Sunday, May 9

Browsing: Red Sea Wrecks – M

The HMS Myngs originally began life as a 1,830 GRT Destroyer of the British Navy. She was built at the Naval Yard of Armstrong Whitworth, High Walker Yard No. 53, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle, UK. The ship’s keel was laid 27 May 1942, she was launched 31 May 1943, and completed 23 June 1944 as Flotilla Leader. She was 110.6 meters in length, 10.9 meters in beam, and 3.1 meters in beam. Propulsion was provided by 2-Admirality 3-drum boilers, Parsons single-reduction turbines which generated 40,000 hp connected to a single shaft for a maximum speed of 32 knots. Armament consisted of: 4…

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The Muhansa is mentioned as being a shipwreck on one of the other Red Sea Shipwreck/Diving websites. However, we here at The Red Sea Wreck Project have found no information on this vessel to date. This could mean that could have been a small private vessel or dive boat. Or, that it was possibly one of the many merchant vessels that has been sold to a third-world countries where documentation isn’t as well recorded. Research continues!

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The Mohamed Hasabella was a Egyptian trawler typical of the type of boat that is common in the area today. This wreck is not very old so the history of the vessel is probably only known amongst the local fishing community right now. This wreck is lying completely intact on the bottom at 34 meters in the harbor of Hurghada. This is the wreck described as the “fishing boat” which lies just to the south of another wreck, the better-known EL Minya. The Mohamed Hasabella rises from the bottom to a minimum depth of about 20-meters which puts it at the maximum limit for Open…

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The Million Hope was a Bulk Cargo Carrier of 16,339 GRT built at Koyo Dockyard, Mihara-Hiroshima, Japan. Originally named the Ryusei Maru upon her being launched on 10 June 1972, she was 174.6 meters in length,24.9 meters in beam, and 10 meters in draught, with twin 6-cylinder diesel engines and a single shaft for a speed of 17 knots. The ship had 5 massive cargo holds located forward of the superstructure and 4 gantry cranes, one mounted amidships between each of the tanks. The ship operated in the service of various companies between the time of her launching and the time of her loss. Shipwrecks…

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The Maria Schröder began life as the Rolf Jarl, a 1,917 GRT steam powered cargo ship of the “three-island” style built at Trondhjems Mekaniske Værksted (Yard No. 174), Trondheim, Norway, for Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab, also of Trondheim, Norway. She was launched 19 June 1920 and delivered the following October with a length of 81 meters, beam of 12.8 meters, and draught of just under 7-meters. Propulsion was provided by a triple-expansion steam engine provided by the builder, and a single shaft for a speed of 11.5 knots (trials speed). The ship was first placed on the Mediterranean service route where she sailed for…

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The Maldive Transport was originally built as the 4,907 GRT. Cargo Ship S.S. Dunelmia, the second of three ships with that name, at William Gray and Company (Yard No. 1253), Hartlepool, UK, for Metcalfe Shipping Co., Ltd., West Hartlepool, UK. She was launched 12 March 1952 and completed the following June with a length of 130.9 meters and beam of 17.2 meters. Propulsion was provided by a triple-expansion steam engine and single shaft for a speed of 11 knots. The ship’s boilers were mounted in a “Boilers-On-Deck” configuration. The Dunelmia was one of the last ships in Britain to be built with this configuration. In…

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The Maidan was a “Steel Screw” Steam Cargo Ship of 8,205 GRT built at W. Hamilton & Co. (Glen Yard No. 231), Glasgow, Scotland in 1912 for T & J Brocklebank, Liverpool, London. She was 152.4 meters in length, 17.7 meters in beam, and 10 meters in draught. Propulsion was provided by a steam engine connected to a single shaft. In 1919, the propulsion system was upgraded to a 4-cylinder quadruple-expansion steam engine built by D. Rowan and Co., Glasgow, Scotland which gave the Maidan a top speed of 13 knots. During the early years of WWI, the Maidan was requisitioned for use by the Ministry…

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The Madimar was a cargo ship of 1,269 GRT originally named Bore X. Built at Oskarshamns Lap AB (Yard No. 382), Oskarshamn, Sweden, for the Bore Shipping Company, Turku, Finland. (Note: The Oskarshams Lap AB shipyard is now known as “Ab. Oskarshamns Varv” after reorganization in 1996). The ship was was completed and delivered on 17 December 1963 with a length of 71.6, beam of 11 meters, with diesel engines and a single shaft for a top speed of 12.5 knots. The Bore X was sold in 1971 to Haapakosken Tehdas Oy, Turku, Finland, a steel and iron manufacturing company, where she sailed under her…

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