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Silver bullion sunk by Nazi U-boat in 1941 arrives at Royal Mint

Tonnes of silver that was sunk by a Nazi U-boat have arrived at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant after more than 70 years on the sea bed.

The bars were sent from India to wartime Britain but the ship carrying them was torpedoed off the Irish coast in 1941, with the loss of more than 80 British and Indian crew.

Recovered from the sea floor, at a depth greater than the Titanic, the silver is finally ready to be made into coins.

Sachin Krishnan reports.

  • 03 Apr 2014
  • From the section Wales