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.
After an icy winter, springtime brought crystal clear waters to Lake Michigan. An aircrew with the Coast Guard spotted several shipwrecks during a routine patrol this month.
The Coast Guard usually tries to find ships before they sink. But during a recent patrol over Lake Michigan, an aircrew spotted several historic wrecks in the clear waters.
Every wine connoisseur knows the value of an aged wine, but few get the opportunity to sample 170-year-old champagne from the bottom of the sea.
An underwater robot has created a detailed sonar image of the huge aircraft carrier, revealing it is slightly tilted though upright. The ship operated in the Pacific Ocean during WW II.
The wreck of the Musashi, one of the biggest warships ever built, was rediscovered only last week after an eight-year search by billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
Scientists opened two bottles of beer from a shipwreck off the coast of Finland to get a profile of the 19th century brews. The discovered some unpleasant smells.
More than 70 years after it sank during World War II, the legendary Japanese battleship Musashi has been discovered off the coast of the Philippines by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
A trove of nearly 2,000 gold coins that date to about 1,000 years ago was discovered under water off the coast of Israel.
Divers find nearly 40 metal ingots from a shipwreck off the coast of Sicily that was lost in the sixth century.
Archaeologists working at a site in Istanbul, Turkey have unearthed 37 remarkably well-preserved shipwrecks.
Divers have recovered a bronze bell from the wreck of the HMS Erebus, a British ship that was missing for nearly 170 years after an ill-fated expedition to the Canadian Arctic.
Underwater archaeologists were the first people in nearly 170 years to lay eyes on HMS Erebus, a British ship that sank during an ill-fated exploration of the Canadian Arctic.
A British warship that sunk off the coast of England in 1744 may soon be mined for archaeological artifacts.
A British warship that sank off the coast of England in 1744 may soon be mined for archaeological artifacts.