The DP did say that the plan was to cut the boat into 3 sections with 2 viewing platforms with glazed walls between the sections so people could view the "guts" of the boat. Should be a wonderful attraction for Woodside.theres not that many intact(ish) U Boats around, so some fuss should be made over it. I drove past it today, looks rather forlorn,looks like its waiting for the scrap man. but thats largely due to where it is- i think its more poignant as a kind of war memorial if you like in its present state rather than repainted and polished. Liverpool should have a massive "Battle of the Atlantic" museum, one of historys most significant events. .
But not if they intend to keep the boat in three sections so that people can view the cross sections.Glad something's being done, but it's a shame they have to cut it into three bits to move it...
Agree, excellent move by Merseytravel, after "Spaceport" at Seacombe Ferry it was logical for them to attract the "punters" into hoping off at Woodside..
I congratulate Merseytravel for this. Apart from showing great respect to maritime history and a bit of philanthropy towards the boat, it also shows clever forward planning.
When Woodside comes back into the fore with the Hamilton quater/Woodside hotel regeneration the U-Boat visitors centre and the ferry's will be a massive driver for the mini-economy of that part of town.
I can see that area being a really great addition to the Mersey Waterfront leisure trade.
Good move in my opinion.
But I wonder if this is only because cutting it up would make it cheaper to move? Whatever, I think it's better as one piece, but to be fair to what you say, it's not like they can easily arrange tours on it anymore.But not if they intend to keep the boat in three sections so that people can view the cross sections.
Now for Phase 3, new pier at New Brighton and make this a ferry stop on the River Explorer programme.