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Shipwrecks of April 30

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Shipwrecks of April 30

I have always been fascinated by the Comet sunk in Charleston in 1780 and believe she could be found. Lots of merchant and warships lost on April 30 for each year in both World Wars.

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April 30

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1761: The snow Rebecca, Captain Archibald Stewart, of and from Philadelphia, bound to Charleston, South Carolina, was lost on ...

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Shipwrecks of April 29

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Shipwrecks of April 29

April 29 was the day of New Zealand’s greatest maritime loss. On the same day, but many years before her, HMS London was burned by her own crew on the coast of West Africa. The Swedish steamer Nanking, bound from India to England, was torpedoed on that day in WWII. She had made a stop at Cape Town raising questions as to why. Did she pick up a cargo of gold bullion or even ...

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Shipwrecks of April 28

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Shipwrecks of April 28

Treasure comes in all forms. One of today’s shipwrecks carried tons of copper, lead, tin, silver and tungsten. Her people all got off alive, but over 2,000 on another ship that sank on an April 28, were not so fortunate. April 28 was also the day of the “mutiny on the Bounty,” which has been commemorated in books, films, and songs.

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April 28

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Shipwrecks of April 27

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Shipwrecks of April 27

Did a safe with gold go down on the Mississippi River steamer Sultana? Probably, unfortunately we may never know. She is barely a footnote in American history, but we do know that her destruction cost more lives than the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The mighty Mississippi later changed its path and there is evidence that the wreck is now buried under a farmer’s soybean field, two miles from the river’s present course.

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Shipwrecks of April 26

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Shipwrecks of April 26

Today’s shipwrecks include a Spanish frigate that had carried a shipment of silver coins; an English warship that was afterwards salvaged of her guns; a U.S. steamer that had been captured, used and scuttled by the Confederates; and a Japanese transport that went down with 2,669 people. The question for this day is “did a ton of gold go down on the SS Colin?”

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April 26

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Shipwrecks of April 25

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Shipwrecks of April 25

Have you ever heard of lead silver bullion? Thirteen thousand bars of it went down in the SS Ballarat in 1917. The wreck has been found, but I haven’t heard of any of the bars on it being recovered. Have you?

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April 25

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1765: The vessel Medway Planter, Captain Lislie, bound from Jamaica ...

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Shipwrecks of April 24

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Shipwrecks of April 24

Some of the wrecks in today’s list have been found, at least one was raised, but others are still undiscovered. There are several which probably carried valuable merchandise and/or money. Can you guess which?

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April 24

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1753: HMS Assurance, Captain Carr Scrope, was wrecked at the Needles (rocks) on the Isle of Wight, England on ...

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Shipwrecks of April 23

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Shipwrecks of April 23

Among the ship’s lost on April 23 were brigs, ships and barks. And, at least one yet to be discovered German submarine, which still has a cargo of gold bars on board.

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April 23

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1806: The Cyrus, Captain Horton, bound from Havana to Philadelphia, was lost April 23, 1806, “on the Bahamas.”

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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 lost during the age of sail to 19th and 20th century steamers. And the question of the day is, what really went down on the Amerika in 1943? Was it gold and silver?

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April 22

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1786: His British Majesty’s armed store-ship Cyrus, commanded ...

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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. Read more about them and others below.

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April 21

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1741: Lloyd’s List of April 21, 1741, reported the ...

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