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List of all shark attacks in south-atlantic-ocean

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 12 shark attacks in SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN. Out of those, 4 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 33.33%. 4 attacks came out of the blue while 8 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Tiger sharkHMAS Parramatta torpedoed & sunk by the U-559Right hand severedNO 23yo Bill Nash
Tiger sharkHMAS Parramatta torpedoed & sunk by the U-559Lacerations to chestNO Gordon Annison
750 miles off the African coast The troopship Britannia was sunk by the German raider ThorDr. A.R. Hernandez of ship Cabo Hornos treated passenger whose leg was severed by a sharkNO male
Steamship bound from Cape Town to Philadelphia NightFell overboard from SS Ripley CastleWhen taken back on board 2 hours later both legs were bleeding from shark bitesNO 26yo Thomas (or Tony) Madison
British cruiser Dunedin torpedoed & sunk by the U-124418 perished, only 67 survived, some of the men were taken by sharksYES
Off Sierra Leone 19h55Rescuing seaman after ship sunk by German raiderClothing torn by sharksNO 19yo David Hay
Reportedly: oceanic whitetip sharks, blue sharks, tiger sharks & bull sharksTorpedoed & burning British light cruiser with a crew of 450 menOnly 170 survived, many of the crew were said to have been taken by sharksYES
Off the passenger liner Stirling Castle 12-09-1962 When a deckhand jumped overboard, McIver dived after him with a rescue line.FATAL, he died within minutes of being hauled back onboard the Stirling CastleYES 29yo John MacIver
14-04-1893 Swimming after falling overboard from the sealing ship VesperOne leg severed by the shark, the other surgically amputatedNO Charles Barclay
01-09-1878 Boat with 5 men capsized while returning to the AmeriqueFATAL, 2 of the crew were killed by sharksYES
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