Tuesday, February 17, 2009


MSNBC.com has a slideshow of ten Shipwrecks that capture our imaginations. Blackbeard's and Captain Kidd's are among them.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

More on the Victory

Here's a different story on the wreck of the Victory.

If you want to see all the details of the discovery of the ship, watch the Discovery Channel's new show Treasure Quest. Starting last week they are devoting four hours to this ship.

Sunken Battleship Found

In the early 18th century, the biggest, most powerful ship afloat was HMS Victory. Nelson named his ship after this one but it sank in 1744. Treasure hunters recently discovered its wreck.

It wasn't a pirate ship - just the opposite, it was a King's ship that would have protected shipping lanes from pirates (and French) but it still carried a lot of gold 400,000 pounds sterling.