Dive the H.M.S. Hermes (www.DiveSriLanka.com)

The worlds first purpose built Air Craft Carrier

Batticoloa
By Dharshana Jayawardena.


Depth: 53 Meters. (Technical Decompression Dive)


The Hermes burns after taking 40 direct hits

A diver swims over the bottom of the mighty hull

Accounts of DiveSrilanka.com Expeditions

Expedition VII - May 27-30 2010- Three dives at the bow, amidships and the propeller

Expedition VI - Sep 25-27 2009 - Two world class dives!

Expedition V - Jun 19-22 2009 - A gift from the sea!

Expedition IV - August 22-24 2008 - Celebration of life! Marine Life at the Hermes.

Expedition III - June 19-21 2008 - The best ever wreck pictures taken so far.

Expedition I & II - May & September 2005 - wreck pictures & marine life pictures.

 

Letters to the editor

Hermes Survivor - The story of Percy Bell (published September 2010)

Hermes Survivor - The story of Ronald T. Smith (published June 2008)

 

Links

Project GSHD95 - In the virtual world of cyberspace the H.M.S Hermes sails again!

Benthic Canada publishes our story of the Expedition I & II

What does Hermes mean? - God of boundaries and of those who cross them

A report by veteran Hermes diver Felician Fernando

Time Magazine Article - October 28, 2002

Service History of the H.M.S Hermes

BBC report on Hermes Survivors

Wapedia on H.M.S. Hermes

 

Books

A comprehensive account of the ships history and the sinking (including survivor stories) can be found in the highly recommended Hermes Adventure by Rex Morgan, son of Charles Morgan who served aboard the Hermes and captured the final moments in timeless photographs.

 

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