All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘sunken ship’

USS Houston Wreck Found in Pacific Ocean

On the night of February 28, 1942, the USS Houston, nicknamed “The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast,” was engaged in a naval skirmish in the Battle of Sunda Strait off the coast of Java. The battle was precipitated by a Japanese attempt to invade the island of Java on February 27, an attempt that was halted by the efforts …

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Costa Concordia: Amazing Underwater Footage Of Sunken Ship Revealed

Italian authorities released a video that shows the interiors of the Costa Concordia, a cruise ship that struck a rock on the island of Giglio, Italy on January 2012. The cruise ship sustained a 50-meter tear on the side of its hull, which resulted in the flooding of the ship’s engine room. There were 3,229 passengers and 1,023 crew on …

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Sunken South Korean Ferry’s Captain Arrested

A South Korean ferry sank off the country’s southern coast on Wednesday. Lee Joon-seok, who captained the Sewol during the tragic incident, was taken into police custody on Saturday along with two other crew members. Lee faces five separate charges, including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law. The 68-year-old man has four decades of experience as a ferry …

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Five Cannons Recovered From Blackbeard’s Ship

In 1718, the legendary pirate Edward Teach, AKA Blackbeard, sank the Queen Anne’s Revenge off the coast of Beaufort, NC after the flagship accidentally ran aground in the shallows. For nearly 300 years, the ship rested and rusted, until 1996 saw the beginnings of an archaeological excavation to recover the vessel and its contents. In 1997 when the team began …

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