History in brief
Balatontavi Gőzhajózási RT (Lake Balaton Steamship Co.
Ltd.), Siófok, HU.
Transported to Balaton in pieces, assembled in Balatonfüred.
1927-HELKA, Balatoni Hajózási RT., Siófok, HU
1944 Sunken by nazi troops at Balatonfüred
1945-lifted out and restored.
1947-HELKA, Balatoni Hajózási Vállalat (Lake Balaton
Shipping Co.), Siófok, HU
1955-HELKA, MAHART-Hungarian Shipping Line, Siófok, HU
1955-rebuilt in Balatonfüred Shipyard with the steam engine
and boiler of 'II. sz. CSAVARGŐZÖS' (Screw Propelled
Steamship No. II.)
1961-Rebulit as motorship at MAHART Siófok Shiprepair Yard
1977 out of working order. Exhibited in Balatonfüred, by the
main road 71. Coffe bar has been created in the ship. In the
next years several commercial units settled around the ship,
which made serious damages on the veteran ship's hull.
1994-MAHART Balatoni Hajózási Kft. (MAHART-Hungarian
Shipping Line-Lake Balaton Shipping Ltd.) bought back the
remains of the ship from the Local Government of
Balatonfüred city, than restored and rebuilt the ship with
the amount of 120 million forint expenditure, and with the
subsidy of Balatonboglár Winery Ltd.
1996-in the 150 th. anniversary of shipping on lake Balaton,
the 105 years old HELKA has been put in operation again.