Search Results for: George Karelas

The story of Gaetano Marzotto’s luxurious yacht “Cyprus” sunk in 1942 in Greece, by George Karelas

Research and photos by George Karelas submitted to and used by permission English text by Pierre Kosmidis/ Gruppo Industriale Marzotto in Valdagno, Italy, the world’s largest designer clothing manufacturer, is a business empire that dates back to 1836. With brands such as Hugo Boss, acquired in the early 1990s, followed by acquisitions of other luxurious brands, such […]

Three WW2 wrecks mysteries solved, by George Karelas

By Pierre Kosmidis Research and photos by George Karelas, submitted to and used by permission Mr. George Karelas, from Patras, Greece, is a leading expert and respected researcher in WW2 Wrecks in Greece. He has identified several shipwrecks and as an experienced scuba diver has documented many of the WW2 Wrecks in Greece. After […]

1941-2017: Η “Μακεδονία” φλέγεται, 22 Απριλίου 1941

By Pierre Kosmidis Έρευνα, ιστορική τεκμηρίωση: Γιώργος Καρέλας READ THE STORY IN ENGLISH: Then and Now: Stuka attack on Greek steamer “Macedonia”, April 22, 1941 Ο διακεκριμένος ιστορικός ερευνητής και έμπειρος αυτοδύτης Γιώργος Καρέλας έχει συμμετάσχει σε πολλές έρευνες ναυαγίων πλοίων και αεροσκαφών του Β’ Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου στην Ελλάδα. Παράλληλα, έχει αφιερώσει πολύ χρόνο στην […]

The sinking of the Norwegian tanker MT Solheim close to Crete on March 24, 1941 by the Luftwaffe

By Pierre Kosmidis Research and photos by George Karelas, used by permission The chaotic days just before and during the German invasion of Greece, which was initiated on April 6, 1941, codenamed “Operation Marita”, have seen the Luftwaffe enjoying total air superiority. This meant that the German aircraft dominated the skies and bombed, without any significant opposition, any […]

Petrella steamship tragedy unveiled: The 1944 disaster with 2670 victims

Research and photo documentation by George Karelas The depths of the Aegean Sea in Greece hide some great tragedies that occurred during World War 2. One such disaster is the torpedoing of the German steamship Petrella, formerly named Capo Pino, a cargo steamship of 4785 grt, 114.9 meters long, with a maximum speed of 12 knots, by […]

R-194, the German Navy minesweeper sunk by Allied aircraft in 1944, off Corfu in Greece

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos and research submitted by George Karelas and used by permission CLICK THE LINK TO WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE WRECK: At a depth of approximately 55 metres, a WW2 wreck was located by a group of experienced Greek scuba divers, in 2015. The scuba diving expedition team consisting of Nikos Vasilatos, Eleni Tsopouropoulou, […]

Galilea: The 1942 shipwreck that took the lives of over 1,000 Italians

By Pierre Kosmidis George Karelas, a respected researcher from Patras, Greece unveiled a long forgotten naval tragedy that happened on the night of March 28, 1942, in the the Ionian Sea, Greece. “Galilea” is sailing back to Italy from Greece with 1,329 men on board. Just 279 Italians survived this wreck. The “Galilea” was a passenger ship of Adriatica Societa […]