Of the numerous wrecks in the northern Red Sea, the most famous is the blue thistle, which is how “ Thistlegorm ” translates into German. The English cargo ship was on its way from Scotland to Egypt to supply the English Africa Corps with supplies. Tanks, trucks, weapons, ammunition, motorcycles, railway wagons and two locomotives were in the cargo. It was only the fourth voyage of the ship, launched in April 1940, when it was attacked by a German bomber on October 6, 1941 and sank about 40 km away from Sharm el Sheikh. The 126 m long wreck lies upright on the sandy seabed at a depth of 30 m. The bridge reaches up to a depth of 17m. Since the place is not protected by a reef, currents can often be found here. After descending along the rope, you can see the rear part of the wreck on the port side with the anti-aircraft guns. The front part of the ship, in particular, is well preserved; the railway wagons loaded as deck cargo are still in their original locations. Through the open hatches you can get into the holds and look at the motorcycles, trucks, rubber boots and other parts of the cargo, which have now become the habitat of many different sea creatures.