1974 – Renamed Jutland 1980 – Sold to Wars Marine Co., Panama and renamed
Elliot Date of shipwreck – July 11th 1984
The loss of the Elliot
On July 11th 1984, the Elliot was steaming south in the Gulf of Suez with a 3500-ton cargo of chickpeas when she struck the reef just north of Ras Dib. The ship then sank in approx. 10 meters of water. No loss of life reported.
From the attitude of the wreck, she has driven ashore at full speed with her rudder straight.
to have been no time or need to avoid the grounding. She is bow down into the reef in 10 meters of water
her bow broken up and her starboard plates scattered around easily discernable on the scattered plates were a great help in confirming her identity.
The bow section
was easy to access although the inside was a mass of confused and torn steel. Here a large shoal of golden
hatchets has taken up residence.
Her hull side plates, which formed the main structure of her holds have
all collapsed and form a tangled jungle of steel with large girders, pies and flanges. Her superstructure,
partly flooded was accessed via the aft bulkhead,
allowing access into the engine room, generating plant,
workshops and accommodation area. The sea bed was littered with many interesting items, such as riding
lights complete with lenses, and her anchor light still stood proud on its mast.