Featured Red Sea Wreck – The Cape Clear

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The Cape Clear at The Scuba News

Today’s featured wreck is the Cape Clear, a cargo shipped launched on 8th May 1939.

There isn’t much available information concerning the ship’s history. It is known that on 27 February 1941 the ship was damaged when she struck a mine off the Mersey. We have been unable to locate any additional information about the ship until 1944.

On 21 August 1944, while north-bound in the Gulf of Suez enroute to Hampton Roads, UK from Basra, the ship was involved in a collision with the U.S. Liberty Ship Henry Dearborn. The Cape Clear sank as a result of the collision in 55-60-meters of water between the north and south-bound shipping lanes.

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