News from 1927 The Launch of Laurentic II

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Mark Baber

Jul 4, 2000
MAB Note: Laurentic II was launched on 16 June 1927; this article appeared several days later.

The New York Times, 19 June 1927

White Star Liner to Run Between Liverpool and Montreal
The International Mercantile Marine Company announced yesterday that the new White Star liner Laurentic had been launched in the Harland & Wolff shipyards at Belfast.

The new vessel is larger than her predecessor of the same name, which was sunk in the war off the Irish coast with troops and $25,000,000 in gold. She is of 18,700 gross tonnage, 604 feet long and 74 feet beam. Triple screws with a centre low pressure turbine will give her an average speed of sixteen and a half knots. She will carry 400 cabin and 1,600 third-class passengers.

After making two cruises to the Mediterranean in the early Spring, the Laurentic will enter the Liverpool-Montreal service of the White Star Line. Among her public rooms are a playroom for children, a gymnasium.and a veranda café. The dining saloon, paneled in dark oak, will seat 310 persons.

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