Egypt,Red Sea

The steamer Dacca was built by A & J Inglis in Glasgow, and was launched in November 1881. She operated for the British company Gray & Dawes between Australia and England. Under a journey from London to Australia with 494 passengers and general goods, she hit ground and sank near Abu Kizan 15.May 1890. The crew and passengers had time to abandon ship before she disappeared in the deep. Of the older wrecks in the Red Sea from this timeline, she is the only one not yet found. Its believed the wreck rest somewhere west of Daedalus lighthouse.

Former names:

390,0 x 43,6 x 27,6 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
3909 grt
Glasgow ( UK ) 1881
Glasgow ( UK )

Picture: Dacca,unknown date
Courtesy of the blog "Looking Back"

Last updated: January 2019