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The "P 29" originally named "Boltenhagen" was built in 1970 as condor I class minesweeper in Wolgast for the former East German navy. After the German unification the ship was sold to Malta together with the sister ships "P 30", ex. "Ueckermuende" and the "P 31" ex. "Pasewalk", where they where used for border duties. The "P 29" has an overall length of 51.98 meters, a beam of 7.12 meters and a draft of 2.3 meters. The two Russian MD 40 diesel engines powered her up to 4000 hp and gave her a speed of 20 knots.
- P29 - From the side deck
View from the side deck up to the fly bridge.
- P 29 - 4 years
Four years after her sinking live formed very well.
- P 29 - Bending Mast
Bending mast after 9 years under water.
- P 29 - Boltenhagen - From the bow
The port side seen from the bow.
- P 29 - Bow section
The forward part of the P 29, Boltenhagen in crystal clear waters.
- P 29 - Controles
Some of the controls have been left up on the fly bridge.
- P 29 - Down the Mast
Image down the mast, showing part of the fly bridge.
- P 29 - Engineering
Some of the panels being left in the electrical control room.
- P 29 - Getting old
The P 29 - Boltenhagen after a few years under water...
- P 29 - Going Down
The bow is under, it´s only minutes left. Temporary ropes holding her in place. One of the tanks keeping her upright while going down snapped it´s ropes and is jumping out of the surface.
- P 29 - Great Shape
Over 4 years after her sinking she is still in great shape.
- P 29 - Over All
This bow shot was also taken just after the sinking of the vessel.
- P 29 - Portside
Approaching the wreck from the side makes always a great view.
- P 29 - Prepared to sink
The sinking. The valves are open, she already has a slight list. Soon she will go...
- P 29 - Proud Ship
Image taken from the front of the ship.