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Nazi Sub Portrayed in Raiders of the Lost Ark Discovered in the North Atlantic Nazi Sub Portrayed in Raiders of the Lost Ark Discovered in the North Atlantic

German researchers have discovered the wreck of U-581, a Nazi sub that sunk near the Azores in February 1942. The 220-foot-long VIIC U-boat—the same type of sub featured in the classic films Das Boot and Raiders of the Lost Ark—was found broken in two, and at a depth of nearly 3,000 feet.

Watch Marine Archaeologists Explore Sunken Japanese Mini-Subs Near Pearl Harbor Watch Marine Archaeologists Explore Sunken Japanese Mini-Subs Near Pearl Harbor

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, NOAA scientists will explore two Japanese mini submarines sunk by the USS Ward just prior to the attack. You can watch it live right here starting at 11:30 am ET/8:30 am PT.

Archaeologists Discover Perfectly Preserved 168-Year-Old Ship in the Arctic Ocean Archaeologists Discover Perfectly Preserved 168-Year-Old Ship in the Arctic Ocean

An arctic research mission claims that it’s discovered the HMS Terror, one of two Franklin Expedition ships that sunk during a doomed attempt to traverse the Northwest Passage. Incredibly, the 168-year-old wreck would probably not have been found if it weren’t for information provided by an indigenous crew member.

Exquisitely Preserved 17th Century Dress Recovered From Shipwreck Exquisitely Preserved 17th Century Dress Recovered From Shipwreck

Marine archaeologists working off the coast of Holland have recovered a remarkable trove of well-preserved artifacts from a ship that sank nearly 400 years ago. Among the items is a beautiful silken gown that likely belonged to royalty.

Mysterious Disappearance of the USS Conestoga Finally Solved After 95 Years Mysterious Disappearance of the USS Conestoga Finally Solved After 95 Years

On March 25, 1921, the USS Conestoga departed San Francisco’s Golden Gate en route to Hawaii with 56 officers and sailors aboard. It was never heard from again. Now, after 95 years, the ship has been found at the bottom of the Pacific, finally ending this enduring maritime mystery.

Rare Civil War-Era Shipwreck Discovered off the Coast of North Carolina Rare Civil War-Era Shipwreck Discovered off the Coast of North Carolina

Marine archaeologists have discovered a large iron-hulled steamer near North Carolina’s Oak Island. The decaying wreck has yet to be identified, but it’s the first Civil War-era vessel to be discovered in the region in decades.

A Sunken Spanish Galleon Worth Billions Has Been Discovered Off the Coast of Colombia A Sunken Spanish Galleon Worth Billions Has Been Discovered Off the Coast of Colombia

A Spanish galleon sunk in the Caribbean 300 years ago with an exceptionally valuable cargo has been discovered near the port city of Cartagena, Colombia. Called the San Jose, the ship is rumored to contain gold, silver, and jewellery worth an estimated $4 to $17 billion.

Radioactive WWII Aircraft Carrier Found Off The California Coast Radioactive WWII Aircraft Carrier Found Off The California Coast

The USS Independence — a World War II-era aircraft carrier — has been found in 2,600 feet of water off the coast of California's Farallon Islands. Surprisingly intact after 64 years, it was exposed to atomic blasts during the Bikini Atoll tests until it was deliberately sunk in 1951.

A New Record Has Been Set For Deep Sea Treasure Recovery A New Record Has Been Set For Deep Sea Treasure Recovery

Underwater salvage company Deep Ocean Search has successfully salvaged the treasure ship SS City of Cairo. Found at a depth of more than 17,000 feet, the ill-fated World War II-era steamship was loaded with 100-tons of silver coins.

Wrecks From WWII Convoy Battle Discovered Off North Carolina Coast Wrecks From WWII Convoy Battle Discovered Off North Carolina Coast

Researchers from the NOAA have discovered two sunken vessels from a Second World War convoy battle about 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina. The German U-boat 576 and a merchant ship, Bluefields, were found just a few hundred yards apart. The find shows just how close the war came to American shores.

Archaeologists Make Stunning Discoveries at the Antikythera Shipwreck Archaeologists Make Stunning Discoveries at the Antikythera Shipwreck

The international team of divers and archaeologists who are investigating the site of an ancient Greek ship that sank more than 2,000 years ago off the remote island of Antikythera have not been disappointed. Not only is the site bigger than they thought, it also contains a treasure trove of artifacts.

Wreck Of The S. S. Connaught Discovered Off The Coast Of Boston Wreck Of The S. S. Connaught Discovered Off The Coast Of Boston

The S.S. Connaught — a luxurious ocean liner considered the Titanic of its era — has finally been discovered. The 380-foot iron-hulled side-wheeled steamer sunk in 1860 after it caught fire en route to Boston. The ship hadn't been seen in 154 years.

A Sunken Nazi Sub Has Been Discovered Off The Texas Coast A Sunken Nazi Sub Has Been Discovered Off The Texas Coast

In a shocking reminder of how close the Second World War came to America, a German U-boat has been discovered by marine archaeologists working off the shores of Texas in the Gulf of Mexico.

Historian Casts Doubt On The Discovery Of Columbus' Flagship Historian Casts Doubt On The Discovery Of Columbus' Flagship

Back in May, marine archaeologist Barry Clifford made the extraordinary claim that Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria, had been found. But now, a Portuguese historian says this can't possibly be true — because the ship never sank.

Christopher Columbus's Flagship, The Santa Maria, Has Been Found Christopher Columbus's Flagship, The Santa Maria, Has Been Found

In what's being heralded as one of the most significant underwater discoveries in history, the wreck of Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria, has been discovered lying at the bottom of the sea off the north coast of Haiti.

A ‘submarine graveyard’ has been found off the coast of England A ‘submarine graveyard’ has been found off the coast of England

British archaeologists have discovered more than 40 German U-boats sunk during the first World War. Located just off England’s southern and eastern coast, the subs have been disintegrating for nearly a hundred years. It’s now a race against time to examine the wrecks before they vanish forever.

Two cannons have been raised from Blackbeard's sunken ship Two cannons have been raised from Blackbeard's sunken ship

After resting at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean for nearly 300 years, a pair of cannons from Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge have been lifted to the surface.

Why ancient shipwrecks are even more important than a Pharaoh's tomb Why ancient shipwrecks are even more important than a Pharaoh's tomb

The hunt is on for shipwrecks belonging to the Minoans, the ancient culture that ruled the Mediterranean over 3,000 years ago. But these downed ships don't just reveal one culture - they unlock the secrets of vast ancient economies.

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