Cable Layer Levant II

The Levant II  originally was a trawler. Then refitted and used by the Eastern Telegraph Company to lay cable. Later she layed submarine communication cables for the attack on Gallipoli. The precarious nature of the mission led to the captain and crew being awarded a war decoration.

In 1952, the vessel was beyond repair ant she was towed out to be scrapped. However she started to take on water and sunk just about a kilometer and half off Grand Harbour.

Now she lays in 59m depth but directly on the shipping lane. Therefore only diveable when the Grand Harbour is closed.

Fits for Trimix divers.