Date(s) - Aug 24, Sat
Load from 07:15, ropes off 08:45
This steamship weighing 4,576 gross tons and 370ft long was built in Virginina, USA in 1917 and launched as the Munindies. She was acquired by a Greek shipping syndicate which renamed her Elena R after the wife of its head. Working initially in the Mediterranean, during WWII she worked between South America and the Mediterranean. She sank on 22 November 1939 while on voyage from Argentina to Antwerp carrying a full cargo of wheat. Whilst avoiding the Shambles Lightship, she was struck by a mine which exploded on the port side of her bow. The 24 man crew had time to take to their own lifeboats, and reach the light vessel where they were picked up by the Weymouth lifeboat and landed at Weymouth.
She is fairly well broken and lies with her bow to the south-east but makes a good dive with some parts standing up 6m. Distance from Weymouth 8 miles.