HMS Victoria

Last week a group of Technical Divers completed an expedition in the Lebanon region with the purpose of diving the wreck of HMS Victoria (amongst others).

This vessel has an amazing history and was the British Mediterranean flagship. She sank after a collision during an excercise involving two ships executing tight turns towards each other. Unfortunately, the Camperdown struck the side of the Victoria and tore a large hole in her. It took just minutes for Victoria to sink, with a loss of 358 hands. She now rests with her propellers skywards and bow buried in the sand in 150 metres of water.

Other wrecks dived by the team led by Andrew Georgitis and Faisal Khalaf included Alice B; Souffleur; National Star; Lesbian and French.

To read the daily diary and for photographs, see the website at www.redseaexplorers.com and click on the "True DIR Implementation" link.