Official Number: 180481
Yard Number: 762
Gross Tonnage: 524
Net Tonnage: 186
Length: 165.3 ft
Breadth: 27.7 ft
Depth: 14.4 ft
Engine: 800 IHP T.3-cyl by Charles D. Holmes & Co Ltd, Hull
Speed: 12.2 knots
Built: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley
19.1.1946: Launched by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley (Yd.No.762) for The City Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Hull as BORELLA (H240).
26.3.1946: Completed (J. Marr & Son Ltd, managers). Contract price £72500.
29.3.1946: Sailed Hull for Iceland (Sk. Leo Romyn DSC).
17.4.1946: At Hull landed 2,267 kits grossed £6,445.
18.10.1946: Sailed Hull for Iceland last trip before sale (Sk. L. Romayne).
7.11.1946: At Hull landed 1,843 kits grossed £4,475.
23.12.1948: Sold to Dinas Steam Trawling Co Ltd, Fleetwood.(Frank Marr, manager).
10.5.1951: Sold to J. Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood (Geoffrey Edwards Marr, manager).
31.3.1953: Sailed Hull for Iceland last trip before sale (Sk. S. Outlaw).
18.4.1953: At Hull landed 1,174 kits grossed £2,377 (Hull fishing industry slump). Laid up.
2.7.1953: Sold to National Trawling & Fishing Co Ltd, Cape Town for £70000 (Sanctioned by MOT letter No. GSP 1/1/01001 dated 4.5.1953).
2.7.1953: Hull registry closed.
9.7.1953: Registered at Cape Town (CTA62).
20.7.1953: Sailed Hull for Cape Town.
20.8.1953: Arrived Cape Town.
Pre 1966: Company sold to Irvin & Johnson Ltd, Cape Town, who became managers.
1971: Stripped of all usable parts and non-ferrous metals.
1.3.1971: Scuttled at ‘Irvin Johnson’ artificial reef in False Bay by South African Navy.
Note: First South African trawler fitted with radar. The National Trawling & Fishing Co Ltd, Cape Town had close links with J Marr & Son Ltd, Fleetwood following visits by Leslie James Marr and Geoffrey Alan Marr who spent seven months working for them at Cape Town.
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16/05/2012: Page published. 9 revisions since then.
15/08/2014: Picture 1 added.