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The Disappearance of the USS Cyclops

The USS Cyclops was a United States collier ship that was commissioned during World War I. She was launched on May 7, 1910, and was commissioned on May 1, 1917. Lieutenant Commander G.W. Worley was placed in command of the ship. Her first journey during her wartime service was a trip to St. Nazaire, France in June of 1917. She returned to the east coast of the United States, [...]

By | 2017-10-10T08:25:33+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Historical Mysteries|0 Comments

The Franklin Expedition: Historical Mysteries

The disappearance in 1845 of Sir John Franklin and his crew in the Canadian Arctic set off the greatest rescue operation in the history of exploration. More than 30 expeditions over two decades would search by land and sea for clues as to his fate, in the process charting vast areas of the Canadian Arctic and mapping the complete route of the Northwest Passage. The search for clues continued [...]

By | 2017-10-03T11:25:29+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Historical Mysteries|0 Comments

The Octavius: 18th Century Ghost Ship

Maritime lore abounds with stories of ghost ships, those ships that sail the world’s oceans manned by a ghostly crew and destined never to make port. The most well-known of these tales is that of the Mary Celeste. But one of the eeriest stories has to be the mystery of the Octavius. The story opens in 1761 with the Octavius docked in the port of London to take on [...]

By | 2017-09-23T12:08:12+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Historical Mysteries|1 Comment

Duke of Lancaster: Railway Steamer Passenger Ship

This ship is the Duke of Lancaster. It's been docked on the banks of an estuary for 37 years. It started its life as a passenger ferry and cruise liner between 1956 and 1979 when silver service was the norm for passengers who wound their way across the seas from Ireland, Scotland and throughout Europe. According to a website dedicated to the ship, the first class quarters in the [...]

By | 2017-08-31T07:55:49+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Historical Mysteries|0 Comments

København: the Mystery Ghost Ship

The København was built for the Danish East Asiatic Company in 1921, When it was launched it was the world’s largest sailing ship. It sails stood over 5 stories high. From 1921 to 1928 the ship made nine voyages, visiting nearly every continent and completing two circumnavigations. Vanished without a trace On September 21, 1928, the København departed from Nørresundby in Northern Jutland for Buenos Aires on its tenth, and [...]

By | 2017-09-09T18:13:06+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Historical Mysteries|0 Comments

Ghost Ship: SS Baychimo the Arctic Ship

The SS Baychimo ghost ship was a steel-hulled 1,322 ton, a steam-powered vessel that started its life in Sweden when it was constructed in 1914. Its career as an ocean-going cargo ship started under the name Ångermanelfven for a German shipping company, where it spent some time as a trading vessel operating between Hamburg and Sweden until World War I began. In the aftermath of the war, the ship [...]

By | 2017-09-09T19:48:57+00:00 May 20th, 2017|Historical Mysteries|0 Comments

Bermuda Triangle: SS Cotopaxi Ship Reappears 90 Years After Going Missing

An unmanned ship was intercepted by the Cuban Coast Guard and is now believed that the boat is actually the SS Cotopaxi ship, a tramp steamer which disappeared nearly 90 years ago, in the vicinity of the Bermuda Triangle The ship was first spotted on May 16th near a restricted military zone in Cuba, west of Havana. The Cuban authorities tried on several occasion to make contact with the [...]

By | 2017-09-11T12:34:28+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Historical Mysteries|0 Comments

Mary Celeste: Brigantine Ghost Ship

On November 7, 1872, the 282-ton brigantine Mary Celeste set sail from New York Harbor on its way to Genoa, Italy. On board were the ship’s captain, Benjamin S. Briggs, his wife, Sarah, and their 2-year-old daughter, Sophia, along with eight crew members. Less than a month later, on December 5, a passing British ship called Dei Gratia spotted Mary Celeste at full sail and adrift about 400 miles east [...]

By | 2017-01-01T22:33:16+00:00 December 10th, 2016|Historical Mysteries|0 Comments

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