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17th-century cannon recovered off Rhode Island coast

A cannon has been recovered from the underwater wreckage of the USS Revenge which sank in 1811. "To see it finally break the surface after being down there for 206 years, it was just really, really cool," said Buffum, a brewery owner from Stonington, Connecticut. The cannon was taken to a conservation

Replica of ancient ship launches in Israel

A replica of a 2,400-year-old ship has been christened in Haifa, Israel. Archaeologists from the University of Haifa dug out the remains of the ancient vessel over the course of three seasons in 1988 and 1989. The ship, a standard sort of cargo vessel at the time, was around 37-feet long

17th-century shipwreck identified as “The Fame”

Researchers have identified a 17th-century shipwreck as "The Fame", an armed Dutch merchant vessel which sank in 1631. Following the raising of the rudder, historians were able to study historical records and analyse the timbers to confirm the ship as being The Fame. Bournemouth University marine archaeologist Dave Parham said finding the

Roman shipwreck found near Balearic islands

The wreckage of an 1,800-year-old Roman ship has been found near the Balearic islands. “As far as we know, this is the first time that a completely unaltered wreck has been found in Spanish waters,” says Javier Rodríguez, one of the marine archeologists who participated in the exploration and documentation of

Goddess sculpture found in Turkish shipwreck

A 2,700-year-old terracotta sculpture of a goddess has been found in a shipwreck off the coast of Turkey. A ceramic sculpture, which is said to be the biggest one in the history of Turkish underwater history, has been discovered off the coast of the Bozburun neighborhood in the western province of

19th-century shipwrecks discovered in Baltic Sea

Divers in the Baltic sea have discovered a shipwreck dating back to the mid-19th-century. Diver Jerry Wilhelmsson was out looking for a different shipwreck altogether off the south coast of the Åland islands (Finland's autonomous Swedish-speaking islands between Stockholm and Helsinki) when he came across an incredible discovery. Sitting in front