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Old 28-01-2018, 19:27
WeeArticle WeeArticle is offline
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I joined the forum because I'm interested specifically in the H.M.S. Laurentic and I'm helping research the men who were aboard when the ship struck two mines on January 25th 1917.
In particular I am keen to find out exactly how many men were on the ship when it left Liverpool, because I have found many inconsistencies regarding the number of men who died and the only list of casualties I have been able to find clearly has errors.
The information I gather is being used to build a digital archive about the Laurentic and to create a permanent memorial on the cliffs of Dunree, looking out to sea, directly over the site where the wreck still lies (the archive is at
I can't offer any expert advice on Naval matters but hope my knowlege about the Laurentic will be of interest to forum members.

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Old 28-01-2018, 20:25
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Hello WeeArticle and a very warm welcome to the Forums.
After some hasty searches about Laurentic, I agree that there are discrepancies about the number of casualties that day. I checked the Commonwealth Wargraves Commission site and it lists some 345 names of crew, whereas Wikipedia mentions 354 but not sure if that includes both crew and passengers. The Irish Freemasonary site has a PDF, which it says is the complete list of casualties here.(it includes crew who died on dates other than 25th January 1917, so you would need to cross check.
See this post for information and press cuttings about Laurentic.

Good luck with your research.

ps I have attached a spreadsheet of the CWGC list for 25th January (having removed deaths onboard on other dates).
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File Type: xls hms laurentic casualty list.xls (234.5 KB, 3 views)
Old Ships: Raleigh 1963, Collingwood 63, Ark Royal 64, Collingwood 67, Undaunted 68, Porstmouth FMG 70, Exmouth 72, Victory 1974 as JEM, EM, OEM, LOEM, POOEL. Then 28 years in the Fire Service
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