Lord Cochrane’s Greek Steam Fleet
As the Greeks struggled to gain independence from the Ottoman Empire, suggestions were made for building a Greek Fleet including steamships. Captain Hastings recommended that Lord Cochrane be appointed as commander of this navy with the intention of attacking the Turkish fleet in Constantinople. Details are given of the problems encountered in obtaining the steamships including sabotage by the builder and deficiencies of the engines. Cochrane’s activities and the service careers of the Perseverance and the Karteria are described.