History In The Headlines

Category: Shipwrecks

Titanic Auction

Amazing Treasures From Titanic to Be Auctioned: Slideshow

Get a sneak peek at the remarkable collection of artifacts from Titanic that will be auctioned in New York this April.

Top Stories of 2011

This Year in History: 2011

As the year comes to an end, explore the top History in the Headlines stories published in 2011, from breaking news to special features.

Queen Anne’s Revenge Cannon

Cannon Loosed from Wreckage of Blackbeard’s Pirate Ship

On Wednesday, divers hauled an 8-foot-long, 2,000-pound cannon from the site where Queen Anne’s Revenge sank nearly 300 years ago.

SS Gairsoppa Shipwreck

Silver-Laden World War II Shipwreck Discovered

SS Gairsoppa sank while carrying a fortune in silver, estimated to be worth $210 million in today’s dollars.

Titanic

Titanic’s First Victim Gets Headstone At Last

After more than 100 years, an Irish teen who died while working on Titanic and is thought to be the ship’s first victim has a headstone for his grave.

Artifacts from Shipwreck

Ancient Medicines From Shipwreck Shed Light on Life in Antiquity

Researchers have used DNA sequencing to unlock the secrets of 2,000-year-old medicines found in a shipwreck.

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Anchor Away for Blackbeard’s Pirate Flagship

A team in North Carolina is working to recover a 3,000-pound anchor from Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, which ran aground in 1718.

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Beer from 19th-Century Shipwreck May Be Brewed Again

Finnish researchers hope to crack the recipe of 200-year-old beer found in a Baltic shipwreck and recreate it for today’s drinkers.

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Titanic a Feast for New Bacteria

Nearly a century after striking an iceberg and plunging into the North Atlantic, Titanic has become a meal for hungry microscopic bacteria.