Underwater looters damage historic submarine

Published on September 2nd, 2010 | by Admin

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Divers have stolen from the Holland 5, a historically important submarine wreck lying in the English Channel.

English Heritage said divers stole the torpedo tube hatch of the Holland 5, which sank six miles off Eastbourne in East Sussex in 1912.

The theft was discovered during a licensed dive by the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) in June and confirmed during a dive last month.

The NAS described the wreck as a “remarkable piece of naval heritage”.

Sussex Police and English Heritage have appealed for help to catch the perpetrators, who may have struck up to two years ago.

Experts said a group of people would have been behind the theft but that the hatch carried very little monetary value.

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