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Umbria (Sudan)

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Wreck of the Italian merchant ship Umbria that sank at the outbreak of II World War. The bow of the ship

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Wreck of the Italian merchant ship Umbria that sank at the outbreak of II World War. The bow of the ship

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80 years have passed and the wreck has become one of the most important dives for divers

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80 years have passed and the wreck has become one of the most important dives for divers

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The wreck lies on the seabed with the walls on the right that skim the surface of the water

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The wreck lies on the seabed with the walls on the right that skim the surface of the water

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A lone sponge begins to cover the fifth hold's loading mast

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A lone sponge begins to cover the fifth hold's loading mast

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Structures on the bridge between holds 2 and 3

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Structures on the bridge between holds 2 and 3

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Coral covers the structures on the main deck

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Coral covers the structures on the main deck

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Marine life covers the structures of the main deck

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Marine life covers the structures of the main deck

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Marine life covers the structures of the main deck

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Marine life covers the structures of the main deck

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The anchor winch

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The anchor winch

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The command bridge

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The command bridge

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Quills of airplane bombs

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Quills of airplane bombs

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Italian wine bottles destined to the Africa colonies

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Italian wine bottles destined to the Africa colonies

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Food jars for African colonies

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Food jars for African colonies

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Two FIAT 2800 destined to the italian generals in Massaua

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Two FIAT 2800 destined to the italian generals in Massaua

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Two FIAT 2800 destined to the italian generals in Massaua

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Two FIAT 2800 destined to the italian generals in Massaua

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Two FIAT 2800 destined to the italian generals in Massaua

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Two FIAT 2800 destined to the italian generals in Massaua

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The descent shaft towards the engine room

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The descent shaft towards the engine room

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Exit from the hold with FIAT cars

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Exit from the hold with FIAT cars

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The engine room

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The engine room

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Entrance to the engine room

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Entrance to the engine room

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Exit from the workshop towards the external corridor

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Exit from the workshop towards the external corridor

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The external lateral corridor

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The external lateral corridor

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Entrance in the dining room and the officers in command

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Entrance in the dining room and the officers in command

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Entrance in the dining room and the officers in command

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Entrance in the dining room and the officers in command

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The dining and meeting room of the crew

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The dining and meeting room of the crew

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The dining and meeting room of the crew

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The dining and meeting room of the crew

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The aft corridor

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The aft corridor

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The aft corridor

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The aft corridor

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The cage of the wheelhouse controls aft of the ship

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The cage of the wheelhouse controls aft of the ship

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The cage of the wheelhouse controls aft of the ship

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The cage of the wheelhouse controls aft of the ship

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The cage of the wheelhouse controls aft of the ship

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The cage of the wheelhouse controls aft of the ship

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The stern of the wreck

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The stern of the wreck

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Under the stern of the wreck towards the propeller

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Under the stern of the wreck towards the propeller

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One of the two propellers of the wreck

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One of the two propellers of the wreck

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Where is the wreck

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Where is the wreck

Wreck of the Italian merchant ship Umbria that sank at the outbreak of II World War. The bow of the ship
Wreck of the Italian merchant ship Umbria that sank at the outbreak of II World War. The bow of the ship
80 years have passed and the wreck has become one of the most important dives for divers
80 years have passed and the wreck has become one of the most important dives for divers
The wreck lies on the seabed with the walls on the right that skim the surface of the water
The wreck lies on the seabed with the walls on the right that skim the surface of the water
A lone sponge begins to cover the fifth hold's loading mast
A lone sponge begins to cover the fifth hold's loading mast
Structures on the bridge between holds 2 and 3
Structures on the bridge between holds 2 and 3
Coral covers the structures on the main deck
Coral covers the structures on the main deck
Marine life covers the structures of the main deck
Marine life covers the structures of the main deck
Marine life covers the structures of the main deck
Marine life covers the structures of the main deck
The anchor winch
The anchor winch
The command bridge
The command bridge
Quills of airplane bombs
Quills of airplane bombs
Italian wine bottles destined to the Africa colonies
Italian wine bottles destined to the Africa colonies
Food jars for African colonies
Food jars for African colonies
Two FIAT 2800 destined to the italian generals in Massaua
Two FIAT 2800 destined to the italian generals in Massaua
Two FIAT 2800 destined to the italian generals in Massaua
Two FIAT 2800 destined to the italian generals in Massaua
Two FIAT 2800 destined to the italian generals in Massaua
Two FIAT 2800 destined to the italian generals in Massaua
The descent shaft towards the engine room
The descent shaft towards the engine room
Exit from the hold with FIAT cars
Exit from the hold with FIAT cars
The engine room
The engine room
Entrance to the engine room
Entrance to the engine room
Exit from the workshop towards the external corridor
Exit from the workshop towards the external corridor
The external lateral corridor
The external lateral corridor
Entrance in the dining room and the officers in command
Entrance in the dining room and the officers in command
Entrance in the dining room and the officers in command
Entrance in the dining room and the officers in command
The dining and meeting room of the crew
The dining and meeting room of the crew
The dining and meeting room of the crew
The dining and meeting room of the crew
The aft corridor
The aft corridor
The aft corridor
The aft corridor
The cage of the wheelhouse controls aft of the ship
The cage of the wheelhouse controls aft of the ship
The cage of the wheelhouse controls aft of the ship
The cage of the wheelhouse controls aft of the ship
The cage of the wheelhouse controls aft of the ship
The cage of the wheelhouse controls aft of the ship
The stern of the wreck
The stern of the wreck
Under the stern of the wreck towards the propeller
Under the stern of the wreck towards the propeller
One of the two propellers of the wreck
One of the two propellers of the wreck
Where is the wreck
Where is the wreck

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By: Carlo Piccinelli ID: 160

The Umbria wreck on Google Maps.
80 years have passed since that 10th June 1940 when the Captain Lorenzo Muiesan of the italian freighter Umbria anchored along the Wingate Reef off Port Sudan, gave orders to flood the holds and sink the ship with its cargo of bombs, weapons and equipment intended for Italian colonies in Eritrea and Somalia. Today the wreck lies at a depth of about 30 m lying on the left side. Dive inside you can discover the large dining hall, the engine room, the mechanical workshop and the FIATcars still in a fairly good condition as well as the holds still full of bombs plane, bullets, bottles of wine and perfume. A diving on the Umbria wreck, is a jump in the history and is one of the best dives to do when you visit the underwater world of the Sudanese Red Sea.
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