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On May 7, 1915, the Lusitania was torpedoed by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland and nearly 1,200 lives were lost. (Library of Congress via WikiCommons)

Making dock: The RMS Lusitania docks in New York in its famous sister ship, the RMS Titanic famously sunk in while the Lusitania was sunk in 1915 by a German torpedo in WWI

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Lusitania H.M.S.  Steamer Ocean Passenger Ship in by GalleryLF

Lusitania H. Steamer Ocean Passenger Ship in by GalleryLF

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LUSITANIA, 1907 New York City: broadside view, maiden voyage, crowd in foregrd.

Date: May 7, 1915 Location: Old Head of Kinsale, Ireland Official death toll: 1,198  The Lusitania steamed out of New York, carrying a hidden cargo of munitions and contraband for the British war effort, as well as civilian passengers. She sank in a quick 18 minutes, after falling victim to a torpedo attack, which ignited the hull full of gunpowder, creating and argument on both sides of the war over whether a passenger ship could be considered a legitimate military target.

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Lusitania was a passenger ship that the Germans saw as a threat and rumored it to carry ammunition and war supplies. The German sub fired 1 torpedo and the ship sank in under 20 minutes, of 1959 aboard only 764 were saved.

The Lusitania arriving in New York City circa 1907. We here at Cheops Books sailed past the very spot where the Lusitania sank 100 years ago. From deck 7 of the Queen Mary 2 we took photos of the coast of Ireland near Queenstown where the survivors of the sinking, including our heroine Dora Benley, came ashore in rowboats.

Was the Lusitania our war crime: 1,198 passengers died when the liner sank in 1915 - but was a German torpedo really to blame?

The Lusitania: The ship sank in just 18 minutes and still lies at the bottom of the ocean off the coast of Cork in Ireand

Cushion from the first class music room on the Lusitania, salvaged the day after the sinking.

Cushion from the first class music room on the Lusitania, salvaged the day after the sinking.

RMS Lusitania - Buscar con Google

May A torpedo fired by the German submarine SMS streaks toward the Lusitania. No photographs exist of the sinking, only this series of portraits by Ken Marschall give us a look at the events of that tragic day

British liner the 'Lusitania', which was sunk off Kinsale on the Irish coast by a German U-boat in 1915.

The RMS Lusitania sailed from New York on 1 May 1915 on her last voyage; the liner was torpedoed off southern Ireland on 7 May

pocket watch that stopped when the Lusitania sank

pocket watch that stopped when the Lusitania sank

The sinking of the Cunard ocean liner RMS Lusitania occurred on 7 May 1915 during the First World War, as Germany waged submarine warfare against Britain. The ship was identified and shot by torpedoes by the German U-boat U-20 and sank in 18 minutes. The vessel went down 11 miles (18 km) off the Old Head of Kinsale, Ireland, killing 1,198 of the 1,959 people aboard, leaving 761 survivors.

RMS Lusitania The sinking of the Cunard ocean liner RMS Lusitania occurred on Friday, 7 May 1915 during the First World War, as Germany waged submarine warfare against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. WWI (V)

The sister ship of Titanic, RMS Olympic with RMS Lusitania departing in the background, 1911  #RMS Olympic#RMS Lusitania#1911#liner

The sister ship of Titanic, RMS Olympic with RMS Lusitania departing in the background, 1911

May 10, 1915: The funeral procession for the victims of the Lusitania at Queenstown, Ireland.

May The funeral procession for the victims of the Lusitania at Queenstown, Ireland. My grandfather left Ireland a few months after this - I would like to have asked him if this worried him on his voyage to America at 18 years of age.

Library of the S.S. "Lusitania" 1907 - Byron Company (photographer) NYC - Museum of the City of New York

Library of the S. "Lusitania" 1907 - Byron Company (photographer) NYC - Museum of the City of New York

World Stamp Show-NY 2016 Sept. 12, 1907: RMS Lusitania arrived in New York City after a record-breaking 5 day crossing of the Atlantic.

World Stamp Show-NY 2016 Sept. RMS Lusitania arrived in New York City after a record-breaking 5 day crossing of the Atlantic.

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