HMS Southwold (L10): Sunk today, 75 years ago

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As we have mentioned in our plan of expeditions for 2017, while in Malta, the U-Boat Navigator, within several projects, is busy exploring the home waters and filming local wrecks.  One of these wrecks is the HMS Southwold (L10), the type II British Hunt-class destroyer that sunk 75 years ago on this day, 24th … Read more

Sergey Cherkashin has passed away

Sergey Cherkashin has passed away yesterday, on the 21st of March 2017. Sergey was a professional technical diver, high-class diving instructor, General Director of the Centre of Underwater Research at the Institute of Oceanology at the Russian Academy of Science, a representative of the PSAI in Russia and a very nice guy. Sergey wasn’t only … Read more

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 … Read more