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AL Qamar AL Saudi AL Misr 27.31 180N/33.51 670E The remains of the ship’s bow lie on the reef where she ran aground. However, due to the downward slope of the reef to a depth of around 20-meters, the ship has broken apart into several sections which mean she is fairly easy to explore. The …

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he Northern Wrecks of the Red Sea have been shrouded in mystery for many years and divers have been begging to go there forever. Deep Voyage has finally decided to take the plunge and go for it full force! This trip is awesome for veteran Red Sea travellers who have been to Egypt many times …

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THISTLEGORM

27° 49′ 03″ N, 33° 55′ 14″E The Thistlegorm, the Gaelic name means ‘blue thistle’, was a British transport ship belonging to the Albyn Line shipping company, was 126.5 meters long, a capacity of 4,898 tons (9,009 displacement tons), and had a three-cylinder steam engine developing 1,860 HP that gave the vessel a speed of …

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Shag Rock

Shag Rock (Kingston) 27°46.438′ N – 33°52.241’E Shag Rock, situated about 5 a mile south of Sha’ab Ali and 6 miles away from the wreck of the Thistlegorm, is the name given to a shallow reef marked by a small metal lighthouse on its south-eastern side. A big sandy plateau by this lighthouse extends to …

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Dunraven

27°42.200′ N – 34°07.300′ E situated 6.9 miles west of Ras Mohammed with a small fi metal beacon indicating the southern tip of Sha’ab Mahmud. S In 1876 this was the site of the shipwreck of the British merchant ship Dunraven, built-in Newcastle in 1873 by Mitchell & Co with mixed propulsion (sail and steam), …

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ZIETIEH

ZIETIEH Ghanem Reef Ashrafi Gulf of Suez 27.42.0N / 33.41.6E The Zietieh was built at Maryport (England) at the yard of William Walker Shipbuilders in 1911. She was a steel screw steamship, machinery aft, fitted for liquid fuel-oil burning, with a through the hold and suspended bridge. She was 291 tons, 121ft long, with a …

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The Elliot

Ras Dib Gulf of Suez 28.02.11N-33.24.95E Elliot The Elliot Type of ship – Cargo Ship Launched – June 20th 1962, Olaveaga, Spain, as the ASK, flagged as a Norwegian vessel Completed – 1963 Builder – Euskalduna Shipyard (Yard no. 157) Dimensions – 93.7m x 14.8m Displacement – 2,870 grt 1973 – Renamed Zepmare 1974 – …

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S.S. Scalaria

S.S. Scalaria Ras Gharib Gulf of Suez. 28.20,626N-033.07.236E Type of ship – Tanker Launched – Newcastle, July 22nd 1921 Completed – September 1921 Builder – Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson (Yard no. 1173) Owned & Operated by – The Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company (Shell Tankers, manager) Dimensions – 125.3m x 16.2m Draught – 9.4m Displacement – …

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Shillong

Shillong Ras Gharib Gulf of Suez 28.16.33N – 33.13.50E The Shillong Type of ship – Cargo Liner Launched – Newcastle, June 9th 1948 Completed – March 5th 1949 Builder – Vickers-Armstrong & Co Ltd., High Walker Yard No. 104 Owned & Operated by – The Peninsular & Oriental S.N.Co, London Dimensions – 159.1m x 20.5m …

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Birchwood

With its hull breaking the surface, the Birchwood 2 lies in a sheltered bay at Ras Shuker. With a maximum depth of only 12 metres, it offers a great introduction to wreck diving, but also has great potential for photography and supports a unique ecosystem. The origins of this wreck are unknown, as are the …