Wreck of the SS Lady Anne - 16th February 1917
At 2.40 p.m. the LADY ANN was proceeding on a S by E course, with Scarborough bearing W by N at about 3 miles, when there was a terrific explosion. A survivor T. Collinson A. B. said that “The bridge was raised up in the air and the vessel’s bow broke off and fell into the water. There was no time to launch the boats and she sank immediately.” He found himself in the water holding on to a peice of driftwood and it was about 20 minutes before the motor coble Shepherdess picked him up along with 4 other A.B’s and 2 dead bodies.
The Authorities concluded that the vessel had been torpedoed as the fishing vessel TYKE reported sighting a submarine steering east at 4.30 p.m. only a mile away from the sinking.