The Wreck Of P29



P29 was a Kondor I Class former Minesweeper and Patrol Boat scuttled in August 2007 off Ċirkewwa.

The minesweeper was laid down on 8 October 1969 at Peenewerft shipyard in Wolgast.  She was launched on 22 May 1970 as a Minesweeper for the East German Navy under the name Boltenhagen.

She was sold to Malta in 1997 and renamed P29.  P29 became a patrol boat within the Offshore Command of the Maritime Squadron of the Armed Forces of Malta.

She was decommissioned in 2004 and was bought by the Malta Tourism Authority in September 2005. She was cleaned and then was scuttled on 14 August 2007 off the port of Ċirkewwa to serve as a diving site and artificial reef.

Source: Wikipedia


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