AVEROF BATTLESHIP


Leafing through my photos of Greece, I found these three ones which did not make the cut back then. 

The Averof battleship was commissionned by the Greek navy and launched in 1910. It was financed almost totally by the rich Greek merchant Averoff. 

It took part to the WWI in the Eastern Mediterranean, then during the Greek-Turkish war, and finally it was part of the navy which fled to Alexandria during the invasion of Greece during the WWII. It is anchored in Faliro since 1985 and has since been converted into a floating museum.


Quite appropriately, you can find on the dock just a 100 meters from the Averof a reconstruction of an antique trireme called "Olympias".



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