Talk: The 1914-18 U-boat War around Wales & the Wrecks of the Cartagena & Leysian.

To commemorate the centenary of the end of WW1 the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) have been running a 2-year project relating to the U-boat War around the Welsh coast.  As part of this project the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) are involved with running two underwater field schools, based around the wrecks of vessels that formed part of the unsung supply ships that helped with the war effort.

The Newport Medieval Ship project is hosting the associated exhibitionfrom 19 April until the end of May 2019 and hosting a number of talks.

This talk by Ian Cundy BSc. MA, Nautical Archaeology Society, Regional co-ordinator for Wales covers The 1914-18 U-boat War around Wales and the wrecks of the Cartagena and Leysian.

The attached image shows divers preparing to dive wreck of the SS Cartagena.



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