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Russian warship ‘carrying £100 billion in gold’ discovered off South Korea

A South Korean salvage team has discovered the wreck of a Russian warship that was sunk in a naval battle 113 years ago and is believed to still contain a trove of gold bullion and coins worth 150 trillion won, or £100 billion.<p>The Russian Imperial Navy cruiser Dmitrii Donskoi was discovered at a …

South Korea

The Remains Of An ‘Incredible’ Tudor Shipwreck From The 16th Century Have Been Discovered In Kent

The site of the shipwreck has now been officially designated as a protected site as it is the only medieval wreck to have survived in the southeast …

Archaeology

Shipwrecks: Who owns the treasure hidden under the sea?

<b>New details have emerged about the San Jose, a Spanish galleon sunk by British ships 300 years ago.</b><p>The vessel was said to be transporting gold, silver and precious gems collected in the South American colonies to be shipped to Spain's King Philip V to help finance the war of Spanish …

Researchers offer new details how they found a 300-year-old ship that sank with $17 billion in treasure

<b>(CNN) —</b> For decades, researchers and governments have searched for a Spanish ship that sank more than 300 years ago, carrying gold and silver worth $17 billion today.<p>Trying to find the San Jose' has often been called the "holy grail of shipwrecks." It was finally discovered off the coast of …

Archaeology

Experts disclose new details about 300-year-old shipwreck

BOSTON (AP) — A Spanish galleon laden with gold that sank to the bottom of the Caribbean off the coast of Colombia more than 300 years ago was found three years ago with the help of an underwater autonomous vehicle operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the agency disclosed for the …

Archaeology

Historians name 2 Indian Ocean 19th century shipwrecks

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A four-year search of the depths of the Indian Ocean has failed to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. But the unprecedented sonar hunt for the missing airliner might be close to solving 19th century mysteries — the locations of two sailing ships that vanished with cargos …

Mysterious shipwreck discovered in Great Lakes believed to be nearly 200 years old

Experts are planning to investigate a mysterious Great Lakes shipwreck that they say may be the oldest in Lake Erie and might be nearly 200 years old.<p>The National Museum of the Great Lakes wants to identify the shipwreck, which archaeologists believe is the <i>Lake Serpent</i>, a schooner that sank in 1829.<p>…

Well-Preserved Shipwreck From Over 200 Years Ago Washes Ashore On Florida Beach, Complete With Roman Numerals

The 48-foot 'fascinating' boat remains date back to the 18th century.<p>A well-preserved shipwreck that dates back to over 200 years ago washed ashore …

Florida beachgoers discover 'holy grail of shipwrecks' after remains of 18th century ship wash ashore

Part of a centuries-old old sailing ship washed ashore on Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida overnight Tuesday, local officials said.<p>Julie Turner and her 8-year-old son Patrick first came across the ship early Wednesday, Tonya Creamer of the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum told Fox News. …

America's largest mass pirate burial ground uncovered after 300 years

America's largest pirate mass burial site has been discovered after 300 years, with more than 100 sets of remains offering clues to the crew's exploits.<p>Archaeologists believe the site is the last resting place of Captain "Black Sam" Bellamy's crew, who drowned when the Whydah Gally, their ship, was …

Gold! Treasure lost at sea in 1857 shipwreck goes on display

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — More than $50 million worth of gold bars, coins and dust that's been described as the greatest lost treasure in U.S. history …

Fragments of book recovered from wreck of Blackbeard's ship

Remains of notorious pirate’s ship in North Carolina yield evidence that it was carrying a copy of Edward Cooke’s Voyage to the South Sea<p>The notorious 18th-century pirate Blackbeard may have whiled away the hours between raids by curling up with a good book, according to a new …

North Carolina

Australian sailors vanished into a fog during WWI. A century later, we found out where they went.

Just minutes after crew members aboard the Australian submarine signaled about diminishing visibility, the vessel disappeared into the fog.<p>Early in World War I, Australia’s first submarine, HMAS AE1, and its sister ship, AE2, were employed in an operation to capture German New Guinea. It was a …

Australia

San Francisco shipwreck: Divers find 'cannonball clue'

<b>A team of underwater archaeologists believe they have found a cannonball from a Spanish ship that sank in a storm off Japan in 1609.</b><p>The San Francisco was travelling from the Philippines to Mexico when it sank.<p>The galleon was believed to be carrying valuable trade goods which could be worth millions …

This Shipwreck Dates to When Genghis Khan's Descendants Ruled China

Archaeologists have uncovered a shipwreck buried under silt and mud that dates back around 700 years to a time when the descendants of Genghis Khan …

Archaeology

What mysteries could be unlocked by new Antikythera shipwreck finds?

The shipwreck at Antikythera, Greece, continues to reveal its secrets and surprise archaeologists. As reported last week, recent excavations on the 1st century BC shipwreck have revealed statue fragments, bronze ornamentation, and wooden remains from the ship’s hull. The finds are sensational, but …

Archaeology

Antikythera shipwreck yields bronze arm – and hints at spectacular haul of statues

Marine archaeologists have recovered a bronze arm from an ancient shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, where the remains of at least seven more priceless statues from the classical world are believed to lie buried.<p>Divers found the right arm, encrusted and stained green, under half a metre …

Archaeology

Salvage firm hopes to net gold worth £125bn sunk by German U-boats

Britannia’s Gold aiming to cash in on two decades of painstaking research into location and cargo of lost ships<p>A transatlantic salvage operation will put to sea within days to recover some of the estimated £125bn worth of gold and other precious metals sunk by German U-boats while being shipped to …

Shipwreck investigated as potential cause of Sussex coast toxic plume

Maritime and Coastguard Agency considering theories, including whether chemical haze came from a wreck<p>Investigators trying to find the source of last Sunday’s mysterious chemical plume on the Sussex coast say they are looking into possible emissions from disturbed shipwrecks in the Channel.<p>Almost a …

USS Indianapolis's discovery 'offers closure' to survivors

<b>The last time the crew of the USS Indianapolis saw her, she was sinking beneath the Philippine sea, torn apart by torpedoes. So how do her surviving crew and the families of those who died feel now the ship has been found?</b><p>Until the ocean finally gave her up earlier this month, the whereabouts of …

Lost WW2 warship USS Indianapolis found after 72 years

<b>The World War Two heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis has been found in the Pacific Ocean, 72 years after its sinking by a Japanese submarine.</b><p>The warship was discovered 18,000 feet (5.5km) beneath the surface.<p>The Indianapolis was destroyed returning from its secret mission to deliver parts for the …

Ghostly 117-year-old shipwreck briefly emerges for first time on sonar

A ghostly shipwreck has been discovered on the estuary bed after it sank on Christmas Eve 117 years ago.<p>Lodged in the sands of the Severn Estuary, the remains of the boat were captured by sonar imagining for the first time.<p>It is thought to be cargo vessel The Brunswick, which overturned in deep fog …

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War

Ancient Greece: 2,000-year-old shipwrecks tell story of mythical island of Delos

In the depths of the sea, off the coast of the island of Delos (Greece), archaeologists have discovered the remains of a port and of ancient coastal …

Skeleton DNA may identify sailors lost in search for Northwest Passage

Scientists have extracted DNA from the skeletal remains of several 19th-century sailors from the ill-fated Franklin Expedition, whose goal was to navigate the fabled Northwest Passage.<p>With a new genetic database of 24 expedition members, researchers hope to identify some of the victims of one of …

Mutiny on the Bounty: The true story of Captain Bligh's mutineers

My interest in the story of the Bounty was triggered by a short article in the New York Times reporting on the discovery of a ship that, some 200 years ago, had been wrecked on the Great Barrier Reef while carrying 14 captured mutineers of HMAV Bounty.<p>I thought it would be fascinating to dig into …

Third shipwreck from Luna fleet discovered

CLOSE<p>UWF archaeologists investigates a possible third ship from de Luna fleet sunk in Escambia Bay.<p>Ten months ago at the T.T. Wentworth Jr. Museum, …

How could a shipwreck disappear?

<b>Dutch and British World War Two shipwrecks have mysteriously disappeared from the Java Sea, prompting outrage. The BBC asks experts what could have happened to the vessels.</b><p>For decades the wreckages of three Dutch warships - HNLMS De Ruyter, HNLMS Java and HNLMS Kortenaer - were lost to the world, …

Human skeleton found on famed Antikythera shipwreck

Two-thousand-year-old bones could yield first DNA from an ancient shipwreck victim.<p>Hannes Schroeder snaps on two pairs of blue latex gloves, then …