Steam sailing ship at Sha'ab Abu Nuhas

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27° 34' 45" N, 33° 55' 37" E
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Data & Description


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Type of vessel:
Steam sailing ship

Port of registry:

Last cargo:
cotton, copper ingot, 40.000 English pounds in gold coins

27 crew members, 203 passengers

98 meters

13 meters

1776 BRT

December 8th 1862

September 14th, 1869

Reason sunk:
ran aground on the reef of Abu Nuhas

Sha'ab Abu Nuhas

Minimum depth:
20 meters

Maximum depth:
27 meters


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Description dive spot:
The Carnatic is located on the floor of the reef and lies on its portside. In the middle part it is very much destroyed, but bow and stern are very good preserved. The wooden decks are gone, so an easy penetration of the wreck is possible. As the wreck is there for a long time it is completly covered with corals and one of the most beautifil wrecks on the region.
The wreck was not rediscovered before 1984.
The name of Abu Nuhas might come from the last freight of the Carnatic as "Nuhas" means "copper" in arabic.

Contributed by:
Martin Sebald, Alexander Schönleber

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