Engineers survey lost Hull WW1 trawler Viola

Engineers survey lost Hull WW1 trawler Viola

Engineers are flying to the South Atlantic in a fresh push to bring a rusting World War One trawler back to England.
The Viola has been rusting on the island of South Georgia for decades.
If the vessel can be brought back by spring, it could form part of a maritime heritage legacy trail for Hull City of Culture.
Marine engineer Ros Spink, however, said breeding seals nearby were "a consideration".
After the war, the Viola was a whaler, seal-catcher and support vessel for scientific expeditions but has since been rusting 7,750 miles away in South Georgia.
In 1982 it was one of the... read more

5 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 53
Source: BBC

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