The U-Boat War in the Irish Sea

RMS Leinster was an unfortunate victim of the ‘U-Boat War’ when Germany targeted the Allied trade routes bringing in food and war materials. During the four years of the Great War there were almost 1700 incidents involving U-boats on this important sea route. The image below indicates some of the 170 losses that occurred around the Welsh Coast.

The Holyhead Maritime Museum is participating, with others, in an important project covering the ‘U-boat War in the Irish Sea’. The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and managed by a partnership between the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, School of Ocean Sciences and the Nautical Archaeology Society.

Further information can be found here – https://rcahmw.gov.uk/commemorating-the-forgotten-u-boat-war-around-the-welsh-coast-1914-18/ and Twitter @LlongauUBoat

Welsh coast u boat attacksImage from The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

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