Guest Pete Wood Posted 2 December , 2004 Share Posted 2 December , 2004 I believe there were about 500 lives lost when the RMS Leinster was sunk by a German U-Boat at the Kish Bank on 10th October, 1918. The RMS Leinster was torpedoed twice by the German U-Boat UB-123. The ship, under the command of Captain William Birch, was carrying over 700 passengers and mail. The crew were mainly from Dun Laoghaire and Holyhead. There were 22 postal workers on board and only one survived. I always thought is was only British troops aboard. But now I am hearing that there were troops from Australia and New Zealand aboard. Is this correct...?? I have also heard a whisper that the first WREN casualty may have been onboard the RMS Leinster. Can anyone confirm the above, or tell me where I can learn more about this really interesting subject.....?? Also, if anyone can confirm the number of civilian casualties, I would be obliged. Thanks Pete Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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