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KTravlos Inactive Member26 Apr 2017 7:39 a.m. PST

Keep in mind that you will be able to visit the Averoff for two months, as it will be at Salamina for maintenance.

Here is drone video footage of the moving of the ship.

YouTube link

With Respect
Konstantinos Travlos

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 8:05 a.m. PST

Nice video, Konstantinos. She sure looks very neat and deadly. I'm glad the Greek Navy appears to be keeping her fit.


Personal logo vtsaogames Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 8:48 a.m. PST

Very nice. She looks like a dreadnought, very much.

TGerritsen26 Apr 2017 8:51 a.m. PST

She's a beautiful old ship and looks to be very well maintained.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 9:47 a.m. PST

I got to see her in Greece several years ago and was amazed at how well she looked.

stecal Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 9:52 a.m. PST

Visited the Averof 2 years ago. Still manned by Greek Naval personnel, perhaps reservists.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 10:47 a.m. PST

Maybe she'll get some drybrushing while she's in drydock. Her paint job looks far too neat and uniform and bland. :-)

- Ix

KTravlos Inactive Member26 Apr 2017 11:59 a.m. PST

Yup, it still is conscripts. One of the cushy posts for military service. And I was wrong on the op. It is unable, not able.

Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian26 Apr 2017 1:17 p.m. PST

The ship in the background, hull number 16, looks to be a Fletcher-class. Is it active or a museum as well?


NCC1717 Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 1:35 p.m. PST

D16 is the ex USS Charrette (DD-581):

Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian26 Apr 2017 1:39 p.m. PST

Thanks 1717!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 2:04 p.m. PST

Many thanks! I always thought her one of the most attractive of armoured cruisers.

StarCruiser26 Apr 2017 6:21 p.m. PST

One of the last Armored cruisers built and definitely one of the prettiest…

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 8:55 p.m. PST

Grand news, KTravlos! Several years ago, I had understood there were serious doubts about Greece being able to afford maintenance for her.

Saw her from a distance but was not able to visit when I was in Athens.


Alan Lauder27 Apr 2017 1:35 a.m. PST

Thanks Konstantinos, I kept hoping we'd see the engines fire up!

"Maybe she'll get some drybrushing while she's in drydock. Her paint job looks far too neat and uniform and bland. :-)"

Yep, know what you mean. But, in my limited experience mucking around on ships (), if we weren't scrubbing something, we'd be painting it! And the bleach – oh, the bleach! One skipper, if the air below decks didn't peel your eyeballs with the stench of bleach, the job wasn't done right ;)

KTravlos Inactive Member28 Apr 2017 9:50 a.m. PST

The reports are that the Goulandri family of ship-owners are paying a big part of the maintenance. Some reports indicate that this might go as far as making it sea-worthy. Maybe my dream of seeing the Averoff pay visits to the Texas, Aurora, Mikasa, and Olympia will come true!

The D16 is indeed the USS Charrette. In the Greek navy it was the Velos. It is a museum ship but not as well done as Averoff. It mainly focuses on the naval mutiny against the Greek military Junta of 1967-1973.

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