Αναδύεται στη μνήμη η τραγωδία του “Marguerite”

By Pierre Kosmidis Σαν σήμερα, ακριβώς πριν από 69 χρόνια στις 13 Οκτωβρίου του 1943 μια τραγωδία εκτυλίχθηκε στον Πατραϊκό Κόλπο, η οποία χρειάστηκε σχεδόν 65 χρόνια για να έρθει και πάλι στην επιφάνεια, χάρη στην ιστορική έρευνα και τις επιτόπιες καταδύσεις από ομάδα Ελλήνων αυτοδυτών. Μια υπόθεση γνωστή στους καταδυτικούς κύκλους, αλλά όχι και […]

“Moudros”: A WW2 wreck at a depth of 100 metres in the Saronic Gulf

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos and video: © Marinos Giourgas, published under license Aegeantec on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aegeantec/?hl=en   Marinos Aegeantec on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marinos.aegeantec.9 Mr. Marinos Giourgas is an experienced technical scuba diver and Instructor, credited with the exploration of several WW2 Wrecks in Greece. Recently, along with a technical scuba diving team, consisting of Vasilis Spyropoulos OC diver, and Tasos Papapanos and Antonis Strouzas […]

Lazarettschiff Brigitte and Torpedo Boat Lira in Thessaloniki, by Vincenzo Giacomo Toccafondi

By Vincenzo Giacomo Toccafondi I recently found on a well-known online auction website a very interesting image of the port of Thessaloniki 1. It shows the French ocean liner Theophile Gautier in the background, and two units that were directly involved in Operation Merkur: The small hospital ship Brigitte and the Regia Marina Torpedo Boat Lira. Photos of Brigitte are quite rare […]

HMS Urge: The story, the loss and the ceremony at sea, by Professor Timmy Gambin

Photos submitted to www.ww2wrecks.com by Professor Timmy Gambin and used by permission An 80-year-old maritime mystery has finally been put to rest with the unveiling of a memorial to a Royal Navy submarine lost off Malta. Serving Submariners from Naval Base Clyde and relatives of the crew of HMS Urge travelled to the Mediterranean island […]

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 […]

FOUND! Aldebaran: The Italian Navy Torpediniera sunk on 20 October 1941 in Greece

By Pierre Kosmidis Underwater photos by Milonakis Kostas www.wetklik.gr Other photos as credited Nearly 75 years have passed since the sinking of Aldebaran (code AL), an Italian warship, which met her fate at 9:40 in the morning of October 20, 1941 and was discovered and positively identified by the diving team of Antonis Grafas in […]

HMS Ben-My-Chree: The “Woman of My Heart”, the first seaplane carrier sunk in 1917

By Pierre Kosmidis A virtually unknown story, of great historical significance, comes to light once again 99 years after it happened, thanks to the efforts of experienced scuba diver, Trimix instructor and explorer Mr. Asim Karsçakar from Turkey. Mr. Karsçakar conducted a series of dives in the area with fellow scuba divers Mr. Aziz Yiğitler and Mr. […]