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Theft and recovery of the yacht 'Cedora' in 1951
« on: January 31, 2024, 11:38:13 am »
Portsmouth Evening News - Saturday 18 August 1951

Mystery of Stolen Island Yacht

THE eight metre international class yacht Cedora was stolen from her moorings at Bembridge during the night. She is owned by Major Digby R. Peel, of Tyne Hall, Bembridge. Mrs. Peel said to-day that her husband had been informed that a yacht resembling Cedora was seen early to-day making towards the Nab Tower in the direction of the French coast. Naval ships of the Portsmouth Command have been notified and will keep watch for the vessel.



Portsmouth Evening News - Monday 20 August 1951

The Navy Stopped Her

With naval men aboard, the yacht Cedora is towed to Portsmouth after being stopped by a torpedo-boat in the Channel.
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Re: Theft and recovery of the yacht 'Cedora' in 1951
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2024, 11:41:17 am »
The Cedora being towed to Spithead by HMS Leeds Castle.
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Re: Theft and recovery of the yacht 'Cedora' in 1951
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2024, 11:51:50 am »
Portsmouth Evening News - Tuesday 21 August 1951

Youth Accused of Yacht Theft

A SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD youth accused of stealing the £2,000 yacht Cedora from Bembridge was sent to a remand home until September 7 when he appeared before a Ryde Juvenile Court to-day. Inspector J. Turnbull said he was instructed to ask for further remand.

The Clerk (Mr. J. G Fardell) asked: "Is this boy likely to abscond if he goes to a remand home?"

The Inspector: He has been running loose since the 14th of this month. He was discharged from an institution on that date. There will be other charges."

The police would not oppose a remand to a remand home. If the boy were remanded to prison it could only be for seven days, he pointed out. The boy had a home and a mother and step-father, but he "will not go back there."

After the youth had told the Magistrates that he was "very sorry for all the trouble he had caused," Mr A. F. Le Maitre (Chairman) said "We are glad to hear you have expressed this sorrow but see to it that your future actions show that you mean it because you have caused a lot of trouble."
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Re: Theft and recovery of the yacht 'Cedora' in 1951
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2024, 16:49:58 pm »
I am rather impressed that a 16 year old could steal and sail the Cedora that distance.