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‘Underwater Resting Places – the Legacy of Wartime Losses at Sea’ 16 November 2007

The popular winter evening lecture programme run by Manx National Heritage continues at 7.30pm on Friday 23rd November with a military and underwater theme.

‘Underwater Resting Places – the Legacy of Wartime Losses at Sea’ is an evening talk which will explore the fascinating and emotive subject of vessels lost at sea. A line-up of experts on the subjects will give short talks on the various issues surrounding such wrecks and on their experience of visiting some of the sites for themselves.

Allison Fox, Curator of Archaeology for Manx National Heritage said:

Each of the talks will have a connection with the Island – whether via vessels lost in Manx waters or Manx crew lost elsewhere. There will be a talk from Captain Michael Brew, who will describe his role as Receiver of Wreck for the Manx Territorial Waters and then Manx author, Adrian Corkill, will share some new research on the wreck of a U-boat off the Island in a talk entitled ‘On Eternal Patrol - the mysterious disappearance of U246’.
Local diver Dave Copley will talk about the expedition a group of Manx divers went on in the South China Sea last year to explore the wreck of HMS Repulse, one of the Navy’s finest ships, and her links to the Isle of Man, and finally, Peter MacDonald from the Ministry of Defence in Portsmouth will give a talk on the protection of military maritime graves.
We hope that both divers and non-divers will come along and listen to the talks, which promise to shed more light on the underwater world that few of us get to see”.

The lecture will also coincide with the first of three special late night shopping evenings being held in the Manx Museum’s heritage shop, where visitors can enjoy mulled wine and mince pies whilst browsing a range of truly unique Manx gifts. The heritage shop will remain open until the lecture begins at 7.30pm.

The Manx Museum is a part of the award winning Story of Mann, and is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Admission is free of charge

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