treasure in silver found on ocean floorAmerican treasure hunters hit it big when they retrieved 60 tons of silver from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean this month.

Tampa, Fla.-based Odyssey Marine Exploration led the quest to find the underwater treasure, which sank in 1941 when the SS Gairsoppa — a British steamship that was secretly carrying silver from India to Great Britain to fund the war effort — was hit by a German U-boat torpedo.

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