List of shipwrecks in 1998

The list of shipwrecks in 1998 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1998.

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1998
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
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January

1 January

List of shipwrecks: 1 January 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Santa Anna  Panama The tanker ran aground on Thatcher Rock, Torquay, Devon, United Kingdom.[1]

3 January

List of shipwrecks: 3 January 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Legasea  United States A large catch of herring in the 51-foot (15.5 m) seiner′s nets sank, breaking her boom and causing her to capsize and sink in Eastern Channel near Sitka, Alaska. Her crew of five survived.[2]

16 January

List of shipwrecks: 16 January 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Flare  Cyprus The bulk carrier broke in two in severe weather and sank off Saint Pierre and Miquelon with the loss of 21 crew.

26 January

List of shipwrecks: 26 January 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Dominion  United States The 66-foot (20.1 m) salmon seiner capsized and sank in the Shelikof Strait off Cape Karluk (57°35′10″N 154°30′50″W) on the coast of Alaska′s Kodiak Island after her catch shifted. Her crew of three survived.[3]

30 January

List of shipwrecks: 30 January 1998
ShipCountryDescription
La Conte  United States 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.[2]

February

15 February

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Evangeline  United States 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.[4]
Oaxaca  United States The 36-foot (11.0 m) crab-fishing vessel was wrecked in Glacier Bay in Southeast Alaska. Her crew of two survived.[5]

16 February

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Emma Arline  United States The 38-foot (11.6 m) salmon troller was wrecked in Southeast Alaska approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi) north of Petersburg, Alaska. The two people aboard survived.[4]

17 February

List of shipwrecks: 17 February 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Marie Bouanga  Democratic Republic of the Congo The cargo ship collided with Zircone ( Italy) near Borkum Riff, Germany (53°48′N 6°21′E). She was declared a constructive total loss and subsequently scrapped.[6]

March

23 March

List of shipwrecks: 23 March 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Demetrios II  Honduras

The cargo ship ran aground off Paphos, Greece in bad weather. All eight crew were rescued by helicopter.

27 March

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Loretta C  United States The 36-foot (11.0 m) longline halibut-fishing vessel was destroyed in the harbor at Petersburg, Alaska, by a fire that began in a stove.[2]

April

7 April

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 1998
ShipCountryDescription
USS Hull  United States Navy The decommissioned Forrest Sherman-class destroyer was sunk as a target in the Pacific Ocean off the United States West Coast at 32°35′00.9″N 120°32′00.3″W.

9 April

List of shipwrecks: 9 April 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Cathy  United States The 38-foot (11.6 m) salmon troller was destroyed by fire in Sitka Sound in Southeast Alaska. Her crew of two survived.[7]

16 April

List of shipwrecks: 16 April 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Sumaqu  United States The 105-foot (32 m) fish tender burned and sank in Chatham Strait in the Alexander Archipelago near Tenakee Springs in Southeast Alaska. Her crew of two survived.[8]

26 April

List of shipwrecks: 26 April 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Evanick  United States 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.[4]

May

7 May

List of shipwrecks: 7 May 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Riptide  United States The 8-gross ton, 32-foot (9.8 m) longline cod-fishing vessel burned and sank in Amee Bay (57°12′30″N 153°11′30″W) near Old Harbor, Alaska. The fishing vessel Sarah M ( United States) rescued all three members of her crew.[9]

16 May

List of shipwrecks: 16 May 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Lorvon  United States 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 ( United States) rescued her three-member crew from a life raft.[2]
St. Michael  Malta The tug was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea off Marsaskala as an artificial reef.[10]
Tug No. 10  Malta The tug was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea off Marsaskala as an artificial reef.[10]

18 May

List of shipwrecks: 18 May 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Bonnie Gale  United States 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.[11]
Christopher A  United States 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.[7]

28 May

List of shipwrecks: 28 May 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Merit  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) salmon gillnet fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Prince William Sound on the south-central coast of Alaska near Port Nellie Juan (60°33′00″N 148°09′45″W). Her crew of two survived.[12]

June

2 June

List of shipwrecks: 2 June 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Dove  United States The 30-foot (9.1 m) salmon gillnetter capsized in the surf and was lost off the Kokinhenik Bar (60°18′30″N 145°05′00″W) in the Copper River Flats on the south-central coast of Alaska. The only person aboard perished.[3]

4 June

List of shipwrecks: 4 June 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Cheechako  United States The 36-foot (11.0 m) longline halibut-fishing vessel burned and sank approximately 14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi) southwest of Ninilchik, Alaska.[7]

9 June

List of shipwrecks: 9 June 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Hualien Express  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 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.[13]
Pearl  United States 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.[14]

16 June

List of shipwrecks: 16 June 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Angela B  United States The 30-foot (9.1 m) gillnet salmon-fishing vessel was destroyed in Bristol Bay off the coast of Alaska by a fire that started in her engine room. Her crew of three survived.[15]

23 June

List of shipwrecks: 23 June 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Unidentified submarine  Korean People's Army Naval Force 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.[16][17]

25 June

List of shipwrecks: 25 June 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Yenducer  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) gillnet salmon-fishing vessel was destroyed by an engine room fire in Bristol Bay off Alaska. Her entire crew of three survived.[18]

July

9 July

List of shipwrecks: 9 July 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Tadoussac  Canada The lake freighter ran aground in the St. Clair River. The vessel was carrying a load of coal and required five tugboats to free the ship.[19]

19 July

List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Nerka II  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) gillnet salmon-fishing vessel was destroyed by fire at Naknek, Alaska. The only person on board survived.[20]

22 July

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 1998
ShipCountryDescription
USS Badger  United States Navy The decommissioned Knox-class frigate was sunk as a target by units of the United States Third Fleet ( United States Navy) during the RIMPAC 98 exercise.
USS Somers  United States Navy 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.

28 July

List of shipwrecks: 28 July 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Tadoussac  Canada The lake freighter ran aground on a sandbank in Lake Erie near Detroit, Michigan.[21]

30 July

List of shipwrecks: 30 July 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Rachel Colleen  United States The 59-foot (18 m) salmon seiner was destroyed by fire in Cordova Bay in Southeast Alaska. Her entire crew of six survived.[9]

31 July

List of shipwrecks: 31 July 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Argo  United States 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 ( United States Coast Guard) deemed Argo a hazard to navigation and sank her.[9]

August

7 August

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Night Rider  United States The 31-foot (9.4 m) gillnet salmon-fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Stepovak Bay on the Gulf of Alaska coast of the Alaska Peninsula. The only person aboard survived.[20]

9 August

List of shipwrecks: 9 August 1998
ShipCountryDescription
USS Richmond K. Turner  United States Navy The decommissioned Leahy-class guided-missile cruiser was sunk as a target off Puerto Rico by ships and aircraft of the USS Enterprise carrier battle group ( United States Navy).

18 August

List of shipwrecks: 18 August 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Jackie-R  United States 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.[22]

19 August

List of shipwrecks: 19 August 1998
ShipCountryDescription
ARA Comodoro Somellera  Argentine Navy The Sotoyomo-class rescue tug sank after colliding during a storm with the patrol tug ARA Suboficial Castillo ( Argentine Navy) in port at Ushuaia, Argentina. She later was refloated and scrapped.

September

2 September

List of shipwrecks: 2 September 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Um El Faroud  Libya

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.[23]

18 September

List of shipwrecks: 18 September 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Princess of the Orient  Philippines The ferry capsized and sank in a typhoon off Fortune Island, Batangas, killing around 150 people.

24 September

List of shipwrecks: 24 September 1998
ShipCountryDescription
USS Belknap  United States Navy 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  United Kingdom 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  Honduras The cargo ship was wrecked while in port at Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Repairs were attempted, but abandoned the next month.[24]

25 September

List of shipwrecks: 25 September 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Sputnik  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) longline halibut-fishing vessel was destroyed by an engine room fire near Shuyak Island in the Kodiak Archipelago. Her entire crew of three survived.[8]

October

19 October

List of shipwrecks: 19 October 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Francis W  United States While no one was on board, the 42-foot (12.8 m) salmon troller was destroyed at Ketchikan, Alaska, by a fire that started in her galley stove.[25]

21 October

List of shipwrecks: 21 October 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Eendracht  Netherlands The schooner ran aground at Newhaven, East Sussex, United Kingdom. All 51 people on board were rescued by helicopter.[26] She was later refloated and returned to service.

26 October

List of shipwrecks: 26 October 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Cheryl Ann  United States With no one aboard, the 58-foot (17.7 m) salmon seiner was wrecked at Saxman, Alaska, after she broke loose from her moorings in bad weather.[7]

27 October

List of shipwrecks: 27 October 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Fantome Flag unknown Hurricane Mitch: The schooner sank in the Gulf of Mexico off Honduras with the loss of all 31 people on board after sending a final radio report on this date.

29 October

List of shipwrecks: 29 October 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Ocean Hope I  United States The 92-foot (28.0 m) cod trawler capsized and sank in the Shelikof Strait off Cape Karluk (57°35′10″N 154°30′50″W) on Kodiak Island. Her crew of four survived.[5]

November

11 November

List of shipwrecks: 11 November 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Ministro Portales  Chilean Navy The decommissioned Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer was sunk as a target off Cape Horn.

December

5 December

List of shipwrecks: 5 December 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Adolphus Busch  United Kingdom The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Big Pine Key, Florida, to create an artificial reef.

15 December

List of shipwrecks: 15 December 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Monarch of the Seas  Bahamas The cruise ship struck a reef off St. Maartan. Water started coming in,resulting in grounding the ship.

17 December

List of shipwrecks: 17 December 1998
ShipCountryDescription
I-SILC-class semi-submersible infiltration vessel  Korean People's Army Naval Force 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.

22 December

List of shipwrecks: 22 December 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Andrea Marie  United States The 39-foot (11.9 m) vessel was abandoned near Kodiak, Alaska, after she caught fire.[15]

26 December

List of shipwrecks: 26 December 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Emily Brooke  United States With no one on board, the 36-foot (11.0 m) sea cucumber and sea urchin dive boat was destroyed at Bar Harbor (55.3444356°N 131.6546628°W / 55.3444356; -131.6546628 (Bar Harbor)) at Ketchikan, Alaska, by a fire that began in her galley stove.[4]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date December 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Arco Arun  United Kingdom The coaster capsized in the Thames Estuary at Northfleet Hope. She was later raised and refloated.[27]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1998
ShipCountryDescription
Brown Bear  United States The motor vessel, a former research ship, was scuttled in the Pacific Ocean off San Diego, California, in late 1997 or in January 1998.[28]
HMS Sirius  Royal Navy The decommissioned Leander-class frigate was sunk as a target in the Atlantic Ocean by the submarine HMS Spartan ( Royal Navy).

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Ship events in 1998
Ship launches: 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Ship commissionings: 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Ship decommissionings: 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Shipwrecks: 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
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