Friday, April 30, 2010
the Greek Armoured Cruiser "Giorgios Averoff". actually an Italian built Pisa Class vessel sold to the Greeks in 1911. a typical type for it's time the "Averof" has a main battery of 9.2" guns and is powered by two triple expansion reciprocating engines for a top speed of 23.5kts. affectionately known as "Uncle Georgi" by successive crews the "Averof" was a popular ship. nowadays docked at Faliron not far from Athens "Georgios Averof" is the world's only surviving Armoured Cruiser.
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