Archipel d'Amérique du Nord.
Triangle maudit ?
Le "triangle du diable" est région du nord de l'océan atlantique où un certain nombre d'appareils et de navires ont
disparu dans des circonstances réputées inhabituelles. Certaines de ces disparitions ont été attribuées par la culture
populaire au paranormal, à une suspension des lois de la physique ou une activité extraterrestre.
Charles Berlitz reçoit le Prix International Dag Hammarskjöld pour une Non-Fiction, pour son livre sur le triangle des bermudes 1Berlitz, C. : The Bermuda Triangle, Doubleday
& Company, septembre 1974. Fort de ce succès, il traite du même sujet dans un ouvrage suivant 2Berlitz, C. : Without a trace, Doubleday
& Company, New York 1977, traduit Berlitz, C. : Sans Trace - Le triangle
des Bermudes, Flammarion 1978, avec la collaboration de J. Manson Valentine.
- 22 BALTIMORE - A bark that disappeared east of Hampton Roads, Virginia with 9 persons
- 27 GEORGE R. VREELAND - A schooner that disappeared east of Hampton Roads, Virginia with 7 persons.
- 18 GEORGE TAULANE JR. - A schooner that vanished off the coast of Georgia with 7 persons.
- 14 SPRAY - A 30 something foot vessel owned and sailed by Joshua Slocum. A world famous sailor and the
first man to sail around the world in a small boat. He is the author of the book "Sailing Alone Around the
- 16 MARTHA S. BEMENT - A schooner disappeared east of Jacksonville, Florida with 7 persons
- 18 MAGGIE S. HART - A schooner disappeared east of Jacksonville, Florida with 8 persons
- 23 AUBURN - A schooner disappeared east of Jacksonville, Florida with 9 persons
- 25 ANNA R. BISHOP - A schooner disappeared east of Jacksonville, Florida with 7 persons
- 15 U.S.S. NINA - US Navy Steam Tug Boat. The first steamship on record to vanish in the triangle
- 26 CHARLES W. PARKER - A steamship that disappeared east of the southern Jersey coast with 17
- 17 GEORGE A. LAWRY - A schooner, disappeared east of Jacksonville Florida with 6 persons on board.
- 29 BENJAMINE F. POOLE - A schooner disappeared east of Wilmington North Carolina.
- 27 FITZ J. BABSON - A schooner disappeared east of Jacksonville Florida with 7 persons.
- 10 BERTHA L. BASKER - A freighter that disappeared while en route from New York to St. Martin.
- 20 MAUDE B. KRUM - A schooner that disappeared east of St. Andrews Florida with 7 persons
- 3 BROWN BROTHERS, or BROWN BROS. - A bark that disappeared east of Savannah Georgia with 12 persons on
- 6 TIMANDRA - A freighter that vanished east of Norfolk Virginia with 19 persons on board.
- 17 U.S.S. CYCLOPS - This is one of the classic Bermuda Triangle disappearances. Volumes have been written
about this vessel, and the more that come to light, the more confusing and mysterious it becomes. Two of her
sister ships the PROTEUS and the NEREUS disappeared on almost the same route in 1941. The loss of those two
ships was overshadowed by the onset of World War II. Click here for a list of the 21 officers and 285
enlisted men officially listed as dead on June 14th, 1918.The ironclad steamer KICKAPOO carried the name
CYCLOPS from 15 June to 10 August 1869, then was renamed KEWAYDIN.The second Cyclops, a collier, was
launched 7 May 1910 by William Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, Pa., and placed in service 7 November 1910, G.
W. Worley, Master, Navy Auxiliary Service, in charge. Operating with the Naval Auxiliary Service, Atlantic
Fleet, the collier voyaged in the Baltic during May to July 1911 to supply 2d Division ships. Returning to
Norfolk, she operated on the east coast from Newport to the Caribbean servicing the fleet. During the
troubled conditions in Mexico in 1914 and 1915, she coaled ships on patrol there and received the thanks of
the State Department for cooperation in bringing refugees from Tampico to New Orleans. With American entry
into World War I, Cyclops was commissioned 1 May l917, Lieutenant Commander G. W. Worley in command. She
joined a convoy for St. Nazaire, France, in June 1917, returning to the east coast in July. Except for a
voyage to Halifax, Nova Scotia, she served along the east coast until 9 January 1918 when she was assigned
to Naval Overseas Transportation Service. She then sailed to Brazilian waters to fuel British ships in the
south Atlantic, receiving the thanks of the State Department and Commander-in-Chief, Pacific. She put to sea
from Rio de Janiero 16 February 1918 and after touching at Barbados on 3 and 4 March, was never heard from
again.Her loss with all 306 crew and passengers, without a trace, is one of the sea's unsolved
- 4 BAYARD HOPKINS - A schooner that disappeared east of Norfolk Virginia with 6 persons.
- 20 AMELIA ZEMAN - A schooner that disappeared east of Norfolk, Virginia with 9 persons.
- 18 WILLIAM O'BRIEN - Wooden steamship, new, 3143 tons, going from New York to Rotterdam
- 1 ALBYAN - Russian bark sailing from Norfolk, Virginia
- 19 GENERAL MORNE - British schooner, Lisbon to Newfoundland 1920, November 17 YUTE - 2974 ton, Spanish
Steamer 1921, January, After the 20th HEWITT - Steel Steamer, between Texas and Boston
- 31 CARROLL A. DEERING - Size given as either a 2,114 or 3,500 ton five masted schooner found abandoned and
aground on Diamond Shoals.
- 2 MONTE SAN MICHELE - Italian steamer, 4,061 tons. Sailing from Portland, Maine to Genoa.
- 3 CABEDELLO - Steamer sailing from Norfolk, Virginia
- 6 OTTAWA - Steamer, sailing from Norfolk, Virginia to Manchester, England
- 4 CANADIAN MAID - British Schooner sailing from Monte Cristo to New York
- 27 BAGDAD - Lost off Key West, Florida with eight persons.
- 11 SEDGWICK - Schooner, Lost east of Charleston, South Carolina with 6 persons.
- RAIFUKU MARU - This is the ship responsible for the famous "DANGER LIKE DAGGER NOW" radio message.
- COTOPAXI - Steamer, possibly two vessels with the same name as records indicate another COTOPAXI sighted
an unknown 35 foot abandoned craft in 1969 1926 PORTA NOCA - An island taxi ferry operating by Cuba
- The week of the 14th - 22nd SUDUFFCO - A freighter shipping from New Jersey to Los Angeles.
- CURTISS ROBIN MONOPLANE - An aircraft that disappears off Palm Beach, Florida with 2 persons.
- STAVENGER - Lists the date only as 1931. A freighter lost south of Cat Island with 43 people
- JOHN AND MARY - Listed as a schooner found abandoned 50 miles south of Bermuda
- WACO BIPLANE - Havana to the Isle of Pines.
- ANGLO - Australian freighter, Lost southwest of the Azores with 39 persons.
- 3 GLORIA COLITA - Abandoned 125 foot schooner found 150 miles south of Mobile, Alabama (Gulf of
- 12 MAHUKONA - Lists the date only as 1941 also states that it was a freighter renamed the SANTA CLARA
prior to some wreckage found 600 miles east of Jacksonville, Florida.
- PROTEUS, U.S.S. - Sister ship to the CYCLOPS and the NEREUS. Sailing from St. Thomas to Atlantic seaports.
Lost with all hands.
- NEREUS, U.S.S. - Sister ship to the CYCLOPS and the PROTEUS. Vanished on the same route as the PROTEUS,
St. Thomas to Atlantic seaports, Lost with all hands.
- PAULUS - Listed as a passenger ship en route from the West Indies to Halifax 1943 MARTIN MARINER AIRPLANE
- Lost 150 miles south of Norfolk, Virginia with 19 persons.
- 22 RUBICON - Cuban cargo freighter found abandoned off the coast Florida. 90 gross tons. All hands
missing, ship seaworthy with all personal effects still on board.
- NAVY BOMBER AIRPLANES - Five of them which seem to disappear a year before Flight 19.
- B-25 AIRPLANE - Lost between Bermuda and the Azores with 19 people.
- BOMBER AIRPLANE - A small bomber with 2 people on board. Took off from Cecil Field, Florida.
- 18 NAVY PRIVATEER AIRPLANE - PB-4YW, 4 engine. Lost between Miami, Florida and the Bahamas
- 5 FLIGHT 19 - Five Grumman TBM Avenger Torpedo Bombers. - At about 2:10 p.m. on the afternoon of 5
December 1945, Flight 19, consisting of five TBM Avenger Torpedo Bombers departed from the U. S. Naval Air
Station, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on an authorized advanced overwater navigational training flight. They
were to execute navigation problem No. 1, which is as follows: (1) depart 26 degrees 03 minutes north and 80
degrees 07 minutes west and fly 091 degrees (T) distance 56 miles to Hen and Chickens Shoals to conduct low
level bombing, after bombing continue on course 091 degrees (T) for 67 miles, (2) fly course 346 degrees (T)
distance 73 miles and (3) fly course 241 degrees (T) distance 120 miles, then returning to U. S. Naval Air
Station, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In charge of the flight was a senior qualified flight instructor,
piloting one of the planes. The other planes were piloted by qualified pilots with between 350 and 400 hours
flight time of which at least 55 was in TBM type aircraft. The weather over the area covered by the track of
the navigational problem consisted of scattered rain showers with a ceiling of 2500 feet within the showers
and unlimited outside the showers, visibility of 6-8 miles in the showers, 10-12 otherwise. Surface winds
were 20 knots with gusts to 31 knots. The sea was moderate to rough. The general weather conditions were
considered average for training flights of this nature except within showers. A radio message intercepted at
about 4 p.m. was the first indication that Flight 19 was lost. This message, believed to be between the
leader on Flight 19 and another pilot in the same flight, indicated that the instructor was uncertain of his
position and the direction of the Florida coast. The aircraft also were experiencing malfunction of their
compasses. Attempts to establishcommunications on the training frequency were unsatisfactory due to
interference from Cuba broadcasting stations, static, and atmospheric conditions. All radio contact was lost
before the exact nature of the trouble or the location of the flight could be determined. Indications are
that the flight became lost somewhere east of the Florida peninsula and was unable to determine a course to
return to their base. The flight was never heard from again and no trace of the planes were ever found. It
is assumed that they made forced landings at sea, in darkness somewhere east of the Florida peninsula,
possibly after running out of gas. It is known that the fuel carried by the aircraft would have been
completely exhausted by 8 p.m. The sea in that presumed area was rough and unfavorable for a water landing.
It is also possible that some unexpected and unforeseen development of weather conditions may have
intervened although there is no evidence of freak storms in the area at the time. All available facilities
in the immediate area were used in an effort to locate the missing aircraft and help them return to base.
These efforts were not successful. No trace of the aircraft was ever found even though an extensive search
operation was conducted until the evening of 10 December 1945, when weather conditions deteriorated to the
point where further efforts became unduly hazardous. Sufficient aircraft and surface vessels were utilized
to satisfactorily cover those areas in which survivors of Flight 19 could be presumed to be located. One
search aircraft was lost during the operation. A PBM patrol plane which was launched at approximately 7:30
p.m., 5 December 1945, to search for the missing TBM's. This aircraft was never seen nor heard from after
take-off. Based upon a report from a merchant ship off Fort Lauderdale which sighted a "burst of flame,
apparently an explosion, and passed through on oil slick at a time and place which matched the presumed
location of the PBM, it is believed this aircraft exploded at sea and sank at approximately 28.59 N; 80.25
W. No trace of the plane or its crew was ever found.
- 27 VOYAGER II - A 70 foot schooner.
- 5 CITY BELLE - A 120 foot schooner found abandoned.
- 3 C-54 AIRPLANE - Took off from Kindley Field, Bermuda en route to Morrison Army Airfield, Palm Beach,
- 30 STAR TIGER AIRPLANE - Airliner sister ship to the STAR ARIEL, both are Tudor IV, 4 engine model.
- AL SNYDER - Disappears in The Triangle.
- TENDER, BOAT - A 16 foot tender for the EVYLYN K disappears.
- 28 DC-3A AIRPLANE - Known as "The Holiday Plane" this twin engine plane disappears within 50 miles south
of Miami, Florida.
- DRIFTWOOD - 36 foot cabin cruiser.
- STAR ARIEL AIRPLANE - Sister ship to the STAR TIGER. A 4 engine Tudor IV that disappears en route from
Bermuda to Jamaica.
- SANDRA - A 350 foot freighter sailing from Savannah, Georgia to Puerto Cabello, Venezuela with 300 tons of
- 9 DC-3 AIRPLANE - The plane was being used for missionary work by the New Tribes Mission group.
- 3-4 SAO PAULO - Brazilian Warship, De-commisioned
- 2 BRITISH YORK - Transport plane
- 30 NAVY SUPER CONSTELLATION - From Patuxent River Naval Air Station to the Azores
- 5 SOUTHERN DISTRICTS - Converted navy LST
- HOME SWEET HOME - Schooner
- 26 CONNEMARA IV - Motor yacht found abandoned
- 9 NAVY PATROL BOMBER, MARTIN MARLIN, P5M - Twin engine patrol flying boat, 350 miles north of Bermuda.no
debris recovered, crew of 10.
- 1 REVONOC - A 44' yawl disappears in bad weather from Key West to the Caribean with Harvey Conover on
- 8 PLANE, KB-50J AIR TANKER - Langley,Virginia to the Azores.
- 4 MARINE SULFUR QUEEN - A 523' type T2-SE-A1 tanker with a load of molten sulfur.
- 2 SNO BOY - 63 foot chartered fishing boat lost with 55 on board, possible wreckage found.
- 28 KC-135, 2 AIRPLANES - Two airplanes lost, possible mid-air collision.
- 22 C-133 CARGOMASTER AIRPLANE - Lost between Dover, Delaware and the Azores.
- CRYSTAL - Reported missing in 1964, found in July of 1968, 4 years after being reported missing.
- 13 ENCHANTRESS - A 59 foot yacht that disappeared during bad weather and gale warnings approximatley 150
miles S/E of Charleston.
- 5 C-119 FLYING BOXCAR AIRPLANE - Lost from Homestead Air Base to Grand Turk.
- 28 EL GATO - 45 foot catamaran houseboat. 1966
- 29 SOUTHERN CITIES - A 67 foot harbor tug lost in the Gulf of Mexico. The SOUTHERN CITIES had problems on
three other occasions causing the NTSB and Coast Guard to blame her lack of "seaworthiness" for her
- 14 BEECHCRAFT BONANZA AIRPLANE - Piloted by Robert Van Westerbork.
- WITCHCRAFT - A 23 foot cabin cruiser that disappeared a mile offshore of Miami near the number 7 buoy
- 21 SCORPION, USN SUBMARINE -Number SSN 589, Skipjack class. This was the sixth Scorpion. It was laid down
on August 20th,1958, at Groton, Connecticut at the General Dynamics Corp. Electric Boat Division. The
Scorpion launched on the 19th of December, 1959. The ship was sponsored by Mrs. Elizabeth S. Morrison and
was commissioned on July 29th, 1960 under Commander Norman B. Bessac.The Scorpion displaced 3,075 tons on
the surface and 3,500 tons when submerged. The ships beam was 31' 7" and it's length was 251' 9". The
armament consisted of 6 torpedo tubes with a payload of ?? torpedoesAssigned to Submarine Squadron 6,
Division 62, Scorpion departed New London, Conn., on 24 August for a two-month deployment in European
waters. During that period, she participated in exercises with units of the 6th Fleet and of other NATO
[North Atlantic Treaty Organization] navies. After returning to New England in late October, she trained
along the eastern seaboard until May 1961, then crossed the Atlantic again for operations which took her
into the summer. On 9 August, she returned to New London and, a month later, shifted to Norfolk, Va. With
Norfolk her home port for the remainder of her career, Scorpion specialized in the development of nuclear
submarine warfare tactics. Varying her role from hunter to hunted, she participated in exercises which
ranged along the Atlantic coast and in the Bermuda and Puerto Rican operating areas; then, from June 1963 to
May 1964, she interrupted her operations for an overhaul at Charleston, S.C. Resuming duty off the eastern
seaboard in late spring, she again interrupted that duty from 4 August to 8 October to make a transatlantic
patrol. In the spring of 1965, she conducted a similar patrol in European waters.During the late winter and
early spring of 1966, and again in the fall, she was deployed for special operations. Following the
completion of those assignments, her commanding officer received the Navy Commendation Medal for outstanding
leadership, foresight, and professional skill. Other Scorpion officers and men were cited for meritorious
achievement.On 1 February 1967, Scorpion entered the Norfolk Naval Shipyard for another extended overhaul.
In late October, she commenced refresher training and weapons system acceptance tests. Following type
training out of Norfolk, she got underway on 15 February 1968 for a Mediterranean deployment. She operated
with the 6th Fleet, into May, and then headed west for home. On 21 May, she indicated her position to be
about 50 miles south of the Azores. Six days later, she was reported overdue at Norfolk. A search was
initiated, but, on 5 June, Scorpion and her crew were declared "presumed lost." Her name was struck from the
Navy list on 30 June.The search continued, however; and, at the end of October, the Navy's oceanographic
research ship, Mizar (T-AGOR-11) located sections of Scorpion's hull in more than 10,000 feet of water about
400 miles southwest of the Azores. Subsequently, the Court of Inquiry was reconvened and other vessels,
including the submersible Trieste were dispatched to the scene and collected a myriad of pictures and other
data.Although the cause of her loss is still not ascertainable, the most probable event was the inadvertent
activation of the battery of a Mark 37 torpedo during a torpedo inspection. The torpedo, in a fully ready
condition and without a propeller guard, then began a live "hot run" within the tube. Released from the
tube, the torpedo became fully armed and successfully engaged its nearest target, Scorpion. Alternatively,
the torpedo may have exploded in the tube owing to an uncontrollable fire in the torpedo room.The
explosion--recorded elsewhere as a very loud acoustic event--broke the boat into two major pieces, with the
forward hull section, including the torpedo room and most of the operations compartment, creating one impact
trench while the aft section, including the reactor compartment and engine room, created a second impact
trench. The sail is detached and lies nearby in a large debris field.Owing to the pressurized-water nuclear
reactor in the engine room, deep ocean radiological monitoring operations were conducted in August and
September 1986. The site had been previously monitored in 1968 and 1979 and none of the samples obtained
showed any evidence of release of radioactivity.
- 23 BEECHCRAFT AIRPLANE - Lost with Dr. James Horton and Dr. Charles Griggs. A twin engine airplane lost en
route from Kingston to Nassau.
- 7 CESSNA 172 AIRPLANE - Lost with Miss Cascio and Mr. Rosen onboard. The pilot can not see land while
flying over it, but the plane is observed from the ground.
- TEIGNMOUTH ELECTRON - A 41 foot trimaran skipperd by Donald Crowhurst, found abandoned in mid atlantic.No
trace of Crowhurst was ever found.
- 2 VAGABOND - Found abandoned by the GOLAR FROST in the mid atlantic
- 4 UNIDENTIFIED ABANDONED 35 FOOT YACHT - Sighted by the COTOPAXI
- 8 ABANDONED CRAFT - 36 Foot upturned hull found by HELISOMA between the Azores and Portugal
- LIGHT TWIN ENGINE PLANE - Mr. and Mrs. Hector Guzman are listed on board.
- 2 SOUTHERN CROSS - Yacht discovered abandoned 10 miles N.E. of Cape May, New Jersey.
- 26 LIGHT PLANE - Two couples vanish while flying Cub airplane from Curacao to Barbados
- 10 F-4 PHANTOM FIGHTER PLANE - Disappears off radar 1971, October 12 EL CARIBE - A 338 foot motor
- 20 SUPER CONSTELLATION AIRPLANE - With a cargo of frozen beef
- 26 LUCKY EDUR - A 25 foot fishing yacht found abandoned off of the Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
- 25 IXTAPA - A 53 foot cabin cruiser
- 2 V. A. FOGG - A 572 foot tanker that sank in the Gulf of Mexico with a cargo of Benzene and Xylene.
Debris and the ship are found. It is rumored that all the bodies had disappeared from the wreck but there is
photographic proof of human remains in the wheelhouse.
- 19 8 FOOT DINGHY - Two teenagers disappear from Fort Lauderdale beach 1973, March, 23 DEFIANCE - Yacht,
- 7 ROBERT STONE - Boat, 14' In the Gulf of Mexico
- 17 ALFRED WILLIS - Boat, 21' Found abandoned three miles from Wildwood Crest, in Delaware Bay
- 20 SEA BOY II - Yacht, 56' 1974,
- AFTER THE 10TH SABA BANK - Yacht
- 13/15 SYLVIA L. OSSA - A 590 foot ore carrier disappeared approximately 140 miles west of Bermuda with a
crew of 37
- 28 AMERICAN AIRLINES INC AIRBUS - Makes emergency landing due to turbulence
- 13 CHARLEY'S CRAB, CHARLES MUER - Restaurateur Charles Muer, his wife Betty and friends George and Lynn
Drummey disappear between the Bahamas and Florida on the Muer's 40 foot ketch Charley's Crab in 30 foot seas
with 70 mph winds in what is later referred to as "the storm of the century". No trace of victims or
wreckage was recovered.
- 28 AMERICAN AIRLINES INC AIRBUS A300 - Battered by clear air turbulence over Martinique
- 20/24 JAMANIC K - A motor vessel (mv) of 357 gross tons, lost in route from Cape Haitian to Miami
- 25 CONTINENTAL AIRLINES INC FLIGHT 207 - Flight encounters clear air turbulence
- 14 INTREPID - A 65 foot yacht missing thirty miles off Fort Pierce, Florida after issuing a quick
- 17 AMERICAN AIRLINES INC AIRBUS A300 - Hit by heavy turbulence over the Bahamas
- 15 MISS FERNANDINA - An 85 foot shrimp trawler lost off Flagler Beach, Florida
- 23 GENESIS - A motor vessel (mv) of 196 gross tons that disappeared in route from Port of Spain, Trinidad
to St. Vincent
- 14 CESSNA 210 - Drops off radar from Freeport to Nassau
- 8 CONTINENTAL AIRLINES BOEING 737-800 - Forced to make emergency landing in Bermuda due to turbulence
- 26 COMAIR FLIGHT 5054 - Ice damage on the flight from Nassau to Orlando, Florida
3Miskovic, Ivica: "List of all known Bermuda Triangle accidents", World Around Us, 27 septembre 2010