The Most Beautiful Shipwrecks From Around The World

Floating Forest


This particular wreck has spawned life where there was once only corrosion. The SS Ayrfield was originally built in 1911 in the UK, registered in Sydney in 1912 as a steam collier, then later used in World War II to transport supplies to American troops stationed in the Pacific. It was retired in Australia’s Homebush Bay, an area that used to be a bustling port until toxic waster spillage transformed it into a ship-breaking yard. A few ships were left floating there for over 75 years, including the SS Ayrfield. But this ship is the only one that became overgrown with a mangrove thicket, transforming it into a majestic floating forest.