We display the historical details and current status of the various shipwrecks at the bottom of the Costa da Morte. Find out about the most outstanding or curious events of historical incidents in recent centuries through our website, as well as notes and pictures provided to us by underwater archaeologists. If you find these interesting, do not hesitate to collaborate with Finisterre Shipwrecks disseminating information and our website on your social networks.

  • The coal station of Corcubión

    The coal station of Corcubión

    The establishment of the General Coal Company (Plácido Castro) in the Port of Corcubión arose from the need to provide a refuelling point for steamships that travelled off Cape Finisterre. Sometimes ships were short of fuel, especially if they had to deal with storms and needed to refuel before reaching their destinations.


  • Shallows of Os Meixidos

    Shallows of Os Meixidos

    One of the most dangerous points of all of the Costa da Morte is between the estuaries of Corcubión and Muros. The shallows of Os Meixidoswhich, along with its brethren Los Brullos and A Ximiela, spread out like a minefield about 4 miles from the nearest coast. If under normal viewing conditions they are difficult to locate, in bad weather they are a nightmare for any sailor who ventures into this area.


  • Shallows of Carrumeiro Chico

    Shallows of Carrumeiro Chico

    The Greek steam ships' graveyard. The shallow of Carrumeiro Chico is a rock that barely peeks out above the water surface at high tide....

  • Santa María La Anunciada

    Santa María La Anunciada

    Name: Santa María La Anunciada Type: 16th Century Ship. Nationality: Spanish. Date os sinking: 28th October 1596 Victims: 243 Survivors: 7 Cause: Temporary. Location: Punta Restelos, Finisterre. GPS: 42° 56.4564’N 009° 13.4755’W Key features: This 1,000 ton wooden hulled ship was built in the shipyards of Vietri sul Mare, in Salerno, Italy. It had a crew of 90 men and was transporting Continue Reading...

  • The Saane flag ship

    The Saane flag ship

    Name: The Saane flag ship Type: Warship Nationality: French Date of sinking: 25th July 1543 Victims: Yes Cause: Naval battle Location: Near Monte Louro, Ria de Muros Other dates: The Saane, Álvaro de Bazán and the Battle of Muros, 1543 The Saane flagship was a French warship that belonged to the Alabardes fleet led by General De Saane. The “flagship” Continue Reading...

  • Focke Wulf FW 200 Kondor C3-U

    Focke Wulf FW 200 Kondor C3-U

    Name: Focke Wulf FW 200 Kondor C3-U Type: Reconnaissance / combat aircraft Nationality: German Date of sinking: 12th July 1942 Crew: 6 Victims: 6 Cause: Unknown Location: Near Monte Louro, Muros estuary. Key features: The Focke Wulf Kondor was one of the most emblematic planes of the air battles of World War II over the Atlantic. It was a large-sized Continue Reading...

  • Ter


    Name: Ter Type: Cargo boat Natonality: Spanish Owner: Tintoré & Cía (Barcelona) Date of sinking: 23th December 1900 Crew: 15 Cause: Run aground because of low visibility due to fog Location: Shallows of Os Meixidos, Muros. Key features: The Ter was a 76 metre long steam freighter built in September 1880 in the shipyards of Pearse in Stockton (England). It came from Continue Reading...

  • Salier


    Name: Salier Type: Cargo boat and passenger ship Nationality: German (Bremen) Owner: Norddeutscher Lloyd. Date of sinking: 8th December 1896 Crew: 281 Victims: 281 Cause: Stranded in a storm. Location: Basoñas, Corrubedo. Porto do Son GPS: 42º 38.3671 N 009º 6.0031 W Key features: The Salier was a steam liner carrying cargo and passengers between Europe and South America. It was Continue Reading...

  • Matthew Cay

    Matthew Cay

    Name: Matthew Cay Type: Merchant (steam) Nationality: Cay, Hall& Co., North Shields. Date of sinking: 23th September 1887 Crew: 19 Victims: 9 Cause: Ran adround due to fog Location: Shallow of La Carraca, Finisterre. GPS: 42º 53.7139 N 009º 18.4279 W Key features: The Steamship Mathew Cay was a nearly 80 metre long freighter built in 1872 by the shipyards Softley & Co. Continue Reading...