|SS Abessinia (1900)|
|Builder:||Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company|
|Fate:||Wrecked, 3 September 1921|
|Propulsion:||642 hp (479 kW) triple-expansion steam engine|
SS Abessinia is supposedly the largest vessel wrecked on the Farne Islands, Northumberland, England. The Abessinia lies down the western slope of the Knivestone reef as deep as 17 m (56 ft). This 5,735 ton German steamer was built in 1900 by Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Jarrow and Hebburn-on-Tyne with a 642 hp triple-expansion engine. She was en route with general cargo from Chile for Germany on 3 September 1921 when she sunk after hitting Knivestone Rock in Farne Islands. She sits with her boiler clear of jumble of wreckage at a depth of 18m at Coordinates: .
- Dave Cordes (2008). ""Abessinia" - Knivestone.". http://www.dcordes.freeuk.com/farnes.htm#abessinia. Retrieved 2008-09-14.
- The Wreck Site (2007). "Abessinia SS". http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?512. Retrieved 2008-09-14.
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