History's Mysteries - The S.S. Central America “Ship of Gold” (History Channel Documentary)

Narrated by David Ackroyd

SS Central America, known as the Ship of Gold, was a sidewheel steamer that operated between Central America and the eastern coast of the United States during the 1850s.

The ship sank in a hurricane in September 1857, along with more than 420 passengers and crew and 30,000 pounds (14,000 kg) of gold, contributing to the Panic of 1857.

~ Summary from Wikipedia