List of shipwrecks in the Pacific Ocean

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This is a list of shipwrecks located in the Pacific Ocean.

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North Pacific[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
USS Admiral W. L. Capps 16 June 2000 An Admiral W. S. Benson-class troopship that was sunk as a target. 23°35′01″N 159°50′00.2″W / 23.58361°N 159.833389°W / 23.58361; -159.833389 (USS Admiral W. L. Capps (AP-121))
Agano 15 February 1944 An Agano-class light cruiser that was torpedoed by USS Skate 160 miles north of Chuuk. 10°11′N 151°42′E / 10.183°N 151.700°E / 10.183; 151.700 (Japanese cruiser Agano)
Akagi 5 June 1942 An aircraft carrier that was scuttled during the Battle of Midway. 30°30′N 178°40′W / 30.500°N 178.667°W / 30.500; -178.667 (Japanese aircraft carrier Akagi)
Chūyō 4 December 1943 A Taiyō-class escort carrier that was sunk by USS Sailfish off Hachijō-jima. 32°37′N 143°39′E / 32.617°N 143.650°E / 32.617; 143.650 (Japanese aircraft carrier Chūyō)
SS Constitution 17 November 1997 An ocean liner that sunk under tow 700 nautical miles north of the Hawaiian Islands.
USS Corvina 16 November 1943 A Gato-class submarine that was torpedoed by I-176 south of Chuuk. 5°5′N 151°10′E / 5.083°N 151.167°E / 5.083; 151.167 (USS Corvina (SS-226))
USS Gambier Bay 25 October 1944 A Casablanca-class escort carrier that was sunk in the Battle off Samar. 11°46′N 126°09′E / 11.767°N 126.150°E / 11.767; 126.150 (USS Gambier Bay (CVE-73))
USS Hammann 6 June 1942 A Sims-class destroyer that was torpedoed by I-168 in the Battle of Midway. 30°36′N 176°34′W / 30.600°N 176.567°W / 30.600; -176.567 (USS Hammann (DD-412))
Harusame 8 June 1944 A Shiratsuyu-class destroyer that was sunk by US aircraft 30 miles northwest of Manokwari, New Guinea. 00°05′S 132°45′E / 0.083°S 132.750°E / -0.083; 132.750 (Japanese destroyer Harusame)
Hayate 11 December 1941 A Kamikaze-class destroyer that was sunk in the Battle of Wake Island. 19°10′N 166°22′E / 19.167°N 166.367°E / 19.167; 166.367 (Japanese destroyer Hayate (1925))
I-28 17 May 1942 A Type B1 submarine that was torpedoed by USS Tautog south of Chuuk. 06°30′N 152°00′E / 6.500°N 152.000°E / 6.500; 152.000 (Japanese submarine I-28)
I-165 27 June 1945 A Kaidai-type submarine that was sunk by US aircraft. 15°28′N 153°39′E / 15.467°N 153.650°E / 15.467; 153.650 (Japanese submarine I-165)
I-183 29 April 1944 A Kaidai-class submarine that was sunk by USS Pogy. 32°07′N 133°03′W / 32.117°N 133.050°W / 32.117; -133.050 (Japanese submarine I-183)
Ikazuchi 13 April 1944 An Akatsuki-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Harder 200 miles southeast of Guam. 10°13′N 143°51′E / 10.217°N 143.850°E / 10.217; 143.850 (Japanese destroyer Ikazuchi)
K-129 8 March 1968 A Soviet diesel submarine which carried three nuclear warheads. It was partially recovered from the seabed in 1974 by the CIA's Project Azorian. The USS Halibut allegedly took upwards of 10,000 pictures of the shipwreck. The exact location of the wreck remains an official secret of the United States intelligence services.
Katori 19 February 1944 A Katori-class light cruiser that was sunk by USS Iowa off Chuuk. 07°45′N 151°20′E / 7.750°N 151.333°E / 7.750; 151.333 (Japanese cruiser Katori)
Kisaragi 11 December 1941 A Mutsuki-class destroyer that was sunk by depth charges 30 miles southwest of Wake Island. 18°55′N 166°17′E / 18.917°N 166.283°E / 18.917; 166.283 (Japanese destroyer Kisaragi (1925))
USS Liscome Bay 24 November 1943 A Casablanca-class escort carrier that was torpedoed by I-175 off Makin. 2°34′N 172°30′E / 2.567°N 172.500°E / 2.567; 172.500 (USS Liscome Bay (CVE-56))
USS LST-563 21 December 1944 An LST-542-class tank landing ship that ran aground on Clipperton Island. 10°18′26.69″N 109°14′5.66″W / 10.3074139°N 109.2349056°W / 10.3074139; -109.2349056 (USS LST-563)
Maikaze 17 February 1944 A Kagero-class destroyer that was sunk by US ships 40 miles northwest of Chuuk. 07°45′N 151°20′E / 7.750°N 151.333°E / 7.750; 151.333 (Japanese destroyer Maikaze)
USS Mars 15 July 2006 A Mars-class combat stores ship that was sunk 54 nautical miles off Hawaii.
USCGC Matagorda 1969 A Casco-class United States Coast Guard Cutter that was sunk as a target 72 nautical miles off Hawaii. 20°08′N 158°30′W / 20.133°N 158.500°W / 20.133; -158.500 (USCGC Matagorda (WAVP-373))
Matsukaze 9 June 1944 A Kamikaze-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Swordfish 70 miles northeast of Chichi-jima, Japan. 26°59′N 143°13′E / 26.983°N 143.217°E / 26.983; 143.217 (Japanese destroyer Matsukaze (1923))
Michel 17 October 1943 An auxiliary cruiser that was torpedoed by USS Tarpon southeast of Tokyo. 33°42′0″N 140°08′0″E / 33.70000°N 140.13333°E / 33.70000; 140.13333 (German auxiliary cruiser Michel)
Mikuma 6 June 1942 A Mogami-class cruiser that was sunk by US aircraft. 29°20′N 173°30′E / 29.333°N 173.500°E / 29.333; 173.500 (Japanese cruiser Mikuma)
Naka 18 February 1944 A Sendai-class light cruiser that was sunk by US aircraft 35 nautical miles west of Chuuk. 07°15′N 151°15′E / 7.250°N 151.250°E / 7.250; 151.250 (Japanese cruiser Naka)
USS Neches 23 January 1942 A replenishment oiler that was torpedoed by I-72 about 120 nautical miles west of Pearl Harbor. 21°01′N 160°06′W / 21.017°N 160.100°W / 21.017; -160.100 (USS Neches (AO-5))
USS S-26 24 January 1942 An S-class submarine that was accidentally rammed by USS Sturdy in the Gulf of Panama. 8°13′N 79°21′W / 8.217°N 79.350°W / 8.217; -79.350 (USS S-26 (SS-131))
Sazanami 14 January 1944 A Fubuki-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Albacore 300 nautical miles southeast of Yap. 05°15′N 141°15′E / 5.250°N 141.250°E / 5.250; 141.250 (Japanese destroyer Sazanami (1931))
Shirakumo 16 March 1944 A Fubuki-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Tautog 170 nautical miles east of Muroran, Japan. 42°25′N 144°55′E / 42.417°N 144.917°E / 42.417; 144.917 (Japanese destroyer Shirakumo (1927))
Sōryū 4 June 1942 A Sōryū-class aircraft carrier that was sunk by US aircraft in the Battle of Midway. 30°38′N 179°13′W / 30.633°N 179.217°W / 30.633; -179.217 (Japanese aircraft carrier Sōryū)
Suzukaze 25 January 1944 A Shiratsuyu-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Skipjack 127 nautical miles northwest of Pohnpei. 08°51′N 157°10′E / 8.850°N 157.167°E / 8.850; 157.167 (Japanese destroyer Suzukaze)
Tatsuta Maru 8 February 1943 An ocean liner converted into a troopship that was torpedoed by USS Tarpon 42 miles east of Mikura-jima, Japan. 34°00′N 140°00′E / 34.000°N 140.000°E / 34.000; 140.000 (Tatsuta Maru)
Two Brothers 11 February 1823 A whaler that ran aground on a reef near the French Frigate Shoals.
USS Walker 28 December 1941 A Wickes-class destroyer that was scuttled northeast of Hawaii. 26°35′N 143°49′W / 26.583°N 143.817°W / 26.583; -143.817 (USS Walker (DD-163))
Yamakaze 25 June 1942 A Shiratsuyu-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Nautilus 60 nautical miles southeast of Yokosuka, Japan. 34°34′N 140°26′E / 34.567°N 140.433°E / 34.567; 140.433 (Japanese destroyer Yamakaze)
Yasukuni Maru 31 January 1944 A Terukuni Maru-class ocean liner that was torpedoed by USS Trigger northwest of Chuuk. 09°15′N 147°13′E / 9.250°N 147.217°E / 9.250; 147.217 (Yasukuni Maru (1930))
USS Yorktown 7 June 1942 A Yorktown-class aircraft carrier that was sunk at the Battle of Midway. The wreck was discovered in 1998. 30°35′59″N 176°34′4″W / 30.59972°N 176.56778°W / 30.59972; -176.56778 (USS Yorktown (CV-5))

Bering Sea[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
I-24 11 June 1943 A Type C submarine that was sunk by USS Larchmont near Shemya, Alaska. 53°16′N 174°24′E / 53.267°N 174.400°E / 53.267; 174.400 (Japanese submarine I-24)

East China Sea[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Asashimo 7 April 1945 A Yūgumo-class destroyer that was sunk by US aircraft 150 miles southwest of Nagasaki, Japan. 31°N 128°E / 31°N 128°E / 31; 128 (Japanese destroyer Asashimo)
USS Bush 6 April 1945 A Fletcher-class destroyer that was sunk by kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, Japan. 27°16′N 127°48′E / 27.267°N 127.800°E / 27.267; 127.800 (USS Bush (DD-529))
USS Callaghan 28 July 1945 A Fletcher-class destroyer that was sunk by kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, Japan. 25°43′N 126°55′E / 25.717°N 126.917°E / 25.717; 126.917 (USS Callaghan (DD-792))
USS Colhoun 6 April 1945 A Fletcher-class destroyer that was sunk by kamikaze aircraft and USS Cassin Young off Okinawa, Japan. 27°16′N 127°48′E / 27.267°N 127.800°E / 27.267; 127.800 (USS Colhoun (DD-801))
USS Drexler 28 May 1945 An Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer that was sunk by kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, Japan. 27°6′N 127°38′E / 27.100°N 127.633°E / 27.100; 127.633 (USS Drexler (DD-741))
Hamakaze 7 April 1945 A Kagero-class destroyer that was sunk by US aircraft 150 miles southwest of Nagasaki, Japan. 30°47′N 128°08′E / 30.783°N 128.133°E / 30.783; 128.133 (Japanese destroyer Hamakaze)
Isokaze 7 April 1945 A Kagero-class destroyer that was sunk by US aircraft 150 miles southwest of Nagasaki, Japan. 30°28′N 128°55′E / 30.46°N 128.92°E / 30.46; 128.92 (Japanese destroyer Isokaze)
Kashino 4 September 1942 A munition ship that was torpedoed by USS Growler northeast of Taipei, Taiwan. 25°45′N 122°42′E / 25.750°N 122.700°E / 25.750; 122.700 (Japanese munition ship Kashino)
Kasumi 7 April 1945 An Asashio-class destroyer that was attacked by US aircraft and scuttled 150 miles southwest of Nagasaki, Japan.
USS Little 3 May 1945 A Fletcher-class destroyer that was sunk by kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, Japan. 26°24′N 126°15′E / 26.4°N 126.25°E / 26.4; 126.25 (USS Little (DD-803))
USS Mannert L. Abele 12 April 1945 An Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer that was sunk by kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, Japan. 27°15′0″N 126°30′0″E / 27.25000°N 126.50000°E / 27.25000; 126.50000 (USS Mannert L. Abele (DD-733))
Miyuki 29 June 1934 A Fubuki-class destroyer that collided with Inazuma in the Korea Strait. 33°00′N 125°30′E / 33.000°N 125.500°E / 33.000; 125.500 (Japanese destroyer Miyuki)
USS Morrison 4 May 1945 A Fletche-class destroyer that was sunk by kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa, Japan. 27°10′N 127°58′E / 27.167°N 127.967°E / 27.167; 127.967 (USS Morrison (DD-560))
Unryū 19 December 1944 A Unryū-class aircraft carrier that was torpedoed by USS Redfish. 29°59′N 124°03′E / 29.983°N 124.050°E / 29.983; 124.050 (Japanese aircraft carrier Unryū)
Urakaze 21 November 1944 A Kagero-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Sealion 65 miles northwest of Keelung, Taiwan. 26°09′N 121°23′E / 26.150°N 121.383°E / 26.150; 121.383 (Japanese destroyer Urakaze)
Yahagi 7 April 1945 An Agano-class light cruiser that was sunk by US aircraft south of Kyushu, Japan. 30°47′N 128°08′E / 30.783°N 128.133°E / 30.783; 128.133 (Japanese cruiser Yahagi (1942))
Yamato 7 April 1945 A Yamato-class battleship that was sunk by US aircraft north of Okinawa, Japan. 30°22′N 128°04′E / 30.367°N 128.067°E / 30.367; 128.067 (Japanese battleship Yamato)

Gulf of Alaska[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Ryou-Un Maru 5 April 2012 A Japanese fishing boat that was swept out to sea by the March 2011 tsunami, and drifted across the Pacific. It was discovered a year later in Canadian waters, and scuttled by USCGC Anacapa 180 miles off the coast of Southeast Alaska.

Philippine Sea[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Akizuki 25 October 1944 An Akizuki-class destroyer that was sunk by US forces northeast of Cape Engaño. 20°29′N 126°30′E / 20.483°N 126.500°E / 20.483; 126.500 (Japanese destroyer Akizuki)
Asanagi 22 May 1944 A Kamikaze-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Pollack 200 miles northwest of Chichijima, Japan. 28°20′N 138°57′E / 28.333°N 138.950°E / 28.333; 138.950 (Japanese destroyer Asanagi)
USS Bismarck Sea 21 February 1945 A Casablanca-class escort carrier that was sunk by kamikaze aircraft. 24°2′21″N 141°18′49″E / 24.03917°N 141.31361°E / 24.03917; 141.31361 (USS Bismarck Sea (CVE-95))
Chikuma 25 October 1944 A Tone-class heavy cruiser that was sunk in the Battle off Samar. 11°25′N 126°36′E / 11.417°N 126.600°E / 11.417; 126.600 (Japanese cruiser Chikuma (1938))
Chitose 25 October 1944 A Chitose-class aircraft carrier that was sunk by US aircraft in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. 19°20′N 126°20′E / 19.333°N 126.333°E / 19.333; 126.333 (Japanese aircraft carrier Chitose)
Chiyoda 25 October 1944 A Chitose-class aircraft carrier that was sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. 18°37′0″N 126°45′0″E / 18.61667°N 126.75000°E / 18.61667; 126.75000 (Japanese aircraft carrier Chiyoda)
Chōkai 25 October 1944 A Takao-class heavy cruiser that was scuttled during the Battle off Samar. 11°22′N 126°22′E / 11.367°N 126.367°E / 11.367; 126.367 (Japanese cruiser Chōkai)
MV Derbyshire 10 September 1980 A 169,000 ton bulk carrier, the largest UK ship ever to have been lost at sea. It sank 230 mi (370 km) off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, claiming the lives of all 44 on board. The Kowloon Bridge was a sistership. 25°30′N 130°30′E / 25.500°N 130.500°E / 25.500; 130.500 (MV Derbyshire)
USS Eversole 28 October 1944 A John C. Butler-class destroyer escort that was sunk during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. 10°18′N 127°37′E / 10.300°N 127.617°E / 10.300; 127.617 (USS Eversole (DE-404))
USS Extractor 24 January 1945 An Anchor-class salvage tug that was torpedoed by USS Guardfish in the Philippine Sea. 15°44′N 135°29′E / 15.733°N 135.483°E / 15.733; 135.483 (USS Extractor (ARS-15))
USS Grayback 27 February 1944 A Tambor-class submarine that was sunk by Japanese aircraft south of Okinawa, Japan. 25°47′N 128°45′E / 25.783°N 128.750°E / 25.783; 128.750 (USS Grayback (SS-208))
Hatsuzuki 25 October 1944 An Akizuki-class destroyer that was sunk by US ships northeast of Cape Engaño, Philippines. 20°24′N 126°20′E / 20.400°N 126.333°E / 20.400; 126.333 (Japanese destroyer Hatsuzuki)
Hiyō 20 June 1944 A Hiyō-class aircraft carrier that was sunk in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. 16°20′N 132°32′E / 16.333°N 132.533°E / 16.333; 132.533 (Japanese aircraft carrier Hiyō)
USS Hoel 25 October 1944 A Fletcher-class destroyer that was sunk in the Battle off Samar. 11°46′N 126°33′E / 11.767°N 126.550°E / 11.767; 126.550 (USS Hoel (DD-533))
I-41 November 18, 1944 A Type B2 submarine that was sunk by US forces 12°44′N 130°42′E / 12.733°N 130.700°E / 12.733; 130.700 (Japanese submarine I-41)
USS Johnston 25 October 1944 A Fletcher-class destroyer that was sunk in the Battle off Samar. 11°46′N 126°9′E / 11.767°N 126.150°E / 11.767; 126.150 (USS Johnston (DD-557))
USS Mississinewa 20 November 1944 A Cimarron-class replenishment oiler that was sunk by a Kaiten, a type of Japanese suicide craft. 9°58′44.22″N 139°39′45.43″E / 9.9789500°N 139.6626194°E / 9.9789500; 139.6626194 (USS Mississinewa (AO-59))
Natori 18 August 1944 A Nagara-class light cruiser that was torpedoed by USS Hardhead east of the San Bernardino Strait. 12°29′N 128°49′E / 12.483°N 128.817°E / 12.483; 128.817 (Japanese cruiser Natori)
Nowaki 26 October 1944 A Kagero-class destroyer that was sunk by USS Owen southeast of Legazpi in the Philippines. 13°0′N 124°54′E / 13.000°N 124.900°E / 13.000; 124.900 (Japanese destroyer Nowaki)
USS Princeton 24 October 1944 An Independence-class aircraft carrier that was sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. 15°21′N 123°31′E / 15.350°N 123.517°E / 15.350; 123.517 (USS Princeton (CVL-23))
MS Ravnaas 8 December 1941 A cargo ship that was sunk by Japanese aircraft 250 nautical miles east of Samar Island.
USS Samuel B. Roberts 25 October 1944 A John C. Butler-class destroyer escort that was sunk by the Kongō in the Battle off Samar. 11°40′N 126°20′E / 11.667°N 126.333°E / 11.667; 126.333 (USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413))
Shinano 29 November 1944 A Yamato-class battleship, later converted into an aircraft carrier, that was torpedoed by USS Archer-Fish 200 kilometres southeast of Shingū, Japan. 32°0′N 137°0′E / 32.000°N 137.000°E / 32.000; 137.000 (Japanese aircraft carrier Shinano)
Shiratsuyu 15 June 1944 A Shiratsuyu-class destroyer that collided with the Seiyo Maru 90 nautical miles southeast of Surigao Strait. 09°09′N 126°51′E / 9.150°N 126.850°E / 9.150; 126.850 (Japanese destroyer Shiratsuyu)
Shōkaku 19 June 1944 A Shōkaku-class aircraft carrier that was torpedoed by USS Cavalla in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. 11°40′N 137°40′E / 11.667°N 137.667°E / 11.667; 137.667 (Japanese aircraft carrier Shōkaku)
Suzuya 25 October 1944 A Mogami-class heavy cruiser that was sunk by US aircraft in the Battle off Samar. 11°45.2′N 126°11.2′E / 11.7533°N 126.1867°E / 11.7533; 126.1867 (Japanese cruiser Suzaya (1934))
Taihō 19 June 1944 A Taihō-class aircraft carrier that was sunk by USS Albacore in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. 12°05′N 138°12′E / 12.083°N 138.200°E / 12.083; 138.200 (Japanese aircraft carrier Taihō)
Tama 25 October 1944 A Kuma-class light cruiser that was torpedoed by USS Jallao while retreating from the Battle of Leyte Gulf. 21°23′N 127°19′E / 21.383°N 127.317°E / 21.383; 127.317 (Japanese cruiser Tama)
Tatsuta 13 March 1944 A Tenryū-class light cruiser that was torpedoed by USS Sand Lance 40 miles northeast of Hachijō-jima, Japan. 32°52′N 139°12′E / 32.867°N 139.200°E / 32.867; 139.200 (Japanese cruiser Tatsuta (1918))
USS Tullibee 26 March 1944 A Gato-class submarine that was sunk by her own torpedo off Palau. 9°30′N 134°45′E / 9.500°N 134.750°E / 9.500; 134.750 (USS Tullibee (SS-284))
USS Underhill 24 July 1945 A Buckley-class destroyer escort that was sunk by two Kaiten, a type of Japanese suicide craft. 19°20′0″N 126°42′0″E / 19.33333°N 126.70000°E / 19.33333; 126.70000 (USS Underhill (DE-682))
Yūbari 28 April 1944 A light cruiser that was sunk by USS Bluegill southwest of Palau. 5°38′00″N 131°45′00″E / 5.63333°N 131.75°E / 5.63333; 131.75 (Japanese cruiser Yūbari)
Zuihō 25 October 1944 A Zuihō-class aircraft carrier that was sunk by US aircraft in the Battle off Cape Engaño. 19°20′N 125°15′E / 19.333°N 125.250°E / 19.333; 125.250 (Japanese aircraft carrier Zuihō)
Zuikaku 25 October 1944 A Shōkaku-class aircraft carrier that was sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. 19°20′N 125°51′E / 19.333°N 125.850°E / 19.333; 125.850 (Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku)

Sea of Okhotsk[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Dalniy Vostok 1 April 2015 A fishing trawler that foundered and sank south of Zavyalov Island, with at least 57 dead. 56°29′00″N 150°25′00″E / 56.4833°N 150.4167°E / 56.4833; 150.4167 (Sinking of the Dalniy Vostok)
USS Herring 1 June 1944 A Gato-class submarine that was sunk by Japanese shore batteries in the Kuril Islands. 48°0′N 153°0′E / 48.000°N 153.000°E / 48.000; 153.000 (USS Herring (SS-233))
Naniwa 26 June 1912 A Naniwa-class cruiser that ran aground off Urup. 46°30′N 150°10′E / 46.500°N 150.167°E / 46.500; 150.167 (Japanese cruiser Naniwa)
Usugumo 5 July 1944 A Fubuki-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Skate 330 nautical miles southwest of Paramushiro, Russia. 47°43′N 147°55′E / 47.717°N 147.917°E / 47.717; 147.917 (Japanese destroyer Usugumo (1927))
USS Wahoo 11 October 1943 A Gato-class submarine that was sunk by Japanese aircraft in La Pérouse Strait.

South China Sea[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Akikaze 3 November 1944 A Minekaze-class destroyer that was sunk by USS Pintado 257 kilometres west of Bolinao, Philippines. 16°48′N 117°17′E / 16.800°N 117.283°E / 16.800; 117.283 (Japanese destroyer Akikaze)
Antelope of Boston 6 August 1858 A medium clipper that ran aground on a reef in the Paracel Islands. 17°N 112°E / 17°N 112°E / 17; 112 (Antelope of Boston)
Aotaka 26 September 1944 A Hatsutaka-class minelayer that was sunk by USS Pargo 90 kilometres west of Sabah, Borneo. 07°00′N 116°00′E / 7.000°N 116.000°E / 7.000; 116.000 (Japanese minelayer Aotaka)
Asahi 25 May 1942 A pre-dreadnought battleship that was torpedoed by USS Salmon. 10°00′N 110°00′E / 10.000°N 110.000°E / 10.000; 110.000 (Japanese battleship Asahi)
Asama Maru 1 November 1944 An ocean liner that was torpedoed by USS Atule 100 miles south of Pratas. 20°17′00″N 117°37′59″E / 20.2833°N 117.633°E / 20.2833; 117.633 (Asama Maru)
Atago (1930) 23 October 1944 A Takao-class heavy cruiser that was torpedoed by USS Darter in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. 09°28′N 117°17′E / 9.467°N 117.283°E / 9.467; 117.283 (Japanese cruiser Atago)
Hashidate 22 May 1944 A Hashidate-class gunboat that was torpedoed by USS Picuda off Pratas Island. 21°08′N 117°20′E / 21.133°N 117.333°E / 21.133; 117.333 (Japanese gunboat Hashidate)
Hội An wreck A wreck that was discovered 22 miles off the coast of Vietnam, with a cargo of 15th century Vietnamese ceramics.
Huaguangjiao One A ship that was built during the Southern Song Dynasty, and sank near the Paracel Islands. 16°16′16″N 111°34′03″E / 16.27111°N 111.56750°E / 16.27111; 111.56750 (Huaguangjiao One)
I-29 26 July 1944 A Type B1 submarine that was sunk by USS Sawfish in the Luzon Strait. 20°06′N 121°33′E / 20.10°N 121.55°E / 20.10; 121.55 (Japanese submarine I-29)
HNLMS K XVII 21 December 1941 A K XIV-class submarine that struck a mine north of Tioman Island. 3°10′N 104°12′E / 3.167°N 104.200°E / 3.167; 104.200 (HNLMS K XVII)
Kishinami 4 December 1944 A Yūgumo-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Flasher west of Palawan Island in the Philippines. 13°12′N 116°37′E / 13.200°N 116.617°E / 13.200; 116.617 (Japanese destroyer Kishinami)
USS Lagarto 4 May 1945 A Balao-class submarine that was sunk by Hatsutaka in the Gulf of Thailand. 7°55′N 102°00′E / 7.917°N 102.000°E / 7.917; 102.000 (USS Lagarto (SS-371))
Maya 23 October 1944 A Takao-class heavy cruiser that was torpedoed by USS Dace in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. 09°27′N 117°23′E / 9.450°N 117.383°E / 9.450; 117.383 (Japanese cruiser Maya)
Montevideo Maru 1 July 1942 A prisoner-of-war transport ship that was torpedoed by USS Sturgeon, killing over 800 Allied prisoners-of-war and 200 civilians. 18°37′N 119°29′E / 18.617°N 119.483°E / 18.617; 119.483 (Montevideo Maru)
HNLMS O 19 10 July 1945 An O 19-class submarine that ran aground on a reef and was scuttled. 8°40′N 111°40′E / 8.667°N 111.667°E / 8.667; 111.667 (HNLMS O 19)
Ōi 19 July 1944 A Kuma-class light cruiser that was torpedoed by USS Flasher 570 nautical miles south of Hong Kong. 13°12′N 114°52′E / 13.200°N 114.867°E / 13.200; 114.867 (Japanese cruiser Ōi)
HMS Pelorus 25 December 1844 A Cruizer-class brig-sloop that struck a shoal off the coast of Borneo. 8°8′30″N 115°30′00″E / 8.14167°N 115.50000°E / 8.14167; 115.50000 (HMS Pelorus (1808))
HMS Prince of Wales 10 December 1941 A King George V-class battleship that was launched in 1939 and sunk by Japanese bombers, along with HMS Repulse. 3°34′N 104°26′E / 3.567°N 104.433°E / 3.567; 104.433 (Sinking of the Prince of Wales and Repulse)
HMS Repulse 10 December 1941 A Renown-class battlecruiser that was launched in 1916, and sunk by Japanese bombers, along with HMS Prince of Wales. 3°34′N 104°26′E / 3.567°N 104.433°E / 3.567; 104.433 (Sinking of the Prince of Wales and Repulse)
USNS Sgt. Jack J. Pendleton 23 September 1973 A cargo ship that ran aground at Triton Island.
Shigure 24 January 1945 A Shiratsuyu-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Blackfin 160 miles east of Kota Baru, Malaysia. 06°00′N 103°48′E / 6.000°N 103.800°E / 6.000; 103.800 (Japanese destroyer Shigure)
Shikinami 12 September 1944 A Fubuki-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Growler 240 nautical miles south of Hong Kong. 18°16′N 114°40′E / 18.267°N 114.667°E / 18.267; 114.667 (Japanese destroyer Shikinami (1929))
Shimotsuki 25 November 1944 An Akizuki-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Cavalla 220 miles northeast of Singapore. 2°21′N 107°20′E / 2.350°N 107.333°E / 2.350; 107.333 (Japanese destroyer Shimotsuki)
Shirataka 31 August 1944 A minelayer that was torpedoed by USS Sealion in the Bashi Channel. 21°05′N 121°26′E / 21.083°N 121.433°E / 21.083; 121.433 (Japanese minelayer Shirataka)
Tamanami 7 July 1944 A Yūgumo-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Mingo 280 kilometres southwest of Manila, Philippines. 13°55′N 118°30′E / 13.917°N 118.500°E / 13.917; 118.500 (Japanese destroyer Tamanami)
Tek Sing 6 February 1822 A junk that ran aground on a reef in the Gaspar Strait with nearly 2000 people on board. 2°24′54.27″S 107°04′10.17″E / 2.4150750°S 107.0694917°E / -2.4150750; 107.0694917 (Tek Sing)
Ural Maru 27 September 1944 A hospital ship that was torpedoed by USS Flasher 240 kilometres west of Luzon, Philippines. 15°40′N 117°18′E / 15.667°N 117.300°E / 15.667; 117.300 (Ural Maru)
Vũng Tàu shipwreck The wreck of a lorcha that was discovered 100 miles from Vũng Tàu, Vietnam. It dates from around 1690 and was carrying millions of dollars worth of porcelain when it sank.

Yellow Sea[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Atago (1887) 6 November 1904 A gunboat that ran aground off Lüshunkou, China. 38°24′N 120°55′E / 38.400°N 120.917°E / 38.400; 120.917 (Japanese gunboat Atago)
SS Gyōkū Maru 18 September 1944 A cargo ship that was sunk by USS Thresher in the Yellow Sea. 35°02′N 124°24′E / 35.033°N 124.400°E / 35.033; 124.400 (SS Gyōkū Maru)
Hanazuki 3 February 1948 An Akizuki-class destroyer that was sunk as a target off the Gotō Islands. 35°30′N 122°49′E / 35.500°N 122.817°E / 35.500; 122.817 (Japanese destroyer Hanazuki)
Hatsuse 15 May 1904 A Shikishima-class battleship that struck a mine off Lüshunkou. 38°37′N 121°20′E / 38.617°N 121.333°E / 38.617; 121.333 (Japanese battleship Hatsuse)
Jingyuan 17 September 1894 An armored cruiser that was sunk in the Battle of Yalu River. 39°12′50″N 123°07′35″E / 39.21389°N 123.12639°E / 39.21389; 123.12639 (Chinese cruiser Jingyuan (1887))
HMS Poseidon 9 June 1931 A Parthian-class submarine that collided with the Chinese merchant steamer SS Yuta 20 miles north of Weihai, China. 37°50′N 122°14′E / 37.833°N 122.233°E / 37.833; 122.233 (HMS Poseidon (P99))
Seisho Maru 18 November 1944 A cargo ship that was sunk by USS Sunfish in the East China Sea. 33°36′N 124°18′E / 33.600°N 124.300°E / 33.600; 124.300 (Seisho Maru)
Takasago 13 December 1904 A protected cruiser that struck a mine 37 nautical miles south of Lüshunkou, China. 38°10′N 121°15′E / 38.167°N 121.250°E / 38.167; 121.250 (Japanese cruiser Takasago)
SS Vadala 30 May 1928 A steamship that sank in a collision 140 miles southeast of Tsingtao.
Yoshino 15 May 1904 A protected cruiser that collided with Kasuga off Weihai, China. 38°07′N 122°33′E / 38.117°N 122.550°E / 38.117; 122.550 (Japanese cruiser Yoshino)
Zhiyuan 17 September 1894 An armored cruiser that was sunk in the Battle of Yalu River. 39°12′50″N 123°07′35″E / 39.21389°N 123.12639°E / 39.21389; 123.12639 (Chinese cruiser Zhiyuan)

South Pacific[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Amaranth 30 August 1913 A barquentine that was wrecked on the southeast shore of Jarvis Island. 0°22′S 160°01′W / 0.367°S 160.017°W / -0.367; -160.017 (Amaranth (barquentine))
Arashio 4 March 1943 An Asashio-class destroyer that was sunk in the Battle of the Bismarck Sea. 07°15′S 148°30′E / 7.250°S 148.500°E / -7.250; 148.500 (Japanese destroyer Arashio)
Asagiri 28 August 1942 A Fubuki-class destroyer that was sunk by US aircraft 60 nautical miles northeast of Savo Island. 08°0′S 160°10′E / 8.000°S 160.167°E / -8.000; 160.167 (Japanese destroyer Asagiri (1929))
Essex 20 November 1820 A whaler that a sperm whale attacked and sank, inspiring the novel Moby Dick. 0°41′S 118°00′W / 0.683°S 118.000°W / -0.683; -118.000 (Essex (whaleship))
USS Hornet 27 October 1942 A Yorktown-class aircraft carrier that was sunk at the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands. 8°38′23″S 166°42′34″E / 8.63972°S 166.70944°E / -8.63972; 166.70944 (USS Hornet)
Mutsuki 25 August 1942 A Mutsuki-class destroyer that was sunk by US aircraft 40 miles northeast of Santa Isabel Island. 7°47′S 160°13′E / 7.783°S 160.217°E / -7.783; 160.217 (Japanese destroyer Mutsuki)
USS Navajo 12 September 1943 A Navajo-class fleet tug that was torpedoed by I-39 near Vanuatu. 14°58′35″S 169°17′57″E / 14.97639°S 169.29917°E / -14.97639; 169.29917 (USS Navajo (AT-64))
USS O'Brien 19 October 1942 A Sims-class destroyer that was torpedoed by I-19 and sank over a month later northeast of Samoa. 13°30′S 171°18′W / 13.500°S 171.300°W / -13.500; -171.300 (USS O'Brien (DD-415))
Ōshio 20 February 1943 An Asashio-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Albacore 70 nautical miles northeast of Manus Island. 00°50′S 146°06′E / 0.833°S 146.100°E / -0.833; 146.100 (Japanese destroyer Ōshio)
MV Princess Ashika 5 August 2009 An inter-island ferry that sank northeast of Nukuʻalofa, Tonga.
USS Sculpin 19 November 1942 A Sargo-class submarine that was scuttled while under attack from Japanese destroyers. 0°0′N 152°50′E / 0.000°N 152.833°E / 0.000; 152.833 (USS Sculpin (SS-191))
RMS Tahiti 17 August 1930 An ocean liner that sank 400 miles off Raratonga.
Tuaikaepau 6 July 1962 A cutter that ran aground on the South Minerva Reef. 23°55′19″S 179°05′34″W / 23.92194°S 179.09278°W / -23.92194; -179.09278 (Tuaikaepau)

Bismarck Sea[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Shimakaze 12 January 1943 A Minekaze-class destroyer that was torpedoed by USS Guardfish near Kavieng, Papua New Guinea. 02°51′S 149°43′E / 2.850°S 149.717°E / -2.850; 149.717 (Japanese destroyer Shimakaze (1920))

Chilean Sea[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
HMS Glamorgan 11 April 2005 A County-class destroyer that sank under tow off the coast of Chile. 35°58′0″S 77°22′0″W / 35.96667°S 77.36667°W / -35.96667; -77.36667 (HMS Glamorgan (D19))
USS La Moure County July 2001 A Newport-class tank landing ship that was sunk as a target about 150 miles west of Valparaíso. 32°49′08″S 74°17′09″W / 32.81889°S 74.28583°W / -32.81889; -74.28583 (USS La Moure County (LST-1194))

Coral Sea[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
USS Aludra 23 June 1943 A Crater-class cargo ship that was torpedoed by RO-103 southeast of the Solomon Islands. 11°35′S 162°8′E / 11.583°S 162.133°E / -11.583; 162.133 (USS Aluda (AK-72))
USS Deimos 23 June 1943 A Crater-class cargo ship that was scuttled off the Solomon Islands. 11°26′S 162°01′E / 11.433°S 162.017°E / -11.433; 162.017 (USS Deimos (AK-78))
I-17 19 August 1943 A Type B1 submarine that was sunk by US aircraft and HMNZS Tui south of New Caledonia. 23°26′S 166°50′E / 23.433°S 166.833°E / -23.433; 166.833 (Japanese submarine I-17)
USS Lexington 8 May 1942 A Lexington-class aircraft carrier that was sunk at the Battle of the Coral Sea. 15°11′57″S 155°27′23″E / 15.19917°S 155.45639°E / -15.19917; 155.45639 (USS Lexington (CV-2))
Royal Charlotte 11 June 1825 A merchant ship that ran aground on Frederick Reefs.
Shōhō 6 May 1942 A Zuihō-class aircraft carrier that was sunk in the Battle of the Coral Sea. 16°07′14.17″S 151°54′47.02″E / 16.1206028°S 151.9130611°E / -16.1206028; 151.9130611 (Japanese aircraft carrier Shōhō)
USS Wasp 15 September 1942 A Wasp-class aircraft carrier that was torpedoed by I-19 en route to Guadalcanal. 12°24′58″S 164°8′0″E / 12.41611°S 164.13333°E / -12.41611; 164.13333 (USS Wasp (CV-7))
USS William H. Standley 23 June 2005 A Belknap-class cruiser that was sunk as a target 100 nautical miles east of Fraser Island, Australia. 24°47′S 155°48′E / 24.783°S 155.800°E / -24.783; 155.800 (USS William H. Standley (CG-32))
USS Elliot 22 June 2005 A Spruance-class destroyer that was sunk as a target 100 nautical miles east of Fraser Island, Australia. 24°43′S 155°50′E / 24.717°S 155.833°E / -24.717; 155.833 (USS Elliot (DD-967))

Solomon Sea[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
Aiyo Maru 3 March 1943 A cargo ship that was sunk by Allied aircraft in the Battle of the Bismarck Sea. 07°15′S 148°30′E / 7.250°S 148.500°E / -7.250; 148.500 (Japanese transport Kembu Maru)
Asashio 3 March 1943 An Asashio-class destroyer that was sunk by Allied aircraft in the Battle of the Bismarck Sea. 07°15′S 148°15′E / 7.250°S 148.250°E / -7.250; 148.250 (Japanese destroyer Asashio)
Kembu Maru 3 March 1943 A cargo ship that was sunk by Allied aircraft in the Battle of the Bismarck Sea. 07°15′S 148°30′E / 7.250°S 148.500°E / -7.250; 148.500 (Japanese transport Kembu Maru)
Kinugasa 13 November 1942 An Aoba-class heavy cruiser that was sunk by US aircraft southwest of Rendova Island. 08°45′S 157°00′E / 8.750°S 157.000°E / -8.750; 157.000 (Japanese destroyer Kinugasa)
Okinoshima 12 May 1942 A minelayer that was torpedoed by USS S-42 and sank under tow in Saint George's Channel. 05°06′S 153°48′E / 5.100°S 153.800°E / -5.100; 153.800 (Japanese minelayer Okinoshima)
Oigawa Maru 3 March 1943 A troopship that was sunk by motor torpedo boats PT-143 and PT-150 in the Battle of the Bismarck Sea. 06°58′S 148°16′E / 6.967°S 148.267°E / -6.967; 148.267 (Japanese transport Oigawa Maru)
Sendai 3 November 1943 A Sendai-class light cruiser that was sunk in the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay. 06°10′S 154°20′E / 6.167°S 154.333°E / -6.167; 154.333 (Japanese cruiser Sendai)
Shirayuki 3 March 1943 A Fubuki-class destroyer that was sunk by Allied aircraft 55 nautical miles southeast of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea. 07°15′S 148°30′E / 7.250°S 148.500°E / -7.250; 148.500 (Japanese destroyer Shirayuki (1928))
SS Sin-ai Maru 3 March 1943 A troopship that was sunk by Allied aircraft in the Battle of the Bismarck Sea. 07°15′S 148°30′E / 7.250°S 148.500°E / -7.250; 148.500 (SS Sin-ai Maru (1921))
SS Taimei Maru 3 March 1943 A troopship that was sunk by Allied aircraft in the Battle of the Bismarck Sea. 07°15′S 148°30′E / 7.250°S 148.500°E / -7.250; 148.500 (SS Taimei Maru (1936))

Tasman Sea[edit]

Ship Sunk date Notes Coordinates
SS Elingamite 9 November 1902 A passenger steamer that ran aground on West Island, one of the Three Kings Islands off New Zealand. 34°11′10″S 172°01′54″E / 34.186047°S 172.031590°E / -34.186047; 172.031590 (SS Elingamite)
SS Iron Chieftain 3 June 1942 A bulk carrier that was torpedoed by I-24 about 27 miles east of Sydney, Australia. 33°55.892′S 151°45.976′E / 33.931533°S 151.766267°E / -33.931533; 151.766267 (SS Iron Chieftain (1937))
SS Portmar 16 June 1943 A merchant vessel that was torpedoed by I-174 about 35 nautical miles east of Smoky Cape, Australia.

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