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Laurentic’s Lost Gold

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Laurentic's Lost GoldThe former White Star liner Laurentic (1908) struck two mines off Lough Swilly, Ireland, on 25 January 1917.

HMS Laurentic, which had been converted into an armed merchant cruiser upon the outbreak of World War I, sank within an hour. Of the 475 men onboard, 354 were killed and 121 survived. Among the survivors was John Treasure Jones, Queen Mary’s last captain.

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