|Accident type||: Wrecked|
|Vessel involved||: HMS Sussex|
|Location||: Strait of Gibraltar|
|Date||: 1st March 1694|
|Casualties||: 498 people died|
|Name||: HMS Sussex|
|Class & type||: 80-gun 3rd-rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen||: 1263 bm|
|Length||: 157 ft 2 in (47.9 m)|
|Beam||: 41 ft 4 in (12.6 m)|
HMS Sussex was an 80-gun third-rate ship of the line of the English Royal Navy launched at Chatham Dockyard on 11th April 1693 and was the pride of the Royal Navy.
On 27th February, a violent storm hit the flotilla near the Strait of Gibraltar and in the early morning of 1st March 1694, HMS Sussex sank. There were only two survivors out of a crew of 500.
On board were possibly 10 tons of gold coins. This could now be worth more than $500 million, including the bullion and antiquity values, making it one of the most valuable wrecks ever.