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Growth of the Royal Navy Submarine base in Malta
From the early twentieth century the submarine base in Malta occupied the buildings of a former lazaretto or leper hospital that stood on the southern shore of Manoel Island in Marsamxett Harbour. The Navy named it HMS Talbot. The visiting submarines would lie alongside the hospitalâ€™s southern walls, which rose steeply from the waterâ€™s edge, or at buoys placed in Lazaretto Creek. During the twentieth century HMS Talbot saw many changes to its defence.
Changes to HMS Talbot during World War Two
Protection for submarines at the base
Entertainment at HMS Talbot
The submarine memorial