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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/.

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for April 4

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Shipwrecks of February 26

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There have been thousands of ships lost on a February 26, but one of the shipwrecks that stands out was that of the HMS Birkenhead, which set the example of “Women & Children First,” and was rumored to have carried three tons of gold coins. If you are reading this in a post, go to http://shipwrecks.com/shipwrecks-of-february-26/ to learn more about this shipwreck.

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Shipwrecks of April 3

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Shipwrecks of April 3

Some of the many vessels shipwrecked on April 3 were a French brig near St. Simons Island, Georgia, in 1803, and an Italian destroyer in the Red Sea and a Finnish freighter south of Iceland in 1941. 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 3 at http://shipwrecks.com/shipwrecks-of-april-3/.

Today’s Shipwrecks™
for April 3

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Shipwrecks of April 11

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Shipwrecks of April 11

A British floating battery, a French warship, and pirates vessels all went down on an April 11. 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 11 at http://shipwrecks.com/shipwrecks-of-april-11/.

Today’s Shipwrecks™
April 11
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Shipwrecks of April 2nd

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Shipwrecks of April 2nd

Lots of vessels have been shipwrecked on April 2, including the Elizabeth Eleanor and the Jemima lost on the Caicos Reef in 1819, the steamer Greenbriar in 1915, and the freighter David H. Atwater off the U.S. east coast in 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 2 at http://shipwrecks.com/shipwrecks-of-april-2nd/.

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for April 2

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Shipwrecks of April 1

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Shipwrecks of April 1

All of these ships had one thing in common, each was shipwrecked on April 1 (April Fool’s Day). But their sinking was no joke. Several carried strategic metals that would now be worth millions. 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 1 at http://shipwrecks.com/shipwrecks-of-april-1/.

Today’s Shipwrecks™
for April 1

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