Sunday, January 22, 2012

HMS Victory Treasure Will Finally Be Salvaged

The remains of the first HMS Victory are to be raised from the sea bed nearly 300 years after it sank, it was reported today.

The vessel, predecessor of Nelson's famous flagship, went down in a storm off the Channel Islands in 1744, taking more than 1,000 soldiers to their deaths.

Along with a bronze cannon collection, some believe the ship was carrying a large quantity of gold coins from Lisbon to Britain, which would now be worth a reported £500 million.

According to the Sunday Times, the wreck is to be handed over to the Maritime Heritage Foundation, which is expected to employ Odyssey Marine Exploration to carry out the . . .

Read more at: The Sunday Mirror

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