I would like to introduce the HMS Olympus

I would like to introduce the HMS Olympus Rebreatherpro-Training

I would like to introduce the HMS Olympus, one of the new wrecks opening up in Malta which lies in 120m of water. Unfortunately, my camera flooded on the first dive of this project, so the photo are screen grabs from the GoPro ????
I have been privileged to work with University of Malta over the last years !! They have been working hard to prepare the wrecks to be opened to the public ????
A little history of HMS Olympus
From 1931 to 1939 Olympus was part of the 4th Flotilla on the China Station. From 1939-1940 she was with the 8th Flotilla, Colombo, Ceylon. In 1940 she was redeployed to the Mediterranean. She was damaged on 7 July 1940 when bombed by Italian aircraft while in dock in Malta. Repairs and refit were completed on 29 November 1940. On 9 November 1941 Olympus attacked the Italian merchant ship Mauro Croce (1,049 GRT) with torpedoes and gunfire in the Gulf of Genoa. The target escaped without damage.
On 8 May 1942 Olympus struck a mine and sank off Malta. She had just left Malta on passage to Gibraltar with personnel including many of the crews of the submarines Pandora, P36 and P39 which had been sunk in air raids. There were only 9 survivors out of 98 aboard. They had to swim 7 miles (11 km) back to Malta. 89 crew and passengers were lost with the ship.
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