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HMS SAXIFRAGE and the Sinking of ORONSA and DAMÃO

Employed as a Q-ship in the First World War, it was HMS SAXIFRAGE’s duty to hunt U-boats and she would often lead the convoys and look out for enemy submarines. On 26 April 1918 she was given the task of escorting a convoy to Liverpool. HMS SAXIFRAGE in 1918. With permission by SAXIFRAGE Maritime Trust; © Imperial W...

Exciting session at Legacy Workshop will feature results of the U-Boat Project’s Marine Life surveys

As part of the U-Boat Project, 1914-18: Commemorating the War at Sea Bangor University have acquired new underwater footage of selected Great War wreck sites to better record and understand their current condition, and the marine life now inhabiting them. Dr Tim Whitton We look forward to sharing video clips and marine...

Cardiff Race Riots: Reparative Histories – by Gaynor Legall

In 1987 I was involved in film called Tiger Bay is my Home. It was one of a 4-part film made by Colin Prescod, commissioned by the Institute of Race Relations. The films were shown as part of a series on Channel 4 in an attempt to chart some of the milestones in Black people’s fight for justice and equality. The seri...

Student Rebecca Carlton writes about her work with the U-Boat Project

My name is Rebecca, I am a second-year heritage student at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter Campus, and I am currently finishing my placement at the Royal Commission. My time at the Commission has been fun, diverse and fascinating. Whilst at the Royal Commission, I have been working on the U-Boat P...

Nautical Archaeology Society Field School: Abercastle, 7–17 June 2019

As part of this project the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) is running an underwater field school at Abercastle from 7–17 June 2019 based around the wreck of the SS LEYSIAN which was wrecked in the bay on 20 February 1917. As a precursor to the field school, research is being carried out into the history of the v...

All Quiet on the Western Front: Post-Armistice operations off the Welsh coast

HMS AUDACIOUS sinking on 27 October 1914. A major success for German mines during World War I. IWM photograph Q 48342. The Armistice of 11 November 1918 saw an end to much of the hostilities, particularly on the Western Front. However, military operations continued on the home fronts, off the Irish and North seas, acr...