The gunnery ship-minesweeper Myrtle was built in England in 1915. The ship arrived to Estonia during the days of the War of Independence as part of the British squadron. The ship was sweeping the German mine barriers from the sea routes. Myrtle was lost on a German minefield near Harilaiu islet on 15 July 1919. The ship was severely damaged in the course of several mine explosions. There were casualties.

Myrtle was surveyed with a Teledyne RESON SeaBat 7125 by the Estonian Maritime Administration Hydrographic Department. Read more

Video Credit: Vladimir Karpin

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