List of shipwrecks in 1992

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The list of shipwrecks in 1992 includes all ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1992.

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1992
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
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January

7 January

List of shipwrecks: 7 January 1992
Ship Country Description
USS Darter  United States Navy The decommissioned Tang-class submarine was sunk as a target by the submarine USS Tautog ( United States Navy) in the Pacific Ocean off Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

February

11 February

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 1992
Ship Country Description
USS Baton Rouge  United States Navy Submarine incident off Kildin Island: The Los Angeles-class submarine was in collision in the Barents Sea off Kildin Island with K-276 ( Russian Navy). She was consequently withdrawn from service due to damage received and eventually scrapped in 1993.

April

17 April

List of shipwrecks: 17 April 1992
Ship Country Description
Katina P  Malta The oil tanker′s captain deliberateky rang her aground on the coast of Mozambique 40 kilometers (25 miles; 22.6 nautical miles) north of Maputo. She was soon salvaged.

26 April

List of shipwrecks: 26 April 1992
Ship Country Description
Katina P  Malta After being salvaged, the oil tanker sank while under tow in the Mozambique Channel northeast of Maputo, Mozambique.

May

6 May

List of shipwrecks: 6 May 1992
Ship Country Description
Aurora  Croatia The ferry collided with Ilirija ( Croatia) in Dubrovnik harbour and sank with the loss of 61 of the 86 people on board.[1]

August

4 August

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1992
Ship Country Description
USS Indra  United States Navy The decommissioned Achelous-class landing craft repair ship was sunk as an artificial reef in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Carolina at 34°33′55″N 76°58′30″W / 34.56528°N 76.97500°W / 34.56528; -76.97500Coordinates: 34°33′55″N 76°58′30″W / 34.56528°N 76.97500°W / 34.56528; -76.97500[2]

22 August

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1992
Ship Country Description
USS Mullinnix  United States Navy The decommissioned Forrest Sherman-class destroyer was sunk as a target.

23 August

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1992
Ship Country Description
Royal Pacific  Singapore The cruise ship sank in the Straits of Malacca after being rammed by fishing vessel Turfu 51 ( Republic of China) with the loss of two of the 534-plus people on board. Survivors were rescued by Chapaevsk ( Russia) and Marisa ( Bahamas).[3][4]

27 August

List of shipwrecks: 27 August 1992
Ship Country Description
USS White Plains  United States Navy
File:Weehawken (YTB-776).jpg
USS White Plains being refloated.
The Mars-class combat stores ship broke loose from her moorings in Apra Harbor, Guam, during Typhoon Omar and ran around in a beach near Polaris Point. She was later refloated and returned to service..

September

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1992
Ship Country Description
Rozi  Malta
File:MV Rozi 01.jpg
Wreck of the Rozi

The tug was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea off Ċirkewwa (40°39′01″N 14°32′44″W / 40.65028°N 14.54556°W / 40.65028; -14.54556) as an artificial reef.[5]

October

2 October

List of shipwrecks: 2 October 1992
Ship Country Description
TCG Muavenet  Turkish Navy The Robert H. Smith-class destroyer minelayer was on a military exercise in Saros Bay when struck by two Sea Sparrow missiles fired by the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga ( United States Navy), killing five of her crew. The ship was consequently declared a total loss and scrapped.

22 October

List of shipwrecks: 22 October 1992
Ship Country Description
Daeyang Honey  South Korea Typhoon Colloeen: The bulk carrier foundered in the Pacific Ocean 300 nautical miles (560 km) east of the Philippines with the loss of all 28 crew.[6]

November

30 November

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1992
Ship Country Description
Arklow Castle  Ireland The cargo ship ran aground off Les Sables d'Olonne, Vendée, France. She was subsequently declared a constructive total loss.[7]

December

3 December

List of shipwrecks: 3 December 1992
Ship Country Description
Aegean Sea  Greece The oil tanker exploded and sank off A Coruña, Galicia, Spain.

15 December

List of shipwrecks: 15 December 1992
Ship Country Description
Kismetim-1  Turkey The cargo ship was intercepted in the Mediterranean Sea by TCG Akın, TCG Savaştepe, TCG Yıldırım (all  Turkish Navy) and USS Briscoe ( United States Navy) as she was suspected of drug-running. She was scuttled by her nine crew, who were rescued.

18 December

List of shipwrecks: 18 December 1992
Ship Country Description
Demetrios  Greece The unmanned cargo ship ran aground at Prawle Point, Devon United Kingdom after her tow parted in a storm.[8]

19 December

List of shipwrecks: 19 December 1992
Ship Country Description
Norsel  Norway The ship ran aground and was wrecked south-west of Brønnøysund, Norway at 65°24′N 11°58′E / 65.400°N 11.967°E / 65.400; 11.967. The wreck was delivered to a breaker's yard in Molde, Norway, in February 1993.[9]

23 December

List of shipwrecks: 23 December 1992
Ship Country Description
Titan  Singapore The floating crane capsized off Camden Head, New South Wales, Australia. She was deemed beyond salvage and scuttled on 29 December at 31°39′51″S 152°52′24″E / 31.66417°S 152.87333°E / -31.66417; 152.87333.

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1992
Ship Country Description
Alfred Jensen  Norway The cargo ship was scuttled off Norway.[10]

References

  1. "Ten killed in ferry collision" The Times (London). Thursday, 7 May 1992. (64326), col H, p. 10.
  2. Mobile Riverine Force Association (4 October 1999). "History of The USS Indra (ARL-37)". Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  3. Asklander, Micke. "M/S Empress of Australia (1965)". Fakta om Fartyg (in Swedish). Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  4. Harvey Elliott. "500 rescued as ship sinks on 'cruise to nowhere'" The Times (London). Monday, 24 August 1992. (64419), col A-B, p. 14.
  5. "Tug Boat - Rozi". Subway Dive Centre. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  6. "Loss of Daeyang Honey en route to Mizushima, Japan" (PDF). Australian Transportation Safety Board. 17 June 1993. Retrieved 20 May 1993.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  7. "Report into the Stranding and Subsequent Loss of the M.V. "Arklow Castle"". Marine Casualty Investigation Unit. 4 July 2003. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  8. Lin Jenkins. "Canoeist dies as gales lash Britain" The Times (London). Saturday, 19 December 1992. (65420), col H, p. 3.
  9. "Norsel (5256616)". Miramar Ship Index. Retrieved 18 November 2015. (Subscription required (help)). 
  10. "Alfred Jensen (5215284)". Miramar Ship Index. Retrieved 16 November 2013. (Subscription required (help)). 
Ship events in 1992
Ship launches: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
Ship commissionings: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
Ship decommissionings: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
Shipwrecks: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997