Amazingly, three of the ship’s crew – Lt. Eleftherios Tsoukalas, the ship’s executive officer, and petty officers Antonios Antoniou and Anastasios Tsigros – managed to swim to the shores of Skiathos, which was an epic feat taking them nine exhausting hours. They hid on the island until they eventually managed to return to Egypt, to rejoin the Greek fleet.
The submarine was named after the 18th century Greek naval hero Admiral Lambros Katsonis who built up a small fleet in order to begin harassing the Ottomans in the Aegean Sea'
Here in Skiathos, we have our annual visit from the Hellenic Navy, to commemorate the event ...
The memorial service took place in Tries Hieraches church this morning. It was standing room only and the service was broadcast on loudspeakers outside ...
Followed by a wreath laying service at the memorial to the sailors, on the old harbour.
The names of the sailors, and their role on board are read out by one of the sailors.
Then the dignitaries lay wreaths, to honour the sailors ultimate sacrifice, 71 years ago today ...
|The Mayor Mr Prevanzanos|
|Mr Plomaritis - Prefecture|
Then after a minutes silence, the assembled sang the Greek National Anthem ...
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