulf of Alaska off the south-central coast of Alaska.[25]

8 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 April 1974
Ship Country Description
USS Wickes  United States Navy The decommissioned Fletcher-class destroyer was sunk as a target.

15 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 April 1974
Ship Country Description
Astra  Norway The factory ship collided with Karonga ( Singapore) off the coast of Portuguese Guinea. She sank on 17 April with the loss of a crew member.[26]

May[edit]

9 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 May 1974
Ship Country Description
St Pierre  Canada The coaster capsized and sank in the Lachine Canal at Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

12 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 May 1974
Ship Country Description
Anna Lee  United States The barge sank in Kennedy Entrance (59°00′N 151°50′W / 59.000°N 151.833°W / 59.000; -151.833 (Kennedy Entrance)) on the south-central coast of Alaska below Cook Inlet during a storm.[25]
Knik Wind  United States The tug was lost while being carried as cargo aboard the barge Anna Lee ( United States) when Anna Lee sank in Kennedy Entrance (59°00′N 151°50′W / 59.000°N 151.833°W / 59.000; -151.833 (Kennedy Entrance)) on the south-central coast of Alaska below Cook Inlet during a storm. Knik Wind later was salvaged.[25]

16 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 May 1974
Ship Country Description
Master Deviedem  Soviet Union The tanker sank after colliding with a French ferry 21 nautical miles (39 km) north of Tunisia.[27]

19 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 May 1974
Ship Country Description
USS Ingersoll  United States Navy The decommissioned Fletcher-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California at 33°34′8″N 118°34′7″W / 33.56889°N 118.56861°W / 33.56889; -118.56861 ("USS Ingersoll (DD-652)").

24 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 May 1974
Ship Country Description
USS Stockdale  United States Navy The decommissioned Edsall-class destroyer escort was sunk as a target off the coast of Florida.

26 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 May 1974
Ship Country Description
Sygna  Norway
MV Sygna, 1974

The cargo ship ran aground at Stockton Beach, New South Wales, Australia.

June[edit]

1 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 June 1974
Ship Country Description
Albacore  United States The motor vessel was destroyed by fire at Pelican, Alaska.[25]

20 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 June 1974
Ship Country Description
USS Burns  United States Navy The decommissioned Fletcher-class destroyer was sunk as a target.

23 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 June 1974
Ship Country Description
Miss Alaska  United States The 197-gross register ton motor vessel sank off Kodiak Island, Alaska.[16]

28 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 June 1974
Ship Country Description
No. 863  Republic of Korea Navy The patrol ship was sunk by three North Korean ships. 28 crewmen killed.[19]

July[edit]

1 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1974
Ship Country Description
Aleutian Salvor  United States While towing log rafts, the 90-foot (27.4 m) tug burned and sank northeast of Pinta Point (57°07′12″N 133°53′20″W / 57.12000°N 133.88889°W / 57.12000; -133.88889 (Pinta Point)) near Kake, Alaska, after her engine exploded. The tug Kiowa ( United States) rescued all six members of her crew.[25]
Ketchikan  United States While the barge was under tow by the tug Sudbury II ( United States) off the Aleutian Islands, heavy seas washed 8,323 tons of oil pipe off her deck, causing her to capsize and sink.[28]

13 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1974
Ship Country Description
Elizabeth  United States The 12-gross register ton, 35.8-foot (10.9 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Tenakee Springs, Alaska.[29]

16 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 July 1974
Ship Country Description
Millie M  United States The 27-foot (8.2 m) vessel burned and sank near Kodiak, Alaska.[16]
Northfield  United States The tanker ran aground off Bombay, India. She was on a voyage from Beaumont, Texas to Bombay. Consequently scrapped.[30]

21 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1974
Ship Country Description
Cloy E  United States The tug sank near Marshall, Alaska.[12]
TCG Kocatepe  Turkish Navy Turkish invasion of Cyprus: The Gearing-class destroyer was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cyprus by Turkish Air Force aircraft that mistook her for a Greek warship. Fifty-four of her crew were lost.

23 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1974
Ship Country Description
Libby No. 9  United States The 60-foot (18.3 m) fishing vessel sank in Veta Bay (55°21′N 133°39′W / 55.350°N 133.650°W / 55.350; -133.650 (Veta Bay)) in Southeast Alaska near Craig, Alaska, with the loss of one life. Another fishing vessel rescued her five survivors.[20]

24 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1974
Ship Country Description
Skagway Helen  United States The gillnetter was destroyed in Lynn Canal near Haines, Alaska, by a fire that started in a cook stove.[13]

29 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 July 1974
Ship Country Description
Emmonak  United States The fish processing barge broke away from her moorings and sank in the Bering Sea approximately 25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi) off the coast of Alaska near Savoonga on Saint Lawrence Island.[29]

August[edit]

1 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1974
Ship Country Description
Tula  United States The motor vessel was wrecked at Unga Island in the Shumagin Islands in Alaska.[31]

2 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1974
Ship Country Description
Skippy Jack  United States The motor vessel sank at the mouth of Resurrection Bay (58°57′N 152°15′W / 58.950°N 152.250°W / 58.950; -152.250 (Barren Islands)) on the south-central coast of Alaska.[13]

8 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1974
Ship Country Description
Eagle  United States The 37-foot (11.3 m) motor vessel burned and sank 18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi) southeast of Yakutat, Alaska.[29]
Rainbow  Cyprus Ran aground in the Guadalquivir river. Sold for scrap in situ.[32]

9 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 August 1974
Ship Country Description
Metula  Netherlands Antilles The tanker ran aground in the Strait of Magellan.[33] Subsequently refloated, declared a total loss and scrapped.[34]

11 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 1974
Ship Country Description
Produce  Norway The tanker ran aground off Durban, South Africa. All 33 crew rescued.[35]

12 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 1974
Ship Country Description
Caribia  Greece
The loss of Caribia

The ocean liner ran aground at Guam and was wrecked.

Crystal S  United States The 199-gross register ton fishing vessel capsized and sank in the Bering Sea approximately 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km; 4.0 mi) northwest of Akutan Island in the Aleutian Islands.[12]

22 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1974
Ship Country Description
USS Thorn  United States Navy
USS Thorn being sunk.
The decommissioned Gleaves-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 75 nautical miles (139 km) east of Jacksonville, Florida, by aircraft from the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga ( United States Navy).

30 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 1974
Ship Country Description
Otvazhny  Soviet Navy The Kashin-class destroyer exploded and sank in the Black Sea with 24 casualties.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date August 1974
Ship Country Description
Keta  United States The 7-gross register ton pump-jet vessel was destroyed by fire at Haines, Alaska.[28]

September[edit]

2 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 September 1974
Ship Country Description
Nuage de Matin  United Kingdom The yacht sank off Gorey Castle, Jersey, after she broke from her moorings.

3 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 September 1974
Ship Country Description
Mark F  United States The logging barge became disabled in high winds near Whittier, Alaska, and sank after her cargo of logs broke loose.[16]

5 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 September 1974
Ship Country Description
Morning Cloud  United Kingdom The yacht was sunk by a large wave while sailing from Cowes to Burnham-on-Crouch, England, with the loss of two of her seven crew members.

9 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 September 1974
Ship Country Description
Kim  United States The motor vessel was wrecked at Glacier Point (59°06′10″N 135°22′45″W / 59.10278°N 135.37917°W / 59.10278; -135.37917 (Glacier Point)) in Southeast Alaska near Haines, Alaska.[28]

13 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 September 1974
Ship Country Description
Verona  United States The motor vessel was wrecked on the east coast of Kodiak Island, Alaska.[36]

18 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1974
Ship Country Description
Martisant United Kingdom Dominica The cargo ship sank at Puerto Castilla, Honduras.[37]

19 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 September 1974
Ship Country Description
Aries  United States During a voyage from Tacoma, Washington, to the Juneau, Alaska, area, the 86-foot (26.2 m) crab-fishing vessel sank west of Anderson Island, British Columbia, Canada. Her crew of five abandoned ship in a life raft and was rescued by a Canadian fishing vessel.[25]
Focomar  Cyprus The coaster an aground on Andros Island, Greece, then sank in deep water

23 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 September 1974
Ship Country Description
Kaffir  United Kingdom The coaster was wrecked at Newton, Ayrshire.[38]

26 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1974
Ship Country Description
Transhudson  United States The tanker ran aground on Kiltan Island, India. She was on a voyage from Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia to Subic Bay, Philippines. Declared a total loss.[39]

29 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 September 1974
Ship Country Description
Nauticus Ena  United Kingdom The coaster collided with Thuringa ( West Germany) and sank 15 nautical miles (28 km) off Ostend, Belgium.[40]

30 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 September 1974
Ship Country Description
Babs  United States The motor vessel foundered and was lost at Sullivan Rock (58°53′50″N 135°18′00″W / 58.89722°N 135.30000°W / 58.89722; -135.30000 (Sullivan Rock)) in Southeast Alaska.[41]
Pep  United States The motor vessel sank at Entrance Island (58°11′49″N 135°05′59″W / 58.19694°N 135.09972°W / 58.19694; -135.09972 (Entrance Island)) in Southeast Alaska.[42]
USS Pettit  United States Navy The decommissioned Edsall-class destroyer escort was sunk as a target off Puerto Rico.

October[edit]

4 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1974
Ship Country Description
Ammersee  Cyprus The coaster was abandoned in the English Channel. She was sunk by gunfire by the frigate Le Champenois ( Marine Nationale) as a danger to shipping.[43]

13 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 October 1974
Ship Country Description
Barge 221  United States The 1,255-gross register ton barge sank in the Gulf of Alaska.[41]

14 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 October 1974
Ship Country Description
Crescent  United States The 24-gross register ton, 57-foot (17.4 m) motor vessel was wrecked in Totem Bay (56°28′N 133°23′W / 56.467°N 133.383°W / 56.467; -133.383 (Totem Bay)) on the coast of Kupreanof Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[12]

15 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 October 1974
Ship Country Description
Kenai  United States While under tow to the Pacific Northwest with a cargo of fertilizer, the refrigerated barge broke away from her towing vessel during a storm and sank in 120 feet (37 m) of water off Snipe Bay (56°25′N 134°57′W / 56.417°N 134.950°W / 56.417; -134.950 (Snipe Bay)) in Southeast Alaska.[28]

17 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 October 1974
Ship Country Description
Helenka B  United States The motor vessel was swamped and lost in the Gulf of Alaska off Icy Bay on the south-central coast of Alaska.[44]

28 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 October 1974
Ship Country Description
Eurabia Sun  Lebanon The cargo ship sank off the coast of the Netherlands. All 28 crew rescued.[45]

29 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 October 1974
Ship Country Description
HMS Whirlwind  Royal Navy The decommissioned W and Z-class destroyer sank at her moorings in Cardigan Bay, Wales, while in use as a target ship.

November[edit]

1 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 1974
Ship Country Description
Unknown  Argentina Dirty War: The 36-foot (11 m) cabin cruiser was blown up by a limpet mine placed by "Montoneros", assassinating Federal Police General Alberto Viller and his wife, off the Asarsa Shipyard at Tigre, Argentina on the Río de la Plata.[46]

4 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 November 1974
Ship Country Description
Tommy Boy  United States The private vessel disappeared at Shelter Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska with the loss of all three people on board.[31]

19 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 November 1974
Ship Country Description
USS Cockrill  United States Navy The decommissioned Edsall-class destroyer escort was sunk as a target off Florida.

21 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 November 1974
Ship Country Description
Roy A. Jodrey  Canada The bulk carrier struck a buoy, then ran aground on Pullman Shoal near Alexandria Bay, New York. Efforts to save the ship failed and the vessel turned on its side before sinking at 44°20′N 75°56′W / 44.333°N 75.933°W / 44.333; -75.933.[47][48]

23 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1974
Ship Country Description
Quicksilver  United States The 15-gross register ton motor vessel was destroyed by fire in Ernest Sound in Southeast Alaska.[49]

24 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 November 1974
Ship Country Description
Geranium  Liberia During a voyage from Port Angeles, Washington, to Osaka, Japan, with a cargo of logs and scrap metal and a Taiwanese crew of 28, the 11,477-gross register ton cargo ship disappeared with the loss of all hands in a storm in the North Pacific Ocean approximately 80 nautical miles (150 km; 92 mi) south of Kiska in the Aleutian Islands. Seaarchers found only an empty lifeboat and a large number of floating logs.[50]

28 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 November 1974
Ship Country Description
Yuyu Maru  Japan The tanker was bombed and torpedoed by Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force ships and Japan Air Self-Defence Force aircraft and sunk 300 nautical miles (560 km) off Cape Inubo.

December[edit]

24 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 December 1974
Ship Country Description
Booya  Australia The schooner sank in Darwin Harbour, Australia during Cyclone Tracy with the loss of five crew.

25 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 December 1974
Ship Country Description
HMAS Arrow  Royal Australian Navy
HMAS Arrow.

The Attack-class patrol boat was driven ashore and sank in shallow water at Darwin, Australia during Cyclone Tracy. Two crew killed.[51]

31 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 December 1974
Ship Country Description
Koromiko  Hong Kong The ship ran aground at the mouth of the Ganges (21°34′N 89°45′E / 21.567°N 89.750°E / 21.567; 89.750). She was on a voyage from the Philippines to Chalna, India. Koromiko was abandoned on 9 January 1975.[52]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1974
Ship Country Description
A. Mackenzie  United States The US Army Corps of Engineers dredge was sunk in a collision at the entrance to the Houston-Galveston shipping channel. The wreck was removed two months later.[53]
Berkshire No. 7  United States The barge sank in Bridgeport Harbor at Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the spring of 1974 while lashed to the barges Elmer S. Dailey and Priscilla Dailey when one of them began to take on water, sank, and dragged the other two down with her.
Elmer S. Dailey  United States The barge sank in Bridgeport Harbor at Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the spring of 1974 while lashed to the barges Berkshire No. 7 and Priscilla Dailey when one of them began to take on water, sank, and dragged the other two down with her.
RVNS Long Dao  Republic of Vietnam Navy Vietnam War: The Long Dao-class landing ship was probably sunk by North Vietnamese 126th Special Naval Commandos.[54][55]
Priscilla Dailey  United States The barge sank in Bridgeport Harbor at Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the spring of 1974 while lashed to the barges Berkshire No. 7 and Elmer S. Dailey when one of them began to take on water, sank, and dragged the other two down with her.
Ridgetown  Canada The bulk carrier was scuttled as a breakwater at Port Credit, Ontario sometime in the summer of 1974.[56]
Southern Explorer  United States The 87-foot (27 m) vessel sank without loss of life near Sand Point, Alaska.[13]
RVNS Than Tien  Republic of Vietnam Navy Vietnam War: The Long Dao-class landing ship was probably sunk by North Vietnamese 126th Special Naval Commandos.[54][55]

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See also[edit]

Ship events in 1974
Ship launches: 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Ship commissionings: 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Ship decommissionings: 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Shipwrecks: 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979