Today’s shipwrecks include one that was caused by a true “tempest in a teakettle.” Other wrecks range from a Spanish slave ship to the largest passenger liner of its time. And the two big mysteries for this day are whether the SS Gold Coast, torpedoed in 1917, was carrying gold bullion, and whether the SS Steelmaker torpedoed in 1942 was carrying cement or silver. If you are seeing this in a post, other than on Shipwrecks.com, read more ...DIVE IN > > > Share
Today’s shipwrecks include a Union Army transport and a couple of sailing vessels destroyed for attempting to run the Federal blockade of the south, as well as other vessels from earlier and later time periods. They include a British submarine and freighter, both sunk by the same German submarine during WWII, within just hours of each other. If you are seeing this in a post, other than on Shipwrecks.com, read more about these wrecks and other ships ...DIVE IN > > > Share
TREASURE FIRED FROM CANNONS: The 17th day of April has seen many thousands of shipwrecks. In 1617, a Dutch “pirate” ship, which had run out of cannon balls, loaded its heavy guns with stolen gold and silver to fire into the attacking Spanish fleet. And then there is the question of whether the Dutch freighter Sembilan was carrying Iranian gold pahlevis and British gold sovereigns when she was torpedoed during World War II. This is part of my series “Today’s™ Shipwrecks™. ...DIVE IN > > > Share
The most tragic ship loss to take place on any April 16 was certainly that of the German steamer Goya in 1945 with almost 7,000 lives. Other losses for this day in history included the French frigate Harmonie in 1797 and the Confederate gunboat Chattahoochee in 1864. And there is even a mystery. Was the SS Lake Michigan carrying silver bullion when she was torpedoed in 1918? If you are seeing this in a post, other than ...DIVE IN > > > Share
The best known ship to wreck on an April 15th was the Titanic, which was lost after hitting an iceberg in 1912. But, over the years, there were many other wrecks that took place on this day. Here are over two dozen of them. Today’s list includes brigs, schooners, troop-ships, freighters, minesweepers, and even a barque, a cutter, a steam-tug, and a submarine. If you are seeing this in a post, other than on Shipwrecks.com, read more about these wrecks and ...DIVE IN > > > Share
A German submarine, a British freighter and an American freighter sunk off the U.S. coast were just a few of the vessels sunk on April 14, 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 14 at http://shipwrecks.com/shipwrecks-of-april-14/.
compiled and edited by Dr. E. Lee Spence
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