Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Greek Shipping during the Revolution: Merchant Shipping and Navy, 1821-1831

Greek Shipping during the Revolution: Merchant Shipping and Navy, 1821-1831

The aim of the program is to highlight the role of the merchant and naval fleets in the successful outcome of the War of Independence, but also during the early years of the Greek State, taking into account its economic and military action.

Project Leader Gelina Harlaftis, collaboration of Ionian University and IMS-FORTH

Funded by Niarchos Foundation

Duration 2016-2019

The research concerns a parallel study, for the first time, of the Greek merchant fleet the Greek Navy during the Greek Revolution (1821-1831). The aim of the program is to highlight the role of the merchant and naval fleets in the successful outcome of the War of Independence, but also during the early years of the Greek State, taking into account its economic and military action. The research aspires to enrich the academic knowledge of an unexplored but crucial aspect of the Greek War of Independence.

Research Group

  • Dr Katerina Galani, (Ionian University and IMS-FORTH
  • Dr Dimitri Dimitropoulos Research Director, National Research Foundation
  • Assist. Professor Dionysis Tzakis, Ionian University
  • Assist. Professor Sophia Laiou, Ionian University

Project Team

Gelina Harlaftis

Director of IMS-FORTH, Professor of Maritime History
Curriculum vitae

Katerina Galani

Postdoctoral researcher
Curriculum vitae