K13 submarine artwork unveiled at Helensburgh Outdoor Museum

Published Date: 

19 Sep 2019 - 15:58

A striking new exhibit has been unveiled at Helensburgh’s Outdoor Museum – paying tribute to 32 men who died when the K13 submarine sank in the Gareloch in 1917 and the remarkable rescue of 48 survivors.

Members of the West of Scotland branch of the Submariners Association were joined in Colquhoun Square by representatives from Argyll and Bute Council and the Royal Navy for the unveiling of the bronze artwork, which includes details on the tragedy and the rescue efforts which saved 48 lives.

The rescue techniques developed by the Royal Navy and Fairfield dockyard engineers in the days after the incident to help rescue survivors have since become the foundation of the Royal Navy Submarine Escape and Rescue organisation.

Applications for grants for the Outdoor Museum can be made online at: https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/outdoor-museum-grant-application