Schnellboot S-31 (E-boat)
Location: One mile from Grand Harbour entrance

Max Depth (m): 73m

Orientation: Sitting Upright

Site Access: Boat

Diver Level: Technical (Trimix)

Nationality: German

Type Of Wreck: German Torpedo Boat

Propulsion: 3 x propellers

Weight (tons): -

Dimensions (m): -

Cause Lost:

Explosion due to hitting one of the mines she was laying, trying to caputre HMS Welshman.

Date Lost: 0438am 10/05/1942

Date Rediscovered: -

Date Built: Launched October 1939

Builder: Lurssen, Vegesack Beckedorf, Germany

Owner: -

Engine: 3 x Daimler-Benz diesel engines

Power: -

Speed: 38 knots; Range of 800 sea miles

Protected: Yes



Last Update: 28.05.2009


This wreck has fully intact torpedoes still inside her tubes ready for launching.