Ships sink for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes they aren’t constructed well, sometimes they are constructed well but the fury and unpredictability of nature takes its toll, and other times a ship may be sunk by another ship. Of course, this usually happens in war although ship on ship collisions are fairly common, especially in busy ports. Shipwrecks have a certain appeal to us. They are mysterious and always have been. Stories and legends have surrounded them and treasure hunters have made it their life’s work to try to find them and discover their secrets. Sometimes the ship can’t be found, and even if it can, it may be really hard (or even impossible) to get to. The fact is, ship wrecks are numerous. There are so many sunken ships at the bottom of the ocean in some places that people have even labeled them “ship graveyards”. Of course, while some ship wrecks have inspired spooky legends and horror stories, others seem to have a bright and redemptive side. In some areas they are even used to create reefs and promote biodiversity by expanding maritime habitats. Whatever the case may be, we are sure you will enjoy these 25 interesting facts about sunken ships.
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