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The list of ship decommissionings in 1972 includes a chronological list of all ships decommissioned in 1972.

Operator Ship Flag Class and type Fate Other notes
27 January Swedish Lloyd Hispania  Sweden ferry Renamed Saga after sale of the previous Saga to Stena Line
7 February Swedish Lloyd Saga  Sweden ferry Sold to Stena Line Renamed Stena Atlantica
7 May  United States Navy Cubera Balao-class submarine Sold to Venezuela Renamed Tiburon (S-12)
1 July  United States Navy Wasp Essex-class aircraft carrier Scrapped
26 July Rederi Ab Ålandsfärjan Ålandsfärjan  Finland ferry Scrapped
28 July  United States Navy Dealey Dealey-class destroyer escort Transferred to Uruguay Renamed 18 De Julio (DE-3)

See also[]

Ship events in 1972
Ship launches: 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977
Ship commissionings: 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977
Ship decommissionings: 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977
Shipwrecks: 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977

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