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The list of ship decommissionings in 1989 includes a chronological list of all ships decommissioned in 1989.

Operator Ship Flag Class and type Fate Other notes
31 January  United States Navy Garcia Garcia-class frigate Leased to the Pakistan Navy Renamed Siaf (F264)
January Vaasanlaivat-Vasabåtarna Botnia Express  Finland Ferry Chartered to Sally Line UK
31 March  Royal Navy Euryalus Leander-class frigate Decommissioned Sold as scrap in 1990
March Sally Line UK Botnia Express  Finland Ferry Returned to Vaasanlaivat-Vasabåtarna traffic
4 April  Royal Navy Arethusa Leander-class frigate Decommissioned Sunk as target in 1991
10 April  Royal Navy Bulwark Centaur-class aircraft carrier Decommissioned Scrapped 1984
4 July  German Navy Braunschweig Sold to Turkish Navy Renamed Gemlik (D361)
August  Spanish Navy Dédalo Officially stricken
August  Bolivarian Armada of Venezuela Tiburon Balao-class submarine Scrapped
2 October Olau Line Olau Hollandia  Germany Cruiseferry Sold to Nordström & Thulin Renamed Nord Gotlandia for Gotlandslinjen traffic
12 October Chandris Fantasy Cruises Galileo  Panama Cruise ship Rebuilt, transferred to Celebrity Cruises Renamed Meridian
11 November Vaasanlaivat-Vasabåtarna Botnia Express  Finland Ferry Chartered to Jakob Lines
23 November Lion Ferry Lion Queen  Sweden Ferry Rebuilt for Stena Line's Canadian operations Renamed Crown Princess Victoria
Date unknown
(prior to December)
Sea Containers Ltd Orient Express  Bermuda Cruise ship Chartered to Europe Cruise Line Renamed Eurosun; Sold to Europe Cruise Line in December
Date unknown Kefalliniki Sa Ainos  Greece Ferry Sold to Sigma Ferries Renamed Neraida II

See also

Ship events in 1989
Ship launches: 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
Ship commissionings: 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
Ship decommissionings: 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
Shipwrecks: 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994

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