The Steamship SS Oria: World War II

Oria, the 4000 Italian shipwrecked who said NO to Nazism. The memorial day: every 27th of January we remember the massacres committed by the Nazis, as a warning that something similar does not happen again. The mistake we maybe make is to limit – in this memory – only to people who died in the death camps, forgetting all them who lost their lifes because of collateral damages of [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:54:43+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

San Jose Spanish Galleon: Treasure Fleet

The wreck of a lost treasure ship has been found 307 years after it vanished beneath the waves. The galleon San Jose was found at the bottom of the Caribbean off the Colombian coast on Nov. 27, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia said in a statement on Saturday (Dec. 5). Built in 1696, the Spanish galleon was lost in a sea battle with the English in 1708. A [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:03:45+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Renaissance|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Perfect Storm: The Lost of Andrea Gail

25 years ago, the crew of the Andrea Gail was lost in the perfect storm. Gloucester's Andrea Gail, whose crew was lost at sea during the perfect storm in 1991 nor'easter, is remembered nationally through print and film, and personally in the seaside community. At the heart of Gloucester, America’s oldest seaport, visitors will find an eight-foot-tall bronze fisherman at the wheel of his ship. Engraved at the base [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:09:21+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Sinking of MS Sea Diamond

MS Sea Diamond was a cruise ship operated by Louis Hellenic Cruise Lines. She was built in 1984 by Valmet, Finland for Birka Line as Birka Princess. The ship sank on April 5, 2007, after running aground near the Greek island of Santorini the previous day, leaving two passengers missing and presumed dead. Originally named Birka Princess, the ship was built by the Finnish state-owned company Valmet at their [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:17:00+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Santa Maria Ship: Christopher Columbus First Voyage

It's been missing for more than 500 years. But now there are reports that the Santa Maria ship, the largest ship among the trio that made Christopher Columbus' first expedition to North America, may be found. Undersea explorer Barry Clifford says he thinks he has found the ship in waters off of Haiti's coast. "All the geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence strongly suggest that this wreck is Columbus' [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:22:46+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Categories: Renaissance|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Modern Viking: Survived Hours in Ice-Cold Water

This happened 25 years ago, on the 11th of March, 1984. Around 11 pm, 5 km east of Stórhöfði on Heimaey (the largest of the Westmann Islands, an archipelago off the south coast of Iceland), the fishing boat Hellisey VE 503 rolled over. The emergency raft was unreleasable. Three out of five fishermen were able to climb up on the upended keel of the boat, but it sank about [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:28:37+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

World War I: The Sinking of Lusitania

The sinking of Lusitania enraged American public opinion. The political fallout was immediate. President Wilson protested strongly to the Germans. The Lusitania made her maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York in September 1907. Construction had begun in 1903 with the goal of building the fastest liner afloat. Her engines produced 68,000-horse power and pushed the giant through the water at an average speed over 25 knots. Dubbed the [...]

By | 2017-10-30T07:21:38+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, World War I|Tags: , |1 Comment

Ferry Greece: Express Samina Disaster

At 22.20 on Tuesday 26 September 2000, the Express Samina Ferry Greece hit a rocky islet and sank with the loss of 82 of the 550 passengers, 2 km off the coast of Paros. Her captain and mate have been arrested and charged with manslaughter amid allegations that at the time of the collision the crew had left the bridge to watch the replay on one of the ship's [...]

By | 2017-10-30T08:53:51+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

World War I: British Hospital Ship RMS Britannic

Everyone is familiar with the story of April 15, 1912. That was the day when over 1,700 souls perished when the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and plunged two miles to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Most people know that the Titanic had an older sister, the RMS Olympic, but, what most people do not know was that the Titanic also had a younger sister - the RMS [...]

By | 2017-11-29T12:46:21+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Categories: World War I|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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