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Featured Red Sea Wreck- The SS Thistlegorm

SS Thistlegorm This is possibly the most famous shipwreck in the world and certainly the most dived. Much has been written about the Thistlegorm and a search for a video on “You Tube” alone will bring you over 24,300 results.

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Featured Red Sea Wreck – Tienstin (Tien Hsing)

The “Tienstin”, as it is commonly called, is the phonetic pronunciation of the ship’s actual Chinese name of Tien Hsing. Built at Ta Chung Hua Shipbuilding & Engineering Works, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China in 1935, she was a steam powered tugboat

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Featured Red Sea Wreck – The SS Turbo

The S.S. Turbo was a 4,782 GRT steam cargo ship built at J.D. Laing Shipbuilding (Deptbord Yard No. 635), Sunderland, UK, for the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co., Ltd., London. She was launched 11 July 1912, and completed the following month. Following an attack

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Featured Red Sea Wreck – The Salem Express

The “Fred Scamaroni” The Salem Express was a 4,471 GRT Roll On/Roll Off (RO/RO) Passenger ferry originally named the Fred Scamaroni built at Forges & Ateliers et Chantiers de Mediterranee (Yard No. 1367), La Seyne, France. The Salem Express is possibly one of the

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Featured Red Sea Wreck – The Scalaria

The S.S. Scalaria was a 5,683 GRT Tanker built at Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson (Yard No. 1173), Newcastle, UK, for the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company (Shell Tankers, manager). As with all “Shell Tankers” she was named after a mollusk, in this case

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Featured Red Sea Wreck – The Shillong

The Shillong was a Cargo Liner of 8,934 GRT built at Vickers-Armstrong & Co Ltd and launched on 9th June 1948. Many of the regular tour operators in the Red Sea state that the wreck of the Shillong has not been found

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Featured Red Sea Wreck – The Stanier 8F

This is not actually a shipwreck. These are two LMS Stanier 8F Locomotive engines that are associated with the better, well known wreck of the Thistlegorm. The Stanier 8F locomotive engines are more formally known as London Midland and Scottish (LMS) Railway 8F class 2-8-0′s. There

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Featured Red Sea Wreck – The Rosalie Moller

The Francis A favourite for many Red Sea wreck divers, the Rosalie Moller was a 3,963 GRT Cargo Ship originally built as the Francis at Barclay Curle & Co., Glasgow, Scotland. The ship arrived at the lower end of the Gulf of Suez on 06

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Featured Red Sea Wreck – The Numidia

The S.S. Numidia was built as a steam cargo ship of 6,399 GRT at D. & W. Henderson & Co., Ltd., Meadowside Shipyard (Yard No. 419, No. 85 Castlebank Street, Glasgow, Scotland, for the Anchor Line Ltd. She ran aground on the northern

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Featured Red Sea Wreck – The SS Maidan

One for the deep technical divers, The Maidan was a “Steel Screw” Steam Cargo Ship of 8,205 GRT built at W. Hamilton & Co. (Glen Yard No. 231), Glasgow, Scotland in 1912 for T & J Brocklebank, Liverpool, London. During the early

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