The previously announced expedition plan for the U-Boat Malta research activity in 2015 has been modified and fully approved.
The preparation for the upcoming U-Boat’s Expedition 2015 has come to the final stage. Most of the equipment has been tested, and newly arrived equipment installed to our support vessel “Navigator”.
This week representative of U-Boat Malta had paid a visit to Turkey in order to hold a meeting with Admiral Metin Atac, Professor Oguz Aydemir and Professor Vasif Sahoglu.
The joint expedition of Russian Geographical Society and U-Boat Malta 2015 is being organised with the aim to study in greater detail underwater objects previously examined during the expeditions in 2013 and 2014.
For our company the year of 2014 has been marked by many remarkable immersions. Among the wrecks we had a chance to dive there was HMS Russell – a Duncan-class predreadnought battleship sunken in 1916, during the World War I.
Thursday, 27 April 1916 was a dark page in Malta’s First World War history. A tragedy occurred. Not one, nor two, but three ships were lost and sunk a few miles off the Grand Harbour after hitting mines – all on the same day. Those mines were placed there by the same culprit. What was intended to be a fortnight rest in Malta for the crew of one of those ships, ended up being an eternal grave for 124 for them… This is the story of HMS Russell and its men.