Malta

LUCISTON COLLIER

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Luciston SS was one of the Colliers (cargo ships that carried coal). They were used to transport coal between ports and to refuel coal burning ships. The Luciston was on its way to Malta carrying a supply of coal when it was torpedoed by the German Submarine UC22 on 29th November 1916. Years later it was found back at a depth of 104 meters. It's lying on its side off Delimara Point with the wreckage of a World War II aeroplane in close proximity. Certain distinctive features of the ship are still visible, including the winch, the rope, the bollards, the ladder, the anchor, the vent and the gun, which is still in place. The entire area around the wreckage is also scattered with large quantities of coal that the ship was carrying.

Particulars

War ships never had names on them therefore the wreckage had to be studied thoroughly. Shipyard: Robert Duncan & Co, Port Glasgow. Propulsion: Steam, triple expansion, single screw. Launched: Thursday 11th August 1910. Type: Cargo Ship. Tonnage: 2948 tons. Length: 984 m. Beam: 24,5 m. Operator: Luciston SS, Co. Limited (W.S. Miller & Co.) Glasgow.

Warnings

Open sea so watch currents, swell and waves. This dive is only for the very experienced technical diver.

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LUCISTON COLLIER Features

Nicknames
Luciston SS, SS Luciston
Address
N.v.t. N/A
Parking
At boat charter
Suitable for
Technical diving , very excperienced divers
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
10 - 30 m.
Average visibility
15 m.
Depth
104 m.
Bottom
slib en zand
Life
Small marine life, john dory or peter's fish, mediterranean cardinalfish or king of the mullets
Other recreation
None
Emergency
112

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