RCI St. Lucia
posted on May 22, 2017 07:32
A propeller of a warship which was discovered in the Castries Harbour during a recent dredging exercise is believed to have historical value.
Suggestions are that it is that of the vessel named Lady Nestor—A British supply ship with food stuff and supplies for the war bases.
The story behind the discovery, based on the recollection of John Daniel, the son of an alleged witness to the incident, suggests that the supply ship was torpedoed by a German submarine while berthed in the Castries harbour.
Meanwhile, eighty one year old Dorothy Daniel who was five years old at the time of the explosion has recounted some of the details surrounding the incident.
While SLASPA officials have not been available for comment, they have confirmed that the propeller was discovered during the dredging exercise.