Stolen World War II Rescue Fishing Boat To Be Returned

Posted by admin on Jan 26, 2012

A fishing boat stolen for a dramatic escape during World War II is to be returned to Norway from Scotland. Four Norwegians desperate to escape the Nazi occupation took the boat and crossed the North Sea to the Aberdeenshire coast in 1941.

The boat was renamed Thistle and then worked out of Stonehaven, before being donated to Johnshaven Heritage Society. However, children of one of the original four escapees traced the boat, and it is now to be sent home.

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