Another possible twist in the convoluted story of the preserved submarine U 534 emerged today. Merseytravel announced that they are considering changes to the Mersey Ferry service to cut costs and secure its long term future. One possibility is the closure of the Woodside ferry terminal, where the 'U Boat Experience' is located. As related on another thread, the U Boat was purchased by Merseytravel after the museum where it was originally housed, the excellent Birkenhead Historic Warships, was forced to close in 2006. Following the closure of the museum, there were several months of uncertainty about the future of the U Boat and it was very good when Merseytravel stepped in and set it up in an excellent display at Woodside. Now its future appears in doubt again. The two Falklands vessels at Historic Warships, HMS Plymouth and HMS Onyx, which I have fond memories of visiting with my pupils, sadly ended up being scrapped after new homes could not be for be for them.