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.
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.
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.
A summer expedition to Pensacola Bay in Florida has turned up the third of six ships lost in 1559 due to a hurricane. Here's a look at the shipwreck and artifacts found onboard.
Although decades have passed since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, many details of the event remain shrouded in mystery and debate.
Historic World War II-era shipwrecks in the Java Sea, near Indonesia, are being plundered for scrap metal by illegal salvage operators.
An international team of scientists has recreated a 220-year-old beer recipe using live yeast recovered from a bottle found in an 18th-century shipwreck in Australia.
The wreck of a World War I German submarine has been discovered off the coast of Scotland by marine engineers surveying the route of an undersea power cable.
The wreck of a World War I German submarine has been discovered off the coast of Scotland during a marine survey of a route for a new undersea power cable.