|Builder:||Clelands Shipbuilding Company, Wallsend|
|Acquired:||by STUFT, April 1982|
|Fate:||Returned to owners, August 1982
|Type:||Mine countermeasures vessel|
|Commanders:||Lt Cdr M.C.G. Holloway1|
Cordella was one of five Hull-based trawlers that were taken up from trade by the Royal Navy in 1982 for service as naval trawlers (auxiliary MCM vessels) during the Falklands War. The trawlers were fitted with Oropesa towed minesweeping equipment and Extremely Deep Armed Team Sweep (EDATS) equipment at HMNB Rosyth and crewed by Royal Navy personnel prior to operational deployment.23
During night of 10 June 1982, Cordella assisted sister ship HMS Pict in sweeping Berkeley Sound. No mines were found and they reported back that there was low risk to ships engaging in naval bombardment of Argentine positions.2
After the war she returned to the United Kingdom and returned to her peacetime role as a fishing vessel.
- "The Falklands Conflict - Data Library - Ships". falklandswar.org.uk. 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
- Freedman, Lawrence (2005), The Official History of the Falklands Campaign: War and Diplomacy
- Hoole, Rob (2012). "The Forgotten Few of the Falklands". mcdoa.org.uk. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
- "CORDELLA - IMO 7304857". shipspotting.com. 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
- Merchant Navy Ships serving in the Falklands War