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Ship Disasters

Death indexes of passengers and crew killed in ships and boats, sinkings, wrecks, and explosions

Our collection of ship disaster deaths were compiled from actual newspaper reports. Many newspapers published lists of people who perished in sinkings, wrecks, and explosions. Many of these lists provide limited genealogical information, such as place of burial and residence.

Steamboat Explosions

  • James Jackson, Shawneetown, IL, Sep 21, 1851, 35 dead and injured

Death Records (United States)

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