Sunken vessels once sailed by famous explorers, traders, and military personnel have been the subject of attention for hundreds of years. Many are still missing.
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In February, the Australian National Maritime Museum announced that a wreck off the coast of Rhode Island was that of the famed ship.
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The entire crew went missing, too.
German submarines called U-boats were used to attack enemy vessels during WWI and WWII. Many went missing or sank during the course of both wars.
The uneasy waters of the Great Lakes have claimed their fair share of ships as well. In 1679, French explorers set out to discover the northwest passage aboard the ship Le Griffon.
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It vanished near Green Bay, Wisconsin while returning from its maiden voyage.
This cargo ship became lodged in ice off the northwest coast of Alaska in 1931, leading the crew to abandon the vessel. Baychimo eventually vanished, and the crew believed it sank.