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The German wreck Volos was used as a cargo ship for tobacco and oil when it crashed on Lefteris Reef in 1931.
|Name Dive Site:||Volos Wreck|
|Depth: ||35-64m (114-209ft)|
|Inserted/Added by: ||divingpelion|
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The German commercial ship Volos (ex Thasos) was 85.6 meters long and built in 1902 at the shipyard Neptun of Rostock. It crashed and sunk on Lefteris Reef on the 21th of February 1931. The ship was loaded with tobacco, oil and mineral spirits and was traveling from Istanbul to Edinburg through Thessaloniki, Volos. The crew was picked up and carried to Volos by the Sweden ship S/S Belos.
Few years later the crashed-ship had the leading role to a historical documentary film, Menschen unten Heien (Men among Sharks) of the Austrian marine biologist Hans Hass. In the film among others you can see parts of the ship, like a wooden steering wheel, that unfortunately was taken away from the local sponge divers. You can also descry the ship in vertical position with the foremast pumping up the surface of the sea. Few years later the ship slipped away deeper and today's location is in 35-64 meters on the bottom of the sea, being one of the most beautiful shipwreck in Greece.
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