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"Sunk: Tales of Triumph and Tragedy on the High Seas" RMS Carpathia, 1903: A heroic vessel that rose to the occasion, rescuing survivors from the ill-fated Titanic

Background imageSunk Collection: German propaganda poster, U Boote Heraus!, WW1

German propaganda poster, U Boote Heraus!, WW1
A German propaganda poster, U Boote Heraus! (U Boats Launch!), showing a submarine officer looking through a periscope with a sinking torpedoed enemy ship in the background

Background imageSunk Collection: HMS Hood, British battlecruiser

HMS Hood, British battlecruiser
HMS Hood, a British Admiral-class battlecruiser, launched 1918, served before and during the Second World War, sunk 24 May 1941. Seen here from above. Date: 20th century

Background imageSunk Collection: The Redoutable at Trafalgar, 21st October 1805 (oil on canvas)

The Redoutable at Trafalgar, 21st October 1805 (oil on canvas)
XIR162105 The Redoutable at Trafalgar, 21st October 1805 (oil on canvas) by Mayer, Auguste Etienne Francois (1805-90); Musee de la Marine, Paris

Background imageSunk Collection: RMS Carpathia, 1903

RMS Carpathia, 1903
Photograph of the Cunard Lines RMS Carpathia, launched by the Swan Hunter Shipyard, in 1902. She was the first vessel built for the Cunard Line which was exclusively for second

Background imageSunk Collection: Warship Hms Hood

Warship Hms Hood
HMS Hood, completed in 1920, was the worlds largest warship for more than two decades. She was finally sunk by the Bismarck in 1941 at the Battle of Denmark Strait

Background imageSunk Collection: Jules Vernes Nautilus submarine, artwork

Jules Vernes Nautilus submarine, artwork
Nautilus submarine. Artwork of the submarine Nautilus surfacing rapidly after sinking a ship. This scene is from the book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870)

Background imageSunk Collection: Bismarck, German battleship, WW2

Bismarck, German battleship, WW2
The German battleship, Bismarck. The ship was sunk on 27 May 1941 in battle with British naval forces. Date: 1941

Background imageSunk Collection: HMS Jervis Bay, armed merchant cruiser, WW2

HMS Jervis Bay, armed merchant cruiser, WW2
HMS Jervis Bay, an armed merchant cruiser which served during the Second World War. Launched 1922 (as a passenger ship), commissioned for war service 1939

Background imageSunk Collection: Loss of HMS Courageous by G. H. Davis

Loss of HMS Courageous by G. H. Davis
The loss of HMS Courageous: one of the Royal Navys aircraft carriers sunk by a German submarine. A sectional drawing of the vessel, showing amidships the boiler room section

Background imageSunk Collection: The ship Kapunda, 1887

The ship Kapunda, 1887
The British emigrant Ship, Kapunda, which was run down and sunk off the Coast of Brazil with the loss of 298 lives in 1887

Background imageSunk Collection: SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, 1900

SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, 1900
Photograph of the North German Lloyd Liner Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse at sea, 1900. This liner was built by the Vulcan Shipyards at Stettin with the aim of winning the Blue Riband

Background imageSunk Collection: HMS Indefatigable, Battle of Jutland, WW1

HMS Indefatigable, Battle of Jutland, WW1
HMS Indefatigable, British battlecruiser, launched 1909, served during the First World War. Seen here going into action during the Battle of Jutland, on the day she was sunk. 31 May 1916

Background imageSunk Collection: HMS Glorious cruiser and aircraft carrier, WW1

HMS Glorious cruiser and aircraft carrier, WW1
HMS Glorious, British Royal Navy Courageous-class cruiser during the First World War, rebuilt as an aircraft carrier in the late 1920s. Launched in 1916, sunk in 1940. Date: circa 1920s-1930s

Background imageSunk Collection: HMS Indefatigable sinking, Battle of Jutland, WW1

HMS Indefatigable sinking, Battle of Jutland, WW1
HMS Indefatigable, British battlecruiser, launched 1909, served during the First World War, seen here sinking during the Battle of Jutland. Date: 31 May 1916

Background imageSunk Collection: Saving of Audacious Crew

Saving of Audacious Crew
Audacious, one of the most powerful members of the Allied fleet, is sunk by a German mine. A rescue operation is immediately begun

Background imageSunk Collection: Sinking of the Emden

Sinking of the Emden
The predatory German cruiser Emden is sunk upon coral reef by the Australians

Background imageSunk Collection: RMS Titanic at sea

RMS Titanic at sea. It was built in Belfast 1909-1911, and fitted and furnished there 1911-1912 Date: 1912

Background imageSunk Collection: HMS Courageous, British battlecruiser, WW1

HMS Courageous, British battlecruiser, WW1
HMS Courageous, British battlecruiser, launched 1916, served during the latter part of the First World War, converted to use as an aircraft carrier during the late 1920s

Background imageSunk Collection: Shipwreck of the Gallant Lady on the coast of North Bimini

Shipwreck of the Gallant Lady on the coast of North Bimini, Bahamas

Background imageSunk Collection: Chislet Colliery 1930S

Chislet Colliery 1930S
Chislet Colliery was located next to the Canterbury-Margate road, Kent. Two shafts were first sunk in 1914. Despite surviving nationalisation in 1947, the mine closed in 1969. Date: 1930s

Background imageSunk Collection: Sinking of Scharnhorst

Sinking of Scharnhorst
During the Battle of the Falkland Islands, German ships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau are both sunk

Background imageSunk Collection: Lusitania Medal

Lusitania Medal
The medal struck in Germany to commemorate the sinking. It reads " Business above all on Cunard Line. The great liner Lusitania sunk by a German submarine."

Background imageSunk Collection: British merchant ship war losses by G. H. Davis

British merchant ship war losses by G. H. Davis
British merchant ship war losses during the Second World War: the toll of oversea supplies. Britain lost through enemy action 2570 ships and over 11 million tonnage

Background imageSunk Collection: HMS Birmingham

HMS Birmingham
The British light cruiser HMS Birmingham, commanded by Captain Arthur Duff, which sunk the first German submarine of the war (the U-15). 1914

Background imageSunk Collection: Project Azorian, 1970s

Project Azorian, 1970s
Project Azorian. Artwork showing the secret US operation carried out by the CIA to recover a sunken Soviet submarine in the 1970s

Background imageSunk Collection: On Board Britannic

On Board Britannic
People on board the Britannic, the sister ship of the Titanic, taking part in a service; the ship, requisitioned as a hospital ship in WW1 was sunk by a mine

Background imageSunk Collection: Albemarle and Sassacus

Albemarle and Sassacus
In the North Carolina sounds, Confederate ram Albemarle rules the waves : she survives ramming by the Sassacus but will be sunk by a torpedo attack later in the year

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Marco Faria

Background imageSunk Collection: The German ship SMS Grosser Kurfurst, 1850

The German ship SMS Grosser Kurfurst, 1850
3478519 The German ship SMS Grosser Kurfurst, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration depicting the German ship SMS Grosser Kurfurst sinking after colliding with the Konig Wilhelm)

Background imageSunk Collection: Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Russian cruiser Varyag steaming out of harbour to engage with

Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Russian cruiser Varyag steaming out of harbour to engage with the Japanese fleet at
530150 Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905: Russian cruiser Varyag steaming out of harbour to engage with the Japanese fleet at the Battle of Chemulpo, at which she was sunk

Background imageSunk Collection: A sunken cold store for a butcher's shop

A sunken cold store for a butcher's shop
5312056 A sunken cold store for a butcher's shop; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a sunken cold store for a butcher's shop. Ice was packed around an iron tank: pump, n, removed water)

Background imageSunk Collection: HMS Shark. Acasta-class destroyer built in 1912 and sunk during the Battle of Jutland

HMS Shark. Acasta-class destroyer built in 1912 and sunk during the Battle of Jutland on the evening of 31 May 1916
3058447 HMS Shark. Acasta-class destroyer built in 1912 and sunk during the Battle of Jutland on the evening of 31 May 1916

Background imageSunk Collection: The German flagship Konig Wilhelm, 1850

The German flagship Konig Wilhelm, 1850
3478525 The German flagship Konig Wilhelm, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration depicting the German flagship Konig Wilhelm pulling into Portsmouth for repairs after colliding with the SMS Grosser)

Background imageSunk Collection: The blowing up of H.M.S, Amphion by a German mine during World War One

The blowing up of H.M.S, Amphion by a German mine during World War One, from The History of the Great War, pub.c. 1919
3502831 The blowing up of H.M.S, Amphion by a German mine during World War One, from The History of the Great War, pub.c. 1919; (add.info.: The blowing up of H.M.S)

Background imageSunk Collection: St Louis, James Buchanan Eads earliest ironclad gunboat employed by Unionist (northern)

St Louis, James Buchanan Eads earliest ironclad gunboat employed by Unionist (northern)
533268 St Louis, James Buchanan Eads earliest ironclad gunboat employed by Unionist (northern) side in American Civil War 1861-1865, 1865 (engraving); (add.info.: St Louis)

Background imageSunk Collection: French naval exercises: Submarine Dorade surfacing to tell an ironclad that it has been sunk'

French naval exercises: Submarine Dorade surfacing to tell an ironclad that it has been sunk'
530657 French naval exercises: Submarine Dorade surfacing to tell an ironclad that it has been sunk'. Illustration from Le Petit Journal, Paris, 1908. ; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageSunk Collection: The wreck of Kublai Khan's Mongol fleet during the second invasion of Japan in 1281 due to

The wreck of Kublai Khan's Mongol fleet during the second invasion of Japan in 1281 due to the typhoon, Kamikaze
3033761 The wreck of Kublai Khan's Mongol fleet during the second invasion of Japan in 1281 due to the typhoon, Kamikaze, which destroyed most of the armada

Background imageSunk Collection: World Rally Championship

World Rally Championship
Ott Tanak (EST) / Raigo Molder (EST) Ford Fiesta RS WRC crashed into a lake at World Rally Championship, Rd3, Rally Mexico, Day One, Leon, Mexico, 6 March 2015

Background imageSunk Collection: Shipwreck Uwe

Shipwreck Uwe
Peter Schade

Background imageSunk Collection: Canonne, pius torpille en mer; Sur le pont du sous-marin anglais

Canonne, pius torpille en mer; Sur le pont du sous-marin anglais: les matelots lancent des cordages Creator: Unknown
Canonne, pius torpille en mer; Sur le pont du sous-marin anglais: les matelots lancent des cordages aux naufrages du zeppelin, 1916

Background imageSunk Collection: Naval Warfare in Paraguay, destruction of a Brazilian gunboat by a torpedo; A visit to... 1875

Naval Warfare in Paraguay, destruction of a Brazilian gunboat by a torpedo; A visit to... 1875. Creator: Unknown
Naval Warfare in Paraguay, destruction of a Brazilian gunboat by a torpedo; A visit to Paraguay during the war, 1875. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates

Background imageSunk Collection: Dutch warships sunk between 10-15 May 1940, (c.1945-c.1960). Creator: Anon

Dutch warships sunk between 10-15 May 1940, (c.1945-c.1960). Creator: Anon
Dutch warships sunk between 10-15 May 1940, (c.1945-c.1960). Partly sunken by German attacks, partly by their own crew. The naval ships: Johan Maurits van Nassau, Z 3, Van Galen, Hydra

Background imageSunk Collection: Sur la Cote Albanaise, a Saint-Jean-De-Medua; Transports torpilles en rade. 1916

Sur la Cote Albanaise, a Saint-Jean-De-Medua; Transports torpilles en rade. 1916. Creator: Samson Tchernoff
Sur la Cote Albanaise, a Saint-Jean-De-Medua; Transports torpilles en rade, 1916. From "Collection de la Guerre IV. L'Illustration Tome CXLVII

Background imageSunk Collection: Sur le Front; nous avons montre, dans un precedent numero, une 'bonne tranchee'... 1915

Sur le Front; nous avons montre, dans un precedent numero, une "bonne tranchee"... 1915. Creator: Unknown
Sur le Front; nous avons montre, dans un precedent numero, une "bonne tranchee" de premiere ligne; voici, par contraste, un "mauvais boyau" en Artois; il y a d'ailleurs

Background imageSunk Collection: The sinking of the S.S. Athenia, 3 September 1939. Struck by a torpedo from a German submarine

The sinking of the S.S. Athenia, 3 September 1939. Struck by a torpedo from a German submarine, she was the first ship to be sunk in WWII. From The War in Pictures, First Year.

Background imageSunk Collection: Raising the iron ship Ganges, sunk in the Thames off Shadwell, 1862. Creator: Unknown

Raising the iron ship Ganges, sunk in the Thames off Shadwell, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Raising the iron ship Ganges, sunk in the Thames off Shadwell, [London], 1862. The Ganges was...an iron ship of nearly a thousand tons burden...The accident happened just opposite the Shadwell

Background imageSunk Collection: Porto Arturo Naval Battles (Colour Litho)

Porto Arturo Naval Battles (Colour Litho)
2798769 Porto Arturo Naval Battles (Colour Litho) by Japanese School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Naval fighting in Porto Arturo)

Background imageSunk Collection: HMAS Yarra - River-Class Torpedo Destroyer

HMAS Yarra - River-Class Torpedo Destroyer
Royal Australian Navy - HMAS Yarra / HMS Yarra, a River-Class Torpedo Destroyer, making way at speed, on the River Clyde during manufacturers trials in 1910. Yarra was built by William Denny & Bros



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"Sunk: Tales of Triumph and Tragedy on the High Seas" RMS Carpathia, 1903: A heroic vessel that rose to the occasion, rescuing survivors from the ill-fated Titanic. The Redoutable at Trafalgar, 21st October 1805 (oil on canvas): Witnessing history unfold as this mighty warship played a pivotal role in one of Britain's greatest naval victories. Warship HMS Hood: A symbol of British naval power tragically lost during World War II, reminding us of the sacrifices made for freedom. Bismarck, German battleship, WW2: The relentless pursuit and ultimate sinking of this formidable war machine marked a turning point in naval warfare. Jules Verne's Nautilus submarine, artwork: Imagining the wonders hidden beneath the waves aboard Captain Nemo's legendary vessel. The ship Kapunda, 1887: Exploring maritime mysteries as we delve into the story behind this sunken treasure lost to time. Loss of HMS Courageous by G. H Davis: Honoring those who perished aboard this valiant ship during World War I – their sacrifice shall never be forgotten. German propaganda poster - U Boote Heraus. , WW1: Unveiling Germany's deadly submarines that wreaked havoc upon Allied forces during World War I. HMS Jervis Bay, armed merchant cruiser - WW2: Paying tribute to bravery against overwhelming odds as this lone defender fought gallantly until her final moments. HMS Indefatigable - Battle of Jutland - WW1: Remembering those who served with unwavering courage amidst chaos and carnage in one of history's largest naval battles. SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, 1900 : Reflecting on an era when opulent luxury liners ruled the seas, until tragedy struck this majestic vessel.