Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sunken treasure found - millions in silver on SS Gairsoppa shipwreck - video

The world's largest haul of precious metal from a shipwreck has been found on a British cargo ship sunk during the Second World War in the Atlantic 300 miles off the coast of Ireland.

Seven million ounces of silver, worth about £155 million at today's prices, was being carried from India by the SS Gairsoppa when she was sunk by a German U-boat.

Odyssey Marine Exploration, which will keep 80 per cent of the find, says the Gairsoppa lies nearly 4,700 metres below the surface in the North Atlantic.


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