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I live just outside Hastings I never knew about this.
What became of it?
Thats how big they were!? I always imagined u-boats being pretty small, not the size of an actual boat!
The stranded submarine became a popular tourist attraction, and thousands visited Hastings that Easter to see her. She was under the authority of the local coast guard station, and the Admiralty allowed the Town Clerk of Hastings to charge a small fee for visitors to climb on the deck. This went on for two weeks, during which the town gained almost £300 (UK£ 14,700 in 2020) to help fund a welcome for the town’s soldiers returning from the war.