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SS Laurentic

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1910. Fitted with reciprocating engines and turbines.
1910. First and second class rooms.

Laurentic was launched in 1908 and entered service for the White Star Line between Liverpool and Montréal on 29 April 1909. Built by Harland and Wolff as the SS Alberta but renamed as Laurentic.

After conversion to armed merchant cruiser service in 1915, she struck two mines off Lough Swilly in the north of Ireland on 25 January 1917 and sank within an hour. Only 121 of the 475 aboard survived.

1927 The Laurentic was launched by Harland and Wolff for use on the White Star Line's Liverpool-Canada service. She was designed to carry 1600 passengers at a speed of 16 knots, powered by two four-cylinder triple-expansion steam engines[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1927/06/24