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

Photograph by WOLLEX


3. Gytheio, Greece

Photograph by JUSTELINE


4. Zakynthos, Greece

Photograph by TO GIAN


5. Oregon, United States

Photograph by MATT CONWELL


6. Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal

Photograph by FRANK ZILLMANN


7. Unknown

Photograph by DARTH


8. Woody Point, Redcliffe Peninsula, Australia

Photograph by GORKATH


9. Grytviken, South Georgia



10. Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

Photograph by GH0STDOT


11. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Photograph by HAWKFISH


12. Tobermory, Ontario, Canada

Photograph by ALIJA BOS


13. Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

Photograph by GH0STDOT


14. Batumi, Georgia

Photograph by RICHARD BARTZ


15. Cairnbulg Point, United Kingdom

Photograph by LAIRD TURNER


16. Italy

Photograph by Klaus Leidorf


17. Mar del Plata, Argentina

Photograph by SEARAIDER


18. Grytviken, South Georgia

Photograph by SERGE OUACHEE


19. Mo’ynoq, Uzbekistan

Photograph by MISSALIONA


20. Red Sea

Photograph by JOOS J. BAKKER


21. Tromso, Norway

Photograph by DIVENORWAY


22. Lakonia Peloponissos, Greece

Photograph by MAKIS


23. Fraser Island, Australia

Photograph by DRAICONE


24. Amorgos Island, Greece

Photograph by JIMISOFLOU


25. Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada

Photograph by MANUMADOR

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