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HMS Queen Mary: Salvage

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 509, tabled on 29 May 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to investigate allegations that the wreck of the battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary has been looted by salvors operating illegally.

Answered on

5 June 2015

In March 2011 the Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) received an allegation of theft of artefacts from the sunken battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary. After due consideration it was concluded by the MDP that no further action could be taken. Any new information will be considered by the MDP in the normal manner.