List of shipwrecks in 1958

The list of shipwrecks in 1958 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1958.

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1958
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January

4 January

List of shipwrecks: 4 January 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Gertie Ellen  United States The 17-gross register ton, 37.4-foot (11.4 m) fishing vessel sank at Ketchikan, Territory of Alaska.[1]

6 January

List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Capella  Netherlands The coaster foundered 10 nautical miles (19 km) north of Texel with the loss of all nine crew.[2]

9 January

List of shipwrecks: 9 January 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Ballyherbert  Ireland The coaster ran aground near Ardrossan, Ayrshire.[3]
Stanrealm  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in Holy Loch. Later refloated and towed to Greenock, Ayrshire.[3]
HMS Taciturn  Royal Navy The T-class submarine ran aground in the Firth of Clyde.[4] Later refloated with the aid of the boom defence vessel HMS Barcombe ( Royal Navy).[5]

13 January

List of shipwrecks: 13 January 1958
ShipCountryDescription
HMS Barcombe  Royal Navy The Bar-class boom defence vessel ran aground in Loch Buie, Argyllshire. The ship was holed, and the crew were taken off by HMS Kingfisher.[5]

21 January

List of shipwrecks: 21 January 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Anna Toop  United Kingdom The coaster ran aground on the South Arklow Bank, Co Wicklow, Ireland. All eleven crew rescued by the Arklow lifeboat. Refloated and taken under tow but sank the next day.[6]

27 January

List of shipwrecks: 27 January 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Nankai Maru  Japan The ferry sank in the Kii Strait with the loss of all 170 on board.[7]

29 January

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Hadsel  Norway The coaster ran aground on the Lofoten Islands and sank. All 46 passengers and crew were rescued.[8]
ROCS Yong Ning  Republic of China Navy The Zhen Nan-class minesweeper was wrecked during a typhoon.[9]

31 January

List of shipwrecks: 31 January 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Skee-Dunk  United States The 44-gross register ton, 47-foot (14 m) motor cargo vessel was wrecked at Driftwood Bay (53°59′N 166°51′W) near Dutch Harbor, Territory of Alaska, on Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Islands.[10]

February

19 February

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Seistan  United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire, exploded and sank in the Persian Gulf.[11] Fifty eight of her 66 crew were killed.[12]

25 February

List of shipwrecks: 25 February 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Gannochy  United Kingdom The coaster sank in the Mersey Channel, 13 nautical miles (24 km) north west of Liverpool, Lancashire.[13]

26 February

List of shipwrecks: 26 February 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Hawkstone  United Kingdom The tug ran aground in the Thames Estuary. Two barges she was towing were discovered at Allhallows, Kent and Yantlett, Kent. All six crew were killed.[14]

March

1 March

List of shipwrecks: 1 March 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Üsküdar  Turkey The ferry sank in lodos with the loss of 272 people aboard including seven crew. 39 people survived.[15]

2 March

List of shipwrecks: 2 March 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Continental  West Germany The coaster was in collision with the collier Wansbeck ( United Kingdom) off Cromer, Norfolk and sank with the loss of one of her six crew.[16]
Odin  United States The 19-gross register ton, 39.5-foot (12.0 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Petersburg, Territory of Alaska.[17]

9 March

List of shipwrecks: 9 March 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Lusambo  Belgium The cargo ship struck a submerged object naar the Westhinder Lightship and holed. Put into Antwerp for repairs.[18]

10 March

List of shipwrecks: 10 March 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Rainer  West Germany The coaster ran aground near the Lorelei Rock, in the Rhine and sank.[19]

14 March

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Nadia  Panama The cargo ship sank at the entrance to Alexandria Harbour, Egypt. All 35 crew were rescued.[20]

19 March

List of shipwrecks: 19 March 1958
ShipCountryDescription
USS Ford County  United States Navy The decommissioned LST-542-class tank landing ship was sunk as a target.
USS Kent County  United States Navy The decommissioned LST-542-class tank landing ship was sunk as a target.

27 March

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Enrico Insom  Italy The tanker ran aground at Port Said, Egypt, blocking the Suez Canal.[21]

28 March

List of shipwrecks: 28 March 1958
ShipCountryDescription
USS Lyman County  United States Navy The decommissioned LST-542-class tank landing ship was sunk as a torpedo target by the submarine USS Menhaden ( United States Navy) off the coast of Baja California.

31 March

List of shipwrecks: 31 March 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Skaubryn  Norway Caught fire in the Indian Ocean. One passenger died.

April

6 April

List of shipwrecks: 6 April 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Pan Ocean  Panama The cargo ship foundered in the Mediterranean Sea 160 nautical miles (300 km) north west of Alexandria, Egypt (33°15′N 27°55′E).[22]
Skaubryn  Norway The passenger ship sank in the Indian Ocean.

20 April

List of shipwrecks: 20 April 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Pepinella  Italy The cargo ship collided with Sunoak ( Norway) and sank 30 nautical miles (56 km) east of Ramsgate, Kent with the loss of one of her nineteen crew.[23]

28 April

List of shipwrecks: 28 April 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Hang Tuah  Indonesian Navy The Radjawali-class corvette was bombed and sunk by a CIA Douglas B-26 Invader aircraft off Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. 18 crewmen were killed, 28 wounded.[24][25][26]
San Flaviano  United Kingdom The tanker was bombed and sunk by a CIA Douglas B-26 Invader aircraft off Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.[24][27]

28 or 30 April

These three ships were bombed in an air raid or raids on Ambon Bay in Indonesia. Ambon was bombed several times, and sources differ as to the date(s) on which the ships were attacked.[28] One source suggests that they were hit on 1 or 2 May.[29]
List of shipwrecks: 28 or 30 April 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Aquila  Italy The cargo ship was bombed by a CIA Douglas B-26 Invader aircraft.[28] in Ambon Bay, Indonesia.[29] She sank on 27 May 1958.[30]
Armonia  Greece The cargo ship was bombed and damaged or sunk by a CIA Douglas B-26 Invader aircraft.[28] in Ambon Bay, Indonesia. Subsequently salvaged and registered in Panama as Keanyew.
Flying Lark  Panama The cargo ship was bombed and sunk by a CIA Douglas B-26 Invader aircraft.[28] in Ambon Bay, Indonesia. Nine crewmen were killed, seven missing.[29][31][26]

29 April

List of shipwrecks: 29 April 1958
ShipCountryDescription
KRI Intata  Indonesian Navy The auxiliary patrol ship was bombed and sunk at Kendari, Indonesia by a CIA Douglas B-26 Invader aircraft. Five crewmen killed, 23 wounded.[27][26]

May

2 May

List of shipwrecks: 2 May 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Nefeli  Greece The cargo ship foundered in the Red Sea. All eighteen crew rescued by Frankfort ( West Germany).[32]

8 May

List of shipwrecks: 8 May 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Liberty  United States A storm destroyed the 66-gross register ton, 72.4-foot (22.1 m) fishing vessel at Cape Ikolik (57°17′15″N 154°47′00″W) on the coast of Kodiak Island in the Territory of Alaska.[33]

12 May

List of shipwrecks: 12 May 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Cliffville  United Kingdom Sprang a leak and capsized at Meadowside Granary Wharf, Glasgow. Declared a total constructive loss.

13 May

List of shipwrecks: 13 may 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Unidentified sailing vessel  Indonesia The sailing vessel was strafed by a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency B-26 Invader bomber and a PBY Catalina flying boat and was beached.[34]

14 May

List of shipwrecks: 14 May 1958
ShipCountryDescription
USS President Hayes  United States Navy The Type C3 ship ran aground in the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea.[35]

17 May

List of shipwrecks: 17 May 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Playfair  United States The 7-gross register ton, 32-foot (9.8 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Cold Bay (55°32′25″N 132°23′50″W) off Kasaan, Territory of Alaska.[36]

22 May

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 1958
ShipCountryDescription
USS Gibson County  United States Navy The LST-542-class tank landing ship was sunk as a target by the submarine USS Rasher ( United States Navy).

29 May

List of shipwrecks: 29 May 1958
ShipCountryDescription
USS Stickleback  United States Navy The Balao-class submarine collided with the destroyer escort USS Silverstein ( United States Navy) in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii and sank. All 82 crew members were rescued.[37]

31 May

List of shipwrecks: 31 May 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Mako  United States The 9-gross register ton, 30-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska off the mouth of the Kasilof River on the Kenai Peninsula.[38]

June

3 June

List of shipwrecks: 3 June 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Gayunda  Australia

The barge was beached at Woody Point, Queensland, Australia, to serve as a breakwater.

6 June

List of shipwrecks: 6 June 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Arlyn  United States The Liberty ship ran aground on the Silver Bank, off the coast of the Dominican Republic. She was later refloated but declared a constructive total loss.[39]

8 June

List of shipwrecks: 8 June 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Lady Stella  United Kingdom The coaster was in collision with Pardo and sank 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Dover, Kent, England. All twelve on board rescued by the tug Dominance ( United Kingdom).[40]

16 June

List of shipwrecks: 16 June 1958
ShipCountryDescription
A P A-S-5  United States The 96-gross register ton, 72-foot (21.9 m) scow sank in Bristol Bay off the coast of the Territory of Alaska.[41]

17 June

List of shipwrecks: 17 June 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Arctic  United States The 8-gross register ton, 30.8-foot (9.4 m) fishing vessel sank approximately 18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi) west of Port Moller (55°53′N 160°28′W), Territory of Alaska.[41]

20 June

List of shipwrecks: 20 June 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Lavernock  United Kingdom The tug was run down and sunk in the Bristol Channel. She was salvaged on 1 August and was consequently scrapped.[42]

25 June

List of shipwrecks: 25 June 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Empress Bay  United States 1958 East River collision: The tanker collided with the cargo ship Nebraska ( Sweden) in the East River in New York City, causing a gasoline spill and subsequent fire and killing three people, one indirectly. She became partially submerged, then sank on 26 June. She was refloated on 9 September.
Nebraska  Sweden 1958 East River collision: The cargo ship collided with the tanker Empress Bay ( United States) in the East River in New York City, causing a gasoline spill and subsequent fire and killing three people, one indirectly. She remained afloat and reached a pier under her own power.

26 June

List of shipwrecks: 26 June 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Mercury  United States The 73-gross register ton, 72-foot (21.9 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Seldovia, Territory of Alaska.[38]
Omega  Peru The barque sprang a leak and sank off Peru.

July

1 July

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Seldovia  United States The 10-gross register ton, 32.7-foot (10.0 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire near Elizabeth Island (59°10′N 151°50′W) at the mouth of Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska.[10]

6 July

List of shipwrecks: 6 July 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Josef Joham  West Germany The coastal tanker collided with Ludwigshafen ( West Germany) in the English Channel north of Guernsey. Josef Joham was cut in two and sank, all eleven crew were rescued by Ludwigshafen.[43]

9 July

List of shipwrecks: 9 July 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Badger  United States 1958 Lituya Bay earthquake and megatsunami: A megatsunami struck the 19-gross register ton, 40.2-foot (12.3 m) fishing vessel while she was at anchor in Lituya Bay in Southeast Alaska, carrying her over La Chaussee Spit at the entrance to the bay into the open ocean and wrecking her. The husband and wife who made up her crew abandoned ship in a skiff as she sank and were rescued.[44][45]
Libby 20  United States The 16-gross register ton, 35.6-foot (10.9 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Bumble Bay (57°16′30″N 154°41′30″W) on the coast of Kodiak Island in the Territory of Alaska.[33]
Sunmore  United States 1958 Lituya Bay earthquake and megatsunami: The 24-gross register ton, 39.4-foot (12.0 m) fishing vessel disappeared when a megatsunami she was trying to outrun engulfed her in Lituya Bay in Southeastern Alaska. The bodies of the husband and wife who made up her crew were never found.[10][45]

14 July

List of shipwrecks: 14 July 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Uncle Sam  United States The 25-gross register ton, 43.6-foot (13.3 m) fishing vessel sank in Cook Inlet at the north end of Kalgin Island in the Territory of Alaska.[46]

24 July

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Jo  United States The 11-gross register ton, 31.3-foot (9.5 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Canoe Pass (60°32′N 146°08′W) in Prince William Sound on the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska.[47]

August

5 August

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Cabo Razo  Spain The cargo ship sank in the Arosa Estuary off Pontevedra. Thirteen of the 44 people on board were killed.[48]

7 August

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1958
ShipCountryDescription
S.E. Graham  United States The tanker collided with the steamship Gulfoil at the mouth of the Narragansett Bay and was declared a total loss after she burned.

8 August

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Max  United States The 8-gross register ton, 30.5-foot (9.3 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire approximnately 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi) from Port San Juan (60°03′N 148°04′W) on the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska.[38]
St Nicholas  Liberia The cargo ship ran aground in the Caribbean Sea 135 nautical miles (250 km) off Kingston, Jamaica. Salvage efforts were abandoned in September and she was declared a total loss.[22]

11 August

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Pen 18  United States The 7-gross register ton 28.4-foot (8.7 m) fishing vessel sank in False Pass, Territory of Alaska.[36]
Pen 29  United States The 8-gross register ton 28.6-foot (8.7 m) fishing vessel sank in False Pass, Territory of Alaska.[36]

14 August

List of shipwrecks: 15 August 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Black Witch II  Australia The schooner, a converted tugboat, was wrecked at Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australia, during a storm.
Norse Lady  Panama The cargo ship ran aground on an island in Indonesia. Seized by Permesta Rebels on the 16th and refloated.[26]

15 August

List of shipwrecks: 15 August 1958
ShipCountryDescription
USS Hillsborough County  United States Navy The decommissioned LST-542-class tank landing ship was sunk as a target in the Gulf of California.
Thrasher  United States The 11-gross register ton, 38.1-foot (11.6 m) motor tug sank off Mary Island (an ambiguous reference, but most likely the Mary Island at 55°06′00″N 131°10′08″W) in the Territory of Alaska.[49]

21 August

List of shipwrecks: 21 August 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Willemijn  Netherlands The coaster ran aground on Burial Island, Co Down, Northern Ireland.[50]

22 August

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Norse Lady  Panama The cargo ship had run aground off Parigi, Indonesia on 14 August.[51] Permesta rebels captured her on 16 August, refloated her and beached her at Belang.[51] The Indonesian Navy sighted her there on 18 August and shelled her on 22 August, setting her on fire.[51] Norse Lady was burnt out and remained a beached wreck until March 1966, when she was towed to Kaohsiung, Taiwan and scrapped.[51][52]

24 August

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1958
ShipCountryDescription
No. 175  People's Liberation Army Navy Chinese Civil War: 1st Battle of Kinmen Island: The motor torpedo boat was shelled and sunk off Kinmen Island (Quemoy) by Nationalist ships. Four crewmen were killed, three were taken as prisoners of war.[53]
ROCS Tai Sheng  Republic of China Navy Chinese Civil War: 1st Battle of Kinmen Island: The transport was torpedoed and sunk off Kinmen Island (Quemoy) by No. 105, No. 175, No. 178, No. 180, No. 184 (all  People's Liberation Army Navy). 200 troops killed.[53]

26 August

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 1958
ShipCountryDescription
HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën  Royal Netherlands Navy The De Zeven Provinciën-class cruiser collided with the harbour wall at Den Helder and ran aground.[54] Refloated the next day.[55]

September

2 September

List of shipwrecks: 2 September 1958
ShipCountryDescription
No. 174  People's Liberation Army Navy Chinese Civil War: 2nd Battle of Kinmen Island: The motor torpedo boat was sunk by gunfire off Kinmen Island (Quemoy) by the patrol vessel ROCS Wei Yuan ( Republic of China Navy).[56]
No. 180  People's Liberation Army Navy Chinese Civil War: 2nd Battle of Kinmen Island: The motor torpedo boat was sunk by gunfire off Kinmen Island (Quemoy) by the patrol vessel ROCS Wei Yuan ( Republic of China Navy).[56]

5 September

List of shipwrecks: 5 September 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Ester  United States The 9-gross register ton, 34-foot (10.4 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Camp Coogan Bay (57°00′30″N 135°14′00″W) in Southeast Alaska near Sitka, Territory of Alaska.[57]

8 September

List of shipwrecks: 8 September 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Anna Maria  Portugal The schooner caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) south east of Cape Race, Newfoundland, Canada. The 40 crew were rescued by a Spanish trawler. The wreck was later sunk by USCGC Spencer ( United States Navy) as it was a hazard to shipping.[58]
ROCS Mei Le  Republic of China Navy Chinese Civil War: The Mei Chin-class LSM blew up and sank when shelled by Red Chinese artillery. 91 crewmen and troops killed.[56]

10 September

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Concha  Costa Rica The coastal tanker caught fire off Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom. All crew rescued by frigate HMS Chichester ( Royal Navy). They were transferred to the tug Empire Rosa ( United Kingdom) and landed at Milford Haven. The tug Sheila ( United Kingdom) took Concha in tow but she sank 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) south of Skokholm.[59]

13 September

List of shipwrecks: 13 September 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Melika  Liberia The tanker collided with T2 tanker Fernand-Gilabert ( France). Both ships set on fire, a total of 21 crew killed. Fernand-Gilabert was consequently scrapped.[60]

17 September

List of shipwrecks: 17 September 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Celtic  United States The 8-gross register ton, 29.7-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel was lost near Cape Strait (56.9983333°N 133.0908333°W / 56.9983333; -133.0908333 (Cape Strait)) in Frederick Sound in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska after she struck a log.[61]

18 September

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Ashtabula  Canada The car ferry sank after colliding with the cargo ship Ben Moreell off Ashtabula, Ohio. The captain was killed.

24 September

List of shipwrecks: 24 September 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Maxine M  United States The 31-gross register ton, 44.6-foot (13.6 m) fishing vessel sank near Gravina Island in the Alexander Archipelago off Dall Head (55°08′N 131°45′W) in Southeast Alaska with the loss of five lives. Her sole survivor was rescued from floating debris in Clarence Strait by the fishing vessel Homer ( United States).[38]

26 September

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1958
ShipCountryDescription
USS Hampden County  United States Navy The decommissioned LST-542-class tank landing ship was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California.
Rangitiki  New Zealand The ocean liner ran aground on the Goodwin Sands 6 nautical miles (11 km) off Deal, Kent, United Kingdom. Later refloated undamaged.[62]

October

5 October

List of shipwrecks: 5 October 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Tupavuori  Finland The tanker caught fire, exploded and sank at Tupavuori, with the loss of ten crew.[63]

6 October

List of shipwrecks: 6 October 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Hoi Wong  Norway The passenger ship ran aground in the Paracel Islands, China.[64]

21 October

List of shipwrecks: 21 October 1958
ShipCountryDescription
USS Chittenden County  United States Navy The decommissioned LST-542-class tank landing ship was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean south of Oahu, Hawaii.

22 October

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Barge No. 18  United States While under tow by the tug Wando ( United States), the tank barge was wrecked without loss of life on Shemya Island in the Aleutian Islands.[44]
Zeta Trader  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off Pulau Mantaras, 35 nautical miles (65 km) south of Singapore.[65] Refloated on 29 October.[66]

23 October

List of shipwrecks: 23 October 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Earsdon  United Kingdom The cargo ship sank in the River Tyne following a collision. Raised in March 1959 and scrapped.[67]

31 October

List of shipwrecks: 31 October 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Corijs  Netherlands The lightship sank in the Scheldt estuary after she was hit by Selvik ( Norway). All five crew rescued.[68]

November

2 November

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Prince Philippe  Belgium The ferry ran aground at Dover, Kent, United Kingdom. Refloated two hours later.[69]

3 November

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Lake Burnaby  Canada The 6,140 GRT freighter was stranded on Bancorran Reef, Philippines and declared a total loss

13 November

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Forresbank  United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire and came ashore 25 nautical miles (46 km) south of Port St. Johns, Eastern Cape, South Africa.[70]

16 November

List of shipwrecks: 16 November 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Nyon   Switzerland The cargo ship ran aground at St Abb's Head, Berwickshire, Scotland. Stern section salvaged and new bow section fitted in 1959, returned to service.

18 November

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Carl D. Bradley  United States The lake freighter broke in two and sank in Lake Michigan.
Haida Maid  United States The 33-foot (10.1 m) motor vessel disappeared in a snow squall in Lynn Canal near Haines, Territory of Alaska. Wreckage from Haida Maid – containing the body of the only person aboard – came ashore in Sanki Inlet near Dyea, Territory of Alaska, on 29 November.[71][72]

22 November

List of shipwrecks: 22 November 1958
ShipCountryDescription
A S P No. 7  United States The 28-gross register ton, 47.6-foot (14.5 m) scow sank in Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska approximately 20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi) north of Seldovia.[41]

23 November

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Caltex Wellington  United Kingdom The Type T2-SE-A2 tanker ran aground in the Suez Canal, 12 nautical miles (22 km) south of Port Said, Egypt. Later refloated.[73]
Dansborg  Denmark The tanker ran aground in the Suez Canal 12 nautical miles (22 km) south of Port Said. Later refloated.[73]

December

1 December

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Indore  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off Vlissingen, Netherlands.[74]

3 December

List of shipwrecks: 3 December 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Prodromos  Liberia The Liberty ship collided with King Minos ( Greece) in the English Channel and was abandoned. Twenty-three crew rescued by two Dutch ships. The tug Jean Bart ( France) took Prodromos in tow and she was beached at Rye Harbour, Sussex, United Kingdom. King Minos was assisted into Dover Harbour, Kent by the tug Dominant and salvage ship Swin (both  United Kingdom).[75][76]

5 December

List of shipwrecks: 5 December 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Alex  West Germany The coaster collided with a Dutch vessel in the Waal and sank. All five crew were rescued.[77]

10 December

List of shipwrecks: 10 December 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Tarleton H. Bean  United States After a gale struck and trapped the 35-foot (11 m) herring fishing vessel in ice around a small projection of land in Taku Inlet in Southeast Alaska, her three-man crew of Alaska Fish and Wildlife Service employees conducting herring research abandoned her and boarded the buoy tender USCGC Sweetbriar ( United States Coast Guard) unharmed. By the time a power barge arrived to recover Tarleton H. Bean, she had disappeared, and she was never seen again.[49]

14 December

List of shipwrecks: 14 December 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Mendi Palm  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with a Port of London Authority dredger in the Thames Estuary and ran aground.[78]

15 December

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Argonaftis  Hellenic Navy The V-class submarine broke her tow and came ashore on the northern coast of Spain. She was refloated at scrapped.
Lena  United States The 22-gross register ton, 44.5-foot (13.6 m) scow sank off Yakutat, Territory of Alaska.[33]

17 December

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1958
ShipCountryDescription
HMS Volatile  Royal Navy The V-class submarine broke her tow and came ashore at Sandsend Wyke, Yorkshire whilst being towed to the Tyne for scrapping.[79] Refloated on 23 December.[80]

18 December

List of shipwrecks: 18 December 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Taxiarchis  Greece The cargo ship ran aground in the Aegean Sea between Kos and Turkey. Refloated on 23 December, repairs were uneconomic and she was scrapped in August 1959.[22]

20 December

List of shipwrecks: 20 December 1958
ShipCountryDescription
K S M No. 1  United States The 63-gross register ton, 60-foot (18.3 m) scow sank in Kendrick Bay (54°51′15″N 131°58′00″W) (or Kindricks Bay) in Southeast Alaska.[81]

23 December

List of shipwrecks: 23 December 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Broughty  United Kingdom The coaster collided with Sunima ( Norway) in the Thames Estuary and was beached on the Rainham Marshes, Essex.[80]

28 December

List of shipwrecks: 28 December 1958
ShipCountryDescription
African Queen  Liberia

The tanker ran aground on Gull Shoal and broke in two. The crew was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard. Oil from the tanker heavily polluted the coastline at Ocean City, Maryland.[82]

30 December

List of shipwrecks: 30 December 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Murre  United States The 7-gross register ton, 29.6-foot (9.0 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Cordova, Territory of Alaska.[38]

31 December

List of shipwrecks: 31 December 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Seabird  Norway The cargo steamer, a former Flower-class corvette, was smuggling for Permesta rebels in Minahasa, North Sulawesi when the Indonesian Air Force intercepted and sank her in Bolaang Bay.[83][26]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1958
ShipCountryDescription
Los Mayas  Panama The cargo ship ran aground at Muskegon, Michigan, United States, and was holed. Later repaired and returned to service.

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See also

Ship events in 1958
Ship launches: 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963
Ship commissionings: 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963
Ship decommissionings: 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963
Shipwrecks: 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963
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