Trinity House is to move the wreck of a World War I German U-Boat because it poses a danger to shipping.

Trinity House is to move the wreck of a World War I German U-Boat because it poses a danger to shipping. UB-38 sank with the loss of her 27-man crew in the Dover Strait in February 1918 after hitting a mine.

A consortium of contactors has been engaged to lift the wreck from the seabed south of the Varne Bank and reposition it nearby but clear of the shipping lanes. The work is expected to be carried out in June/July.

During her 18-month career UB-38 sank 46 allied merchant ships totalling more than 45,000 tons.