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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
14,892 gross 1908 at Belfast, Ireland by Harland & Wolff White Star Line 550.4ft x 67.3ft x 41.2ft 
 1908 Built as the "Alberta" but launched as the "Laurentic"Atlantic Journey ID 5034
 1909 Maiden voyage Liverpool - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 3873
 1914 Canadian government transportAtlantic Journey ID 3874
 1917 Mined off Northern Ireland, 354 lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 3875
The information listed above is not the complete record of the ship. The information was collected from a multitude of sources, and new information will be added as it emerges

The S/S Laurentic (1) had a tonnage of 14,892 tons gross, 13,409 under deck and 9,255 net. She had one funnel, two masts, 3 decks & 2 partial decks, was fitted with electric light and refrigerating machinery. There was also a submarine signaling device and wireless. Water ballast. She had triple screws and triple expansion engine with 8 cylinders, (2) 30, (2) 46 & (4) 53 inches diameter respectively and stroke 54 inches. The engine was built by Harland & Wolff. She had one steam turbine built by J. Brown and Co. Ltd. in Glasgow, and a speed of 16 knots. There was accommodation for 230-1st, 430-2nd and 1,000-3rd class passengers. Call sign: HNML. Official registration #: 127959


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