A Type IXC/40 submarine launched in 1941, U-534 was sunk in the final days of the war by a direct hit from a British bomber.

She was raised in 1993 after 48 years on the seabed, remarkably well-preserved and full of historical relics (but not the Nazi gold the guys funding the salvage were hoping for…).

Eventually the boat was cut into four sections to create a museum, which has now closed, and today she rusts away in the open air. 

Not for long; we’re building a multimillion-pound attraction to preserve and protect this historic survivor for future generations.

U-534 ON Youtube

Our ‘Quick Dives’ are bite-sized videos showcasing different aspects of the U-534 project, from the inside of the sub to the politics of building a museum. Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date with the latest news.

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It’s likely there will be opportunities for volunteers during later stages of the project too.

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