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September 26, 2011

British Transport Sunk In WWII Found; Silver Aboard Ship Could Be Worth $230 Million Dollars

In other words, it holds fourteen silver dimes (fingers crossed).

Only one man survived the sinking of the ship by U-boats.

SS Gairsoppa settled upright on the seabed with its cargo holds open, which means remote-controlled robotic submarines should be able to retrieve the bullion.

Work would begin in the second quarter of 2012, [the salvage company] said.

The seven million ounces of silver on the ship is a mixture of privately owned bullion insured by the UK government and state-owned coins and ingots.

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Odyssey president Mark Gordon said one set of documents suggested the silver bars may contain 2.5% gold as well, which he described as "an added bonus". Ron Paul described it as "boner fuel."

I added that last part in.


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