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StateLibQld 1 141467 Egypt (ship)

StateLibQld 1 141467 Egypt (ship)

 
 
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7,912 GRT liner SS Egypt, built 1897 by Caird & Co for P&O. In 1922 in fog in the English Channel she collided with the cargo vessel Seine and sank, killing 86 people. Her strong room contained more than £1 million in silver bullion and gold sovereigns. In the 1930s an Italian salvage company used explosives and a diver to open the strong room and recover most of the silver and gold.

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1897
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State Library of Queensland
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