List of shipwrecks in 1998
The list of shipwrecks in 1998 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1998.
|La Conte||The 66-gross ton, 77.1-foot (23.5 m) longline fishing vessel sank n rough weather in the Gulf of Alaska approximately 60 nautical miles (110 km; 69 mi) west of Cape Spencer, Alaska, with the loss of two lives. A United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued her three survivors.|
|Evangeline||While trying to anchor southwest of Montague Island off the south-central coast of Alaska, the 46-foot (14.0 m) longline cod-fishing vessel struck rocks and capsized in the surf. Her crew of three survived.|
|Oaxaca||The 36-foot (11.0 m) crab-fishing vessel was wrecked in Glacier Bay in Southeast Alaska. Her crew of two survived.|
|Evanick||After the 36-gross ton, 50-foot (15.2 m) fishing vessel′s EPIRB sent a distress signal, a United States Coast Guard helicopter found her capsized south of the Shelikof Strait near the south coast of the Alaska Peninsula in Alaska 17 nautical miles (31 km; 20 mi) east-southeast of Cape Providence (54°47′N 156°17′W). She later sank in 612 feet (187 m) of water. The bodies of the four men aboard were never found.|
|Lorvon||The 50-foot (15.2 m) longline halibut-fishing vessel sank in the Bering Sea northeast of Umnak Island in the Aleutian Islands 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) east of Cape Tanak (53°33′50″N 168°00′00″W). The fishing vessel Heritage (|
|St. Michael||The tug was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea off Marsaskala as an artificial reef.|
|Tug No. 10||The tug was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea off Marsaskala as an artificial reef.|
|Bonnie Gale||The 33-foot (10.1 m) gillnet salmon-fishing vessel sank at the mouth of the Copper River on the south-central coast of Alaska during a gale. The only person aboard survived.|
|Christopher A||The 30-foot (9.1 m) gillnet salmon-fishing vessel was wrecked at the mouth of the Copper River on the south-central coast of Alaska during a gale. Her crew of two survived.|
|Hualien Express||The cargo ship ran aground at Kandla, India. She was refloated on 8 August; the salvage was completed on 18 August and she was then sold for scrapping.|
|Pearl||The 26-foot (7.9 m) gillnet salmon-fishing vessel capsized and sank in the Copper River Flats in Southcentral Alaska. The only person aboard perished.|
|Unidentified submarine||The Yugo-class submarine became entangled in the nets of a South Korean fishing trawler and was subsequently taken in tow by Republic of Korea Navy vessels. The submarine sank with the loss of all eight crew.|
|USS Badger||The decommissioned Knox-class frigate was sunk as a target by units of the United States Third Fleet (|
|USS Somers||After use as a target for two AGM-142 Have Nap missiles fired by two United States Air Force B-52 Stratofortresses the previous day during the RIMPAC 98 exercise, the decommissioned Forrest Sherman-class destroyer was sunk in the Pacific Ocean northwest of Kauai, Hawaii, at 22°21′N 160°58′W by explosive charges placed by an explosive ordnance disposal team.|
|Argo||Wearing survival suits, the two-person crew of the 50-foot (15 m) halibut-fishing vessel abandoned ship after she caught fire in the Bering Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi) off Dutch Harbor, Alaska. They survived. After arriving on the scene and witnessing an explosion blow Argo′s deck off, the medium endurance cutter USCGC Storis (|
|Jackie-R||The 49-foot (14.9 m) salmon seiner capsized and sank in Square Cove (57°58′40″N 134°45′45″W) on the west coast of Admiralty Island in Chatham Strait in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska when fish on her deck shifted during a haul. Her crew of five abandoned ship in a skiff and was rescued.|
|Um El Faroud||
The oil tanker was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea off Wied iż-Żurrieq, Malta, as an artificial reef. She had been laid up in Grand Harbour, Malta, since 1995, when she had suffered an explosion that killed nine Maltese dockyard workers.
|USS Belknap||The decommissioned Balknap-class guided-missile cruiser was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean at 36°31′00.3″N 071°58′00.5″W.|
|Ocean Alley||The cargo ship was wrecked at Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Renamed Adolphus Busch, she was sunk on 5 December as an artificial reef off Looe Key, Florida, United States.|
|Only One Express||The cargo ship was wrecked while in port at Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Repairs were attempted, but abandoned the next month.|
|I-SILC-class semi-submersible infiltration vessel||Battle of Yeosu: The infiltration vessel became entangled in a fishing net off Yeosu, South Korea, while attempting to land North Koream commandos in South Korea, was intercepted by Republic of Korea Navy vessels, and sank with the loss of all nine of her passengers and crew while being pursued by South Korean ships and aircraft.|
|Brown Bear||The motor vessel, a former research ship, was scuttled in the Pacific Ocean off San Diego, California, in late 1997 or in January 1998.|
|HMS Sirius||The decommissioned Leander-class frigate was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean by the submarine HMS Spartan (|
- Michael Horsnell (2 January 1998). "Tug frees oil tanker blown ashore in gales". The Times (66088). London. col B-F, p. 1.
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- Jennifer Veale (24 June 1998). "North Korean crew feared dead as captured midget submarine sinks". The Times (66236). London. col A-H, p. 15.
- "North Koreans found dead in salvaged submarine". The Times (66238). London. 26 June 1997. col D-H, p. 20.
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- "Only One Express (5372513)". Miramar Ship Index. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
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- Helen Johnstone (22 October 1998). "Helicopters winch crew off stricken vessel". The Times (66339). London. col D-H, p. 3.
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- afsc.noaa.gov AFSC Historical Corner: Brown Bear, Grizzly Bear & Black Bear - "Bear" Boats
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