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Tag: Constantino Davidoff

  • Monday, February 19th 2018 - 09:33 UTC

    Falklands conflict: Sir Henry Greald Elliot, an involuntary trigger

    Gerald Elliot was head of Christian Salvesen when it signed a deal with Argentine scrap merchant Constantino Davidoff, to remove machinery from South Georgia.

    Sir Gerald Henry Elliot, businessman and philanthropist died, 28 January 2018 in Edinburgh. Gerald Elliot was managing director, and later chairman, of the Edinburgh shipping company Christian Salvesen when it signed a deal with an Argentine scrap merchant, Constantino Davidoff, to have machinery removed from some disused whaling stations it had on the island of South Georgia.

  • Tuesday, March 24th 2015 - 04:36 UTC

    Argentines fly the flag in South Georgia, 33 years ago

    ARA Bahía Buen Suceso landed in South Georgia a party of workers on contract to dismantle remains of the whaling station, and on arriving raised the Argentine flag.

    Ushuaia daily Diario Fin del Mundo recalls that 33 years ago on 19 March 1982, the Argentine navy transport vessel ARA Bahía Buen Suceso landed in South Georgia a party of workers on contract to dismantle remains of the whaling station, and on arriving raised the Argentine flag. An incident which was to lead to the full-fledged conflict the following month.