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HYDROVIUS

ANTI SUBMARINE NET TENDING VESSEL

The lack of machinery has so far prevented the recovery of any on site clues as to her original identity. Despite a huge amount of documentation

on this war period, nothing has been found to indicate her origins. Further dives into her interior may produce some clues.

The stern has a very distinctive shape-very rounded and curved, and this feature may aid in her identification. Note the two anchor chains running

aft (picture left).Her bow is more traditional, although two strange dome shaped structures are located above her fo’c’sle, port and starboard. The

lack of her anchor winch indicates more modifications from her original purpose. There is also no wheelhouse bridge or indeed a funnel casing,

suggesting that these were removed along with the engine during the conversion