From Fred Vines DNA site. doesn't tell who his parents were.
Entombed in a submarine Robert Stanley Vines was a descendant of Peter Vines (born 1724 son of Benjamin Vines of Vines Farm Grittenham). He perished with the crew of the T class submarine Tigris in the Mediterranean Sea on or about 10th March 1943. The Tigris was built at the naval dockyard Chatham. It was launched on 31 October 1939 and commissioned on 20 June 1940. It operated inthe Bay of Biscay during 1940 and 1941 where it sunk several small French and German vessels. On 5 July 1941 it sank the Italian submarine Michele Bianchi near Bordeaux, France. The following month the Tigris moved to the North Sea where it operated against enemy merchant and naval ships off Norway. On 6 Dec, 1942 off Annaba, Algeria it torpedoed the Italian submarine Porfido and on 21 January it sank the Italian merchant ship Citta di Genova (5413 BRT) in the Adriatic Sea. HMS Tigris (Lt.Cdr. G.R. Colvin, DSC, RN) left Malta on 18 February 1943 to patrol SW of Naples. She failed to return to Algiers on 10 March 1943 and was declared overdue on that date. Tigris was most likely sunk on 27 February by the German submarine chaser UJ-2210. Each year there is an annual Remembrance Service for the submarine and the crew lost at St Nicolas Church, Newbury, Berks, England on the Sunday nearest the 27 February. The submarine was adopted by Newbury during World War II. Uriah and Joseph Vines, sons of Jacob Vines (1756) of Castle Combe were prominent business men in Newbury in the early 1800s.