Sunken British warship laden with gold to be raised 250 years after battle

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By Abigail O'Leary
Daily Mirror, London
Sunday, January 29, 2017

A sunken British warship wrecked off the coast of South America is due to see the light of day once again -- along with L1 billion in gold coins.

The Lord Clive was blasted by cannon fire in 1763 after an attempt to reclaim Uruguay's Colonia del Sacramento, a former British colony that had been seized by the Spanish.

While Captain Robert McNamara planned to launch his attack and take over the city at the end of the Seven Years' War, Spanish forces were secretly planning a counterattack.

A battle saw the Lord Clive blasted to pieces and 272 of its crew killed. ...

... For the remainder of the report:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/sunken-british-warship-1-billion...



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