The Sinking of the Laconia

The Sinking of the Laconia

  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 7.0  (997)

This dramatic documentary series uses interviews with survivors to tell the true story of the British troopship Laconia, which was sunk in 1942 by a German U-boat while positioned hundreds of miles off the coast of Africa, travelling from Cape Town to the United Kingdom. The captain of the U-boat makes a heroic decision after realizing that the troopship is also carrying civilians and POWs among its passengers.

The Sinking of the Laconia
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Episode 2
2. Episode 2
January 7, 2011
The U-156's deck is crowded with survivors from the Laconia but confusion reigns though after the U-156 is spotted by an American bomber which moves in to attack.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
January 6, 2011
After the crew ship the Laconia is torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine U-156, it's captain Werner Hartenstein decides to save as many of the passengers and crew as possible.
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This dramatic documentary series uses interviews with survivors to tell the true story of the British troopship Laconia, which was sunk in 1942 by a German U-boat while positioned hundreds of miles off the coast of Africa, travelling from Cape Town to the United Kingdom. The captain of the U-boat makes a heroic decision after realizing that the troopship is also carrying civilians and POWs among its passengers.The Sinking of the Laconia is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (2 episodes). The series first aired on January 6, 2011.

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The Sinking of the Laconia is available for streaming on the BBC TWO website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Sinking of the Laconia on demand at Amazon Prime.

  • Premiere Date
    January 6, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (997)