Saturday, May 7, 2022

RMS 'Leinster'

This was an Irish ship from 1895 operated by the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company. She served as the Kingstown-Holyhead mailboat until she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UB-123, which was under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Robert Ramm, on 10 October 1918, while bound for Holyhead. She sank just outside Dublin Bay at a point 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) east of the Kish light.
Tonnage: 2,646 GRT
Length: 378 ft (114 metres)
Beam: 75 ft
Power: Single eight-cylinder triple-expansion steam engine, twin propellers

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