Capricornus GY 750

Capricornus built 06/1898 Edward Brothers of North Shields for Grimsby & North Sea Steam Fisheries
She was captured by torpedo boat 85 miles E by N from Spurn The crew made prisoners
Information supplied by Brian of
Light Cruisers Rostock and Strassburg made a foray in the area of the Doggerbank between 21-22/08 with the units of the 6th TB Flotilla and captured 8 British trawlers fishing in the area
Unfortunately the German official history Der Krieg zur See vol I Nordsee bis Anfang 09/1914 only mentions some of the TBs involved V.152, V.154, V.158 and V.160
It states clearly that GY 750 from Grimsby was stopped @ 0825 hrs in the vicinity of CL Strassburg by TB V.152 
Information on V.152 launched 11/10/1907 Built at A.G. Vulcan Stettin 558 ts Dimensions 238 x 25½ x 10 ft  Engines 2-shaft VTE 10.900 IHP coal fired
Armament 2 x 88 mm guns 3 x 450 mm TT  Crewed by 83
Renumbered S.152 on 24/9/17 Stricken 31/3/31 and scrapped 1935

Her Details are

  • Official Number 109548
  • Yard Number 586
  • Call Sign QNGR
  • Gt 194 NT 80
  • Dimensions 114.2 x 21.1 x 11.2
  • Quarter Deck 49′ Foc’sle 20′
  • Engine 52 HP 

Captured and sunk by torpedo boat about 85 miles E by N of Spurn Point 22/08/1914