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HYDROVIUS

THE WRECK TODAY

The wreck lies in two halves in 18 mtrs. on the south side of Strongili, in very clear water. Swimming along the entire length of the wreck

indicates just how big these storm boats were. All of the wooden flooring has long since disappeared due to the marine organisms, torrido worms

eating through the saturated wood. This leaves an iron framework which is both photogenic and fun to swim through and explore.

The starboard half of the wreck still bears her anti-aircraft gun and this can be found at the stern, where the wheelhouse deck would have been.

Just in front of tis her diesel engines can be found, along with bilge pumps and all the relevant pipework. All around and inside the wreck are

artefacts of personal effect-magazine clips, helmets, guns and water bottles. Much lies hidden beneath the sand.