19 Most Famous Shipwrecks

  • Published on Jun 16, 2017
  • After a life at sea, where do ships and submarines go when they retire? Why, they haunt still shores or stayed beached on dry land as they slowly rust and erode. Here are some of the most famous shipwrecks where they ended up.

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    10. Sleeping Bear
    The shipwrecks found beneath the water’s surface in Sleeping Bear on located near the Lower Peninsula of Lake MIchigan. A famous ship found here was the Francisco Morazan, which sailed off from the city of Chicago back in 1960. There was over 940 tons of cargo when it was met with fog and snow, which proved too much for the ship. In the end, it was abandoned by the next month, which left the ship to just sink and rust into the lake waters since the owners of the ship were never found and there was no one to deal with the removal of it from the water.

    9. Landévennec
    This ship yard is located along the Aulne River in north west France. Most of the ships seen here are military vessels near Pen Forn. The mountains surrounding the waters not only help it the site from being an eyesore, but their presence apparently help keep the water calm, ultimately making for a smoother decomposition of the old ships to disintegrate better.

    8. Alexandrovsk-Sakhalinsky
    On the shores of this Russian town are lines of old submarines that sit decomposing in the water. These abandoned submarines are partially sunk in the water as they just await to rust. No one is sure just how many submarines can be found in these waters, nor is much else known about their condition or purpose.

    7. Bikini Atoll
    Bikini Atoll is known as being a nuclear testing site, and it’s also a location where ships have sunk, creating an old shipyard site for the old sea vessels. The ships were part of atomic tests during the 1940s, one such being the USS Independence. Not only that, but there’s aid to be over 55 gallons of radioactive waste in drums dumped here as well. The USS Saratoga lies here as well, with a lot of the vessels found here having been forgotten about.

    6. Sha’b Abu Nuhas
    In the depths of the Red Sea is a location referred to as the Wrecks of Abu Nuhas. It is the site of at least 7 shipwrecks that lie near the triangle shaped coral reef near the north western part of Shadwan Island. Of the ships were is the SS Carnatic, Olden, Kimon M, and as seen pictured here, The Giannis D. Divers come here all the time to check out the metal ruins of old ships that have met their demise in the open waters. Along with the rusted metal is a diverse amount of wildlife that also makes it a popular diving site.

    5. Jervois Basin
    This body of water is seen an unfit for swimming, but that doesn’t stop people from checking out the wrecks found at the Jervois Basin in South Australia near the upper region of Port Adelaide River. Here you can see the skeletal remains of old ships in the process of ship breaking. It’s not the active ship breaking yard it once ways, and remnants of that part of history can still be seen here.

    4. Curtin Artificial Reef
    It is one of the largest Reef Projects in the world and has been a site of wrecked sea vessels since 1968. Since then there have been over 32 ships, buoys, cars, and other pieces of vehicles and vessels that have been allowed to sink and become part of the reef. This shipwreck in Australia was established by the Underwater Research Group of Queensland and is a project that has attracted much more marine life to the waters.

    3. Aral Sea
    The dry sand pictured here would be the last place you think you’d see so many ships come together as they sit all run down in the sun, and yet the ships on the Aral Sea are some of the most prominent and famous in the world. Located in a basin in the border of the countries of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, the shipwrecks of the Aral Sea have been a strange sight to behold ever since the level of the sea started to rapidly decline by the 1960s.

    2. Skeleton Coast
    If these skull and crossbones gates are anything to go by, it the fact that Skeleton Coast in Namibia are one of the most well known shipwrecks in the world. Skeleton Coast is found along the coast of Namibia along a coast that touches that Atlantic Ocean. Rusted ships have been beached here, the environment rusting and breaking them down to seem like skeletal formations along the beach.

    This is one of the top 3 largest ship breaking yards in the world and is still one of the most active. Gadani, located 50 miles northwest of Karachi, Pakistan, is a yard that is the location of 132 ship breaking plots. A few decades ago, it was the largest ship breaking yard in the world, and even now that it has been surpassed on that front, it is still one of the most well known and leads the world in its ship breaking efficiency.
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Comments • 671

  • Crea tive
    Crea tive 6 days ago

    Yep, this is interesting.
    But where the ever living hell is the yorktown at?

  • John Keyser
    John Keyser 10 days ago

    How about the Edmond Fitzgerald? Really???? Come on, lets talk about shipwrecks.

  • Shark Puppet
    Shark Puppet 14 days ago

    Where’s the titanic nigga !?

  • The wonders Of pets
    The wonders Of pets 14 days ago

    Bro where is titanic, britannic, Lusitania , carpathea, Uss Arizona, Dory. All of these ships are famous and all of there remains were found, this women is such an idiot

  • Doom State
    Doom State 24 days ago

    Planes and ships sank to the bottom of the ocean shows picture of tank

  • Yvonne Guiney
    Yvonne Guiney Month ago +1

    you forgot the titanic the olipick and the Losataea and britanik ⛴🛳⚓️🛥⛵️🚢👍🏻

    • SlinkyBKZ
      SlinkyBKZ Month ago

      how the hell did you butcher those names like that??? Titanic, Olympic, Lusitania, and Britannic

  • 18ftLyman
    18ftLyman Month ago

    You had the poor judgement to include a picture of the USS Constitution. Let me assure you, she is still commissioned and doing fine. I walked her deck just a few weeks ago.

  • Day To Day World
    Day To Day World Month ago

    Dude. The titanic is like one of the most famous ship wrecks ever. What!?!?

    JPAP MIND Month ago

    Britannic please

  • Chris martin87
    Chris martin87 Month ago


  • batim islife
    batim islife 2 months ago

    Graveyards not shipwreck or titanic would definitely be there it’s literally the most famous shipwreck

  • The spongy guy Yay
    The spongy guy Yay 2 months ago +1

    Doesn’t see titanic
    Me:Fake news

  • glendepoorter 1
    glendepoorter 1 2 months ago

    Change the tittle because the most famous is titanic and the Vidoe is not aubout most famous

  • Dwight_K_Schrute
    Dwight_K_Schrute 2 months ago

    how do you get 2.4 m subs when you cannot even label a video correctly. This is not about famous shipwrecks but about ship graveyards around the world. There are great YT channels with passionate owners who do exhaustive research and present the material in an engaging and interesting way AND THEY DONT GET A QUARTER OF THE SUBS AS TURDS LIKE THIS CHANNEL. Stop promoting these hacks YT!

  • MrDrewthat
    MrDrewthat 2 months ago

    Skepticalvision......I just know I saw Jack with the blue diamond. That Rose was an ungrateful witch that lied .... she did let him go and broke her promise to never let go.

  • Nikki Hale
    Nikki Hale 2 months ago +1

    I love the titanic

  • daniel bidelle
    daniel bidelle 2 months ago

    It is supposed to be SHIPWRECKS, not bays

  • Paul Heenan
    Paul Heenan 2 months ago

    "19 Most Famous Shipwrecks"
    *Entire video is about abandoned shipbreaking yards and small wrecks that aren't famous*
    Seriously? No mention at all about some actual famous wrecks such as Titanic, Britannic, Lusitania, Andrea Doria, Hood, Bismarck or Yamato? You know, those shipwrecks that altered history?

  • Get out of my life!
    Get out of my life! 3 months ago

    Where is titanic and Bismarck

  • christofer martinez
    christofer martinez 3 months ago

    the reason why titanic is famous cuz ship sink and that remind of titanic wreck so that means all ship are titanic if they sink

  • gorgeous beauty
    gorgeous beauty 3 months ago


  • sbonkoCZ
    sbonkoCZ 3 months ago

    You said shipwrecks in the title but shipwrecks sites in the video...

  • Baby Luma Productions
    Baby Luma Productions 3 months ago

    I get cold watching this

  • Elizabeth Wilson
    Elizabeth Wilson 3 months ago

    Someone at Talltanic needs to look up shipwrecks AND abandoned ships. There is a BIG difference. Massive. Titanic. Britanic and so many others. I stopped on the second one.

  • Richard Otter
    Richard Otter 3 months ago

    No mention of HMS Hood?

  • Dondi Dykes
    Dondi Dykes 3 months ago

    What about all the shops that where abandoned in San Francisco

  • Kri MD
    Kri MD 3 months ago

    What’s up with the person that made the video ? Their name
    Is “ talltanic”... what’s that about? ? ? ? ? And most importantly , lol where is titanic among this crap ?? It really annoys me that someone wouldn’t know the difference between ship wrecks and abandoned ships in breaking yards .. her voice annoys me more than anything.

  • Kri MD
    Kri MD 3 months ago

    I just can’t listen to the girl trying to narrate this stuff 🙄. Makes me cringe when she says certain words. ( having misophonia doesn’t help much ). She left out some ships that would’ve ranked in the top however many clips she’s trying to mention but oh well.
    She doesn’t know
    The difference between ship WRECKS and abandoned ships. She’s acting like these things highlighted are such big deals , like no one is as interested in the info when there are so many ships that could’ve been mentioned. Like where is titanic and Britannic ? What about the many other ships among the white star line and the Cunard lines ? What about the Lusitania, the USS Arizona ? So many others could be mentioned as well ! This is a classic case of some millennial - trying to be trendy / relevant person trying to get attention from likes and subs & what not when the content is essentially lacking at best and not remotely interesting for those who actually thought this was going to outline / highlight anything pertaining to what the title said ... honey there’s a difference between ship wrecks and abandoned ships ! Lord have mercy 🙄

  • Middletown Philip R Clarke

    famous great lakes shipwrecks
    edmund fitzgerald (of coarse)
    carl d bradly
    danial j morrel
    william c morrland
    james c curruther
    charles s price
    henry b smith
    issac m scott
    western reserve
    thomas wilson
    superior city
    benjamin noble

  • Tonya Schweitzer
    Tonya Schweitzer 4 months ago


  • Webb walle
    Webb walle 4 months ago

    So lame!

  • James Fetzer
    James Fetzer 4 months ago

    Video:shows a bunch of ship yards and ship graves
    Me:*face palm* you dumb person

  • James Fetzer
    James Fetzer 4 months ago


  • Mr.Drake-N
    Mr.Drake-N 4 months ago

    What happend with Titanic ?

  • Mr. Gold Retriever
    Mr. Gold Retriever 4 months ago

    It appears Titanic, Britannic, And Lusitania are missing, hm....

  • edz Gonzales
    edz Gonzales 4 months ago


  • System Error
    System Error 4 months ago +1

    19 ways you can exploit the horrific deaths of sailors at the hands of the sea for monetary gain

    • Kri MD
      Kri MD 3 months ago

      System Error yep !! True !

  • Logan Willis
    Logan Willis 4 months ago +2

    Next time try to think of actual shipwrecks, then we'll change our minds about watching these videos

    • Logan Willis
      Logan Willis 3 months ago

      @Kri MD So I guess everyone in this comment section agrees

    • Kri MD
      Kri MD 3 months ago +1

      Tardis Fan20 omg exactly !!! It’s so annoying ! She’s only trying to get attention and views on her useless videos. Just having to listen to her annoying fake millennial voice was bad enough 🙄👏🏽👏🏽. I have misophonia , so it’s making me cringe to listen to her annoying voice ... when she said the word dangerous as deeengerous , I lost it. Lord have mercy. RU-clip is filled with so many just like her 🙄. Can’t even get the difference between an actual ship wreck and abandoned ships in breaking yards.
      It would’ve been acceptable for her to have made a video simply about the ships but nah, she’s gotta label it like it’s some big deal ( or about famous shipwrecks ) when she clearly doesn’t know what she’s talking about.

  • Andy Chen-Yu Low
    Andy Chen-Yu Low 4 months ago +1

    **inflates an inflatable raft**
    **takes the raft on a cool journey around the local lake**
    **puts raft on some random beach**
    There I just created a shipwreck

  • Now this is epic
    Now this is epic 4 months ago +1

    Where’s titanic


    • Mr.Drake-N
      Mr.Drake-N 4 months ago

      Literally, Titanic is a very famous ship and shipwreck

  • Aobaka
    Aobaka 5 months ago +1

    #16 its a lagune not a shipwreck
    Is a lagune with shiwrecks

  • goahead100
    goahead100 5 months ago

    so many fucking ads on here

  • Aaron Dickson
    Aaron Dickson 5 months ago

    are famous you need history you found this on google

  • Aaron Dickson
    Aaron Dickson 5 months ago

    lier titanic rms hmhs britanic rms lusatania ss edmund fitsgerald yamoto bismark

  • Too Mello
    Too Mello 5 months ago +1

    Hey i thought this was famous if so what happened to the Titanic and Carpathia And the others

    • Too Mello
      Too Mello 3 months ago

      Actually it did sink after it helped them in 1912 and then it sunk like 2 or 3 years later but a German U-Boat

    • GoldZapper TGZ
      GoldZapper TGZ 3 months ago

      Carpathia didn't sink it just helped the Titanic's survivors

  • Diana Salandanan
    Diana Salandanan 5 months ago

    you forgot titanic its famous too

  • R.M.S Lusitania
    R.M.S Lusitania 5 months ago

    I already know, no 1 was the Olympic's breaker yard

    You know RMS Olympic
    Edit: its a joke
    If you didnt take it, you will be automatically got r/wooooshed

  • Michael Stone
    Michael Stone 5 months ago

    Don't waste your time with this.

  • I love Queen
    I love Queen 5 months ago


    • Max Cat
      Max Cat 5 months ago

      These aren't mostly shipwrecks. It should be called ship breaking yards, mass naval graves and the odd irrelevant shipwreck.

  • I love Queen
    I love Queen 5 months ago +2


  • I love Queen
    I love Queen 5 months ago

    Where is the titanic,brittanic,and olympic

  • Alex Game on Diaz ッ
    Alex Game on Diaz ッ 5 months ago


  • Nickname20
    Nickname20 6 months ago

    The shipwreck, Zakynthos
    (Zante), Greece

  • TitanFighter
    TitanFighter 6 months ago

    Titanic, Britannic, Lusitania, Bismarck, Yamato, SS America... what about those ??

  • The Do It Yourself World

    I cant believe you did not mention the east shore of northern Michigan which is littered with ancient shipwrecks. Many are well preserved by the fresh water. In Alpena you can take a tour in a glass bottom boat to see the shipwrecks. Or cruise along in a kayak and see some of the more shallow wrecks.

    • Middletown Philip R Clarke
      Middletown Philip R Clarke 5 months ago

      they also forgot deaths door (in lake michigan) and whitefish bay (one of the most deadlist places on the great lakes)

  • Gus Reyes
    Gus Reyes 6 months ago +1

    How is your channel name gonna be "Talltanic" yet you forget not only the Titanic, but also the Britannic, Lusitania, Atlantic, Carpathia, Californian, Queen Elizabeth, Normandie, Wilhelm Gustloff, Bismark, Hood, Arizona, Empress Of Ireland, I could go on forever lmao

    • Kri MD
      Kri MD 3 months ago

      Gus Reyes she’s an idiot that’s seeking attention!

  • The kids Crew
    The kids Crew 6 months ago

    The titanic was famous and it still is

  • Timonius G
    Timonius G 6 months ago +1

    If famous, how come I never heard of any of these ships? It's more like 19 places ships sank.

  • Zonester05
    Zonester05 6 months ago

    None of these are that famous

  • Luna the Wolf pup
    Luna the Wolf pup 6 months ago