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Cadella  LH 248

Built 1913   Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby  as "Pearl" (Steel)
Yard No 554
Owner at New Kingston Steam Trawling Co Ltd,  Hull   (Lawrence Spring manager)
ID no 133431
Launch Date 25.01.1913
Completed 04.1913
Gross Tons 289
Nett Tons 115
Engine 83 hp  T.3-cyl by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd,  Hull
Length 133.5ft
Breadth 23ft
Depth 12.2ft


Registered at Hull H 883
08.1914 Requisitioned and converted to minesweeper (Ad.No.306) and fitted with hydrophones, based at Taranto Italy.
17.04.1915 Renamed Pearl II”.
1919 Returned to owners.
03.1919 Owned by Amaranth Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (Henry Croft Baker manager).
22.03.1919 Mortgaged by Armaranth Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (A).
22.03.1919 Mortgagee: London Joint City and Midland Bank Ltd, London (secure account & interest).
01.04.1919 Hull registry closed.
08.04.1919 Registered at Grimsby GY 221.
09.10.1920 Mortgage (A) discharged.
10.02.1920 Bill of Sale: Owned by Harold Bacon, James Norman Bacon & Henry Ernest Sharman, Grimsby (Harold Bacon owner/manager)
10.02.1920 Mortgaged by Harold Bacon, James Norman Bacon & Henry Ernest Sharman, Grimsby (B)
10.02.1920 Mortgagee: Barclays Bank Ltd, London (secure account & interest).
25.03.1920 Mortgage (B) discharged.
25.03.1920 Owned by Trawlers (White Sea & Grimsby) Ltd, Grimsby (Harold Bacon  manager).
06.07.1922 Renamed "CADELLA"
27.07.1925 Mortgaged by Trawlers (White Sea & Grimsby) Ltd, Grimsby(C).
27.07.1925 Mortgagee: Midland Bank Ltd, London (secure account & interest).
12.11.1927 Owned by Crampin Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (Herbert George Crampin, manager), fitted out for long lining at the Greenland halibut fishery.
10.10.1935 Bill of Sale: Owned by Alexander Rannie, Aberdeen (owner/manager)
24.10.1935 Grimsby registry closed.
28.10.1935 Registered at Aberdeen  A. 364
05.1938 Outward from Aberdeen to fishing grounds, stranded at Beacon Point, Stroma, Orkney; Later refloated and proceeded to fishing grounds.
14.10.1939 Owned by Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co Ltd, Fleetwood   (Basil Arthur Parkes, manager)
10.1939 Requisitioned and converted to Boom Defence Vessel (P.No.Z.122) (Hire rate £74.13.2d/month). 
23.11.1943 Compulsorily acquired by Ministry Of War Transport.
1944 Based at Harwich (Groom & Sons Ltd, Harwich, agents).
02.02.1946 Aberdeen registry closed.
1946 Sold to the Mercantile
1946 Owned by Hunter Fishing Co Ltd, Edinburgh 
1946 Registered at Leith LH 248
1953 Leith registry closed.
1953 Owned by Le Belco di Giorgio Bellia & Co, Milan Italy 
1953 Registered at Milan
1957 Scrapped
  As HMT "Cadella" on Boom Defence duty
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