The U-Boat that washed ashore

Historians have been remembering an extraordinary incident more than a century ago in which a German U-Boat was washed up on the beach in Hastings. The submarine surrendered to the Allies on this day in 1919 but was washed ashore during bad weather.

U-Boat washed ashore on Hastings beach

The U-Boat washed up on Hastings beach in 1919 Credit: ITV Meridian

Historians have been remembering an extraordinary incident more than 100 years ago in which a German U-Boat was washed up on the beach in Hastings. The submarine had been surrendered to the Allies on this day in 1919 but was washed ashore during bad weather.

Hundreds came out to see it but authorities gave the order for it to be broken up. We'll have much more on this story over the course of the day.

An extraordinary aerial view of the U-Boat on Hastings beach Credit: ITV Meridian

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