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    I am currently reading a book called `The Salvage of the Century` by Ric Wharton, it covers mainly the gold bullion recovered from HMS Edinburgh, sunk during WW2. However, he also talks about HMS Hampshire, her final voyage to Russia and the theory that Kitchener was accompanying one million gold sovereigns, valued today at ?60,000,000. This is the first time I have heard this claim. He does go into various additional theorys, i.e, about the files being withheld after 50 years, no one being allowed to dive on her, as she`s a war grave, but that no one died on her when she sank save Kitchener. This I feel is untrue, but can anyone confirm or deny this & has anyone heard the sovereigns claim?

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