Maritime Disasters

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Can you name the peacetime maritime disasters of the 20th century?

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Year and CircumstancesShip's NameFurther Information
1904; fire in New York's East River
1909; disappeared in mysterious circumstances off South Africa
1912; supposed unsinkable ships sinks on maiden voyage following collision with iceberg in North Atlantic
1920; collision with another ship and subsequent boiler explosion on Lake Superior
1934; fire off New Jersey Coast
1947; fire and explosion whilst loading, Texas City, Texas
1956; collision with another ship off New England coast
1959; supposed unsinkable ships sinks on maiden voyage following collision with iceberg in North Atlantic
1963; fire southwest of Portugal
1965; fire off the Berry Islands, the Bahamas
Year and CircumstancesShip's NameFurther Information
1966; broke up in storm and collided with itself, Lake Huron
1972; collision with another ship and subsequent fire in the Rio de le Plato, Uruguay
1975; lost in storm in Lake Superior, Canada
1980; lost in a typhoon south of Japan
1984; collision with another ship in the Tablas Strait, the Philippines
1987; capsized after leaving Zeeburgge, Belgium
1996; overloaded ship lost on Lake Victoria
1990; fire off Danish coast
1994; lost in poor sea conditions in Baltic Sea
2008; capsized in Typhoon in Romblon, the Philippines

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