Within minutes in the
water the dark shape of Victoria’s massive ruder and twin props will emerge from
the blue. Portholes with glass still in place and the battery of 6 inch quick
fire casement guns. Victoria’s massive aft 9.2 ton turret is still in place with
its barrel pointing to the flagstaff that displayed the white ensign of the
Royal Navy over 100 years ago.
H.M.S Victoria, named
after Queen Victoria, The biggest battleship of the British Royal Navy, sank in
10 minutes, in a vertical position, killing 358 sailors of its crew.
Today H.M.S Victoria
stands vertically, starting depth at 75 meters and reaching 145.
For those Trimix Divers,
this is by all means, the most impressive wreck dive in the world.
HMS Victoria - A Technical Diving Journey to Lebanon
DIVING IN BEIRUT
Tales and Dives In Lebanon