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Shipwrecks of April 13

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Shipwrecks of April 13

Considerable treasure is believed to have been lost in some shipwrecks that took place on 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 a storm, variously described as a hurricane or a monsoon, that struck the eastern coast of India on April 13, 1749. These wrecks are significant, not ...

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Shipwrecks of April 12

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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 guns, commanded by Lieutenant Robert Wilson, with 350 men aboard, was wrecked a hurricane on the coast of South Arcot (southeast India) on April 12, 1749. She was described as dismasted and “on the point” between Fort David and Cuddalore, which is about 100 miles from Madras. Some records ...

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Shipwrecks of April 11

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Shipwrecks of April 11

Today’s Shipwrecks™
April 11
compiled and edited by Dr. E. Lee Spence

1794: The floating battery, HMS Proselyte, commanded by Walter Serocold, was destroyed by fire from the French batteries (guns) at Bastia, Corsica, on April 11, 1794.

Ancestry.com lists Walter Serocold as dying in 1794 at Calvi, Corsica, so it appears he did not survive the battle.

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Shipwrecks of April 10

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Shipwrecks of April 10

I have included the story of the 1968 wreck of the Wahine, which I hope people will find interesting. I was busy with lots of other stuff today and I didn’t get time to include any of the dozens of World War One and World War Two shipwrecks of this day. I will go back and add them when I get some extra time.

Today’s Shipwrecks™
April 10
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Shipwrecks of April 9

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Shipwrecks of April 9

Well over fifty shipwrecks in this day’s list. I am sure I have left lots of wrecks and information out, but I will keep working on it. I have already added to some of the previous lists and will keep working on them too. — Lee

 Today’s Shipwrecks™
for April 9

compiled and edited by Dr. E. Lee Spence

1805: On April 9, 1805, a ...

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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 not been found.

Lots more shipwrecks for April 8 during both WWI and WWII. I will enter wrecks for other years as soon as ...

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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.

Today’s Shipwrecks™
for April 7

compiled and edited by Dr. E. ...

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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 well over $40,000,000 in gold being lost when a freighter was blown up at her dock in 1944.

Today’s Shipwrecks™
for April 6

compiled and edited by Dr. E. Lee Spence

1767: On the night of April 6, 1797, a privateer stronghold at Cape Roxo, was raided by the ...

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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.

Today’s Shipwrecks™
for April 5

compiled and edited by Dr. E. Lee Spence

1762: The French squadron, which had sailed from Brest on January 23, 1762, under the command of M. ...

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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.

Today’s Shipwrecks™
for April 4

compiled and edited by Dr. E. Lee Spence

1655: The British fleet under Robert Blake burned the Tunis ships in Porto Farino.

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