WWII Wreck Gives Up 61 Tons of Silver 3 Miles Below Atlantic

WWII Wreck Gives Up 61 Tons of Silver 3 Miles Below Atlantic

Forty-eight tons of silver bullion has been recovered from the SS Gairsoppa and returned to the British government, Odyssey Marine, Inc. announced on July 18, 2012. The record-breaking operation has so far produced the heaviest and deepest recovery of precious metals from a shipwreck. Photograph: Odyssey Marine Inc. via AP Images