HMS Laurentic sank off Donegal coast losing 354 lives & £5 million of gold

#OnThisDay 1917 HMS Laurentic hit two mines in Lough Swilly, Donegal & sank. 354 lives, like John Kenny from Arklow, perished. Most died due to exposure even though they got into life boats. £5 million worth of gold ingots sank too (£225,697,000 today!). #Ireland #History #WW1

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