The Lost Ship of the Desert is the subject of legends about ancient ships found in California's Colorado Desert.

20 Photos Of The Shipwrecks Of The Aral Sea

The Eduard Bohlen, Conception Bay, Skeleton Coast, Namibia. The ship that ran aground off the coast of Namibia's Skeleton Coast on September in a thick fog. Currently the wreck lies in the sand a distance from the shoreline.

Did you know South Africa has over 2,000 shipwrecks off it's coastline? Check out 34 more amazing facts about Mzansi! ^_^

Did you know South Africa has over shipwrecks off it's coastline? Check out 34 more amazing facts about Mzansi!

The royal coin.The "Tricentennial Royal" coin pictured here was die-cast, unlike most coins minted in the Spanish colonies during the 1700s. Credit: 1715 Fleet Queens Jewels, LLC

Million-Dollar Find: Shipwreck's Golden Treasure Includes Very Rare Coin

The royal coin.The "Tricentennial Royal" coin pictured here was die-cast, unlike most coins minted in the Spanish colonies during the Credit: 1715 Fleet Queens Jewels, LLC

The Dutch East India (VOC) ship Zuytdorp was lost without trace in the winter of 1712 en route from the Netherlands to Batavia (now Jakarta). The vessel was carrying a rich cargo and considerable silver bullion.  Of the seven VOC, English East India Company, Portuguese and American East India ships known to be lost off the coast of Western Australia, Zuytdorp is the only wreck from which survivors did not reach Batavia to tell the tale Zuytdorp - Illustration from WA Museum

The Dutch East India (VOC) ship Zuytdorp was lost without trace in the winter of 1712 en route from the Netherlands to Batavia (now Jakarta). The vessel was carrying a rich cargo and considerable silver bullion. Of the seven VOC, English East India Company, Portuguese and American East India ships known to be lost off the coast of Western Australia, Zuytdorp is the only wreck from which survivors did not reach Batavia to tell the tale Zuytdorp - Illustration from WA Museum

DISCOVERING THE BATAVIA WRECK VOC – United Dutch East India Company | Western Australian Museum

DISCOVERING THE BATAVIA WRECK VOC – United Dutch East India Company | Western Australian Museum

shiphead of the sunken ship Gribshunden, or "Grip Dog," sank in 1495 The monstrous figurehead weighs about 660 pounds (300 kg) and from the tip of its nose to its end, it is 11.1 feet (3.4 m) long. Now that it is out of the ocean, the team is soaking it in water while looking for the best way to preserve it. They eventually hope to display it at the Blekinge Museum in Karlskrona, Sweden. (Photo credit: Blekinge Museum)

Photos of a Terrifying 'Sea Monster' Ship Figurehead

BATAVIA GALLERY VOC – United Dutch East India Company | Western Australian Museum

Batavia Shipwreck Site and Survivor Camps Area Abrolhos

DIVER INSPECTING BATAVIA ANCHOR VOC – United Dutch East India Company | Western Australian Museum

DIVER INSPECTING BATAVIA ANCHOR VOC – United Dutch East India Company | Western Australian Museum

monster shipheadThe figurehead, shows a fantasy creature, with both leonine and crocodilian in appearance. It may in fact be a Grip Dog — a mashup of the mythical Greek griffon and a dog — or it may be a sea monster clutching a human head in its mouth. (Photo credit: Johan Ronnby) The Gribshunden was the flagship in the Danish King Hans' fleet

Photos of a Terrifying 'Sea Monster' Ship Figurehead

Divers have raised a wooden figurehead of a sea monster with ears like a lion and a crocodile’s mouth. The figurehead belonged to a Danish warship that sank in It comes from the Gribshunden, which was wrecked in the Baltic…

concordia_4 4. The Worst Cruise Ship Catastrophe  COSTA CONCORDIA

Images of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia after it ran aground off the western coast of Italy, killing at least five people.

concordia_3 If none of these things can deter you from going on cruise ships, perhaps not even the Costa Concordia being grounded in a calamitous manner will either. This disaster was the result of a cowardly and foolish captain who left an ecological devastation area, a significant eyesore and 30 lives lost. Read more at http://herbeat.com/5-worst-ship-sinkings-for-last-100-years/#iIj10FmKtfjRL7Pp.99

Steady progress: Engineers have managed to raise the ship 25 degrees during the course of the day and they hope things will get easier from this point on as gravity starts to take effect

arizona_3 There were over 2,400 Americans killed at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack on December 7th of 1941. There were more than 1,770 of those individuals who were mostly crewmen that died aboard the anchored battleship U.S. Arizona. To this day the Arizona acts as a grave site for the majority of the fallen, as it has never been raised since that event. Read more at http://herbeat.com/5-worst-ship-sinkings-for-last-100-years/#2FgiPZzyAwKZ8xVI.99

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The Gribshunden was the flagship in the Danish King Hans' fleet. In 1495, the king was making his way to Kalmar in what is now Sweden, when he briefly left the ship to conduct business at the port at Ronneby. While he was away, the ship burst into flames and sank, with many killed. Here, an image of a ship that dates to roughly the same time period, which was taken from a church in the region. (Photo credit: Foto Ingemar Lundgren, Ocean Discovery) drawing of the Gribshunden

Photos of a Terrifying 'Sea Monster' Ship Figurehead

A sea-monster figurehead that sat at the front of a Danish warship has been recovered from the Baltic Sea.

a ship with a dog or monster face on the prow Gribshunden, or "Grip Dog," sank in 1495

Photos of a Terrifying 'Sea Monster' Ship Figurehead

a ship with a dog or monster face on the prow Gribshunden, or "Grip Dog," sank in 1495

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