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Friday, March 12, 2010

German submarine in Grand Harbour

German Navy submarine U-17 (Pennant number S196) slipped into Grand Harbour this morning for a courtesy visit.

The submarine was commissioned in 1973 and subsequently modernised, but vessels of this type are now being withdrawn.

The submarine has eight torpedo tubes and can carry mines.

It is seen above crossing Dockyard Creek, which is dominated by the sleek lines of the superyacht The Maltese Falcon.

Picture: Patrice Peyre