Sinking of HMS Russel, HMS Nastartium and HMY Aegusa

Published: 27 April 2016

Today is the 100th year anniversary of the sinking of HMS Russell, HMS Nastartium and HMY Aegusa thanks to a Mine field outside the Grand Harbour in WW1 which had been laid by German Submarine U-73. These ships now lay to rest well beyond 100m deep outside the Grand Harbour.

Information about the ships sunk and submarine  responsible may be found in the following links.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Nasturtium_(1915)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Russell_(1901)

http://forums.clydemaritime.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=22128

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SM_U-73

Video below on youtube uploaded by Mr. Sergey Markov, an Instructor with a local dive centre.

Court Martial Documents referring to the sinking of these ships, from a 100 years ago can be seen below. These were photographed by David Agius during a visit at the UK National Archives in 2014. Full quality pics can be obtained by emailing david on d@davidagius.net.