Beneath the sea
The Andrea Doria: The Andrea Doria was an Italian ship that sank after colliding against a Swedish ship MS Stockholm in the year 1956, while trying to reach the port of New York City. However, in spite of the severity of the incident, not many lives were lost because of timely communication by the ship’s authorities. Today, the shipwreck is a very famous site for divers. In fact, the Andrea Doria shipwreck site is known as the Mt. Everest of Scuba Diving.
HMS Royal Oak--HMS Royal Oak (pennant number 08) was a Revenge-class battleship of the British Royal Navy. Launched in 1914 and completed in 1916, Royal Oak first saw action at the Battle of Jutland. In peacetime, she served in the Atlantic, Home and Mediterranean fleets, more than once coming under accidental attack. The ship drew worldwide attention in 1928 when her senior officers were controversially court-martialled. On 14 October 1939, Royal Oak was anchored at Scapa Flow in Orkney, Sco...
On 7 May 1915, while heading east off the Old Head of Kinsale, Ireland , Lusitania was torpedoed without warning by U-20 and sank within 18 minutes. (Two explosions rocked the ship. The first was clearly caused by a torpedo from U-20. The cause of the second explosion has never been definitively determined and remains the source of much controversy.)
Medieval shipwreck found in Danube River. Archaeologists in Hungary have found an intact medieval ship in the Danube River. “Only a few river ships of this kind have been found in Europe,” Attila J. Tóth, associate of the National Office of Cultural Heritage, told Discovery News. The ship most likely sank because of an accident. “River navigation was dangerous. Downstream cargo ships floated using large rudder-oars, which made maneuvering very hard. Accidents happened very often,” Tóth said.
A very beautiful intact wooden steamer that now rests in 145 feet of crystal clear water, the deck can be reached at120 feet. She sank after being struck by the Nipigon. The Vienna is upright & offers many good opportunities for exploration, including her bow cabins & intact engine. The Vienna is located only a 1.5 miles from Whitefish Point.
Withdrawn from Royal Navy service in 1887 and towed to Bermuda in 1888 for use as coastal defense ship. By 1895, Vixen had been allocated as a floating dormitory to house dockyard laborers. In 1896, after removal of her engines and machinery, she was scuttled to block a narrow channel off Daniel’s Head.