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Gallery > Wreck of the Carnatic, Abu Nuhas, Egypt
The Carnatic was a typical steam sailing vessel of the 1860's. Built by Samuda Bros at their site at the Isle of Dogs, London. The Carnatic left Suez on September 12th 1869 with 230 on board including 37 passengers. The Carnatic struck coral at 01.30 in the morning. After grounding all hands remained on board for a further two days the ship suddenly broke up and 27 people drowned while the survivors had to swim to the nearby Shadwan Island.
Mast remains
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View of the coral encrusted wreck
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View of the bow
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Front on view of the Carnatic
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Another view of the bow
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Looking into the bow
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Inside the wreck
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Deeper inside the wreck
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Bizarre square portholes
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Coral encrusted prop
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View from the stern
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Lifeboats davits
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