List of shipwrecks in 1983
The list of shipwrecks in 1983 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1983.
|White Gull||United States||The fishing vessel disappeared in the Gulf of Alaska somewhere between Pelican and Yakutat, Alaska, with the loss of all three people on board.|
|Marine Electric||United States||The bulk carrier sank in the North Atlantic Ocean about 30 nautical miles (56 km; 35 mi) off Virginia with the loss of 31 lives.|
|Pará||Brazilian Navy||The decommissioned Gearing-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil 80 nautical miles (148 km) south of Cabo Frio lighthouse by two torpedoes fired by the submarine Ceará ( Brazilian Navy).|
|HMS Nurton||Royal Navy||The Ton-class minesweeper collided with HMS Brocklesby ( Royal Navy) and was holed. She was abandoned by her crew. Subsequently repaired and returned to service.|
|Tammy||United States||The 52-foot (16 m) fishing vessel burned and sank in the Gulf of Alaska near Noisy Island off the west coast of Kodiak Island. The three-man crew abandoned ship in a life raft and were rescued by the fishing vessel Moonbeam ( United States).|
|USS William M. Wood||United States Navy||The decommissioned Gearing-class destroyer was sunk as a target off Puerto Rico.|
|Bay Club||Panama||Suffered an engine room fire 1,000 nautical miles (1,900 km) off Land's End, Cornwall, United Kingdom. The crew abandoned ship and were rescued by Dart Atlantic ( United Kingdom).|
|Schutting 1||Panama||Foundered 75 nautical miles (139 km) south west of Land's End. Six crew taken off by helicopter form RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall. The seven remaining crew later took to a lifeboat and were rescued by Axel Johnson. They were also taken to Culdrose by helicopter.|
|Unknown missile boat||Iraqi Navy||Iran–Iraq War: The Project 205 missile boat was sunk by a missile (possibly a Harpoon missile) from an Iranian warship.|
|USS Vesole||United States Navy||The decommissioned Gearing-class destroyer was sunk as a target off Puerto Rico.|
|Ghiannis D||Greece||Ran aground at Sha`b Abu Nuhas reef. Remained stranded on reef and sank some six weeks later.|
|Misty Blue||United States||The fishing trawler departed for a clamming trip on 11 April 1983 and was scheduled to return the following day, but never did. Her entire crew of four was lost. Her intact wreck was found on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean east of Cape Henlopen, Delaware.|
|Unknown missile boat||Iraqi Navy||Iran–Iraq War: The Project 205 missile boat was sunk by a Harpoon missile from an Iranian warship. 12 crewmen rescued by Iranian Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King helicopter and made prisoners of war.|
|USS Bushnell||United States Navy||The decommissioned Fulton-class submarine tender was sunk as a torpedo target by the submarine USS Atlanta ( United States Navy) in the Atlantic Ocean at .|
|Alexander Suvorov||Soviet Union||Collided with a railway bridge at Ulyanovsk, killing 177 people. Ship later repaired and returned to service.|
|K-429||Soviet Navy||Sank off Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky with the loss of 16 lives. Later salvaged and returned to service.|
|Spearfish||United Kingdom||The supply vessel collided with the rig Penrod 83 in the English Channel and was holed. All six crew rescued by a helicopter from RNAS Lee-on-Solent. Spearfish later sunk by HMS Tartar ( Royal Navy) as she was deemed to be a hazard to shipping.|
|Hurricane||United States||A 19-foot (6 m) catamaran en route from Long Beach, California to Honolulu, Hawaii that is presumed to be a casualty of Tropical Storm Gil.|
|Castillo de Bellver||Spain||The tanker broke in two and caught fire off Saldaana, South Africa. The stern section capsized and sank; the bow section was taken in tow by the tug John Ross ( South Africa), but was sunk by explosive charges.|
|Neg Chieftain||Panama||The tug capsized and sank off Ramsgate, Kent.|
|Unidentified Soviet submarine||Soviet Navy||United States Army Intelligence and Security Command assets intercepted information that allowed the United States to piece together details concerning the sinking of a Soviet submarine in the North Pacific Ocean.|
|Sacco||United States||The fishing vessel was destroyed by fire off Alaska between King Cove and False Pass. Her crew abandoned ship in a skiff and was rescued by the fishing vessel Kodiak Queen ( United States).|
|Kahnamuie||Islamic Republic of Iran Navy||Iran–Iraq War: The Bayandor-class frigate was sunk by AM-39 Exocet missiles fired from an Iraqi Super Frelon helicopter. 19 crewmen were killed.|
|ARA Almirante Domecq Garcia||Argentine Navy||The decommissioned Fletcher-class destroyer was sunk as a target by an MM-38 Exocet missile fired by the corvette ARA Drummond and a torpedo fired by the submarine ARA San Luis (both Argentine Navy).|
|Nina Sagaidak||Soviet Union||Trapped in ice in the Chukotsk Sea, crushed and sank. Crew rescued by helicopter and taken to Vladivostok. Kolya Myagotin ( Soviet Union) also reported to be sinking.|
|Unknown||Nicaragua||Contra War: The unidentified fishing vessel was shelled and sunk by Honduran Navy vessels.|
|Blue Magpie||Panama||The cargo ship was wrecked at the entrance to Yaquina Bay while seeking shelter at Newport, Oregon, during a storm.|
|Antigoni||Greece||First Gulf War: Hit by an Iranian Exocet missile and sunk. All nineteen crew survived.|
The ship started taking on water in the No.1 cargo hold in rough seas of the Typhoon Orchid in the South China Sea. The crew was unable to find the source of the leak and sent an SOS. The frigate USS Kirk ( United States Navy) was nearby and rescued 23 of 25 crewmembers. Two crewmembers had died before rescue.
|Diana D.||Lebanon||The vessel was sunk in a collision with USS Fort Snelling ( United States Navy), which was part of multinational peacekeeping operations following the 1981 ceasefire during the Lebanese Civil War.|
|PNCO Baslian||Philippines||The tanker exploded, caught fire and sank off Luzon.|
|Libellule||French Navy||The Aloe-class net laying ship was sunk as a target near Brest, France.|
|Raffaello||Iran||Iran–Iraq War: The floating barracks, a former ocean liner, was partially sunk in shallow water in the Persian Gulf outside Bushehr, Iran, by a torpedo attack.|
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- "Race against time to save ice-bound ships". The Times (61664). London. 15 October 1983. col D, p. 6.
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- "Greek ship in Gulf hit by Exocet". The Times (61697). London. 23 November 1983. col C, p. 1.
- "Navy Ship, Freighter Collide". St. Cloud Times. 24 November 1983. p. 2.
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- "British Merlin". The Yard. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
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