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SS Abessinia (1900)
Career (Germany)
Name: SS Abessinia
Builder: Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company
Launched: 1900
Fate: Wrecked, 3 September 1921
General characteristics
Tonnage: 5,735 tons
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).[1] 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.[2] 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 55°38.78′N 1°36.27′W / 55.64633°N 1.6045°W / 55.64633; -1.6045Coordinates: 55°38.78′N 1°36.27′W / 55.64633°N 1.6045°W / 55.64633; -1.6045.


  1. Dave Cordes (2008). ""Abessinia" - Knivestone.". Retrieved 2008-09-14. 
  2. The Wreck Site (2007). "Abessinia SS". Retrieved 2008-09-14. 

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