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CATEGORY: Shipwrecks
How the Failed Search for MH370 Solved 19th Century Maritime Mysteries
May 4, 2018

A pair of centuries-old shipwrecks were located thanks to the massive search effort for the missing Malaysian plane. Read More

The Daring Deep Sea Divers Who Helped Crack WWI German Codes
April 5, 2018

How a secret team of British divers hunted codes from German shipwrecks. Read More

Is This the Wreck of the Last U.S. Slave Ship?
January 25, 2018

The last ship to bring slaves to the U.S. was torched to hide the crime. Its remains may have just been found. Read More

The Coolest Historical Discoveries of 2017
December 12, 2017

Here are the 15 most intriguing finds of the year. Read More

The True Stories That Inspired ‘Titanic’ Movie Characters
December 1, 2017

It’s Jack and Rose’s movie, but a lot of the people they meet had their own incredible stories. Read More

Why People Have Been Searching for This Sunken WWI Ship For a Century
October 6, 2017

The wreck's remaining gold ingots are worth roughly $10.7 million today—if you can get to them, that is. Read More

After 72 Years, Wreckage of U.S. Navy’s Biggest Tragedy is Found
August 22, 2017

The loss of USS Indianapolis was famously memorialized in the movie "Jaws." Read More

You Can Visit the Titanic—But Only if You Act Fast
March 15, 2017

Always wanted to visit the underwater wreckage site of Titanic? Now you can. Read More

Antikythera Shipwreck Yields Ancient Human Skeleton
September 21, 2016

A team of archaeologists and oceanographers excavating the famous Antikythera shipwreck in Greece recently extracted a 2,100-year-old human skeleton from its watery grave. Read More

The Sinking of Andrea Doria
July 25, 2016

On the night of July 25, 1956, a collision between the ocean liners SS Andrea Doria and MS Stockholm killed 51 people and prompted one of the largest civilian maritime rescues in history. Read More