Did you know that Bermuda has LOTS of sunken treasure ships for you to explore, all littered around it’s beautiful coast?
Here’s a list of famous Bermuda shipwrecks you can explore, if you are visiting Bermuda to dive it’s beautiful coral reefs. Fortunately, the cruise ships calling on the islands these days have a safer track record than these old ships:
- Triton shipwreck: This ship was purposely scuttled in 1988 off the coast of Bermuda, to become a professional diving site and tourist attraction.
- Hermes shipwreck (as seen in the video below): An American/US ship deliberately scuttled in 1984.
- The King shipwreck: American ship scuttled in 1984. She was the first intentionally-created dive site in Bermuda.
- The Ramona shipwreck: Canadian ship wrecked in 1967, re-floated for salvaging and then re-sunk near Dockyard.
- Elda shipwreck: wrecked in 1956 near the Eagle wreck.
- Wychwood shipwreck: ran aground in 1955, re-floated then sunk again.
- Colonel William G. Ball shipwreck: Wrecked on Mills Breakers in severe weather in 1943.
- Constellation shipwreck: made famous in the film The Deep, sank in 1942
- Pelinaion shipwreck: Greek steamer wrecked in 1940.
- Iristo: This Norwegian steamer (AKA Aristo), was grounded in 1937 off the coast of Bermuda after mistaking the Colon wreck for a ship still underway.
- Cristobal Colon: This wrecked ship is Bermuda’s largest shipwreck and sank in stormy waters in 1936.
- Mussel: Bermudian fishing boat wrecked in 1926.
- Zovetto: cargo steamer ran aground in 1924, also known as Zovetta or Rita Zovetto.
- Caraquet: an aging mail steamer wrecked on the northern barrier reef in 1923.
- Taunton steamship wreck: Norwegian steamer wrecked on the northern reefs in 1920.
- Blanch King: also wrecked on the southwest reefs in 1920.
- Pollockshields: apparently former Herodot, wrecked in 1915 near Elbow Beach.
- Madiana: former Balmoral Castle, built 1877, wrecked 1903.
- HMS Vixen: scuttled in 1896.
- Avenger: wrecked on Mills Breakers in 1894.
- Apollo: wrecked on the reefs in 1890.
- Richard P. Buck: caught fire and sank following a storm in 1889.
- Darlington: wrecked on the Western Reef in 1886.
- North Carolina: wrecked off West End in 1880.
- Lartington: was wrecked in 1879 in Bermuda after just 5 years of operation.
- Kate: An old British steamer wrecked in 1878.
- Alert: fishing sloop sank in 1877.
- Minnie Breslauer: was ran aground in Bermuda in 1873.
- Beaumaris Castle: ran aground in 1873.
- Mari Celeste: American Civil War blockade runner being piloted by a Bermudian, sank in eight minutes in 1864.
- Montana: American Civil War blockade runner sank in 1863.
- Curlew: wrecked on the northern reefs in 1856.
- Unidentified ship: wrecked in 1849. She was believed to be the Minerva though that ship was wrecked in 1795.
- L’Herminie: French frigate wrecked in 1838.
- Collector: wrecked in 1823,
- Caesar: wrecked on a reef in 1818 en route from England to Baltimore.
- HMS Pallas: ran aground in 1783 off St. George’s Island, wreck has not been identified.
- HMS Cerberus: lost at Castle Harbor in 1783.
- Lord Amherst: British armed transport wrecked in 1778.
- Mark Antonio: An indomitable Spanish privateer, wrecked in 1777, discovered early 1960’s.
- Katherine: wrecked in 1763.
- Hunters Galley: wrecked in 1752.
- “Manilla wreck”: an unidentified ship, wrecked mid-18th century.
- “Frenchman wreck”: an unidentified ship, wrecked around 1750 and then found in 1983.
- Virginia Merchant: Virginia Company ship wrecked in 1661.
- Eagle: The Eagle is a 269 feet long freighter which was sunk (December 19th, 1985) intentionally near Lower Matecumbe Key, Florida, to become an artificial reef and diving spot.
- San Antonio: Portuguese nao wrecked on the west reefs in 1621, discovered in 1960.
- Warwick: an English cargo ship sunk in a gale in Castle Harbor in 1619, discovered in 1967.
- Sea Venture: grounded off the coast in 1609, subsequently broke up and sank.
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