The SS Ayrfield in Homebush Bay, Wentworth Point, New South Wales, Australia
The SS Ayrfield was a transport ship launched in 1911 in England with the name of SS Corrimal. Its mission was to transport coal, which was still the blood of the Industrial Revolution that moved the muscle of the British Empire. Decades later, the coal man went on to perform military transport functions in the Pacific area during World War II, at the service of the US army. the rusty helmet of the SS Ayrfield and its green crown became a very familiar image for the residents of Sydney…It was they who baptized him with the name of “the floating forest”
In Messina, Sicilia, Italia in the water in front of the inhabited center of Messina, near what is still today industrial area… stands still The “Rigoletto” On July 1, 1980, on the ship, while it was transporting used cars from Antwerp, Belgium, to Beirut in Lebanon, caught fire off Capo Spartivento. The crew was forced to abandon the boat that was towed from the Mediterranean to the port of Messina.Today abandoned in the area of the Real Cittadella, where, in shallow waters, it found its last port and is accessible for Recreational Dive and photo shooting.
The ship MV Panagiotis (launched in ’37 in Scotland) was a boat used by smugglers for the black market of cigarettes and alcohol between Greece and Turkey, in 1980 during a coast guard chase Greek, tried to hide in what at the time was a simple inlet but remained stranded in the shoal.The crew abandoned the ship and its precious cargo was “plundered” by the local population (it is said that for years only smuggled cigarettes were smoked on the island! Today is one of the most beautiful and characteristic beaches in the world,a very popular european destination
The wreck of the Sweepstakes in Lake Huron
The Sweepstakes was a Canadian sailing ship which, due to extensive damage, was abandoned in 1885 off Cove Island, in Lake Huron, in the Great Lakes region between the USA and Canada (which are as big as real seas, and was dragged to the “Big Tub Harbor” near Tobermory,Today the wreck of the sweepstakes lies in a part of the Fathom Five National Marine Park
The wreck of the S.S. Maheno ,Fraser Island,Australia
The SS Maheno is a ship, built for comfort and speed in 1904 in Scotland.He was used as a hospital ship during the First World War.On July 8, 1935, at 2 pm, the SS Maheno was caught in a winter hurricane and thrown on Fraser Island in Australia on July 9, 1935.The Royal Australian Air Force used the wreckage as a target during the Second World War. Today A major landmark on Fraser Island is the shipwreck of the S.S. Maheno ..Due to the dangerous condition of the ship access is prohibited.