Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: HawkEye on January 05, 2013, 08:58:35 PM

Title: American bounty hunters & HMS Victory
Post by: HawkEye on January 05, 2013, 08:58:35 PM

"U.S. bounty hunters should not be allowed to raise the wreck of one of Britain's greatest warships and take some of the millions of pounds of gold it contains, it has today been claimed.
Leading archaeologists and descendants of the crew of HMS Victory, predecessor to Nelson's flagship, say that allowing it to be exploited for commercial gain would be a 'flagrant breach' of the military covenant and a betrayal of the more than 1,000 Royal Navy sailors who died.
In 2008, the wreck was discovered by Odyssey Marine Exploration, a U.S. company, some 264 years after it sank in a storm off the Channel Islands."
More here -

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257514/Anger-U-S-bounty-hunters-submit-plans-raise-gold-coins-worth-hundreds-millions-wreck-HMS-Victory.html


Details of Odyssey Marine's Spanish warship salvage attempts here -

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2241005/Lost-Spanish-treasure-worth-500million-reclaimed-sunken-19th-Century-galleon-unveiled.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-17/odyssey-marine-ordered-to-hand-shipwreck-treasure-to-spain.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2103972/Spain-sending-military-planes-retrieve-treasure-shipwreck.html