History Stories
CATEGORY: Ships
SS United States May Be Sold for Scrap
October 15, 2015

The group that owns SS United States, once the world’s fastest ocean liner, warns that “America’s Flagship” may be sold for scrap at the end of the month. Read More

Chicago’s Deadliest Day
July 24, 2015

On the centennial of the capsizing of SS Eastland, which claimed 844 lives, look back at the deadliest disaster in Chicago history. Read More

Remembering the Sinking of RMS Lusitania
May 6, 2015

Get the story behind the ill-fated British ocean liner. Read More

Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon-Tiki Voyage
October 6, 2014

On the 100th anniversary of Thor Heyerdahl’s birth, look back at his historic voyage across the Pacific on the primitive raft Kon-Tiki. Read More

Tree Rings Solve World Trade Center Ship Mystery
July 30, 2014

Using tree rings, scientists have identified the origins of a wooden ship unearthed at the former World Trade Center site in Manhattan four years ago. Read More

Port Chicago Disaster Stuns the Nation, 70 Years Ago
July 17, 2014

70 years after the worst home front disaster of World War II, learn how an explosion at a California port sparked a Naval mutiny and led to an influential debate on civil rights. Read More

Protection Sought for World War I Ships
June 30, 2014

A United Nations agreement will soon be extended to safeguard the underwater remains of hundreds of ships sunk during World War I. Read More

Mutiny on the Bounty, 225 Years Ago
April 28, 2014

After history’s most famous mutiny occurred 225 years ago, the adventure for the crew of HMS Bounty was only beginning. Read More

Wreck of Robert Falcon Scott’s Ship Terra Nova Discovered
August 16, 2012

A century after Robert Scott’s ill-fated trek to the South Pole, the ship that brought him to Antarctica has been found off the coast of Greenland. Read More

‘Women and Children First’? On Sinking Ships, It’s Every Man for Himself
August 2, 2012

Despite the chivalry seen aboard Titanic, men usually fare better than women when marine disasters strike. Read More