Trip Report Malta Wreck Diving (June 2022)

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The next wreck on the list is the stern section of the Type II Hunt class destroyer, HMS Southwold. The Southwold hit a land mine while getting ready to tow an oil tanker that was part of her convoy. The stern and bow are separated by about 300m / 1000 ft and are usually done as two different dives.

This first post is about the stern which was probably my favorite dive on the trip and I got (IMO) some good pictures.


Here is a picture of the "Southwold" sign at the stern of the ship on top of the depth charge racks. You can also see a shell on top of the rack on the left side.

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Coming up next will be my last post on Malta which will be the bow section.

Enjoy,

- brett
 
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Here is the last detailed wreck post on Malta. It is about the bow section of the HMS Southwold that I previously posted about and includes IMO some really nice photos of the bow section from afar with and without a diver.

Here is the post:


Here is a sample photo:

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Enjoy! Next up are some more new wrecks found in SoCal in the recent days. :)

- brett
 

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