Thistlegorm Wreck

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The SS Thistlegorm is one of the most famous wrecks in the world. Built in 1940, the SS Thistlegorm was a 126 meter long freighter, carrying military equipment during the World War II. The wreck attracts many divers for the amount of the cargo that can be seen and explored. Boots and motorcycles are visible in Hold No. 1. Trucks, armoured vehicles, motorcycles, Wellington boots, rifles, wings, engine exhaust rings and cylinders are visible in Hold No. 2. Off to the port side of the wreck level with the blast area can be found one of the steam locomotives which had been stored as deck cargo and the other locomotive is off the starboard side level with Hold No. 2.