File - Treasure hunter Collado speaks at the “Shipwrecked and Treasures” museum, in front of a model of the British 64-cannon ship Lord Clive, sunk in 1763.
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
More than 250 years after Spanish forces sank the British warship Lord Clive off the coast of Uruguay, treasure hunter Ruben Collado is working to raise it from its watery grave.Collado believes the ship may have been carrying 100,000 gold coins when Spanish cannon fire sank it in 1763, as Britain and Portugal tried to seize the city of Colonia del Sacramento during the Seven Years' War.Despite its three stories of cannon, the Lord Clive anchored just 350 meters offshore – making it an easy target for the Spanish, and putting it too close for its own guns, which fired over the city."The Spanish hit them and hit them, until the ship started to sink".He says he has not managed to locate the ship's manifest to confirm its cargo.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE