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During the Peloponnesian War, the Hyperion sailed on the waters south of the Peloponnese and crossed paths with the Adrestia, a ship commanded by the Spartan misthios Kassandra. During the resulting conflict, The Hydra was slain and the Hyperion sunk.
- The name of the ship references a Titan in Greek mythology, Hyperion. He was the brother/consort of Theia.
- The name is derived from the Greek word ῠ̔πέρ (hupér), which means 'above, over', with the addition of the suffix -ῑ́ων (-ī́ōn), giving the name the translation 'high one'.
- The emblem adorning the sails and shields of the Hyperion is the emblem of the Southern Sporades.