« The Hospital Ship Armenia | Main | Single Parent, Day Four »

January 12, 2007

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Carlos

Um. The 1987 Doa Paz disaster in the Philippines, with an official death toll of 1,565, almost certainly had a death toll several times greater, most likely in the four thousands (CNN gives 4,341).

So a) not all very large maritime disasters had to do with troops or refugees during wartime, and b) it's possible to cram a lot of people on a ship past its official capacity.

Rhyne

Hey,

Just wanted to say hello! It took me gobs of research to find information on that ship, as very little exists!

Regardless, I would love to exchange links with you!

Cheers!

Rhyne

Hey,

Just wanted to say hello! It took me gobs of research to find information on that ship, as very little exists!

Regardless, I would love to exchange links with you!

Cheers!

Andrew

Given the Lancastria tragedy during the Fall of France when German planes sank evacuees post Dunkirk, it is hard to figure out what is worst. Capts. have ultimate responsibility by law, but war can lead to very iffy situations. Bad enough under the benevolent dictatorship of Churchill, but given the chaos of war, Stalin fright, and probably a very confused situation, tragedies like the Armenia were bound to happen

Perfume Worldwide

A German torpedo-bomber plane attacked the Armenia on November 7th, 1941.

Perfume Worldwide

The comments to this entry are closed.