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Normandy landing ship sinks on way to restoration

One of only seven surviving ships from the Normandy landings sank on its way to being restored. The Yarmouth Navigator was one of around 5,000 ships that participated in the Normandy landings in June 1944 and it is listed by the National Historic Ships Committee on its register of vital ships.

How 67 sailors survived German sinking in WWII

A British seaman's war-time log has been discovered that discloses how 67 sailors survived 20 days and 1,200 miles adrift at sea after their ship was sunk by a German U-boat. The men were stranded in four lifeboats and survived on water biscuits, raisins and the odd raw fish caught by

Masabumi Hosono: The Man Condemned for Surviving The Titanic

Uncle John's Unsinkable Bathroom Reader has an interesting story about Masabumi Hosono, the man condemned by a nation for surviving the Titanic. No, the harshest attack against Hosono came from his own countrymen. For in surviving the Titanic disaster, he had broken two cultural taboos. Not only had Hosono chosen ignominious

Last Titanic survivor dies at 97

The last survivor of the sinking of the Titanic, Millvina Dean, has died at age 97. Millvina Dean was nine weeks old when the liner sank after hitting an iceberg in the early hours of 15 April 1912, on its maiden voyage from Southampton. The disaster resulted in the deaths of 1,517