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 SS Isola di Levanzo

Sudan, Northern

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 22° 1.222' N
Longitude: 37° 1.066' E

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English (Translate this text in English): Close by the northern Sudanese coast; Approx 10 nautical miles E of Marsa Umbelia.

English (Translate this text in English): Close by the northern Sudanese coast; Approx 10 nautical miles E of Marsa Umbelia.

Close by the northern Sudanese coast; Approx 10 nautical miles E of Marsa Umbelia.

English (Translate this text in English): Close by the northern Sudanese coast; Approx 10 nautical miles E of Marsa Umbelia.

English (Translate this text in English): Close by the northern Sudanese coast; Approx 10 nautical miles E of Marsa Umbelia.

English (Translate this text in English): Close by the northern Sudanese coast; Approx 10 nautical miles E of Marsa Umbelia.

English (Translate this text in English): Close by the northern Sudanese coast; Approx 10 nautical miles E of Marsa Umbelia.

English (Translate this text in English): Close by the northern Sudanese coast; Approx 10 nautical miles E of Marsa Umbelia.

English (Translate this text in English): Close by the northern Sudanese coast; Approx 10 nautical miles E of Marsa Umbelia.

How? By boat

Distance Long boat time (> 30min)

Easy to find? Hard to find

 Dive site Characteristics

Alternative name Elba Reef, SS Levanzo

Average depth 40 m / 131.2 ft

Max depth 82 m / 269 ft

Current Medium ( 1-2 knots)

Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)

Quality

Dive site quality Great

Experience CMAS ** / AOW

Bio interest Interesting

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Dive type

- Wreck
- Wall
- Deep
- Reef

Dive site activities

- Marine biology
- Photography

Dangers

- Depth

 Additional Information

English (Translate this text in English): Some great info about this wreck:
"ISOLA DI LEVANZO 1901 3,713 gross tons, length 339.6ft x beam 46.3ft, one funnel, two masts, single screw, speed 11 knots, accommodation for 1st class and 900-3rd class passengers.
Built by Fratelli Orlando, Leghorn (Livorno), she was launched in 1901 for Soc. Meridionale di Trasporti Marittimi. Chartered to Navigazione Generale Italiana, she left Messina on 15th May 1901 on her maiden voyage to Palermo, Naples and New York. She started her third and last voyage on 17th Jan.1902 between Girgenti - Palermo - Bermuda (for coal bunkers) - New York. 1902 sold to N.G.I., Palermo, renamed LEVANZO. July 1910 transferred to Soc. Nazionale di Servizi Marittimi and used on the Black Sea and Alexandria routes. 1911 taken over by the Italian Government during the Turkish War, later returned to owners. 1913 operated by Soc. Marittima Italiana, Palermo / Naples. 1915 seized in the Black Sea by Turkey (Bonsor states Russia).
Nov.1916 badly damaged by mine, subsequently repaired. Jan.1919 returned to owners and used on Massawa supply service. 14th Mar.1923 went ashore on Elba Reef, Red Sea on voyage Genoa to Durban with general cargo and salt. 28th Mar.1923 broke towing hawser during salvage operation, drifted onto rocks and sank. [North Atlantic Seaway, vol.3,p.1115 by N.R.P.Bonsor] [Register of Merchant Ships Completed in 1901 by Wm. A. Schell] [Merchant Fleets, vol.40 by Duncan Haws]"

English (Translate this text in English): Some great info about this wreck:
"ISOLA DI LEVANZO 1901 3,713 gross tons, length 339.6ft x beam 46.3ft, one funnel, two masts, single screw, speed 11 knots, accommodation for 1st class and 900-3rd class passengers.
Built by Fratelli Orlando, Leghorn (Livorno), she was launched in 1901 for Soc. Meridionale di Trasporti Marittimi. Chartered to Navigazione Generale Italiana, she left Messina on 15th May 1901 on her maiden voyage to Palermo, Naples and New York. She started her third and last voyage on 17th Jan.1902 between Girgenti - Palermo - Bermuda (for coal bunkers) - New York. 1902 sold to N.G.I., Palermo, renamed LEVANZO. July 1910 transferred to Soc. Nazionale di Servizi Marittimi and used on the Black Sea and Alexandria routes. 1911 taken over by the Italian Government during the Turkish War, later returned to owners. 1913 operated by Soc. Marittima Italiana, Palermo / Naples. 1915 seized in the Black Sea by Turkey (Bonsor states Russia).
Nov.1916 badly damaged by mine, subsequently repaired. Jan.1919 returned to owners and used on Massawa supply service. 14th Mar.1923 went ashore on Elba Reef, Red Sea on voyage Genoa to Durban with general cargo and salt. 28th Mar.1923 broke towing hawser during salvage operation, drifted onto rocks and sank. [North Atlantic Seaway, vol.3,p.1115 by N.R.P.Bonsor] [Register of Merchant Ships Completed in 1901 by Wm. A. Schell] [Merchant Fleets, vol.40 by Duncan Haws]"

Some great info about this wreck:
"ISOLA DI LEVANZO 1901 3,713 gross tons, length 339.6ft x beam 46.3ft, one funnel, two masts, single screw, speed 11 knots, accommodation for 1st class and 900-3rd class passengers.
Built by Fratelli Orlando, Leghorn (Livorno), she was launched in 1901 for Soc. Meridionale di Trasporti Marittimi. Chartered to Navigazione Generale Italiana, she left Messina on 15th May 1901 on her maiden voyage to Palermo, Naples and New York. She started her third and last voyage on 17th Jan.1902 between Girgenti - Palermo - Bermuda (for coal bunkers) - New York. 1902 sold to N.G.I., Palermo, renamed LEVANZO. July 1910 transferred to Soc. Nazionale di Servizi Marittimi and used on the Black Sea and Alexandria routes. 1911 taken over by the Italian Government during the Turkish War, later returned to owners. 1913 operated by Soc. Marittima Italiana, Palermo / Naples. 1915 seized in the Black Sea by Turkey (Bonsor states Russia).
Nov.1916 badly damaged by mine, subsequently repaired. Jan.1919 returned to owners and used on Massawa supply service. 14th Mar.1923 went ashore on Elba Reef, Red Sea on voyage Genoa to Durban with general cargo and salt. 28th Mar.1923 broke towing hawser during salvage operation, drifted onto rocks and sank. [North Atlantic Seaway, vol.3,p.1115 by N.R.P.Bonsor] [Register of Merchant Ships Completed in 1901 by Wm. A. Schell] [Merchant Fleets, vol.40 by Duncan Haws]"

English (Translate this text in English): Some great info about this wreck:
"ISOLA DI LEVANZO 1901 3,713 gross tons, length 339.6ft x beam 46.3ft, one funnel, two masts, single screw, speed 11 knots, accommodation for 1st class and 900-3rd class passengers.
Built by Fratelli Orlando, Leghorn (Livorno), she was launched in 1901 for Soc. Meridionale di Trasporti Marittimi. Chartered to Navigazione Generale Italiana, she left Messina on 15th May 1901 on her maiden voyage to Palermo, Naples and New York. She started her third and last voyage on 17th Jan.1902 between Girgenti - Palermo - Bermuda (for coal bunkers) - New York. 1902 sold to N.G.I., Palermo, renamed LEVANZO. July 1910 transferred to Soc. Nazionale di Servizi Marittimi and used on the Black Sea and Alexandria routes. 1911 taken over by the Italian Government during the Turkish War, later returned to owners. 1913 operated by Soc. Marittima Italiana, Palermo / Naples. 1915 seized in the Black Sea by Turkey (Bonsor states Russia).
Nov.1916 badly damaged by mine, subsequently repaired. Jan.1919 returned to owners and used on Massawa supply service. 14th Mar.1923 went ashore on Elba Reef, Red Sea on voyage Genoa to Durban with general cargo and salt. 28th Mar.1923 broke towing hawser during salvage operation, drifted onto rocks and sank. [North Atlantic Seaway, vol.3,p.1115 by N.R.P.Bonsor] [Register of Merchant Ships Completed in 1901 by Wm. A. Schell] [Merchant Fleets, vol.40 by Duncan Haws]"

English (Translate this text in English): Some great info about this wreck:
"ISOLA DI LEVANZO 1901 3,713 gross tons, length 339.6ft x beam 46.3ft, one funnel, two masts, single screw, speed 11 knots, accommodation for 1st class and 900-3rd class passengers.
Built by Fratelli Orlando, Leghorn (Livorno), she was launched in 1901 for Soc. Meridionale di Trasporti Marittimi. Chartered to Navigazione Generale Italiana, she left Messina on 15th May 1901 on her maiden voyage to Palermo, Naples and New York. She started her third and last voyage on 17th Jan.1902 between Girgenti - Palermo - Bermuda (for coal bunkers) - New York. 1902 sold to N.G.I., Palermo, renamed LEVANZO. July 1910 transferred to Soc. Nazionale di Servizi Marittimi and used on the Black Sea and Alexandria routes. 1911 taken over by the Italian Government during the Turkish War, later returned to owners. 1913 operated by Soc. Marittima Italiana, Palermo / Naples. 1915 seized in the Black Sea by Turkey (Bonsor states Russia).
Nov.1916 badly damaged by mine, subsequently repaired. Jan.1919 returned to owners and used on Massawa supply service. 14th Mar.1923 went ashore on Elba Reef, Red Sea on voyage Genoa to Durban with general cargo and salt. 28th Mar.1923 broke towing hawser during salvage operation, drifted onto rocks and sank. [North Atlantic Seaway, vol.3,p.1115 by N.R.P.Bonsor] [Register of Merchant Ships Completed in 1901 by Wm. A. Schell] [Merchant Fleets, vol.40 by Duncan Haws]"

English (Translate this text in English): Some great info about this wreck:
"ISOLA DI LEVANZO 1901 3,713 gross tons, length 339.6ft x beam 46.3ft, one funnel, two masts, single screw, speed 11 knots, accommodation for 1st class and 900-3rd class passengers.
Built by Fratelli Orlando, Leghorn (Livorno), she was launched in 1901 for Soc. Meridionale di Trasporti Marittimi. Chartered to Navigazione Generale Italiana, she left Messina on 15th May 1901 on her maiden voyage to Palermo, Naples and New York. She started her third and last voyage on 17th Jan.1902 between Girgenti - Palermo - Bermuda (for coal bunkers) - New York. 1902 sold to N.G.I., Palermo, renamed LEVANZO. July 1910 transferred to Soc. Nazionale di Servizi Marittimi and used on the Black Sea and Alexandria routes. 1911 taken over by the Italian Government during the Turkish War, later returned to owners. 1913 operated by Soc. Marittima Italiana, Palermo / Naples. 1915 seized in the Black Sea by Turkey (Bonsor states Russia).
Nov.1916 badly damaged by mine, subsequently repaired. Jan.1919 returned to owners and used on Massawa supply service. 14th Mar.1923 went ashore on Elba Reef, Red Sea on voyage Genoa to Durban with general cargo and salt. 28th Mar.1923 broke towing hawser during salvage operation, drifted onto rocks and sank. [North Atlantic Seaway, vol.3,p.1115 by N.R.P.Bonsor] [Register of Merchant Ships Completed in 1901 by Wm. A. Schell] [Merchant Fleets, vol.40 by Duncan Haws]"

English (Translate this text in English): Some great info about this wreck:
"ISOLA DI LEVANZO 1901 3,713 gross tons, length 339.6ft x beam 46.3ft, one funnel, two masts, single screw, speed 11 knots, accommodation for 1st class and 900-3rd class passengers.
Built by Fratelli Orlando, Leghorn (Livorno), she was launched in 1901 for Soc. Meridionale di Trasporti Marittimi. Chartered to Navigazione Generale Italiana, she left Messina on 15th May 1901 on her maiden voyage to Palermo, Naples and New York. She started her third and last voyage on 17th Jan.1902 between Girgenti - Palermo - Bermuda (for coal bunkers) - New York. 1902 sold to N.G.I., Palermo, renamed LEVANZO. July 1910 transferred to Soc. Nazionale di Servizi Marittimi and used on the Black Sea and Alexandria routes. 1911 taken over by the Italian Government during the Turkish War, later returned to owners. 1913 operated by Soc. Marittima Italiana, Palermo / Naples. 1915 seized in the Black Sea by Turkey (Bonsor states Russia).
Nov.1916 badly damaged by mine, subsequently repaired. Jan.1919 returned to owners and used on Massawa supply service. 14th Mar.1923 went ashore on Elba Reef, Red Sea on voyage Genoa to Durban with general cargo and salt. 28th Mar.1923 broke towing hawser during salvage operation, drifted onto rocks and sank. [North Atlantic Seaway, vol.3,p.1115 by N.R.P.Bonsor] [Register of Merchant Ships Completed in 1901 by Wm. A. Schell] [Merchant Fleets, vol.40 by Duncan Haws]"

English (Translate this text in English): Some great info about this wreck:
"ISOLA DI LEVANZO 1901 3,713 gross tons, length 339.6ft x beam 46.3ft, one funnel, two masts, single screw, speed 11 knots, accommodation for 1st class and 900-3rd class passengers.
Built by Fratelli Orlando, Leghorn (Livorno), she was launched in 1901 for Soc. Meridionale di Trasporti Marittimi. Chartered to Navigazione Generale Italiana, she left Messina on 15th May 1901 on her maiden voyage to Palermo, Naples and New York. She started her third and last voyage on 17th Jan.1902 between Girgenti - Palermo - Bermuda (for coal bunkers) - New York. 1902 sold to N.G.I., Palermo, renamed LEVANZO. July 1910 transferred to Soc. Nazionale di Servizi Marittimi and used on the Black Sea and Alexandria routes. 1911 taken over by the Italian Government during the Turkish War, later returned to owners. 1913 operated by Soc. Marittima Italiana, Palermo / Naples. 1915 seized in the Black Sea by Turkey (Bonsor states Russia).
Nov.1916 badly damaged by mine, subsequently repaired. Jan.1919 returned to owners and used on Massawa supply service. 14th Mar.1923 went ashore on Elba Reef, Red Sea on voyage Genoa to Durban with general cargo and salt. 28th Mar.1923 broke towing hawser during salvage operation, drifted onto rocks and sank. [North Atlantic Seaway, vol.3,p.1115 by N.R.P.Bonsor] [Register of Merchant Ships Completed in 1901 by Wm. A. Schell] [Merchant Fleets, vol.40 by Duncan Haws]"

English (Translate this text in English): Some great info about this wreck:
"ISOLA DI LEVANZO 1901 3,713 gross tons, length 339.6ft x beam 46.3ft, one funnel, two masts, single screw, speed 11 knots, accommodation for 1st class and 900-3rd class passengers.
Built by Fratelli Orlando, Leghorn (Livorno), she was launched in 1901 for Soc. Meridionale di Trasporti Marittimi. Chartered to Navigazione Generale Italiana, she left Messina on 15th May 1901 on her maiden voyage to Palermo, Naples and New York. She started her third and last voyage on 17th Jan.1902 between Girgenti - Palermo - Bermuda (for coal bunkers) - New York. 1902 sold to N.G.I., Palermo, renamed LEVANZO. July 1910 transferred to Soc. Nazionale di Servizi Marittimi and used on the Black Sea and Alexandria routes. 1911 taken over by the Italian Government during the Turkish War, later returned to owners. 1913 operated by Soc. Marittima Italiana, Palermo / Naples. 1915 seized in the Black Sea by Turkey (Bonsor states Russia).
Nov.1916 badly damaged by mine, subsequently repaired. Jan.1919 returned to owners and used on Massawa supply service. 14th Mar.1923 went ashore on Elba Reef, Red Sea on voyage Genoa to Durban with general cargo and salt. 28th Mar.1923 broke towing hawser during salvage operation, drifted onto rocks and sank. [North Atlantic Seaway, vol.3,p.1115 by N.R.P.Bonsor] [Register of Merchant Ships Completed in 1901 by Wm. A. Schell] [Merchant Fleets, vol.40 by Duncan Haws]"

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