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The Queen of Italian Wrecks

The MV Viminale is another wreck that we’ve been filming and studying during our expedition to Italy this year. The ship sank during World War II, off the coast of Palmi, Reggio Calabria. Viminale in Sydney Some people tend to refer to Viminale as the Italian Titanic, due to...
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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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