10 shipwrecks that capture our imaginations

Publication:   Date: February 17, 2009   View Article

The Titanic, the 46,000-ton “unsinkable” ocean liner that struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage in 1912 and sank within hours to the bottom of the North Atlantic, is the world’s most famous shipwreck. But it’s not the only wrecked ship steeped in history – if not treasure – discovered on the bottom of the sea. Learn about nine more shipwrecks that have enriched our imagination.

Titanic Was Found During Secret Cold War Navy Mission

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: June 2, 2008   View Article

The 1985 discovery of the Titanic stemmed from a secret United States Navy investigation of two wrecked nuclear submarines, according to the oceanographer who found the infamous ocean liner.

Antarctica Cruise Disaster Raises Tourism Concerns

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: November 27, 2007   View Article

Cruise ship accidents in Antarctica may be “inevitable,” at least one expert says.

The current surge in polar tourism and a reported increase in icebergs are raising safety and environmental concerns—which were brought boiling to the surface by this past weekend’s sinking of the M.S. Explorer.

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