Full story at http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=95e3f996-bf12-4a54-b666-4dea0dd7cf53quote:
She was, at the dawn of the 20th century, a stately ship of dreams for thousands of British emigrants bound for a new life in Canada.
Then she was a ship of war, transporting wave after wave of Canadian troops overseas to help liberate Europe from the Kaiser's thrall.
Finally, she was the British government's secret treasure ship with 745 people on board, packed with 39 tonnes of gold and intended for Halifax to pay Canadian and American munitions suppliers at the height of the First World War.
After almost a century on the sea bed a priceless World War One relic has finally been restored and put on display.
The ten-ton deck gun from the SS Laurentic was raised from the sea last year by a team of divers from Downings in County Donegal.
Hi where can I learn more about the Laurentic and her wreck, any documentaries?Dear All, I am researching my family tree and I have learnt that my grandfather was adopted by a seaman named Norton. I have recently been informed that the surname of the Laurentic's Captain was Reginald A Norton. I have been unable to find out much about Captain Norton. Was he the same person who was Commander of HMS Hogues which sank in 1914? If so then my journey on this pathway ends. If not can you forward me any information to: [email protected]
Thank you in advance for any effort you may take.
F M Norton