Monday, September 12, 2011

RMS Laconia

On September 12, 1942, the RMS Laconia was destroyed by a German U-Boat, U-156. When the German submarine surfaced, it found nearly 2,000 people, including about 1,800 of Germany's Italian allies, who were prisoners of war being transported aboard the Laconia by the British. Read about the fate of the survivors of the Laconia here. (Via Neatorama)