An extract from an article by the Prudential Insurance Company when her owner at the time, a certain Group Captain Sidney Swain was responsible for the life assurance affairs of the R.A.F. Benevolent Fund, underwritten of course by the Prudential.
Built in 1925, ‘Trimilia’, or ‘Prudential’ as she was originally named, having been paid for by The Prudential Assurance Co., saw service with the R.N.L.I. at Ramsgate for 28 years, saving 330 lives and, manned by her own volunteer crew, had a major role to play in the British Expeditionary Force evacuation from Dunkirk in 1940.
She has since been in the hands of five different private owners, undergone a few changes, but continues to fly her Dunkirk Little Ships Flag and more recently her National Historic Fleet Vessel House Flag and Defaced Red Ensign, all with enormous pride.