On Friday, May 19th 2017, SNAME NTUA Greek Student Section carried out a scheduled visit to “Skaramangas Shipyards”. In our visit we were happily accompanied by Christos Papadopoulos, Assistant Professor at National Technical University of Athens and Vasileios Tsarsitalidis Dr. Engineer in Marine Propulsion and Hydrodynamics.
There, under the guidance of the Hellenic Navy’s Officers we managed to attend some repairs of the glorious armored cruise ship “George Averoff”.
The repairs were targeted on the maintenance of the ship and were related to the exterior (painting, changing parts of the reefs, cathodic protection etc.) as well as to the interior (mostly at the space of the museum and not at the functional-mechanical part of the ship).
“George Averoff” is the only ship of its kind that is left in the world until today.
It was constructed at Orlando Shipyards, Livorno, Italy during the period of 1908-1911 and consisted a technological achievement of its era. Moreover it took part on the side of Greece at all the important battles at the beginning of the 20th century and contributed excessively at the configuration of the modern Hellenic state.
Apart from the fact that we were given the chance to watch the repairs of such a great ship, we enriched our history knowledge and enhanced our national pride.
As a conclusion there could be no better way to end this successful year by enlarging the actions of our Student Section and generally contributing at the development of SNAME.