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* Largely justified in ''Film/AssaultOnAQueen''. The protagonists find a sunken German U-boat while hunting for treasure. Eric, a former U-boat captain, explains that the captain would have sent the crew off and then scuttled the sub by filling the ballast tanks and letting it sink to the bottom; GoingDownWithTheShip. As the U-boat is designed to operate underwater, it has suffered little damage from sitting on the seabed; although they do comment that they were lucky none of the valves had failed and flooded the boat. By emptying the ballast tanks, they are able to refloat the U-boat and tow it to shore, where they spend considerable time cleaning barnacles and other crud off the hull and replacing all the components (gaskets, batteries, etc.) that have perished in the last 20 years.

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* The climax of Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' had Ursula control the weather and raise a veritable ''fleet'' of derelict wooden sailing ships. Prince Eric is even able to gain control of one and steer it. [[AWizardDidIt In this case, there's at least the excuse that magic was involved]].

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* The climax of Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' had Ursula control the weather and raise a veritable ''fleet'' of derelict wooden sailing ships. Prince Eric is even able to gain control of one and steer it. [[AWizardDidIt In this case, there's at least the excuse that magic was involved]].



* If a steel ship lands upright on the seafloor they often stay relatively intact. A ship is simply much likelier to face structural collapse if its at on its side because its not meant to hold itself together at that angle.
* Thanks to mitigating factors including a shorter time frame and the cooler waters of the English Channel, a Sherman tank known to have fallen into the ocean during the D-Day invasion was salvaged for the 50th anniversary commemoration. It cleaned up nicely enough to fire live rounds. For "decades of seawater" levels of "cleanup."

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* If a steel ship lands upright on the seafloor they often stay relatively intact. A ship is simply much likelier to face structural collapse if its it's at on its side because its it's not meant to hold itself together at that angle.
* Thanks to mitigating factors including a shorter time frame and the cooler waters of the English Channel, a Sherman tank known to have fallen into the ocean during the D-Day invasion was salvaged for the 50th anniversary 50th-anniversary commemoration. It cleaned up nicely enough to fire live rounds. For "decades of seawater" levels of "cleanup."


* In ''Recap/TintinRedRackhamsTreasure'', the wreck of the ''Unicorn'' is in much the same condition as when she sank, three hundred years ago. What is particularly egregious is that there are pirate skeletons posed around treasures, despite the ship having been violently blown up.

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* In Downplayed in ''Recap/TintinRedRackhamsTreasure'', where the wreck of the ''Unicorn'' is in much the same condition as when she sank, passable condition, three hundred years ago. What is particularly egregious is that there are pirate skeletons posed around treasures, despite the ship having been violently blown up.after it sank.

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* In the ''Animation/MotuPatlu'' episode "Mermaid", there is a shipwreck visible in the background in one scene. The ship is mostly intact and standing upright.


* In the very first episode of the 2005 ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' anime, "The Fishing Pond in My Studying Room", Doraemon and Noby try to escape from a shark in the ocean and find a sunken ship to hide in. The wrecked ship is noticeably battered but is sitting perfectly upright.

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* In the very first episode of the 2005 ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' anime, "The Fishing Pond in My Studying Room", Doraemon and Noby Nobita try to escape from a shark in the ocean and find a sunken ship to hide in. The wrecked ship is noticeably battered but is sitting perfectly upright.

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* In the very first episode of the 2005 ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' anime, "The Fishing Pond in My Studying Room", Doraemon and Noby try to escape from a shark in the ocean and find a sunken ship to hide in. The wrecked ship is noticeably battered but is sitting perfectly upright.


* Part 2 of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ducktales}}'' FiveEpisodePilot features a well-preserved shipwreck... in a desert that gets flooded by monsoon rains every hundred years or so, making it a bit more justified than normal. It's a bit less believable that it's in good enough condition to only need a bit of work before Scrooge and his nephews can attempt to sail it back home.

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* Part 2 of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ducktales}}'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' FiveEpisodePilot features a well-preserved shipwreck... in a desert that gets flooded by monsoon rains every hundred years or so, making it a bit more justified than normal. It's a bit less believable that it's in good enough condition to only need a bit of work before Scrooge and his nephews can attempt to sail it back home.


* HIJMS ''Yamato'', despite exploding, being blown into two pieces, and being thoroughly and definitively sunk by around twenty bomb and torpedo hits off Okinawa in 1945, remains in good enough condition to be converted into a [[SpaceBattleshipYamato space battleship]] centuries later.

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* HIJMS ''Yamato'', despite exploding, being blown into two pieces, and being thoroughly and definitively sunk by around twenty bomb and torpedo hits off Okinawa in 1945, remains in good enough condition to be converted into a [[SpaceBattleshipYamato [[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato space battleship]] centuries later.
later. [[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato2199 The remake]] quietly glossed over this plot point, and implied the Yamato was a completely new-built warship ''disguised'' as a derelict wreck.


* ''HostileWaters'' makes an effort to play this as straight as possible while also subverting it. Antaeus Cruiser 00 is in remarkably good condition after spending 20 years on the ocean bed. It manages to surface and set sailing just fine despite the long rest. Thankfully, nothing essential got damaged too badly, so after a visit in a dry dock the ship is at (or at least, near) full operational capacity, though they are signs she never gets as good as new. 00's sister ship, 04 isn't as lucky. She doesn't wake from her nap on the ocean bed. They justify this through the use of advanced nanotechnology. Both 00 and 04 have creation engines on board with trillions of the little things, which would have repaired 04, too, if it had received the signal.

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* ''HostileWaters'' ''VideoGame/HostileWatersAntaeusRising'' makes an effort to play this as straight as possible while also subverting it. Antaeus Cruiser 00 is in remarkably good condition after spending 20 years on the ocean bed. It manages to surface and set sailing just fine despite the long rest. Thankfully, nothing essential got damaged too badly, so after a visit in a dry dock the ship is at (or at least, near) full operational capacity, though they are signs she never gets as good as new. 00's sister ship, 04 isn't as lucky. She doesn't wake from her nap on the ocean bed. They justify this through the use of advanced nanotechnology. Both 00 and 04 have creation engines on board with trillions of the little things, which would have repaired 04, too, if it had received the signal.


* The climax of Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' had Ursula control the weather and raise a veritable ''fleet'' of derelict wooden sailing ships. Prince Eric is even able to gain control of one and steer it.
** [[AWizardDidIt Magic.]]

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* The climax of Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' had Ursula control the weather and raise a veritable ''fleet'' of derelict wooden sailing ships. Prince Eric is even able to gain control of one and steer it.
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it. [[AWizardDidIt Magic.]]In this case, there's at least the excuse that magic was involved]].

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* If a steel ship lands upright on the seafloor they often stay relatively intact. A ship is simply much likelier to face structural collapse if its at on its side because its not meant to hold itself together at that angle.


Not so in the real world. In the real world, water, particularly salt water, and especially warm salt water as seen in most pirate-frequented areas, wreaks havoc on anything immersed in it for too long. Just look at the continued decay of the ''Titanic'' or ships sunk during WorldWarII. A wooden ship in salt water would be [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shipworm shipworm]] bait in no time flat.

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Not so in the real world. In the real world, water, particularly salt water, and especially warm salt water as seen in most pirate-frequented areas, wreaks havoc on anything immersed in it for too long. Just look at the continued decay of the ''Titanic'' or ships sunk during WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. A wooden ship in salt water would be [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shipworm shipworm]] bait in no time flat.


* In ''Recap/TintinRedRackhamsTreasure'', the wreck of the ''Unicorn'' is in much the same condition as when she sank, three hundred years ago.

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* In ''Recap/TintinRedRackhamsTreasure'', the wreck of the ''Unicorn'' is in much the same condition as when she sank, three hundred years ago. What is particularly egregious is that there are pirate skeletons posed around treasures, despite the ship having been violently blown up.


* In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'', there's a pirate ship sitting in ''lava.''

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* In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'', there's a pirate ship sitting in ''lava.''[[LavaIsBoilingKoolAid lava]].

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