HMS Hellespont
Location: Three miles off Ricasoli Breakwater Lighthouse

Max Depth (m): 45m

Orientation: Sitting upright on sandy seabed

Site Access: Boat

Diver Level: AOW [or equivelant]

Nationality: Maltese

Type Of Wreck: Robust-class Deep Sea Rescue Paddle Steamer

Propulsion: -

Weight (tons): -

Dimensions (m): -

Cause Lost:

During an air raid she was sunk by German/Italian aircraft, later salvaged then towed outside Grand Harbour and scuttled.

Date Lost: 6/7th April 1942

Date Rediscovered: -

Date Built: Launched 10th May 1910

Builder: C & W Earls Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Hull, England

Owner: -

Engine: -

Power: -

Speed: -

Protected: Yes

Wargrave: -

Last Update: 28.05.2009


An interesting dive with lots to see and explore. A stunning wreck which has remained remarkably intact.