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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2004
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec

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.

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.[1][2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]

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.

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

13 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 2004
Ship Country Description
CSK Tribute  Singapore The bulk carrier suffered a hull fracture off Mozambique. She was towed into Nacala by Nikolai Chiker ( Russia) for examination.[7]

27 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 2004
Ship Country Description
HMS Scylla  Royal Navy 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.[8]

April[edit]

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 (SSN-752) ( United States Navy) during the RIMPAC 04 exercise.

May[edit]

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.[9][10]

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. Two unnamed ferries sank 15.5 miles (24.9 km) north-west of Dhaka in Manikganj District.[11]

June[edit]

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.

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]

23 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 2004
Ship Country Description
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 (FFG-38) (both  United States Navy).

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.[12]
Mirabella V  United Kingdom The super yacht ran aground at Villefranche-sur-Mer, Alpes-Maritimes, France.[13] She was later repaired and returned to service.

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 of seawater had 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 the 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 grt freighter ran aground near Port Grosvenor in South Africa.[14]

November[edit]

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
R/V Gosport  United States The inactivated research ship was sunk as a target.

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.

The tanker ran aground on Unalaska Island, United States and broke in two.

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.[15]

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.[16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles Bremner (21 January 2004). "Hopes fade for 15 lost in capsized ship". The Times (67977). London. col D-H, p. 11. 
  2. ^ "Rocknes Monster". Cargolaw. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Many die as Uganda boat capsizes". BBC. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bangladesh ferry crash kills many". BBC. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  5. ^ STRONTSIY - IMO 8852801. ShipSpotting.com. Retrieved 2013-04-06.
  6. ^ [1]. orms-today.org. Retrieved October 2008.
  7. ^ "Belgian Merchant H-O" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 31 October 2010. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Work starts on clearing Scylla wreck net". BBC. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Hyundai No. 105 (8517956)". Equasis. French Ministry for Transport. Retrieved 2011-04-10. (Registration required (help)). 
  10. ^ Ship carrying 4,190 cars sinks off Singapore. World Environment News, 24 May 2004.
  11. ^ "Ferry sinks in Bangladesh storm". BBC. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "TEBOSTAR" (in Finnish). Äänimeri. Archived from the original on 12 November 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  13. ^ Michael Horsnell (18 September 2004). "World-record super yacht is on the rocks". The Times (68184). London. col C-H, p. 13. 
  14. ^ "BBC China aground". Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  15. ^ "Report on the investigation of the collision, capsize and foundering of the tug Chiefton with the loss of one crewmember at Greenwich Reach, River Thames on 12 August 2011" (PDF). Marine Accident Investigation Branch. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  16. ^ Madsen, Vibeke; Jensen, Ivar (10 January 2005). "Visste at båten var overlastet" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  17. ^ Stenersen, Robin; Ellingsen, Elisabeth Breien (17 December 2004). "Havarert båt holdt på å tippe rundt". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
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