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Jun 1, 2014

75 years since submarine tragedy

The submarine Thetis was packed with men when it began a day's testing on 1 June 1939. Various naval officers wanted to see the new technology ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

in action, and engineers from Cammell Laird of Birkenhead were on hand. The submarine couldn't resurface after its first dive, and 99 men drowned. Their bodies were removed after the sub was beached at Moelfre, Anglesey. The vessel went on to sink enemy ships in the Second World War before itself being sunk. For more on the story, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes by the Wales Coast Path overlooking the beach, just below the Seawatch Centre. Or click here