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.


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2001
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec

January[edit]

1 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 January 2001
Ship Country Description
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.[1]

16 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 2001
Ship Country Description
Jessica  Ecuador
Jessica aground

The tanker ran aground near Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal, in the Galápagos, spilling fuel and decimating the marine iguana population.[2][3]

30 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 January 2001
Ship Country Description
USS Barbel  United States Navy The decommissioned Barbel-class submarine was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California.

31 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 January 2001
Ship Country Description
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.

February[edit]

9 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 February 2001
Ship Country Description
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.

14 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 February 2001
Ship Country Description
USS Lynde McCormick  United States Navy The decommissioned Charles F. Adams-class guided-missile destroyer was sunk as a target.

May[edit]

25 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 May 2001
Ship Country Description
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.[4]

31 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 May 2001
Ship Country Description
USS Reeves  United States Navy
USS Reeves being sunk.
The decommissioned Leahy-class guided-missile cruiser was sunk as a target in the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland, Australia, at 26°26′53.0″S 155°24′27.0″E / 26.448056°S 155.407500°E / -26.448056; 155.407500 ("USS Reeves (CG-24)).

June[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date June 2001
Ship Country Description
USS Miller (FF-1091)  Turkish Navy The decommissioned Knox-class frigate was sunk as a target after being sold to the Turkish Navy and cannibalized for spare parts.

July[edit]

10 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 July 2001
Ship Country Description
USS La Moure County  United States Navy
La Moure County being sunk as a target.
The decommissioned 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 32°49′08″S 74°17′09″W / 32.81889°S 74.28583°W / -32.81889; -74.28583Coordinates: 32°49′08″S 74°17′09″W / 32.81889°S 74.28583°W / -32.81889; -74.28583, during UNITAS 2001.

16 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 July 2001
Ship Country Description
Kelvin  Norway The cargo ship capsized at Mo i Rana, Norway.[5]

26 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 July 2001
Ship Country Description
Sun 11  Bahamas The cruise liner sank off Cape St. Francis, South Africa while under tow to India for scrapping.

August[edit]

11 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 2001
Ship Country Description
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.

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date August 2001
Ship Country Description
ARM Riva Palacio  Mexican Navy The decommissioned Admirable-class minesweeper was sunk in the Gulf of Mexico off Veracruz, Mexico, as an artificial reef.

September[edit]

12 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 September 2001
Ship Country Description
Themistoklis  Hellenic Navy The decommissioned Gearing-class destroyer was sunk as a target.

October[edit]

9 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 October 2001
Ship Country Description
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.[6]
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.[7]

13 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 October 2001
Ship Country Description
ROCS Yuen Yang  Republic of China Navy The decommissioned Allen M. Sumner-class guided-missile destroyer was sunk as a target.

16 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 October 2001
Ship Country Description
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 031°14′22″N 071°16′35″W / 31.23944°N 71.27639°W / 31.23944; -71.27639 ("USS Guam (LPH-9)").

19 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 October 2001
Ship Country Description
"SIEV X"  Indonesia The Suspected Illegal Entry Vessel sank en route between Bandar Lampung and Australia. Three hundred and fifty-three people were drowned.

20 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 October 2001
Ship Country Description
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.

23 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 October 2001
Ship Country Description
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.

November[edit]

24 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 November 2001
Ship Country Description
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.

26 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 November 2001
Ship Country Description
Heng Shan  China The bulk carrier ran aground in the Black Sea at Karadeniz Eregli, Turkey. She was refloated several months later.

December[edit]

22 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 December 2001
Ship Country Description
Christopher  Cyprus The cargo ship foundered in the Pacific Ocean off Graciosa Island, Azores with the loss of all twenty-seven crew.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew Finkel and Michael Theodoulou (3 January 2001). "Survivor found 28 hours after ship sinks". The Times (67026). London. col A-G, p. 12. 
  2. ^ "Ecuador emergency over stricken Galapagos freighter". Yahoo. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Galapagos emergency over stranded cargo ship". BBC. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Belgian Merchant H-O" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 31 October 2010. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Kelvin (5261867)". Miramar Ship Index. Retrieved 20 April 2015. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ "Master dies after Channel collision". The Times (67266). London. 10 October 2001. col H, p. 14. 
  7. ^ Martin Fletcher (10 October 2001). "Hurricane kills up to 20 divers in Belize". The Times (67266). London. col A-E, p. 21. 
  8. ^ "Belgian Merchant A-G" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
Ship events in 2001
Ship launches: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Ship commissionings: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Ship decommissionings: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Shipwrecks: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006