The challenge of moving a U Boat (the last one sunk in WW II) (UK)





DESPITE the predictions of howling gales and stormy weather hitting the Mersey yesterday, one of the most unusual removal jobs successfully got under way.
The fate of the historic submarine U534 had hung in the balance after the closure of the Historic Warships collection, until Merseytravel bought it up.

The organisation wants to use it as the basis for a novel visitor attraction at Woodside ferry terminal in Birkenhead, to complement the Spaceport in Seacombe and the Beatles Story at the Pier Head.

But first the submarine had to be moved from Birkenhead docks – all 900 tonnes of it – leading to one of the most unusual engineering operations those involved have ever experienced.

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