Color painting of the R.M.S. Titanic at sea.
Great Marine Disasters
Headline Coverage

historical marine disasters

Los Angeles Times, April 16, 1912

Great Marine Disasters of History and Lives Lost

Year. Name of Craft Cause. Lives lost.
1859-Lady Elgin (Lake Michigan) Sunk 297
1890-Shanghai Burned 300
1891-Utorsia Collision 563
1892-Nanchow Foundered [500]
1893-Warship Victoria Collision 358
1894-Horn Head Sunk by Iceberg 62
1895-Chicora Vanished in Lake Michigan 38
1895-Warship Reigns Stagina Collision 400
1895-Coltma Wrecked 171
1895-Copernicus Sunk 153
1897-Kapunda Foundered 300
1898-La Bourgogne [unintelligible] 340
1904-General Siceum Burned 253
1904-Norge Wrecked on a reef 730
1905-Hilda Sunk 123
1906-Valencia Foundered 119
1906-Sirto Foundered 326
1906-Brazilian Cruiser Aquidaban Sunk 213
1907-Larchmoot Lost 135
1907-Hong Kong Struck rock 130
1907-Berlin Wrecked 125
1907-Lakota Struck a reef unknown
1907-Columbia Collision 100
1908-Matau Maru Collision 250
1908-Star of Bengal Wrecked 310
1909-Seyne Sunk [unintelligible]
1910-(unintelligible) Marquette Sunk [unintelligible]
1910-General Chaney Wrecked 136
1910-Prince Wilbelm Sunk [unintelligible]
1910-Tecsuro Maru Wrecked [unintelligible]
1911-Santa Rosa Sunk 20
1911-John Irwin Sunk 11
1912-Titanic Wrecked by Iceberg (est.) 1500