Apr 7, 2011

25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World

shipwreck turcs and caicos 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Turks & Caicos – Photograph by IPWNNOOBS

 

Fellow blogger Tom Moran from Urban Ghosts inspired this post. His excellent article on ‘Ship Graveyards: Abandoned Ships, Boats and Shipyards‘ sent me on a quest to find some incredible photographs of shipwrecks around the world.

The United Nations estimates that there are more than 3 million shipwrecks on the ocean floor [Source: Wikipedia]. These once mighty vessels, both sunken and beached, are a haunting reminder that nothing lasts forever. These beautiful ships used to rule the seas they traveled. Now they serve as a window into our past.

 

2. Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

shipwreck american star ss america fuerteventura canary islands 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Photograph by WOLLEX

 

3. Gytheio, Greece

shipwreck in gytheio greece 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Photograph by JUSTELINE

 

4. Zakynthos, Greece

shipwreck beach on the island of zakynthos greece 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Photograph by TO GIAN

 

5. Oregon, United States

shipwreck oregon peter iredale 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Photograph by MATT CONWELL

 

6. Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal

shipwreck vila nova de milfontes portugal 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Photograph by FRANK ZILLMANN

 

7. Unknown

shipwreck by darth 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Photograph by DARTH

 

8. Woody Point, Redcliffe Peninsula, Australia

woody point redcliffe peninsula australia 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Photograph by GORKATH

 

9. Grytviken, South Georgia

abandoned whaling boats at grytviken south georgia 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Photograph by NOAA PHOTO LIBRARY

 

10. Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

unkai maru in truk lagoon micronesia 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Photograph by GH0STDOT

 

11. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

shipwreck grand cayman 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Photograph by HAWKFISH

 

12. Tobermory, Ontario, Canada

tobermory shipwreck 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Photograph by ALIJA BOS

 

13. Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

light tank on the deck of the san francisco maru at about 50m depth in truk lagoon 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Photograph by GH0STDOT

 

14. Batumi, Georgia

shipwreck batumi georgia r bartz 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Photograph by RICHARD BARTZ

 

15. Cairnbulg Point, United Kingdom

shipwreck at cairnbulg point 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Photograph by LAIRD TURNER

 

16. Italy

shipwreck italy 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Photograph by Klaus Leidorf

 

17. Mar del Plata, Argentina

mar del plata argentina 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Photograph by SEARAIDER

 

18. Grytviken, South Georgia

whaler shipwreck at grytviken south georgia 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Photograph by SERGE OUACHEE

 

19. Mo’ynoq, Uzbekistan

orphaned ships in the former aral sea harbor of moe28098ynoq uzbekistan 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Photograph by MISSALIONA

 

20. Red Sea

shipwreck red sea 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Photograph by JOOS J. BAKKER

 

21. Tromso, Norway

russian battle ship murmansk tromso 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Photograph by DIVENORWAY

 

22. Lakonia Peloponissos, Greece

shipwreck yithio town lakonia peloponissos 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Photograph by MAKIS

 

23. Fraser Island, Australia

shipwreck fraser island queensland australia 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Photograph by DRAICONE

 

24. Amorgos Island, Greece

amorgos island greece shipwreck 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Photograph by JIMISOFLOU

 

25. Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada

shipwreck st laurents 25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World
Photograph by MANUMADOR

 

 

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