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SS Laurentic (1927) Jesse Russell

SS Laurentic (1927)

Jesse Russell

Published July 28th 2012
ISBN : 9785511373430
Paperback
96 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The second SS Laurentic was an 18,724-ton ocean liner built in 1927 by Harland and Wolff, Belfast, for the White Star Line. She served the White Star Line from 1927 to 1936, undergoing two collisions duringMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The second SS Laurentic was an 18,724-ton ocean liner built in 1927 by Harland and Wolff, Belfast, for the White Star Line. She served the White Star Line from 1927 to 1936, undergoing two collisions during her career. The ship was then transformed into an auxiliary cruiser for the Royal Navy in the Second World War. The Laurentic was torpedoed by the German submarine U-99 on 3 November 1940 off Bloody Foreland, County Donegal, Ireland, but she remained afloat. But after two more torpedoes hit her, she sank with the loss of 49 lives. This was the second ship of the company to have worn the name. The first, commissioned in 1909, suffered the same fate during the First World War.