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‘Deserved the Iron Cross’ – Tribute to Former captain of VANDALIA from German Submariners

The VANDALIA was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-96 on 9 June 1918 about 18 miles WNW of the Smalls. At the time, it was owned by the famous Cunard Steamship Co Ltd, Liverpool. The VANDALIA was one of 20 ships lost by the company through enemy action, including their flagship the LUISITANIA on 7 May 1915 with ...

Featured Shipwrecks for the Year of the Sea: Unlucky ELFIN, unlucky RESURGAM

One hundred and thirty seven years ago, bad weather would end Reverend George William Garrett’s dreams of building a submarine for Royal Naval use. The engineering drawings for the Resurgam which appeared the in The Engineer on 6 January 1882.   In 1878, he had set up the Garrett Sub-Marine Navigation and Pneuma...

100 years ago this month – submarine attacks in Welsh waters

On 1 February 1917 Germany declared a renewal of ‘unrestricted submarine warfare’ in a last ferocious attempt to force an end to the First World War. Almost immediately, major losses of merchant ships occurred in Welsh waters. Thirteen ships were sunk off Bardsey Island and the Pembrokeshire coast in that m...