The First Polish Diving Expedition Gallipoli 2011 took place between August 31st and September 9th. Its main topic was “the current status of the wrecks of the ships sunk during the Battle of the Dardanelles and the current state of their degradation.” The members of the expedition were eleven experienced wreck divers, underwater photographers and vi- deographers, as well as a historian and an assistant professor in the Department of Turkish Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Dr. Piotr Nykiel, author of the book Wyprawa do Złotego Rogu. Działania wojenne w Dardanelach i na Morzu Egejskim (sierpień 1914 – marzec 1915)1. The diving team’s task was to accurately catalogue, photograph, and film each of the wrecks, while Dr. Piotr Nykiel evaluated the collected material as an expert in military history. After each dive, the team discussed what they noticed, and gathered their observations as input to this report. Dr. Piotr Nykiel then assessed the significance of our discoveries.

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