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    Weʼve raised £780 to Support international dive team descend 115 m to wreck of HMS Olympus and lay a plaque & also set up a monument in their honour in Malta

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    In the early morning of 8 May 1942 the HMS Olympus made her way out of the Grand Harbour of Malta. Her ‘cargo’ consisted of dozens of submariners who had survived the sinking of two other submarines in Malta. Since this tragedy the vessel has lain forgotten on the seabed. Six decades later, a scientific mission set out to locate the wreck and survey its remains. The tragic episode as well as heroic tales of survival have never been memorialised. In May this year, an international dive team will descend 115 meters to the site to lay a memorial plaque by the shipwreck. Furthermore, a monument will be unveiled in a place the former Royal Navy submarine base off Manoel Island, Malta. On the 75th anniversary of this event we believe that this is a fitting way to recognise the supreme sacrifice made by these young men - may they never be forgotten.



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      • Martin Powell

        Martin Powell

        May 5, 2017

        With best wishes from the Bracknell Royal Naval Association


      • James BRADLEY

        James BRADLEY

        May 4, 2017

        a tremendous memorial


      • Ian Hall Atkinson

        Ian Hall Atkinson

        May 4, 2017

        Donation from the Submariners Association


      • Michael de Giorgio

        Michael de Giorgio

        May 4, 2017

        Good luck


      • Anonymous


        Apr 29, 2017


      • John Herriman

        John Herriman

        Apr 26, 2017

        Huge respect to you and the team Timmy


      • Vic Richards

        Vic Richards

        Apr 26, 2017

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      Dr Timmy Gambin

      Dr Timmy Gambin

      Dr Timmy Gambin is Senior Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology in the Dept of Classics & Archaeology, He graduated in History and went on to attain his Masters in Maritime Archaeology and History from the University of Bristol where he also got his doctorate in Maritime Archaeology.

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