Deadliest disasters at sea

POSTED: 08:49 AM PST Jan 17, 2012    UPDATED: 08:42 AM PDT Apr 20, 2015 

With a spate of rickety migrant ships wrecking in the last week alone, take a look at some of the deadliest maritime disasters of modern times.

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Titanic -- The Titanic -- the world's largest passenger steamship at the time -- strikes an iceberg in the Atlantic on April 12, 1912, and sinks on its maiden voyage, killing at least 1,496 people.


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