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24/10/1895 Thasos SS wreck
Thasos SSThasos was a steamship built in 1878 as the Theben for the Deutsche Levant Unie. On October 24th, 1895 Thasos, bound for the Black Sea, Roumenia with a valuable cargo, ran aground off Terschelling, Holland, due to a navigational error. Two crew were drowned when their lifeboat capsized. She was found by divers in 1978 and extensively salvaged.
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24/10/1944 Arisan Maru [+1944] wreck
Arisan Maru [+1944] Greatest Maritime US Loss in Maritime History . On 24th October 1944 Arisan Maru carrying 1782 US POW was hit by 3 torpedoes from American submarine USS Snook in the South China Sea, 200 miles N.W. of Luzon Island, Philippines. She was carrying 1.781 US prisoners, 125 Japanese passengers and 204 crew from Manila to Japan. 1777 POW died. Only 9 POW survive. This makes her the greatest loss of American life in maritime history.
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24/10/1961 Bianca C. MV [+1961] wreck
Bianca C. MV [+1961]Launched on June 8, 1944 in La Ciotat under the name PETAIN MARECHAL. Vous pouvez trouver sur cette page un récit paru dans l´Illustration décrivant l´ambiance du chantier en 1942 . You can find on this page a story published in L´Illustration describing the atmosphere of the site in 1942. Il évite d´être sabordé par les allemands. He avoids being scuttled by the Germans. Echoué dans le canal de Caronte le 21 août 1944, il évite ainsi le sabordage. Echoué in the canal Caronte Aug. 21, 1944, it avoids the scuttling. Terminé à la Ciotat et mis en service seulement le 30 juin 1949(écouter ici une interview de Pierre Sartre, directeur technique des Messageries Maritimes -document transmis par Pierre Friez ). Completed at Ciotat and put into service only on June 30, 1949 (listen to an interview with Pierre Sartre, technical director of Messageries Maritimes-document transmitted by Pierre Friez). Renommé "La Marseillaise", le navire assure ensuite la ligne d´Extrême Orient. Renamed "La Marseillaise", the ship then ensures the line from the Far East. C´est le plus grand et le plus luxueux de tous les paquebots de l´histoire de la Compagnie. This is the largest and most luxurious of all liners in the history of the Company. Sur la ligne d´Extrême Orient jusqu´en 1956, puis termine sa carrière aux Messageries sur la Méditerranée, avec un petit intermède fin 1956 où il sert de navire-hôpital pendant la crise de Suez. On the line from the Far East until 1956, and then finish his career in the E-mails on the Mediterranean, with a small interlude late 1956 where he serves as a hospital ship during the Suez crisis. De 1957 à 1959, sous le nom d´AROSA SKY puis à partir de 1959 sous celui de BIANCA C, il effectue des croisières. From 1957 to 1959, under the name AROSA SKY then from 1959 as opposed BIANCA C, it conducts cruises. Il brûle le 23 octobre 1961 en baie de Grenade, où son épave, sur des fonds d´une quarantaine de mètres peut encore être visitée aujourd´hui par les plongeurs. Cliquer ici pour accéder à une page (en anglais) sur l´histoire de l´AROSA SKY, puis BIANCA C après la cession par les MM vous pouvez également voir ici des photos de l´épavee aujourd´hui . (1) et (16) He burns on Oct. 23, 1961 in the Bay of Grenada, where his wreck, with funds of about forty meters can still be visited today by divers.
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24/10/1917 Woron SS [+1917] wreck
Woron SS [+1917]SS Woron, built by Irvine's Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd., West Hartlepool in 1906 and owned at the time of her loss by West Russian SS. Co. Ltd., Saint Petersburg, was a Russian steamer of 3.342 tons. On October 24th, 1917, Woron, on a voyage from Archangelsk to Lerwick, was sunk by the German submarine UC-40 (Hermann Menzel), 25 miles northeast of Lerwick.
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24/10/1917 Gallia SS [+1917] wreck
Gallia SS [+1917]SS Gallia, built by Bartram, Haswell & Co., Sunderland in 1887 and owned at the time of her loss by Federazione Italiana dei Consorzi Agrari, Genoa, was an Italian steamer of 2728 tons. On October 24th, 1917, Gallia, on a voyage from Tyne to Savona with a cargo of coal, was sunk by the German submarine UB-40 (Hans Howaldt), 24 miles WNW of Portland Bill. There were no casualties.
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24/10/1939 Konstantinos Hadjipateras SS [+1939] wreck
Konstantinos Hadjipateras SS [+1939]Konstantinos Hadjipateras SS was a Greek Cargo steamer of 5,962 tons built in 1913 by J. L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland as the DEN OF EWNIE. In 1916 renamed Pinemore, 1923 renamed Lesreaulx, 1927 renamed Calandplein, 1935 renamed Konstantinos Hadjipateras for John C. and Adamantios C. Hadjipateras, Piræus, Greek. On the 24th October 1939 she was mined by German submarine U-19 at the INNER DOWSING Light Vessel, Engish Channel when on route from BOSTON for TYNE carrying 8.412 tons of scrap iron.
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24/10/1914 Marie Henriette PSS [+1914] wreck
Marie Henriette PSS [+1914]Marie Henriette PSS was a Belgian paddle steamer of 1,451grt which was wrecked on Les Equets Shoal, Barfleur, France on the 24th October 1914.
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24/10/1805 San Francisco de Assis (+1805) wreck
San Francisco de Assis (+1805) San Francisco de Assis Navire construit à Guarnizo (Cantabrie, Espagne). 21.10.1805: Participa à la bataille de Trafalgar (Andalousie) où il souffrit 7 morts et 12 blessés. 23.10.1805: fut jeté par la tempête sur la pointe de Salado, même région, après la contre-attaque de Cos,ao-Kerjulien Ship built in Guarnizo (Cantabria, Spain). 21.10.1805: Participated in the Battle of Trafalgar (Andalusia) where he suffered seven dead and 12 wounded. 23.10.1805: was cast by a storm on the tip of Salado , region, a fter the counter-attack of Cos, ao-Kerjulien Barco construido en Guarnizo (Cantabria, España). 21.10.1805: Participó en la Batalla de Trafalgar (Andalucía) donde sufrió siete muertos y 12 heridos. 23.10.1805: arrojado por una tormenta en la punya del Salado, misma región d espués del contra- ataque de Cosmao-Kerjulien Navio construído em Guarnizo (Cantabria, Espanha). 21.10.1805: Participou na Batalha de Trafalgar (Andaluzia), onde sofreu sete mortos e 12 feridos. 23.10.1805: foi arrastado por uma tempestade na ponta del Salado, mesma região, a pós o contra-ataque de Cosmao-Kerjulien ------------------------------------------------------------- Bataille: Trafalgar Date: 21.10.1805 Belligérants: Français, Espagnols - Anglais Gouvernants: Napoléon I - George III Commandants: Villeneuve, Gravina, Valdes Commandants: Nelson, Collingwood Navires de ligne: 33 - 27 Autres navires: 7 - 6 Hommes: 26000 - 18500 Navires perdus: 4 - 0 Navires capturés: 0 - 17 Pertes humaines: 3243 - 446 Victoire: 0 - 1 Dès 1803, l'Empereur Napoléon I prépara une invasion de l'Angleterre, seulement possible avec une force navale importante. Les britanniques possédaient alors une supériorité incontestable et bloquaient les ports français. Afin d'empêcher la flotte de Toulon de rejoindre celle de l'Atlantique pour réaliser l'objectif français, l'Amiral britannique Nelson relacha le blocus de sa flotte méditerranénne pour faire sortir les navires français, lesquels, appuyés par une escadre espagnole, se dirigeant vers l'Atlantique, se heurta aux anglais face au Cap Trafalgar (Andalousie, Espagne). L'infériorité numérique britannique fut compensée par la tactique de Nelson et l'expérience des équipages au cours d'un combat qui marqua la fin de deux des meilleurs Amiraux de l'époque, Nelson et Gravina In 1803, Emperor Napoleon I prepared an invasion of England, only possible with a large naval force. The British then had an incontestable superiority and blockaded French ports. To prevent the Toulon fleet to join the Atlantic to achieve the French objective, the British Admiral Nelson released the blockade by his mediterran fleet to induce the French ships to leave, which left, supported by a Spanish squadron, heading towards the Atlantic, and clashed with English off Cape Trafalgar (Andalusia, Spain). The British outnumbered were offset by the tactics of Nelson and crew experience during a battle that marked the end of two of the best admirals of the time, Nelson and Gravina En 1803, el Emperador Napoleón I preparó una invasión de Inglaterra, sólo posible con una fuerza naval importante. Los británicos tenían una superioridad incontestable y bloqueaban los puertos franceses. Para evitar que la flota de Toulon se unira a la del Atlántico para alcanzar el objetivo francés, el almirante británico Nelson liberó el bloqueo por su flota del mediterráneo para inducir los buques franceses a salir, los cuais, apoyados por una escuadra española zarparon rumbo al Atlántico, y se enfrentaron con los Ingleses en el Cabo Trafalgar (Andalucía, España). Los británicos superados en número fueron compensados por las tácticas de Nelson y la experiencia de las tripulaciones durante una batalla que marcó el fin de dos de los mejores almirantes de la época, Nelson y Gravina Em 1803, o imperador Napoleão I preparou uma invasão da Inglaterra, só possível com uma força naval de grande porte. Os britânicos tinham uma superioridade incontestável e bloqueavam portos franceses. No intuito de evitar que a frota de Toulon se juntasse a frota do Atlântico para alcançar o objetivo francês, o almirante britânico Nelson afrouxou o bloqueio da sua frota para induzir os navios franceses a sairem, os quais, apoiados por uma esquadra espanhola, navagando rumo ao Atlântico entraram em confronto com os Ingleses frente ao Cabo Trafalgar (Andaluzia, Espanha). A desvantagem numérica britânica foi compensada pelas táticas de Nelson e a experiência das tripulações durante uma batalha que marcou o fim de dois dos melhores almirantes da época, Nelson e Gravina
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24/10/1859 Troy SS (+1859) wreck
Troy SS (+1859)With a cargo of wheat and passengers on board the Troy Foundered in gale; 18 of 26 persons aboard lost, 5 rescued, 3 in yawlboat blown across lake to Canadian shore.
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24/10/1870 St. James SV (+1870) wreck
St. James SV (+1870)The Saint James was a two-masted schooner of 164 ft. built in 1856 at Milan, Ohio. In October 1870, she was lost with all hands off Long Point.
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24/10/1871 Loch Leven SV (+1871) wreck
Loch Leven SV (+1871)LOCH LEVEN 1257 tons; Owned by Loch Line; Built at Lawrie in 1870. Registered at Glasgow. LOCH LEVEN (Branscombe) was on voyage from Geelong VIC to London UK with a cargo of wool and 10 passengers and a crew of 33, when she was wrecked off Cape Wickham, King Island. 1 died.
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24/10/1874 Cycloop SS (+1874) wreck
Cycloop SS (+1874)The Dutch steamer Cycloop sprang a leak and sank E of Bornholm on a voyage St. Petersburg for Rotterdam.
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24/10/1882 Lotharingia SS (+1882) wreck
Lotharingia SS (+1882)SS LOTHARINGIA was a German cargo steamer, built in 1873 by the Norddeutscher Werft for HAPAG, that went missing after sailing from Cuxhaven on the 24th October 1882 for St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Note : SS LOTHARINGIA had one sistership ALSATIA SS, also built in 1873, but wrecked in 1874. These should not be confused with another pair LOTHARINGIA /ALSATAIA, launched much later in 1923.
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24/10/1884 Scotia SS (+1884) wreck
Scotia SS (+1884)Bound for Duluth, she drove ashore on Keweenaw Point, 8 mi below Copper Harbor, in a blizzard and gale and was torn to pieces by waves. The crew was rescued by the steamer NYACK. Master: Capt. Bogart. Her engines, boilers, metal deck gear and much of her hull plating were salvaged in the summer of 1886.
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24/10/1884 Christina Nilsson SV (+1884) wreck
Christina Nilsson SV (+1884)Having crossed Green Bay and successfully navigated Death's Door, a notoriously dangerous passage at the tip of Door County, the Nilsson turned south and headed for Chicago, while sailing just off the Door County Peninsula's eastern shore. By the time she passed the Sturgeon Bay ship canal, the weather had deteriorated into a blinding snowstorm with gale -force winds and high seas. Unable to enter the canal due to the storm, Captain Hammer decided to turn north and run before the storm. His intention was to retrace his course 20 miles back up the Door County coastline to the protective shelter of Baileys Harbor. Preparing for a desperate run to safety, Captain Hammer ordered all sails single reefed and turned the Nilsson north. As the schooner fought her way toward relative safety, the force of the gale and the blinding blizzard caused the Nilsson's course to be too far to the west and dangerously close to the east shore of Baileys Harbor. Finally discerning his vessel's perilous position, Captain Hammer attempted to sail eastward to avoid the Outer Reef at Baileys Harbor and gain adequate "sea room" to maneuver. His effort failed, however, and at 8:30 a.m. on 24 October 1884, the Christina Nilsson struck hard upon Outer Reef and began to founder.The anchor was quickly dropped, causing the vessel's stern to swing around and strike hard on the reef a second time. The Nilsson sank immediately in 15 feet of water. Due to the relatively shallow depth, the vessel literally pounded to pieces. Without any possessions and with no assistance from shore (the Baileys Harbor life-saving station would not be built for another 13 years), all eight crew abandoned the stricken vessel and made their way in the Nilsson's yawl -boat to a small island where they obtained refuge. No lives were lost.
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24/10/1900 Cleveland SS (+1900) wreck
Cleveland SS (+1900)Built as the PSS SIRIUS by C. & W. Earle of Hull for the British owner Henry T. Wilson & Co., Liverpool. In 1878 vessel lengthened to 78.6m. On 24/10/1900 the SS CLEVELAND was wrecked at Cape Rodney.
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24/10/1908 Peshtigo SS (+1908) wreck
Peshtigo SS (+1908)The Peshtigo is a story of a barge. An unrigged barge, which was converted to a three-mast schooner in 1875-6 and from a schooner to prop in 1895-6 thus becoming a lumber hooker.Stranded in gale, wrecked in shallows, given up as a total loss after salvage operations failedNo loss of life
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24/10/1909 Barossa SV (+1909) wreck
Barossa SV (+1909) SV BAROSSA Built by W. Pile & Co., Sunderland (#232); 991 grt, 911 nrt, 1470 dwt.; 210.9 x 35.2 x 20.0 On October 21st, 1909, the Norwegian barque SV BAROSSA, owned at the time of her loss by Walker T.B., London, was on a voyage from Riga to Sarpsborg with cellulose timber, when she ran aground, off Aaen, Bornholm. BAROSSA got back afloat, but started leaking badly. The weather getting stormy, she lost stability and capsized in the Skagerak on October 24th. From the crew of 14, 13 hands were lost. According to some sources, the BAROSSA did not sink, but drifted, bottom up, along the Norwegian coast and at Arendal, a tug towed her to Morvikfiorden, Grimstad. She was turned back, water taken out and despite the hull being undamaged, she was condemned. From Norway sources : 1874: Mars: Levert som BAROSSA for Ths. B. Walker, London, UK 1893: Solgt til J. G. Isles, London, UK 1899: Febr.: Solgt til A/S Barossa (Bugge & Olsen), Larvik 1909: 24.10 .: Kantret og sank i Skagerak på reise Riga – Sarpsborg med kubb. 13 mann omkom.
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24/10/1909 Olga (+1909) wreck
Olga (+1909)The 43 ton 64 foot wooden gas screw schooner Olga was severely damaged in a storm at Nome the night of October 24, 1909. The following are excerpts from the wreck report filed by William Mogg, master and owner of the Olga: “Sand spit at Nome” “Easterly gale, high sea, dark night” “Lying on beach at Nome” “High wind and heavy sea breaking over her while lying on beach” “Tried to haul her up higher on beach. All tackle carried away” “Capt. Bain, with a crew of men tried to haul her up on beach” The Olga was valued at $5,000 with no cargo. The damage reported was $3,000. There was no one aboard and no cargo. There was also no insurance.
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24/10/1911 Kyushu Maru (+1911) wreck
Kyushu Maru (+1911)Kyushu Maru ran aground and was wrecked at Rokkasho, Mutsu on the 24th October 1911. She was owned at the time by Yoshida Kyutaro, Higashi-Kawazoye, Japan.
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24/10/1914 Prut SS (+1914) wreck
Prut SS (+1914)Shelled and sunk by Turkish battle cruiser Yavuz Sultan Selim 10 miles SW of Feolent.
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24/10/1916 Cannebière SV [+1916] wreck
Cannebière SV [+1916]On October 24th, 1916, the French barque CANNEBIERE, on a voyage from Buenos Aires to Le Havre with 3000 tons of Quebracho wood, was scuttled with explosives by the German submarine UB-18 (Otto Steinbrinck), 30 miles S22W of Bishop Rock. CANNEBIERE sank in 3 minutes after the charges exploded. UB-18 took the crew on tow until they were saved by the British patrol boats TYNE and CYMRIC.
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24/10/1916 Sidmouth ? SS [+1916] wreck
Sidmouth ? SS [+1916]SS Sidmouth, built by Richardson, Duck & Co., Stockton in 1903 and owned at the time of her loss by Griffiths Lewis Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., Cardiff, was a British steamer of 4045 tons. On October 24th, 1916, Sidmouth, on a voyage from Cardiff to La Spezia with a cargo of coal, was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UB-29 (Herbert Pustkuchen), 22 miles south of Wolf Rock. There were no casualties.
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24/10/1917 Ulfsborg SS [+1917] wreck
Ulfsborg SS [+1917]SS Ulfsborg, built by Irvine & Co., West Hartlepool in 1894 and owned at the time of her loss by A/S Dampsk. Selsk. af 1896 (C. K. Hansen), Copenhagen, was a Danish steamer of 2040 tons. On October 24th, 1917, Ulfsborg, on a voyage from Bilbao to Newport, Montreal with a cargo of iron ore, was sunk by the German submarine UC-63 (Karsten von Heydebreck) . 17 persons were lost.
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24/10/1917 Mascara SS (+1917) wreck
Mascara SS (+1917)Mascara SS was a French passenger/cargo steamer that foundered near Porto Torres on the 24th October 1917.
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24/10/1917 Ilderton SS (+1917) wreck
Ilderton SS (+1917)SS Ilderton, built by Ropner & Son, Stockton in 1903 and owned at the time of her loss by Ilderton SS. Co. Ltd. (Steel, Young & Co.), London, was a British steamer of 3125 tons. On October 24th, 1917, Ilderton, on a voyage from Archangelsk to Lerwick & U.K with a cargo of timber, was sunk by the German submarine U-46 (Leo Hillebrand), 35 miles NE from Kildin Island. There were no casualties.
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24/10/1917 Katahdin SS (+1917) wreck
Katahdin SS (+1917)On October 23rd, 1917, the American steel cargo ship KATAHDIN, with a cargo of lumber, sank after a collision with Japanese ship TOKOYAMA MARU off Chester, Delaware Bay. 1 person was lost.
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24/10/1918 Freidig SS [+1918] wreck
Freidig SS [+1918] SS FREIDIG Built by F. Schichau, Elbing (#204); 726 grt, 527 nrt, 850 dwt.; 194.7 x 30.4 x 12.9; 2-cyl. compound engine (Schichau), 65 nhp On October 24th, 1918, the Norwegian cargo SS FREIDIG, owned at the time of her loss by Salvesen Jens Rederi A/S, Oslo, was on a voyage from Middlesbrough to Rouen with a cargo of cast iron pigs and ingots, when she was lost after a collision with SS ARIADNE ALEXANDRA. From Norway sources : 1882: Nov.: Levert som LAHNECK for DDG Hansa, Bremen, Tyskl. 1894: 24.12.: Grunnstøtte på Borkum. Kondemnert. Brakt flott og slept til Amsterdam for reparasjon. 1896: Satt i fart på nytt som OSIRIA for W. H. Müller & Co., NL 1897: Solgt til A/S Freidig (R. C. Apenes & H. Jacobsen), Fredrikstad. Omdøpt FREIDIG 1914: Solgt til A/S Freidig (A/S Chr. Christoffersen & Co.), Kristiania 1915: Des.: Solgt til C. A. Oslen, V.Sandøen/Tvedestrand 1916: Mai: Overført til A/S Lika (C. A. Olsen, V.Sandøen), Tvedestrand 1916: Juni: Solgt til A/S Lika (J. Ringen A/S), Haugesund 1916: Sept.: Solgt til Skibs-A/S Jens J. Salvesens Rederi (Jens J. Salvesen), Kristiania 1917: Juli: Solgt til A/S Motorseil (Gustav Pedersen & Søn), Lillesand 1918: 24.10. : Kolliderte med D/S ARIADNE ALEXANDRA av London og sank utf. Englands østkyst, på reise Middlesbrough – Rouen med rujern. Fartøyene gikk i konvoi.
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24/10/1920 Taunton SS (+1920) wreck
Taunton SS (+1920)Taunton SS was a 228-foot Norwegian Cargo steamer that was stranded on the North East Breakers reef, Bermuda in 1920. Sitting at 10 to 40 feet, she is a great shallow dive and a beautiful wreck. She was on route from Norvolk Va for Bermuda with a cargo of coal.
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24/10/1921 Laguna SS (II) (+1921) wreck
Laguna SS (II) (+1921)The Brazilian vessel Laguna (II), built in 1890 and owned by Lloyd Brasileiro, was wrecked in 1921, (ironically), off Barra da Laguna, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
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