Torpedoed!: The R.M.S. Leinster Disaster

By Philip Lecane, Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association.


This tells the long forgotten story of the sinking by German submarine UB-123 of the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company mail steamer “Leinster” in the Irish Sea on 10 October 1918. Containing photographs and many eyewitness accounts, the book has a comprehensive passenger and crew list for the “Leinster.” The ship carried military personnel from most of the First World War Allied countries, as well as nurses, civilian passengers and postal workers. The drama of the sinking and its aftermath is told from the viewpoints of those on board the Leinster, submarine UB-123 and rescue ships inDublin Bay.


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