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Acantha GY 383

Acantha Built 28/11/1914 by Cochranes of Selby for Equitable Steam Fishing Co
05/04/1915 Stopped by U10 and sunk by Torpedo, she was on the return voyage, Captured by the KDM submarine SMU U10 Commanded by Fritz Stuhr.
The crew were ordered to abandon ship and she was sunk by surface torpedo, it is however reported that whilst in the escape boat they took fire by rifles from the crew of the submarine, All crew escaped
The submarine then headed south after the Acantha Exploded and sank
The crew were eventually picked up by the Swedish Steamer Tord and landed them at Blyth

10/04/1915 Grimsby Registry closed

Her Details are 

  • Official Number 137015
  • Yard Number 621
  • Call Sign JHSW
  • Gt 322 NT 170
  • Dimensions 140 x 24 x 12.5
  • Quarter deck 77′ Foc’sle 20
  • Engines Earles SB & Eng 88 rhp 3 cyl 10.5 knots

05/04/1915 Sunk by U Boat 25 miles E by N of Longstone