Saturday, February 27

Browsing: Red Sea Wrecks – I

The Indian Enterprise was a steel hulled steam cargo ship originally named Empire Mombasa of 7,319 GRT built at Shipbuilding Corporation Ltd. (Wear Branch Yard No. 7), Sunderland, UK, for the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). She was launched 28 May 1945 and completed in Febrary 1946 with a length of 431 feet, beam of 56 feet, and 35 feet in draught. Propulsion was provided by coal-fired boilers and triple-expansion engines located amidships connected to a single shaft for a speed of 11 knots. The ship was divided into eight watertight compartments which were seperated by seven transverse bulkheads. Six of these compartments were…

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The Ibn Batouta (sometimes spelled “Ibn Battuta”) was a 4,932 GRT general cargo ship built at Orenstein Koppel AG, Lubeck, Germany (Yard No. 692) for the Societe Nationale de Transport Maritime & Compagnie Nationale Algerienne de Navigation Maritime (S.N.T.M./C.N.A.N.), Alger, Algeria. The ship’s keel was launched in December 1972 and completed in March 1973 with a length of 116.69 meters, beam of 17.25 meters, and draught of 7.50 meters (total depth including running gear was 9.89 meters). The ship was built with a reinforced hull in order to carry heavy cargoes and navigating through light ice conditions. Propulsion was provided by a single…

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