The mysteriously derelict schooner Carroll A. Deering, as seen from the Cape Lookout lightship on 28 January 1921. (US Coast Guard)
The mysteriously derelict schooner Carroll A. Deering, as seen from the Cape Lookout lightship on 28 January 1921. (US Coast Guard)

A ghost ship, also known as a phantom ship, is a vessel with no living crew aboard; it may be a fictional ghostly vessel, such as the Flying Dutchman, or a physical derelict found adrift with its crew missing or dead, like the Mary Celeste.[1][2] The term is sometimes used for ships that have been decommissioned but not yet scrapped, as well as drifting boats that have been found after breaking loose of their ropes and becoming carried away by the wind or the waves.

Chronology

The Flying Dutchman by Albert Pinkham Ryder
The Flying Dutchman by Albert Pinkham Ryder

Folklore, legends, and mythology

Unsubstantiated

The discovery of the Marlborough, as depicted by Le Petit Journal in 1913
The discovery of the Marlborough, as depicted by Le Petit Journal in 1913

Historically attested

An engraving of Mary Celeste as she was found abandoned.
An engraving of Mary Celeste as she was found abandoned.
MV Joyita. The ship was partially submerged and listing heavily to port side.
MV Joyita. The ship was partially submerged and listing heavily to port side.

Fiction

Film and television

Literature

Video games

Music

See also

Citations and references

Citations
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