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Shipwrecks of April 14

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Shipwrecks of April 14

A German submarine, a British freighter and an American freighter sunk off the U.S. coast were just a few of the vessels sunk on April 14, 1942. 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 14 at http://shipwrecks.com/shipwrecks-of-april-14/.

Today’s Shipwrecks™
April 14
compiled and edited by Dr. E. Lee Spence

1626: On ...

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Shipwrecks of April 13

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Shipwrecks of April 13

Cargo of considerable value was lost in some of the shipwrecks that took place on April 13. 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 13 at http://shipwrecks.com/shipwrecks-of-april-13/

Today’s Shipwrecks™
April 13
compiled and edited by Dr. E. Lee Spence

1749: Two of the East India Company’s ships were lost during ...

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Shipwrecks of April 12

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Shipwrecks of April 12

What do a hospital ship, a frigate and a 72 gun warship have in common? They each sank on an April 12. 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 12 at http://shipwrecks.com/shipwrecks-of-april-12/.

Today’s Shipwrecks™
April 12
compiled and edited by Dr. E. Lee Spence

1749: The British hospital ship, HMS Apollo, 20 ...

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Shipwrecks of April 10

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Shipwrecks of April 10

In Today’s Shipwrecks™ list for April 10, there is a ship that held out against an overwhelming enemy until it was scuttled by its own men to prevent capture, another was wrecked with a cargo of rum, a freighter that was torpedoed, and one lost in a “Perfect Storm.” If you are seeing this in a post, other than on Shipwrecks.com, read more about these and other ships lost on an April 10 at http://shipwrecks.com/shipwrecks-of-april-10/.

Today’s Shipwrecks™
April 10
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Shipwrecks of April 9

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Shipwrecks of April 9

There are well over fifty shipwrecks in Today’s Shipwrecks™ list for April 9. Most of them have never been found. I have left out lots of wrecks that I have information on, but, as usual, I am short of time. I will post more later. If you are seeing this in a post other than on Shipwrecks.com, you can read more at http://shipwrecks.com/shipwrecks-of-april-9/. Dive safe — Lee

 Today’s Shipwrecks™
for April 9

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Shipwrecks of April 8

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Shipwrecks of April 8

When it comes to shipwrecks, today is an important date on the calendar. On April 8 1940, the Polish submarine Orzel torpedoed and sank the German ship Rio De Janeiro – thereby revealing the plans of the German invasion of Norway. The wreck of the Rio De Janeiro has been found. 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 8 at ...

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Shipwrecks of April 7

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Shipwrecks of April 7

Early accounts of shipwrecks often only listed the month of loss, so its hard to compile a list of them for a particular day. Even though many ships were undoubtedly lost on April 7, during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, most of the ones on this list are WWI and WWII losses, which are easier to trace. If you are seeing this in a post, other than on Shipwrecks.com, read more about these wrecks ...

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Shipwrecks of April 6

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Shipwrecks of April 6

April 6 was another interesting day for shipwrecks with everything from the destruction of privateer ships in 1767 to a freighter that was blown up at her dock in 1944, scattering gold bars across the seafloor. Less than half of the bars have been recovered. Bars collectively worth tens of millions of dollars are still unfound. If you are seeing this in a post, read more about these wrecks and other ships lost on an April 6 ...

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Shipwrecks of April 5

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Shipwrecks of April 5

Lots of interesting shipwrecks took place on April 5, including a French warship in 1762 and two freighters torpedoed in 1943, which are believed to have carried tons of silver now worth millions of dollars. 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 5 at http://shipwrecks.com/shipwrecks-of-april-5/

Today’s Shipwrecks™
for April 5

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Shipwrecks of April 4

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Shipwrecks of April 4

Over $16,000,000 in copper, vanadium, and zinc is on the wreck of the Dutch freighter Alphacca. The West Irmo is believed to have carried a valuable cargo of silver. Both went down the same day, April 4, 1942. 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 4 at http://shipwrecks.com/shipwrecks-of-april-4/.

Today’s Shipwrecks™
for April 4

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