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H.M.S. NASTURTIUM

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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.

Particulars

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.

Warnings

Open sea so currents, swell and waves will occure often.

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H.M.S. NASTURTIUM Features

Nicknames
Nasturtium
Address
N.v.t.
Parking
At boat charter
Distance
N.v.t.
Suitable for
Experienced wreck divers , technical diving
Permit
N.v.t.
Access
Free access
Facilities
None
Water
Salt
Tide
N.v.t.
Kind of dive
Boat dive / wreck dive, technical diving
Current
Medium / strong / variable
Visibility
20 - 40 m.
Average visibility
30 m.
Depth
135 m.
Bottom
zand
Life
John dory or peter's fish, mediterranean cardinalfish or king of the mullets
Other recreation
None
Emergency
112

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