Wednesday, December 8

Browsing: Red Sea Wrecks – Z

The S.S. Zietieh was a steel screw steamship of 291 GRT built at William Walker Yard No. 93, Maryport, England for the Egyptian Oil Trust (Messrs Messrs Light and Fulton, London). Broadside launched in 1911 on the Ellen River, she was 37 meters in length and 6.7 meters in beam. Propulsion was provided by a single Scotch Boiler, provided by J. Ritchie & Company, and a double-expansion steam engine coupled to a single shaft and propeller. The ship, a small Coaster, was built with a single cargo hold located forward of the superstructure containing the wheelhouse located just aft of amidships. Aft…

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The Zealot was a “spar decked double skinned iron hull screw steamship” of 1,328 GRT originally named the Helme Park at John Readhead and Company (Yard No. 91), South Shield, UK, for William Wright, an owner of numerous other merchant vessels. The ship was launched on 30 January 1873 with a length of 243 feet. Propulsion was provided by a compound steam engine which generated 120 hp delivered to a single screw for a top speed of 12 knots. The Helme Park’s first Master, Captain H. Brehan, sailed her for the first year following her launching when William Wright sold the ship to Glynn & Company,…

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