Egypt,Red Sea

The steamship Dunraven sank March 1876 south of Beacon Rock at Sha’ab Mahmud, after an alleged dispute between the Captain and the 1.Mate, but the reason is not officially verified. When the wreck was found in 1976, it was discovered that several portholes were open. A story tells that she was stuck on the reef for several days before she caught fire and sank. She was on a journey from Bombay in India to Newcastle in England with a cargo of timber, spices and gold. The remains of Dunraven rest today on a depth of 17 to 28 meter in Straights of Jubal, Egypt.

Former names:

261,2 x 32,1 x 24,2 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1613 grt
Newcastle ( UK ) 1873 ( UK )

Illustration: Dunraven
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