List of shipwrecks of Asia

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This is a list of shipwrecks located in or around the continent of Asia.

Arabia[edit]

Bahrain[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Fifi A tugboat that sank in the 1980s. The wreck is a popular shallow depth dive site.[1]

Qatar[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
MV Demas Victory 30 June 2009 A supply ship that capsized about 10 nautical miles off Doha.

Saudi Arabia[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Free Enterprise 2004 A Ro-Pax vessel, later renamed Al Fahad, that was anchored after engine problems and abandoned 14.6 kilometers southwest of the old city center of Jeddah.[2] 21°22′35.67″N 39°07′13.51″E / 21.3765750°N 39.1204194°E / 21.3765750; 39.1204194 (Al-Fahad (ex Free Enterprise III))
MV Glen Sannox A Clyde car ferry built in 1957 which ran aground south of Jeddah.[2]
Saudi Golden Arrow A Norwegian ferry, formerly MS Europafergen,[3] reported to be laid up at Shoieba.[2] 20°52′02.87″N 39°21′39.77″E / 20.8674639°N 39.3610472°E / 20.8674639; 39.3610472 (Saudi Golden Arrow)

United Arab Emirates[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Allah Mina A cement barge that sank off Dubai. 25°21′19.7″N 55°12′17.7″E / 25.355472°N 55.204917°E / 25.355472; 55.204917 (Allah Mina)
MV Dara 10 April 1961 An ocean liner that suffered an internal explosion off Dubai, possibly due to an act of sabotage. 238 people were killed, and the ship sank under tow two days later. 25°34′29″N 55°27′58″E / 25.57472°N 55.46611°E / 25.57472; 55.46611 (MV Dara)

Yemen[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Aden 1897 A P&O ship that was lost off Socotra.
SS Hutton 1882 A steamboat that was wrecked in the Gulf of Aden.
HMS Khartoum 23 June 1940 A K-class destroyer that caught fire and sank off Perim. 12°38′0″N 43°24′0″E / 12.63333°N 43.40000°E / 12.63333; 43.40000 (HMS Khartoum (F45))

Bangladesh[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
HMIS Jamnagar 29 August 1948 A coastal trading vessel that ran aground on Domanik Island in the Bay of Bengal. 21°53′N 90°48′E / 21.883°N 90.800°E / 21.883; 90.800 (HMIS Jamnagar)

Brunei[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
USS Salute 8 June 1945 An Admirable-class minesweeper that struck a mine in Brunei Bay. 5°8′N 115°5′E / 5.133°N 115.083°E / 5.133; 115.083 (USS Salute (AM-294))

Burma[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
HMIS Indus 6 April 1942 A Grimsby-class sloop that was bombed by Japanese aircraft off Akyab. 20°7′N 92°54′E / 20.117°N 92.900°E / 20.117; 92.900 (HMIS Indus (U67))

China[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Amatsukaze 6 April 1945 A Kagero-class destroyer that was sunk by US aircraft east of Amoy. 24°30′N 118°10′E / 24.500°N 118.167°E / 24.500; 118.167 (Japanese destroyer Amatsukaze)
SMS Cormoran 28 September 1914 A Bussard-class cruiser that was scuttled at Tsingtau to prevent capture. 36°03′00″N 120°16′00″E / 36.0500°N 120.2667°E / 36.0500; 120.2667 (SS Cormoran (1892))
Dashun November 1999 A ferry that ran between Dalian and Yantai. It caught fire and capsized off Yantai, Shandong, killing at least 280.
Dingyuan 10 February 1895 A pre-dreadnought battleship that was scuttled after taking damage in the Battle of Weihaiwei. 37°30′1.68″N 122°10′48.57″E / 37.5004667°N 122.1801583°E / 37.5004667; 122.1801583 (Chinese turret ship Dingyuan)
Dong Fang Zhi Xing 1 June 2015 A cruise ship that ran between Nanjing and Chongqing. It capsized on the Yangtze River after being hit by a tornadic waterspout in Jianli County, Jingzhou, Hubei, killing 442. 29°45′33″N 112°55′22″E / 29.7592181°N 112.9227229°E / 29.7592181; 112.9227229 (Chinese cruise ship Dong Fang Zhi Xing)
Huaguangjiao One A Chinese merchant vessel built during the Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279). It was discovered in 1996, and was the first vessel China discovered in the open seas. 16°16′16″N 111°34′03″E / 16.27111°N 111.56750°E / 16.27111; 111.56750 (Huaguangjiao One)
Jingyuan 17 September 1894 An armored cruiser that was sunk in the Battle of the Yalu River. 39°12′50″N 123°07′35″E / 39.21389°N 123.12639°E / 39.21389; 123.12639 (Chinese cruiser Jingyuan (1887))
Jiyuan 30 November 1904 A protected cruiser that struck a mine off the Lüshunkou District. 38°51′N 121°05′E / 38.850°N 121.083°E / 38.850; 121.083 (Japanese cruiser Jiyuan)
Kaimon 5 July 1904 A sloop-of-war that struck a mine off Lüshunkou. 38°50′N 121°50′E / 38.833°N 121.833°E / 38.833; 121.833 (Japanese corvette Kaimon)
Laiyuan 5 February 1895 An armored cruiser that was sunk in the Battle of Weihaiwei. 37°29′49″N 122°10′16″E / 37.497°N 122.171°E / 37.497; 122.171 (Chinese cruiser Laiyuan)
Nan'ao One A late Ming dynasty (1368–1644) merchant ship, the first ever found in the South China Seas. 23°40′N 117°20′E / 23.667°N 117.333°E / 23.667; 117.333 (Nan'ao One)
Nanhai One A Chinese merchant vessel which sank off the south coast during the Southern Song dynasty, between 1127 and 1279. 21°34′34″N 111°52′08″E / 21.57611°N 111.86889°E / 21.57611; 111.86889 (Nanhai One)
Ōshima 18 May 1904 A gunboat that collided with Akagi in heavy fog off Lüshunkou. 39°01′N 121°08′E / 39.017°N 121.133°E / 39.017; 121.133 (Japanese gunboat Ōshima)
Petropavlovsk 13 April 1904 A Petropavlovsk-class battleship that was sunk by a mine in the Yellow Sea.[4]
Red Star 312 March 1983 A ferry on the Guangzhou–Zhaoqing route. It capsized in thunderstorm at Shanshui, Guangdong, with at least 147 people confirmed dead.
Rong Jian June 2000 Capsized in Yangtze River, Hejiang, Sichuan, with at least 131 people confirmed dead.
Sevastopol 2 January 1905 A Petropavlovsk-class battleship that was scuttled in the Yellow Sea to avoid capture.
Wanjiao One An ancient Chinese merchant ship dating back to the reign of the Kangxi Emperor (1654–1722) of the Qing dynasty. 22°16′N 111°03′E / 22.267°N 111.050°E / 22.267; 111.050 (Wanjiao One)

East Timor[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
HMAS Armidale 1 December 1942 A Bathurst-class corvette that was sunk by Japanese aircraft off Betano Bay. 9°9′52″S 125°43′30″E / 9.16444°S 125.72500°E / -9.16444; 125.72500 (HMAS Armidale (J240))
HMAS Voyager 23 September 1942 A W-class destroyer that ran aground at Betano Bay. 9°15′S 125°45′E / 9.250°S 125.750°E / -9.250; 125.750 (HMAS Voyager (D31))

Hong Kong[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
SS Bokhara 10 October 1892 A steamship that sank in a typhoon, killing 125 people on board.
Fatshan 17 August 1971 A ferry that sank near Lantau Island during the height of Typhoon Rose; of the 92 on board, only 4 people survived.
RMS Queen Elizabeth 9 January 1972 An ocean liner that caught fire in mysterious circumstances, and was capsized by the water used to fight the fire. The wreck now lies buried beneath Container Terminal 9. 22°19.717′N 114°06.733′E / 22.328617°N 114.112217°E / 22.328617; 114.112217 (RMS Queen Elizabeth)
Lamma IV 1 October 2012 A ferry that collided with another ferry off Lamma Island, killing 39 of the 127 on board.[5] 22°14′08″N 114°06′14″E / 22.23556°N 114.10389°E / 22.23556; 114.10389 (Lamma IV)
Neftegaz-67 22 March 2008 A Ukrainian anchor handling tug supply vessel (AHTS) which sank after colliding with China-registered bulk carrier Yao Hai east of Brothers Island. The wreck was salvaged April 27, 2008.

India[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
PNS Ghazi 4 December 1971 A Tench-class submarine that sank in unknown circumstances off Visakhapatnam, during the Indo-Pakistani War.
The Kadakkarapally Boat A wreck that was discovered in a coconut grove near Kadakkarappally, Kerala, that dates from around 1020-1160 AD.
SS Stakesby 31 July 1949 A cargo ship that became stranded in the Karnaphuli River, Chittagong.

Indonesia[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
HMS Alceste 22 February 1817 An Armide-class frigate that was wrecked in the Java Sea.
Amagiri 23 April 1944 A Fubuki-class destroyer that struck a mine near Balikpapan. 02°10′S 116°45′E / 2.167°S 116.750°E / -2.167; 116.750 (Japanese destroyer Amagiri)
SS Aquila 27 May 1958 A cargo ship that was bombed and sunk by the CIA while anchored at Ambon, Maluku, as part of a covert operation to drive foreign trade from Indonesian waters.
Asagumo 25 October 1944 An Asashio-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS McDermut at the Battle of Surigao Strait. 01°59′S 104°56′E / 1.983°S 104.933°E / -1.983; 104.933 (Japanese destroyer Asagumo (1938))
Ashigara 8 June 1945 A Myōkō-class heavy cruiser that was torpedoed off the Bangka–Belitung Islands. 01°59′S 104°56′E / 1.983°S 104.933°E / -1.983; 104.933 (Japanese cruiser Ashigara)
Belitung shipwreck The wreck of a dhow that sank off Belitung Island around 830 AD. 2°45′39.00″S 107°35′42.66″E / 2.7608333°S 107.5951833°E / -2.7608333; 107.5951833 (Belitung shipwreck)
USS Bullhead 6 August 1945 A Balao-class submarine that was sunk by Japanese aircraft in the Java Sea.
HNLMS De Ruyter 28 February 1942 A light cruiser torpedoed by Haguro in the Battle of the Java Sea. 5°58′55″S 112°3′57″E / 5.98194°S 112.06583°E / -5.98194; 112.06583 (HNLMS De Ruyter (1935))
USS Edsall 1 March 1942 A Clemson-class destroyer that was sunk by Japanese forces in the Java Sea. 13°45′S 106°45′E / 13.750°S 106.750°E / -13.750; 106.750 (USS Edsall (DD-219))
HMS Electra 27 February 1942 An E-class destroyer that was sunk in the Battle of the Java Sea. 5°0′S 111°0′E / 5.000°S 111.000°E / -5.000; 111.000 (HMS Electra (H27))
HMS Encounter 1 March 1942 An E-class destroyer that was sunk in the Second Battle of the Java Sea.
HMS Exeter 1 March 1942 A York-class heavy cruiser that was sunk in the Second Battle of the Java Sea.
Friendship 28 October 1788 A First Fleet transport ship that was scuttled in Makassar Strait.
Hayanami 7 June 1944 A Yūgumo-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Harder near Tawi-Tawi. 04°43′N 120°03′E / 4.717°N 120.050°E / 4.717; 120.050 (Japanese destroyer Hayanami)
Hokaze 6 July 1944 A Minekaze-class Japanese destroyer that was sunk by USS Paddle. 03°24′N 125°28′E / 3.400°N 125.467°E / 3.400; 125.467 (Japanese destroyer Hokaze)
USS Houston 1 March 1942 A Northampton-class heavy cruiser that was sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait. 5°48′45″S 106°7′55″E / 5.81250°S 106.13194°E / -5.81250; 106.13194 (USS Houston (CA-30))
I-60 17 January 1942 A Kaidai-type submarine that was sunk by HMS Jupiter west of Krakatoa. 06°19′30″S 104°49′20″E / 6.32500°S 104.82222°E / -6.32500; 104.82222 (Japanese submarine I-60)
Inazuma 14 May 1944 A Fubuki-class destroyer that was sunk by USS Bonefish. 5°8′N 119°38′E / 5.133°N 119.633°E / 5.133; 119.633 (Japanese destroyer Inazuma (1932))
Isonami 9 April 1943 A Fubuki-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Tautog southeast of Wangiwangi Island. 5°26′S 123°4′E / 5.433°S 123.067°E / -5.433; 123.067 (Japanese destroyer Isonami (1927))
Isuzu 7 April 1945 A Nagara-class light cruiser that was sunk near Bima. 07°38′S 118°09′E / 7.633°S 118.150°E / -7.633; 118.150 (Japanese cruiser Isuzu)
Itsukushima 7 October 1944 A minelayer that was torpedoed by HNLMS Zwaardvisch off Bawean. 5°23′S 113°48′E / 5.383°S 113.800°E / -5.383; 113.800 (Japanese minelayer Itsukushima)
HNLMS Java 27 February 1942 A Java-class cruiser that was sunk by the Nachi in the Battle of the Java Sea. 6°00′01″S 112°05′00″E / 6.00028°S 112.08333°E / -6.00028; 112.08333 (HNLMS Java (1921))
Junyō Maru 18 September 1944 A "hell ship" that was sunk by HMS Tradewind, with over 5,000 deaths. 2°53′S 101°11′E / 2.883°S 101.183°E / -2.883; 101.183 (Junyō Maru)
HMS Jupiter 27 February 1942 A J-class destroyer that hit a mine off the north coast of Java. 6°45′S 112°6′E / 6.750°S 112.100°E / -6.750; 112.100 (HMS Jupiter (F85))
HNLMS K VII 18 February 1942 A K V-class submarine that was bombed by Japanese aircraft in Surabaya harbour.
HNLMS K XVIII 16 June 1945 A K XIV-class submarine that was sunk by HMS Taciturn off Surabaya. 06°48′S 112°47′E / 6.800°S 112.783°E / -6.800; 112.783 (HNLMS K XVIII)
HNLMS Kortenaer 27 February 1942 An Admiralen-class destroyer that was torpedoed by Haguro in the Battle of the Java Sea. 6°29′S 112°05′E / 6.483°S 112.083°E / -6.483; 112.083 (HNLMS Kortenaer (1925))
Lammermuir 31 December 1863 An extreme clipper that was wrecked on Amherst Reef in Gaspar Strait.
USS Langley 27 February 1942 An aircraft carrier that was attacked by Japanese dive bombers and scuttled off Cilacap Regency. 8°51′S 109°2′E / 8.850°S 109.033°E / -8.850; 109.033 (USS Langley (CV-1))
Levina 1 25 February 2007 A passenger ferry that caught fire on 22 February, and sank three days later with a group of journalists and investigators aboard.
USAT Liberty 11 January 1942 A troopship that was torpedoed by I-166 and beached at Tulamben, Bali. 8°017′03″S 115°035′021″E / 8.28417°S 115.58917°E / -8.28417; 115.58917 (USAT Liberty)
HMS Li Wo 14 February 1942 An auxiliary patrol vessel that was sunk by a convoy of Japanese warships.
Memnon September 1851 A clipper that was lost in the Gaspar Strait.
Minazuki 6 June 1944 A Mutsuki-class Japanese destroyer that was sunk by USS Harder. 04°05′N 119°30′E / 4.083°N 119.500°E / 4.083; 119.500 (Japanese destroyer Minazuki (1926))
Nadakaze 25 July 1945 A Minekaze-class destroyer that was torpedoed by HMS Stubborn near Lombok Strait. 07°06′S 115°42′E / 7.100°S 115.700°E / -7.100; 115.700 (Japanese destroyer Nadakaze)
Natsushio 9 February 1942 A Kagerō-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS S-37 near Makassar. 05°10′S 119°24′E / 5.167°S 119.400°E / -5.167; 119.400 (Japanese destroyer Natsushio)
No. 2 27 June 1945 A No. 1-class submarine chaser that was sunk by USS Blueback. 07°30′S 116°15′E / 7.500°S 116.250°E / -7.500; 116.250 (Japanese submarine chaser No. 2)
Ocean 5 February 1797 An East Indiaman that struck a reef and was scuttled off Kalatea. 7°9′S 121°00′E / 7.150°S 121.000°E / -7.150; 121.000 (Ocean (1788))
USS Perch 3 March 1942 A Perch-class submarine that took damage and was scuttled off Madura Island. 6°30′S 113°50′E / 6.500°S 113.833°E / -6.500; 113.833 (USS Perch (SS-176))
HMAS Perth 1 March 1942 A Leander-class light cruiser that was torpedoed in the Battle of Sunda Strait. 05°51′42″S 106°7′52″E / 5.86167°S 106.13111°E / -5.86167; 106.13111 (HMAS Perth (D29))
USS Pope 1 March 1942 A Clemson-class destroyer that was sunk in the Second Battle of the Java Sea.
USS S-36 21 January 1942 An S-class submarine that ran aground on a reef and was scuttled. 4°57′N 118°31′E / 4.950°N 118.517°E / 4.950; 118.517 (USS S-36 (SS-141))
SS San Flaviano 28 April 1958 A British oil tanker that was bombed and sunk at Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. The attack was orchestrated by the CIA, in support of a local rebellion.
MV Senopati Nusantara 30 December 2006 A passenger ferry that sank in a storm in the Java Sea, with 400-500 dead.
SS Sierra Cordoba 31 December 1941 A cargo liner that was sunk by a Japanese flying boat. 1°00′N 119°10′E / 1.000°N 119.167°E / 1.000; 119.167 (SS Sierra Cordoba (1913))
KMP Tampomas II January 1981 An Indonesian passenger ship that was sunk near Masalembo Island, Java Sea.
Tōhō Maru 29 March 1943 An oil tanker that was torpedoed by USS Gudgeon in the Makassar Strait. 00°00′N 118°19′E / 0.000°N 118.317°E / 0.000; 118.317 (Japanese oiler Tōhō Maru (1936))
Tsugaru 29 June 1944 A minelayer that was sunk by USS Darter near Tobelo. 2°19′N 127°57′E / 2.317°N 127.950°E / 2.317; 127.950 (Japanese minelayer Tsugaru)
U-183 23 April 1945 A Type IXC/40 U-boat that was sunk by USS Besugo in the Java Sea. 4°49′59″S 112°52′01″E / 4.833°S 112.867°E / -4.833; 112.867 (German submarine U-183)
U-537 10 November 1944 A Type IXC/40 U-boat that was sunk in the Java Sea. 7°13′S 115°17′E / 7.217°S 115.283°E / -7.217; 115.283 (German submarine U-537)
HNLMS Van Ghent 15 February 1942 An Admiralen-class destroyer that ran aground and was scuttled off Belitung. 3°05′00″S 107°21′00″E / 3.08333°S 107.35°E / -3.08333; 107.35 (HNLMS Van Ghent (1926))
HNLMS Van Nes 17 February 1942 An Admiralen-class destroyer that was sunk by Japanese aircraft south of Bangka Island. 3°27′S 106°38′E / 3.450°S 106.633°E / -3.450; 106.633 (HNLMS Van Nes (1930))

Japan[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Admiral Nakhimov 28 May 1905 An armored cruiser that was sunk off Tsushima Island.
Admiral Ushakov 28 May 1905 A Russian battleship that was scuttled after taking damage at the Battle of Tsushima. 34°34′N 129°32′E / 34.567°N 129.533°E / 34.567; 129.533 (Russian battleship Admiral Ushakov)
Aki 7 September 1924 A Satsuma-class battleship that was sunk as a target near Minamibōsō, Chiba. 35°01′30″N 139°51′22″E / 35.025°N 139.856°E / 35.025; 139.856 (Japanese cruiser Aki)
Aoba 28 July 1945 An Aoba-class heavy cruiser that was sunk by US aircraft at Kure.
Aoba Maru June 1949 A regular route ferry between Matsuyama and Kitakyushu that capsized in Typhoon Della off Kunisaki Peninsula, Inland Sea, with at least 133 people confirmed dead.
Ariel 1917 A schooner that was wrecked off Inubōsaki Lighthouse.
USS Bates 25 May 1945 A Buckley-class destroyer escort that was sunk by Japanese aircraft south of Iejima. 26°41′N 127°47′E / 26.683°N 127.783°E / 26.683; 127.783 (USS Bates (DE-68))
Borodino 27 May 1905 A Russian battleship that was sunk at the Battle of Tsushima.
Chishima 30 November 1892 An unprotected cruiser that collided with Ravenna off Matsuyama. 33°55′N 132°39′E / 33.917°N 132.650°E / 33.917; 132.650 (Japanese cruiser Chishima)
Chiyoda 5 August 1927 A protected cruiser that was sunk as a target in Bungo Channel. 32°54′32″N 132°15′00″E / 32.909°N 132.25°E / 32.909; 132.25 (Japanese cruiser Chiyoda)
SS Dakota 3 March 1907 An American passenger ship which struck a reef off Yokohama.
USS Emmons 6 April 1945 A Gleaves-class destroyer that was sunk by kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa. 26°48′N 128°04′E / 26.800°N 128.067°E / 26.800; 128.067 (USS Emmons (DD-457))
Ertuğrul 18 September 1890 An Ottoman frigate that foundered in bad weather and ran aground on the east coast of Kii Ōshima, while returning to Turkey after a voyage of friendship to Japan.
USS Greene 9 October 1945 A Clemson-class destroyer that was sunk by Typhoon Louise.
I-58 1 April 1946 A B3 type cruiser submarine that was scuttled off the Gotō Islands. 32°37′N 129°17′E / 32.617°N 129.283°E / 32.617; 129.283 (Japanese submarine I-58)
I-157 1 April 1946 A Kaidai-type submarine that was scuttled east of Gotō, Nagasaki. 32°37′N 129°17′E / 32.617°N 129.283°E / 32.617; 129.283 (Japanese submarine I-157)
Imperator Aleksandr III 27 May 1905 A Russian battleship that was sunk in the Battle of Tsushima.
Kamikaze 7 June 1946 A Kamikaze-class destroyer that ran aground off Omaezaki. 34°38′N 138°8′E / 34.633°N 138.133°E / 34.633; 138.133 (Japanese destroyer Kamikaze (1922))
Kawachi 12 July 1918 A Kawachi-class battleship that capsized after an explosion caused by spontaneous ignition at Tokuyama, Yamaguchi, western Honshū.
SS Kiche Maru 22 September 1912 A Japanese passenger ship that sank in a storm with over 1,000 passengers lost.
Kitagawa Maru No.5 April 1957 A Japanese wooden passenger boat that capsized off Onomichi, Inland Sea, killing at least 113.
Knyaz Suvorov 27 May 1905 A Russian battleship that was sunk at the Battle of Tsushima.
Lisbon Maru 2 October 1942 A troopship and prisoner-of-war transport that was torpedoed by USS Grouper off Zhoushan. 30°13′48″N 122°45′54″E / 30.23°N 122.765°E / 30.23; 122.765 (Lisbon Maru)
Nagara 7 August 1944 A Nagara-class light cruiser that was torpedoed by USS Croaker off Amakusa. 32°09′N 129°53′E / 32.150°N 129.883°E / 32.150; 129.883 (Japanese cruiser Nagara)
Nankai Maru January 1958 A ferry between Wakayama and Tokushima that capsized off southern Awaji Island, killing at least 167.
Nisshin 18 January 1942 A Kasuga-class armored cruiser that was sunk as a target southwest of Kure. 34°05′N 132°53′E / 34.083°N 132.883°E / 34.083; 132.883 (Japanese cruiser Nisshin)
Nossa Senhora da Graça 6 January 1610 A Portuguese carrack that was sunk by its own captain in the mouth of Nagasaki Bay after being boarded by Japanese samurai and set on fire.
Numakuze 18 December 1943 A Minekaze-class destroyer that was sunk northeast of Naha. 26°29′N 128°26′E / 26.483°N 128.433°E / 26.483; 128.433 (Japanese destroyer Numakaze)
Okikaze 10 January 1943 A Minekaze-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Trigger southeast of Yokosuka. 35°02′N 140°12′E / 35.033°N 140.200°E / 35.033; 140.200 (Japanese destroyer Okikaze)
Oslyabya 27 May 1905 A Russian battleship that was sunk in the Battle of Tsushima.
Otowa 10 August 1917 A protected cruiser that ran aground and broke apart off Shima. 34°14′N 136°53′E / 34.233°N 136.883°E / 34.233; 136.883 (Japanese cruiser Otowa)
Seiki 10 December 1888 A screw sloop that ran aground in Suruga Bay. 35°07′N 138°40′E / 35.117°N 138.667°E / 35.117; 138.667 (Japanese corvette Seiki)
Sekirei Maru December 1945 A passenger boat that capsized in stormy conditions off Akashi, Hyogo, with at least 304 people confirmed dead.
SS Shiun Maru May 1955 A ferry that capsized and sank during fog off Takamatsu, Shikoku, killing at least 168.
USS Skylark 28 April 1945 An Auk-class minesweeper that struck a mine off Hagushi. 26°20′N 127°40′E / 26.333°N 127.667°E / 26.333; 127.667 (USS Skylark (AM-63))
Sissoi Veliky 28 May 1905 A Russian battleship that was sunk in the Battle of Tsushima.
USS Swallow 22 April 1945 An Auk-class minesweeper that was sunk by kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa. 26°10′N 127°12′E / 26.167°N 127.200°E / 26.167; 127.200 (USS Swallow (AM-65))
USS Tang 24 October 1944 A Balao-class submarine that was sunk by her own torpedo in the Taiwan Strait. 25°6′N 119°31′E / 25.100°N 119.517°E / 25.100; 119.517 (USS Tang (SS-306))
Tarumizu Maru No.6 February 1944 A regular route ferry between Tarumizu and Kagoshima that capsized off Kagoshima Bay, with at least 464 people confirmed dead.
Thor 30 November 1942 An auxiliary cruiser that was destroyed by fire while moored at Yokohama, and abandoned. 35°23′50″N 139°38′50″E / 35.39722°N 139.64722°E / 35.39722; 139.64722 (German auxiliary cruiser Thor)
USS Thornton 2 May 1945 A Clemson-class destroyer that was beached in the Ryukyu Islands after taking damage in a collision.
Tofuku Maru 24 December 1943 A hell ship that was torpedoed by USS Gurnard off the east coast of Honshu. 34°02′N 136°19′E / 34.033°N 136.317°E / 34.033; 136.317 (Tofuku Maru)
Tokiwa Maru A regular route ferry between Naruto and Kobe. It capsized in a collision with the cargo ship Richmond Maru off Kobe, with at least 47 confirmed dead.
Tosa 9 February 1925 A Tosa-class battleship that was scuttled south of Mizunokojima Lighthouse.
Tōya Maru 26 September 1954 A train ferry that sank in a typhoon off Hakodate, resulting in around 1,153 deaths. 41°11′36″N 140°09′07″E / 41.1932°N 140.152°E / 41.1932; 140.152 (Tōya Maru)
Toyo Maru No 10 November 1945 A passenger ferry sank by overloaded three times capacity, off Hakata Island, Seto Inland Sea, at least 397 person confirmed dead. [6]
Tsushima Maru 22 August 1944 A passenger ship that was sunk by USS Bowfin off Akusekijima, killing 1,484 civilians, including 767 schoolchildren. 29°32′33″N 129°33′30″E / 29.54250°N 129.55833°E / 29.54250; 129.55833 (Tsushima Maru)
Vladimir Monomakh 28 May 1905 An armored cruiser that was damaged by Japanese torpedo boats and scuttled off Tsushima Island. 34°32′N 129°40′E / 34.533°N 129.667°E / 34.533; 129.667 (Russian armored cruiser Vladimir Monomakh)

Lebanon[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
MV Danny F II 17 December 2009 A livestock carrier that capsized 11 nautical miles from Tripoli, resulting in the death of nearly 30,000 sheep and cattle.
HMS Victoria 22 June 1893 A British battleship that collided with HMS Camperdown near Tripoli.

Malaysia[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Atago Maru 28 November 1944 A merchant vessel that was sunk off Miri, Sarawak.
Awazisan Maru 8 December 1941 A World War II Japanese troopship that was bombed and sunk off the coast of Kota Bharu.
Haguro 16 May 1945 A World War II Japanese Myōkō-class cruiser that was sunk in the Strait of Malacca by gunfire and torpedoes from Royal Navy destroyers.
Hatsutaka 16 May 1945 A Hatsutaka-class minelayer that was torpedoed by USS Hawkbill off Pulau Tenggol. 04°49′N 103°31′E / 4.817°N 103.517°E / 4.817; 103.517 (Japanese minelayer Hatsutaka)
Kuma 11 January 1944 A Kuma-class light cruiser that was torpedoed by HMS Tally-Ho off Penang. 05°26′N 99°52′E / 5.433°N 99.867°E / 5.433; 99.867 (Japanese cruiser Kuma)
SS Kuroshio Maru March 1960 A tanker that was sunk as a target off Aur Island. 2°33′N 104°40′E / 2.550°N 104.667°E / 2.550; 104.667 (SS Kuroshima Maru)
HMS Prince of Wales 10 December 1941 A King George V-class battleship that was launched in 1939 and sunk by Japanese bombers, along with HMS Repulse. 3°34′N 104°26′E / 3.567°N 104.433°E / 3.567; 104.433 (Sinking of the Prince of Wales and Repulse)
HMS Repulse 10 December 1941 A Renown-class battlecruiser that was launched in 1916, and sunk by Japanese bombers, along with HMS Prince of Wales. 3°34′N 104°26′E / 3.567°N 104.433°E / 3.567; 104.433 (Sinking of the Prince of Wales and Repulse)
HMS Stratagem 22 November 1944 An S-class submarine that was sunk by a Japanese submarine chaser near Batu Pahat. 1°36′N 102°53′E / 1.600°N 102.883°E / 1.600; 102.883 (HMS Stratagem (P234))

Philippines[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Abukuma 26 October 1944 A Nagara-class light cruiser that was bombed by US aircraft off Negros Island. 09°20′N 122°32′E / 9.333°N 122.533°E / 9.333; 122.533 (Japanese cruiser Abukuma)
Akebono 14 November 1944 A Fubuki-class destroyer that was bombed by US aircraft at Cavite, in an attack which also sunk Akishimo. 14°35′N 120°55′E / 14.583°N 120.917°E / 14.583; 120.917 (Japanese destroyer Akebono (1930))
Akigumo 11 April 1944 A Kagerō-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Redfin southeast of Zamboanga Peninsula. 06°43′N 122°23′E / 6.717°N 122.383°E / 6.717; 122.383 (Japanese destroyer Akigumo)
Akishimo 14 November 1944 A Yūgumo-class destroyer that was bombed by US aircraft at Cavite, in an attack which also sunk Akebono. 14°35′N 120°55′E / 14.583°N 120.917°E / 14.583; 120.917 (Japanese destroyer Akishimo)
Akitsushima 24 September 1944 A Japanese seaplane tender that was sunk at Coron Island.[7]
Asakaze 23 August 1944 A Kamikaze-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Haddo southwest of Bolinao. 16°6′N 119°44′E / 16.100°N 119.733°E / 16.100; 119.733 (Japanese destroyer Asakaze (1922))
MV Asia South Korea 22 December 1999 A passenger ferry that sank off Bantayan Island.
Awa Maru 1 April 1945 A Japanese World War II hospital ship that was sunk off the coast of Camiguin by USS Queenfish, who mistook her for a destroyer.
USS Barbel 4 February 1945 A Balao-class submarine that was sunk by Japanese aircraft off Palawan. 7°49′N 116°47′E / 7.817°N 116.783°E / 7.817; 116.783 (USS Barbel (SS-316))
Castilla 1 May 1898 An Aragon-class cruiser sunk in the Battle of Manila Bay.
Cebu City 2 December 1994 A ferry that capsized in a collision with the freighter Kota Suria off Manila Bay, with 140 people confirmed dead.[8][9]
SS China Maru 21 September 1944 A cargo ship that was sunk by US aircraft off Manila. 14°35′N 120°55′E / 14.583°N 120.917°E / 14.583; 120.917 (SS China Maru (1920))
USS Cooper 3 December 1944 An Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer that was sunk in the Battle of Ormoc Bay. 10°54′N 124°36′E / 10.900°N 124.600°E / 10.900; 124.600 (USS Cooper (DD-695))
USS Darter 24 October 1944 A Gato-class submarine that ran aground and was scuttled off Palawan. 9°24′22″N 116°59′02″E / 9.406°N 116.984°E / 9.406; 116.984 (USS Darter (SS-227))
MV Doña Marilyn 24 October 1988 A ferry that was caught in Typhoon Ruby off Almagro, Samar. Estimates of the number of dead vary from 50 to 150.[8][10][11]
MV Dumaguete J October 1968 A motor vessel carrying 500 people that capsized off Zamboanga, Mindanao. At least 300 were confirmed dead.
USS Flier 13 August 1944 A Gato-class submarine that struck a mine in the Balabac Strait. 7°58′43.21″N 117°15′23.79″E / 7.9786694°N 117.2566083°E / 7.9786694; 117.2566083 (USS Flier (SS-250))
Fujinami 27 October 1944 A Yūgumo-class destroyer that was sunk by US aircraft 80 miles north of Iloilo. 12°0′N 122°30′E / 12.000°N 122.500°E / 12.000; 122.500 (Japanese destroyer Fujinami)
Hamanami 11 November 1944 A Yūgumo-class destroyer that was sunk by US aircraft west of Leyte. 10°50′N 124°35′E / 10.833°N 124.583°E / 10.833; 124.583 (Japanese destroyer Hamanami)
USS Harder 24 August 1944 A Gato-class submarine that was sunk off Dasol.
Hatsuharu 13 November 1944 A Hatsuharu-class destroyer that was sunk in an air raid at Manila Bay. 14°35′N 120°50′E / 14.583°N 120.833°E / 14.583; 120.833 (Japanese destroyer Hatsuharu)
USS Hoel 25 October 1944 A Fletcher-class destroyer that was sunk in the Battle off Samar. 11°46′N 126°33′E / 11.767°N 126.550°E / 11.767; 126.550 (USS Hoel (DD-533))
USS Hovey 7 January 1945 A Clemson-class destroyer that was sunk in the Invasion of Luzon. 16°20′N 120°10′E / 16.333°N 120.167°E / 16.333; 120.167 (USS Hovey (DD-208))
USS Indianapolis 30 July 1945 A Portland-class cruiser that was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine I-58 from the south of Philippine Sea. 12°2′N 134°48′E / 12.033°N 134.800°E / 12.033; 134.800 (USS Indianapolis (CA-35))
Irako 24 September 1944 A Japanese food supply ship that was scuttled at Coron Island after taking damage in an attack by USS Seadragon.[7] 08°04′N 152°40′E / 8.067°N 152.667°E / 8.067; 152.667 (Japanese food supply ship Irako)
Isuzu Maru A Japanese transport ship that was sunk by USS Trout off the north coast of Marinduque Island.[12]
Kazagumo 8 June 1944 A Yūgumo-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Hake at the mouth of Davao Gulf. 06°03′N 125°57′E / 6.050°N 125.950°E / 6.050; 125.950 (Japanese destroyer Kazagumo)
Kinu 26 October 1944 A Nagara-class light cruiser that was bombed by US aircraft southwest of Masbate. 11°45′N 123°11′E / 11.750°N 123.183°E / 11.750; 123.183 (Japanese cruiser Kinu)
Kiyoshimo 26 December 1944 A Yūgumo-class destroyer that was sunk by US forces off San Jose. 12°20′N 121°0′E / 12.333°N 121.000°E / 12.333; 121.000 (Japanese destroyer Kiyoshimo)
Kogyo Maru A Japanese Navy auxiliary supply ship that was sunk in Coron Island.[7]
Kumano 25 November 1944 A Mogami-class cruiser that was sunk by US aircraft off Santa Cruz. 15°44′58″N 119°47′57″E / 15.74944°N 119.79917°E / 15.74944; 119.79917 (Japanese cruiser Kumano)
Kyokuzan Maru A Japanese Army auxiliary supply ship that was sunk at Coron Island.[7]
USS Lanakai 1947 A schooner-rigged diesel yacht that was confiscated from its German owners by the US Navy and renamed USS Hermes. After WWI, it was sold to MGM, who renamed it MV Lanakai and used it in the film The Hurricane, starring Jon Hall and Dorothy Lamour. During WWII, the ship operated as a covert intelligence-gathering vessel around the Philippines and Vietnam. It was sunk by a typhoon in 1947.[13] 14°46′N 120°15′E / 14.767°N 120.250°E / 14.767; 120.250 (USS Lanakai)
USS Mahan 7 December 1944 A Mahan-class destroyer that was sunk between Leyte and Ponson Island. 10°50′N 124°30′E / 10.833°N 124.500°E / 10.833; 124.500 (USS Mahan (DD-364))
USS Majaba August 1946 A lumber transport, known locally as the El Capitan, that was commissioned by the US Navy for supply duties during WWII. A liberty ship, the vessel received a Battle Star for her duties and survived being torpedoed by Japanese submarine at Guadacanal. She was sunk by typhoon in Subic Bay, whilst undergoing re-fit/repair after the war.[13] 14°46′N 120°15′E / 14.767°N 120.250°E / 14.767; 120.250 (USS Majaba)
Michishio 22 October 1944 An Asashio-class destroyer that was sunk in the Battle of Surigao Strait. 10°25′N 125°23′E / 10.417°N 125.383°E / 10.417; 125.383 (Japanese destroyer Michishio)
Ming Dynasty A Chinese merchant vessel that was sunk off the coast of Marinduque.[14]
Mogami 25 October 1944 A Mogami-class heavy cruiser that suffered heavy damage in the Battle of Surigao Strait and was scuttled. 09°40′N 124°50′E / 9.667°N 124.833°E / 9.667; 124.833 (Japanese cruiser Mogami (1934))
Musashi 24 October 1944 A Yamato-class battleship that was sunk in the Sibuyan Sea during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
Nachi 5 November 1944 A Myōkō-class heavy cruiser that was sunk by US aircraft in Manila Bay. 14°31′N 120°44′E / 14.517°N 120.733°E / 14.517; 120.733 (Japanese cruiser Nachi)
Naganami 11 November 1944 A Yūgumo-class destroyer that was sunk by US aircraft in Ormoc Bay. 10°50′N 124°35′E / 10.833°N 124.583°E / 10.833; 124.583 (Japanese destroyer Naganami)
USS New York December 1941 A United States Navy armored cruiser that was scuttled in Subic Bay to avoid Japanese capture during World War II.[13][15] 14°48′N 120°16′E / 14.800°N 120.267°E / 14.800; 120.267 (USS New York / Rochester)
Noshiro 26 October 1944 An Agano-class light cruiser that was sunk by US aircraft south of Mindoro. 11°42′N 121°41′E / 11.700°N 121.683°E / 11.700; 121.683 (Japanese cruiser Noshiro)
Okikawa Maru A Japanese Navy auxiliary oiler that was sunk at Coron Island.[7]
Okinami 13 November 1944 A Yūgumo-class destroyer that was sunk by US aircraft west of Manila. 14°35′N 120°50′E / 14.583°N 120.833°E / 14.583; 120.833 (Japanese destroyer Okinami)
Olympia Maru A Japanese Army auxiliary supply ship, sunk at Coron Island.[7]
USS Ommaney Bay 4 January 1945 A US Navy Casablanca-class escort carrier scuttled in the Sulu Sea after being struck by kamikaze aircraft. 11°25′N 121°19′E / 11.417°N 121.317°E / 11.417; 121.317 (USS Ommaney Bay (CVE-79))
Oryoku Maru 15 December 1944 A Japanese prisoner-of-war (POW) transport ship hell ship that was sunk by aircraft from the USS Hornet in Subic Bay. The Oryuko Maru was "unmarked" as a POW transport. 200 Allied POWs died during the sinking, with a further 100 murdered or dying of suffocation or dehydration prior to the attack. Of a total of 1,620 POWs initially loaded on the Oryuko Maru, only 403 survived Japanese captivity during the war.[13][16] 14°48′N 120°16′E / 14.800°N 120.267°E / 14.800; 120.267 (Oryoku Maru)
USS PC-1129 31 January 1945 A PC-461-class submarine chaser that was sunk by a Shin'yō (a Japanese suicide boat) off Luzon. 14°03′N 120°18′E / 14.05°N 120.30°E / 14.05; 120.30 (USS PC-1129)
USS Pompey December 1941 A merchant ship that was sunk by Japanese bombing at Manila.
MV Princess of the Orient 18 September 1998 A motor vessel that capsized in Manila Bay.
MV Princess of the Stars 21 June 2008 A passenger ferry that sank in San Fernando, Romblon, resulting in over 500 deaths.[17]
USS Princeton 24 October 1944 A United States Navy Independence-class aircraft carrier that was lost at the Battle of Leyte Gulf. 15°21′N 123°31′E / 15.350°N 123.517°E / 15.350; 123.517 (USS Princeton (CVL-23))
Royal Captain 17 December 1773 A schooner, chartered to the East India Company, that struck a reef 46 miles (76 kilometers) from Palawan, en route to Balambangan Island. All but three crewmen survived the sinking and were picked up by the British ship Union. The three sailors who drowned were apparently drunk and refused to take to the lifeboats.[18]
Sakura Maru 1944 A Japanese merchant vessel in wartime auxiliary naval service, sunk by US forces in Subic Bay during WWII. The wreck is located in the Grande Island channel, at a depth of 54m.
USS Samuel B. Roberts 25 October 1944 A John C. Butler-class destroyer escort that sank during the Battle off Samar. 11°40′N 126°20′E / 11.667°N 126.333°E / 11.667; 126.333 (USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413))

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San Quentin April 1898 A Spanish gunboat that was scuttled between Grande Island and Chiquita Islands, near the mouth of Subic Bay, during the Spanish–American War, in the hope of blocking the passage to the US Navy.[13][15] 14°45′36″N 120°13′48″E / 14.76000°N 120.23000°E / 14.76000; 120.23000 (San Quenton)
Sarushima 4 July 1944 A Natsushima-class minelayer that was sunk by US aircraft off Magsaysay. 12°15′N 121°00′E / 12.250°N 121.000°E / 12.250; 121.000 (Japanese minelayer Sarushima)
Satsuki 21 September 1944 A Mutsuki-class destroyer that was sunk by US aircraft in Manila Bay. 14°35′N 120°45′E / 14.583°N 120.750°E / 14.583; 120.750 (Japanese destroyer Satsuki (1925))
Seian Maru 19 December 1944 A 3,712 tonne freighter serving the Imperial Japanese Navy in wartime auxiliary naval service. It was initially requisitioned by the IJN, in September 1940, as an auxiliary anti-submarine net-layer and patrol boat, before being re-roled as an auxiliary transport in August 1942. She was converted to an emergency tanker in January 1943, and sunk by US Naval air-power in Subic Bay during WWII.[13] 14°48′N 120°16′E / 14.800°N 120.267°E / 14.800; 120.267 (Seian Maru)
Shimakaze 11 November 1944 A destroyer that was sunk by US aircraft at Ormoc Bay. 10°50′N 124°35′E / 10.833°N 124.583°E / 10.833; 124.583 (Japanese destroyer Shimakaze (1942))
Shiranui 27 October 1944 A Kagerō-class destroyer that was sunk by US aircraft 80 miles north of Iloilo. 12°0′N 122°30′E / 12.000°N 122.500°E / 12.000; 122.500 (Japanese destroyer Shiranui)
USS Sonoma 24 October 1944 A Sonoma-class fleet tug that was sunk by Japanese aircraft off Dulag, Leyte. 10°57′N 125°2′E / 10.950°N 125.033°E / 10.950; 125.033 (USS Sonoma (AT-12))
USS St. Lo 25 October 1944 A Casablanca-class escort carrier of the United States Navy during World War II, and the first major warship sunk by a kamikaze attack during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
Tanikaze 9 June 1944 A Kagero-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Harder in Sibutu Passage. 05°42′N 120°41′E / 5.700°N 120.683°E / 5.700; 120.683 (Japanese destroyer Tanikaze)
Teiyō Maru 19 August 1944 A replenishment oiler that was torpedoed by US submarines off Ilocos Norte. 18°09′N 120°13′E / 18.150°N 120.217°E / 18.150; 120.217 (Teiyō Maru (1931))
Uzuki 12 December 1944 A Mutsuki-class destroyer that was sunk by US torpedo boats 50 miles northeast of Cebu. 11°03′N 124°23′E / 11.050°N 124.383°E / 11.050; 124.383 (Japanese destroyer Uzuki (1925))
Wakaba 24 October 1944 A Hatsuharu-class destroyer that was sunk by US aircraft in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. 11°50′N 121°25′E / 11.833°N 121.417°E / 11.833; 121.417 (Japanese destroyer Wakaba)
Wakatsuki 11 November 1944 An Akizuki-class destroyer that was sunk by US aircraft in Ormoc Bay. 10°50′N 124°35′E / 10.833°N 124.583°E / 10.833; 124.583 (Japanese destroyer Wakatsuki)
Yaeyama 24 September 1944 A minelayer that was sunk by US aircraft off Palawan. 12°15′N 121°00′E / 12.250°N 121.000°E / 12.250; 121.000 (Japanese minelayer Yaeyama)
Yamagumo 25 October 1944 An Asashio-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS McDermut in the Battle of Surigao Strait. 10°25′N 125°23′E / 10.417°N 125.383°E / 10.417; 125.383 (Japanese destroyer Yamagumo (1938))
Yamashiro 25 October 1944 A Fusō-class battleship that was sunk in the Battle of Surigao Strait. 10°22′14″N 125°21′20″E / 10.37056°N 125.35556°E / 10.37056; 125.35556 (Japanese battleship Yamashiro)
Yūnagi 25 August 1944 A Kamikaze-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Picuda northeast of Cape Bojeador Lighthouse. 18°46′N 120°46′E / 18.767°N 120.767°E / 18.767; 120.767 (Japanese destroyer Yūnagi (1924))
Yūzuki 23 December 1944 A Mutsuki-class destroyer that was sunk by US aircraft 65 miles northeast of Cebu. 11°20′N 124°10′E / 11.333°N 124.167°E / 11.333; 124.167 (Japanese destroyer Yūzuki)

Russia[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
K-27 6 September 1982 A November-class submarine that was scuttled off the northeastern coast of Novaya Zemlya. 72°31′N 55°30′E / 72.517°N 55.500°E / 72.517; 55.500 (Soviet submarine K-27)
Niitaka 26 August 1922 A Niitaka-class protected cruiser that capsized in a typhoon off the Ust-Bolsheretsky District. 51°30′N 156°29′E / 51.500°N 156.483°E / 51.500; 156.483 (Japanese cruiser Niitaka)
Sibiryakov 24 August 1942 An icebreaker that was sunk by the Admiral Scheer northwest of Russky Island. 76°00′N 91°31′E / 76.000°N 91.517°E / 76.000; 91.517 (Icebreaker Sibiryakov)
U-362 5 September 1944 A Type VIIC U-boat that was sunk by T-116 east of the Mona Islands. 75°51′N 89°27′E / 75.850°N 89.450°E / 75.850; 89.450 (German submarine U-362)
U-639 28 August 1943 A Type VIIC U-boat that was sunk by S-101 off Cape Flissingsky. 76°49′N 69°42′E / 76.817°N 69.700°E / 76.817; 69.700 (German submarine U-639)
USS Wahoo 11 October 1943 A Gato-class submarine that was sunk by Japanese aircraft in La Perouse (Soya) Strait, between Hokkaidō and Sakhalin, during WWII.

Singapore[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
La Seyne 14 November 1909 A French liner belonging to the Messageries Maritimes fleet that collided with the Onda (British India Steam Navigation Company) due to thick fog, and sank thirty nautical miles off Singapore. 101 died, while many of the 61 who survived suffered grave wounds when attacked by sharks, prior to being saved by the crew of the Onda. Refusing to be saved, the Captain of the French liner went down with his ship.

South Korea[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Chang Tyong-ho January 1953 A Yosu-Busan route ferry that capsized off Busan. At least 249 people were confirmed dead; only seven survived.
Hanseong-ho January 1973 A Mokpo-Jin Island route ferry that capsized off Jeollanam-do. According to South Korean Coast Guard official confirmed report, at least 103 people were confirmed dead, only 48 persons survived. [19]
USS Magpie 1 October 1950 A YMS-1-class minesweeper that hit a mine off North Gyeongsang Province. 36°30′N 129°30′E / 36.500°N 129.500°E / 36.500; 129.500 (USS Magpie (AMS-25))
Namyong ho December 1970 A ferry that ran between Busan and Jeju-do, and capsized in Korea Strait, killing 323 people. Only 12 were rescued.
Sperwer August 1653 A Dutch trading ship with the VOC (Dutch East India Company). It was blown off course and capsized in stormy weather off Jeju-do, killing 48 people, with 16 survivors.
MV Seohae October 1993 A Puan County to Ui Island route ferry, capsized off Jeollabuk-do. According to South Korean Coast Guard official confirmed report, 292 person lost to lives, only 70 person rescued. [20]
Sewol 16 April 2014 A ferry with 476 souls on board - most of which were high school students - that capsized near Donggeochado after making a "sudden turn" that overbalanced the ship, which could not be righted. Only 172 survived. The captain and crew were later charged with criminal negligence, gross negligence and manslaughter after it was revealed the ship was heavily overbalanced, and that the captain and crew abandoned ship after ordering the passengers to remain seated even as water began filling the ship, resulting in unnecessary deaths. 34°13′5″N 125°57′0″E / 34.21806°N 125.95000°E / 34.21806; 125.95000 (Sewol)
Yeong-ho October 1963 A Yeonhwa Island to Mokpo route ferry, capsized off Jeollanam-do. According to South Korean Coast Guard official confirmed report, 140 person lost to lives, only a person rescued. [21]

Sri Lanka[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
SS Ava 16 February 1858 A steamship that ran aground near Trincomalee.
SS British Sergeant 9 April 1942 A tanker that was sunk off Batticaloa by Japanese aircraft.
Great Basses wreck An 18th century shipwreck on the Great Basses Reef, discovered by Arthur C. Clarke in 1961. 06°10′50″N 81°28′50″E / 6.18056°N 81.48056°E / 6.18056; 81.48056 (Great Basses wreck)
HMS Hollyhock 9 April 1942 A corvette that was sunk by Japanese air attack. 07°21′N 81°57′E / 7.350°N 81.950°E / 7.350; 81.950 (HMS Hollyhock (K64))
MV Farah III December 2006 A cargo ship that was forcibly boarded by LTTE Sea Tigers and run aground near Mullaitivu. The Sri Lanka Army re-captured the wreck in 2009. 09°18′52″N 80°47′29″E / 9.31444°N 80.79139°E / 9.31444; 80.79139 (MV Farah III)
HMS Tenedos 5 April 1942 An S-class destroyer that was sunk at Colombo during the Indian Ocean raid. 6°57′17″N 79°51′20″E / 6.95472°N 79.85556°E / 6.95472; 79.85556 (HMS Tenedos (H04))
HMAS Vampire 9 April 1942 An Australian V-class destroyer that was sunk by Japanese air attack. 7°35′N 82°5′E / 7.583°N 82.083°E / 7.583; 82.083 (HMAS Vampire (D68))
HMS Hermes 9 April 1942 Royal Navy aircraft carrier that was sunk by Japanese air attack.
HMCyS Vijaya An Algerine-class minesweeper of the Royal Ceylon Navy that sank in a strong storm in the Gulf of Mannar.

Taiwan[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Hatakaze 15 January 1945 A Kamikaze-class destroyer that was sunk by US aircraft at Kaohsiung. 22°40′N 120°14′E / 22.667°N 120.233°E / 22.667; 120.233 (Japanese destroyer Hatakaze)
Minekaze 10 February 1944 A Minekaze-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Pogy off Taitung County. 22°12′N 121°30′E / 22.200°N 121.500°E / 22.200; 121.500 (Japanese destroyer Minekaze)

Thailand[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
King Cruiser 4 May 1997 A car ferry that hit a reef off the Phi Phi Islands.
Ocean Dream 27 February 2016 A cruise ship that had been abandoned for a year without any maintenance, sank and capsized in shallow waters near the port of Laem Chabang,Sri Racha.

Turkey[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
SS Alexandra 8 February 1918. A French cruiser that was sunk by Turkish coastal artillery under command of "Captain Mustafa Ertuğrul Aker" about 1-mile (1.6 km) outside Avova Bay (Ağva Körfezi).
Âsâr-ı Tevfik 11 February 1913 An ironclad warship that ran aground off Yalıköy.
HMS Arno 23 March 1918 A destroyer that collided with HMS Hope in the Dardanelles. 40°14′30″N 26°30′30″E / 40.24167°N 26.50833°E / 40.24167; 26.50833 (HMS Arno (1915))
Bouvet 18 March 1915 A French pre-Dreadnought battleship, launched in 1896 and sunk by Turkish coastal artillery in the Dardanelles Campaign. 40°01′15″N 26°16′30″E / 40.02083°N 26.27500°E / 40.02083; 26.27500 (French battleship Bouvet)
SMS Breslau 16 August 1914 A Magdeburg-class light cruiser that was sunk in the Battle of Imbros. 40°3′42″N 25°58′42″E / 40.06167°N 25.97833°E / 40.06167; 25.97833 (SMS Breslau)
The Cape Gelidonya shipwreck A Phoenician merchant vessel that was wrecked around 1200 BC. 36°38′10″N 30°33′26″E / 36.63611°N 30.55722°E / 36.63611; 30.55722 (Cape Gelidonya)
Duchess of York An iron-screw steamer ketch built in Hull in 1893. It was sold and renamed the Carmen in 1902, and sold again in 1919.[22] Its subsequent fate was unknown until the wreckage was discovered in the 1950s.[23] 36°12.716′N 29°24.732′E / 36.211933°N 29.412200°E / 36.211933; 29.412200 (Duchess of York (1893 ship)/Sakarya (ship))[24]
HMS Majestic 27 May 1915 A Majestic-class battleship that was torpedoed by SM U-21 off Cape Helles. 40°02′30″N 26°11′02″E / 40.04167°N 26.18389°E / 40.04167; 26.18389 (HMS Majestic (1895))
Mariotte 26 July 1915 A French submarine that was scuttled off Cape Nara, near Çanakkale.
SS Paris II 13 December 1917 A French naval patrol ship sunk by Turkish coastal artillery under command of Captain "Mustafa Ertuğrul Aker" off Kemer inside Avova Bay (Ağva Körfezi). Approximately 150 shots were fired, of which 110 hit the target. The crew were rescued by Turkish soldiers. 36°36′8.06″N 30°35′10.93″E / 36.6022389°N 30.5863694°E / 36.6022389; 30.5863694 (SS Paris II)
HMS Raglan 20 January 1918 An Abercrombie-class monitor that was sunk by Turkish ships off Imbros. 40°14′N 25°58′E / 40.233°N 25.967°E / 40.233; 25.967 (HMS Raglan)
Refah 23 June 1941 A Turkish ship that was sunk by an unidentified (probably French) submarine. Of the 200 aboard, only 32 survived.
Sakarya 1957 A cargo ship which struck a reef while suffering engine trouble. The wreckage was discovered in 1994, close to the wreck of the Duchess of York.[23] 36°12.716′N 29°24.732′E / 36.211933°N 29.412200°E / 36.211933; 29.412200 (Duchess of York (1893 ship)/Sakarya (ship))[24]
U-20 10 September 1944 A Type IIB U-boat that was scuttled in the Black Sea. 41°10′N 30°47′E / 41.167°N 30.783°E / 41.167; 30.783 (German submarine U-20 (1936))
Uluburun shipwreck A merchant ship dating to the late Bronze Age. 36°7′43″N 29°41′9″E / 36.12861°N 29.68583°E / 36.12861; 29.68583 (Uluburun shipwreck)

Vietnam[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Kashii 12 January 1945 A Katori-class light cruiser that was sunk by US aircraft off Qui Nhon. 13°50′N 109°20′E / 13.833°N 109.333°E / 13.833; 109.333 (Japanese cruiser Kashii)
Nokaze 20 February 1945 A Minekaze-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Pargo north of Nha Trang. 12°48′N 109°38′E / 12.800°N 109.633°E / 12.800; 109.633 (Japanese destroyer Nokaze)

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