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CATEGORY: Shipwrecks
Why People Have Been Searching for This Sunken WWI Ship For a Century
October 6, 2017

The wreck's remaining gold ingots are worth roughly $10.7 million today—if you can get to them, that is. Read More

After 72 Years, Wreckage of U.S. Navy’s Biggest Tragedy is Found
August 22, 2017

The loss of USS Indianapolis was famously memorialized in the movie "Jaws." Read More

You Can Visit the Titanic—But Only if You Act Fast
March 15, 2017

Always wanted to visit the underwater wreckage site of Titanic? Now you can. Read More

Antikythera Shipwreck Yields Ancient Human Skeleton
September 21, 2016

A team of archaeologists and oceanographers excavating the famous Antikythera shipwreck in Greece recently extracted a 2,100-year-old human skeleton from its watery grave. Read More

The Sinking of Andrea Doria
July 25, 2016

On the night of July 25, 1956, a collision between the ocean liners SS Andrea Doria and MS Stockholm killed 51 people and prompted one of the largest civilian maritime rescues in history. Read More

Divers Stumble on Treasure Trove in Ancient Roman Shipwreck
May 17, 2016

Two recreational divers recently discovered a stunning collection of artifacts that went down with a Roman cargo ship off the coast of Israel some 1,600 years ago. Read More

Civil War-Era Shipwreck Found Off North Carolina Coast
March 11, 2016

Experts believe the large iron-hulled wooden steamer ship recently discovered off the coast of North Carolina may be a Confederate blockade runner sunk during the Civil War. Read More

In Search of Czar’s Treasure, a Return to the Wreck of RMS Republic
February 22, 2016

In 1909, the luxury liner RMS Republic collided with another ship and sank off the coast of Nantucket, taking with it what some believe was a fortune now worth more than $1 billion. Read More

Shipwrecks from Great Whaling Disaster of 1871 Found Off Alaskan Coast
January 8, 2016

Marine archaeologists recently discovered what they believe are the wrecks of two 19th-century ships that formed part of a fleet sunk off Alaska’s northwestern coast nearly 150 years ago. Read More

Legendary Billion-Dollar Shipwreck Found Off Colombian Coast
December 8, 2015

Colombia has announced the discovery of the wreck of the Spanish galleon San José, which could hold the world’s largest sunken treasure, worth as much as $17 billion. Read More