Found and identified: Two WW2 wrecks lost since April 1941

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos by Helen Tsopouropoulou, used by permission In the bustling port of Piraeus nowadays, thousands of tourists from all over the world are waiting every day to sail for a holiday to the Aegean islands and dozens of ships of all types are berthed at the docks. Credit Image:  John H Marsh Maritime, […]

Inside a submarine wreck: Aldo Ferrucci’s stunning photos from a WW2 Wreck

By Pierre Kosmidis Located around Cap Camarat, between Cavalaire and Saint Tropez, the wreck of the Rubis is a ‘must dive’ in the Mediterranean Sea. It is a mine launcher submarine that left Toulon in 1931. PHOTOS BY ALDO FERRUCCI Measuring 66m long over 7m wide and 8m high, it could have set 32 mines […]

HMS Regulus: Sunk by a mine off Corfu island, Greece on 12 January 1945

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos: www.aegeantec.gr © Marinos Giourgas and Dimitris Haliasos published under license A Greek scuba diving team visited recently one of the known wrecks off Kerkyra island in Greece. The Algerine class minesweeper HMS Regulus was sunk by a mine on 12 January 1945, with one casualty. According to the Naval History website, HMS Regulus, while on a […]

Then and Now: Stuka attack on Greek steamer “Macedonia”, April 22, 1941

By Pierre Kosmidis Photos and Research: George Karelas   George Karelas, a respected researcher and deep scuba diver is credited, along with his associates, with some of the most impressive finds related to World War 2 in Greece, including aircraft wrecks, shipwrecks and even the lost panzer division, a deep sea enigma that lasted for […]

“Y1: Στη Σιωπή του Βυθού”: Ο “Κατσώνης” ταξιδεύει στο 22ο Φεστιβάλ Ντοκιμαντέρ Θεσσαλονίκης

By Pierre Kosmidis   “Y1: Silence of the Deep”: The underwater exploration of a Greek submarine lost during World war 2 and the unknown story   “Y1: Στη Σιωπή του Βυθού”. Η άγνωστη ιστορία του ελληνικού υποβρυχίου που χάθηκε το 1943   FOUND! The WW2 Greek submarine Y1 “Katsonis”, sunk on September 14, 1943 Το […]