List of shipwrecks in 1995

The list of shipwrecks in 1995 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1995.

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15 January

List of shipwrecks: 15 January 1995
Northwest Mariner  United States The 93-foot (28.3 m) crab-fishing vessel sank with the loss of her entire crew of six in the Bering Sea approximately 140 nautical miles (260 km; 160 mi) northwest of Saint Paul Island.[1]

16 January

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 1995
Alaskan Star  United States The 86-foot (26.2 m) stern trawler capsized and sank quickly in 1,000 feet (300 m) of water near Forrester Island in Southeast Alaska after a catastrophic hull failure in her engine room or shaft alley. Her crew of four abandoned ship in survival suits and was rescued by the vessel Pacific Alliance ( United States).[2]

19 January

List of shipwrecks: 19 January 1995
Hustler  United States The 62-foot (18.9 m) fishing vessel was wrecked near Narrow Cape (57°25′30″N 152°20′00″W) on the coast of Kodiak Island in Alaska′s Kodiak Archipelago. Her crew of five survived.[3]

27 January

List of shipwrecks: 27 January 1995
Sugar Bear  United States The 71-foot (21.6 m) crab-fishing vessel capsized and sank in the Bering Sea approximately 50 nautical miles (93 km; 58 mi) southwest of Saint Paul Island. Her crew of six abandoned ship in a life raft, where one of them died. The other five were rescued.[4]


3 February

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1995
Kalugin  United States The 37-foot (11.3 m) fishing vessel ran onto the beach and broke up in Resurrection Bay on the south-central coast of Alaska. Her crew of two survived.[5]

13 February

List of shipwrecks: 13 February 1995
Northern Lady  United States The 98-foot (29.9 m) crab-fishing vessel burned and sank in the Bering Sea northwest of Saint Paul Island. Another fishing vessel rescued her entire crew of six.[1]

24 February

List of shipwrecks: 24 February 1995
Camperdown  Canada The coaster was wrecked at Little Thrum Cap, Canada.[6]


17 March

List of shipwrecks: 17 March 1995
Melissa Rae  United States The 50-foot (15.2 m) cod-fishing trawler capsized due to icing and sank near Cold Bay, Alaska, 45 nautical miles (83 km; 52 mi) from King Cove, Alaska. Her crew of four survived.[7]

21 March

List of shipwrecks: 21 March 1995
Gray Ghost  United States The 35-foot (10.7 m) salmon troller sank approximately 25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi) southwest of Juneau, Alaska, near Whitestone Harbor (58°04′N 135°04′W) in Southeast Alaska. The fishing vessel Hoover ( United States) rescued both men who had been aboard, but one of them died soon afterward.[8]


19 April

List of shipwrecks: 19 April 1995
SLNS Ranasuru  Sri Lanka Navy Sri Lankan Civil War: Trincomalee Harbour Raid: The Type 062 patrol craft was sunk at Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) frogmen. 16 crewmen were killed and 21 wounded between the two ships. Four LTTE frogmen were killed.[9]
SLNS Sooraya  Sri Lanka Navy Sri Lankan Civil War: Trincomalee Harbour Raid: The Type 062 patrol craft was sunk at Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam frogmen.[10]

21 April

List of shipwrecks: 21 April 1995
Rocinante  United States The 31-foot (9.4 m) longline fishing vessel broached, capsized, and sank in the northwestern Gulf of Alaska. The only person aboard abandoned ship in a life raft and survived.[11]

29 April

List of shipwrecks: 29 April 1995
Linda E  United States The 45-foot (13.7 m) fishing vessel was abandoned after striking a submerged object off Point Howard (56°04′10″N 134°13′45″W) in Southeast Alaska, 9 nautical miles (17 km; 10 mi) north of Cape Decision, Alaska. Her crew of four, wearing survival suits, was rescued by the fishing vessel Connie Marie ( United States).[12]


5 May

List of shipwrecks: 5 May 1995
Cordova  United States The 82.3-foot (25.1 m) crab-fishing vessel sank in the Bering Sea approximately 85 nautical miles (157 km; 98 mi) north of Cold Bay, Alaska. Wearing survival suits, her crew of four abandoned ship in a life raft and was rescued by the fishing vessel Lady Kodiak ( United States).[13]

8 May

List of shipwrecks: 8 May 1995
Lucky Pierre  United States The fishing vessel capsized and sank off the coast of Alaska′s Kodiak Island in Ugak Bay (57.4517°N 152.7019°W / 57.4517; -152.7019 (Ugak Bay)) near Narrow Cape (57°25′30″N 152°20′00″W). The fishing vessel Progress ( United States) rescued both people on board.[12]

30 May

List of shipwrecks: 30 May 1995
Maria Asumpta  United Kingdom The brig ran aground at Padstow, Cornwall and was wrecked with the loss of three crew.


26 June

List of shipwrecks: 26 June 1995
Mineral Dampier  Liberia The cargo ship collided with Hanjin Madras ( Liberia) and sank 160 nautical miles (300 km) south of Cheju Island, South Korea (30°32′N 126°15′E).[14]


10 July

List of shipwrecks: 10 July 1995
Iron Baron  Australia The bulk carrier ran aground on the Hebe Reef off Tasmania. Refloated on 16 July but declared a constructive total loss. She was scuttled 46 nautical miles (85 km) east of Flinders Island, Tasmania on 30 July.
Yolanda M  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) salmon seiner sank without loss of life at Egegik, Alaska, after colliding with the fishing vessel Vortex ( United States).[15]

16 July

List of shipwrecks: 16 July 1995
SLNS Edithara  Sri Lanka Navy Sri Lankan Civil War: The surveillance ship, damaged in May 1991 by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) explosive motorboats and not repaired, was sunk in port by LTTE frogmen.[16]

17 July

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1995
Joseph  United States The 50-foot (15.2 m) salmon seiner ran aground on Point Augusta (58°02′25″N 134°57′00″W) in Southeast Alaska and sank. Another fishing vessel rescued her crew of five.[17]

20 July

List of shipwrecks: 20 July 1995
Duke of Argyll  Honduras The passenger ship was damaged by fire at Hong Kong. She was declared a constructive total loss and consequently scrapped.

27 July

List of shipwrecks: 27 July 1995
Anna K  United States The 82-foot (25.0 m) fish tender burned to the waterline and sank in Dixon Entrance in Southeast Alaska off Kanagunut Island (54°44′30″N 130°42′30″W). Her crew of four survived.[2]
Miranda Rose  United States The 42-foot (12.8 m) salmon seiner sank after colliding with the fishing vessel Primus ( United States) west of Rocky Point (57°39′45″N 154°13′50″W) in the Shelikof Strait between Kodiak Island and the Alaska Peninsula. Her crew of four survived.[7]


2 August

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1995
Club Royale  United States Hurricane Erin: The casino ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean off West Palm Beach, Florida with the loss of three of her eleven crew.[18]

10 August

List of shipwrecks: 10 August 1995
Summer Gale  United States The 44-foot (13.4 m) salmon seiner was wrecked on Twoheaded Island (56°54′N 153°35′W) in the Kodiak Archipelago. All five people on board survived.[4]

15 August

List of shipwrecks: 15 August 1995
Fox  United States The 31-foot (9.4 m) salmon seiner capsized and sank in Smugglers Cove in Southeast Alaska after her cargo of fish shifted. It is not clear whether she sank in Smugglers Cove at 58°20′50″N 134°58′45″W or Smugglers Cove at 55.5866667°N 131.9555556°W / 55.5866667; -131.9555556 (Smugglers Cove). Her crew of five survived.[19]

22 August

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1995
Lady Joann  United States The 34-foot (10.4 m) fishing vessel sank at Cold Bay, Alaska. All three people aboard survived.[12]

23 August

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1995
Moriah  United States The 68-foot (20.7 m) longline fishing vessel struck a submerged rock and sank off Segula Island in the Aleutian Islands. Her crew of seven survived.[7]

29 August

List of shipwrecks: 29 August 1995
Unidentified patrol boat  Sri Lanka Navy Sri Lankan Civil War: The Dvora-class patrol boat was sunk by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.[20]
Unidentified patrol boat  Sri Lanka Navy Sri Lankan Civil War: The Super Dvora Mk II-class patrol boat was sunk by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.[21]


25 September

List of shipwrecks: 25 September 1992
Hoover  United States The 62-foot (18.9 m) longline halibut-fishing vessel was wrecked on the coast of Kruzof Island n the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) north of Shoal Point (57°00′40″N 135°38′00″W). Her crew of six survived. An attempt to salvage her failed.[3]


19 October

List of shipwrecks: 19 October 1995
Royal Baron  United States Soon after running aground and being refloated, the 90-foot (27.4 m) fishing vessel sank in heavy seas approximately 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) off Spruce Island in the Kodiak Archipelago near Sunny Cove (57°54′10″N 152°25′35″W). Her crew of three survived.[11]

31 October

List of shipwrecks: 31 October 1995
Yakutat Eagle  United States The 48-foot (14.6 m) crab-fishing vessel sank in the Gulf of Alaska outside of Icy Bay.[15]


1 November

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 1995
Roxanne  United States The 35-foot (10.7 m) fishing vessel burned and sank while under tow in the Bering Sea near Saint Paul Island in the Pribilof Islands.[11]

17 November

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1995
Cygnet  United States The 72-foot (21.9 m) fishing vessel sank off Flat Island (59°19′45″N 151°59′45″W) in Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of Alaska. The two people aboard survived.[13]


1 December

List of shipwrecks: 1 December 1995
Tongass  United States The 110-foot (33.5 m) tug capsized and sank in heavy weather near Hump Island (58°27′30″N 134°59′00″W) north of Point Retreat in Southeast Alaska. One crew member was rescued, but Tongass′s captain perished.[22]

12 December

List of shipwrecks: 12 December 1995
Alaskan Spirit  United States The 28-foot (8.5 m) sea cucumber and sea urchin dive boat sank in Stone Rock Bay (54°45′30″N 132°00′00″W) in Southeast Alaska. All three people on board survived.[2]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1995
HMCS Assiniboine  Royal Canadian Navy The St. Laurent-class destroyer sank under tow in the Caribbean Sea.
Imperial Eagle  Malta The ferry was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea off Qawra as an artificial reef.


Ship events in 1995
Ship launches: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Ship commissionings: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Ship decommissionings: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Shipwrecks: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
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