Turkia

Egypt,Red Sea

Livorno was laid down at Earles Shipbuilding & Engineering in England, and was launched in December 1909. The year after she was put in service for  Wilson lines. In 1935 she was sold to Hellenic Lines in Greece and was renamed to Turkia. At the start of second world war she was put in service transporting war material. Under a journey from New York to Greece loaded with vehicles, weapons and explosive, she caught fire in the Suez canal 17. May 1942. Due to her dangerous cargo the crew abandoned ship, and not long after the cargo exploded. The wreck rest today on a depth of approximately 15 to 25 meter standing on her keel near Zafarana light.


Name:
Former names:
Dimensions:
Turkia
Livorno
298,5 x 42,6 x 16,4 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1671 grt
Yorkshire ( UK )
Pireus ( GR )


Picture: Turkia
From the e-book "Suez Wrecks" by Peter Collingsi


Last updated: April 2019