The Philhellenic movent in the USA was one of the strongest in the world. This presentation will be in English and our speaker for this event is Professor of History, Alexander Kitroeff of Haverford College.
v. Admiral re. Grigorios Demestichas H. Commander in Chief of the Hellenic Naval Fleet Presents the Highlights of the Hellenic Navy Achievements in 1821
Εργαστήρι στα Ελληνικά για το Ελληνικό Ναυτικό το 1821.
1st English Workshop - Highlights of the Hellenic Navy achievements in 1821
2nd English Workshop - Highlights of the Hellenic Navy achievements in 1821
Rigas Feraios or Velestinlis; 1757 – 24 June 1798 was a Greek writer, political thinker, and revolutionary, active in the Modern Greek Enlightenment. A victim of the Balkan uprising against the Ottoman Empire and a pioneer of the Greek War of Independence, Rigas Feraios is remembered as a Greek national hero.
Στην Εθνεγερσία του 1821 έπαιξε πολύ σημαντικό ρόλο το τότε Ναυτικό των Ελλήνων που συγκροτήθηκε κυρίως από εμπορικά πλοία της εποχής δίνοντας πλεονέκτημα στους επαναστατημένους Έλληνες.
Following the end of the Russian Turkish war of 1768, the Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca signed in 1774 allowed Greek merchant marine vessels to be armed for protection against pirate attacks and to sail under the Russian flag. This treaty transformed a rather insignificant fleet into a major shipping player especially during the Napoleonic wars when Greek shop owners profited enormously by carrying goods to France. In 1821, Greek mariners have a big number of ships, guerilla naval warfare experience, capital, and guns and are ready to transform their fleet into a fighting force. Hellenic forces primarily from Hydra, Spetses, Psara, and Kasos brake blockades and prevent naval transport of land troops, and find ingenious and daring ways to attack major vessels of the line of the Ottoman fleet. In this event, we will present this major saga with the help of the Division of History of the Hellenic Navy.