What is wreck?

  • (noun): A ship that has been destroyed at sea.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on wreck, wrecks:

Saumarez Reefs - Known Shipwrecks On The Reef - Noumea May 1880
... women, struck on Saumarez reef, on May 13, and became a total wreck ... Seven of the Islanders were drowned in swimming off from the wreck to the boats, but the remainder, together with the crew, were rescued by the steamer Leichhardt, sent to their assistance by the owner of the vessel ... Other islanders were drowned while endeavouring to swim from the wreck to the boats the day after the vessel struck ...
Steamboats Of The Upper Columbia And Kootenay Rivers - Modern Archaeological Investigations
... Archaeological Society ("BCUAS") found two previously undocumented wrecks of vessels near the site of the Columbia River Lumber Company mill ... The expedition also located and mapped the wreck F.P ... Most of the Armstrong wreck is under 50 to 80 cm of mud ...
Lackawanna Old Road - Rockport Wreck
... The Old Road was the site of the DLW's most infamous train wreck ... In 1995, on the 70th anniversary of the wreck, a stone and plaque was erected at the Rockport crossing to remember the lives lost ...
SS Vienna (1873) - Wreck Artifacts
... The wreck of the Vienna was discovered in 1975 by the United States Fisheries R.V ... Gerred wrote of Bellrichard and Farnquist's dives to the Vienna They had made many trips to the wreck and brought up some interesting artifacts ... Farnquist, who is an expert on making lamps, book ends, and tables from wreck material, refinished the wheel ...
SS Montebello - Exploration of The Wreck
7, 1996, the submersible Delta descended with two men on board to the wreck at a depth of 880 feet (270 m) and found the Montebello sitting upright on the bottom ... impact with the sea floor, the overall condition of the wreck was thought to be quite good, giving rise to the concern that she may still hold her liquid cargo ... In August, 2010 the wreck was examined by a robot submarine from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute to determine whether the oil cargo was still on board and whether it posed a possible environmental threat ...

More definitions of "wreck":

  • (noun): A serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles).
    Synonyms: crash
  • (noun): An accident that destroys a ship at sea.
    Synonyms: shipwreck
  • (noun): Something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation.
    Example: "The house was a wreck when they bought it"; "thanks to that quack I am a human wreck"
  • (verb): Smash or break forcefully.
    Synonyms: bust up, wrack

Famous quotes containing the word wreck:

    To suffer woes which Hope thinks infinite;
    To forgive wrongs darker than Death or Night;
    To defy Power, which seems Omnipotent;
    To love, and bear; to hope, till Hope creates
    From its own wreck the thing it contemplates;
    Neither to change nor falter nor repent;
    This, like thy glory, Titan! is to be
    Good, great and joyous, beautiful and free;
    This is alone Life, Joy, Empire and Victory.
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    The old man had heard that there was a wreck and knew most of the particulars, but he said that he had not been up there since it happened. It was the wrecked weed that concerned him most ... and those bodies were to him but other weeds which the tide cast up, but which were of no use to him.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    We’re the victims of a disease called social prejudice, my child. These dear ladies of the law and order league are scouring out the dregs of the town. C’mon be a glorified wreck like me.
    Dudley Nichols (1895–1960)