List of shipwrecks in 1964

The list of shipwrecks in 1964 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1964.

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JanuaryEdit

3 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 1964
Ship Country Description
Schelde   Belgium The cargo ship collided with Francois L D (  France) in the Nieuwe Waterweg, Netherlands and was beached.[1] Later repaired and returned to service.[2] Francois L D was towed to Schiedam for repairs.[1]
Looiersgracht   Netherlands The coaster collided with Langkloof (  South Africa) in the Scheldt near Terneuzen. Three of her eleven crew reported missing.[1]

10 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 January 1964
Ship Country Description
HMS Tiptoe   Royal Navy The T-class submarine ran aground in the Clyde at Greenock. Refloated after seven hours.[3]

12 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1964
Ship Country Description
Demeter   United States The merchant vessel sank.

13 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 January 1964
Ship Country Description
ACS Bullfinch   United Kingdom The cable-laying ship grounded in the Firth of Clyde.[4] Refloated the next day.[5]

16 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 January 1964
Ship Country Description
Dori   Liberia The Liberty ship sprang a leak and was beached near Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal. She later exploded and sank.[6]

18 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 January 1964
Ship Country Description
Perote   United States The T2 tanker ran aground on a reef off the Isla de Enmedio, Mexico whilst under tow from Brownsville, Texas to Veracruz, Mexico for scrapping.[7]

25 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 January 1964
Ship Country Description
Humpy   United States The 17-gross register ton, 35.6-foot (10.9 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Akhiok (sometimes called "Alitak"), Alaska.[8]
John-Wayne   United States The 16-gross register ton, 34.4-foot (10.5 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Akhiok (sometimes called "Alitak"), Alaska.[9]
Pafco No. 2   United States The 12-gross register ton, 33.4-foot (10.2 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Akhiok (sometimes called "Alitak"), Alaska.[10]
Pafco No. 10   United States The 28-gross register ton, 42-foot (12.8 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Akhiok (sometimes called "Alitak"), Alaska.[10]
Pafco No. 11   United States The 28-gross register ton, 42-foot (12.8 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Akhiok (sometimes called "Alitak"), Alaska.[10]
Pafco No. 13   United States The 28-gross register ton, 42-foot (12.8 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Akhiok (sometimes called "Alitak"), Alaska.[10]
Pafco 21   United States The 17-gross register ton, 35.6-foot (10.9 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Akhiok (sometimes called "Alitak"), Alaska.[10]
Pafco 23   United States The 17-gross register ton, 35.6-foot (10.9 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Akhiok (sometimes called "Alitak"), Alaska.[10]
Pafco 24   United States The 17-gross register ton, 35.6-foot (10.9 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Akhiok (sometimes called "Alitak"), Alaska.[10]
Sacred Heart   United States The 14-gross register ton, 34-foot (10.4 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Akhiok (sometimes called "Alitak"), Alaska.[11]
Starling   United States The 20-gross register ton, 38.2-foot (11.6 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Akhiok (sometimes called "Alitak"), Alaska.[11]

26 JanuaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 January 1964
Ship Country Description
Nysjø   Norway The fishing vessel was sunk when accidentally rammed by the cargo ship Trattendorf (  East Germany) north-west of the North Cape, Norway. All 14 crew members were lost.[12]

FebruaryEdit

2 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1964
Ship Country Description
Security   United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Carpathia (  West Germany) and sank in the Elbe Estuary. All fourteen crew rescued by Carpathia.[13]

3 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1964
Ship Country Description
Agia Erini L   Lebanon The Liberty ship foundered in the Pacific Ocean (30°22′N 153°00′E / 30.367°N 153.000°E / 30.367; 153.000).[14]
Kingsgarth   United Kingdom The tug collided with Port Launceston (  United Kingdom) and sank at Avonmouth Docks, Somerset. Three of her five crew reported missing.[15]

8 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 February 1964
Ship Country Description
Grammatiki   Greece The Liberty ship sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Pacific Ocean (40°38′N 159°31′W / 40.633°N 159.517°W / 40.633; -159.517). She subsequently sank.[16]

10 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 1964
Ship Country Description
Cape Spencer   United States The 185-gross register ton, 85.3-foot (26.0 m) fishing vessel was wrecked on the south shore of Akun Bay (54°15′N 165°30′W / 54.250°N 165.500°W / 54.250; -165.500 (Akun Bay)) on the northeast coast of Akun Island in the Aleutian Islands.[17]
Dirk   West Germany The coaster collided with the stores ship USNS Blue Jacket (  United States Navy) off Bremen, West Germany, and sank. Six crew reported missing.[18]
HMAS Voyager   Royal Australian Navy The Daring-class destroyer sank after a collision with the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne (  Royal Australian Navy) with the loss of 81 lives.

11 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 1964
Ship Country Description
Queensgate   United Kingdom The coaster ran aground off Tynemouth, Northumberland. Later refloated.[19]
San Jacinto   United States The tanker exploded and broke in two off the coast of Virginia. She was on a voyage from Portland, Maine to Jacksonville, Florida. Subsequently rebuilt and returned to service.[20]

17 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 February 1964
Ship Country Description
Western Clipper   United States The 125-gross register ton, 78.7-foot (24.0 m) fishing vessel was wrecked on the beach at Atka, Alaska, on Atka Island in the Andreanof Islands subgroup of the Aleutian Islands.[21]

18 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 February 1964
Ship Country Description
Harvey   United States The 19-gross register ton 39.6-foot (12.1 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Old Harbor, Alaska.[8]

21 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 February 1964
Ship Country Description
Ambassador   United Kingdom The cargo ship sank 660 nautical miles (1,220 km) south east of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, having been adrift for three days following engine failure. She had been taken in tow by the tug Elbe (  Netherlands) but the tow line parted and she sank. Twenty of her 35 crew were rescued, eleven by USCGC Coos Bay (  United States Coast Guard) and nine by Fruen (  Norway).[22]

23 FebruaryEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 1964
Ship Country Description
Brother George   Liberia The cargo ship ran aground off the south coast of the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.[23] Refloated the next day with assistance from Schedle (  Netherlands).[24]
Witte Zee   Netherlands The tug struck a rock and sank. She was assisting Abeille 10 (  France) and Gatcombe (  United Kingdom) to free the Brother George (  Liberia). All sixteen crew rescued by the Yarmouth lifeboat and Gatcombe.[23]

MarchEdit

1 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 March 1964
Ship Country Description
Alma   United States The 118-gross register ton, 87.2-foot (26.6 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire about 20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi) southeast of Long Island (57°46′N 152°17′W / 57.767°N 152.283°W / 57.767; -152.283 (Long Island)) in Chiniak Bay (57°42′47″N 152°21′21″W / 57.7131°N 152.3558°W / 57.7131; -152.3558 (Chiniak Bay)) in Alaska's Kodiak Archipelago.[25]
Amphialos   Liberia The tanker broke in two and sank 230 to 270 nautical miles (430 to 500 km) southeast of Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada. HMCS Athabaskan (  Royal Canadian Navy) rescued 34 of her 36 crew.[26]

6 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 March 1964
Ship Country Description
Bunker Hill   United States The T2 tanker exploded and broke in two off Anacortes, Washington.[27]

11 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 March 1964
Ship Country Description
Jan Brons   Netherlands The coaster ran aground at Dunmore East, Ireland. Six crew rescued by breeches buoy.[28]

14 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1964
Ship Country Description
Jalamanjari   India The cargo ship ran aground outside Hartlepool Harbour, Co Durham, United Kingdom.[29]
Maria G L   Greece The Liberty ship ran aground near Yokohama, Japan. She broke in two and sank.[30]

15 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 March 1964
Ship Country Description
Merak   Netherlands The coaster ran aground off Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, United Kingdom. All five crew were rescued.[29]

18 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 March 1964
Ship Country Description
Lenie   Netherlands The coaster ran aground on the Caernarvonshire coast. Refloated after three hours.[31]

23 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 March 1964
Ship Country Description
Unidentified vessel   Portugal Guinea-Bissau War of Independence: The vessel was sunk by PAIGC action in the Cumbidjan River near Bedanda.[32]
Unidentified vessel   Portugal Guinea-Bissau War of Independence: The vessel was sunk by PAIGC action in the Rio Grande de Buba River.[32]
Wingfoot   United States The 8-gross register ton, 30.3-foot (9.2 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Aaron Creek (56°21′N 131°59′W / 56.350°N 131.983°W / 56.350; -131.983 (Aaron Creek)) in Southeast Alaska[21]

25 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 March 1964
Ship Country Description
C. L. Anderson   United States The 95-gross register ton, 71.5-foot (21.8 m) State of Alaska fishing vessel was destroyed by a storm off Kodiak Island in Alaska's Kodiak Archipelago at a location identified reported as "Kaline Rock," perhaps a reference to Kalsin Rock or Kalsin Reef at the entrance to Kalsin Bay (57°37′54″N 152°24′01″W / 57.6317°N 152.4003°W / 57.6317; -152.4003 (Kalsin Bay)) just south of Kodiak, Alaska.[17]

27 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1964
Ship Country Description
A. Ribich   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 36-gross register ton, 52.7-foot (16.1 m) fishing vessel in the small boat harbor at Kodiak, Alaska.[25]
Adak   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 13-gross register ton, 32.1-foot (9.8 m) fishing vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[25]
Akhiok   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 12-gross register ton, 31-foot (9.4 m) fishing vessel at Kaguyak (56°51′40″N 153°46′00″W / 56.86111°N 153.76667°W / 56.86111; -153.76667 (Kaguyak)) on the coast of Alaska's Kodiak Island.[25]
Albatross   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 73-gross register ton, 60.7-foot (18.5 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[25]
Almeda   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 13-gross register ton, 34.5-foot (10.5 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[25]
Anna C   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 13-gross register ton, 31.3-foot (9.5 m) fishing vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[25]
Anna O   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 12-gross register ton, 37.8-foot (11.5 m) fishing vessel at Chenega, Alaska.[25]
AnnAdell   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 163-gross register ton, 82.3-foot (25.1 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[25]
Betts   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake:The 12-gross register ton, 30.9-foot (9.4 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[33]
Bill   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 12-gross register ton, 37.5-foot (11.4 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[33]
Black Cape   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 10-gross register ton, 29.6-foot (9.0 m) fishing vessel on the coast of Kodiak Island in Alaska.[33]
Blue Pacific   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 16-gross register ton, 37.5-foot (11.4 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[33]
Bulldozer   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 13-gross register ton, 33.2-foot (10.1 m) fishing vessel at Valdez, Alaska.[33]
Cape Barnabas   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 10-gross register ton, 29.7-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel on the coast of Kodiak Island in Alaska.[17]
Cape Karluk   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 12-gross register ton, 37.8-foot (11.5 m) fishing vessel at Shearwater Bay (57°20′N 152°55′W / 57.333°N 152.917°W / 57.333; -152.917 (Shearwater Bay)) on the southeast coast of Alaska's Kodiak Island.[17]
Christine   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 10-gross register ton, 34-foot (10.4 m) fishing vessel at Valdez, Alaska.[17]
Cindy   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 13-gross register ton, 31.8-foot (9.7 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[17]
Cindy   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[17]
Crest   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 13-gross register ton, 36.7-foot (11.2 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[17]
Davy-J   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 13-gross register ton, 38.6-foot (11.8 m) motor vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[34]
Donnie   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 8-gross register ton, 28.6-foot (8.7 m) fishing vessel was destroyed at Seward, Alaska.[34]
Duck   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the barge at Cordova, Alaska.[34]
Evelyn   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the motor vessel at Seward, Alaska.[35]
Explorer   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 13-gross register ton, 36-foot (11.0 m) motor vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[35]
Falcon   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 10-gross register ton, 30.4-foot (9.3 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[36]
Falcon   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 17-gross register ton, 35.4-foot (10.8 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[36]
Fidelity   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 48-gross register ton, 59.3-foot (18.1 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[36]
Flamingo   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 11-gross register ton, 31.1-foot (9.5 m) motor vessel at Seward, Alaska.[36]
Forward   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 22-gross register ton, 47.5-foot (14.5 m) fishing vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[36]
Frieda   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The Port Bailey (57°56′N 153°02′W / 57.933°N 153.033°W / 57.933; -153.033 (Port Bailey)), Alaska-based 67-gross register ton, 68.9-foot (21.0 m) motor vessel was reported missing.[36]
G B M Co. No. 3   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 84-gross register ton, 65-foot (19.8 m) motor cargo vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[37]
Gulf King   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 11-gross register ton, 32-foot (9.8 m) fishing vessel at Valdez, Alaska.[37]
Gypsy   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 57-gross register ton, 70.8-foot (21.6 m) fishing vessel at Valdez, Alaska.[37]
Halcyon   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[8]
Hazel A   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 17-gross register ton, 38.8-foot (11.8 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[8]
Heather D   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 8-gross register ton, 27.5-foot (8.4 m) fishing vessel at Valdez, Alaska.[8]
Hekla   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 89-gross register ton, 71.2-foot (21.7 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[8]
Henning-J   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 84-gross register ton, 69.9-foot (21.3 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[8]
Ilaott   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 15-gross register ton, 38.7-foot (11.8 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[38]
Invincla   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[38]
Isabel N   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[38]
Jaguar   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The Kodiak Island, Alaska-based 98-gross register ton, 64.5-foot (19.7 m) fishing vessel was reported lost.[9]
Jim Alice   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the fishing vessel at Valdez, Alaska.[9]
Jo   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 12-gross register ton, 33.7-foot (10.3 m) fishing vessel at Valdez, Alaska.[9]
Joanne   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 12-gross register ton, 39.6-foot (12.1 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[9]
Jodoha   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 9-gross register ton, 35.6-foot (10.9 m) fishing vessel at Valdez, Alaska.[9]
Judy   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 12-gross register ton, 30.7-foot (9.4 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[9]
K F C 6   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 9-gross register ton, 30-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[39]
K F C 127   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 8-gross register ton, 27.5-foot (8.4 m) fishing vessel on the coast of Kodiak Island in Alaska.[39]
King   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the motor vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[39]
Leading Lady   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 57-gross register ton, 57.8-foot (17.6 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[40]
Loral   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 26-gross register ton, 48.4-foot (14.8 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[40]
Lottie M   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the motor vessel at Cordova, Alaska.[40]
Lucky Star   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 44-gross register ton, 49.6-foot (15.1 m) fishing vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[40]
Marguerite   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[41]
Marie N   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 10-gross register ton, 38-foot (11.6 m) pleasure craft was driven ashore and wrecked by a tsunami at Kodiak, Alaska.[41]
Marmot Cape   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The Port Bailey (57°56′N 153°02′W / 57.933°N 153.033°W / 57.933; -153.033 (Port Bailey)), Alaska-based vessel was reported missing.[41]
Mary L   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 8-gross register ton, 31.3-foot (9.5 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[41]
Mary-Ruby   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 119-gross register ton, 78.2-foot (23.8 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[41]
Marylee   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 11-gross register ton, 29.3-foot (8.9 m) fishing vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[41]
Melody   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 9-gross register ton, 31-foot (9.4 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[41]
Millie S   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 21-gross register ton, 43-foot (13.1 m) passenger vessel at Seward, Alaska.[41]
Miss Arctic   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 31-gross register ton, 44.1-foot (13.4 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[41]
Moon   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 8-gross register ton, 30-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[41]
Nefco 7   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 80-gross register ton, 66.3-foot (20.2 m) barge at Point Shepard (60°38′N 145°40′W / 60.633°N 145.667°W / 60.633; -145.667 (Point Shepard)), Alaska.[42]
Nellie Juan #5   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami washed the barge over 100 feet (30 m) inland at Mink Cove, Port Nellie Juan (60°33′57″N 148°13′43″W / 60.5658°N 148.2286°W / 60.5658; -148.2286 (Port Nellie Juan)), Alaska. The overturned barge was abandoned where the tsunami left her and became covered with vegetation.[42]
Neptune   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 85-gross register ton, 69.9-foot (21.3 m) motor cargo vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[42]
Norman J   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 18-gross register ton, 35.7-foot (10.9 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[42]
North Wind   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 21-gross register ton, 45.8-foot (14.0 m) diesel pleasure craft at Seward, Alaska.[42]
Ocean Queen   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 13-gross register ton, 39.5-foot (12.0 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[43]
Oma Belle   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 11-gross register ton, 34.4-foot (10.5 m) fishing vessel at Cordova, Alaska.[43]
Oranius   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The Kodiak, Alaska-based 18-gross register ton, 37.3-foot (11.4 m) fishing vessel was reported missing.[43]
Padilla   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 20-gross register ton, 38.6-foot (11.8 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[10]
Peril Cape   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The Port Bailey 57°56′N 153°02′W / 57.933°N 153.033°W / 57.933; -153.033 (Port Bailey)), Alaska-based 27-gross register ton, 39.9-foot (12.2 m) fishing vessel was reported missing.[10]
Quadra   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 50-gross register ton, 64.8-foot (19.8 m) fishing vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[44]
Radar   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 16-gross register ton, 36.5-foot (11.1 m) fishing vessel at Valdez, Alaska.[45]
Rainier   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 15-gross register ton, 35.8-foot (10.9 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[45]
Renee   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 7-gross register ton, 26.8-foot (8.2 m) fishing vessel in Shearwater Bay (57°20′N 152°55′W / 57.333°N 152.917°W / 57.333; -152.917 (Shearwater Bay)) on the coast of Kodiak Island.[45]
Roosevelt   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 20-gross register ton, 42.6-foot (13.0 m) fishing vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[45]
S J No. 7   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 9-gross register ton, 30-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[11]
Saint Therese   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 14-gross register ton, 33.1-foot (10.1 m) fishing vessel in Prince William Sound near Chenega, Alaska.[11]
Salty Dog   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 23-gross register ton, 44.1-foot (13.4 m) fishing vessel at Valdez, Alaska.[11]
San Juan #4   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the barge at Seward, Alaska.[11]
Sea Bird   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 41-gross register ton, 51.6-foot (15.7 m) fishing vessel at Woody Island near Kodiak, Alaska.[11]
Sea Idle   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 11-gross register ton, 29.1-foot (8.9 m) motor pleasure craft at Seward, Alaska.[11]
Sea Scout Boat   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The vessel was reported missing at Kodiak, Alaska.[11]
Selief   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 163-gross register ton, 82.2-foot (25.1 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[11]
Shuyak   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 31-gross register ton, 53.8-foot (16.4 m) fishing vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[11]
Silver Spray   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 14-gross register ton, 35-foot (10.7 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[11]
Sitka   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The Kodiak, Alaska-based vessel was reported lost.[11]
Sophia King   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[11]
Spruce Cape   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 17-gross register ton, 37.8-foot (11.5 m) fishing vessel at Kodiak Island, Alaska.[11]
Standard No. 1   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 226-gross register ton, 90-foot (27.4 m) barge at the Copper River Flats near Cordova, Alaska.[11]
Steelhead   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 12-gross register ton, 36-foot (11.0 m) fishing vessel at Valdez, Alaska.[11]
Sweet Fish   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 13-gross register ton, 40-foot (12.2 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[11]
Tazlina   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 17 GRT, 41.5-foot (12.6 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[46]
Tern   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 8 GRT, 28-foot (8.5 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[46]
The Nova   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 10 GRT, 29-foot (8.8 m) fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[46]
Tiny   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The vessel was lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[46]
Toots   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[46]
U F No. 2   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 9 GRT, 30.1-foot (9.2 m) fishing vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[47]
Vega   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 28 GRT 48-foot (14.6 m) wooden fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[48]
Venture   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 9 GRT, 37-foot (11.3 m) wooden fishing vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[48]
Venus   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 19 GRT, 42-foot (12.8 m) wooden fishing vessel at Seward, Alaska.[48]
Verdon   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 11 GRT, 32.2-foot (9.8 m) wooden fishing vessel at Valdez, Alaska.[48]
Victory Maid   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 67 GRT, 62.1-foot (18.9 m) fishing vessel was lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[48]
Wafico No. 9   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 8 GRT, 31-foot (9.4 m) fishing vessel at Ouzinkie, Alaska.[21]
Wafico No. 12   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The Port William, Alaska-based 9 GRT, 30-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel was reported missing.[21]
West Cape   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 10 GRT, 29.6-foot (9.0 m) fishing vessel at Kodiak Island, Alaska.[21]
Widgeon   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: A tsunami destroyed the 10 GRT, 29.4-foot (9.0 m) fishing vessel at Kodiak, Alaska.[21]
Windbird   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 11 GRT, 37.3-foot (11.4 m) yacht was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[21]
Yukon   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 40 GRT, 52.6-foot (16.0 m) vessel was reported lost at Kodiak, Alaska.[49]

28 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 March 1964
Ship Country Description
Tajo   Liberia The Liberty ship sprang a leak and was beached near Las Palmas, Canary Islands, a total loss.[50]

AprilEdit

2 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 April 1964
Ship Country Description
Cindy   United States 1964 Alaska earthquake: The 14-gross register ton, 43.6-foot (13.3 m) fishing vessel was wrecked at Kodiak, Alaska.[17]
Vagabond   United States The 11 GRT, 39.9-foot (12.2 m) wooden fishing vessel was destroyed by a storm in the harbor at St. Paul on Saint Paul Island in the Pribilof Islands.[48]

4 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 1964
Ship Country Description
Mule   United States A storm destroyed the 31-gross register ton, 51.9-foot (15.8 m) fishing vessel near Cape Spencer, Alaska.[41]

8 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 April 1964
Ship Country Description
Blue Ocean   Canada The 68-foot (20.7 m) halibut-fishing vessel was lost in Unimak Pass in the Aleutian Islands in a blinding snowstorm with 80-mile-per-hour (130 km/h) winds when her crew of eight abandoned her on the beach during the storm.[33]

10 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 April 1964
Ship Country Description
Arrow   United States The 22-gross register ton, 46.7-foot (14.2 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Kodiak, Alaska.[25]

13 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1964
Ship Country Description
Anapa   Soviet Union The fishing trawler collided with the frigate HDMS Esbern Snare (  Royal Danish Navy) and sank in the Øresund. All 23 crew rescued by HDMS Esbern Snare.[51][52]
Neckerbay   United States The 13-gross register ton, 35.5-foot (10.8 m) motor vessel sank in Krestof Sound (57°12′N 135°35′W / 57.200°N 135.583°W / 57.200; -135.583 (Krestof Sound)) in Southeast Alaska near Sitka, Alaska, after striking a log.[42]

14 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 April 1964
Ship Country Description
Hustler   United States During a test run on Lake Havasu on the border between Arizona and California for a planned attempt to break the world water speed record, the hydroplane – which its support crew thought had reached 290 miles per hour (470 km/h) during the run – crashed into the shore at a speed of at least 100 miles per hour (160 km/h) after its pilot, Lee Taylor, was unable to turn off its jet engine. Taylor leaped from the boat before the crash while traveling at 175 miles per hour (282 km/h) and bounced along the surface of the water for 50 feet (15 m) before coming to rest with severe injuries. The damaged boat crossed the shore and came to rest 25 to 30 feet (7.6 to 9.1 m) inland up a 20-degree incline.[53][54][55]

MayEdit

1 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 May 1964
Ship Country Description
No. 107   Republic of China Navy Chinese Civil War: The Hai Lang-class assault boat was sunk by gunfire by the patrol boat No. 572 (  People's Liberation Army Navy).[56]
No. 109   Republic of China Navy Chinese Civil War: The Hai Lang-class assault boat was sunk by gunfire by the patrol boat No. 572 (  People's Liberation Army Navy).[56]

2 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 May 1964
Ship Country Description
Alkimos   Greece
 
The wreck of Alkimos on 22 September 2012.
The Liberty ship dragged her anchor and was wrecked in the Indian Ocean on the Eglinton Rocks off what is now Yanchep, Western Australia.
USNS Card   United States Navy Vietnam War: A limpet mine attached by a North Vietnamese frogman sank the aircraft transport, a former Bogue-class escort carrier, as she lay alongside a pier at Saigon, South Vietnam, killing five of her crew. She was refloated on 19 May 1964 and returned to service in December 1964.

4 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 May 1964
Ship Country Description
Dynamite Kid   United States The 33-gross register ton, 50.1-foot (15.3 m) fishing vessel sank in Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of Alaska about 16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi) off Point Pogibshi (59°25′30″N 151°53′00″W / 59.42500°N 151.88333°W / 59.42500; -151.88333 (Point Pogibshi)).[34]

10 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 May 1964
Ship Country Description
Dona S   United States The 106-gross register ton, 70.4-foot (21.5 m) fishing vessel sank off Baranof Island in the northern Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[34]

23 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 May 1964
Ship Country Description
Mermaid   United States The 24-gross register ton, 41.3-foot (12.6 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Kodiak, Alaska.[41]

27 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 May 1964
Ship Country Description
Almarie   United States The 12-gross register ton, 36.8-foot (11.2 m) fishing vessel was wrecked on Rosa Reef (55°24′45″N 131°48′05″W / 55.41250°N 131.80139°W / 55.41250; -131.80139 (Rosa Reef)) in Southeast Alaska about 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) north of Ketchikan, Alaska.[25]

JuneEdit

1 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 June 1964
Ship Country Description
P S & W H Ry No. 3   United States The 167-gross register ton, 105-foot (32.0 m) barge sank in the Kuskokwim River near Bethel, Alaska.[10]

3 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 June 1964
Ship Country Description
Poseidon 3   Belgium The collier collided with Bencruachan (  United Kingdom) in the Scheldt at Hansweert, Netherlands, and sank. One life was lost.[57]

12 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 June 1964
Ship Country Description
Minnie K   United States The 10-gross register ton, 30.8-foot (9.4 m) fishing vessel sank at Meyers Chuck, Alaska.[41]

13 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 June 1964
Ship Country Description
Armando II   Cuba The fishing vessel was sunk by a Cuban exile-operated speedboat, with 18 crew members injured.[58]

21 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 June 1964
Ship Country Description
Union Atlantic   Panama The Liberty ship sprang a leak and was abandoned in the Bay of Bengal (12°07′N 85°58′E / 12.117°N 85.967°E / 12.117; 85.967). Presumed subsequently sank.[16]

29 JuneEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 June 1964
Ship Country Description
Rajah Soliman   Philippines Typhoon Winnie/Dading: The destroyer escort sank while tied up at a dock. She later was raised and sold for scrap.[59]

JulyEdit

3 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 July 1964
Ship Country Description
Bonifaz   Spain The tanker collided with Fabiola (  France) off the Spanish coast in fog. Bonifaz caught fire and sank. Six of her 50 crew were rescued by Sloman Malaga (  West Germany).[60] Bonifaz was also carrying six passengers. Setas (  Netherlands) picked up 22 crew and three passengers. Four of the crew subsequently died of their injuries.[61]
Jean   United States The 7-gross register ton, 29.5-foot (9.0 m) fishing vessel sank at Cape Chacon (54°41′30″N 132°00′50″W / 54.69167°N 132.01389°W / 54.69167; -132.01389 (Cape Chacon)) in Southeast Alaska.[9]

8 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 July 1964
Ship Country Description
Arromanches   United Kingdom The ferry ran aground off Seaford, Sussex in a storm. Refloated after three hours.[62]
Man Quingshéng   Republic of China Navy Chinese Civil War: The infiltration ship was damaged by gunfire and captured by the frigate Hengyang (  People's Liberation Army Navy), but sank under tow before reaching port.[56]
Man Quingsheng   Republic of China Navy Chinese Civil War: The infiltration ship was sunk by gunfire by the minesweeper Shajiadian (  People's Liberation Army Navy).[56]

10 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 July 1964
Ship Country Description
Virginia   United States The 10 GRT, 29.7-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel foundered in Cook Inlet off the coast of Alaska.[48]

12 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 July 1964
Ship Country Description
Daijin No. 1   Republic of China Navy Chinese Civil War: The infiltration ship was sunk by gunfire near Hainan, China, by the submarine chasers No. 272 and No. 274 (both   People's Liberation Army Navy). She and the infiltration ship Daijin No. 2 (  Republic of China Navy) suffered a combined total of 14 killed and 60 taken as prisoners of war.[56]
Daijin No. 2   Republic of China Navy Chinese Civil War: The infiltration ship was sunk by gunfire near Hainan, China, by the submarine chasers No. 272 and No. 274 (both   People's Liberation Army Navy). She and the infiltration ship Daijin No. 1 suffered a combined total of 14 killed and 60 taken as prisoners of war.[56]
Minnie S   United States The 17-gross register ton, 38.4-foot (11.7 m) fishing vessel sank in Prince William Sound northwest of Green Island on the south-central coast of Alaska.[41]

16 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 July 1964
Ship Country Description
Trepassey   Canada The sailing ship foundered off Halifax, Nova Scotia (43°10′N 63°10′W / 43.167°N 63.167°W / 43.167; -63.167).[63]

17 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1964
Ship Country Description
Syra   Greece The Liberty ship ran aground at Callao, Peru (6°07′S 81°06′W / 6.117°S 81.100°W / -6.117; -81.100). She was later refloated but declared a constructive total loss and scrapped.[64]

21 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1964
Ship Country Description
Gay Lady   United States The 11-gross register ton, 29.9-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel struck a submerged object in Prince William Sound on the south-central coast of Alaska and was lost.[37]

23 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1964
Ship Country Description
General Pershing   United States The 44-gross register ton, 59.6-foot (18.2 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by a storm near Valdez, Alaska, about 4 nautical miles (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) southeast of Glacier Island (60°33′N 147°11′W / 60.550°N 147.183°W / 60.550; -147.183 (Glacier Island)).[37]

24 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1964
Ship Country Description
Star of Alexandria   Egypt The cargo ship exploded and sank at Bône, Algeria, killing at least twenty people and injuring at least 165 others.[65]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown July 1964
Ship Country Description
Unidentified vessel   Portuguese Navy Guinea-Bissau War of Independence: The vessel was sunk by PAIGC action at Quitafine in the Cacine River sometime in July.[32]

AugustEdit

1 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1964
Ship Country Description
Yukon   United States The fishing vessel sank in Malina Bay (58°13′N 153°05′W / 58.217°N 153.083°W / 58.217; -153.083 (Malina Bay)) near Kodiak, Alaska. Her crew survived and reached shore aboard a life raft.[49]

2 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1964
Ship Country Description
Violet   United States The 11 GRT, 31.7-foot (9.7 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Anchorage Bay near Chignik, Alaska.[48]

4 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1964
Ship Country Description
USS Spikefish   United States Navy The decommissioned Balao-class auxiliary submarine was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island, New York.

6 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 August 1964
Ship Country Description
Guernsey Coast   United Kingdom The coaster collided with the steamer Catcher (  Liberia) 30 nautical miles (56 km) off Cherbourg, France, and sank. One crewman was reported missing.[66]

8 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1964
Ship Country Description
Ema Marie   United States The 7-gross register ton, 31.5-foot (9.6 m) fishing vessel sank in Iliamna Bay on the southeastern coast of the Alaska Peninsula in Alaska.[35]

10 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 August 1964
Ship Country Description
Laurie Ann   United States The motor vessel was destroyed by fire at Cordova, Alaska.[40]

11 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 1964
Ship Country Description
S J No. 5   United States The motor vessel sank in Uyak Bay on the coast of Kodiak Island 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) from Harvester Island (57°39′N 154°00′W / 57.650°N 154.000°W / 57.650; -154.000 (Uyak Bay)).[11]

25 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 August 1964
Ship Country Description
Kenya   United Kingdom The tug collided with Maarshaven (  Netherlands) and sank at Tilbury, Essex, United Kingdom. Later raised and beached.[67]

SeptemberEdit

5 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 September 1964
Ship Country Description
Dorar   Liberia The cargo ship foundered at Hong Kong during Typhoon Ruby with the loss of eleven crew.[68]
Southern Paul   United Kingdom This former coastal minesweeper was acting as a port auxiliary craft in Leith Harbour, South Georgia when she capsized and sank due to the accumulation of snow and ice on deck.[69]
Southern Peter   United Kingdom This former coastal minesweeper was acting as a port auxiliary craft in Leith Harbour, South Georgia when she capsized and sank due to the accumulation of snow and ice on deck.[70]

6 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 September 1964
Ship Country Description
Leecliffe Hall   Canada The bulk carrier collided with Apollonia (  Greece) and sank with the loss of three crew. Amongst her eight passengers was Maurice Bourget, Speaker of the Senate of Canada. All passengers were rescued.[71]

11 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 September 1964
Ship Country Description
Globe Explorer   United States The tanker suffered an engine room fire off Cape Charles, Virginia. Consequently scrapped.[72]

13 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 September 1964
Ship Country Description
Locks   United States The 43-gross register ton, 58.7-foot (17.9 m) fishing vessel was lost after she collided with the vessel Fern (  United States) at Unalaska in the Aleutian Islands.[40]

14 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 September 1964
Ship Country Description
Avalon   United States The barge foundered in a storm off Palos Verdes, California.

17 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 September 1964
Ship Country Description
Penn Carrier   United States The cargo ship ran aground in the Suez Canal.[73]

18 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1964
Ship Country Description
Trentbank   United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Fogo (  Portugal) and was flooded.[74]

20 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 September 1964
Ship Country Description
Unidentified tanker   Japan The tanker collided with the cargo ship Eastern Take (  United Kingdom) off Nagoya, Japan, and sank with the loss of seven crew.[75]
Kaptjan Nielsen   Denmark The dredger capsized and sank at Brisbane, Australia. Seven crew were killed and two reported as missing.[76]

25 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 September 1964
Ship Country Description
Oriental   United Kingdom The cargo ship was driven aground at Satsuma, Kagoshima, Japan during Typhoon Wilda. All crew were rescued.[77]

29 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 September 1964
Ship Country Description
Livanita   Norway The bulk carrier ran aground in the Clyde at Scotstoun, Glasgow, United Kingdom.[78] Refloated on 6 October.[79]
Sycamore Hill   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Bosporus, Turkey.[80] Refloated 2 October.[81]

30 SeptemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 September 1964
Ship Country Description
Spray   United States The 8-gross register ton, 31.2-foot (9.5 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Juneau, Alaska.[11]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1964
Ship Country Description
Tosha   United States The 13-gross register ton, 35.5-foot (10.8 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire on the Copper River Flats near Cordova, Alaska.[46]

OctoberEdit

7 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 October 1964
Ship Country Description
USS Barbero   United States Navy The decommissioned Balao-class guided-missile submarine was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, by the submarine USS Greenfish (  United States Navy).

9 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 October 1964
Ship Country Description
Hecta I   Cuba The fishing vessel was sunk by a Cuban exile-operated speedboat.[58]

12 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 October 1964
Ship Country Description
Stefanios   Greece The Liberty ship ran aground on the Atlantic coast of Spain just outside the Strait of Gibraltar at 36°01′N 5°43′W / 36.017°N 5.717°W / 36.017; -5.717. She was later refloated and towed to Gibraltar, where she was declared a constructive total loss. She subsequently was scrapped.[82]

14 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 October 1964
Ship Country Description
Dia   Panama Developed a leak and sank south of Savona, Italy (44°12′N 08°38′E / 44.200°N 8.633°E / 44.200; 8.633).
Doris   Netherlands The cargo ship was driven ashore in a storm at Naples, Italy. She capsized and sank.[83]

15 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 October 1964
Ship Country Description
Famous   United States The motor vessel sank in Frederick Sound in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[36]

18 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 October 1964
Ship Country Description
Tulipan   Spain The cargo ship ran aground on the Monach Islands, Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom. Thirteen of her fourteen crew were rescued by a Royal Air Force helicopter.[84]

22 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 1964
Ship Country Description
Radio   United States The 13-gross register ton, 35.3-foot (10.8 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Hoonah, Alaska.[45]

25 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 October 1964
Ship Country Description
Capetan Vanghelis   Liberia The cargo ship ran aground on the Goodwin Sands, Kent, United Kingdom. Refloated after six hours by a tug and the Ramsgate lifeboat.[85]

26 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 October 1964
Ship Country Description
Paul L   United States During a voyage from Aberdeen, Washington, to Kodiak, Alaska, via Ketchikan, Alaska, the 65-gross register ton, 65.4-foot (19.9 m) fishing vessel was wrecked during a storm near the mouth of the Italio River (59°19′40″N 139°14′30″W / 59.32778°N 139.24167°W / 59.32778; -139.24167 (Italio River)) 40 nautical miles (74 km; 46 mi) southeast of Yakutat, Alaska. All four members of her crew lost their lives.[10]

27 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 October 1964
Ship Country Description
Charles A. Dunning   Canada The vessel sank at 46°30′N 61°40′W / 46.500°N 61.667°W / 46.500; -61.667 after breaking its tow from Pictou, Nova Scotia to the scrapyard at Sydney, Nova Scotia.[86]

28 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 October 1964
Ship Country Description
Magdeburg   West Germany Sank after a collision with Yamashiro Maru (  Japan), off Broadness Point, Northfleet, Kent. Later raised and sold,[87] but sank whilst under tow in Bay of Biscay whilst being delivered to her new Greek owners.[citation needed]

29 OctoberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 October 1964
Ship Country Description
Tjokroaminoto   Indonesia
 
Tjokroaminoto in port of Amsterdam
The cargo ship sank in Amsterdam Harbour, Netherlands after her cargo of copra caught fire.[88]

NovemberEdit

1 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 1964
Ship Country Description
A P S Co. No. 10   United States The 42-gross register ton, 60.1-foot (18.3 m) barge was destroyed by fire at Sand Point, Alaska.[25]

11 NovemberEdit

15 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 November 1964
Ship Country Description
Archangelos   Liberia The Liberty ship sprang a leak and foundered in the Pacific Ocean (24°10′N 111°50′W / 24.167°N 111.833°W / 24.167; -111.833).[89]
Marnic   Liberia The Liberty ship ran aground in the Bahamas. She was later refloated but declared a constructive total loss.[82]

17 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1964
Ship Country Description
Clydefield   United Kingdom The tanker was severely damaged by fire at Cutuco, El Salvador. She was consequently scrapped.[90]

19 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 November 1964
Ship Country Description
Kali K   Liberia The Liberty ship ran aground in Tokyo Bay. She was later refloated but declared a constructive total loss and scrapped.[91]

20 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 1964
Ship Country Description
Pompadour   Panama The cargo ship ran aground in the South China Sea, some 70 nautical miles (130 km) west of Palawan, Philippines. Salvonia (  United Kingdom) sent to her rescue, but also ran aground whilst towing Pompadour. Both crews rescued by HMS Zest (  Royal Navy).[92]

23 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1964
Ship Country Description
Virginia E   United States The 70 GRT, 68.7-foot (20.9 m) fishing vessel burned at King Cove, Alaska.[48]

24 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 November 1964
Ship Country Description
USS Sea Devil   United States Navy The decommissioned Balao-class auxiliary submarine was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off Southern California.

26 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 November 1964
Ship Country Description
Stolt Dagali   Norway The edible products tanker was cut in half in a collision with the ocean liner/cruise ship Shalom (  Israel) in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) from New York City, killing 19 of her 44 crew members. Her stern section sank, but her bow section remained afloat.

29 NovemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 1964
Ship Country Description
Agios Nikolaos Y   Greece The cargo ship exploded and sank off Peniche, Portugal. Crew rescued by the tanker Fogo (  Portugal).[93]

DecemberEdit

1 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1964
Ship Country Description
Fury   Panama The cargo ship was driven ashore at Wedge Island, Nova Scotia, Canada in a storm. She was declared a constructive total loss.[94]

2 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 December 1964
Ship Country Description
Acadia Seahawk   Canada The trawler sank at 43°30′N 61°10′W / 43.500°N 61.167°W / 43.500; -61.167.[95]

7 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 December 1964
Ship Country Description
Scantic   Denmark Foundered in Saint George's Channel, United Kingdom.

12 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 December 1964
Ship Country Description
Deutschland   West Germany The coaster collided with Vera (  Norway) in the Lower Elbe and sank with the loss of four crew.[96]
Yewcroft   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at IJmuiden, Netherlands.[96]
Fury   Canada The cargo ship lost her steering gear and was driven ashore at Canso, Nova Scotia.[97]

13 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 December 1964
Ship Country Description
Tjoba   Netherlands The coaster capsized and sank in the Rhine at Sankt Goar, West Germany. The ship was raised after eight days when it was discovered that the ship's cat had survived in an air pocket. He was taken to a vet in Koblenz for treatment.[98]

14 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 December 1964
Ship Country Description
Golfo di Trieste   Italy The Liberty ship sprang a leak and sank in the Pacific Ocean (11°10′N 112°31′E / 11.167°N 112.517°E / 11.167; 112.517).[99]

17 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1964
Ship Country Description
North Wind   United States The 32-gross register ton, 50.1-foot (15.3 m) tug sank about 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) east of Cape Spencer, Alaska.[42]
San Patrick   Liberia During a voyage from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Yokohama, Japan, the 521-foot (159 m) bulk carrier was wrecked on Ulak Island in the western Aleutian Islands and broke up on rocks in heavy surf with the loss of her entire crew of 32, all of whom were from northwestern Spain.[100][101][102][11]

22 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 December 1964
Ship Country Description
North Wind   Denmark The coaster was driven ashore at Preston, Devon, United Kingdom. Crew rescued by breeches buoy.[103]

23 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 December 1964
Ship Country Description
HMCyS Vijaya   Royal Ceylon Navy The Algerine-class minesweeper ran aground during a cyclone in the Gulf of Mannar.[104]

24 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 December 1964
Ship Country Description
Athenoula T   Liberia The Liberty ship ran aground at Hook of Holland, South Holland, Netherlands. Later refloated, she was declared a constructive total loss.[105]

27 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 December 1964
Ship Country Description
Smith Voyager   United States The cargo sank under tow in the South Atlantic.[106] She had been disabled on 21 December following a shift in her cargo of grain.[102] She foundered due to the rupturing of a seam.[106] Four crew drowned,[107] the remaining crew were rescued by a United States Coast Guard cutter.[106]

28 DecemberEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 December 1964
Ship Country Description
Southbank   United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off Washington Island, Kiribati[108] and broke in two.[109] The crew abandoned ship but one was drowned and two injured. USCGC Winnebago (  United States Coast Guard) was sent to her aid.[108] Winnebago rescued 103 passengers and crew the next day.[109]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1964
Ship Country Description
El Firma   United States The 8-gross register ton, 31.3-foot (9.5 m) fishing vessel sank at Cordova, Alaska.[35]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1964
Ship Country Description
Betty S   United States The 12-gross register ton, 38.6-foot (11.8 m) fishing vessel sank off Ketchikan, Alaska.[33]
Margin   United Kingdom The coaster ran aground at Port Elizabeth, South Africa, subsequently scrapped.[110]
Saint Anna   United States The 26-gross register ton, 48-foot (14.6 m) fishing vessel was reported in 1964 to have been lost after striking a rock in Johnson Cove (56°05′55″N 132°41′20″W / 56.09861°N 132.68889°W / 56.09861; -132.68889 (Johnson Cove)) near Lincoln Rock (56°03′25″N 132°41′45″W / 56.0569°N 132.6958°W / 56.0569; -132.6958 (Lincoln Rock)) in Southeast Alaska. The report does not provide a date for the sinking or specify the year in which it occurred.[11]
Thorium   United Kingdom The ICI coaster ran aground on Knot Spit, Lancashire in 1964 and was refloated six days later.[111]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Three Missing When Ship Sinks". The Times. No. 55900. London. 4 January 1964. col C, p. 7.
  2. ^ "Belgian Merchant P-Z" (PDF). Belgische Koopvaardij. Retrieved 1 December 2010.[permanent dead link]
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See alsoEdit

Ship events in 1964
Ship launches: 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Ship commissionings: 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Ship decommissionings: 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Shipwrecks: 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969