Search results for: Wrecks

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  • 28 October 2011
    Research & Development

    The uncharted wreck found yesterday, off Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, is likely to be a World War II Japanese submarine. Underwater vision taken by the Australian Minehunter, HMAS Gascoyne shows the wreck of a submarine, 55 meters below the surface in Simpson Harbour. The wreck is partially buried in the harbour floor but remains […]

  • 27 September 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    A team of explorers from a Canadian government agency has confirmed that the recently discovered wreck located in Terror Bay on the south-west side of King William Island, Nunavut is that of HMS Terror―the second ship of the ill-fated 1845 Franklin Expedition to find the Northwest Passage. Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology Team carried out a side-scan sonar […]

  • 26 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Ireland has launched a new website providing free public access to information on thousands of historic wrecks including warships in Irish waters. The launch of the Wreck Viewer was announced by the country’s Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D., on April 25. As informed, the Wreck Viewer is a digital service that […]

  • 24 May 2018
    Authorities

    A 2015 expedition aboard the Colombian Navy research ship ARC Malpelo discovered the famous shipwreck of 300-year-old Spanish ship San José which is believed to have sunk with a cargo gold, silver, and emeralds worth billions of dollars. The shipwreck was discovered on November Nov. 27, 2015, but Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), one of the expedition […]

  • 22 January 2016
    Authorities

    ScottishPower Renewables and Vatenfall, two windfarm developers, discovered an uncharted wreck of a WWI German submarine which went missing in 1915. The wreck discovered within the East Anglia Zone is 57.6 metres in length, 4.1 metres in width and 4.6 metres in height and the bow appears to be facing south. Damage was observed at the bow and […]

  • 11 April 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian Minister for Defence has announced that former HMA Ships Tobruk and Sydney will be offered to Australian states and territories for the creation of dive wrecks. After decades of service in the Royal Australian Navy, Tobruk and Sydney were decommissioned in July 2015 and November 2015 respectively. The 1981-commissioned multi-purpose, roll-on/roll-off heavy lift ship Tobruk was […]

  • 11 April 2016
    Authorities

    The Royal Australian Navy has revisited the final resting place of a Japanese midget submarine as part of a program to preserve the Second World War wreck. Involved in the attack on Sydney Harbour which resulted in the sinking of accommodation ferry, HMAS Kuttabul, the location of the submarine was a mystery for 64 years […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    A Word War II-era submarine wreck near the island of Fedje, Norway, has been irking the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) ever since the Royal Norwegian Navy discovered the submarine in March 2003. On 9 February 1945, as World War II raged, German submarine U-864 embarked on a journey to ally Japan. It carried 67 tonnes of liquid […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Indian Navy has located the wreck of the naval Torpedo Recovery Vessel (TRV A-72) that had sunk off the Visakhapatnam coast earlier this month, according to Deccan Chronicle Service. With the assistance of M/s Reliance Industries Ltd, the body that undertook underwater videography of the wreck on 18 November, the vessel was found in a water depth […]

  • 27 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The UK has officially gifted the historic Franklin Wrecks to the Canadian government and Inuit community.  HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, whose locations had been a mystery for over 150 years, are said to be two of the most archaeologically important shipwrecks in the world. Ownership of the two shipwrecks was formally transferred to the […]

  • 15 May 2015
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    After almost 170 years of searching to understand the fate of English explorer Sir John Franklin’s fabled arctic voyage, a multilateral partnership from public, private and non-profit sectors, led by the Government of Canada, resulted in the finding of one of the two lost Franklin vessels, HMS Erebus, igniting worldwide attention. The combination of state-of-the-art […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Former Australian Navy frigate ex-HMAS Darwin will not be turned into a dive wreck off the coast of Tasmania as the island state’s government decided not to accept the Commonwealth’s gift. While the frigate was offered for scuttling off the East Coast for free, the Tasmanian government figured out it would have to pay over […]

  • 20 January 2017
    Authorities

    A team of civilian divers is investigating the wreck of battleship HMS Vanguard which perished with all but two of her crew in the greatest disaster in Royal Navy history. HMS Vanguard sunk on 9 July 1917 when a series of explosions shook the ship before a final blast tore it to pieces and showered Scapa Flow – […]

  • 29 September 2015
    Research & Development

    As Mission Erebus and Terror 2015 comes to a close, Parks Canada has released never-before seen photos taken during the expedition. The images showcase the archaeological work at the wreck of HMS Erebus and present, for the first time, a full view of the wreck without the help of radar imagery. The Parks Canada-led search […]

  • 6 December 2013
    Training & Education

    The first segment of a sunken German landing craft from the Second World War was brought to the surface of Veerse Meer and placed on a pontoon. Military personnel of 105 Hydraulic Engineering Company and the Defence Diving Group have been working for weeks to raise the wreck from a depth of 15 metres. To […]

  • 11 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    For the very first time since the 1845 Franklin Expedition shipwrecks were discovered, Canadian and Inuit representatives joined British officials on September 9 at the final resting place of the HMS Erebus in the Arctic. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, coordinated the delegation, which included […]

  • 29 May 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Royal Navy has made a 3D animation of the remains of one of the ‘forgotten ships’, as the Royal Navy called it, sunk during the Battle of Jutland May 31, 1916. This is the armoured cruiser HMS Defence, blown up a little after 6pm on May 31 with the loss of every soul aboard […]

  • 8 March 2011
    Research & Development

      Deep beneath the ocean, in waters west of Rottnest Island, lies a treasure trove of scuttled ships, military vehicles and abandoned aircraft. For nearly 50 years the deepwater graveyard has remained mostly forgotten but new technology is helping to reveal its booty. The first clues to the graveyard came in the 1990s when fishermen […]

  • 23 April 2019
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Researchers have located the wreck of an Australian freighter sunk by a Japanese submarine during World War II, 77 years after it was lost. The lost ship was located by maritime archaeologists using CSIRO research vessel Investigator. The SS Iron Crown, a 100-meter long ore freighter, was sunk by a Japanese submarine on June 4, […]

  • 6 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Scotland’s University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute will, together with ORCA Marine and Seatronics, survey the wreck of HMS Hampshire off Orkney, Scotland. Royal Navy’s former Devonshire-class armored cruiser HMS Hampshire struck a mine on June 5, 1916, while transporting Lord Kitchener, the secretary of State for War to Archangel in northern Russia for a meeting with […]

  • 14 February 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The wreck of the U.S. Navy’s World War II cruiser USS Houston (CA 30) lying in Indonesian waters appears to be intact, an analysis of data from a multi-beam sonar survey has revealed. Following a 2014 expedition, specialists from the Naval History and Heritage Command Underwater Archeology (UA) Branch suspected the wreck was vandalized by illegal […]

  • 27 May 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    An Italian diver claims to have found the sunken wreck of the British World War Two submarine HMS P 311 lying off the coast of Sardinia at a depth of ninety meters. The wreck was sighted by Massimo Domenico Bondone and his team of divers not far from the island of Tavolara, Italian news site La Nuova Sardegna reported. The […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Scans of ships destroyed in the Battle of Jutland 99 years ago have been made for the first time using 21st Century technology. The colourful three-dimensional images made by Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo belie the horrors played out off the coast of Denmark one Wednesday afternoon during the First World War. They show […]

  • 30 March 2015
    Authorities

    The ship’s company of HMS Pembroke recently paid tribute to the crew of HMS Isis, a Royal Navy Destroyer that was sunk during the Second World War. On the 26th March, the Sandown class Mine Counter Measures vessel visited the wreck in French waters just north of the Normandy coast, where she conducted a short […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    A secret mission to persuade Tsar Nicholas II of Russia to stay in the First World War failed when Britain’s Secretary of State for War Lord Kitchener and over 700 sailors died in the sinking of the warship HMS Hampshire after it hit a mine off the Orkney Isles. 100 years later a Saab Seaeye […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    More than 99 years after it was scuttled in the First World War, a project to record, preserve and tell the story of the wreck of Australian submarine AE2, laying at the bottom of Turkey’s Sea of Marmara, is underway.   AE2 is one of the last untouched Gallipoli battlefield sites, and with the dedicated […]

  • 1 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    A 77-year-long mystery has been solved as scientists finally located and identified the wreck of Royal Navy’s wartime submarine HMS Urge off Malta. The submarine was found sitting upright on the seabed of the Mediterranean more than 400 feet down, her bow buried in the ocean floor, her deck gun facing forward, her hull encrusted […]

  • 21 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The search operation for the missing pilots of the Soviet-made An-2 aircraft in the Baltic Sea continues. After the Lithuanian Navy located the wreck of the aircraft on May 19, the search for its pilots continued. The Navy’s vessels LNS Kuršis (M54) and LNS Šakiai were surveying the search area over the previous three days. LNS […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy underwater archeologists, in conjunction with Indonesian Navy divers, have assessed in an interim report that the wrecked vessel surveyed in the Java Sea in June is “consistent with the identification” of the World War II wreck of the cruiser USS Houston (CA 30), and that divers documented conclusive evidence of a pattern of […]