The Red Sea Wreck Project

Tamara II

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Not much information available on this vessel. The Tamara II was originally built as the 8.562 GRT Refrigerated Cargo Ship Anjan at Uddevallavarvet AB (Yard No. 251), Uddevalla, Sweden. The ship was launched on 25 May 1960 and completed the following November with a length of 142.4 meters and beam of 18.6 meters. Propulsion was provided by diesel engines with a single shaft for a speed of 14.5 knots.

The ship was sold many times throughout her lifetime and had numerous name changes as follows:

1963: Renamed Tigris
1967: Renamed Tamara
1970: Name reverted to Tigris
1971: Renamed Lilika
1978: Renamed Sitia Hope
1979: Renamed Link Faith
1981: Renamed European Faith
1982: Renamed Tamara II and registered in Panama

On 10 March 1983, the Tamara II sank near Ashrafi Island at one of two positions that research has located. The ship is lying either at 27.49.30N/33.39.48E, or position 27.49.12.N/33.38.24E in approximately 10-30 meters of water. (Note: At this depth and these locations, we tend to wonder why there isn’t much more information available on this vessel)

 

 

References:

Miramar Single Ship Report for 5018064

http://www.touregypt.net/VDC/miscegyptwrecks.htm

 

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