R M S Leinster

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Reference WMO/259800

Address:

Maritime Museum

Newry Beach

Holyhead

LL65 1YD

Wales

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Paper Paper
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Inside the museum is a white board roll of honour plus an explanatory board unveiled in 2003 RMS Leinster was a vessel operated by the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company, served as the Kingstown (now Dún Laoghaire)-Holyhead mailboat until she was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UB-123on 10 October 1918, while bound for Holyhead. She went down just outside Dublin Bay at a point 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) east of the Kish light. Over 500 people perished in the sinking – the greatest single loss of life in the Irish Sea. The official death toll was 501, out of a total of 771 (77 crew and 694 passengers) The majority of the bodies recovered were buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Cabra, Co Dublin There is a memorial at Dun Laoghaire harbour where the anchor of the Leinster rests on a stone base with metal plaques.
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Holyhead Roll of Honour from RMS Leinster (Mail Boat)

Part of ship’s crew Robert Anthony/William Birch/John David Crispin/Owen Richard Hughes/Richard George Hughes/Joseph Dodson Inglis/Hugh Jones/John Jones/Owen john Jones/William John Jones/William Matthias/Phillip Thomas George Michael/Edward Salisbury Moors/Leslie Benjamin Nicklin/Hannah Owen/Louisa Parry/Richard Roberts/William Roberts/Hugh Rowlands/Robert Thomas/Griffith Williams/John Williams/Richard Williams/Robert J Williams/Thomas Williams Passengers Pte Owen Hughes/Lt William James Singleton

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