Raising the gun- UB130
By Jamie Smith
The start of her story
She was taken over by the French and it was decided that she would be broken up in England, although there seems to be some confusion in records as some report that she was broken up in Toulon.
In 1978 there were three applications to purchase the wreck, all of which were denied.
Preparations were made at Paradise Park, Newhaven. A timber stand was concreted into the ground ready for the gun to be lifted on. When she was ready, she was placed into position and a fence erected round her; she is an excellent exhibit for the Newhaven Maritime Museum.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency had awarded Roger the salver and owner of the gun. Ownership was passed on to the Museum for £1; Roger donated this fee to the RNLI.