The major sources for this website are listed below. In addition, those personal contributions from interviews and submitted accounts are listed under the TAB 'Contributions'. The compiling of this website is acknowledged under the TAB 'Credits".




Embers On The Sea - The Empire Patrol Disaster, 1945 by Paul Boyatzis and Nicholas Pappas

Halstead Press ISBN 1 875684 12 3 - First Published 1995


Article - The Refugees' Stay in Palestine - By Paul Boyatzis


Article - Bombing of Castellorizo/Sinking of SS Empire Patrol - Interviews - Prepared by Paul Boyatzis


Article - Statements From Survivors - Interviews - Prepared by Paul Boyatzis


Article - Fire At Sea - August 1995 - By Maurice Conway Crew Member HMS Trouncer


Article - By William Hay Crew Member HM Submarine Spark


Article - Fire On Board the Empire Patrol - May 1946 by 'Baggage' - Publication 'The Naval Review'


Poem - Empire Patrol - Author unknown - Supplied by Leading Seaman Herbert Bunting of HMS Trouncer


Article - Recollections of Leading Seaman Herbert Bunting Part 1 of HMS Trouncer


Article - Rescue of Survivors from SS Empire Patrol - By J J Gower of HMS Trouncer


Article - Lady Luck - By Terry Hulbert of HMS Devonshire


Article - The Empire Patrol Story - By Katina Verevis (nee Simonides) - survivor


Article - Empire Patrol - By Arthur Athans - survivor


Article - Recollections of Autumn 1945 - By John M Papadimitriou


Poem - The Empire Patrol Disaster 29 September 1945- By George Bafitis


Poem - Dedicated to the tragedy of the Empire Patrol - By Mrs Maria Kyriakou Louka (nee Savva) and Mrs Katina Verevis (nee Simonidi) - survivors


Book - The Knights' Castle on Kastellorizo by John Hemsley Pearn and Vlasis Pitsonis Efstathis






Doctor Paul Boyatzis Collection:

Camp Life - Photo of Wedding Economos Finikiotis to Anna Exintari June 2945 Jerusalem

Rescue - Photo of H.M.S. Trouncer

Commemorations - 5 x Photos of the 40th Anniversary of the Empire Patrol Disaster

Commemorations - 4 x Photos of the Book Launch in Perth of Embers on the Sea

Commemorations - 7 x Photos of the 50th Anniversary of the Empire Patrol Disaster

Perished - 2 x Photos of persons who died

Contributions - Photo of Nicholas Loucas

Contributions - Photo of Maurice Conway (Crew Member of HMS Trouncer)

Contributions - Photo of William (Bill) Hay (Crew Member HM Submarine Spark)

A New Life - Photo of Steve Zervos and Paul Boyatzis on the Misr


Nicholas Pappas Collection:

Homepage - Photo of the MS Rodi

Credits - Photo of Nicholas Pappas

Commemorations - Photo of the Book Launch in Sydney of Embers on the Sea

A New Life - Photo of Maria, George and Evdokia Papanastasiou


Peter Panopoulos (Antonis Moustacas):

Camp Life - 2 x Photos of Castellorizian Refugees at Nuseirat, Gaza


Leon Boyatzis:

Commemorations - 2 x Photos in Castellorizo of the 40th Anniversary Memorial Plaque


Imperial War Museum, London, UK:

Rescue - 4 x Photos from rescue ship HMS Trouncer

Repatriation - Photo of surviving Castellorizians in the hanger of HMS Trouncer


Kastellorizo 1949:

(Book produced by The World Wide Association of Kastellorizians "St Constantine")

Camp Life - 2 x Photos of boys playing at Nuseirat

Rescue - Photo of the Empire Patrol burning with lifeboats in foreground

Commemorations - Photo of the Empire Patrol Memorial Service at Port Said in 1949


Katina Verevis (nee Simonides):

Commemorations - Photo of Katina Verevis (nee Simonides)


Arthur Athans:

Contributions - Photo of Arthur Athans

Return to Castellorizo - Photo of Sea Scouts (Colourised by Pantazi Houlis)


Dalia Ioannides (nee Stavrou):

Return to Castellorizo - Photo of Wedding Panayiotis Stavrou to Glykeria Athanassiou 31 July 1946 Castellorizo


Evangelia Mallis (nee Boyatzis):

Commemorations - Photo of Zabetta Boyatzis (nee Gabriel)

Commemorations - Photo of Evangelia Mallis (nee Boyatzis)


Loula Kakulas (nee Grapsas)

Contributions - Photo of Evdokia Agapitou (nee Mihalaki)


Nicholas Loucas:

Commemorations - Photo of Maria Kyriakou Louka (nee Savva)


Komninos Zervos:

Camp Life - Photo of Wedding Kostas Moustakas to Despo Komninos Zervos Palestine 1945


Michael Houlis:

Contributions - Photo of Michael Houlis


Pantazi Houlis Website:

The Odyssey - Aftermath of the 1943 Bombing

Return to Castellorizo - Photo of Sea Scouts (Colourised by Pantazi Houlis)


Evthokia-Michalakena (Eva) Koutsoukos:

Perished - Photo of Chrisanthi Koutsoukos (nee Samiotis) 1946


Doctor John M Papadimitriou:

Contributions - Photo of Doctor John M Papadimitriou


Byron and Val Kakulas

Commemorations - Photo of Artist working on Sculpture

Commemorations - Photo of Sculpture under construction

Commemorations - Photo of part of the sculpture


Allan R Cresswell:

Homepage - Photo of Allan Cresswell

Credits - Photo of Paul Boyatzis

Credits - Photo of Allan Cresswell

Introduction - Photo of Paul Boyatzis

Contributions - Photo of Paul Boyatzis


Nicholas Kyriacos:

Contributions - Photo of Maria Hatzikyriacos (nee Papanastasiou)


BBC Website - WW2 People's War

Rescue - Photo of Leading Seaman Herbert Bunting


French Magazine - Image:

Repatriation - Photo of Paul and Steve Boyatzis arriving at Port Said

Return to Castellorizo - Photo of full page of the French Magazine Image relating to the Empire Patrol


Google Earth:

Castellorizo - A Backgound of - Photo of an aerial view of Castellorizo


Book - Embers on the Sea:

Castellorizo A Backgound of - Map of Eastern Mediterranean


Source Unknown:

Heading Home - Photo of aerial shot of Empire Patrol on fire

Rescue - Photo of the SS Empire Patrol Ablaze at Night

Return to Castellorizo - Photo of Castellorizo on fire


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