P 29 - Boltenhagen


P 29 was a minesweeper deliberately scuttled as an artificial reef and dive site outside Malta in 2007. She was a former East German minesweeper of the Condor I class, as NATO classified them, and had served under the East German Navy until she was stricken in 1996. The year after she was sold to Malta and used as a patrol boat in the Maltese Navy. In 2004 she was stricken from the navy lists and sold to the local tourist industry. She was stripped of her engine and other mechanical parts, and scuttled 13. August 2007 outside Corkewwa. The wreck rest today standing on her keel as a classic Donald Duck wreck on a depth of 14 to 33 meter right outside the Cirkewwa ferry terminal.

Former names:
P 29
Boltenhagen BG 31
52,0 x 7,1 x 2,4 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
339 displ ( std )
Wolgast ( DDR ) 1970
Valetta ( MT )

35.9885° N 14.3261° E
( Source: Malta Dives )

Picture: P 30, sister ship of Boltenhagen
Courtesy of
Eugenio Castillo Pert, License CC BY 3.0

Last updated: January 2019