Virtual dive: SS Thistlegorm

April 13, 2016

SS Thistlegorm was a British armed Merchant Navy ship built in 1940 by Joseph Thompson & Son in Sunderland, England. She was sunk on 6 October 1941 near Ras Mohammed in the Red Sea. 

 

The vessel’s cargo included: Bedford trucks, Universal Carrier armoured vehicles, Norton 16H and BSA motorcycles,Bren guns, cases of ammunition, and 0.303 rifles as well as radio equipment, Wellington boots, aircraft parts, railway wagons[3] and two LMS Stanier Class 8F steam locomotives.

 

These treasures are still present and accessible to all divers (Advanced Open Water level is required).

 

Welcome to underwater journey to this incredible wreck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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