Deepest salvage of cargo from a shipwreck
salvage company Deep Ocean Search, steamship SS City of Cairo
5,150 tonne(s)/metric ton(s)
Not Applicable ()

The British passenger steamship SS City of Cairo was torpedoed on 6 November 1942 by a German submarine and sank with the loss of 104 lives. In April 2015, it was revealed that the wreck had been discovered in the South Atlantic by salvage company Deep Ocean Search in 2011. They had searched an area of ocean floor around twice the size of London, UK, for several weeks under contract from the UK Government. The ship had been carrying 100 tonnes of silver coins and the Deep Ocean Search team was able to salvage almost £34 million worth of coins from a depth of 5,150 m. The salvage was completed in September 2013, but the UK Government’s Department of Transport did not make the discovery and salvage public until April 2015.