H.P. Lovecraft, "The White Ship"
The project involves the identification and photographic documentation of an unknown small cargo ship off the East coast of Attiki in cooperation with Kostas Thoctarides. The wreck's location has been known to the team for quite some years, however the first dive was made in the summer of 2014 due to our involvment with other wrecks.
Wrecks that will be presented under the heading of 'Various' are wrecks that we have occasionally dived all over Greece. They are either not concentrated in any particular area or were not the object of a dedicated full blown project. Some of these remain ongoing concerns.
In addition to wrecks which can be identified with a reasonable amount of field and documentary research, Greek waters are literally infested with old wrecks of smaller ships for which little or no evidence can be found either underwater or in written records. The wreck in question apparently belongs to this latter category. It belongs to a steel, single screw cargo vessel of about 40 meters length overall. We observed two forward holds, accommodation and engine room amidships and a single cargo hold aft. The wreck lies in 87 meters of water off the East coast of Attiki. She rests on her starboard side with roughly 45 degrees list and in an approximate SE-NW orientation. Her forward starboard hull shows signs of great damage and is collapsed on the seabed, while the part aft of her accommodation is in a much better condition structurally. Conditions during this first dive were not favorable. Swell of more than a meter, moderate current at the bottom and during decompression as well as poor visibility added to the strain of the dive and hindered our efforts to photo document the wreck.
At present we cannot but speculate on the identity of the ship, however there are a few possibilities which are being taken under consideration.