List of shipwrecks in July 1939

The list of shipwrecks in July 1939 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during July 1939.

2 July

List of shipwrecks: 2 July 1939
ShipCountryDescription
Notraco  Finland The cargo ship ran aground at Östergarn, Sweden.[1] Refloated on 4 July.[2]

4 July

List of shipwrecks: 4 July 1939
ShipCountryDescription
Louise Moller  United Kingdom The cargo ship became stranded on Mamay Island (34°12′N 125°19′E).[3] Refloated the next day.[2]

5 July

List of shipwrecks: 5 July 1939
ShipCountryDescription
Rim  Panama The passenger ship caught fire west of Symi, Greece and was wrecked.[2]

6 July

List of shipwrecks: 6 July 1939
ShipCountryDescription
Houston City  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground on Quelpart Island, Korea. Later refloated and sailed to Shanghai, China for repairs.[4] Damage described as "considerable".[5]
Pamia  Italy The cargo ship ran aground 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) east of Cape Sidi Freuch, Algeria.[4] Refloated on 8 July.[6]

8 July

List of shipwrecks: 8 July 1939
ShipCountryDescription
Patria  Germany The cargo ship ran aground in Risøysund, near Måløy, Norway.[6] Refloated on 12 July.[7]

9 July

List of shipwrecks: 9 July 1939
ShipCountryDescription
Capiro  United Kingdom The cargo ship caught fire and came ashore at Parrita, Costa Rica. Declared a total loss.[8]
Nobless  Sweden The sailing ship caught fire and sank at Bunsbuttelkoog, Germany.[5]

10 July

List of shipwrecks: 10 July 1939
ShipCountryDescription
Marina  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Martin Garcia Channel, Argentina.[5]

11 July

List of shipwrecks: 11 July 1939
ShipCountryDescription
Fram  Netherlands The cargo ship ran aground off Rhyl Pier, Rhyl, Denbighshire, United Kingdom.[9] Refloated the next day.[7]
Keyholt  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground at Morrisburg, Ontario, Canada.[9] Refloated on 13 July.[10]
HMS Tarantula  Royal Navy The Insect-class gunboat ran aground in the Canton River, China. She was later refloated by a British destroyer.[11]

12 July

List of shipwrecks: 12 July 1939
ShipCountryDescription
Taian Maru No.2  Japan The cargo ship ran aground of Saddle Island, Torres Strait, Australia.[9]

14 July

List of shipwrecks: 14 July 1939
ShipCountryDescription
Ullapool  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Martin Garcia Channel, Argentina.[10] Refloated on 17 July.[12]

15 July

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 1939
ShipCountryDescription
Lornaston  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in the Martin Garcia Channel, Argentina.[13] Refloated on 17 July.[12]

18 July

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 1939
ShipCountryDescription
Bokuyo Maru  Japan The cargo liner caught fire and sank in the Pacific Ocean with the loss of two crew. The rest of the crew and all passengers on board were rescued by an American tanker.[14][15]
Port Bowen  United Kingdom The refrigerated cargo ship ran aground off Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand.[16]

19 July

List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1939
ShipCountryDescription
Acropolis  Greece The passenger ship ran aground at Burj, 8 nautical miles (15 km) south of Chalkis.[17] Refloated on 25 July.[18]
Louisiana  United States The 33-gross ton fishing vessel was wrecked in fog on a reef at the head of Pavlof Bay on the south coast of the Alaska Peninsula. Her crew of five survived.[19]

21 July

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1939
ShipCountryDescription
Edgar F. Luckenbach  United States The cargo ship collided with the wharf at New Orleans, Louisiana and was severely damaged. She was beached to prevent her sinking.[20] She later sank.[21]

22 July

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 1939
ShipCountryDescription
Nika Nah  United States The 36-gross ton motor vessel was destroyed by an explosion and fire while testing her gasoline engines 0.25 nautical miles (0.46 km; 0.29 mi) off San Juan Dock at Seward, Territory of Alaska. All four people on board survived.[22]
HMAS Stalwart  Royal Australian Navy The S-class destroyer was scuttled in the Tasman Sea at 34°59′54″S 151°36′4″E.

24 July

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1939
ShipCountryDescription
Imberie  Brazil The dredger foundered at 15°42′S 38°52′W.[18]

25 July

List of shipwrecks: 25 July 1939
ShipCountryDescription
Mount Rhodope  Greece The cargo ship ran aground in the Pará River, Brazil. Refloated on 29 July.[23]

27 July

List of shipwrecks: 27 July 1939
ShipCountryDescription
Sunic  France The tanker collided with Grangesberg ( Sweden) in dense fog 30 nautical miles (56 km) south of the Eddystone Lighthouse (49°55′N 4°30′W). Both ships caught fire. Sunic was abandoned by her crew; 24 of her 34 crew were rescued by Grangesberg. They were later transferred to Dartford ( United Kingdom) and landed at Falmouth, Cornwall. Sunic later capsized and sank. Grangesberg also put into Falmouth, on fire and severely damaged. Her captain was lost overboard as a result of the collision.[24][25]

31 July

List of shipwrecks: 31 July 1939
ShipCountryDescription
Lang  United States The 7-gross ton motor vessel was wrecked at Passage Point (57°51′N 134°56′W) in Chatham Strait outside of Freshwater Bay in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska due to a navigational error. The vessel Nira ( United States) rescued the only person aboard.[19]
Syoan Maru  Japan The cargo ship ran aground at Aimirisaki, Sakhalin, Soviet Union.[26][27] Refloated 4 August.[28]

References

  1. "Casualty Reports". The Times (48347). London. 3 July 1939. col F, p. 22.
  2. "Casualty Reports". The Times (48350). London. 6 July 1939. col F, p. 24.
  3. "Casualty Reports". The Times (48349). London. 5 July 1939. col G, p. 28.
  4. "Casualty Reports". The Times (48351). London. 7 July 1939. col C-D, p. 27.
  5. "Casualty Reports". The Times (48354). London. 11 July 1939. col E, p. 24.
  6. "Casualty Reports". The Times (48353). London. 10 July 1939. col D, p. 23.
  7. "Casualty Reports". The Times (48357). London. 14 July 1939. col C, p. 21.
  8. "Casualty Reports". The Times (48355). London. 12 July 1939. col F, p. 20.
  9. "Casualty Reports". The Times (48356). London. 13 July 1939. col G, p. 8.
  10. "Casualty Reports". The Times (48358). London. 15 July 1939. col G, p. 23.
  11. "Telegrams in Brief". The Times (48355). London. 12 July 1939. col G, p. 13.
  12. "Casualty Reports". The Times (48360). London. 18 July 1939. col G, p. 24.
  13. "Casualty Reports". The Times (48359). London. 17 July 1939. col G, p. 21.
  14. "Japanese Steamer Lost". The Times (48361). London. 19 July 1939. col G, p. 8.
  15. "Rescue at Sea". The Evening Post (Volume CXXVIII, issue 10). Wellington, New Zealand. 20 July 1939. p. 10.
  16. "SS Port Bowen (+1939)". Wrecksite. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  17. "Casualty Reports". The Times (48362). London. 20 July 1939. col C, p. 19.
  18. "Casualty Reports". The Times (48367). London. 26 July 1939. col E, p. 8.
  19. alaskashipwreck.com Alaska Shipwrecks (L)
  20. "Casualty Reports". The Times (483634). London. 22 July 1939. col D, p. 21.
  21. "Casualty Reports". The Times (48366). London. 25 July 1939. col C, p. 22.
  22. alaskashipwreck.com Alaska Shipwrecks (N)
  23. "Mount Rhodope Refloated". The Times (48372). London. 1 August 1939. col F, p. 18.
  24. "Casualty Reports". The Times (48369). London. 28 July 1939. col E, p. 25.
  25. "Tanker Ablaze In The Channel". The Times (48369). London. 28 July 1939. col A, p. 16.
  26. "Casualty Reports". The Times (48373). London. 2 August 1939. col C, p. 23.
  27. "Japanese Steamer Ashore". The Times (48373). London. 2 August 1939. col C, p. 23.
  28. "Casualty Reports". The Times (48376). London. 5 August 1939. col E, p. 5.
Ship events in 1939
Ship launches: 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944
Ship commissionings: 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944
Ship decommissionings: 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944
Shipwrecks: 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944
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