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When things go wrong > Shipping Accidents


On 22nd December, 1810,
 HMS Minotaur was shipwrecked, with a loss of over 370 men... Read more »

On 1st April, 1873,
 RMS Atlantic struck rock and sank, killing over 540 people... Read more »

On 7th May, 1875,
 The German ocean liner SS Schiller sank, killing 335 people... Read more »

On 3rd July, 1883,
 The SS Daphne sank just after her naming and launch ceremony... Read more »

On 22nd February, 1901,
 The steamer SS City of Rio de Janeiro sank... Read more »

On 15th June, 1904,
 The General Slocum steamship sank, killing 1,021 people... Read more »

On 22nd January, 1906,
 The SS Valencia struck a reef near Vancouver Island, claiming over 100 lives... Read more »

On 15th April, 1912,
 RMS Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg, claiming over 1,500 lives... Read more »

On 29th May, 1914,
 RMS Empress of Ireland sank, claiming over 1,000 lives... Read more »

On 13th February, 1934,
 An experimental voyage of the Chelyuskin steamship ended when it was crushed by ice and sank... Read more »