Friday, August 6

Browsing: Red Sea Wreck Diving Sites – D

The Domiat also known as the Damietta formally the HMS Nith The Domiat was originally built by Henry Robb Limited at Leith Scotland for the British Navy and commissioned on the 25 September 1942 as the corvette HMS Nith K215. The Nith saw active service in World War two, she was bombed by an experimental unmanned guided bomb (Mistal) developed by the Germans and also served against the Japanese in Rangoon. In November 1948 she was sold to the Egyptian government in and renamed the Domiat which is the common name (or old name) for the Egyptian city of Damietta.…

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The¬†Dunraven¬†was a cargo ship of 1,613 GRT officially described as an “Iron Screw Steamer-Planked” when she was built at Charles Mitchell and Co. Iron Ship Builders, Low Walker Yard No. 266, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK., for William Milburn of London. Launched 14 December 1872 and completed the following year, the ship was 79.6 meters in length, 9.8 meters in beam, and 7.3 meters in draught. Propulsion was provided by a combination of square-rigged sails on fore and aft masts, and a 140 PSI 2-cylinder compound inverted engine, built at Humphreys and Tennant, Newcastle, using steam provided by 2 coal-fired boilers…

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