RFA Ennerdale


The tanker Naess Scotsman was built at Howaldtswerke A.G in Kiel, and was launched in 1963. She sailed for the British company Anglo Noress Shipping Ltd, before she was bought by the British Admiralty and renamed RFA Ennerdale four years later. Under a journey from Port Victoria she hit an uncharted rock 1.June 1970 at Sechellene. The crew abandoned ship and she was later blown up to sink her to avoid a natural disaster due to her cargo. The wreck rest today on a depth of approx 20 to 30 meter with her stern partly intact, and wreck debris scattered around the reef, one nautical mile from Mamelles light.

Former names:
Naess Scotsman
216,4 x 30,2 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
29189 grt
Kiel ( D )
London ( UK )

04 29 36 N 55 31 22 E
( Source: T Divers )

Picture: RFA Ennerdale in 1969
Unknown photographer

Last updated: January 2021