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South Georgia prepared to help return the trawler 'Viola', an icon of Hull

Thursday, November 13th 2014 - 07:19 UTC
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Steam trawler “Viola” that skirmished with U-boats in the First World War has spent the past 50 years rusting off in South Georgia could finally be making its final voyage home, to Hull, according to a piece from Will Ramsey published in the Hull Daily Mail. Read full article


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  • Papamoa

    Looks like this vessel is in better condition than most argentine navy ships.

    Nov 13th, 2014 - 12:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Nice bit of nostalgia for Hull to bring the old boat home, she has been away a long time!

    Nov 13th, 2014 - 02:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    With a bit of luck it can catch a few fish in Argentine waters on the way back north.

    It isn't as if the argies have anything bigger than a rowing boat for fishery protection 'at the top end'.

    Nov 13th, 2014 - 05:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Audi Consilium

    Will the RG's acknowledge this as a commitment to demilitarising the South Atlantic ?

    Nov 13th, 2014 - 07:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Perhaps the Argy Navy will put a bid in for it-isn't it younger than the Liberturd, or was the latter a demonstration of Argentina's superior ship building technology of the 20th century?

    @3Chris R

    They won't stop it as they will think its one of theirs-but might get suspicious when it continues to float.


    The UK could always go to the UN and use it to demonstrate disarmament in the South Atlantic.

    Maybe that would make Captain Itch smile?

    Nov 13th, 2014 - 10:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    This is very interesting, the Viola is one of the fishing boats with the Argentine colours painted on her funnel which “prove” that South Georgia actually belongs to Argentina!!!!!!!!

    Nov 14th, 2014 - 03:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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