Treasure hunters have salvaged another £23 million of silver bars from a ship sunk by the Nazis in the North Atlantic.
Odyssey Marine Exploration recovered 61 tons of bullion this month, 1574 precious bars, from the SS Gairsoppa, a 412 foot (126 metres) British cargo ship that went down in February 1941 about 300 miles off Ireland in international waters.
%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%Odyssey Marine, pioneers in the field of deep water treasure hunting, exploration and salvage, have taken about 99% of the insured silver from the ship.
Greg Stemm, Odyssey's chief executive, said the recovery has been an extremely complex operation.
"To add to the complications, the remaining insured silver was stored in a small compartment that was very difficult to access," he said.
In total, Odyssey has taken 2,792 silver bars from the ship, including the latest haul of ingots weighing about 1,100 ounces each or almost 1.8 million troy ounces. Last year's payload of 1,218 bars was valued at £25m as silver prices were higher then.
In the latest haul, 462 bars were of very high purity silver, .999 silver, and stamped with the brand HM Mint Bombay.
The precious metal - a world record recovery because of the depth and size - was taken ashore in Bristol and sent to a secure location in the UK. It will be analysed and refined before being sold.
Odyssey was given a salvage contract by the UK Department for Transport and the company will retain 80% of the net value of the cargo.
Sources, including Lloyd's record of War Losses, indicate additional uninsured government-owned silver may have been on the SS Gairsoppa when it was holed by a German U-boat on its way to Galway bay, but none has been found to date.
Mark Gordon, Odyssey's president, said: "We have accomplished a world-record recovery at a depth never achieved before. We're continuing to apply our unique expertise to pioneer deep-ocean projects that result in the discovery and recovery of lost cultural heritage, valuable cargoes and important and needed natural resources."
The recovery operations were conducted from the 291-foot (89m) Seabed Worker with 5,000m (16,404ft) depth-rated remotely operated vehicles.
Odyssey will begin work on the SS Mantola, a 450 foot (137m) British-flagged steamer lost in 1917 and found in 2011, which reportedly carried about 600,000 troy ounces of silver insured under the UK War Risk insurance programme.
Celebrities who fell foul of the tax system
Hoard of silver bars recovered
She may have won five Grammys and sold more than 19 million copies of her solo album, but that didn't save her from being jailed for failure to pay her taxes. She was sentenced to three months in jail, then three months confined to her home, for failing to pay tax on £1.2 of earnings between 2005 and 2007.
Hill told the court that she had meant to pay the taxes, but she had withdrawn from public life in order to raise her six children, so had been unable to pay the tax bill. She has since paid the money back, but must still spend three months at Danbury open prison.
Dolce and Gabanna were given jail sentences in June for failing to declare 1 billion euros of income. They were sentenced to a year and eight months in jail, but said they would appeal.
Heidi Fleiss was sentenced in 1997 to seven years in prison for failing to pay tax on profits from the prostitution ring she ran. She eventually served 20 months in jail, and 10 months in a halfway house - and was released in 1999.
Judy Garland was wrong-footed by a tax bill in 1967, she had her home repossessed by the IRS and was forced to live in a hotel. She died two years later.
Richard Hatch is a relatively minor celebrity, but makes the list for sheer stupidity. He was the first winner of Survivor, and its £1 million prize, but failed to declare it to the tax man. He was sentenced to jail and home confinement for more than three years.
The rapper and actor admitted he hadn't paid tax on his earnings between 2004 and 2006. He was ordered to repay $1 million and spend two years in prison. He is actually serving it concurrently with a New York sentence for possession of a weapon.
Lester Piggott was sentenced to three years in jail in 1997, after failing to declare income to the taxman. At the time it was thought to be Britain's longest-ever sentence for personal tax fraud.
Richard Pryor served 10 days in jail in 1974 for failing to pay his taxes. He told the judge that he had simply forgotten about it.
Wesley Snipes owed an impressive $17 million in tax after failing to file returns from 1999 to 2004, and was jailed for three years. On release he still had to pay the cash back.
Sophia Loren was sentenced to 30 days in prison in 1982 for failing to pay tax. She served 17 days in a Naples jail.
Nicholas Cage was never given any jail time, but after failing to pay his taxes, he was ordered to pay more than $14 million in back tax and charges. He blamed his ex-manager and accountant, and has been selling his assets to pay the taxman back.