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Second phase of expedition, exploration in the Strait of Messina. A new wreck needs identification!

On August 7, 2015, U-Boat Navigator has started the second stage of its expedition; exploration objects are located in Italy. As soon as all work in Greece has been successfully completed, the vessel arrived to Messina. This part of the expedition is being organized according to the Agreement of cooperation with the University...

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Interview with David Concannon

David Concannon, Vice President for Flag & Honors of The Explorers Club, visited the board of U-Boat Navigator in June 2015, with the group of technical divers from the US and Italy, in order to dive and explore the famous wreck of HMHS Britannic. The group of scientists consisting of Richie Kohler, Michael Barnette, Evan...
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Working at HMS Perseus – Short Report

HMS Perseus, 79 metres long, 8.5 metres beam and 4.17 metres draught submarine was laid down on 2 July 1928. She had a displacement of 1,475 long tons surfaced, and 2,040 long tons submerged. Fitted with four-stroke blast injection eight-cylinder diesels, accommodated in the larger engine room and designed to develop a total of 4640...
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Departure to Kefalonia island

On July 19th, after doing final dives and finishing research works at the Kea Channel, U-Boat Navigator left towards  Kefalonia. Once again we have passed through the Corinthian channel, but these time from the side of Aegean Sea going into the Ionic sea. Kefalonia is the biggest among Ionic islands;  it lies approximately 30 miles west...
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Interview with Kostas Thoctarides

During a stay at Kea, U-Boat Navigator crew met Kostas Thoctarides. Kostas is the most accomplished professional diver in Greece, with a real deep passion for history and wreck exploration. He owns Planet Blue diving center in Lavrio, conducts wreck research and  also writes books. “Shipwrecks of the Greek seas. Dive into their history” (Kostas...
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HMHS Britannic – Filming at the depth of 120 meters

The third week of the expedition has started; the team is located on the island of Kea, and the primary goal of the mission is to continue researching the legendary wreck of HMHS Britannic. Everything is happening according to the previously approved schedule and, due to the optimal weather condition, another exploratory submergence has happened today. The...
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First submergence. S/S Burdigala

The first submergence of 2015 expedition season took place at the location of the ocean liner “Burdigala” resting on a seabed close to the island of Kea. This wreck is commonly known only in scientific circles due to its close location to the tragically famous wreck of HMHS “Britannic”, which creates a sort of “Information...
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