SCUBA TravelThistlegorm wreck in the Red Sea by Tim Nicholson, SCUBA Travel
Thistlegorm wreck in the Red Sea by Tim Nicholson, SCUBA Travel


Photo copyright Tim Nicholson.
Taken on the Thistlegorm, Red Sea, Egypt.

A fantastic dive, which has been voted one of the Top Ten Dives in the World. You'll need to do this more than once to explore more than a tiny part of the wreck.

Thistlegorm is Gaelic for Blue Thistle. A British vessel, it was attacked from the air and sunk in 1941 whilst carrying a cargo of war supplies: rifles, motor bikes, train carriages, trucks. A big wreck - 131 metres long.The Thistlegorm is in very good condition. The Diving Guide to the Red Sea Wrecks contains 17 pages on this one wreck.

 
Further Reading
Shipwrecks from the Egyptian Red Sea by Ned Middleton; Immel Publishing, 196 pages.
The Silent World DVD by Jaques Couseau.
Includes footage of the finding of the Thistlegorm. Available from Ebay .
The Underwater Photographer: Digital and Traditional Techniques, by Martin Edge, Paperback, 536 pages (2009)

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