List of shipwrecks in 1943

The list of shipwrecks in 1943 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1943.

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List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1943
Ship Country Description
Alice L. Pendleton   United States The 228-foot (69 m), four-masted lumber schooner (1,394 GRT, 1918) was abandoned at the Palmer Shipyard on the west side of the Mystic River in Noank, Connecticut, sometime during the 1940s, gradually rotted away, and settled on the river bottom in 10 feet (3.0 m) of water.[1]
Cafernströn   Sweden World War II: The cargo ship was bombed and sunk at Gdynia, Poland, by United States Army Air Forces aircraft.[2]
D S S Co. No. 8   United States The 33-gross register ton, 54.2-foot (16.5 m) scow sank in the Taku River in the Territory of Alaska.[3]
Galveston   United States The US Army Corps of Engineers dredge sank in a hurricane, probably off Galveston, Texas. 12 crew were killed.[4]
Gelmer   United States The dredge sank south of Apalachicola, Florida in the Gulf of Mexico (29°19′N 84°55′W / 29.317°N 84.917°W / 29.317; -84.917) in 88 feet (27 m) of water.[5][6]
Gyoraitei No. 109   Imperial Japanese Navy The TM 4/No. 102-class motor torpedo boat (13,1/19 t, 1942) was lost in 1943 or 1945.[7]
Gyoraitei No. 110   Imperial Japanese Navy The TM 4/No. 102-class motor torpedo boat (13,1/19 t, 1942) was lost in 1943 or 1945.[7]
Gyoraitei No. 111   Imperial Japanese Navy The TM 4/No. 102-class motor torpedo boat (13,1/19 t, 1942) was lost in 1943 or 1945.[7]
Kaifuku Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea by the submarine USS Seawolf (  United States Navy) between 5 October and 27 November.[8]
Miyadonu Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by the submarine USS Growler (  United States Navy) sometime between 17 February and 27 October.[9]
Sidney   Australia
 
The wreck of the former HMAS Protector at low tide on 22 March 2008.
After suffering damage in a collision with a tug off Gladstone, Queensland, Australia, and being abandoned ca. July 1943, the former lighter – originally the flatiron gunboat HMAS Protector (  Royal Australian Navy) – was scuttled for use as a breakwater at Heron Island off Queensland on an unknown date.
Taiau Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Pacific Ocean by the submarine USS Gudgeon (  United States Navy) sometime between 1 September and 6 October.[10]
Tateyama Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Philippine Sea by the submarine USS Pickerel (  United States Navy) sometime between 10 July and 26 August.[11]
Thaddeus S. C. Lowe   United States The Liberty ship was damaged while loading landing ships in heavy seas and was declared a constructive total loss.[12]
Unknown shipwreck The wreck was charted in 1943 6.8 miles (10.9 km) from the American Shoal Light, Florida at 24°34′N 81°24′W / 24.567°N 81.400°W / 24.567; -81.400. The wreck was destroyed on 24 March 1944.[5]
Unknown shipwreck The wreck was charted in 1943 just off the north west coast of Key West, Florida at 24°35′N 81°48′W / 24.583°N 81.800°W / 24.583; -81.800.[5]
Unknown shipwreck The wreck was charted in 1943 east of Marathon, Florida at 24°42′N 80°52′W / 24.700°N 80.867°W / 24.700; -80.867.[5]
Wuhu Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the East China Sea by the submarine USS Seawolf (  United States Navy).[8]
Yamagibu Maru   Japan World War II: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Celebes Sea by the submarine USS Pargo (  United States Navy) sometime between 13 June and 3 September.[13]
"Zibello"   Italy The 160 foot barge was sunk off Internati Island National Park in the River Po.[14]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alice L. Pendleton". Hunting New England Shipwrecks. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Raid Damage At Gdynia". The Times. No. 49677. London. 15 October 1943. col E, p. 3.
  3. ^ alaskashipwreck.com Alaska Shipwrecks (D)
  4. ^ "The history of Dredging at the Port of Houston: ditching high and low to build a port" (PDF). westerndredging.org. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  5. ^ a b c d Shipwrecks of Florida: A comprehensive listing. Pineapple Press/Googlebooks. 1998. ISBN 9781561641635. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Gelmer (+1943)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  7. ^ a b c "TM 4 class ex-Dutch motor torpedo boats of WWII, Japan". Navypedia. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Swordfish". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  9. ^ "Growler (SS-215)". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
  10. ^ "Gudgeon". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
  11. ^ "Pickerel". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  12. ^ "Liberty Ships - T - U - B". Mariners. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  13. ^ "Pargo". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  14. ^ "Shipwreck of a World War II barge that sank in 1943 surfaces after Italy's largest river reaches low levels during drought". MSN.com. Retrieved 19 June 2022.
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