Salvage of Portuguese Fishing Vessel AVE MARIA

  This is the story of the salvage of the Portuguese fish factory ship, MV AVE MARIA, as told by the signals sent/received aboard HMS EURYALUS. Thanks go to ex CY Stephen Jenkin (Jenks) for donating the original signals. Due to the fading of some aspects of the original signals they have been transcribed in order to make reading easier and some poetic licence has been used to fill in the unreadable areas.

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It all starts with an SOS message sent by the AVE MARIA on 2182 KHZ.