H.M.S. Nasturtium was an Arabis-class minesweeper that was sunk by mines laid by SM U73 on 28 April 1916. A total of 8 crew members lost their lives in the same mine field that sank H.M.S. Russel and H.M.Y. Aegusa.
Builder: A. McMillan and Sons, Dumbarton, Scotland. Launched: 21 December 1915. Length: 81,6 m. Beam: 10,21 m. Propulsion: 1 × 4-cylinder triple expansion engine, 2 × cylindrical boilers, 1 screw. Crew: 79. Armament: Typically 2 × 4 or 4.7 inch guns and 2 × 3-pounders (47 mm) AA with some lesser variants.
Open sea so currents, swell and waves will occure often.
H.M.S. NASTURTIUM Features
- At boat charter
- Suitable for
- Experienced wreck divers , technical diving
- Free access
- Kind of dive
- Boat dive / wreck dive, technical diving
- Medium / strong / variable
- 20 - 40 m.
- Average visibility
- 30 m.
- 135 m.
- John dory or peter's fish, mediterranean cardinalfish or king of the mullets
- Other recreation