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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

Memories of the Royal Naval School, Malta, 1947 - 1978.


The Breakwaters

Built between 1903 - 1909 with concrete blocks from Cala Mistra (St Paul's Bay) and stone from Gozo. Designed not only to keep out the Gregale but also to prevent anyone from firing a torpedo the length of the harbour. (Interestingly prior to this the Spencer Monument had been moved from Corradino to its present position to deny an aiming point). The slightly unfortunate result of the effectiveness of the breakwaters was the dog leg in the new steaming course which caused more than one ship to come to grief on Imgherbeb Point!

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