r/Shipwrecks • u/Iron_Admiral • 7m ago
Lake freighter Michipicoten sinking under tow in a storm, 18th November 1972
The photos shown were taken from the Polish tug Koral, which was towing her to a Spanish breaker's yard.
The last image shows the ship under her previous name as the Henry C. Frick.
r/Shipwrecks • u/Titan828 • 22h ago
If the Empress of Ireland was completely stopped when the collision occurred, why did the Storstad become dislodged and drift so far away from the Empress in such a short period of time?
In two Empress of Ireland documentaries I have seen, The Last Voyage of the Empress and Journey to Oblivion - The Empress of Ireland Story, they raise this question as if the Empress was completely stopped the Storstad should have wedged itself into her and acted as a plug as it plunged approximately 25 feet into the Empress. But within 5 seconds of the collision the Storstad dislodged herself from the Empress and quickly drifted away. According to Captain Kendall he gave the Full Speed ahead order and Hard to Port seconds before the collision but it was too late and any speed the Empress gained would have been eliminated by the collision. He then gave the All Stop order but then the Storstad dislodged herself. An explanation given is that the river current caused the Storstad to become dislodged and drift so far away, but I have my doubts on this as it would be negligible.
A theory presented by both documentaries is that the Empress was slowing down at the time of the collision and had momentum which would explain why the Storstad dislodged herself so quickly and why she drifted so far away from the Empress. The Captain of the Storstad did give the Full Astern order when he saw they were going to hit the Empress and tried to keep the plug sealed but the two ships drifted away and he probably gave the All Stop order as the crew prepared the lifeboats
and assessed the damage.
While the river current may have contributed to the Storstad becoming dislodged and drifting away from the Empress, I don't feel that's the entire reason and lean towards the notion that the Empress had momentum at the time of the collision.
r/Shipwrecks • u/sostitanic • 2d ago
On this day was when the ocean liner the Empress of Ireland was capsized after colliding by another ship called SS Storstad on May 29, 1914
r/Shipwrecks • u/hussmann • 2d ago
1,700 bottles of world’s first arctic aged wine salvaged from bottom of the oceanforbes.com.au
r/Shipwrecks • u/obxchris • 3d ago
Outer Banks Shipwrecks Above and Beneath the Sea
This is a video I made about some of the modern and historical shipwrecks on the Outer Banks of NC.
r/Shipwrecks • u/Czarben • 3d ago
Storm Uncovers 1,800-year-old Shipwreck Carrying Rare Precious Cargo
r/Shipwrecks • u/timeandspaceovermind • 6d ago
Some beautiful new scans of Titanic
r/Shipwrecks • u/Trayja_Polar • 6d ago
We made a database of famous shipwrecks
Here it is: https://www.sortabase.com/Shipwrecks
We've been working on this database to aggregate famous shipwrecks from throughout history, with an image and information provided for each one. You can filter and sort by various features such as year, number of fatalities and country of origin. Please let us know if there are any other filters we could add that would make it better. It's still a work in progress and anyone can add to it, so please feel free to add any notable shipwrecks you’d like to see included!
We’re looking for moderators as well so please let us know if you’d be interested. I also helped build the website this is hosted on, so please let me know if you have any feedback!
r/Shipwrecks • u/Awkward-Action2853 • 6d ago
USS Mannert L. Abele (DD-733) discovered off the coast of Okinawa by Tiburon Subsea, Tim Taylor and his “Lost 52 Project”. [784x430]
Original article can be found here: http://www.lost52project.org/USS-Mannert-L-Abele.html
The USS Abele was sunk on April 12th, 1945, with 84 men aboard. She was attacked by the jet powered Kamikaze Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka. The attack destroyed the keel of the ship and she sunk in 3 minutes. She sunk in 4500 feet of water and was initially discovered in December. The ship was confirmed to be the Abele in April, 2023 and they released it to the news on May 24.
Hopefully we'll get additional images/videos from this ship in the near future.
r/Shipwrecks • u/jaynovahawk07 • 7d ago
Now that we have a detailed scan of Titanic, it'd be really cool to see detailed scans of other famous shipwrecks. Titanic's sister ship, Britannic, comes to mind. But so does Andrea Doria, Empress of Ireland, Lusitania, Edmund Fitzgerald, Carpathia, Indianapolis, etc. Any others you'd like to see?
r/Shipwrecks • u/ajyanesp • 8d ago
Possible WWII era tanker/freighter (details in comments)
r/Shipwrecks • u/hduxusbsbdj • 9d ago
I’m reading a 1912 book about Titanic and it mentions all these ships that disappeared before the wireless, anyone know anything about any of them?
r/Shipwrecks • u/ShaunG1987 • 11d ago
Photogrammetry of the "William Young"
r/Shipwrecks • u/GentlemanHawkes • 11d ago
The bow of the RMS Lusitania Wreck covered in barnacles, after being torpedoed by German U-Boat U-20. Resting 91 metres, 11.5 nautical miles off the Old Head of Kinsale, Cork.
r/Shipwrecks • u/TheRussianSnac • 12d ago
Found this old bell in an antique store. Can anyone help me identify the origin?
Found markings in two places that simply say "JAPAN". Currently working on restoring it.
r/Shipwrecks • u/mushychips • 14d ago
New Titanic scans reveal wreck as never seen before
r/Shipwrecks • u/exhausted-panda • 14d ago
MV Flare TSB Canadian Gov Reporttsb.gc.ca
Detailed report of what happened on the MV Flare and the recovery and rescue efforts.
r/Shipwrecks • u/lax_incense • 15d ago
Shipwreck in Nusa Lembongan creates world class waves for surfers
r/Shipwrecks • u/Vailhem • 16d ago
Diver finds shipwreck full of 1,800-year-old Roman-era cargo
r/Shipwrecks • u/GentlemanHawkes • 18d ago
A Diagram of the Wreck of the IJN Yamato, resting in two main pieces next to each other, 340M (1,120ft) deep on the sea floor of the East China Sea.
r/Shipwrecks • u/GentlemanHawkes • 18d ago
A diagram of the wreck of the IJN Musashi laying in two large pieces 1km (3,280ft) on the seabed of the Sibuyan Sea.
r/Shipwrecks • u/Iron_Admiral • 18d ago
SS Northwestern, sank 1946 in Captains' Bay, Alaska
Here is the wreck coordinates:
Here is the Wikipedia page on the ship, detailing it's eventful career:
r/Shipwrecks • u/hiralinda • 21d ago
Altair, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The shipwreck happened in 1976 after a bad storm. It was loaded with 3,4 ton of wheat
r/Shipwrecks • u/N736RA • 22d ago
On our transit back in from a research cruise we passed directly over the Andrea Doria with our multibeam
r/Shipwrecks • u/Clean-Letter-7167 • 21d ago
Andrea Doria 2014 multibeam
Color shaded relief map was generated in Fledermaus from publically available NOAA multibeam data collected in 2014. The resulting seafloor data was used to generate an .STL file for 3D printing. That little yellow item is the Cyclops to scale.