In Albania With the RPM Nautical Foundation
This article details RPMNF’s survey work along the Albanian coast in conjunction with the Albanian Institute of Archaeology, the Albanian Ministry of Defense, and INA. The goal of the surveys is search for shipwrecks and other submerged sites–history that would be otherwise lost. Described here is the incident of October 22, 1946 where Britain sent two destroyer vessels through the Corfu Channel, a waterway in which right of passage was contested between Britain and Albania. The ships struck mines, and the Volage’s bow was blown off and sank. During one of RPMNF’s survey expeditions, remains of the Volage’s bow were discovered.