The Warrior’s Story

By Michael N. Jackson, published November 1984


The Warrior was a twin-screw triple expansion yacht built for F.W. Vanderbilt in Glasgow by G.L. Watson. From her launch in 1904 until she was sunk by 50 German fighter-bombers in 1940, with the loss of only one life, she had a remarkable career. Requisitioned by the US Navy in WWI after the sinking of the Lusitania and re-named the Wayfarer, used as a hospital ship to transport wounded Basques to safety in France in the Spanish Civil War and in WWII she was known as Warrior II and used to escort submarines through the Channel.

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Filed under: Atlantic | WW1 | WW2
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Miscellaneous | Navies

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