Tag Archive for shipwreck

Sunken treasure found off coast of Texas (Video Report)

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July 24, 2013 12:24 PM

Newly released images show sunken treasure found off the coast of Galveston, Texas, from a shipwreck that has laid undisturbed on the floor of the Gulf for 200 years.

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Explorers raise the bar — 1,574 silver ones — in WW II shipwreck (W/Video)

Featured image: Silver bullion bar 1000 oz top view. CREDIT: Unit 5 SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons. ( This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license).

From New York Daily News BY  SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2013, 5:54 AM

Odyssey Marine Exploration just finished a record-setting recovery effort in the North Atlantic, pulling 1,574 silver ingots from the wreck of merchant ship SS Gairsoppa three miles below the choppy seas. The total value is expected to rise more than $35 million.

The mournful tale of the SS Gairsoppa stood unchanged for seven decades — sunk by a German U-boat, 84 people killed, its fortune in silver bars forever lost to the Atlantic Ocean.

There’s a new ending now — with a twist long considered impossible. . . . Read Complete Report.


From youtube uploaded by Russ Balbirona on Sep 27, 2011

RETRO:  SS Gairsoppa WWII Ship Sunk By German Submarine Odyssey Marine Found The Silver Treasure


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Secrets of the Deep~ Mel Fisher: Shipwreck Treasure (Full Video)

Featured Image:  The Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum in downtown Key West, Florida. CREDIT: Marc Averette. SOURCE: Wikipedia. Heitage  (This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license).

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Secrets of the Deep: Shipwreck Treasure

Published on Apr 1, 2013

Treasure hunters scour the ocean floor in search of shipwrecks and lost riches. The waters off the Florida Keyes still hold some of these riches, even a king’s ransom, just waiting to be found.

Is legendary Viking ‘sunstone’ real?

Photo: Researchers say this crystal found at the Alderney shipwreck near the Channel Islands could prove fabled Viking sunstones really did exist. (© Alderney Museum) (Fair Use)

From Fox News


By Megan Gannon

Published March 10, 2013

Ancient lore has suggested that the Vikings used special crystals to find their way under less-than-sunny skies. Though none of these so-called “sunstones” have ever been found at Viking archaeological sites, a crystal uncovered in a British shipwreck could help prove they did indeed exist.

The crystal was found amongst the wreckage of the Alderney, an Elizabethan warship that sank near the Channel Islands in 1592. The stone was discovered less than 3 feet from a pair of navigation dividers, suggesting it may have been kept with the ship’s other navigational tools, according to the research team headed by scientists at the University of Rennes in France. . . . Read Complete Report


Map takes you below surface to see Civil War shipwreck in 3-D (W/Video)

Photo: USS Hatteras (1861-1863) in action with CSS Alabama, off Galveston, Texas, on 11 January 1863. Lithographed by A. Hoen & Co., Baltimore, Md. Hatteras was sunk in this engagement. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. 

From Science on NBC News.com

By Douglas Main

updated 1/14/2013 12:19:59 PM ET
USS Hatteras sank in Gulf of Mexico 150 years ago after battle with CSS Alabama

On Jan. 11, 1863, a Union warship was sunk in a skirmish with a Confederate vessel in the Gulf of Mexico.

Exactly 150 years later, a new 3-D map of the USS Hatteras has been released that shows what the remains of the warship look like. The Hatteras rests on the ocean floor about 20 miles (32 kilometers) off Galveston, Texas, according to a release from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, which helped to sponsor the expedition to map the shipwreck . . . Read Complete Report

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Alaska issues permit for work on Gold-Rush era shipwreck

Photo: In this undated file photo is the ship S.S. Islander, which went down in 1901. Mystery has long surrounded the demise of the posh ship, once thought unsinkable. CREDIT: Unknown SOURCE

from NBC

By Becky Bohrer

updated 8/17/2012 4:09:05 PM ET

Archaeologists hope to solve mysteries of sinking — and a reported 6 tons of gold bullion

JUNEAU, Alaska — The state has issued a permit allowing for archaeological work at the site of a sunken Gold Rush-era ship in southeast Alaska.

A permit application was filed earlier this month by David Miller, an archaeologist under contract with Kent, Wash.-based Ocean Mar Inc. The Associated Press obtained documents related to the project, including a copy of the application and work proposal, through a public records request.

Ocean Mar fought for years for salvage rights to the luxury vessel, which was carrying about 180 people from Skagway, Alaska, to Vancouver, British Columbia, when it sank in Stephens Passage on Aug. 15, 1901. Forty people died, according to a court of inquiry report for the Canadian government. In April, a federal judge approved a recovery plan by Ocean Mar. Details remain under seal. . . . Read Complete Report

Silver treasure found at Swedish shipwreck

from the Local (Sweden)

Published: 12 Jul 12 13:44 CET

Divers have recovered a number of 16th century silver coins from the wreckage of the legendary Swedish warship Mars, which was discovered last year off the coast of the Baltic sea island of Öland.

“The coins are in excellent condition and of great historic interest, especially considering where they were found,” the diving expedition organizers which found the wreck, Ocean Discovery/Deep Sea Productions, said in a statement, according to local news website Barometern.se.

According to the divers, the silver coins date from the time of Sweden’s King Erik XIV, who ruled over Sweden between 1560 and 1568. . . . Read Complete Report