Pearl Harbor Fleet Of Ships, Hawaii
Popularly described as “a day that will live in infamy”, the infamous attack on a U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 resulted in the deaths of 2,402 people and marked the United States entry into World War Two. Over 300 Japanese planes bombed the area, damaging or destroying eight Navy ships, three cruisers, an anti-aircraft training ship, minelayer, 188 US aircraft alongside various power stations as well as fuel and torpedo storage facilities. Aside from the thousands who died, 1,282 people were wounded. Today, a memorial stands at the site of the most famous shipwreck – the US Arizona – where visitors can view the wreckage from a glass floor building.
Intriguing Shipwrecks: The Titanic, North Atlantic Ocean
Perhaps the most famous shipwreck of all time, the tragedy of the Titanic reached its centenary last month. Once dubbed the “unsinkable ship”, the Titanic set off on her maiden voyage in April 10, 1912 with 2,227 passengers and crew, only to strike an iceberg and sink into the depths of frigid Atlantic water five days later.
Tragically, over 1,500 people died. The actual Titanic wreck was discovered in 1985, 12,500 feet below the surface of the ocean. Fascinated divers have visited the site and photographed the wreckage, and as a result various artifacts including clothes, dolls, jewellery, wallets have been recovered and preserved.