Bengasi Wreck

  • Type of Ship: Tirrenia (formerly Florio) steamship for passengers
  • Measure: 1716 tons, 83 meters long, 11 wide
  • Site: Outide Isola dei Cavoli
  • Depth:between 86 and 95 metri

The wreck of the steam boat Bengasi lies on a sandy bottom at a depth between 86 and 95 meters and it is 1 mile from the Isola dei Cavoli.

The ship is 85 meters long and 11 meters wide, it doesn’t have the bow that was destroyed by the torpedoes of the British submarine Truant at 7:35 a.m. on May 6th 1941. The ship was sunk though it didn’t have any important weapons and didn’t carry any troops (what was instead communicated incorrectly during the war).

It is in sailing position and its holds still cherish a load of low quality glasses that fascinate all the divers when the light of their torch reaches them.

It is one of the most beautiful wreck in the Mediterranean sea: the holds loaded with glasses, the majesty of the screw and the stern gun remain engraved on the diver’s memory.

It is a fascinating dive, but only for very experienced divers.