Luxury Liner Row, Manhattan, New York, 1939 - From top to Bottom are "Monarch of Bermuda", The "Fort Townshend", The "Conte di Savoia", The "Aquatania" (Sister ship to the Lusitania), The "Britannic", The "Normandie", The "De Grasse", The "Bremen" and The "Columbus". All but three of these ship would later sink. The Three that did not sink were the Aquatania, The Britannic and the Fort Townshend.
The Sinking of the Andrea Doria - On July 25, 1956, approaching the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, bound for NY City; Andrea Doria collided with the east-bound MS Stockholm of the Swedish American Line in what became one of history's most infamous maritime disasters. Struck in the side, the top-heavy Andrea Doria immediately started to list severely to starboard, which left half of her lifeboats unusable. 1660 passengers and crew were rescued and survived, while 46 people died.
USS Missouri run aground off the coast of Virginia, January 1950. Only took two weeks to refloat. The Russians had a field day with this one, not to mention our own Army and Air Force. Moral of the story: listen to the harbor pilot.