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The first mini submarines – Part 1

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Mini-submarine (submersible) – is a habituated subaquatic apparatus with water displacement of not more than 150 tonnes. The crews of such vessels are normally not exceeding 9 men. In most cases, the submersibles are launched from the support vessels. The mini subs became widely popular during WWII but not everyone knows that the history of...
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THE LOSS AND AFTERMATH OF H.M. SUBMARINE P36

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.

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Firsthand report on diving to HMHS Britannic

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...
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Interview with David Concannon

David Concannon, Vice President for Flag & Honors of The Explorers Club, visited the board of U-Boat Navigator in June 2015, with the group of technical divers from the US and Italy, in order to dive and explore the famous wreck of HMHS Britannic. The group of scientists consisting of Richie Kohler, Michael Barnette, Evan...
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Interview with Kostas Thoctarides

During a stay at Kea, U-Boat Navigator crew met Kostas Thoctarides. Kostas is the most accomplished professional diver in Greece, with a real deep passion for history and wreck exploration. He owns Planet Blue diving center in Lavrio, conducts wreck research and  also writes books. “Shipwrecks of the Greek seas. Dive into their history” (Kostas...
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Romegas, The Wolf of the Sea

By Joseph-Stephen Bonanno  B.A. (Hons.) (Melit.)

The Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem, throughout its long history, always produced famous naval commanders for her galleys.  Knights of great experience, who were grown old in the service, and who were most of them qualified to command considerable fleets: such were the commander...

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The gondola of Venice

On Friday 5th December 2014, I had the opportunity to visit the Museo Storico Navale (historical naval museum) of Venice, which is owned by the Italian Navy. Since 1958 the museum is housed in a building dating from the 15th Century which was once the Granary of the “Serenissima” (The Most Serene Republic of Venice), on the water front in Campo San Biagio, near the Arsenal. It was the Austrians who, in 1815, first had the idea of assembling the remnants of the Venetian navy and creating a historical naval museum.

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