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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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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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