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Plucky Caretta being towed up the Thames en route to Dunkirk...and its third war.
A couple who spent £3,000 saving an historic 'little' ship that served in and survived three wars are now set to sell it for £160,000.
Arron and Tina French found the 40ft Caretta in a run-down and rotten state in a marina where it had languished for almost 20 years.
They bought it for £2,200 and remarkably spent £1,000 and four months restoring it to its former 19th century glory.
They have now decided to sell it and although it has been given a pre-sale estimate of £60,000, they have been told the historic vessel could go for almost three times that figure.