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JIM goes online

JIM goes online

Museum volunteer, Richard Castle, has launched a new website dedicated to one of our prize exhibits, the JIM suit.

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Exhibit of the Month

Exhibit of the Month

Cox's Bolt Gun.This formidable piece of salvage gear could shoot a bolt clean through sheet steel one inch thick using an explosive charge! The gun itself weighs 16 kg (36 pounds) and was usually lowered to the diver on a rope or chain.Before it was...

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Exhibit of the Month

Exhibit of the Month

Edinburgh’s Gold.In 1942 HMS Edinburgh was returning to the UK from Russia laden with gold bullion - payment to the Allies for supplies during World War 2. The convoy in which she was travelling was attacked. HMS Edinburgh was damaged and eventually...

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MARGARET AND JIM

MARGARET AND JIM

Margaret Marks takes JIM for a walk in the diving trials tank in HMS Vernon in the early 1970s.

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