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EI100MCV Special event Station

Date : 04 / 09 / 2018
Author : Peter Clee - VK8ZZ

A Special Event Station EI100MCV will be operational which commemorates the centenary of the sinking in World War One of the Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead Mail Boat (RMS Leinster) with the loss of 567 people.

The sinking occurred on on the 10th October 1918.

This sinking represented the largest loss of life in the Irish Sea.

The call sign will be QRV until the end of 2018, with most activity in the month of October.

Further details can be found on

Among those lost were the following Australian service personnel;

Australian Army Pte. Joseph Barnes
Australian Army Pte. Edwin Carter
Australian Army Pte Joseph Gratton
Australian Army L/Cpl. Frederick Knuckey
Australian Army Lieutenant Francis Laracy M.C.
Australian Army Pte. Michael Smith
Australian Army Driver Boxer Ware
Australian Nursing Staff Sister Winifred Starling

Submitted by
Robert Brandon ei5kh
National Maritime Museum of Ireland Radio Club ei0nmmi

Page Last Updated: Tuesday 4 September 2018 at 12:19 hours by Peter Clee


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