The 400-ton craft, commissioned in 1911, was the biggest in the pre-revolutionary fleet. During the first world war she served in the Baltic Fleet making 16 patrols and unsuccessfully attacked the German coastal defense ship SMS Beowulf.Read more
The Douglas Beach Wreck is one of the richest Spanish galleon shipwreck sites off the coast of Florida and in the past has produced thousands of gold coins and tens of thousands of silver coins as well as significant amounts of gold jewelry andRead more
The project was launched by the English Heritage as part of an initiative to create up to a dozen trails by 2018 for historic wreck sites from the 17th to 20th centuries.Read more
Twenty sailors died when the Walker sank in rough seas in the early morning hours of June 21, 1860, ten miles off Absecon Inlet on the New Jersey coast. The crew had finished its latest surveys in the Gulf of Mexico and was sailing to New York when the Walker was hit by a commercial schooner off New Jersey.
The side-wheel steamer, carrying 66 crewmembers, sank within 30 minutes. The sinking was the largest single loss of life in the history of the Coast Survey and its successor agency, NOAA.Read more
The Narcissus, an 81-foot, 6-inch wooden tugboat built in Albany, New York, in 1863, was commissioned by the federal government to enforce the Union blockade of Southern ports during the Civil War, serving under the command of Adm.Read more
The discovery of Mars has not only lifted the city of Västervik to prominence as the base of an internationally reknown dive team but has also contributed a very exciting and important part to the history of the region—a history that the state is now in a position to research and highlight. During the 16th and 17th centuries, Västervik had one of the most significant naval and commercial shipyards in which many of the great ships of the era were built and launched.Read more