List of shipwrecks in 2004

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The list of shipwrecks in 2004 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 2004.

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January[edit]

15 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 January 2004
Ship Country Description
Bugaled Breizh  France
Bugaled Breizh

The trawler capsized and sank 15 nautical miles (28 km) southwest of Lizard Point, Cornwall, United Kingdom. All five crew were killed. The wreck was later raised for investigation.[1]

19 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 January 2004
Ship Country Description
Rocknes  Antigua and Barbuda
Rocknes

The bulk carrier capsized at Bergen, Norway with the loss of eighteen of her thirty-one crew.[2][3]

February[edit]

2 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 2004
Ship Country Description
Unnamed ship  Uganda Capsized on Lake Albert with the loss of at least forty people.[4]

5 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 February 2004
Ship Country Description
Two unnamed ferries  Bangladesh The ferries collided in heavy fog on the River Arial Khan, near the town of Barisal, Bangladesh.[5]

12 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 February 2004
Ship Country Description
Strontsiy  Russia Loaded with 3,928 tons of scrap metal, the ship broke her anchorage in the Bosphorus Strait and was thrown on the shore. The vessel suffered considerable structural damage, including breaking her back, and was declared a constructive total loss.[6]

13 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 February 2004
Ship Country Description
Hera  Cambodia Loaded with 11,741 tons of coal, she sank in the Black Sea around 8 miles (13 km) from the entrance of the Bosphorus. All of her nineteen crew was lost.[7]

16 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 2004
Ship Country Description
USS Peterson  United States Navy The decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer was sunk as a target.

23 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 2004
Ship Country Description
Asian Noble  South Korea The bulk carrier foundered off Bering Sea, with loss of 20 lives. she was voyage from Vostochnyy, Russia to Kashima, Japan.

March[edit]

2 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 March 2004
Ship Country Description
Herakles and Bulk  Finland The integrated tug barge ran aground and sank off the Grundkallen lighthouse, Sweden

26 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 March 2004
Ship Country Description
Georgia Moran  United States The retired 100-foot (30.5 m) tug was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean off Cape May, New Jersey, in 70 feet (21 m) of water at 38°51.465′N 074°42.016′W / 38.857750°N 74.700267°W / 38.857750; -74.700267 (Georgia Moran).[8]
Kings Point  United States The retired 100-foot (30.5 m) tug was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean off Cape May, New Jersey, in 70 feet (21 m) of water at 38°51.475′N 074°42.029′W / 38.857917°N 74.700483°W / 38.857917; -74.700483 (Kings Point).[9]
Lady Dee  United States The retired 85-foot (25.9 m) fishing trawler was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean off Wildwood, New Jersey, at 38°57.414′N 074°41.500′W / 38.956900°N 74.691667°W / 38.956900; -74.691667 (Lady Dee).[10]

27 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 2004
Ship Country Description
HMS Scylla  Royal Navy
Wreckage of Scylla on 30 May 2015.
The decommissioned Leander-class frigate was sunk to form an artificial reef for diving in Whitsand Bay off Cornwall, England, at 50°19.655′N 4°15.162′W / 50.327583°N 4.252700°W / 50.327583; -4.252700Coordinates: 50°19.655′N 4°15.162′W / 50.327583°N 4.252700°W / 50.327583; -4.252700.[11]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date March 2004
Ship Country Description
Unidentified crane barge  United States The crane barge sank in 60 feet (18 m) of water while under tow in the North Atlantic Ocean off New Jersey.[12]

April[edit]

6 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 April 2004
Ship Country Description
USS Barbour County  United States Navy The decommissioned Newport-class tank landing ship was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean.[13]

13 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 2004
Ship Country Description
USS John Young  United States Navy The decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean by a Mark 48 torpedo fired by the submarine USS Pasadena ( United States Navy) during the RIMPAC 04 exercise.

May[edit]

10 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 May 2004
Ship Country Description
LeConte  United States The motor ferry, part of the Alaska Marine Highway System, ran aground without loss of life in Peril Strait near Cozian Reef, about 30 nautical miles (56 km) north of Sitka, Alaska.[14][15] Her 24 crew members remained aboard to repair and refloat her, but her 86 passengers abandoned ship in life rafts and were rescued, most of them by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fishery research vessel NOAAS John N. Cobb.[15]

22 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 2004
Ship Country Description
Hyundai No.105  South Korea The car carrier collided with Kamisan ( Panama) off Singapore and sank.[16][17]

23 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 May 2004
Ship Country Description
Lighting Sun  Bangladesh The ferry capsized during a tropical storm on the Meghna River near Chandpur, Bangladesh.[18]
Two unidentified ferries  Bangladesh Two unidentified ferries sank 15.5 miles (24.9 km) north-west of Dhaka in Manikganj District, Bangladesh.[18]

June[edit]

18 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 June 2004
Ship Country Description
Vickie  United States The retired 76-foot (23.2 m) fishing trawler was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean south of Long Island 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km; 2.9 mi) off Moriches Inlet, New York.[19]

24 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 June 2004
Ship Country Description
Kos  Hellenic Navy The decommissioned Terrebonne Parish-class tank landing ship was sunk as a target during the Hellenic Navy exercise Thiela III by Penguin missiles fired by the fast missile attack craft Ypoploiarchos Degiannis and Simeoforos Starakis and torpedoes from the Greek torpedo boats Lailaps and Typhon (all  Hellenic Navy).

July[edit]

12 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 July 2004
Ship Country Description
USS Peoria  United States Navy The decommissioned Newport-class tank landing ship was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii during RIMPAC 04.

14 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 July 2004
Ship Country Description
USS Kinkaid  United States Navy The decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean at 22°55′13.5″N 159°59′40.5″W / 22.920417°N 159.994583°W / 22.920417; -159.994583 ("USS Kinkaid (DD-965)") during RIMPAC 04.

15 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 2004
Ship Country Description
USS Harry W. Hill  United States Navy The decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean during RIMPAC 04.

22 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 2004
Ship Country Description
USS Decatur  United States Navy The decommissioned Forrest Sherman-class guided-missile destroyer was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii at 22°57′00″N 159°55′06″W / 22.95000°N 159.91833°W / 22.95000; -159.91833 ("USS Decatur (DDG-31)") by aircraft and submarines during RIMPAC 04.

24 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 2004
Ship Country Description
Sharon W  United States The 52-foot (16 m) longline fishing vessel capsized and sank in Marmot Bay off Peril Cape (58°07′30″N 152°16′20″W / 58.12500°N 152.27222°W / 58.12500; -152.27222 (Peril Cape)) on Kodiak Island. The fishing vessel Kathleen K rescued her four-person crew from a skiff.[20]

30 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 July 2004
Ship Country Description
USS Nicholson  United States Navy The decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer was sunk as a target.

August[edit]

4 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 2004
Ship Country Description
Provision  United States
Provision aground.
After her helmsman fell asleep at her wheel, the 92-foot (28.0 m) fish tender ran aground on the northwest end of Long Island in the Kodiak Archipelago near Kodiak, Alaska. She rolled over and sank on the rocks on 6 August. Her owner had her towed off the rocks on 9 September and scuttled.[21]

5 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 2004
Ship Country Description
Mitkof  United States After her operator fell asleep at her wheel, the 75-foot (22.9 m) fish tender struck a rock and sank approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi) north of Petersburg, Alaska. The fishing vessel Angjenl ( United States) rescued her entire crew of four.[22]

8 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 2004
Ship Country Description
Java  United States The 39-foot (11.9 m) fishing vessel capsized and sank in the Shelikof Strait near Uyak Bay (57°48′N 154°04′W / 57.800°N 154.067°W / 57.800; -154.067 (Uyak Bay)) on the coast of Kodiak Island in Alaska′s Kodiak Archipelago. Her crew abandoned ship in a skiff and was rescued by the fishing vessel Lady Aleutian ( United States).[23]

20 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 2004
Ship Country Description
Samoke  United States
Samoke
The 45-foot (13.7 m) fish tender was destroyed off Legma Island (56°49′30″N 135°27′00″W / 56.82500°N 135.45000°W / 56.82500; -135.45000 (Legma Island)) in Southeast Alaska south of Sitka and west of Goddard by a fire that started in a stove. Her two-man crew reached shore safely and was rescued by the fishing vessel Allure ( United States).[20]

23 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 2004
Ship Country Description
Fallen Friends  United States The retired 40-foot (12.2 m) barge was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean off Wildwood, New Jersey, at 38°57.710′N 074°40.990′W / 38.961833°N 74.683167°W / 38.961833; -74.683167 (Fallen Friends).[24]
USS Fife  United States Navy The decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off Washington by several ships of the United States Third Fleet including the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble and the guided-missile frigate USS Curts (both  United States Navy).

25 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 August 2004
Ship Country Description
Golden Stream  United States The 38-foot (11.6 m) fishing vessel was destroyed off Vallenar Point (55°25′35″N 131°51′00″W / 55.42639°N 131.85000°W / 55.42639; -131.85000 (Vallenar Point)) on the coast of Gravina Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska by a fire that began in her galley stove. Her crew of three survived.[25]

30 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 2004
Ship Country Description
Hope  Bangladesh The cargo ship ran aground during a typhoon near Uwajima, Japan, with a loss of four of her 16 crew. She was declared a total loss.[26] However, she was later repaired and returned to service.

September[edit]

13 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 September 2004
Ship Country Description
Delta I  Panama The tanker collided with APL Pusan ( Singapore) in the Arabian Sea off the west coast of India and broke in two. She was declared a total loss and towed to Sachana, India, for scrapping.[27]
Mirabella V  United Kingdom The super yacht ran aground at Villefranche-sur-Mer, Alpes-Maritimes, France.[28] She was later repaired and returned to service.

16 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 September 2004
Ship Country Description
El Dorado  United States Hurricane Ivan:The out-of-service cruise/party ship broke free from her dock and drifted 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi) before being driven ashore in west Bay on the coast of Florida. She eventually was refloated.[29]

October[edit]

2 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 October 2004
Ship Country Description
Arcata  United States Navy The Natick-class tug was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off the United States West Coast at 33°10′12″N 120°57′06″W / 33.17000°N 120.95167°W / 33.17000; -120.95167 ("Arcata")

5 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 October 2004
Ship Country Description
HMCS Chicoutimi  Canada The long-range hunter-killer submarine was involved in a partial flooding incident which resulted in a fire at sea, whilst she was en route from UK to Canada. 2,000 litres (440 imp gal; 530 US gal) of seawater entered the submarine and caused an electrical panel to short out, which in turn started a major fire and caused all power to cut out, leaving the submarine adrift in heavy seas 100 nautical miles (190 km) north-west of County Mayo, Ireland. Nine crewmembers were affected by smoke inhalation and the ship was left drifting without power in heavy seas. By the evening of 7 October, the weather had abated, and Chicoutimi was towed to Faslane Naval Base in Scotland. One crew member died of his injuries.

16 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 October 2004
Ship Country Description
BBC China  Antigua and Barbuda The 5,548 GT freighter ran aground near Port Grosvenor in South Africa.[30]

17 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 October 2004
Ship Country Description
Susan Ann  United States The 58-foot (18 m) seiner sank in Chatham Strait near Catherine Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska. Her two crew members put on survival suits, abandoned ship in a skiff, and survived.[20]

31 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 October 2004
Ship Country Description
Blue Fin  United States The 42-foot (12.8 m) longline fishing vessel capsized near Ketchikan, Alaska, 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) south of Bold Island (55°15′N 131°25′W / 55.250°N 131.417°W / 55.250; -131.417 (Bold Island)) in Southeast Alaska. The vessel Hall Point ( United States) rescued her crew of two from her overturned hull. Blue Fin disappeared after the rescue of her crew and was presumed to have sunk in 600 feet (180 m) of water.[31]

November[edit]

5 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 November 2004
Ship Country Description
Kelsey Dawn  United States The 38-foot (11.6 m) troller ran aground and sank at the eastern entrance to Sergius Narrows (57°24′20″N 135°38′00″W / 57.40556°N 135.63333°W / 57.40556; -135.63333 (Sergius Narrows)) in Southeast Alaska. All four people on board abandoned ship in a skiff and reached shore safely.[32]

10 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 November 2004
Ship Country Description
Captain Bill  United States The retired 110-foot (33.5 m), 199-gross register ton tug was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) off Mantoloking, New Jersey, in 75 feet (23 m) of water at 40°03.104′N 073°59.283′W / 40.051733°N 73.988050°W / 40.051733; -73.988050 (Captain Bill).[33]

13 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 2004
Ship Country Description
USS Hayler  United States Navy
USS Hayler sinking.
The decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer was sunk as a target.

14 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 November 2004
Ship Country Description
Gosport  United States The inactivated research ship was sunk as a target.

20 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 2004
Ship Country Description
Julie K  United States The 26-foot (7.9 m) cabin cruiser capsized and was lost approximately 200 yards (180 m) off Horse Island (58°15′15″N 134°43′30″W / 58.25417°N 134.72500°W / 58.25417; -134.72500 (Horse Island)) in Southeast Alaska west of Juneau, Alaska. The two men and two dogs on board perished.[23]

23 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 2004
Ship Country Description
USS Schenectady  United States Navy The decommissioned Newport-class tank landing ship was sunk as a target ship.[34]

December[edit]

5 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 December 2004
Ship Country Description
USS Inchon  United States Navy The decommissioned Iwo Jima-class amphibious assault ship was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean 207 nautical miles (383 km) east of Virginia Beach, Virginia, at 36°42′30″N 071°40′00″W / 36.70833°N 71.66667°W / 36.70833; -71.66667 ("USS Inchon (LPH-12)").

8 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 2004
Ship Country Description
Selendang Ayu  Malaysia
Selendang Ayu.

Two days after losing power while in Unimak Pass during a voyage from Seattle, Washington, to Xiamen, China with a cargo of 60,200 tonnes (66,400 short tons) of soybeans and 1,000 tonnes (1,100 short tons) of fuel oil and a crew of 26, the 738-foot (225 m) bulk carrier ran aground near Skan Bay (53°38′00″N 167°02′30″W / 53.63333°N 167.04167°W / 53.63333; -167.04167 (Skan Bay)) on Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Islands after a tow cable passed to her by the tug Sidney Foss (flag unknown) parted. She broke in two, resulting in Alaska′s worst oil spill since that of the Exxon Valdez in 1989. Two United States Coast Guard Sikorsky HH-60J Jayhawk helicopters lifted all 26 crew members from Selendang Ayu′s wreck, saving 20 of the crew, but one of the helicopters, carrying seven Selendang Ayu crew members and its own crew of three, crashed after spray from a rogue wave breaking over the wreck engulfed it. A Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin from the medium endurance cutter USCGC Alex Haley (Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg United States Coast Guard) rescued the downed Jayhawk′s crew and one Selendang Ayu crew member who had been aboard the Jayhawk, but the other six Selendang Ayu crew members aboard the Jayhawk perished in the crash.[20][35]

16 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 December 2004
Ship Country Description
Julius  Germany The tug foundered in the Elbe with the loss of one crew member.[36]

17 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 2004
Ship Country Description
Lofotfjord II  Norway The passenger vessel ran aground on a skerry near Sørvågen, Norway. Of the 36 passengers and crew on board, 31 were saved by the fishing boat Kim Roger ( Norway), while the last five were retrieved from the skerry by a Sea King helicopter from No. 330 Squadron RNoAF.[37][38]

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Ship events in 2004
Ship launches: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Ship commissionings: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Ship decommissionings: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Shipwrecks: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009