Egypt,Red Sea

The tanker Turbo was built at Laing Shipbuilding in Sunderland and launched in 1912 for the company Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co.Ltd. She survived the German uboats in forst world war even if she was attacked by gunfire in 1916 by a uboat. She was chartered by British Royal Navy after the outbreak of world war two and put in service in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. 20.August 1941 she was heavily damaged under an air attack and was thereafter used as a stationary tanker in the Red Sea. In the beginning of April 1942 she was taken under tow and outside Ras Banas she broke in two during a storm 4. April. The bow section was sunk the same day by Royal Navy, and the day after also the stern sank. The wreck of the stern rest today on her port side on a depth of 20 to 30 meter close to shore.

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Tons: Built: Home Port:
4782 grt
Sunderland ( UK ) 1912
London ( UK )

N 25 16N E 35 25
( Source: Red Sea Wrecks )

Picture: Turbo, unknown date
Courtesy of Helderline

Last updated: April 2019