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Sunken WWI German Battleships Are For Sale On eBay

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with battleships for sale. Four German warships are on eBay. They served in the First World War. And when Germany lost, they were taken to a British harbor, Scapa Flow. But to keep the British from getting them, their crews scuttled them, so that's the catch. They're underwater. If you pay a quarter-million British pounds, you can own a piece of history, although the BBC reports that the buyer will not have permission to salvage parts of the shipwrecks. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.