More than 500 years ago, a fierce storm sank a ship carrying the earliest known marine astrolabe — a device that helped sailors navigate at sea, new research finds.
The most famous shipwreck in history is probably the Titanic, which lies on the seafloor in the North Atlantic Ocean. But shipwrecks are as old as sea voyages, and sunken ships have been found at the seafloor all over the world, from ancient Greek vessels in the Mediterranean to Civil War battle ships off the U.S. East Coast. Divers look for shipwrecks to salvage valuable artifacts and to learn more about past cultures. Read about the latest shipwreck discoveries and see pictures of sunken ships below.
The 700-year-old shipwreck was found at a construction site in China, buried beneath silt and mud. It may have sank after being hit and taking on water.
A shipwreck dating back around 700 years, to a time that the Mongols controlled China, has been discovered at a construction site in Heze City, China.
The VR experience will bring you face to face with one of the most famous wreck-diving sites in the world: the WWII SS Thistlegorm, which was sunk by German bombers in 1941 in the Red Sea.
The SS Thistlegorm was sunk by German bombers in 1941 on the way to the Egyptian city of Alexandria. Now, a team has recreated the famous wreck in virtual reality.
A graceful bronze arm once attached to a statue dating to the first century was recently recovered from an ancient shipwreck near the Greek island of Antikythera.
Google Earth has captured images of rotting and rusting hulls, wasting away in shallow waters the world over.
Maine archaeologists completed a mission to map World War I wrecks and British war graves off the coast of Orkney.
Divers have recovered the main telegraph machine from the Lusitania, the wreck at the center of one of the most infamous maritime disasters of the 20th century.
A cluster of Greek islands called Fourni is a hotspot for shipwrecks, the oldest of which date back as early as the sixth century B.C.
During an underwater search off the coast of California, researchers found the wreck a U.S. Coast Guard ship that sank 100 years ago.
The U.S. Coast Guard discovered one of its lost ships 100 years after the vessel sank off the coast of California.
An Australian expedition to a remote ocean reef notorious for sinking ships in the 19th century has discovered several previously unidentified wrecks at the site.
Time and the tides have washed away the last traces of a famous 19th-century shipwreck from a coral reef in the South Pacific.
More than 100 years after the RMS Titanic ran into an iceberg and sank, adventurers will be able to get a close-up look at the fabled shipwreck inside a deep-diving submersible.
The third of six sunken Spanish ships that were lost in a hurricane in 1559 has been discovered off the coast of Pensacola, Florida.