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Ship - Notable Historical Events

Christopher ColumbusOct 25, 1492

Charles IMar 1, 1628

John HancockApr 9, 1768

NapoleonAug 9, 1815

Charles DarwinMay 11, 1820

Henry FordDec 4, 1915

Booker T. WashingtonSep 29, 1940

FDRSep 11, 1941

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Ship - Historical Events
Date Event
1492-10-25

Christopher Columbus' ship Santa Maria lands at Dominican Republic

1492-12-25

Columbus' ship Santa Maria runs aground and sinks on Hispaniola

1541-08-18

A Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the ancient Japanese province of Higo (modern day Kumamoto Prefecture). (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1541)

1549-07-27

Jesuit priest Francis Xavier's ship reached Japan.

1590-03-04

Mauritius of Nassau's ship reaches Breda

1592-05-29

Battle of Sacheon: Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin repels a Japanese fleet - first use of Korean Turtle ship

1611-06-22

Henry Hudson set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers on his ship Discovery & never seen again

1616-10-25

VOC-ship "The Eendracht" discovers Dirk-Hartogeiland, Australia

1628-03-01

Writs are issued in February by Charles I of England mandating that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date.

1634-10-20

English King Charles I disbands new "Ship Money" tax

1643-12-25

Christmas Island founded and named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company vessel, the Royal Mary.

1647-03-25

Cape of Good Hope: tour ship Haerlem stranded in Tafel Bay

1653-08-15

-16] Dutch ship "Sperwer" stranded at Tsjedzjoe Korea

1678-08-03

Robert LaSalle builds 1st ship in America, Griffon

1720-05-25

The Ship "Le Grand St Antoine" reaches Marseille, bringing Europe's last major plague outbreak. Kills around 100,000

1751-10-20

Royal ship Duc de Bourgogne launched at Rochefort

1768-04-09

John Hancock refuses to allow two British customs agents to go below deck of his ship, considered by some to be the first act of physical resistance to British authority in the colonies

1768-05-09

John Hancock pays duties on 25 pipes of wine, only one fourth of his ship's carrying capacity, and British officials accuse him of unloading the rest during the night to avoid paying the duties on the entire cargo

1768-06-10

British customs officials seize John Hancock's ship, "The Liberty", on the suspicion that Hancock had illegally unloaded cargo without paying duties a month earlier

1768-12-01

The slave ship Fredensborg sinks off Tromøy in Norway.

1771-10-09

The Dutch merchant ship Vrouw Maria sinks near the coast of Finland.

1772-10-30

Captain Cook arrives with ship Resolution in Capetown

1775-08-05

1st Spanish ship, San Carlos, enters SF Bay

1779-01-17

Captain Cook's last notation in ship's log Discovery

1781-11-29

Crew of the slave ship Zong murder approx. 142 African slaves by dumping them into the sea in order to claim insurance.

1784-02-22

1st US ship to trade with China, "Empress of China," sails from NY

1787-05-17

English slave ship Sisters, en route from Africa to Cuba, capsizes killing hundreds

1788-06-11

1st British ship built on Pacific coast begun at Nootka Sound, BC

1790-08-09

Robert Gray's Columbia Rediviva returns to Boston after 3 year journey, 1st American ship to circumnavigate the Globe

1797-05-10

1st US Navy ship, the "United States," is launched

1799-11-12

Andrew Ellicott makes the first known record of a meteor shower observation in the U.S, from a ship off the coast of Florida Keys

1802-06-15

Toussaint L'Ouverture leaves Haiti, prisoner on French ship Héros

1805-10-23

Sailing ship "Aeneus" sinks off Newfoundland killing 340

1807-01-12

Gunpowder-ship explodes in Leiden Neth, 150 die

1813-06-01

Capt John Lawrence utters Navy motto "Don't give up the ship"

1815-08-09

Napoleon Bonaparte sets sail for exile on St Helena on board British ship the Northumberland

1819-09-17

First whaling ship arrives in Hawaii

1819-10-22

1st ship sails by Erie-channel (Rome-Utica)

1820-05-11

Launch of HMS Beagle, the ship that took young Charles Darwin on his scientific voyage.

1821-08-21

Jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances.

1829-06-05

HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.

1832-02-06

US ship destroys Sumatran village in retaliation for piracy

1835-11-19

A ship carrying 500 armed Maori from Ngati Tama and Ngati Mutunga arrives on the Chatham Islands; those Moriori (indigenous people of the Chatham Islands) that are not killed are enslaved

1841-11-25

35 survivors of the mutiny on the slave ship Amistad return to Africa

1847-11-10

The passenger ship Stephen Whitney is wrecked in thick fog off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 92 of the 110 on board. The disaster results in the construction the Fastnet Rock lighthouse.

1848-02-02

1st ship load of Chinese arrive in SF

1848-03-23

The ship John Wickliffe arrives at Port Chalmers carrying the first Scottish settlers for Dunedin, New Zealand. Otago province is founded.

1850-01-20

Investigator, 1st ship to effect northwest passage, leaves England

1853-09-29

Emigrant ship "Annie Jane" sinks off Scotland, drowning 348

1858-09-13

Hamburg-US ship Austria catches fire & sinks, 471 die

1861-01-09

A Union merchant ship, the Star of the West, is fired upon as it tries to deliver supplies to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina

1861-01-19

Misssissippi troops take Fort Massachusetts and Ship Island (US Civil War)

1862-05-15

Confederate ship Alabama launched as the Enrica at Birkenhead, England, where she had been built in secret

1862-12-26

1st US navy hospital ship enters service

1862-12-31

Union ironclad ship "Monitor" sank off Cape Hatteras, NC

1863-10-05

Confederate sub David damages Union ship Ironsides

1864-02-17

Confederate submarine HL Hunley sinks Union ship Housatonic

1864-05-09

Ship battle at Helgoland, Austria-Denmark

1864-10-27

Confederate ship Albemarle torpedoed/sinks

1866-03-19

Immigrant ship Monarch of the Seas sinks in Liverpool; 738 die

1867-01-31

Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board of a French ship for Algeria

1867-02-17

1st ship passes through Suez Canal

1870-09-06

Ship sinks in Gulf of Biscay; 483 die

1872-08-23

1st Japanese coml ship visits SF, carrying tea

1872-11-07

Cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from Staten Island for Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned 4 weeks later.

1872-12-04

The ship the Mary Celeste discovered mysteriously abandoned by her crew in the Atlantic Ocean

1874-11-17

Emigrant ship Cospatrick catches fire & sinks off Auckland, NZ

1878-04-21

Ship Azor leaves Charleston with 206 blacks for Liberia

1885-06-17

Statue of Liberty arrived in NYC aboard French ship `Isere'

1887-11-11

Construction of the Manchester Ship Canal starts at Eastham.

1889-08-23

1st ship-to-shore wireless message received in US (SF)

1894-01-01

Manchester Ship Canal in England opens to traffic

1895-06-17

US Ship Canal (W 225th St) in the Bronx completed; cutting Marble Hill off from Manhattan

1897-07-17

1st ship arrives in Seattle carrying gold from Yukon

1898-04-22

1st Spanish-American War action: USS Nashville, takes enemy ship

1901-11-18

The USA and Great Britain sign the Second Hay-Pauncefote Treaty, or Interoceanic Ship Canal Treaty

1904-10-22

Russian fleet shoots at British fishing ship

1905-07-08

The soldiers of the Russian ship "Potemkin" who mutinied, surrender to Rumanian authorities, who turn ship over to Russian authorities soon after

1906-04-19

Belgian naval education ship Comte The Stain de Naeyer sets sail

1907-02-11

Passenger ship Larchmont sinks by Block Island, off Rhide Island, 322 die

1908-06-18

Japanese immigration to Brazil begins when 781 people arrive in Santos aboard the Kasato-Maru ship

1909-08-11

SOS 1st used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC

1910-10-20

The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, is launched from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland.

1910-11-14

1st airplane flight from deck of a ship, Norfolk, Va

1911-01-30

1st rescue of an air passenger by a ship, near Havana, Cuba

1911-02-17

1st hydroplane flight to & from a ship (Glenn Curtiss, San Diego)

1912-02-15

Fram reaches latitude 78° 41' S, farthest south ever by ship

1913-04-21

German passenger ship Imperator runs aground

1913-10-10

British passenger ship Volturno catches fire in Atlantic (136 killed)

1914-04-09

Tampico incident - US ship crew arrested in Mexico

1914-05-29

Ship rams Canadian ship Empress of Ireland on St Lawrence River; 1,024 die

1914-08-03

1st seaworthy ship passes through the Panama Canal

1914-09-08

HMS (formerly RMS) Oceanic, sister ship of RMS Titantic, sinks off Scotland

1915-01-28

1st US ship lost in WW I, William P Frye (carrying wheat to UK)

1915-02-23

Germany sinks US ships Carib & Evelyn & torpedoes Norwegian ship Regin

1915-03-25

German U boat torpedoes Neth merchant ship Medea

1915-04-14

Dutch merchant navy ship Katwijk sunk by Germany torpedo

1915-05-01

German submarine sinks US ship Gulflight

1915-07-24

Excursion ship Eastland capsizes in Lake Michigan, 852 die

1915-12-04

Henry Ford's peace ship, Oscar II, sails for Europe 'to get the boys out of the trenches by Christmas'

1916-02-26

Germans sink French transport ship Provence II, killing 930

1916-03-15

Dutch merchant ship Tubantia torpedoed by German submarine & sinks in North Sea

1916-04-24

Ernest Shackleton and five men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launch a lifeboat from uninhabited Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean to organise a rescue for ice-trapped ship Endurance

1917-01-31

Germany notifies US that U-boats will attack neutral merchant ship

1917-02-20

Ammunition ship explodes in Archangel harbour, about 1,500 die

1917-12-06

French munition ship "Mont Blanc" explodes in Halifax, kills 1,700

1918-02-15

US army troop ship torpedoed & sunk by Germany off Ireland

1918-03-14

1st concrete ship to cross the Atlantic (Faith) is launched, SF

1918-10-06

US ship Otranto sinks between Scotland & Ireland, 425 die

1918-10-15

British Q-ship Cymric sinks British submarine J6

1919-12-23

1st hospital ship built to move wounded naval personnel launched

1920-01-11

French passenger ship Afrique sinks near La Rochelle; 553 die

1926-10-16

Troop ship sinks in Yangtze River, killing 1,200

1930-03-27

1st US radio broadcast from a ship at sea

1931-07-18

1st air-conditioned ship (Mariposa) launched

1933-02-10

Dutch seaplane bombs Dutch ship

1934-02-10

1st Jewish immigrant ship to break the English blockade in Palestine

1934-09-08

Luxury passenger ship Morro Castle bound for NJ catches fire, 133 die

1938-02-26

1st passenger ship equipped with radar

1939-09-03

German submarine U-30, commanded by Oberleutnant Fritz-Julius Lemp, sinks British passenger ship SS Athenia; 117 people die, among them 28 Americans

1939-11-17

German U-boat torpedoes passenger ship

1939-11-18

Neth KNSM passenger ship Simon Bolivar hits German mine, 86 die

1940-01-15

German U-Boot torpedoes Dutch trade ship Arendskerk (Eagle's Church)

1940-05-01

140 Palestinian Jews die as German planes bomb their ship

1940-06-10

German "Dutch" Q-ship Atlantis sinks Norwegian tanker

1940-09-29

1st US merchant ship "Booker T. Washington" commanded by a black captain (Hugh Mulzac), launched at Wilmington Delaware

1941-01-02

World War II: The U.S. government announces its Liberty ship program to build freighters in support of the war effort.

1941-04-06

German bombardment on Piraeus (munitions ship explodes)

1941-05-08

German Q-ship Pinguin sinks in Indian Ocean

1941-05-21

SS Robin Moore is first US ship sunk by a U-boat

1941-09-11

FDR orders any Axis ship found in American waters be shot at on sight

1941-09-12

1st German ship in WW II captured by US ship (Busko)

1941-09-21

US launches its 1st Liberty-ship, "Patrick Henry"

1941-09-27

1st WW II liberty ship, freighter Patrick Henry, launched

1941-11-20

German Q/pirate ship Kormoran sinks near Australia

1941-11-29

Passenger ship Lurline sends radio signal of sighting Jap war fleet

1941-12-07

1st Japanese midget submarine (No. 20) attacked by a US ship (USS Ward)

1941-12-15

USS Swordfish becomes 1st US sub to sink a Japanese ship

1942-05-12

Nazi U-boat sinks American cargo ship at mouth of Mississippi River

1942-11-30

German scout ship Altmark explode & sinks off Yokohama

1943-05-07

Liberty Ship George Washington Carver, named after scientist, launched

1943-05-14

Sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur off the coast of Queensland, by a Japanese submarine.

1943-08-12

Alleged date of the first Philadelphia Experiment test on United States Navy ship USS Eldridge.

1943-09-09

15 German JU-88's sink Italian flag ship Rome

1943-09-11

Last German Q/pirate ship sinks near Easter Island

1944-11-10

Ammunition ship USS Mount Hood (AE-11) exploded at Seeadler Harbour, Manus, Admiralty Islands

1944-11-28

1st allied ship sails into Schelde Antwerp

1945-04-09

Liberty ship at Bari Italy carrying aerial bombs explodes, kills 360

1945-05-03

WWII: German ship "Cap Arcona" laden with prisoners sunk by Royal Air Force in East Sea, 5,800 killed - one of largest maritime losses of life

1945-07-14

Battleship USS South Dakota is 1st US ship to bombard Japan

1946-04-27

1st radar installation aboard a coml ship installed

1947-04-16

-17] Explosions & fire on French ship Grandcamp

1947-04-19

French ship explodes in Texas City harbor, kills about 522

1947-07-01

192m long passenger ship Willem Ruys (Achille Lauro) launched

1947-07-18

British seize "Exodus 1947" ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine

1947-12-29

Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine

1948-12-03

Chinese refugee ship "Kiangya" explodes in E China Sea killing 1,100

1949-12-19

Luxury passenger ship Aquitania demolished in Gareloch, Scotland

1956-04-26

First modern container ship, the Ideal X, leaves Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas

1957-09-21

German sail training ship Pamir sails Atlantic Ocean

1958-09-13

Queen Juliana christens passenger ship Rotterdam

1959-05-08

3-deck Nile excursion steamer springs a leak panicking passengers who capsized ship. 200 drown just yards from shore

1959-07-21

1st nuclear powered merchant ship, NS Savannah, named, Camden NJ

1959-08-12

1st ship firing of a Polaris missile, Observation Island

1961-01-21

Portuguese rebels seize cruise ship Santa Maria

1961-04-24

The 17th century Swedish ship Vasa is salvaged.

1961-07-06

Portuguese ship explodes near Mozambique, kills 300

1962-08-22

Savannah, world's 1st nuclear-powered ship, completes maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va, to Savannah, Ga

1963-12-22

Cruise ship Lakonia burns 180 miles north of Madeira with the loss of 128 lives.

1963-12-23

Fire on Greek ship Laconia, 128 die

1964-07-21

Last Dutch whaling ship Willem Barents Sea sold to Japan

1964-07-23

Egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage

1967-03-16

Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) ship breaks down

1968-01-23

Spy ship USS Pueblo & 83-man crew seized in Sea of Japan by North Korea

1968-12-23

82 members of US intelligence ship Pueblo released by North Korea

1971-05-15

Radio Nordsee International's ship bombed

1972-01-17

Seven men who were held as internees escape from the prison ship HMS Maidstone in Belfast Lough, North Ireland

1972-10-31

2 Catholic children (6 and 4) playing on the street are killed in a Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) car bomb attack on a bar in Ship Street, Belfast

1973-06-28

New Zealand ship HMNZS Otago sails for Mururoa test zone after France's refusal to accept an International Court of Justice injunction against its atmospheric nuclear testing; NZ Prime Minister Norman Kirk told the crew of the Otago that their Mururoa mission was an 'honourable' one

1974-03-07

"Monitor" (US Civil War Ship) restored at Cape Hatteras NC

1975-01-05

14 die when British freighter "Lake Illawarra" rams pylon bridge between Derwent & Hobart, Tasmania & ship sinks

1975-05-12

US merchant ship Mayaguez seized by Cambodian forces

1975-05-14

US forces raid Cambodian island of Koh Tang to free Mayaguez ship

1975-11-10

Ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald & crew of 29 lost in storm on Lake Superior

1976-12-15

Argo Merchant tanker off Massachusetts' SE coast, spills 7.6 m gallons of crude when ship ran aground

1980-03-20

The Mi Amigo ship containing England's pirate Radio Caroline sinks

1980-11-22

Georgia tanker at Pilottown La, spills 1.3 million gallons of oil after an anchor chain caused a ship to leak

1981-01-28

Olympic Glory tanker at Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 1 million gallons of oil in a ship collision

1982-05-26

British ship Atlantic Conveyor carrying Chinook helicopters & destroyer HMS Coventry were hit in Falkland war

1982-07-05

ICC Trophy record p/ship, 257 Schoonheim/Liffman, Hol v Malay

1982-10-11

English ship Mary Rose, which sank during an engagement with France in 1545, raised at Portsmouth, England

1984-10-31

Puerto Rican tanker 'San Francisco' explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as ship caught fire

1985-10-10

US fighter jets force Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, gunmen are placed in custody

1986-08-31

Russian cargo ship crashes into cruise ship Admiral Nakhimov; 398 die

1988-07-18

Abu Nidal terrorists kill 9 on City of Poros cruise ship

1990-04-11

Customs officers in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, say they have seized what they believe to be the barrel of a massive gun on a ship bound for Iraq.

1991-08-04

The Greek cruise ship Oceanos sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.

1994-02-13

Ship disaster near Ranong Thailand, kills 200

1994-03-07

US Navy issues 1st permanent order assigning women on combat ship

1996-01-30

Commander of the U.S. Fifth Fleet Scott Redd states that Iran test-fired a new anti-ship missile near the Strait of Hormuz

1999-01-21

In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the US Coast Guard intercepts a ship carrying 4,300 kg of cocaine.

2001-07-24

An Iranian warship in the Caspian Sea threatens a BP oil exploration ship off the coast of Azerbaijan

2004-01-08

The RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger ship ever built, is christened by her namesake's granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.

2005-05-14

The former USS America (CV-66), a decommissioned supercarrier of the United States Navy, is deliberately sunk in the Atlantic Ocean after four weeks of live-fire exercises. She is the largest ship ever to be disposed of as a target in a military exercise.

2006-01-12

The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship.

2007-01-18

The strongest storm in the United Kingdom in 17 years kills 14 people, Germany sees the worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths. Hurricane Kyrill, causes at least 44 deaths across 20 countries in Western Europe. Other losses include the Container Ship MSC Napoli destroyed by the storm off the coast of Devon, England.

2007-06-03

USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) engaged pirates after they boarded the Danish ship Danica White off the coast of Somalia. (details)

2007-06-08

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia is hit by the State's worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker.

2009-02-05

The United States Navy guided missile cruiser Port Royal runs aground off Oahu, Hawaii, damaging the ship as well as a coral reef.

2010-05-31

Shayetet 13 soldiers tried to stop the flotilla that wanted to break the blockade on Gaza Strip. During the boarding on the MV Mavi Marmara ship, a violent confrontation had started. It caused the death of 9 activists who were on board, and several more injured activists. Moreover, several israeli soldiers were injured.

2012-01-13

Cruise ship Costa Concordia runs aground at Isola de Giglio, Italy, with at least 15 deaths

2013-01-24

A Japanese Coast guard ship engages a Taiwanese activist ship in the Senkaku Islands dispute

2013-02-10

5 people are killed by a falling lifeboat from the cruise ship Thomson Majesty in the Canary islands

2013-05-07

Jolly Nero, an Italian cargo ship, crashes into the port of Genoa, killing seven people

2013-09-20

Greenpeace ship Artic Sunrise is boarded by Russian military

2013-09-27

At least 22 people are killed after a refugee ship capsizes off the island of Java

2013-10-03

325 people are killed after a migrant ship catches fire and shipwrecks of the coast of Lampedusa, Italy

2014-11-04

The body of the last missing victim of Italy's 2012 cruise ship disaster is found on board the wrecked Costa Concordia, which is being dismantled in Genoa

2015-11-01

US Navy finds wreckage believed to be missing cargo ship El Faro

2015-11-24

Drunk Russian sailor crashes 7000-ton ship into Scotland -- at full speed

2015-12-13

Russia fires on Turkish ship to 'avoid collision' in Aegean Sea

2016-01-30

US Navy sends ship near disputed island in South China Sea

2016-05-02

US cruise ship travels to Cuba for first time in decades

2016-10-13

US military strikes Yemen after missile attacks on US Navy ship

2016-12-27

Philippines Searches for 18 Crewmen of Ship Sunk by Typhoon

2017-06-17

7 sailors missing, 2 injured after Navy destroyer collides with container ship off coast of Japan

2017-07-03

US ship sails near disputed island, raising China's hackles

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Ship - Notable Birthdays

Henry J. KaiserMay 9, 1882

George SteinbrennerJul 4, 1930

Ship - Birthdays
Date Event
1622-12-16

Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder

1754-09-09

William Bligh, nasty ship's captain (HMS Bounty)

1756-11-04

Anthony van Hoboken, Rotterdam merchant/ship owner

1781-10-01

James Lawrence, naval hero (War of 1812-"Don't give up the ship!")

1784-04-13

Cornelis Smit, Dutch ship builder

1803-12-04

Augustus Zerega diZerega, Martinique, ship owner (Red Z Lane)

1809-04-01

Willem Ruys J Dz, Dutch ship owner

1828-05-28

Bartel Wilton, machinefabrikant/ship builder

1836-12-11

Jan Boissevain, Dutch politician/ship owner

1838-02-16

Arnoldus Pannevis, South African ship's doctor/linguist

1855-06-03

Thecla Åhlander, The Hell Ship

1862-04-27

Rudolph Schildkraut, A Ship Comes In

1871-09-21

Ernst Heldring, Dutch merchant/ship owner/financier

1875-06-16

William J. Kelly, When My Ship Comes In

1876-07-02

Wilhelm Cuno, German ship owner/republic chancellor (1922-23)

1876-9-15

Julia Cederblad, The Hell Ship

1877-03-17

William J. Holmes, The Fear Ship

1878-08-02

Aino J M Kallas, Finnish writer (White Ship, Estonian Tales)

1879-05-22

Warwick Armstrong, cricketer (Big Ship Great Aussie skipper 1920-21)

1882-05-09

Henry J. Kaiser, Sprout Brook NY, ship builder and industrialist (Liberty Ships, Jeeps, Boulder Dam)

1884-12-19

Edmund Willard, Phantom Ship

1887-08-24

Donald Henderson Clarke, The Ghost Ship

1888-05-05

Lee Prather, The Ship That Died

1890-05-15

Katherine Anne Porter, US, novelist (Ship of Fools)

1890-05-15

Katherine Anne Porter, Ship of Fools

1893-07-05

Sara Taft, Death Ship

1898-07-30

Nadine March, A Ship in the Bay

1898-09-15

John J Slauerhoff, Dutch ship's doctor/writer/poet (El Dorado)

1899-03-02

Josef Mischel, Prison Ship

1900-09-04

Cornelis Verolme, Dutch ship builder

1901-07-25

Walter Breedveld/Reinier de Muntel, writer (Een ship vergaat)

1903-07-04

Vernon Sewell, Ghost Ship

1903-08-10

Lasse Krantz, A Ship Bound for India

1904-03-24

Anna Lindahl, A Ship Bound for India

1905-04-15

Basil Mannin, Abandon Ship

1907-11-21

Charles Korvin, Czechoslovakia, actor (Berlin Express, Ship of Fools)

1908-09-15

Gerd Gaiser, German writer (Ship in the Mountain)

1911-06-17

Edmund Glover, The Ghost Ship

1912-04-16

David Langton, Scotland, actor (Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship)

1913-01-15

Alexander Marinesko, captain of the S-13 submarine, which sank the German ship Wilhelm Gustloff (d. 1963)

1913-02-06

John Lund, Rochester NY, actor (Wackiest Ship in the Army)

1913-02-16

Tage Holmberg, A Ship Bound for India

1913-11-13

Emanuel Manheim, Gambling Ship

1915-02-14

Lars Nordberg, A Ship Bound for India

1915-03-15

Joyce Kirby, Ship's Concert

1917-03-19

Sabira Kumushaliyeva, The White Ship

1918-11-24

Tom Burton, The Ghost Ship

1919-01-26

Roy Purcell, The Slave Ship

1919-10-11

Eddie Hartman, Ship Ahoy

1920-04-27

Zbigniew Wolski, Birth of a Ship

1920-05-13

John Burke, Ship of Fools

1921-07-22

David Renard, Ship of Fools

1922-03-29

Gloria Gould, Hell-Ship Morgan

1922-08-09

Philip Larkin, Coventry England, writer (North Ship, Jill)

1924-06-30

Flo Sandon's, The Ship of Condemned Women

1926-02-27

Lorraine Crawford, Space Ship Sappy

1927-03-07

Rudolph Chavers, Gambling Ship

1928-04-05

Ann Power, Ship of Fools World Premiere Party

1929-03-20

Slawomir Slawkowski, Return of the Ship

1929-10-22

Adrian Cooper, This Little Ship

1930-07-04

George Steinbrenner, Rocky River Ohio, owner (NY Yankees)/ship builder/horse owner, (d. 2010)

1930-07-27

Elisa Mainardi, And the Ship Sails On

1931-05-24

Donald Phelps, Ghost Ship

1934-10-20

Michael Dunn, Shattuck OK, actor (House of the Damned, Ship of Fools)

1934-10-20

Michael Dunn, Ship of Fools

1941-01-12

Bolotbek Shamshiyev, The White Ship

1941-06-30

John Jameson, cricketer (England batsman, 465 p/ship with Kanhai)

1943-07-22

Georgina Burgess, The Ship

1943-11-19

Norma West, And the Ship Sails On

1943-12-24

Christiane Schmidtmer, Heidelberg Germany, actress (Ship of Fools)

1944-02-04

Trudy Ship, 101 Dalmatians

1944-10-23

Mike Harding, The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship

1947-08-28

Emlyn Hughes, Cruise Ship

1949-08-17

Ralph Langer, Prison Ship

1950-09-20

James P[aul] Blaylock, US, sci-fi author (Elfin Ship, Homunculus)

1951-12-02

Barbara Mastroianni, And the Ship Sails On

1953-07-18

Mary Hanes, Abandon Ship

1954-08-31

Tula, Cruise Ship

1955-11-16

Alex Partexano, And the Ship Sails On

1955-9-06

Boris Brkic, Ghost Ship

1956-02-28

Sandy Santistevan, Prison Ship

1958-9-11

Cameron Watt, Ghost Ship

1958-9-11

Adriano Mancori, And the Ship Sails On

1960-12-01

Peter McDougall, Ghost Ship

1960-9-22

Tom McSweeney, Ghost Ship

1964-07-26

Mick Worthington, Jigsaw Puzzle/Whaling Ship/Witch's House

1967-05-06

Matthew Kinne, Don't Give Up the Ship: The Tale of a Boy and a Boat

1971-03-07

Francesca Rettondini, Ghost Ship

1972-06-02

Justin Kelly, Viking Ship

1972-08-20

Maki Tomoda, Slave Ship

1973-04-05

Adam Burgess, The Ship

1973-07-26

Brad Thompson, Battleship Texas: The Lone Star Ship

1973-12-28

Alex Dimitriades, Ghost Ship

1976-06-11

Simon Hill, The Ship

1978-10-29

Kumiko Higa, The Cursed Ghost Ship

1980-07-04

Rakesh Yadav, Ship of Theseus

1980-9-26

Anand Gandhi, Ship of Theseus

1981-07-13

Luke Bradshaw, The Last Ship

1982-11-12

Candice Woodcock, A Sinking Ship

1983-11-29

Ethan Stone, The Last Ship

1985-05-28

Michael Chealander, Abandon Ship

Ship - Weddings
Date Event
2004-04-02

Actress Jill Whelan (38) weds Michael Chaykowsky aboard the Caribbean Princess cruise ship in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Ship - Notable Deaths

Henry J. KaiserAug 24, 1967

Ship - Deaths
Date Event
193-06-01

Didius Julianus, ship owner/emperor of Rome (193), murdered at 61

1120-11-25

William Adelin, son and heir of Henry I of England (b. 1104) dies in White Ship tragedy trying to save his illegitimate half-sister Countess of Perche while crossing the English Channel

1624-09-20

Isaac Le Maire, Amsterdam ship owner, dies at about 66

1653-05-10

John Bicker, ship builder/merchant/regent, dies at 61

1675-11-05

Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship designer, dies at 52

1704-01-21

Willem B Schepers, Dutch merchant/ship owner, dies at about 83

1850-01-14

Anthony van Hoboken, Rotterdam merchant/ship owner, dies at 93

1858-06-12

Cornelis Smit, Dutch ship builder/ship owner, dies at 74

1876-04-02

Paul van Vlissingen, Dutch ship owner, dies at 78

1889-08-05

Willem Ruys J Dz, ship owner, dies at 80

1898-09-24

Bartel Wilton, ship builder, dies at 70

1904-05-13

Jan Boissevain, ship owner/politician, dies

1917-08-07

Squadron Commander E.H. Dunning, first pilot to land his aircraft on a moving ship. (b. 1891)

1919-05-21

Victor A D Segalen, [Max Anely], French ship's doctor/writer, dies

1925-04-08

Thecla Åhlander, The Hell Ship

1930-07-15

Rudolph Schildkraut, A Ship Comes In

1936-10-05

Jan J Slauerhoff, Dutch ship doc/writer (Seaman's Grave), dies at 38

1944-10-10

Nadine March, A Ship in the Bay

1946-12-01

William J. Holmes, The Fear Ship

1949-05-17

William J. Kelly, When My Ship Comes In

1949-09-20

Richard Dix, actor (Tombstone, Ghost Ship, 13th Hour), dies at 56

1952-02-17

Anna Lindahl, A Ship Bound for India

1952-08-08

Julia Cederblad, The Hell Ship

1954-04-29

Ernst Heldring, Dutch merchant/ship owner/financier, dies at 82

1954-11-17

Josef Mischel, Prison Ship

1955-10-13

Tom Burton, The Ghost Ship

1956-10-06

Edmund Willard, Phantom Ship

1957-05-03

Jack Rae, Hell-Ship Morgan

1958-01-03

Lee Prather, The Ship That Died

1958-03-27

Donald Henderson Clarke, The Ghost Ship

1958-09-26

Carl Brisson, actor (Ship Cafe, Ring, Song of Soho), dies at 64

1964-11-16

John Emery, actor (Ship Ahoy, Kronos, Mademoiselle Fifi), dies at 59

1965-04-24

Louise Dresser, actress (State Fair, Ship Comes In, Mammy), dies at 86

1967-08-24

Henry J. Kaiser, industrialist (Boulder Dam, Liberty ship), dies at 85

1975-11-10

Ernest M. McSorley, American ship captain (b. 1912)

1977-02-22

Edith Barrett, actress (Molly & Me, Ghost Ship), dies at 64

1977-11-09

Gertrude Astor, actress (Ship of Wanted Men), dies on 90th birthday

1980-09-17

Katherine A Porter, US author (Ship of Fools, Pulit-66), dies at 90

1980-09-18

Katherine Anne Porter, Ship of Fools

1981-04-05

Cornelis Verolme, Dutch ship builder, dies at 80

1981-06-22

Lola Lane, actress (Zanzibar, Mystery Ship, Big Fight), dies

1982-03-22

Slawomir Slawkowski, Return of the Ship

1987-11-04

Linda Landi, A Ship Comes In

1988-06-26

Emanuel Manheim, Gambling Ship

1989-08-29

Tage Holmberg, A Ship Bound for India

1990-06-23

Lars Nordberg, A Ship Bound for India

1993-02-16

Donald Phelps, Ghost Ship

1994-12-18

Lilia Skala, Austrian/US actress (Ship of Fools, Caprice), dies at 98

2000-03-27

Gloria Gould, Hell-Ship Morgan

2000-07-11

Roy Purcell, The Slave Ship

2001-06-21

Vernon Sewell, Ghost Ship

2002-09-23

Fides Stagni, And the Ship Sails On

2004-11-09

Emlyn Hughes, Cruise Ship

2006-05-07

John Burke, Ship of Fools

2006-11-16

Flo Sandon's, The Ship of Condemned Women

2007-09-15

Sabira Kumushaliyeva, The White Ship

2008-01-30

Adrian Cooper, This Little Ship

2011-03-21

Lorraine Crawford, Space Ship Sappy

2011-12-25

Ann Power, Ship of Fools World Premiere Party

2012-01-15

Sandy Santistevan, Prison Ship

2012-08-07

Mary Hanes, Abandon Ship

2012-12-20

Matthew Kinne, Don't Give Up the Ship: The Tale of a Boy and a Boat

2014-08-13

Zbigniew Wolski, Birth of a Ship


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