Top 6 Maritime Disasters That Weren’t The Titanic

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The sinking of the Titanic in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 is unquestionably the most famous maritime disaster of all time. The loss of over 1500 (119 of them being American) souls that day has left an indelible mark on the minds of many, so much so, that we are still discussing the tragedy to this day.

And while it might go down as the worst, and certainly most memorable maritime disaster of all time, it is far from the only one. It is clearly impossible to know just how many crafts perished in the waters of the world since sailing began, however, there have been some disasters at sea, while not as famous as the titular Titanic, which was no less tragic for the massive loss of life they also suffered.

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4 thoughts on “Top 6 Maritime Disasters That Weren’t The Titanic”

  1. Stephen LeRoy Patrick

    You left out the Wilhelm Gostloff which was sunk in 1945 by a Soviet Submarine during the closing months of World War Two. The German Passenger Liner was overloaded with German civilians and wounded Soldiers fleeing the oncoming Red Army. The death toll has been estimated between 6000 and 10,000 making it the greatest Maritime disaster.

  2. Who came up with this listing of the greatest shipwrecks ?They certainly do not know their history. There was the SS Central America, that sank off the coast of South Carolina in 1857. Not the biggest loss of life but the biggest economic loss ever. It even started a recession shortly there after. It is refereed to as the ship of gold. It sank in a hurricane with300,000,000 in gold and silver at todays prices. Most of the coins,gold and artifacts have been recovered.. Want to know more google SS Central America.

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