Steam sailing ship at Sha'ab Abu Nuhas
Data & Description
Type of vessel:
Steam sailing ship
Port of registry:
cotton, copper ingot, 40.000 English pounds in gold coins
27 crew members, 203 passengers
December 8th 1862
September 14th, 1869
ran aground on the reef of Abu Nuhas
Sha'ab Abu Nuhas
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.
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