Wreck of renowned British warship found

February 1, 2009 7:41:23 AM PST
Deep-sea explorers who struck it rich two years ago say they've made another big find - the wreck of a legendary British warship. Odyssey Marine Exploration is still looking for the 100,000 gold coins believed to be aboard the HMS Victory when it sank in the English Channel in 1744. The Florida-based company found the shipwreck in May and has recovered cannons and other artifacts.

The ship was the largest and most heavily armed vessel of its day.

Odyssey made a splash two years ago when it brought up coins from the wreck of a Spanish galleon that could turn out to be worth $500 million. The coins from the Victory could be worth even more.

Odyssey executives are discussing the find at a news conference in London on Monday.

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