Position – 50 44.20N 0 01.06E
Circumstances of loss
Date of loss – 18 July 1918 – Sunk in collision with HM Yacht Vagrant. The Vagrant took her in tow to Newhaven but the Lancer foundered and sunk.
Voyage – Newhaven
The Lancer was built as a fishing trawler and launched 17 December 1914. The Royal Navy purchased her on 11 December 1914 and renamed her HMT Lancer II.
Built – 1914 – Smiths Dock & Co, Hull
Owners – Royal Navy
Dimensions – 275 tons
The wreck of the Lancer lies in a general depth 21m. Some reports give the wreck as lying upside down. She is upright. The bow lies to the North East. The wreck has been identified by the makers plate with the number 596. The bow is slowly losing the plates exposing the structure of the vessel. There is a smaller piece of wreckage lying off the main wreck.