The British East-Indiaman Hartwell was carrying 209,280 troy ounces of silver when she was lost on a May 24. Lots of other ships were lost on other May 24ths. 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. If you are reading this in a post, go to http://shipwrecks.com/shipwrecks-of-may-24/ to learn more about some of the many shipwrecks that have occurred ...DIVE IN > > > Share
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 questions are: Was HMS Braak carrying treasure when she sank off Delaware in 1798? If so, what happened to ...DIVE IN > > > Share
The ship pictured here was the clipper Hereward, sunk near Sydney Australia in 1898. The ship stayed intact for months and was almost saved, before a storm broke her up. She reminds me of a beautiful three-masted ship that I tried to save in the Savannah River. I didn’t quite save it either. But that’s a story for another day. The wrecks that I find most interesting in today’s list were the three steamers ...DIVE IN > > > Share
The April 22 list of Today’s Shipwrecks™ includes everything from British warships and merchant vessels lost during the age of sail to 19th and 20th century steamers. But the mystery of the day is, what really went down on the Amerika in 1943? Was it gold and silver? 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 22 at http://shipwrecks.com/shipwrecks-of-april-22/.