The German submarine U-550 has finally been found by divers after two decades of searching for the WWII-era wreck. The U-550 sank 113km south of Nantucket almost 70 years ago under US attack. A 7-man team located the wreck in deep water with the aid of side-scan sonar equipment.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
In what is believed to be one of the largest finds during a salvage operation, nearly $40 million worth of silver was discovered off the coast of Ireland. Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc., a British salvage company, has stated that it has brought up 43.5 tons of silver from the remnants of the SS Gairsoppa, a cargo ship that sunk during the Second World War. (Source: http://www.christianpost.com/news/ss-gairsoppa-silver-haul-worth-38-million-78591/ )
The final resting place of World War I submarine HMS E14 has been found off the coast of Turkey after 94 years under the sea. The E14 was discovered on the seabed off the town of Kumkale, in the eastern Mediterranean - just 800ft from the beach, largely intact. (Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2160577/Sunken-treasure-First-World-war-submarine-captains-won-Victoria-Cross-discovered-Turkish-coast-94-years-holed.html .)