Goat Island

On 29 September 1966 the steamer Eleni K (ex Liberty Ship Johns Hopkins) buckled amidships shortly after departing Thevenard with a load of wheat. Some salvage occurred but the vessel was beyond repair.

In November the Eleni K was refloated and removed from the shipping channel to its present position between Goat Island and St Peter Island. It was grounded in 11-13 metres of water and today provides one of South Australia's best shipwreck dives.

Vessel name

Vessel type

Abandonment

Eleni K (66kb pdf)

steel screw steamer - Liberty Ship

1966 - steamer broke its back and was refloated and towed to present location