Daily Event for September 21

September 21, 1907: Here is a strange event, the Italian liner Principessa Iolanda was launched, just minuets later she capsized and sank. Perhaps the only liner to ever sink when it was launched. She was to be the sister to the Principessa Mafalda which sank in 1927 after a boiler explosion. The Principessa Iolanda was scrapped where she sank.

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