List of shipwrecks in 1975

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The list of shipwrecks in 1975 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1975.

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January[edit]

5 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 January 1975
Ship Country Description
Lake Illawarra  Australia The bulk carrier sank in the River Derwent in Tasmania, Australia, after a collision with the Tasman Bridge.

6 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1975
Ship Country Description
Robert G. Seymour  United States The motor vessel was destroyed by fire at Angoon, Alaska.[1]

11 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 January 1975
Ship Country Description
David Foss  United States While tending an oil platform in icy conditions, the tug sank near Cape Kasilof (60°22′N 151°22′W / 60.367°N 151.367°W / 60.367; -151.367 (Cape Kasilof)) in Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of Alaska. Her crew of six survived.[2]

14 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 January 1975
Ship Country Description
Suzanne  United States The 275-gross register ton barge was wrecked at Cape Suckling (59°59′30″N 143°53′00″W / 59.99167°N 143.88333°W / 59.99167; -143.88333 (Cape Suckling)) on the south-central coast of Alaska.[3]

20 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 January 1975
Ship Country Description
Danesh Iran The tug collided with the motor vessel Arya Tab and the barge Gulf 107 and sank in Khor Musa Channel off Khorramshahr, Iran.

29 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 January 1975
Ship Country Description
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.

25 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 January 1975
Ship Country Description
Lovat  United Kingdom The coaster sank in a west-northwest gale gusting to hurricane force 25 nautical miles (46 km) south of Penzance, England. All crew lost.[4]

February[edit]

=2 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1975
Ship Country Description
Moskva  Soviet Navy The Moskva-class helicopter carrier was severely damaged by fire.[5]

11 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 1975
Ship Country Description
K P No. 2  United States The 62-gross register ton, 65-foot (19.8 m) barge was lost off Vanik Island (56°28′N 132°36′W / 56.467°N 132.600°W / 56.467; -132.600 (Vanik Island)) in Southeast Alaska, 14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi) west of Wrangell, Alaska.[6]

20 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 February 1975
Ship Country Description
George P. Garrison  United States Sunk as an artificial reef 30 nautical miles (56 km) east of Cape Henry.[7]
Marten  United States The 188-gross register ton, 82.2-foot (25.1 m) crab-fishing vessel struck a rock pinnacle, capsized, and sank with the loss of three lives off Spruce Cape (57°49′15″N 152°20′00″W / 57.82083°N 152.33333°W / 57.82083; -152.33333 (Spruce Cape)) on Kodiak Island, 4 nautical miles (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) north of the harbor at Kodiak, Alaska. Her only survivor was her captain, who clung to a cliff in a snowstorm overnight before he was rescued.[8]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1975
Ship Country Description
Rogue  Canada The tugboat sank off Triple Island, British Columbia.[9]

March[edit]

14 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1975
Ship Country Description
Rey Mar Houston  United States The 157-gross register ton motor vessel sank off Popof Island in the Shumagin Islands off the south coast of Alaska.[1]

17 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 March 1975
Ship Country Description
Red Eagle  Thailand The coastal trading vessel sank in Telok Ayer Basin, Singapore.

April[edit]

4 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 1975
Ship Country Description
Spartan Lady  Liberia The oil tanker broke apart in heavy seas in the North Atlantic Ocean south of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

6 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 April 1975
Ship Country Description
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.[10]

15 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 April 1975
Ship Country Description
USS Killen  United States Navy The decommissioned Fletcher-class destroyer was sunk as a target off Vieques Island, Puerto Rico.

17 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 April 1975
Ship Country Description
Manzanita  United States The 78-gross register ton, 76.5-foot (23.3 m) motor vessel sank in the Gulf of Alaska near Cordova, Alaska.[8]

19 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 April 1975
Ship Country Description
Ida K  United States The 18-gross register ton, 39.4-foot (12.0 m) fishing vessel sank in Stephens Passage near Juneau, Alaska.[11]

22 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 April 1975
Ship Country Description
Unidentified skiff  United States The skiff sank with the loss of two lives in Valdez Narrows (61°04′04″N 146°40′11″W / 61.0678°N 146.6697°W / 61.0678; -146.6697 (Valdez Narrows)) on the south-central coast of Alaska after a 3-inch (76 mm) hole opened in her hull.[12]

27 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 April 1975
Ship Country Description
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).

30 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 1975
Ship Country Description
RVNS Keo Ngua  Republic of Vietnam Navy Vietnam War: The Phu Du-class motor gunboat was scuttled at the conclusion of the war to prevent capture .[13]
Suntory  United States The motor vessel was destroyed by fire in Day Harbor on the coast of the Kenai Peninsul in Alaska.[3]

May[edit]

2 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 May 1975
Ship Country Description
HDMS Delfinen  Royal Danish Navy The Delfinen-class submarine was severely damaged by fire off the coast of Norway. The fire was extinguished and she was towed into Haakonsvern, Norway.[14]
RVNS Lam Giang  Republic of Vietnam Navy Vietnam War: End of War: The Hat Giang-class landing ship was scuttled to prevent capture.[15]

11 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 May 1975
Ship Country Description
USS Bell  United States Navy The decommissioned Fletcher-class destroyer was sunk as a target.

13 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 May 1975
Ship Country Description
VR 1 Khmer Rouge Vietnam War: Mayaguez Incident: The Type 108 fast attack craft was sunk by U.S. aircraft.[16]
VR 2 Khmer Rouge Vietnam War: Mayaguez Incident: The Type 108 fast attack craft was sunk by U.S. aircraft.[16]
Three unidentified patrol boats Khmer Rouge Vietnam War: Mayaguez Incident: U.S. aircraft sank the Patrol Craft Fast.[17]
Two unidentified motor torpedo boats Khmer Rouge Vietnam War: Mayaguez Incident: U.S. aircraft sank the Higgins-type patrol torpedo boats at Kampong Som, Cambodia.[17]

25 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 May 1975
Ship Country Description
Kevalaksa  United States While under tow by the tug Daphne ( United States) carrying logs, cement, and general cargo, the 3,384-gross register ton, 326-foot (99.4 m) barge capsized and sank off the south-central coast of Alaska near Kachemak Bay and Seldovia.[6]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: May 1975
Ship Country Description
RVNS Hau Giang  Republic of Vietnam Navy Vietnam War: The Hat Giang-class landing craft mechanized was scuttled to prevent capture at the conclusion of the war. She was raised, repaired, and put in Vietnam People's Navy service.[18]

June[edit]

13 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 June 1975
Ship Country Description
USS Moore  United States Navy The decommissioned Edsall-class destroyer escort was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean off Virginia.

16 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 June 1975
Ship Country Description
Cynthia Rea  United States The gillnet fishing vessel ran aground on Zarembo Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska 30 nautical miles (56 km; 35 mi) south of Petersburg, Alaska, and sank with the loss of three lives.[19]

21 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 June 1975
Ship Country Description
Forrester  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) fishing vessel sank with the loss of one life after colliding with the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Malaspina ( United States) in Olga Strait (57°11′N 135°27′W / 57.183°N 135.450°W / 57.183; -135.450 (Olga Strait)) in Southeast Alaska.[20][12]
Nicholas C  Panama The bulk carrier sprang a leak and was abandoned 200 nautical miles (370 km) off Beira, Mozambique. Presumed subsequently foundered.[21]

July[edit]

6 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 July 1975
Ship Country Description
Neches  United States The cargo ship was probably sunk by a mine off El Arish, Egypt.[22][23]

14 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 July 1975
Ship Country Description
Dalmatia  United States The 12-gross register ton motor vessel sank 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi) south of Naknek, Alaska.[2]

15 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 1975
Ship Country Description
Point Law  United Kingdom
Point Law on the rocks in Alderney, Channel Islands in 1975.

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.[24]

19 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1975
Ship Country Description
Herma A  Trinidad and Tobago The vessel foundered at Port of Spain, Trinidad, during a storm.

23 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1975
Ship Country Description
Shelly Ann  United States The 34-foot (10 m) vessel sank without loss of life at Narrow Cape (57°25′30″N 152°20′00″W / 57.42500°N 152.33333°W / 57.42500; -152.33333 (Narrow Cape)) on the coast of Kodiak Island, Alaska.[3]

24 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1975
Ship Country Description
Savoydean  Panama The vessel caught fire in Calcutta.[25]

August[edit]

10 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 August 1975
Ship Country Description
Citation  United States The motor vessel sank in Sitka Sound in Southeast Alaska.[19]
Mojo  United States The 26-foot (7.9 m) vessel sank in Ugak Bay (57°25′N 152°35′W / 57.417°N 152.583°W / 57.417; -152.583 (Ugak Bay)) on the coast of Kodiak Island, Alaska, without loss of life. The fishing vessel Mariner ( United States) rescued her crew.[8]

15 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 August 1975
Ship Country Description
Pursuit  United States The 11-gross register ton, 29.2-foot (8.9 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Dry Pass (56°28′00″N 132°22′40″W / 56.46667°N 132.37778°W / 56.46667; -132.37778 (Dry Pass)) in Wrangell, Alaska.[26]

20 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1975
Ship Country Description
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 37°32′36″N 075°26′18″W / 37.54333°N 75.43833°W / 37.54333; -75.43833 ("USS Mona Island (ARG-9)").

21 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 August 1975
Ship Country Description
Unidentified fishing vessel  United States The fishing vessel capsized near Cordova, Alaska, killing her captain's two daughters.[12]

September[edit]

1 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 September 1975
Ship Country Description
Commander  United States The motor vessel was wrecked at Chignik Lagoon, Alaska.[19]

16 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 September 1975
Ship Country Description
Unidentified fishing vessel  United States The fishing vessel capsized in Vallenar Bay (55°23′08″N 131°50′50″W / 55.3856°N 131.8472°W / 55.3856; -131.8472 (Vallenar Bay)) in Southeast Alaska near Ketchikan, Alaska, killing one person.[12]

26 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1975
Ship Country Description
Foss 209  United States While under tow by the vessel Leslie Foss ( United States) off the south-central coast of Alaska, the barge capsized. She was towed 60 nautical miles (110 km; 69 mi) out into the Gulf of Alaska near Cape Saint Elias and scuttled with explosive charges.[20]

October[edit]

4 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1975
Ship Country Description
Hongkong Delegate  Liberia The vessel suffered extensive damage in a collision with the cruise ship Columbus ( Canada) off Monterey, California. She was sold for scrap.[27]

12 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 October 1975
Ship Country Description
Hustler  United States The 24-gross register ton, 43.2-foot (13.2 m) fishing vessel sank off Kodiak Island in Alaska's Kodiak Archipelago.[28]

November[edit]

1 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 1975
Ship Country Description
Baleen  United States While under tow after suffering fire damage, the 102-foot (31 m) tug sank in 170 feet (52 m) of water off the coast of Massachusetts in Boston Harbor′s outer harbor 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi) east-northeast of The Graves Light at 42°23′05″N 070°44′02″W / 42.38472°N 70.73389°W / 42.38472; -70.73389 (Baleen).[29]

10 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 November 1975
Ship Country Description
Edmund Fitzgerald  United States The lake freighter sank in Lake Superior near Whitefish Bay with the loss of all 29 aboard. The wreck was found in two pieces on the bottom by a remotely operated underwater vehicle in 1976.

December[edit]

3 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 December 1975
Ship Country Description
Sealee  United States The fishing vessel was lost during severe weather in Culross Passage between Culross Island and the northeastern end of the Kenai Peninsula near "Night Island" (probably a reference to Knight Island) at the western end of Prince William Sound off the south-central coast of Alaska.[3]
Sharkay  United States The fishing vessel was lost during severe weather in Culross Passage between Culross Island and the northeastern end of the Kenai Peninsula near "Night Island" (probably a reference to Knight Island) at the western end of Prince William Sound off the south-central coast of Alaska.[3]

7 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 December 1975
Ship Country Description
Western  United States The 89-foot (27.1 m) shrimper and her crew of three men disappeared in the Gulf of Alaska somewhere between Pelican and Kodiak, Alaska.[30][12]

13 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 December 1975
Ship Country Description
Hornet  United States The 48-gross register ton motor vessel sank in Clarence Strait in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska near Lincoln Rock (56°03′25″N 132°41′50″W / 56.05694°N 132.69722°W / 56.05694; -132.69722 (Lincoln Rock)).[28]

18 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 December 1975
Ship Country Description
Imbros  Cyprus The ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (31°40′N 77°47′W / 31.667°N 77.783°W / 31.667; -77.783) with the loss of all 22 crew.[31]

20 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 December 1975
Ship Country Description
Unidentified fishing vessel  United States The fishing vessel capsized off Peratrovich Island (55°34′44″N 133°06′36″W / 55.5788889°N 133.11°W / 55.5788889; -133.11 (Peratrovich Island)) in Southeast Alaska near Klawock, Alaska, killing one person.[12]

26 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 December 1975
Ship Country Description
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.[32]

28 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 December 1975
Ship Country Description
Kim Hua Li  Panama The coastal tanker sank in the South China Sea.

30 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 December 1975
Ship Country Description
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.[33]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1975
Ship Country Description
Aviere  Italian Navy The decommissioned Gleaves-class destroyer was sunk as a target.[34]
Antonio Maceo  Cuban Revolutionary Navy The decommissioned Tacoma-class frigate was sunk as a target.
Brenton Reef Lightship (LV-39)  United States The old 119-foot (36 m) vessel, which had served as a lightvessel from 1875 to 1939, then in various roles thereafter, including as a floating restaurant, sank while under tow off the coast of Massachusetts 4 nautical miles (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) east of Marblehead at 44°21′00″N 068°51′24″W / 44.35000°N 68.85667°W / 44.35000; -68.85667 (Brenton Reef Lightship (LV-39)).[35]

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Ship events in 1975
Ship launches: 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
Ship commissionings: 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
Ship decommissionings: 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
Shipwrecks: 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980