Rosalie Moller

Egypt,Red Sea

In 1941 there was a great need for "Best Welsh" coal in Egypt, and Rosalie Moller received an overhaul of her engines before she was given the task of getting coal to Alexandria. In September 1941 she arrived in the Red Sea and was ordered to wait in "Safe Anchorage H" area. Normally these zones were safe from the Axis forces, but the German intelligence had intercepted messages that a large troop transport was in the Red Sea. 6.October two Heinkel 111 planes showed up and sank the steamer Thistlegorm. During the raid they had spotted other ships laying in the safe zones, and 7. October another two Heinkel 111's attacked Rosalie Moller and sank her with two bombs. After second world war many wrecks were raised in the Red Sea, but problems with lousy paper work on the Egyptian side resulted that she was classified as "raised" and was left alone. The wreck rest today on a depth of 18 to 40 meter west of Gubal Shegir.


Name:
Former names:
Dimensions:
Rosalie Moller
Francis
108.2 x 16,0 x ? m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
3966 grt
Glasgow ( UK) 1910 Glasgow ( UK )

27.39.03 N 33.46.17 E


Picture: Rosalie Moller
Originally from skovheim.org