Craft of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Part II

By Alan Moore, published April 1920


The sambuk, or saiyeh (another name for the same craft, meaning swift), is the ordinary Red Sea trader met in every port. Sambuks vary in size. Some carry eighty tons of cargo, many certainly could not take half that amount, some are gaily painted in many colours; others have a simple but striking design, and yet others are dingy.    

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Filed under: WW1 | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

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