port, place of departure:
Banjole, Pomer, Medulin,
depth above the wreck:
41 m ,
depth at the bottom:
level of diver training:
whole year. Season june-september,
Watch out for currents. Place is difficult to find without GPS.
Flamingo TB-26 motor torpedo boat belonging to the Austro-Hungarian navy was built in 1889 in Triest. At the end of the 19th century it was regarded as the peak of technology development. It sank about 6 nautical miles from the Istria coast, after hitting a mine set by own military forces. Eleven crew members died and survived six. Also captain survived, who was accused and convicted for causing the accident. The shipwreck lies at a depth of 46 meters, and its highest point is 41 meters. So it is intended only for technical diving. It is possible to get there by boat, but without GPS it is difficult to find. Remains of the ship are in good condition. It is possible to see the slender bow, which is the most characteristic Flamingo element. The stern underwent considerable damage as a result of explosion. There is a rich fauna; it is possible to come across specimens of large fish. Divers should pay attention to periodical strong currents. It is worthwhile to explore the wreck in the winter, because the visibility is then greater.
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