List of shipwrecks in 1975

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

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1975
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date

January[edit]

5 January[edit]

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

20 January[edit]

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

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 sunk in a WNW gale gusting to hurricane force, 25 nautical miles (46 km) south of Penzance. All crew lost.[1]

February[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1975
Ship Country Description
Rogue  Canada Sank off Triple Island, British Columbia.[2]

March[edit]

17 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 March 1975
Ship Country Description
Red Eagle  Thailand Sank in Telok Ayer Basin, Singapore.

April[edit]

4 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 1975
Ship Country Description
MV Spartan Lady  Liberia Broke apart in heavy seas south of Martha's Vineyard

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.[3]

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.

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).

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date April 1975
Ship Country Description
George P. Garrison  United States Sunk as an artificial reef 30 nautical miles (56 km) east of Cape Henry.[4]

May[edit]

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.

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.

21 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 June 1975
Ship Country Description
Nicholas C  Panama The bulk carrier sprang a leak and was abandoned 200 nautical miles (370 km) off Beira, Mozambique. Presumed subsequently foundered.[5]

July[edit]

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.[6]

19 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 June 1975
Ship Country Description
Herma A  Trinidad and Tobago Foundered at Port of Spain, Trinidad, during a storm.

August[edit]

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)").

October[edit]

4 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1975
Ship Country Description
Hongkong Delegate  Liberia collided with Columbus ( Canada) off Monterey, California and extensively damaged. Sold for scrap.[7]

November[edit]

10 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 November 1975
Ship Country Description
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.

December[edit]

18 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 December 1975
Ship Country Description
Imbros  Cyprus 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.[7]

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.[8]

28 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 December 1975
Ship Country Description
Kim Hua Li  Panama 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.[9]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1975
Ship Country Description
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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corin, John; Farr, Grahame (1983). Penlee Lifeboat. Penzance: Penlee & Penzance Branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. p. 120. ISBN 0-9508611-0-3. 
  2. ^ Heaton, K E (8 July 2004). "Shipwrecks in British Columbia's Waters". Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "T2 TANKERS - W - Y". Mariners. Retrieved 4 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Belgian Merchant A-G" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "T2 TANKERS - B". Mariners. Retrieved 18 October 2016. 
  6. ^ Howarth, Patrick (1981). Lifeboat In Danger's Hour. London, New York, Sydney, Toronto: Hamlyn. p. 100. ISBN 0 600 34959 4. 
  7. ^ a b "Belgian Merchant P-Z" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 December 2010. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "William Wheelwright". The Yard. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "Survivors from ore carrier vow never to go to sea again". The Times (D). London. 22 January 1976. col D-F, p. 59608. 

See also[edit]

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