Welcome to The Underwater Heritage Trust

The object of this registered charity is to preserve underwater man made machines and diving equipment. These include submarines, chariots etc. The aim is to place these historical items on display at various sites across the world to educate the public.

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Mar 3rd, 2014

Visit to famous Italian Naval Base

In September Robert Hobson visited the famous Italian naval base at La Spezia Northern Italy whose history goes back to the first world war when swimming to enemy ships, thought to be safely at anchor in a harbour, became a target for swimmers and their explosive device. It was these brave and the dedicated Italian […]

Oct 7th, 2013

Submariners pay tribute to wartime X-men 70 years after daring Tirpitz raid

Today’s submariners paid their respects to some of their bravest wartime forebears in a remote part of Scotland. Veterans of midget submarines were guests of honour at a service next to Loch Cairnbawn, from where 70 years ago X-craft sailed to cripple Hitler’s flagship, the Tirpitz. On a cold, wet and windy day in one […]

Oct 30th, 2009

New book “Chariots of War” published

The most technical book ever published covering the Italian and British wartime operations based on accounts of the men involved now available. Forward by HRH The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. On sale through The Underwater Heritage Trust for £29.95 plus P&P. Order Online, Also available from Eden Camp Museum and Amazon UK.

Oct 29th, 2009

New Publication available

Gino Birindelli’s wartime experiences translated into English for the first time and now on sale from The Underwater Heritage Trust at just £5.00 inc P&P. Details on how to order will be available shortly.

Oct 29th, 2009

Chariots in Thailand

Reports that the Mark II Chariots that attacked Phuket Harbour in 1944 have been located have circulated in the local press. We have not received substantial evidence that this is a fact and our specialist wonders how the metal has survived after 63 years.

Oct 29th, 2009

German Chariots

We have just discovered that a German Unit was formed in 1944 and carried out one mission using five of the Caproni type Italian chariots.

Oct 29th, 2009

Memorial Cairn

Beside Loch Chairnbawn on the North West Coast of Scotland, Near Kylesku, Unveiled 10 April 1993. Photos, map and more details to follow shortly…

Oct 29th, 2009

The World’s Largest Chairot display unveiled

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh unveiled our chariots display in November 2002.

Oct 29th, 2009

The Latest Project

The Trust has taken on the task of building a replica “Sleeping Beauty”, a motorised Submersible Canoe (MSC). First built in 1942 and used by a contingent of the SOE that subsequently became the Special Boat Service (SBS). We are very interested in locating anyone or member of their family involved with this craft.

Oct 28th, 2009

Welcome to our new website

Welcome to the new Underwater Heritage Trust website. We are pleased to announce the launch of our revamped website. The new site has a fresh new look, more content, digitally enhanced and higher quality photos, and an online shop.

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