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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. If you are seeing this in a post, other than on Shipwrecks.com, read more about these wrecks ...

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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 a freighter that was blown up at her dock in 1944, scattering gold bars across the seafloor. Less than half of the bars have been recovered. Bars collectively worth tens of millions of dollars are still unfound. If you are seeing this in a post, read more about these wrecks and other ships lost on an April 6 ...

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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. 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 5 at http://shipwrecks.com/shipwrecks-of-april-5/

Today’s Shipwrecks™
for April 5

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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. 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 4 at http://shipwrecks.com/shipwrecks-of-april-4/.

Today’s Shipwrecks™
for April 4

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Hundreds Lost in Shipwreck off Italy

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Hundreds Lost in Shipwreck off Italy

A boat, bound across the Mediterranean from Misrata, Libya to Europe with 500± illegal immigrants crammed on it, caught fire, capsized and sank on Thursday October 3, 2013. The wreck took place in less than 150′ of water about 600 yards off the Italian island of Lampedusa between Tunisia and Sicily. 

The boat had around 500 people aboard, only 155 were saved, making a death toll of about 345. The recovered victims included 210 ...

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Typhoon Sinks Ships in South China Sea

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Typhoon Sinks Ships in South China Sea

Five fishing vessels with a total of 171 people aboard were caught in Typhoon Wutip that swept across the waters of the South China Sea on Sunday, September 29, 2013, packing winds of up to 90 miles per hour. Three of the ships with a total of 88 fishermen, all from China’s Guangdong Province, sank in a lagoon near Shanhu Dao in the Xisha Islands (also called Pattle Island, Paracel Islands).

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Michigan Governor Dives Thunder Bay Shipwreck

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Michigan Governor Dives Thunder Bay Shipwreck

 

Michigan shipwrecks were in the news as Governor Rick Snyder donned scuba gear August 20, 2013, to explore the wreck of the steam barge Monohansett in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve.

The governor made his dive as part of the State’s “Pure Michigan” tourism campaign. The campaign was originally launched in 2006 by the state of Michigan featuring the voice of actor and comedian Tim Allen.

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Shipwrecks of April 3

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Shipwrecks of April 3

Some of the many vessels shipwrecked on April 3 were a French brig near St. Simons Island, Georgia, in 1803, and an Italian destroyer in the Red Sea and a Finnish freighter south of Iceland in 1941. 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 3 at http://shipwrecks.com/shipwrecks-of-april-3/.

Today’s Shipwrecks™
for April 3

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How long should a shipwreck discovery be ignored while hoping for new technology?

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How long should a shipwreck discovery be ignored while hoping for new technology?

The following is copied from a note I posted on Facebook on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 5:43pm. I doubt that it has won me any friends at the SCIAA (the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology & Anthropology), but I think the truth needs to be told. 

I have been discovering shipwrecks for over 50 years. My first major discovery was that of the wreck of the Civil War steamer ...

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Shipwrecks of April 11

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Shipwrecks of April 11

A British floating battery, a French warship, and pirates vessels all went down on an April 11. 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 11 at http://shipwrecks.com/shipwrecks-of-april-11/.

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

1794: The floating battery, HMS Proselyte, commanded ...

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