List of shipwrecks in 1955

The list of shipwrecks in 1955 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1955.

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JanuaryEdit

2 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 January 1955
Ship Country Description
Rosafred   Sweden The cargo ship ran aground off Stockholm. All 22 crew rescued by K A Wallenberg (  Sweden).[1]

7 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 1955
Ship Country Description
Lanarkbrook   United Kingdom The coaster collided with Artesien (  France) in the Seine. Lanarkbrook was holed and was beached to prevent her sinking.[2]

10 JanuaryEdit

13 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 January 1955
Ship Country Description
Gatt   Norway The cargo ship ran aground at Hook of Holland, Netherlands. Crew of 22 rescued by a Koninklijke Marine helicopter or a line from the shore.[7]

15 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 January 1955
Ship Country Description
Sudbury Hill   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off Bermuda but was refloated undamaged.[8]

16 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 1955
Ship Country Description
Centauro   Italy The cargo ship was blown from her moorings at Hamilton, Bermuda and ran aground on a reef. Refloated on 17 January.[8]

17 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 January 1955
Ship Country Description
Gerda Maersk   Denmark The tanker ran aground on Scharhörn, in the mouth of the Elbe, West Germany[9]

18 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 January 1955
Ship Country Description
Theta Star   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on Terschelling, Netherlands.[10]
Greta Thordén   Finland The cargo ship collided with Olympic Brook (  Greece) off Brunsbüttel, West Germany.[9]
Markhor   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Weser at Blexenreede, West Germany.[9]

20 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 January 1955
Ship Country Description
Edendale   Crown Colony of Singapore Chinese Civil War: The cargo ship was sunk in an air raid at Swatow, China. All 52 crew survived.[11][12][13]
ROCS Yin Jiang   Republic of China Navy Chinese Civil War: Battle of the Yijiangsan Islands: The Qing Jiang-class submarine chaser was torpedoed and sunk off the Yijiangsan Islands by No. 159 (  People's Liberation Army Navy).[14][15]

21 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 January 1955
Ship Country Description
Roskva   Norway The cargo ship ran aground off Burial Island, Co Down, Northern Ireland.[16]
Mando   Panama The cargo ship ran aground off Round Island, Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom. All 26 crew rescued by the St. Mary's lifeboat.[17]

22 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 1955
Ship Country Description
Kingsbridge   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off Christchurch, Dorset.[18]

23 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 January 1955
Ship Country Description
Syros   Greece The tanker ran aground off Bermuda after her anchor chains broke in a gale.[19]

24 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 January 1955
Ship Country Description
Bobara   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Rhosneigr, Anglesey.[20]

25 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 January 1955
Ship Country Description
Albertville   Belgium The cargo ship ran aground in the Scheldt.[21]
Bullaren   Sweden The cargo ship ran aground in the Scheldt, Belgium.[21]

FebruaryEdit

4 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 February 1955
Ship Country Description
HMS Wrangler   Royal Navy The W-class destroyer ran aground at Villefranche sur Mer, France. Refloated on 6 February by French Navy and Italian Navy tugs.[22]

12 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 February 1955
Ship Country Description
Thorncombe   United Kingdom World War II:The Design 381 Coastal Freighter was wrecked near Diêm Điền.[23]

14 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 February 1955
Ship Country Description
Hoheweg   West Germany The cargo ship collided with Sunny Prince and sank in the English Channel off Dungeness, Kent. All fifteen crew rescued by Sunny Prince and landed at Dover.[24]

19 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1955
Ship Country Description
Camas Meadows   United States The T2 tanker capsized and sank at Genoa, Italy in a storm.[25][26]

21 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 February 1955
Ship Country Description
Monviso   Italy Ran aground at Hope Point, St. Margaret's Bay, Kent. Refloated by tugs and returned to service.[27]
Nordanland   Sweden The cargo ship exploded and sank when her cargo of calcium carbide reacted with seawater and formed acetylene after the ship was badly damaged in a storm at Genoa, Italy the previous day.[25][28]

22 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 February 1955
Ship Country Description
Meta D   United States The Liberty ship ran aground 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Selsey Bill, Sussex, United Kingdom.[29][30] Refloated on 25 February and towed into Southampton, Hampshire.[31]

MarchEdit

2 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 March 1955
Ship Country Description
Inchkeith   Hong Kong The cargo ship struck an uncharted rock in the Bay of Bengal off Port Meadows, Andaman Islands and was abandoned as a total loss.[32]

8 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1965
Ship Country Description
Sue   United States The 19-gross register ton, 36.3-foot (11.1 m) fishing vessel was wrecked in Phoenix Bay (58°11′N 152°15′W / 58.183°N 152.250°W / 58.183; -152.250 (Phoenix Bay)) inside of Perenosa Bay (58°25′51″N 152°25′02″W / 58.4307°N 152.4173°W / 58.4307; -152.4173 (Phoenix Bay)) on the coast of Kodiak Island.[33]

14 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1955
Ship Country Description
Iason   Greece The fishing vessel capsized and sank in the Ionian Sea with the loss of eleven of her fifteen crew. Stratheden (  United Kingdom) sent one of her lifeboats to the aid of Iason, but it capsized and all eight on board were drowned. Four survivors from Iason were rescued by Stratheden.[34]

20 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 March 1955
Ship Country Description
British Craftsman   United Kingdom The tanker ran aground off Stockholm, Sweden.[35]

23 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 March 1955
Ship Country Description
Anna Henny   Netherlands The coaster was driven ashore at Aberavon, Glamorganshire in a storm. Refloated after five hours.[36]
Venus   Norway The ocean liner ran aground at Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom.[37]

24 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 March 1955
Ship Country Description
Urola   Spain The cargo ship collided with Storaya Pyaltylotka (  Soviet Union) off Setubal, Portugal and sank. Storaya Pyaltylotka was badly damaged, entering the Tagus still taking on water. All 33 crew from Urola were rescued.[38]

25 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 March 1955
Ship Country Description
Lea   Netherlands The coaster ran aground at Kettleness, Yorkshire.[39]

28 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 March 1955
Ship Country Description
Harvester   United States The 20-gross register ton 39.9-foot (12.2 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Sumner Strait in Southeast Alaska at the north end of Level Island (56°28′N 133°05′W / 56.467°N 133.083°W / 56.467; -133.083 (Level Island)) in the Alexander Archipelago.[40]

29 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 March 1955
Ship Country Description
Nigelock   United Kingdom The coaster ran aground at Foochow, China.[41]

AprilEdit

18 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 April 1955
Ship Country Description
Georgios Matsas   Greece Ran aground off Muros, Spain and subsequently sank. Raised on 17 June, but declared a constructive total loss. Repaired and sold, served a further ten years before being scrapped.

22 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 April 1955
Ship Country Description
William Burnett   United States The 28-gross register ton, 48.6-foot (14.8 m) motor vessel was destroyed by fire at Koffman Cove in Southeast Alaska.[42]

24 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 April 1955
Ship Country Description
Empire Fowey   United Kingdom The troopship ran aground in the Suez Canal, Egypt. Refloated after twelve hours.[43]

26 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 April 1955
Ship Country Description
Belgion   Greece The cargo ship was in collision with Tai Shan (  Norway) in the Scheldt at Fort Paarel, Belgium. Belgion capsized and sank with the loss of five of her 27 crew.[44]
Germania   Greece The cargo ship collided with Maro (  Panama) in the English Channel and was beached off Beachy Head, Sussex.[45] Although declared a constructive total loss, she was sold, repaired and returned to service as Auriga.

MayEdit

6 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 May 1955
Ship Country Description
Pyidawtha   Burma The steamship ran aground and was wrecked in the Bay of Bengal off Cheduba Island.[46]

7 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 May 1955
Ship Country Description
Pafco No. 7   United States The 15-gross register ton, 33.1-foot (10.1 m) fishing vessel sank in the Gulf of Alaska off Cape Saint Elias on the southwestern end of Kayak Island on the southcentral coast of the Territory of Alaska.[47]

9 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 May 1955
Ship Country Description
Eagle   United States The 30-gross register ton, 50.3-foot (15.3 m) fishing vessel was wrecked at Yakutat, Territory of Alaska.[48]

10 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 May 1955
Ship Country Description
Unknown   Republic of China Navy A small military vessel reportedly exploded at Kaohsiung, Taiwan killing 49.[49]

11 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 May 1955
Ship Country Description
Shiun Maru   Japan The train ferry collided with Japanese National Railways ferry Uko Maru (  Japan) and sank with the loss of 168 lives.

18 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 May 1955
Ship Country Description
Urmajo   Netherlands The coaster ran aground on the Goodwin Sands, Kent, United Kingdom. All ten crew rescued by the Ramsgate lifeboat. They were later returned to the ship which refloated on the next tide. Urmajo was towed into Ramsgate by the tug Ocean Cock (  United Kingdom).[50]
Zor   Turkey The cargo ship developed a heavy list in the North Sea off Norfolk. Ten crew were rescued by the collier Richmond Queen (  United Kingdom) and transferred to the Wells lifeboat. Richmond Queen and two other ships stood by as it was not possible to rescue all crew on board.[50]

22 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 1955
Ship Country Description
Zor   Turkey The cargo ship capsized and sank between the Humber and The Wash. She rose to the surface in a capsized state on 23 May.[51]

23 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 May 1955
Ship Country Description
Hacienda   United States The 11-gross register ton 32.1-foot (9.8 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Behm Canal in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[40]

29 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 1955
Ship Country Description
Goolgwai   Australia Wrecked on rocks at Malabar, Sydney, Australia.

30 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 May 1955
Ship Country Description
HMS Northumbria   Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve The Ton-class minesweeper was in collision with Cyprian Prince (  Cyprus) off Newcastle upon Tyne and was holed. Cyprian Prince towed her into Newcastle upon Tyne.[52]
Harfry   United Kingdom The collier collided with Firmity (  United Kingdom) off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Both ships were holed. Harfry was beached at Hemsby and Firmity put into Great Yarmouth.[53]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date in May 1955
Ship Country Description
Stalingrad   Soviet Union The incomplete Stalingrad-class battlecruiser was driven ashore in Sevastopol Bay. She was refloated in 1956.[54]

JuneEdit

8 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 June 1955
Ship Country Description
Ferranti   United Kingdom The flatiron collier collided on the River Thames with the United States Lines freighter American Jurist (  United States) off Stoneness Point, West Thurrock, England, and put ashore, sinking. Ferranti was broken up in 1956.[55][56]
Mary Ann   United States The 7-gross register ton, 29.4-foot (9.0 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Kendrick Bay (54°51′15″N 131°58′00″W / 54.85417°N 131.96667°W / 54.85417; -131.96667 (Kendrick Bay)) on the coast of Prince of Wales Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[57]
Mona's Isle   United Kingdom The ferry collided with a fishing vessel and ran aground at Fleetwood, Lancashire. The fishing vessel was cut in two and sank with the loss of one of her three crew. Mona's Isle was later refloated.[58]

9 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 June 1955
Ship Country Description
Johannishus   Sweden Collided with Buccaneer (  Panama) and caught fire. Ship a total loss, cargo of oil largely salvaged.[59]

10 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 June 1955
Ship Country Description
Morzhovoi   United States The 81-gross register ton, 80.2-foot (24.4 m) motor cargo vessel was destroyed by fire in Funter Bay in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[57]

16 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 June 1955
Ship Country Description
HMS Sidon   Royal Navy The S-class submarine sank in Portland Harbour, England, following an on-board torpedo explosion. Thirteen lives were lost. Later refloated and sunk in 1957 in deeper water.

26 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 June 1955
Ship Country Description
Larsen Bay No. 7   United States The 49-gross register ton, 59.9-foot (18.3 m) scow was wrecked at East Anchor Cove (54°41′30″N 163°04′00″W / 54.69167°N 163.06667°W / 54.69167; -163.06667 (East Anchor Cove)) near False Pass, Territory of Alaska.[60]

JulyEdit

8 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 July 1955
Ship Country Description
Vindicator   United States The 253-gross register ton, 126.1-foot (38.4 m) fishing vessel was lost when she struck a submerged reef off Cape Saint Elias on the southwestern tip of Kayak Island in the Territory of Alaska.[61]

12 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 July 1955
Ship Country Description
La Flecha   Mexico The passenger ship sank off Veracruz with the loss of 30 lives.[62]

13 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1955
Ship Country Description
Geologist   United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Sun Princess (  Liberia) and sank with the loss of twenty of her 42 crew.[63]

14 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 July 1955
Ship Country Description
Cygnet   Liberia The cargo ship was holed in a collision off the Goodwin Sands, Kent. All crew rescued by Baltic Clipper (flag unknown).[64]

15 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 1955
Ship Country Description
M T B S Inc. V   United States The 45-gross register ton, 50-foot (15.2 m) cargo barge was wrecked at Unalakleet, Territory of Alaska.[57]

16 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 July 1955
Ship Country Description
Middlesex Trader   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Saint Lawrence River, 30 nautical miles (56 km) from Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.[65]

17 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1955
Ship Country Description
Alasco 3   United States The 22-gross register ton, 46.3-foot (14.1 m) fishing vessel was wrecked at Deer Harbor (57°56′30″N 136°33′00″W / 57.94167°N 136.55000°W / 57.94167; -136.55000 (Deer Harbor)) in Southeast Alaska.[66]
Seine   United Kingdom The coaster collided with the steamer Drochobyz (  Soviet Union) 8 nautical miles (15 km) south west of Dungeness, Kent, England, and sank. All seven crew were rescued by Drochobyz.[67]

20 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 July 1955
Ship Country Description
Ugashik Three   United States The 33-gross register ton, 49.1-foot (15.0 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire on the Ugashik River near Ugashik, Territory of Alaska.[68]

21 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1955
Ship Country Description
Leader   United States The 50-gross register ton, 65.3-foot (19.9 m) fishing vessel sank in the Bering Sea.[60]

22 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 1955
Ship Country Description
Lucky Boy   United States The 10-gross register ton, 32.8-foot (10.0 m) fishing vessel was wrecked on the beach at the northern end of Kalgin Island in Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska.[60]
Punta   Panama The cargo ship ran aground on the Seven Stones reef, off Land's End, Cornwall, United Kingdom. All crew rescued.[69] The ship broke up and sank the following day.[70]

23 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1955
Ship Country Description
Ansonia   United States The 50-gross register ton, 63.4-foot (19.3 m) fishing vessel struck a rock and sank in Uyak Bay (57°48′N 154°04′W / 57.800°N 154.067°W / 57.800; -154.067 (Uyak Bay)) on the coast of the Territory of AlaskaKodiak Island.[66]

27 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 July 1955
Ship Country Description
Empire Claire   United Kingdom Operation Sandcastle: The cargo ship was scuttled with a load of 16,000 German chemical bombs at 56°30′N 12°00′W / 56.500°N 12.000°W / 56.500; -12.000.
Katy-T   United States The 8-gross register ton, 29.3-foot (8.9 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Uyak Bay (57°48′N 154°04′W / 57.800°N 154.067°W / 57.800; -154.067 (Uyak Bay)) on the coast of Kodiak Island in the Territory of Alaska′s Kodiak Archipelago.[71]

28 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 July 1955
Ship Country Description
Vir Pandian   India The coaster ran aground at Gopinath, India. Constructive total loss, scrapped in situ.

29 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 July 1955
Ship Country Description
Star of Malta   Malta The passenger ship ran aground at Valletta and was wrecked. One crew member and a passenger were killed.[72]

AugustEdit

4 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1955
Ship Country Description
Frolic   United States The 14-gross register ton, 31.5-foot (9.6 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire while moored at Hydaburg, Territory of Alaska.[73]

6 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 August 1955
Ship Country Description
Michael J   United States The 9-gross register ton, 28.7-foot (8.7 m) pump-jet fishing vessel was destroyed by a storm off the southwest coast of the Territory of Alaska.[57]

10 AugustEdit

11 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 1955
Ship Country Description
A R 3   United States The 8-gross register ton, 27.5-foot (8.4 m) fishing vessel was lost after colliding with the vessel Alaskan Reefer (  United States) 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) off Humpy Cove (56°51′30″N 154°01′00″W / 56.85833°N 154.01667°W / 56.85833; -154.01667 (Humpy Cove)) on the coast of the Territory of Alaska's Kodiak Island.[66]

14 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 August 1955
Ship Country Description
Enos   United States The 25-gross register ton, 45-foot (13.7 m) fishing vessel was wrecked at "Lazarita Island" – probably a reference to Larzatita Island (55°35′05″N 133°14′40″W / 55.58472°N 133.24444°W / 55.58472; -133.24444 (Larzatita Island)) – in Southeast Alaska.[48]
Levin J. Marvel   United States Hurricane Connie: With 23 passengers and a crew of four aboard, the 183-gross register ton, 128-foot (39 m) three-masted sightseeing schooner dragged her anchors in 10-to-15-foot (3.0 to 4.6 m) seas, rolled over twice, breaking her masts, and settled on her starboard side in 21 feet (6.4 m) of water in the Chesapeake Bay off North Beach, Maryland, with the loss of 12 lives.[75][76][77]

25 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 August 1955
Ship Country Description
Aksala   United States The 8-gross register ton, 31.3-foot (9.5 m) fishing vessel sank in Nutkwa Inlet (55°02′N 132°36′W / 55.033°N 132.600°W / 55.033; -132.600 (Nutkwa Inlet)) on the southwest coast of Prince of Wales Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[66]

27 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 August 1955
Ship Country Description
Parks No. 2   United States The 7-gross register ton, 29.5-foot (9.0 m) fishing vessel sank at Harriet Point (60°24′N 152°15′W / 60.400°N 152.250°W / 60.400; -152.250 (Harriet Point)) in Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska.[47]

28 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 August 1955
Ship Country Description
Harold J   United States The tug sank in the Bering Sea near Lopp Lagoon on the coast of the Territory of Alaska during a gale with the loss of three lives.[40]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1955
Ship Country Description
Hans Egede   Netherlands Caught fire off the Dutch coast. Towed to Dover where fire was extinguished.[59]

SeptemberEdit

4 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 September 1955
Ship Country Description
Ambes   France The tug capsized and sank in the Gironde Estuary following a collision with Lipari (  United States). Three crew were killed.[78]
La France   United States The 18-gross register ton, 35.7-foot (10.9 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Southeast Alaska between Moira Sound and Ketchikan, Territory of Alaska.[60]

9 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 September 1955
Ship Country Description
Ruth   United States While near San Juan Bautista Island (55°26′N 133°16′W / 55.433°N 133.267°W / 55.433; -133.267 (San Juan Bautista Island)) in Southeast Alaska between Craig and Hydaburg, Territory of Alaska, the 30-foot (9.1 m) troller suffered an explosion caused by a fuel line for her gasoline engine leaking near her galley stove, then was destroyed by the resulting fire. Three of her five crewmen were killed in the explosion, and another disappeared and presumably drowned while trying to swim to shore, leaving only one survivor, who was rescued.[79]

15 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 September 1955
Ship Country Description
California   United States The 104-foot (32 m), 82-gross register ton fishing trawler sank in up to 50 feet (15 m) of water at 42°40′25″N 070°34′19″W / 42.67361°N 70.57194°W / 42.67361; -70.57194 (California) after running aground on a reef off Rockport, Massachusetts, between Dry Salvages and Little Salvages.[80]

16 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 September 1955
Ship Country Description
Mikie   United States The 7-gross register ton, 27.9-foot (8.5 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Fortuna Strait (57°25′N 135°53′W / 57.417°N 135.883°W / 57.417; -135.883 (Fortuna Strait)) near Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[57]

26 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1955
Ship Country Description
Jean O   United States The 13-gross register ton, 39.6-foot (12.1 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Controller Bay (60°05′N 144°15′W / 60.083°N 144.250°W / 60.083; -144.250 (Controller Bay)) on the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska.[81]

30 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 September 1955
Ship Country Description
Lelonta II   Thailand The yacht capsized and sank off Capraia, Italy. All twenty on board were rescued, including the owner of the yacht, Prince Biram of Siam.[82]
Queen   United States The 8-gross register ton, 29.8-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Cordova, Territory of Alaska.[83]

OctoberEdit

4 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1955
Ship Country Description
Fechenheim   West Germany The cargo ship ran aground at Oslo, Norway and broke in two. All 42 crew were rescued.[84]

6 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 October 1955
Ship Country Description
Thorodd   Norway The cargo ship foundered in a storm south of Risør, Norway. Crew rescued by the cutter Grant.

11 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 October 1955
Ship Country Description
Wallsend   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Hook of Holland, Netherlands. Refloated by 13 October.[85]

12 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 October 1955
Ship Country Description
Conde de Barbate   Spain The coaster collided with Columbie (  France) and sank off Vigo with the loss of all five crew.[85]

14 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 October 1955
Ship Country Description
HDMS Graadyb   Royal Danish Navy The minesweeper was holed at the bow by an explosion at Holmen, Copenhagen. Subsequently decommissioned and scrapped.[86]

16 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 October 1955
Ship Country Description
Bluebird   United Kingdom The hydroplane sank in Lake Mead, Arizona and Nevada, United States. Salvaged and returned to service.[87]

19 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 October 1955
Ship Country Description
HNLMS Tijgerhaai   Royal Netherlands Navy The Zwaardvisch-class submarine ran aground at Weymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom. Refloated the same day.

21 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 October 1955
Ship Country Description
Regis   United States The 29-gross register ton, 52.7-foot (16.1 m) fishing vessel was wrecked on Sullivan Island in Lynn Canal in Southeast Alaska.[79]

26 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 October 1955
Ship Country Description
Antonio Sanchez Valdes   Mexico The coaster sank in the Caribbean off the coast of Mexico with the loss of all 25 crew.[88]

27 OctoberEdit

28 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 October 1955
Ship Country Description
Karmas   Sweden The cargo ship ran aground at the mouth of the River Tees, Northumberland, United Kingdom. Refloated on 10 November.[90]
William Lykes   United States The ocean liner ran aground in Table Bay, South Africa. Refloated on 31 October.[91]

29 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 October 1955
Ship Country Description
Novorossiyisk   Soviet Navy The Conte di Cavour-class battleship was sunk by an explosion while at anchor at Sevastopol in the Soviet Union with the loss of 608 lives.

NovemberEdit

9 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 November 1955
Ship Country Description
Last Chance   United States The 7-gross register ton, 30.8-foot (9.4 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Anderson Bay in the Territory of Alaska. The wreck report does not identify which of several Anderson Bays the incident occurred in.[60]

10 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 November 1955
Ship Country Description
Alice G II   United States The 7-gross register ton, 29.7-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel sank in Young Bay (58°10′N 134°40′W / 58.167°N 134.667°W / 58.167; -134.667 (Young Bay)) on the coast of Admiralty Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[66]
Joyita   United Kingdom The merchant vessel was found awash and adrift in the Pacific Ocean, with no one on board, more than 600 nautical miles (1,100 km) from her scheduled route, partially submerged and listing heavily. She had left Suva, Fiji, on 3 October and was expected to arrive at Funafuti in the Ellice islands on 5 October, but searches in the region after she was overdue had found no trace of her. Joyita was later salvaged and repaired.

11 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 November 1955
Ship Country Description
Nunivak   United States The 49-gross register ton, 51-foot (15.5 m) fishing vessel sank at Kodiak, Territory of Alaska.[74]

15 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 November 1955
Ship Country Description
City of Ghent   Republic of Ireland The coaster sank 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off the Lizard Lighthouse, Cornwall, United Kingdom. All seventeen crew rescued by the Cadgwith lifeboat.[92]
Panagiotis   Greece The Liberty ship ran aground at Kunsan, Korea and broke her back. Although declared a constructive total loss, she was rebuilt, lengthened and returned to service.[93]

16 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 November 1955
Ship Country Description
Foulney   United Kingdom The dredger was in collision off Fleetwood, Lancashire with the trawler Teroma (  United Kingdom), which sank. Foulney was beached and refloated the next day.[94]

18 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1955
Ship Country Description
Mille   Marine Nationale The submarine ran aground in St. Paul's Bay, Malta. Refloated after six hours with assistance from two tugs.[95]

23 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1955
Ship Country Description
Nang Suang Nawa   Thailand and Albacore (  Philippines): The cargo ship and tug were lost at sea between Thailand and Hong Kong. Last reported position was 17°56′N 113°54′E / 17.933°N 113.900°E / 17.933; 113.900.

27 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 November 1955
Ship Country Description
Kismet II   Liberia The cargo ship ran aground at Cape St. Lawrence, Nova Scotia, Canada and was wrecked. All 22 crew were rescued by a Royal Canadian Navy helicopter.[96]

DecemberEdit

9 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 December 1955
Ship Country Description
Darton   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off Gedser, Denmark but was refloated.[97]

14 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 December 1955
Ship Country Description
Victoria City   United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Valentina Bibolini (  Italy) 10 nautical miles (19 km) north of Ameland, Netherlands and sank.[98]

18 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 December 1955
Ship Country Description
Sea Horse   United States The 142-gross register ton, 100.2-foot (30.5 m) motor cargo vessel – a converted landing craft tank – sank in the Gulf of Alaska approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi) off East Chugach Island (59°08′N 151°28′W / 59.133°N 151.467°W / 59.133; -151.467 (East Chugach Island)) off the coast of the Territory of Alaska.[33]

19 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 December 1955
Ship Country Description
No. 535   People's Liberation Army Navy Chinese Civil War: The Type 53 patrol boat was sunk by Nationalist Republic F-84 Thunderjet aircraft. 17 killed with seven wounded.[99]

27 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 December 1955
Ship Country Description
Tanda Maru   Japan The cargo ship was driven ashore in a typhoon on Honshu and broke in two. Fourteen of her 24 crew were rescued by an American helicopter.[100]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date December 1955
Ship Country Description
ROCS Lu Shan   Republic of China Navy The landing ship was wrecked ca. 1954–1955.[101]
Midland City   Canada The ferry was deliberately run aground at Wye Marsh on the Georgian Bay coast of Ontario, Canada, and intentionally burnt as a means of disposal.

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See alsoEdit

Ship events in 1955
Ship launches: 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
Ship commissionings: 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
Ship decommissionings: 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
Shipwrecks: 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960