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British Shipwreck With a Fortune in Silver on Board Discovered in Atlantic


Offbeat  (tags: discovery, shipwreck, treasure, ship, merchant steamship, underwater archaeology, SS Gairsoppa )

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- 2699 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
The wreck of a British cargo ship containing silver worth £155 million, sunk by a German U-boat during the Second World War, has been discovered in Atlantic. The SS Gairsoppa set sail from India in December 1940 carrying 240 tonnes of silver, iron and tea



   

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 27, 2011, 11:04 am
Can't help wondering how much of that 155 million will be needed to raise it.
 

Bob P (394)
Tuesday September 27, 2011, 11:48 am
thanks
 

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Tuesday September 27, 2011, 12:20 pm
cool.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 28, 2011, 8:23 am
Neat.
 

Rose K. (0)
Thursday September 29, 2011, 1:52 pm
interesting article thanks
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Thursday September 29, 2011, 3:25 pm
Remote control deep diving submarine recovering what a 7C 100 meter depth rated German sub sunk... Justice at last.
 

Jo Asprec (0)
Friday September 30, 2011, 12:27 am
Hope they'll find some real sunken treasure.
 

Gitte Loeyche (46)
Friday September 30, 2011, 6:30 am
Very interesting article. Thanks for sharing.
 
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