U-534 was sunk in the last significant engagement of the Battle of the Atlantic even though the captain (a Nazi party member) new the war was lost and should have surrendered. Before being sunk by an RAF Liberator's depth charges it managed to shoot down a Wellington, a Liberator and a Heinkel bomber! It's a type IX ocean-going U-Boat with a range of 11,400 miles. Some say it's final mission was to take prominent Nazis to South America, along with treasure to support those already there. I visited the sub last January in its final few days as an exhibit, before its curators went into liquidation. The tour guide was past caring about the exhibition rules and allowed us to photograph inside the hull. It has since been moved a few hundred yards up the dock at a cost of £150,000. There is now no power to the wreck and therefore no dehumidification in operation. Its fate is very uncertain , the most likely outcome being that this important historical artefact will be lost through neglect.