Deepest salvage operation [Diver-assisted]
Last updated: September 9, 2017 at 20:14 pm
245 m (803 ft) – Wreck of HMS Edinburgh off Bear Island (Bjørnøya) in the Barents Sea (Norway), in 1981. A British dive team recovered 431 gold ingots. The British light cruiser was sunk by torpedoes (German and British) in April 1942.
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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.