List of shipwrecks in 1978

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The list of shipwrecks in 1978 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1978.

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January[edit]

7 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 1978
Ship Country Description
Bolero  Honduras Sank in the Black Sea off Kilyos, Turkey.[1]

12 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1978
Ship Country Description
Function  United Kingdom Grounded on the quayside at Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk due to surge tide.[2] Ship cut up for scrap later that month.[3]
Holmar  Netherlands The coaster capsized and sank 15 nautical miles (28 km) north east of Flamborough Head, Yorkshire with the loss of five crew.[2]
Sea Diamond  Greece The cargo ship foundered off Lowestoft, Suffolk with the loss of seven crew.[2]
MV Gloriosa  Cyprus The cargo ship foundered off the coast of Norfolk, United Kingdom. Five crew killed.[2]

13 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 January 1978
Ship Country Description
Duperré  French Navy The destroyer was driven ashore on the coast of Brittany, France. A total of 233 crew were removed by a French coast guard helicopter. A French tug refloated the ship.[4]

26 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 January 1978
Ship Country Description
USS Ross  United States Navy The Fletcher-class destroyer was sunk as a target off Puerto Rico.

February[edit]

2 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1978
Ship Country Description
Orion  United Kingdom The oil rig, being towed on a barge, ran aground at Guernsey, Channel Islands, when the tow broke in a storm. Her crew were rescued by the St. Peter Port Lifeboat and Royal Navy helicopters.[5]

3 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1978
Ship Country Description
Maria Dormio  Italy The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the Tyrrhenian Sea 56 nautical miles (104 km; 64 mi) southwest of Cape Miseno.[6]

7 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 1978
Ship Country Description
Can Do  United States Northeastern United States blizzard of 1978: The 42-foot (13 m) pilot boat capsized and sank off Marblehead, Massachusetts, during a blizzard with the loss of all five people on board. She was refloated in 1981, repaired, and returned to service as a towing vessel with the name Grampus.[7][8]
Peter Stuyvesant  United States Northeastern United States blizzard of 1978: The 1,129-gross register ton motor vessel — a former passenger ship in use as a floating function hall and waiting area for the restaurant Anthony's Pier 4 in Boston, Massachusetts — broke free of her permanent docking cradle during a blizzard and sank without loss of life in 20 feet (6.1 m) of water in Boston Harbor beside the west side of Pier 4 at 42°21′12″N 071°02′30″W / 42.35333°N 71.04167°W / 42.35333; -71.04167 (Peter Stuyvesant). Her wreck was removed in February 2017 and scrapped.[9][10]

10 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 1978
Ship Country Description
Eastern Saturn  United Kingdom The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank whilst on a voyage from Bangkok, Thailand to Apapa, Nigeria.[11]

23 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 1978
Ship Country Description
USS Rowe  United States Navy The Fletcher-class destroyer was sunk as a target off Puerto Rico.

March[edit]

16 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 March 1978
Ship Country Description
Amoco Cadiz  France
Amoco Cadiz.

Ran aground on Portsall Rocks, 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off the coast of Brittany, loaded with 255,000 tonnes of crude oil.

19 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 March 1978
Ship Country Description
Glacier Queen  United States The fishing vessel sank in Hinchinbrook Entrance (60°18′20″N 146°54′15″W / 60.30556°N 146.90417°W / 60.30556; -146.90417 (Hinchinbrook Entrance)) off Zaikof Point (60°18′12″N 146°55′42″W / 60.30333°N 146.92833°W / 60.30333; -146.92833 (Zaikof Point)) near Schooner Rock (60°18′20″N 146°54′20″W / 60.3056°N 146.9056°W / 60.3056; -146.9056 (Schooner Rock)) on the south-central coast of Alaska. The fishing vessel Lone Fisherman ( United States) rescued her crew.[12]

23 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 March 1978
Ship Country Description
Kronos  Greece struck by Romanza whilst berthed at Piraeus. Declared a constructive total loss.

April[edit]

1 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 April 1978
Ship Country Description
Federal St Laurent  Liberia Collision with Chimo and grounded at Grondines, Quebec, Canada. Refloated on 4 April and returned to service.[13]
Unknown and Unknown Kampuchea The vessels, possibly "Swift" boats or auxiliary patrol boats, were sunk by a Vietnamese Navy vessel north east of Hon Doc Island.[14]

7 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 1978
Ship Country Description
Astron  Soviet Union
Astron, 2008.

The cargo ship ran aground at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and was wrecked.

14 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 April 1978
Ship Country Description
Henrietta B  Denmark The coaster foundered 50 nautical miles (93 km) off The Lizard, Cornwall. All thirteen crew rescued by a French warship.[15]

May[edit]

2 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 May 1978
Ship Country Description
Miss Belle  United States Under tow by the fishing vessel Pacific Sea ( United States) after drifting for three days after her engine failed, the double-ended fishing vessel capsized and sank on the west side of 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 after a huge wave struck her broadside. Pacific Sea rescued her crew of two.[16]

6 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 May 1978
Ship Country Description
Eleni V  Greece The tanker collided with bulk carrier Roseline ( France) off the Norfolk coast and capsized, remaining afloat for a number of days afterwards.[17] Bow section blown up and sunk on 1 June.[18] About 5,000 tonnes of heavy fuel oil were spilt.[19]

12 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 May 1978
Ship Country Description
Zeehaan  South Africa The motor vessel foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Namibia at 20°42′S 12°46′E / 20.700°S 12.767°E / -20.700; 12.767.[20]

22 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 1978
Ship Country Description
Blind Faith  United States The bowpicker was destroyed by fire and abandoned in the Copper River Flats near Pete Dahl Slough (60°23′N 145°27′W / 60.383°N 145.450°W / 60.383; -145.450 (Pete Dahl Slough)) on the south-central coast of Alaska.[21]

29 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 May 1978
Ship Country Description
Northern Dream  United States The 21-foot (6.4 m) vessel was destroyed by fire on the east coast of Crooked Island (57°46′30″N 152°23′30″W / 57.77500°N 152.39167°W / 57.77500; -152.39167 (Crooked Island)) in the Kodiak Archipelago near Kodiak, Alaska. A Kodiak Western Airlines Grumman Goose flying boat rescued her entire crew of three.[22]
Rocket  United States The troller sank in heavy seas off Cape Lynch (55°47′N 133°42′W / 55.783°N 133.700°W / 55.783; -133.700 (Cape Lynch)) on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska.[23]
Senora Sue  United States The 35-gross register ton motor vessel sank in Lituya Bay in Southeast Alaska.[24]

30 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 May 1978
Ship Country Description
R. I. P.  United States The gillnetter sank off of “The Castle” (60°20′N 145°12′W / 60.333°N 145.200°W / 60.333; -145.200 (The Castle)) on the Copper River Flats on the south-central coast of Alaska.[23]

June[edit]

12 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 June 1978
Ship Country Description
Sonny Boy  United States The 70-foot (21.3 m) vessel sank off the Aleutian Islands 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi) from Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The vessels Cape Lynch and Crystal (both  United States) rescued her crew.[24]

13 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 June 1978
Ship Country Description
Yellowstone  United States The bulk carrier collided with cargo ship Ibn Batouta ( Algeria) and sank off Gibraltar.[25]

17 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 June 1978
Ship Country Description
Whippoorwill  United States The tourist boat capsized on Pomona Lake in Franklin County, Kansas, after a tornado hit her. Sixteen of the 58 people on board drowned.

25 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 June 1978
Ship Country Description
Chantal  Panama The cargo ship sprang a leak off Cape Engaño, Dominican Republic and was beached. She was declared a total loss.

28 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 June 1978
Ship Country Description
Margaret Smith  United Kingdom Sank off Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.

July[edit]

1 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1978
Ship Country Description
Meteor  United States The 30-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel burned and sank in Whale Pass (57°56′N 152°50′W / 57.933°N 152.833°W / 57.933; -152.833 (Whale Pass)) in the Kodiak Archipelago between Kodiak Island and Whale Island.[16]

2 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 July 1978
Ship Country Description
Roberta Jean  United States The fishing vessel sank in the Pacific Ocean with the loss of all hands. One body was recovered from the ocean off Bahia Tortugas, Mexico.

5 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 July 1978
Ship Country Description
Sea Rooter  United States The Bayliner Sport Cruiser ran aground in Strawberry Channel 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) from Point Bentinck (60°24′N 146°00′W / 60.400°N 146.000°W / 60.400; -146.000 (Point Bentinck)) off the south-central coast of Alaska and capsized in the surf. The only person on board died.[24]

8 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 July 1978
Ship Country Description
USS Sealion  United States Navy The Balao-class submarine was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean off Newport, Rhode Island.

18 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 1978
Ship Country Description
MS Birgo  Norway Bulk carrier scuttled in Nedstrandfjorden by the ship owner in an insurance fraud scheme.

23 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1978
Ship Country Description
Jayawang  Singapore The cargo ship sank off Bangkok, Thailand. She was raised in November 1979 and moved to a new anchorage but sank again.

30 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 July 1978
Ship Country Description
Locuste  French Navy The Aloe-class net laying ship struck a reef in the Pacific Ocean off Cikobia Island, Fiji, and sank.

August[edit]

3 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 1978
Ship Country Description
SAS Transvaal  South African Navy The Loch-class frigate was scuttled in Smitswinkel Bay.

12 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 1978
Ship Country Description
Saint Paul  United States The troller struck a rock and sank in Southeast Alaska near Elfin Cove and George Island northwest of Juneau.[24]

18 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 August 1978
Ship Country Description
Itasca  United States The 64-gross register ton, 64.6-foot (19.7 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Sakie Bay (55°04′N 133°14′W / 55.067°N 133.233°W / 55.067; -133.233 (Sakie Bay)) near Dall Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[26]

24 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1978
Ship Country Description
Jeffery Allen  United States The 75-foot (22.9 m) vessel sank with the loss of one life southwest of Puale Bay (57°41′N 155°29′W / 57.683°N 155.483°W / 57.683; -155.483 (Puale Bay)) on the coast of the Alaska Peninsula in Alaska. The vessel Cape Fairwell ( United States) rescued her three survivors. Jeffery Allen was salvaged in October 1979.[27]
Mary Weston  United Kingdom The coaster collided with Macasse ( Ivory Coast) and sank in the Seine 16 nautical miles (30 km) downstream of Rouen, France with the loss of four of her five crew.[28][29]

27 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 August 1978
Ship Country Description
USS Cree  United States Navy The decommissioned Cherokee-class fleet tug was sunk as a target.

September[edit]

1 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 September 1978
Ship Country Description
Jolly Azzuro  Panama The cargo ship collided with Atlantico ( Spain) in the Strait of Gibraltar and sank. Atlantico sustained severe damage to her bows.[30]

6 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 September 1978
Ship Country Description
Wild Dog  United States The 18-gross register ton motor vessel sank off Ugak Bay, Alaska.[31]

8 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 September 1978
Ship Country Description
Bandeirante  Norway The tanker collided with the bulk carrier Maroudio ( Greece) and sank off Ouessant, France. The bulk carrier August Pacific ( United Kingdom) washed out her tanks in the area where the accident occurred. She was forced to stop by L'Alerte ( Marine Nationale) after ignoring demands from the dredger Baccarat ( France) to stop. Her captain was fined ₣50,000 (then £5,800) for illegally discharging the oil.[32]
Two unidentified vessels Kampuchea The vessels, possibly Patrol Craft Fast or auxiliary patrol boats, were sunk by a Vietnamese Peopl's Navy vessel near Hon Doc Island.[14]

13 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 September 1978
Ship Country Description
High Tide  United States The fishing vessel sank off Spruce Cape (57°49′15″N 152°20′00″W / 57.82083°N 152.33333°W / 57.82083; -152.33333 (Spruce Cape)) on the coast of Kodiak Island in Alaska′s Kodiak Archipelago.[33]

14 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 September 1978
Ship Country Description
Ibn al Qis Libyan Navy The landing ship was destroyed by fire while at sea during an amphibious landing exercise on the night of 14–15 September.[34]

18 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1978
Ship Country Description
Gertrude Ann  United States The fishing vessel capsized and was lost off Sitkinak Island in Alaska′s Kodiak Archipelago.[12]

20 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 September 1978
Ship Country Description
Angel  Japan The cargo ship collided with Dignity ( Greece) 45 nautical miles (83 km) off Oporto, Portugal and sank with the loss of eleven of her 24 crew.[35]

27 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 September 1978
Ship Country Description
Saint Augustine  United States The 42-foot (12.8 m) vessel was stranded and sank in Danger Bay, also known as Kazakof Bay (58°06′N 152°55′W / 58.100°N 152.917°W / 58.100; -152.917 (Kazakof Bay)) on the coast of Afognak in the Kodiak Archipelago off the coast of Alaska. The United States Coast Guard rescued her two-man crew.[24]

29 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 September 1978
Ship Country Description
Puerto Princesa  Philippines Typhoon Lola: The cargo ship drove into Fides Orient ( Singapore) at Manila and was damaged beyond economic repair. Subsequently scrapped.[36]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1978
Ship Country Description
Kimon  Cyprus Lebanese Civil War: The coaster was sunk by rockets in Beirut harbor, Lebanon. Raised in 1981 and scrapped or towed to sea and scuttled.[37][38]

October[edit]

2 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 October 1978
Ship Country Description
Marion A  United States The 37-gross register ton, 39-foot (11.9 m) crab-fishing vessel capsized and sank with the loss of two lives in Geese Channel (56°45′N 153°53′W / 56.750°N 153.883°W / 56.750; -153.883 (Geese Channel)) off Aiaktalik Island (56°42′27″N 154°03′24″W / 56.7075°N 154.0568°W / 56.7075; -154.0568 (Aiaktalik Island)) in the Kodiak Archipelago off Alaska. The lone survivor was rescued from the island on 13 October by the fishing vessel Moonsong ( United States).[16]

3 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 October 1978
Ship Country Description
HMCS Kapuskasing  Canadian Forces Maritime Command The Algerine-class minesweeper was sunk as a target.

9 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 October 1978
Ship Country Description
Skreamin Deamon  United States While under tow, the 27-foot (8.2 m) vessel sank without loss of life off Spruce Island in the Kodiak Archipelago near Monashka Bay on Kodiak Island.[24]

12 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 October 1978
Ship Country Description
Christos Bitas  Greece The tanker ran aground off the coast of Dyfed, Wales.[39]

18 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 October 1978
Ship Country Description
HMS Eagle  Royal Navy The aircraft carrier ran aground at Loch Ryan on her way to the breaker's yard. Later refloated and scrapped.[40]
USS Mackerel  United States Navy The T-1-class submarine was sunk as a target off Puerto Rico.

20 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 October 1978
Ship Country Description
USCGC Cuyahoga  United States Coast Guard
The wreck of Cuyahoga when she was refloated on 29 October 1978.
The cutter sank with the loss of 11 lives after colliding with the tanker Santa Cruz II ( Argentina) in the Chesapeake Bay. There were 18 survivors. She was refloated on 29 October 1978 and scuttled on 29 March 1979 to form an artificial reef.

23 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 October 1978
Ship Country Description
Key West  United States The crab-fishing vessel sank in the Bering Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km; 46 mi) north of Amak Island in the Aleutian Islands after her lazarette flooded during a storm.[41]
Lorrinda G  United States The fishing vessel sank in the Bering Sea.[42]

30 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 October 1978
Ship Country Description
Kiowa  United States The tug sank without loss of life in Herring Bay (57°07′N 134°22′W / 57.117°N 134.367°W / 57.117; -134.367 (Herring Bay)) on Frederick Sound in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska after logs she was towing broke loose in heavy weather and tore her stern open. Another tug rescued her crew.[41][43]
Nico Primo  Italy The cargo ship sank in the Peloponnesus with the loss of eight of her nine crew.[44]

31 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 October 1978
Ship Country Description
Christos Bitas  Greece The tanker was scuttled 320 nautical miles (590 km) west of Fastnet Rock, United Kingdom.[45]

November[edit]

3 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 1978
Ship Country Description
Devil Sea  United States The 44-foot (13.4 m) vessel was wrecked on Igitkin Island in the Aleutian Islands. Wearing survival suits, her crew of four reached shore and was rescued by the seagoing buoy tender USCGC Ironwood (Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg United States Coast Guard).[46]

4 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 November 1978
Ship Country Description
Epic  United States The 137-gross register ton, 72.7-foot (22.2 m) crab-fishing vessel capsized and sank in the Gulf of Alaska off the south end of Alaska′s Kodiak Island with the loss of four lives. There was one survivor.[47]

7 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 November 1978
Ship Country Description
Cora B  United States After she struck a rock and flooded, the charter boat was towed to Bass Harbor (60°37′30″N 147°24′30″W / 60.62500°N 147.40833°W / 60.62500; -147.40833 (Bass Harbor)) on the coast of Naked Island (60°39′10″N 147°24′47″W / 60.6528°N 147.4130°W / 60.6528; -147.4130 (Naked Island)) in Prince William Sound on the south-central coast of Alaska, where she was stripped and burned.[48]

8 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 November 1978
Ship Country Description
Glacier Queen  United States The floating hotel sank at anchor in Seldovia Bay (59°25′39″N 151°43′30″W / 59.4274°N 151.7249°W / 59.4274; -151.7249 (Seldovia Bay)) in Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of Alaska. Her wreck later was refloated and in January 1979 was scuttled in the Gulf of Alaska.[12][49][50][51][52]
Ruth A  United States The motor vessel sank in Alaska Native Brotherhood Harbor (57°03′N 135°20′W / 57.050°N 135.333°W / 57.050; -135.333 (Alaska Native Brotherhood Harbor)) at Sitka, Alaska.[23]

16 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 November 1978
Ship Country Description
Manureva  France The sailboat disappeared along with her captain, Alain Colas, in the Atlantic Ocean near the Azores after Colas sent a final message on this date.

20 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 1978
Ship Country Description
Crow  United States While carrying a cargo of construction materials to a cannery, the 117-foot (35.7 m) former landing craft sank 9 nautical miles (17 km; 10 mi) off of Wide Bay (57°22′N 156°11′W / 57.367°N 156.183°W / 57.367; -156.183 (Wide Bay)) on the south-central coast of Alaska. The United States Coast Guard rescued her crew of six from a life raft.[48]

23 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1978
Ship Country Description
Iwala  United States The yacht was seized by the Kampuchean Navy for drug smuggling. She reportedly was scuttled and her two crewmen were executed by being burned alive.[53]

30 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1978
Ship Country Description
Heidi Marie  United States The fishing vessel ran aground and sank in Terror Bay (57°46′N 153°12′W / 57.767°N 153.200°W / 57.767; -153.200 (Terror Bay)) on the coast of Kodiak Island in Alaska′s Kodiak Archipelago.[33]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date November 1978
Ship Country Description
HMS Undaunted  Royal Navy The decommissioned U and V-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean by an Exocet missile fired by the destroyer HMS Norfolk and a torpedo fired by the submarine HMS Swiftsure (both  Royal Navy).

December[edit]

1 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1978
Ship Country Description
Zephyr  United States The fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Old Harbor, Alaska.[54]

7 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 December 1978
Ship Country Description
Shapacy  United States The 90-foot (27.4 m) crab-fishing vessel capsized and sank in Kachemak Bay 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) off of Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska, with the loss of two lives.[24]

11 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 December 1978
Ship Country Description
Holoholo  United States The motor vessel was overdue on a trip in Hawaii between Honolulu Harbor and Kawaihae Harbor and was presumed capsized and sunk in the Pacific Ocean.[55]

12 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 December 1978
Ship Country Description
Beachboy  United States The 58-foot (17.7 m) vessel sank in 120 feet (37 m) of water in Alaska′s Kodiak Archipelago near Two Headed Island (56°54′N 153°35′W / 56.900°N 153.583°W / 56.900; -153.583 (Two Headed Island)). Two survivors were rescued on 14 December.[21]
SAS Good Hope  South African Navy The decommissioned Loch-class frigate was scuttled to form an artificial reef in False Bay off the coast of South Africa.
Kimon M.  Panama The cargo ship was wrecked on Shab Abu Reef near the Straits of Gubal. The vessel Interusja (flag unknown) rescued her cew. Kimon M. slid off the reef and sank some days later.[56]

13 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 December 1978
Ship Country Description
München  West Germany The motor ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean in a severe storm after being struck by a rogue wave.

14 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 December 1978
Ship Country Description
Kiska  United States The 34-foot (10.4 m) vessel was lost off Sitkalidak Island in Alaska′s Kodiak Archipelago.[41]

22 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 December 1978
Ship Country Description
Four Sons  United States The 72-foot (21.9 m) fishing vessel was wrecked on the coast of Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Islands. The vessel American Viking ( United States) rescued her entire crew.[57]

30 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 December 1978
Ship Country Description
Ben Asdale  United Kingdom The fishing trawler was wrecked in a blizzard off Falmouth, Cornwall. Three men drowned.[58]
Oso  United States The troller dragged her anchor during a storm, struck a rock, and sank off the west coast of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska near White Sulfur Hot Springs (57°48′25″N 136°20′45″W / 57.80694°N 136.34583°W / 57.80694; -136.34583 (White Sulfur Hot Springs)). The only person aboard reached shore in a skiff; the fishing vessel Midnight Charger ( United States) rescued him five weeks later.[59]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1978
Ship Country Description
Menoquet  United States The 197-gross register ton, 106-foot (32.3 m) tug sank in Katlian Bay (57°09′N 135°23′W / 57.150°N 135.383°W / 57.150; -135.383 (Katlian Bay)) in Southeast Alaska sometime prior to 1979, i.e, in 1978 or earlier.[16]
Pamela Joy  United Kingdom The tug was severely damaged by fire. Declared a constructive total loss and consequently scrapped.[60]

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See also[edit]

Ship events in 1978
Ship launches: 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983
Ship commissionings: 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983
Ship decommissionings: 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983
Shipwrecks: 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983