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A ship that sank during the carriage of a cargo of booze, for the last Tsar of russia, the revelation of her drunk baby.
The Swedish steam ship S/S Concert was sunk in the Baltic by a German U-boat in May 1917 and on the basis of their “contraband” charge. Her crew was taken to a nearby ship, and returned back to Sweden.
50 cases of brandy, and 15 cases of liquor were on board the S/S in Concert at the time of her sinking.
THE WRECK OF THE 18TH-CENTURY VESSEL THAT SANK IN BAD CONDITIONS,’ DISCOVERED AFTER 40-YEAR SEARCH
The wreck, which has been damaged by the fishing gear was detected in 1999. Exploration specialists are the Ocean X-Team, and iXplorer, recently disposed a distance away from the cognac and brandy from the ship. Popular Mechanics reports that 900 bottles of alcohol are to be picked up by the ship — and it could still be bad.
Two of the bottles recovered from the wreck/of Tsar Nicholas II, the colored image file.
(Ocean, X-Vision/Getty Images Europe)
“It’s a great time to get those bottles of… at last … it took them 20 years to get to this historic treasure,” ” Ocean X Team’s spokesman, Dennis Asberg told Fox News by e-mail. “A lot of the bottles are in very good condition. … but we can do an analysis on all cylinders.”
In the bottle, “The Haartman & Co.” brandy, “Benedictine” liquor, which were recovered from a water depth of 77 m (253 ft) in the international waters between Sweden & Finland. Works is now owned by Bacardi.
THE CENTURIES-OLD WINE WAS DISCOVERED IN THE ANCIENT WRECKAGE IS UP FOR AUCTION
The importance of this event cannot be overstated – not only is it one of the rare cognacs and liqueur, but it is also a part of the history of the former imperial Russia,” ” Ocean X Team, said in a statement.
The wreck was discovered in 1999. (Ocean X Team)
In a video posted on YouTube by the Ocean X Team have revealed also the time of storage in a leather holster, which is a part of a German Luger pistol and a bullet. As a member of the salvage team, said that, as more guns have been found at the wreck site, they were most likely smuggled into Russia. “If it is greater than one, then it is bootlegging because it was not on the cargo manifest,” he said.
In the uk, from France, through neutral Sweden, was originally scheduled for December, 1916, but the heavy ice in the waters of the gulf of bothnia between Sweden and Finland, to delay the trip until the following year.
THE END OF A DYNASTY: THE RARE CARDS ARE FROM THE LAST TSAR AND HIS FAMILY ARE IN THE SALE
The bottles were recovered from the wreck site of the Swedish steam ship S/S in Concert.
The ship is now sinking, came just after the resignation of Tsar Nicholas II, which brought an end to the Romanov dynasty that ruled Russia for over 300 years. The last Tsar of Russia abdicated on March 15 1917, after the country’s February Revolution. He was killed with his family on 17 July 1918.
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The bottles were recovered from a depth of 253 meters in international waters between Sweden & Finland. (Ocean X Team)
DNA tests have been carried out on the exhumed remains of the tsar and his wife in 2015, it turned out they were the originals. The tests were carried out at the request of the Russian Orthodox Church, which canonized the slaughtered Romanov family, that is, in the year 2000.
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