List of shipwrecks in 1947
The list of shipwrecks in 1947 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1947.
- For the loss of the Liberty ship An-Mer-Mar on this date, see the entry for 27 December 1946.
|Caritas I||The cargo ship broke in two and sank after being beached in the River Scheldt following a collision with Jan Steen (|
|Empire Wharfe||The cargo ship arrived at Lagos, Nigeria on fire and was beached in Badagry Creek. Refloated on 6 January, repaired and returned to service.|
|Authority||The coastal tanker ran aground in the River Mersey, United Kingdom.|
|Chihkiang||The passenger ship collided with a tug and sank at Shanghai with the loss of at least 100 lives.|
|Chimarra||The ferry struck a mine and sank off Kavaliani with the loss of about 300 lives.|
|Sweet Water||The tanker ran aground in the River Mersey. Refloated after twelve hours.|
|Wanganella||The passenger ship ran aground on Barrett Reef at the entrance to Wellington Harbour, New Zealand. She was refloated 18 days later and repaired, and she returned to service in November 1948.|
|P T & B Co. 1651||The 1,008-gross register ton barge was wrecked on Lewis Reef (55°22′30″N 131°44′15″W) in Tongass Narrows in Southeast Alaska near Ketchikan, Territory of Alaska.|
|Royal Ulsterman||The ferry ran aground at Clauchlands Point, Isle of Arran, Argyllshire. Refloated with the aid of the tug Vanguard (|
|Zephyros||The cargo ship was driven ashore at Cullercoats, Northumberland, United Kingdom.|
|Zeprom||The cargo ship ran aground at Whitley Bay, Northumberland, United Kingdom. All 35 crew rescued.|
|Luana||Struck a mine and sank 20 nautical miles (37 km) south of Capo Promontore.|
|Fort Dearborn||The T2 tanker broke in two in the Pacific Ocean 800 nautical miles (1,500 km) north west of Honolulu, Hawaii. Ten crew on the bow section were rescued by General W. H. Gordon (|
|Edmund Fanning||The Liberty ship exploded at Genoa Italy and was beached. She was later refloated but declared a constructive total loss and scrapped.|
|Empire Jonquil||Sank at Hull Docks, declared a constructive total loss but later repaired and returned to service.|
|Hrvatska||The Victory ship struck a mine in the Adriatic Sea near Dubrovnik and was beached to prevent sinking. Raised, repaired, and returned to service in 1949.|
|Kunitsu Maru||The Kamitsu-class transport, irreparably damaged when sunk during World War II, was scuttled off Singapore sometime in March.|
|Freelock||The cargo ship sank on this date.|
|Grandcamp||Texas City disaster: The Liberty ship caught fire at Texas City, Texas, United States. She was obliterated by the explosion of her cargo of explosives. Around 580 people were killed.|
|Wilson B. Keene|
|Samtampa||The Liberty ship was driven ashore at Sker Point, Glamorgan and broke in three. All 39 crew were lost, as well as all eight crew of the Mumbles lifeboat Edward, Prince of Wales (|
|HMS Warspite||Ran aground at Prussia Cove after parting tow on final voyage from Portsmouth to the breakers yard on the Clyde. Towed to Marazion in 1950 and dismantled.|
|Newhall Hills||The tanker collided with Monica (|
|Oceanic II||The trawler was in collision with John la Farge (|
|Empire Lark||The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean (47°55′N 8°25′W) with a cargo of obsolete chemical bombs and contaminated soil.|
|Ramdas||The coastal passenger ship sank 10 nautical miles (19 km) off Bombay with the loss of around 600 lives.|
|HMAS Warrnambool||The Bathurst-class corvette sank near Cockburn Reef along the Great Barrier Reef off the northern coast of Queensland, Australia, after striking a mine. Four of her crew were killed and 29 were injured.|
|Advance||The 17-gross register ton, 40-foot (12.2 m) motor vessel was destroyed by fire on beach on Gravina Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska between Rosa Reef (55.4128°N 131.8028°W) and Channel Island (55°26′48″N 131°52′45″W).|
|USS Crittenden||The decommissioned Gilliam-class attack transport was sunk in an explosives test in the Pacific Ocean off the Farallon Islands.|
|Betty Hindley||The cargo ship struck a mine off Scarborough, Yorkshire and broke her back. She was beached sinking by the bows. One crewmember was killed.|
|Bro||The cargo ship ran aground off the coast of Iceland whilst on a voyage from Sandur, Faroe Islands to Reykjavík, Iceland.|
|Oda||The cargo ship capsized and sank at Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua whilst being loaded with a cargo of timber bound for Maracaibo, Venezuela.|
|U-190||The Type IXC/40 submarine was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean by Avro Anson, Fairey Firefly, Fairey Swordfish and Supermarine Seafire aircraft of the Royal Canadian Air Force and by HMCS Haida, HMCS New Liskeard and HMCS Nootka (all |
|Roald Amundsen||The Liberty ship ran aground at Skudeneshavn whilst on a voyage from Antwerp, Belgium to Narvik, Norway. Broke into three on 15 January 1948, with two sections sinking. The remaining section was scrapped in situ during the summer of 1948.|
|U-889||The Type IXC/40 submarine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean off the east coast of the United States by USS Flying Fish (|
|Havøy I||The cargo ship sank off Lillesund after striking flotsam whilst on a voyage from Oslo to Bergen, Norway.|
|U-858||The Type IXC/40 submarine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean off the United States East Coast by the submarine USS Sirago (|
|North Pass||The 32-gross register ton, 46.6-foot (14.2 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Southeast Alaska 1.1 nautical miles (2.0 km; 1.3 mi) north-northeast of Rocky Island Light and 0.5 nautical miles (0.93 km; 0.58 mi) from Point Couverden (58°11′25″N 135°03′10″W) on the southeastern tip of Couverden Island.|
|Clarksdale Victory||The Victory ship was wrecked at Hippa Reef Island, British Columbia, Canada with the loss of 49 of her 53 crew.|
|Sunbird||The tug capsized and sank in the River Thames at Limehouse Reach, London with the loss of two of her six crew.|
|Vaagar||The cargo ship ran aground off Gothenburg, Sweden whilst on a voyage from Menstad, Norway to Hälsingborg, Sweden.|
|Stenberg||The cargo ship ran aground at Tromøya with the loss of three crew. She was on a voyage from Skjebergkilen to Kristiansand, Norway.|
|Oval||The converted Portuguese-class naval trawler sank off Trelleborg whilst on a voyage from Stettin, Poland to Bergen, Norway.|
|Jerry S||The 41-foot (12.5 m) troller departed Sitka, Territory of Alaska, bound for Red Bluff Bay (56.8631°N 134.7738°W) in Southeast Alaska.and disappeared with the loss of all three men on board. Wreckage from Jerry S was discovered near Peschani Point (57.5367°N 135.3231°W) in Southeast Alaska on 16 March 1948.|
|Francis P. Duke||The schooner Francis P. Duke was lost at sea and the wreckage drifted ashore on the north side of Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland. The schooner had been driven ashore by the southeast gale. All died including Captain William Miller, Ignatius Miller, Donavan Bryan, Arthur Stewart Keefe, Maxwell Payne, Augustus Pickett, Alfred Mullins.|
|BO-302||The BO-201-class submarine chaser was wrecked on this date.|
|Alek||The cargo ship sank off Farsund, Norway.|
|Ark||The motor vessel blew ashore and broke up in Amalga Harbor (58°29′30″N 134°47′20″W) in Southeast Alaska sometime during or after 1947.|
|B D Co. No. 7||The 67-ton, 60-foot (18.3 m) wooden scow was wrecked on the shore at Cape Suckling (59°59′30″N 145°53′00″W), Territory of Alaska, in the autumn of 1947.|
|USS Lanikai||The decommissioned schooner sank in Subic Bay in a storm in February 1946 or during a typhoon sometime in 1947.|
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- "Aground near The Needles". The Times (50651). London. 6 January 1947. col B, p. 8.
- "Casualties in the Gale". The Times (50658). London. 12 January 1947. col D, p. 2.
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- "Fifteen Lost in Whaler". The Times (50659). London. 15 January 1947. col E, p. 3.
- "Tankers Aground in Mersey". The Times (50663). London. 20 January 1947. col E, p. 4.
- "Chinese Steamer Sunk". The Times (50663). London. 20 January 1947. col F, p. 4.
- "Greek Ship Hits a Mine". The Times (50663). London. 20 January 1947. col F, p. 4.
- "British Warship Aground". The Times (50665). London. 22 January 1947. col C, p. 3.
- "Grounded Warship Refloated". The Times (50667). London. 24 January 1947. col C, p. 3.
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- "Piracy in Egyptian Ship". The Times (50687). London. 17 February 1947. col C, p. 3.
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- "Weather Threatens Coal Supply". The Times (50678). London. 6 February 1947. col A-B, p. 4.
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- "Ship Breaks in Half". The Times (50705). London. 10 March 1947. col D, p. 2.
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- "The Queen Elizabeth". The Times (50735). London. 15 April 1947. col D, p. 4.
- "Liner Freed By 15 Tugs". The Times (50736). London. 16 April 1947. col D, p. 6.
- "6,000-ton Ship Aground". The Times (50736). London. 16 April 1947. col D, p. 6.
- "Warspite Driven on Rocks in Gale". The Times (50743). London. 24 April 1947. col A, p. 4.
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- "British Ship Sinks in the Scheldt". The Times (50748). London. 30 April 1946. col G, p. 4.
- "Two Steamers Still Aground". The Times (50737). London. 17 April 1947. col D, p. 4.
- "Shipwrecked Crew Rescued". The Times (50751). London. 3 May 1947. col E, p. 3.
- "Whaling Ship Aground". The Times (40760). London. 14 May 1947. col C, p. 4.
- "S. African Training Ship's End". The Times (50760). London. 14 May 1947. col E, p. 3.
- "Whaling Ship Again Aground". The Times (50761). London. 15 May 1947. col E, p. 4.
- "Tanker Explosion and Fire". The Times (50770). London. 26 May 1947. col E, p. 2.
- "Men from Lost British Ship Picked Up". The Times (50773). London. 29 May 1947. col D, p. 3.
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- "Ship Sunk in Lake Superior". The Times (50779). London. 5 May 1947. col D, p. 3.
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