Mariners — quite superstitious people. They believe that the ships, like people, have their own characters: calm or whimsical, creative or destructive. They can also "born under a lucky", but since they can bookmark the yard every day to prove that they bear the stamp of doom.
There are many unexplained cases that have occurred with the ships, which for several years were not disclosed. For example, during the construction of the Nazi ship "Scharnhorst", he mysteriously overturned and crushed more than a hundred workers, who were at that time under him. Still about two hundred people were seriously injured. When the "Scharnhorst" was returned to its original position, chained and strengthened beams, girders were bent in an incredible way and maimed people.
On the day of the descent of the water battleship in the harbor came Adolf Hitler himself. Suddenly, a seven-inch rope broke, and "Scharnhorst" failed on two coastal barges, one of which, together with the crew immediately went to the bottom, and the other was killed almost the entire team gathered on the deck and watch the descent battleship. Hitler after the incident, immediately ordered that the ill-fated ship was sent for scrap.
In 1869, on the ladder of the new schooner "Charles Heskell" worker slipped and broke his neck vertebrae. Since then, many have come to believe that the ship is cursed. However, the ship's captain Curtis took command of the ship and the crew even managed to score.
A year later, "Charles Heskell" conducted fishing with other vessels in the Grand Banks. After a while, suddenly ran strongest hurricane. "Charles Heskell" lost control and rammed the schooner "Andrew Johnson", destroying it and sinking the whole team. The most interesting thing is that the ship itself, despite the severe injuries safely back to port.
Once the ship has been completely renovated, he again headed to the island of Newfoundland. Five days fishermen quietly engaged in catching, and the sixth was simply incredible: on board the schooner climbed 26 ghosts with hollow eyes, a half-rotted clothing and rubber boots. Ghosts net thrown into the sea and twenty minutes were pulling her back. By doing this strange work, they silently and not paying attention to the sailors left the ship. Captain "Charles Heskell" was forced to turn back. After this incident, the ship never went to sea.
The Russian Navy is the name — "Admiral Nakhimov". Almost all of the ships called that name, for whatever reasons, long served his country.
Russian national hero, Admiral Pavel Stepanovich Nakhimov known fact that during the siege of Sevastopol Anglo-French forces it flooded their own ships and, thus, blocked the entrance to the enemy on the inner harbor bay.
Pavel Nakhimov died in 1855. Soon, it was renamed after the cargo ship of the Russian Society of Shipping and Trade. In 1897, during a violent storm off the coast of Turkey's first "Nakhimov" was killed along with the entire crew.
In the 80-ies of the XIX century, with the shipyard came down and armored cruiser named Nakhimov on board. Since the beginning of the Russian-Japanese war, he became a member of going to the Far East squadron of Vice-Admiral Rozhdestvensky. In May 1905 the cruiser was hit by one of the Japanese ships and, as a result, sank in the Bay of Tsushima.
In October 1913 at the Nikolayev shipyard started to build another cruiser in the keel of which was laid a silver plate with the name of the ship — "Admiral Nakhimov". A year later, the First World War, then the October Revolution, for her — the Civil War.
In the 1980s, the Northern Fleet has entered another "Admiral Nakhimov". Review served as crew members on it, this big anti-submarine ship (BPK) with incredible regularity plagued with failures. The largest of these occurred in 1985 in the Barents Sea. During the exercise "Nakhimov" collided with the submarine. Submarine then had to be sent to a repair dock and BOC because of the injuries — in scrap metal. But even to the point of disposal "Nakhimov" not reached, sitting on a bank under Durban.
Fortunately, there are not only vessels unlucky, but, on the contrary, a charm against all kinds of adversity. One of them — the Finnish coast guard battleship "Väinämöinen".
As evidenced by Russian historians, in 1939, during the Russo-Finnish War, our intelligence has established location near Battleship naval base of Hanko. The first blow struck him on the three bombers. But, as reported in the report, "because of the high altitude bombing target was not impressed."
After a while reconnaissance aircraft spotted again armadillo, already on the roads port of Turku. There bombers flew seven and twelve other aircraft. But this time, due to a strong defense failed to hit the target. On the surface of the sea were the flotsam of our two downed aircraft.
Three days later, on "Vyaynemeynenu" hit for thirty aircraft. Again, experienced pilots, who had a lot of sorties, missed.
Finally, the command of the Baltic Fleet Air Force has developed a large-scale operation to the sinking of the ship. For its performance have been selected the best pilots of the two aviation brigade, who raided the battleship.
Later it became known that the construction of this vessel used parts taken from the schooner "St. Anna", the crew of which was lost at sea under mysterious circumstances. Perhaps the ghosts visited twice "Charles Heskell" took him for his "Holy Hannah".
Sometimes mysterious curse hanging over not only the ships assembled from old parts.
The fate suffered by the ship "Rio Map». Five times he found himself in a variety of emergency situations, until finally, exasperated by the owners do not put it in October 1983 laid up in the Greek port of Piraeus. However, there is no misery left the ship: a few times on the ship flashed fire, it repeatedly gets into an accident. To avoid regular accidents, ship owners have decided to sell it for scrap.
In 1941, the English ship "Trinidad" hunted by German destroyers. Find one of them, "Trinidad" torpedo fired him. But the team has completely lost sight of the influence of cold Arctic waters to the control mechanism of the projectile. Sailors, huddled at the side and saw with horror that the line of traffic begins to wrap up the torpedoes. After describing a full circle, she smashed the engine room "Trinidad" and before the end of the war brought the ship down.
15 July 1941 on the battleship "Tirpitz" caught fire with such force that it was extinguished 10 hours. The official version of what happened: negligence projectionists who allegedly improperly rewinds the film and missed the moment when it caught fire from the friction. After three months, "Tirpitz" fired up again. At this time the fire almost reached the stores with heavy projectiles. The official story: some of the men had been smoking in the wrong place and did not put out his cigarette. A few months later — another fire, which was extinguished almost two days. In the future, "Tirpitz" burned three more times. Naturally, after the repair of such disasters took time, and a ship designed to hunt for enemy ships, most of the time in the repair docks, and only a small — on alert. After the war, fires on the battleship strangely stopped, but many frequent breakdowns, which led, in the end, all, to the fact that in the early fifties, he was cut into pieces and went to the scrap.
The world-famous "Titanic" is the second in a series of White Star superliner, regular flights between Europe and America. The first was the "Olympic", the third — the "Britannic." They were to be the most luxurious liners in the world, however, have become the most unlucky series of ships. In the first Olympic swimming collided with a military vehicle and was forced to stand for nearly a year on repairs. After the death of the "Titanic", he again stood up for a one year repair — to add watertight bulkheads — but in the 1935 Olympic crashed existing vessels. "Britannic", put in operation on the eve of the First World War, was turned into a floating military hospital and in 1916 hit a mine in the Mediterranean.
The French navy has long been a tradition to name submarines after one of the heroines of Greek mythology, "Eurydice." In this case, everyone knew that the fate of Eurydice was horrible. She was not able to get out of the realm of the dead for her fiance Orpheus and stayed there forever.
Strange but true: the four submarines of the French Navy, who carried the name of the most mysteriously died — the last of them in 1970 near Toulon.
'Unhappy' name is in almost all the navies of the world.
forces of twenty-eight and nineteen fighter bombers. Surprisingly, out of the fifty-six bombs dropped into the ship has not got none.
During the Great Patriotic war of annihilation "Väinämöinen" flew one hundred thirty two aircraft, however, and this time it could not be destroyed. In 1947, the ship entered a spell in the Navy of the USSR.