List of shipwrecks in 1963

The list of shipwrecks in 1963 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1963.

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1963
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May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
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January

8 January

List of shipwrecks: 8 January 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Nueva Guinea  Spain The coaster exploded and sank off Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands. One crewmember reported missing and two injured.[1]

12 January

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Marnipo  Lebanon The Liberty ship ran aground in the Dardanelles and broke in two.[2]

13 January

List of shipwrecks: 13 January 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Stranger  United States The 16-gross register ton, 38.3-foot (11.7 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by a storm at Shearwater Bay (57°20′N 152°55′W) on the southeast coast of Kodiak Island.[3]

20 January

List of shipwrecks: 20 January 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Adelfotis II  Lebanon The cargo ship was driven ashore at South Shields, County Durham, United Kingdom. All 23 crew were rescued by breeches buoy.[4]
Orizia  Italy The Liberty ship was driven ashore at Veracruz, Mexico and was abandoned by her crew.[5] She was declared a constructive total loss.

23 January

List of shipwrecks: 23 January 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Coalinga Hills  United States The T2 tanker ran aground off Tanegashima, Japan. She was on a voyage from Iran to Kudumatsu. Consequently scrapped due to damage sustained.[6]

24 January

List of shipwrecks: 24 January 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Graziella  Italy The cargo ship was driven ashore in a gale at Tangier, Morocco.[7]

31 January

List of shipwrecks: 31 January 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Crescence  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Winterton, Norfolk.[8]

February

4 February

List of shipwrecks: 4 February 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Marine Sulphur Queen  United States The T2 tanker vanished off the southern coast of Florida after a routine radio report on this date. All 39 crew members were lost.

6 February

List of shipwrecks: 6 February 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Johan Collett  Norway The cargo ship en route from Sardinia to Ghent with a cargo of zinc ore sank after the cargo shifted in a force 10 gale. Nine men were saved by the Guernsey Royal National Lifeboat Institution lifeboat, earning their Gold Medal and also one from the Norwegian Lifeboat Institution.[9][10]

7 February

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Barracuda  United States With two men and a woman aboard, the 10-gross register ton, 36-foot (11.0 m) fishing vessel was wrecked at Split Rock (57°55′30″N 152°29′50″W) near Ouzinkie, Alaska. One of the men and the woman were washed overboard and drowned; the captain was the sole survivor.[11]

11 February

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Flaksee  West Germany The cargo ship collided with Canuck Trader ( Canada) near the Varne Lightship ( Trinity House) and sank 9 nautical miles (17 km) off Folkestone, Kent.[12]

15 February

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Maasdam  Netherlands The ocean liner struck the wreck of Harborough ( United Kingdom) at Bremen, West Germany and was holed. All 230 passengers and 276 crew rescued by Gotthilf Hagen ( West Germany).[13]

25 February

List of shipwrecks: 25 February 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Miraflores  Panama The tanker collided with Abadesa in the Westerschelde, Netherlands. Both tankers caught fire. One crew and five reported missing from Miraflores. The tanker George Livanos ( Panama) ran aground when taking avoiding action.[14]
Aegli  Greece The cargo ship sank in the Aegean Sea with the loss of all but one of her 22 crew.[15]
Unnamed ferry  Japan The ferry collided with a cargo ship ( Japan) off Kobe and sank. Of the 64 people on board, nineteen were rescued, seven killed and 38 were reported missing.[15]

28 February

List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Ilektra  Greece The cargo ship ran aground on the Corncarhai Rock off Brest, France and sank. Sixteen crew took refuge on the rock and were rescued by helicopter. The captain was killed and two crew reported missing.[16]

March

13 March

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Aghios Ioannis  Greece The Liberty ship ran aground at Ōhara, Japan and broke in two.[17]

15 March

List of shipwrecks: 15 March 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Mist  United States The 20-gross register ton, 41.8-foot (12.7 m) fishing vessel sank off Spruce Island in the Kodiak Archipelago near Kodiak, Alaska.[18]

18 March

List of shipwrecks: 18 March 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Protoklidos  Lebanon The Liberty ship ran aground on the Portuguese coast. Subsequently refloated but sank in the Atlantic Ocean on 20 March north of Cabo Roca.[19]

19 March

List of shipwrecks: 19 March 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Arctic Bear  Canada Under tow by the tug Irving Birch ( United States) from Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for use as a museum ship and floating seafood restaurant, the steamer – a former United States Coast Guard cutter – parted her towline in a gale. The storm collapsed her foremast, which punctured her hull, and she foundered in the North Atlantic Ocean about 100 nautical miles (185 km) east of Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia, and about 260 nautical miles (482 km) east of Boston, Massachusetts, at 42°40′N 065°11′W. Irving Birch rescued her two-man crew.[20][21][22]

20 March

List of shipwrecks: 20 March 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Bear  United States The barquentine sank 250 nautical miles (460 km) south of Nova Scotia, Canada after losing her tow. Both crew rescued.[23]
Alkimos  Greece The Liberty ship ran aground on the Australian coast 170 nautical miles (310 km) north of Fremantle. Refloated in January 1964.

24 March

List of shipwrecks: 24 March 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Northgate  United Kingdom The cargo ship sank off Le Havre, France. All eight crew rescued by the Le Havre pilot boat.[24]

27 March

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1963
ShipCountryDescription
USS Bray  United States Navy The decommissioned Rudderow-class destroyer escort was sunk as a target.

28 March

List of shipwrecks: 28 March 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Valor  Panama The cargo ship ran aground at Mukho, South Korea and was declared a constructive total loss.[25]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date March 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Alkimos  Greece The cargo ship ran aground on a reef in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Western Australia. She later was refloated and repaired.[25]

April

1 April

List of shipwrecks: 1 April 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Bulwark  South Africa Ran aground at Danger Point, Cape Province and broke in two. A total loss.[26]

10 April

List of shipwrecks: 10 April 1963
ShipCountryDescription
USS Thresher  United States Navy The Thresher-class submarine broke up and sank with the loss of all 129 crew during deep diving tests in the Atlantic Ocean 190 nautical miles (350 km) east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

12 April

List of shipwrecks: 12 April 1963
ShipCountryDescription
K-33  Soviet Navy The Hotel II-class ballistic missile submarine collided with the cargo ship MS Finnclipper ( Finland) in the Kattegat. She was repaired and returned to service.

16 April

List of shipwrecks: 16 April 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Arctic Sealer  United Kingdom The sealing ship sank off Newfoundland, Canada. All crew rescued by Arctic Endeavour ( United Kingdom).[27]

21 April

List of shipwrecks: 21 April 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Bernières  France The Liberty ship ran aground at Abidjan, Ivory Coast. She was declared a constructive total loss and later scrapped.[28]

23 April

List of shipwrecks: 23 April 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Petronap  Panama The former depot ship caught fire and wrecked on San Lorenzo Island, near Callao, Peru.[29]

24 April

List of shipwrecks: 24 April 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Cato  United Kingdom The coaster collided with City of Brooklyn ( United States) and sank at Bristol.[30] Later raised and scrapped.[31]

26 April

List of shipwrecks: 26 April 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Marine Progress  United States The Liberty ship was driven ashore on the coast of Puerto Rico. She was refloated but declared a constructive total loss and scrapped.[32]

29 April

List of shipwrecks: 29 April 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Cosmonaut  Soviet Union The cargo ship ran aground off Copenhagen, Denmark on her maiden voyage and was holed.[33]
Thor  United States The 59-gross register ton, 59.9-foot (18.3 m) fishing vessel sank in Behm Canal in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[34]

30 April

List of shipwrecks: 30 April 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Aghios Georgios II  Lebanon The cargo ship caught fire off Eastbourne, Sussex, United Kingdom. The crew were taken off and the ship was beached at Norman's Bay.[35]

May

1 May

List of shipwrecks: 1 May 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Yue Jin  China The cargo ship struck a rock,[36] and sank off Cheju Island, South Korea. All 55 crew rescued by the fishing boat Iki-maru ( Japan).[37]

5 May

List of shipwrecks: 5 May 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Adel  Egypt The ferry capsized and sank in the Nile near Karara in Sudan with the loss of 173 lives.[38]

8 May

List of shipwrecks: 8 May 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Saint Louis  United States The 18-gross register ton, 41.6-foot (12.7 m) motor vessel was destroyed by fire at Juneau, Alaska.[3]

20 May

List of shipwrecks: 20 May 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Bruce M  Lebanon The cargo ship collided with Puerto de Castillon ( Spain), which sank west of Jersey, Channel Islands. Bruce M rescued the crew of the other ship and made for Plymouth, Devon but started to take on water. Assistance was given by HMS Wakeful ( Royal Navy).[39]

22 May

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Mparmpa Petros  Greece Ran aground at Porto de Pedras, Brazil and was wrecked.

31 May

List of shipwrecks: 31 May 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Alkimos  Greece The cargo ship ran aground 30 nautical miles (56 km) north of Perth, Western Australia following the loss of her tow.[40]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1963
ShipCountryDescription
USS Iona  United States Navy The tug was sunk in an accident. Later raised and scrapped by burning.

June

2 June

List of shipwrecks: 2 June 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Lord Gladstone  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Novorossiysk, Soviet Union. Later refloated with aid of Soviet ships.[41]

5 June

List of shipwrecks: 5 June 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Cascade  United States The motor vessel sank off Duke Island in the Gravina Islands in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[42]
Seacrest  Liberia The Liberty ship ran aground near Barcelona, Spain. She was later refloated and towed to Genoa, Italy where she was declared a constructive total loss.[28]

6 June

List of shipwrecks: 6 June 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Anna D  United States The 197-gross register ton, 96.8-foot (29.5 m) fishing vessel sank at False Pass, Alaska.[43]

7 June

List of shipwrecks: 7 June 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Seekonk  Canada The tanker caught fire while pierside at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, and suffered a series of explosions. She was towed away and grounded on Governors Island in Hillsborough Bay. After the fire burned itself out, she was refloated and scrapped.

8 June

List of shipwrecks: 8 June 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Sea Rose  United States The 128-gross register ton, 80.5-foot (24.5 m) fishing vessel was wrecked on a reef at Seal Cape (55°21′45″N 161°18′30″W) in the Shumagin Islands off the Alaska Peninsula.[3]

13 June

List of shipwrecks: 13 June 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Carmen  Panama The cargo ship collided with Sadikzade ( Turkey) in the Strait of Dover and sank with the loss of two crew. Sadikzade then collided with Leandros ( Greece), which in turn collided with Clyde Sergeant ( United Kingdom). All three ships reached port safely.[44]

17 June

List of shipwrecks: 17 June 1963
ShipCountryDescription
T. M.  United States The 6-gross register ton, 28.7-foot (8.7 m) fishing vessel sank in Orca Bay in Prince William Sound on the coast of Alaska.[34]

18 June

List of shipwrecks: 18 June 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Agios Nektarios  Greece caught fire in the Ionian Sea, taken in tow but sank near Patras, Greece.

19 June

List of shipwrecks: 19 June 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Gianni Zeta  Italy The cargo liner collided with Fosna ( Norway) and sank off Gibraltar. All nineteen crew and nine passengers saved.[45]

26 June

List of shipwrecks: 26 June 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Fleurus  Canada The circus ship caught fire at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. All people and animals saved except for some zebras.[46] The wreck was scuttled in October 1963.[47]

27 June

List of shipwrecks: 27 June 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Tahiti  United States The 36-gross register ton, 46.5-foot (14.2 m) fishing vessel sank in Raspberry Strait (58°02′N 153°00′W) between Raspberry Island and Afognak near Kodiak, Alaska.[34]

July

1 July

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Elfin II  United States The motor vessel sank in Sergis Narrows (57°24′20″N 135°38′00″W) in Peril Strait in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[48]
Pen 14  United States The motor vessel sank in Bristol Bay off the coast of Alaska.[49]

2 July

List of shipwrecks: 2 July 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Netty  Netherlands The coaster collided with Fina Canada ( Italy) off Ramsgate, Kent and sank. All five crew rescued by Fina Canada.[50]

4 July

List of shipwrecks: 4 July 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Erin  United States The 10-gross register ton, 31-foot (9.4 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Orca, Alaska (60°39′50″N 145°43′00″W).[48]
Hawk  United States The 25-gross register ton 45.1-foot (13.7 m) barge sank in Bristol Bay at Naknek, Alaska.[51]

8 July

List of shipwrecks: 8 July 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Patrician  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with Santa Emilia ( United States) and sank off Gibraltar. Thirty-four of the 37 crew were rescued by Santa Emilia, with three reported as missing.[52]
Unidentified vessel  Portugal Guinea-Bissau War of Independence: The vessel was sunk by PAIGC action at the confluence of the Cumbija River and the Cobade River.[53]

9 July

List of shipwrecks: 9 July 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Dorothy H  United States The 8-gross register ton, 27-foot (8.2 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Chignik Lagoon, Alaska.[54]
Hazel  United States The motor vessel sank in Spasski Bay (58°06′35″N 135°19′00″W) east of Hoonah Alaska.[51]

11 July

List of shipwrecks: 11 July 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Ciudad de Asuncion  Argentina The ferry struck the wreck of Marionga J Cairns (flag unknown), caught fire and sank in the River Plate between Buenos Aires and Montevideo, Uruguay.[55][56] At least 53 of the 420 people on board were killed.[57]
Sandra  United States The 10-gross register ton, 30-foot (9.1 m) fishing vessel was wrecked off Kalgin Island in Cook Inlet ion the coast of Alaska.[3]

14 July

List of shipwrecks: 14 July 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Hobart Star  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Melbourne, Australia in a storm.[58] Later refloated and returned to service.
Margie Ann  United States The 12-gross register ton, 33.1-foot (10.1 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Fresh Water Bay (57°51′N 134°59′W) near Tenakee, Alaska.[18]

15 July

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Bassurelle  France The trawler was wrecked in the English Channel off Langton Matravers, Dorset, United Kingdom. Her five crew were rescued.[59]
HMS Brave Swordsman  Royal Navy The Brave-class patrol boat ran aground 10 nautical miles (19 km) off Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Later refloated and taken to Chatham Dockyard for examination.[60]

17 July

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Sunbeam  United States The 58-gross register ton, 62.6-foot (19.1 m) fishing vessel was wrecked near Point Gardner (57°01′N 134°37′W) in Southeast Alaska.[3]
Trebisnjica  Yugoslavia

The Liberty ship ran aground on Hogsty Reef, in the Bahamas (21°36′N 73°50′W).[61]

21 July

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Tritonica  Bermuda The bulk carrier collided with Roonagh Head ( United Kingdom) and sank in the St Lawrence River 55 nautical miles (102 km) from Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Thirty-three crew were killed.[62][63]

24 July

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Aronda  China The cargo ship ran aground at Macao after losing her tow in a typhoon whilst being towed to Hong Kong for scrapping.[64][65]

25 July

List of shipwrecks: 25 July 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Blikur  Faroe Islands The coaster struck an iceberg and sank off Greenland. All 35 crew saved by Poseidon ( West Germany).[66]

August

1 August

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Meteor  United States The 83-gross register ton, 75.5-foot (23.0 m) cargo vessel was wrecked at Coal Harbor in Zachary Bay (55°22′N 160°38′W) on the coast of Unga Island in the Shumagin Islands off the south coast of the Alaska Peninsula.[18]

4 August

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Kastela  Yugoslavia The Liberty ship sank in the Hudson Strait (63°39′N 77°20′W).[67]

7 August

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Venus  United States The 8-gross register ton 29.8-foot (9.1 m) wooden fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Ivan Bay (56°00′N 158°50′W) near Chignik, Alaska.[68]

14 August

List of shipwrecks: 14 August 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Empire Grace  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Kanholmsfjärden, Sweden. Refloated on 26 August but declared a constructive total loss and consequently scrapped.[25]
USS Queenfish  United States Navy The decommissioned Balao-class submarine was sunk as a target by the submarine USS Swordfish ( United States Navy).

September

2 September

List of shipwrecks: 2 September 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Eli-Yuk  United States The 35-gross register ton motor vessel sank in the Arctic Ocean off Point Wainwright (70°38′15″N 160°01′45″W) on the coast of Alaska.[48]

4 September

List of shipwrecks: 4 September 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Archangelsk  Soviet Union The cargo ship ran aground in fog in the Bosphorus, ramming a house and killing three people.[69]

6 September

List of shipwrecks: 6 September 1963
ShipCountryDescription
USS Balao  United States Navy The decommissioned Balao-class submarine was sunk as a target off the coast of northern Florida.

13 September

List of shipwrecks: 13 September 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Alacrity  United Kingdom The coaster ran aground on the Cornish coast between Land's End and St Ives and was holed.[70][71]

19 September

List of shipwrecks: 19 September 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Hagemeister  United States The 69-gross register ton 65.2-foot (19.9 m) motor cargo vessel sank approximately 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi) southeast of Cape Yakataga, Alaska.[51]

21 September

List of shipwrecks: 21 September 1963
ShipCountryDescription
USS Grouse  United States Navy The minesweeper ran aground off Rockport, Massachusetts.
Memories  United States The 13-gross register ton, 35.2-foot (10.7 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Cordova, Alaska.[18]

22 September

List of shipwrecks: 22 September 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Andes  United Kingdom The ocean liner ran aground off Sicily, Italy but was refloated after three hours.[72]

23 September

List of shipwrecks: 23 September 1963
ShipCountryDescription
USS Grouse  United States Navy The minesweeper was destroyed by explosives after running aground off Rockport, Massachusetts, two days earlier.

24 September

List of shipwrecks: 24 September 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Roland  West Germany The coaster collided with Rio Quequen ( Argentina) off Warnemünde and sank with the loss of one crewmember, two others reported missing.[73]

25 September

List of shipwrecks: 25 September 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Apex No. 1  United States The 19-gross register ton, 42.4-foot (12.9 m) fishing vessel wrecked off the Trinity Islands (56°33′N 154°20′W) in Alaska′s Kodiak Archipelago.[43]

27 September

List of shipwrecks: 27 September 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Bremerton  United States The motor vessel was destroyed by fire in Kasaan Bay (55°24′N 132°06′W) in Southeast Alaska.[11]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Spray  United States The 7-gross register ton, 33.1-foot (10.1 m) fishing vessel was lost at False Pass, Alaska.[3]

October

1 October

List of shipwrecks: 1 October 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Esso Brussels  Belgium The tanker collided with another ship in the Mediterranean Sea.[74]

2 October

List of shipwrecks: 2 October 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Humbergate  United Kingdom The coaster capsized and sank off West Pentire, Cornwall. All five crew survived.[75]

8 October

List of shipwrecks: 8 October 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Manticos  Greece Beached at 11°14′N 16°32′W after developing a leak.

11 October

List of shipwrecks: 11 October 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Larch  United States The 28-gross register ton, 47.3-foot (14.4 m) fishing vessel sank in the Gulf of Alaska off Martin Island (60°10′N 144°36′W) on the south-central coast of Alaska.[76]

13 October

List of shipwrecks: 13 October 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Jinny C  United States The 72-gross register ton, 68.2-foot (20.8 m) fishing vessel was wrecked in Crescent Bay (52°02′15″N 175°14′00″W) on the north coast of Atka Island in the Aleutian Islands.[77]

14 October

List of shipwrecks: 14 October 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Island Cypress  Canada The barge broke in two and sank off the mouth of the Quillayute River.[78]

22 October

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Island Maple  Canada The barge broke in two off Cape Flattery. The bow section sank, the stern section capsized and was scuttled.[79]
Manticos  Greece Sank after pumping operation failed and leak increased.

23 October

List of shipwrecks: 23 October 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Juan Ferrer  Spain Capsized and sank near Boscawen Point, United Kingdom,[80] with the loss of eleven of the fifteen crew.[81]

24 October

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Theokotos  Panama The Liberty ship collided with British Statesman ( United Kingdom) off Lisbon, Portugal. She was declared a constructive total loss.[61]

November

2 November

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Irene  United States The 8-gross register ton, 26.3-foot (8.0 m) fishing vessel sank in Tongass Narrows in Southeast Alaska near Ketchikan, Alaska.[82]

13 November

List of shipwrecks: 13 November 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Woodburn  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground off Singapore and was holed.[83]

14 November

List of shipwrecks: 14 November 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Dynafuel  United States The tanker collided with Fernview ( Norway) at Buzzard's Bay, Massachusetts. She sank on 15 November after the tow ships were separated.[84]

19 November

List of shipwrecks: 19 November 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Bertie II  United States The 12-gross register ton, 36.3-foot (11.1 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Tenakee Springs, Alaska.[11]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Dentist  United States The 274-gross register ton, 80-foot (24.4 m) barge was destroyed by fire at Nakwasina (57°12′N 135°24′W), Alaska, 20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi) north of Sitka.[54]
Kilo  Netherlands The cargo ship caught fire in the Bristol Channel. Her crew were rescued by the Mumbles Lifeboat.[85]

December

8 December

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Fort Albany  Canada Collided with ship in Saint Lawrence River and sank near Sorel, Quebec, Canada[86]

14 December

List of shipwrecks: 14 December 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Castillo Montjuich  Spain The vessel was last reported in the North Atlantic Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) northwest of the Azores (43°12′N 34°20′W).[74]

18 December

List of shipwrecks: 18 December 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Wesco No. 1  United States The 17-gross register ton, 35-foot (11 m) fishing vessel foundered in Prince William Sound off Perry Island, Alaska.[87]

20 December

List of shipwrecks: 20 December 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Mary Pauline  Canada The coaster foundered off Saint John's, Newfoundland with the loss of six of her seven crew.[88]

21 December

List of shipwrecks: 21 December 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Douala  France The coaster foundered off Point-aux-Basques, Newfoundland with the loss of at least seven crew.[89]

22 December

List of shipwrecks: 22 December 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Lakonia  Greece The 20,314-ton passenger liner caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean while sailing to the island of Madeira and was disabled; 128 fatalities.

23 December

List of shipwrecks: 23 December 1963
ShipCountryDescription
LT-85  Cuban Revolutionary Navy The Project 123K-class motor torpedo boat was sunk in Siguanea harbor by a Limpet mine. 3 crewmen killed, 18 wounded.[90]

24 December

List of shipwrecks: 24 December 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Amazon  Greece The Liberty ship ran aground near Cape Bon, Tunisia (36°43′N 10°58′E). She was later refloated but declared a constructive total loss and scrapped.[91]

25 December

List of shipwrecks: 25 December 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Mohammedi  India The ocean liner ran aground 14 nautical miles (26 km) south of Singapore. HMS Barbain ( Royal Navy) attempted to go to her aid but was ordered out of Indonesian territorial waters by Indonesian Navy gunboats. Her clearance to enter Indonesian waters not being accepted, she withdrew to international waters.[92]

29 December

List of shipwrecks: 29 December 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Lakonia  Greece After being disabled by a fire on 22 December, the abandoned 20,314-ton passenger liner sank in the Atlantic Ocean 230 nautical miles (430 km) southwest of Lisbon, Portugal, and 250 nautical miles (460 km) west of Gibraltar while under tow.

30 December

List of shipwrecks: 30 december 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Totsy  United States The 17-gross register ton, 42-foot (13 m) fishing vessel was wrecked at Waterfall in Southeast Alaska.[34]

31 December

List of shipwrecks: 31 December 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Challenger  United States The 13-gross register ton, 34.9-foot (10.6 m) fishing vessel sank off Seldovia, Alaska.[42]
Esso Brussels  Belgium The oil tanker collided with another ship and was towed to Antwerp, Belgium, for repairs.[74]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1963
ShipCountryDescription
Dunay  Soviet Navy The full-rigged ship was destroyed by fire.
USAT Liberty  United States The United States Army Transport, aground at Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia, since being torpedoed during World War II by the submarine I-166 ( Imperial Japanese Navy) on 11 February 1942, slipped off the beach due to seismic tremors associated with the volcanic eruption of Mount Agung and sank.
Rande A  United States The cattle transport was wrecked on Chirikof Island in the Gulf of Alaska.[93]
Unidentified barge  United States The barge became hung up on the wreck of the cattle transport Rande A ( United States) on Chirikof Island in the Gulf of Alaska shortly after Rande A came ashore. The barge also was wrecked.[93]

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See also

Ship events in 1963
Ship launches: 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968
Ship commissionings: 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968
Ship decommissionings: 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968
Shipwrecks: 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968
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