Results 1 to 2 of 2

Article: 75th Anniversary of British Loyalty Wreck.

  1. Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Battle - East Sussex
    Posts
    1,546
    Thanks (Given)
    84
    Thanks (Received)
    1796
    Likes (Given)
    106
    Likes (Received)
    1442

    Jump to Comments

    75th Anniversary of British Loyalty Wreck.

    1 Comments by Brian Probetts (Site Admin) Published on 7th December 2020 09:19 AM
    75th anniversary of British Loyalty wreck to be celebrated

    By FATHMATH ZUNAAM

    November 28, 2020




    The British Loyalty ship submerged in Addu City, Maldives. | Photo: Greek Shipping Miracle.
    Addu City, Maldives – Nalafehi Meedhoo, a non government organization based in Meedhoo, Addu City, has announced that the organization, in association with the Addu City Council, will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of the British Loyalty shipwreck, which has become on the best dive sites in the country.
    According to Nalafehi Meedhoo community, the 75th anniversary of the wreck which was submerged on the 5th of January, 1946 will be celebrated on 5th January of the upcoming year.
    The event is to be participated by the British High Commission along with Addu City Council, the Tourism Ministry of Maldives, residents of Addu, as well as all the members in the tourism industry in the city and 75 British divers as well.
    The British loyalty ship was the former 5,583-tonne oil tanker that was built in 1928 and owned by Palmers Co. Ltd., Newcastle. The ship was first attacked while it was in the Diego Suarez harbor of Madagascar in 1942 during the second world war. The ship was then attacked by a Japanese midget submarine.
    While the ship was only slightly damaged, it was taken to the southernmost atoll of Maldives, Addu City in 1943 as a storage hulk. While the ship was kept at the harbor in Addu Atoll, it was again attacked on March 09, 1944.
    However, this attack had not submerged the ship either. It continued to stay on the water for a while until the Loyalty scuttled inside the harbor on January 05, 1946.



    The British Loyalty ship submerged in Addu City, Maldives. | Photo: The Maldives Export.Now the British Loyalty ship lies 33 meteres under water between the islands Maradhoo and Hithadhoo. The site is easily accessible by boat, as it is less than 25 minutes away even from Gan.
    The ship is covered with hard and soft corals that are home to a large number of small fishes. It is also surrounded by groups of fishes, including blue-fin jack and turtles that swim around the ship. At times, the divers also find Manta rays and sharks around the Loyalty ship.

    Last edited by Brian Probetts (Site Admin); 7th December 2020 at 09:24 AM.
    Brian Probetts (site admin)
    R760142

  2. Total Comments 1

    Comments

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    21,190
    Thanks (Given)
    6406
    Thanks (Received)
    9756
    Likes (Given)
    7071
    Likes (Received)
    15063

    Default Re: 75th Anniversary of British Loyalty Wreck.

    Very much appreciated Brian, thanks Keith.
    "Our veterans did not forget about us .... Let's not forget about them." From Michael Levesque

  4. Thanks Spencer Lewis thanked for this post
    Likes Doc Vernon liked this post

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •