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 55°38.78′N 1°36.27′W / 55.64633°N 1.60450°WCoordinates: 55°38.78′N 1°36.27′W / 55.64633°N 1.60450°W.