UK Adds 15 to Protection of Military Remains Act Protected List

September 2, 2019 – The final resting places of 571 people who lost their lives at sea around the UK will be protected by the Ministry of Defence. The wrecks of another 15 ships and submarines – including seven U-boats – will be given additional legal protection by Whitehall as it adds to an already-extensive list of hallowed sites enshrined in UK law. Among the shipwrecks now covered by the 1986 Protection of Military Remains Act is one of Scotland’s worst wartime tragedies. The yacht Iolaire struck rocks close to…

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