SS Thistlegorm Reviews
Description:Diving location in the Red Sea. The world famous wreck SS Thistlegorm was sunk in 1941 in the area of Shażab Ali in the Gulf of Suez.
Newest Review: ... rescued and safely taken to Suez. Present Day ?Mooring line attached if we go we go now. Kit on, follow the line, meet at ... more
Customer SS Thistlegorm Reviews (1)
by - written on 09/05/03, updated on 09/05/03 (Very useful, 967 readings)
1941 It was the third week of September when the SS Thistlegorm moored at Safe Anchorage F in the Gulf of Suez to await passage through the Suez Canal to Alexandria. A journey that had started from Glasgow on the 2nd June 1941 and proceeded in convoy via Cape town then up the East Coast of Africa. The wait for passage was to last 2 weeks. The ships manifest simply marked MT (Motor Transport) covered a multitude of war supplies destined for the 8th Army at Tobruk from Bedford trucks, Bren-Gun Carriers, BSA Motorcycles, Armoured cars, Weapons, Ammunition, Aircraft, Radios, Boots, and more besides. Even the owners the Alban Line had taken the opportunity to ... Read the complete review