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April 8, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
Within hours of learning that a Soviet nuclear-powered submarine had gone down Friday near the Arctic Circle, naval analysts and intelligence sources began talk of retrieving what could be a treasure trove of top-secret data from the sunken vessel. For decades, the lure of treasure--whether it be gold bullion or an intelligence gold mine--has prompted scores of efforts to raise sunken ships. The value of the "finds" has made advances in recovery technology all the more crucial.
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April 8, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
Within hours of learning that a Soviet nuclear-powered submarine had gone down Friday near the Arctic Circle, naval analysts and intelligence sources began talk of retrieving what could be a treasure trove of top-secret data from the sunken vessel. For decades, the lure of treasure--whether it be gold bullion or an intelligence gold mine--has prompted scores of efforts to raise sunken ships. The value of the "finds" has made advances in recovery technology all the more crucial.
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