King Othon was built by Charles Lungley in London and launched in 1860 for the king of Greece. She was in 1868 sold to Hellenic Steam Shipping company in Pireus. Under a journey from Pireus to Syros with passengers the same year, she hit ground outside the island of Kea after an navigational error 23.February. Everybody got away from the accident without injuries and the day after she broke in two pieces and sank. The wreck rest in two parts on a depth of 18 to 35 meter on the southeast side of Kea at Makripounda.

Former names:
King Othon
66,0 x 8,3 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
641 grt
London ( UK ) 1860
( GR )

Picture: The wreck of Patris
Courtesy of WW2 Wrecks

Last updated: August 2019