Crazy to think how in the 1500's people were sailing across the Atlantic in those old wooden ships and running into storms and waves like that. must have been terrifying. That was a deliberate beaching of a ferry at a salvage yard, but still cool to see. Not many captains get to crash a big ship on purpose. I'd love to do it. Great pics of the lightning by the way. The ferry at about 02:20 was going to be broken up at this yard. Notice how nobody is panicking. It's easier to work on if it's run aground. I bet that's fun to do, knowing that it doesn't matter. The Destroyer that hit a big wave was not a fail, just life at sea! I've driven warships through seas like that too. Germans have made a wide array of mistakes when handling their gas weapons during WWII leading to the loss of no less then 2 facilities. And there was also a story that during one of the periodic air raids the Germans launched on the Britain during WWII one of the German Fighter planes was refueled and its bombs were loaded but due to a miscount one of the crates carrying some of the spare bombs was accidentally moved to where they kept the fighter fuel. If someone tried to break open the crate it could have very well burned down the whole facility and blew half of it to kingdom come.