S.T. Vanilla GY202
Official Number: 108441
Yard Number: 173
Gross Tonnage: 158
Net Tonnage: 67
Length: 101 ft
Breadth: 20.5 ft
Depth: 11.2 ft
Engine: T.3-cyl by C. D. Holmes & Co, Hull
Built: Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley
21.12.1896: Launched by Cochrane & Cooper, Beverley (Yd.No.173) for Arctic Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby as VANILLA.
5.2.1897: Registered at Grimsby (GY202).
2.1897: Completed (Edwin Bacon, manager).
5.1911: Sold to The South Western Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby & Fleetwood (Alick (Alec) Black, Grimsby, manager).
6.1914: Sold to The Savoy Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Grimsby (H. Croft Baker, manager).
18.4.1915: Mined 53 miles E by S from Inner Dowsing Light Vessel (On 17.4.1915 the German light cruisers STRALSUND and STRASSBURG laid a minefield from 53.30N, 02.30W to about 53.40N, 03.25W ). Nine crew MPK including skipper.
26.4.1915: Grimsby registry closed “Sunk by a submarine”.
(MPK – Sk. T. Bennett; John Maney, Mate; W. May; George Cruse; C. Phillips; R. Lovelock; R. Ducker; T. Sanders & J. Macarthy)