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Flashback in Maritime History: Deadly tsunami hits Hawaii May 23, 1960

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A tsunami caused by an earthquake off the coast of Chile travels across the Pacific Ocean and kills 61 people in Hilo, Hawaii, on May...

Flashback in maritime history - RMS Lancastria: Worst Loss of Life on a British Ship, June 17th, 1940 (Video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This British ocean liner was commandeered by the government during World War II. It was sunk on June 17th, 1940, resulting in the loss...

Flashback in maritime history - A Spectacle of Horror – Steamship General Slocum fire – 15 June 1904

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 15 June 1904, the excursion steamer General Slocum caught fire while operating on the East River in New York City. More than...

Flashback in maritime history - China cruise ship disaster M/V Dongfang zhi Xing (Eastern Star) on 1 June 2015

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The 76 meter long four-deck river passenger ship Eastern Star (Dongfangzhixing) capsized and sank on the Yangtze River in the Wuhan, Damazhou area. The vessel...

Flashback in maritime history - Sinking of RMS Empress of Ireland, 29 May 1914 (Video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This Canadian ocean liner sank in the Saint Lawrence River following a collision with a Norwegian collier in the early hours of May...

Flashback in maritime history - Sinking of RMS LUSITANIA, 07 May 1915 (Video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On May 7, 1915, the British ocean liner RMS Lusitania, which primarily ferried people and goods across the Atlantic Ocean between the United States...

Flashback in maritime history: Submarine Circles the Globe for the First Time

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In 1960, the U.S. Navy conducted a landmark exercise in the history of submarine warfare. The nuclear powered submarine USS Triton circumnavigated the globe...

Flashback in maritime history - Sinking of SS Sultana, On 27 April 1865 (Video)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In 1865, the United States experienced its most significant marine casualty in terms of lives lost. Sultana was a Mississippi River side-wheel steamboat that exploded on...

Flashback in maritime history: M/V GRANDCAMP explosion and Texas City disaster, 16 April 1947

  (www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 16 April 1947, in the port of Texas City, Texas, the freighter GRANDCAMP, with a cargo of ammonium nitrate, small arms ammunition,...

Flashback in Maritime History: Tankers carrying Dry cargo

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Over the years, hundreds of tankers were employed in the grain trades. The first oceangoing steamer designed and built to carry oil in bulk...
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