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Most Famous Ships in History

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1. British Luxury Liner RMS Titanic

The most famous ship in history, this luxury liner was designed to demonstrate the human skill, but instead tried to save his work.The British and White Star Linen, the largest and fastest passenger aircraft of their time, went on their first visit to New York on April 10, 1912, just five days after the snow hit and sunk.While most would imagine two hours would be plenty of time to evacuate the nearly 2,300 souls onboard, the ship had only half the lifeboats needed, dooming some 1,500 passengers and crew to a watery grave in the middle of the icy North Atlantic.

2. Battleship U.S.S. Arizona

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The war of one era of World War One, with a random career, his active life lasted only fifteen minutes in World War II, a well-targeted Japanese bomb sank it. Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941.Too badly damaged to be salvageable  the ship remains there to this day as a war memorial, where she is visited by literally millions of people every year.

Considering how famous the ship is today, it is interesting that few Americans knew about the Arizona’s fiery fate until years later due to wartime censorship, and that she lay largely forgotten in the shallow waters of Battleship Row for decades after the attack. It wasn’t until the 1960s that she became a symbol of American resolve and sacrifice.



 3.HMS Victory

On 7th May 1765 HMS Victory was floated out of the Old Single Dock in Chatham’s Royal Dockyard. In the years to come, over an unusually long service, she would gain renown leading fleets in the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War. In 1805 she achieved lasting fame as the flagship of Vice-Admiral Nelson in Britain’s greatest naval victory, the defeat of the French and Spanish at the Battle of Trafalgar.For Victory, however, active service did not end with the loss of Nelson. In 1808 she was recommissioned to lead the fleet in the Baltic, but four years later she was no longer needed in this role, and she was relegated to harbour service – serving as  a residence, flagship and tender providing accommodation.In 1922 she was saved for the nation and placed permanently into dry dock where she remains today, visited by 25 million visitors as a museum of the sailing navy and the oldest commissioned warship in the world.

4. U.S.S. Monitor and C.S.S. Virginia (aka Merrimack)

While the hours-long battle fought between these two behemoths off Hampton Roads, Virginia in March of 1862 was relatively unspectacular and ended in a draw, it may have been one of the most important battles in naval history in that it was the first time two ships made predominantly of iron rather than wood ever engaged in battle.

An interesting fact about Confederate Iron Clad was that it was built on a union frigate Merimac’s refolated solution, which in April 1861 was completed in the hands of Norfolk South. Heavy iron plates was built, he not only proved to be a cannon fire, but a deadly weapon that would sink a single old wooden unit of war a day earlier.Of course, the ship again or the year has survived; He was blown to prevent Virginia from being arrested in May of 1862 when the Union troops had rescinded Norfolk and on the New Year’s Eve of that year the motor sea of ​​Cape Hatters’ (note: monitor The catastrophe was located in Cap Hitters, North Carolina in 1973 and it was selected as a national guide.



5. The Santa Maria

Santa María, original name Marigalante, Christopher Columbus’ flagship on his first voyage to America. About 117 feet (36 metres) long, the “Santa María” had a deck, three masts, and forecastle and sterncastle and was armed with bombards that fired granite balls. She performed well in the voyage but ran aground off Haiti on Dec. 25, 1492, and was lost. Her sister ships, the “Niña” and “Pinta,” less than half her size, returned safely to Spain despite near catastrophe in storms

 

 

 

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