List of shipwrecks in 1973

The list of shipwrecks in 1973 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1973.

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1973
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May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
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January

1 January

List of shipwrecks: 1 January 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Donna R  United States The fishing vessel sank in Port Etches in Prince William Sound on the south-central coast of Alaska.[1]
Kelly B  United States The fishing vessel exploded while refueling in Cedar Bay (60°33′30″N 146°00′30″W) in Prince William Sound on the south-central coast of Alaska.[2]

9 January

List of shipwrecks: 9 January 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Dona Anita  Liberia The cargo ship sank off Vancouver Island, with the loss of all 42 crew.[3]

21 January

List of shipwrecks: 21 January 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Tide  Netherlands The coaster caught fire off Northern Ireland, driving the crew to the bow area, unable to stop the ship's engine. The ship eventually ran aground at Bangor, County Down. The nine crew were rescued by HMS Bronington ( Royal Navy).[4]

22 January

List of shipwrecks: 22 January 1973
ShipCountryDescription
USS Batfish  United States Navy The Sturgeon-class submarine ran aground off Charleston, South Carolina. She was later repaired and returned to service.

31 January

List of shipwrecks: 31 January 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Sankt Jacob  Cyprus The cargo ship sank in Galite Bay, Bizerta, Tunisia.[5]

February

2 February

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Alcamo  Italy The cargo ship struck rocks and was holed off Cap Rosso, Corsica. She was declared a constructive total loss and later scrapped.[6]

15 February

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1973
ShipCountryDescription
USS Sabalo  United States Navy The Balao-class submarine was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off San Diego, California.

23 February

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Iliamna  United States The 17-gross register ton, 36-foot (11.0 m) fishing vessel was lost after she collided with a submerged log in Kachemak Bay on the south-central coast of Alaska.[7]

March

3 March

List of shipwrecks: 3 March 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Sounion  Lebanon The cargo ship was sunk by a limpet mine at Beirut. Refloated in April but subsequently scrapped.

4 March

List of shipwrecks: 4 March 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Auralyn  United Kingdom The yacht was struck by a whale and sank in the Pacific Ocean. Sailors Maurice and Maralyn Bailey were rescued after 117 days on a liferaft.
Neptune I  United States The fishing vessel sank in the Gulf of Alaska between Cape Spencer in Southeast Alaska and Kodiak Island in the Kodiak Archipelago, about 150 nautical miles (280 km; 170 mi) south of Middleton Island off the south-central coast of Alaska. A United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued all five members of her crew from a life raft.[8]

12 March

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Igara  Italy The ore-oil carrier hit a rock and was holed in the South China Sea. She later sank by the bow 70 nautical miles (130 km) off Singapore. Broke in two at № 1 hold on 19 March. Stern section refloated and fitted with new bow section, returned to service as Eraclide.

22 March

List of shipwrecks: 22 March 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Norse Variant  Norway The bulk carrier foundered in a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean. Only 1 person survived of the 30 crew.[3]
Anita  Norway The cargo ship foundered in a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all 32 crew.[9]
Loch Seaforth  United Kingdom The ferry ran aground on Sleit Rock in the Sound of Gunna, between Tiree and Coll. All on board took to the lifeboats. Loch Seaforth was refloated but declared a constructive total loss and scrapped.

27 March

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Double Knot  United States The 15-gross register ton, 34.1-foot (10.4 m) motor vessel disappeared near Nuka Bay (59°19′N 150°33′W) on the south-central coast of Alaska, 60 nautical miles (110 km; 69 mi) south of Seward, Alaska. The bodies of the four people on board were never found.[1]

28 March

List of shipwrecks: 28 March 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Mariner  Cyprus The ship sprang a leak and foundered in the Pacific Ocean (35°00′N 152°47′E). She was on a voyage from Havana, Cuba to Kobe, Japan.[10][11]

April

2 April

List of shipwrecks: 2 April 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Norderney  Netherlands

The Radio Veronica pirate radio ship was driven ashore at Scheveningen in a storm after her anchor chain snapped.[12]

4 April

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Juzenny Burg  Soviet Union The cargo ship collided with the fishing vessel Dany Gérard ( France), which sank in the English Channel. Juzenny Burgh was escorted into Brest by the minesweeper Antho ( Marine Nationale).[13] All five crew on board Dany Gérard were killed.[14]

19 April

List of shipwrecks: 19 April 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Point Chicot  United States The tugboat sank in the Gulf of Mexico 120 miles (190 km) west of mouth of Tampa Bay, Florida.[15]

24 April

List of shipwrecks: 24 April 1973
ShipCountryDescription
USS Force  United States Navy The Aggressive-class minesweeper suffered an engine room fire and sank in the Pacific Ocean off Guam.

27 April

List of shipwrecks: 27 April 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Globe Star  Singapore The cargo ship ran aground on the Nyali Reef, off Mombasa, Kenya. Five people were killed during salvage operations in November 1973, the ship was later scrapped in situ.
Belle Virtue  West Germany The coaster ship collided with Maritime Pioneer ( Panama) in the English Channel and sank. All eight crew were rescued by Suderau ( West Germany).[16]

May

3 May

List of shipwrecks: 3 May 1973
ShipCountryDescription
USS Boyle  United States Navy The decommissioned Benson-class destroyer was sunk as a target off the coast of Florida.

5 May

List of shipwrecks: 5 May 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Captain Niko  Somalia The ship was sailing from Rotterdam to Alexandria with cargo fertilizer. In heavy seas the cargo shifted. The ship was taken in tow, but the list increased and the ship sank 3 miles north of Guernsey Channel Islands.[17][18]

6 May

List of shipwrecks: 6 May 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Pacific Viking  United States The 44-gross register ton motor vessel sank 1.4 nautical miles (2.6 km; 1.6 mi) off South Cape (54°40′N 163°04′W) outside of Squaw Harbor in Baralof Bay on Unga Island in the Shumagin Islands off the south coast of the Alaska Peninsula.[19]

11 May

List of shipwrecks: 11 May 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Pramnos  Greece The coaster collided with Tony ( Italy) off Porto Stefano, Italy and sank with the loss of three of her fourteen crew.[20][21]

13 May

List of shipwrecks: 13 May 1973
ShipCountryDescription
USS Blackfin  United States Navy The decommissioned Balao-class submarine was torpedoed and sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off San Diego, California.

15 May

List of shipwrecks: 15 May 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Coast No. 3  United States The 49-gross register ton, 63.4-foot (19.3 m) barge sank in Hawk Inlet (58°07′40″N 134°45′15″W) in Southeast Alaska.[22]

16 May

List of shipwrecks: 16 May 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Hongkong Grace  Liberia The cargo ship collided with Mina ( South Africa) in Mossel Bay, South Africa and caught fire. She was scrapped in December 1973.[23]

21 May

List of shipwrecks: 21 May 1973
ShipCountryDescription
USS Sturgeon  United States Navy The Sturgeon-class submarine ran aground off St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands. She was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.

24 May

List of shipwrecks: 24 May 1973
ShipCountryDescription
USS Herndon  United States Navy The decommissioned Gleaves-class destroyer was sunk as a target off Florida.
Star No. 70  United States The 39-gross register ton, 61.4-foot (18.7 m) fishing vessel sank in the South Arm of Chomley Sound (55°17′N 132°04′W) off Prince of Wales Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[24]

31 May

List of shipwrecks: 31 May 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Esso Brussels  Belgium The tanker was struck by the container ship Sea Witch ( United States), which had lost her steering in New York Harbor. Esso Brussels caught fire, killing thirteen crew; two crew were lost from Sea Witch. Esso Brussels was later repaired and returned to service.

June

3 June

List of shipwrecks: 3 June 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Ell-Dora  United States The 17-gross register ton, 39-foot (11.9 m) fishing vessel was wrecked near Shuyak Island in Alaska′s Kodiak Archipelago.[25]
USS Gherardi  United States Navy The decommissioned Gleaves-class destroyer was sunk as a target off Puerto Rico.

12 June

List of shipwrecks: 12 June 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Parima  Venezuela The cargo ship caught fire at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was consequently scrapped.[26]

13 June

List of shipwrecks: 13 June 1973
ShipCountryDescription
K-56  Soviet Navy The Echo-class submarine collided with Academician Berg () and sank in Peter the Great Gulf with the loss of 27 lives.

22 June

List of shipwrecks: 22 June 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Pacific Pearl  United States The 64-foot (19.5 m) shrimper sank only four minutes after she began to flood in heavy seas in the Shelikof Strait between the Kodiak Archipelago and mainland Alaska. Two of her four crewmen perished.[19]

25 June

List of shipwrecks: 25 June 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Conoco Britannia  Liberia The supertanker ran aground off Immingham, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom,[27] and was holed when her anchor pierced the hull. She was refloated the next day.[28]

27 June

List of shipwrecks: 27 June 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Becky  United States The motor vessel sank in Bristol Bay off the coast of Alaska.[29]

July

4 July

List of shipwrecks: 4 July 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Y-B-2  United States The barge was lost by her towing vessel in the Bering Sea near Nunivak Island.[30]

6 July

List of shipwrecks: 6 July 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Cherry Venture  Singapore

The cargo ship was driven aground in a storm at Teewah Beach, Australia. She was scrapped in situ in 2007.

Clive Steele  Philippines The landing ship, medium was struck by rockets in the Mekong Delta. She was beached and abandoned.

19 July

List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Nordic Service  Panama The supply vessel collided with Finn Trader ( Finland) and sank off Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom with the loss of two of her twelve crew.[31][32]

20 July

List of shipwrecks: 20 July 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Mr. George  United States The 13-gross register ton motor vessel was wrecked in Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of Alaska.[33]

22 July

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Glenfinlas  United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire at Port Kelang, Malaya when a fork-lift truck fell into her cargo whilst working in a hold. The ship was towed out of port and beached. Refloated in August, she was declared a constructive total loss and consequently scrapped.[34]

28 July

List of shipwrecks: 28 July 1973
ShipCountryDescription
USS Gunason  United States Navy The decommissioned Buckley-class destroyer escort was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off California.

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Canberra  United Kingdom The cruise liner ran aground off Granada, West Indies. She was later refloated and returned to service.[35]

August

5 August

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1973
ShipCountryDescription
A E C 41-28  United States The 939-gross register ton barge sank in Southeast Alaska near Sitka, Alaska, between Galankin Island (57.0311°N 135.3267°W / 57.0311; -135.3267 (Galankin Island)) and Katz Island (57°01′50″N 135°19′00″W).[36]

14 August

List of shipwrecks: 14 August 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Canberra  United Kingdom The cruise liner ran aground off St Thomas, British Virgin Islands.[35] She was refloated on 15 August.[37]

19 August

List of shipwrecks: 19 August 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Mira  United States The 10-gross register ton, 32.6-foot (9.9 m) fishing vessel was wrecked in Frederick Sound in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska near Cape Strait (56°59′55″N 133°05′30″W).[33]

29 August

List of shipwrecks: 29 August 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Pisces III  United Kingdom The submarine sank in the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Ireland in 1,375 feet (419 m) of water.[38] Both of her crew members survived for 76 hours in the vessel, which was raised after a multi-agency rescue effort.[39][40]

31 August

List of shipwrecks: 31 August 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Baltika  Soviet Union The cruise liner ran aground off Bermuda.[41]

September

4 September

List of shipwrecks: 4 September 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Edco  United States The motor vessel was wrecked in Auke Bay in Juneau, Alaska.[25]

10 September

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Kondor  Greece The cargo ship collided with H Capelo ( Portugal) in thick fog off Guernsey, Channel Islands and sank with the loss of ten crew.[42][43]

16 September

List of shipwrecks: 16 September 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Jarl  United States The motor vessel sank in Bristol Bay off Alaska.[44]

27 September

List of shipwrecks: 27 September 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Elva V  United States The 45-foot (13.7 m) crab-fishing vessel struck a rock and sank near Kodiak, Alaska. Her crew of three reached shore in a skiff and were rescued by a passing crab-fishing vessel.[25]

28 September

List of shipwrecks: 28 September 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Leliegracht  Netherlands The cargo ship sank off IJmuiden with the loss of five of her eleven crew.[45]

29 September

List of shipwrecks: 29 September 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Viggo Hinrichsen  West Germany The coaster foundered off Öland, Sweden. Both crew survived.[46]

October

1 October

List of shipwrecks: 1 October 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Growler  United States The 160-foot (48.8 m) cargo ship capsized and sank in the Bering Strait 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi) north of Wales, Alaska, with the loss of her entire crew of three.[47]

4 October

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Cayo Largo 17  Cuba The fishing boat was attacked and sunk by a Cuban-exile-operated boat. One militia member was killed in the attack on Cayo Largo 17 and the fishing boat Cayo Largo 34. Cuban helicopters rescued the survivors.[48]
Cayo Largo 34  Cuba The fishing boat was attacked and sunk by a Cuban-exile-operated boat. One militia member was killed in the attack on Cayo Largo 34 and the fishing boat Cayo Largo 17. Cuban helicopters rescued the survivors.[48]

5 October

List of shipwrecks: 5 October 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Carolyn C  United States The crab-fishing vessel was lost after she caught fire near the Pleiades Islands (60°14′00″N 148°00′40″W) in Prince William Sound on the south-central coast of Alaska. After abandoning ship, her crew was attacked by sea lions and nearly drowned, but all hands survived.[22]

6 October

List of shipwrecks: 6 October 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Hitin  Syrian Arab Navy Yom Kippur War: Battle of Latakia: The Yarmouk-class minesweeper was struck by three Gabriel missiles launched from INS Hanit ( Israeli Navy) and sank.[49][50]
No. 21  Syrian Arab Navy Yom Kippur War: Battle of Latakia: The No. 21-class missile boat was struck by Gabriel missiles launched from INS Garash ( Israeli Navy) and sank.[49][51]
No. 22  Syrian Arab Navy Yom Kippur War: Battle of Latakia: The No. 21-class missile boat was struck by Gabriel missiles launched from INS Garash ( Israeli Navy) and sank (or sunk on 11 October).[49][52]
No. 42  Syrian Arab Navy Yom Kippur War: Battle of Latakia: The No. 41-class missile boat was struck by Gabriel missiles launched from Israeli missile boats and was beached to prevent sinking. She was then shelled and sunk by INS Miznah ( Israeli Navy).[53][54]
No. 44  Syrian Arab Navy Yom Kippur War: Battle of Latakia: The No. 41-class missile boat was struck by Gabriel missiles launched from Israeli missile boats and sank.[53][55]
Unknown Syrian torpedo boat  Syrian Arab Navy Yom Kippur War: Battle of Latakia: The Project 123 motor torpedo boat was shelled and sunk by INS Hanit ( Israeli Navy).[53][56]

8 October

List of shipwrecks: 8 October 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Unknown Egyptian missile boat  Egyptian Navy Yom Kippur War: Battle of Baltim: The No. 301-class missile boat (either No. 323 or No. 390) was struck by Gabriel missiles launched from INS Keshet ( Israeli Navy) and was sunk by INS Misgav ( Israeli Navy).[53][57]
Unknown Egyptian missile boat  Egyptian Navy Yom Kippur War: Battle of Baltim: The No. 301-class missile boat (either No. 323 or No. 390) was struck by Gabriel missiles launched from Israeli missile boats and was shelled and sunk by INS Reshef ( Israeli Navy).[53][58]
Unknown Egyptian missile boat  Egyptian Navy Yom Kippur War: Battle of Baltim: The No. 301-class missile boat ran aground during a battle with Israeli missile boats. Later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[53][59]

10 October

List of shipwrecks: 11 October 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Unidentified  Egyptian Navy Yom Kippur War: The No. 783-class missile boat was sunk by Israeli frogmen at Ladaka, Egypt.[60]

11 October

List of shipwrecks: 11 October 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Cap de la Hague  France The dredger capsized and sank off Calais. Six crew were trapped in the sunken vessel.[61] One man was rescued after 68 hours.[62]
Elvekema  United States The motor vessel sank at Cordova, Alaska.[25]
No. 22  Syrian Arab Navy Yom Kippur War: Second Battle of Latakia: The No. 21-class missile boat was struck by Gabriel missiles launched from INS Garash ( Israeli Navy) and sank (or sunk on 6 October).[49][63]
No. 43  Syrian Arab Navy Yom Kippur War: Second Battle of Latakia: The No. 41-class missile boat was struck by Gabriel missiles launched from Israeli Navy missile boats and was beached to prevent her from sinking.[53][64]

12 October

List of shipwrecks: 12 October 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Ilya Mechnikov  Soviet Union Yom Kippur War: The cargo ship was sunk by Israeli missile Boats at Tarsis.[65]

13 October

List of shipwrecks: 13 October 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Blythe Star  United Kingdom The coaster foundered off Hobart, Tasmania. Nine crew took to a liferaft, but one died at sea and two others died of exposure when the liferaft landed near Dunalley nine days later.[66]

14 October

List of shipwrecks: 14 October 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Bakr  Egypt Yom Kippur War: The survey vessel was sunk near Ras Gharib, Egypt, by missiles fired by Israeli Air Force aircraft .[67]

16 October

List of shipwrecks: 14 October 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Dauntless  United States The 91-foot (27.7 m) crab- and halibut-fishing vessel departed Ketchikan, Alaska, bound for Kodiak on Kodiak Island and was never heard from again. The bodies of the four people aboard were never found.[1]

17 October

List of shipwrecks: 17 October 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Whitney  United States The crab fishing vessel sank in 180 feet (55 m) of water in rough weather in the Gulf of Alaska off the southwest coast of Kodiak Island about 20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi) southwest of Cape Alitak. Her entire crew survived and was rescued by the fishing vessel Lourie Lynn ( United States).[68]

24 October

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Unidentified motor torpedo boat  Egyptian Navy Yom Kippur War: Israeli forces captured and scuttled the Project 123K motor torpedo boat was captured at Adiya.[69][70]

25 October

List of shipwrecks: 25 October 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Gotze Delched  Bulgaria The cargo ship sank in a storm at Palermo, Italy.[71]
Nuova Ustica  Italy The ferry sank in a storm at Palermo.[71]

26 October

List of shipwrecks: 26 October 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Siris  Israel The tanker was sunk in the Strait of Jubal by a mine.[60]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date October 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Atka Queen  United States The 105-foot (32.0 m) crab-fishing vessel sank during her maiden voyage from Puget Sound in Washington to Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands. The United States Coast Guard rescued her crew of five in the North Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, Canada, near the Strait of Juan de Fuca.[36]

November

3 November

List of shipwrecks: 3 November 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Sunde  United States The crab-fishing vessel was wrecked in the Shelikof Strait between the Kodiak Archipelago and mainland Alaska while operating in 40-foot (12.2-meter) seas. Her entire crew of three was rescued by a United States Coast Guard helicopter.[24]

6 November

List of shipwrecks: 6 November 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Golar Patricia  Liberia The supertanker exploded and sank in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of one of the 44 people on board. The survivors were rescued by the ocean liner Cabo San Vicente ( Spain).[72]
Rebel  United States The fishing vessel sank in Frederick Sound off the northeast coast of Kupreanof Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska abeam of Big Creek and Cape Fanshaw (57°11′N 133°33′W).[73]

15 November

List of shipwrecks: 15 November 1973
ShipCountryDescription
USS Fitch  United States Navy The decommissioned Gleaves-class destroyer was sunk as a target off Florida.
British Mallard  United Kingdom The tanker ran aground at Grimsnes, Norway.[74]

18 November

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Gapern  Sweden The cargo ship sprang a leak and sank 50 nautical miles (93 km) off the coast of Northumberland. All eleven crew were rescued by the trawler Kingston Emerald ( United Kingdom).[75]
Seafarer  United States The shrimper sank in the Gulf of Alaska off the west coast of Kodiak Island 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) north of Uganik Bay (57°50′N 153°32′W). A United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued her entire crew of four.[24]

23 November

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Annette  Cyprus The cargo ship collided with the harbour wall and sank at Ashdod, Israel, killing 21 of her 24 crew.[76]

26 November

List of shipwrecks: 26 November 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Armas  Cyprus The cargo ship ran aground off Alderney, Channel Island with the loss of one of her 23 crew.[77]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date November 1973
ShipCountryDescription
USS Haraden  United States Navy The decommissioned Fletcher-class destroyer was sunk as a target.
British Mallard  United Kingdom The tanker ran aground at Grimsnes, Norway.[74]

December

4 December

List of shipwrecks: 4 December 1973
ShipCountryDescription
USS Frankford  United States Navy The decommissioned Gleaves-class destroyer was sunk as a target off Puerto Rico.
Western Salvor  United States While under tow by a tug and carrying a cargo of 1,000,000 board feet (2,360 cubic meters) of sawlogs, the logging barge broke loose in rough seas, drifted ashore on the south coast of Kruzof Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska, and broke up in the surf.[68]

13 December

List of shipwrecks: 13 December 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Kergall  France The Guilvinec, France-based fishing vessel dragged her anchor whilst sheltering from a southerly gale and went ashore at Chyandour 100 metres (110 yd) west of Penzance railway station, Cornwall, United Kingdom.[78]

19 December

List of shipwrecks: 19 December 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Oriental Monarch  Liberia The cargo ship foundered 150 nautical miles (280 km) off Victoria, British Columbia with the loss of all 40 crew.[79]

25 December

List of shipwrecks: 25 December 1973
ShipCountryDescription
Elwood Mead  United States The bulk carrier ran aground on her maiden voyage off Guernsey, Channel Islands. She was refloated on 24 February 1974[80] despite having sustained a hurricane a month before.[81]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1973
ShipCountryDescription
USNS Sgt. Jack J. Pendleton United States Naval Service The Lt. James E. Robinson-class cargo ship ran aground off Triton Island, South China Sea and was abandoned.
Kuroshio  Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force The decommissioned Gato-class submarine was sunk as a target.
Levernbank  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground near Matarani, Peru. She was refloated by consequently sank.[82]
Westmoreland  United Kingdom The Thames barge foundered in the River Medway at Hoo, Kent.[83]

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See also

Ship events in 1973
Ship launches: 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978
Ship commissionings: 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978
Ship decommissionings: 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978
Shipwrecks: 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978
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