Re: Immigrant ships that never made it to America #general
If ships were lost at sea between Europe and America it was usually written something about it in the newspapers in Europe and in the United States or Canada. Sometimes I found lists with the names of the people who were drowned or missing and sometimes also of the people who survived.
Here is the story about the Ship Volturno, which had many Jewish passengers on board when the tragedy happened (in German language)
The Volturno Ship disaster with lists of names