The Shipwrecks & Treasure Thread

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  1. Swifty

    Swifty Generation Y

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    ghost ship.jpg

    I've sent you a private message Rynner ;)
     
  2. rynner2

    rynner2 Great Old One

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    Shipwreck found under Bristol Channel's shifting sands
    28 July 2017

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    Image: Bristol Port

    A sunken ship has been discovered after more than 100 years buried under the shifting sands of the Bristol Channel.
    The Brunswick sank on Christmas Eve 1900 as it approached Bristol, with the loss of seven lives.
    Images taken by Bristol Port's hydrographic team have revealed the wreck of the cargo vessel.
    Its secrets are likely to remain protected as it is already being reburied by sand and sediments.

    The Brunswick was a British screw steamer built in Glasgow in 1898 and ran regularly delivering cargo between Liverpool and Bristol.
    A report revealed it sank at about 5:30 GMT on 24 December after running aground in thick fog as it approached Black Nore Point, near Portishead.
    ...

    John Chaplin from the Bristol Port company, said the discovery was the first of its type he had experienced in 17 years.
    "The dynamic nature of the estuary means the sands and sediments are shifting all the time," he added.
    "It just happened that this wreck has been exposed as we were surveying the area."
    A second site visit has revealed that the wreck is already being covered again.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-40751767
     
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    Bigphoot2 Carbon Based Infestation

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    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news...ip-uss-indianapolis-found-after-seven-decades
     
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    Swifty Generation Y

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  6. skinny

    skinny Antediluvian

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    Story of the wreck of the Batavia. Cruelty and horror abounding.
     
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    skinny Antediluvian

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  8. EnolaGaia

    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ... Staff Member

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    No ID given for this newly-discovered U-boat. According to this site:

    http://uboat.net/wwi/fates/losses.html

    ... 202 U-boats were lost during WWI. This wreck is a Type UB-II, which didn't enter service until 1915.


    SOURCE: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41318195
     
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    Bigphoot2 Carbon Based Infestation

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41503664
     
  10. EnolaGaia

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    Divers have returned to the Antikythera shipwreck (of Antikythera Mechanism fame ... ) to explore for more artifacts. They've already found evidence of additional bronze statues beneath the sediment at the site. And yes - they're keeping an eye out for any additional items similar or related to the mechanism.

    FULL STORY: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/science/antikythera-shipwreck-greece.html
     
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    An artefact excavated from a shipwreck off the coast of Oman has been found to be the oldest known example of a type of navigational tool.

    Marine archaeologists say the object is an astrolabe, an instrument once used by mariners to measure the altitude of the Sun during their voyages.

    It is believed to date from between 1495 and 1500.

    The item was recovered from a Portuguese explorer which sank during a storm in the Indian Ocean in 1503.

    The boat was called the Esmeralda and was part of a fleet led by Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, the first person to sail directly from Europe to India.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41724022
     
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    Bigphoot2 Carbon Based Infestation

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    https://www.theguardian.com/world/n...ave-robbery-asias-disappearing-ww2-shipwrecks
     
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  14. EnolaGaia

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    HMAS AE1 was one of the first pair of submarines commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy.

    She disappeared in September 1914 during her first operational cruise. Her disappearance has remained a mystery ever since, as described here:

    https://www.navyhistory.org.au/disappearance-of-ae1-14-september-1914-still-a-mystery/

    An overview of the AE!'s brief history, disappearance, and attempts to find her can be obtained at Wikipedia:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMAS_AE1

    Following the initial searches for AE1 after her disappearance, there wasn't any concerted effort to locate the wreck for another 60+ years. This strikes me as one of the more mysterious aspects of the story.

    The wreck of the AE1 has finally been found:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-42435428
     
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    I was taught in geography at school that Japan's postwar prosperity arose from the salvaging of scrap metal from sunken Allied warships. There was no mention back then of war graves, although it did cross my mind that salvagers would have to deal with corpses. Like the jumpy hole-in-the-boat scene in Jaws.
     
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    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    Probably more like the bit in The Abyss where they investigate the crashed submarine. They'd be stuffed with the dead.
     
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    escargot Beloved of Ra

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    We're watching Treasure from the Wreck of the Unbelievable on Netflix. It's about the astonishing treasures - gold statues, Medusa, sun gods, you name it - that Damien Hirst's diving team dragged up from the bottom of the sea. They're now on display in Venice. Astonishing. Unbelievable.
     
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    The excavations and studies continue on Bellamy's Whydah wreck. The most recent development concerns human remains whose associated artifacts suggest may be Bellamy himself ...

    SOURCE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...lds-richest-pirate-captain-black-sam-bellamy/
     
  19. hunck

    hunck Justified & Ancient

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    Not a shipwreck, but treasure.

    Boy unearths treasure of the Danish king Bluetooth in Germany

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  20. JamesWhitehead

    JamesWhitehead Piffle Prospector

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    "Bluetooth is credited with unifying Denmark. The Viking-born king also turned his back on old Norse religion and introduced Christianity to the Nordic country."

    . . . he also found time to pioneer wireless technology! :bdown: :mcoat:
     
  21. Tribble

    Tribble Furry Idiot

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    He was clever like that.
     
  22. EnolaGaia

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    That was a post hoc attempt to make amends for having given Christianity a toe-hold in the Nordic region. :pipe:
     
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    You sound like a Thor loser. ;)
     
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    It's a little known fact that his teeth were more green than blue due to his high-in-seaweed diet & lack of dental hygiene.
     
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    A missing German submarine said to have taken the defeated Nazi leaders to South America after the second world war has been discovered after 73 years.


    The U-3523 – one of Hitler’s Type XXI submarines – was found off the coast of Denmark by researchers at the Sea War Museum Jutland working on a project to map and salvage wreckages in the North Sea according to Danish TV2 reported.


    http://metro.co.uk/2018/04/18/nazi-...outh-america-discovered-near-denmark-7477100/
     
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    Any death in a sinking submarine is ghastly. To be lost with your entire crew 2 days before the war ended...

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    Here's a follow-up story providing more details on how searchers found this shipwreck and its treasures ...

    FULL STORY:

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/autonomous-vehicle-found-apos-holy-155104738.html

    http://fortune.com/2018/05/22/holy-grail-of-shipwrecks-remus-6000-automonous-underwater-vehicle/
     
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    WW1 bomb found near Teignmouth Pier

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  30. Yithian

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    This is a big 'un.

    Wreck of Russian warship found, believed to hold gold worth $130 billion

    Holly Ellyatt | @HollyEllyatt
    Published 2 Hours Ago Updated 1 Hour AgoCNBC.com

    A South Korean salvage team has reportedly discovered the wreck of a Russian warship that is believed to still contain 200 tons of gold bullion and coins worth 150 trillion won ($130 billion).

    The Russian Imperial Navy cruiser Dmitrii Donskoi, which was sunk in a naval battle 113 years ago, was discovered at a depth of more than 1,400 feet about one mile off the South Korean island of Ulleungdo, according to The Daily Telegraph.

    Continues with details of salvage company and plans for the money:
    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/18/wre...nd-believed-to-hold-gold-worth-130-billi.html

    As a side note, Ullengdo is stunningly beautiful and I hope to visit the place next year. It's a three-hour ferry trip off the East coast, located, as you can see, a fair way off the peninsula.

    [Pictures not mine]

    Map_Ulleung-do.png region-121-4353.jpg Ulleungdo+Island+Korea+연도교+Yeon+doh+Gyeo+Blue+Bridge.jpeg sk-valley.jpg
     

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