Viola, Salvage & Repatriation – The Technical Challenge

August 2019

Built in 1906 in Beverley, Viola was part of the Hellyer fleet of steam trawlers working the North Sea. In 1914, she was requisitioned for duty in the First World War and served with distinction, spending four years on the front line in the grim war against mines and submarines and involved in sinking two U-boats. She is one of only four remaining British vessels to have seen active service. Renamed Dias and sold for sealing and whaling duties which took her to South Georgia, she never returned to Hull.

On Thursday 5th September 2019 at the Guildhall in Hull the Nautical Institute Humber Branch will be holding a free event for people to hear from speakers on Hull – Yorkshire Maritime City, the history of Viola and the technical challenge of salvaging and returning Viola to Hull.

1830 Reception

1900 Hull, Yorkshire’s Maritime City. Simon Green – Director of Cultural Services, Hull Culture & Leisure.

1930 The History of VIOLA. – Dr. Robb Robinson – Honorary Research Fellow, University of Hull.

2000 The technical challenge of salvaging and repatriating VIOLA. – Captain John Simpson – Senior Partner, Solis Marine Consultants.

2030 Drinks over networking

Nautical Institute Humber Branch

Viola Trust

Hull Yorkshire’s Maritime City

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