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Sunken Russian Warship Rumored to Contain 200 Tons of Gold Discovered Near South Korea Sunken Russian Warship Rumored to Contain 200 Tons of Gold Discovered Near South Korea

A missing Russian Imperial Navy cruiser said to contain 200 tons of gold bullion worth an estimated $133 billion has been discovered after being lost at sea for 113 years.

WWII Sub Rumored to Have Taken Top Nazis to South America Found Off Danish Coast WWII Sub Rumored to Have Taken Top Nazis to South America Found Off Danish Coast

In the dying days of World War II, a German sub was reportedly sunk near the Danish coast, but the wreck was never found, leading to speculation that high-ranking Nazi officials—even possibly Adolf Hitler himself—used the high-tech vessel to escape to South America. A museum in Denmark has finally found the missing…

Here's What Protects Shipwrecks From Looters and Hacks Here's What Protects Shipwrecks From Looters and Hacks

On May 25, 1798, the HMS DeBraak was entering Delaware Bay when a squall struck without warning. The British ship that originally belonged to the Dutch capsized and sank, taking 34 sailors and a dozen Spanish prisoners down with it. Rumored to contain a hoard of gold and jewelry, the DeBraak became a popular target…

Sunken US Warship Found 76 Years After Infamous WWII Tragedy Sunken US Warship Found 76 Years After Infamous WWII Tragedy

A team of civilian explorers led by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen has located the wreck of the USS Juneau, an American light-cruiser that went down during the Battle of Guadalcanal in November 1942. Nearly 700 sailors were killed in the incident—including five brothers, in what turned out to be the largest loss…

Shipwreck Scavengers Reportedly Dumped Remains of WWII Sailors in Mass Grave Shipwreck Scavengers Reportedly Dumped Remains of WWII Sailors in Mass Grave

Remember those World War II shipwrecks that mysteriously vanished from the bottom of the Java Sea? When they were found to be missing in 2016, it was heavily suspected that illegal salvagers exploded the ships and then looted them for metal. According to new reports, those metal scavengers also brought up the remains…

Paper Scraps Recovered From Blackbeard's Cannon Reveal What Pirates Were Reading Paper Scraps Recovered From Blackbeard's Cannon Reveal What Pirates Were Reading

Old-timey pirates are typically portrayed as stupid, unrefined thugs whose only interests involved plundering captured ships and forcing enemies to walk the plank. The recent discovery of legible text on paper pulled from the cannon of Blackbeard’s flagship paints a strikingly different picture of these misunderstood…

Sunken Australian Submarine From WWI Finally Found After 103 Years Sunken Australian Submarine From WWI Finally Found After 103 Years

Just six weeks into the First World War, Australian submarine HMAS AE1 disappeared without a trace somewhere off the coast of New Guinea, marking the first time an allied sub had been lost in the conflict. Marine archaeologists have now discovered the historic wreck, ending a mystery that has endured for over a…

This Grainy Image Could Be the First British Passenger Liner Sunk by the Nazis in WW2 This Grainy Image Could Be the First British Passenger Liner Sunk by the Nazis in WW2

A mere eight hours after Britain declared war on the Nazis, a German torpedo struck the SS Athenia, sinking the passenger liner and killing more than 100 civilians. The ship’s final resting place has eluded shipwreck-hunters for nearly 80 years, but sonar images taken off the coast of Ireland now show what appears to…

There May Be Seven Incredibly Rare Bronze Statues Buried At the Antikythera Shipwreck There May Be Seven Incredibly Rare Bronze Statues Buried At the Antikythera Shipwreck

A trove of new artifacts have been recovered from the Roman-era wreck that yielded the mysterious Antikythera Mechanism, including an arm made of bronze and a strange metal disc. But most intriguing of all, the latest survey suggests that seven bronze statues are still waiting to be discovered.

Sunken German Submarine From WWI Likely Contains Remains of 23 Sailors Sunken German Submarine From WWI Likely Contains Remains of 23 Sailors

Marine archaeologists have discovered a German submarine off the coast of Belgium in the North Sea. The U-boat dates back to the First World War, and its near-pristine condition suggests the remains of all 23 sailors are still inside.

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.

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