The island was renowned for its sailing ships but some steamships were owned as well, such as GEORGIOS.
The 316-gross tons ship was completed in 1882 by Barclay Curle & Co., Glasgow, as HMS IMOGENE for the British Admiralty. She served during WWI in the Aegean and in 1917 she was renamed IMPEY. Sold off after the war, she was bought by Arabs in 1919 and renamed MARS. In 1925 she was bought by the Rhodes-shipowner I. Laherdis and renamed CASTELOROSSO. Around 1927 she operated between Rhodos and Castellorizo, flying the Italian flag and registered in Rhodes.
In 1933 she was bought by Captain Emm. Karavias and the Castellorizian shipowner E. Loukas and renamed GEORGIOS. She was registered in Piraeus (No. 733)
In 1937 she was sold to K. Mahairas and renamed LOULIS but was wrecked on 25/2/39 while on a voyage from France to Spain.
Below: HMS IMOGENE
Below: Steamship moored in Castellorizo. The general characterics of the ship (clipper bow, etc) and the time frame makes it possible that she might be CASTELROSSO.