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H.M.S. ST ANGELO

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The HMS St Angelo was a tugboat used as a harbour transport for Royal Navy Officers carrying personnel from Fort St Angelo to other destinations. During the war it also served as a rescue vessel and then as a minesweeper untill it hit a mine and sunk. It now lays 1 mile off the Grand Harbour shore at a depth of 54 meters.

Particulars

HMS St Angelo was sunk on 30 May at 1415 hrs with the loss of four of her crew. The 150 ton auxiliary tug was involved in a minesweeping operation about ¾ mile off the entrance to Grand Harbour when she struck a mine.

Warnings

Possible strong currents! Proximity of Grand Harbour entrance and ship traffic in and out of the Valletta's Grand Harbour.

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H.M.S. ST ANGELO Features

Nicknames
HMS Egmont, Angelo
Address
N.v.t. N/A
Parking
At boat charter
Suitable for
Experienced 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 - 30 m.
Average visibility
20 m.
Depth
54 m.
Bottom
fijn slik en zand
Life
Moray, grouper, trigger fish, john dory or peter's fish, bonito
Other recreation
None
Emergency
112

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