The wreck of Thistlegorm in Red Sea, off Egypt

The SS Thistlegorm was a British armed ship built in 1940 by Joseph Thompson & Son in Sunderland, England. She was sunk on 6 October 1941 near Ras Muhammad in the Red Sea and is now a well known dive site. In the early fifties Jacques-Yves Cousteau discovered her by using information from local fishermen. He raised several items from the wreck, including a motorcycle, the Captain’s safe, and the ship’s bell. The February 1956 edition of National Geographic clearly shows the ship’s bell in place and Cousteau's divers in the ship’s Lantern Room.

The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
The wreck of Thistlegorm in the Red Sea. Photographs by Amar and Isabelle Guillen.
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