Teaspoon from wreck of Laurentic



Teaspoon from the wreck of the White Star Line's Laurentic. She was requisitioned for service as a troop ship and an auxiliary cruiser during the First World War. In January 1917 she was sailing from Liverpool to Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a consignment of gold bullion, when she sank after hitting two mines off the Irish coast. 354 men lost their lives. The Royal Navy conducted a salvage operation to retrieve the gold, worth over £5 million.