Georgios Averof

Local nameΘωρηκτό Γεώργιος Αβέρωφ
LocationPiraeus, Greece

Georgios Averof is a modified Pisa-class armored cruiser built in Italy for the Royal Hellenic Navy in the first decade of the 20th century. The ship served as the Greek flagship during most of the first half of the century. Although popularly known as a battleship in Greek, she is in fact an armored cruiser, the only ship of this type still in existence.The ship was initially ordered by the Italian Regia Marina, but budgetary constraints led Italy to offer it for sale to international customers. With the bequest of the wealthy benefactor George Averoff as down payment, Greece acquired the ship in 1909. Launched in 1910, Averof arrived in Greece in September 1911. The most modern warship in the Aegean at the time, she served as the flagship of admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis in the First Balkan War, and played a major role in the establishment of Greek predominance over the Ottoman Navy and the incorporation of many Aegean islands to Greece.

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Greek lithograph… @ Sotirios Christidis

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_cruiser_Georgios_Averof

Official Website http://www.averof.mil.gr/

Address Greece

Coordinates 37°56'1.64" N 23°41'1.844" E

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