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Underwater Salvage of Spanish Galleons

After lying dormant at the bottom of the ocean for more than 400 years, divers were able to salvage 4 bronze cannons from the wreckage of Spanish galleons off the coast of Ireland.

The ornate bronze cannons – with one depicting a bearded St. Peter, holding keys to heaven - will be transferred to the National Museum of Ireland. Expert commercial divers were called in once locals had recovered timbers that had washed ashore during violent storms in the region.

Photograph: James Connolly

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posted 10/22/2015 in Commercial Diving, History

Tags: Spanish galleons, Ireland, commercial diving, history, bronze cannons


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