Historic Ships: The VIOLA in Pictures
It is unlikely that there is any corner of the earth that has not been affected by the Covid pandemic and that includes the remote sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia.
As has been mentioned previously, Solis Marine has been committed to the project to bring home the former Hull steam trawler VIOLA, built in 1906, from her berth at the abandoned whaling station of Grytviken in King Edward Cove on the island.
Solis Marine carried out a survey of the vessel in 2016 and was due to make another survey in late 2020, the Austral Spring, which of course, the virus put paid to and the trip had to be postponed.
However, an overview of VIOLA was able to be carried out early in 2021 and this selection of photographs taken by Bob Pratt show that the tough old girl still remains in shape despite being well over 100 years old.
Solis Marine is still due attend on site to carry out another detailed survey as soon as it can be safely arranged. Watch this space!
All photographs are the copyright of Bob Pratt SGSSI.
For the full VIOLA story please visit https://solis-marine.com/viola/
And you can watch our short film here: