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British ship sunk 110 years ago, found at the bottom of the Gulf of Peter the Great

September 11 2007
18:06

Sensational discovery made seashore divers. At the bottom of the Gulf of Peter the Great, they found an English ship, which sank 110 years ago. According to the founder of the diving club "East" Henry Costin discovered the ship - one of the world's first sailing ships, equipped with a steam engine.

According to researchers, the ship belonged to English merchants, carrying on the Far East, various European goods.

75-meter long ship was built in the middle of the XIX century, the shipyards of the British company Lloyd's. In 1897, the ship hit a storm and sank. In the coming days, the divers are going to explore the ship more closely. Moreover, they have looked for the descendants of the owners of the vessel. If the ship was insured, the heirs will be able to collect their money. Divers Club "East" and had made an unexpected discovery. At one time they found the famous research schooner "East" and the ships of medieval state of Curio. Reports Newsinfo.

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