List of shipwrecks in 1977
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The list of shipwrecks in 1977 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1977.
|Ivan Sechenov||Soviet Union||The cargo ship collided in foggy weather with Praktikolas Maris ( Liberia) in the Sea of Marmara, Turkey and sank with the loss of twenty-two crew.|
|Turnu Severin||Romania||The cargo ship collided in fog with Admiral Zmejavic ( Yugoslavia) and sank in the Dardanelles with the loss of fifteen crew.|
|Irenes Challenger||Liberia||The oil tanker broke up in the Pacific Ocean with the loss of three crewmembers.|
|Lucona||The cargo ship was sunk in the Indian Ocean by a time bomb planted as part of an insurance fraud scheme masterminded by Austrian businessman Udo Proksch. Six of the ship′s 12 crew members died.|
|Success Star||Panama||Ran aground off Tumpat, Malaysia and abandoned.|
|Vasso M.||Greece||The cargo ship caught fire and sank in the Mediterranean Sea 2 nautical miles (2.3 miles; 3.7 km) off Borolos Lighthouse, Damietta, Egypt.|
|Enfant du Bretagne||France||The St Malo trawler was lost on Pednathise, within the Western Rocks, Isles of Scilly. The lifeboat came within hearing distance of the crew, but all drowned in the heavy seas before they could be brought aboard.|
|Internos||Panama||Sprang a leak and sank 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) north of Gijon ( ).|
|USS Stockham||United States Navy||The decommissioned Fletcher-class destroyer was sunk as a target off the coast of Puerto Rico.|
|Atlantic Duke||West Germany||Ran aground 20 nautical miles (37 km) off Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom. All seven crew rescued.|
|Hongkong Surety||Republic of China||Ran aground on the Angelica Shoal () and declared a constructive total loss.|
|MV Hawaiian Patriot||Liberia||Caught fire and sank west of Hawaii.|
|El Tambo||Panama||The livestock carrier sank outside Fishguard Harbour, Wales.|
|USS Blue||United States Navy||The decommissioned Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California during a missile exercise.|
|P-11||Ethiopian Navy||The patrol boat was lost, with reports variously blaming the loss on a storm and on an attack by the Eritrean People's Liberation Front.|
|Classic||Greece||The tanker ran aground at Wilhelmshaven, West Germany.|
|Seaspeed Dora||Greece||Capsized and sank at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, refloated on 17 September and towed to Gothenburg, Sweden for repairs. She re-entered service in 1978.|
|William Carson||Canada||The passenger/vehicle icebreaker ferry sank off the coast of Labrador after striking heavy ice.|
|Bijou||West Germany||The coaster sank off Anglesey, Wales. All four crew rescued.|
|USS Butternut||United States Navy||The decommissioned netlayer was destroyed as a target.|
|Gaines Mill||United States||The T2 tanker capsized at Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The wreck was scrapped in situ.|
|Oswego Tarmac||Panama||The T2 tanker was struck by Elektra (flag unknown) at Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles and was severely damaged. Declared a constructive total loss, she was scrapped at Santander, Spain.|
|Lira||Singapore||The cargo ship exploded and caught fire. She sank the next day.|
|ex-USS Rowan||Republic of China Navy||After transfer to the Republic of China Navy, the decommissioned Gearing-class destroyer ran aground while under tow from the United States to Taiwan and was declared a total loss.|
|Kerland||France||a trawler sinking off the Runnelstone, Cornwall, was aided by the Isles of Scilly ferry RMV Scillonian III.|
|Chryssopigi Cross||Panama||Ran aground 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Galle, Sri Lanka ( ) and sank.|
|Mineral Gent||Belgium||Ran aground off Terneuzen, she was refloated and returned to service.|
|Piraeus II||Greece||Caught fire and sank, Elusina, Greece|
|Deepwater Bay||Liberia||Explosion and fire while discharging cargo at Luanda, Angola. She was declared a constructive total loss and scrapped in June 1978.|
|Aristoteles||Liberia||Ran aground at Sestrice Island ( ) and declared a constructive total loss.|
|Union Crystal||Malaysia||The coaster sank 20 nautical miles (37 km) off St Abbs Head, United Kingdom with the loss of five of her six crew.|
|Newark||Liberia||The cargo ship was wrecked at Tripoli, Libya.|
|Hero||The roll-on/roll-off cargo ferry sank in the North Sea with the loss of one crew member when her stern door lost watertight integrity.|
|Empire Rosa||United Kingdom||Ran aground at Luce Bay, Galloway, became a constructive total loss and later scrapped.|
|Boston Sea Ranger||United Kingdom||A Lowestoft trawler foundered off Gwennap Head, Cornwall during a southerly gale.|
|Emmanuel C||Greece||Ran aground on the Île d'Orléans, Quebec, Canada, refloated but declared damaged beyond economical repair and Scrapped in October 1978.|
|Lady Camilla||Denmark||The coaster sank off Cornwall, United Kingdom with loss of life including two children.|
|Conqueror||United Kingdom||A Grimsby trawler on her first voyage after a major refit, went ashore at Penzer Point, south of Mousehole, Cornwall. It is believed the crew were down below having breakfast and the trawler was on automatic pilot! The Penlee Lifeboat had insufficient power to tow the Conqueror off the rocks and she assumed a 35° list and broke up on the rocks.|
|Himma||Australia||Scuttled off New South Wales.|
- "37 are feared dead after collisions at sea". The Times (59907). London. 14 January 1977. col D, p. 10.
- "Tanker Breaks Up in the Pacific". The New York Times. January 18, 1977. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
- Larn, Richard (1992). The Shipwrecks of the Isles of Scilly. Nairn: Thomas & Lochar. ISBN 0-946537-84-4.
- "Belgian Merchant H-O" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 31 October 2010.[permanent dead link]
- "Seven crew rescued". The Times (59938). London. 19 February 1977. col C, p. 5.
- "Tanker Explodes In 50‐Mile Slick West of Honolulu". The New York Times. 25 February 1977. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
- "Detained cattle ship sinks in gale". The Times (59963). London. 28 March 1977. col D, p. 4.
- Harpoon Headquarters: Ethiopian Naval Forces
- "Oil leaking from two vessels". The Times (59999). London. May 10, 1977. col E, p. 5.
- "Ship sinks". The Times (60022). London. 6 June 1977. col F, p. 3.
- "T2 TANKERS - G - H - I". Mariners. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
- "T2 TANKERS - B". Mariners. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
- "Oswego Tarmac". Center for Tankship Excellence. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
- "Picardy". The Yard. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
- Carter, C. (1998). The Port of Penzance: a history. Lydney: Black Dwarf Publications.
- "Belgian Merchant A-G" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
- "Five missing as ship sinks in stormy seas". The Times (60163). London. 17 November 1977. col A, p. 2.
- "Pinebank". The Yard. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
- Carter, C. (1998). The Port of Penzance. Lydney: Black Dwarf Publications. ISBN 0-9533028-0-6.
- "Children's bodies found". The Times (60199). London. 31 December 1977. col D, p. 3.
- Larn, R; Larn, B. (1991). Shipwrecks Around Mounts Bay. Penryn: Tor Mark Press.
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