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The RMS Leinster Disaster

By Philip Lecane
2005, Periscope Publishing Ltd.
ISBN 1904381316
Paperback 316 pages

Descripton: The long forgotten story of the sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster in the dying days of the First World War is brought back to life in this intriguing tale of the disaster. Torpedoed by the German submarine UB-123, 501 of the 771 people on board were killed, marking the event as the worst maritime tragedy ever witnessed in the Irish Sea. The Leinster carried civilian passengers, postal workers and military personnel from Ireland, Britain, the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia and as such its loss had an impact around the globe. This remarkable book tells the stories of those on board the Leinster and UB-123 and sympathetically examines not only the sinking but also its ramifications for those left behind. A well-researched work, this book will appeal to any with an interest in the sea as well as military and maritime historians and genealogists.

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U-boats of WWI. UB 116
U-boats of WWI. UB 123
WWI U-boat Commanders. Hans Joachim Emsmann
WWI U-boat Commanders. Robert Ramm
Ships hit by U-boats in WWI. Leinster

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