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The British minesweeper HMS Regulus was keeping bays save from mines of all classes.
|Name Dive Site:||HMS Regulus, Paxos Wreck|
|Depth: ||20-45m (65-147ft)|
|Visibility: ||10-30m (32-98ft)|
|Inserted/Added by: ||lars, © Author: Lars Hemel|
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The HMS Regulus was a British minesweeper fully built in 1944 and used in the second World War primarily for sweeping bay entrances from mines. She served very shortly, in the passage to Gibraltar (Spain), Malta, Taranto (Italy) and the Adriatic Sea, until she finally struck a mine offshore Corfu on the 12th of January 1945 and sank at the cost of one life. The HMS Regulus started as an Algerine Class Fleet Minesweeper built for the Royal Canadian navy under the name HMCS Longbranch. Before completion she was sold to the Royal Navy and renamed as H.M.S. Regulus.
Scuba divers will like this wreck site, not for an intact wreck that can be entered, but as a dive site which is littered with wreck pieces. There is a huge photo genetic anchor and chain at 25 meters deep situated on a reef. Larger parts of the wreck can be seen slightly deeper. The main coral head offers very well decorated pieces of hard and soft corals and plenty of fish. There are groupers, wrasses, fire worms, tube worms and many other common reef fish. It is a very nice historic dive site not far offshore Paxos, reached after a long boat ride from Corfu.
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