The Sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster

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Books on the RMS Leinster sinking:

Death in the Irish Sea(1) Death in the Irish Sea: The Sinking of the RMS Leinster by Roy Stokes. Published in 1998 by The Collins Press, West Link Park, Doughcloyne, Wilton, Cork, Ireland. ISBN 1-898256-52-7.

The first ever book to be written about the Leinster, it deals with the circumstances of the sinking in the context of the war at sea.



Torpedoed! The R.M.S. Leinster Disaster(2) Torpedoed!: The RMS Leinster Disaster by Philip Lecane. Published by Periscope Publishing Ltd, 33 Barwis Terrace, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2AW, United Kingdom. ISBN 1-904381-29-4 website Under agreement with the publisher, those living in Ireland may buy the book directly from the author. ISBN 1-904381-30-8

Philip Lecane's book tells the stories of many of the people who sailed on the last voyage of the RMS Leinster, including ship's crew, postal workers, civilian and military passengers. The book gives a detailed background on Robert Ramm, commander of the UB-123, as well as information on the submarine's other two officers. It also has information on some of the rescuing ships and the aftermath of the sinking. Tracing the lives of a number of survivors in the years following the sinking, the book concludes with an almost complete list of those who were on the Leinster the day she was sunk.

Women and Children of the R.M.S. Leinster(3) Women and Children of the RMS Leinster: Restored to History by Philip Lecane. Published by Elm Books, Ireland. ISBN 978-0-9931989-4-6. 

Based on the latest research, Philip Lecane’s second book on the RMS Leinster sinking looks at the women and children who were aboard the ship. They include the stewardesses, military and civilian nurses, members of the recently formed Women’s Royal Naval Service and civilian passengers, including three women on honeymoon. It also looks at the children who were aboard. Some were the children of military personnel. Others were the daughters and sons of civilians. In appendices, the author identifies the lifeboats in which particular passengers survived and tells the story of a young American sailor who lost his life in the sinking.

This book is available online from Allan Hanna's Bookshop.

RMS Leinster: The Forgotten Tragedy(4) RMS Leinster: The Forgotten Tragedy by Carmel Uí Cheallaigh. Published by Elm Books, Ireland. ISBN 978-0-9931989-5-3.

The first ever children’s book on the RMS Leinster tells the story of two children who learn about the sinking while visiting Ireland’s National Maritime Museum with their grandfather. This illustrated groundbreaking book brings the RMS Leinster story to a younger generation.




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