HMHS Britannic Expedition

During the summer of 2015, a group of the world's greatest underwater explorers met in Kea, Greece to explore the wreck of the HMHS Britannic, sister ship to the RMS Titanic, using sophisticated underwater diving equipment, a three-person submersible and a remotely operated vehicle, to try to determine why the "more unsinkable" Britannic sank in one-third the time of the Titanic.  

 

Explorer Consulting, LLC was there to help.

The expedition yielded tangible evidence, but not without substantial risk to the divers and other participants.  The story of the expedition was told in the Summer 2016 edition of Sidetracked magazine, available here.  

 

All expedition photos copyright David Concannon unless otherwise marked.  All rights reserved.  Please give appropriate credit and post a link to this page if used for education, commenting or news reporting.

His Majesty's Hospital Ship Britannic during World War I

Titanic-Britannic Comparison
Britannic on sonar
U-Boat Navigator over Britannic
From Titanic to Britannic
Final Prayer Before Britannic
Ready to Dive on Britannic
Richie Kohler before Britannic
Kohler on Britannic
Filming Britannic
Going into battle
Mike Barnette before Britannic
Edoardo Pavia
Edoardo Pavia
Triton submersible launch
Edoardo over Britannic
Dive gear at the ready
Divers entering bell as seen from ROV
EC Flag UW as seen from ROV
U-Boat Navigator starboard side
Richie Kohler pre-dive prep
Divers entering bell with sub
Dmitry Tomashov Triton submersible
Britannic pre-dive © David Concannon
Dmitry Tomashov Triton submersible
Mike & Evan post dive
David Concannon on Britannic
Edoardo Pavia Britannic
U-Boat Navigator © David Concannon
U-Boat Navigator © David Concannon
Mike Barnette © David Concannon
Sub launch © David Concannon
Sub launch on Britannic
Inside the diving bell
Mentor with protege
EC Flag on Britannic (Mike Barnette)
The island of Kea, Greece
Kea Sunrise © David Concannon
Kea harbor at dawn
Eugene Tomashov
Britannic ops planning
Evan Kovacs &Richie Kohler Britannic

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