The Empire Heritage and the Sherman tanks graveyard

By Pierre Kosmidis A Sherman tank PHOTO: Steve Jones The SS Empire Heritage, a cargo ship carrying oil, US-made Sherman tanks and half-tracks, was torpedoed by a German U-boat. Some 113 people were killed in the disaster. At 05.51 hours on 8 Sep 1944, U-482 fired a torpedo spread at the convoy HX-305 north-northeast of […]

Dark Waters: Exploring the wrecks of the abyss with Richie Kohler and Dmitry Tomashov

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos submitted by Dmitry Tomashov and used by permission Dark Waters, a fascinating TV series, documenting the fate of stunning wrecks, which caught the imagination of explorers, is brought to life, thanks to the efforts of U Boat Malta and AQ Films Malta, featuring Richie Kohler and Dmitry Tomashov. www.ww2wrecks.com reached out to […]

HMS Maori: Scuba diving at a WW2 wreck, through the lens of Leonidas Stavrou

Photos and Text by Leonidas Stavrou, used by permission The Maori was bombed on February 14th 1942 whilst in Valletta Harbour, receiving a direct hit to the engine room which killed one person. Fortunately the rest of the crew were not on board. It is of historical importance as it helped crack the code to […]

A ship without a soul – The story of a photograph by John Dimaresis

PHOTO & TEXT: GIANNIS DIMARESIS The Sea … full of contrasts … calm and quiet, strong, stormy, capable of creating images of beauty and destruction … Boats, once proud, wandering, crossing her body now … lifeless steel plates waiting silently in her arms to become part of her… and we, ordinary observers expect dusk where the […]

“Y1: Στη Σιωπή του Βυθού”. Η άγνωστη ιστορία του ελληνικού υποβρυχίου που χάθηκε το 1943

By Pierre Kosmidis Οι φωτογραφίες δημοσιεύονται κατόπιν αδείας από την Team Faos Το υποβρύχιο Υ1 “Κατσώνης” βυθίστηκε στις 14 Σεπτεμβρίου του 1943, στη θαλάσσια περιοχή της Σκιάθου στις Σποράδες, όταν εμβολίστηκε μετά από ναυμαχία με το γερμανικό σκάφος UJ-2101, παρασέρνοντας σε βάθος 253 μέτρων 32 μέλη του πληρώματός του. 15 άνδρες περισυνελλέγησαν από το UJ-2101, […]