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Odyssey In Depth
Odyssey's 8-ton ROV ZEUS returns to the surface from a dive to a shipwreck site
A porthole from the wreck of the SS Republic is placed in a recovery basket to await transport to the surface vessel
A pressed glass crucifix candlestick from the SS Republic wreck site arrives on the deck of the Odyssey Explorer



SS Gairsoppa: The Gairsoppa lies approximately 3 miles below the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean. The ship sank after being hit with a torpedo on February 17, 1941. Odyssey discovered the shipwreck in 2011 and inspected the site with a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). What appear to be tea chests were observed in one cargo hold that was accessible to the ROV. The Gairsoppa’s cargo manifest included more than 1700 tons of tea and research indicates the ship was also carrying up to 7 million ounces of silver.

SS Mantola: The SS Mantola lies approximately 1.5 miles below the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean. The ship was less than a year old when it was hit by a torpedo on February 9, 1917 and sank. Odyssey discovered the shipwreck in 2011, approximately 100 miles from the SS Gairsoppa shipwreck. This video was taken during the inspection of the site with a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).

HMS Victory: Balchin's HMS Victory was the predecessor to Nelson's Victory. It was commanded by Admiral Sir John Balchin and was considered the greatest ship in the world when it was lost. In a storm in 1744. Armed with up to 110 guns, Victory was the last Royal Navy warship to be lost at sea with a complete complement of bronze cannon. The shipwreck was discovered in 2008 by Odyssey Marine Exploration.

SS Republic: Scenes from the SS Republic shipwreck site, a Civil War era paddlewheel steamer which sank approximately 100 miles off the Georgia coast. Odyssey recovered more than 51,000 coins and nearly 14,000 artifacts from this site 1,700 feet deep.

HMS Sussex: Underwater video from a shipwreck site believed to be HMS Sussex, a British warship which sank in 1694. The video was taken during pre-disturbance and core sampling surveys at the site.

"Tortugas": This Spanish colonial shipwreck discovered approximately 1500 feet deep was the first ever deep-ocean remotely-operated archaeolgical excavation. During the 1990-1991 excavation nearly 17,000 artifacts, some as small as seeds and pearls, were recovered

"Blue China": Likely the remains of a modest American coastal trader conducting business along the Atlantic Seabaord in the years preceding the American Civil War.

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