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I would like to introduce HMS Nasturtium

I would like to introduce HMS Nasturtium

I would like to introduce HMS Nasturtium Rebreatherpro-Training

I would like to introduce HMS Nasturtium, one of the new wrecks opening up in Malta !!
I have been privileged to work with Heritage Malta over the last years !! They have been working hard to prepare the wrecks to be opened to the public ????
HMS Nasturtium was based at Malta. On 24 April 1916, she left Malta but was ordered to return immediately to search for a submarine in the vicinity. On 27 April the German submarine U-73 laid 22 mines outside the Grand Harbour of Valletta. The battleship HMS Russell sank after hitting two of these mines.
Nasturtium arrived in Malta on 27 April. The Rear Admiral of Patrols based at Fort Rinella ordered the sloop to search for mines and submarines. At 19:10 she ended up in the same minefield as the Russell and struck a mine which exploded 7 feet below the waterline on her starboard side close to the foremost funnel. Seven crew members were killed. Her boiler rooms began to flood and the tug Prompt was sent from Sliema to assist her. By 21:00, she had a heavy list and all the crew were evacuated, except for a few hands on the forecastle. By 21:38 the remaining crew abandoned the ship since she was now listing by 30 degrees to port. At 21:50 the naval yacht HMY Aegusa hit a mine in the same minefield and sank.
The Nasturtium finally sank at 02:45 on 28 April 1916. A court martial regarding her loss was held on board HMS Theseus on 8 May 1916. Her wreck now lies at a depth of 67 metres.
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