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TUNBRIDGE WELLS SUB AQUA CLUB LAUNCH NEW DISPLAY AT NEWHAVEN FORT

March 20 2012.


A new display at Newhaven Fort is due to be launched on the 31st of March courtesy of the Tunbridge Wells Sub Aqua Club.
 

The Sub Aqua Club was founded in 1962 and operates out of Newhaven Harbour, diving onto wrecks in the English Channel. The club is fully licensed and over the years its members have explored wreckages of military and merchant ships, taking meticulous care to identify and research each one.

The new display will allow the club to show many objects and artefacts and will be a valuable addition to the many interesting exhibits already established at Newhaven Fort. As well as underwater film footage, photographs and charts, the display will feature fascinating objects recovered from the sea.

Among the wrecks featured is the P&O Liner Oceana which sank off  Beachy Head following a collision on the 16th of March 1912, whilst carrying a cargo of gold and silver bullion, then worth £750,000. In addition the exhibition features the Royal Navy Submarine Holland 5, one of the navy's first submarines, and its opposite number, the German U-boat U-130, which sank in tow after the end of the Great War.


For further information contact Newhaven Fort on 01273 517622 or visit www.newhavenfort.org.uk