Auguste Helmerich

Sweden,Baltic Sea

The steamer Ost was built by Henry Koch in Lübeck and was launched in 1889. She changed later name to Germania before she sailed for the company Fischer & Larsen as Augiste Helmerich in 1914. Under a journey from Finland to to Germany loaded with wood she collided with the Danish steamer Normandiet outside Öland 26.September 1919 and sank. The wreck was found in the early 2000s and rest today standing on her keel as a classic "Donald Duck" wreck on a depth of 43 to 58 meter east of Borgholm on Öland. Despite her old age, in a remarkable good condition.

Former names:
Auguste Helmerich
63,5 x 9,1 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
875 grt
Lübeck ( D ) 1889
( D )

Picture: Auguste Helmerich
Courtesy of Dyk DK

Last updated: April 2012