Timalexandria

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Wimbrown One at The Red Sea Wreck ProjectThis vessel is still being researched as we have yet to find any information concerning her sinking, or if she actually sank at all!

The Timalexandria may have been built as the Wimbrown One which was an 713 GRT offshore supply vessel built for service in the North Sea. She was one of three sister ships built at William Cleland & Co Ltd, shipbuilders, Wallsend, UK. The sister ships were named Wimbrown Two and Wimbrown Three. All three vessels had Paxman 12YHXM Diesels rated at 900 bhp at 1,500 rpm for both main propulsion and for the auxiliary generator sets. The Wimbrown One was launched on 03 May 1965 and completed the following June.

The Wimbrown One was still in service by that name as late as 1976. One of the sister ships, the Wimbrown Two was sold in 1977 and renamed Timsuez (Broken up 2003), so it may be possible that these ships were sold as a “package deal” to Egypt to work in the Red Sea oil fields.

 

 

References:

http://www.paxmanhistory.org.uk/oilfield.htm

http://www.shipspotting.com

Miramar Single Ship Report for 307827

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