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10 Shipwrecks Frozen In Time

For millennia, the open waters have beckoned to us, calling adventurous souls to their liberation, in many cases, to their doom. Traces of these explorers, heroes, and merchants can still be found in our oceans; divers explore these sunken vessels, which have been essentially frozen in time.

Mysterious sunken ship

This mysterious sunken ship, popularly known as "Russian Wreck" was found around 24 m deep into the waters in the year 1988. The ship, when found, possessing of electronic equipments like a communication mast, batteries and direction finder suggesting it was a spy ship, against popular belief that it was a fishing trawler.

THE DOTY, LAKE MICHIGAN, MILWAUKEE, USA

The ship was found 91 m under water, intact and upright with its cargo still safe. This ship wreck was found from Milwaukee in USA in the year 2010. This last giant steam ship was used to carry cargo. It seems a heavy storm, in 1898, was responsible for this wreck, and the loss of human lives in it. It was located 91 m deep into the waters of this lake, and was in incredible state despite being in cold waters for such a long time.

SS PRESIDENT COOLIDGE, OFF THE COAST OF VANUATU, SOUTH PACIFIC

Found in the South Pacific, it was one of the many luxury ocean liners present in the world in the year 1941. She struck two mines and sunk on 26 October 1942 around Espirintu Santo. There were only two fatalities, the rest of the troops made it to the harbour. It is one of the biggest wrecks in today's time

THE UMBRIA, THE RED SEA

It was launched in 1911 as a cruise ship. Italy later purchased it to ferry troops to East African colonies. When WWII broke out, Britain took custody of this ship after it found arms and bombs on it. After Italy finally declared war, the captain of the ship heard it on the radio and scuttled the ship.

BIANCA C, ST GEORGE'S HARBOR, GRENADA

Named "Titanic of the Caribbean", it is the largest wreck to be explored 50 m under water. In 1961, an explosion occurred in the engine room, when the ship was at port, after two days of burning, the ship was towed from the harbor and sank. The anchors of this ship are still located in St. George?s Harbor.

DEFIANCE, LAKE HURON, NORTH AMERICA


In October 1854, this sheep while sailing on Lake Huron, at around 1.30 a.m struck another ship from below named, "Audubon". And sunk after 15 mins. The wreck still remains intact.

RMS RHONE, OFF THE COAST OF SALT ISLAND, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS


This is one of the popular ship wrecks of the British Virgin Islands. It was wrecked in October 1867 during the San Narcissi hurricane. Only 23 crew members survived. It lies around 25 m underwater. It's a popular diving site.

SWEEPSTAKES, TOBERMORY, CANADA


It's one of the most picturesque shipwrecks in the world. Lies at the depth of 20 m. It's 36 m long and was built in 1867. It was used to transport coal before it sank in Big Tub harbor. This place is now a favourite location for divers and snorkelers.

The TitanicThe North Atlantic Ocean


Discovered in 1985, close to Newfoundland. Lying at a depth of 12,460 feet (3.6km). Ship had broken into two pieces. Titanic's hull and structure is likely to collapse within the next 50 years-leaving only rusted rubble on the ocean floor.

THE VASA, VASA MUSEUM, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN


This Swedish royal warship was also found in Baltic Sea. It took about 1300 divers and experienced people to find it. Built between 1626-1628. The Swedish government decided to salvage it after it was discovered in 1950.


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