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Nazi gold reportedly found in WWII shipwreck


Posted on Monday, 24 July, 2017 | Comment icon 2 comments

Is the SS Minden's lost treasure still sitting on the seafloor ? Image Credit: Nikolaus Sturzl
A chest thought to be filled with Nazi gold has been found in the wreckage of the scuttled SS Minden.
The ship, which has been located at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean near Iceland, was thought to have been hauling over $130 million worth of gold from South America to Nazi-occupied Europe.

After being loaded by officials from Banco Germanico, it left Brazil on September 6, 1939 before being spotted by two British cruisers - the HMS Calypso and HMS Dunedin - out at sea.

To prevent its valuables from being captured by the Allies, the crew deliberately scuttled the ship and left it to sink to the bottom of the ocean.

British treasure hunters are now attempting to acquire permission from authorities in Iceland to cut a hole in the ship's hull so that the chest can be recovered and taken back to the UK.

It is believed that it could contain as much as four tons of the precious metal.

Whether the vessel really does contain such a large haul of gold however, as well as whether the researchers will be granted permission to retrieve it, remains for the moment at least, unclear.

Source: Birmingham Mail | Comments (2)

Tags: Nazi, Gold, Shipwreck

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by brizink on 26 July, 2017, 2:53
So, they have to ask permission from Iceland? Explain how the British think they have a claim on this gold? Sounds to me like the Icelandic government's next move should be to send the Brits a thank you tweet and go get it themselves since it's apparently in their waters. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Codenwarra on 29 July, 2017, 7:01
brizink, it's a company, not the British Government. Iceland will have a claim on a percentage.


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