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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? Read more on www.Shipwrecks.com

Today’s Shipwrecks™

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.

Today’s Shipwrecks™

April 21

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Shipwrecks of April 20

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Shipwrecks of April 20

Today’s Shipwrecks™ range from Spanish 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?

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April 20

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Shipwrecks of May 24

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Shipwrecks of May 24

On May 24, 1940, German dive bombers attacked a flotilla of destroyers, sinking one with the loss of only one of their planes. Lots of other ships lost on a May 24. They range from an 18th century British ship on Grand Cayman to a neutral Brazilian merchant ship that was torpedoed off the Dominican Republic during World War II.

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May 24

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Shipwrecks of May 23

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Shipwrecks of May 23

On this day in 1943 the German sub U-752 became the first sub sunk by a new weapon called a Rocket Spear, which was launched from a British Swordfish aircraft. The 1858 wreck of the packet ship Knickerbocker on the N.E. point of Abaco would make an interesting dive. I would love to see what’s left of it. Today’s question is what happened to UB-3 in 1915? Was she reassembled incorrectly and where is she?

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Shipwrecks of May 22

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Shipwrecks of May 22

If they weren’t completely removed after the war, I think the four steamers sunk to block the mouth of the Yazoo River during the Civil War would be an interesting project. But others might be more interested in the French destroyer L’Adroit, which was sunk in shallow water near Dunkirk on the coast of France, as she may have carried a fortune in gold.

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May 22

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Shipwrecks of May 21

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Shipwrecks of May 21

One of the shipwrecks that took place on a May 21, was that of the riverboat Republic, which had once been piloted by Mark Twain. Today’s question is whether there were boxes of gold coins on the Dominican steamer Presidente Trujillo when she was torpedoed in the Caribbean during World War II.

Today’s Shipwrecks™

May 21

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Shipwrecks of May 20

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Shipwrecks of May 20

The men from the wreck of the Darlington Court floated into a burning hell, their ghastly cries, made their British escort afterwards wish he had machine gunned them to end their suffering. There were 28 lives lost. Did over 7,000 heavy silver bars go down with her too?

Today’s Shipwrecks™

May 20

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Shipwrecks of May 19

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One of today’s wrecks, the Norseman, should serve as a warning to people not to claim discoveries as your own, when they were really made by someone else. In my opinion, such false claims can come back to make the person look not only like a complete liar and a fraud, but totally incompetent to boot (even though I seriously doubt the latter is the case). The question of the day is whether the ...

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Shipwrecks of May 13

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Shipwrecks of May 13

Despite her size and power, the British warship Goliath couldn’t handle the blow she took and went down on May 13. The question for today is: How did a ship wreck in a cave and much gold was really on the bark General Grant?

Today’s Shipwrecks™

May 13

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1802: The schooner Mary, Captain Woodward, was ...

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