High Seas: The Last Voyage of the Lakonia

MARVELOUS CHRISTMAS CRUISE TO SUNNY MADEIRA AND THE CANARY

ISLANDS, proclaimed the Greek Line brochure for the cruise ship Lakonia.

HAVE YOUR HOLIDAY WITH ALL RISK ELIMINATED. ENJOY A HOLIDAY YOU WILL REMEMBER FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. For the 651 passengers and 390 crewmen and relatives aboard the liner, it was indeed a Christmas they would never forget. In the dead of night, four days out of Southampton last week, the Lakonia was swept by a raging, uncontrollable fire that left the 20,314-ton vessel an abandoned, gutted ruin. Of the 1,041...

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