List of shipwrecks in 1970
|Laddy||The boat was lost in Esther Passage (60°53′N 147°56′W) on the south-central coast of Alaska.|
|Phallus||The vessel was lost in Columbia Bay (60°56′30″N 147°05′30″W) in Prince William Sound on the south-central coast of Alaska after she collided with an iceberg.|
|Sea Fair||The vessel was wrecked in the Gulf of Alaska on the south end of Montague Island at the entrance to Prince William Sound in Alaska.|
|Badger State||The cargo ship sank in the North Pacific Ocean ten days after she was abandoned after her cargo of bombs and other munitions broke loose and started to explode during a voyage from Bremerton, Washington, to Da Nang, South Vietnam. Fourteen members of her crew of 40 survived.|
|Cottonwood Creek||The bulk carrier was wrecked off the coast of Honduras. She was on a voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Saigon, South Vietnam.|
|Elda||Grounded near Mehidia, Morocco after developing engine trouble and a leak. Declared a total loss.|
|Pete Tide||The oil rig supply boat capsized and sank in Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of Alaska after colliding with an oil platform on Middle Ground Shoal (60°53′N 151°23′W). Her entire crew of five survived.|
|Arrow||The tanker ran aground on Cerberus Rock in Chedabucto Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and broke in two, resulting in the spill of 3.5 million litres of her cargo of crude oil.|
|Bat Galim||War of Attrition: The landing craft was sunk, or beached, with Limpet mines by Egyptian frogmen at Eilat.|
|Bat Sheva||War of Attrition: The landing craft was sunk with Limpet mines by Egyptian frogmen at Eilat.|
|Lairdsfield||The coaster capsized and sank off the Tees Estuary with the loss of all ten crew after its cargo was improperly loaded.|
|Minya||War of Attrition: The Bahaire-class minesweeper was sunk by Israeli aircraft in the Gulf of Suez.|
|Intrepid||While towing the barge Cordova (|
|Agami||The trawler foundered in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all nine crew. Officially declared lost on 17 February.|
|LT-1969||The vessel sank in the Qui Nhon area, Vietnam. Salvaged by USS YMLC-5, USS BD 6062 and USS BD 6662 (all |
|Manes P||The cargo ship was driven ashore and sank near St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.|
|HMS Gossamer||The M-class minesweeper was sunk as a target.|
|Glen Strathallen||The retired training ship was scuttled in shallow water off Plymouth, England, at 58°18′55″N 4°7′31″W as a training facility for divers. Found to be an obstruction, the wreck was demolished with explosives.|
|HQ 6527||Vietnam War: The monitor struck a mine and sank. Salvage operations by the Republic of Vietnam Navy and United States Navy were completed on 15 April.|
|Sierra Bravia||The coaster sank after a collision with Ruhr Ore (|
|K-8||The November-class submarine sank in the Bay of Biscay with the loss of 52 of her 125 crew.|
|Kalymnos||The cargo ship ran aground off Rhodes, constructive total loss.|
|La Jenelle||Anchored outside the harbor at Port Hueneme, California, with a skeleton crew of two and no passengers aboard, the cruise ship was driven aground and wrecked during a storm. Her wreck later was gutted by fire, cut down to water level, and filled with rocks to form part of a breakwater.|
|Nitto Maru No, 67||The 96-ton fishing vessel capsized and sank either approximately 20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi) off Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Islands or off the Kamchatka Peninsula (news accounts differ) with the loss of her entire crew of 17.|
|Plataforma 1||The fishing boat was captured and scuttled by a Cuban exile group "Alpha 66"-operated boat. She later was raised, repaired, and returned to service.|
|Plataforma 4||The fishing boat was captured and scuttled by a Cuban exile group "Alpha 66"-operated boat. She later was raised, repaired, and returned to service.|
|El Qaher||War of Attrition: The El Fateh-class destroyer was sunk by Israeli Air Force aircraft at Berenice, Egypt.|
|Unidentified missile boat||War of Attrition: The No. 783-class missile boat was sunk by Israeli Air Force aircraft at Berenice, Egypt.|
|Thorland||The cargo ship suffered a catastrophic explosion in the Indian Ocean 400 miles off Mombasa, Kenya in which nine men were killed. She was towed to Mombasa but refused entry and later en route to South Africa the bow half broke away and sank off Mozambique. The stern was beached at Porto Amelia. Declared a constructive total loss she was later acquired by Greek interests and towed to Japan where she was joined to the bow half of Wafra and renamed Achillet.|
|A P A 8||The motor vessel sank in "Dry Bay" on the coast of Alaska. The wreck report does not specify in which of many bays of the name the sinking took place.|
|USS Tunny||The decommissioned Gato-class amphibious transport submarine was sunk as a target.|
|Falcon||The seiner sank with the loss of one life just north of Kodiak, Alaska, 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) northwest of the Hanin Rocks (57°50′05″N 152°18′45″W). There were 11 survivors.|
|Grizzle N||The motor vessel sank in Kachemak Bay on the south-central coast of Alaska.|
|LeBaron Russell Briggs||The Liberty ship was scuttled off Cape Kennedy, Florida, as a means of disposing of a load of nerve gas placed aboard her.|
|Miss Pozzolana||The motor vessel was wrecked in Dry Harbor in Alaska.|
|Irving Whale||The barge, owned by J.D. Irving Ltd., sank in the center of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It was refloated in 1996 and is now in service under the name ATL 2701.|
|Moonlight||The coaster foundered 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north of Chicken Rock, Isle of Man after her cargo shifted. Two of her crew were killed.|
|Fotini Tsavliris||The cargo ship ran aground in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) off Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands (53°25′N 5°00′E). Refloated on 18 September. Subsequently towed to Greece and laid up. Scrapped in 1972.|
|Scoter||The motor vessel was destroyed by fire off the southeast end of "Spoon Island" – probably a reference to Spuhn Island (58°20′15″N 134°39′30″W) – in Southeast Alaska.|
|USS Soley||The decommissioned Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean north of Puerto Rico at 19°30′N 065°38′W.|
|Valiant||The fishing vessel – a purse-seiner – became disabled in Snow Pass near Ketchikan, Alaska, when a malfunctioning engine cooling line caused her engine room to flood. The fishing vessel My Ann took Valiant in tow, but the tow line parted and Valiant sank.|
|Sea Mill||The 50-foot (15 m) crab-fishing vessel sank in the Gulf of Alaska near Spruce Island in the Kodiak Archipelago after reporting that her radar and depth finder had failed, leaving her two-man crew uncertain of her position during a gale with 30-foot (9.1-meter) seas and 60-mph (97-km/hr) winds. Debris from Sea Mill later was spotted at sea, but the bodies of the two men on board were never found.|
|Marites||The heavy lift ship was driven aground in Manila Bay during Typhoon Patsy. She later was refloated and scrapped.|
|USS John W. Weeks||The decommissioned Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Virginia at 37°10′54″N 073°45′36″W.|
|Four unidentified motor torpedo boats||Guinea-Bissau War of Independence: Raid on Conakry: The Project 183-class motor torpedo boats were destroyed by Portuguese forces.|
|Three unidentified missile boats||Guinea-Bissau War of Independence: Raid on Conakry: Three Project 183R missile boats were destroyed by Portuguese forces.|
|Andrea||After radioing that her compass was broken, her steering gear was malfunctioning, and that she was experiencing icing, and later that she was going ashore on a beach, the 27-foot (8.2 m) gillnet fishing vessel disappeared in Stephens Passage in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska. The bodies of the eight people on board – a married couple, their 17-, 12-, 9-, and 8-year-old and 6 1⁄2-month old sons, and an 8-year-old boy who was a friend of the family – were never found.|
|USS Bluegill||The decommissioned Gato-class submarine was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean about 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) off Lahaina, Hawaii to serve as an underwater rescue training vessel. She was raised in November 1984 and sunk again in deep water.|
|Rustler||The 24-gross register ton, 43.2-foot (13.2 m) fishing vessel lost control of her rudder, ran onto rocks at Kodiak, Alaska, and was pounded to pieces by the surf. The United States Coast Guard rescued all 10 people aboard.|
|Cordova||After her towing vessel – the tug Intrepid (|
|Ridgetown||The bulk carrier was scuttled as a temporary breakwater at Nanticoke, Ontario sometime in the summer of 1970. Refloated later, date unknown.|
|YTL-17||The tug was sunk as an artificial reef in the Atlantic Ocean off Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, at approximately 34°02′N 077°52′W.|
|Z B 100F||The barge sank in Bristol Bay off the coast of Alaska while under tow by the tugs Mr. Chuck and Arapahoe Scout (both |
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- "10 feared lost as coaster capsizes". The Times (57788). London. 10 February 1970. col D-F, p. 1.
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- "29 missing as vessel sinks". The Times (57790). London. 10 February 1970. col E, p. 1.
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- "Survivors back". The Times (57847). London. 18 April 1970. col E, p. 4.
- "Picture Gallery". The Times (57818). London. 14 March 1970. col D-E, p. 2.
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- "Visiting wives die as storm sinks British ship". The Times (58740). London. 10 April 1970. col D-G, p. 1.
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- "Tanker threatens Spanish beaches". The Times (578656). London. 9 May 1970. col D, p. 4.
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- "Tanker kills 3 on land". The Times (57907). London. 2 July 1970. col G, p. 6.
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- "Gaillard's body found in yacht wreckage". The Times (57916). London. 13 July 1970. col A-B, p. 4.
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- "Captain watches as cruise liner sinks". The Times (57923). London. 5 July 1970. col C-E, p. 5.
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- "Submarine's crew saved by captain". The Times (57951). London. 21 August 1970. col C-E, p. 1.
- "Tanker mishaps may put oil prices up again". The Times (57969). London. 12 September 1970. col E-F, p. 5.
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- "Two drowned as coaster sinks in heavy seas". The Times (57967). London. 10 September 1970. col A-B, p. 2.
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- "Survivors say a whale sank ship in Atlantic". The Times (58002). London. 21 October 1970. col C, p. 7.
- "Disturbing similarity with Torrey Canyon disaster". The Times (58006). London. 26 October 1970. col A-G, p. 3.
- "Souris Trader - 1970". Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Archived from the original on 28 September 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
- "Holed tanker freed after week on the rocks". The Times (58023). London. 14 November 1970. col F-G, p. 3.
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- "Corunna imposes ban on fishing". The Times (58025). London. 17 November 1970. col F, p. 7.
- "Tugboat captain accused of harbour pollution". The Times (58030). London. 23 November 1970. col E, p. 25.
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