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U-Boat Project 1914–18 Nautical Archaeology Society Field School, 2019

U-boat project

The event forms part of a 2-year U-Boat Project to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I that is being coordinated by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW), with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The main aim of the field school was to record the wreck of the SS Leysian which wrecked in Abercastle Bay on 20th February 1917. However, despite some very cold and unseasonably inclement weather! resulting in diving activities being severely disrupted for 4-days with torrential driving rain, and winds gusted between Force 7-8, straight into Abercastle bay, the field school did still manage to achieve most of its objectives.

Source: CBAW 58, Autumn 2019

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