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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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