Friday, 7 July 2017

British auxiliary cruiser Laurentic sunk according to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf dated 29 January 1917

An item dated London, England 28th reported to an official statement that on the 25th the auxiliary cruiser Laurentic was sunk off the Irish coast by a German submarine or a mine. Of the crew were 12 officers and 109 sailors saved. She measured 14.892 ton and was owned by the White Star Line (Oceanic Steam navigation Company, Limited). (1)

1. Launched by Harland and Wolff, Belfast, Ireland with yard number 394 in 1908, completed on 15 April 1909 and sunk after striking two mines. Of her crew were 354 men killed. Gross register tonnage 14.892 tons and as dimensions 172 x 20,50 metres or 565 x 67.3 feet.