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SS Hat Creek - A T2-SE-A1 tanker of the same build and class as Pendleton. Pendleton was constructed in 1944 at the Kaiser Company's Swan Island Yards in Portland, Oregon and as such, is named after the Oregon town of Pendleton near the Columbia River...  more »
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The USS Monitor is one of the most famous ships ever constructed. Her design was extremely unorthodox and revolutionary creating a lot of controversy within the United States government at the time of her conception. A work of desperation against the...  more »
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MFV Zeila (L758) was a South African wetfish trawler that was sold as scrap metal to an Indian company by Hangana Fishing of Walvis Bay and got stranded 20km North from Wlotzbaken, Namibia on the 26th August 2008 when it came loose from its towing line...  more »
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The Eduard Bohlen was a ship that was wrecked on the Skeleton Coast of German Southwest Africa (now Namibia) on 5 September 1909 in a thick fog. The wreck now lies in the sand a quarter mile (0.4 km) from the shoreline. The ship was a 2,272 gross ton...  more »
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Iberia was built in 1881 by S & H Morton Company in Leith, Scotland for the French based Fabre Line as a cargo steamship. She was 255 feet long. Iberia was powered by a single coal boiler fed compound condensing steam engine connected to a single...  more »
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The Arctic was a wood hulled paddle steamer and ocean liner built in 1850 by William H Brown Shipyards in New York for the New York and Liverpool Mail Steamship Company or as it was better known as the Collins Line. Unlike most major ocean liners prior...  more »
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The Andrea Doria was built in 1951 by Ansaldo Shipyards in Genoa Italy for the Italia de Navigazione S.p.A. better known as the Italian Line. She was named after the fifteenth century Genoese Admiral Andrea Doria. A statue of the admiral was erected in...  more »
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The RMS Atlantic was built in 1870 at Harland and Wolff Limited in Belfast, Ireland for the newly created Oceanic Steamship Navigation Company, which was better known as the White Star Line. Atlantic was part of a four ship series which also included the...  more »
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The La Bourgogne was built in 1885 at the Société Nouvelles de Forges et Chantiers de Médditerranée in La Seyne-sur-Mer, France for the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique better known as the French Line. She was a sleek...  more »
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Polias was the first World War I Emergency Fleet concrete ship to be constructed. Construction began after President Woodrow Wilson approved the construction of 24 concrete ships by the emergency fleet corporation in 1918. Both Polias and Atlantus were to...  more »
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Cape Fear was a Design 1070 concrete cargo ship built in 1919 at the Liberty Shipbuilding Company yard in Wilmington, North Carolina. Originally ordered and meant for service in World War I, she was completed and sold to civilian operators after the war...  more »
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(Atlantus aground in 1926.)In 1917, a Norwegian engineer named Nicolay Fougner built the world's first concrete ship capable of moving under its own power; the MV Namsenfjord. Fougner visited the United States and by request of the American government,...  more »
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Sapona was constructed in 1920 by the Liberty Ship Building Company in Wilmington, North Carolina for the United States government originally part of the planned 24 ship World War I emergency fleet. Her sister ship was the Cape Fear. Like the concrete...  more »
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Olympian was constructed in 1883 at Harlan and Hollingsworth shipyards in Wilmington, Delaware for the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company. Her near sister ship, the Alaskan, was constructed at the Delaware Iron Ship Building and Engine Works in...  more »
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Over the years, USS San Diego has obtained considerable damage. As she sank, San Diego capsized and rolled completely upside down. Everything from her boat deck up is now either crushed or buried in massive amounts of silt. The ship lies "turtle" or...  more »
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Sometime after midnight on November 13, 1965, smoke began appearing within the engine room of Yarmouth Castle. The engine room personnel notified the bridge. A senior crewmember began frantically running through the ship looking for the origin of the...  more »
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Since 1886, the wreck of Oregon has not stood well to the test of time. Being made of brittle wrought iron, Oregon's decks have since collapsed exposing the large boilers and steam engine. Standing 40 feet off the seabed, the engine is the tallest...  more »
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The wreck lies in 163 feet of water, meaning it is diveable but probably requires some experience before attempting. The waters off Long Island are a busy shipping lane for large vessels heading into New York City and its surrounding ports. This section...  more »
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An important historical note; there is only one geniune reel of footage from Titanic known to exist today depicting the ship before she sank. All other supposed films are other liners; most often her sister ship Olympic. You may ask, why is there a lack...  more »
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