Egypt,Red Sea

The steamship Dunraven was built by Charles Mitchell & Company in Newcastle, and was launched in 1873. Under a journey from Bombay to Newcastle loaded with timber, spices and gold, she hit ground at Sha’ab Mahmud after a an alleged dispute between the Captain and the First Mate 22. April 1876. The exact reason for the accident is even today unclear and disputed. 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. The remains of her rest today on a depth of 17 to 28 meter in Straights of Jubal at Beacon Rock.

Former names:

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

Illustration: Dunraven
Courtesy of South Shields Library