List of shipwrecks in 1960

The list of shipwrecks in 1960 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1960.

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JanuaryEdit

1 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 January 1960
Ship Country Description
Albion   United Kingdom The Norfolk wherry sank in the River Yare at Cantley. Another wherry sank two miles downstream. Albion was refloated and returned to service.[1]

6 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1960
Ship Country Description
Dogu   Turkey Stranded at Karaburnu Point, Thessaloniki, Greece.[2]
Uman   Turkey Ran aground at Kefken Point, Turkey, declared a total loss.

9 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 January 1960
Ship Country Description
Snjeznik   Yugoslavia The cargo ship capsized and sank at Suda Bay, Crete. Refloated on 26 March and towed to Piran, Yugoslavia for repairs. Re-entered service in August 1960.[3]

10 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 January 1960
Ship Country Description
Ahern Trader   United Kingdom The coaster ran aground in Gander Bay. She broke up the next day.[4]

13 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 January 1960
Ship Country Description
Applegarth   United Kingdom The tug collided with Perthshire in the River Mersey at Birkenhead and sank with the loss of all seven crew.[5]

14 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 January 1960
Ship Country Description
Scarcity   United Kingdom The coaster was driven ashore at Bawdsey, Suffolk. Three crew taken off by breeches buoy.[6]

18 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 January 1960
Ship Country Description
Sir Edgar   United Kingdom The cargo ship was lost on this date. Salvaged but consequently scrapped.

20 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 January 1960
Ship Country Description
Bermuda   Netherlands The coaster capsized and sank 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Hook of Holland with the loss of all six crew.[7]
Ritornel   Netherlands The coaster was damaged in a collision with two other ships in the Scheldt.[7]
Lieve Vrouwekerk   Netherlands The Liberty ship ran aground at Vlieland.[7]
Vinotra II   Belgium The barge sank in the Scheldt, both crew killed.[7]
Macuto   Panama The cargo ship broke free from her moorings and rammed three barges and another ship.[7]

30 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 January 1960
Ship Country Description
San Francesco   Italy The Liberty ship ran aground on Hainan Island. She was later refloated and laid up at Hong Kong.[8]
Unidentified sailboat   Vietnam People's Navy Vietnam War: The sailboat, being used as a blockade runner, capsized and sank in rough seas off Ly Son Island, South Vietnam. Six crewmen were rescued and made prisoners of war.[9]

31 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 January 1960
Ship Country Description
Fearless   United States The 145-gross register ton, 90.1-foot (27.5 m) crab-fishing vessel sank in the Gulf of Alaska off Cape Chiniak (57°37′N 152°10′W / 57.617°N 152.167°W / 57.617; -152.167 (Cape Chiniak)) on Kodiak Island in Alaska's Kodiak Archipelago with the loss of four lives.[10]

FebruaryEdit

3 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1960
Ship Country Description
Filleigh   United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with a Belgian ship in the Scheldt and ran aground.[11]
Carsten Witt   West Germany The cargo ship sank between Bornholm, Denmark and Sweden. Tanker British Sportsman (  United Kingdom) reported to be attempting to rescue survivors.[11]
Indonor   Panama The cargo ship ran aground on Kemojan Island, Indonesia. She sank four days later.[12]
Llanishen   United Kingdom The tanker ran aground at the mouth of the Elbe, Hamburg, West Germany.[11]

13 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 February 1960
Ship Country Description
Leonore   West Germany The coaster sank off Jutland, Denmark with the loss of all eight crew. HDMS Niels Ebbesen (  Royal Danish Navy) recovered two empty lifeboats.[13]

18 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 February 1960
Ship Country Description
Adonis   Honduras The cargo ship sank 20 miles (32 km) off Otranto, Italy. All twenty crew rescued by Sologne (  Marine Nationale).[14]

20 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 February 1960
Ship Country Description
Harpalion   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north of Texel, Netherlands. Refloated the next day.[15]
British Valour   United Kingdom The tanker was in collision with Butmah (  France) at Port Said, Egypt.[16]

26 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 February 1960
Ship Country Description
Lieve Vrouwekerk   Netherlands The Liberty ship was driven ashore on Ameland, Friesland. She was refloated but declared a constructive total loss and scrapped.[17]

27 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 February 1960
Ship Country Description
Fin Fin   United States The 8-gross register ton, 30.8-foot (9.4 m) fishing vessel sank in Zimovia Strait in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[10]

MarchEdit

1 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 March 1960
Ship Country Description
No. 517 Yuanzheng   Republic of China Navy Chinese Civil War: The auxiliary gunboat was shelled and sunk by No. 565, No. 566, and No. 567 (all   People's Liberation Army Navy). 12 crewmen killed, 10 taken as prisoners of war.[18]

4 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 March 1960
Ship Country Description
USCGC General Greene   United States Coast Guard
 
USCGC General Greene
While attempting to assist a tug in distress, the United States Coast Guard cutter — 125-foot (38 m) Active-class patrol boat — was swept ashore on Spring Hill Beach at East Sandwich, Massachusetts, by hurricane-force winds and 40-foot (12 m) waves. All hands were rescued and the ship was refloated on 8 March.[19][20]
La Coubre   France The cargo ship exploded in Havana harbor while unloading munitions. 101 people killed and 200 wounded[21]
Sunfish   United Kingdom The tug collided with Tower Bridge in London and sank with the loss of one of her six crew.[22]

8 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1960
Ship Country Description
Plassy   United Kingdom
 
MV Plassy, 2005
Wrecked on Finnis Rock, off Inisheer, Aran Islands, Ireland. All eleven crew saved. Wreck later driven ashore, where it remained as of 2005.

13 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1960
Ship Country Description
Dominator   Panama The Liberty ship ran aground at Palo Verdes Point, California, United States and broke up.[23]

14 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1960
Ship Country Description
Hazel M   United States The 9-gross register ton 32-foot (9.8 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Monashka Bay (57°50′N 152°25′W / 57.833°N 152.417°W / 57.833; -152.417 (Monashka Bay)) on the coast of Kodiak Island in Alaska's Kodiak Archipelago.[24]

17 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 March 1960
Ship Country Description
Arietta   Greece Ran aground off Novorossiysk, Soviet Union. Refloated on 1 April but declared a constructive total loss.

21 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 March 1960
Ship Country Description
Walbrook   United Kingdom The tug capsized and sank at Tilbury, Essex. All six crew rescued.[25]

26 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 March 1960
Ship Country Description
Høegh Spear   Norway The tanker crashed into a jetty and ran aground at the mouth of the River Tyne at North Shields, United Kingdom. Refloated on 27 March.[26]

27 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1960
Ship Country Description
Saint Christopher   United States The 11-gross register ton, 29.3-foot (8.9 m) motor vessel was wrecked in Takaze Bay (57°09′N 134°50′W / 57.150°N 134.833°W / 57.150; -134.833 (Takaze Bay)), also known as "Takatz Bay," in Chatham Strait in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[27]

28 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 March 1960
Ship Country Description
Dai Hatin   Pakistan The coaster sprang a leak and sank 8 nautical miles (15 km) off Karachi with the loss of ten of her twelve crew.[28]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1960
Ship Country Description
Surf Pilot   United Kingdom The Surf-class tanker was sunk as a target off the coast of Malaya in 64 metres (210 ft) of water off Pulau Aur (2°33′N 104°40′E / 2.550°N 104.667°E / 2.550; 104.667).[29][30]

AprilEdit

4 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 1960
Ship Country Description
HMS Narwhal   Royal Navy The Porpoise-class submarine ran aground at the entrance to Campbeltown Loch, Scotland.[31] Refloated the next day.[32]

10 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 April 1960
Ship Country Description
Aleutian I   United States The 12-gross register ton, 29.5-foot (9.0 m) fishing vessel sank in "King Cove" on the coast of Alaska after striking an unidentified object. The wreck report does not make clear whether she sank at King Cove on the coast of the Alaska Peninsula or in King Cove (58°11′41″N 152°02′24″W / 58.1946°N 152.0400°W / 58.1946; -152.0400 (King Cove)) on the coast of Afognak Island in the Kodiak Archipelago.[33]

11 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 April 1960
Ship Country Description
Ardglen   United Kingdom The coaster ran aground at Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.[34]

13 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1960
Ship Country Description
Arlanza   United Kingdom The passenger ship was launched in gale force winds, almost colliding with the entrance to a dock. Two tugs ran aground whilst trying to assist.[35]

17 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 April 1960
Ship Country Description
Ethel C   Lebanon The cargo ship sprang a leak after her cargo of scrap iron shifted. An explosion then occurred at the stern of the ship and she sank off Virginia, United States. All 23 crew rescued by United States Coast Guard vessels.[36]

22 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 April 1960
Ship Country Description
Pearl Ann   United States The 11-gross register ton, 34.7-foot (10.6 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Cordova, Alaska.[37]

29 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 April 1960
Ship Country Description
Hanne S   Denmark The coaster was last reported at 58°N 44°W / 58°N 44°W / 58; -44.[38] Wreckage found on 3 May by a Royal Danish Navy corvette. All fifteen crew and three passengers lost.[39]

MayEdit

5 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 May 1960
Ship Country Description
Federal Express   Canada The cargo ship was rammed by Polaris (  Sweden) while moored at Montreal. She broke free from her moorings and rammed into Thorshope (  Norway) and sank within 30 minutes.[40] Later partly raised and scrapped.

8 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 May 1960
Ship Country Description
Brant   United States The 100-foot (30.5 m) oil exploration survey vessel burned and sank in 150 feet (46 m) of water in the Pacific Ocean off Point Conception, California, after an engine room fire went out of control. Small vessels in the vicinity rescued her entire crew of eight.[41][42][43]

11 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 May 1960
Ship Country Description
Pier Schipper   Netherlands The coaster sank off the coast of Norfolk, United Kingdom. All crew rescued.[44]

18 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 May 1960
Ship Country Description
Andros Coral   Norway The Liberty ship ran aground on Dona Sebastiana Island and sank.[45]

21 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 May 1960
Ship Country Description
Bjørgvin   Norway The cargo liner was wrecked off Tønsberg.[46]

25 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 May 1960
Ship Country Description
Rican Star   Australia The fishing trawler was wrecked near Hummocky Island, Queensland, Australia.[47]

JuneEdit

9 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 June 1960
Ship Country Description
San Francesco   Italy Typhoon Mary: The Liberty ship sank at Hong Kong. Subsequently refloated and scrapped.[8]
Shun Lee   Hong Kong Typhoon Mary: The cargo ship was driven aground against Pratas Island in the South China Sea and was wrecked. Her 55 crew took to the liferafts.[48][49]
Malaya Fir   Panama Typhoon Mary: The cargo ship and coaster Wan Fu (  Hong Kong) ended up stranded on the runway at Kai Tak International Airport, Hong Kong.[48]
Wan Fu   Hong Kong Typhoon Mary: The cargo ship Malaya Fir (  Panama) and coaster ended up stranded on the runway at Kai Tak International Airport, Hong Kong.[48]

13 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 June 1960
Ship Country Description
James J. Buckler   Canada The cargo ship ran aground on a sandbank at the mouth of the Saguenay River in Quebec, Canada. She broke in half during refloating attempts on 16 June. Later refloated and scuttled.

14 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 June 1960
Ship Country Description
Iva Ann   United States The 10-gross register ton, 34.5-foot (10.5 m) fishing vessel sank in Southeast Alaska approximately 40 nautical miles (74 km; 46 mi) south of Ketchikan, Alaska.[50]
Mary-Jo   United States The 10-gross register ton, 39-foot (11.9 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Kalinin Bay (57°20′N 135°47′W / 57.333°N 135.783°W / 57.333; -135.783 (Kalinin Bay)) on the coast of Kruzof Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[51]

18 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 June 1960
Ship Country Description
Ron Woolaway   United Kingdom The dredger capsized in the Bristol Channel off Flat Holm. Her seven crew survived. She was subsequently towed to Cardiff, Glamorgan, where she was righted, repaired and returned to service.[52]

19 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 June 1960
Ship Country Description
Indian Enterprise   India The cargo ship suffered an onboard explosion and sank in the Red Sea 300 nautical miles (560 km) south of Suez, Egypt (25°31′N 35°27′E / 25.517°N 35.450°E / 25.517; 35.450).[12]
Yan'an   People's Liberation Army Navy The decommissioned gunboat was sunk in a missile test.[citation needed]

24 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 June 1960
Ship Country Description
LV-78   United States Coast Guard The lightship, while relieving Ambrose Station, sank after she was rammed at the entrance to New York Harbor, United States, by the steamer Green Bay (  United States).[53][54]

26 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 June 1960
Ship Country Description
R. P. No. 1   United States The 9-gross register ton, 28.2-foot (8.6 m) fishing vessel sank in Bristol Bay off the coast of Alaska.[55]

29 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 June 1960
Ship Country Description
Big Dipper   United States The 13-gross register ton motor vessel sank in Valdez Arm (60°53′N 146°54′W / 60.883°N 146.900°W / 60.883; -146.900 (Valdez Arm)) on the south-central coast of Alaska.[56]

JulyEdit

7 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 July 1960
Ship Country Description
Munken   Norway The cargo ship foundered off Lindesnes, Norway.[57]

11 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 July 1960
Ship Country Description
Gladys   United Kingdom The motor barge sank in the Medway Estuary off the Isle of Grain, Kent following a collision with Kirovograd (  Soviet Union).

13 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1960
Ship Country Description
Hero   Australia The tug foundered at Port Kembla, New South Wales whilst attempting to go to the aid of Bulwarra (  United Kingdom), which was being driven against the jetty in a storm.[58]

18 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 1960
Ship Country Description
Avalon   United States The passenger ship was destroyed by fire at Long Beach, California.
Denbigh Coast   United Kingdom The coaster collided with Irish Maple (  Republic of Ireland) and sank 8 nautical miles (15 km) off New Brighton, Cheshire. All ten crew rescued by the dredger Hilbre Island and the Liverpool Pilot Boat (both   United Kingdom).[59]

19 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1960
Ship Country Description
Coral Sea   United States The 148-gross register ton, 96.3-foot (29.4 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Frederick Sound in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[60]

24 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1960
Ship Country Description
HMS Northumbria   Royal Navy The Ton-class minesweeper ran aground at Lindisfarne, Northumberland.[61]

AugustEdit

2 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1960
Ship Country Description
Pen 30   United States A storm destroyed the 8-gross register ton 28.6-foot (8.7 m) fishing vessel at Port Moller (59°59′30″N 160°34′30″W / 59.99167°N 160.57500°W / 59.99167; -160.57500 (Port Moller)), Alaska.[37]

4 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1960
Ship Country Description
HMS Vanguard   Royal Navy The battleship ran aground at the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour on the coast of England while under tow to the breakers.

5 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1960
Ship Country Description
Lanterna   Italy The coaster sank 60 nautical miles (110 km) south of Aden with the loss of five of the nine people on board.[62]

6 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 August 1960
Ship Country Description
Pelorus   United Kingdom The Trinity House pilot cutter ran aground off Dungeness, Kent. Refloated five hours later.[63]

8 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1960
Ship Country Description
Panaghia T   Liberia The cargo ship ran aground 8 nautical miles (15 km) south of Tamandaré, Brazil following an engine room fire. Refloated on 5 September but subsequently scrapped.[12]
Sophoclyve   Liberia The cargo ship sprang a leak and foundered.[64]

24 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1960
Ship Country Description
Halcyon Med   Lebanon The cargo ship collided with the tanker Esso Switzerland (  Panama) and sank near the Isla de Alborán in the Strait of Gibraltar with the loss of three of her 26 crew. Twenty three survivors were rescued by Esso Switzerland and transferred to USNS General LeRoy Eltinge (  United States Naval Service) and landed at Gibraltar.[65]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1960
Ship Country Description
World Sky   Greece The tanker was wrecked off the coast of Oman.[62]

SeptemberEdit

2 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 September 1960
Ship Country Description
A T B No. 41   United States The 389-gross register ton, 119.8-foot (36.5 m) scow was wrecked on Ocean Cape Beach (59°32′30″N 139°51′30″W / 59.54167°N 139.85833°W / 59.54167; -139.85833 (Ocean Cape Beach)) on the south-central coast of Alaska.[33]
Pelican   United States The 12-gross register ton, 37.4-foot (11.4 m) fishing vessel sank at Kodiak, Alaska.[37]

3 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 September
Ship Country Description
Kalamas   Greece The Liberty ship was driven ashore near Cape Arago, Oregon, United States. She was later refloated and towed to Coos Bay. Declared a constructive total loss.[66]

7 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 September 1960
Ship Country Description
Theo E   United States The 72-gross register ton, 68.2-foot (20.8 m) fishing vessel sank at Yakutat, Alaska.[67]
Tom   United States The 36-gross register ton, 50.8-foot (15.5 m) tug sank in 492 feet (150 m) of water in Stephens Passage near Frederick Sound in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska with the loss of two lives.[67]

8 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 September 1960
Ship Country Description
It   United States The 8-gross register ton 33.7-foot (10.3 m) fishing vessel sank at Juneau, Alaska.[50]

14 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 September 1960
Ship Country Description
Ithaka   Greece
 
Ithaka.
The bulk ore carrier lost her rudder and both anchors in a gale and was stranded in Hudson Bay, Canada 10 nautical miles (19 km) east of Churchill, Manitoba (58°46′42″N 93°53′24″W / 58.77833°N 93.89000°W / 58.77833; -93.89000).[2][68] Crew rescued by CGS Sir William Alexander (  Canada) and landed at Winnipeg, Manitoba on 18 September.[68]

29 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 September 1960
Ship Country Description
Bonanza   United States The 38-gross register ton, 52.4-foot (16.0 m) fishing vessel sank after striking a reef at Nagai Rock (55°49′30″N 155°46′00″W / 55.82500°N 155.76667°W / 55.82500; -155.76667 (Nagai Rock)) near Chirikof Island in the Gulf of Alaska.[56]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1960
Ship Country Description
Texita   Liberia The cargo ship ran aground off Plumb Point, Jamaica.[69]

OctoberEdit

2 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 October 1960
Ship Country Description
Sheikh   Greece The cargo ship was driven ashore in a typhoon at Kitadaitō, Japan and broke in two.[12]

4 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1960
Ship Country Description
Valdes   United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven ashore at Palamós, Catalonia, Spain in a storm.[70]

7 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 October 1960
Ship Country Description
Tina Scarlett   Denmark and Diamant (  Netherlands): The ferry and tanker collided in the Rhine at Emmerich, West Germany. Diamant's cargo of petrol caught fire, engulfing both ships. The coaster Vaarwell II (  Netherlands) and tanker Brigitte (  West Germany) were also engulfed by flames and sank. Two people were killed.[71] A number of other vessels were damaged; including Cabato, Emilia, Liberté, Spido, Vinkeveen and Virgo Fidelis II (all   Netherlands); Bellinzona Basel (  Switzerland)[72]

8 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 October 1960
Ship Country Description
Locheil   United Kingdom The mailboat ran aground in Escart Bay, West Loch Tarbert and was holed. Her cargo of mail and all 150 passengers were transferred to Lochfyne (  United Kingdom). Several sheep were thrown overboard and swam ashore without loss.[73]
Orion   United States The 23-gross register ton, 42.9-foot (13.1 m) fishing vessel disappeared in Southeast Alaska during a voyage from Hydaburg to Ketchikan, Alaska.[74]

11 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 October 1960
Ship Country Description
HMAS Woomera   Royal Australian Navy The naval auxiliary ship was dumping ammunition at sea when there was an explosion and fire. She capsized and sank 23 nautical miles (43 km) off Sydney with the loss of two of her crew.[75]

22 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 1960
Ship Country Description
Argo Delos   Greece The cargo ship ran aground on Tor Rocks, Northern Ireland and was wrecked. All 33 crew rescued by helicopter and transferred to HMS Leopard (  Royal Navy).[76]
Humbergate   United Kingdom The coaster ran aground 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north of Spurn Point, Yorkshire. Refloated on 24 October.[77]

24 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 1960
Ship Country Description
Friso   Netherlands The coaster capsized and sank off Jutland, Denmark.[78]
Ajoy   India The dredger collided with one of the Renfrew ferries and sank in the Clyde.[79] Later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[80]
El Gamil   United Arab Republic The cargo ship sank 45 nautical miles (83 km) south of Kamaran, Aden. Twenty three crew killed, one survivor was rescued by Strathnaver (  United Kingdom).[81]

25 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 October 1960
Ship Country Description
Arkendale H and Wastdale H   United Kingdom
 
Arkendale H and Wastdale H, July 2011
The barges collided with the Severn Railway Bridge, bringing down two spans. Both vessels caught fire and were grounded near the main channel.[82] The wreckage of both vessels is in situ as of July 2011.

26 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 October 1960
Ship Country Description
Harpula   United Kingdom The tanker ran aground off Plumb Point Lighthouse, Jamaica.[69]

31 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 October 1960
Ship Country Description
Clan Alpine   United Kingdom Driven 11 miles (18 km) up the Karnaphuli River in a cyclone and stranded. Constructive total loss, scrapped in February 1961.
Lesrix   United Kingdom Foundered off the Isle of Wight on a voyage from Goole, Yorkshire to Hayle, Cornwall.[2]
Veravia   United Kingdom The coaster sank in the English Channel off Le Havre, France. All three crew rescued by Karl Grammerstorf (  West Germany) and landed at Le Havre.[83]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1960
Ship Country Description
Streatham Hill   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Oder. Refloated on 10 October.[84]

NovemberEdit

6 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 November 1960
Ship Country Description
Fortuna II   Sweden The sailing ship sank in the Baltic Sea off Gotland. All four crew rescued by Gunda (  West Germany).[85]

15 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 November 1960
Ship Country Description
Lummi   USA The 60 GRT former USCG lighthouse tender Alder (WAGL-216) foundered at sea off Baja California[86]

28 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 November 1960
Ship Country Description
Penteli II   Greece The cargo ship ran aground at Porkkala, Finland.[87]
Royal Arrow   United Kingdom The tanker ran aground at Skagen, Denmark.[88]

29 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 1960
Ship Country Description
Francisco Morazan   Liberia
 
The wreck of Francisco Morazan as it appeared on 11 July 2013.
The cargo ship ran aground in Lake Michigan at South Manitou Island, Michigan, United States. She was declared a total loss. Her wreck still survives.

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1960
Ship Country Description
James J. Buckler   Canada The cargo ship was scuttled near Les Bergeronnes, Quebec, Canada.
USS Tinosa   United States Navy The Gato-class submarine was scuttled in the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii.

DecemberEdit

1 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 December 1960
Ship Country Description
Pine Ridge   United States The T2 tanker broke in two in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. The bow section capsized and sank. She was on a voyage from New York to Corpus Christi, Texas. Subsequently rebuilt with bow section from Redstone (  United States).[89]

6 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 December 1960
Ship Country Description
Nagato Maru   Japan The cargo ship was driven ashore at Famagusta, Cyprus in a gale. She was refloated on 9 December and towed to Piraeus, Greece for repairs.[3]
Snjeznik   Yugoslavia The cargo ship was driven ashore at Famagusta in a gale. She was refloated on 29 April 1961 and anchored whilst minor repairs carried out. Declared a constructive total loss, she departed under tow on 31 August for Genoa, Italy. Sold and repaired, renamed Maha.[3]

7 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 December 1960
Ship Country Description
Tasco   Norway The cargo ship ran aground near Helsingor, Denmark in a snowstorm.[90]

8 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 1960
Ship Country Description
Grief   West Germany The coaster collided with Kina (  Denmark) and sank off Bremerhaven. All 13 crew rescued by a customs boat.[91]
Havlide   Norway The tanker caught fire 150 nautical miles (280 km) off Malta. The Admiralty tug Mediator (  United Kingdom) was despatched to her aid.[91]

12 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 December 1960
Ship Country Description
Heinrich Brand   West Germany The coaster ran aground in the Gulf of Bothnia. All five crew rescued by helicopter.[92]
Skeldervik   Sweden The coaster sank in the Baltic Sea off Denmark. All four crew rescued by a Norwegian ship.[92]

14 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 December 1960
Ship Country Description
Peter Zoranic   Yugoslavia The tanker collided with World Harmony (  Greece) in the Bosporus off Beykoz, Turkey and both ships caught fire. They drifted onto Tarsus (  Turkey) setting that ship on fire. All three ships were wrecked. A total of 47 crew from the three ships were killed and about 40 were injured.[93]

16 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 December 1960
Ship Country Description
National Trader   Liberia The Liberty ship caught fire off Cuba and was abandoned. She was subsequently towed to Mobile, Alabama, United States where she was declared a constructive total loss.[94]

21 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 December 1960
Ship Country Description
Pine Ridge   United States The tanker broke in two 90 nautical miles (170 km) east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. USS Valley Forge (  United States Navy) and Artemis (  Norway) went to her assistance.[95]
Elorrio   Spain The cargo ship foundered on a voyage from Santander to Valencia with the loss of over 20 crew.[95]
San Gaspar   United Kingdom The tanker collided with Alvenus (  Panama) in the Meuse (Dutch: Maas) at Rotterdam, Netherlands.[95]
American Importer   United States The cargo ship collided with Frithiod (  Sweden) in the Elbe.[95]

28 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 December 1960
Ship Country Description
Pacific No. 1   United States The 3,238-gross register ton, 272.1-foot (82.9 m) tanker barge was wrecked at Icy Bay on the coast of Alaska.[37]

30 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 December 1960
Ship Country Description
Texmar   United States The Liberty ship ran aground at Grays Harbor, Washington and broke in two.[96]

31 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 December 1960
Ship Country Description
Indian Navigator   India The Victory ship caught fire 60 nautical miles (110 km) off the Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom and was abandoned.[97]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1960
Ship Country Description
HMS Anchorite   Royal Navy The Amphion-class submarine hit an uncharted rock in the Hauraki Gulf off Auckland, New Zealand, at 36°26′S 175°8′E / 36.433°S 175.133°E / -36.433; 175.133. The rock subsequently was named Anchorite Rock.
B D and M   United States The 13-ton, 35-foot (10.7 m) wooden gasoline-powered screw fishing vessel was wrecked opposite Sunny Point Cannery on Gravina Island, Ketchikan, Alaska.[98]
Provornyy   Soviet Navy The accommodation ship burned and sank at her moorings.

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See alsoEdit

Ship events in 1960
Ship launches: 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965
Ship commissionings: 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965
Ship decommissionings: 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965
Shipwrecks: 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965