Carnatic

Steam sailing ship at Sha'ab Abu Nuhas

Im Inneren der Carnatic, September 2002Blick vom Heck über Deck zum Bug, September 2002Gestellte Aufnahmen sind doch toll ;-) , September 2002...was auch immer das mal gewesen sein mag..., September 2002Trümmerfeld, September 2002
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27° 34' 45" N, 33° 55' 37" E
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Type of vessel:
Steam sailing ship

Port of registry:
England

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

Length:
98 meters

Beam:
13 meters

Crew:
27 crew members, 203 passengers

Tonnage:
1776 BRT

Launched:
December 8th, 1862

Sunk:
September 14th, 1869

Reason sunk:
ran aground on the reef of Abu Nuhas

Minimum depth:
20 meters

Maximum depth:
27 meters

Position:
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.

Weather:

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Hurghada

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Contributed by:
Martin Sebald, Alexander Schönleber

Last content update:
2007/02/20

Rating¹:
good

Difficulty²:
advanced diver

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