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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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Shipwrecks of April 2nd

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Shipwrecks of April 2nd

Lots of vessels have been shipwrecked on April 2, including the Elizabeth Eleanor and the Jemima lost on the Caicos Reef in 1819, the steamer Greenbriar in 1915, and the freighter David H. Atwater off the U.S. east coast in 1942.

Today’s Shipwrecks™
for April 2

compiled and edited by Dr. E. Lee Spence

1786: New Lloyd’s List reported that the ship Lady Cathcart, Captain Stupart, bound from London to ...

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Shipwrecks of April 1

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Shipwrecks of April 1

All of these ships had one thing in common, each was shipwrecked on April 1 (April Fool’s Day). Several carried strategic metals that would now be worth millions.

Today’s Shipwrecks™
for April 1

compiled and edited by Dr. E. Lee Spence

1813: The United States Revenue Service schooner Gallatin, Captain John H. Silliman, was sunk a few yards off the end of Blake’s Wharf at Charleston, South Carolina, ...

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Shipwrecks of March 31

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Shipwreck Anniversaries: All of the ships listed here have at least one thing in common. Athough lost in different years, all were wrecked on March 31. The ingots of tin on the SS Java, sunk in 1942, would be worth well over $8,000,000 today, and, because they are often mined together, when tin was shipped, large quantities of lead and silver bullion were frequently shipped too.

Today’s Shipwrecks™
for March 31

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