List of shipwrecks in 1991

The list of shipwrecks in 1991 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1991.

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1991
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May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
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January

16 January

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Continental Lotus  India The bulk carrier/cargo ship sank 160 nautical miles (300 km) east of Malta en route from Mormugao to Genova after developing crack in engine room bulkhead with the loss of 38 out of 42 crew [1]

23 January

List of shipwrecks: 23 January 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Amuriyah  Iraq First Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm: The tanker was attacked and severely damaged off Bubiyan island by Grumman A-6 Intruder aircraft from USS Midway ( United States Navy). She subsequently sank. The wreck was scheduled to be removed in or after 2014.[2][3]

24 January

List of shipwrecks: 24 January 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Unidentified minelayer  Iraqi Navy First Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm: Battle of Qurah: The minelayer was sunk by two United States Grumman A-6 Intruder aircraft.[4]
Unidentified minesweeper  Iraqi Navy First Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm: Battle of Qurah: The minesweeper was sunk by two United States Grumman A-6 Intruder aircraft.[4]
Unidentified minesweeper  Iraqi Navy First Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm: Battle of Qurah: The minesweeper was sunk in an Iraqi minefield while trying to evade United States Grumman A-6 Intruder aircraft. Helicopters from the guided-missile frigate USS Curts ( United States Navy) rescued 22 crewmen, who were made prisoners of war.[4]
Unidentified patrol boat  Iraqi Navy First Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm: Battle of Qurah: The patrol boat was sunk by two United States Grumman A-6 Intruder aircraft.[4]

29 January

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Unidentified minesweeper  Iraqi Navy First Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm: Battle of Umm al Maradim: The Project 1258 minesweeper was sunk by coalition aircraft or surface ships.[4]

February

8 February

List of shipwrecks: 8 February 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Skagit Eagle  United States The 91-foot (28 m) fishing vessel was wrecked in Reese Bay (54°00′15″N 164°43′00″W) on Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Islands. All five members of her crew survived and a United States Coast Guard helicopter picked them up from the shore.[5]

10 February

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Ashley Kay  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) crab-fishing vessel struck a rock and sank in Frederick Sound in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[6]
Barbarossa  United States The 195-gross ton, 81.6-foot (24.9 m) or 98-foot (29.9 m) crab-fishing vessel disappeared in the Bering Sea near St. George Island with the loss of all five men on board. The United States Coast Guard determined that a radio message from an unnamed vessel reporting herself in distress about 40 nautical miles (74 km; 46 mi) west of St. George Island came from Babarossa.[7]

14 February

List of shipwrecks: 14 February 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Louisiana Brimstone  United States The molten sulphur carrier ran aground at Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. She was refloated but consequently withdrawn from service. Scrapped in 1993.[8]
Sanko Harvest  Panama The bulk carrier ran aground between Hastings Island and Hood Island, Australia. Her twenty crew were evacuated on 15 February. She broke in three and sank on 17 February. Sanko Harvest was on a voyage from Tampa, Florida, United States to Esperance, Western Australia.[9][10]
Thunderbird  United States The 35-foot (11 m) longline fishing vessel sank in Chatham Strait in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska. Only one of the two people on board survived.[11]

15 February

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Unidentified patrol boat  Spanish Navy The P-205 Type patrol boat was destroyed by a bomb planted by ETA at Hondarribia.[12]

24 February

List of shipwrecks: 24 February 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Breydon Merchant United Kingdom The 425-ton coaster ship caught fire in the English Channel while carrying 120-ton of explosives for an Irish company. Towed to Gravesend on 25 February, she was later declared a total loss and scrapped; her crew of four was rescued by an RAF Sea King helicopter.[13] Broken up at Rainham in June 1991.[14]

April

4 April

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Starling  United States The fishing vessel sprang a leak due to the deterioration of her wooden hull and sank while moored to a barge in the Gastineau Channel in Southeast Alaska.[5]

8 April

List of shipwrecks: 8 April 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Starfish  Panama The bulk carrier sprang a leak in the Indian Ocean off Port Louis, Mauritius on 1 April and diverted to that port. She arrived off Port Louis on 3 April and was subsequently ordered out of Mauritian waters on 7 April due to the threat of pollution. Starfish foundered 40 nautical miles (74 km) west of Mauritius and 60 nautical miles (110 km) north of Réunion on 8 April. All crew were rescued by a National Coast Guard of Mauritius patrol boat.[15]

10 April

List of shipwrecks: 10 April 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Agip Abruzzo
Moby Prince
 Italy Moby Prince disaster: The ferry Moby Prince collided with the tanker Agip Abruzzo off Livorno, Tuscany. Both ships caught fire, leading to the deaths of 140. Both ships were declared total losses.

11 April

List of shipwrecks: 11 April 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Haven  Cyprus The very large crude carrier suffered an explosion and fire at Genoa, Liguria, Italy with the loss of six crew. She sank on 14 April.
Talia  United States Carrying a heavy load of herring, the 58-foot (18 m) herring-fishing vessel sank in rough seas off Point Gardner (57°01′N 134°37′W) in Southeast Alaska.[11]
Venus  United States The 44-foot (13.4 m) longline fishing vessel sank in a storm with 100-knot (190 km/h; 120 mph) winds off Katlian Bay (57°09′N 135°23′W) north of Sitka, Alaska.[16]

17 April

List of shipwrecks: 17 April 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Mineral Diamond  Hong Kong The bulk carrier foundered in the Pacific Ocean 1,500 nautical miles (2,800 km) west of Perth, Western Australia with the loss of all 26 crew.[17]

28 April

List of shipwrecks: 28 April 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Berta J  United States The 38-foot (11.6 m) longline fishing vessel sank in south of Yakutat, Alaska, with the loss of two crewmen, leaving behind little evidence of her loss.[7]

May

9 May

List of shipwrecks: 9 May 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Dora H  United States The 53-foot (16.2 m) halibut longliner sank in the Gulf of Alaska off Chirikof Island. Her crew of four abandoned ship in a life raft and survived.[18]

14 May

List of shipwrecks: 14 May 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Max  United States The 91-foot (27.7 m) longline fishing vessel capsized and sank near Hinchinbrook Entrance (60°20′N 146°50′W) in Prince William Sound on the south-central coast of Alaska. Her crew of four survived.[19]

25 May

List of shipwrecks: 25 May 1991
ShipCountryDescription
A-502  Ethiopian Navy Eritrean War of Independence: The tanker was scuttled in the Dahlak Archipelago.[20]
Denden  Ethiopian Navy Eritrean War of Independence: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Dahlak Archipelago.[20]
FMB-160  Ethiopian Navy Eritrean War of Independence: The Project 205EP missile boat was scuttled in the Dahlak Archipelago.[21]
FMB-162  Ethiopian Navy Eritrean War of Independence: The Project 205EP missile boat was scuttled in the Dahlak Archipelago.[21]
FTB-110  Ethiopian Navy Eritrean War of Independence: The Project 205ET patrol ship was scuttled in the Dahlak Archipelago.[20]
LTC-1036  Ethiopian Navy Eritrean War of Independence: The landing ship was scuttled in the Dahlak Archipelago.[20]
Two unidentified landing ships  Ethiopian Navy Eritrean War of Independence: The Project 1785 landing ships were scuttled in the Dahlak Archipelago.[20]

28 May

List of shipwrecks: 28 May 1991
ShipCountryDescription
ABT Summer  Liberia The tanker exploded and caught fire 900 nautical miles (1,700 km) off the coast of Angola with the loss of five of her 32 crew. She was on a voyage from Kharg Island, Iran to Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands. ABT Summer sank on 1 June.[22]
Almighty  United States The 144-ton, 85-foot (25.9 m) fishing trawler struck a submerged object and sank off the coast of Alaska in Bristol Bay about 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) off Right Hand Point (58°46′10″N 159°54′00″W) and 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi) north of Round Island in the Walrus Islands. Another fishing vessel rescued her entire crew of five. She eventually was salvaged.[6]

30 May

List of shipwrecks: 30 May 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Wanderer  United States The 34-foot (10 m) longline fishing vessel sank while at anchor in Stephens Passage in the Alexander Archipelago near Juneau, Alaska.[23]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: unknown May 1991
ShipCountryDescription
F-1616  Ethiopian Navy Eritrean War of Independence: The damaged Project 159 frigate was scuttled in the Dahlak Archipelago.[24]
FTB-112  Ethiopian Navy Eritrean War of Independence: The Project 206M motor torpedo boat was scuttled in the Dahlak Archipelago.[25]
FTB-113  Ethiopian Navy Eritrean War of Independence: The Project 206M motor torpedo boat was scuttled in the Dahlak Archipelago.[25]
P-205  Ethiopian Navy Eritrean War of Independence: The Project 1400ME patrol ship was sunk by Eritrean People's Liberation Front artillery.[26]
P-208  Ethiopian Navy Eritrean War of Independence: The Project 1400ME patrol ship was sunk by Eritrean People's Liberation Front artillery.[26]
Two unidentified landing ships  Ethiopian Navy Eritrean War of Independence: The Project 1785 landing ships were sunk by Eritrean People's Liberation Front artillery.[24]
Unidentified landing ship  Ethiopian Navy Eritrean War of Independence: The Project 1785 landing ship was scuttled in the Dahlak Archipelago.[24]

June

5 June

List of shipwrecks: 5 June 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Windsong  United States The 33-foot (10.1 m) fishing vessel went adrift and sank off Cape Spencer, Alaska. Her three-man crew escaped in a life raft and was rescued.[23]

7 June

List of shipwrecks: 7 June 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Braut Team  Norway The cargo ship, a 15-year-old vessel, sank in the Indian Ocean, east of Sri Lanka. Water began flooding the cargo holds on 6 June. The cargo included ferro silicum and a new Chinese steam locomotive bound for the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway in the United States. All 17 crewmen were rescued.[27][28][29]

11 June

List of shipwrecks: 11 June 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Crusader  United States The 27-foot (8.2 m) longline fishing vessel sank after she lost steering and ran aground on the "Indian Rocks" – probably a reference to the Inian Rocks (58°15′N 136°20′W) – in Cross Sound in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska.[30]

26 June

List of shipwrecks: 26 June 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Betty B  United States The 37-foot (11.3 m) fishing vessel capsized and sank with the loss of two lives in Atka Pass (52°00′N 175°22′W) near Atka Island in the Aleutian Islands after striking a rock. There was one survivor.[7]

July

1 July

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Sea Toad  United States The 30-foot (9.1 m) fish tender sank in the Yukon River in central Alaska. Only one of the two people on board survived.[5]

7 July

List of shipwrecks: 7 July 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Manila Transporter  Philippines The bulk carrier sprang a leak in the Pacific Ocean and was abandoned by her 24 crew at 29°42′S 64°16′E. They were rescued by Berica ( Norway). The derelict Manila Transporter was discovered on 27 July at 23°55′S 65°55′E by Algenib ( Singapore). She was subsequently taken in tow by the tugs Smit Langkawi and Smit Sulawesi (both flag unknown) but she sank some 700 nautical miles (1,300 km) east of Mauritius on 7 August.[31]

10 July

List of shipwrecks: 10 July 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Silver Eagle  United States The 29-foot (8.8 m) fishing vessel sank in Bristol Bay off the coast of Alaska.[5]

14 July

List of shipwrecks: 14 July 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Charmer  United States The 34-foot (10.4 m) shrimp trawler sank off Level Island (56°28′N 133°05′W) in Southeast Alaska after her shrimp trawl caught on the bottom and its cable broke, causing her load to shift, which in turn made her capsize. Her crew of two survived.[30]

16 July

List of shipwrecks: 16 July 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Mary Lou  United States The 66-foot (20.1 m) fishing vessel ran aground, was refloated, was tied to a buoy, and then sank near Dillingham, Alaska.[19]
Tyee  United States A large wave struck the stern of the 35-foot (11 m) fishing vessel as she crossed a shoal during a gale, causing her to capsize and sink in Bristol Bay off Port Heiden, Alaska. Both of her crew members survived; one was rescued by the fishing vessel Isle Royale ( United States) and the other by the fishng vessel Shadowfax ( United States).[11]

17 July

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Sable  United States The 82-foot (25 m) fish tender burned to the waterline and sank in Bristol Bay off Alaska. All four members of her crew were rescued.[5]

20 July

List of shipwrecks: 20 July 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Kirki  Greece The tanker broke in two in the Indian Ocean 22 nautical miles (41 km) off Cervantes, Western Australia during a storm. The bow section sank. The stern section caught fire five times but each time the rough seas put the fire out. Kirki was towed to Dampier, Western Australia, where her remaining cargo was transferred to another ship. She was subsequently towed to Singapore.[32]

August

3 August

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Oceanos  Greece The cruise ship sank in the Indian Ocean off the coast of South Africa (32°02′00″S 29°06′36″E) after a leakage in the engine room's sea chest. The crew abandoned ship, leaving the passengers to their fate. All 571 people on board survived. The passengers were rescued by South African Air Force helicopters.

7 August

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1991
ShipCountryDescription
8 Ball  United States The 26-foot (7.9 m) fishing vessel lost her anchor and was thrown onto the rocks on the coast of Wingham Island (60°01′N 144°23′W) on the south-central coast of Alaska. An attempt to refloat her on 8 August failed, and she sank in 480 feet (150 m) of water.[33]

10 August

List of shipwrecks: 10 August 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Brandy  United States The 34-foot (10.4 m) fishing vessel burned and sank at Anchor Point, Alaska.[7]

17 August

List of shipwrecks: 17 August 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Sea Fox  United States The 48-foot (15 m) fishing vessel rolled onto her side in heavy seas and sank in Knight Island Passage north of Point Nowell (60°26′15″N 147°56′05″W) on the south-central coast of Alaska. Her crew of five survived.[5]

24 August

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Melete  Greece The bulk carrier foundered in the Indian Ocean (27°41′S 54°13′E) with the loss of 25 of the 27 people on board.[34]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date August 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Regina Maris  Norway The schooner was scuttled by her captain at her berth at Greenport, New York, to protect her from damage by Hurricane Bob and to provide protection to historic waterfront buildings. She was refloated after the storm passed.

September

8 September

List of shipwrecks: 8 September 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Sundancer  United States The 58-foot (18 m) longline fishing vessel capsized and sank in the Gulf of Alaska 185 nautical miles (343 km; 213 mi) east of Kodiak, Alaska, after a rogue wave struck her. Her entire crew of five survived.[5]

10 September

List of shipwrecks: 10 September 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Soon Ly  Honduras The cargo ship sank off the coast of Vietnam.[35]

11 September

List of shipwrecks: 11 September 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Klimno  Croatia Croatian War of Independence The barge was destroyed by missiles at Novigrad, Croatia. She was raised and scrapped in 1997.[36]

13 September

List of shipwrecks: 13 September 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Sea Maid  United States The 36-foot (11 m) troller sank in the Gulf of Alaska off Cape Edgecumbe (56°59′45″N 135°51′00″W) in Southeast Alaska.[5]

14 September

List of shipwrecks: 14 September 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Let’s Go  United States The 71-foot (21.6 m) fishing trawler sank off Cape Ommaney (56°10′00″N 134°40′20″W) in Southeast Alaska. Her crew of five was rescued from a life raft.[37]

18 September

List of shipwrecks: 11 September 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Vukov Klanats  Croatian Navy Croatian War of Independence The minesweeper was sunk by Yugoslavian artillery.[36]

20 September

List of shipwrecks: 20 September 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Cruiser  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) longline fishing vessel burned and sank off Marmot Island in the Kodiak Archipelago near Kodiak, Alaska. The only person aboard survived.[30]

23 September

List of shipwrecks: 23 September 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Nagan  United States The 40-foot (12.2 m) longline halibut-fishing vessel capsized and sank off the Egg Islands near Cordova, Alaska, with the loss of her two crewmen.[38]

26 September

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Sea Hawk  United States The 38-foot (11.6 m) salmon seiner went aground and broke up in the surf near Valdez, Alaska, after she lost power due to a clogged fuel filter. Her crew of two survived.[5]

28 September

List of shipwrecks: 28 September 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Blanco Encalada  Chilean Navy The decommissioned Fletcher-class destroyer was sunk as a target.
Oman Sea One  Oman The Omani crab trawler capsized onto her port side at 05:30z and lay semi-submerged for more than a day 183 nautical miles (339 km; 211 mi) off St. Helena Island while returning to the island from fishing trials. Some crew perished including the British skipper and the South African cook.

October

8 October

List of shipwrecks: 3 December 1996
ShipCountryDescription
Discovery  United States The 97-foot (29.6 m) crab-fishing vessel capsized and sank southwest of the Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia, Canada. Wearing survival suits, her five crew members survived for 11 days in a life raft before the fishing vessel Ocean Viking ( United States) rescued them on 19 October.[18]

13 October

List of shipwrecks: 13 October 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Tonquin  United States The 86-foot (26.2 m) longline fishing vessel capsized and sank in the Gulf of Alaska off Twoheaded Island (56°54′N 153°35′W) near Kodiak, Alaska. Her captain died, but the other four crewmen were rescued.[11]

22 October

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Emerald Cove  United States The 31-foot (9.4 m) salmon seiner burned and sank at Cordova, Alaska.[39]

28 October

List of shipwrecks: 28 October 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Andrea Gail  United States 1991 "Perfect Storm": The fishing vessel sank in the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all six crew.

31 October

List of shipwrecks: 31 October 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Rose Ann Hess  United States The 50-foot (15.2 m) longline fishing vessel was wrecked in bad weather at Port Bailey (57°56′N 153°02′W) on Kodiak Island, Alaska. Her crew of six survived.[40]

November

5 November

List of shipwrecks: 5 November 1991
ShipCountryDescription
SK Link One  Sweden The cargo ship suffered a fire in her engine room and was abandoned by her crew in the North Sea off the coast of Cleveland, United Kingdom. She exploded and sank on 10 November.[41]

7 November

List of shipwrecks: 7 November 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Ipanema  Malta Collided with British Esk ( United Kingdom) off Vlissingen, Zeeland Netherlands and was beached. Later refloated and arrived at Ghent, Belgium.[42]
Louise  United States The 86-foot (26.2 m) fishing vessel sank in bad weather near Dutch Harbor, Alaska, with the loss of one life. There were four survivors.[37]

8 November

List of shipwrecks: 8 November 1991
ShipCountryDescription
RML-308  Yugoslav Navy Croatian War of Independence: The RML-301-class river minesweeper was hit by anti-tank missiles and beached in the area of Kopački Rit, on the confluence of the Danube and the Drava. Later refloated, repaired and returned to service. Two crewmen were killed and the commanding officer wounded.[43]

11 November

List of shipwrecks: 11 November 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Euro River  Malta Croatian War of Independence: The cargo ship, manned by a Croatian crew and bounded for Dubrovnik, was sunk by gunfire from a Yugoslav navy patrol boat off Šolta island. All members of her complement were rescued safely.[44]

12 November

List of shipwrecks: 12 November 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Adriatic  Yugoslavia Croatian War of Independence, Siege of Dubrovnik: The ferry was shelled by Yugoslav navy vessels and ground artillery, caught fire and sank at Gruz, Dubrovnik. raised and scrapped in 1994.[45][46]
Pelagic  United States Croatian War of Independence, Siege of Dubrovnik: The sailing vessel was shelled and sunk by Yugoslav navy vessels and ground artillery.[45][46]

14 November

List of shipwrecks: 14 November 1991
ShipCountryDescription
PČ-176 Mukos  Yugoslav Navy Croatian War of Independence, Battle of the Dalmatian channels: The vessel was hit by a shore based torpedo launched by Croatian naval commandos, crippled and abandoned by her crew. Survivors rescued by PČ-176 Pionir II ( Yugoslav Navy). Three crewmen killed.[47] Towed by local fishing boats to Šolta island and beached, later recovered, repaired and put into service in the Croatian Navy as HRM OB-02 Šolta.[48][43]
Rabunion XVIII  Lebanon The cargo ship collided with Madonna Lily ( Philippines) under the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey and sank with the loss of three crew.[35]

16 November

List of shipwrecks: 16 November 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Ml-143  Yugoslav Navy Croatian War of Independence, Battle of the Dalmatian channels: The patrol boat was hit and crippled by coastal batteries manned by Croatian navy personnel and stranded at Torac Bay, Hvar Island. the vessel was captured by the Croats.[43]
Ml-144 Olib  Yugoslav Navy Croatian War of Independence, Battle of the Dalmatian channels: The patrol boat was hit and sunk off Šćedro island by coastal batteries manned by Croatian navy personnel.[43]

17 November

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Mon Ami  United States The Empire F type coaster was beached at Seal Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. She was declared a constructive total loss.

18 November

List of shipwrecks: 18 November 1991
ShipCountryDescription
USS Algol  United States Navy The decommissioned Andromeda-class attack cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New Jersey to form part of the Shark River artificial reef.

20 November

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Ross Revenge  Netherlands The pirate radio ship ran aground on the Goodwin Sands, Kent, United Kingdom. All on board were rescued by a Royal Navy Helicopter. She was refloated the next day and subsequently returned to service.

21 November

List of shipwrecks: 21 November 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Easy Rider  United States The 31-foot (9.4 m) shrimp-fishing vessel burned to the waterline and sank in Strawberry Channel (60.4106°N 146.0753°W / 60.4106; -146.0753 (Strawberry Channel)) off Rugged Island (60°24′N 146°03′W) on the south-central coast of Alaska.[39]
Kilkenny  Ireland The container ship collided with the motor vessel Hasselwerder ( Germany) in Dublin Bay and sank with the loss of three of her 14 crew.[49]

22 November

List of shipwrecks: 22 November 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Harvey G  United States The 94-foot (28.7 m) crab-fishing vessel sank in bad weather in the Bering Sea approximately 100 nautical miles (190 km; 120 mi) north of Cold Bay, Alaska, with the loss of her entire crew of four.[50]

23 November

List of shipwrecks: 23 November 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Chatham  United States While hauled out on the beach in Southeast Alaska for winter maintenance, the 82-foot (25.0 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by fire.[30]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown November 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Sveti Vlaho  Croatian Navy Croatian War of Independence, Siege of Dubrovnik: The runabout/blockade runner ran aground 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Dubrovnik while being pursued by a Yugoslav patrol boat sometime in November (or possibly early December). Refloated and returned to service.[43]

December

6 December

List of shipwrecks: 6 December 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Sveti Vlaho  Croatian Navy Croatian War of Independence, Siege of Dubrovnik: The runabout/ blockade runner was sunk by a Yugoslav 9K11 Malyutka missile at Gruž, north of Dubrovnik. She was raised in 2001 and is currently preserved as a monument.[51]
Al Awda  Palestine The ferry sank in Yugoslavian waters.[52]

8 December

List of shipwrecks: 8 December 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Peter H  United States During a voyage from Homer to Seldovia, Alaska, the 36.6-foot (11.2 m) harbor tug broke up and sank in Kachemak Bay on the coast of Southcentral Alaska near Hesketh Island (59°30′26″N 151°30′51″W) and Barbara Point. The man and woman on board both died.[53]

12 December

List of shipwrecks: 12 December 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Churruca  Spanish Navy The decommissioned Gearing-class destroyer was sunk as a target.

17 December

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1991
ShipCountryDescription
Salem Express  Egypt The ferry struck the Hyndman Reef, capsized, and sank in the Red Sea (26°38′22″N 34°03′39″E) with the loss of 470 of the 690 people on board.

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown Date 1991
ShipCountryDescription
HMS Arethusa  Royal Navy The decommissioned Leander-class frigate was sunk as a target.
Attica  Iraqi Navy First Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm: Battle of Bubiyan: The Project 773K-class landing ship was sunk by British aircraft between 29 January and 4 February.[54]
Nouh  Iraqi Navy First Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm: Battle of Bubiyan: The Project 773K-class landing ship was sunk by British aircraft between 29 January and 4 February.[54]
No. 223  Iraqi Navy First Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm: Battle of Bubiyan: The Project 368-class patrol boat was sunk by Coalition aircraft between 29 January and 4 February.[55]
No. 224  Iraqi Navy First Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm: Battle of Bubiyan: The Project 368-class patrol boat was sunk by Coalition aircraft between 29 January and 4 February.[55]
No. 225  Iraqi Navy First Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm: Battle of Bubiyan: The Project 376-class patrol boat was sunk by Coalition aircraft between 29 January and 4 February.[56]
No. 226  Iraqi Navy First Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm: Battle of Bubiyan: The Project 376-class patrol boat was sunk by Coalition aircraft between 29 January and 4 February.[56]
No. 227  Iraqi Navy First Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm: Battle of Bubiyan: The Project 376-class patrol boat was sunk by Coalition aircraft between 29 January and 4 February.[56]
No. 301  Iraqi Navy First Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm: Battle of Bubiyan: The Project 201M-class submarine chasers was sunk by coalition aircraft between 29 January and 4 February.[57]
No. 311  Iraqi Navy First Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm: Battle of Bubiyan: The Project 201M-class submarine chasers was sunk by coalition aircraft between 29 January and 4 February.[57]
No. 312  Iraqi Navy First Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm: Battle of Bubiyan: The Project 201M-class submarine chasers was sunk by coalition aircraft between 29 January and 4 February.[57]
Three unidentfied missile boats  Iraqi Navy First Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm: Battle of Bubiyan: Three Lurrsen Type 45 missile boats were sunk by British aircraft between 29 January and 4 February.[54]
Two unidentified patrol boats  Iraqi Navy First Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm: Battle of Bubiyan: Two 1400E patrol boats were sunk by British aircraft between 29 January and 4 February.[54]
Unidentified minesweeper/minelayer  Iraqi Navy First Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm: Battle of Bubiyan: A Project 254 minesweeper/minelayer was sunk by British aircraft between 29 January and 4 February.[54]
Two unidentified salvage ships  Iraqi Navy First Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm:Battle of Bubiyan: Two Project 368 salvage ships were sunk by British aircraft between 29 January and 4 February.[54]
Unidentified supply vessel  Yugoslav Navy Croatian War of Independence: The supply vessel was sunk by a mine.[43]

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Ship events in 1991
Ship launches: 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
Ship commissionings: 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
Ship decommissionings: 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
Shipwrecks: 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
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