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Numidia at The Red Sea Wreck Project

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 plateau of Big Brothers on 20th July 1901. Rushing to the Bridge, the Captain found that not only had the ship run aground on Big Brothers, but that his ship was lying almost directly below the lighthouse!

The Captain and crew spent the next two hours attempting to back the ship off of the island to no avail, at which time Captain Craig ordered the engines stopped. He spent another 7 weeks on the island supervising the salvage of the ship’s cargo before the ship finally sank.

She now lies perpendicular to the reef with the bow lying at around 8-meters, with the rest of the ship descending at a steep angle to a depth of approximately 80-meters.

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