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  1. I got an email from a friend I have not seen in years today, he sent me this picture of me diving on the Thistlegorm a WW2 casualty in the Straits of Gubal, Egypt. I have dived this wreck around 8 times, its truly amazing. With some amazing overhead environment dives, everything from huge holds to small tunnels. There are locomotive engines on the deck and around the wreck, an armoured Rolls Royce, Bedford trucks, armoured vehicles, Norton & BSA motorcycles, Bren guns, cases of ammunition and rifles laid muzzle to butt in one of the holds. This is near the bridge if i remember correctly, he is going to try and find the rest, he took around 70 shots that dive. A bit of info about the wreck: Thistlegorm Built: January 1941, Joseph L. Thompson and Sons Ltd, Sunderland Type: Steamship, single screw Gross Tonnage: 4898 tonnes Length: 415 feet/126m Sale price: £115,000 Launched: 9th April 1940, by Mrs K.W. Black Voyages: 1) USA to bring back steel rails and aircraft parts 2) Argentina, returning with grain 3) West Indies for sugar and rum 4) Final voyage to Suez Crew: 41 Bombed: 6th October 1941 Casualties: 9 Cousteau's visit: 1955 Rediscovered: 1974 first known dive to wreck Dive site: First publicised in 1992 Location: Safe anchorage 'F' in the Straits of Gubal Depth: Deepest point at 30m Shallowest point at 13m Position: Sha'ab Ali 27 48.800 N / 33 55.250 E
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