List of shipwrecks in 1982

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The list of shipwrecks in 1982 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1982.

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1982
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date


January[edit]

5 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 January 1982
Ship Country Description
Akebono Maru No. 28  Japan The trawler capsized and sank 50 nautical miles (93 km) north of Adak, Alaska, United States. Thirty-two crew were killed.

26 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 January 1982
Ship Country Description
MV Ekaterini P  Greece The 963 grt freighter built was built in 1958 by James Lamont & Company, Greenock, Yard No 393 for Associated Humber Lines, Hull as the MV Darlington. In 1978 she was purchased by Evia Shipping Co, Chalkis, Greece and renamed MV Ekaterini P. She developed a list after cargo shifted on 20 April 1980, when on passage from Rouen for Lattakia and taken to Brest where she was laid up & subsequently vandalised. She was scuttled by the French Navy off Point Penmarc'h in position 47°19′N 05°26′W / 47.317°N 5.433°W / 47.317; -5.433 on 26 January 1982.[1]

February[edit]

12 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 February 1982
Ship Country Description
Victory  Greece The tanker broke in two in a storm when 800 nautical miles (1,500 km) south west of Land's End, Cornwall, United Kingdom. Fourteen of her 32 crew were killed when their lifeboat broke up. The survivors were rescued by Manchester Challenge ( United Kingdom).[2]

15 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1982
Ship Country Description
Ocean Ranger  Canada The oil platform capsized in the Grand Banks, Newfoundland due to malfunctions in ballast system caused by a rogue wave. All 84 crewmembers were killed.

16 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1982
Ship Country Description
Mekhanik Tarasov  Soviet Union The cargo ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean. All hands were lost.[3]

18 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 February 1982
Ship Country Description
SAS President Kruger  South African Navy the President-class frigate collided with the replenishment ship, SAS Tafelberg ( South African Navy) and sank 80 nautical miles (150 km) south of Cape Town. Sixteen crewmembers were killed.

23 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 1982
Ship Country Description
St. Bedan  United Kingdom The Troubles: The collier was boarded and bombed by an IRA team in Lough Foyle. All crew members survived. The hull was raised and broken up several months later.

26 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 February 1982
Ship Country Description
Craigantlet  Cyprus The container ship was wrecked at Killantringan Lighthouse in Portamaggie Bay, Wigtownshire, Scotland.

28 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1982
Ship Country Description
Mar Caspio  Argentina The T2 tanker collided with barges in the Parana River and was consequently scrapped.[4][5]

March[edit]

4 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 March 1982
Ship Country Description
Vortigern  United Kingdom The ferry ran aground at Ostend, West Flanders, Belgium. Later refloated, repaired and returned to service.

7 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 March 1982
Ship Country Description
Golden Dolphin  United States The tanker exploded and sank 750 nautical miles (1,390 km) east of Bermuda with the loss of nine crew. Fourteen survivors were rescued by Norrland ( Sweden).[6]

11 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 March 1982
Ship Country Description
Ranga  Spain
The remains of Ranga in 2006.

The container ship lost engine power during a storm. She went aground at Dunmore Head, on the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland. All crew members were rescued by breeches buoy and a Royal Air Force helicopter. The ship was a total loss, and the bow and other remains are visible today.

April[edit]

9 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 April 1982
Ship Country Description
USS Basilone  United States Navy The decommissioned Gearing-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean about 80 nautical miles (148 km) east of St. Augustine, Florida.

13 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1982
Ship Country Description
USS Robinson  United States Navy The decommissioned Fletcher-class destroyer was sunk as a target off Puerto Rico.

18 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 April 1982
Ship Country Description
Sharelga  Republic of Ireland The trawler was sunk when her nets were caught by the British submarine HMS Porpoise ( Royal Navy).[7] All five crew survived.[8][9]

26 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 April 1982
Ship Country Description
ARA Santa Fe  Argentine Navy Falklands War: The Balao-class submarine sank alongside a pier at King Edward Point on South Georgia Island a day after suffering damage in combat with, and surrending to, British forces. She later was refloated and scuttled in February 1985.

May[edit]

2 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 May 1982
Ship Country Description
ARA General Belgrano  Argentine Navy Falklands War: The Brooklyn-class light cruiser was torpedoed and sunk off the Isla de los Estados, Argentina by HMS Conqueror ( Royal Navy) with the loss of 323 of her 1,093 crew.

4 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 May 1982
Ship Country Description
HMS Sheffield  Royal Navy Falklands War: The Type 42 destroyer was struck by one Exocet missile fired by an Argentine Navy Super Étendard and sank off the Falkland Islands. Twenty crew killed. The ship was taken in tow by HMS Yarmouth ( Royal Navy) but sank on 10 May.

10 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 May 1982
Ship Country Description
ARA Narwal  Argentine Navy Falklands War: The spy trawler was damaged by bombs and cannon fire from Fleet Air Arm Sea Harriers from HMS Hermes ( Royal Navy) on 9 May and was captured by a Special Boat Squadron team. She sank while under tow the next day.

11 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 May 1982
Ship Country Description
ARA Isla de los Estados  Argentine Navy Falklands War: The bulk carrier was sunk off the Falkland Islands by shelling from HMS Alacrity ( Royal Navy). There were only two survivors from her crew of 22.

16 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 May 1982
Ship Country Description
ARA Bahía Buen Suceso  Argentine Navy Falklands War: The fleet supply ship was strafed by British Aerospace Sea Harriers from HMS Hermes ( Royal Navy) whilst moored at Fox Bay East, West Falkland and set on fire. The fire was extinguished by her crew, but the ship ran aground during a gale some days later.

22 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 1982
Ship Country Description
HMS Ardent  Royal Navy Falklands War: The Type 21-class frigate sank as a result of damage sustained in bombing by Douglas A-4 Skyhawks of the Argentine Navy the previous day. The fighters were part of the air group on board the carrier ARA Veinticinco de Mayo ( Argentine Navy), but this mission was carried out from a land base at Rio Grande. Twenty-two of her crew were killed.

24 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 May 1982
Ship Country Description
HMS Antelope  Royal Navy
HMS Antelope

Falklands War: The Type 21-class frigate was bombed and sunk in Grantham Sound, Falkland Islands. One crewmember and an army technician who was trying to defuse an unexploded bomb were killed. The attack was carried out by Douglas A-4 Skyhawks of the Argentine Air Force.

25 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 May 1982
Ship Country Description
HMS Coventry  Royal Navy Falklands War: The Type 42 destroyer was bombed and sunk north of the Falkland Sound, Falkland Islands by Douglas A-4 Skyhawks of the Argentine Air Force. Nineteen crew were killed.
Atlantic Conveyor  United Kingdom Falklands War: The container ship was struck by two Exocet missiles fired by Argentine Navy Super Étendard aircraft. The ship was set on fire, and abandoned. Twelve of her crew were killed.

30 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 May 1982
Ship Country Description
Atlantic Conveyor  United Kingdom Falklands War: The container ship sank at 50°40′S 54°28′W / 50.667°S 54.467°W / -50.667; -54.467 as a result of damage sustained in the attack on 25 May.

June[edit]

6 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 June 1982
Ship Country Description
Transit  Lebanon 1982 Lebanon War: The coaster was damaged the Mediterranean Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) off Tripoli, Lebanon. The cause was sabotage, a bomb being placed on board. She was carrying refugees to Larnaca, Cyprus, 25 of whom were killed. The ship was beached but later sank.[10]

8 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 June 1982
Ship Country Description
RFA Sir Galahad  Royal Fleet Auxiliary Falklands War: The Round Table-class landing ship logistics was wrecked and set on fire by bombs dropped by Douglas A-4 Skyhawks of the Argentine Air Force at Port Pleasant, Falkland Islands, and set on fire. Forty-eight sailors and soldiers were killed.

11 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 June 1982
Ship Country Description
Mercury  Singapore The ore carrier caught fire off Crete, Greece. She was on a voyage from Varna, Romania to Manila, Philippines. Mercury was declared a constructive total loss and scrapped.[11]

21 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 June 1982
Ship Country Description
RFA Sir Galahad  Royal Fleet Auxiliary Falklands War: The wreck of the Round Table-class landing ship logistics was towed out to sea and sunk in the South Atlantic Ocean by the submarine HMS Onyx ( Royal Navy) at 51°50′S 58°12′W / 51.833°S 58.200°W / -51.833; -58.200 ("RFA Sir Galahad").

July[edit]

18 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 1982
Ship Country Description
USS Agerholm  United States Navy The decommissioned Gearing-class destroyer was sunk as a target by a UGM-109 Tomahawk missile fired by the submarine USS Guitarro ( United States Navy) in the Pacific Ocean at approximately 32°45′N 119°32′W / 32.750°N 119.533°W / 32.750; -119.533 ("USS Agerholm (DD-826)").
USS Porterfield  United States Navy The decommissioned Fletcher-class destroyer was sunk as a target.

August[edit]

9 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 August 1982
Ship Country Description
Hasrat Mulia  Indonesia The ferry sank in the Strait of Macassar. Only 135 survivors were reported of the 400 people on board.[12]
Litison Bride  Greece Iran–Iraq War: The cargo ship was sunk in the Persian Gulf by a rocket fired by an Iranian Navy warship. All 26 crew survived.[13]
Sambow Banner  South Korea Iran–Iraq War: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Persian Gulf by an Iranian Navy ship.[13]

September[edit]

18 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1982
Ship Country Description
Lady Ann  Australia The offshore supply vessel collided with Regional Endeavour ( Australia) off the Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia. She subsequently sank. All six crew were rescued by Lady Sally ( Australia).[14]

October[edit]

12 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 October 1982
Ship Country Description
Elhawi Star  Saudi Arabia The cargo ship sank in calm seas off Rijeka Yugoslavia. All 30 crew survived.[15]

16 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 October 1982
Ship Country Description
Island Cement  Bahamas
The wreck of Island Cement the day after she was scuttled.
The bulk cement carrier was scuttled in the Bahamas approximately 1.5 nautical miles (1.7 miles; 2.8 km) off Williamstown, Grand Bahama Island, to serve as a recreational dive site.

21 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 October 1982
Ship Country Description
ARA Bahía Buen Suceso  Argentine Navy Falklands War: The abandoned fleet replenishment ship was towed out to deep water in the South Atlantic Ocean off the Falkland Islands and sunk by British Aerospace Sea Harriers of 809 Naval Air Squadron, Fleet Air Arm and a torpedo fired by submarine HMS Onyx ( Royal Navy).

24 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 1982
Ship Country Description
SS Poet  United States The ship passed Cape Henlopen on 24 October bound for Port Said Egypt with a cargo of corn and 34 crew. She was never heard from again.[16]

25 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 October 1982
Ship Country Description
USS Savage  United States Navy The decommissioned Edsall-class destroyer escort was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off California.

November[edit]

14 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 November 1982
Ship Country Description
Nesam  United Kingdom The cargo ship capsised and sank in bad weather 85 nautical miles (157 km) off the Isles of Scilly with the loss of five of her eleven crew.[17][18] The survivors were recued by a RAF Sea King helicopter of 202 Squadron.

December[edit]

19 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 December 1982
Ship Country Description
European Gateway  United Kingdom The ferry collided with Speedlink Vanguard ( United Kingdom) off Harwich, Essex and capsized,[19] killing six people.[20] Sixty-five people were saved by Dana Futura ( Denmark).[19] The ship was salvaged, repaired and returned to service.[20]

31 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 December 1982
Ship Country Description
Johanna  Netherlands
Johanna.
The Coaster ran aground at Hartland Point, Devon, United Kingdom. The ship was declared to be abandoned and was stripped by local inhabitants.[21][22]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date December 1982
Ship Country Description
Neg Chieftain  United Kingdom The tug capsized and sank off Ramsgate, Kent. She was subsequently raised.[23]
Unirea  Romania The oil tanker suffered an explosion, broke up, and sank in the Black Sea 40 nautical miles (46 miles; 74 km) south-southeast of Cape Kaliakra, Bulgaria, with the loss of one life.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1982
Ship Country Description
Mahi  United States The research ship was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Waianae, Hawaii, to serve as a recreational dive site.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Fourteen lost as lifeboat from crippled ship shinks". The Times (61157). London. 13 February 1982. col E, p. 1. 
  3. ^ "Soviet seamen drown after refusing rescue". The Times (61160). London. 17 February 1982. col B, p. 1. 
  4. ^ "T2 TANKERS - C". Mariners. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Cayuse". Auke Visser. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
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  7. ^ Dáil Éireann - Volume 387 - 7 March 1989
  8. ^ "Submarine blamed for sinking boat". The Times (61211). London. 18 March 1982. col C, p. 3. 
  9. ^ "Britain admits sub sank trawler". The Times (61223). London. 3 May 1982. col A-C, p. 16. 
  10. ^ "HARINGVLIET". Stichting Maritiem Historische Databank. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "Daghestan". The Yard. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  12. ^ "Sea Search". The Times (61308). London. 10 August 1982. col G, p. 4. 
  13. ^ a b "Iraq sets up Gulf exclusion zone". The Times (61310). London. 13 August 1982. col C, p. 5. 
  14. ^ "PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION CARRIED OUT BY W.B. THOMSON INTO THE FOUNDERING OF THE M.V. 'LADY ANN' OFF EXMOUTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA ON 18TH SEPTEMBER 1982" (PDF). Australia Transportation Safety Board. 1 October 1982. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  15. ^ "Ship sinks". The Times (61362). London. 14 October 1982. col D, p. 8. 
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  17. ^ "Four dead as cargo ship sinks". The Times (61389). London. 15 November 1982. col A, p. 1. 
  18. ^ "Teenager is shipwreck hero". The Times (61390). London. 16 November 1982. col D, p. 2. 
  19. ^ a b "Four die, 65 saved as ferry sinks in N Sea collision". The Times (61419). London. 20 December 1982. col B-D, p. 1. 
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See also[edit]

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Ship events in 1982
Ship launches: 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987
Ship commissionings: 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987
Ship decommissionings: 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987
Shipwrecks: 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987