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10th of Ramadan
   sank in   
1983
May 25. Nile steamer caught fire and sank in Lake Nasser, near Aswan, Egypt; 272 dead and 75 missing.
Al-Salam Boccaccio 98
   sank in   
2006
Feb. 3 A Red Sea ferry, enroute from Saudi Arabia to Egypt, caused it to sink 60 miles off the Egyptian coast.
Andrea Doria
   sank in   
1956
July 25 Italian liner collided with Swedish liner Stockholm off Nantucket Island, Mass., and sank the next day. 51 people died.
Annie Jane
   sank in   
1853
Sept. 29 Emigrant vessel wrecked off coast of Scotland 348 died.
Atlantic
   sank in   
1873
April. Sank near Halifax after hitting rocks, killing 562.
Dara
   sank in   
1962
British liner exploded and sank in Persian Gulf; 236 dead. Caused by time bomb.
Eastland
   sank in   
1915
July 24 Great Lakes excursion steamer overturned in Chicago River; 812 died.
Edmund Fitzgerald
   sank in   
1975
Nov. 10 Cargo vessel carrying 26,000 long tons of iron ore pellets sank in eastern Lake Superior; all 29 crew lost.
Ehime Maru
   sank in   
2001
Feb. 9 U.S. submarine Greeneville collided with Japanese fishing boat near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Empress of Ireland
   sank in   
1914
May 29 Sank after collision in St. Lawrence River; 1,014 perished.
Estonia
   sank in   
1994
Sept. 28 Passenger ferry capsized off coast of southwest Finland and sank in a stormy Baltic Sea.
General Slocum
   sank in   
1904
June 15 Excursion steamer burned in East River, N.Y 1,021 perished.
George Prince
   sank in   
1976
Oct. 20 Mississippi River ferry rammed by Norwegian tanker Frosta nr. Luling, La.; 77 dead.
Gurita
   sank in   
1996
Jan. 19 Overloaded ferry sank off the coast of northern Sumatra, killing 340.
Harta Rimba
   sank in   
1999
Feb Ship sank in the South China Sea, killing about 325 people.
Heraklion
   sank in   
1966
Dec. 12 Greek passenger ferry foundered in heavy seas near Crete; 241 dead.
Herald of Free Enterprise
   sank in   
1987
British ferry capsized with 500 aboard after leaving the Belgian port of Zeebrugge on the night of 6 March 1987, killing 193 passengers and crew.
Hobson
   sank in   
1952
April 26 Minesweeper collided with aircraft carrier Wasp and sank during night maneuvers in mid-Atlantic.176 people lost.
Hsin Yu
   sank in   
1916
Aug. 29 Chinese steamer sunk. 1,000 died.
Joola
   sank in   
2002
Sept. 26 Overloaded Senegalese ferry capsized off the coast of Gambia, drowning 1,863 people. Only 64 passengers were rescued.
Kursk
   sank in   
2000
Aug. 12 Russian nuclear submarine sank to bottom of Barents Sea following an explosion; 118 dead.
Lady Elgin
   sank in   
1860
Sept. 8 Steamer was hit by schooner Augusta, killing more than 300.
Lady of the Lake
   sank in   
1833
May 11 Bound from England to Quebec, struck iceberg; 215 perished.
Lusitania
   sank in   
1915
May 7 British luxury liner was sunk off Irish coast by a German submarine; 1195 died.
Maine
   sank in   
1898
Feb. 15 U.S. battleship destroyed in Havana harbor by an explosion that killed 260 men. The incident led to the outbreak of the Spanish-American War
Morro Castle
   sank in   
1934
Sept. 8 134 killed in fire off Asbury Park, N.J.
Neptune
   sank in   
1993
Feb. 17 Triple-deck ferry capsized off southern peninsula of Haiti during a squall. Over 1,000 passengers believed drowned. About 300 survived the sinking.
Noronic
   sank in   
1949
Sept. 17 Canadian Great Lakes cruise ship burned at Toronto dock; about 130 died.
Princess Alice
   sank in   
1878
Sept. 3 Collided with the steam collier Bywell Castle and sank in the Thames, killing at least 600.
Princess Victoria
   sank in   
1953
Jan. 31 British ferry sank in Irish Sea; 133 lost.
Salem Express
   sank in   
1991
Dec. 15 Ferry carrying 569 passengers sank in Red Sea off coast of Safaga, Egypt, after hitting a coral reef. Over 460 people believed drowned.
Scorpion
   sank in   
1968
Late May. U.S. nuclear submarine sank in Atlantic 400 mi southwest of Azores; 99 dead.
Squalus
   sank in   
1939
May 23 Submarine with 59 men sank off Hampton Beach, N.H.; 33 saved.
Sultana
   sank in   
1865
April 27 Boiler explosion on Mississippi River steamboat, near Memphis 1,547 killed.
Thresher
   sank in   
1963
April 10 Atomic-powered U.S. submarine sank in North Atlantic; 129 dead.
Titanic
   sank in   
1912
April 15 Went down on maiden voyage after colliding with an iceberg. More than 1,500 people died.
Toya Maru
   sank in   
1954
Sept. 26 More than 1,000 killed when commercial ferry sank in Tsugaru Strait, Japan.
Vestris
   sank in   
1928
Nov. 12 British steamer sank in gale off Va.; 110 died.
Wilhelm Gustloff
   sank in   
1945
Jan. 30 Cruise ship carrying German refugees and soldiers sunk by Soviet submarine in Baltic.


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