35°54.276' N 014°32.538' E
35°54'17" N 014°32'32" E
HMS St. Angelo is a World War II wreck in Malta. Originally a tug boat, St. Angelo was used as harbour transport for carrying personnel from Royal Navy base Fort St. Angelo to warships moored in Grand Harbour and other ports around Malta. During WWII she also served other purposes, for rescue, towing and later on minesweeping. On 30th May 1942 St. Angelo struck a mine herself and sunk outside Valletta.
HMS St. Angelo wreck is about 24 m in length and lies upright on sandy seabed at a depth of 54 m, about 1.5 km off Grand Harbour entrance. St. Angelo is a boat dive for technical divers or very experienced divers only due to its depth. Furthermore, this dive site is considered dangerous unless the harbour is closed on specific dates because of its location in the maritime channel and the busy ship traffic in and out of Valletta.
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Comments and Ratings
★★★★☆ Historic wreck with a story to tell. Divable mostly when port closed or otherwise with shipping concerns as it lies in the fairway
★★★★☆ Small wreck, but lots to see considering the limited bottom time. Still in very good condition. https://youtu.be/DYwNfLWJAjs
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