Monday, 9 May 2016

Forgotten U-Boat War around the Welsh Coast project

The Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales has secured Heritage Lottery Fund money for a new project, entitled The Forgotten U-boat War around the Welsh Coast.

14 underwater sites out of 170 recorded in the National Monuments Record of Wales will be explored "to enable the Great War story to be told from both the Allied and German perspectives. The sites include British and German submarines; HMS PENSHURST - the Royal Navy's most successful Q-ship or decoy vessel; HMS DERBENT a tanker which played an important part in refuelling naval vessels in the Mediterranean during the Gallipoli campaign; large merchant ships carrying Welsh coal to key theatres of the war as well as coasting vessels from the last days of sail."

For further details please visit the Heritage of Wales News blog at


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