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Name: LACONIA
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 27/07/1911
Completed: 01/1912
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 877
Dimensions: 18099grt, 11226nrt, 600.6 x 71.3 x 40.4ft
Engines: 2 x Q4cyl, 2170nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 131412
History:
01/1912 Cunard Steam-Ship Co Ltd, Liverpool
25/02/1917 Sank
Comments: Accommodation for 250 x 1st, 450 x 2nd & 2000 x 3rd Class passengers
10/1914: Requisitioned by The Admiralty as an armed merchant cruiser HMS LACONIA
08/1916: Returned to owners
25/02/1917: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U50 when 160 miles NW by W of Fastnet
On a voyage from New York to Liverpool


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