Greek Navy systematically recording country’s most iconic shipwrecks

Divers are expected to bring to the surface some of the finds which have been researched and historically verified


The first phase of a project to investigate and record the current state of historic Naval shipwrecks in Greece has recently been completed, according to a Hellenic (Greek) Navy General Staff (HNGS) announcement released on Wednesday.

The investigation, using a number of scuba divers, took place at the site of sunken ships located on the seabed near Skaramanga, along the Saronic Gulf and Lakki, on the Greek island of Leros.

These famous wrecks include the legendary brig “Aris,” owned by Anastasios Tsamados, which saw service in Greece’s 1821 War of Independence and later was used as a training ship until it was ceremonially sunk with full honors off the island of Salamis, on the 100th anniversary of the Greek Revolution in 1921.

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