Thursday, July 25, 2013

Record 61 tons of silver recovered from shipwreck in Atlantic Ocean

In 1941, British cargo ship SS Gairsoppa was carrying the treasure to the United Kingdom when Nazis torpedoed it.

JULY 2013 PHOTO RELEASED BY ODYSSEY MARINE EXPLORATION, INC.,  

Odyssey Marine Exploration senior project managers Andrew Craig and Ernie Tapanes inspect the first silver bar recovered in 2013 from the SS Gairsoppa site, near Ireland. 

American deep-sea explorers recovered more than 61 tons of silver this month from a shipwreck nearly 3 miles beneath the ocean's surface — a world record.

Back in 1941, a British cargo ship, the SS Gairsoppa, was carrying the treasure from India to the United Kingdom when Nazis torpedoed the vessel nearly 300 miles off the coast of Ireland.

RELATED: AHOY! SHIPWRECK YIELDS 48 TONS OF SILVER.

For the rest of the story: http://www.nydailynews.com/record-61-tons-silver-recovered-shipwreck-atlantic-ocean-article-1.1407427

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