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.

Maritime - Sultana
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Sultana -- The steamboat Sultana sinks after its steam drum explodes on the Mississippi River, killing at least 1,700 people on April 27, 1865.


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