The sea is a fascinating world which holds many mysteries, all waiting to be explored or solved. Among the many, one may encounter the story of the Italian steamship, the Ercole.
Historian of U-Boat Malta Joseph-Steven Bonanno, has traveled to the Foggy Albion with a business visit to the Royal Navy Submarine Museum to meet some truly interesting people and to see its library and archive.
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.
If you speak even a little Spanish, we recommend you check out this article about our expeditions to HMHS Britannic published by the leading Spanish diver’s magazine “Buceadores”.
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...
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.