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WWII lifeboat discovered new Orkney Islands

The sunken wreckage of a WWII lifeboat from the attacked HMS Royal Oak has been found underwater off the Orkney Islands. FOR more than a century it has lain on the seabed, a lost relic of one of the greatest wartime disasters ever suffered by the Royal Navy. But now undersea archaeologists

Sunken Australian merchant ship found

An Australian merchant ship, the SS Macumba, which sank in 1943 has been found off the coast of northern Australia. The 2,540-ton merchant ship was sunk by two Japanese aircraft on Aug. 6, 1943, while transporting a cargo of supplies from Sydney to the northern city of Darwin. The ship's captain

Bronze sculptures recovered from Antikythera shipwreck

Pieces of at least 7 bronze sculptures have been recovered from the Antikythera shipwreck site in Greece. 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

17th-century shipwreck found in Stockholm

A 17th-century shipwrecks has been found in Stockhom, Sweden and may be a flagship built in 1615 for King Gustav II. "We were really surprised, because we have some old maps that show some wrecks from the early 1800s, and it seems like the older wrecks don't show up on the

USS Indianapolis found in Philippine Sea

The wreckage of the USS Indianapolis, which sank on July 20, 1945, has been found in the Philippine Sea. The heavy cruiser, carrying 1,197 sailors and Marines, was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine while sailing back to the Philippines after delivering components for "Little Boy," the atomic bomb that helped end

Dutch shipwreck excavated near English coast

Archaeologists have returned to excavate the sunken remains of the 18th-century Dutch East India ship Rooswijk. Finds brought ashore in Ramsgate include a shoe still showing the dint of the sailor’s heel on the instep, glass bottles and a fancy wine glass with an air twist stem, which must have come

Remains of historic steamship found off California coast

The remains of the USCGC McCulloch which sank in 1917 has been found off the coast of southern California. A U.S. Coast Guard ship that first set out to sea during the Spanish-American War and sank off the coast of Southern California 100 years ago won’t be moved anytime soon, officials

17th-century cannon recovered off Rhode Island coast

A cannon has been recovered from the underwater wreckage of the USS Revenge which sank in 1811. "To see it finally break the surface after being down there for 206 years, it was just really, really cool," said Buffum, a brewery owner from Stonington, Connecticut. The cannon was taken to a conservation