News from 1927 The Launch of Laurentic II


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

The New York Times, 19 June 1927

NEW LAWRENTIC [sic] LAUNCHED
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White Star Liner to Run Between Liverpool and Montreal
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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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