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White Star Line: SS Cymric

White Star Liner, Cymric 1898-1916 sunk by U-20

Cymric was built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast in 1898. She saw "on and off" service as a passenger vessel and troop transport. She served as a troop transport during the Boer War in 1900 and then again in WWI. On April 13, 1916, she was sunk after being torpedoed three times by U-20, the same submarine that had sunk Lusitania a year earlier. Even after being hit by 3 torpedoes, it took Cymric 28 hours to sink.

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