Maritime Disasters Quiz

Can you name the following maritime disasters?
Yes, I'm aware of the fact that some answers aren't "ships"
Including two fictional ships (in grey)
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Last updated: September 8, 2018
First submittedAugust 23, 2018
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Year
What happened?
Casualties
Ship
2014
This Korean ferry, carrying 325 high school students, sinks
306
Sewol
2012
A reckless captain strikes an underwater rock off the Tuscan island of Giglio
32
Costa Concordia
2010
This drilling rig explodes and spills oil into the Gulf of Mexico
31
Deepwater Horizon
2006
This ocean liner capsizes after being hit by a monster wave on New Year's Eve
n/a
Poseidon
2000
This Russian submarine sinks in the Barents Sea.
The government of Russia was heavily criticized for its hesitant involvement
118
Kursk
1994
A leaky bow let this ferry sink on its way from Tallinn to Stockholm
852
Estonia
1989
This notorious oil tanker runs aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Its oil spill kills at least 250,000 animals
n/a
Exxon Valdez
1987
The sinking of this Philippine ferry marks
the deadliest peacetime maritime disaster in history
4,386
Doña Paz
1984
A Soviet captain tries to deliver this submarine to the United States,
followed a "hunt" by the Soviet navy
n/a
Red October
1945
The sinking of this German ship marks the largest loss of life in a single ship
9,343
Wilhelm Gustloff
1941
Almost half of all the casualties of the Attack on Pearl Harbor
occurred in the sinking of this battleship
1,177
USS Arizona
1917
This largest man-made explosion happens in a Nova Scotia city
1,950
Halifax Explosion
1916
This hospital ship, to this day still the largest ocean liner
lying on the sea floor, is bombed in the Aegean Sea
30
HMHS Britannic
1915
This British ocean liner sinks in only 18 minutes off the Southern Irish coast
1,198
RMS Lusitania
1914
This ship sinks following a collision on Saint Lawrence River,
making it the deadliest peacetime naval disaster in Canadian history
1,012
Empress of Ireland
1912
This ship collides with an iceberg on its maiden voyage and sinks
1,514
RMS Titanic
1904
The city of New York witnesses its worst disaster (until 2001)
when this steamboat catches fire in the East River
1,021
General Slocum
1898
The sinking of this U.S. battleship precipitates the Spanish-American War
261
USS Maine
1865
This Mississippi side-wheel steamboat, carrying freed
soldiers of the Union, catches fire
c. 1,500
Sultana
1588
This fleet of 130 ships is defeated while trying to attack England
c. 20,000
Spanish Armada
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