House of Commons
CENTENARY OF THE SINKING OF THE RMS LEINSTER
EDM #1674
Tabled 10 October 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House notes that 10 October 2018 marks the centenary of the sinking of RMS Leinster, a vessel operated by the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company, which served as the Kingstown, Dún Laoghaire to Holyhead mailboat, and was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UB123 on 10 October 1918 while bound for the Welsh port of Holyhead; recognises that over 500 people, crew and passengers perished making it the greatest loss of life on the Irish Sea; and pays tribute to British and Irish seafarers for their efforts in keeping the UK's merchant trade links and with port communities across the world open, in often conditions in both in both war and peacetime.

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