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H.M.S. SOUTHWOLD

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The HMS Southwold, a Hunt Class British Destroyer, built in 1941, sank on 24 March 1942 due to a mine explosion under the engine room, and lays now in two pieces on the bottom, 2,5 kilometers off Marsascala Bay. The bow section being the largest piece measures 40 meters in length up to the engine room and lays at 68-72 meters depth on its starboard side. The stern section approximately 28 meters long sits upright some 300 meters away from the bow section in 72 meters of water. Bow section at 35.871967 / 14.5979 Stern section at 35.873833 / 14.597383

Particulars

Constructed: 1941. Launched: 25th May 1941. Type: Hunt Class British Destroyer. Weight (tons): 1050 tons net tonnage. Dimensions: 86 meters long, beam of 9.5 meters. Builders: J.S.White, Cowes UK. Owners: British Royal Navy, Admiralty, Rn, London.

Warnings

Extremely strong currents at times.

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H.M.S. SOUTHWOLD Features

Nicknames
HMS Southwold
Address
N.v.t. N/A
Parking
At boat charter
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
Limited / strong / variable
Visibility
10 - 40 m.
Average visibility
20 m.
Depth
65-73 m.
Bottom
zand
Life
Eagle ray, flying gurnard, john dory or peter's fish, bonito
Other recreation
None
Emergency
112

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