HMS Southwold

The HMS Southwold is a world war II wreck found around our Maltese waters. It was a British destroyer and it’s specifications were of about 85 metres in length and it’s beam was around 9.5 metres. The HMS Southwold met its fate when she hit a mine field on March of 24th March in 1942. She then sunk off the coast of Marsaskala, in the South of Malta at approximately 2.5km.

Located on a sandy bottom, the wreck is split into two parts. They lie 300 metres away from each other. The larger piece is the bow which broke off at around 40 metres in length, lying at a depth of 68 metres and at 73 metres deep, sitting upright lies the stern of about 28 metres in length. It is a beauty of a wreck however it can only be dived by technical divers.

Interest – Wreck
Popularity – Medium
Depth – 67m (avg), 73m (max)
Qualification – Technical
Shore access – Boat only
Location – 35.8720°N 14.5979°E (Nearby)