“Admiral Millo” Submarine Wreck
It was March 1942 when the great oceanic submarine of the Italian Navy “Admiral Millo” sank off the coast of Punta Stilo, torpedoed by the British submarine “Ultimatum” along the coastline of the southern Ionian sea, while was sailing on the sea surface towards the base of Taranto, during return from a mission near Malta. Only 15 sailors of the crew managed to save their lives, while 57 sailors still lie inside the submarine, which is a veritable memorial shrine.
The wreck lies today on a sandy-muddy seabed, lying on its left side, 70 meters deep, with its turret with the door still open… The gashes caused by torpedoes are located between the turret and the foredeck, while the stern is intact, with the propellers yet visible.
Visibility is generally fair, sometimes scarce, and there is a chance to meet strong currents.
The dive on “Admiral Millo” Submarine Wreck is not a dive like the others… it’s a quiet visit to a holy place! The aura emanated by his tragic story – the last mission of the Millo and his torpedoing – drives the divers to get down here to honor those fallen, symbol of all who are dead at sea.
|Dive type||Technical dive|
|Minimum depth||-64 m|
|Maximum depth||-72 m|
|Bottom type||Muddy and sandy seabed|
|Difficulty||High degree of difficulty. Sometimes the visibility may be scarce.|
|Interest||High historical interest and photographic interest.|
|Notes||Fair presence of pelagic fishes. Low presence of tunicates and echinoderms.|