Treasure hunters find sunken British ship

October 10, 2011 12:49:28 PM PDT
Treasure hunters have struck it rich off the coast of Ireland. A Tampa, Florida based crew announced today that it has found the wreckage of a British ship sunk by a German torpedo in 1917.

The "Montola" --went down in the north Atlantic with 20 tons of silver on board, now worth $18 million.

Oddyssey Marine Exploration plans to recover the silver next spring. Oddysey keeps 80 percent of it, the British government gets 20. Last month, Oddysey discovered another British ship off Ireland with an estimated $200 million in silver on board.

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