Malta

H.M.S. HELLESPONT

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Ben Leermakers

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The HMS Hellespont sits perfectly upright at a depth of 41 meters, about 2 miles off the Grand Harbor of Valletta. It is one of the many WWII wrecks around the Maltese Islands. She was a steam powered paddle tug and was sunk in the Grand Harbour of Valletta during an Italian air bombardment on 6-7th April 1942. After the war the wreck was lifted with ship camels and scuttled 2 miles outside Grand Harbour. The ship is intact except for 15 meters which were destroyed and is missing from the wreck and may be laying in the harbour where it first sank.

Particulars

The wreck was first discovered by a team of divers on 15 May 1999. Shipyard: Earle Shipbuilding Co. Built: 1910. Engine: 1250 IHP. Length: 46 m. Crew: 17.

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H.M.S. HELLESPONT Features

Nicknames
Paddle Tug, h.m.s. hellespont, HMS Hellespont, paddle steamer
Address
N.v.t. N/A
Parking
At boat charter
Suitable for
Experienced divers, deep dive certification (40 m.)
Permit
N.v.t.
Access
Free access, by shot line or anchor line
Facilities
None
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t.
Kind of dive
Boat dive, wreck dive, deep dive (30m+)
Current
Limited / strong / variable
Visibility
10 - 30 m.
Average visibility
25 m.
Depth
35 - 41 m.
Bottom
zand
Life
Moray, nudibranch, grey triggerfish, tuna, mediterranean damselfish
Other recreation
None
Emergency
112

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