Shipwreck HMS Hellespont

This Robust-class deep sea rescue paddle wheeled steamer tug was built by C & W Earls Shipbuilding & Engineering Co,Hull,England,and launched on the 10th May 1910.Having spent her first working years based at Haulbowline Dockyard,Queenstown,Ireland,she came to Malta in 1922 and for the next twenty years she worked in the seas around the Maltese Island.On the night of the 6/7th April 1942 during an air raid she was sunk by German and Italian aircraft,later salvaged,then towed outside Grand Harbour and scuttled three miles off Riscasoli Breakwater lighthouse.