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The sinking of Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Leinster on 10th October 1918, just one month and one day before the end of World War One.

EI100MCV will be active for the year of 2018, from 1st January 2018 to the 31st December 2018 inclusive, with special attention to dates throughout the year of special significance to this tragedy. However there will be particular activity in the weeks around the date of 10th October 2018.

The call sign, which contains the original call sign MCV of RMS Leinster, is to mark the Centenary anniversary, on the 10th October 2018, of the sinking of RMS Leinster (of the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company) in the Irish Sea. This was, and still is, the single largest loss of life in the Irish sea with a total of 567 people lost.

The Ship was torpedoed by UB123 just 25 kilometres (16 miles) off the Irish coast. To add to the tragedy, 2 weeks later UB123 was sunk with the loss of all 36 crew, many were very young with the oldest being 27 years old.

Numbers on board RMS Leinster
Category Died Survived TOTAL Country of Origin
Military 360 142 502 Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand,
Scotland, United States of America, Wales
Civilian 146 58 204 Ireland, England, Wales, France, Channel Islands
Post Office 21 1 22 Ireland
Crew 40 38 78 Ireland, Wales, England
TOTAL 567 239 806
The intention is to use all bands, operating on or close to frequencies ending with 18, e.g. on 160m freq of 1918, on 80m freqs of 3518, 3618, 3718, etc.. Using applicable modes.
For more information on this Special Event Station/Call Sign contact
For more information about this sinking visit
To see artefacts from RMS Leinster (and much more), visit the website of National Maritime Museum of Ireland
See also the page for EI0NMMI, the Amateur Radio Station of the Maritime Museum Radio Club.
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