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Ship Fever

The world's most famous–and fated–sailing vessels

Schooner
Historical Ships

The Mayflower
1620
The Pilgrims' progress was forwarded by this hearty English vessel


The Bounty
1789
The living legacy of Fletcher Christian's descendants


The Amistad
1839
The Spanish schooner and its slaves who fueled proslavery


The Queen Mary
1936
The only surviving major pre-war transatlantic ocean liner in existence


The Queen Elizabeth
1938
Cunard's vision of ocean liner luxury in the 1940s


Battleship -Photo: US Navy
Ships of War

The Monitor and Merrimack
1862
Two American warships that marked a revolution in naval warfare


The Maine
1898
The battleship that helped to precipitate the Spanish-American War


The Britannic
1914
The supposedly "safer" sister ship of the Titanic


The Bismarck
1939
A fearsome Nazi ship with a short career on the seas


Naval Shipwreck -Photo: US Navy
Shipwrecks

The Sultana
1865
America's worst maritime disaster


The Titanic
1912
The sinking of the legendary ship in history and celluloid


The Endurance
1914
Shackleton's expedition trapped by an iceberg in the South Atlantic


The Lusitania
1915
Sunk by German forces, this fated liner contributed to anti-German WWI sentiment


The Andrea Doria
1956
A floating museum hits hard times off Nantucket



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