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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

Wreckage of WWI-era warship found

The sunken wreckage of the HMS Pheasant has been found off the coast of Orkney's Old Man of Hoy. The destroyer sank on 1 March 1917 after hitting a mine believed to have been laid by a German U-boat. All 89 crew on board were lost. The first view of the wreck

Sunken Roman city found off coast of Tunisia

The ancient Roman city of Neopolis has been found underwater off the coast of Tunisia. "It's a major discovery," Mounir Fantar, the head of a Tunisian-Italian archaeological mission which made the find off the coast of Nabeul, told AFP. He said an underwater expedition had found streets, monuments and around 100 tanks

Remains from underwater cave in Mexico dated

Human remains found in Mexico's Chan Hol Cave have been dated back at least 11,300 years. A human skeleton that was stolen from an underwater cave in Mexico in 2012 may be one of the oldest ever found in the Americas. Scientists have now put the age of the skeleton at

Human remains found at WWII underwater wreck

Human remains have been found near the underwater wreckage of the Tulsamerican, a B-24 Liberator bomber which crashed into the Adriatic Sea on December 17, 1944. “The remains of human bones have been found, but we can’t say anything without further analysis,” Zadar University archaeologist Mate Parica said. The wreckage itself was

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

Wreckage of two WWII bombers found off Papua New Guinea

The wrecks of two B-25 bombers have been found in the waters off of Papua New Guinea. Using a sonar-equipped underwater robot, a University of Delaware scientist and colleagues have discovered the wreckage of a B-25 bomber that was shot down in the waters off what is now Papua New Guinea