February 12, 2003

Thistlegorm

I'm going to dive on the Thistlegorm tomorrow. I should leave Dahab tonight and be back tomorrow evening. The Thistlegorm is the World Foremost Diving Attraction. The ship was 126.5m in length and was launched in June 1940 as an 'Armed Freighter'. On his way back to Glascow it was attacked on October 5th 1941 while at anchor by a German Squadron of Heinkel bombers based in Crete. The wreck was discovered in the early fifties by Jacques Cousteau.

On the next day I might leave for Jordan for a couple of days, nothing decided yet.

 
Posted by stephane at February 12, 2003 11:30 AM
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