Have you always been fascinated by stories of ship wrecks and sunken treasure? Well, you’re in luck as The History Channel will air an eight-part series on the quest to salvage gold from the RMS Republic that sunk in 1909.
The RMS Republic was one of the largest and most luxurious vessels of its time when it collided with another ship shortly after departing New York Harbor in the wee hours of January 24, 1909. This White Star ship has remained at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean ever since.
The series will focus on treasure hunter Martin Bayerle’s search for the RMS Republic’s 150,000 American Eagle gold coins, which are worth billions in today’s market. Martin is joined by his son, Grant in this search.
Original Productions and Platinum Dunes Productions have produced Billion Dollar Ship Wrecks. And Philip D. Segal, Sarah Whalen and Jarrod Harlow are executive producers.
Billion Dollar Ship Wrecks will premiere on The History Channel, Monday, February 8 at 10:oo EST.