Specialty: wreck – CCR
Dimitris Galon born in Istanbul, Turkey, lived in Athens, Greece, until 1984 when he moved to Germany where he currently resides. At the Universities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Hamburg, he studied historic and comparative musicology, informatics, philosophy, byzantinology, and ethnology. He has worked in the Ethnographic Museum and the City University of Hamburg and has been an editor of the international publishing house Sikorski since 1994. Dimitris is also involved with various maritime history projects in the Eastern Mediterranean region. He searches, dives, examines and documents the historical wrecks of this area for almost two decades.
Dimitris is a GUE educated diver (Tec 2+ and JJ-CCR) and has several articles published in numerous magazines.
|“The ship that changed the flow of history” – The German Imperial Light Cruiser S.M.S. BRESLAU|
|On this exhibition, Dimitris will present under the title, “The ship that changed the flow of history” the expedition that took place in September 2018 having as aim to dive, examine and document the German Imperial Light Cruiser S.M.S. BRESLAU a century after her sinking. She sank on January 20, 1918, off the Dardanelles, Turkey, after striking five British mines. In terms of her historical significance, the S.M.S. BRESLAU could be considered as the most important existing historical shipwreck of the Eastern Mediterranean.|