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Find incredible images of haunted shipwrecks on Google Maps – including the final resting place of the doomed Titanic

GOOGLE Maps puts land and sea at your fingertips – check out the craziest shipwreck sites from around the world.

These ships met a disastrous end due to rough water, a bad captain and a nuclear explosion.

Google has mapped 10 million miles of the earth

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Google has mapped 10 million miles of the earth

titanic

The wreck of the Titanic was found in 1985

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The wreck of the Titanic was found in 1985Photo credit: Times Newspapers Ltd
The Titanic was only 400 miles from land when it struck an iceberg and sank

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The Titanic was only 400 miles from land when it struck an iceberg and sankPhoto credit: Google Earth

“There is no danger of the Titanic sinking. The boat is unsinkable and passengers will experience nothing but inconvenience,” White Star Line vice president Phillip Franklin said upon hearing news of a collision.

Over the next two and a half hours, the Titanic would take on water, split in half and leave survivors adrift in frigid waters in total darkness – an estimated 1,500 people died in the accident.

The wreck site is visible on Google Earth by entering the coordinates 41.7325°N, 49.9469°W.

SS Maheno

The SS Maheno was first launched almost 120 years ago in 1905

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The SS Maheno was first launched almost 120 years ago in 1905Photo credit: Google Earth

During the First World War the ship was put into service as a hospital ship – international treaties required the ship to be painted white to distinguish itself as a carrier of the wounded.

In 1935 the ship was decommissioned and her propellers removed – a storm separated her from a towboat carrying the SS Maheno.

The ship and the small crew on board washed up on Fraser Island – the men spent eight days on the island while the boat remains there to this day.

Locate the ship on Google Earth by searching for Fraser Island, Australia.

Costa Concordia Disaster

The ship belonged to Carnival Cruise Line

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The ship belonged to Carnival Cruise LinePhoto credit: Reuters

The Costa Concordia hit a rock off the Tuscan coast of Italy in 2012 and capsized – 32 people died in the accident.

The ship’s captain, Francesco Schettino, was sentenced to 16 years in prison on multiple manslaughter and other maritime charges.

The total cost of the wreck, between lost assets and scrapping, was said to be about $2 billion Reuters.

Although you can’t see the Costa Concordia wreck on Google Maps, it can show you exactly where the boat sank and the route the ship took.

Chernobyl port

The port is 13 miles from the site of the nuclear disaster - take Google Maps to the site of the reactor explosion

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The port is 13 miles from the site of the nuclear disaster – take Google Maps to the site of the reactor explosionPhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded in a fire caused by human error and poor design, and was made worse by a secretive and rigid Soviet government.

About 1,000 square miles were evacuated due to the radiation escaping from the reactor into the atmosphere – the port of Chernobyl is inside what is now the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Thomas Windisch, a photographer who explored the site, narrates Daily Mail that some boats were commissioned during the cleanup, but most have remained unused since 1986.

USS Palo Alto

This sunken ship used to be an attraction for tourists

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This sunken ship used to be an attraction for touristsPhoto credit: Google Earth

The USS Palo Alto was built for World War I, but the conflict ended before the ship could be deployed.

The ship was shipped to Aptos, California, where its concrete structure earned it the nickname “The Cement Boat.”

Shipwreck Graveyard

It's barnacle paradise at the Staten Island Boat Graveyard

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It’s barnacle paradise at the Staten Island Boat GraveyardPhoto credit: Google Earth

Dozens of rotting ships bob in the water at the Staten Island Boat Graveyard.

The ships lay in port to be sold or scrapped, but no one was interested.

Shipwreck on the Thames

The Thames is home to dozens of wrecks

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The Thames is home to dozens of wrecksPhoto credit: Google Earth

Wrecks along the Thames are visible on Google Maps.

In 1665, an English naval ship named London was accidentally blown up and sank – its wreckage was discovered inside 2005.

Last year it was decided to load a ship from the Second World War explosive that had sunk in the Thames would be broken up and deactivated.

Shipwreck in the Garden of Eden

The river reportedly has several shipwrecks beneath its surface

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The river reportedly has several shipwrecks beneath its surfacePhoto credit: Google Earth

This ship sank in a river of religious importance in Iraq.

On Google Maps, the boat can be seen partially submerged in the Shatt al-Arab River off the Iraqi coast.

The swamps of the Shatt al-Arab are believed to have inspired the biblical Garden of Eden The Atlantic.

SS Francisco Morazan

The crew accidentally totaled the ship in a storm

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The crew accidentally totaled the ship in a stormPhoto credit: Google Maps

This ship is located off South Manitou Island in Lake Michigan.

The crew had difficulty navigating due to poor visibility caused by snow.

The ship has been aground since 1960.

Seafaring and the navigation inventions associated with it are one of the greatest achievements of mankind.

Although we are familiar with many significant shipwrecks, there are undoubtedly centuries of unknown sunken boats that have lost their battle with the ocean.

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