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B/S GEORGIOS AVEROFF

B/S GEORGIOS AVEROFF
Averof today (2008) as a museum ship in her original paint scheme.

Type: Armored Cruiser
Launched: March 12, 1910
At: Cantieri Orlando Shipyard in Livorno, Italy
Commissioned: May 16, 1911

Length: 459.3 feet (140 meters)
Beam: 68.9 feet (21 meters)
Draft: 24.6 feet
Displacement: 10,200 tons
Armament: Two twin 234 mm turrets, four twin 190 mm turrets, eight 76 mm machine guns,
four 76 mm anti-aircraft machine guns, six 37 mm machine guns and three torpedo tubes.

Zepa, Ester, Claudine Gaulier-Denis have particularly liked this photo


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 Claudine Gaulier-Denis
Claudine Gaulier-Den… club
merveilleuse image!
bonne journée à toi!
10 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos club has replied to Claudine Gaulier-Den… club
Merci !!!!
10 years ago.
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Trés beau bateau, j'aime le reflet du soleil couchant ......
10 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos club has replied to xxxxxxxx
Merci Nadine !!!
10 years ago.
 Olga Belyaeva
Olga Belyaeva
Belle photo
10 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos club has replied to Olga Belyaeva
Merci beaucoup Olga !!!
10 years ago.
 Mark Waldron
Mark Waldron
Even though it's almost 100 years old, it still looks formidable!
10 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos club has replied to Mark Waldron
THX Mark !! The historic Cruiser is still the Flagship of Greek Navy !!!!
10 years ago.
 Zepa
Zepa
extra !
10 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos club has replied to Zepa
Merci Zepa !!!!
10 years ago.
 Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos club
The cruiser's two months of dry dock inspection and hull maintenance were a prelude to the vessel's first voyage in 72 years. On 5 October 2017, the Averof left her long-time berth at Palaio Faliro, and was towed 250 miles across the open sea to a 50-day exhibition-docking on Thessaloniki's urban waterfront. The vessel was escorted by up to six large tugs and a pilot craft from Zouros Salvage & Towage. A Hellenic Navy tugboat also accompanied them.
On 7 October, the group approached the Thessaloniki dock with horns and sirens blaring, their fire-fighting nozzles shooting great plumes of water skywards. An honor guard of Greek sailors and a Hellenic Navy band were arrayed along the dock to meet the ship. After 7 weeks of heavy visitation (over 130,000 visitors in 53 days) by the general public, the Averof returned to her Palaio Faliro museum dock on 13 December.
7 months ago.

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