H.M. Submarine P36, had a very short life. She left Portsmouth for Gibraltar in December 1941, then proceeded to join the famous 10th Submarine Flotilla at Malta (15 January 1942), which played so much havoc with convoys bound for North Africa during WWII. P36 was sunk on April 1, 1942.
Recently we’ve been working on the finishing touches on the canvas of the “Dark Waters” project. As we’ve mentioned before, research vessel U-Boat Navigator with her crew embarked on another month-long expedition to the Kea Channel, the place where the “Britannic”, a hospital ship of his Majesty met her destiny in 1916. For one month the crew and a team of professional divers were engaged in this extremely engrossing project. Both, Triton 3300/3 and Triton 3300/1 MD were highly involved in the process of filming the conclusive shots.
Here’s another fantastic video made by the BBC reporters Paul Francis and Andrew Bomford, aboard U-Boat Navidator in Greece in June 2016.
Here you can watch the teamwork of our crew while launching the subs. It’s not an easy job – on some days the crew even has to do it several times a day. To ensure the safety of the subs and pilots every step is controlled by the members of the crew. It takes a while to build a great team and we were very lucky to have built it by now aboard our research vessel U-Boat Navigator.
Now that we are back to filming in our home waters in Malta, we’d like to present a throwback video, from when the representatives of the BBC visited our research vessel.
Here’s an interview with our Triton 3300/3 submersible pilot Dmitry Tomashov.
Dmitry tells us about the standard procedures before diving, talks about his experience and about HMHS Britannic, of course.
Next week we will share more videos from our Expedition to Kea, stay tuned.
A big thank you for this material to Paul Francis and Andrew Bomford, and of course to the BBC.
U-Boat Navigator has returned to its port in Malta and we are going to share some photos from the concluding part of our Expedition to Britannic 2016.