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Donegal Remembers The Laurentic 100 Years On

30th January 2017
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The Laurentic during her service in the First World War The Laurentic during her service in the First World War Photo: Wikimedia

#Laurentic - Last Wednesday (25 January) saw Donegal commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the SS Laurentic off Lough Swilly by German mines during the First World War.

Just 121 of the 475 people on board survived the tragedy, as TheJournal.ie reports — the second to befall the White Star Line that decade after the Titanic in 1912.

Descendants of those who lost their lives at sea that day in 1917 paid tribute to their bravery in an incident that still holds some mystery, as a cache of gold ingots from the armed merchant ship is thought to still lie on the sea floor.

TheJournal.ie has much more on the story HERE.

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