Wreckdive in HD SS Thistlegorm january 2009 Amazing wrecks of Red Sea: Diving 2 days ago   10:09

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Geir Eliassen
Scuba diving at S/S Thistlegorm on January 15th 2009.
An amasing wreckdive.
We dived from Wind K. Strong current at the divesite. Filmed in High Definition. Please rate my videos

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Helmi Hassib
روعه الروائع ، رحله نوفمبر 2015 باذن الله
MFO46
I dove the SS Thistlegorm in 2004, a wonderful dive. Thaks for posting this video.
Geir Eliassen
yes I have seen it, I have it on a dvd.
Yes you should go to thistlegorm, It cost about 1000 egyptian pounds for a trip to thistlegorm with a faster boat .(worth the price) then the trip takes about 2 hours.
allabilli
ps did you see the original of jacques cousteau?
filmed many years ago
look for ghost of the thistlehorm account cousteaucontent
allabilli
il go on the end of januari to sharm, and was a bit on the extra money for the dive on the thistlehorm, but how more i see the films how more i am shure to go
it isnt evry day one can dive overthere he.

zo groeten van uit belgie
alain
Geir Eliassen
Yrs it's j m jarre
Geir Eliassen
Thanks, glad you liked it. I wish I can visit that shipwreck again sometime. Happy newyear to all
allabilli
super!! bro !

its 5*****

beautifull montage, with nice images, and music ho fits very well , is it J M Jarre?

greetings

alain
belgium
tubby61
bit of a current running was there lol
murkydiver
AWESOME!!!!!!!!
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Amazing wrecks of Red Sea: Diving Wreckdive in HD SS Thistlegorm january 2009 2 days ago   13:12

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This is Part I of "Diving Thistlegorm" videos. During this dive we explored the cargo rooms and the bow of SS Thistlegorm.

SS Thistlegorm sunk on October 6th, 1941 at 1:39AM. Ship dimensions are: length: 126.50 meters (415 feet), breadth: 17.70 meters (58 feet), and draft: 7.45 meters (24.5 feet).

History: The SS Thistlegorm was built by in Sunderland, England and launched in April 1940. The ship was powered by a triple expansion steam engine rated to 365 hp (272 KW). The ship was classified as an armed freighter, being armed with a 4.7-inch (120mm) anti-aircraft gun and a heavy calibre machine gun attached after construction to the stern of the ship.

The final voyage started from Glasgow on 2 June 1941 destined for Alexandria, Egypt. The vessel's cargo included: Bedford trucks, Universal Carrier armoured vehicles, Norton 16H and BSA motorcycles, Bren guns, cases of ammunition, and 0.303 rifles as well as radio equipment, Wellington boots, aircraft parts, and two LMS Stanier Class 8F steam locomotives.

During September 1941 and German Intelligence, Abwehr, suspected that there was a troop carrier in the area bringing in additional troops. Two Heinkel He-111 aircraft were dispatched from Crete to find and destroy the troop carrier. This search failed but one of the bombers discovered the vessels moored in Safe Anchorage F. Targeting the largest ship they dropped two bombs on the Thistlegorm both of which struck hold 4 near the stern of the ship at 0130 on 6 October.

The bomb and the explosion of some of the ammunition stored in hold 4 led to the sinking of the Thistlegorm with the loss of four sailors and five members of the Royal Navy gun crew.

In the early fifties Jacques-Yves Cousteau discovered her by using information from local fishermen. He raised several items from the wreck, including a motorcycle, the Captain's safe, and the ship's bell.

(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Thistlegorm)

Location: N 27° 48,849' E 33° 55,222'