British Army Officer makes second memorial dive to HMS Maori, Malta
15 February 2013
British Army Officer, Captain Ken McIntosh, has made a second
memorial dive to the wreck of HMS Maori, Malta.
HMS Maori was a Tribal-class Destroyer in the Mediterranean
fleet, sunk in February 1942 by enemy aircraft.
Captain Macintosh first made the dive in September 2012 when,
accompanied by Major Dave Stone, he attached a Royal British Legion
Cross to the wreck.
On his second dive, Captain Macintosh discovered that the cross
was now almost invisible, due to the amount of marine life that had
attached itself to the wood. He managed to replace the cross with a
red plastic poppy that is clearly visible under water and can be
easily wiped clean by other divers.
Captain McIntosh was accompanied on his second dive by Chris
Hazlehurst, a former British Army Officer who now works in Malta as
a diving instructor.
Click here to discover more
about Captain McIntosh's experiences of diving to the wreck.