Named after Georg Averoff, the wealthy Greek industrialist who financed the building of the ship and presented her to the Greek nation, the Averoff today floats in the harbor at Piraeus, Greece. Sometimes called a pocket battleship rather than an armored crusiser, the Averoff served as a training vessel for the Greek Navy for many years after her active service.
Now a floating museum, the Averoff has an outstanding museum web site beginning with a welcome page. A brief history of the ship is given along with visiting hours, a map on how to visit her, and an operational history. Be sure to check out the top views diagrams as well.
Do have a look at Lt. Commander Charles Landrum's photographic tour of the Averoff. It has some excellent detailed photos of the shil.
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