A Hull trawler could be returned to the city as part of commemorations to mark the centenary of World War I.
This is Hull and East Riding reports the Viola, which is currently rusting in South Georgia, is the last remaining boat of its kind to have been used in the war.
Dr Robb Robinson of Hull University said: ‘The Viola sailed from Hull barely a few weeks after the war started and, a century later, it has yet to return. The centenary commemorations are probably the last chance to bring it back.’
The Viola was one of hundreds of trawlers seized by the government at the outbreak of war in 1914 and turned into fighting boats. It served in the Shetlands and on the River Tyne.
The ship was used for minesweeping patrols and also to hunt U-boats.
After the war the boat was sold to new owners in Norway and used for whaling off the coast of Africa, before being sold again to an Argentinian firm, which used it for sealing and exploratory trips in the Falklands.
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