UK news War vessel may return to Northern Ireland as exhibit last news
MetiNews.Com - A wartime vessel may be returning to Lough Neagh as an outdoor exhibit.
Breaking News ! "A wartime vessel may be returning to Lough Neagh as an outdoor exhibit. The Joyce is being made available to Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council through a maritime charity in association with the Lough Neagh Partnership.The current private owners wish to gift the vessel to a good home where it will continue to be preserved.The Joyce operated on Lough Neagh from 1943 as a torpedo retrieval boat.
.The Joyce, which has a wooden hull, was designed and built for use as a recovery boat during test firing of torpedoes.Silvery Light Sailing, a Northern Ireland-based charity which promotes maritime heritage, has been asked by the boat owners to explore the potential return of the boat to its historical home.Councillors were told that the cost of transporting The Joyce to Lough Neagh is expected to be approximately £20,000 with a contribution of £2,500 by the Lough Neagh Partnership."
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