Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sunken Battleship Found

In the early 18th century, the biggest, most powerful ship afloat was HMS Victory. Nelson named his ship after this one but it sank in 1744. Treasure hunters recently discovered its wreck.

It wasn't a pirate ship - just the opposite, it was a King's ship that would have protected shipping lanes from pirates (and French) but it still carried a lot of gold 400,000 pounds sterling.

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