HMS Hellespont was built by Earle Shipbuilding Co. and was launched on 10 May 1910. She was based at Haulbowline Dockyard, Queenstown in Ireland until 1922. She came to Malta in 1922 and was subsequently damaged by Italian aircraft on 7 September 1940. It was never repaired, but laid up at Sheer Bastion (Macina). She was sunk on the 6th April 1942. After the war she was lifted by camels and dumped off the Grand Harbour.
Once reaching the wreck at the depth of 42m, it is immediately evident that a section of the bow is completely missing from the vessel. This seems to add even more character to this ship.
This is what some divers had to say after diving HMS Hellespont:
“Lots of fun diving the HMS Hellespont today. I wish I could go back before the ed of my holiday”
“HMS Hellespont is yet another wreck diving gem in Malta”
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Dive type: Wreck
Maximum depth: 42m
Experience Level: Deep Dive
Accessible only by boat