the hmhs "britanic" a sister ship of the famous hmhs "titanic".it's original name was the "gigantic" but was changed to the "britanic" following the tragic events of the "titanic." it sunk in 1916 in only 30 minutes and is the largest ship lying on the ocean floor.
The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday, May 6, 1937, as the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire & was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, which is located adjacent to the borough of Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 97 people on board (36 passengers, 61 crew), there were 35 fatalities, including one death among the ground crew. Amazing photo!
New York-bound Italian passenger ship SS Andrea Doria following a collision with a 13,000-ton vessel in heavy fog off the coast of Nantucket was a massive event during its time and remains one of the largest — and most famous — maritime disasters to occur in American waters. The 2012 sinking of another ill-fated Italian cruise boat, the Costa Concordia, no doubt stirred up memories
The luxury cruise ship SS Morro Castle was en route from Havana, Cuba, to New York, when the ship caught fire near Asbury Park, New Jersey, where the ship was beached. Of the 549 passengers and crew, more than 130 lost their lives.