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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.

Visit to famous Italian Naval Base

March 13, 2014

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…

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

October 7, 2013

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…

Chariots Of War

New book “Chariots of War” published

October 30, 2009

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. Also available from Eden Camp Museum and Amazon.

Underwater Trust Update

October 29, 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…

Heroic ‘Charioteers’ at medal handover

June 14, 2006

Veterans of the human torpedo attacks on enemy shipping were reunited for the donation of one hero’s medals to the organisation set up in their honour. Yesterday’s reunion at Eden Camp Modern History Museum, near Malton, saw former Charioteer Len Berey’s decorations presented to the Underwater Heritage Trust. They were accompanied by chairman of the…

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