Yearly Archives: 2015

Dear Women

The greatest day of the year is coming, and our company is happy to congratulate you with the International Women Day – 8th March! Only because of women, men can overcome most of the difficulties of this life and stay courageous and bright. We wish you all the best on this happy day, let the feeling of...
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U-Boat collaboration with Univesity of Messina

Representatives of U-Boat Malta Ltd had paid a visit to Rome and Catania last week in order to sum up the important points in negotiations and sign the MoU agreement with the University of Lazio. Another important task of the delegation was the finalization of the MoU agreement with the University of Messina that is targeted...
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Motherland Defender’s Day

Dear Motherland Defenders, our company U-Boat Malta would like to congratulate you with your professional Holiday and wish you many years of healthy and peaceful life!

Thanks to the strength and intelligence of men protecting their homeland, our generation can benefit from living in the contemporary, stable, democratic society.

Happy Motherland Defender’s Day!

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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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By 1942 the western Mediterranean had become an extremely dangerous place for even the most powerful British warships. For the small, wooden, lightly armed Fairmile B Motor Launches, it was death trap which made cunning and deception a vital recipe for survival. Although they lacked the speed of the Motor Torpedo Boats and Motor Gun Boats, they proved their worth time and again with their versality and ability to operate in heavy weather. Also, although they lacked the speed to deal decisively with the faster S-boote, the Fairmiles packed heavy firepower and provided a significant deterrent to the German convoy raiders.The following pages are the story of one of these motor launches: H.M.M.L. 130 or simply, ML 130.

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