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From: E.Finch.< >
Subject: Re: [TSL] The Leinster? or Lusitanian
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 1998 13:18:14 +0000
I have just come across an article by the late J.Isherwood on the "Leinster"
and her sisters. He says that it was a 3,069 gross ton ship, with a length
of 372ft and a speed of 23 knots. It is interesting to note that, although
she had capacity for 1,400 passengers she was carrying well below her
capacity with 680 passengers plus 70 crew when sunk or the tragedy would
have been a lot worse. What, of course makes it all the more tragic, is that
it happened only a month before the Armistice. Kingstown is now called Dun
Laoghaire (I hope I've spelled that right!) and is the Irish terminus for
the Dublin - Holyhead Ferry.
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