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Name: FARNELLA
Type: Fishing Vessel - Trawler
Launched: 02/12/1971
Completed: 24/04/1972
Builder: Clelands Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 572
Dimensions: 1207grt, 426nrt, 230.3 x 41.8 x 26.7ft
Engines: Oil engine, 4SA, 6cyl (381 x 457mm), 2782bhp
Engines by: Lister Blackstone Mirrlees Marine Ltd., Stockport
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 16.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 342737; (IMO: 7125811)
History:
04/1972 J Marr & Son Ltd, Hull
1994 Northern Prince Ltd (Marr Vessel Management), Nassau
1994 Renamed NORTHERN PRINCE
2003 Odyssey Retriever Inc (Marr Vessel Management), Nassau
2003 Renamed ODYSSEY EXPLORER
2016 Risdon Beazley Marine Ltd, Panama; renamed EMPIRE PERSIA
No later history known
Comments: Subcontracted to Clelands by Goole Shipbuilders Ltd
Goole Shipbuilders Ltd yard number retained
1972: Allocated fishing registration number H135 at Hull
1982: Converted to a minesweeper for service in the Falklands
04/1982: Commissioned into the British Royal Navy as HMS FARNELLA
10:1982: Returned to owners
1986: Converted to a hydrographic survey vessel
1994: Converted to a submersible depot and research ship
10/2016: Still in service


Above photo as FARNELLA

Above photo as NORTHERN PRINCE courtesy of George Robinson

Above photo as ODYSSEY EXPLORER courtesy of George Robinson

Above photo as ODYSSEY EXPLORER courtesy of George Robinson