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25 Greatest Maritime Disasters In History. №25. The Sussex was lost in a severe storm on 1 March 1694 off Gibraltar . There were only two survivors out of a crew of 500. HMS Sussex. №24.

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№25

TheSussexwaslostin a severestormon 1 March 1694 offGibraltar. Therewereonlytwosurvivorsoutof a crewof 500.

HMS Sussex

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№24

Sankon 18 September 1890 afterstriking a reefduring a typhoonoffKushimoto, Japan. Themaritimeaccidentresultedinthelossof 533 sailorsincludingAdmiralAliOsmanPasha.

OttomanfrigateErtuğrul

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№23

Duringtheship’s 19th voyage, on 1 April 1873, itranontorocksandsankoffthecoastofNovaScotia, killing 535 people.

RMS Atlantic

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№22

16 April 1947, theFrenchregistered ex-libertyshipcaughtfireandexplodeddocksidewhilebeingloadedwithammoniumnitrateatTexasCity, Texas. InwhatcametobecalledtheTexasCityDisasteranestimated 581 people, including 28 firefighters, werekilledand 5,000 wereinjured.

SS Grandcamp

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№21

3 September 1878 thePrincessAlicewassunkin a collisionontheRiverThameswiththecollierBywellCastleoffTripcockPointin 1878. Over 650 peoplediedmakingitthegreatestlossoflifeinanyThamesshippingdisaster.

SS PrincessAlice

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№20

28 June 1904 theNorgeranagroundclosetoRockallonSt. Helen’sReef. Thefinaldeathtollwas 635 with 160 survivorswhospentuptoeightdaysinopenlifeboatsbeforerescue.

SS Norge

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№19

21 June 2008, theferryPrincessoftheStarscapsizedandsankinTyphoonFengshenoffthecoastofSanFernando, Romblon, inthePhilippines. Oftheestimated 747 peopleaboard, only 57 survived.

MV PrincessoftheStars

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№18

TheCamortawascaughtin a cycloneandsankintheIrrawaddyDeltaon 6 May 1902 withthelossofall 655 passengersand 82 crew. ShewasenroutefromMadras, India, toRangoon, Burma, acrosstheBayofBengal.

SS Camorta

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№17

26 November 1914, a powerfulinternalexplosionrippedtheBulwarkapartintheRiverMedwayestuary. Allofherofficerswerelost, andoutof 750 sailorsonly 14 sailorssurvived.

HMS Bulwark

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№16

WhilemooredatPortsmouthinAugust 1782 theshipheeledtoofarandbegantakingwaterinthroughthegunportsbeforesinking. Morethan 800 liveswerelost.

HMS RoyalGeorge

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№15

Justbeforemidnighton 9 July 1917 atScapaFlow, HMS Vanguardsufferedanexplosionandsankalmostinstantly, killinganestimated 843 menandleavingonlytwosurvivors.

HMS Vanguard

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№14

24 July 1915, whilemooredtothedockintheChicagoRiver, thecapacityloadofpassengersshiftedtotheriversideoftheshipcausingittorollover, killing 845 passengersandcrew.

SS Eastland

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№12

TheGeneralSlocumcaughtfireandsankinNewYork’sEastRiveron 15 June 1904 killingover 1,000 peopleandmakingitNewYorkCity’sworst loss-of-life incidentuntiltheSeptember 11, 2001 terroristattacks.

PS GeneralSlocum

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№11

3 February 2006, thepassengerferryAlSalamBoccaccio 98 sankintheRedSeacarrying 1,312 passengersand 96 crewmembers. Only 388 peoplesurvived.

MS al-Salam Boccaccio 98

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№10

29 May 1914, theEmpressofIrelandsankaftercollidingwith SS StorstadontheSaintLawrenceRiverclaiming 1,012 lives.

RMS EmpressofIreland

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№9

ThisJapanesepassengerferrythatsankduringTyphoonMarieintheTsugaruStraitbetweentheJapaneseislandsofHokkaidoandHonshuon 26 September 1954 leadtoanestimated 1,500 deaths.

TōyaMaru

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№8

АnOctobernightin 1707 a RoyalNavyfleetmadeseveralfatalmiscalculationsastheyattemptedtosailthroughdangerousreefswestoftheIslesofScilly. Overallfourshipssankleavingnearly 2,000 sailorsdead.

Scillynavaldisasterof 1707

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№7

Possiblythemostwellknownmaritimeaccidentinhistory, the RMS TitanicwassupposedlyunsinkablebutafterstrikinganicebergenroutetoNewYorkCityitleft 1,523 peopledead

RMS Titanic

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№6

Referredtoasthe“TitanicoftheEast”thisChinesejunkstruck a reefnearIndonesiaandsankon 6 February 1822, leavinganestimated 1,600 dead.

TekSing

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№5

The SS Sultanawas a steamboatpaddlewheelerthatexplodedonApril 27, 1865 andhasbeencalledthegreatestAmericanmaritimedisasterinhistorywithover 1,600 liveslost.

SS Sultana

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№4

ThisSenegalese government-owned ferrycapsizedoffthecoastofGambiaonSeptember 26, 2002 andledto a deathtollofnearly 4,000.

MV LeJoola

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№3

ResponsiblefortheinfamousHalifaxExplosionof 1917 thisFrenchammunitionfreighterexplodedinHalifaxHarbor, NovaScotiaaftercollidingwithanothership. Theblastkilledover 2,000 peopleandinjured 9,000 more.

SS Mont-Blanc

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№2

ThisChinesesteamshipexplodeduponstriking a mine (probablyleftbytheJapanesenavy) ontheHuangpuRiverin 1948. ItwaspackedwithrefugeesfromtheChineseCivilWarsotheexactdeathtollisnotknownbutsomeestimatesputitnear 4,000.

SS Kiangya

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№1

Calledthegreatestpeacetimemaritimedisasterinhistory, in 1987 thesinkingofthe MV DoñaPazledto 4,341 deathswithonly 24 survivors. TheferrywasenroutetothecapitalofthePhilippineswhenitcollidedwithanoiltankerleavingbothshipsandthesurroundingoceantolightupinflames.

MV DoñaPaz