THE ENGLISH BANKS

The Banco Inglés has been a major obstacle to world navigation since European ships first started sailing here in the sixteenth century. Sailors quickly nicknamed the dangerous Banks "sailor's hell" and "the devil's playground". Its deadly reputation spread quickly and the Banks began to show up on every chart of the region.

The stern of a ship wrecked on the English Banks
A frigate just below the surface on the English Banks
Portion of a 1550 Spanish chart of the Americas which clearly shows the Rio de la Plata and the English Banks
Wreckage on the English Banks
In spite of its worldwide reputation, ships, by the dozens per year, wrecked here. Frigates, galleons, freighters, gunboats, clippers, steamers, ironclads, every type of ship imaginable. Today, more than a thousand shipwrecks are strewn within the confines of this relatively small geographic area. Most are completely covered by the constantly churning sands. Others have masts, towers and even hulls standing clearly above the shallow waters.
Our group has the exclusive rights to search for salvage in the English Banks Zone.
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