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Category: Shipwrecks

S.S. Eastland lying on its side after capsizing. (Credit Chicago Tribune historical photo/TNS via Getty Images)

Chicago’s Deadliest Day, 100 Years Ago

On the centennial of the capsizing of SS Eastland, which claimed 844 lives, look back at the deadliest disaster in Chicago history.

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Treasures From Spanish Galleon Sunk in 1622 Set For Auction

Part of the large cache of treasure recovered from the wreck of a 400-year-old Spanish galleon near the Florida Keys will go on auction early next month.

USS Independence in 1943.

WWII Aircraft Carrier Used in Atomic Bomb Tests Found Intact on Sea Floor

Researchers have used an underwater drone to explore the wreck of USS Independence, a light aircraft carrier that served during World War II and later became a target during atomic bomb tests at the Bikini Atoll.

SS City of Rio De Janeiro (Credit: Mystic Seaport)

Found: San Francisco’s Deadliest Shipwreck

The so-called “Titanic of the Golden Gate” has laid covered in mud for over a century.

A technical diver examines the Antikythera shipwreck. (Credit: Brett Seymour/Return to Antikythera 2014)

Divers Excavate Greek Shipwreck Dubbed “Ancient Titanic”

Recent excavations of a ship that sank more than 2,000 years ago near the Greek island of Antikythera have yielded some astonishing new discoveries.

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Ship From Doomed Arctic Expedition Found After 170 Years

The recently discovered wreck of one of the ships from Sir John Franklin’s lost 1845 mission to the Arctic may be the key to a centuries-old mystery.

Pisces V submersible at the deck of the I-400 submarine (Credit: NOAA HURL Archives)

Japanese Mega-Submarine From WWII Discovered off Hawaii

Researchers find a giant aircraft-carrier sub that was captured and sunk by the U.S. Navy nearly 70 years ago.

Wreckage of WWII DUKW on the floor of Italy's Lake Garda. (Credit: Voluntary Association of Lake Garda)

Search for Long-Lost World War II Dead Heats Up in Italy

A volunteer group may have located the remains of U.S. servicemen in Italy’s largest lake.

Wreckage at the Monterrey site. (Credit: NOAA/Okeanos Explorer)

Archaeologists Make Mysterious Find in Gulf of Mexico

Researchers in Texas have discovered a 200-year-old shipwreck site more than three-quarters of a mile below sea level.

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Wreck of Robert Falcon Scott’s Ship Terra Nova Discovered

A century after Robert Scott’s ill-fated trek to the South Pole, the ship that brought him to Antarctica has been found off the coast of Greenland.

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‘Women and Children First’? On Sinking Ships, It’s Every Man for Himself

Despite the chivalry seen aboard Titanic, men usually fare better than women when marine disasters strike.

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Wreck of Civil War Gunboat Gets a New Home

On Saturday, after a turbulent 150 years, the Confederate ironclad CSS Neuse will be moved indoors into a new facility.

USS Monitor Facial Reconstruction

Faces of Drowned Civil War Sailors From USS Monitor Reconstructed

Forensic specialists have put faces to the remains of men who went down with the USS Monitor 150 years ago.