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Can you name these famous ill-fated ships?
by J.P. Naomi
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Are you a student of the seas? Take this How Stuff Works quiz to find out how many of these 35 famous shipwrecks.

When you think of a famous shipwreck, what comes to mind first? We're thinking about the RMS Titanic. One of the most famous shipwrecks of all time, the Titanic sunk on April 15, 1912, during her maiden voyage from Southhampton, England to New York City. 

The disaster left more than 1,500 passengers and crew dead, including the ship's captain and her architect, and spawned a host of Hollywood movies and documentaries about that fateful night. Until 1985, the wreck of the Titanic went undisturbed, and she will most likely never be raised from her watery grave. 

Still, the discovery of this symbol of the colossal disaster has enabled researchers to understand better what happened to make the supposedly unsinkable ship sink. The discovery has also given treasure hunters a whole trove of artifacts to bring to the surface.

Lucky for you, we've also included 34 other famous shipwrecks in this quiz. So, if you think nautical accidents are cool enough to have read up on them, this quiz is for you.

Let's find out how many of these 35 ill-fated ships you can identify.

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