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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

compiled and edited by Dr. E. Lee Spence

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

compiled and edited by Dr. E. Lee Spence

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

compiled and edited by Dr. E. Lee Spence

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

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Shipwrecks of April 20

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Shipwrecks of April 20

Today’s Shipwrecks range from a Spanish fleet destroyed in the Canary Islands in 1657, to one lost by pilot error, to 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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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 Steelmaker torpedoed in 1942 was carrying silver.

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April 19

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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.

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April 18

compiled and edited by Dr. E. Lee Spence

1742: The British sloop of war Saltash, 14 guns, was wrecked off the coast of Portugal on April 18, ...

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Shipwrecks of April 17

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Shipwrecks of April 17

Was the Sembilan involved in the shipment of Iranian gold pahlevis and British gold sovereigns when she was torpedoed in World War II? Read more below.

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April 17

compiled and edited by Dr. E. Lee Spence

1617: In April of 1617, a Spanish fleet, commanded by Don Juan Ronquillo, sought out and fought a Dutch fleet of six ships, commanded by Admiral ...

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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?

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April 16

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Shipwrecks of April 15

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Shipwrecks of April 15

The most well known ship to sink on April 15, was the Titanic in 1912, but, over the years, there were many other shipwrecks on this day. Here are a few of them.

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April 15

compiled and edited by Dr. E. Lee Spence

1785: A sloop bound from Hispaniola with a cargo of sugar, molasses, coffee, etc., was lost on the Charleston Bar, South Carolina, ...

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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.

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April 14
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1626: On April 14, 1626, the Payon Gallego, a vessel belonging to Pedro de Vargas, was sunk in the Mona Passage between Porto Rico and Hispaniola. (Note: Gallego ...

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