Melampus in Suez

Photo:Fred Parkinson collection

Built at Vickers-Armstrong (Shipbuilders) Ltd., Newcastle-upon Tyne in 1960 she was 495 feet long and 8,509gt.

Trapped in the Great Bitter lake in 1967 during the Israel Arab war. Abandoned to the London War Risks Insurance Association.

Graham McMorine was 4th Engineer and John Hughes was Junior Electrical Officer on board when disaster happened and the long lay-up in Suez was forced upon Melampus.

Here are their stories

4th Engineer.

Photo:Fred Parkinson collection.

Melampus and Agapenor otherwise known as the Agalampus.

John Hughes

Junior Electrical Officer.

My thanks to Graham and Hugh for sharing with us the story of Melampus and how She ended up stuck in Suez for so many years.