HMS Hellespont

Malta,Mediterranean

Hellespont was a Robust class paddle steamed ocean tug laid down by Earle's Shipbuilding & Engineering Company in Hull, and was launched in May 1910 for the Royal Navy. After service in English waters during the Great War, she was transferred to Malta in 1922. Under an Italian air raid she was hit by bombs and sunk late at night 7. April 1942 in Valetta harbor. She was after the war re-floated, filled up with construction rubble and stone and scuttled outside the harbor. The wreck was found by divers in May 1999 and rest today on her keel on a depth of 35 to 40 meter about 1,5 nautical mile east of Grand Harbor in Valetta.


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HMS Hellespont
W 86
152,7 x 50,6 x 11,2 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
700 grt
Hull ( UK ) 1910
Malta ( MT )

35°54'05.4"N 14°32'28.0"E

Last updated: December 2020