HMS Southwold
Location: Approximately 1.5 miles off Marsascala Bay

Max Depth (m): 65 - 75m

Orientation: Lying on her starboard side on sandy seabed

Site Access: Boat

Diver Level: Technical

Nationality: British

Type Of Wreck: Hunt Class Destroyer

Propulsion: -

Weight (tons): 1050grt

Dimensions (m): 86m; Beam 9.5m; Carried crew of 168

Cause Lost:

While trying to help another Merchant ship the Breconshire, a floating mine exploded under her engine room. She was taken in tow but the damage was so severe she sank.

Date Lost: 23/03/1942

Date Rediscovered: -

Date Built: 1941

Builder: J.S. White, Cowes

Owner: -

Engine: -

Power: -

Speed: 29 knots

Protected: Yes



Last Update: 25.05.2009


She lies on the seabed in two sections, the bow is the largest and the stern lies some 300 metres away. Good dive planning and safely cover is required for this Trimix dive.