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The true story of the Allied ship Laconia, sunk in WWII by a German U-Boat, which then surfaced against orders to rescue the civilian crew

Series Cast

  1. Franka Potente as Hilda Smith

    Franka Potente

    Hilda Smith

    2 Episodes

  2. Ken Duken as Werner Hartenstein

    Ken Duken

    Werner Hartenstein

    2 Episodes

  3. Jacob Matschenz as Mannesmann

    Jacob Matschenz


    2 Episodes

  4. Stefan Rudolf as Remmert

    Stefan Rudolf


    2 Episodes

  5. Matthias Koeberlin as Rostau

    Matthias Koeberlin


    2 Episodes

  6. Frederick Lau as Fiedler

    Frederick Lau


    2 Episodes

  7. Andrew Buchan as Thomas Mortimer

    Andrew Buchan

    Thomas Mortimer

    2 Episodes

  8. Lindsay Duncan as Elisabeth Fullwood

    Lindsay Duncan

    Elisabeth Fullwood

    2 Episodes

  9. Thomas Kretschmann as Karl Dönitz

    Thomas Kretschmann

    Karl Dönitz

    2 Episodes

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Last Season


2011 • 2 Episodes

Season 1 of The Sinking of the Laconia premiered on January 6, 2011.

Episode 2

(1x2, January 7, 2011) Season Finale

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The Sinking of the Laconia
The Sinking of the Laconia


Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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