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Kamikaze plane basically just bounced off of this heavy cruiser in WW2.

Colorized photo showing the minimal damage done to a Navy vessel by a Kamikaze fighter

PortandTerminal.com, February 28, 2020 In 1945, the HMS Sussex was struck by a kamikaze near the Dutch East Indies. The Japanese Mitsubishi Ki-51 ‘Sonia’ failed to penetrate the ships 4.5″ (115 mm) armor, leaving only a distinct imprint on the hull  LONDON – As WWII came to its final months the forces of Imperial Japan became increasingly desperate to stop …

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HMS Erebus shipwreck in Arctic yields amazing artifacts

Epaulets from a lieutenant’s uniform recovered from the H.M.S. Erebus

PortandTerminal.com, February 22, 2020 A treasure trove of artifacts was recovered from the H.M.S. Erebus, which set off from England in 1845 with its sister ship, the H.M.S. Terror before both vanished. HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Approximately 350 artifacts have been recovered from the wreck of HMS Erebus, one of two 19th-century Royal Navy ships involved in a doomed expedition …

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Video: Ghost Ship Washes Ashore in Ireland during storm

Screenshot of Irish Coast Guard video showing the ghost ship snagged up on the rocks

A ghost ship with a sketchy past that has been drifting, abandoned for the past two years, just washed up onto the rocks off Ireland. Don’t you just love storms? BALLYANDREEN, IRELAND – An abandoned ghost cargo ship ran aground in Ireland during Storm Dennis which has been battering the Irish coastline over the past few days. READ: “BOMB cyclone” …

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How much sunken treasure is in the ocean?

PortandTerminal.com, January 29, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – A while back we ran an article that asked the question, “How many shipwrecks are there in the world?”. It turns out that there are an estimated 3 million shipwrecks and that less than one percent of them have been explored. This article asks a follow-up question. How much sunken treasure is …

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Sable Island’s wild horses, seals and 350 shipwrecks

Wild horses and grey seals on the sandy beach of Sable Island

PortandTerminal.com, January 28, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Sable Island is a small Canadian island situated 190 miles southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia, stuck way out in the Atlantic Ocean. The island, which literally translates from French to “island of sand”, is as its name suggests, a gently curving sandbar 20 miles long and 1 mile wide. There’s not a single tree on the …

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What did the crew eat on a 16th-century Tudor warship?

Old, coloured drawing of a Tudor era warship at sea

PortandTerminal.com, January 1, 2020 LONDON, ENGLAND – Napolean, amongst others, is credited with the saying that “An army moves on its stomach“. That’s no less true for the navy. The importance of forces being well-provisioned is paramount. Mutinies have started over less important issues than the crew not having enough to eat. “Englishmen, and more especially seamen, love their bellies …

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Five corpses and two human heads found on Korean ghost boat

Photo of the severely weathered and broken bow of a wooden fishing ship tossing in the waves on the shore

PortandTerminal.com, December 28, 2019 How did five human corpses and two severed human heads come to be on a boat shipwrecked on Japan’s Sado Island?  TOKYO, JAPAN – A badly damaged wooden boat washed ashore on Japan’s Sado Island. Five corpses and two human heads were discovered inside the shipwreck which is believed to be a North Korean so-called “Ghost …

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