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#430-05; Divers by the 40mm canon at the rear part of the ship.
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#430-10; Diver by the superstructure.
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#430-06; The Stern.

S/S Thistlegorm

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Updated 8th. of August, 2005

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The S/S Thistlegorm left the port of Glasgow in Scotland, May, 1941, loaded with supplies for the British 8th. Army in Egypt and North Africa. Because the Germans controlled the Mediterranien Sea at that time, it was considered safer to go arround the African continent, up through the Red Sea, to enter the port of Alexandria.
In the night between the 5-6th. of October, 2 german warplanes (Heinkel HE 111 bomber) discovered the Thistlegorm, anchored in the Strait of Gubal, waiting to go through the Suez-channel. The german warplanes attacked the ship, that was hit in hold number 4, which was heavy loaded withdifferent kind of ammunition.
Among a lot of other things, a 126ton locomotive, tied to the deck was catapulted into the air by the heavy exsplosion and can be found about 30m away from the wreck. Thistlegorm was devided in 2 parts by the explosion and sank in an upright position on a flat, sandy seabed at 30m of depth.
The wreck was found in 1955 by the famous Captain, Jacques Cousteau, but he never revealed the position and the wreck remained untouched until 1992, when it was rediscovered by an Israelian skipper.
On a trip to Egypt, 2005, I had the oppertunity to dive this wreck twice. The first dive was on the outside of the wreck. On the second dive we penetrated through the lower holds that is filled up with Bedford trucks, BSA-motorcycles, spareparts for jeeps, planes, etc. A fantastic experience I'll never forget.

 

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#430-12; Diver by a tank vagon at the maindeck..
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#430-11; Divers by a tank vagon at the maindeck.
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#430-01; Anti-aircraft gun at the rear part of the ship.
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#431-07; BSA-motorcycles on a truck in one of the holds.
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#431-06; More BSA-motorcycles on the load of the trucks in one of the holds.
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#430-13; Divers by one of the tank vagons on the maindeck.
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#430-22; Tank vagon.
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#430-16; Winch at the front of the ship.
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#430-14; Tank vagon and winch at the maindeck.
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#431-15; Fishes above a truck with BSA-motorcycles.
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#431-14; Bedford trucks in one of the holds.
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#431-11; Impression from one of the holds..
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#431-23; BSA-motorcycle in one of the holds.
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#431-22; A truck in one of the holds.
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#431-21; Diver by a truck in one of the holds.
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#431-30; Diver by one of the holds.
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#431-28; A truck in one of the holds.
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#431-27; BSA-motorcycles in one of the holds.
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#431-35; Diver and a school of fish above the stern.
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#431-32; The anchorwinch.
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#431-31; A truck in one of the holds.
   
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#431-24; BSA-motorcycle in one of the holds.