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Trawler ship Vigorous based in Larne

 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:32 pm    Post subject: Trawler ship Vigorous based in Larne Reply with quote

I'm researching George Croft White, Able Seaman, DA 9377, Royal Navy who on 14/1/1918 he was posted to the Trawler depot ship Vigorous based in Larne and part of the Auxiliary Patrol Area XVII. On 5 February he is cited for this action

On the morning of 5 February 1918, she (SS Tuscania) turned south for the North Channel en route Liverpool. The German submarine UB-77 sighted Tuscania′s convoy during the day and stalked it until early evening. Under the cover of darkness around 6:40 pm, the submarine′s commanding officer, Korvettenkapitän Wilhelm Meyer, ordered two torpedoes fired at Tuscania. The second of these struck home, sending her to the bottom of the Irish Sea within about four hours. Tuscania sank nearly three years to the day after her maiden voyage as a passenger liner. About 210 of the troops and crew were lost,[4] while many others were rescued by the Royal Navy destroyers Mosquito and Pigeon"
My question is would George C White have been on one of the two cruisers mentioned here or would the trawler Vigorus also have been involved in the rescue?
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