Deadliest disasters at sea

Published On: Jan 17 2012 08:49:14 AM PST   Updated On: Apr 20 2015 08:42:09 AM PDT

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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