Victory for “Treasure Quest”

At a press conference today, the discovery of one of Britain’s greatest historic shipwrecks, the HMS Victory, was announced. The warship, lost in a storm in 1744, was discovered by Odyssey Marine Exploration (OME) in the English Channel last year, and was amazingly kept under wraps for several months during the identification process.

This week’s episode of Discovery Channel’s Treasure Quest, airing Feb. 5 at 10pm ET/PT, follows OME’s efforts to piece together this deep-sea mystery. Here’s a preview: