The HMS Sussex is one of the best examples of the different shipwrecks that litter the seafloor across the Mediterranean Sea. There are several hundred estimated ships that lay on the seafloor, but the HMS Sussex is one of the best known, as well as one of the most lucrative for bullion and coin collecting.
The history of the HMS Sussex is very interesting, it all started in pre- 1700’s Spain, when in 1694 when a Admiral in the British Navy was discovered deceased on the coast of Gibraltar, when he was found he was dressed only in his pajamas and nightshirt. The Royal British Navy vessel, the HMS Sussex was part of the pride of the British Naval Forces. The HMS Sussex featured 80 Guns onboard, and it was a famous warship that was leading the Royal Navy against the French sea forces.
One stormy night in late 1694 off the coast of Gibraltar, the HSM Sussex was caught in a fierce storm, and despite the ship fighting against the wind, the HMS Sussex sank about a half mile off the coast of Gibraltar. At the time the ship was believed to merely be a member of the British Navy fleet fighting in the battle against the French Forces. But nearly 310 years later it has been revealed that the British Admiral was really part of a secret diplomatic mission.
The British Admiral was carrying over 1 million pounds sterling silver to be brought to the Duke of Savoy to try and keep him from joining the French war effort.
The gold, and rare collectable coins from the shipwreck of the HMS Sussex, the sterling silver, the gold bullion, and the silver coins are believed to be worth over 1 billion dollars, making it one of the most valuable shipwrecks in the entire world. The HMS Sussex is one of the most exciting and desirable salvage shipwreck sites featuring some of the most rare coins found in the entire world.