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The S.S. Laurentic is because of missing gold bars and silver coins of great interest for wreck treasure hunters.
|Name Dive Site:||SS Laurentic|
|Depth: ||35-40m (114-131ft)|
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The sea wreck S.S. Laurentic lies at the mouth of the Lough Swilly, on a seabed of gravel. The Laurentic is a wreck where scuba divers dream of! This vessel, 550 feet long, was owned by the White Star Company and was a passenger liner built by Harland and Wolff. It was after she left Buncrana bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia that she struck by a mine at the mouth of Lough Swilly and sank. Part of her cargo was 43 tonnes of gold bars and a huge quantity of silver coins. The gold bars have all been recovered apart from 20 still missing. The silver coins have never been found. So The Laurentic is still of great interest to divers. Sea life life is in abundance on and around this wreck.
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