20 Sunken Ships People Forgot About

Once upon a time, those mighty brigantines and proud galleons scoured the seas, but now they are underwater, quietly dreaming about vast horizons, deadly storms, lively harbors, and beautiful islands. Oh, the tales they could tell!

Today we welcome you aboard on some of the most mysterious sunken ships. Ready to risk your life and take a walk among ghosts and mermaids? Ahoy!

The sunken barge, British Columbia

Fairytale floating forest, Australia

Swedish flagship of the XVI century

Fishing boat, Chatham Islands, New Zealand

Sunken yacht, Antarctica

A mysterious ghost ship, USA

Hospital ship, Australia

During World War I, the ocean liner SS Maheno served as a military hospital. In 1935, when she was being towed to Japan, she suddenly disappeared and was only found a few days later. As it turned out, a violent storm threw the ship to the shore of a deserted island near Australia. The crew had to live in tents for three days, waiting to be rescued. People were evacuated, but the ship was left to live out her days in solitude.

An old ship on the island of Anglesey, Wales

Ghost fleet, USA

’The Flying Dutchman’ from Gytheio, Greece

Island of shipwrecks, Bermuda

Abandoned sailboat, Lake Ontario, Canada

The last days of the icon

Saba tugboat, Curaçao

RMS Titanic — a fallen giant

If the world of sunken ships had a ruler, it would surely be Titanic. She’s been called unsinkable, grandiose, and luxurious. But she tragically collided with an iceberg during her maiden voyage in 1912 — a horrible accident that claimed the lives of thousands. Since then, the Titanic has been resting 2.4 miles below the surface of the ocean for decades, silent and dark, slowly rotting away. Only in 1985 did people risk their lives to disturb the giant, and 10 years later, director James Cameron went down to her several times using Russian ’Mir’ submersibles, doing research for his famous movie.

Semiramis, Andros Island, Greece

Point Reyes shipwreck, California

A cargo ship and a fishing trawler, Red Sea

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