There are more than 3 million shipwrecks spread across the world’s 140 million square miles of ocean. But not all ships are abandoned underwater — some lay wrecked and rusting on land, either docked and forgotten or left behind by past generations.

Get lost in our collection of abandoned ships below, and explore our full “Forsaken” collection for even more images of places and things that were left to rust.

A boat ruin in a Scottish Loch lies partially submerged in the water by Targn Pleiades
A boat ruin in a Scottish Loch lies partially submerged in the water by Targn Pleiades
Man sitting in a desolate landscape with a beached shipwreck by ehrlif
Man sitting in a desolate landscape with a beached shipwreck by ehrlif
Shipwreck in fish boat port by Teddy Leung
Shipwreck in fish boat port by Teddy Leung
Sunken shipwreck on the reef, Egypt, Red Sea by Maciej Bledowski
Sunken shipwreck on the reef, Egypt, Red Sea by Maciej Bledowski
Snorkelers swim above a shipwreck in Palau's inner lagoon by Ethan Daniels
Snorkelers swim above a shipwreck in Palau’s inner lagoon by Ethan Daniels
Shipwreck on the beach by tourdottk
Shipwreck on the beach by tourdottk
Abandoned wrecked fishing trawler beached on the shore by Peter Elvidge
Abandoned wrecked fishing trawler beached on the shore by Peter Elvidge
Scuba divers exploring the stern section of a shipwreck by Paul Vinten
Scuba divers exploring the stern section of a shipwreck by Paul Vinten
Boat skeleton on White Sea shore by Nikita Tiunov
Boat skeleton on White Sea shore by Nikita Tiunov

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Shipwrecked Collection

Top image: Long exposure of an old shipwreck at Longniddry beach by Targn Pleiades