Saturday, February 27

Browsing: Red Sea Wreck Diving Sites – E

The Excalibur was a twin masted motor and sail vessel approximately 22-meters in length and was white and light blue in color with dark blue trim. She is said to have sank in the harbour of Hurghada in late 1995 or early 1996 as the result of an electrical fire. This wreck is also known as the Susannah, supposedly a name given to her by the diver, author, and photographer Rik Vercoe in 1996 who also made a drawing of the vessel as it was then. Click here to see his drawing. Diving Information The wreck sits upright on a sandy bottom in 22-meters…

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The Endymion was a small sailboat approximately 16 meters in length which was owned by an Australian by the name of Anthony Corbyn. In October 1998 the vessel ran aground near Makawa Island and was considered a total loss. The sailboat sank with all its rigging and equipment, settling at the bottom of the reef in approximately 17 meters of water. Over the years submerged underwater the wooden main deck of the vessel has disappeared and the rest of the wreck has been colonised by soft corals. No other information concerning this vessel has been found to date. References: http://www.bsactravelclub.co.uk/reports/egyptsouth1.htm…

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The Elliot was a cargo ship of 2,870 GRT built at Euskalduna Shipyard (Yard No. 157), Olaveaga, Spain. She was originally named ASK and was flagged as a Norwegian vessel. Launched 20 June 1962, she was completed the following year with a length of 93.7 meters, beam of 14.8 meters, with a single diesel engine and shaft for a speed of 12.5 knots. In 1973 the ship was renamed Zepmare and renamed again in 1974 as the Jutland (Miramar incorrectly spelled this name as Juetland on their website). Sometime afterwards, the ship was sold to the Ugars Marine Co., Panama, and in 1980 was renamed the Elliot. On 11 July 1984,…

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The EL Minya, (also called EL Mina, El Minia, El Miniya or EL Miniaya) began life as a Russian built Soviet era T-43 class minesweeper. This class of minesweeper was built for the Soviet navy in the late 1940’s through to the end of the 1950’s. There were 178 ship of the class built at shipyards at Leningrad, Kerch, in Poland, and modified under license in China. 44 of these ships were exported to various countries over the years, with Egypt receiving 7 of them. El Minya was one of four T43 ocean-going minesweepers, built in former USSR, delivered in…

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