Posts Tagged 'Spence’s List of shipwrecks'

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.

Today’s Shipwrecks™
for April 3

compiled and edited by Dr. E. Lee Spence

1731: On April 3, 1731, a merchant sloop, bound from Charleston, South Carolina, to Providence and St. Christophers, was lost ...

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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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Shipwrecks of May 12

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Shipwrecks of May 12

On May 12, 1918, the Olympic, sister ship to the ill-fated Titanic, intentionally ran down and sank a German submarine, becoming the only merchant vessel to sink a warship in World War I. The question for today is: Was the Panamanian freighter Cocle carrying tons of Russian gold when she was torpedoed on May 12, 1942?

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May 12

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Shipwrecks of May 11

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Shipwrecks of May 11

One of the shipwrecks that took place on a May 11, was the Confederate ironclad Virgina, which only two months before had fought to a draw the United States ironclad Monitor in the world’s first clash between ironclads. Some of the other wrecks of this day resulted in large losses of life and even a case of cannibalism.

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May 11

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