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Global Maritime Wrecks Database
Entry ID: Maritime_Wrecks

Abstract: The Global Maritime Wrecks Database (GMWD) is a worldwide ArcView point
shapefile of more than 250,000 wreck locations. Each wreck is attributed with a
variety of information. Some of the information includes:

Wreck name
Wreck nationality
Date of sinking
Depth of wreck
Vessel category
Gross tons
Sinking agent
Nominal accuracy of wreck location
Source of wreck
Nationality of the vessel that sunk the wreck
and more...
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Global Maritime Wrecks Database
Online Resource:
Use Constraints See End Users License Agreement
Ancillary Keywords
Data Center
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (703) 456-2884
Phone: (703) 271-7300
Fax: (703) 796-5622
Fax: (703) 271-7301
Email: Info at
Email: Info at
Contact Address:
540-E Huntmar Park Drive
City: Herndon
Province or State: Virginia
Postal Code: 20170-5100
Country: USA
Distribution Media: CDROM
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-10-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23