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Shipwrecks of April 24

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Shipwrecks of April 24

Some of the wrecks listed in this edition of Today’s Shipwrecks™ have been found, at least one was raised, but others are still undiscovered. What does it actually mean when reports say a ship was driven ashore? That is important because that was the fate of several ships on today’s list, which probably carried valuable merchandise and/or money. Can you guess which? If you are seeing this in a post, other than on Shipwrecks.com, read more about these ...

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Shipwrecks of April 23

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Shipwrecks of April 23

Among the numerous vessels lost on April 23 were brigs, ships and barks. They were French, Norwegian, British, American, Australian, German, and Russian. One, yet to be discovered, German submarine, carried a cargo of gold bars. If you are seeing this in a post, other than on Shipwrecks.com, read more about these wrecks and other ships lost on an April 23 at http://shipwrecks.com/shipwrecks-of-april-23/.

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April 23

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Shipwrecks of April 22

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Shipwrecks of April 22

The April 22 list of Today’s Shipwrecks™ includes everything from British warships and merchant vessels lost during the age of sail to 19th and 20th century steamers. But the mystery of the day is, what really went down on the Amerika in 1943? Was it gold and silver? If you are seeing this in a post, other than on Shipwrecks.com, read more about these wrecks and other ships lost on an April 22 at http://shipwrecks.com/shipwrecks-of-april-22/.

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Shipwrecks of April 21

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Shipwrecks of April 21

The April 21 post for Today’s Shipwrecks™ includes a selection of wrecks from the 18th through the 20th century in places as diverse as the Atlantic, the Great Lakes, and the North Sea. They include everything from Spanish merchant ships to British armed schooners and brigs, to German torpedo boats and submarines. If you are seeing this in a post, other than on Shipwrecks.com, read more about these wrecks and other ships lost on an ...

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Shipwrecks of April 20

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Shipwrecks of April 20

Today’s Shipwrecks™ range from Spanish treasure ships lost in the Bahamas in 1623, to an armed schooner lost by pilot error in 1808, and multiple U.S. navy ships being burned at the Norfolk Navy Yard in 1861, as well as wrecks from other time periods at a wide range of locations. The question for this day is — did the freighter Paul Hamilton have gold on her when she was sunk in 1944? If you are seeing this in a post, ...

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Shipwrecks of April 19

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Shipwrecks of April 19

Today’s shipwrecks include one that was caused by a true “tempest in a teakettle.” Other wrecks range from a Spanish slave ship to the largest passenger liner of its time. And the two big mysteries for this day are whether the SS Gold Coast, torpedoed in 1917, was carrying gold bullion, and whether the SS Steelmaker torpedoed in 1942 was carrying cement or silver. If you are seeing this in a post, other than on Shipwrecks.com, read more ...

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Shipwrecks of April 18

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Shipwrecks of April 18

Today’s shipwrecks include a Union Army transport and a couple of sailing vessels destroyed for attempting to run the Federal blockade of the south, as well as other vessels from earlier and later time periods. They include a British submarine and freighter, both sunk by the same German submarine during WWII, within just hours of each other. If you are seeing this in a post, other than on Shipwrecks.com, read more about these wrecks and other ships ...

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Shipwrecks of April 17

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Shipwrecks of April 17

TREASURE FIRED FROM CANNONS: The 17th day of April has seen many thousands of shipwrecks. In 1617, a Dutch “pirate” ship, which had run out of cannon balls, loaded its heavy guns with stolen gold and silver to fire into the attacking Spanish fleet. And then there is the question of whether the Dutch freighter Sembilan was carrying Iranian gold pahlevis and British gold sovereigns when she was torpedoed during World War II. This is part of my series “Today’s™ Shipwrecks™. ...

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Shipwrecks of April 16

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Shipwrecks of April 16

The most tragic ship loss to take place on any April 16 was certainly that of the German steamer Goya in 1945 with almost 7,000 lives. Other losses for this day in history included the French frigate Harmonie in 1797 and the Confederate gunboat Chattahoochee in 1864. And there is even a mystery. Was the SS Lake Michigan carrying silver bullion when she was torpedoed in 1918? If you are seeing this in a post, other than ...

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Shipwrecks of April 15

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Shipwrecks of April 15

The best known ship to wreck on an April 15th was the Titanic, which was lost after hitting an iceberg in 1912. But, over the years, there were many other wrecks that took place on this day. Here are over two dozen of them. Today’s list includes brigs, schooners, troop-ships, freighters, minesweepers, and even a barque, a cutter, a steam-tug, and a submarine. If you are seeing this in a post, other than on Shipwrecks.com, read more about these wrecks and ...

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