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Name: HARELDA
Type Cargo Ship
Launched: 31/07/1901
Completed: 24/08/1901
Builder: Wigham, Richardson & Co Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 379
Dimensions: 1288grt, 651nrt, 1923dwt, 255.0 x 33.7 x 18.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (21, 33.5 & 54 x 39ins), 195nhp
Engines by: Wigham, Richardson & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw; 12.4knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 109510
History:
08/1901 Cork Steamship Co Ltd, Cork
05/02/1917 British Royal Navy; renamed ACTON
27/03/1919 Cork Steamship Co Ltd, Cork; renamed HARELDA
1922 British & Continental Steamship Co Ltd, Liverpool
11/1938 Bertram C Hobbs, London
1939 Tai Yau Steamship Co Ltd, Hong Kong; renamed HARELDAWINS
10/12/1941 Sank
Comments: Contract price 28650, Profit 2780-0s-7d
05/02/1917 to 26/03/1919: Hired by the Admiralty as a decoy ship
She was armed with 1 x 4ins & 4 x 12pdr guns
Also operated as Q34, GANDY, HARELDA and WOFFINGTON
20/08/1917: Credited by German sources with sinking coastal
submarine UC72 in the Bay of Biscay
10/12/1941: Torpedoed by Japanese submarine I124, 8 nmiles west
of Barigayos Point, Luzon, when en route from Hong Kong to Singapore


Above photo as HARELDA courtesy of Stuart Smith