Famous Warship Found?

hmsvictorySea explorers say they’ve found the H.M.S. Victory, a famous British warship that sank in the English Channel during a strong storm in 1744. The Victory is thought to have been carrying 900 men and four tons of gold coins. The gold could be worth more than $1 billion today.

The team of explorers determined the Victory’s identity by examining “41 bronze cannons visible on the sandy bottom.”

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  1. That’s a lot of gold to have found at the bottom of the English Channel. Can US keep it? How did it sink, did it get shot down during a fight with another ship?

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