The Protection of Military Remains Act 1986 (Designation of Vessels and Controlled Sites) Order 2019

  • Rita Singer (Researcher)

Impact: Policy and legislation

Impact summary

Historical background into the history and sinking of the German submarine SM U 87 on 25 December 1917 submitted as additional evidence for recognising the wreck as a war grave and 'designated vessel' in 2019.
Impact statusComplete
Category of impactPolicy and legislation
Impact levelAdoption


  • Wales
  • Germany
  • Irish Sea
  • World War I
  • Maritime Warfare
  • Designated wrecksite
  • Military Remains
  • War grave