BRITISH TROOPSHIP BOMBED AND SUNK THE ILL-FATED LANCASTRIA On 17th June, the Lancaslria (16,243 tons), pleasure cruiser of peace-time, had taken her full complement of British troops and civilians aboard from the evacuation port of St. Nazaire, when three aeroplanes attacked and sank her. FRENCH TRAWLER RESCUES SURVIVORS The exact number on board was not known. It was believed to be 5,000, of whom about 2,500 were saved. Few boats could be lowered and civilian refugees were given first chance. A French trawler raced to the rescue.
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