On 8th July 1973 the 1625 tonne, 91.4 metre cargo ship, Cherry Venture ran aground at Teewah Beach (near the township of Rainbow Beach) Queensland, Australia.
The Cherry Venture was built in Gothenburg Sweden, in 1945. She was launched as the Scania. After name changes to the Slott and the Timor Venture, she became the Cherry Venture in 1971.
She was travelling to Brisbane Qld. from New Zealand when she was caught in a ferocious storm.
A number of attemps were made to refloat it, but all failed.
The ship decayed away into a wreck over the decades. What was left was removed in 2007.
The propeller was removed, and is now displayed at the township of Rainbow Beach.
These photos were taken while on my honeymoon, early in October 1973, three months after the ship went aground.
HMQS (Her Majesty’s Queensland Ship) Gayundah (Aboriginal word for lightning), abandoned boat used for breeching waves. Twin steam-powered, it was first used as a bitter protection boat in the late 19th century.
#shipwreck #vintage #boat #coast #Queensland #Australiancoast #Australia #Redcliffe (at HMQS Gayundah Shipwreck)
Drove past this for years, had no idea it was there. When you take a random detour in Tasmania, there’s always something to find. :)
#shipwreck #DerwentRiver #OtagoBay #History #Hobart #Tasmania #instatassie #Australia #SeeAustralia #SeeTasmania #DiscoverTasmania #liz
#2: British Airways Flight 5390. 87 passengers/crew (all) survived. Mid-flight, the first captain’s window screws, which were the wrong size, malfunctioned and the entire pane exploded outward. The captain was sucked out the window and pinned to the aircraft at 17,000 feet because his foot was jammed in the dashboard. The co-pilot somehow safely landed the plane, saving everybody, including the pilot, who went back to flying five months later. I’d be like FUCK that, I’m done, I’m so done.
there is a whole amusing series of these
The Medusa Touch, 1978 Film
The Medusa Touch is a 1978 British supernatural thriller film directed by Jack Gold. It starred Richard Burton, Lino Ventura, Lee Remick and Harry Andrews
Woah I’ve never even heard of this
On this day in music history: March 19, 1982 - Ozzy Osbourne’s lead guitarist Randy Rhoads, make up artist and wardrobe mistress Rachel Youngblood, and pilot/tour bus driver Andrew Aycock are killed in a plane crash in Leesburg, FL. During a stop in the “Diary Of A Madman” tour, Ozzy’s entourage makes a stop at the home of Jerry Calhoun. Aycock, Rhoads, and Youngblood will take a flight on a single engine Beechcraft Bonanza. The pilot repeatedly buzzes the tour bus as a prank while the rest of the entourage is asleep. On the fourth pass, the plane will clip the side of the bus, then a tree, and the plane will crash into a house killing all three instantly. Osbourne will be so devastated and depressed at the loss that he will consider retiring from music entirely. He will later pay tribute to the guitarist with the release of the live album (featuring concert performances recorded between 1980 - 1982 with Rhoads on lead guitar) “Tribute” on the fifth anniversary of the plane crash in March of 1987.
Color scenes from the Woodbridge train wreck, February 6, 1951.
The Broker, a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train, derailed at high speed over a temporary trestle resulting in 85 fatalities and 500 injuries.
(Life Magazine Archive)
Ninety-five years ago, a horrific train wreck wiped a Brooklyn street off the map, and changed the city’s subway system forever.
New thing I just learned about: the “dead man’s switch”