The “100 Years Kea Shipwrecks 1916-2016” international conference was held Sept 30 - Oct 2 on the Greek island of Kea. The event’s purpose was to examine both, the WWI French troopship SS Burdigala and the British hospital ship, HMHS Britannic from a historical, explorative...
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U-Film is glad to announce the successful completion of the docudrama project “The Mystery of Britannic”, that reveals the tragic story of the hospital ship HMHS Britannic that was lost during the First World War. Evgeny Tomashov introduced the creative idea of Historic Docudrama that initiated the start of...
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.
Past weekend our research vessel U-Boat Navigator embarked on its next adventure. This time, the team will be working in the proximity of some of the most beautiful areas of Italy – Capri, an island in the south part of Gulf of Naples.
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.
Recently we’ve been working on the finishing touches on the canvas of the “The mystery of Britannic” project. As we’ve mentioned before, research vessel U-Boat Navigator with her crew embarked on another month-long expedition to the Kea Channel, the place where the “Britannic”, a hospital ship of his Majesty met her destiny in 1916. For one month the crew and a team of professional divers were engaged in this extremely engrossing project. Both, Triton 3300/3 and Triton 3300/1 MD were highly involved in the process of filming the conclusive shots.
Here’s another fantastic video made by the BBC reporters Paul Francis and Andrew Bomford, aboard U-Boat Navidator in Greece in June 2016.
Here you can watch the teamwork of our crew while launching the subs. It’s not an easy job – on some days the crew even has to do it several times a day. To ensure the safety of the subs and pilots every step is controlled by the members of the crew. It takes a while to build a great team and we were very lucky to have built it by now aboard our research vessel U-Boat Navigator.
U-Boat Navigator has returned to its port in Malta and we are going to share some photos from the concluding part of our Expedition to Britannic 2016.
After completing all preparations and training dives, our first full-scale dive was to SS Burdigala. We haven’t seen the beauty since last year and it was good to see her again.
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