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Russian warship carrying 100BILLION worth of GOLD found off South Korea
UK Independent ^ | July 18, 2018 | Laura Mowat

Posted on 07/18/2018 5:55:54 AM PDT by C19fan

It is thought that the battle ship, which was discovered off the island of Ulleungdo, was sunken during the Russo-Japanese War and could have had the gold of an entire flotilla on board.

The Dmitrii Donskoi was an armoured cruiser in the Russian Imperial Navy’s Baltic fleet which was deployed to the Pacific in the 1904-5 Russo-Japanese War.

The warship would have taken part in the Battle of Tsushima which saw Russia defeated by Japanese warships.

(Excerpt) Read more at express.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; gold; russian; treasurehunting
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Does Russia have a claim?
1 posted on 07/18/2018 5:55:54 AM PDT by C19fan
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It seems imprudent to put $100B in a single boat. Was it insured?


2 posted on 07/18/2018 5:58:54 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: C19fan

bump for later ...


3 posted on 07/18/2018 6:00:27 AM PDT by BlueLancer (Antifa and Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) = SturmAbteilung)
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To: C19fan
If I'm calculating correctly, 100 Billion British Pounds in gold, at today's prices, is around 3600 tons.

Seems excessive. I think there's a few extra zeroes.

4 posted on 07/18/2018 6:01:24 AM PDT by wbill
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I hope the warship wasn’t sent into battle while carrying that cargo.

As a general rule, you should avoid a major fight while carrying a heavy load.


5 posted on 07/18/2018 6:01:28 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ("It's always a party when you're eating the seed corn.")
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Does Russia have a claim?


You betcha!

Spain claims sunken treasure on its ships from 400 years ago!


6 posted on 07/18/2018 6:02:25 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

The Armored Cruiser was not involved at the Battle of Tsushima but was caught by Japanese destroyers the next day.


7 posted on 07/18/2018 6:03:08 AM PDT by C19fan
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Does The Clinton Foundation have a claim?


8 posted on 07/18/2018 6:04:02 AM PDT by McGruff (We must accept this result and look to the future. - Hillary's concession speech)
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To: rightwingcrazy
It seems imprudent to put $100B in a single boat. Was it insured?

Darn ... that was the same boat on which that I kept all of my firearms. Another tragic boating accident ...

9 posted on 07/18/2018 6:04:06 AM PDT by BlueLancer (Antifa and Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) = SturmAbteilung)
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To: C19fan

A hundred billion in gold. Back when a hundred billion was worth something. It’s amazing that the ship didn’t sink at the pier with that much weight on her.


10 posted on 07/18/2018 6:04:29 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


11 posted on 07/18/2018 6:05:29 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Wisdom and education are different things. Don't confuse them.)
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Expect China to attempt to intercept it.


12 posted on 07/18/2018 6:06:26 AM PDT by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Solid gold shells would be useful then. And maybe more accurate as the targets would try and catch the shells. Hah!


13 posted on 07/18/2018 6:06:56 AM PDT by Doctor DNA (This is not your grandfather's internet.)
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To: marktwain

Wow, what absolute grifters.


14 posted on 07/18/2018 6:10:19 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard ( Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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Joint recovery venture with China, Canada, UK...

Hmmmmm.....


15 posted on 07/18/2018 6:10:32 AM PDT by mewzilla (Has the FBI been spying on members of Congress?)
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To: G Larry

That might cause some tension between China and Russia. Would that be a bad thing?


16 posted on 07/18/2018 6:10:46 AM PDT by CaptainK ("no collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker")
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To: marktwain

It seems that maritime salvage laws would be in effect, and the finders would have the best claim. Of course russia isn’t known for it’s strict compliance with international law.


17 posted on 07/18/2018 6:13:43 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ('DEPLORABLE' Charter Member of The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy - and DAMN Proud of it!.)
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Seems China is actually a partner in the recovery, but Russia is not.

I expect China to end up with 51% as usual.

18 posted on 07/18/2018 6:18:15 AM PDT by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: C19fan

Treasure trove. Finders . . . keepers.


19 posted on 07/18/2018 6:21:45 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Pearls Before Swine

FTA: was sunken

Stupid writer.


20 posted on 07/18/2018 6:35:01 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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