Viola - 1906

Viola - 1906

Postby Whickham » Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:32 pm

VIOLA was built as a steam trawler in 1906 & converted to a whaling vessel in 1926. She is currently at South Georgia having been refloated in 2004.
Apparently she is the oldest surviving steam trawler in the world and there is a project to return her to Hull and restore her.

As a whale/seal catcher. Photo from Wikipedia

Lying derelict at Grytviken. Photo from Wikipedia
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