|Kelsando II||United States||The pleasure craft sank at Port Wells ( ) on the south-central coast of Alaska.|
|Ms B Haven||United States||The fishing vessel sank in Prince of Wales Passage ( ) on the south-central coast of Alaska.|
|Akebono Maru No. 28||Japan||The 549-ton fishing trawler capsized and sank in the Bering Sea 120 nautical miles (220 km; 140 mi) north of Adak in the Aleutian Islands with the loss of 32 lives. There was one survivor. Only eight bodies were recovered.|
|Cape Fairwell||United States||The 72-foot (21.9 m) fishing vessel ran aground, capsized, and was lost north of Mitrofania Island ( ) near Chignik, Alaska. The vessel Aleutian Spirit ( United States) rescued her crew of four.|
|Calista Sea||United States||After beginning to take on water near Alaska′s Shumagin Islands, the 108-foot (32.9 m) crab-fishing vessel sank while under tow to Kupreanof Harbor ( ) on the south coast of the Alaska Peninsula by the vessel Polar Shell ( United States). The fishing vessel Patricia Lee ( United States) rescued all six people on board.|
|Ekaterini P||Greece||The 963 GRT freighter built was built in 1958 by James Lamont & Company, Greenock, yard no. 393 for Associated Humber Lines, Hull as Darlington. In 1978 she was purchased by Evia Shipping Co, Chalkis, Greece and renamed Ekaterini P. She developed a list after cargo shifted on 20 April 1980, when on passage from Rouen for Lattakia and taken to Brest where she was laid up and subsequently vandalised. She was scuttled by the French Navy off Point Penmarc'h in position on 26 January 1982.|
|Kodiak Kid||United States||The 43-foot (13.1 m) tug sank off Woody Island in Alaska′s Kodiak Archipelago. A United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued her crew of two from a life raft.|
|Raymond A||United States||The 76-foot (23.2 m) crab-fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in the Bering Sea north of Umnak Island in the Aleutian Islands. The fishing vessel Ocean Cape ( United States) rescued her entire crew of six.|
|Sea Hawk||United States||The 102-foot (31 m) crab-fishing vessel sank in the North Pacific Ocean approximately 50 nautical miles (93 km; 58 mi) southeast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.|
|Victory||Greece||The tanker broke in two in a storm when 800 nautical miles (1,500 km) southwest of Land's End, Cornwall, United Kingdom. Fifteen of her 32 crew were killed when their lifeboat broke up. The survivors were rescued by the frigates HNLMS Van Speijk and HNLMS Callenburgh (both Royal Netherlands Navy).|
|Ocean Ranger||Canada||The oil platform capsized in the Grand Banks, Newfoundland due to malfunctions in ballast system caused by a rogue wave. All 84 crewmembers were killed.|
|Mekhanik Tarasov||Soviet Union||The cargo ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean. 32 lost their life. Only five crew members were rescued by the Faroese longliner fishing vessel "Sigurfari" . Mekhanik Tarasov was struck by the same weather conditions as Ocean Ranger which sank barely 24 hours earlier, approximately 65 miles (105 km) to the west.|
|SAS President Kruger||South African Navy||The President-class frigate collided with the replenishment ship SAS Tafelberg ( South African Navy) and sank 80 nautical miles (150 km; 92 mi) south of Cape Town, South Africa. Sixteen crewmembers were killed.|
|Rainer II||United States||The cabin cruiser exploded, burned, and sank in Carroll Inlet ( ) in Southeast Alaska approximately 20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi) from Ketchikan, Alaska.|
|St. Bedan||United Kingdom||The Troubles: The collier was boarded and bombed by an IRA team in Lough Foyle. All crew members survived. The hull was raised and broken up several months later.|
|Craigantlet||Cyprus||The container ship was wrecked at Killantringan Lighthouse in Portamaggie Bay, Wigtownshire, Scotland.|
|Mar Caspio||Argentina||The T2 tanker collided with barges in the Parana River and was consequently scrapped.|
|Vortigern||United Kingdom||The ferry ran aground at Ostend, West Flanders, Belgium. Later refloated, repaired and returned to service.|
|Golden Dolphin||United States||The tanker exploded and sank 750 nautical miles (1,390 km) east of Bermuda with the loss of nine crew. Fourteen survivors were rescued by Norrland ( Sweden).|
The container ship lost engine power during a storm. She went aground at Dunmore Head, on the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland. All crew members were rescued by breeches buoy and a Royal Air Force helicopter. The ship was a total loss, and the bow and other remains are visible today.
|Cranford||United States||The retired 191-foot (58.2 m), 1,197-gross register ton ferry — which had served subsequently as a floating restaurant — was scuttled as an artificial reef in the North Atlantic Ocean 3.6 nautical miles (6.7 km; 4.1 mi) off Sea Girt, New Jersey, in 70 feet (21 m) of water at . Her wreck is nicknamed "The Sandbox."|
|Setareh||Islamic Republic of Iran Navy||Iran–Iraq War: The naval tugboat was sunk by AM-39 Exocet missiles fired from an Iraqi Super Frelon helicopter.|
|USS Basilone||United States Navy||The decommissioned Gearing-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean about 80 nautical miles (148 km) east of St. Augustine, Florida.|
|USS Robinson||United States Navy||The decommissioned Fletcher-class destroyer was sunk as a target off Puerto Rico.|
|Sharelga||Republic of Ireland||The trawler was sunk when her nets were caught by the British submarine HMS Porpoise ( Royal Navy). All five crew survived.|
|ARA Santa Fe||Argentine Navy||Falklands War: The Balao-class submarine sank alongside a pier at King Edward Point on South Georgia Island a day after suffering damage in combat with, and surrending to, British forces. She later was refloated and scuttled in February 1985.|
|ARA General Belgrano||Argentine Navy||Falklands War: The Brooklyn-class light cruiser was torpedoed and sunk off the Isla de los Estados, Argentina by the submarine HMS Conqueror ( Royal Navy) with the loss of 323 of her 1,093 crew.|
|HMS Sheffield||Royal Navy||Falklands War: The Type 42 destroyer was struck by one Exocet missile fired by an Argentine Navy Super Étendard aircraft and sank off the Falkland Islands. Twenty crew killed. The ship was taken in tow by HMS Yarmouth ( Royal Navy) but sank on 10 May.|
|ARA Narwal||Argentine Navy||Falklands War: The spy trawler was damaged by bombs and cannon fire from Fleet Air Arm Sea Harriers from HMS Hermes ( Royal Navy) on 9 May and was captured by a Special Boat Squadron team. She sank while under tow the next day.|
|ARA Isla de los Estados||Argentine Navy||Falklands War: The bulk carrier was sunk off the Falkland Islands by shelling from HMS Alacrity ( Royal Navy). There were only two survivors from her crew of 22.|
|Humdinger||United States||The 36-foot (11.0 m) fishing vessel sank in the Gulf of Alaska approximately 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi) east of Shuyak Island in Alaska′s Kodiak Archipelago. The vessel Fairweather ( United States) rescued her crew of three.|
|Sentinel||United States||The fishing vessel sank 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi) south of Danger Island ( ) off the south-central coast of Alaska. A private air service rescued both of her crewmen.|
|ARA Bahía Buen Suceso||Argentine Navy||Falklands War: The fleet supply ship was strafed by British Aerospace Sea Harriers from HMS Hermes ( Royal Navy) whilst moored at Fox Bay East, West Falkland and set on fire. The fire was extinguished by her crew, but the ship ran aground during a gale some days later.|
|B J||United States||The fishing vessel capsized in bad weather near Hinchinbrook Island, 25 nautical miles (46 km) southwest of Cordova, Alaska. The only person aboard was rescued.|
|HMS Ardent||Royal Navy||Falklands War: The Type 21 frigate sank as a result of damage sustained in bombing by Douglas A-4 Skyhawk aircraft of the Argentine Navy the previous day. The fighters were part of the air group based aboard the aircraft carrier ARA Veinticinco de Mayo ( Argentine Navy), but this mission was carried out from a land base at Rio Grande. Twenty-two of her crew were killed.|
|Camelot||United States||The 34-foot (10.4 m) fishing vessel capsized and drifted aground in bad weather with the loss of one life near Hinchinbrook Island on the south-central coast of Alaska 25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi) southwest of Cordova, Alaska.|
|HMS Antelope||Royal Navy|
Falklands War: The Type 21 frigate was bombed and sunk in Grantham Sound, Falkland Islands, by an Argentine Air Force Douglas A-4 Skyhawk aircraft. One crewmember and a British Army technician who was trying to defuse an unexploded bomb were killed when the bomb exploded.
|Atlantic Conveyor||United Kingdom||Falklands War: The container ship was struck by two Exocet missiles fired by Argentine Navy Super Étendard aircraft. The ship was set on fire, and abandoned. Twelve of her crew were killed.|
|HMS Coventry||Royal Navy||Falklands War: The Type 42 destroyer was bombed and sunk north of the Falkland Sound, Falkland Islands by Douglas A-4 Skyhawk aircraft of the Argentine Air Force. Nineteen crew were killed.|
|Westpro||United States||The 189-foot (58 m) fish-processing vessel caught fire while moored at a pier in Seward, Alaska. After toxic fumes from the fire drifted into Seward and forced the evacuation of 1,000 people, Westpro was towed out into the Gulf of Alaska, where she sank.|
|Atlantic Conveyor||United Kingdom||Falklands War: The container ship sank atas a result of damage sustained in the attack on 25 May.|
|Diane Lynn||United States||The 29-foot (8.8 m) vessel sank off Hanin Rocks ( ) near Kodiak, Alaska. All four people aboard survived.|
|Algosea||Germany||The self-unloading bulk carrier collided with a pier at Port Weller, Ontario, Canada. The ship's bow was significantly damaged, necessitating its replacement. The vessel returned to service in August, renamed Sauniere.|
|Transit||Lebanon||1982 Lebanon War: The coaster was damaged the Mediterranean Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) off Tripoli, Lebanon. The cause was an Israeli torpedo attack. She was carrying refugees to Larnaca, Cyprus, 25 of whom were killed. The ship was beached but later sank.|
|RFA Sir Galahad||Royal Fleet Auxiliary||Falklands War: The Round Table-class landing ship logistics was wrecked and set on fire by bombs dropped by Douglas A-4 Skyhawk aircraft of the Argentine Air Force at Port Pleasant, Falkland Islands, and set on fire. Forty-eight sailors and soldiers were killed.|
|Lloyd||United States||The 60-foot (18.3 m) halibut-fishing vessel sank approximately 25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi) south of Seward, Alaska. The fishing vessel Gjoa and Marathon (both United States) rescued her crew of five.|
|Mercury||Singapore||The ore carrier caught fire off Crete, Greece. She was on a voyage from Varna, Romania to Manila, Philippines. Mercury was declared a constructive total loss and scrapped.|
|RFA Sir Galahad||Royal Fleet Auxiliary||Falklands War: The wreck of the Round Table-class landing ship logistics was towed out to sea and sunk in the South Atlantic Ocean by the submarine HMS Onyx ( Royal Navy) at .|
|Donny Boy||United States||The fish tender was wrecked off Castle Cape ( ) near Chignik, Alaska.|
|Pafco 20||United States||The 32-foot (9.8 m) fishing vessel sank near Whale Pass ( ) in the Kodiak Archipelago between Kodiak Island and Whale Island. The vessel New Morning ( United States) rescued both people who had been aboard.|
|Sea Wife||United States||The fishing vessel sank in the Gulf of Alaska approximately 50 nautical miles (93 km; 58 mi) southwest of Homer, Alaska. The fishing vessel Lobo del Mar ( United States) rescued both members of her crew.|
|Miserable Skunk||United States||The 19-foot (5.8 m) cabin cruiser capsized with the loss of two lives in Kachemak Bay in Cook Inlet, 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) west of Homer, Alaska.|
|HDMS Herluf Trolle||Royal Danish Navy||The Peder Skram-class frigate was severely damaged by an engine room fire. Subsequently repaired and returned to service.|
|USS Agerholm||United States Navy||The decommissioned Gearing-class destroyer was sunk as a target by a UGM-109 Tomahawk missile fired by the submarine USS Guitarro ( United States Navy) in the Pacific Ocean at approximately .|
|USS Porterfield||United States Navy||The decommissioned Fletcher-class destroyer was sunk as a target.|
|Pacific Trawler||United States||The 130-foot (39.6 m) fishing vessel burned and sank near Latouche Island in Prince William Sound on the south-central coast of Alaska.|
|Cornell No. 10||United States||The 130-foot (39.6 m) barge ran aground and sank in Kuskokwim Bay on the southwest coast of Alaska approximately 22 nautical miles (41 km; 25 mi) west of Carter Spit ( ).|
|Pacific Rose||United States||The fishing vessel capsized and sank in the Bering Sea approximately 65 nautical miles (120 km; 75 mi) northwest of Saint Paul Island.|
|Hasrat Mulia||Indonesia||The ferry sank in the Strait of Macassar. Only 135 survivors were reported of the 400 people on board.|
|Litison Bride||Greece||Iran–Iraq War: The cargo ship was sunk in the Persian Gulf by a rocket fired by an Iranian Navy warship. All 26 crew survived.|
|Sambow Banner||South Korea||Iran–Iraq War: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Persian Gulf by an Iranian Navy ship.|
|Tina Rae||United States||The 30-foot (9.1 m) vessel sank in the Gulf of Alaska off Spruce Cape ( ) near Kodiak, Alaska.|
|Jeffron||United States||The fish processing vessel was destroyed by fire in Captains Bay ( ) in Unalaska Bay on the coast of Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Islands.|
|Investor||United States||After her eight passengers and crew were shot to death while she was at anchor off Egg Island ( ) near Craig, Alaska, the 58-foot (17.7 m) seiner was destroyed by a fire. A lone, unidentified man was seen leaving the vessel in a skiff as she burned, and authorities suspected him of having committed the murders and of having set her on fire.|
|Milanian||Islamic Republic of Iran Navy||Iran–Iraq War: The Bayandor-class frigate was sunk by AM-39 Exocet missiles from an Iraqi Super Frelon helicopter.|
|Alaskan Warrior||United States||The 52-foot (15.8 m) fishing vessel sank off Dangerous Cape ( ) near Kodiak, Alaska. The vessels Miss Brenda and Abby Jo (both United States) rescued all five people on board.|
|Barbie Island||United States||When the 42-foot (12.8 m) gillnet fishing vessel attempted to depart Sudden Stream ( ) on the coast of Yakutat Bay on the south-central coast of Alaska, 25 miles (40 km) from Yakutat and 8 nautical miles (15 km; 9.2 mi) southwest of Blizhni Point, large waves struck her, first breaking the windows in her wheelhouse, then washing the wheelhouse overboard and sinking her, killing two members of her crew. Her two survivors clung to a floating hatch cover for two days before reaching shore near Point Manby, where they were rescued.|
|Armorique||France||The ferry ran aground off Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.|
|Lady Ann||Australia||The offshore supply vessel collided with Regional Endeavour ( Australia) off the Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia. She subsequently sank. All six crew were rescued by Lady Sally ( Australia).|
|Kaiyo Maru No. 12||Japan||The fish processing ship burned and sank 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi) north of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Her crew of 27 survived.|
|Elhawi Star||Saudi Arabia||The cargo ship sank in calm seas off Rijeka Yugoslavia. All 30 crew survived.|
|Island Cement||Bahamas||bulk cement carrier was scuttled in the Bahamas approximately 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) off Williamstown, Grand Bahama Island, to serve as a recreational dive site.|
|ARA Bahía Buen Suceso||Argentine Navy||Falklands War: The abandoned fleet replenishment ship was towed out to deep water in the South Atlantic Ocean off the Falkland Islands and sunk by British Aerospace Sea Harriers of 809 Naval Air Squadron, Fleet Air Arm and a torpedo fired by submarine HMS Onyx ( Royal Navy).|
|SS Poet||United States||The ship passed Cape Henlopen, Delaware, bound for Port Said, Egypt, with a cargo of corn and 34 crew. She was never heard from again.|
|USS Savage||United States Navy||The decommissioned Edsall-class destroyer escort was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off California.|
|Quebecois||Canada||The lake freighter ran aground in the St. Lawrence River off Van Rensselaer Point. The ship remained aground until freed the next day without major damage.|
|Nesam||United Kingdom||The cargo ship capsized and sank in bad weather 85 nautical miles (157 km) off the Isles of Scilly with the loss of five of her eleven crew. The survivors were rescued by a RAF Sea King helicopter of 202 Squadron.|
|Raffaello||Islamic Republic of Iran Navy||Iran–Iraq War: The barracks ship, a former ocean liner, was hit by AM-39 Exocet missiles from an Iraqi Super Frelon helicopter or missile boats. The ship burned and was later scuttled.|
|Miss Brenda||United States||The 38-foot (11.6 m) fishing vessel sank in Duck Bay ( ) on the coast of Afognak Island in Alaska′s Kodiak Archipelago. The fishing vessel Ruff & Reddy ( United States) rescued all eight people who had been aboard.|
|Eastern Sea||United States||The 82-foot (25.0 m) fishing vessel sank in the Gulf of Alaska approximately 13 nautical miles (24 km; 15 mi) off Cape Chiniak ( ) on Kodiak Island in Alaska's Kodiak Archipelago. The fishing vessel Mar Del Norte ( United States) rescued her entire crew of four.|
|European Gateway||United Kingdom||The ferry collided with Speedlink Vanguard ( United Kingdom) off Harwich, Essex and capsized, killing six people. Sixty-five people were saved by Dana Futura ( Denmark). The ship was salvaged, repaired and returned to service.|
|Sea King I||United States||The 82-foot (25 m) tug sank in Aurora Basin ( ) at Juneau, Alaska.|
|Johanna||Netherlands||coaster ran aground at Hartland Point, Devon, United Kingdom. The ship was declared to be abandoned and was stripped by local inhabitants.|
|Neg Chieftain||United Kingdom||The tug capsized and sank off Ramsgate, Kent. She was subsequently raised.|
|Unirea||Romania||The oil tanker suffered an explosion, broke up, and sank in the Black Sea 40 nautical miles (46 miles; 74 km) south-southeast of Cape Kaliakra, Bulgaria, with the loss of one life.|
|Eastern Sea||United States||The 82-foot (25.0 m) fishing vessel ran aground near Togiak, Alaska, sometime during 1982 prior to mid-December and at the end of herring season in that area. She was refloated and returned to service.|
|Mahi||United States||The research ship was sunk in the Pacific Ocean off Waianae, Hawaii, to serve as a recreational dive site.|
|Temehani||France||The cargo liner sank in the Pacific Ocean near Bora Bora in the Society Islands in French Polynesia.|
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