What is a shipwreck?
Shipwreck! Few words so effectively evoke misfortune and drama.
But what is a shipwreck?
Mariners, and this database, define a shipwreck as an incident where a ship is destroyed or seriously damaged.
Usually it is an accident, but sometimes ships are deliberately sunk. In many cases ships are repaired after a wreck to sail for many years so one ship may have several wrecks.
Explore with us the many forms a shipwreck may take ...
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