Laranda : Sunks In Malta
Laranda sank in the middle of Dockyard Creek in The Grand Harbour on Malta in September 2011. The photograph, by Robert Weatherburn, shows her after she was raised from 60 feet of water. The wreckage had caused the Maritime Authority to issue a warning to mariners navigating that part of the harbour.
Years before, in 1988, Laranda had been badly damaged in strong winds. She bounced back from that escapade but it seems unlikely she'll be saved again.
Built : 1934 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : 30' 1"
LWL : 27' 0"
Beam : 9' 3"
Draught : 4' 5"
Displacement : 9 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : 163799
Signal Letters : ---
Laranda Custodians & Home Ports
Robert Weatherburn (?-1986-?) Grand Harbour, Malta
Wg Cdr & Mrs PG Hann (1972-1980-?) Grand Harbour, Malta
Graham Galilee (1969-1971) Malta
RC Murton-Neale (1961-1968) Birdham, England
James AB Graham (?-1936-1960) Littlehampton, England
Sir Giles Rolls Loder (1934-?)
Page last updated : September 2016