List of shipwrecks in 1984

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The list of shipwrecks in 1984 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1984.


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1984
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date


January[edit]

3 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 1984
Ship Country Description
Fairplay X  West Germany the tug ran aground in the Hayle estuary, Cornwall, United Kingdom.[1]

5 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 January 1984
Ship Country Description
Mahajak Progress  Thailand The cargo ship caught fire off Sattahip and was abandoned. Later declared a constructive total loss and was scrapped.[2]

16 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 1984
Ship Country Description
Pergo  Netherlands The cargo ship was abandoned in the North Sea off Norway. She sailed crewless on auto-pilot for 200 nautical miles (370 km) and ran aground south of Dunbar, East Lothian. The ship was salvaged and taken to Leith.[3]

24 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 January 1984
Ship Country Description
Radiant Med  Liberia The cargo ship foundered off Guernsey, Channel Islands after a hatch cover was smashed in heavy seas. Seventeen of the 26 crew were lost. Nine survivors were rescued by the frigate Casabianca ( Marine Nationale) and taken to St Peter Port.[4]

February[edit]

1 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 1984
Ship Country Description
Skaros  United Kingdom Iran–Iraq War: The bulk carrier was struck by an Iraqi Exocet missile in the Bandar Imam Khomenei Channel and set on fire. Declared a constructive total loss, later scrapped

7 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 1984
Ship Country Description
Midnight Sun 1  Panama The cargo ship foundered off Ouessant, France in a storm. Eight of the nineteen crew were lost.[5]

15 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1984
Ship Country Description
Camilla Weston  United Kingdom The coaster collided with a German ship in fog 8 nautical miles (15 km) off Cromer, Norfolk and sank. The five crew were rescued.[6]

March[edit]

1 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 March 1984
Ship Country Description
Charming United Kingdom Jersey Iran–Iraq War: The cargo ship was struck by an Iraqi missile and set on fire. The fourteen crew abandoned ship,[7] which then ran aground at Bandar Khomenei.[8]

12 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 1984
Ship Country Description
Harjan  Norway The whaler was wrecked off Finnmark.[9]

29 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 March 1984
Ship Country Description
Eldia  Malta The cargo ship was driven ashore at Orleans, Massachusetts, United States in a hurricane. She was refloated two months later, and scrapped in 1985.

30 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 March 1984
Ship Country Description
Ane Katrine  West Germany the trawler was sunk off Jutland, Denmark after her nets were snagged by Chilean submarine Simpson ( Armada de Chile) which was then undergoing trials. The three crew were killed.[10]

April[edit]

11 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 April 1984
Ship Country Description
No 5 dumb hopper barge  Australia A redundant hopper barge owned by the Government of South Australia was scuttled about 17.5 kilometres (10.9 mi) south east of Ardrossan in Gulf St Vincent in South Australia during April 1984 in order to create an artificial reef for recreational fishing use following the prohibition of access to the waters within 550 metres (1,800 ft) with the nearby wrecksite of the Zanoni.[11][12]

May[edit]

27 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 May 1984
Ship Country Description
Laleham  United Kingdom The cargo ship was wrecked on the north coast of Sable Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.[13]

June[edit]

3 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 June 1984
Ship Country Description
Marques  United Kingdom The barque sank off Bermuda with the loss of nineteen crew.
Buyuk Hun  Turkey Attacked by Iraqi fighters on 3 June 1984 while underway in ballast from Tutunciftlik, Turkey to Kharg Island, Iran. Two Exocet missiles hit the superstructure and the engine room, starting a fire, killing three crew members and injuring two. Later towed to Bushir, Iran, where declared total loss and sold to Taiwanese breakers in 1986.

8 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 June 1984
Ship Country Description
Stena of Sitoo  United Kingdom The schooner struck a floating object in the North Sea whilst on a voyage from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Lowestoft, Suffolk and was holed below the waterline. HMS Ambuscade ( Royal Navy) went to her assistance. Pumps were flown out by helicopter and a lifeboat towed her in to Harwich, Essex.[14]

20 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 June 1984
Ship Country Description
Charles H McKay  Australia The hopper barge collided with Yeu Man ( Panama) at Melbourne and sank. All eight crew were rescued.[15]

July[edit]

17 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1984
Ship Country Description
HMS Devonshire  Royal Navy The County-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the North Atlantic Ocean during exercises by HMS Splendid ( Royal Navy).

26 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 July 1984
Ship Country Description
HMS Confiance  Royal Navy The Confiance-class tug was sunk as a target in the North Sea.[16]

29 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 July 1984
Ship Country Description
Columbus C.  Panama The cruise ship rammed the harbour breakwater and sank at Cadiz, Spain.

30 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 July 1984
Ship Country Description
Alvenus  United Kingdom The tanker ran aground off New Orleans, Louisiana, cracking the hull and spilling some of her 14,700,000 US gallons (56,000,000 L) of crude oil.[17]

August[edit]

21 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1984
Ship Country Description
Zingara  Italy The cargo ship ran aground in the Straits of Tiran, Red Sea.

26 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 1984
Ship Country Description
Mont Louis  France The tanker sank 12 nautical miles (22 km) off Ostend, Belgium.[18] Amongst her cargo were barrels containing 225 tonnes (221 long tons) of uranium hexafluoride.[19]

September[edit]

12 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 September 1984
Ship Country Description
Hilma Hooker  Colombia The cargo ship sank at her moorings at Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles.

17 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 September 1984
Ship Country Description
Sealuck  Malta The cargo ship ran aground on a reef off Hamilton, Bermuda.[20]

October[edit]

2 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 October 1984
Ship Country Description
Stella Croce  Panama The bulk carrier collided with another Panamanian vessel and sank at Taichung, Taiwan. Eight crew reported to be missing.[21]

29 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 October 1984
Ship Country Description
Venus  Philippines The ferry sank off Marinduque Island. Of the 242 people on board, 114 were rescued by two Philippine Navy ships and a fishing vessel.[22]

November[edit]

5 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 November 1984
Ship Country Description
An unnamed ferry  Philippines Typhoon Agnes: The ferry capsized and sank off Romblon with the loss of 440 lives.[23]

21 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 November 1984
Ship Country Description
Topeka  Panama The cargo ship ran aground off Coatzacoalcos, Mexico and was wrecked with the loss of two of her 27 crew.

22 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 November 1984
Ship Country Description
Fylrix  United Kingdom The coaster capsized and sank off Plymouth, Devon. Three crew rescued by a helicopter from RFA Engadine ( Royal Fleet Auxiliary) and landed on HMS Brilliant ( Royal Navy). The remaining four crew were rescued by the Plymouth lifeboat.[24]

23 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1984
Ship Country Description
Mercedes I  Venezuela The cargo ship was driven ashore at Palm Beach, Florida, during the late November 1984 nor'easter. She was later salvaged and sunk as an artificial reef in March 1985.

27 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 November 1984
Ship Country Description
Lena Wessels  West Germany The coaster ran aground off Lowestoft, Suffolk, United Kingdom. The five crew were rescued by helicopter.[25]

29 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 1984
Ship Country Description
USCGC Campbell  United States Coast Guard
USCGC Campbell

The Treasury-class Cutter (boat) was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean (22°48′N 160°06′W / 22.800°N 160.100°W / 22.800; -160.100).

December[edit]

7 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 December 1984
Ship Country Description
Lady Chilel  Gambia The ferry sank in the Gambia River at Ballingho. Four people were killed and twenty injured out of the 98 people on board.[26]

23 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 December 1984
Ship Country Description
Mercury  Honduras The coaster foundered off Tumpat, Malaysia.

29 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 December 1984
Ship Country Description
Nes Puk  West Germany The cargo ship ran aground in the River Suances, Spain. She was refloated on 7 January and returned to service.[27]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1984
Ship Country Description
Permeke  Belgium The cargo ship ran aground in the River Scheldt at Hansweert. She was refloated with assistance from 10 tugs and returned to service.[28]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1984
Ship Country Description
Guayra  Argentina The floating hotel was destroyed by fire at Puerto Piramide.[29]
Machitis  Hellenic Navy The Algerine-class minesweeper was sunk as a target off Crete.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Belgian Merchant A-G" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Crewless ship sailed oil for 200 miles". The Times (61740). London. 17 January 1984. col B, p. 2. 
  4. ^ "Question mark over French frigate as 17 die in storm". The Times (61747). London. 25 January 1984. col E-G, p. 1.  (continued on back page, column A)
  5. ^ "Eight dead, 11 saved from ship". The Times (61572). London. 8 February 2011. col A, p. 2. 
  6. ^ "Seamen saved". The Times (61759). London. 16 February 1984. col D, p. 3. 
  7. ^ "Missile cripples British ship in Gulf attack". The Times (61776). London. 8 March 1984. col G-H, p. 1. 
  8. ^ "British protest at Iraqi attack". The Times (61777). London. 9 March 1984. col E, p. 4. 
  9. ^ "Setter 1". The Yard. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "Submarine skipper held after loss of Trawler". The Times (61974). London. 31 March 1984. col H, p. 6. 
  11. ^ "No. 5 DUMB HOPPER BARGE – Ardrossan (also known as "The Zanoni Barge' & 'The Ardrossan Barge'))" (PDF). Department of Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "South Australian Shipwrecks, The Zanoni 1865 - 1867" (PDF). Heritage South Australia, Government of South Australia. 2000. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  13. ^ "SS Laleham - 1984". Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  14. ^ "Air-sea aid for holed schooner". The Times (61853). London. 9 June 1984. col A, B, p. 3. 
  15. ^ "Preliminary Investigation into the circumstances of the collision between the M.V. Yue Man and the M.V. Charles H McKay and the subsequent foundering of the M.V. Charles H McKay on 20 June 1984 at Melbourne." (PDF). Australian Transportation Safety Board. 1 December 1984. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  16. ^ "HMS Confiance". The Yard. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  17. ^ "Slick moves into Gulf of Mexico". The Times (61898). London. 1 August 1984. col A, p. 5. 
  18. ^ "Mont Louis loss spurs calls for cargo rules". The Times (61927). London. 4 September 1984. col H, p. 2. 
  19. ^ "Sunken nuclear cargo 'safe'". The Times (61921). London. 28 August 1984. col F, p. 2. 
  20. ^ "Ship Aground". The Times (61939). London. 18 September 1984. col H, p. 6. 
  21. ^ "Carrier sinks". The Times (61952). London. 3 October 1984. col H, p. 5. 
  22. ^ "126 missing after ferry sinks in the Philippines". The Times (61973). London. 30 October 1984. col H, p. 5. 
  23. ^ "Children die as adults flee typhoon ship". The Times (61982). London. 9 November 1984. col E, p. 7. 
  24. ^ "Rough Passage". The Times (61994). London. 23 November 1984. col D-G, p. 3. 
  25. ^ "Rig airlift as storms hit north and west". The Times (61998). London. 28 November 1984. col D, p. 1. 
  26. ^ "Three Britons lost in Gambia disaster". The Times (62008). London. 10 December 1984. col D, p. 5. 
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  28. ^ "Belgian Merchant P-Z" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 December 2010. [permanent dead link]
  29. ^ "Guayra". The Yard. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 

See also[edit]

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Ship events in 1984
Ship launches: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Ship commissionings: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Ship decommissionings: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Shipwrecks: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989