List of shipwrecks in 1932

The list of shipwrecks in 1932 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1932.

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JanuaryEdit

1 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 January 1932
Ship Country Description
Minas   Greece The cargo ship ran aground on Fleves. The crew abandoned ship.[1]

2 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 January 1932
Ship Country Description
Eirini Kyriakades   Greece The cargo ship ran aground in the Paraná River, Argentina.[2] She was refloated on 15 January.[3]
Raylight   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Ayr.[4] She was refloated on 6 January.[5]
Tamaho Maru   Japan The cargo ship was abandoned in the Pacific Ocean (49°30′N 179°30′W / 49.500°N 179.500°W / 49.500; -179.500).[2] She was sighted at approximately that position on 19 January and a salvage operation was instigated.[6] No trace of the vessel was found and she was presumed to have foundered.[7]

4 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 January 1932
Ship Country Description
Teresa Schiaffino   Italy The cargo ship ran aground at the eastern entrance to the Corinth Canal.[2] She was refloated on 10 January.[8]

5 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 January 1932
Ship Country Description
Kaala   United States The ferry ran aground on Molokai, Hawaii. She was declared a constructive total loss.[9]

6 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1932
Ship Country Description
Cader Idris   United Kingdom The Thames barge sank in the Thames Estuary 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) west of Southend Pier, Essex.[5]
Sorriso   Italy The cargo ship ran aground at Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany.[9] She was refloated on 22 January.[10]
Stanley Margetts   United Kingdom The Thames barge sank in the Thames Estuary 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) west of Southend Pier.[5]

7 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 1932
Ship Country Description
Breeze   United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Christchurch, New Zealand. She was refloated but declared a constructive total loss.[9]

8 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 January 1932
Ship Country Description
Theseus   Greece The cargo ship ran aground at Kara Point, Greece.[11] She was refloated on 17 January.[3]

10 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 January 1932
Ship Country Description
Mango   United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore at Selsey Bill, Sussex. All nine crew were rescued by the Selsey Lifeboat.[12] She was refloated on 25 January.[10]
Vicuna   United Kingdom The Thames barge sank in the North Sea off Reculver, Kent. All three crew were rescued by the Margate Lifeboat.[12]

11 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 January 1932
Ship Country Description
I. Ping   United States The cargo ship ran aground on the Mopanshin Rocks, East China Sea and capsized.[8] She was refloated on 24 February.[13]
Prionus   Greece The cargo ship ran aground at Tenedos, Turkey.[14] She was refloated on 19 January.[15]

12 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1932
Ship Country Description
Rubis   France The auxiliary schooner was wrecked at Europa Point, Gibraltar. The crew were rescued.[14]
Silva   Sweden The cargo ship sprang a leak and was beached at Grenå, Denmark.[14]

14 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 January 1932
Ship Country Description
Camlough   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in Luce Bay, Wigtownshire and sank. Eight survivors were rescued by the Portpatrick Lifeboat.[16]

15 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 January 1932
Ship Country Description
Conqueror   United Kingdom The Thames barge sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Thames Estuary 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) west of Southend Pier, Essex. Both crew were rescued by the Southend Lifeboat.[17]
Kowa Maru   Japan The cargo ship ran aground in the South China Sea off Balabac Island, Philippines.[18] The crew were taken off by Victoria Maru (  Japan) on 18 January.[19]
Svanur   Iceland The auxiliary sailing vessel came ashore at Snæfellsnes.[15] She was a total loss.[20]

19 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 January 1932
Ship Country Description
Evergunar   Latvia The cargo ship lost her tow and was driven ashore at Somnes, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway with the loss of four crew. Survivors were rescued by Jason (  Norway). Evergunar was a total loss.[15][21]

20 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 January 1932
Ship Country Description
Notre Dame de Chatelet   France The auxiliary schooner sank at Saint-Servan, Ille-et-Vilaine.[22]

21 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 January 1932
Ship Country Description
Glenaan   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on the Isle of Arran, Ayrshire. All ten crew survived.[23]
Maryolio V. Polemis   Greece The cargo ship struck a rock and was beached at Vatika.[24] She was refloated on 5 February.[25]
Mary   Denmark The auxiliary schooner collided with Kong Ring (  Norway) at Hamburg, Germany and sank. The crew were rescued.[23]
Nikos Marcou   Denmark The cargo ship ran aground in the Little Belt.[24] She was refloated on 25 January.[26]
Yu Chang   Republic of China Navy The destroyer was wrecked at Nantung Chao, China. Her wreck was salvaged and scrapped.[27]

22 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 1932
Ship Country Description
HMS Rainbow   Royal Navy The Rainbow-class submarine ran aground in the English Channel off Ventnor, Isle of Wight. She was refloated later that day.[28]

23 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 January 1932
Ship Country Description
Hazel B No. 2   United States While out of the water on a slipway for the winter at Wrangell, Territory of Alaska, the 135-gross register ton motor vessel was destroyed by fire.[29]
Mildred Adams   United Kingdom The auxiliary schooner sank in the Atlantic Ocean off the Cape Verde Islands, Portugal. The crew were rescued.[30]

26 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 January 1932
Ship Country Description
HMS M2   Royal Navy The M-class submarine sank in West Bay, Dorset (50°34′36″N 2°33′56″W / 50.57667°N 2.56556°W / 50.57667; -2.56556) with the loss of all 60 crew.
Wanda   Greece The cargo ship ran aground on Euboea.[31] She was refloated on 30 January.[32]

27 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 January 1932
Ship Country Description
Venustas   Italy The cargo ship ran aground at Kerch, Soviet Union.[33] She was refloated on 12 February.[34]
Sea Lion II   United States An hour after striking a submerged object and beginning to flood during a voyage from Foggy Bay to Ketchikan, Territory of Alaska, the 18-gross register ton, 43.8-foot (13.4 m) fishing vessel sank off Point Alava (55°11′30″N 131°11′00″W / 55.19167°N 131.18333°W / 55.19167; -131.18333 (Point Alava)) in Southeast Alaska. Her owner and captain, who was the only person aboard, abandoned ship in a skiff and survived.[35]

28 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 January 1932
Ship Country Description
Wiltshire   United Kingdom The Thames barge collided with the Thames barge Valkyrie in the River Thames at Southwark and was beached. She was refloated later that day.[36]

29 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 1932
Ship Country Description
Cotabato   United States The cargo ship came ashore on the east coast of Samar, Philippines and was a total loss.[37]
Santa Ursula   Spain The coaster caught fire 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Fuencaliente de La Palma, Canary Islands and was abandoned by her crew.[37] She was towed to Tazacorte by San Miguel (  Spain) but subsequently sank.[38]

30 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 January 1932
Ship Country Description
President Roosevelt   United States The ocean liner was rammed by Roma (  Italy) at New York and was severely damaged.[38]

FebruaryEdit

3 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1932
Ship Country Description
Endicott   United States The cargo ship ran aground in the Dry Tortugas.[39] She was refloated on 6 February.[40]

4 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 February 1932
Ship Country Description
Lakewood   United States The 9-gross register ton motor vessel was destroyed by an explosion and fire caused by a leaking gasoline tank while she was at her moorings in Thomas Basin at Ketchikan, Territory of Alaska. The only person aboard survived.[41]

5 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 February 1932
Ship Country Description
Antartico   Chile The cargo ship collided with Yero Carras (  Chile) off Magallanes and sank. The crew were rescued.[40]
Eleanor Nickerson   United States The schooner collided with Jean Jadot (  Belgium) in the Atlantic Ocean (43°05′N 63°45′W / 43.083°N 63.750°W / 43.083; -63.750) and sank with the loss of 21 of her 27 crew. Survivors were rescued by Jean Jadot.[25]
Ingerid   United Kingdom The coaster was sunk at Saint-Denis, Réunion in a cyclone.[42]
John Bayly   United Kingdom The Thames barge collided with Specialist (  United Kingdom) in the River Thames at Blackwall, London and sank. All three crew were rescued.[25] She was refloated the next day.[40]
Larnie B. Shaw   United States The tug foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape May, New Jersey with the loss of seven crew.[43]
Linaria   United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore at Saint-Denis, Réunion in a cyclone.[42] She was refloated on 10 February.[44]

6 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 February 1932
Ship Country Description
Ginzan Maru   Japan The coaster sank at Hakodate.[40]
Kostis   Greece The cargo ship was driven ashore at Kerch, Soviet Union.[45] She was abandoned on 11 February as a total loss.[34]

8 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 February 1932
Ship Country Description
USS Whipple   United States Navy The Clemson-class destroyer collided with Rosalie Moller (  United Kingdom) in the Yangtze at Shanghai, China and was severely damaged.[46]

10 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 1932
Ship Country Description
E. Rose   United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore at Goodrington, Devon.[47] She was refloated on 23 February.[48]

11 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 1932
Ship Country Description
Pytheas   Greece The cargo ship came ashore 9 nautical miles (17 km) north west of Eupatoria Point, Soviet Union.[49] She was refloated on 24 March.[50]

12 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 February 1932
Ship Country Description
Olivia   Venezuela The cargo ship foundered in the Caribbean Sea with the loss of all but one of her crew.[34]

14 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 February 1932
Ship Country Description
Hayo Maru   Japan The cargo ship ran aground 16 nautical miles (30 km) north of Bunbury, Western Australia. She was refloated on 22 February.[51][52]
Isleworth   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Cape Maleas, Greece.[53] She was refloated on 22 February.[54]
Mary L   United States While at anchor in the harbor at Wrangell, Territory of Alaska, in a strong wind with no one aboard, the 8-gross register ton motor vessel dragged her anchor and was blown ashore on the coast of Southeast Alaska within 0.5 miles (0.8 km) of Wrangell. She then broke up in the surf.[55]

15 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1932
Ship Country Description
Evanghelos Nomikos   Greece The cargo ship struck rocks at Iğneada, Turkey and was beached.[56] She was refloated later that day.[57]
Italia   Sweden The cargo ship ran aground off Gandia, Valencia, Spain.[56] She was refloated on 13 April.[58]

16 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1932
Ship Country Description
Sakaye Maru   Japan The cargo ship ran aground at Wakkanai, Hokkaidō.[59] She was refloated on 23 February.[60]

18 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 February 1932
Ship Country Description
Seestern   Germany The auxiliary sailing vessel collided with Ethiopian (  United Kingdom) in the Weser and was beached. The crew were rescued.[61]

20 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 February 1932
Ship Country Description
Titan flag unknown The dredger capsized and sank in the Atlantic Ocean (35°39′N 8°29′W / 35.650°N 8.483°W / 35.650; -8.483). The crew were rescued by Schelde (  Netherlands).[7]

21 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 February 1932
Ship Country Description
America First   United States During a voyage from Taku Harbor in Southeast Alaska to Juneau, Territory of Alaska, the 36-gross register ton motor vessel was destroyed by fire 0.5 nautical miles (0.9 km; 0.6 mi) outside Stockade Point (58°03′30″N 134°01′45″W / 58.05833°N 134.02917°W / 58.05833; -134.02917 (Stockade Point)) in Stephens Passage in the Alexander Archipelago. Her crew of three abandoned ship in a small boat and was rescued by the vessel Moira (  United States).[62]
Mary Jones   United Kingdom The three-masted auxiliary schooner foundered in the North Sea off the Essex coast. The crew were rescued by Foam Queen (  United Kingdom).[7]

22 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 February 1932
Ship Country Description
Northern Firth   United Kingdom The coaster ran aground on Brush Island, New South Wales, Australia and was wrecked. The crew were rescued.[52] She broke up in March and was a total loss.[63]

23 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 1932
Ship Country Description
Cecil   United Kingdom The Thames barge collided with Lady Martin (  United Kingdom) in the River Thames at Shadwell and sank.[48] She was raised the next day.[13]

24 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 February 1932
Ship Country Description
Stylianos Coutsodontis   Greece The cargo ship ran aground at Galata, Cyprus.[13] She was refloated on 29 February.[64]

27 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 February 1932
Ship Country Description
Seitoku Maru   Japan The cargo ship came ashore at Amichishima, Miyagi Prefecture.[65] She was refloated on 6 March.[66]

28 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1932
Ship Country Description
Castle Galleon   United Kingdom The cargo ship came ashore at Hemsby, Norfolk. Eleven of her thirteen crew were taken off by rocket apparatus.[67] The remaining two crew were taken off on 29 February.[60]
George W. Elzey Jr.   United States The schooner collided with USCGC Acushnet (  United States Coast Guard) in the Atlantic Ocean off the Cross Rip Lightship (  United States Coast Guard) and sank. The crew were rescued.[60]

29 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 February 1932
Ship Country Description
Agnes Seed   United Kingdom The tug suffered an explosion and sank at the Harrington Dock, Liverpool, Lancashire with the loss of one of her five crew.[68] She was raised on 2 March and beached at Tranmere, Cheshire.[65]
Trinidad Sanchez   Dominican Republic The schooner collided with Emilia (  United States) in the Atlantic Ocean off Arecibo, Puerto Rico and sank with the loss of one crew member.[64]

MarchEdit

1 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 March 1932
Ship Country Description
Johsa   Norway The cargo ship caught fire at Porsgrunn, Norway and was a total loss.[65]
Yakumo Maru   Japan The Imperial Japanese Army-chartered cargo ship collided with Kinryo Maru (  Japan) at Moji-ku, Kitakyūshū and was beached. Refloated sometime in March, repaired and returned to service.[64][69]

2 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 March 1932
Ship Country Description
Eusebia del Valle   Spain The cargo ship collided with another vessel in the Atlantic Ocean and was abandoned by her crew, who were rescued by St Ambroise (  France). Eusebia del Valle subsequently sank (approximately 47°55′N 6°17′W / 47.917°N 6.283°W / 47.917; -6.283).[65][70]
T.F.C.   United Kingdom The Thames barge collided with Westland (  Netherlands) in the River Thames at Gravesend, Kent and was beached.[65]

4 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 March 1932
Ship Country Description
Ocklinge   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on The Manacles.[71] She was declared a constructive total loss and salvage efforts were abandoned on 9 March.[72]

5 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 March 1931
Ship Country Description
Deepwater   United States The barge, towed by Mars (  United States), was anchored in the Atlantic Ocean when Mars had difficulties and was never seen again. Lost with all five hands.[73]

6 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 March 1932
Ship Country Description
Firelight   United Kingdom The coaster collided with USCGC Eagle (  United States Coast Guard) in the Atlantic Ocean (40°53′N 70°55′W / 40.883°N 70.917°W / 40.883; -70.917) and sank. All eight crew were rescued.[66]
Spring   United States The barge, towed by Lenape (  United States), sprung a leak in a heavy Gale with thick snow and heavy seas south west of the McCries Shoals gas Light. Lenape cut her loose and went back to help her, but was unable to locate her in the snowstorm and she was never seen again. Lost with all four hands.[74]

7 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 March 1932
Ship Country Description
Takasago Maru   Japan The cargo ship struck a rock and foundered in the Yellow Sea off the west coast of Korea. All crew were rescued.[66]
Verona   Norway The cargo ship ran aground in Chesapeake Bay.[66] She was refloated on 14 March.[75]

8 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1932
Ship Country Description
H. F de Bardeleben   United States The collier lost her rudder in a storm in the Atlantic Ocean off Rhode Island.[76] She was abandoned in the early hours of 10 March (39°36′N 58°55′W / 39.600°N 58.917°W / 39.600; -58.917). All 34 crew were rescued by Laganbank (  United Kingdom).[77][78] She foundered later that day at 39°32′N 58°30′W / 39.533°N 58.500°W / 39.533; -58.500.[79]

9 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 March 1932
Ship Country Description
Latvis   Latvia The cargo ship was damaged by ice 15 nautical miles (28 km) off Riga and was abandoned by her crew.[63] She was later reboarded and was assisted into Riga by an icebreaker.[80]

12 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 1932
Ship Country Description
Arthur Kunstmann   Germany The cargo ship came ashore north of Florø, Norway (61°45′N 5°06′E / 61.750°N 5.100°E / 61.750; 5.100).[81] She was refloated on 17 March.[82]
Reindeer I   United Kingdom The salvage vessel sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) south west of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (43°43′N 63°00′W / 43.717°N 63.000°W / 43.717; -63.000). She was abandoned by her 30 crew, who were rescued by Montcalm (  United Kingdom).
Unidentified schooner barge   United States The schooner barge sank in the North Atlantic Ocean south of Long Island, New York. An unidentified 300-to-330-foot (91.4 to 100.6 m) wreck in 95 feet (29 m) of water 16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi) southwest of Jones Inlet nicknamed "Asfalto" may be her.[83]

13 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1932
Ship Country Description
Prince David   United Kingdom The passenger ship ran aground on a reef north of Bermuda. The passengers, and all except three crew, were taken off by Lady Somers (  United Kingdom).[84] She was refloated on 26 April.[85]
Venezia   United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Sui-Tai (  United Kingdom) at Hong Kong and was beached.[81] She was refloated the next day and dry docked for repairs.[86]

14 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1932
Ship Country Description
Irene   Sweden The cargo ship ran aground at Rørvik, Norway and was beached.[86] She was refloated on 19 March.[87]

16 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 March 1932
Ship Country Description
Gansfjord   Norway The cargo ship ran aground 37 nautical miles (69 km) west of Puerto México, Veracruz, Mexico.[82] She was refloated in April, arriving at Mobile, Alabama on 11 April.[88]

22 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 March 1932
Ship Country Description
Leandros   Greece The cargo ship ran aground in the Black Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) east of the entrance to the Bosporus.[89] She was refloated on 7 April.[90]

24 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 March 1932
Ship Country Description
Eva   United Kingdom The Thames barge collided with Fravis (  United Kingdom) at Hayling Island, Hampshire and sank.[91]

25 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 March 1932
Ship Country Description
Providence   France The ocean liner ran aground at Cape Niger, Imbros, Turkey.[92] She was refloated on 13 May.[93]

27 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1932
Ship Country Description
Rona   United Kingdom The tug sank at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.[50]

29 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 March 1932
Ship Country Description
Rhea   Netherlands The cargo ship ran aground between Gonaïves and Saint-Marc, Haiti.[94] She was refloated on 1 April.[95]

30 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 March 1932
Ship Country Description
Luna   United States After the 19-gross register ton motor vessel caught fire due to an explosion that occurred when her crew lit her galley stove, her crew beached her on Osten Island (55°24′45″N 131°19′28″W / 55.41250°N 131.32444°W / 55.41250; -131.32444 (Osten Island)) in Southeast Alaska, where she burned to the waterline, becoming a total loss. Her crew of two survived.[41]

AprilEdit

1 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 April 1932
Ship Country Description
Salem   United States The barge sank while being towed by Nassau (  United States) off Brigantine, New Jersey in heavy seas and strong wind. Her captain and both crewmen left her in a lifeboat, but were never seen again.[96]

2 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 April 1932
Ship Country Description
Cieszyn   Poland The cargo ship ran aground at Utö, Finland.[97] She was refloated on 6 April.[90]

3 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 April 1932
Ship Country Description
Tahsien flag unknown The cargo ship ran aground on Alceste Rock, Cape Shautung, China.[98] She was abandoned on 7 April as a total loss.[99]

6 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 April 1932
Ship Country Description
Haiching   United Kingdom The cargo ship struck rocks at White Dogs Island and was beached at Foochow, China.[100]

7 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 1932
Ship Country Description
Chepstow Castle   United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore at Toward Point, Argyllshire.[99] She was refloated on 20 April.[101]
Sea Horse   United Kingdom The tug collided with Foina (  Norway) at Sunderland, Co Durham and sank.[99] She was refloated on 9 April and drydocked for repairs.[102]

9 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 April 1932
Ship Country Description
Rio Cabriel   Spain The cargo ship was driven ashore at Pedrido, Galicia and was abandoned by her crew.[103] She broke in two and was a total loss.[102]
Rouzic   France The three-masted schooner foundered in the Bay of Biscay (45°58′N 8°28′W / 45.967°N 8.467°W / 45.967; -8.467). Of her 29 crew, four were rescued by Carmerata, four by Deerpool (both   United Kingdom) and three by Samnanger (  Norway).[103] Eleven were rescued by Viking (  Denmark) and an unknown number by Trsat (  Yugoslavia).[104]

10 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 April 1932
Ship Country Description
Galacum   United Kingdom The cargo ship sprang a leak in the English Channel off St. Catherine's Point and was beached at Sandown, Isle of Wight.[103] She was refloated the next day.[102]

11 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 April 1932
Ship Country Description
City of Mukilteo   United States The passenger ship caught fire and was beached on Whidbey Island, Washington. She was declared a constructive total loss.[58]
Nobis   Germany The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank in the North Sea off Ameland, Friesland, Netherlands. The crew were rescued.[102]
Pentland Firth   United Kingdom The coaster was driven ashore at Scrabster, Caithness. The crew were rescued by rocket apparatus.[102]

12 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 April 1932
Ship Country Description
Daiboshi Maru No.3   Japan The cargo ship sprang a leak and was beached at Horomushiro.[88]

13 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1932
Ship Country Description
Tsiehfa flag unknown The ship struck a rock and foundered in the Bohai Sea off Lungkow, China. The crew were rescued.[101]

16 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 April 1932
Ship Country Description
Louric flag unknown The cargo ship was driven ashore at Tela, Honduras and was wrecked.[105]

19 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 April 1932
Ship Country Description
Maria M. Diacaki   Greece The cargo ship ran aground on Syra and was abandoned by her crew. She later refloated herself and was taken in tow by Aghios Nicolaos (  Greece) and beached again.[101] She was refloated on 23 April.[106]
Phoenix   United States The tanker ran aground on the Bahama Banks.[101] She was refloated on 23 April.[106]
Selonija   Latvia The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (41°56′N 9°31′W / 41.933°N 9.517°W / 41.933; -9.517). All crew were rescued by Kulmerland (  Germany).[107]

20 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 April 1932
Ship Country Description
Hougomont   Finland The barque was dismasted in a squall in the Southern Ocean 950 kilometres (590 miles) south of Cape Borda, South Australia. She made port at Semaphore, South Australia, on 8 May 1932 but was deemed beyond economical repair and was scuttled to form a breakwater at Stenhouse Bay, South Australia, on 8 January 1933.

26 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 April 1932
Ship Country Description
Sansei Maru   Japan The cargo ship ran aground on the north shore of Sakhalin, Soviet Union.[108] She was refloated on 6 May.[109]
Sydfold   Norway The cargo ship ran aground off the south shore of Prince Edward Island, Canada.[110] She was refloated on 2 May.[111]
Wheatfeed   United Kingdom The coaster ran aground in the River Bann at Coleraine, County Antrim.[110] She was refloated on 6 May.[109]

27 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 April 1932
Ship Country Description
Cymbeline   United Kingdom The tanker ran aground on Anticosti Island, Saint Lawrence River, Quebec, Canada.[108] She was refloated on 2 May.[112]

28 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 April 1932
Ship Country Description
L and H McDonald   United Kingdom The schooner ran aground at Freshwater Point, Trepassey, Newfoundland and was a total loss.[113]
Saisho Maru   Japan The cargo ship ran aground on Kyushu (approximately 31°N 132°E / 31°N 132°E / 31; 132).[108] She was refloated on 2 May.[114]

29 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 April 1932
Ship Country Description
Ikbal   Turkey The cargo ship ran aground 20 nautical miles (37 km) east of Port Said, Egypt.[113] She was refloated on 2 May.[114]

30 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 1932
Ship Country Description
Laplace   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Paraná River at Punti Indio, Argentina.[115] She was refloated on 5 May.[109]

MayEdit

1 MayEdit

2 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 May 1932
Ship Country Description
K Hadjipateras   Greece The cargo ship ran aground at Ajaccio, Corsica, Italy (42°23′N 8°35′E / 42.383°N 8.583°E / 42.383; 8.583).[114][117] She was declared a total loss on 10 May.[118]
Tyne Maru   Japan The cargo ship collides with Kirin Maru (  Japan) off Cape Shantung, China and sank.[114]

4 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 May 1932
Ship Country Description
Haliartus   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Bull Point, Falkland Islands and was wrecked.[112]
Louise B. Marshall   United States The motor schooner was abandoned 7 nautical miles (13 km) south of Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.[119]

5 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 May 1932
Ship Country Description
Rainbow   United States With no one and no cargo on board, the 8-gross register ton, 32-foot (9.8 m) motor towing vessel broke loose from her moorings during a gale and was wrecked on a rocky shore approximately 5.5 nautical miles (10.2 km; 6.3 mi) west of Totem Bay (56°28′N 133°23′W / 56.467°N 133.383°W / 56.467; -133.383 (Totem Bay)) on Kupreanof Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[120]

7 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 May 1932
Ship Country Description
Demetrios Pandelis   Greece The cargo ship ran aground on Brava, Cape Verde Islands, Portugal.[121] She was declared a total loss.[118]
Juanito   Spain The sailing ship sank at Burela, Lugo.[121]
Mauritania   Spain The schooner was rammed and sunk at Las Palmas, Canary Islands by Leon y Castillo (  Spain). The crew were rescued.[121]
New York   United States The passenger ship caught fire at West New Brighton, Staten Island, New York and was a total loss.[122]

8 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 May 1932
Ship Country Description
Elim   United Kingdom The coaster came ashore at Clents Point, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire.[121] She capsized the next day and was a total loss.[122]
Essex Friar   United Kingdom ran aground on the Hillekrog Spit, Lolland, Denmark. Refloated on 14 May and taken to Copenhagen where declared a constructive total loss. Subsequently scrapped.[123][124]

11 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 May 1932
Ship Country Description
Arez   France The cargo ship struck a rock and foundered in the Bay of Biscay 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) off Ouessant, Finistère. The crew were rescued.[125]
Berengaria   United Kingdom The ocean liner ran aground in the Solent. She was refloated an hour later.[126]

12 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 May 1932
Ship Country Description
Gauss   Germany The cargo ship ran aground at the mouth of the Douro, Oporto, Portugal.[127] She was refloated on 3 June.[128]

14 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 May 1932
Ship Country Description
Lochearn   United Kingdom The coaster struck rocks off Tiree, Inner Hebrides and was beached.[129] She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.

15 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 May 1932
Ship Country Description
Georges Philippar   France The ocean liner caught fire in Gulf of Aden on her maiden voyage. She sank on 19 May with the loss of 54 lives.
Roumelian   United Kingdom The cargo liner collided with Saint Nazaire (  France) in the English Channel 40 nautical miles (74 km) west of The Needles, Isle of Wight.[130] She was beached at Thorness Bay where the four passengers were taken off.[131] She was refloated in late May and towed to London for drydocking.[132]

16 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 May 1932
Ship Country Description
Marianna   Greece The cargo ship caught fire off Bender Eregli, Turkey and was beached. The crew were rescued by Kutlu (  Turkey).[133] She was a total loss.[134]
Ventura   United States A fire burned the 13-gross register ton 45.5-foot (13.9 m) motor vessel to the waterline, after which she sank in 144 feet (43.9 m) of water near Juneau, Territory of Alaska. Her crew of three survived, abandoned ship in a skiff, and was rescued by an outboard motorboat.[135]

19 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 May 1932
Ship Country Description
Georges Philippar   France The ocean liner sank with the loss of 54 lives due to damage she suffered when she caught fire on 15 May in Gulf of Aden on her maiden voyage.

21 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 May 1932
Ship Country Description
City of Charleroy   United Kingdom The coaster ran aground at Exmouth, Devon.[136] She was refloated on 27 May.[137]

22 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 1932
Ship Country Description
Perseverance   United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore on Skomer, Pembrokeshire and was wrecked. The crew survived.[136]

23 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 May 1932
Ship Country Description
Bombay Maru   Imperial Japanese Navy The transport ship caught fire and was beached in the Astrea Channel, China.[138]
Cormorant   Netherlands The motor schooner sprang a leak and foundered in the English Channel 12 nautical miles (22 km) south west of Dungeness, Kent, United Kingdom. All four crew were rescued by a fishing vessel from Folkestone.[138][139]

25 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 May 1932
Ship Country Description
Antonis   Greece The cargo ship ran aground at Cape Maleas, Greece.[132] She was refloated in mid-June, arriving at Piraeus on 11 June.[140]
Canton   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Maldives.[141] She was refloated on 30 May.[142]
Glendevon   United Kingdom The Thames barge sank in the River Thames at South Woolwich, London.[141]
Varnes   United Kingdom The Thames barge collided with Cambridge (  United Kingdom) in the River Thames at Belvedere, Kent and sank.[141]

26 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 May 1932
Ship Country Description
S. B. Hirtle   United Kingdom The schooner sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean off Nova Scotia, Canada and was abandoned.[132]

27 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 May 1932
Ship Country Description
Grecian   United States The 2,827-gross register ton cargo ship collided at night in fog with the passenger ship City of Chattanooga (  United States) in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Rhode Island and sank south-southeast of Block Island about 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) south of Southeast Point in 95 to 100 feet (29 to 30 m) of water at 41°05′N 71°31′W / 41.083°N 71.517°W / 41.083; -71.517 (Grecian) with the loss of three or four (sources disagree) crew members.[137][143][144][145][146]
I. Ling   United States The coaster struck rocks and foundered in the Yangtze 275 nautical miles (509 km) upstream from Ichang, China, with great loss of life.[137][143]

JuneEdit

1 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 June 1932
Ship Country Description
Wan-Lui   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Yangtze 40 nautical miles (74 km) downstream of Chungking, China.[147] She was abandoned on 9 June.[148]

2 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 June 1932
Ship Country Description
Caprera   Italy The cargo ship came ashore on the Ilha da Mac, Argentina.[149] She was refloated on 2 August.[150]
Castle Galleon   United Kingdom The coaster collided with Oscar Gorthon (  Sweden) in the North Sea off the Corton Lightship (  United Kingdom) and sank. The crew survived.[151]

7 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 June 1932
Ship Country Description
Genzan Maru   Japan The passenger ship ran aground off Karaginsky Island, Soviet Union and was abandoned by the 300-plus people on board.[152] She sank the next day.[153]

8 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 June 1932
Ship Country Description
Teide   Spain The cargo liner was wrecked off Fernando Po, Spanish Guinea.[153] Appin (  United Kingdom) rescued 85 passengers and landed them on the island.[148] She was a total loss.[154]

9 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 June 1932
Ship Country Description
Choshu Maru   Japan The cargo ship caught fire at Tsurumi and was beached. The crew abandoned ship.[148] She was declared a total loss.[155]

10 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 June 1932
Ship Country Description
Sappho   Greece The cargo ship foundered off Berlengas, Portugal. The crew were rescued.[156]

13 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 June 1932
Ship Country Description
Maria   Italy The refrigerated cargo ship ran aground on the Frying Pan Shoals, North Carolina, United States.[154] She was refloated on 16 June.[157]
Shengking   United Kingdom The passenger ship ran aground on Chiming Island, 15 nautical miles (28 km) east of Wei Hai Wei. Two British torpedo boat destroyers and an Admiralty tug rescued over 350 people.[154] She was refloated on 17 June.[158][159]

14 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 June 1932
Ship Country Description
Kumari   United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in the Indian Ocean off Dwarka, India.[160] Six of her 33 crew were lost.[157]

15 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 June 1932
Ship Country Description
Artemis   Greece The cargo ship foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off the Abrolhos Rocks Bahia, Brazil. The crew were rescued by Eastern Prince (  United Kingdom).[160]

17 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 June 1932
Ship Country Description
Brazza   France The cargo ship ran aground at Libreville, French Equatorial Africa.[158] She was refloated on 23 June.[161]
Cymbeline   United Kingdom The tanker suffered an onboard explosion, caught fire and sank at Canadian Vickers' drydock in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Twenty-five people were killed and 38 were injured.[162] The ship was a total loss.[163]
Ferndale   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on Dellys Rock, 50 nautical miles (93 km) east of Algiers, Algeria and broke in two. All 68 crew survived.[158][164]
Olive   United States While beached in a lagoon between Crooked Island and Near Island at Kodiak, Territory of Alaska, for painting, the 59-ton motor schooner was destroyed by a fire that apparently started when her gasoline engine backfired. The two crewmen aboard survived.[165]

23 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 June 1932
Ship Country Description
Cote Nord   United Kingdom The auxiliary schooner came ashore in Shoal Bay, Newfoundland and was a total loss.[166][167]

25 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 June 1932
Ship Country Description
Firby   United Kingdom The cargo ship came ashore in Bradore Bay, Strait of Belle Isle.[168] She was refloated on 4 July.[169]
Oyama Maru   Japan The cargo ship ran aground on the south west coast of Korea, she refloated but was leaking and consequently beached.[167] She was refloated the next day and sailed to Kure for repairs.[170]

27 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 June 1932
Ship Country Description
Bore I   Finland The passenger ship ran aground at Rysskar. The passengers were taken off.[170] She was refloated the next day.[171]

29 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 June 1932
Ship Country Description
Tanger   Germany The cargo ship caught fire in the North Sea off the Elbe 3 Lightship (  Germany) and was beached.[172] She was refloated the next day.[173]

JulyEdit

1 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1932
Ship Country Description
Melbourne   United Kingdom The four-masted barque collided with Seminole (  United Kingdom) in the Atlantic Ocean off the Fastnet Rock and sank. The crew were rescued by Seminole.[174]

2 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 July 1932
Ship Country Description
Eftychia   Greece The cargo ship ran aground at Cape San Vito, Sicily, Italy.[175] She was refloated on 24 July.[176]

6 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 July 1932
Ship Country Description
Chosun Maru   Japan The passenger ship struck a rock and was beached on the Shantung Peninsula, near Chisato Island, 60 miles (97 km) south of Tsingtao, China (36°15′N 121°23′E / 36.250°N 121.383°E / 36.250; 121.383). Kuma (  Imperial Japanese Navy) takes off 50 passengers and 131 crew. Chosun Maru was pulled off by Nasu Maru (  Japan) and towed to Nagasaki for repairs. Repaired and returned to service in December.[177][178]
Kittawa   United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Bhutan and Chengtu (both   United Kingdom) in the Astrea Channel and sank.[177]
Yu Chang   Republic of China Navy The Fu Po-class destroyer was wrecked in the Nantung Chao Channel at the mouth of the Yangtze.

7 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 July 1932
Ship Country Description
Prométhée   French Navy The Redoutable-class submarine foundered in the English Channel 7 nautical miles (13 km) north of Fermanville, Manche (49°48′31″N 1°26′42″W / 49.80861°N 1.44500°W / 49.80861; -1.44500) with the loss of all 62 crew.

8 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 July 1932
Ship Country Description
Yaye Maru   Japan The coaster sank off Tsushima.[179]

10 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 July 1932
Ship Country Description
Casino   United Kingdom The coaster grounded at Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australia. She refloated but capsized and sank with the loss of ten of her seventeen crew.[180][181]
Triglav   Yugoslavia The cargo ship ran aground at Fogo, Cape Verde Islands, Portugal.[181] She was refloated on 21 July.[182]

11 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 July 1932
Ship Country Description
Blas de Lezo   Spanish Navy The Blas de Lezo-class cruiser ran aground off Cape Finisterre. She was refloated and taken in tow by the tug Argos (  Spain) but foundered 7 nautical miles (13 km) offshore. All 346 crew were rescued.[183]

13 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1932
Ship Country Description
Michael N. Maris   Greece The cargo ship struck a rock and foundered in the Adriatic Sea off Brusnik Island, Yugoslavia.[184]

15 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 1932
Ship Country Description
Gishu Maru   Japan The cargo ship ran aground in the Bungo Channel and was beached.[185]
Moldanger   Norway The almost-completed refrigerated cargo ship caught fire at Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands and sank.[186][187] She was later refloated, repaired and entered service in March 1933.[188]

16 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 July 1932
Ship Country Description
Kumakata Maru   Japan The cargo ship caught fire off Keelung Islet, Formosa and was abandoned by her crew.[189] She sank on 18 July.[187]

17 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1932
Ship Country Description
Norham   United Kingdom The coaster ran aground at Redcar, Yorkshire.[189] She was refloated on 2 August.[190]

20 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 July 1932
Ship Country Description
Shunka Maru   Japan The cargo ship capsized and sank off the coast of Korea.[191]

21 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1932
Ship Country Description
Beikoku Maru   Japan The cargo ship collided with Yoshu Maru (  Japan) in the Inland Sea of Japan and sank. All crew were rescued.[192]

22 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 1932
Ship Country Description
Johanna Smith   United States The schooner, serving as a gambling ship moored off Long Beach, California, burned and sank.

23 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1932
Ship Country Description
Heiwa Maru   Japan The cargo ship struck a rock and foundered off Mokoo.[176]
Islander   United Kingdom The passenger ship ran aground off Aywick, Shetland Islands and was a total loss. All on board were rescued.[176]

25 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 July 1932
Ship Country Description
Cristina   Spain The cargo ship ran aground at Kerkennah, Turkey (34°42′00″N 11°21′30″E / 34.70000°N 11.35833°E / 34.70000; 11.35833).[193] She was refloated on 29 July.[194]

26 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 July 1932
Ship Country Description
Homestead   United Kingdom The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off Humber Arm, Newfoundland.[195]
Lettie M. Hardy   United Kingdom The schooner collided with Facto (  Norway) in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) off Georgetown, British Guiana and sank. All on board were rescued.[196]
Niobe   Reichsmarine The three-masted barque capsized and sank in the Baltic Sea off Fehmarn, Schleswig-Holstein with the loss of 69 of her 109 crew. Survivors were rescued by Theresia L M Russ (  Germany). Raised on 21 August for recovery of the dead, Niobe was scuttled on 18 September 1933.
Renate   Germany The cargo ship struck a submerged object in the Baltic Sea and sank off Gotland, Sweden. The crew survived.[193]

29 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 July 1932
Ship Country Description
Cape Race   United Kingdom The schooner came ashore at St. Shotts, Newfoundland and was wrecked.[194]
Euphorbia   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on the south coast of Anticosti Island, Saint Lawrence River, Quebec, Canada.[194] She was refloated on 3 August.[197]

AugustEdit

3 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 1932
Ship Country Description
Libby, McNeill & Libby No. 9   United States The 14.12-net register ton scow was wrecked on Salamatof Beach in Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska during a gale.[41]

4 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1932
Ship Country Description
Aso   Imperial Japanese Navy The Bayan-class armored cruiser was sunk as a target by submarine torpedoes .
Bruges   Belgium The cargo ship ran aground in the Paraná River upstream of Diamante, Entre Ríos, Argentina.[198] She was refloated on 10 August.[199]
Eunice   United States During a voyage in the Aleutian Islands from Unalaska to Atka and way ports with a cargo of 30 short tons (27,216 kg) of general merchandise, the 42-gross register ton motor vessel went off course in fog due to a faulty compass and was wrecked on a beach on the east coast pf Carlisle Island. Her crew of four survived.[200]
Joan   United States The 26-gross register ton, 44.5-foot (13.6 m) fishing vessel sank near Prince of Wales Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska. All three people aboard survived.[201]
Kelvinside   United Kingdom The coaster sank about 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) west south west of the Mull of Galloway, Wigtownshire. The crew survived.[197]
Why Not   United Kingdom The Thames barge collided with Otranto (  United Kingdom) in the Thames Estuary at Thameshaven, Essex, and sank.[197]

5 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1932
Ship Country Description
Antonchu   Spain The cargo ship sprang a leak and foundered in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) south west of Cape Santa María, Portugal (36°40′N 8°12′W / 36.667°N 8.200°W / 36.667; -8.200). The crew were rescued by Bakap (  Yugoslavia).[123][198][202]
St Patrick   United Kingdom The passenger ferry ran aground off La Corbière, Jersey, Channel Islands. The 314 passengers were rescued by Duke of Normandy, Isle of Sark and St Julien (all   United Kingdom).[203] She was later refloated and towed into Saint Helier for temporary repairs.[204]

6 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 August 1932
Ship Country Description
Capable   United Kingdom The steamer came ashore in thick fog at Thurlestone, South Devon during thick fog. Capable refloated on the high tide and continued her journey from Pentewan, Cornwall, with grit for London.[205]
M.O.P. 216 B   Argentina The tug foundered in the Paraná River at Rosario, Santa Fe with the loss of four crew.[206]
Myrtle   United States The 9-gross register ton motor vessel was wrecked 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) south of East Foreland (60°43′N 151°24′W / 60.717°N 151.400°W / 60.717; -151.400 (East Foreland)), Territory of Alaska. The only person on board survived.[55]

7 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1932
Ship Country Description
Libby   United States The 8-gross register ton motor vessel broke loose from her moorings on the Nushagak River near Ekuk. Territory of Alaska, during a storm with no one aboard and sank.[41]

8 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1932
Ship Country Description
Western World   United States The passenger-cargo ship, carrying 166 crew members and 85 passengers, ran aground at Porto do Boi, Brazil. The passengers were taken off by the German ship General Osorio and landed at Rio de Janeiro.[207] She was refloated on 10 September,[208] and subsequently was repaired and returned to service.

9 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 August 1932
Ship Country Description
Dagny   Sweden The auxiliary schooner came ashore at Lessoe. The crew were rescued.[206] She was refloated on 13 August.[209]

12 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 1932
Ship Country Description
Aéropostale II   France The mail boat departed Dakar, French West Africa for Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. She last reported her position in the Atlantic Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km) out. No further trace, believed foundered with the loss of all 22 crew.[210][211][212]

13 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 August 1932
Ship Country Description
Lassen   United States The cargo ship caught fire at Oakland, California. She was scuttled to extinguish the fire.[209] She was refloated on 17 August and found to be severely damaged.[213]

16 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 1932
Ship Country Description
Nichifuku Maru   Japan The cargo ship collided with Hide Maru (  Japan) in the Inland Sea of Japan and sank with the loss of nineteen crew.[214]

18 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 August 1932
Ship Country Description
Shoal Fisher   United Kingdom The three-masted schooner collided with Telena (  United Kingdom) in the Atlantic Ocean (48°00′N 7°50′W / 48.000°N 7.833°W / 48.000; -7.833) and sank. The crew were rescued by Telena.[213]

20 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1932
Ship Country Description
Lincoln Rock   United States The 9-gross register ton motor vessel was destroyed by fire in the harbor at Wrangell, Territory of Alaska. Her crew of five survived.[41]

22 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1932
Ship Country Description
Dagland   Norway The cargo ship ran aground at Akbaş, Turkey.[215] She was refloated on 28 August.[216]
La Corvette   France The schooner capsized in the English Channel 4.5 nautical miles (8.3 km) off Selsey Bill, Sussex, United Kingdom.[215]

30 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 1932
Ship Country Description
Kotohira Maru   Japan The cargo ship ran aground off Shiraushi, Sakhalin, Soviet Union.[217] She was refloated on 3 September.[218]

31 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 August 1932
Ship Country Description
Kumiai Maru   Japan The coaster collided with Kurushima Maru (  Japan) off Oshima Province and sank.[219]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date August 1932
Ship Country Description
Duke of Lancaster   United Kingdom The passenger ship ran aground on Great Copeland Island in the Copeland Islands in the Irish Sea in a fog . She was refloated and returned to service.

SeptemberEdit

1 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 September 1932
Ship Country Description
Stat   Norway The cargo ship ran aground at Akranes, Iceland.[220] She was refloated on 6 September.[221]

2 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 September 1932
Ship Country Description
Sandra   Norway The cargo ship ran aground at Kristiansand, Norway, and sank.[220]

3 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 September 1932
Ship Country Description
Bertie E. Tull   United States The cargo ship ran aground in the Delaware River at New Castle, Delaware and was a total loss.[222][223]
Clara Elise   Germany The schooner sank in the Baltic Sea off the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden with the loss of four of her eight crew.[224]
Jelo   Norway The cargo ship collided with Quersee (  Germany) in the Kaiser Wilhelm Canal and was beached.[222]

6 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 September 1932
Ship Country Description
Odensholm   Sweden The cargo ship ran aground on Burnt Head, Newfoundland. She was declared a total loss on 15 September.[225]

7 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 September 1932
Ship Country Description
Aranci   United Kingdom The dredger foundered in the Irish Sea 22 nautical miles (41 km) south by west of the Tuskar Rock, Ireland. She was under tow at the time and unmanned.[226]
Going   United States The 7-gross register ton motor vessel was wrecked with the loss of one life on rocks on the westernmost island of the Tatoosh Islands in Southeast Alaska when she dragged her anchor during a gale. There were two survivors.[116]

9 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 September 1932
Ship Country Description
Observation   United States The passenger ferry exploded and sank in the East River off Rikers Island, New York with the loss of 37 lives.[227]

10 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 1932
Ship Country Description
Admiral Dewey   United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore on Saint Pierre Island, Saint Pierre and Miquelon and was wrecked.[228]
Clara F   United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore on Saint Pierre Island and was wrecked.[228]
Golfer   United Kingdom The coaster was driven ashore at Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides and was abandoned.[229]
Marjorie and Eileen   United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore on Saint Pierre Island and was wrecked.[228]

11 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 September 1932
Ship Country Description
Watford   United Kingdom The collier was driven ashore at Cape Percy, Nova Scotia, Canada and was wrecked with the loss of one of her 38 crew.[230]

12 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 September 1932
Ship Country Description
Adele   Germany The auxiliary sailing ship was abandoned in the Baltic Sea off Pillau, East Prussia, Germany. The crew were rescued by the Pillau Lifeboat.[231] The ship came ashore at Pillau.[232]
Ida   United States A fire destroyed the 13-gross register ton, 32-foot (9.8 m) fishing vessel while she was moored at the Oil Dock at Kodiak, Territory of Alaska. The only person aboard survived.[233]

13 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 September 1932
Ship Country Description
Baron Baeyens   Belgium The cargo ship ran aground in the Paraná River at Arroyo Seco, Santa Fe, Argentina.[234] She was refloated on 19 September.[235]
Chloe   Italy The cargo ship issued an SOS in the Bay of Biscay off Ouessant, Finistère, France.[232] She was taken in tow by Seefalke (  Germany), but her boilers exploded and she foundered at 48°20′N 5°09′W / 48.333°N 5.150°W / 48.333; -5.150. All crew were rescued by Seefalke.[236][237]
Glamorgan Coast   United Kingdom The cargo ship came ashore at North Point, Cape Cornwall. Fourteen crew and the one passenger rowed to safety; the ship was a total loss.[232][238]

14 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 September 1932
Ship Country Description
Ivanhoe   Norway The cargo ship ran aground on the north shore of False Island in the Matung Channel.[234] She was refloated on 24 September.[239]
HMAS Penguin   Royal Australian Navy The decommissioned depot ship was scuttled in the Tasman Sea off Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia.
Savio   Italy The cargo ship came ashore on Euboea, Greece (37°58′N 24°33′E / 37.967°N 24.550°E / 37.967; 24.550) and was a total loss. The crew were rescued by Viking (  Greece).[240][241]

17 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 September 1932
Ship Country Description
Ravenscraig   Norway The coaster collided with Baron Polwarth (  United Kingdom) in the Thames Estuary off the Sunk Lightship (  United Kingdom) and sank with the loss of two crew.[242][243]

21 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 September 1932
Ship Country Description
Aequitas   Italy The cargo ship ran aground at Kerch, Soviet Union.[244] She was refloated around 7 October.[245]
Tchatyr-Dahg   Soviet Union The cargo ship collided with Inonu (  Turkey) off Leander's Tower, Istanbul, Turkey and was beached.[244] She was refloated on 29 September.[246]

23 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 September 1932
Ship Country Description
Camille Mortenol   Netherlands The dredger foundered in the Atlantic Ocean (44°00′N 8°55′W / 44.000°N 8.917°W / 44.000; -8.917) whilst under tow by Ebro (  Netherlands).[247] Two of her crew were lost.[248]
HMS Challenger   Royal Navy The survey ship struck a rock 6 nautical miles (11 km) north of Ford's Harbour, Labrador, Dominion of Newfoundland (56°28′30″N 61°10′00″W / 56.47500°N 61.16667°W / 56.47500; -61.16667), and was beached. She was later refloated.[249]

25 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 September 1932
Ship Country Description
Success   United States The 14-gross register ton, 45.6-foot (13.9 m) motor vessel was wrecked on a reef 0.5 nautical miles (0.93 km; 0.58 mi) southeast of Labouchere Island (56°17′35″N 133°40′20″W / 56.29306°N 133.67222°W / 56.29306; -133.67222 (Labouchere Island)) in Southeast Alaska. Her two crewmen survived. The cutter USCGC Tallapoosa (  United States Coast Guard) searched for her wreck a week later but found no trace of it remaining.[35]

26 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1932
Ship Country Description
Marjorie E. Bachman   United Kingdom The schooner foundered off the Change Islands, Dominion of Newfoundland. The crew survived.[250]
Saelen   Denmark The auxiliary schooner departed Upernivik for Godhavn. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[251]

27 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 September 1932
Ship Country Description
Bur   Sweden The cargo ship ran aground in the River Dakoum, French West Africa.[252] She was refloated around 5 October.[253]
Nevada   United States During a voyage from Longview, Washington, to Yokohama, Japan, with a crew of 37 and a cargo of 6,648 tons of lumber, flour, and general merchandise, the 5,645-gross register ton steamer was wrecked on Amatignak Island in the western Aleutian Islands with the loss of 34 lives. The passenger steamer President Madison (  United States) arrived on the scene on 29 September and rescued her three survivors from the island.[254][252][255]

30 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 September 1932
Ship Country Description
Nelson   United Kingdom The training ship, a former Thames barge, sprang a leak and sank in the River Thames at Chelsea, London.[256] She was refloated on 1 October.[252]

OctoberEdit

1 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 October 1932
Ship Country Description
Bright Fan   United Kingdom The cargo ship struck an iceberg in the Hudson Strait and sank. All 30 crew were rescued by N.B. McLean (  Canada).[257]
Chusan   United Kingdom The passenger ship ran aground at Wei Hai Wei, China. The passengers were taken off.[252][258] She sank on 4 October.[259]
Else   Finland The cargo ship was driven ashore on Björkö and sank. Her crew were rescued.[260][261]
Georgios   Greece The cargo ship was driven ashore on Björkö. All 29 crew were rescued before she sank.[260]
Niemen   Poland The cargo ship collided with the barque Lawhill (  Finland) in the Kattegat and sank. The crew were rescued by Kronprinsessan Margareta (  Sweden).[252]
Start   Sweden The cargo ship was driven ashore or Björkö and sank. Her crew were rescued.[260] She was refloated on 15 October.[262]

2 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 October 1932
Ship Country Description
Mark H. Gray   United Kingdom The schooner departed Oporto, Portugal for Gaultois, Newfoundland. No further trace, presumed foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all hands.[263]

4 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1932
Ship Country Description
Beaconoil   United States The tanker ran aground in the Houston Channel.[264] She was refloated on 11 October.[265]

5 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 October 1932
Ship Country Description
Franklin   United States The coaster caught fire at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was burnt to the waterline.[264]
John J. Boland Jr.   United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in Lake Erie 10 nautical miles (19 km) off Erie, Pennsylvania.[253][266]
Sally B   United States With three passengers and two crewmen on board, the 18-gross register ton, 39.7-foot (12.1 m) motor yacht dragged her anchor, grounded, turned on her side, and was destroyed by fire in Southeast Alaska at a location identified as "Caldera Bay," probably a reference to either Calder Bay or, more likely, Port Caldera (55°23′N 133°10′W / 55.383°N 133.167°W / 55.383; -133.167 (Port Caldera)). There was no loss of life.[35]

6 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 October 1932
Ship Country Description
Agen   France The cargo ship collided with Cap Arcona (  Germany) in the North Sea off the Elbe 4 Lightship (  Germany) and was beached. She was later refloated and escorted into Hamburg, Germany.[266]
Johannes   Finland The three-masted schooner foundered in the Baltic Sea off Viborg,Denmark. The eight crew were rescued by Asta (  Germany).[245][253][267]

8 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 October 1932
Ship Country Description
Shamrock   United Kingdom The Thames barge was abandoned of Dungeness, Kent. The crew were rescued by the Dungeness Lifeboat.[267] She was later reboarded and found to have suffered little damage.[265]

9 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 October 1932
Ship Country Description
Charente   Norway The cargo liner collided with Afric Star (  United Kingdom) in the English Channel 7 nautical miles (13 km) east of Dungeness, Kent, United Kingdom and sank. all on board were rescued by Afric Star.[268]

10 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 October 1932
Ship Country Description
Scheldestad   Belgium The cargo ship was abandoned in the Bay of Biscay (45°30′N 8°00′W / 45.500°N 8.000°W / 45.500; -8.000). The crew were rescued by Lancastria (  United Kingdom).[269] Sheldestad remained afloat and was towed by tugs Max Berendt and Seefalke (both   Germany) to A Coruña, Spain where she was repaired. She returned to service on 12 October.[236]

11 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 October 1932
Ship Country Description
HNLMS Krakatau   Royal Netherlands Navy The Krakatau-class minelayer listed and sank off Soerabaja, Netherlands East Indies. Raised on 3 December 1932. The vessel was repaired and returned to service on 4 September 1934.[270]

13 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 October 1932
Ship Country Description
Assel   Germany The coaster capsized and sank off Nervi Island, Vyborg, Soviet Union with the loss of three of her five crew.[271]
Emelia   Estonia The schooner collided with Vesuvius (  Sweden) off Flotjam, Sweden and sank.[271]
Girl May   United Kingdom The coaster foundered in the Irish Sea 7 nautical miles (13 km) south of Maughold Head, Isle of Man. The seven crew were rescued by the trawler Peter Lovett (  United Kingdom).[272]

14 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 October 1932
Ship Country Description
Braedale   United Kingdom The coaster foundered in the English Channel 8 nautical miles (15 km) south west of The Needles, Isle of Wight. All eight crew survived.[273]
Monte Nevoso   Italy
 
Monte Nevoso.

The cargo ship ran aground on Haisbro' Sands, Norfolk, United Kingdom and was a total loss. The 33 crew were rescued by H F Bailey III (  Royal National Lifeboat Institution) and the fishing vessel Gleam (  United Kingdom).[273][274]

Sheldrake   United Kingdom The coaster was abandoned in the North Sea off the coast of Lincolnshire. The crew were rescued by the pilot cutter J. H. Fisher. Sheldrake was driven ashore at Cleethorpes.[273] She was refloated on 18 October.[275]

15 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 October 1932
Ship Country Description
Redvers Buller   United Kingdom The sand hopper capsized and sank in the Bristol Channel west of Flat Holm with the loss of four of her seven crew.[276]

17 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 October 1932
Ship Country Description
Brulin   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Kingston, Ontario, Canada.[277] She was refloated on 20 October and found to be severely damaged.[278]
L'Essor   France The schooner foundered in the Irish Sea. The 48 crew were rescued by Redsea (  United Kingdom).[279]

18 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 October 1932
Ship Country Description
Birkenau   Germany The cargo ship came ashore at Chapel Point, Fife, United Kingdom. The crew were rescued by rocket apparatus.[280] She was refloated the next day and towed to Leith.[275]
Faithful   United Kingdom The coaster was driven ashore in Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran. All four crew were rescued.[280]

24 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 1932
Ship Country Description
Miho Maru   Japan The cargo ship ran aground on Sakhalin, Soviet Union.[281] She was refloated on 4 November.[282]

25 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 October 1932
Ship Country Description
Marjorie Henniga   United Kingdom The schooner came ashore at Newtown, Newfoundland and was a total loss.[283]

28 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 October 1932
Ship Country Description
Millom Castle   United Kingdom The auxiliary schooner was abandoned in the English Channel 8 nautical miles (15 km) off Plymouth, Devon. The three crew were rescued by the Plymouth Lifeboat. Millom Castle was later towed into Plymouth by the trawler Atlantic (  United Kingdom).[284]
Rama   Nicaragua The refrigerated cargo ship came ashore at Bluefields, Jamaica. She was declared a constructive total loss.[284][285]

29 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 October 1932
Ship Country Description
New Hope   United Kingdom The Thames barge foundered in the Thames Estuary. Both crew and a dog were rescued by the Southend Lifeboat.[286]

31 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 October 1932
Ship Country Description
Pamela Hope   United Kingdom The coaster came ashore on between Burnham Overy and Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. The crew abandoned ship.[287] She was refloated on 24 November.[288]
Sarah Evans   United Kingdom The schooner came ashore near Porthtowan, Cornwall and was a total loss. The three crew were rescued.[287][289]
Spes   Netherlands The cargo ship came ashore at Christiansø, Bornholm, Denmark. The crew were rescued.[287]
Tovaristch Stalin   Soviet Union The passenger ship ran aground 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) north of Kapp Linné, Spitsbergen, Norway.[290] She was eventually refloated with the aid of six British trawlers.[291]

NovemberEdit

2 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1932
Ship Country Description
Plaindealer   United Kingdom The schooner was wrecked at Tub Harbour, Labrador, Canada.[292]
Rosie Bella   United Kingdom The schooner came ashore at Croe, Newfoundland and was wrecked.[293]

3 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 1932
Ship Country Description
Ceres   Netherlands The cargo ship ran aground at Panomi Point, Greece.[292] She was refloated on 6 November.[282]

5 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 November 1932
Ship Country Description
Carrouest I   France The coaster foundered in the English Channel 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south of Alderney, Channel Islands. All five crew survived.[294][295]
Ralph Williams   United Kingdom The schooner sprang a leak and was abandoned off Herring Neck, Newfoundland.[296]

6 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 November 1932
Ship Country Description
Goulandris   Greece The cargo ship foundered in the Mediterranean Sea south of Crete. The crew survived.[294]
Orion   Finland The cargo ship came ashore at Härnösand, Västernorrland County, Sweden and was wrecked.[294]

7 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 November 1932
Ship Country Description
Helen Belle   United Kingdom The schooner sprang a leak and sank off Cape Chapeau Rouge, Newfoundland.[296]
Kenjo Maru   Japan The cargo ship ran aground on the east coast of Sakhalin, Soviet Union.[297] She was refloated on 10 November.[298]

8 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 November 1932
Ship Country Description
Bessie McDonald   United Kingdom The schooner came ashore at Old Perlican, Newfoundland and was wrecked.[296]
Drake   United Kingdom The Thames barge collided with Inga (  Finland) in the River Medway at Upnor, Kent and sank.[299]
Hester Nellie   United Kingdom The schooner sprang a leak and sank off Red Island, Newfoundland.[296]

10 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 November 1932
Ship Country Description
Alma M   United Kingdom The cargo ship came ashore on Conception Island, Bahamas and was wrecked. The crew were rescued.[300]

11 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 November 1932
Ship Country Description
Nordvangen   Norway The cargo ship was driven ashore at Cay Confites, Cuba in a hurricane.[301] Sne was refloated in mid-December, arriving at Key West, Florida, United States under tow on 13 December.[302]
Sensan Maru   Japan The cargo ship ran aground 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) east of Keelung, China.[303] She was refloated on 17 November.[304]
Vistula   Denmark The tanker ran aground at Tampico, Mexico and was a total loss.[303]

12 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 November 1932
Ship Country Description
Balboa   United Kingdom The cargo ship sank at Georgetown, British Guiana.[305]

13 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1932
Ship Country Description
Oregon Star   United Kingdom The refrigerated cargo liner caught fire at Hebburn, Northumberland. One crew member was killed.[306] She burnt for a week and was consequently declared a total loss.[307] Oregon Star was scrapped in 1934.[308]

14 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 November 1932
Ship Country Description
Genchu Maru   Japan The cargo ship ran aground on the Idzu Peninsula in a typhoon. She broke in two, the stern section sank with the loss of 36 crew. There were some survivors.[309]
Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft   Netherlands The ocean liner caught fire in Amsterdam harbour, North Holland. She burned for nine days and was consequently declared a total loss and sold for scrap.
Unkai Maru No.15   Japan The cargo ship was driven ashore in Tokyo Bay in a typhoon. She was refloated on 23 November.[310][311]

18 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1932
Ship Country Description
Alberto   Spain The cargo ship struck a rock off Villano and was beached at Camariñas, A Coruña. The crew were rescued.[300]
Hercules   United States After her gasoline engine broke down, the 11-gross register ton motor vessel drifted onto a beach 0.5 miles (0.8 km) south of Red Bay (56°20′N 133°18′W / 56.333°N 133.300°W / 56.333; -133.300 (Red Bay)) in Southeast Alaska and was pounded to pieces by the surf. All three people aboard – her crew of two and a passenger – survived.[29]
Howard Young   United Kingdom The schooner came ashore in Bonavista Bay and was wrecked. The crew were rescued.[312]

19 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 November 1932
Ship Country Description
Marionga J. Goulandris   Greece The cargo ship came ashore at Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay.[312] She was refloated on 5 December.[313]

22 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 November 1932
Ship Country Description
Le Poilu   France The ketch sank off Sark in the Channel Islands.[314]

23 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1932
Ship Country Description
Calliope Leitch   United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore at Drapetsona, Greece.[315] She was refloated on 27 November and beached in St George Bay.[316]
Rosario   Italy The tanker ran aground off Leander's Tower, Istanbul, Turkey.[315] She was refloated on 28 November.[317]
Tecumseh   United Kingdom The tanker ran aground at Inhaca, Portuguese East Africa and was a total loss.[288]

26 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 November 1932
Ship Country Description
Herta Grube   Germany The auxiliary schooner was wrecked at Kalmar, Småland, Sweden with the loss of all hands.[318]

27 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 November 1932
Ship Country Description
Edith Dawson   United Kingdom 495 GRT British schooner on passage from Turks and Caicos Islands to Nova Scotia with a cargo of salt ran into strong northerly gale east of Jacksonville and started leaking badly. The crew started the pumps, but the salt cargo got mixed with water in her hold and made a slush shutting down the pumps. American tanker Sylvan Arrow spotted distress fire on the schooner's deck and managed to get close to the disabled ship and transfer all seven people on board. The schooner soon burst into flames and sank a few hours later. The crew was safely landed in Beaumont on 6 December.

28 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 November 1932
Ship Country Description
Le Saint Laurent   France The coaster collided with Mana (  France) in the Atlantic Ocean off Cayenne, French Guiana and sank.[319]

29 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 1932
Ship Country Description
Margit   Chile The cargo ship caught fire at Talcahuaso and was abandoned by her crew. She was a total loss.[317]

30 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1932
Ship Country Description
SS Georgian (1912)   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on Grand Island, Michigan.[320] Salvage operation were postponed on 13 December until the following spring.[321]

DecemberEdit

1 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1932
Ship Country Description
Cairndhu   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Saint Lawrence River.[322] She was refloated on 22 December.[323]

2 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 December 1932
Ship Country Description
Clemencia   Canada The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean. Her crew were rescued by De Grasse (  France).[324]

4 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 December 1932
Ship Country Description
Rosalee   United States After her gasoline engine broke down during a voyage in Southeast Alaska from Juneau to Tenakee Springs, the 11-gross register ton, 32.8-foot (10.0 m) fishing vessel was blown onto the beach near Point Hilda (58°13′00″N 134°30′10″W / 58.21667°N 134.50278°W / 58.21667; -134.50278 (Point Hilda)). Half an hour later, while still on the beach, she was destroyed by a fire that started in her stove and ignited her store of gasoline. The two people on board both survived.[120]

5 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 December 1932
Ship Country Description
Novadoc   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Saint Lawrence River at Alexandria Bay, New York, United States.[325] She was refloated on 8 December.[326]
Sawarabi   Imperial Japanese Navy The Wakatake-class destroyer capsized and sank off Formosa with the loss of 106 of her 120 crew.[327]
Sea Thrush   United States The cargo ship ran aground on the Clatsop Spit at the mouth of the Columbia River.[313] She was a total loss.[328]

7 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 December 1932
Ship Country Description
Kogiku Maru   Japan The cargo ship ran aground at Chemulpo, Korea and was abandoned.[329] She sank on 12 December.[330]
Lynceus   United Kingdom The coaster came ashore at Bacton, Norfolk with the loss of one of her four crew. The survivors were rescued by rocket apparatus.[329] She was refloated on 14 December.[331]

8 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 1932
Ship Country Description
Negada   Chile The cargo ship ran aground on the Quita Sueño Bank.[328] She was abandoned as a total loss on 15 December.[332]

9 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 December 1932
Ship Country Description
Sophie   Germany The auxiliary schooner came ashore 10 nautical miles (19 km) west of Rixhöft, West Prussia.[333] She was refloated on 13 December.[330]

10 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 December 1932
Ship Country Description
Atrato   Colombia The cargo ship was destroyed by fire at Cispata.[326]
Timios Stavros   Greece The cargo ship sprang a leak and foundered in the Mediterranean Sea (36°53′N 19°44′E / 36.883°N 19.733°E / 36.883; 19.733). All crew were rescued by Patria (  Greece).[302][326][331]

11 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 December 1932
Ship Country Description
Engels   Soviet Navy The Orfey-class destroyer ran aground off the Tolbukhin Lighthouse. She was refloated on 18 December and towed in to Cronstadt, where she was repaired.[334]

12 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 December 1932
Ship Country Description
Electra   Germany The coaster collided with Tilsit (  Germany) in the Baltic Sea off Holtenau, Schleswig-Holstein and was beached.[330]
La Mouette brigantine (2)   France The brigantine sprang a leak and foundered in the Atlantic Ocean off the Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom (50°30′N 7°30′W / 50.500°N 7.500°W / 50.500; -7.500). All five crew were rescued by the trawler Kilgarran Castle (  United Kingdom).[330][331]

13 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 December 1932
Ship Country Description
Cantabria   Spain The cargo ship came ashore 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) west of Bolt Head, Devon, United Kingdom. All 24 crew were rescued by the Salcombe Lifeboat.[321][335] She was a total loss.[331]

14 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 December 1932
Ship Country Description
Hosianna   Germany The auxiliary sailing vessel caught fire and sank in the North Sea off Neuwerk, Hamburg.[331]

15 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 December 1932
Ship Country Description
Lieutenant Fontan   France The three-masted schooner caught fire in the Bay of Biscay 35 nautical miles (65 km) north west of Ouessant, Finistère and sank. The crew were rescued by San Andres (  Norway).[336]
Meta Trudler   Germany The auxiliary sailing ship came ashore south of Gothenburg, Sweden.[337] She was a total loss.[338]

16 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 December 1932
Ship Country Description
Tasmania   United States The 10-gross register ton, 33.9-foot (10.3 m) motor vessel was destroyed by fire off Wrangell in Southeast Alaska. All four people on board survived.[339]

17 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1932
Ship Country Description
Norden   Sweden The cargo ship sank off Varberg, Halland County.[338]

19 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 December 1932
Ship Country Description
Elizabeth   United States The cargo ship ran aground at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, North Carolina.[340] She was refloated on 23 December.[332]

21 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 December 1932
Ship Country Description
Gateshead   United Kingdom The coaster collided with Miranda (  Norway) in the North Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) off Seaham, County Durham and sank with the loss of eight of her thirteen crew.[341]
Kedumba   United Kingdom The ferry foundered off Montague Island, New South Wales, Australia.[342]
Seine   France The cargo ship sprang a leak in the Bay of Biscay 70 nautical miles (130 km) off the La Coubre Lighthouse, Charente-Maritime and was abandoned. The crew were rescued by a trawler. Seine was taken in tow by Dupleix (  French Navy).[342] She foundered 40 nautical miles (74 km) south west of La Pallice, Charente-Maritime.[343]

22 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 December 1932
Ship Country Description
Navemar   Spain The cargo ship collided with Bernardin de St. Pierre (  France) at Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France and was beached.[323][343]

23 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 December 1932
Ship Country Description
Discoverer   United States The 38-gross register ton, 55.4-foot (16.9 m) passenger vessel sank at Ninilchik, Territory of Alaska. All four people on board survived.[344]

24 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 December 1932
Ship Country Description
Newbrough   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Morant Cays, Jamaica. Salvage efforts were abandoned on 7 March 1933 and she was declared a total loss.[345]
Philip   Denmark The schooner was rammed and sunk off Korsor by a ferry.[346]

25 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 December 1932
Ship Country Description
Agia Paraskevi   Greece The cargo ship ran aground off Laurium.[346] She was refloated on 2 January 1933.[347]

27 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 December 1932
Ship Country Description
Alfred E. Hunt   United States The dredger sank in the Saint Lawrence River.[348]
Banyei Maru No.2   Japan The cargo ship ran aground at Tsuchizaki.[349] She was refloated on 3 January.[350]
Jupiter   Germany The cargo ship collided with Esther Thorden (  Sweden) in the Kaiser Wilhelm Canal at Andorf and sank.[349]

28 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 December 1932
Ship Country Description
Hsin Fuh-Tai   China The cargo ship was holed and sank in the East China Sea (30°45′N 122°30′E / 30.750°N 122.500°E / 30.750; 122.500) with the loss of 35 of her 52 crew.[348]
Nordnes   Norway The auxiliary schooner collided with Pinmarken in the North Sea off Bergen, Norway and sank.[351]

29 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 December 1932
Ship Country Description
J. D. Drake   United Kingdom The Thames barge collided with Cape Ortegal (  United Kingdom) in the River Thames at Gravesend, Kent. The crew were rescued.[351]
Doris Kellogg   United States The tanker caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South Carolina.[352] She exploded and sank the next day (33°27′N 76°45′W / 33.450°N 76.750°W / 33.450; -76.750).[353][354]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1932
Ship Country Description
Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft   Netherlands The ocean liner broke free from her tow, hit the harbour wall at Pernis, caught fire and then sank. She was raised and completed her journey to the scrapyard.

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date in 1932
Ship Country Description
City of Taunton   United States The 292-foot (89 m) cargo ship, a sidewheel paddle steamer, was beached and abandoned at Somerset, Massachusetts, on the west bank of the Taunton River at 41°42′39″N 071°10′33″W / 41.71083°N 71.17583°W / 41.71083; -71.17583 (City of Taunton), just south of the future site of the Charles M. Braga Jr. Memorial Bridge, sometime during the 1930s. The wreck settled on the river bottom in very shallow water.[355]
Coyote   United States The 267-foot (81 m), 3,500-gross register ton cargo ship was scuttled as a means of disposal in 170 feet (52 m) of water off Massachusetts outside Boston Harbor at 42°22′06″N 070°43′06″W / 42.36833°N 70.71833°W / 42.36833; -70.71833 (Coyote).[356]
Eagle   United States The small two-masted schooner was lost off the coast of the Territory of Alaska off "Cape Nord," presumably a reference to Point Romanof (63°12′N 162°50′W / 63.200°N 162.833°W / 63.200; -162.833 (Point Romanof)), known as Cape Nord at the time.[200]
F. C. Pendleton   United States The 145-foot (44 m), 408-gross register ton three-masted schooner burned and sank without loss of life in up to 45 feet (14 m) of water at 44°19′38″N 068°54′27″W / 44.32722°N 68.90750°W / 44.32722; -68.90750 (F. C. Pendleton) while at anchor in Seal Harbor at Islesboro, Maine, sometime during the 1930s.[357]
Gardner G. Deering   United States The 251-foot (77 m), 1,982-gross register ton five-masted schooner was abandoned and later burned in Smith Cove off West Brooksville, Maine, sometime during the 1930s. Her wreck settled in 10 to 30 feet (3.0 to 9.1 m) of water approximately 500 feet (150 m) off the north shore of the cove at 44°22′55″N 068°46′30″W / 44.38194°N 68.77500°W / 44.38194; -68.77500 (Gardner G. Deering).[358]
Sunrise   United States The 23-ton fishing vessel was reported lost at Carlisle Island in the Islands of Four Mountains in the Aleutian Islands.[35]
T4   Royal Yugoslav Navy The torpedo boat was wrecked on the coast of Dalmatia, Kingdom of Yugoslavia.[359]
Taldora   Australia The lighter sank in the Brisbane River.[360]
HMAS Yarra   Royal Australian Navy The decommissioned River-class torpedo-boat destroyer was sunk as a target.

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