Diver rediscovers WWI ship that sank with 10,000 bottles of liquor

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dominic Robinson made the startling discovery when he went to the depths of the Cornish Sea with a team called Darkstar.
  • Robinson said he spotted and investigated the sinking of the SS Libourne, which is believed to have sunk in 1918. But he also encountered a frightening creature in the deep blue sea.
  • The freighter, targeted and sunk by a German naval officer during World War I, had not been spotted for over a century
A World War I ship that sank with 10,000 bottles of liquor has been rediscovered in the depths by a diver.

Dominic Robinson made the startling discovery when he went to the depths of the Cornish Sea with a team called Darkstar.

Robinson said he spotted and investigated the sinking of the SS Libourne, which is believed to have sunk in 1918. But he also encountered a frightening creature in the deep blue sea.

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The freighter, which was targeted and sunk by a German naval officer during World War I, had not been spotted for more than a century, according to reports.

At this point the crew abandoned ship after the captain gave the order to fire and sink the ship with £425 worth of pickles and 10,000 bottles of liquor.

The diver did not discover any pickles during his quick investigation. But he found many bottles at random. “There were a lot of bottles visible on the wreckage, but we also felt there were a lot more under the sand and pieces of wreckage,” Dominic told NeedToKnow.online.

Robinson said the vessel was far offshore and good weather was needed to reach her safely.

“Dive [this deep] will always be tough, but Darkstar’s team is one of the best in the land. For many years they were the first to find and dive many iconic deep wrecks,” Robinson said.

About the creature, the diver said it was over a meter long and was hiding around the wreckage. It actually turned out to be an angler fish. But one that is much larger than the known seven-inch fish.

Reports indicate that a team of marine explorers are now requesting permission to retrieve the many liquor bottles from the depths.

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