List of shipwrecks in 1975
The list of shipwrecks in 1975 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1975.
|Lake Illawarra||Australia||sunk in the River Derwent in Tasmania, Australia after a collision with the Tasman Bridge.|
|Danesh||Iran||collided with MV Arya Tab and barge Gulf 107 and sank in Khor Musa Channel, Khorramshahr.|
|Jakob Maersk||Denmark||While entering the port of Leixões, Portugal, with the assistance of tugboats, the tanker ran aground on a sandbar, caught fire, and suffered a series of explosions that broke her apart. Seven of her 17 crew members died, and she burned for 58 hours.|
|Lovat||United Kingdom||The coaster sunk in a WNW gale gusting to hurricane force, 25 nautical miles (46 km) south of Penzance. All crew lost.|
|Rogue||Canada||Sank off Triple Island, British Columbia.|
|Red Eagle||Thailand||Sank in Telok Ayer Basin, Singapore.|
|MV Spartan Lady||Liberia||Broke apart in heavy seas south of Martha's Vineyard|
|Santa Elia||Panama||The bulk carrier ran aground off Vlissingen, Zeeland, Netherlands. She was on a voyage from Antwerp, Belgium to Hull, Humberside, United Kingdom. Later refloated, but laid up. Scrapped in 1976.|
|USS Killen||United States Navy||The decommissioned Fletcher-class destroyer was sunk as a target off Vieques Island, Puerto Rico.|
|USS Carbonero||United States Navy||The decommissioned Balao-class submarine was sunk as a torpedo target in the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii by the submarine USS Pogy ( United States Navy).|
|George P. Garrison||United States||Sunk as an artificial reef 30 nautical miles (56 km) east of Cape Henry.|
|USS Bell||United States Navy||The decommissioned Fletcher-class destroyer was sunk as a target.|
|USS Moore||United States Navy||The decommissioned Edsall-class destroyer escort was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean off Virginia.|
|Nicholas C||Panama||The bulk carrier sprang a leak and was abandoned 200 nautical miles (370 km) off Beira, Mozambique. Presumed subsequently foundered.|
|Point Law||United Kingdom||
The coastal tanker ran aground on the south west coast of Alderney, Channel Islands. Her crew were rescued by the St Peter Port Lifeboat, Alderney Fire Brigade, a cliff rescue team and a French helicopter.
|Herma A||Trinidad and Tobago||Foundered at Port of Spain, Trinidad, during a storm.|
|USS Mona Island||United States Navy||The decommissioned Luzon-class internal combustion engine repair ship was sunk as an artificial reef off Wachapreague, Virginia, at .|
|Hongkong Delegate||Liberia||collided with Columbus ( Canada) off Monterey, California and extensively damaged. Sold for scrap.|
|Edmund Fitzgerald||United States||sank in Lake Superior near Whitefish Bay with the loss of all 29 aboard. The wreck was found in two pieces on the bottom the next year by an ROV. Cause of the wreck is still unknown but suspected hatch failure or possible grounding are the two most likely.|
|Imbros||Cyprus||foundered in the Atlantic Ocean ( ) with the loss of all 22 crew.|
|William Wheelwright||United Kingdom||The tanker ran aground off Sinoe, Liberia. She was refloated on 29 December and towed to Lisbon, Portugal. Deemed beyond repair, she was subsequently scrapped in 1976.|
|Kim Hua Li||Panama||Sank in the South China Sea.|
|Berge Istra||Norway||The supertanker exploded and sank south west of Mindanao Island, the Philippines. Two of the 32 crew survived and were rescued after 22 days adrift in a lifeboat.|
|Aviere||Marina Militare||The decommissioned Gleaves-class destroyer was sunk as a target.|
|Antonio Maceo||Cuban Navy||The decommissioned Tacoma-class frigate was sunk as a target.|
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- "William Wheelwright". The Yard. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
- "Survivors from ore carrier vow never to go to sea again". The Times (D). London. 22 January 1976. col D-F, p. 59608.
|Ship events in 1975|