This is a new addition to the museum, a short animated video that feels quite real, projected onto a curving screen. The crew of a corvette duels with a German U-Boat. The visitor feels like an unseen witness, on the bridge, above, and at the waterline.
Sunday, January 9, 2022
War Out At Sea And At Home
The U-Boat threat brought the war close to home, with coastal defenses ramped up, and German attacks and operations carried out along the coast.
This is a model of one of those U-Boats, U-190.
And this is the full scale size of one of the weapons of a U-Boat: a torpedo, residing here in the collection.
Above it are multiple panels and image about how close to home the war came.
U-Boats were the one thing that really frightened Churchill, in his own words. Their captains and crew were lethal and effective hunters, and the Allied fleets that took them on had to be just as lethal and effective in hunting them.