$77M sunken treasure found at bottom of Atlantic!

“American treasure hunters hit it big when they retrieved 60 tons of silver from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean earlier this month.
Tampa, Fla.-based Odyssey Marine Exploration led the quest to find the underwater treasure, which sank in 1941 when the SS Gairsoppa — a British steamship that was secretly carrying silver from India to Great Britain to fund the war effort — was hit by a German U-boat torpedo.
Currently being held in a secret location in England, the valuable haul — paired with the group’s previous recovery of 48 tons of bricks of silver last year — is the largest precious metal recovery in history: It’s worth an estimated $77 million.

“It’s starting to dawn on me now what we’ve achieved down here,” Odyssey’s senior project manager Andrew Craig told TODAY in a report that aired Tuesday.

The shipwreck was originally discovered in 2011, nearly 3 miles down off of Ireland’s coast. The team found much of the silver in the ship a year later, but only recently found much more on the ocean floor.”



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