Shipwreck

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Shipwreck
Shipwreck Jungle (With Mast).png
Biomes
Consists of
Can generate in
existing chunks

No

Shipwrecks are generated structures that primarily generate in oceans and beaches.

Generation[edit]

Shipwrecks generate in all types of oceans and beaches, usually underwater. They may also rarely generate inside icebergs and very rarely generate in underwater ravines.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Structure[edit]

Shipwrecks are shaped to resemble classic sailing vessels or pirate ships. They will generate in one of three ways: upright, "capsized" (keeled sideways), or "turtled" (upside-down). In many cases, they are missing their bow (front) or stern (rear), mast, and multiple other blocks, appearing damaged. It is also possible to find them in one intact piece. They consist solely of wooden materials, including logs, stripped logs[BE only], planks, fences, slabs, stairs, trapdoors, a door (if the ship is upright), and 1-3 chests, depending on rotation and whether all or half of the shipwreck is present. The bow generates two chests if upside-down and one otherwise, while the stern always generates two, and the whole ship generates three, regardless of the ship's rotation or condition. All variants of wood (except acacia‌[JE only]) are used in the shipwreck's structure, but only two wood types at a time (spruce + dark oak, jungle + dark oak, jungle + spruce, birch + oak, spruce + oak, etc.) are used.

Structure name Description Consists of Images
rightsideup_backhalf The stern of a ship, upright, intact. 166 Dark Oak Planks,

112 Dark Oak Stairs,

67 Jungle Planks,

20 Jungle Slab,

15 Jungle Fence,

13 Jungle Stairs,

6 Dark Oak Fence,

4 Dark Oak Log,

3 Dark Oak Trapdoor,

2 Dark Oak Slab,

2 Chest,

1 Dark Oak Door

rightsideup_backhalf_degraded The stern of a ship, upright, with a degraded appearance. 153 Dark Oak Planks,

109 Dark Oak Stairs,

59 Spruce Planks,

20 Spruce Slab,

14 Spruce Fence,

10 Spruce Stairs,

6 Dark Oak Fence,

4 Dark Oak Log,

4 Dark Oak Slab,

2 Dark Oak Trapdoor,

2 Chest,

1 Dark Oak Door

rightsideup_fronthalf The bow of a ship, upright, intact. 128 Spruce Planks,

108 Spruce Stairs,

58 Dark Oak Planks,

20 Dark Oak Stairs,

18 Dark Oak Fence,

11 Spruce Trapdoor,

8 Spruce Log,

1 Chest,

1 Spruce Door

rightsideup_fronthalf_degraded The bow of a ship, upright, with a degraded appearance. 111 Dark Oak Planks,

100 Dark Oak Stairs,

44 Spruce Planks,

12 Spruce Stairs,

10 Spruce Fence,

11 Dark Oak Trapdoor,

7 Dark Oak Log,

1 Chest,

1 Dark Oak Door

rightsideup_full A whole ship, upright, intact. 252 Spruce Planks,

178 Spruce Stairs,

104 Oak Planks,

31 Oak Fence,

31 Oak Slab,

26 Oak Stairs,

14 Spruce Trapdoor,

10 Spruce Log,

6 Spruce Fence,

3 Chest,

2 Spruce Slab,

1 Spruce Door

rightsideup_full_degraded A whole ship, upright, with a degraded appearance. 243 Spruce Planks,

171 Spruce Stairs,

89 Jungle Planks,

31 Jungle Slab,

27 Jungle Fence,

23 Jungle Stairs,

10 Spruce Log,

9 Spruce Trapdoor,

6 Spruce Fence,

3 Chest,

2 Spruce Slab,

1 Spruce Door

sideways_backhalf The stern of a ship, capsized, intact. 143 Spruce Planks,

105 Spruce Stairs,

101 Oak Planks,

10 Oak Fence,

6 Spruce Fence,

5 Oak Stairs,

4 Spruce Log,

3 Spruce Trapdoor,

2 Chest

sideways_backhalf_degraded The stern of a ship, capsized, with a degraded appearance. 123 Dark Oak Planks,

99 Dark Oak Stairs,

88 Spruce Planks,

10 Spruce Fence,

6 Dark Oak Fence,

4 Dark Oak Log,

3 Dark Oak Trapdoor,

3 Spruce Stairs,

2 Chest

sideways_fronthalf The bow of a ship, capsized, intact. 117 Jungle Planks,

104 Jungle Stairs,

60 Spruce Planks,

13 Spruce Stairs,

11 Spruce Fence,

7 Jungle Log,

7 Jungle Trapdoor,

1 Chest

sideways_fronthalf_degraded The bow of a ship, capsized, with a degraded appearance. 83 Oak Planks,

81 Oak Stairs,

46 Spruce Planks,

13 Spruce Stairs,

8 Spruce Fence,

7 Oak Trapdoor,

6 Oak Log,

1 Chest

sideways_full A whole ship, capsized, intact. 223 Dark Oak Planks,

171 Dark Oak Stairs,

159 Spruce Planks,

30 Spruce Fence,

22 Spruce Stairs,

14 Dark Oak Trapdoor,

10 Dark Oak Log,

6 Dark Oak Fence,

3 Chest

sideways_full_degraded A whole ship, capsized, with a degraded appearance. 206 Spruce Planks,

150 Jungle Planks,

149 Spruce Stairs,

24 Jungle Fence,

21 Jungle Stairs,

11 Spruce Trapdoor,

10 Spruce Log,

6 Spruce Fence,

3 Chest

upsidedown_backhalf The stern of a ship, turtled, intact. 176 Jungle Planks,

107 Jungle Stairs,

60 Spruce Planks,

10 Spruce Fence,

10 Spruce Stairs,

7 Spruce Slab,

4 Jungle Trapdoor,

4 Jungle Log,

3 Jungle Slab,

2 Jungle Fence,

2 Chest

upsidedown_backhalf_degraded The stern of a ship, turtled, with a degraded appearance. 167 Oak Planks,

98 Oak Stairs,

55 Spruce Planks,

10 Spruce Fence,

8 Spruce Stairs,

7 Spruce Slab,

4 Oak Trapdoor,

4 Oak Log,

3 Oak Slab,

2 Oak Fence,

2 Chest

upsidedown_fronthalf The bow of a ship, turtled, intact. 123 Spruce Planks,

93 Spruce Stairs,

60 Oak Planks,

21 Oak Stairs,

14 Spruce Trapdoor,

9 Spruce Log,

8 Oak Fence,

2 Chest

upsidedown_fronthalf_degraded The bow of a ship, turtled, with a degraded appearance. 112 Dark Oak Planks,

82 Dark Oak Stairs,

54 Jungle Planks,

20 Jungle Stairs,

11 Dark Oak Trapdoor,

9 Dark Oak Log,

8 Jungle Fence,

2 Chest

upsidedown_full A whole ship, turtled, intact. 219 Dark Oak Planks,

153 Dark Oak Stairs,

116 Jungle Planks,

30 Jungle Fence,

28 Jungle Stairs,

19 Jungle Slab,

14 Dark Oak Trapdoor,

10 Dark Oak Log,

4 Dark Oak Fence,

3 Chest,

2 Dark Oak Slab

upsidedown_full_degraded A whole ship, turtled, with a degraded appearance. 194 Oak Planks,

133 Oak Stairs,

109 Spruce Planks,

28 Spruce Stairs,

27 Spruce fence,

19 Spruce Slab,

14 Oak Trapdoor,

10 Oak Log,

4 Oak Fence,

3 Chest,

2 Oak Slab

with_mast The most complete shipwreck structure. A whole ship, upright, with all components, and three masts, intact. 209 Spruce Planks,

182 Spruce Stairs,

108 Dark Oak Planks,

70 Dark Oak Slab,

67 Spruce Log,

35 Dark Oak Fence,

24 Dark Oak Stairs,

16 Spruce Trapdoor,

6 Spruce Fence,

4 Spruce Slab,

3 Chest,

1 Spruce Door

with_mast_degraded A whole ship, upright, with all components, three masts, and a degraded appearance. 201 Spruce Planks,

172 Spruce Stairs,

107 Dark Oak Planks,

63 Dark Oak Slab,

28 Dark Oak Fence,

24 Spruce Log,

23 Dark Oak Stairs,

16 Spruce Trapdoor,

6 Spruce Fence,

4 Spruce Slab,

3 Chest,

1 Spruce Door

Loot[edit]

Shipwrecks contain 1–3 chests that have loot in them. Supply chests generate in the bow of the ships, treasures chests generate in the upper section of the stern, and map chests in the lower section. If a section of a ship is missing, the treasure chest for that respective section will also be missing.

An internal structure of the Shipwreck.

Supply chests[edit]

Each shipwreck supply chest contains 3–10 item stacks, with the following distribution:

Stack Size Weight # Items Chance # Chests
Suspicious Stew[note 1] 110770.84457.4%1.7
Paper 1–128774.39049.4%2.0
Wheat 8–217778.56844.9%2.2
Carrot 4–87773.54544.9%2.2
Poisonous Potato 2–67772.36444.9%2.2
Potato 2–67772.36444.9%2.2
Coal 2–86772.53240.0%2.5
Rotten Flesh 5–245776.12034.6%2.9
Gunpowder 1–53770.76022.4%4.5
Enchanted Leather Cap[note 2] 13770.25322.4%4.5
Enchanted Leather Tunic[note 2] 13770.25322.4%4.5
Enchanted Leather Pants[note 2] 13770.25322.4%4.5
Enchanted Leather Boots[note 2] 13770.25322.4%4.5
Bamboo 1–32770.33815.6%6.4
Pumpkin 1–32770.33815.6%6.4
TNT 1–21770.1278.1%12.3
  1. The stew will grant one of the following effects: 5–7 seconds of Blindness, 7–10 seconds of Jump Boost, 7-10 seconds of Night Vision, 10–20 seconds of Poison, 7–10 seconds of Saturation, or 6–8 seconds of Weakness.
  2. a b c d All enchantments are equally probable, except treasure enchantments, and any level of the enchantment is equally probable.

Treasure chests[edit]

Each shipwreck treasure chest contains items drawn from 2 pools, with the following distribution:

Stack Size Weight # Items Chance # Chests
3–6× 2–5× 3–6× 2–5×
Iron Ingot 1–5901508.10097.4%1.0
Iron Nugget 1–10508012.03194.5%1.1
Emerald 1–5401503.60073.7%1.4
Lapis Lazuli 1–1020804.81261.5%1.6
Gold Nugget 1–1010802.40636.6%2.7
Gold Ingot 1–5101500.90026.5%3.8
Bottle o' Enchanting 151500.15014.1%7.1
Diamond 151500.15014.1%7.1

Map chests[edit]

Each shipwreck map chest contains items drawn from 2 pools, with the following distribution:

Stack Size Weight # Items Chance # Chests
Buried Treasure Map 1111.000100.0%1.0
Paper 1–1020388.68489.4%1.1
Feather 1–510382.36860.0%1.7
Book 1–55381.18434.5%2.9
Clock 11380.0797.7%13.0
Compass 11380.0797.7%13.0
Empty Map 11380.0797.7%13.0

In Bedrock Edition each shipwreck map chest contains items drawn from 2 pools, with the following distribution:

Stack Size Weight # Items Chance # Chests
Buried Treasure Map 1111.000100.0%1.0
Paper 1–1020388.68489.4%1.1
Feather 1–510382.36860.0%1.7
Book 1–55381.18434.5%2.9
Clock 11380.0797.7%13.0
Compass 11380.0797.7%13.0
Map[note 1] 11380.0797.7%13.0
  1. Named unknown map, but changed to map 0, the scale level is 1:4, Maps from the same stack are stackable, but maps which are not stacked are unstackable despite looking identical.

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
Ahoy!Find a shipwreckNoPS4YesNo20GSilver

History[edit]

Java Edition
November 18, 2017Shipwrecks were shown in a clip of MINECON Earth.
Jeb confirmed that shipwrecks would have chests with loot in them.[1]
1.1318w11aAdded shipwrecks.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Added shipwrecks.
1.5.0beta 1.5.0.1Shipwreck now can generate with different types of wooden trapdoors, instead of only oak.
Shipwrecks are now more common.
The map room chests in shipwrecks can now contain clocks.
1.8.0beta 1.8.0.8Supply chests can now contain bamboo.
1.13.0beta 1.13.0.9Supply chests can now contain suspicious stew.
Legacy Console Edition
TU691.76Patch 38Added shipwrecks.
Education Edition
1.4.0Added shipwrecks.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Shipwreck" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • Shipwrecks that are generated on their side are always keeled to port (their left side).
  • The door in the lower deck of the ship can be used to replenish oxygen.‌[Java Edition only]
  • If the player looks closely at the stern section (only when their models are pointing up), on one side, one stair block is replaced by a slab.

Gallery[edit]

Odd generation[edit]

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