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December 6, 2011

£150m Haul Of Silver Found In WWII Treasure Ship – Is The Timing A Coincidence?

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Huge Silver Haul Found On WWII Shipwreck Uploaded by NewsOnABC on Sep 26, 2011 Huge Silver Haul Found On WWII ShipwreckEnlarge Photo Huge Silver Haul Found On WWII Shipwreck Play Video Video: Silver Haul Found On WWII Shipwreck 0:32 | 674 views A team of shipwreck explorers has discovered the largest known haul of precious metals ever found in the sea. Odyssey Marine Exploration located the wreck of the SS Gairsoppa in international waters, around 300 miles off the coast of Ireland. The British cargo ship was sunk by a German U Boat in February 1941 while in operation as part of the war effort. It was torpedoed two months after leaving India with its cargo. The vessel had run low on fuel and became separated from the rest of its convoy when it was spotted by the Germans. Only one of the 32 crew who managed to escape in lifeboats survived. It is believed it was carrying more than seven million ounces of silver, worth £600000 according to the valuation at the time. That is £132m at today’s prices. The wreck is 4700 metres (2.92 miles) below the surface. Video and photo footage of the Gairsoppa were obtained by the team after sending a remotely operated vehicle to the wreck. Neil Cunningham Dobson, Odyssey’s Principal Marine Archaeologist, said: “Even though records indicate that the lifeboats were launched before the ship sank, sadly most of her crew did not survive the long journey to shore. “By finding this shipwreck, and telling the story of its loss, we pay tribute to
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  1. Clear that UK government was stealing this treasure from India during war time because they knew their time was nearing to leave India. They had colonies all over the world and they used to make their bread and butter out of those . Actually they still are . Most of the precious belongings in Royal families and in all over UK, are from India . Don’t believe me ? no prob. Before you go on commenting on my comment , please study a little bit of history in google/wikipedia.

    Comment by SujayDey — December 6, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

  2. Oh so it is a precious metal!!

    Comment by germans1 — December 6, 2011 @ 4:20 pm

  3. Oh come one now, if you don’t get that the corporate rich, own all governements pretty much including the so called communist ones like China, your brain dead. It’s pretty obvious at this point, there is no real government, they are paid off greedy goons and Hench men for the shadow world government, doesn’t matter what they call themselves,communist, socialist, democrat republican, independents, it’s all the same.Yes some rich elite has financed this small co expedition of course.

    Comment by grangersmith — December 6, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

  4. Why dont we find out WHO OWNS THE EXCAVATION COMPANY HIRED HERE TO RECOVER THE SILVER. My guess is that there will be govt agents behind the wheel of this operation to keep 80%.

    Comment by MotorCityPlayer — December 6, 2011 @ 5:49 pm

  5. Gee. How many paper shorts does this make up for?

    Not enough.

    Comment by WalkingThroughOut — December 6, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

  6. Silvaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Comment by NewWorldFreedomFight — December 6, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

  7. 7 million ounces , roundabouts. It wouldn’t affect the price of Silver since theres around 700 million ounces mined per annum.

    Comment by hablerz — December 6, 2011 @ 7:37 pm

  8. Cool :O)

    Comment by M1STYWORLD — December 6, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

  9. 200 tons. now that is a lot of silver.

    Comment by doncarlsanders — December 6, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

  10. That’s crazy…thanks for the upload.

    Comment by thevaporshoppe — December 6, 2011 @ 9:21 pm

  11. War grave?

    Comment by HumanSayNo — December 6, 2011 @ 9:39 pm

  12. yeep silver dropped to $30 per oz =/

    Comment by jeffthecoder — December 6, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

  13. saw this last night its a british ship we get america to recover the stuff .We get 20% they get 80% and it costs them lest than 1% to recover the stuff and that comes off before the 80% lmfao WTF IS IT WITH BRITAIN A FEW YEAR BACK GORDON BROWN SOLD LOADS OF BRITISH GOLD CHEAP WHAT A GIMP LOOK AT THE PRICE OF IT NOW

    Comment by poulter27 — December 6, 2011 @ 9:46 pm

  14. Ha ha,, well said,, ya gotta watch those online Homo’s. I love your videos and stock pix,, or should I say I really LIKE them : )

    Comment by AHOYM8ES — December 6, 2011 @ 10:35 pm

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