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Offline Mafioso

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WRECK 4 in the Red Sea
« on: May 15, 2024, 04:28:41 AM »
We continue with the sunken ships in the Red Sea.

Now we are located in Moca, Yemen.


Google Earth image of the year 2004




I marked with 2 red arrows the 2 ships unknown to me.



Google Earth image of the year 2010





Google Earth image of the year 2024




I am interested in these 2 ships, since one is used as a pier and the other as a breakwater.



Location: 13°18'41.4"N 43°13'57.4"E



Google Maps:
https://acortar.link/fxUFnT




Does anyone know which ship it might be?

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Re: WRECK 4 in the Red Sea
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2024, 02:24:48 PM »
Hello Mafioso,
On GE, the L x B are around 74m x 9 m, with a long hold.
I wonder these two hulls could be ex Soviet naval ships 'Polnochniy' class, group A.
USSR had some naval bases in the area (Hanish anchorage, Socotra) so it could be two decommisioned naval ships.
Just my opinion, to be confirmed !
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Re: WRECK 4 in the Red Sea
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2024, 05:24:22 AM »
The truth is that it is very likely, I also saw them as a type of warship.

You say this:

Polnocny class landing ship.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polnocny-class_landing_ship
https://russianships.info/eng/warships/project_770.htm

In the Russian page it says:

Yemen: 3 units
Project 770MA (of USSR Baltic Fleet): Al Vadia 136 in 08.1973, Sira 137 (until 07.1977 SDk-32), №138 in 08.1973, sunk 01.1986 (ex- SDK-44, 45). In №137, 138 1x2 30 mm AK-230 was replaced by 1x2 25 mm 2M-3M, fire control system MR-104 Rys was removed.

Very interesting I will investigate!

Thanks mate for replying.

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