List of shipwrecks in 2001
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The list of shipwrecks in 2001 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 2001.
|Pati||Georgia||The cargo ship ran aground, broke in two and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Antalya, Turkey. The ship was carrying many illegal immigrants, about fifty of whom were killed, as were four of her ten crew. There were a total of thirty-two survivors.|
|USS Barbel||United States Navy||The decommissioned Barbel-class submarine was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California.|
|Veter||United States||The 37-foot (11 m) longline and cod fishing vessel was beached and sank 200 yards (180 m) off Evans Point in Prince William Sound, Alaska, after striking a submerged object. The fishing vessel Hellion ( United States) rescued her crew of three from the beach.|
|USS John Paul Jones||United States Navy||The decommissioned Forrest Sherman-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California.|
|Ehime Maru||Japan||Ehime Maru and USS Greeneville collision: The training ship was sunk in the Pacific Ocean 17 nautical miles (31 km) off Hawaii, United States, by the submarine USS Greeneville ( United States Navy), which surfaced underneath her, killing nine of her thirty-five crew. Survivors were rescued by United States Coast Guard RIBs.|
|USS Lynde McCormick||United States Navy||The decommissioned Charles F. Adams-class guided-missile destroyer was sunk as a target.|
|Western Star||United States||The 177-gross ton, 65-foot (20 m) codfish trawler was destroyed in the North Pacific Ocean 19 nautical miles (35 km; 22 mi) southeast of Caton Island in the Fox Islands – part of the Aleutian Islands – by a fire that started in her engine room. All four people on board survived.|
|Walyana||United States||The 28-foot (8.5 m) gillnetter capsized and sank in the Gulf of Alaska off the Copper River Delta after a rogue wave struck her. All three of her crew members made it to shore, where a United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued them.|
|Lowlands Beilun||Singapore||The cargo ship ran aground on the Johor Shoal, Changi and was holed. She was refloated on 5 June, repaired and returned to service.|
|USS Reeves||United States Navy||Leahy-class guided-missile cruiser was sunk as a target in the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland, Australia, at .|
|USS Miller (FF-1091)||Turkish Naval Forces||The decommissioned Knox-class frigate was sunk as a target after being sold to the Turkish Navy and cannibalized for spare parts.|
|USS La Moure County||United States Navy||Newport-class tank landing ship was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean about 130 nmi (240 km; 150 mi) west of Valparaíso, Chile, at Coordinates: , during UNITAS 2001.|
|Kelvin||Norway||The cargo ship capsized at Mo i Rana, Norway.|
|Sun 11||Bahamas||The cruise liner sank off Cape St. Francis, South Africa while under tow to India for scrapping.|
|Vanguard||United States||The 65-foot (19.8 m) fishing vessel – a seiner – sank in 200 feet (61 m) of water less than two minutes after striking an iceberg 0.5 nautical miles (0.93 km) from Glacier Island ( ) outside Columbia Bay, 35 nautical miles (65 km) southwest of Valdez, Alaska. Wearing survival suits, her three-man crew escaped in a life raft that deployed and were rescued by nearby vessels.|
|Windy Bay||United States||The 166-foot (51 m) fish tender struck Olsen Rock off the coast of Alaska while her operator was off the bridge and sank in 1,000 feet (300 m) of water in Prince William Sound near Olsen Island. Nearby vessels rescued all five members of her crew.|
|Windoc||Canada||The bulk carrier was damaged beyond economic repair in the Welland Canal at Allanburg, Ontario when a lifting bridge was prematurely lowered while the vessel was passing through.|
|ARM Riva Palacio||Mexican Navy||The decommissioned Admirable-class minesweeper was sunk in the Gulf of Mexico off Veracruz, Mexico, as an artificial reef.|
|Themistoklis||Hellenic Navy||The decommissioned Gearing-class destroyer was sunk as a target.|
|Ash||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||The cargo ship collided with Dutch Aquamarine ( Netherlands) in the English Channel and sank with the loss of one of her six crew.|
|Miaoulis||Hellenic Navy||The decommissioned Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer was sunk as a target.|
|Wave Dancer||Belize||The dive support vessel sank at Independence in a hurricane with the loss of twenty of the twenty-eight people on board.|
|ROCS Yuen Yang||Republic of China Navy||The decommissioned Allen M. Sumner-class guided-missile destroyer was sunk as a target.|
|USS Guam||United States Navy||The decommissioned Iwo Jima-class amphibious assault ship was sunk as a target by aircraft from the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy ( United States Navy) in the Atlantic Ocean off Virginia at .|
|"SIEV X"||Indonesia||The Suspected Illegal Entry Vessel sank en route between Bandar Lampung and Australia. Three hundred and fifty-three people were drowned.|
|HMCS Cape Breton||Canadian Forces Maritime Command||The decommissioned Cape-class maintenance ship was sunk as an artificial reef near Snake Island, east of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.|
|J. W. Westcott II||United States||The mail boat capsized and sank in the Detroit River while servicing MT Sidsel Knutsen. Two people (the captain and one of the crew members) lost their lives while the other two were saved. The boat was later refloated and returned to service.|
|HMAS Perth||Royal Australian Navy||The decommissioned Perth-class guided-missile destroyer was scuttled in the Indian Ocean off Albany, Western Australia, to serve as a recreational dive site.|
|Heng Shan||China||The bulk carrier ran aground in the Black Sea at Karadeniz Eregli, Turkey. She was refloated several months later.|
|Christopher||Cyprus||The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Graciosa Island, Azores with the loss of all twenty-seven crew.|
|Zhangyu No. 3705||Korean People's Army Naval Force||Battle of Amami-Ōshima: The spy ship/naval trawler was shelled and sunk in the East China Sea by Kirishima, Amani and Inasa (all Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force). 15 crewmen killed. The vessel was later raised.|
- Andrew Finkel and Michael Theodoulou (3 January 2001). "Survivor found 28 hours after ship sinks". The Times (67026). London. col A-G, p. 12.
- "Ecuador emergency over stricken Galapagos freighter". Yahoo. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
- "Galapagos emergency over stranded cargo ship". BBC. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
- alaskashipwreck.com Alaska Shipwrecks (V)
- alaskashipwreck.com Alaska Shipwrecks (W)
- "Belgian Merchant H-O" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 31 October 2010.[permanent dead link]
- "Kelvin (5261867)". Miramar Ship Index. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
- "Master dies after Channel collision". The Times (67266). London. 10 October 2001. col H, p. 14.
- Martin Fletcher (10 October 2001). "Hurricane kills up to 20 divers in Belize". The Times (67266). London. col A-E, p. 21.
- "Belgian Merchant A-G" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 October 2010.[permanent dead link]
- "North Korean Naval Battles". Redfleet-Soviet empire. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
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