35+ Beautiful Abandoned Ships and Shipwreck Pictures

January 30, 2013 · 4 comments

by Sonny M. Day

abandoned ships and shipwreck pictures

Around the world, there thousands and thousands of ships in service. These beasts roam the earth’s oceans to fulfill the needs of mankind for transportation, fishing and many others.  These floating structures, although big and sturdy with bodies made of steel are often helpless when they earn the ire of nature.

Beneath  the world’s oceans, you can find the remains of hundreds or thousands of ships resting quietly and frozen in time since the day they sank into oblivion. There are however ones which are lucky enough not to vanish completely into the depths but remained standing and immovable in spite of the endless battering of mischievous waves. These ships somehow refuse to give up and resent their untimely rest in the lonely and watery graves they are on. But for the fishes and other aquatic creatures, shipwrecks are like posh housing facilities where they can take refuge and enjoy life. This paradox is what makes abandoned ships and shipwrecks a good thing to look at. No wonder shipwrecks are becoming tourist destinations.

In this article, we are showcasing abandoned ships and shipwreck pictures that you can take a look for your enjoyment. These ships come in different shapes and sizes and each has its unique individual story for its demise. If you want to know more of these ships, you can visit their respective sources and read more about them. You can also go beyond and look them in the search engines or Wikipedia. These things are actually up to you.

If you have anything to add or anything to say about his article, please don’t hesitate to write a comment below. We hope that these shipwreck pictures can inspire you to grab your cameras and head to the nearest shipwreck that you know about. By the way, if you are a photographer and want to show off your skills online, you should take a look at the photography website themes in the collection we maintain for people like you. Happy viewing!


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1. Shipwreck, Ireland

 Shipwreck, Ireland
Photo used under Creative Commons from josullivan.59

2. Shipwreck

Shipwreck
Photo used under Creative Commons from Joachim S. Müller

3. Shipwreck, Rampside [HDR]

Shipwreck, Rampside [HDR]
Photo used under Creative Commons from isdky – Brian Barnett

4. Oil tanker shipwreck

 Oil tanker shipwreck
Photo used under Creative Commons from <SLiM>

5. Shipwreck at Doha port

 Shipwreck at Doha port
Photo used under Creative Commons from Ghassan Tabet

6. Shipwreck I

 Shipwreck I
Photo used under Creative Commons from Deivis

7. Shipwreck, Beach Near Lake Sijung, North Korea

Shipwreck, Beach Near Lake Sijung, North Korea
Photo used under Creative Commons from yeowatzup

8. Homebush Shipwreck 2

Homebush Shipwreck 2
Photo used under Creative Commons from brentbat

9. neutral density shipwreck

 neutral density shipwreck
Photo used under Creative Commons from drwhimsy

10. The Shipwreck

 The Shipwreck
Photo used under Creative Commons from RobW_

11. Coos Bay mystery shipwreck at Horsfall Beach

 Coos Bay mystery shipwreck at Horsfall Beach
Photo used under Creative Commons from oregonkat

12. Shipwreck at Navagio

Shipwreck at Navagio
Photo used under Creative Commons from Ghost of Kuji

13. Spanish boat shipwrecked at Cabo de Santa Maria’s beach 58 years ago

 Spanish boat shipwrecked at Cabo de Santa Maria's beach 58 years ago
Photo used under Creative Commons from tonyvirtual

14. Old Soviet trawler shipwrecked in Vestnik Bay

 Old Soviet trawler shipwrecked in Vestnik Bay
Photo used under Creative Commons from GlobalCitizen01

15. Ship Portrait – “Selma”

 Ship Portrait - "Selma"
Photo used under Creative Commons from OneEighteen

16. Shipwreck 3

 Shipwreck 3
Photo used under Creative Commons from stevelyon

17. Shipwrecked

 Shipwrecked
Photo used under Creative Commons from alefbetac

18. Shipwreck

Shipwreck
Photo used under Creative Commons from janhamlet

19. AmStar 7

AmStar 7
Photo used under Creative Commons from Wollex

20. Aral Sea Ship Cemetery XI

 Aral Sea Ship Cemetery XI
Photo used under Creative Commons from kvitlauk

21. Shipwreck

 Shipwreck
Photo used under Creative Commons from Saipan_Jack

22. Ship washed up by Hurricane Katrina

 Ship washed up by Hurricane Katrina
Photo used under Creative Commons from Camlin Photography

23. The Francisco Morazan

The Francisco Morazan
Photo used under Creative Commons from xray10

24. The Abandoned Ship

The Abandoned Ship
Photo used under Creative Commons from Ahmed Rabea

25. Loullia Wreck

 Loullia Wreck
Photo used under Creative Commons from sashapo

26. Shipwreck by Marigot

 Shipwreck by Marigot
Photo used under Creative Commons from Taylor McConnell

27. The Riverdance thrown ashore

 The Riverdance thrown ashore
Photo used under Creative Commons from zund

28. Ship wreck in Red Sea

Ship wreck in Red Sea
Photo used under Creative Commons from Joost J. Bakker IJmuiden

29. Costa Teguise

Costa Teguise
Photo used under Creative Commons from racatumba

30. Shipwreck of the SS Richmond P. Hobson

Shipwreck of the SS Richmond P. Hobson
Photo used under Creative Commons from Jaffadog

31. The Evanghelia

The Evanghelia
Photo used under Creative Commons from Stefan Schlautmann

32. A wreck in the sea of Sardinia

A wreck in the sea of Sardinia
Photo used under Creative Commons from stebox78

33. Concrete Ship (Sapona) – Bimini

Concrete Ship (Sapona) - Bimini
Photo used under Creative Commons from miamism

34. Shipwreck

 Shipwreck
Photo used under Creative Commons from Erik Cleves Kristensen

35. Shipwreck in Big Tub Harbour

 Shipwreck in Big Tub Harbour
Photo used under Creative Commons from RepoMan84

36. The bow of the Unkai Maru

The bow of the Unkai Maru
Photo used under Creative Commons from gh0stdot

Author : Sonny Day

Sonny M. Day is a passionate SEO and web design enthusiast who loves photography, mountain climbing, snorkeling and dirt bike riding.

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Veronica July 6, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Of course this doesn’t matter if you have contacted them and have their permission to show the image :). Just a friendly alert.

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Veronica July 6, 2012 at 11:23 pm

You really need to check the rights on these images. Some of them are copyrighted and not creative commons. Simply being on Flickr does not mean they are Creative Commons images and in fact most them are not.

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Lars July 6, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Thanks for your concern Veronica. We always check the copyrights before featuring photos and and it is a priority for us to respect copyrights. If you found a problem in this post we may have made a mistake or maybe the status was changed after the article was written. Please share with us the photos you found not to be fully copyrighted. We will then remove the photo immediately and request approval from the copyright owner before adding it again.

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Jamin Wells December 12, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Great article and collection of images. Shipwrecks litter coastlines around the world and each has a story worth exploring. Thanks for posting!

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