steam trawler for restoration

26th April 2006, 21:31
hi ,does any learned person out there know anything about the ventures of some very brave enthusiasts who are trying to bring back from the Fauklands a steam trawler which was found there intact with steam engine but in a very sorry state..i saw a snippet in a magazine a while ago but with very little info.has she been retrieved and if so are there any sites on where to view her.thanks,neil.

Gavin Gait
26th April 2006, 23:39
I have heard about this but are you sure its a steam trawler. I'm pretty sure its a steam whaler ( could have been a converted steam trawler tho admittedly ) but willing to be proved wrong.


27th April 2006, 08:43
hi dave,thanks.i'm almost sure it was an old ( 1900's) trawler.i think there were some guys from hull or grimsby involved in trying to raise money to get her back home,but i could also be very wrong too.cheers,neil.

27th April 2006, 19:11
Here is a possibility,

VIOLA. 1906/174. H868. Cook, Beverley 96. MS 14/19. To Norway 19 r.n. Kapsduen. To Argentinia 26 r.n. Dias, converted to Whale Catcher. Scuttled 74 at Grytviken, Falklands, still intact 99.


27th April 2006, 21:45
wonderful you have any idea as to whether there is a group trying to recover her.thanks,neil.

28th April 2006, 07:50
it is a team from HULL getting exparts to see if thay are interested in going out there to bring one of them back i will get you the address and send it to you later just going awayy for the weeekend see you when i get back on monday sam

28th April 2006, 09:43
Hi everyone, if you look at this link to a .pdf, and search 'Viola', you'll see her pic.



28th April 2006, 23:13
thanks clem and sam,have just looked at the link.very interesting with a good shot of the viola.thanks to you all for your help,and thanks for the offer of the address,sam.i'll look forward to that.enjoy your weekend break.cheers,neil.