Patrol Boat - Builders VEB Peenewerft, Wolgast
Displacement: 361 tons full load
Dimensions: 51.98 x 7.12 x 2.3 meters
Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 4,000 bhp, 20 knots
Armament: 1 quad 14.5 mm
Former East German minesweeper transferred as
unarmed patrol craft. Light armament added.
Number Name: P29 Year: 1996?/97 Fleet: MEDITERRANEAN
Homeport: Valletta - Malta
The P29 together with the P31 were
decommissioned by the Armed Forces of Malta.
Both Patrol Boats served with the Squadron for over 12 years
and were responsible for many offshore missions
including asserting control over Malta's Continental
Shelf, anti-contraband missions and numerous border
The P29 has become a home to
an abundance of Marine Life.... It is easy to penetrate
and just a 6 minute swim from Suzie's Pool.
Alicia Mirabilis are every where on the wreck, during the day
they are not much to see but on a night dive you will encounter
a fantastic sight. These beautiful creatures are all open at
Squid, Flying Gurnards, Rays are all on and around the P29.