The 15 Most Beautiful Sunken Ships On The Planet

5HMHS Britannica

Built by the same company that built the Titanic, The White Star Line, this ship was built after the Titanic sunk. Learning from their mistakes they reinforced the hull and added more lifeboats. This ship was bigger than the Titanic which is why after the First World War broke out it was commissioned by the government as a hospital ship. It was sunk by enemy fire.

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HMHS Britannica

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4The Nuestra Señora de Atocha

The English translation being “Our Lady of Atocha”, this was a prize ship of the Spanish fleet. This ship is known for the sole fact that it sunk with one of the largest treasure hauls in maritime history. In 1622, on a course from Havana to Spain while carrying a massive cargo of jewels, gems, gold, etc the ship was damaged by a hurricane and the entire crew was killed.

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The Nuestra Señora de Atocha

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3RMS Lusitania

One could call this ship a cross between the Titanic and the HMHS Britannica. It had a similar back-story as the Titanic and was sunk during the First World War. Today the wreckage of this ship can be found at Kinsale near the lighthouse.

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2Whydah Gally

Most of the ships have been commercial and cargo but now let us talk about “Balck Sam” Bellamy, the pirate who was able to gather a large fortune of around $120 million in today’s money. Unfortunately his ship didn’t get destroyed while evading the law but rather a storm in 1717.

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1Queen Anne’s Revenge

One of the most famous and feared ships in pirate lore, Queen Anne’s revenge was captained by the most famous and feared pirate, Blackbeard. The ship’s actual wreckage location isn’t known and still has to be found. The ship being investigated since 1996 has provided many artefacts but nothing conclusive enough to prove that this is, Queen Anne’s Revenge.

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Queen Anne’s Revenge

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