12 Most Amazing Abandoned Ships In The World

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12 Most Amazing Abandoned Ships In The World

There are two ways you can travel across the sea. You can either take a plane, or you can take a boat. Planes might get you there faster, but if you want to enjoy the scenic route, you jump aboard a ship! A well-made ship can stay afloat for fifty years or more, and when they're retired, they usually go to a breaker's yard to be taken apart with dignity and respect. Not all ships make it that far, though. Some of them end up being abandoned, each one of them with a story to tell! #Amazing #Abandoned #Ships #EverSee #Compilation #LightningTop

 i'm not a travelling person, but i really like this type of stuff. abandoned cities, shipwrecks... that's the kind of stuff i'd actually want to visit.  There's also the SS Selma, another concrete ship in Galveston Bay. She struck a jetty shortly after launching, and was towed to a sandbar, and is still visible today. I always used to look for her while taking the ferry, as I was fascinated by the idea that a ship made of concrete could float.  Well known shipwrecks include the catastrophic Titanic, Britannic, Lusitania, Estonia, Empress of Ireland, Andrea Doria, or Costa Concordia. There are also thousands of wrecks that were not lost at sea but have been abandoned or sunk.  I went on a detachment to Iwo Jima which for anyone who doesn't know was a WW2 battleground between Americans and the Japanese. Tiny little island in the middle of the Pacific between Guam and the Japanese mainland. There's a beach on the southern side of the island past the invasion beach and mount suribachi with multiple shipwrecks, I think they were Japanese cargo ships, they resurfaced as water levels dropped due to volcanic activity. It's extremely chilling to see these concrete goliaths broken into pieces and washed ashore, especially since I am a sailor myself.  Another interesting abandoned ship is thd Royal Iris. It was one of the two “Ferry ‘Cross The Mersey” ships in Liverpool. The Beatles performed to the passengers on their way to fame. It was taken to London years later, where plans to restore and use it were abandoned. It’s still in London, abandoned except for squatters living onboard, listing atop a sand barge, with water pouring in a hole in its hull during high tide.

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