The Gulf Coast is home to a number of shipwrecks from centuries past, including the Emanuel Point shipwrecks from the Luna expedition, as well as more recent wrecks and artificial reefs, including the USS Oriskany and the USS Massachusetts.
Below is a map showing the approximate location of extant shipwrecks and artificial reefs. <googlemap version="0.9" lat="30.306503" lon="-87.135315" zoom="9" width="100%" height="300"> 30.043889, -87.006944 USS Oriskany 30.295833, -87.3125 USS Massachusetts </googlemap>
Below is a chronological list of shipwrecks known to have been sunk or run aground around Pensacola and the Gulf Coast.
|1553||Spanish fleet under Bartolomé Carreño||Near Mobile Bay|
|September 19, 1559||Six ships of the Luna expedition||Pensacola Bay|
|June 2, 1611||Santa Ana María Juncal||Cabo de Apalachi||Believed to have been carrying million dollars' of treasure|
|1731||Spanish frigate under Joseph Piz||Near Pensacola||Was carrying annual payroll for garrison|
|February 16, 1766||Le Tigre||Cape St. George||Story recounted in The Shipwreck and Adventure of Pierre Viauld|
|1766||Spanish ship, name unknown||Near "Isle of Rosey" (possible Santa Rosa Island)|
- Steven D. Singer. Shipwrecks of Florida,