20 Incredible Sunken Ships That People Completely Forgot AboutTranslate

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In the past these proud galleons and mighty brigantines have scoured the seas. Today they are underwater, may be quietly dreaming about lively harbors and vast horizons, deadly storms and incredibly beautiful islands. Can you imagine the tales they could tell…

The Fairytale Floating Forest In Australia

The fairytale floating forest in Australia
This SS Ayrfield ship has a very interesting story. During World War II, she carried US troops to the sites of fighting. In the 1970s she was sent on a ship graveyard near the Olympic Village in Sydney. By 2000, with the Olympic Games coming up, the war veteran ship has been turned into an adorable forest island that tourists love to visit.

The Swedish Flagship Of the XVI Century

The Swedish flagship of the XVI century
Only 10 nautical miles from the Öland island, in the very depths of the Baltic Sea, lies the world’s largest XVI century ship named ’Mars,’ that usd to carry 107 guns. The ship sank on March 31, 1564, as it has been attacked by three enemy ships, and has been searched for since the 1960s.

A Fishing Boat At The Chatham Islands In New Zealand

A fishing boat at the Chatham Islands in New Zealand
The tiny islands of the Chatham archipelago have been inhabited by just 600 people. Life on the islands has not changed much since the XVIII century when this place was discovered. Fishing is still the main trade here, while the greatest attraction is this ghost ship that used to serve the fishermen and still looks like she’s rushing through the waves.

A Sunken Yacht In Antarctica

A sunken yacht in Antarctica
This Brazilian yacht has shipwrecked in the Ardley Bay and now looks like eerie ghost ship. Brazilians were shooting a documentary but strong winds and a raging sea forced them to abandon the ship. Ever since then this yacht rests underwater.

The yacht was changing owners several times during the next 80 years. In 1984, the ship was abandoned in the Ohio River, close to Lourensburg. To this day, no one understands why and how she ended here.

And This Is The Hospital Ship Back In The Old Days

and this is The Hospital Ship back in the old days
During World War I, the ocean liner SS Maheno served as a military hospital. In 1935, when she was being towed to Japan, she suddenly disappeared to be found several days later. As it turned out, The ship was thrown to the shore of a deserted island by a violent storm. Thus, she ended near Australia. The crew lived in tents for three days, waiting to be rescued. The ship was left there to live out her days in solitude.

The Ghost Fleet In USA

The ghost fleet in USA
Many boats are being sent to the famous ship graveyard situated at the Mallow Bay every year. They resemble a ghost fleet that keeps going somewhere through the ground, slowly disappearing under the water.

’The Flying Dutchman’ From Gytheio In Greece

’The Flying Dutchman’ from Gytheio in Greece
This ship was at the port of Gytheio in Greece when the wind changed suddenly and she was thrown back out into the open sea by a storm. The sailors managed to stop her movement temporarily, but the anchor didn’t hold. The ship started rushing through the waves again until she ran aground. Today ’The Flying Dutchman’ is resting peacefully in the shallows.

The Last Days Of the Icon

The last days of the icon
SS American Star used to transport supplies and soldiers during the World War II. After the war she became a popular cruise ship. In the 1980s, they wanted to turn her into a floating prison, and then into a hotel. Due to a heavy storm, she ran aground and was left to live out her last years near the Canary Islands.

Saba Tugboat At Curaçao

Saba tugboat at Curaçao
The Saba tugboat, now grounded on coral reefs, is one of the main tourist attractions in Curaçao. The ship found her second life underwater as she became a home for countless fish and got covered in beautiful corals. Today the ship is a real hit with the divers.

The Famous Bow Section.

The famous bow section.
Since then silent and dark, Titanic has been resting 2.4 miles below the surface of the ocean for decades, slowly rotting away. In 1985 did people risk their lives to disturb the giant, and 10 years later the director James Cameron went down to her several times to do research for his famous movie.

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