The Submarine is probably the Navy’s most formidable weapon, but when it was first invented, nobody wanted to use it because they thought it underhand. The Great War soon got rid of those courtly sentiments, and by the time of the Second World War, Churchill famously said, that the only thing that frightened him was the German U.boats.
The Uboat pens at Lorient and St. Nazaire
Here in the West Country we are lucky to have examples of nearly all types of submarine prior to the nuclear age that have sunk in our waters over the years.Some you can dive on, some are now restricted, and two have been salvaged and put on display.
Three U. boats which are now museum pieces are also included because they are so historically important, and are well worth a visit.
- The Holland
- The Untiring
- Wilhelm Bauer XX1
- Holland Gallery
- Midget Submarine XE8
- Submarine U.S.S.Pampanito