Sunday, June 1, 2008

53 years ago the MS. Suddhadib or Hardeep was sunk

53 years ago the MS. Suddhadib or Hardeep was sunk

Near Pattaya, on 1st June 1945 saw the MS. Suddhadib or aka Hardeep being sunk by an air attack of Allied Forces, consisting of British, Australian and Canadians crews.

The Suddhadib quickly sunk with no loss of life, the crew swam to Koh Chuang.

All this is very well documented on Steve Burton's Thailand Wreck diving website

There's one page on this site completely devoted to the MS. Sudahib and well worth reading.

Interestingly enough, new CAD generated wreck imagery has been added to this page with very detailed images of the wreck. If in Pattaya and you're interested in diving, don't miss out on of the wrecks around Pattaya or contact me for setting up a trip to Pattaya if you're visiting Samui.



Anonymous said...


The pictures of the Hardeep both in modern imaging and at the surface are amazing. I've dived the Hardeep at least 14 times and never knew what it looked like back in 1945.

I am passing it on to our other Hardeep fan Tim. Have you watched the BBC video?


Camille Lemmens said...

Hi Steve,

Yep, the imaging is pretty amazing and I'm glad you like the links!

Not sure what BBC video you're referring to but I got the video that's mentioned on Steve Burton's page. Picked that up last time in Pattaya. It's cool, has an interview with one of the original crew that sunk the Sudhahib in it.

Anonymous said...

That is the one!

Camille Lemmens said...

You can watch that one when you're on Samui.