History Stories
CATEGORY: Maritime Disasters
How the Failed Search for MH370 Solved 19th Century Maritime Mysteries
May 4, 2018

A pair of centuries-old shipwrecks were located thanks to the massive search effort for the missing Malaysian plane. Read More

Why Did the Titanic Sink?
April 12, 2018

High speeds, a fatal wrong turn, cut costs, weather conditions, a dismissed key iceberg warning and lack of binoculars and lifeboats all contributed to one of the worst maritime tragedies. Read More

Pearl Harbor, 1941: From a Sailor’s Perspective
December 7, 2017

What It was like to be a sailor during the Pearl Harbor attack. Read More

The True Stories That Inspired ‘Titanic’ Movie Characters
December 1, 2017

It’s Jack and Rose’s movie, but a lot of the people they meet had their own incredible stories. Read More

Why Nobody Remembers America’s Worst Maritime Disaster
September 28, 2017

Thousands of Union POWs died on the steamboat Sultana. Read More

Shipwrecks from Great Whaling Disaster of 1871 Found Off Alaskan Coast
January 8, 2016

Marine archaeologists recently discovered what they believe are the wrecks of two 19th-century ships that formed part of a fleet sunk off Alaska’s northwestern coast nearly 150 years ago. Read More