Mail Boat Leinster, The

DESCRIPTION: On October 10, 1918, "the Dublin Mail Boat Leinster was sunk in the Irish Sea" by a German submarine. "The passengers, their life-belts on, unto the boats repair, While cries for help do rend the skies in sad and wild despair."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1946 (Ranson)
KEYWORDS: drowning sea ship wreck sailor war
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Oct 10, 1918: World War I. Leinster with 680 passengers sunk "by torpedoes fired by a German submarine U 123 .... Of the total of 757 aboard 501 were lost" (source: Bourke in _Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast_ v1, p. 32)
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ranson, p. 35, "The Mail Boat, Leinster" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #7344
NOTES: Ranson: Tune is "Poulshone Fishermen" on p. 102. - BS
File: Ran035

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