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  • Row over whether America, Australia, or Britain gets the wreck of James Cook's ship [tr]

    09/20/2018 9:14:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 20, 2018 | Khaleda Rahman
    As American scientists prepare to announce the location of the remains of Endeavour, a battle is expected over whether Britain, the United States or Australia gets the wreck of James Cook's famed ship. A team of marine archaeologists from Australia and the US said they believe they may have found the resting place of the ship – used by the British explorer on a voyage of discovery to Australia in 1768 - 25 years after beginning their search. They are expected to announce on Friday 'one or two' sites in Newport Harbour in Rhode Island, where the Endeavour was scuttled...
  • A Shipwreck in Rhode Island Appears to Actually Be Captain Cook's Long-Lost Ship

    01/03/2024 5:47:53 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | DEC 01, 2023 10:00 AM EST | TIM NEWCOMB
    Breakthrough evidence likely reveals the final resting place of the HMS Endeavour. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Nearly two years after an Australian research team made the claim that a Rhode Island shipwreck was Captain Cook’s HMS Endeavour, the team says they have more evidence to back up their assertion. A Rhode Island-based research group originally said it was too premature to call the shipwreck Cook’s vessel. New findings regarding the pump well and bow further point to this ship in fact being HMS Endeavour. Residents of New England and those with British ties are once again in a scuffle. This time, the debate...
  • Navy Says Wreck Found Off Japan is Legendary Sub USS Wahoo

    11/01/2006 4:29:41 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 89 replies · 4,208+ views
    Navy Newsstand ^ | 10/31/2006 7:01:00 PM | Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet declared Oct. 31 that the sunken submarine recently discovered by divers in the Western Pacific is, indeed, the World War II submarine USS Wahoo (SS 238). "After reviewing the records and information, we are certain USS Wahoo has been located," said Adm. Gary Roughead, the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander. “We are grateful for the support of the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, and appreciate greatly the underwater video footage of the submarine provided by our Russian navy colleagues, which allowed us to make this determination. This brings closure to the...
  • Wreckage from the legendary 17th-century Spanish galleon that inspired 'The Goonies' is FOUND off the coast of Oregon after the ship veered off course and vanished en route to Mexico over 300 years ago

    06/17/2022 8:43:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 17, 2022 | Fiona Jackson
    The race is on for One-Eyed Willy's treasure, as part of the shipwreck of the boat that inspired 'The Goonies' has been found. Marine archaeologists have recovered timbers from the hull of the 17th-century Spanish galleon Santo Cristo de Burgos in sea caves in Oregon, USA.
  • Underwater Dunwich {3rd largest city in England swept into sea, 14th c}

    02/16/2016 7:22:52 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 47 replies
    Touching the Tide ^ | 2016 | website : onesuffolk, design : squircle creative
    Dunwich is the iconic lost city -- in the early Middle Ages this town was one of the largest in England, and its outer walls stood nearly two miles beyond the present shoreline. Since then coastal erosion, and particularly several huge storms in the late 1200s and early 1300s, have almost entirely destroyed the town. Only the old Greyfriars Priory and a solitary gravestone survive of the old town... The project also found a new shipwreck off the coast of Dunwich. Dive team leader, Professor David Sear from Southampton University, reports from the Underwater Dunwich dive on the site's newly...
  • HMS Victory 'set to be recovered' from seabed

    01/22/2012 8:39:16 AM PST · by Makana · 52 replies
    The BBC ^ | January 22, 2012 | The Sunday Times
    The remains of a 300-year-old warship are to be raised from the sea bed, according to reports. The wreck of HMS Victory, a predecessor of Nelson's famous flagship, was found near the Channel Islands in 2008. The British warship, which went down in a storm in 1744 killing more than 1,000 sailors, could contain gold coins worth an estimated £500m. The Sunday Times says the Maritime Heritage Foundation is set to manage the wreck's raising.
  • Blackbeard's anchor recovered off NC coast

    05/29/2011 7:35:53 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 41 replies
    AP ^ | May 27, 2011 | MARTHA WAGGONER
    MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. – An anchor from what's believed to be the wreck of the pirate Blackbeard's flagship has been raised from the ocean floor off the North Carolina coast. Archaeologists believe the anchor recovered Friday is from the Queen Anne's Revenge, which sank in 1718. That was five months before Blackbeard was killed in a battle. The artifact is the third-largest item at the shipwreck, outsized only by two other anchors. Researchers retrieved the anchor from the shipwreck about 20 feet under water... The anchor is about 11 feet long.
  • 131 Years Later, Shipwreck Discovered In Lake Superior

    03/04/2022 10:04:52 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    WCCO-TV ^ | March 3, 2022 | WCCO-TV Staff
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  • Enormous Roman Shipwreck Found Off Greek Island [2019]

    11/11/2023 9:28:13 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | December 17, 2019 | Jason Daley
    Researchers exploring the waters off the Greek Island of Kefallinia have unearthed one of the largest Roman-era shipwrecks ever found.As Julia Buckley reports for CNN, a team from Greece's University of Patras located the remains of the ship, as well as its cargo of 6,000 amphorae—ceramic jugs used for shipping—while conducting a sonar scan of the area. The 110-foot-long vessel, newly detailed in the Journal of Archaeological Science, was situated at a depth of 197 feet.According to the paper, the "Fiscardo" wreck (named after a nearby fishing port) was one of several identified during cultural heritage surveys undertaken in the...
  • ‘Holy Grail of shipwrecks’ to be exhumed off Colombia with $20B sunken treasure

    11/06/2023 9:02:18 AM PST · by SJackson · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov. 5, 2023 | Allie Griffin
    Colombia is hoping to expedite its mission to recover a three-century-old sunken treasure worth as much as $20 billion as the ownership of the fortune lies in legal limbo amid an ongoing court battle. President Gustavo Petro ordered his administration to exhume the “Holy Grail of shipwrecks” — the Spanish galleon San José — from the floor of the Caribbean Sea as soon as possible, the country’s minister of culture told Bloomberg last week. Petro wants to bring the 62-gun, three-masted ship to the surface before his term is up in 2026 and has requested a public-private partnership be formed...
  • Well-preserved ancient Roman ship found in waters off Sardinia coast

    06/24/2015 8:48:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | June 23, 2015 | Nick Squires
    A remarkably well-preserved ancient Roman ship has been discovered on the seabed off the coast of Sardinia. The 2,000-year-old wreck was found at a depth of 150ft by a specialised diving unit of the Italian police, working in collaboration with archaeologists, in the strait that separates Sardinia from Corsica. The ship was carrying a load of terracotta tiles, which are also in a good state of preservation. The roof tiles, believed to have been produced in or around Rome, were packed into the hold of the vessel, which is 60ft long and 23ft wide. They were probably going to be...
  • Over 30,000 ancient coins found underwater off Italy in "exceptional" condition — possibly from a 4th-century shipwreck

    11/06/2023 8:45:16 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    CBS ^ | November 6, 2023 | unattributed
    A diver who spotted something metallic not far from Sardinia's coast has led to the discovery of tens of thousands of ancient bronze coins.Italy's culture ministry said Saturday that the diver alerted authorities, who sent divers assigned to an art protection squad along with others from the ministry's undersea archaeology department. The ministry posted images and video of the stunning discovery.The coins dating from the first half of the fourth century were found in sea grass, not far from the northeast shore of the Mediterranean island. The ministry didn't say exactly when the first diver caught a glimpse of something...
  • Thousands of historic shipwrecks in the US are being threatened by wood-destroying mussels

    09/24/2023 6:17:57 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/23/23 | Jon Levine
    They’re hungry, hungry mollusks. Thousands of historic shipwrecks sunk in the American Great Lakes are at risk of being lost forever thanks to invasive, wood-destroying mussels. The lakes are home to an estimated 6,000 shipwrecks, with some dating back to the 17th century, according to estimates from the University of Buffalo. The Quagga mussel, originally native to the waters of Russia and Ukraine, is believed to have arrived in the Great Lakes in 1989 — possibly as a result of ballast dumps from transoceanic freighters traversing the lakes. The population of Quagga mussels has exploded in the waters of the...
  • Divers recover US airman's remains from WWII bomber wreck near Malta

    09/16/2023 8:41:50 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 30 replies
    Live Science ^ | September 11, 2023 | Tom Metcalfe
    The remains have been identified as those of a gunner killed when the badly damaged aircraft crashed into the sea in 1943.Archaeological divers have recovered human remains from the wreck of a U.S. bomber that crashed near the Mediterranean island of Malta in May 1943.Scientific analysis by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) has confirmed the remains are those of U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) Sgt. Irving R. Newman, who was 22 years old when the aircraft — a B-24 Liberator based in Libya — suffered engine trouble and was hit by anti-aircraft fire during a bombing raid over the...
  • World’s Oldest Computer and Ancient Greeks’ View of the Universe

    09/09/2023 3:02:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | September 9, 2023 | Mike Edmunds
    A bronze artifact salvaged from an ancient Greek shipwreck, recognized as the world’s oldest computer, may hold the secrets of the universe.When we talk of the history of computers, most of us will refer to the evolution of the modern digital desktop PC, charting the decades-long developments by the likes of Apple and Microsoft. What many don’t consider, however, is that computers have been around much longer. In fact, they date back millennia to a time when they were analog creations. Today, the world’s oldest known “computer” is the Antikythera mechanism, a corroded bronze artifact which was found at the...
  • 2,300-year-old shipwreck — filled with wine jars — found off Egypt coast. See them

    08/27/2023 5:48:47 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 51 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 09, 2023 | Moira Ritter
    An engineer was conducting a regular survey of the Mediterranean Sea off Egypt's coast when he noticed something in the water.It turned out to be a 2,300-year-old shipwreck, according to an Aug. 5 news release from Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.The ancient ship was discovered less than a half-mile off the coast of El-Alamein — which was an important commercial region during the third century BC, Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said in the release. The find gives more insight into Egypt's role as a center for trade, economy and tourism in ancient times.Archaeologists...
  • Divers Are About to Pull a 3,000-Year-Old Shipwreck From the Depths [Croatia]

    06/18/2023 6:16:52 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | June 16, 2023 | Sarah Kuta
    Marine archaeologists began studying the 39-foot-long vessel—nicknamed the "Zambratija boat" because of its location in the Bay of Zambratija—after hearing reports from local fishermen in 2008. Researchers were surprised to learn the vessel dated to between the 12th and 10th centuries B.C.E, which they say makes it the oldest entirely hand-sewn boat in the Mediterranean.Workers painstakingly constructed the vessel by using flexible fibers to stitch together pieces of wood. While that technique was popular around the world both before and after the introduction of metal components, researchers say the Zambratija boat is unique because it's a rare surviving example of...
  • Florida coastal erosion exposes shipwreck off Daytona Beach: report

    04/25/2023 1:23:57 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/25/2023 | Greg Wehner
    Erosion along Daytona Beach, Florida, caused mainly by two hurricanes last fall, exposed a shipwreck last week that archeologists hope to learn more about, according to reports. FOX 35 in Orlando reported that researchers planned to examine the wreckage Monday, though it is not clear whether inclement weather deterred those plans. The wreck was exposed near Daytona Beach Shores because of beach erosion allegedly caused by hurricanes Ian and Nicole in 2022 and high tides. Aerial footage captured by the station’s SkyFox drone depicts wreckage in the shape of a hull, estimated to be 25 to 30 feet long. FOX...
  • Shipwrecks Reveal Origins of Metal Used to Cast the Benin Bronzes

    04/10/2023 9:04:40 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    HeritageDaily ^ | April 5, 2023 | Markus Milligan
    The Benin Bronzes Consist of Thousands of Metal Sculptures and Plaques Which Adorned the Royal Palace of the Kingdom of Benin, Presently Located in Edo State, Nigeria...Although the collection is commonly referred to as the Benin Bronzes, the pieces are predominantly crafted from brass of varying compositions using the lost-wax casting method, a process by which a duplicate sculpture is cast from an original sculpture.Edo artisans used manillas, meaning bracelet, as a metal source for making the Benin Bronzes. Manillas were also used as decorative objects and currency across parts of Western Africa.In a new study published in the journal,...
  • Anchor from 'most valuable shipwreck in history' found

    03/05/2019 5:08:55 PM PST · by robowombat · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 5, 2019 | James Rogers
    Anchor from 'most valuable shipwreck in history' found Anchor found off of U.K. coast could be from one of Britain’s richest ship wrecks An anchor brought up in a trawler's fishing nets off the coast of the U.K. is reportedly from a 17th-century shipwreck. The anchor is believed to be from the Merchant Royal, which has been described as one of Britain’s richest wrecks, carrying cargo worth around $10.5 million. SWNS reports that the anchor, believed to be from the Merchant Royal, was brought up in a fishing vessel’s net 20 miles off Land's End, Cornwall. The merchant ship sank...