Zealot

Egypt,Red Sea

Helme Park was a steamship built by John Readhead & Co Ltd in South Shields, and was launched in January 1873 for W & R Wright in Liverpool. The year after she was sold to the company Atlantic & Eastern Steamship Company and renamed to Zealot. Under a journey from Liverpool to Bombay loaded with merchant goods and cotton, she hit ground at Abu El Kizan 14. October 1876 after an navigational error. The crew abandoned ship, and not long after the ship rolled over and disappeared in the deep. The wreck was found in 2003, and the battered remains rest today on a depth of 75 to 105 meters on the northwest side of Daedalus reef.


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Zealot
Helme Park
74,9 x 9,5 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1328 grt
Newcastle Upon Tyne ( UK ) 1873
Liverpool ( UK )


Last updated: August 2019