What happened to the gold on HMS Edinburgh?

What happened to the gold on HMS Edinburgh?

What happened to the gold on HMS Edinburgh?

More than 90 crates of gold went down with the Edinburgh, as well as the bodies of 60 British sailors killed when the vessel was “ripped open like a sardine tin” by two torpedoes. The British and Soviet governments oversaw a dangerous operation. The divers used thermal torches to cut a hole in the hull.

How much gold recovered from HMS Edinburgh?

$220 Million in Gold Bullion was Recovered From HMS Edinburgh. This is the true story of one of the most ambitious and successful marine salvage operations ever undertaken.

When did HMS Edinburgh sunk?

MAY 1942

Where did HMS Edinburgh sink?

HMS Edinburgh, sunk after being torpedoed in the Barents Sea, April 1942.

How deep is the HMS Edinburgh?

For nearly 40 years she lay undisturbed, 800 feet down at the bottom of the Barents Sea, beneath the Icy waters of the Arctic Circle. After the war she was declared a war grave. This and her depth effectively ruled out the traditional methods of salvaging her cargo.

Who Built UK aircraft carriers?

Aircraft Carrier Alliance
HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08)

United Kingdom
Builder Aircraft Carrier Alliance at Rosyth Dockyard
Cost Programme cost: £6.1 billion Unit cost: £3 billion
Laid down 7 July 2009

Are there any surviving British battleships?

There is one class that is sadly absent from modern types of ship – the battleship. None exists in this country. Indeed, there are no ex-RN battleships anywhere in the world – which is a very sad state of affairs.

How many crew members died on HMS Edinburgh?

Between the three ships damaged in the raid including Edinburgh, the cruiser Southampton, and destroyer Mohawk; sixteen Royal Navy crew died and a further 44 were wounded, although this information was not made public at the time. She left Rosyth on 23 October, on escort duties with the convoys heading to and from Narvik, in Norway.

What kind of cruiser was HMS Edinburgh in World War 2?

Edinburgh-class cruiser. HMS Edinburgh was a Town-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy, which served during the Second World War.

What was the speed of the HMS Edinburgh?

Edinburgh was built in Newcastle-upon-Tyne by Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson, her keel laid down on 30 December 1936. She was a fast cruiser, displacing 10,635 tonnes, and with an intended sea speed of 32.25 knots (59.73 km/h), reaching a maximum speed of thirty-three knots.

Where was the HMS Edinburgh during the Korean War?

Edinburgh’s sister ship is now a museum ship permanently moored on the River Thames in London. She saw action in the Arctic Convoys in 1943 as well as 1950-52 during the Korean War