This Day In History
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Thursday, February 27, 2020

«HMS Orpheus»

February 7, 1863

<i>HMS Orpheus</i> sinks off...
HMS Orpheus sinks off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand. HMS Orpheus was a Jason-class Royal Navy corvette that served as the flagship of the Australian squadron. Orpheus sank off the west coast of Auckland, New Zealand on 7 February 1863: 189 crew out of the ship's complement of 259 died in the disaster, making it the worst maritime tragedy to occur in New Zealand waters.
HMS Orpheus, New Zealand
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