Grand Harbour of Malta tornado
The Grand Harbour as it looked in the siege of 1565.
|Formed||September 23, 1551 or 1556|
|Casualties||600 fatalities (estimated)|
|Areas affected||Grand Harbour, Malta|
The Grand Harbour of Malta tornado was a tornado that hit the Grand Harbour of Malta on September 23, 1551 with very intense strength. It began as a waterspout killing at least 600 people. At least four of the Order's galleys, named Santa Fè, San Michele, San Filippo and San Claudio, capsized in the tornado.
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