Numidia

Egypt,Red Sea

The steamship Numidia was built by D. & W. Henderson & Company in Scotland, and was launched in February 1901 for Anchor Line. She was quite a sized merchantman for her time with her 6399 gross tons. She hit ground at El Llkwa outside El Qoseir under her second journey rom Liverpool to Calcutta late at night 20. July 1910. She was firmly stuck for a whole seven weeks before she sank, and during this time both cargo and inventory was salvaged form the wreck. She rest today on the north side of the island that's often called "Big Brother Island" on a depth of approximately 8 to 78 meter.


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Numidia

137,4 x 16,7 x 9,2 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
6399 grt
Glasgow ( UK ) 1901 Liverpool ( UK )
26° 19′ 00″ N  34° 50′ 00″E
( Source: Red Sea Wreck Project )

Picture: Numidia
Courtesy of Red Sea Wreck Project