HMS Maori
Location: St. Elmo Bay, Valletta

Max Depth (m): 13m

Orientation: Sitting upright

Site Access: Shore

Diver Level: OW [or equivelant]

Nationality: British

Type Of Wreck: Tribal Class British Destroyer

Propulsion: -

Weight (tons): 1959grt

Dimensions (m): 115m; Beam 11m; Crew of 190

Cause Lost:

Direct hit from enemy bomb and caught fire. Shortly after being abandoned the aft magazine exploded, sinking the destroyer stern first.

Date Lost: 12/02/1942

Date Rediscovered: -

Date Built: Launched 2nd September 1937

Builder: Fairfield, Govan, Scotland

Owner: Royal Navy

Engine: -

Power: -

Speed: 36 knots

Protected: Yes



Last Update: 25.05.2009


In 1945 she was cut in two and the forepart was refloated, then towed to St. Elmo Bay. The aft section was re-floated and sunk in deep water off the island. This wreck is great for training dives.