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Top Ten Ship Wrecks

3 British Liner Lusitania, 1915

  • Date of Ship Wreck: The British liner sank in the year 1915.
  • Place of Wreck: The Wreckage took place near the Irish coast.
  • Goods carried: The British Liner carried more than 1,500 passengers. Some accounts suggest that the Civilian British liner was carrying ammunition along with it.
  • Cause of Wreck: A German submarine attacked and forced the massive ship to touch the ground of the sea bed. A single torpedo shot made it sink in few hours.
  • Loss of Human Life: Approximately 1,200 passengers died in the catastrophe.
  • Economic Loss: A heavy loss for the British Government and a cause of American entry to the World War I.
  • Salvage:  No such record for salvage of the wreckage observed.

 

British Liner Lusitania

 

British Liner Lusitania

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsNqBANLdao[/youtube]

 

2 American Battleship U.S.S. Arizona, 1941

  • Date of Ship Wreck: The most famous American battleship sank in the year December 7, 1941 and was one of the reasons behind the darkest days of the World War II.
  • Place of Wreck: The Ship sank in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Cause of Wreck: The famous Japanese attack on the Pearl Harbor is the reason behind it.
  • Loss of Human Life: Nearly two third of its crew died in this accident.
  • Salvage: The ship is still immersed in the salt water and stands intact without getting any kind of damage.

 

American-Battleship-U.S.S.-Arizona

 

American-Battleship-U.S.S.-Arizona

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBnEzCw8EPw[/youtube]

 

1 British Liner Titanic, 1912

  • Date of Ship Wreck: The most famous British Liner sank in the year April 14, 1912.
  • Cause of Wreck: On its maiden voyage from England to New York the sparkling new beauty of the sea hit an ice berg and became the reason of its burial in the sea.
  • Loss of Human Life: 1500 passengers lost their life in this mishap.
  • Economic Loss: The Loss provided an economic set back, millions was invested for the Titanic which drowned with it and never redeemed.
  • Salvage: The ship’s precise location remained unknown for the next seventy years until it was located by a team of oceanographers led by the famous Dr. Robert Ballard in 1985, thereby opening the doors to renewed interest in the famous ship

 

Titanic

 

Titanic

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJuafs0Ov6c[/youtube]

 

 


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