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    Lusitania

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    Lusitania It was 2:10 p.m. on May 7, 1915. Leslie Morton, a lookout on the Lusitania, screamed, "Torpedoes coming on the starboard side." Two explosions followed. Within 18 minutes the huge liner, once the largest ever built, sank to the bottom of the Celtic Sea. 1,195 out of the 1,959 people aboard died. Walther Schwieger, commander of the German submarine U- 20, who had fired a single torpedo 750 yards away from the ship, later called it the most horrible sight he had ever seen. The Lusitania

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    The American owner of the ill-fated Lusitania is planning to explore and hopefully salvage the liner, sunk off the south-west coast of Ireland on May 7, 1915, killing 1,198 people. "The Lusitania is probably the most important shipwreck that hasn't been investigated in any detail so far," says Gregg Bemis. And although there are striking similarities between the Lusitania and the Titanic, recently the subject of a major movie, Bemis believes that the Lusitania is "a much more interesting and historical

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    The Lusitania was torpedoed by the German submarine U-20 on May 7, 1915. 1198 people died of a total of 1959 people on the boat. The ship sunk in 18 minutes. Second most famous passenger liner after the Titanic. It was destroyed 8 miles from the coast of Old head of Kinsale, Ireland. Built by John Brown and company of Clydebank, Scotland. First Launched Thursday, June 7, 1906. After the Sinking of Lusitania the U.S threatened war. The Lusitania was destroyed in the same was as the Titanic

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    The Sinking of the Lusitania

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    The sinking of the Lusitania was a tragic event. It occurred on May 7th, 1915 in the North Atlantic ocean. The famous British ocean liner had departed from New York City and was off the coast of Ireland when a German submarine fired torpedoes. The ship had roughly 1,900 passengers on board, most of which were American citizens. The ship was meant for passengers and not for cargo but as lots of reporters have stated there was in fact a handful of war materials aboard the ship which was kept secret

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    The Sinking of the Lusitania On the 7 May 1915 at 14:30, then 240 metre long and 27 meter wide ship the Lusitania sunk to the sea bed. Despite the fact that so many were killed, 1,195 people, this ship has not become one of history’s most well known vessels, unlike the Titanic. This is due to the fact that the Lusitania was sunk by the Germans during the First World War. The Lusitania and her sister ship, the Mauretania, were built by John Brown & CO Ltd in Glasgow for the purpose of winning

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    History Of The Lusitania

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    The keel for the Lusitania was laid in May 1905 to be one of the biggest commercial ocean liners post the RMS Titanic hull. “John Brown and Co Ltd of Glasgow was the winning builders to build this ship. Post the building of the ship, over a 1 year period. She was launched on June 7th, 1906”. (“RMS Lusitania”) Her attraction was the fact that she had seven full decks for passengers compared to the normal four to five that most of the ships carried or housed at that time. The upper class passengers

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    On May the 7th 1915 the Lusitania sank, taking with it the lives of one thousand, two hundred and one people including ninety-one children and thirty-one infants. Despite the fact that it was the largest and fastest ship at that time, the German torpedo still found its mark off the South Coast of Ireland while the ship was travelling between the United States and England. The failure to prevent the tragedy despite the warnings given, the actions (or lack thereof) of the Admiralty and the neglect

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    Isles) and that travellers sailing in the war zone on ships of Great Britain or her allies do so at their own risk.” Despite these dire warnings 1,962 people still got on the Lusitania, a British passenger ship, on her 202nd voyage through the war torn waters of Great Britain. In the period before the final voyage of the Lusitania, America and the entire world were in a time of turbulence and war. The year of 1914 was a difficult year for President wilson. On June 28, 1914 WWI started, and in August

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    Lusitania Research Paper

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    The Lusitania was a British ocean liner in the early twentieth century that often ferried people and goods between the United States and Great Britain. During this time the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific were very dangerous due to World War I. Many people were warned that if they continued to make passage through the oceans they were at risk for being attacked, so they were told to be vigilant and take precautionary measures to ensure their safety. The most frightening of all became true

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    property damage, psychological hardship, infrastructure, and operational systems failures. (Donahue & Tuohy, 2006, p. xx) Lusitania Disaster A German U-boat submarine fired a torpedoed that sank the Lusitania, on May 7th, 1915, killing 1,195, including 123 U.S. Citizens. The British cruise liner set sail on a course from New York in route to England. “The sinking of the Lusitania was not the single largest factor contributing to the entrance of the United States into the war two years later, but it

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